Continuing tradition

The dinner scene at The Women’s Board of The Boys’ Club of New York's annual Fall Dance.
Continuing a tradition that spans over sixty years, The Women’s Board of The Boys’ Club of New York hosted its annual Fall Dance on Thursday, October 28, at 583 Park Avenue, New York. More than 350 dined and danced under a canopy of pink, orange and coral swags created by Renny & Reed that crisscrossed the domed ceiling under the huge crystal chandelier.

Co-chairs Travis Acquavella, Tantivy Bostwick, Merrill Curtis and Claudia Overstrom gathered their friends for this spectacular night. Guests included, among many others, Sara and Charlie Ayres, Amy and John Griffin, Jamee and Peter Gregory, Tatiana and Thorne Perkin, Nathalie Kaplan, Ritchey and David Howe, Karen and John Klopp, Jackie and Eugene Williams, Amanda Starbuck, Kitty and Stephen Sherrill, Deborah and Charles Royce, Isobel and Struan Coleman, Lisa and Brian McCarthy, Karen and John Klopp, Todd Romano, Celeste and Cornelis Boele, Lisa and Chris Errico, Caroline and Bill Brown, Anjali and Prakash Melwani, Ulla and Kevin Parker, Muffie and Sherrell Aston, Liete Eichorn, Alexia and Baird Ryan, Alexis Van Der Mije, Betsy and Rob Pitts, Jennifer Coleman Creel, Cosby and Timothy George, Rachel and Ara Hovnanian, Jill and Andrew Roosevelt, Danielle and David Ganek, Sherri and John Grace, Maria and Sherlock Hackley, Alix and Philip Toub, Alexandra and Louis Rose, Alice and James Ross, Jessica and Basil Zirinis, Eleanor and Morgan Dejoux, Amanda and Peter Espy, Tiffany and Claus Moller, Calvert and George Moore, Mark Gilbertson, Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie, Allie and Lee Hanley, Deborah Norville and Karl Wellner, Nicole and Matthew Mellon, Elizabeth Krimendahl, Neil Denney, Marisa and Matt Brown, Phoebe Gubelmann, Eleanor Ylvisaker, Muffy and Don Miller, Kitty and Bill McKnight, and Women’s Board president Cynthia van Eck and her husband, Jan.
Isobel Coleman, Alexia Hamm Ryan, Mary Snow, Jennifer Coleman Creel, Sara Ayres, and Amy Griffin
Van Cleef & Arpels served as an underwriter, adding the beauty of its famed jewels to make the evening shimmer.

Following dinner Lydia Fenet of Christie’s entertained the guests with her spirited auction that featured a spa getaway to Ocean House in Rhode Island, golf at exclusive clubs, an internship with Douglas Hannant at his Plaza Hotel boutique, a stunning Van Cleef & Arpels Cadenas watch, a week’s stay at Cap Juluca, and a stay at the Breakers in Palm Beach for the Women’s Board’s upcoming Michael Kors Fashion Show and Luncheon. At the auction’s end, guests were given the opportunity to support swimming lessons for BCNY members. BCNY has made it a goal to teach every one of its members to swim in response to the recently released statistic that boys are more likely to drown than girls.
Lydia Fenet, Christie's auctioneer
The Boys’ Club of New York is the nation’s oldest boys club, founded in 1876. Through its clubhouses and summer camp The Boys’ Club offers programs that help boys and young men stay in school and go on to college, discover their individual musical and artistic talents, and develop healthy bodies through all kinds of recreation.
Jamee and Peter Gregory
Ashton Curtis, Kelly McIlvaine, Merrill Curtis, and Reed McIlvaine
Fall Dance Co-chairs Merrill Curtis, Travis Acquavella, Tantivy Gubelmann Bostwick, and Claudia Overstrom
Women's Board President Cynthia van Eck and husband Jan
Reed and Kelly McIlvaine
Van Cleef & Arpels model
Deborah Norville and Karl Wellner
Mark Gilbertson and Allie Hanley
Muffy Miller and Thorne Perkin
Shafi Roepers and Maria Villalba
Rachel and Ara Hovnanian
Amy Griffin and Sara Ayres
Alexandra Lind Rose
Elizabeth Krimendahl and Neil Denney
Jackie Drake, Bill McKnight, Merrill Curtis, and Muffy Miller
Douglas Hannant and Merrill Curtis
Blair Husain and Claudia Overstrom
Fall Dance co-chairs: Claudia Overstrom, Travis Acquavella, Tantivy Gubelmann Bostwick, and Merrill Curtis
Jennifer Coleman Creel and Marisa Noel Brown
Eugene Williams, Amy Griffin, and Mark Gilbertson
Alexia Hamm Ryan and Isobel Coleman
The Auction
John and Amy Griffin
Tania Higgins, Danielle Ganek, Alexia Hamm Ryan, and Julia Weld
More Dancing
Amy Griffin
A swirl on the dance floor
Last Wednesday, East Side House Settlement and Sotheby’s hosted a kick-off party for the Young Collectors Night at the Winter Antiques Show. More than 80 partook of the cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in Sotheby’s 8th floor gallery to honor and thank the Young Collectors Night Vice Chairs and Benefit Committee.

