Thursday, October 31, 2013

Dancing and Donating

Coco Rocha and Alec Baldwin entertain the crowd at Coalition for the Homeless's 19th annual ARTWALK NY.
Coalition for the Homeless held its 19th annual ARTWALK NY this past Tuesday night at 82 Mercer.

ARTWALK NY brings artists and art lovers together in an effort to support our homeless neighbors and celebrate the most accomplished artists of our time. All funds from ARTWALK NY directly benefit the Coalition for the Homeless life-saving programs.

Alec and Hilaria Baldwin, Carey Lowell, and Coco Rocha served as this year's Co-Chairs; Richard Gere as Honorary Chair; Roxy Paine as Artist Honoree; and Kim and Michael McCarty as Philanthropic Honorees. The evening was generously sponsored by Dolce & Gabbana.
NYC has reached new record levels of homelessness. Over 50,000 people including 21,000 children will sleep in emergency shelters tonight. For over 30 years the Coalition has been the most important advocate for homeless New Yorkers. Coalition for the Homeless fights for decent affordable housing policies while also providing crisis services, job training, permanent homes and special programs for children to more than 3,500 of our most vulnerable neighbors each day.
Alec and Hilaria Baldwin
Genevieve Bahrenburg and Chuck Close
Chelsea Leyland
Vincent and Shelley Fremont
Jessica Craig Martin
Kai Dugan and Jennifer Connelly
Kim and Michael McCarty
Hannah Bronfman
Hilary Rhoda
Alexandra Chemla and Sarah Hoover
Yvonne Force Villareal, Casey Fremont Crowe, and Doreen Remen
Sarah Kurz and Blair Asbury Brooks
Coco Rocha
Roselee Goldberg
Leandra Medine
Chloe Malle
Fabiola Beracasa
Roxy Paine
Larry Dvoskin, Suzy Malick, Mike De Paola, and Brett Marcus Coady
Elizabeth Gilpin
Kerianne Flynn
Megan and Todd DiCiurcio
Mary Brosnahan, Carey Lowell, and Casey Jennings
Edward Sunderland and Victor Jon Villanueva
Franco Lacosta
Joseph and Ari Grazi
Ann Dexter-Jones and Liam McMullan
Monica Conner and Austin Scarlett
Elettra Wiedemann and James Marshall
Vincent Fremont and Roberto Camacho
Dick Pamoukian, Laura Pamoukian, Andreas Roubien, Aileen Agopian, Dr. Raffy Hovanessian, Vicki Hovanessian, and Chahe Agopian
Andrew Heid, Cindy Farkas Glanzrock, Caleb James, and Lary Dvoskin
Virginia, Liam McMullan, Margie Beck, and Alan Slatas
Bettina Prentice and Eugenia Gonzalez
The rooftop terrace of the Gramercy Park Hotel was the setting for The Boys' Club of New York Fall Junior Party on Friday, October 25th. Co-chairs Barkley Hickox, Nick Hammerschlag, Amelia Osborne, Alexandra Papanicolaou, Stephen Sherrill, and Clark Winter welcomed their friends and the Junior Committee including Alex Robertson, Ariana Rockefeller, Kristin Klonoski, Edward Shaheen, CeCe Thompson, Henry Cashin, Frances Cashin, Christina Pryor, Colombe Brunel, Luke LaBranche, Joey Rault, Harry and Philip Williams, Sebastian Pinto-Thomaz, Oliver Schulze, Amanda Starbuck, Joan Payson, Barbara Bispham, Joan Payson, Stephanie Brag, Matthew Bucklin, James Canning, Maximilian Moehlmann, Divya Narendra, Ashleigh Pattee, Daniel Crowley, Panda Ebling, Permele Doyle, Kelly Van Ingen, Justin Weiss, John Fornaciari, Montegue Hackett, Alecta Hill, Cricket Whitton, Matthew Himler, Hannah Horvath, Katherine Ireland, Emma Jesberg, Stephanie Korey, Alixe Laughlin, Harrison LeFrak, Emily Manice, Leigh McCoy, Wyatt Harris, and many others.
Barkley Hickox, Phil Barker, Hampus Thofte, and Monique Brendel
The event brings together this philanthropic group of bright-young-things to support BCNY and its programs for inner-city boys. Many of the guests hail from families who have a long history of involvement with The Boys' Club, often spanning several generations.

