|More than 600 gathered at The Parrish Museum's new home in Watermill.|
|This past Friday evening, the Parrish Museum officially opened its new $25 million home in Watermill with a VIP reception and more than 600, including artists, stopped by for the celebration. The 600-foot-long structure, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, sits on 14 acres off Montauk Highway with seven enclosed galleries, an open gallery, an auditorium, cafe, gift shop and space for archives.|
|The Morris Animal Foundation hosted “Leading the Way," its Second Annual Gala on Thursday, October 25th, 2012 at a private club in New York City. The event was designed and produced by Kate Edmonds Events, and chaired by Dr. David Haworth, Robin Reardon Nelson, Kate Donner, and Barbara Regna.
Cocktails were served in the Big Cat Lounge featuring jungle prints, palms, big cat cut-outs, kia royales and beautiful tropical lighting. Tito The Pom was in attendance, charming the guests.
|The ballroom doors opened to a cooling counterpoint, a room designed to celebrate all the ocean and its creatures. A sea of animal print dresses and accessories swirled around the room, adding to the décor. The unusual centrepieces of barnacles, wild coral roses, beach grass and exotic shells set the mood, as did the music from Alex Donner and his Orchestra. The Reverend Douglas Ousley from the Church of the Incarnation gave a great invocation for wildlife followed by a three course dinner, starting with a delicious English Pea Soup.
The gala honored Dr. Janine Brown, a reproductive physiologist at the Conservation & Research Center of the Smithsonian National Zoological Park. For more than 25 years, Dr. Brown has led research projects to better understand the reproductive biology of endangered wildlife and is devoted to increasing the body of knowledge that will lead to better management and conservation of endangered species. Her specific research areas include studying the reproductive and behavioral relationships in big cats and rhinoceroses.
|Morris Animal Foundation is a nonprofit organization that invests in science that advances veterinary care for companion animals, horses and wildlife. Morris is the global leader in animal health science, and their funding helps more species in more places than any other organization in the world. Dr. Mark L. Morris Sr. believed there was a need for a foundation that solely addressed the health and welfare of animals.
He also knew science has the power to change the world. When he established Morris Animal Foundation in 1948, Dr. Morris envisioned a world in which scientific discoveries would lead to healthy lives for animals. Since its founding, Morris Animal Foundation has invested more than $70 million towards more than 2,000 studies, and these studies have led to significant breakthroughs in diagnostics, treatments, preventions and cures for animals. Some of the breakthroughs funded through the Foundation have become gold standards in veterinary care.
|Notable attendees included; Dr. Janine Brown, Sharon Bush, Alex and Kate Donner, Vicki Downey, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Dr. David Haworth, President and CEO of Morris Animal Foundation, Larry Kaiser, Alison Minton, Barbara and Peter Regna, Lawrence and Helen Remmel, Janna Bullock, Alexes Reardon, Charity Poth, Rosalie Brinton, Edward Callaghan, John Wegorzewski, Countess Dagmar de Brantes, Rod O'Connell, Robin Reardon Nelson and Norman Nelson, Jean and Martin Shafiroff.|
|Last week at the Metropolitan Club, over 275 garden enthusiasts attended The Horticultural Society of New York's Annual Fall Luncheon.
Tupper Thomas, co-founder of the Prospect Park Alliance and the former Park Administrator for Prospect Park for thirty years, received the prestigious Barbara A. Margolis Award. The two recipients of The Horticultural Society of New York's Award of Excellence were Millicent Mercer Johnsen and Joanne Oplustil.
Millicent Mercer Johnsen has been an active member of The Horticultural Society of New York since 1989. She has held the highest leadership positions, including Chair of the Board and Chair of the Nominating Committee. An avid gardener and a longstanding guiding light in horticulture, Mrs. Johnsen also served as President of the Garden Club of America.
|Joanne Oplustil is the Executive Director of CAMBA, a non-profit organization that incorporates gardens into their affordable housing to enhance the lives of low-income and challenged individuals and families across New York City.