Guests were welcomed by Co-Chairs Emily Israel and Courtney Booth, and Executive Director of East Side House, John Sanchez. The YCN Vice Chairs are Valerie and Brad Aston, Alexandra Buckley Voris, Stephanie and Frederick Clark, Kipton Cronkite, Cristin DeVeer, Elizabeth Meigher, Billy Nacey, Anika Yael Natori, Allyson and Chris Pachios, Tatiana G. P. Perkin, Marie Rentschler, and Caroline Rowley.
The upcoming Young Collectors Night at the Winter Antiques Show will take place on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at the Park Avenue Armory. The evening attracts several hundred guests including young philanthropists, art enthusiasts, collectors, and interior designers.

Proceeds from this glamorous evening benefit East Side House Settlement, a leading social service agency that serves the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx, within the poorest Congressional district in the United States. The focus of the East Side House Settlement is education and technology training as gateways out of poverty. Programs include early childhood, after-school programs, Mott Haven Village Preparatory High School, Bronx Haven High School, adult education, computer technology programs and family services.
Shannon Hales, Dawne Marie Grannum, John Sanchez, Tracey Hall, and Bleecker Ward
Guests at the kick-off included: Emily Israel, Courtney Booth, Valerie and Brad Astor, Tiffany Koury, Marie Rentschler, John Fondas, Stephanie and Frederick Clark, Lindsey Burn, Erin Dougherty, Clay Floren, Lisa Yom, Belem Hudson, Bennett Leifer, Cristin Deveer, Lyle & Frank Vivolo, Claudia Hamilton, Michael Moore, Amy Todd Middleton, Cassandra Seidenfeld, Tracy Stern, Nicky Rose, Lindsey Harper, Amanda Carpenter, Alexandra Daum, Catherine Miles, Melissa Berkelhammer, Cassandra Seidenfeld, Cynthia Kirchner, Shannon Hales, Dawne Marie Grannum, Bleeker Ward, Marisa and Walter Tomenson III, Jeffrey and Rebecca Morrison, Kate and Lizzie Horvitz, Lucinda A. Ballard, Holly Whidden, Virginia Wettlaufer, Liz Walker, Amanda Starbuck, Christopher Spitzmiller, Susan Shin, Lacary Sharpe, Sharon Sharma, Marguerite Platt, Jeffrey Pikus, Alexandra Papanicolaou, Laura Neller, Phillip McCarthy, Joy Marks, Marisa Marcantonio, Kevin Manning, David Lipke, Peter Kunhardt, Cynthia Kirchner, Megan Kelly, Roy Kean, Dorothy Joseph, Jon Hulka, Tracy Hall, Dawne Grannum, James Goldschmidt, Lara Glaister, Adele Freedman, Amanda Cannon Fredericks, Clay Floren, Clair Fitzgerald, Emily Fisher, Elizabeth Beaman & Phillip Dizard, Sarah Dillon, Ellie Coleman, Will Carey, Nicholas Brown, Emily Bracken, Regan Billingsley, Mary Barone, Shen Beatrice and more.
Emily Israel, Marie Rentschler, John Fondas, and Lindsey Burn
Claudia Hamilton, Michael Moore, and Amy Todd Middleton
Valerie Astor and Erin Dougherty
Kristen Deveer, Courtney Booth, Emily Israel, Marie Rentschler, and Emily Bracken
Courtney Booth and Emily Israel
Cassandra Seidenfeld and Tiffany Koury
Tracy Stern and Courtney Booth
Valerie Astor and Emily Israel
Cynthia Kirchner and Tiffany Koury
Clay Floren, Lisa Yom, Belem Hudson, and Bennett Leifer
Courtney Booth, John Sanchez, Emily Israel, and Catherine Miles
Kristen Deveer and Frank Vivolo
Nicky Rose and Lindsey Harper
Stephanie and Fred Clark
Bennett Leifer and Clay Floren
Lisa Yom and Tiffany Koury
John Sanchez and Jennifer Stebbins
Amanda Carpenter and Alexandra Daum
Melissa Berkelhammer, Cassandra Seidenfeld, Cynthia Kirchner, and Tiffany Koury
Emily Israel and Stephanie Clark
On Friday, November 12th, the New England Society in the City of New York hosted its 205th Annual Dinner Dance at the St. Regis Hotel. Members and friends gathered to honor Tom Chappell, co-founder of Tom's of Maine and Ramblers Ways, with the Reginald T. Townsend Award, as well as honor the current and past New England Society scholarship recipients.