The Boys' Club of New York is the nation's oldest boys club, founded in 1876. Through its clubhouses and summer camp, BCNY offers programs that help boys and young men stay in school and go on to college, discover their individual musical and artistic talents, develop healthy bodies, and just have fun. Over 70% of BCNY boys live in single-parent, female-headed homes, most on public assistance. For membership dues of only $5 a year, the boys have access to gyms, swimming pools, computer labs, music studios, and a host of activities that they enjoy and that enrich their lives. BCNY helps build boys into men of character with strong values, discipline, and a positive perspective that counters the negative forces found on city streets.
Clark Winter, Sasha Feldman, Colombe Brunel, and Peter Goodwin
Henry Cashin and Chantal Noble Haldorsen
Amerlia Osborne annd Charles Osborne
Frances Cashin, James Blanchard, and Nick Hodler
Louisa Rechter, Alexandra Papanicolaou, and Edward Shaheen
Alice Campbell and Stephen Sherrill
Katrina Franz and Julie Hoyt
Helen Millson, Cricket Whitton, and Ali Jones
Peter Grote, Eric Von Stroh, Alexandre Papanicolaou, and Edward Shaheen
This past Monday night, Georgette Farkas celebrated the launch of her new Upper East Side restaurant, Rôtisserie Georgette, with a cocktail reception benefiting Citymeals-on-Wheels, which supplies a continuous lifeline of nutritious food and human company to New York City's homebound elderly.

100 guests savored some of what Georgette's chic French-accented, rotisserie-themed restaurant has to offer. For the occasion chef David Malbequi translated his menu into small bites in the form of roast chicken sliders, roast lamb tartines and mousse de foie de volaille, to name but a few. The whole roast suckling pig Basquaise was a highlight of the evening, ending with a selection of the restaurant's house-made cookies and ice creams.

Event sponsors included Bedell Cellars, Baldor Specialty Foods, D'Artagnan, as well as Citymeals-on-Wheels Official Sponsor FIJI Water. The evening was co-hosted by Avenue magazine's Randi Schatz.
Dimitris Zuridakis, Georgette Farkas, and Quave Smith
Feeding and caring for older New Yorkers since 1981, Citymeals-on-Wheels ( supplies a continuous lifeline of nutritious food and human company to our city's homebound elderly. Citymeals works with 33 community-based meal centers to deliver nearly 2 million weekend, holiday and emergency meals to 17,000 of our frail aged neighbors. Last year, more than 12,000 volunteers provided over 45,000 hours of compassionate visits and created more than 57,000 handmade greeting cards to celebrate holidays and birthdays. One hundred percent of donations from the public to Citymeals goes toward the preparation and delivery of meals for our most vulnerable neighbors.
Jonathan Tisch and Michael Gross
Cynthia Weiler and Joan Nicolais
John Pomerantz, Barbara Tober, and Donald Tober
Murray McCullough, Francine Farkas, and Lewis Schiff
Courtney Winston, David Malbequi, and Cindy Farkas Glanzrock
Lois Nasser, Cindy Farkas Glanzrock, Bonnie Yaseen, Janet Yaseen Kaplan, and Bruce Kaplan
Randi Schatz and Michael Gross
Karen Page, Marcia Stein, and Myron Stein
Lily Linton, Melissa Morris, Heidi Weisel, and Sue Chalom
Ed Libby and Harriette Rose Katz
Patricia Weeks and Jamie Connor
Francine Baras and Gayle Worth
Pamela Morgan, Beth Landman, Ted Farris, and Pamela Roth
Janet Rodgers and John Rodgers
Pauline Georges and Jennifer Joyce
Chris Stegemann and Stephanie Militello
Florence Fabricant and Richard Fabricant
Andrea Robinson, Maureen Jerome, Andre Nasser, Lois Nasser, and Barbara Thomas
Michael Trokel and Gael Greene
On October 21st, Lincoln Center held its Fall Gala celebrating Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the City of New York.

