Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Prospect Park and Central Park Celebrations

At the Prospect Park Ball: NYC Council Member Dr. Mathieu Eugene, NY Assemblyman James Brennan, Veronica Peterson (Honoree), Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, Prospect Park Alliance Chairman Albert Garner, Assembly Member Joan Millman, NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, Prospect Park Alliance President Tupper Thomas, Robert Catell (Honoree), Donald Elliot (Honoree), and Henry Christensen III.
Last Saturday, a week, over in Brooklyn the Prospect Park Alliance held its Prospect Park Ball in a tent at the Prospect Park Carousel. They honored Robert Catell, Executive Director and Deputy Chairman of National Grid, Veronica Peterson, Principal, Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment, and Donald Elliott who was the recipient of the Wilbur A. Levin Award.

During the dinner, the highlight was the “Green Auction” in which they raised $45,000 from guests to hire a “Zone Gardener” to maintain Brooklyn’s iconic Grand Army Plaza.

The black tie event was attended by more than 600 and raised $625,000 for the cause. The Prospect Park Alliance, in partnership with the city and the community, restores, develops and operates Prospect Park with its 585 acres of meadows, waterfalls, forest, lakes and athletic facilities, making a masterwork of urban green space.
Prospect Park Alliance President, Tupper Thomas (center) with Stuart and Barbara Randall
Pauline Harris and Franklyn Sookram
Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, friend, Debbie Garcia, and Una Clarke
Paul and Susan Campbell
Leslie and David Puth with Mary Pat Thornton
Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Julie Spiegel and NYC Council Member Dr. Mathieu Eugene
Libby and Jim Ryan with Mary Pat Thornton
Michael McTwigan and Maria Friedrich
WCBS-TV anchor, Steve Bartelstein, the evening’s “Green” auctioneer
Richard T Greene Jr.
Elizabeth Porter Steisel
Suzanne and Brian Smith
Bob Catell (Honoree), Veronica Peterson (Honoree), Prospect Park Alliance Chairman Albert Garner, Don Elliott (Honoree), and NYC Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe
Lucy Castillo and guest
Sat Jagat Singh Khalsa, GuruSurya Khalsa, Ginny Dorris
Kate Doran and Ed Fondiller
Bill Cunningham, Betty Scholtz, Katie Tramp, and Sue Donahue
Enrique Mendez and Jackie Medina
Sheryl Calascibetta and John Argenziano
Last Tuesday night in Central Park they held the Opening Party for the Mobile Art Chanel Contemporary Art Container by Zaha Hadid in the Rumsey Playfield (Entrance on 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). The “container” was commissioned by Chanel and conceived by the company’s designer Karl Lagerfeld (who appeared for the opening). Mobile Art will present changing installations of works by foremost contemporary artists from Europe, the United States, Asia, Russia and Latin America. It will be open to the public through November 9th.
Sarah Jessica Parker
There was a huge turnout for the opening and the appearance of Lagerfeld and Hadid. Whether they appeared or not, expected were: Andre Balazs, Serge Becker, Fabiola Beracasa, Emma Bloomberg, Tory Burch, Barbara Bush, Milly de Cabrol, Georgina Chapmann, Drena De Niro, Liliana Cavendish, Gia Coppola, Boykin Curry and Celerie Kemble, Prince Dimitri de Yugoslavia, Jamison Ernest, Rogan Gregory, Marjorie Gubelmann, Simon Hammerstein, Dana Hammond, Tallulah Harlech, Amanda Hearst, Ann Jones, Genevieve Jones, Princess Firyal of Jordan, Dayssi Kanavos, Doutzen Kroes, Ivana Lowell, Ghislaine Maxwell, Princess Alexandra of Greece, Jean Pigozzi, Aby and Samantha Rosen, Rachel Roy, Amy Sacco, Mortimer and Jacqueline Sackler, Luigi Tadini, Vanessa Traina, Victoria Traina, Alexander von Furstenberg, and Raquel Zimmermann. Paola Antonelli, Hope Atherton, Donald Baechler, Vanessa Beecroft, Melissa Bent, Nicolas Berggruen, Irving Blum, Barbara Bertozzi Castelli, Adriana Cisneros, Sante D’Orazio, Lisa Dennison, Kim Heirston, Caio Fonseca, Thelma Golden, Marian Goodman, Agnes Gund, Pamela Hanson, Paul Kasmin, Fran Lebowitz, Peter Marino, Mirabelle Marden, Tobias Meyer, Aimee Mullins, Diana Picasso, Andres Serrano, Gary Tinterow, Maya Lin and Daniel Wolf. Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Bosworth and James Rousseau, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard, Michelle Williams, Blake Lively and Penn Badgley, Helena Christensen, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Emily Mortimer, Padma Lakshmi, Katie Joel, Lauren Hutton, Alan Cumming, and Leigh Lezark, Geordon Nicol, and Greg Krelenstein of The Misshapes.
Barbara Cirkva
Daphne Guinness
Fran Leibowitz
Katie Lee Joel
Fabiola Beracasa and Tallulah Harlech
Franca Sozzani and Karl Lagerfeld
Gia Coppola
Jeff and Justine Koons
Kate Bosworth and Helena Christensen
Julia Restoin Roitfeld and Carine Roitfeld
Agyness Deyn and Albert Hammond Jr.
Amanda and Christopher Brooks
Genevieve Jones
Olya Thompson
Padma Lakshmi
Sasha and John Galantic
Maureen Chiquet, Global CEO of Chanel
Rachel Roy
Sophie Auster
Zani Gugelmann
Vidal and Ronnie Sasoon
Zaha Hadid
Sarah Jessica Parker and Andrew Cohen
Danielle and David Ganek hosted this year's annual “CSC Child Advocacy Award Dinner” kickoff cocktail party at their Park Avenue home. The NYU Child Study Center’s (CSC) 11th Annual Child Advocacy Award Dinner will take place on December 9th at Cipriani 42nd Street.

This year’s gala will honor Paul Tudor Jones II, founder, chairman and CEO of Tudor Investment Corporation and founder and director of the Robin Hood Foundation. Last year, the NYU Child Study Center’s gala raised over $9 million to help children and teens who suffer from psychiatric and learning disorders.
CSC Board Member Marcia Mishaan and CSC Board Chair Brooke Garber Neidich
Sukey Novogratz and Danielle Ganek
In attendance at this year's kickoff cocktail event were Vera Wang and Arthur Becker, Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D. and CSC Board members, including Brooke Garber Neidich, Alice Tisch, Marcia and Richard Mishaan, Tina Bilotti, Laura Blankfein, Chris and Richard Mack, Julie Minskoff, and Heather and Steven Mnuchin.

Co-chairs for this year’s gala are CSC Board members Lisa Pevaroff-Cohn and Gary Cohn, and friends of the CSC, Danielle and David Ganek, and Sukey and Michael Novogratz. Funds raised from the NYU CSC’s Annual Child Advocacy Award Dinner help fulfill the Center’s mission of using scientific research to advance the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of child psychiatric and learning disorders.
Dinner Chairs David Ganek, Gary Cohn, and Michael Novogratz
Gigi Mortimer, Vera Wang, and Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D.
CSC Board Members Lisa Pevaroff-Cohn and Alice Tisch
Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D. with Danielle and David Ganek