Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Medals of Honor

Performers greet the guests on Ellis Island as The National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations held its 25th annual Ellis Island Medal of Honor ceremony followed by a black tie gala in The Great Hall on Ellis Island.
Last Thursday, The Women & Science Committee of Rockfeller University held its annual Lecture/Luncheon with a forum discussion of "Scent and Behavior: An Evocative Relationship." It was conducted by Dr. Marc Tessier-Lavigne, President of Rockefeller University, with Dr. Leslie Vosshall, the Robin Chemers Neustein Professor and Head of the Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior at RU, and Frederic Malle, Founder and Owner of Editions de Parfum Frederic Malle.
Cristina Greeven Cuomo, ?
Cristina Greeven Cuomo
Debra Black
Debra Black
Kate Spade
Kate Spade
Evelyn Lipper
Evelyn Lipper
Sydner Shuman, Stanley Shuman, Ludmilla Hess
Sydner and Stanley Shuman with Ludmilla Hess
Paul Austin, David Patrick Columbia
Paul Austin and David Patrick Columbia
Marjorie Gubelmann
Marjorie Gubelmann
Lou-Ellen Barkan
Lou-Ellen Barkan
Jeannee Greenberg
Jeannee Greenberg
Sohail Tavazoie
Sohail Tavazoie
Susan Solomon
Susan Solomon
Joan Jakobson
Joan Jakobson
Christina Floyd
Christina Floyd
Judy Roth Berkowitz, Cori Bargman
Judy Roth Berkowitz and Cori Bargman
Nina Rennert Davidson
Nina Rennert Davidson
Katherine Betts
Katherine Betts
Karen McLaughlin
Karen McLaughlin
Fred Shuman, Stephanie Shuman
Fred and Stephanie Shuman
Susanne Sigenlaab, Gail Reeke
Susanne Sigenlaab and Gail Reeke
Erika Faust
Erika Faust
Lisa Errico
Lisa Errico
Emma Askari
Emma Askari
Carolina Zapf
Carolina Zapf
Samantha Boardman, Serena Boardman
Samantha and Serena Boardman
Alexandra Kotur, Hillary Geary Ross
Alexandra Kotur and Hilary Geary Ross
Frederic Malle, Leslie B. Vosshall
Frederic Malle and Leslie B. Vosshall
Laura McVey
Laura McVey
Sarah Perlongue
Sarah Perlongue
Nina Papavasiliou, Herman Stellar
Nina Papavasiliou and Herman Stellar
Yaron Fuchs, Hermann Stellar
Yaron Fuchs and Hermann Stellar
Laurie Smith, Judy Carson, Anne Matthews
Laurie Smith, Judy Carson, and Anne Matthews
Victoria Melendez
Victoria Melendez
Frances Beatty Adler
Frances Beatty Adler
Daniele Gannek
Danielle Ganek
Kari Tiedemann
Kari Tiedemann
Henry Kissinger, Peggy Noonan
Henry Kissinger and Peggy Noonan
Amy Griffin, Dara OHara
Amy Griffin and Dara OHara
Carol Maslow, Barbara Jonas
Carol Maslow and Barbara Jonas
Caren Zucker
Caryn Zucker
Olivia Flatto
Olivia Flatto
Honor Brodie
Honor Brodie
Last Thursday, Women Who Care held its 10th annual Women Who Care Luncheon to benefit United Cerebral Palsy of New York City in celebration of the accomplishments of women as caregivers, volunteers and professionals.

This year’s co-hosts were Robin Givens and Paula Zahn. Ellen Levine served as Honorary Chair, Donna Hanover as host, and honorees included Lauren Bush, Roxanne Mankin Cason, Carolee Friedlander, Petra Nemcova, and the Trush Family, founders of the Daniel's Music Foundation. Celebrity attendees and presenters included Tyson Beckford, Ali Stroker, Reichen Lehmkuhl, Mike Woods, Deborah Norville and Pablo Schrieber.
Petra Nemcova, Donna Hanover, Robin Givens, Paula Zahn, Loreen Arbus, Ivanka Trump, Lauren Bush, and Carolee Friedlander
Deborah Norville, Carolee Friedlander, Loreen Arbus, and Ellen Levine
David Muir, Petra Nemcova, Pablo Schrieber, Frank Bennack, and Aleksa Palladino
The Trush Family, Donna Hanover, and Robin Givens
Women Who Care was created to honor female role models representing various segments of the community,” said Loreen Arbus, Founder & Chair of Women Who Care. “It is a celebration of women who have deep concern for others and are passionately committed to giving back. Their extraordinary accomplishments and great character have inspired women around the world to achieve their full potential."   

UCP of NYC is one of America’s most established charities helping children and adults with disabilities throughout New York City. UCP of NYC currently serves more than 14,000 individuals and family members through more than 75 programs. The Mission of United Cerebral Palsy of New York City is to create opportunities for people with disabilities to lead independent and fulfilling lives.
Roxanne Mankin Cason and Mardy Cason
Otto Trujillo and Barbara Lazaroff
David Muir and Petra Nemcova
Donna Hanover, Ed Matthews, and Paula Zahn
David Muir, Frank A. Bennack Jr., and Petra Nemcova
Michelle Bachelet and Roxanne Mankin Cason
Donna Hanover, Paula Zahn, Cara Buono, and Loreen Arbus
Carolee Friedlander and Deborah Norville
Loreen Arbus
Petra Nemcova
Ivanka Trump and Lauren Bush
Loreen Arbus and Angel Navarro
Lisa Gyselen and Ubah Hassan
Timothy Mandala, Paula Zahn, and Reichen Lehmkuhl
Javier Gomez, Camilla Barungi, and Robin Givens
The National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) held its 25th annual Ellis Island Medal of Honor ceremony followed by a black tie gala in The Great Hall on Ellis Island. All branches of the military were represented in the patriotic and very emotional ceremony that came the same week as the death of Osama Bin Laden.

