The season upcoming

Jennifer & Rodney Johnson, Lady Weatherstone
Nature Conservancy staff at The Nature Conservancy's Global Gala.
This past Saturday night in Southampton Carola and Bob Jain hosted a lovely kickoff drinks party at their home in honor of supporters of this season's upcoming 54th annual Summer Party (theme: "Grand Prix Monaco") to benefit Southampton Hospital. It was a perfect evening out east for such a gathering. Chairman Laura Lofaro Freeman spoke passionately about the importance of the hospital's Department of Emergency Services, the beneficiary of the "mothership of all tent parties," which will occur on Saturday, August 4th.

Joining her were hospital president Bob Chaloner and longtime guardian angel of the Summer Party, Jean FitzSimmons.

Guests were especially charmed by star caterer Peter Callahan's hors d'oeurves, taking "bite sized" to a whole new level with exquisitely miniaturized morsels that boggled the mind and pleasure the palette.
Jennifer & Rodney Johnson, Lady Weatherstone
Rainer and Regina Greeven, Kristen Krusen, Alexandre Douzet, Andrea Douzet, and Soraya Whelton
Jennifer & Rodney Johnson, Lady Weatherstone
Judy Hadlock and Steven Stolman
Jim Freeman, Laura Loforo Freeman, Carola Jain, and Bob Jain
Jeff Loewy, NancyJane Leowy, Riay Knight, and Cliff Knight
Nancy Stone, Laura Loforo Freeman, Martin Stone, and Jean FitzSimmons
Jean FitzSimmons, Bob Chaloner, and Laura Loforo Freeman
Jean FitzSimmons, Andrea Douzet, and Kristen Krusen
Ali and John Hubbell
Bob Jain and Lucia Hwong Gordon
Eric and Sandra Rippert with Maureen Klinsky
Sue Devitt, Carola Jain, Alina Cho, and Eric Ripert
Stephanie and Steve Hessler
Bill Dye, Jim Freeman, Maureen Klinsky, and Steven Klinsky
Laura Nicklas and Soraya Whelton
Judy and Jack Hadlock
Jean Shafiroff and Nancy Stone
Scott and Michelle Lindsay
Barbara Cartategui and Cristian Lopez-Balboa
Last Monday night at the Arsenal in Central Park, The Horticultural Society of New York hosted its Block Party 2012.  All proceeds went to their GreenHouse program, which offers horticultural therapy and vocational training for inmates on Rikers Island.  

The event contributed to 20% of the program's operating budget.  There were multiple members of the art and pop culture world in attendance. 125 guests in all attended the silent auction, which consisted of a trendy gallery space reception and rooftop soiree.  Contributing artists included Henry Chalfant, Dondi White, Lisa Sanditz, Eddie Martinez, Clare Rojas, Andy Summer, Dearraindrop, Tahir Hemphill, Os Gêmeos, John Copeland, and Barry Mcgee.  The following contributing artists also attended the Block Party: Todd James, Sue Kwon, ESPO, KAWS, Julia Chiang, Lawrence Schiller, HAZE, Devin Flynn, Erik Parker, Erik Foss.  

