Dinner in Four Season's Pool Room for the Cancer Research Institute's 27th Annual “Through the Kitchen” dinner and auction benefit.
Lincoln Center of the Performing Arts, kicking off its 50th Anniversary year long celebration, held a Leadership Breakfast yesterday gathering together trustees from all twelve Lincoln Center resident organizations to honor the role civic leadership has played in the continued vitality of Lincoln Center as it enters its 50th year.
Lincoln Center celebrates 50 years.
Horn section outside Alice Tully.
Peter Martins and Lisa Schiff arrive.
The gathering in the lobby of Alice Tully Hall.
There was a special program commemorating Lincoln Center’s original groundbreaking ceremony with President Dwight D. Eisenhower held in the newly revitalized Alice Tully Hall with performances paying tribute both to the past 50 years, as well as to the next generation of Lincoln Center’s artists and audiences.
The event was attended by top elected officials, performing artists, civic and community leaders, and representatives from all 12 Lincoln Center resident organizations.
Lillian Vernon and Paolo Martino
Bill Thomas, Sr. VP Philharmonic
Zarin Mehta, Executive Director New York Philharmonic Orchestra and Peter Gelb, General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera
Martin E. Segal and Marina Couloucoundis
Daisy Soros and Karlheinz Muhr, Managing Director of Credit Suisse
Mark Heiser, Managing Director of the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center
Linda and Steve Horn
Charlotte Chandler, Board of Film Society, Tom Gates, and Vera Fairbanks
Richard Peña, Film Society of Lincoln Center's program director
Paul Guenther, Chairman of the New York Philharmonic
David Rockefeller and Reynold Levy, President of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer of Lincoln Center Theater, and Margie Vandercook, School of American Ballet
Efrom Greenberg, Kathy Cramer, Andrea Miller, and Ronnie Planalp
Janice Williams, Midge Woolsey, and Eleanor Applewhite
Jerry Zecastro (Director of Concert Hall) with Sally and Nick Webster, retired manager of the New York Philharmonic
Two Sundays ago at the Four Seasons, the Cancer Research Institute held its 27th Annual “Through the Kitchen” dinner and auction benefit. The theme was “A Salute to the Museums of New York,” which mean that the tables were all decorated accordingly.
It’s an amazing dinner because basically it’s you going into the kitchen of the Four Seasons and helping yourself to every imaginable dish both hot and cold, both meat and fish, and pasta and rices and oyster bars and salads beyond, and you think you’d like to eat everything in sight. It’s also one of those “eyes bigger than your stomach” experiences because it’s impossible. And then there’s dessert.
Cancer Research Institute Staff
And then there was the auction with the ebulliently focused Jamie Niven from Sotheby’s auctioning off a dinner for six at Rao’s, donated by Charles Gargano (Leonard Lauder got it for $9000). Two people won an internship at Bloomberg Media ($45,000) – Ernesto Cruz and Dailey Pattee. Mr. Cruz also won for $7000 the NBA Ball Kid Experience (donated by CRI trustee Heidi Ueberroth).
There were 225 at the dinner. They raised $505,000 for the cause including ticket sales and auction items. Perri Peltz and Eric Ruttenberg were the Event Chairs and Margaret and Andrew Paul, and Lara and Remy Trafelet were Co-Chairs. A very good and delicious feast and good time was had by all. Lucky all.
Lee and Jamie Niven with Evelyn Lauder
The Cancer Research Institute (CRI) is the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to the support and coordination of scientific and clinical efforts that will lead to the immunological treatment, control, and prevention of cancer. Guided by a world-renowned Scientific Advisory Council that includes five Nobel Prize winners and thirty members of the National Academy of Sciences, CRI supports cutting-edge cancer research at top medical centers and universities throughout the world. The Cancer Research Institute is ushering in a new era of scientific progress, hastening the discovery of effective cancer vaccines and other immune-based therapies that are providing new hope to cancer patients.
