Wednesday, July 3, 2013

On + Off the Ground

The scene at LongHouse Reserve's annual horticultural event, PLANTERS: On + Off the Ground VI.
The Young New Yorkers for the Philharmonic Summer Party, held on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, was attended by over 200 guests. Guests of the annual benefit enjoyed a cocktail reception and a chamber performance by New York Philharmonic musicians, followed by a seated dinner and dancing.

Event chairmen were Jason and Mary Dillow, Christopher George, Sarah Jane and Trevor Gibbons, Laura and Ben Harris, Sandra L. Kozlowski, Blair and Edouard Metrailler, Stefan Nowicki, Alexandra Porter, Mae R. Rogers, Stephanie A. Sirota, Jill and Christopher Wight. Vice Chairmen for the event were Christopher F. Allwin, Emily M. Berger, Eric Blair-Joannou, Henry Bodmer, Katharine Bradbury, Constance and Jeffrey Brown, Keith F. Connor, Jacob A. Goldstein, Andre H. Kelleners, Justin R. Kush, Sarah and John Overbay, Barbara Regna, Fatima V. Sanandaji, Andrew T. Ward.
Alexandra Porter and Max Sinsteden
Amanda Muchnick and Jennifer Volmer
Julianna Young, Collins Ward, and Ludovica Ferme
Barbara Regna and Kamile Kupcinskaite
Carolyn Kim and Christopher Allwin
Amanda Smeal, Stefan Nowicki, Chris Daniels, and Elizabeth Siegel
Christopher Wight and Stefanos Kasselakis
Constance and Jeffrey Brown
Robert Goodfellow, Barbara Regna, and Mark Gilbertson
Elijah Duckworth-Schachter and Katherine DeConti
Whitney Lee and Tom Anderman
Sam Dangremond, Micaela English, and Stefanos Kasselakis
Keith Connor
Sarah Jane Gibbons and Fatima Sanandaji
Sandra Kozlowski and Krystian von Speidel
The Museum of Arts and Design recently held its opening reception for the exhibition "Fashion Jewelry: The Collection of Barbara Berger." Featuring over 450 pieces of fashion jewelry by designers such as Miriam Haskell, Marcel Boucher, Balenciaga, Kenneth Jay Lane, and Gripoix, this exhibition is an eye-opening display of necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, many of them one-of-a-kind, drawn from the world-renowned collection of Barbara Berger. The daughter of an American diamond merchant, Barbara Berger began her collection of some 4,000 bijoux de couture when she purchased a pair of Chanel earrings at a French flea market as a teenager and went on to assemble one of the largest and finest collections of couture jewelry in the world.
Barbara Berger and Harrice Miller
Many of the works were expressly made to be worn with haute couture clothing by fashion designers that range from Chanel to Yves Saint Laurent, and Dior to Dolce and Gabbana. The Berger collection and this exhibition are virtual encyclopedias of this exciting and provocative era of fashion history. The exhibition also underscores the continuing popularity of couture jewelry today through stellar contemporary works.

The exhibition was organized by David McFadden, William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design, in collaboration with jewelry historian Harrice Simons Miller, as guest curator.
Nate Berkus, Jeremiah Brent, and friends
Carol  Schapiro and Charlotte  Loyazaga
Isabel  Erhardt
Bonnie Korn and her sister
Laura and Lewis Kruger
Lewis Kruger, Barbara Shuster, and Bryna Pomp
Dennis Stattman and Barbara Tober with a friend
Timothy Szlyk and Robert Disanto of Thorin and Co.
Nophar Haimovitz, Raymundo Botelo, and Elad Barouch
Meredith Bernstein and Lawrence Vrba
Iris Apfel
On Saturday, June 22nd, East Hamptonands not-for-profit art garden, museum, and educational organization LongHouse Reserve hosted its much-anticipated annual horticultural event, PLANTERS: On + Off the Ground VI. Amidst the Reserveands blooming gardens, a team of recognized horticultural experts together with a lively Hamptons crowd reviewed a spectacular line up of garden masterpieces of all shapes and sizes and designed by illustrious artists, gardeners, and landscape professionals.