The mission of the Horticultural Society of New York is to sustain the vital connection between people and plants. The Hort’s social service and public programs educate and inspire, growing a broad community that values horticulture for the many benefits it brings to our environment, our neighborhoods, and our lives.
|Jamee Gregory, Liz Peek, Audrey Gruss, and Clelia Zacharias|
|Jean Shafiroff, Nancy Gehman, Patricia Shiah, and Elizabeth Stribling|
|Melanie Chisholm, Justine Keithline, Mary Van Pelt, and Missey Condie|
|Clelia Zacharias, Stephanie Foster, and Lis Waterman|
|Norma Dana, John Danzer, and Tupper Thomas|
|Sheila Stephenson and Betsy Bacon|
|Mark Gilbertson, Deborah Royce, and Ron Wendt|
|Tupper Thomas, Millicent Mercer Johnsen, and Joanne Oplustil|
|Elaine Arace, Gaylen White, and Huguette Hersch|
|Audrey Gruss, Susan Gutfreund, and Margo Langenberg|
|Valerie Gimbel, CeCe Black, and Suzette Smith|
|Brooke and Drew Harlow|
|Pia Lindstrom and CeCe Black|
|Elaine Arace, Michele Lindsay, and Audrey Gruss|
|Marianne Engle and Amy Conway|
|Virginia Newman Yocum and Janet Mavec|
|Sara Hobel and Jessica Tcherepnine|
|Andrea Fahnestock and George Hambrecht|
|With the Alfred and Norma Lerner Children's Pavilion at Hospital for Special Surgery about to open, friends and supporters gathered at the Bohemian National Hall on Friday evening, Oct. 19, 2012, for a festive by-invitation-only event to celebrate the completion of a campaign that exceeded goals and raised $31.5 million for the Children's Pavilion for capital renovations, programmatic needs and innovations, and endowment.
Hospital for Special Surgery ranked number one in the country for orthopedics and ranked number three for rheumatology in U.S. News & World Report's recent "Best Hospitals" issue. The new Pavilion will provide one-stop care for children with musculoskeletal conditions and their families who come to Special Surgery because of its reputation for providing world-class pediatric care.
|Dr. Roger Widmann, Dr. Leon Root, and Richard Menschel|
|Nearly 250 people attended the celebration, including HSS President and CEO Louis Shapiro; Lara Lerner, a member of the hospital's board of trustees; Dr. Roger Widmann, chief of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at HSS; Dr. Leon Root, Chief Emeritus of Pediatric Orthopedics at HSS, and his wife Paula; and actor Peter Jacobson and his wife Whitney Scott.
With a founding gift from the Lerner family, Special Surgery created a Children's Pavilion – a pediatric hospital-within-a-hospital – that consolidates pediatric services in an environment designed and built especially for children and their families. "The Lerner Children's Pavilion provides unparalleled care to the thousands of families who seek our expertise for both routine and complex orthopedic and rheumatologic conditions," said Mr. Shapiro.
|Dr. Susan Cha, Sara Levy, Chase Lerner, daughter of far right HSS Trustee Lara Lerner, and Dr. Stephanie Perlman|
|Paula and Dr. Leon Root withCynthia Sculco|
|Deborah Sale, HSS Trustee Ellen Wright and her husband Joe, and Cate Plepler|
|HSS Trustee Lara Lerner, actor Peter Jacobson, and Whitney Scott|
|Jackie, Dr. Roger, and Julia Widmann|
|Jackie Smith, Chief Emeritus of Pediatric Orthopedics Dr. Leon Root, Florence Kwiatkowski, and Danielle Rucco|
|Dr. Cathleen Raggio, Erin Carter, and Lou Shapiro|
|Dr. Anil and Dana Ranawat|
|Lara Chase Lerner|
|George Williams and Dr. Cathleen Raggio|
|Dr. Thomas Sculco, Lara Lerner, and Dr. Roger Widmann|
|Stephen Jones and Dr. Emily Dodwell|
|Dr. Thomas Sculco, Paula Root, and Dr. Leon Root|
|Edelia Garcia, Rochelle Rodriguez, and Patient Care Assistant Edward Rivera|
|Whitney Scott and actor Peter Jacobson|
|Alice Quinn and Mary Wieboldt|
|Photographs by PatrickMcMullan.com; Sean T. Smith & www.AnnieWatt.com (Morris)