Monday, February 21, 2011

Supreme sacrifice

Cocktails at Metropolitan Club for the Sons of the Revolution's annual George Washington Birthday Ball.
In recognition of their bravery and the supreme sacrifice of so many of their fellow Department members, including the 343 heroes who gave their lives on September 11, 2001, Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano and the entire New York City Fire Department have been named Distinguished Patriots of the Year by the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York.

The award was presented at the Son’s annual George Washington Birthday Ball held on February 17, 2011 at the Metropolitan Club in New York City.
“The Sons of the Revolution is charged with keeping alive the memory of the Patriots of 1776. With this award we honor Commissioner Cassano and his fellow members of the New York City Fire Department as great Patriots of today and their fallen comrades as great Patriots for all time,” said Anthony Wellman, spokesman for the Sons.

Commissioner Cassano, who has 40 years of experience in the FDNY and has held every uniformed rank, heads the world’s largest fire department with more than 16,000 fire, EMS and civilian members and an annual budget of $1.6 billion. Previously, as Chief of Operations and Chief of Department, Commissioner Cassano played a crucial role in rebuilding the Department in the wake of Sept. 11 and the loss of 343 of its members.
Dan Ladner, Sylvia Oshypko, Rick Perkins, Melinda Hudson and Maryanne Ward
Paul Errico
This was the 134th annual George Washington Birthday Ball. It is held each year to honor and celebrate the birth of the famous general and first President of the United States. Proceeds from the Ball benefit Fraunces Tavern® Museum (a museum of the American Revolution.)

The Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation, was instituted in 1876 and incorporated in 1884. For more information on it and Fraunces Tavern® Museum, visit and
Emily and Donald Westervelt
Dan O'Connell, Dwayne Galles, and Michael Charles
Knickerbocker Grays - age 6-12
Fred Elser and Anne Hall Elser-
Marilyn Megargel and Peter Collins
Edward Kilduff and Donald Westervelt
Judy Bliss and Terrence Smart
Edward Kilduff and Donald Westervelt
Saundra Whitney and Paul Wallace
David Hunt and Jill Spalding
Melissa Zack John Rowan, and Edward Kathy Kilduff
Steve Smith, Karen Stewart, Terrence Smart, and Melissa Zack
Kathy and Edward Kilduff
Sylvia Oshypko and Rick Perkins
Susan Fredrick and Rodney Hilton Brown
Anthony D E Wellman
Ambrose Richardson and Dr. Lawrence Simpson
Ambassador John Loeb and Sharon Handler
Jamie and Janet Figg
Father Chris Cullen and Lalani
David N. Sanchez Jr and Gary L. Tisdale-Woods
Ken Hart, Kim Tucker, and Frank Ennis
Margaret O'Shaughnessy and Cecelia Mahnken
Ted and Arline Ohlstein
Anthony D E Wellman
Patrick Duffy
John Rowan and Melissa Zack
Ambassador John Loeb and Donald Westervelt
On Wednesday evening, February 16, Chinese Arts Revival (CAR) hosted a Chinese New Year party at Radiance Tea House in midtown Manhattan and announced that Shen Yun Performing Arts will be returning to Lincoln Center this summer, performing June 23 - 26.

A pair of lovely models exhibited traditional Tang Dynasty-style fashions as more than 80 guests enjoyed premium loose-leaf Chinese teas, learned about the legends of the Lantern Festival, and discovered the characteristics for the coming year -- the year of the Rabbit. Guests also enjoyed sticky rice balls or "Yuan Xiao" that are traditionally served for new year's day as they chatted with old friends and met many new friends.
Gail Rachlin, Carrie Hung, Wayne Fox, Frank Figarella, Colette Fox, Patrick Harvey, and Liz Yan
After hostess Carrie Hung provided guests with an overview of Chinese New Year traditions, CAR president Gail Rachlin announced the exciting news that Shen Yun Performing Arts will be returning for a series of performances this June 23-26 at Lincoln Center.

"This show will be very special," said Ms. Rachlin, "because it will combine the highlights from Shen Yun's world tour. Whether you've seen the show before or this will be your first time, it will be a spectacular event not to be missed."