Upon accepting his Townsend Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement while representing the finest attributes of the New England character, Tom accurately defined the New England character as the spirit of freedom that comes from acting socially responsible. He also shared the story of his New England and New York ancestry. His gracious words and personal message were enthusiastically received by the 150 guests, including scholarship recipients: Juliette Ferrigno, Class of 2013, Gregory Gumbs, Class of 2010, and Cathya Solano, Trinity Class of 2011. The dancing and celebrating continued on until midnight and an over all terrific evening was had by all thanks to co-chairs Christopher and Liz Apgar, Tom Farrell and Suzanne Milton. 
Tom Chappell speaking to the room
Tom Chappell addresses the crowd
NES is a nonprofit charitable organization that provides significant, merit-based scholarships to financially-challenged New York City students attending New England colleges and universities. Established in 1805, NES has over 500 members, and conducts an active program of social and fundraising events, culminating with the Annual Dinner Dance.
Carol Degener and Laurence Golding
Carol Degener and Laurence Golding
Fred and Anne Elser
Fred and Anne Elser
Joe and Sky Cardile
Joe and Sky Cardile
Chris and Liz Apgar
Chris and Liz Apgar
Scott Glascock and Gail Gaston
Scott Glascock and Gail Gaston
Rev. Tom Pike and Robert Hess
Rev. Tom Pike and Robert Hess
Rod O'Connell and Vicki Downey
Rod O'Connell and Vicki Downey
Sarah and Jere Patterson
Sarah and Jere Patterson
Dick Sanford and Suzanne Milton
Dick Sanford and Suzanne Milton
Sara Hunter Hudson and Ron Gold
Sara Hunter Hudson and Ron Gold
Charles Lucas, Victor Stewart, John Mauk Hilliard
Charles Lucas, Victor Stewart, and John Mauk Hilliard
Eric and Valerie Lord
Eric and Valerie Lord
Tom and Collen Hills
Tom and Collen Hills
Juliette Ferrigno and Greg Gumbs
Juliette Ferrigno and Greg Gumbs
Jamie Gaston, Gail Gaston, and Frances Gaston
Jamie Gaston, Gail Gaston, and Frances Gaston
Judy Bliss, David Mannis, and Deborah Dorsey
Judy Bliss, David Mannis, and Deborah Dorsey
Arnold and Hilda Neis
Arnold and Hilda Neis
Lynn and Roger Clarke
Lynn and Roger Clarke
Nancy Sweizy
Nancy Sweizy
Kathleen Schauer and Jacki Kane
Kathleen Schauer and Jacki Kane
Liz Apgar and Melissa Zack
Liz Apgar and Melissa Zack
Colleen Hills and Alan Feuer
Colleen Hills and Alan Feuer
Charles Wolf and Allison White-Vadhan
Charles Wolf and Allison White-Vadhan
Stuart and Karen Bevan
Stuart and Karen Bevan
Vicki and Jeff Downey
Vicki and Jeff Downey
Jean Doyen de Montaillou, Coverly Rees, Michael Kovner, and Nancy barton
Jean Doyen de Montaillou, Coverly Rees, Michael Kovner, and Nancy barton
Andrew Leroy and Serra Bozeman
Andrew Leroy and Serra Bozeman
Preston and Blair Stuart
Preston and Blair Stuart
Amy and David D'Agostino
Amy and David D'Agostino
Merrie Martinson and David Peirce
Merrie Martinson and David Peirce
Terrance Smart and Melissa Zack
Terrance Smart and Melissa Zack
Veterans Corps of Artillery
Veterans Corps of Artillery
Veterans Corps of Artillery
 
