Thursday, November 10, 2011


Kanye West and Tom Sachs
Last Friday night there was a celebration of Tom Sachs exhibition of new works at Sperone Westwater's headquarters, and an after party at Indochine.
Sarah Vasil, Jeff Lurie, and Mary Eannarino
Tom Sachs
Stephanie LaCava, Johan Sorensen, and Liz Kabler
Nick Gruber and Calvin Klein
Yvonne Force Villareal and Meghan Boody
Rob Etre and Sarah Dorkin
Carlo McCormick and Tim Biskup
Tom Sachs and Sarah Hoover
Colin Gold and Haidee Findlay-Levin
John McEnroe, Patty Smyth, and David Leiber
Charles van Campenhout, Virginie Mouzat, and Risdeard Keating
Gerardo Gomez Galvis and Philip Gutman
Jacob Weisberg, Deborah Needleman, and Beppe Severgnini
Colette with Juan Puntes
Jay Paavonpera and Adam Houghtaling
Franco V and Christina Jeffs
Louis and Sam Yoh
Marissa Ratanarat and Averil Blakely
Anthony Haden-Guest
Samuel Pravo and Ramon Espantaleon
Kellen Curran, Walsh Hansen, Clara Ruvio, and Walter Biggs
John Melick and Malcolm Morley
Kiera Griffin and Ray McCullough
Russell Piccione
Emily Siegel and Kiki Raj
Michael Silver and Deborah Needleman
On the evening of November 3, 2011 Trees New York held the 2011 Street Tree Award benefit at the Arader Gallery, 1016 Madison Avenue. Awards were presented to Pete Grannis and Linda Yang.
Cassandra Schriffen, Iris Rose Hill, Gerard Schriffen, and Susan Gooberman
William Hubbard, Elise Boeger, John Atwater Bradley, Bonnie Wyper, and Dayton Carr
Trees New York has planted over 3,500 trees in underserved communities throughout New York City.
Patricia Burnham and William Brock
Peter Van de Wetering, Marge Ternes, and Anton Van de Wetering
Walter Deane and Karen Glover
Lisa Semple, Graham Arader, and MargeTernes
Alan Kleinman, Larry Gooberman, and Larry Rockefeller
Walter Terry and Nancy Hoguet
William and Robin Hubbard
Nicole and Derek Limbocker with Hillary Dick
Gerard and Cassandra Schriffen with Peter and Ainslie Grannis
Sam and Mary Bishop
Randi Glickberg and Claude Noeddo
Linda Yang
Larry and Susan Gooberman
The Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation (CCBF) hosted its annual "Breakthrough Ball" benefit gala on Tuesday evening, November 1st, 2011 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. The most successful gala yet, CCBF raised $1.2 million to provide much needed medication, chemotherapy and other life-saving treatments to children at the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology of New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center.

The coveted "Key to Life" award was presented to Leyla Aliyeva, Vice President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and Founder of IDEA Environment Campaign. Joining her were the "Breakthrough Spirit" award recipients Muffie Potter Aston, Humanitarian and Philanthropist and Buddy Valastro, Master Cake Decorator and Star of the Hit TLC reality show, who were awarded for their inspirational dedication to supporting children in need. The evening also included a spectacular performance by Atlantic Recording Artists Straight No Chaser who sang their take on the classic songs: Bridge over Troubled Water, Somewhere over the Rainbow and Billie Jean.
Straight No Chaser
Straight No Chaser
Jamie Niven, Vice Chairman, Sotheby's led the CCBF's most successful live auction to date featuring a luxurious eight night vacation in Istanbul and Bodrum, Turkey, Super Bowl XLVI Tickets and a Hamptons Golf Package with tee-offs at some of the most exclusive and highly rated courses. The highlight of the evening took place during a bidding war for the Custom Cake Package made by Honoree Buddy Valastro when Mr. Valastro offered to donate a second package and both bidders went home with the cake of their dreams.