James G. Dinan, Julian H. Robertson, Jr., Daniel H. Stern, and George Walker were the Event Co-Chairs. Jennie L. and Richard K. DeScherer served as the Dinner Chairs.
Frank Bennack Jr., Elizabeth Diller, Michael Bloomberg, Diana Taylor, Barbara Walters, Jerry Speyer, Katherine Farley, Ricardo Scofidio, and Reynold Levy
Dick Descherer, Jennie Descherer, Matilda Cuomo, and Mario Cuomo
Frank Bennack Jr. and Tamar Podell
Dan Loeb, Ellen Levine, and Dr. Richard Levine
Bill Donaldson and Arthur Fleischer
Commissioner Ray Kelly, Lisa Oz, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Veronica Kelly
Amy Perella, Joe Perella, and Faraj Saghri
Lori Tisch, William Ivey Long, and Adrienne Arsht
Susanna Aaron, Strauss Zelnick, and Wendy Belzberg
Mark Lebow and Patty Harris
Lisa Oz, Jane Goldman, and Cheryl Milstein
Dan Doctoroff and Elizabeth Diller
Julian Robertson and Marzia Precoda
Gilchrist Berg and Gil Percoda
Cathie Black and Nancy Brinker
Steve Schwartz, Liz Peek, and Jeff Peek
Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Shelly Lazarus, George Lazarus, Carolyn Wakeman, Bob Tierney, Robin Caiola, and Diane Coffey
Veronica Kelly, Gil Shiva, and Nicole Seligman
Mercedes Bass, Oscar de la Renta, and Diane von Furstenberg
Helen Appel, Bob Appel, and Sahra Lese
On September 26, 2013, Baccarat hosted the Young Patrons Circle of American Friends of the Louvre's annual Fête de Rentrée. The event was held at Baccarat's stunning new flagship boutique on Madison Avenue. Approximately 100 guests enjoyed champagne served in Baccarat's elegant crystal flutes, delicious passed hors d'oeuvres and macaroons while admiring the boutique's dazzling array of chandeliers, home décor items, jewelry and barware. Guests included Jaime Jiménez, YPC Advisory Council members Liddy Berman, Daniel Colón, Jennifer Cuminale, Meghan Thrash and Curtis Young, as well as many YPC members and Louvre enthusiasts including Anne and Eve de la Mothe Karoubi, Patti Ruiz-Healy, Jamila Justine Willis and Farhana Ahmed.

The Fête de Rentrée marked the beginning of the Young Patrons Circle's 2013-2014 events calendar which includes lectures, exclusive events, collection and studio visits surrounding the Louvre's programming in France and in the U.S. American Friends of the Louvre is grateful to Baccarat for hosting this wonderful evening, and for its ongoing support of the YPC.
Alison Crossen, Eve de la Mothe Karoubi, Jennifer Cuminale, and Anne de la Mothe Karoubi
American Friends of the Louvre ("AFL") was founded by the Musée du Louvre to strengthen ties between the Louvre and its American public, and to formalize the long-standing generosity of American patrons. Approximately one million Americans visit the Louvre each year, making it the most popular art museum for Americans traveling abroad.
Through special fundraising events and activities in New York City, the Young Patrons Circle supports AFL's mission to raise awareness for the Louvre's collections and museum expertise.
Susanna Horsey, Annabel Matterson, Ylinka Barrotto, Charlie Davidson, and Olivia de Grelle
Matthew Vahidi and Patti Ruiz-Healy
Lacary Sharpe and Julia Rogers
Jamie K. Phillips, Wonnie Song, and K.C. Steedle
Jaime Jimenez, Nathalie Neury, and Nathan Orzman
Jaime Jimenez, Chelsea Peters, Casey Rotter, and Adam Widener
Brett Skirkanich and Kaitlin Lechich
Miranda Guo and Farhana Ahmed
Farhana Ahmed, Crystal Sourour, Stephanie Lawrence, and Meghan Thrash
Christopher Pastor, Simon Neggers, Meredith Dichter, and Sue Devine
Christeleny Frangos, Noelle Pierre, and Jamila Justine Willis
Alison Minton, Michel Witmer, and AFL's Sue Devine
Richard Gabriele, Seth Markowitz, Curtis Young, David Griffin, and Moran Bar

Photographs by (Louvre)