Tom and Kate Chappell
Tom and Kate Chappell
Katherine DeConti, John Dalsheim, and Cathya Solano
Katherine DeConti, John Dalsheim, and Cathya Solano
Fred and Allison MacEachron
Fred and Allison MacEachron
Laura Guerra, Dan Ladner, Caroline Camougis, Tucker McCready
Laura Guerra, Dan Ladner, Caroline Camougis, and Tucker McCready
Rev. John Cutrer Smith, Guy Robinson, Elizabeth Stribling, and Zita Davis
Rev. John Cutrer Smith, Guy Robinson, Elizabeth Stribling, and Zita Davis
Last Tuesday night at the Asia Society, the eighth floor reception rooms were filled with people eager to see and hear Helen Philon talk about the new book Silent Splendour: Palaces of the Deccan 214th – 19th Centuries.

The speaker is the wife of Alexander Philon, former Greek Ambassador to India and the United States. Mrs. Philon is passionate about this region of India and the preservation of its heritage. After studying at the Ecole du Louvre in Paris and the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, she wrote her PhD thesis at London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies.
Frederick Koch, Jason Herrick, Ann Nitze, and Nicholas and Maja
Marife Hernandez and Gaetana Enders
Silent Splendour: Palaces of the Deccan 214th – 19th Centuries
The event was hosted by Ann and Bill Nitze and Asia Society President Vishakha Desai and Shayne Doty, the new Vice President of External Affairs (in charge of fundraising) for the Asia Society. The guest list included members of both the Greek and Indian communities as well as others interested in Asian art and culture.

Among those attending: Mickey Wolfson, Teresa Bulgheroni, Suzette de Marigny Smith, Jeremy and Friedericka Biggs, Joan Hardy Clark, Mary Cronson, Emiy Frick, Mary McFadden, Lois de Minil, Peter and Stella Sichel, Robert Simon, Alexis Gregory, Vera Blinken, Phokion and Liz Anne Potamianos, Christopher Mason, Mary Libby, Victoria and Frank Wyman.
Dr. Helen Philon, Terre Blair, and William Hamilton
Mary Rose Bolton, Sylvia de Cuevas, and Jose Soriano
Evelyn Tompkins, Stephanie Foster, and Sylvia Hemingway
Lynn Hanke and Shayne Doty
Margo Langenberg and Robert Froelich
Kim Woodward, Crystal Sourour. and Zain F. Talyarkhan
Sedi Flugelman, Anthony Korner, and Ruth Dickes
Doda Voridis
Dr. Vishakha Desai and Dr. Helen Philon
Meera T. Gandhi and Karen Stone Talwar

Photographs byBlanche Williamson (Boys Club); Ann Watt (New England Society).
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