Garden parties and big-time benefits

Renee Rockefeller enters The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden at the Museum of Modern Art's annual Party in the Garden.
Museum of Modern Art held its their 41st annual Party in the Garden this past Tuesday night. Cocktails at 7, dinner at 8 and after-dinner reception (more guests) at 9.
There was a live performance by Grammy Award Winning Artist Estelle, and DJ Cassidy.
Kelis
Estelle, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Marie-Josee Kravis
David Rockefeller
Richard Meier
Gillian Miniter
Diana Pulling and Reed Woodson
Renee Rockefeller
Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg and Edwin Schlossberg
Glenn Close
Agnes Gund and Diana Taylor
Clarissa and Edgar Bronfman Jr.
Charles Rockefeller, Sharon Rockefeller, and Justin Rockefeller
Estelle performs
Jill Crawford
Glenda Bailey
Florian Slotawa
Dionne Warwick
Stacey and Eric Mindich (2009 Crystal Ball Chairmen)
Aernout Mik
Andrew and Andrew
Joel Shapiro, Jennifer Russell, and Jerry Speyer
Donald Marroh and John Elderfield
Jenny Shimizu and Susi Kenna
Lyor Cohen and Jeannie Greenberg Rohatyn
Melvin Van Peebles
A lucky man in uniform/div>
Alison Baker and Zev Norotsky
Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson
Michael and Ninah Lynne
Susan Solomon and Paul Goldberger
Timo Weiland
Shala Monroque
Susan Cohn and David Rockefeller Jr
The Mount Sinai Medical Center held its 24th annual Crystal Ball at the Conservatory Gardens in Central Park at Fifth Avenue at 105th Street. After a heavy afternoon thunderstorm, the skies cleared and the tented black-tie event was a major success for the more than 1,200 guests who attended.

The evening raised over $2.8 million which goes toward research initiatives at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The dinner chairmen were Stacey and Eric Mindich. Comedienne and talk show host Joy Behar entertained the guests who were also greeted by Senator Charles Schumer.

The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The Mount Sinai Hospital is one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. Founded in 1852, Mount Sinai today is a 1,171-bed tertiary-care teaching facility that is internationally acclaimed for excellence in clinical care. Last year, nearly 50,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients, and there were nearly 450,000 outpatient visits to the Medical Center.

Mount Sinai School of Medicine is internationally recognized as a leader in groundbreaking clinical and basic science research, as well as having an innovative approach to medical education. With a faculty of more than 3,400 in 38 clinical and basic science departments and centers, Mount Sinai ranks among the top 20 medical schools in receipt of National Institute of Health (NIH) grants.
Stacey and Eric Mindich (2009 Crystal Ball Chairmen)
Soo Kwan, MD and Jeffrey Freed, MD
Susan Cullman and John Kirby
Peter and Leni May, Bonnie M. Davis, MD and Kenneth L. Davis, MD
Ellen and Howard Katz
Richard Moss, MD and Barbara Moss
Elissa Gretz-Friedman, MD and Robert Friedman
Diane and Fin Fogg
Michael Brodman, MD and Nancy Klein
Kasra and Sarina Sanandaji, Lauren Hochfelder Silverman, and Alexander Silverman
Stacey and Eric Mindich, Dennis S. Charney, MD and Andrea Charney
Eileen and Howard Grunther, MD
John and Katherine Winkleman
David Samadi, MD and Sahar Samadi
Cheryl and Michael Minikes
Two Thursdays ago, at Cipriani 42nd Street, Akris, the Swiss fashion house, hosted a fashion show and a luncheon to benefit NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The luncheon featured the Fall/Winter 2009-2010.

Event co-chairs were Sloan Barnett, Renee Belfer, Dr. Samantha Boardman, Frank A. Chervenak, M.D., Lisa Cohen, Stephanie Coleman, Brenda Earl DePaola, Fiona Druckenmiller, Claire Edersheim, Danielle Ganek, Pamela Gross, Tania Higgins, Suzanne Ircha, Nathalie Kaplan, Lenora Klein, Mara Landis, Amalia Lindemann, Frayda Lindemann, Heather Mnuchin, Francine Neu, Sharmin Mossavar-Rahmani, Dr. and Mrs. Zev Rosenwaks, Lizzie Tisch, Sue Ann Weinberg, Dr. Herbert Pardes, President & CEO of New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Caroline Brown, Akris CEO.

Kalliope Karella, Dana Hammond, and Karen Luter
The event raised more than $500,000 for the medical center's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

"Now more than ever it's critical to support those institutions providing so much to the New York community -- a community which has profound meaning and importance to Akris. We are honored to be associated with the Hospital and all those individuals who make Lying-In Hospital the standard-bearer for women's care," notes Albert Kriemler, Akris Designer.

