Monday, March 12, 2007

Dancing Ladies, Bunny Hops, and Cinema Vanities

Susie Hilfiger and the Kids Kick In Committee at the kickoff for the SMSKCC's Bunny Hop, which takes place tomorrow.
More pictures from the very glamorous Winter Ball of the Museum of the City of New York, one of the great dinner dance benefits of the late winter season in New York.
Women modeling Graff Jewels
Alexandra Lebenthal
Chip and Burwell Schorr
Cynthia Lufkin
Dan and Cynthia Lufkin with Susan Henshaw Jones
Marie and Henri Barguirdjian with Wilbur and Hilary Ross
Lauren and Tedd Duff
Kim Taipale and Hellen Schifter
Claudia Overstrom and Lela Rose
Alex Roepers and Libby Fitzgerald
Mark Gilbertson and Olivia Palermo
Joanne de Guardiola and Jamee Gregory
Dennis Basso and Marjorie Raein
Mary Snow
Leslie Stevens and Jill Roosevelt
Melissa and Chappy Morris with Judith Guest
Alexis Bryan and Jackie Astier
Director's Council Chairmen: Mark Gilbertson, Rachel Hovnanian, Calvert Moore, Cynthia Lufkin, Allison Rockefeller, Andrew Roosevelt, and Susan Henshaw Jones
Lisa Selby, Whitney Miller, and Webb Egerton
Cynthia Lufkin and Allison Rockefeller
Eleanor Ylvisaker
Bill Manger and Laura Zukerman
Patrick Stubgen and Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos
Tony Dick, Mia Matheson, and Todd Romano
Jennifer Creel, Whitney Fairchild, and Ashley McDermott
Christian Leone and Meredith Melling Burke
Marina Rust Connor
Nicholas Vita and Christina Vita Coleman
Serena Boardman and Celerie Kemble
Amy Hoadley and Goeffrey Bradfield
Eric Javits and Mark Gilbertson
Dr. Lisa Airan and Zani Gugelmann
Erin Lazard and Celest Boele
Leonel Piraino and Nina Griscom
Melissa Noel Brown
It was a celebrity-fest again the other night when the Cinema Society drew a big crowd for a special screening of “Gray Matters” at the IFC Center.

The romantic comedy, from first-time writer/director Sue Kramer, isset in New York City. All of the picture’s stars -- Heather Graham, Tom Cavanagh, Bridget Moynahan, Molly Shannon and Alan Cumming -- were all on hand. Afterwards, there were cocktails at the new Frédéric Fekkai Soho, and then everyone moved on to a swank late-night supper at Barolo.

Cinema Society Founder Andrew Saffir and Frédéric Fekkai welcomed a starry crowd that included Terrence Howard, Jane Krakowski, Moby, Saturday Night Live’s Fred Armisen, Carson Kressley, Rachel Dratch, Milena Govich (Law & Order), Alexander Payne, Ben Shenkman, Marcus Schenkenberg, Jamee and Peter Gregory, Cari Modine, Shirin von Wulffen, Dan Abrams, David Zinczenko, Cynthia Rowley and Bill Powers, Douglas Hannant and Frederick Anderson, Amanda Brooks, Olivia Palermo, Jackie Astier, and producers Jill Footlick, Rachel Peters, John Hermansen, Joey Horvitz, and Ted Liebowitz.
Heather Graham
Frederic Fekkai and Shirin von Wulffen
Molly Shannon
Alan Cumming
Amanda Brooks
Ann Caruso and Ali Wise
Allison Sarofim
Bridget Moynahan
Cari Modine
Frederick Anderson, Douglas Hannant
Carson Kressley
Cynthia Rowley
Josh Bernstein
Fred Armisen
Jackie Astier and Johannes Huebl
Jane Krakowski
Rachel Dratch
Tom Cavanagh
Alan Cumming, Molly Shannon, and Andrew Saffir
Bridget Moynahan, Tom Cavanagh, and Heather Graham
Rachel Peters
Sue Kramer (Writer/Director) and Alexander Payne
Serena Nikkhah and Olivia Palermo
Terrence Howard
Jamee and Peter Gregory
Milena Govich
Moby
Marcus Schenkenberg
Charles Ferrara, Heather Graham, Andrew Saffir, and Frederic Fekkai
John Hermansen (Producer), Sue Kramer (Writer/Director), and Jill Footlick (Producer)
The wee philanthropists who call themselves “The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's Kids Kick In Committee” and their moms (and some dads) had a meeting and ice cream social the other day to kick off The Society's 16th annual “Bunny Hop” that takes place tomorrow, March 13th. Susie Hilfiger, with her daughter Ally. was on hand to give the kids a hug and a pep talk. Her company Best & Co is sponsoring The Hop, The KKIC is made up of children of members of the Associates and board of The Society of MSKCC and their friends.

