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Passport Through American History

Lillian Stern, Yliana Yepez, Nathalie Kaplan, Donya Bommer, David Fishman, (Abraham Lincoln), Diana DiMenna, Mary Snow, and Annabelle Snow at a "Passport Through American History" at the New-York Historical Society.
This past Saturday, January 26, 2013, The DiMenna Children's History Museum at the New-York Historical Society hosted its first-ever Family Benefit Party, Passport Through American History, for children, parents and grandparents. Children collected stamps in their historical passports by completing challenges and experiences, such as tasting food from New Amsterdam, discovering what a Civil War encampment looked like, and dressing up as a Newsie. Special thanks to the generosity and support of our event sponsor, designer Yliana Yepez, and Eleni's New York, for their cookie and activity donation.
Gigi McFarland, Hannah McFarland, Alexia Hamm Ryan, Louise Mirrer, Yliana Yepez, Diana DiMenna, and Esra Munnell
Nathalie Kaplan, Maya Farnos, Ayla Farnos, Reid Mandell, Karden Mandell, and Barbara Mandell
Proceeds from the Family Benefit will help the institution continue to provide an interactive, entertaining experience for children and families as young visitors learn by making discoveries about our ancestors who shaped the nation. Your support helps the DiMenna Children's History Museum and the New-York Historical Society care for a priceless collection, made fully accessible to the public, and provides our education programs with the resources to serve over 200,000 New York City public school students in both on-site and in-school programming each year, and thousands of teacher Professional Development training we provide throughout the year.

