|Amy Schumer, Pete Correale, Marc Maron, Lynne Koplitz, Nick DiPaolo, and Robert Kelly at "SIT, STAY AND STAND-UP!" Comedy Show to Benefit The ASPCA.|
|This past Tuesday night, “Sit, Stay and Stand-Up” an ASPCA benefit at Comix at 353 West 14th, they held the biggest night of comedy New York has seen in a long time. Comic Jimi Celeste hosted some of the top comedy headliners in the country including Greg Giraldo, Nick DiPaolo, Robert Kelly, Lynne Koplitz, Ben Bailey, Marc Maron, Pete Correale, Amy Schumer, Seth Herzog.
With tickets going for twenty bucks in advance and $25 at the door, they sold out and all proceeds went to the ASPCA. Outside the club they had the ASPCA Adoption van with waiting/anticipating love dogs and cats, keeping their paws crossed for good loving homes and joy to fill all the rooms.
|Every single day of the year, the ASPCA rescues animals from a lifetime of cruelty, violence and pain. Your commitment makes it possible for their life-saving programs to create happy endings for those innocent lives touched by cruelty. Please consider making a donation.|
|Last Wednesday a week, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) hosted its Opening Night: A Viennese Evening, celebrating 40 years of performances at Alice Tully Hall.
200 guests were in attendance at the benefit honored long-time philanthropists and chamber music aficionados, Jamie and Maisie Houghton.
The evening included cocktails, a seated dinner, a Viennese-inspired concert program and private reception. Chairman of the CMS Board Peter Frelinghuysen and Opening Night Co-chair Harry Kamen gave warm introductions to the evening’s Honorees Jamie and Maisie Houghton who shared personal anecdotes with the crowd about their love for chamber music and how they were introduced to the art by their family member, the late, legendary Alice Tully.
|Musicians with David Finkel, Creative Director.|
|The evening’s Gala Co-chairs included: Barbara and Harry Kamen, Barrett and Peter Frelinghuysen, and Elizabeth W. Smith. The Benefit Committee included: Carol and Richard Miller, Barbara and Bob Erskine, Melissa and James O’Shaughnessy, Carol and Chuck Hamilton and Priscilla F. Kauff.
Guests included: Artistic Director David Finckel, Herbert and Judy Schlosser, Norma Hurlburt, Baylis Thomas, Charles Wadsworth, Anne and John Coffin, Susie and David Simon, Mary and Howard Phipps, Florence Davis and Anthony Gooch, Alexandra and Philip Howard, Elizabeth Cooke and Reynold Levy, Coke Anne and Jarvis Wilcox, Edmee and Nicholas Firth, Edith and Martin Segal, Fred Krimendahl and Emilia Saint-Amand, Marifé Hernández and Joel Bell, Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin, Philip and Alexandra Howard, Alice and Ted Cohn, Joe and Marie Melone, Edith de Montebello, Missy Rennie Taylor, Helen-Mae and Seymour Askin, Pat and John Rosenwald, Elaine and Alan Weiler, Kim and Mason Granger, Elizabeth and Herbert Tulchin, Brenda Anderson, Barbara and Charlie Pierce and more.
|Photographs by Gregory Partanio|
|Last Thursday night at the American Museum of Natural History, the museum’s Junior Council, the membership group for New Yorkers ages 22 to 39, kicked off its 2009-2010 season.
Members and guests were treated to a private screening of “Wild Ocean,” the spectacular IMAX film which explores the annual feeding frenzy that takes place in the oceans off the coast of South Africa as billions of sardines migrate up the KwaZulu-Natal Wild Coast followed by whales, sharks, dolphins and gannets feasting on a (comparatively slight) portion of the migration.
|Melanie Stiassny, Curator of the Department of Ichthyology spoke. Mary Solomon served as Trustee host and co-chair Zach Pomerantz served as the Junior Council host.|
|Photographs by © AMNH\D. Finnin|
|Wild, weird, wacky, fusion fashion and various stages of dress and undress -- you fill in the blanks -- was the program of the Vogue Ball, emceed by Princess Xtravaganza, held last Friday night at 215 Centre Street.|
|Photographs by PatrickMcMullan.com|