Tickets for Shen Yun Performing Arts' June shows can be reserved by calling 800-818-2393.
Gail Rachlin, Vera Fairbanks, Evelyn Abruzzo, and Carl Abruzzo
Patrick Harvey, Gail Rachlin, Sebastian Raspanti, and Allan Valdes
Carrie Hung, Gail Rachlin, Kelly Langberg, and Liz Yan
Patrick Harvey and Sandra Navidi
Allan Valdes, Shirley Dai, Christy Zuo, Steven Norris, and Patrick Harvey
Jane Bulkley, Pennie Alexitch, and Catherine Green
Christy Zuo, Rex Duval, Wendi Wang, and Shirley Dai
Gail Rachlin, Steven Norris, Liz Yan, Patrick Harvey, and Kelly Langberg
Gail Rachlin, Shirley Dai, Bruce Winston, Wendi Wang, and Christy Zuo
Carrie Hung, Tomaczek Bednarek, and Gail Rachlin
Christy Zuo, Ezio Scaldaferri, and Shirley Dai
Ping-yi Lee, Frank Figarella, Gail Rachlin, and Damon Noto
Euan Rellie and Lucy Sykes hosted a benefit shopping party at Scoop in the Meatpacking to benefit Friends of Sasha Geary, who has been diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease).
Liv Odegard, Lori Rhodes, Beth Sturm
Liv Odegard, Lori Rhodes, and Beth Sturm
Jacqueline Massa, Harrison Perry, Autumn Womack
Jacqueline Massa, Harrison Perry, and Autumn Womack
Heidi Hoelzer, Amanda Cotler
Heidi Hoelzer and Amanda Cotler
Gabby Parreto, Heidi Hoelzer
Gabby Parreto and Heidi Hoelzer
Julia Miller, Barbara Putnam
Julia Miller and Barbara Putnam
Rachel Robison, Molly Farley
Rachel Robison and Molly Farley
Steve Prince, Dan Allen, Sinan Khatib
Steve Prince, Dan Allen, and Sinan Khatib
Ashley Meinders, Inda Grosseld, Brianna Iovino
Ashley Meinders, Inda Grosseld, and Brianna Iovino
Ashley Semler, Pallavi Raddy
Ashley Semler and Pallavi Raddy
Matthew Doull, Selby Drummond
Matthew Doull and Selby Drummond
Kate Twist, Elijah Duckwrorth-Schachter
Kate Twist and Elijah Duckworth-Schachter
Euan Rellie, Eden Grogan
Euan Rellie and Eden Grogan
Lucy Sykes Rellie, Gin Boswick, Zandy Forbes
Lucy Sykes Rellie, Gin Boswick, and Zandy Forbes
Hailey Lustig, Steve Prince, Michelle Stiller
Hailey Lustig, Steve Prince, and Michelle Stiller
Kirk Liu, Diana Wang
Kirk Liu and Diana Wang
Kate Gibbs
Kate Gibbs
Nev Kondili, Ivan Kondili
Nev and Ivan Kondili
Inda Grosseld, Dina Yusupova, Anna Shalamayeva
Inda Grosseld, Dina Yusupova, and Anna Shalamayeva
Michelle Stiller, Lia Taylor
Michelle Stiller and Lia Taylor
Lucy Sykes Rellie, Euan Rellie, Fran Breuer
Lucy Sykes Rellie, Euan Rellie, and Fran Breuer
Bridget Nisivoccia, Joey Jaloeo, Selby Drummond
Bridget Nisivoccia, Joey Jaloeo, and Selby Drummond
Last Thursday, from six to nine at the Dorian Grey Gallery, there was an opening for Stephen Sprouse, "Stephen Sprouse Drawing - Jet Boy."
Suzanne Oshima, Lori Leguna
Suzanne Oshima and Lori Leguna
Sheena Satana
Sheena Satana
Heather East
Heather East
Anna Sheffield, Elva Ramirez
Anna Sheffield and Elva Ramirez
Luis Accorsi, Carolyn Accorsi, Carol McCranie, Lady Guy
Luis Accorsi, Carolyn Accorsi, Carol McCranie, and Lady Guy
Christopher Pusey, Carol McCranie, Luis Accorsi
Christopher Pusey, Carol McCranie, and Luis Accorsi
Luana Miranda, Noele Norton
Luana Miranda and Noele Norton
Jeremy Bloch
Jeremy Bloch
Scott Simon, Brigitte Segura
Scott Simon and Brigitte Segura
Carolyn Accorsi, Luis Accorsi, Kelly Cutrone
Carolyn Accorsi, Luis Accorsi, and Kelly Cutrone
Lane Steinberg, Aloa Steinberg, Luis Accorsi
Lane Steinberg, Aloa Steinberg, and Luis Accorsi
Will Schmidt, Chris Darrytone
Will Schmidt and Chris Darrytone
Robyn Berkley, Stephanie Paine
Robyn Berkley and Stephanie Paine
Suzanne Oshima, Lori Leguna
Suzanne Oshima and Lori Leguna
Robyn Berry, Professor Bad Ass
Robyn Berry and Professor Bad Ass
Luana Miranda, Noele Norton
Luana Miranda and Noele Norton
Chelsea Sillers, Melanie Taranova
Chelsea Sillers and Melanie Taranova
Michelle Denby, Selly Marks
Michelle Denby and Selly Marks
Catherine Elkington, Courtney Hammond
Catherine Elkington and Courtney Hammond
Carolyn Accorsi, Mark Hsu
Carolyn Accorsi and Mark Hsu
The finale of the Palm Beach Season, the "Perfect Pink Party" is inching closer and Committee members gathered to be honored at Neiman Marcus in Palm Beach. The high fashion show, which featured the latest designer clothing, was held in anticipation for the March 11 dinner dance at the Mar-a-Lago.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure founder and CEO, Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, thanked the committee for their efforts, “Your work and support has made this Inaugural Palm Beach event a reality.”

Beginning March 1, charitybuzz will host the “Pink Passions” auction benefiting Komen for the Cure, featuring many one-of-a-kind designer creations. Details on how to bid and participate are at
The fashion show featured the latest designer clothing and hottest trends
Beth Pine and Nancy Brinker
Greg Mermigas, Krista Barth, and Steve Marshett
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.

For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.
Suzi Minkoff and Mark Montgomery
Judi Richards, Aime Swan, and Sharon Apple
Michele Kessler and Patty Myura
Mary Anne Kristel and Davis McDuffie
Joan G Rubin and Joan Weiss
Herme deWyman Miro and Annie Falk
Donna Ross and Tiffany Cloutier
Barbara Saltzman and Suzi Goldsmith
Ansley DiLeo, Melissa Parker, and Blanche McCoun

Photographs by ANN WATT (Sons of Revolution);; Lucien Capehart (Susan G. Komen).
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