Event Chairs included Diana DiMenna, Lise Evans, Marie-Anne de Rosier Ewig, Mary Kathryn Navab, Betsy Pitts, Alexia Hamm Ryan, Mary Snow, Liz Stern, Kathryn Tucker, Yliana Yepez.
Meagan Bonan, Kate Bonan, Alex Bonan, and Pierre Bonan
Wendy Hoh, Audrey Hoh, Will Hoh, Caroline Hoh, and Sophia Hoh
Jeff Lewis, Lisa Fields Lewis, Hayden Lewis, and Lucy Lewis
Sherry Ostroff, Joshua Ostroff, Dr. Robert Ostroff, Sarah Ostroff, Jonathan Ostroff, and Owen Ostroff
Event Co-Chairs were as follows: Michaela J. Clary, Michael T. Cohen, Chesley Maddox-Dorsey and Leon Lee Dorsey, Joyce Giuffra, Linda Greenberg, Sharon Hurowitz, Stacie Kiratsous, PhD, Rhona Kisch and Daniel Stamler, Nell Kleinschmidt, Tiffany Moller, Pauline Reyniak, Christine and Brett Rogers, Kimberly and Viqar Shariff, Anya Herz Shiva, Denise Spillane, Andrea Stern and Ken DiPaola.
Esra Munnell, Gavin Munnell, and Clark Munnell
Leo Clary, Natalia Clary, David Clary, Niko Clary, and Michaela Clary
Yliana Yepez, Alexandra Gill, and Rafael Gill
Will Ellis as GI Joe
Craig Barnett, Caroline Schmidt Barnett. Jacob Barnett, and Max Barnett
Viqar Shariff, and Kimberly Ayers Shariff
Diana DiMenna, Isabelle Shiva, and Anya Shiva
Max Hausman, Liz Cohen-Hausman, Miranda Hausman, Amanda Fraser Gajwani, and Leighton Gajwani
Louisa McFarland, Theodora Ryan, Alexandra Ryan, Alexia Hamm Ryan, Hannah McFarland, and Gigi McFarland
Harry Murphy, Annabella Murphy, and Freddy Murphy
Jennifer Fleischer, Irwin Schwartz, and Alex Schwartz
Carolyn Katz, Noah Goldstein, Anna Goldstein, and Michael Goldstein
Alexander Georges and Heather Georges
Josie Stern, Judy Stern Beck, and Liz Stern
Andrew Bilezikian, Heidi Lanino Bilezikian, Barry Bilezikian, and Daniel Bilezikian
Michelle Smith, Andy Oshrin, William Oshrin, and Sophia Oshrin
Helena Inzerillo, Prudence Inzerillo, Alec Stern, Lillian Stern, and Tessa Stern
Rebecca Shalam, Brooke Shalam, and Ari Shalam
Stacy Baron as Cornelia Von Varick
Elena Struzziery, Beth Carney, Claire Struzziery, and Josh Struzziery
Amy Griffin, Gigi Griffin, Mary Snow, and Annabelle Snow
Casey Schimel, Jeanine Schimel, and Alex Schimel
Claire McDermott, Catherine McDermott, and Bridget McDermott
Isabella Chiodi, Maria Chiodi, Frank Chiodi, and Giulia Chiodi
Henry Sloss, Kathryn Tucker, and Loulou Sloss
Benjamin Franklin and David Fishman, (Abraham Lincoln)
Paul Sohn, Coco Sohn, and Sarah Sohn
Mary Lovci and Olivia Lovci
Caroline Schmidt Barnett and Lise Evans
John Freeman, Cole Bessent Freeman, Sarah Sohn, and Coco Sohn
Melody Rollins Downes and Kimberly Ayers Shariff
Lucas Downes, Melody Rollins Downes, and Camille Downes
Louise Mirrer, Emanuel Stern, and Simone Levinson
Claire Sotkin and Suzann Sotkin
Donna Navarro and Luis Navarro
Olivia Frankel, Grace Murdoch, and Barrie Frankel
Phoebe Lightburn, Kamie Lightburn, and Carter Lightburn
Tommy Corsiglia, Jim Corsiglia, and Alex Corsiglia
Lillian Dick and Stacy Dick
Molly Monahan, Helen Williams, Michelle Pastor, and Steve Schiller
Owen King, Sarah King, Alison King, and Peter King
Rosa Tejada and Tyrone Dennis as James McEwan
William Gianopulos, Eleni Gianopulos, and Sophia Gianopulos
Christina de Marval, Ella de Marval, and Alexia Hamm Ryan
This past Thursday night, designer Nicole Hanley Mellon hosted a cocktail party at her residence at The Pierre Hotel in honor of Ambassador Mary M. Ourisman, chairman of the upcoming 56th Annual International Red Cross Ball.  Ambassador Ourisman, the United States' last ambassador to Barbados, attended the private gathering of friends and supporters, many of whom divide their time between New York and Palm Beach. Nicole Hanley Mellon and her husband, Matthew T. Mellon II, serve as associate chairmen of the ball set to take place at The Breakers - Palm Beach on Friday, February 8th. The annual event welcomes ambassadors, dignitaries, government, civic officials and philanthropic leaders from around the world who support the American Red Cross.
Ambassador Mary Ourisman, R. Couri Hay, Nicole Hanley Mellon, and Christine Schott
Among supporters in attendance were Julie Macklowe, Zang Toi, Nicole Noonan and Steven Knobel, Michele Gerber Klein, Jean Shafiroff, Alex Donner, Leesa Rowland, Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin, Michelle Marie Heinemann, Catherine Todd, Lady Liliana Cavendish, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Maggie Norris, Karen Klopp, Felicia Taylor, R. Couri Hay, Christine Schott, Mark Gilbertson, Elizabeth Meigher, and Dori Cooperman.