At the late-afternoon event, guests mingled while casting votes for their favorite garden planter and acclaimed judges Tovah Martin, Paula Deitz, and Jack deLashmet each presented awards to the winning design and honorable mention of their choosing. Garden Committee Chair Elizabeth Lear concluded the event by presenting the Peopleands Choice Award to the favorite garden art container of the afternoon.

Hosted by LongHouse founder and legendary textile designer Jack Lenor Larsen and Garden Committee Chair Elizabeth Lear, the summer soiree was not only a crowd-pleaser but also a quintessential representation of LongHouse Reserveands guiding mission: living with art in all of its forms.

And the winners are ...
Horticulturalist, author and lecturer, and gardener of andfanatical proportionsand Tovah Martin presented her First Place Ribbon to Alexandra Leighton of Garden Schemes for her piece, andDaydream,and and awarded last yearands Peopleands Choice Award winner Dennis Scrader of Landcraft Environments with an Honorable Mention for his andON + OFF + Inside + Outand planter.

Editor of The Hudson Review and cultural critic Paula Deitz also awarded her First Place Ribbon to Alexandra Leighton and bestowed Hope Herrlin of New Leaf Landscape Maintenance with an Honorable Mention for her andButterflies in a Basket.and

Author and head of the landscape architectural and garden design firm Jack deLashmet and Associates, Jack deLashmet gave his First Place Ribbon to Harvey Bernstein for his andMotion, Meditation, Mossand planter and presented Adam Baron and Suvi Asch of Hal Goldberg Gardens and Landscapes and Folia Gardens with an Honorable Mention for their modern piece, andTotems.and

LongHouseands Elizabeth Lear awarded Claire Carpenter and Norma Taylor with this yearands Peopleands Choice Award for their piece, andUrban Jungle."

The PLANTERS: On + Off the Ground VI exhibit will remain open through July 27th.
Adam Baron, Suvi Asch, and Jack deLashmet
Frederico Azevedo
Harvy Bernstein
Paula Deitz, Tovah Martin, and Jack deLashmet
Hope Herrlin
Dennis Schrader
Jack Larsen
Claire Carpenter and NormaTaylor
Nico Yektai
Alexandra Leighton
Claire Sawyers, Paul Deitz, Tovah Martin, and Matko Tomicic
Tony Piazza, Dianne B, and Pamela Choy
On June 10, 2013, the Police Athletic League (PAL) held its 41st Annual Superstar Dinner at The Pierre. The event, which welcomed 300 guests and raised over $860,000 for PAL, honored Governor Andrew M. Cuomo with the Superstar Award. In addition, Robert M. Morgenthau, PAL Chairman, was recognized for 50 years of leadership and dedication to the children of the Police Athletic League.

The event was chaired by John A. Catsimatidis and co-chaired by Keith T. Banks, Maurice R. Greenberg, Richard Silverman and Fred Wilpon. Greg Kelly was the emcee for the evening. Special guests included PAL Honorary President Raymond W. Kelly, PAL Vice Chairman Robert J. McGuire, PAL President John B. Osborn, PAL Board member and District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., President and CEO of Bank of America Brian Thomas Moynihan, and Lawrence Kudlow.
Andrew M. Cuomo, Raymond W. Kelly, and Robert J. McGuire
Since taking office, Governor Cuomo's achievements have included the recent passage of the NY SAFE ACT-comprehensive gun legislation that will keep our schools and communities safe from gun violence, a cap on property taxes, an overhaul of the state income tax and many other outstanding accomplishments.
New York City's Police Athletic League is the first and finest civilian-run PAL in the country. Founded in 1914, PAL has served the city's young people for 99 years. PAL provides recreational, educational and athletic programs to 40,000 boys and girls annually. It is one of the city's largest, independent, nonprofit youth organizations. For more information, please visit
Robert P. Morgenthau and John B. Osborn
John B. Osborn and Andrew M. Cuomo
Brian T. Moynihan, Raymond W. Kelly, John A. Catsimatidis, and Richard Silverman
Robert A. McNamara and Pamela J. Newman
Margo Catsimatidis, Raymond W. Kelly, Veronica Kelly, and John A. Catsimatidis
Robert and Barbara Taylor Bradford
Joan McGuire and Charles A. Stillman

Photographs by Paul Aizaga (Longhouse); Howard Wechsler (PAL)