The Women’s Committee of the Central Park Conservancy's annual ice-skating party at Wollman Rink.
On one this winter’s rare cold evenings, the Women’s Committee of the Central Park Conservancy hosted its annual ice-skating party at Wollman Rink at the southeastern end of the Park. The event was created to thank donors for their support throughout the year. It brings together Park donors as well as their guests of all ages. The “party on ice” honors the Playground Partners and Patrons of the Women’s Committee, which is a group whose fundraising efforts helps keep Central Park’s 21 playgrounds safe and well maintained. Its Children’s Education Committee provides educational sessions about the Park to local public and private schools.
Nearly 500 skaters of all levels and ages turned out, including Douglas Blonsky, President of the Conservancy and Central Park Administrator; Gillian Miniter, the Chair of Playground Partners and Patrons,with children Serena and Clint, Bonnie Pope, and Robyn Joseph; the Chairs of the Children’s Education Committee — Robin Bell Stevens, Samantha Topping, and Cricket Burns. Also attending were Nancy Paduano, President of the Women’s Committee, and Agnes Gund, Jennifer Saul Yaffa, Camilla Sorenson with children Isabel and Charlie; Adelina Ettelson with son Tyler; Melissa Olcott with daughter Celine; Anne Marie Lock-Carr, Jackie Hennessey, Anna Hass, Melanie Coronetz, Patricia Boland, and many more.
Gillian Miniter and Nancy Paduano
Cricket Burns and daughter
Sylvester and Clint Miniter
Jackie Hennessey and Anna Hass
Robyn Joseph, Douglas Blonsky, and Bonnie Pope
Opening night for the exhibition “To Your House”, painting and sculptures capturing the play between chaos and order in life, attracted New Yorkers to Chelsea’s hot new Tria Gallery, from the elegant to the funky, from musicians and literary critics to artists and Broadway producers, 500 guests arrived early and stayed late. The exhibit showcased works by painter Nicole Parcher and sculptor Wyatt Nash.
Broadway producer Edgar Lansbury, brother of Angela Lansbury, perused canvases by Parcher, along with his companions Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, and artist Louise Peabody, whose impressive body of work hangs in the Portland, Maine Museum of Art, and The Century Association and the National Arts Club in New York.
Eddie Simon, brother of Paul brought greetings and good wishes to the artists from his brother. He spent the evening deep in conversation with gallery owner and director, attorney Paige Bart.
Peter Max took in the paintings and sculptures, ate sushi, and shied away from the camera.
Laurent Thibbaut, from the house of Yves St. Laurent, discussed old times in Paris with gallery director and former fashion model Latifa Metheny. Jazz musician Pat Metheny arrived from an all-day recording session.
Newport-based interior designer Ally Coulter, who works with Ralph Lauren, came with Will Sofrin.
Wyatt Nash had to reassemble his sculpture of faux cinder blocks in a shopping cart, knocked askew by the crowd. There were major sales concluded of both Parcher paintings and Nash sculptures. Tria Gallery is on-line at www.triagallerynyc.com, telephone is 212.695.0021.
Julie Boehning and Nels Kauppila
Louise Peabody, Producer Edgar Lansbury, and Christopher Lehmann-Haupt
Pat and Latifa Metheny with Karen J. Booth
Youngest art lover Miriam Katz with grandmother Susan Hason
Sam Seawright, Emily Church, and Joe Havel
Scott Tixier, Latifa Metheny, and Nicolas Letman
Rance Goff, Naomi Hamby, Nicole Parcher, and Richard Fronapfel
Eddie Simon and Paige Bart
David and Tara Rosegarten with Nicole Parcher
Dr. and Mrs. Michael Sachs purchasing a painting from Carol Suchman
Kele McComsey and Wyatt Nash
Andrew Bart, Paige Bart, Starr Ockenga, and Sheila Finnegan
Nola Zirin, Serena Bocchino, Nicole Parcher, and Joan Fine
Alec Graham and Kayti Roberts
Richard Basch with Andrew and Paige Bart
Fotini Vurgaropulou, Agni Zotis, and artist Stephen White
Steven Hayes and Robert Jacobs
Ally Coulter with Peter Max
Ally Coulter and Will Sofrin
Carol Suchman, Nicole Parcher, Paige Bart, and Latifa Metheny
The Gallery Directors with Wyatt Nash
Laurent Thibbaut and Latifa Metheny
Jim and Will Hubbard with Anna McDonald
Crowd at the opening of “To Your House”
The New York Philharmonic and Casa Verdi, Milan honored the late conductor and former Philharmonic Musical Director Arturo Toscanini on the 50th anniversary of his death, in a joint concert and gala by the Philharmonic with Loren Maazel conducinting, and Symphonica Toscanini last Tuesday night at Avery Fisher Hall, Broadway at 65th Street.