The 56th Annual International Red Cross Ball will honor actress Dina Merrill Hartley, whose mother Marjorie Merriweather Post, founded the ball in 1957. The annual gala, considered to be a highlight of the social season in Palm Beach, has returned to The Breakers after taking place at Mar-a-Lago for the past seven years. Originally the home of Marjorie Merriweather Post, Mar-a-Lago, was purchased by Donald Trump in 1985 and converted into a private club.
Ambassador Mary Ourisman
Alex Donner, Nicole Noonan, and Steven Knobel
Michelle Gerber Klein and Geoffrey Bradfield
Nicole Hanley Mellon and Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin
Liliana Cavendish and Lisa Crosby
Michelle Gerber Klein, Michelle-Marie Heinemann, Nicole Hanley Mellon, and Jean Shafiroff
Jean Shafiroff
Felicia Taylor
Maggie Norris and Lucia Hwong Gordon
Jon Heinemann and Michelle-Marie Heinemann
Leesa Rowland
Mark Gilbertson and Christine Schott
On Thursday, January 24, the annual BAM Theater Gala honored renowned director Peter Brook and the US premiere of his latest production, The Suit. Brook has a long history with BAM that began in 1971 when Harvey Lichtenstein presented his legendary production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. In 1987, Brook brought The Mahabharata to BAM, a production that inspired the transformation of the Majestic
Theater into what is now the BAM Harvey Theater. A favorite of directors and performers, the Harvey is currently playing host to this latest production as well.
BAM’s Lepercq Space outfitted in décor by Fleurs Bella
Guests including South African Consul General George Monyemangene and Louise Monyemangene, Harvey Lichtenstein, John Turturro and Katherine Borowitz, Alba and Francesco Clemente, Mark Morris, Dr. Oliver Sacks, Lynn Nottage, Adam Weinberg, Pat Schoenfeld, Leila Straus, Manhen Bonetti (Founder and Executive Director, African Film Festival), and Isaach De Bankolé joined hosts Alan Fishman, Karen Brooks Hopkins, and Joseph Melillo for cocktails and dinner in the Lepercq Space of the Peter Jay Sharp Building before taking in the performance. Amy W. Schulman served as the evening's chair. The cast joined the festivities at a dessert reception in the Campbell Lobby of the theater following the performance.
Peter Brook and Harvey Lichtenstein
Peter Brook and BAM Executive Producer Joseph Melillo
BAM President Karen Brooks Hopkins and Harvey Lichtenstein
Dr. Oliver Sacks and Peter Brook
Peter Brook and playwright Lynn Nottage
Film actor Isaach De Bankolé
Adam Weinberg
Chuck Nathan, Alisa Levin, John Turturro and wife Katherine Borowitz
Diane and BAM Vice Chairman of the Board Adam Max
Leila Straus and Pat Schoenfeld
Isaach De Bankolé, cast member William Nadylan, Mahen Bonetti, and Babs Olusanmokun
Cast members Rikki Henry, Nonhlanhla Kheswa, and Jared McNeill
Event Chairman Amy Schulman
On Tuesday evening, January 15th, Joshua Bell, the Grammy Award winning virtuoso violinist, gave a private concert in his Flatiron penthouse for Education Through Music. The non-profit organization supports music curriculum in inner-city public schools in New York City. Bell performed a medley of pieces with pianist Sam Haywood accompanying him.
Julianna Margulies and Joshua Bell
Vanessa Lawrence and Kevin Krier
Julie and Billy Macklowe
Peter Cincotti and Carol Alt
Amy Fine Collins
Leonel Piraino and Nina Griscom
Leslie Klotz and Debbie Bancroft
Dr. Lisa Airan
Lily Cowles, Joshua Bell, and Christine Baranski
Marianne Garvey and Robert Shooter
Robert Kraft and Carol Alt
Ralph Lauren, Ricky Lauren, David Lauren, and Lauren Bush Lauren
Kyle MacLachlan and Joshua Bell
Julianna Margulies and Keith Lieberthal
Gayle King, Tommy Hilfiger, Dee Ocleppo, and Karen Karlsrud
Desiree Gruber and Kyle MacLachlan
Jerry Inzerillo and Kyle MacLachlan
Dee Ocleppo and Carol Alt
Lianna Pal and Mary-Louise Parker

Photographs by PatrickMcMullan.com (Red Cross Ball kick off).




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