Monday, July 25, 2011

Summer Tributes

Under the Nautical-themed dinner tent at Caramoor's Opening Night of its 66th International Music Festival.
This past Saturday night, at photographer Steven Klein's house in Bridgehampton, ACRIA -- the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America -- held its 2011 annual Cocktails at Sunset.

Among the committee members were Andre Balazs, Andrew Benedict, Ross Bleckner, Sandra Brant, Nan Bush and Bruce Weber, Bob Colacello, Francisco Costa, John DeStaphano, Gaby and Gianpaolo DeFelice, Tonne Goodman, April Gornik and Eric Fishl, Deborah Hughes, Calvin Klein, Kelly Klein, Steven Klein, Leslie Klotz and Mary McBride, David Maupin, Jack Pierson, Isabel Rattazzi, Cynthia Rowley and Bill Powers, Andrew Saffir, Stewart Shining, Ingrid Sischy, Stefano Tonchi, Rachel Zoe and Rodger Berman.
Danielle Franz, Shelly Bromfield, Maureen Dodd, Dr. Richard Ash MD, Rachel Paletsky, and Latham Thomas
Phil Gebbia, Sam Bolton, Louis Carriagio, Dan Tietz, Tom Cashin, Max Vogt, and Jay Thompson
Aurora Danon, Vanessa Escamilla, Taryn Radich, Ann Ogunsulire, and Kristi Watson
ACRIA is a leading HIV research and education organization. ACRIA tests the newest HIV therapies; undertakes cutting-edge research to understand better who has HIV and how to keep people with disease healthy; provides life-saving HIV health information to disadvantaged communities around the world, and strengthens community-based groups through a comprehensive technical assistance program.
Caren Brooks
Liliana Cavendish
Dr. Penny Grant
Chris Dobich, David Tufts, Sean Maloney, and Randy Florke
Kim Cho and Alina Cho
Caroline Fare and Eric Villency
Calvin Klein
Erika Faust
Kelly Klein and Nick Manifold
Anh Duong and Clifford Ross
Geordon Nicol, Kevin Tekinel, Leigh Lezark, Greg Krelenstein, Sky Ferreira, and Olivier Theyskens
Andrew Saffir and Daniel Benedict
Eian Scully, Ellis McCreadie, and Artie Lang
Geordon Nicol, Leigh Lezark, and Greg Krelenstein
Emily Jerome
Polina Proshkina and Anastasya Siro
Sylvia Hommert and Brad Fisher
Sara Lafontaine and Anna Korenis
Steven Klein, Delfina Blaquier, and Nacho Figueras
Rodger Berman and Rachel Zoe
Anne Huntington, Peter Davis, and Meredith Ostrom
Jeffrey Feinman, Joe Del Vecchio, and Dionisio Fontana
Leslie Klotz, Patrick McMullan, and Mary McBride
Lisa Yom
Sky Ferreira
Spencer Morgan and Alexis Bryan Morgan
Lauren Ezersky and Warren Schultz
Michael Flutie, Karina Bartkevica, and Scott Lipps
Luis Morais, Leigh Lezark, George Wayne, and Robert Verdi
Dan Tietz and Paul Byrne
Harish Perkari and Mariana Bender
Josie Goerl
Kevin Tekinel and Olivier Theyskens
Michael Flutie and Annabelle Tollman
Patty Wilson and Steven Sebring
TJ Del Moro and Alessia Piovan
Tripoli Patterson and Darius Yektai
David Post, Kathleen de Monchy, Richard Johnson, and Sessa von Richthofen
Zurima and Mark Kayton
Katonah, NY — On Saturday, June 25, 2011, Caramoor celebrated the Opening Night of its 66th International Music Festival with a festive nautical-themed gala evening. The event began with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and was followed by a seated dinner provided by Great Performances. After dinner, Caramoor kicked off the summer music festival in the Venetian Theater with HMS Pinafore, one of the most beloved and delightful of the Gilbert & Sullivan operettas. The performance featured the Orchestra of St. Luke’s under the baton of Caramoor’s Director of Opera Will Crutchfield, and starred soprano Georgia Jarman, tenor Robert McPherson, baritone Jorell Williams, mezzo-soprano Vanessa Cariddi, and baritones Scott Bearden and Jason Plourde. After the performance, Gala attendees partook in the After Dark party, where they joined the Pinafore cast for dessert and dancing with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks.