Annabel Darling brought the meeting to order. “Our purpose is to raise money for the Department of Pediatrics. This year, we will raise money for the Pediatric Prom, which is on June 7th. Also, our Kids Kick In Committee will help at the Bunny Hop collecting spare change. We call this Every Penny Counts. All of the change we collect from this change drive will go toward the cost of tuxedo rentals for the Pediatric Prom. I am happy to announce that we have over 15 kids signed up to volunteer already,” she reported

Chloe Coleman added,This spring our Committee will host the Third Annual Prom Dress Drive.   Each member will hold a letter writing campaign to ask out friends and classmates to donate gently used dresses that can be given to pediatric patients to wear to Pediatric Prom. We hope to get a lot of great dress donations!”

Isabel Villalba said,“This summer there will be 3 designated Kids Kick In summer weekends when each Kids Kick In member will be encouraged to set-up a lemonade stand, bake-sale or car wash to raise money for Pediatrics. In the fall we will bring in the money we have raised all summer and we'll have a really fun event to celebrate our great summer fundraising!” “We are very excited to be part of this year's Bunny Hop,” she added.

The Boeles
In between scoops of Chocolate vanilla strawberry mint chip chocolate chip cookie dough raspberry truffle flavored Bassett's ice cream, Barbara and Madeline McLaughlin; Christina, Carlin and Fayre Smith; Chesie and Virginia Breen; Nicholas Errico; Carolina and Annabelle Addison; Wendy, Stephen and Andrew Arriz; Celeste, Clio, Caspar, CeCe and Calypso Boele; Christina Vita Coleman; Stuyvie and Avery Coleman; Jack Colgate; Sallie and Leta Giordano; Emmeline Heaney; Heather, Evan and Tommy Leeds; Kimberly, Pricilla and Sam Putzer; Susan, Sophie and Sam Sawyers; Lisa and Zane Segalas, Lauren, Jamie, Luke and Jim Watkins, Maria and Charles Villalba and Alexander Finkelstein all agreed on one thing. The Bunny Hop is always FANTAAAAASTIC!

This year's three hardworking chairs are Lisa Errico, Christina Addison and Elizabeth Fuller. The Honorary Chair is Melania Trump. There will be a musical performance by Sony recording stars Laughing Pizza. Magic Al, Noddy, Peter Rabbit, Bob The Builder, Spot the Dog, Corduroy, and Clifford the Big Red Dog will be on hand for the fun.  There will be cookie decorating, candy necklace making, the FAO flight simulator ride, story telling and of course, shopping everywhere. And food: Fresh Popped Pop Corn, Rainbow Cotton Candy Sabrett Hot Dogs, Three Cheese Macaroni & Cheese, Cheese Burger Squares, Organic Chicken Breast Tenders and Fresh Baked French Bread Pizza. And desserts: Fresh Baked Mini Cookies, Blondies, Fudge Brownies, Pecan Squares, Lemon Bar Triangles and Nostalgic Candy.
 
For the adults, there will be passed hors d'oeuvres and 15 really great silent auction packages, which include a birthday party for 20 kids at Doubles, a party at The Tory Burch boutique in NoLita, stays in the Carlylse, the Ritz Carlton South Beach and the San Francisco St.Regis, tickets to Broadway shows and more.

Each guest will go home with one of the famous “Bunny Hop” gift bags, this year provided by Best & Co. with gifts from Porthault Linens and Julia B. Best of all, the proceeds from the event will benefit the Department of Pediatrics. There are tickets available $75 for children and $150 for individual adults; call 212-639-7972.
Alex and Pricilla Putzer
Andrew, Wendy, and Stephen Arriz
Celeste, Caspar, and Calypso Boele
Evan, Tommy, and Heather Leeds
Leslie Coleman, Mary Darling, and Susie Hilfiger
Christina, Fayre and Carlin Smith with Annabel and Mary Darling
Nicholas and Lisa Errico
Carlin Smith
Anabell Darling
Ally and Susie Hilfiger
Stuvie and Avery Coleman and the soldier
Leslie and Emmaline Heaney
Virginia and Chesie Breen
Kimberly and Pricilla Putzer with Sallie and Leta Giordano
Anticipation: Sam and Sophie Sawyers
Sam, Susan, and Sophie Sawyers
Alexander Finkelstein
"yum yum" Annabell Addison
Christina and Annabell Addison and FAO Toy Soldier
Isabel Villalba
Jack and Katie Colgate
Ally and Susie Hilfiger
Christina Vita and Chloe Coleman

Photographs by ©Patrick McMullan (MCNY & Cinema Society); Cutty McGill (Bunny Hop).