Official openings

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 new Parrish ...
One of seven enclosed galleries.
Malcolm Morley
Eric Freeman and Ross Bleckner
Terrie Sulton, Eric Fischl, Christoher French, and April Gornik
Michelle Isabelle-Sterk, Terrie Sultan, and Christopher French
Mildred Brinn and Tim Davis
Lys Marigold, Skye Marigold, Jörn Weisbrodt, Dianne B, Rufus Wainwright, and Clo'e Floira
Jack Cristy and Ruth Appelhof
Debra McCall and Ned Smyth
Ross Bleckner, Alicia Longwell, and Eric Fischl
Jack Youngerman
Alice Hope, Debbie Bancroft, and Alexandra Stanton
April Gornik
Barbara Dayton, Peter Dayton, and Sydney Albertini
Elyn Kronemeyer and Jeff Kronemeyer
Thomas Schultz, Michele O'Keefe, Daniel O'Keefe, and Mary Schultz
Tulla Booth and Ed Segal
Phil Schmerdeck, Jayne Barlow, and Ben Krupinski
Joanne Pateman, Grisel Baltazar, Roz Block, and Sarah Jaffe Turnbull
Philip Isles and Bridget Marks
Cheerina Verde and Sunny Khalsa
Alice Aycock, Klaus Kertess, Billy Sullivan, and Susan Penzner
Bruce Lewin and Kristina Lewin
Konstantine Grcic, Ivonne Frowein, and Hubie Frowein
Denise Gale, Mark Segal, and Christa Maiwald
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 Big Cat lounge
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.
Centrepieces of barnacles, wild coral roses, beach grass and exotic shells
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.
David Haworth and Janine Brown
Barbara and Peter Regna
Pam Laudenslager and Liz Eielson
Rod O'Connell, Vicki Downey, James Robertson, Maureen Robertson, Jim Karoli, Rachel Leonard, and Kate Edmonds Donner
Robin Reardon Nelson, Norman Nelson, and Alexes Reardon
Countess Dagmar de Brantes, and Tony Tichenor
David Haworth, Kate O'Brien, Dr. Wayne Jensen, and Amy Buchheit
Anthony Manfredonia and Herta Kriegner
Ben Kraus and Guy Lawrence
Janna Bullock with Helen and Larry Remmel
Ashleigh Simpson and Damien Debruijn
Heidi Conant and James Hathaway
Lucy Puig, Jose Pincay-Delgado, and Dana Humphrey with Tito
Larry Kaiser, Jean Shafiroff, and Martin Shafiroff
Matthew Allen and Catherine Azmoodeh
Grayson Handy and Kate Edmonds Donner
Sophie Haddad and friends
John Olsen, Pam Laudenslager, and Edward Callaghan
Kate Edmonds Donner, Alex Donner, and Charity Poth
Doug Ousley and Dawn Fern
Renee Adrienne Smith, Cassandra Seidenfeld, and Lucia Hwong Gordon
Ebbie Ashabi and Debbie Mahoney
Alison Minton
Rosalie Brinton and John Wegorzewski
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
Barbara Regna and Jamee Gregory
Kamie Lightburn, Stephanie Loeffler, and Paige Hardy
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. Shevaun Doyle and Lisa Drefus
Jackie and Julia Widmann
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)