Gala co-chairs were Mary Ann and Robert Hawley, of Bedford Hills, NY, and Susan and Richard O’Leary of Greenwich, CT.
Michael Barrett, County Legislator Peter Harckham, Congresswoman Nita Lowey and Jim Attwood
Bryan Kollman, Rica Kelly, Ned Kelly (event designer for the Opening Night Gala), and Dylan Kelly
Soprano Julianna Di Giacomo and baritone Daniel Mobbs, with baritone Scott Bearden and his wife
Caramoor is the legacy of Walter and Lucie Rosen, who built their summer home – now known as the historic Rosen House at Caramoor – and filled it with their treasures. Walter Rosen was the master planner for the Caramoor estate, bringing to reality his dream of creating a place to entertain friends from around the world. Their musical evenings were the seeds of today’s Caramoor International Music Festival.

Realizing the pleasure their friends took in the beauty of Caramoor – the house with its art collection, the gardens, and the musical programs on summer evenings – in 1946 the Rosens established a public charity to open Caramoor to the community. Lucie Rosen survived her husband by seventeen years. During those years, she expanded the Music Festival: the Spanish Courtyard was used as a setting for musical events, as it is today, and, under her direction, the great stage of the Venetian Theater was built.
The cast of HMS Pinafore on stage of the Venetian Theater
Vanessa Cariddi and Jorell Williams in HMS Pinafore
Robert McPherson and Georgia Jarman in HMS Pinafore
After Dark party dancing to Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
Caramoor is a performing arts center located on a unique 90-acre setting of Italianate architecture and gardens in Westchester County, NY. It enriches the lives of its audiences through innovative and diverse musical performances of the highest quality.  Its mission also includes mentoring young professional musicians and providing educational programs for young children centered around music. It is often described as “a Garden of Great Music”, where audiences are invited to come early, explore the beautiful grounds, enjoy a pre-concert picnic, and discover beautiful music in the relaxed settings of the Venetian Theater, Spanish Courtyard, Music Room of the Rosen House, and the magnificent gardens.
Michael Barrett, Chief Executive/General Director and Judy Evnin, Chairman Emerita
David Swope and Zita Rosenthal
Katy Clark, President/Executive Director of OSL, Elisabeth Ostrow, Vice President of OSL
Tondra and Jeffrey Lynford with their neice Malin Oberg
Caramoor's Director of Opera Will Crutchfield and Jennifer Moore
Nina and Michael Stanton
Muffie Fitzgerald with Caramoor trustees Bim Kendall and Effie Fribourg
Opening Night Galal Co-Chairs Richard O'Leary and Mary Ann Hawley
Jim Attwood, Chairman, and Leslie Williams
Edward Gardner, Judy Bauer and Joel Bauer
Will Crutchfield with soprano Georgia Jarman
Richard O'Leary and Mezzo-Soprano Vanessa Cariddi.
Hospital for Special Surgery held its 28th Annual Tribute Dinner at the Waldorf=Astoria. Brian Williams, anchor of Nightly News on NBC, served as toastmaster. Nationally recognized Hospital for Special Surgery orthopedic surgeon Joseph M. Lane, M.D., received the Lifetime Achievement Award and Indra Nooyi, chairman and chief executive officer of PepsiCo, was honored at the event that raised more $2.5 million. Nearly a thousand attended.
Dr. Tom Quinn, anesthesiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery; Liz Quinn; Marilyn Liguori; Dr. Greg Liguori, anesthesiologist-in-chief, Hospital for Special Surgery; Jacques Ya Deau, anesthesiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery; and Caroline Ya Deau
Arthur Levitt, former SEC chairman; Marilyn Levitt, Hospital for Special Surgery board member; Dr. Leon Root, pediatric orthopedic surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery; Paula Root; David Dinkins, former Mayor of the City of New York
Cynthia Sculco; David H. Koch, executive vice president, Koch Industries; Pia Lindstrom, Dr. Thomas Sculco, surgeon-in-chief and medical director, Hospital for Special Surgery
Dr. Jonathan Deland, foot and ankle surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery; Dr. Susan Rose, Hospital for Special Surgery trustee; Sanford Ehrenkranz; Emme Deland
Ranawat Family, including Dr. Anil S. Ranawat, Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery; Dr. Chitranjan S. Ranawat, Hip and Knee Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery; and Dr. Amar S. Ranawat, Hip and Knee Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery is America’s leading specialty hospital devoted to orthopedics and rheumatology. Every doctor, surgeon, scientist, nurse, and therapist at HSS is a specialist in caring for orthopedic patients. Collectively, they have treated the most complex cases imaginable.
Harvey Zeichner, Dr. Helene Pavlov, radiologist-in-chief, Hospital for Special Surgery
Dr. Joseph Feinberg, physiatrist, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Manka Swradh
Ludovica Rossi Purini and William Haseltine, president, William A. Haseltine Foundation for Medical Sciences and the Arts
Dr. Joseph Lane, chief, Metabolic Bone Disease Service, Hospital for Special Surgery, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient; and his wife Barbara (left) and daughter Jennifer (right)
Peter Jacobson
Jill O'Leary and Dr. Patrick F. O'Leary, spine surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Tara Nooyi (daughter of Indra); Indra Nooyi, chairman and CEO, PepsiCo; Black Enterprise founder Earl Graves, Sr.
Indra Nooyi, chairman and CEO, PepsiCo; Patsy Warner, Hospital for Special Surgery board member and dinner committee chair
Nina Bilimoria and Mark Angelo
Dr. Ernest Sink, pediatric hip surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery; and his wife, Paula Sink
Jason, Liberty and Dean O'Hare, Hospital for Special Surgery Board of Trustees co-chair
Natasha Levine; Dr. Edwin Su, hip surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery; Karen Su
Dr. Joshua Dines, orthopedic surgeon, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, Hospital for Special Surgery, and his wife, Kathryn Tomberlin, along with Dr. Dines parents' Dr. David Dines, sports medicine orthopedic surgeon, and his wife Judi Dines
Sandra Papone and Aldo Papone, co-chair of the Board of Trustees, Hospital for Special Surgery
Dean O'Hare, Hospital for Special Surgery Board of Trustees co-chair, Mary Lee and Lou Shapiro, president and chief executive officer, Hospital for Special Surgery
William A. Haseltine, president, Haseltine Foundation; David H. Koch, EVP Koch Industries; Alan S. MacDonald, vice chairman, Citibank
On June 24, 2011, the SS United States Conservancy hosted a dinner dance that took 150 Conservancy patrons and friends back to a special era in time. "Relive an Evening Aboard the SS United States" was held at the Corinthian Yacht Club just outside of Philadelphia, near the Delaware River pier where the ship has been laid up awaiting a new life. 

