|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.|
|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.
|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.
"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.
|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.
|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.|