Monday, January 28, 2013

Opening nights

The Opening Night of the 59th Annual Winter Antiques Show benefiting East Side House Settlement.
The 59th Annual Winter Antique Show opened with its gala preview on Thursday night benefiting East Side House Settlement. The show runs at the Park Avenue Armory through next Sunday.
Michael Lynch, Donald Ross, Kelly Coffey, Barry Sommers, Lucinda Ballard, Arie Kopelman, Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churhill, Trudy Coxe, Peter Standish, Debra del Vecchio, and Claudio del Vecchio
Trudy Coxe, Kevin Sharkey, and Martha Stewart
John Sanchez and Caroline Kennedy
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Diana Taylor
Peter Brant and Peter Brant Jr.
Jonathan Tisch and Lizzie Tisch
Jamee Gregory and Peter Gregory
Lucinda Ballard, Jay Cantor, Ritchie Scaife, and Stiles Colwill
Lenore and Peter Standish
Kirk Henckels and Fernanda Kellogg
Betsey Ruprecht, Mark Mason, and Erica Mason
Susan Dunn and Arne Glimcher
Amy Berkowitz, Tim Berkowitz, and Eaddo Kiernan
Robert Turner and CeCe Cord
Shane Inman and Jamie Drake
Maurice Sonnenberg, Michael Lynch, Lucinda Ballard, Arie Kopelman, and Kelly Coffey
Eula Johnson
Mario Buatta and Andrew Clunn
Peter Pennoyer and Katie Ridder
Peter Brant Jr. and Peter Brant
Donald Ross, Holly Bannister, and Douglas Newhouse
Leonard Lauder
Wilbur Ross and Hilary Geary Ross
Lydia Tower and Molly De Ramel
Coco Kopelman and Susan Baker
David Dangremond, Trudy Coxe, and Lynn Roberts
Lucinda Ballard and Ruth Smithers
David Walentas and Jane Walentas
Barbara Regna
Karen Lerner and Jay Cantor
Jean Shafiroff, Alison Minton, Daniel Colon, Dawne Marie Grannum, and Dr. Penny Grant
Barbara Cirkva and John Schumacher
Boo Grace and Somers Farkas
Susan Magrino and Julie Loria
Kamie Lightburn and Mary Van Pelt
Barbara Chapman, Duncan Chapman, Donald Ross, and Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill
Sadie Kargman and Jill Kargman
Robert Woods and Olivia Wright
Elizabeth Stribling, Elizabeth Scott, Stanley Scott, and CeCe Black
Chappy and Melissa Morris
Diane Carter and Norma McLeod
Jasmine Espanol, Leigh Keno, Emily Keno, and Ed Becnel
Deborah Royce and CeCe Black
Margaret Russell and Carlos Mota
The weather was chilly but the ambiance was warm at the Playground Partners of the Women’s Committee of the Central Park Conservancy’s Annual Skating Party at Wollman Rink. Over 500 guests enjoyed an evening of skating, sipping hot chocolate, treats and sweets.  The event was chaired by Paige Hardy, Ellen Offutt, and Ashley Wotiz.

The Annual Skating Party is the Conservancy’s way to thank all of their generous supporters.  The Women’s Committee has been instrumental in increasing awareness and garnering funds for many Park projects. This event also raises funds to support free after-school skating and hockey lessons for underserved children of New York City. 
Guests included Douglas Blonsky, President and CEO of Central Park Conservancy, Playground Partners Chairmen, Nyssa Kourakos and Yesim Philip, Vicki Foley, Gillian Miniter, Amy Schrader, Jill Ross, and Adelina Wong Ettelson. 

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Elizabeth Wilson, Cassandra Miller, Benita Wilson, and Sydney Torres
Filipa Ammann, Pernilla Ammann, Jill Ross, Caroline Cole, and Yesim Philip
Adelina Wong Ettelson and Nyssa Kourakos
Charlotte Kaiser Weinberg and Clara Weinberg
Gillian Miniter, Adelina Wong Ettelson, Yesim Philip, and Vicki Foley
Jessica Tullman, Laura Hall, Christy Brega, and Wendy Van Raalte
Jonathan Adelson, Henry Adelson, and Mary Beth Adelson
Terri Coppersmith and Douglas Blonsky
Kerry Shannon, Aliza Ameer, Elizabeth Garrett, and Wendy Van Raalte
Madison Wotiz and Ashley Wotiz
Serena Miniter, Gillian Miniter, R. Couri Hay, and Eugenia Bullock
On Wednesday, January 23, 2013, The Perlman Music Program (PMP) held its Fourth Charity Wine Auction at Per Se. This year's event was co-chaired by Paul Gridley, Robert F. Hudson, Itzhak Perlman, Joanna S. Rose, George P. Sape, Esq., Michael Troise, Thomas Tuft, The Honorable Ronald N. Weiser, and William Lie Zeckendorf. Proceeds from the event benefitted the mission of PMP, founded 19 years ago by Toby Perlman, which offers unparalleled musical training to young string players of rare and special talent.

Guests were greeted with champagne and canapés and then enjoyed a festive dinner, which consisted of a six-course seasonal tasting menu paired with exceptional wines, including bottles from Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, Heitz Cellars and Chateau d'Yquem, and a 1996 Pichon Lalande, in the intimate private dining room at per se. Michael Troise, retired Auction Director for Christie's Fine and Rare Wines Department, auctioned rare and extraordinary vintages from Bordeaux, Burgundy and Napa Valley, and one-of-a-kind dining, travel and cultural experiences – including a private dinner with Maestros Itzhak Perlman and Alan Gilbert, both of whom were in attendance.
Champagne reception
Dinner in Per Se’s private dining room
A standing ovation for PMP violinists
A violin performance by PMP alumni of a rousing virtuoso rendition of 'The Stars and Stripes Forever' received a standing ovation.