The SS United States Conservancy is a national nonprofit organization founded in 2004. As owners and stewards of America’s National Flagship, the Conservancy plans to secure the SS United States and her legacy by establishing a public-private partnership to refurbish and repurpose the ship as a self-sustaining, multi-purpose stationary waterfront attraction, developing a world-class museum aboard the vessel, and by conducting effective education and advocacy programs.
The SS United States
The evening captured the spirit of the golden age of ocean liner travel. Dinner and dancing took placeunder tents just a few yards from the Delaware River. Hors d’oeuvres  and dinner were inspired by the United States' first class menu (with such delicacies as Beluga Caviar on Blini, Lobster Newberg and Roast Duckling a l'Orange). The dress code was black tie/1950s festive, and the Albert Oehrle Orchestra played dance music that would have outdone the great Meyer Davis himself. After dinner, the dance floor was packed with couples fox-trotting and jitterbugging as if it were July 7, 1952 -- when the ship captured the Atlantic speed record from the Queen Mary with a crossing time of 3 days, 10 hours, 40 minutes.  In fact, a number of the passengers and crew who had been on the maiden voyage of the ship were present for the celebration.
Members of the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry                                            present the Colors
Members of the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry present the Colors
Valley Forge Military Academy cadets at entrance to Corinthian Yacht Club
Valley Forge Military Academy cadets at entrance to Corinthian Yacht Club
Guests were greeted at the entrance to the Yacht Club by cadets from Valley Forge Military Academy. The Color Guard was provided by the  First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry, founded during the American Revolution. It is the oldest military unit in the US that is still in active service, and the only military unit in the United States that owns its own armory.  

