|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.|
|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.|
|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.
|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.
|Feeding and caring for older New Yorkers since 1981, Citymeals-on-Wheels (citymeals.org) 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.|
| 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.
|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.
|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.
Photographs by PatrickMcMullan.com (Louvre)