Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Feast For the Senses

Marie Josee Kravis welcomes guests at a book party for Lin Arison and her new book Feast For the Senses; A Musical Odyssey in Umbria.
Last Tuesay night at MOMA, Mikhail Baryshnikov, John Guare and Agnes Gund hosted a book party for Lin Arison and her new book Feast For the Senses; A Musical Odyssey in Umbria (Chronicle Books) produced in collaboration with Diana C. Stoll and Neil Folberg.

Feast For the Senses is part memoir, part travelogue that recounts Lin's journey through the Umbrian countryside in the company of Michael Tilson Thomas and members of the New World Symphony. It makes a wonderful holiday gift book, complete with color photos, recipes, and three DVDs. The book entwines Mrs. Arison’s passions for Italy's palazzos, gardens, churches and country inns, as well as for music, cooking, wine, architecture and the arts into a unique and beautiful keepsake.
Party goers watch a documentary on Frank Gehry's NWS campus
Mrs. Arison is the co-founder of the New World Symphony which she established in 1988 with her late husband, Ted Arison, creator of Carnival Cruise Lines, and Michael Tilson Thomas. The Arisons also co-founded the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and its core program, YoungArts. 
Peter Galassi, Richard E Oldenburg, Agnes Gund, and Lin Arison
Lin Arison with MoMA President Marie Josee Kravis
Chris and Grace Meigher
Young Arts President Christina De Paul talks to a friend
Lin Arison, Sarah Arison, and Eric Masella
Stephen Lash and friends
Playwright John Guare with filmmakers Kirk Simon and Karen Goodman
Lin Arison and her literary agent Amy Rennert
John Guare and Mary Ellen Oldenburg
MoMA trustees Richard E Oldenburg and Mercedes Bass
Lin's granddaughter, Sarah Arison and her fiancée Eric Masella
Feast for the Senses author Lin Arison, Photographer Neil Folberg, Co-Author Diana C. Stoll and Designer Michelle Dunn
Sid and Mercedes Bass and Lin Arison
Anthony Gottlieb and Liesl Schillinger
Mikhail Baryshnikov and Author Lin Arison
MoMA staffers
Co-author Diana C. Stoll shows Feast for the Senses to a friend
Last Saturday evening (December 11), Alexandra Lebenthal and Jay Diamond hosted a book signing at their apartment for Suzanne Rheinstein and her new book At Home -- Style For Today with Things from the Past.
Suzanne Rheinstein, Alexandra Lebenthal, and Jay Diamond
Connie N. Phillips and Gill Schafer
Stacey Malo
Joseph Singer, Kate Brodsky, Mish Tworkowski, and Alexander Brodsky
Suzanne Rheinstein
Andrea Funsten and Helen Howe
Ellie Diamond
Dennis Basso, Suzanne Rheinstein, and Jamee Gregory
Elena Scott, Angele Parlange, and Leslie Johnson
Claudia Lebenthal
Helen Howe and Andrea Funsten
Nancy Silverman with Tiger
Liz Meyers, Julie Works, and Christian Leone
Nickie Clendening, Suzanne Rheinstein, and Callie Jenschke
Bettina Zilkha and Suzanne Rheinstein
Passed hors d'oeuvres
Jane Wagman and Liz Lange
Jimmy Lebenthal and Ben Diamond
Leslie Johnson, Elena Scott, and Matile Leary
Ronda Carman, Jay Snyder, and Tammy Connor
Malcolm Kutner and Sandy Gilbert
Also last Sunday at the Tribeca Grand, Focus Features hosted a New York screening for Sofia Coppola's new film "Somewhere" and brought out the stars including Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning, Kristen Dunst, and the director herself.
Marc Jacobs
Elle Fanning, Stephen Dorff, and Sofia Coppola
Anna Sui
David Maupin and Stefano Tonchi
Jack Foley and James Schamus
James Franco and Marina Abramovic
John Cameron Mitchell
Michael Shannon
Christina Caruso
Molly Shannon
Kirsten Dunst and Parker Posey
Elle Fanning
Roman and Sofia Coppola
Stephen Dorff
Parker Posey
Rainier Judd
On Wednesday, December 8, 2010, The Jewish Museum at Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street in New York City, presented its sixteenth annual Family Hanukkah Party. 

Magician Lyn Dillies
The co-chairs were Ray and Ross Hammerman; Jacqueline Harris Hochberg and Robert J. Hochberg; and Sharon Coplan Hurowitz and Richard Hurowitz.

Attendees included Mimi and Barry Alperin, Nisa and Bradley Amoils, Alison and Andrew Brod, Cozy Friedman, J. Ira and Nicki Harris, Phyllis and William Mack, Susan and Morris Mark, Leni and Peter May, Helaine and Michael Pruzan, Amy and Jeffrey Silverman, Irwin and Daryl Simon, and Debi and Steven Wisch, among others.

The theme of this year’s party was inspired by the Museum’s current exhibition, Houdini: Art and Magic. Attendees enjoyed: the magic of Lyn Dillies; Hanukkah Shows by Applause NYC; balloon art; face painting; family photos; Hanukkah Hairdos by Cozy’s Cuts for Kids; magic lessons, music, and a buffet dinner and dessert.

Proceeds from the event benefit The Jewish Museum. 350 people attended the event.
Irwin Simon, and Alison, Andrew, Spencer, and Austin Brod
Robert J. Hochberg and Matthew Mark
Amy Rose Silverman, Julie Silverman, and Samantha Silverman
Tanya Zuckerbrot, Eleanor Propp, and Debi Wisch
Morris and Susan Mark and grandchildren
Drew Effron and children
Benjamin Winter, Joan Rosenbaum, Helen Goldsmith Menschel Director of The Jewish Museum, and Barry Alperin
William, Phyllis, and Tucker Mack
Event Co-chairs Sharon Coplan Hurowitz, Ray Hammerman, and Jacqueline Harris Hochberg
Michael, Helaine, Matthew, and Samantha Pruzan
Last Sunday afternoon at the trendy ViNO ViNO wine bar in Tribeca, Shorty Rossi, star of Animal Planet's “Pit Boss” and also founder of Shorty’s Pit Bull Rescue was the special guest at the TAILS holiday soiree. Shorty and his canine companion, Hercules, posed for photos and greeted fans, including several very well behaved pit bulls.

Shorty's Pit Bull Rescue is an organization of pit bull owners, rescuers, and supporters. They rescue, rehabilitate, and place neglected and abused pit bulls in loving homes.
PJ and Zachery Maffetone
While the canine crowd dined on the delicious new gourmet doggy food from Evermore, their two-legged companions enjoyed ViNO ViNO wines and cheeses.

Donations were accepted for the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals which supports more than 150 animal rescue groups and shelters.
Tuna, Larissa Whitney, Moby, Jennifer Coffey, Oliver, Shorty Rossi ("Pit Boss"), and Hercules
Hercules, Shorty Rossi ("Pit Boss"), and Bonnie
Kristofer Ghadry with Oliver and Elizabeth Berman with Harry
Stephanie Mattera
Dana Humphrey and Stephanie Mattera
Cynthia Englise and Joseph Dilorenzo with Jada
Christopher Pastor with Charlie
Jennifer Coffey with Miss Ellie
Max Whitney and Oliver
Erika Searl with Cubbie and Ginger
Dana Humphrey and Moby

Photographs by; Beowulf Sheehan (Feast for the Senses); John Aquino (Jewish Museum)
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