Honorary Chairmen include Walfredo Toscanini and Emanuela di Castelbarco ˜ the grandchildren of Arturo Toscanini; Beverly Sills; and Consul General of Italy Antonio Bandini. Gala Chairmen are Alberto Cribiore, Chairman of Casa Verdi Antonio Magnocavallo and UniCredit Group Chairman Dieter Rampl.
The Gala Concert included film excerpts from the 1951 performance of Wagner’s Die Walkure: Ride of the Valkyries with Maestro Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra.
Among those attending were: Beverly Sills, Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. Guenther, Mr. and Mrs. Zarin Mehta, Licia Albanese, Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Bandini, Frank A. Bennack, Jr. and Dr. Mary Lake Bennack, Emma Bonini, Sergio Cisterna, Mr. and Mrs. Toos Daruvala, Mr. and Mrs. Gurnee Hart, Richard Kauffman and Ellen Jewett, Karen and Richard LeFrak, Suzanne and William McDonough, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Petschek, Mr. and Mrs. Itzhak Perlman, Mr. and Mrs. Joel I. Picket, Mr. and Mrs. John Pomerantz, Richard Sardelli, The Honorable Mel Sembler and Mrs. Sembler, Daisy and Paul Soros, George Soros, Dr. and Mrs. Jerome Teich, Paolo Timoni, Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Tusiani, Edward G. Troy, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Ulrich, Nicoletta Valletti, The Honorable and Mrs. Sergio Vento, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Wachtell, Mr. and Mrs. John S. Weinberg, and Wayne Whalen.
The concert, A Tribute to Toscanini, will be conducted by Lorin Maazel, music director of both orchestras, and will include film excerpts from a 1951 performance of Wagner‚s Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries with Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra.
The gala concert is underwritten by UniCredit Group and Pioneer Investments. Proceeds from the concert will help establish the Arturo Toscanini Associate Conductor‚s Chair at the New York Philharmonic.
Walfredo Toscanini, honorary Gala Chairman, Emanuela di Castelbarco, honorary Gala Chairman, Cia Toscanini, Elaine Toscanini, Murdoch McBride, Zarin Mehta, President and Executive Director of the New York Philharmonic, Susan and Allan Steckler and Richard Migot. (front top to bottom) Wyatt Toscanini-McBride, Liam Toscanini-McBride and Liana Migot
Carmen Mehta, New York Philharmonic President and Executive Director Zarin Mehta, Diane Guenther, Rafaella Cribiore, New York Philharmonic Chairman Paul B. Guenther, and Pia Elda Locatelli
Alberto Cribiore and Richard Sardelli
Alberto Cribiore and Martina Cribiore
Charles V Schaefer III and Carol Schaefer
Elizabeth Ballard and Kenneth Lipper
Joseph and Elizabeth Polisi
Diane and Paul Guenther
Murdoch McBride, Liam Toscanini-McBride, Wyatt Toscanini-McBride, and Cia Toscanini
Enzo Viscusi with Paul and Daisy Soros
Glenn Dicterow and Alberto Cribiore
Sedi Flugelman, Maximo Flugelman, Joyce Kootz, and Helmut Friedlander
Renato Miracco and Barbara Haws
Rafaelle Cribiore, Alberto Cribiore, Claudio Angelini, and Renato Miracco
Stan Warshawsky, Carmen Mehta, Sandra Warshawsky, and Zarin Mehta