The honorary gala co-chairs were philanthropist H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest (who donated $5.8 million to the Conservancy for the purchase and temporary maintenance of the ship at her Philadelphia pier) and former NFL coach Richard Albert "Dick" Vermeil. Live and silent auction items were donated by partners such as Philadelphia Distilling, Brooks Brothers, The Curtis Institute of Music, Atlantic Logistics, the Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild, and Luxury Liner Row.  Wine and beer were donated by  Barrel Oak Winery and  Narragansett Beer. The lead event sponsor was Wilmington Trust.   
Andrew Colket and J. Travis Logan (both of the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry) fold the American flag before dinner
Andrew Colket and J. Travis Logan (both of the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry) fold the American flag before dinner
5-foot long, illuminated model of the SS United States donated by Ered Matthew adorns the buffet table
5-foot long, illuminated model of the SS United States donated by Ered Matthew adorns the buffet table
The Program Books were based on the original 1950s menus from the SS United States
The Program Books were based on the original 1950's menus from the SS United States
The profits from the event will go towards creating a comprehensive historic preservation and museum plan for the ship. The Conservancy is now planning a similar event in New York City this fall.
Greg Nickerson, J. Travis Logan, Thomas Greenwood, Steven Ujifusa and Julia Wirts joined H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest during the cocktail reception. Steven Ujifusa served as a Gala Committee Co-Chair
Greg Nickerson, J. Travis Logan, Thomas Greenwood, Steven Ujifusa, and Julia Wirts joined H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest during the cocktail reception. Steven Ujifusa served as a Gala Committee Co-Chair
Eric Lorgus (President, Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild) and Linda Collier
Eric Lorgus (President, Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild) and Linda Collier
H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest (Honorary Gala Co-chair) chats with gala committee members Penelope and Judge Thomas Watkins
H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest (Honorary Gala Co-chair) chats with gala committee members Penelope and Judge Thomas Watkins
Maritime artist James Allen Flood and Siu Fung in front of Flood’s painting of the     SS United States
Maritime artist James Allen Flood and Siu Fung in front of Flood’s painting of the SS United States
Charles Weymouth, Carol and Jac Lieberman in 50’s attire
Charles Weymouth, Carol and Jac Lieberman in 50’s attire
Mario Alvarez-Garcillán and Carl Wesch, both recipients of the Conservancy’s Blue Riband Award
Mario Alvarez-Garcillán and Carl Wesch, both recipients of the Conservancy’s Blue Riband Award
Keith and James Straw
Keith and James Straw
Colonel David Gray of VFMA with Honorary Gala Co-Chair Gerry Lenfest, who last year donated $5.8 million to the Conservancy to purchase the SS United States, saving the fabled ocean liner from certain destruction
Colonel David Gray of VFMA with Honorary Gala Co-Chair Gerry Lenfest, who last year donated $5.8 million to the Conservancy to purchase the SS United States, saving the fabled ocean liner from certain destruction
First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry member Charlie Rogers, Jean Walkup and 		    Richard Walkup (Gala Committee Co-chair), Andrew Colket (Gala Committee 	member) and First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry member Llewellyn Hunt
First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry member Charlie Rogers, Jean Walkup and Richard Walkup, Andrew Colket, and First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry member Llewellyn Hunt
Event Planner Alix Jacobs (second left) with Valley Forge Military Academy’s Denis Spizuoco, Colonel David Gray and Captain Gerald Hale
Event Planner Alix Jacobs (second left) with Valley Forge Military Academy’s Denis Spizuoco, Colonel David Gray, and Captain Gerald Hale
Matthew Schulte of the Steamship Historical Society presents “Ship of the Year” award to Daniel J. McSweeney (Executive Director, SS United States Conservancy)
Matthew Schulte of the Steamship Historical Society presents “Ship of the Year” award to Daniel J. McSweeney (Executive Director, SS United States Conservancy)
John and Lea Reynolds
John and Lea Reynolds
H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest (Honorary Gala Co-Chair), Ted Piccone, and Susan Gibbs
H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest,, Ted Piccone, and Susan Gibbs
Dick Vermeil (former Philadelphia Eagles coach and Honorary Gala Co-chair) and musician Skip Denenberg
Dick Vermeil and musician Skip Denenberg
Mark Byers of Wilmington Trust addresses the Gala
Mark Byers of Wilmington Trust addresses the Gala
Susan Gibbs, President of the Conservancy, speaks at dinner
Susan Gibbs, President of the Conservancy, speaks at dinner
Albert Oehrle and his Orchestra play music in the style of the ship’s original first class Meyer Davis Orchestra
Albert Oehrle and his Orchestra play music in the style of the ship’s original first class Meyer Davis Orchestra
Liz Tatum and Tony Lunger
Liz Tatum and Tony Lunger
Christopher Green and Heidi McKenzie.  Their father Jim Green was a steward on the maiden voyage and met his wife Frieda aboard the ship a few years later
Christopher Green and Heidi McKenzie. Their father Jim Green was a steward on the maiden voyage and met his wife Frieda aboard the ship a few years later
David and Laura Thayer
David and Laura Thayer

Photographs by PatrickMcMullan.com (ACRIA); Gregory Shutters, Kyle Ober, Susan Scovill (SS United States).
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