Bob and Kelly Galvin, Jill O’Donnell-Tormey, and Tom Tormey
Andrew and Kathy Thomas with Tom and Marina Purcell
William Mitchell and Terre Blair
Jeff and Liz Peek
Jamee Gregory and Joanne de Guardiola
Haeda and George Mihaltses
Richard Newberger, Marilyn Jenkins-Medina, and Maan Medina
Nina and Vincent LaBruna
Remy and Lara Trafelet
Mario and Ariadne Platero
Leonard and Evelyn Lauder
Linda and Rocco Maselli
Brian and Karen Jacobs, Cindy Weiler, and Blake Moore
Perri Peltz, Lauren Veronis, and John Veronis
Jamee Gregory, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Diana Taylor
Kathy and Zachary Bloomgarden
Katie Peck and Rebecca Shingleton
Margot and Norman Freedman
Perri Peltz, William Haseltine, Lauren Veronis, and Jill O'Donnell-Tormey
Christy Ferrer, Deborah Norville, and Bob Hormatz
Lauren Veronis, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Jill O'Donnell-Tormey
Libby and Shahab Karmely with Leslie and Brian Brille
Jill Gilmour and Joan Schnitzer Levy
Judy Ney, Lauren Veronis, Evelyn Lauder, and Sheila Labrecque
Jackie and Ken Duberstein
Sheila Labrecque and Bill Cunningham
Nicole Seligman, Joel Klein, Patricia Coleman, Judy Ney, and Peter Duchin
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and James Sitrick
Gillian and Sylvester Miniter
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Patrick McGrath
Rich and Jenny DeMartini, Leonard Lauder, and Tom Tuft
Patrick McGrath, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Pat McGrath
Nancy MIssett and Annabelle Fowlkes
Jill O'Donnell-Tormey and Tom Tormey
Schools Chancellor Joel Klein and Princess Firyal
Paula Root, Linda Well, Leon Root, and Perri Peltz
Andy Paul with Tracy and Jim Rutherford
Christopher Heath and Cece Cord
Remy Trafelet, Emily Rafferty, and Harry Davidson
Mr. and Mrs. Ernesto Cruz
Anna Brana, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Vincent Brana
Veronica Kelly, Jamie Niven, Virginia Coleman, and Peter Duchin
Stacey Bronfman and Brian Brille
Eric Ruttenberg and Mrs. Ernesto Cruz
Four Seasons staff
Somers and Jonathan Farkas with Lee and Jamie Niven
Eric Ruttenberg, Dailey Pattee, Ernesto Cruz, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Nancy Silverman and Debbie Bancroft
Jamie Niven and Jill O’Donnell-Tormey
Philip Marks and Terri Bishop
Karl Wellner, Joanne de Guardiola, and Deborah Norville
Evelyn Lauder and Jill O'Donnell-Tormey
Leon and Paula Root
Louis Rose and Denise Kellen
Leonard Lauder and Lauren Veronis
Last Tuesday evening at the Metropolitan Club between 6 and 8 pm, Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr, Chairman of the George Washington Institute for Religious Freedom, with the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, hosted a party to celebrate the publication of “An American Experience; Adeline Moses Loeb and Her Early American Jewish Ancestors."
Adrienne and Gianluigi Vittadini
Denise Rich, Sharon Handler, and Richard Turley
Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr and Eli Evans
Prince Dimitri of Yugolslavia and Lady Liliana Cavendish
Dawn Mangrum, Ann Rapp, Geoffrey Bradfield, and Roric Tobin
Sharon Handler and Bettina Zilkha
Amy Fine Collins
George Watson and Allison White
Sharon Sondes and Jill Spalding
Suzanne Murphy Albertson and Robert Albertson
George Gurley, Hilary Heard, and Gregory Speck
Marjorie Reed Gordon and Yaz Hernandez
Jill Roosevelt, Jonathan Farkas, and Somers Farkas
NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health held its annual Champions of Choice luncheon at the Mandarin Oriental -- New York City’s premiere reproductive health fundraising event.
The Champions of Choice award, which honors an individual who has fearlessly and incomparably impacted the field of reproductive rights, was given this year to Mexico City Mayor Ebrard for his work legalizing abortion in Mexico City. Past honorees include President William Jefferson Clinton, Glamour magazine Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive, designer Lisa Perry and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.
Clockwise from top left: Isaac Mizrahi and Fiona Rudin; City Council Speaker Christine Quinn; Mayor Michael Bloomberg; Margaret Munzer Loeb and Fiona Rudin.
Event participants included Kelli Conlin, President of NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, keynote speaker Linda Greenhouse, co-chairs Lorna Brett Howard and John Howard, Margaret Munzer Loeb and Daniel Loeb, Fiona Howe Rudin and Eric Rudin, Michael Wolkowitz and Hope Holiner, and chairs emeritiate Lisa Perry, Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn and Ann Tenenbaum.
Jodi Leib, Arielle Haves, Kara Feigeles, Saranna Biel-Cohen, Diana Bass, Marissa Purcelli, and Josh Lafer
Flora Collins, Amy Fine Collins, and Nazee Moinian
Guests included Jessica Seinfeld, Caroline Kennedy, Isaac Mizrahi, Diana Taylor, Liza Lerner, Gayle Atkins, Somers Farkas, Aimee Bell , Stacey Bendet, Sharon Handler, Rachel Roy, Karenna Gore Schiff, Priscilla Ratazzi Whittle, Nazee Monian, Flora Collins, and Amy Fine Collins.
Michael Wolkowitz and Hope Holiner
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Diana Taylor, Flora Collins, Amy Fine Collins
Lorna Brett Howard
Kelli Conlin, President of NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health
Caroline Kennedy and Lisa Perry
Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn and Daniel Loeb
Last Thursday night at the Waldorf, Education Through Music held its 8th annual Children’s Benefit where they honored virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell for his longtime support of music education.
Joshua Bell and students
Mr. Bell performed solo pieces as well as playing a song accompanied by children from Education Through Music’s partner schools.