Among the works auctioned were one of Lawrence Schiller's Marilyn Monroe nude prints, and a pencil sketch by famed graffiti artist Dondi White.  Miss Info, of Hot 97, was the master of ceremonies, and Dub-L was the DJ.  The event was also attended by NYC Department of Corrections Commissioner Dora Schriro.
Jennifer & Rodney Johnson, Lady Weatherstone
Nina Wiener and Lawrence Schiller
Jennifer & Rodney Johnson, Lady Weatherstone
Sara Hobel, Hilda Krus, and Commissioner Dora Schriro
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George Lowrey, Todd James, Keo, and Marc LaBelle
Jennifer & Rodney Johnson, Lady Weatherstone
Samantha and Demetrios Ponns
Jennifer & Rodney Johnson, Lady Weatherstone
Jeff Aron, Mary Van Pelt, and Mark Gilbertson
Jennifer & Rodney Johnson, Lady Weatherstone
Dana Albarella James and Zuhirah Khaldun-Diarra
Jennifer & Rodney Johnson, Lady Weatherstone
Tahir Hemphill and Sophia Williams
Jennifer & Rodney Johnson, Lady Weatherstone
Andriana White, Michael White, and Dana Albarella James
Jennifer & Rodney Johnson, Lady Weatherstone
Erika Simonelli and Erik Foss
Jennifer & Rodney Johnson, Lady Weatherstone
John Danzer and Alice Blank
Also, last Monday night the Cinema Society along with the Hollywood Reporter and Piaget hosted a celebrity-packed screening of Woody Allen's new film To Rome With Love at the Paris Theater, followed by an after-party at the Casa Lever Garden.
Kelly Klein and Nick Manifold
Ralph and Ricky Lauren
Penelope Cruz
Woody Harrelson
Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn
Terry Richardson and Harry Bee
Keith Lieberthal and Julianna Margulies
Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt
Jessica Ciencin Henriquez and Josh Lucas
Woody Allen, Jon Hamm, and Jennifer Westfeldt
Dianne Wiest and Matthew Settle
Katy Schell
Rachel Dratch and Scott Adsit
Katie Lee
Melissa George
Moby
Patricia Duff, Serena Bancroft, Debbie Brancroft, Palmer Taipale, and Nicole Miller
Carol Alt
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
Alessandra Mastronardi
John DeStefano, Kathrine Neal, Sam Schefer, and David Lipke
Fabio Armiliato
Charlotte Ronson and Ali Wise
Zani Gubelmann
Fiona Byrne
Mia Moretti
Nick Rhodes and Greta Gerwig
Tom Bernard, Alexandra Schouteden, and Mattias Schoenaerts
China Chow, Samantha Mathis, and Cynthia Rowley
Rosanna Scotto
Rachel Dratch
Frederique Van der wal
Last Wednesday night at Cipriani 42nd Street, The Nature Conservancy held its Global Gala, hosted by Meredith Vieira and recognizing as Global Conservation Leader, Robert W. Wilson, and as Corporate Conservation Leader The Dow Chemical Company. Andrew Liveris, President, Chairman and CEO of Dow accepted the award.

Mr. Wilson is a well known Wall Street investor as well as a philanthropist who offers "challenge grants" to his favorite charities. In 1998, he created the $100 million Wilson Challenge with The Nature Conservancy to encourage giving to global conservation. Last year he pledged $209 million to match gifts from donors outside the United States, bringing the impact of his original "Challenge" to $286 million. Dow Chemical and the Nature Conservancy are working together on a breakthrough collaboration to help Dow and the business community recognize, value and incorporate nature into business decisions.
Jennifer & Rodney Johnson, Lady Weatherstone
Tom Meredith, Steve Denning, and Gordon Crawford
Jennifer & Rodney Johnson, Lady Weatherstone
Frogard Ryan and John Levinson
Jennifer & Rodney Johnson, Lady Weatherstone
M. Sanjayan
Jennifer & Rodney Johnson, Lady Weatherstone
Meredith Vieira, Mark Tercek, and Amy Tercek
Jennifer & Rodney Johnson, Lady Weatherstone
Meg Whitman
Jennifer & Rodney Johnson, Lady Weatherstone
Robert W. Wilson
Jennifer & Rodney Johnson, Lady Weatherstone
Robert Birch, Karen Hsu, and Mike Derchin
Jennifer & Rodney Johnson, Lady Weatherstone
Bill Ulfelder and Natalie Aristy
Jennifer & Rodney Johnson, Lady Weatherstone
Alejandro Santo Domingo and Julie Henderson
Jennifer & Rodney Johnson, Lady Weatherstone
Photographs by Patrick McMullan (Nature Conservancy, SH Hospital, Cinema).