Auction items were generously donated by individuals and companies from around the world, with special thanks to Christie's, Acker Merrall & Condit, and Domaine Wine Storage.
Auctioneer Michael Troise in action
Bill Bakula with lucky Paddle No. 1
Battling paddles during the live auction
Guests included: Paolo Alberghini, Bill Bakula and Mariette Detotto, Florence Cathiard (owner of Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte), Vanessa and Henry Cornell, Rodger DeRose and Alyce Halchak, Robert Deutsch, Claudia and Michael Feldenkrais, Alan Gilbert and Kajsa William-Olsson, Jennifer Gilbert, Bari and Neil Goldmacher, Marc Goldstein and Cathy Borzon, Andrew Greene, Linda and Paul Gridley, Bob Gutenstein, Edith and Robert Hudson, Kate and Patrick Hudson, Katherine and Peter Kend, Leslie and Omar Khan, Andrew Lawlor, Leora and Steven Levy, Nancy Lieberman and Mark Ellman, Robert Loeffler, David Miller, Ron Oehl, Toby and Itzhak Perlman, Ronald Pohl, Joanna S. and Daniel Rose, Jeri and George Sape, Roger Schagrin, Tom Siering, Jeff Silvershein, Hannele and Michael Troise, Diane and Tom Tuft, Svetlana and Herbert Wachtell, Batia and Howard Wiesenfeld, Eileen and Ron Weiser, Amy and Tedd Weisman, Rodger D. Young and Mariam Azarm, and Laura and Will Zeckendorf.
Michael and Claudia Feldenkrais, Bill Bakula and Mariette Detotto, Thomas Tuft, and Robert Hudson
Alyce Halchak, Itzhak Perlman, and Rodger DeRose
Amy and Tedd Weisman
Steven and Leora Levy
Joanna and Daniel Rose
Will and Laura Zeckendorf
Bill Bakula and Mariette Detotto
Patrick and Kate Hudson
Paul Gridley and Ron Pohl
Charles Antin and Katie Banser of Christie’s
Bari Goldmacher withThomas and Diane Tuft
Itzhak and Toby Perlman
Kajsa William Olsson and Alan Gilbert
Hannele and Michael Troise
Mariam Azarm and Rodger Young
Itzhak Perlman and Peter Kend
Eileen and Ron Weiser
Linda and Paul Gridley
Marc Goldstein
Neil and Bari Goldmacher
Herbert and Svetlana Wachtell
On Thursday, January 17th, 2013, over 200 guests came celebrate the ten year anniversary of ArtWorks, The Naomi Cohain Foundation at the annual ArtWorks Art Auction Benefit at Dream Downtown in NYC. This event helps fund creative and performing art programs for children and young adults with chronic and life-threatening illnesses.

The evening featured music by DJ Chrissie Miller and a live auction conducted by Antiques Roadshow appraiser and auctioneer Nicholas D. Lowry, President of Swann Auction Galleries. Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres catered by Dream Downtown’s Marble Lane and assorted mini cupcakes provided by the fabulous Baked by Melissa.
Rena Fischler, Daniel Kaufthal, Sara Menkin, Laura Kaufthal, Adam Hirsch, Jessica Sylvester, and Todd Cooper
The space showcased artwork created by ArtWorks’ inspiring children which were included in the live and silent auction. Additional auction items included select pieces from Charlotte Ronson, Helmut Lang, and Madison Harding; SoulCycle Spinning Series; classes with celebrity chefs and trainers; VIP tickets to the Mets and Giants; luxury items from Coach; VIP passes to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Broadway Shows and the US Open; and one-of-a-kind original artwork from contemporary artists Ed Heck, Aaron Young, and WhIsBe.

Among the prestigious donors, ArtWorks was thrilled to have the support of: The Russell Berrie Foundation, Adam Hirsch, Henry and Myrtle Hirsch Foundation, The Kaufthal Family, Koyfman Family Foundation, Lisa and Richard Perry, Fred and Gertrude Perlberg Foundation, Lindsay and Brian Cooper, Little Wisco, Pamela and Roger Gold, and the Solomon Wilson Family Foundation. 
Nicholas Lowry
Leann Taylor
The Art Auction Benefit is ArtWorks’ biggest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds from the event provide thousands of children with serious illnesses, and their siblings, access to creative and performing arts programs that encourage the use of the creative process as a vehicle for healing, communication, self-expression and personal development. ArtWorks seeks to empower, validate, and honor these children by offering them the hands-on experience and materials with which to create, as well as the opportunity to publicly share their artistic accomplishments.

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Cory Baker, Daniela Mendelsohn, David Kaufthal, and Yael Baker
Haley Ray, Lauren Krautmann, Liza Streiff, Rachel McKenny, Kate Cherry, and Matt Yelovich
Haley Ray and Lauren Krautmann
Asha Osman and Kate Baseman Lupo
Irene Tien and Yosaif Cohain
Jamie Bryant, Danette Ott, and Mea Sucato
Jason Birke and Elan Ben Avi
Rena Fischler and Josh Rachlin
Jen Saviano, Josh Saviano, and Roger Gold
Jennie Russo, Charlotte Ronson, Amanda Cavallacci, and Jamie Harman
Lauren Goldberg, Nicholas Lowry, Brittney Ingarra, and Kristina Goodstadt
Linda Koyfman, Hilary Koyfman, and Leib Koyfman
Rachel McKenny, Daniela Mendelsohn, and Peter Bremberg
Tennille Frank, David Benattar, and Tiffany Gaudio

Photographs by (Winter Antiques); BIlly Farrell (Skating Party); (Perlman)