Mr Obama then turned to his girls, taking them to upscale retro Italian restaurant Carbone. About 30 supporters were contributing up to $33,400 each.
President Barack Obama was joined by Sasha and Malia, their friends and his sister Maya Soetoro-Ng and her husband Konrad Ng on Saturday afternoon as part of his weekend trip to New York City.
With Malia already touring colleges, Obama has spoken of the sadness he will feel when his daughters leave the nest.
President Barack Obama, accompanied by his daughter, Sasha, second from right, and her friends, walks through Central Park in New York, Saturday, July 18, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas President Barack Obama walks out of the White House in Washington with his daughter Sasha, Friday, July 17, 2015, to board Marine One helicopter for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., before traveling to New York to attend a DNC fundraiser and stay overnight to spend time with both his daughters. People took pictures as Mr Obama waved.
As it left the park, the presidential motorcade had to dodge traffic, with horsedrawn carriages and pedicabs.
The president and his family are expected to attend a matinee screening Saturday of the Tony-award winning musical “Hamilton“, a retelling of the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton – also the founder of The Post – set to a hip hop beat. The group reportedly lingered over their pasta until past 11 and were greeted by a crowd of cheering onlookers undoubtedly anxious for their table.
Frank Franklin II/AP President Obama arrives at JFK global Airport Friday with daughter Sasha. “And so they’ll come in, pat me on the head, talk to me for 10 minutes, and then they’re gone all weekend”, Obama said to Marc Maron on a podcast interview in June.
The President sat in his seat while wearing reading glasses as his two daughters sat in the row in front of him with other guests and family.