|Last Wednesday night at the Brooklyn Museum the Brooklyn Museum held its annual Brooklyn Artists Ball, hosted by Sarah Jessica Parker and Liv Tyler.|
|The evening's honorees were artists Fred Tomaselli, Fred Wilson, and Lorna Simpson. 600 people attended the art-themed party.|
|Two weeks ago on Thursday April 21, East Side House Settlement hosted the 12th Annual Gala Preview of the 2011 New York International Auto Show at the Jacob K. Javits Center. More than 1,400 guests from the worlds of Wall Street, fashion, arts, sports, and society enjoyed a private viewing of the entire auto show before it officially opened to the public. The Gala evening included cocktails, a private dinner for benefactors and a specially curated display of iconic Lotus cars from the brands’ glorious past and new product exclusives.
The evening’s highlight included the North American debut of two additions to the award-winning Evora range, the supercharged Evora S and Evora with IPS. Christie’s auctioneer Lydia Fenet auctioned off the Evora IPS, followed by important college scholarships for East Side House Settlement students.
|The evening was chaired by Philip L. Yang, Joan P. Young, Chris LaSusa, and Elia Zois and the benefit committee was chaired by Fe Fendi and Mariana Zois. The media sponsor was New York magazine.
They raised more than $500,000 to support East Side House Settlement, a leading social service agency that serves the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx. The event was made possible through the generosity of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association and the New York International Auto Show, as part of a proud tradition of dedicated community service.
Among the guests: Fe and Alessandro Saracino-Fendi, Mariana and Elia Zois, Phil and Maria Yang, Chris LaSusa, Yaz and Valentin Hernandez, Lake Bell, Lydia Fenet, Susan Fales Hills, Peter Bacanovic, Geoffrey Bradfield, Emma Snowdon-Jones, E.J. Viso (Indy Driver), Jade Brownfield, Courtney Booth, Lisa Yom, Candida Romanelli and more.
|Last Thursday night over at Sotheby’s on York Avenue and 72nd Street, the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation held its 5th annual Connoisseur’s Dinner which included an exclusive preview of Impressionist and Modern Art that goes on sale today at auction.
This year they honored Nancy Corzine, who happens to be President of the ADDF, with the inaugural Chairman’s Award. Ms. Corzine has served as President of ADDF since 2005. Her mother Rita Johnson was a victim of the disease and Ms. Corzine is profoundly committed to finding a cure. It is the kind of commitment that often leads the way, opens the doors to opportunity and finds solutions in life.
Her acceptance speech about her personal experience with her mother’s struggle with, and eventual passing away from Alzheimer’s deeply touched the evening’s guests. They raised a total of $1.3 million that evening.
|In memory of her mother, the ADDF also announced granting of funds to support the research of Dr. Lennart Mucke, a world renowned scientist and the current Director and Senior Investigator at the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease (GIND) as well as the Joseph B. Martin Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Neurology at the University of California at San Francisco. The doctor’s work involves investigating new drugs that may protect brain cells from dying by decreasing the production of “tau protein,” a key component of the “tangles” associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
The ADDF was found in 1998 by the Lauder family and grants awards to leading scientists conducting breakthrough drug discovery and early clinical research and programs. It has granted more than $45 million to fund more than 325 Alzheimer’s drug discovery programs and clinical trials in academic centers and biotechnology companies in 17 countries. Scientists funded by the foundation have test more than 30 new drugs in people with Alzheimer’s disease. Since the founding of ADDF and its critical initial funding, our grantees have received commitments of more than $2 billion in follow-on funding from government, pharmaceutical companies and venture capital firms to further advance their drug research.
|The evening’s chairs were Leonard Lauder and Nancy Corzine. Honorary Chairs were Cece Cord, Audrey and Martin Gruss, Jamie Niven, Bill and Ophelia Rudin, Betsy and Bill Ruprecht, and Barbara and Donald Tober.|
|Last Friday night, The Spring Show Young Patrons Arts’ Night Out, co-chaired by Emily Collins, Margaret Moore and Abigail Starliper, took place, in conjunction with The New Traditionals, the next generation of designers selected by editors of “Trad Home/Lonny,” the new digital edition of Traditional Home. On-hand for one-on-one design consultations were Lisa Sternfeld, from Studio LSID and Ron
|Guests also had the opportunity to place their silent bids for a one-hour design consultation by Patrick Lonn Design, Sara Gilbane Interiors, Bonestreet Trout Hall, Tinton-Fenwick, and Megan Rice Yager Interior Design, all of whom have donated their services to benefit the ASPCA.|
|Photographs by ANN WATT (Spring Show); PatrickMcMullan.com (Alzheimer's)|