Budd Mishkin, Karen Karlsrud, and Joshua Bell
Jacqueline Threadjold, Eldon Mayer, and Tamara Cox
Miss USA Kristen Dalton and Joshua Bell
Silda Wall and Eliot Spitzer
Karen Karlsrud and Katherine Damkohler
Rob Weisstuch and Michael Schaefer
Paul Krebs, Mary Jane Krebs, Nancy Northern, and Teresa Lopes
Ray Mikulich, Tilda Wall, Eliot Spitzer, Karen Karlsrud, and Joshua Bell
Elizabeth Pforzheimer and Colin Jacobsen
Chris Gabrielsen and Betts Gabrielsen Mayer
John and Janet Canning
Deborah Kaye and Frank Nairen
Jack Bryant, Molly McConaty, and Eric Volp
Laurie Hoff and Haydee Searcy
Carolyn and Karen Karlsrud
John Lozito, Gail Prashad, and Jeffrey Wu
Lindsey Pryor, Ray Mikulich, and Carine Kerz
Allan Feldman and Anne Harris
Tamara Cox, Kimberlea Rea, and Katherine Elliott
Ray Mikulich, Eliot Spitzer, and Eldon Mayer
Mary Jane Krebs and Paul Krebs
Victoria Lanier and Keri Lindall
Stacey Cooper and Benny Shabtai
Bill Sales, Susan Sales, and Coburn Packard
Matthew Zelle, Lucille Chung, and Alessio Bax
The 2009 Tony Awards’ “Meet the Nominees” press reception was held last Wednesday at the Millennium Broadway.
Moises Kaufman, Jane Fonda, Zach Grenier, 33 Variations
Actresses Janet McTerr, Jane Fonda, and Harriet Walter
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical, Christopher Sieber, Shrek the Musical
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical, Brian dArcy James, Shrek the Musical
Christopher Sieber, Brian d'Arcy James, David Lindsay-Abaire (Books & Lyrics), Jeanine Tesori (Music), Sutton Foster, Shrek the Musical
Partial cast from Hair
Angela Lansbury will make Tony Awards history if she lands a Best Featured Actress prize - she'll tie Julie Harris for the most acting awards
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play, Geoffrey Rush, Exit the King
Roger Robinson, Joe Turner's Come and Gone
Trent Kowalik, David Alvarez, and Kiril Kulish, Billy Elliot
Jimmy Nederlander, Jr., Josefina Scaglione, Karen Olivo, West Side Story
Alice Ripley, Next to Normal
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play, John Glover, Waiting for Godot
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, Sutton Foster, Shrek the Musical
Constantine Maroulis, Rock of Ages
Christopher Sieber, Sutton Foster, and Brian d'Arcy James, Shrek the Musical
Martha Plimpton, Pal Joey, and Hope Davis, God of Carnage
Robert Spencer, Alic Ripley, and Jennifer Damiano, Next to Normal
Allison Janney, Dolly Parton, and Marc Kudisch, 9 to 5
Raul Esparza, Speed-the-Plow
Musicians John Clancy and Danny Troob
Carol Shelley, Billy Elliot
The New York Junior League (NYJL) presented its 14th Annual Spring House Tour this past Saturday.
The one-day, self-guided tour showcased eleven spectacular townhomes and apartments in Manhattan¹s chicest neighborhoods. 600 guests toured residences designed by the renowned architects and designers Campion Platt, David Scott Parker, Sara Story, Todd Merrill, Dawn Sandoval, Fawn Galli, Laura Bohn, Anthony Baratta and William Diamond of Diamond Baratta Design. Also featured were the palatial residence of Christopher Hyland, purveyor of luxury textiles, and the art and antique filled studio loft of the artist Hunt Slonem.
New York Junior League Volunteers
The tour began with a continental breakfast at the NYJL Headquarters for Training and Leadership and included a buffet lunch at the MacKenzie-Childs flagship store.
Guests also enjoyed a post-tour cocktail reception and lively panel presentation by Christopher Hyland, VERANDA Editor at Large Carolyn Englefield, and Dawn Sandoval of DMS Interiors. Event sponsors included MacKenzie-Childs, VERANDA, and Stribling and Associates. Lori Silverstein and Joni Grossman co-chaired the event, and Amy Sabo served as Vice Chair. All proceeds raised from the Spring House Tour benefit the many community impact programs realized by the NYJL.
Hunt Slonem with New York Junior League Volunteers at his studio
The New York Junior League (NYJL) is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
As one of the largest volunteer service organizations in New York City, the NYJL has 3,000 volunteers. More than 60 committees support the community needs of New York City as well as the institutional needs of the organization. Its purpose is improving the lives of women and children in Manhattan by working with 30 community-based organizations and public agencies to deliver services and assistance directly to those in need. For more information, please visit www.nyjl.org .
Panel Guests - Carolyn Englefield, Christopher Hyland, and Dawn Sandoval
Lori Silverstein and Kathryn Hall
Bettina Zilkha and Jeffrey Slonim at Hunt Slonem's Studio
Joni Grossman, Lori Silverstein, Lisa Lundquist, and Amy Phelan