"Funds raised will go toward a broad range of clinical services for women -- from complex pregnancies to research into innovative new cancer treatments," said Dr. Frank Chervenak, Obstetrician-Gynecologist-in-Chief and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell.

Founded in 1799, the Lying-In Hospital was New York's first hospital devoted solely to the care of women in childbirth. Today, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell's Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology/Lying-In Hospital, under the direction of Frank Chervenak, M.D., continues to set the standard in patient care, research training and community outreach that translate into better medical care of women of all ages.
Alexia Hamm Ryan and Anne Citran
Burwell Shore, Claudia Overstrom, Karen Luter
Barbara Walters and Dr. Frank Chervenak
Alexandra Lind Rose
Heather Mnuchin, Sloan Barnett, and Caroline Brown
Tina Lombardo and Rupal Patel
Woody Johnson and Suzanne Ircha
Corneila Ercklentz, Stephanie Coleman, and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson
Dr. Herbert Pardes and Judith Giuliani
Heather Mnuchin, Woody Johnson, and Pamela Gross
Juju Chang and Natalie Kaplan
Leslie Heaney, Alexandra Lind Rose, and Jeannie Rohatyn
Jamie Tisch, Shelly Harrison, Nancy Lane, and Dori Cooperman
Lizzie Tisch, Pamela Gross, Dori Cooperman, and Sloan Barnett
Suzanne Ircha, Tania Higgins, and Heather Mnuchin
Ulla Parker, Nina Davidson, and Caryn Zucker
Alexandra Wilkis Wilson and Christine Schwarzman
Brooke Travis, Abby Manning, and Lizzie Tisch
Eleanor Ylvisaker
Mara Landis
Kathy Thomas, Alexia Hamm Ryan, and Heather Mnuchin
Shafi Roepers
Pamela Gross, Judy Taubman, and Ghislaine Maxwell
On a Thursday night at the Plaza Hotel, The American Friends of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art held their annual Gala honoring gallerist Marian Goodman with the 2009 Visonary Award and John Baldessari with the Artist of the Year Award.

Jennifer Roth, Senior V.P. of Sotheby’s conducted a live auction. Gala Chairmen were David and Joan Genser of Boston and Palm Beach on the AFTAM Board of Trustees and deeply involved in the art community; Honorary Chair was Dafna E. Schmerin, Vice Chair on AFTAM Board of Trustees.

The American Friends of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (AFTAM) is a non-profit organization founded in 1974 to raise funds for the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Israel and to seek notable works of art for its collections.
Sidney Felsen and Joni Weyl
Among the attendees: Artists James Rosenquist, Lawrence Weiner, Marylyn Dintenfass, Zigi Ben-Haim, Yigal Ozeri, Izhar Patkin; Christiane Fischer of AXA Art Insurance- underwriters; Benefactors Michaela and Leon Constantiner, Virginia and Herbert Lust; Mary Rower, Alexander Calder’s daughter; Livia Straus, co-founder of the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art; Gallerist Andrea Meislin; Collector Anita Kahn; Founder and CEO of Delphi Management Company Scott Black; Founder of EJM Development Co. Jerry Monkarsh; Philanthropists Elaine and Gerald Schuster; Gerald Fineberg of The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University; and Tel Aviv Museum of Art Director and Chief Curator Professor Mordechai Omer.
Anita Kahn and Anthony Brown
Gail Furman and Sybil Shainwald
Dafna and Michael Schmerin
Don Lebell, Jane Stern Lebell, and friend
Allen Alter and Racine Berkow
Jennifer V. Roth
James Rosenquist, Motti Omer, and Livia Straus
Tamar Rudich and Izhar Patkin
Dawn Luebbe, Michael Feldschuh, and friend
James Rosenquist with Joan and David Genser
Martin Sanders
James Rosenquist, Marian Goodman, Marylyn Dintenfass, John Driscoll, and Audrey Feuerstein
Lauren Schwartz
Zigi and Tsipi Ben-Haim
Steven Schwartz, Susan and Martin Sanders, and Motti Omer
Harvey Feuerstein
Emeline, Simon, and Gillian Salama-Caro
Steven and Lauren Schwartz with James Rosenquist
David and Joan Genser
Herbert and Virginia Lust with Motti Omer
Jon Schmerin, Dafna Schmerin, Shuli Kislev, and Yigal Ozeri
David Genser and Steven Schwartz
Marian Goodman and Lawrence Weiner
Michael Nachman and Ruth Horowitz
 
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