For nearly 60 years, CCBF has been proud to support the extraordinary team of doctors and researchers of the Division. CCBF's support has attracted and retained a group of world-renowned experts on the treatment of multiple pediatric blood disorders and cancers, including hemophilia, sickle-cell anemia and leukemia. CCBF researchers have received international recognition for their work and are on the cusp of breakthroughs predicted to change the way the medical community treats children with cancer and blood diseases. Each year, physicians treat more than 1,000 children through more than 10,000 inpatient and outpatient visits. No child is ever turned away for services, regardless of his or her ability to pay.
Elnur Aslanov, Javad Marandi, Narmina Marandi, Leyla Aliyeva, Reza Raein, Patricia Suarez de Sola, Ambassador Aqshin Mehdiyev
Elnur Aslanov, Javad Marandi, Narmina Marandi, Leyla Aliyeva, Reza Raein, Patricia Suarez de Sola, and Ambassador Aqshin Mehdiyev
Les and Barri Lieberman, Buddy and Lisa Valastro, Ron and Trish Iervolino
Les and Barri Lieberman, Buddy and Lisa Valastro, and Ron and Trish Iervolino
Tiffany Dubin and Jaime Niven
Tiffany Dubin and Jaime Niven
Andrea Tese and Valerie Boster
Andrea Tese and Valerie Boster
Buddy Valastro, Les Lieberman, Muffie Potter Aston, Sherrell Aston, Ron Iervolino
Buddy Valastro, Les Lieberman, Muffie Potter Aston, Sherrell Aston, and Ron Iervolino
Kristin Eckert, Jennifer Zaleski, Bob Eckert, Lizzie Smith, Alysse Brennan
Kristin Eckert, Jennifer Zaleski, Bob Eckert, Lizzie Smith, and Alysse Brennan
Isabel and Craig Kallman, Barri and Les Lieberman
Isabel and Craig Kallman, and Barri and Les Lieberman
Les Lieberman, Chuck Grodin, Ron Iervolino
Les Lieberman, Chuck Grodin, and Ron Iervolino
Tom Cavanaugh
Tom Cavanaugh
Gina and Abraham Franklin
Gina and Abraham Franklin
Sherrie Abbruzzese, Muffie Potter Aston, Don Epstein, Mo Rocca
Sherrie Abbruzzese, Muffie Potter Aston, Don Epstein, and Mo Rocca
Sherrell Aston, Muffie Potter Aston, CeCe Cord, Peter Lyden
Sherrell Aston, Muffie Potter Aston, CeCe Cord, and Peter Lyden
Reza Raein, Leyla Aliyeva, and Les Lieberman
Reza Raein, Leyla Aliyeva, and Les Lieberman
Dan Nir, Erika Marsh, Jill Braufman
Dan Nir, Erika Marsh, and Jill Braufman
Randy Frankel, Lisa Valastro, Buddy Valastro
Randy Frankel, and Lisa and Buddy Valastro
Michelle Parker
Michelle Parker
Cliff and Heather Robinson
Cliff and Heather Robinson
Charlie Shaffer and Elizabeth Cordry
Charlie Shaffer and Elizabeth Cordry
Richard and Dana Kirshenbaum
Richard and Dana Kirshenbaum
On Halloween, ROLEX hosted a "Spook-tacular" Dance Celebration of Ghosts, Ghouls, Vampires & Wilis! Career Transition For Dancers 26th Anniversary Jubilee.

Chita Rivera
hosted this one-night-only entertainment extravaganza. Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth with some former Bob Fosse dancers opened the show with "Magic To Do" from Pippin, followed by the National Dance Institute and other children performing Michael Jackson's "Thriller." Noah Racey and The New York Song & Dance Company performed the classic Cole Porter number "I've Got You Under My Skin." Some of the other dance numbers included: "Hexentanz" (Witch Dance); Houston Ballet – Giselle Pas De Deux Act II; Les Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo – "The Dying Swan"; Peter Pucci Plus Dancers – "Surfing"; "The Raven" choreographed by David Fernandez, starring Charles Askegard, Daniel Ulbricht and Savannah Lowery of New York City Ballet; the Tap City Youth Ensemble – "Tap Dancing Skeletons."
The National Dance Institute to Michael Jackson's Thriller
New York Song & Dance Company
Karina Gonzalez and Connor Walsh
Paul Ghiselin, Dying Swan
There were also performances by Lynn Cohen and The Street Beats Group; as well appearances by Tony Award Winner Donna McKechnie, Carmen DeLavallade, Judith Jamison, and Lypsinka.

Rolex Watch USA President & CEO Stewart Wicht presented Nigel Lythgoe with the 2011 Rolex Dance Award.
Career Transition For Dancers Awards for Outstanding Contributions to the World of Dance went to Victor Elmaleh, Nancy MacMillan, and Michele Riggi.
Ron Young
Betsy Fisher, The Witch Dance
Career Transition For Dancers, with offices in NYC, L A, and Chicago, has helped over 5,100 professional dancers in 47 states identify their unique talents in preparation for establishing new careers when dance is no longer an option. Since its 1985, founding they have provided more than 51,000 hours (equivalent to over $5 million) of one-on-one career counseling and program services (at no cost) and has awarded millions of dollars in scholarships for education, entrepreneurial grants, and certification programs. The organization also provides dancers with specialized services including transition seminars and workshops, peer support groups, resource centers, a toll-free national career counseling hotline, a website, and the National Career Network.
Victor Elmaleh, Nancy Mac Millan, Michele Herbert, Michele Riggi, judith Jamison, Nigel Lythgoe, Tracy Inman, Anka Palitz, and Stewart Wicht
National Dance Institute Celebration Team
Susan, Stewart, and Fiona Wicht
Barbara Taylor Bradford and Robert Bradford
Michele Riggi, Anka Palitz, Chita Rivera, and Michele Herbert
Anka K. Palitz, Chita Rivera, and Alfred Fiandaca
Darci Kistler and Peter Martins
Ted Bartwink
Mark Dufney and Caitlin Carter
Connie and Hugh Hildesley
Mercedes Ellington and Kent Drake
Christian Simmerman, Chita Rivera, and Richard Kielar
Michele and Ronald Riggi
Stewart Wicht, Nigel Lythgoe, and Judith Jamison
Robert Albertson and Suzanne Murphy
Susan Krysiewicz, Thomas Bell, and Bill Cunningham
Elizabeth and Donald Kramer
Mike Hodge
Mark Stewart and Jaime Verazin
Leo Milones,Victor Elmaleh, and Helen Milonas
Nigel Lythgoe and Carmen de Lavallade
Lee and Cece Black
Lucia Hwong Gordon
Marcelo Martinez and Lilyan Vigo
Victor Elmaleh, Sono Elmaleh, and Chita Rivera
Ann and Bill Van Ness
Kate Lydon and Jonja Kostich
Donald Tober, CC Conor, and Barbara Tober
Cliff De Raita, Curt Gowdy, and Cheryl Gowdy
Peter and Barbara Regna, and friend

Photographs by (Sachs); Cutty McGill (Tree Award); (Career Transition)
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