The newly designed medal, created for the 25h anniversary, was designed by Dr. Khavarani. In the new Medal, the red ribbon represents the bloodshed in gaining and supporting our freedom, the blue center is the world we share, the blazing torch is the gift immigrants bring to America, the lone star represents the individual while the fifty pyramids evoke the fifty states that are connected at a base but radiate out to individual points of brilliance.
Scene of lower Manhattan
Sailing on the Hudson River
Statue of Liberty
Performers greet the guests on Ellis Island
Servicemen great the gala guests
Omalley Irish Dance Performers
Korean Tradional Dance Institute dancers
NECO was created on the principle that the diversity of its people is what makes America great. Its mission is to honor and preserve that diversity and to foster tolerance and respect among people of differing religious, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Each year NECO sponsors the The Ellis Island Medals of Honor, which are recorded in the Congressional Records, to pay homage to the immigrant experience, as well as for individual achievement. The honorees are remarkable Americans who exemplify outstanding qualities in both their personal and professional lives, while continuing to preserve the richness of their particular heritage.
The Great Hall on Ellis Island
The newly designed Medals of Honor
Past Medalists include six Presidents, as well as Nobel Prize winners and leaders of industry, education, the arts, sports and government. The 2011 Medal of Honor recipients include: Jerry Lewis, Doris Roberts, Sal Cassano, James Comley, Ken Kendrick, Jr., Don Shula, John O’Hurley, Admiral Bruce DeMars, Colonel Matthew Bogdanos, and Captain Linda Fagan among others.

For more information on NECO and The Ellis Island Medal of Honor please visit: www.neco.org.
The scene before the medal ceremony
Marvin Scott
Margaret Ajemiam Ahnert
Patrick Henry
Don Shula
John O'Hurley
Servicemen and women
Nasser J. Kazeminy (Chairman NECO)
Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta
Giancarlo Crupi, MD
Robert S. Hekemian
Doris Roberts
Jim Clifton
Michael Amante
Kathleen and Wayne Newton
Jerry Lewis
USO Liberty Bells
BG Frederick M. Padilla, USMC
Michele M. Rollins
Medal of Honor recipients
Stewart Lane and Bonnie Comley
Shirley Wang
John and Lisa O'Hurley
Dorothy Harber and Lacy Harber
Wayne Newton, James Comley, and Marvin Scott
Stewart Lane, Bonnie Comley, Virgina Comley, James Comley, Christine Washer, Alex Washer, Carol Washer, and Cliff Washer
Virginia and James Comley
Wayne and Kathleen Newton
Lauren Pizza, Arielle Pizza, Danny Pizza, and Joe Pizza
Fireworks illuminate the Statue of Liberty
On Thursday evening, May 5, a young and fabulous prepster crowd poured into clothier J.McLaughlin’s Lexington Avenue boutiques for a cocktail reception and book signing with Malcolm Dorson, author of Octopus Summer. Dorson, a graduate of Deerfield Academy and the University of Pennsylvania, penned this fantastic coming-of-age novel based on his experiences growing up in New York City. The story follows protagonist Callum Littlefield’s return to Manhattan during the summer after his expulsion from boarding school.
 
Guests mingled and browsed J.McLaughlin’s spring collection while sipping rosé and enjoying scrumptious hors d’oeuvres by Swifty’s. J. McLaughlin’s Women’s and Men’s boutiques were the ideal backdrop for this crowd who later migrated to Dorrian’s to bid adieu to Dorson who is off to Wharton Business School in the fall.
 
Other notable guests included J. McLaughlin Co-Founder Jay McLaughlin with his wife, Joan McLaughlin and their children, John McLaughlin, Chris McLaughlin and Julia McLaughlin, as well as John Glass, Musette Morgan, Paul Johnson Calderon, Ed Simmons, Alex Mejia and Rupert Gerard.
Cristina Greeven Cuomo, ?
Musette Morgan and Malcolm Dorson
Cristina Greeven Cuomo, ?
John Glass and Amy Hoadley
Cristina Greeven Cuomo, ?
Alana Tabacco, Eliza Madison, and Jillian Richard
Cristina Greeven Cuomo, ?
Allison Hennessy, Mussette Morgan, and William Leavitt
Cristina Greeven Cuomo, ?
Jackie Valls and Paul Johnson Calderon
Cristina Greeven Cuomo, ?
Will Rabbe and Lily Evans
Cristina Greeven Cuomo, ?
Caroline Dorson, Jeffrey Westcott, and Maura Dick
Cristina Greeven Cuomo, ?
Chauncey Kerr, Nina Mayfield, and Anna Widdowson
Cristina Greeven Cuomo, ?
Kate Twist and Tracey Glass
Cristina Greeven Cuomo, ?
Jennifer Cuminale and Nick Fernandez
Cristina Greeven Cuomo, ?
Julia Ransom, Peter Armstrong, and Brett Carlson
Cristina Greeven Cuomo, ?
Kylie Gattinella, Grant Cooper, Chloe Wynne, Elizabeth Kern, and Brittany Kligman
Cristina Greeven Cuomo, ?
John McLaughlin, Jay McLaughlin, and Rupert Gerard
Cristina Greeven Cuomo, ?
Liz Walker and Ed Swenson
Cristina Greeven Cuomo, ?
Carolyn Hurley and Caroline Hornbeck
Cristina Greeven Cuomo, ?
John McLaughlin, Ed Simmons, and Alex Mejia

Photographs by PatrickMcMullan.com (Rockefeller University, J. McLaughlin); ROB RICH (Ellis Island).
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