Monday, June 9, 2014

Dressed for the occasion

The dance floor at the New York Botanical Garden's annual Conservatory Ball.
Last Thursday night at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, they were hosting their annual Conservatory Ball and honoring Gregory Long, who is celebrating his 25th year anniversary as the Director of the Botanical Garden.

The evening is one of the most beautiful and famous secrets of the New York social set. Its supporters are deeply committed to the Botanical Garden.

For many it is the last big Ball of the Spring social season. Like the Enid Haupt Conservatory that dominates the Garden’s architecture, beautifully produced in the old fashioned sense. The idea is to celebrate the efforts to support the Garden by having a lovely dinner dance with good food, good music and the ladies dressed for the occasion: elegantly.
Maureen Chilton, Caroline Williamson, Ann Johnson, Cosby George, and Gillian Miniter
Fe Fendi and Barbara Tober
Margo Langenberg
Bob Gassett and Vera Aryeh
Karen and Clay Tompkins
Di Mondo and Eric Javits
John Barrett, John Townsend, and Richard Chilton
Barbara Steinhauser, Julie Graham, John Townsend, and Laurie Townsend
Wilson Roly Nolen
Jay Diamond, Alexandra Lebenthal, Susan Johnson, and Henry Johnson
Jennifer Wakeford, Garth Wakeford, Jill Joyce, Laura Garrett, and Bob Garrett
Lynden Miller, Larry Condon, Terry Condon, and Jack Vanza
George Milne, Susan Burke, Dan Strickler, Ellen Strickler
Mario Delapena, Cristina Necula, Patricia Fernandez, and Ricardo Fernandez
Walther Raquet, Sabrina Forsythe, William Bloom, and Julie Lenning
Mary Davidson, Hans Utsch, and Julia Utsch
Chuck and Deborah Royce
George Rich, Terry Guylay, and Friederike Biggs
Charlie Johnson, Felicia Toohey, Wilson Roly Nolen, and Eliot Nolen
Kerry and Amy Fowler
Kimberly Putzer, Ronald Riqueros, and Priscilla Putzer
Susan Sleeper, Alyssa Brockelman, Chris Nichols, and Ashley Allen
Mai Hallingby Harrison and Mark Cotte
Sylvester and Gillian Miniter
Audrey Schaus, Alyssa Brockelman, Beth Taylor, Ashley Allen, Susan Sleeper, and Meredith Feurtado
Meredith Feurtado and Lynd Wheat
Judith and Rudy Giuliani
Rosemary Garipoli, Bill O'Connor, and Susie O'Connor
Bunny Wiiliams and John Rosselli
Sigourney Weaver, Maureen Chilton, Marian Heiskell, Gregory Long, and Lynden Miller
Caroline Wamsler and Dewayne Phillips
Candice Platt, William Platt, Tim George, and Cosby George
Jose Ramon Reyes, Peter Herink, Jill Joyce, Wini Kinney, Sam Kinney, and Jennifer Wakeford
Jennifer Rominiecki, Mish Tworkowski, and Dawn MacNaughton
Marian Heiskell
Maureen Chilton, Gregory Long, Wilson Roly Nolen, Tom Hubbard
Cosby George, Ann Johnson, Gregory Long, Gillian Miniter, and Patti Fast
The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory
On Tuesday, June 3, 2014 City Parks Foundation (CPF) held the City Parks Foundation Gala presented at SummerStage in Central Park, an annual fundraising event that supports CPF's free year-round arts, sports, education and community-building programs. The event took place at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, the main stage for CPF's famed free performing arts festival, SummerStage.

The gala and concert raised over $1 million dollars and was the largest single fundraising event in the history of CPF. The funds raised will go to support arts, sports, education and park stewardship programs that benefit over 600,000 people annually in over 750 parks throughout New York City's five boroughs.
Alison Tocci
David Moore
At the gala, City Parks Foundation annually presents the People & Parks Award to a recipient who shares CPF's commitment to enriching New York City's parks. Past winners include former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, The Durst Family, Bruce Ratner, David Moore and Jean Troubh. This year's event was co-chaired by David Barse, CEO of Third Avenue Management, David Moore, CEO of Moore Holdings, and Brett Yormark, CEO of the Brooklyn Nets and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

This year, CPF honored Andrew Tisch with the 2014 People and Parks Award. Andrew Tisch is Co-Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Loews Corporation. A Board Member since 1997, Tisch first got involved with CPF after seeing trash that covered the field where his son played football. He's been a true leader ever
since, holding a variety of esteemed positions including Finance and Investment Chair, President and Co-Chairman, all contributing to the success of the organization.
Andrew Tisch
More than 600 guests were in attendance including: CEO of Recorded Music for Warner Music Group, Lyor Cohen, Tony Award winning producers Bonnie Comley & Stewart F. Lane, former New York State Senator Roy M. Goodman, news Anchor Lynda Kinkade, fashion designer Nicole Miller, TV personality Tom Murro, Andrew & Ann Tisch, Thomas & Alice Tisch, journalist and newscaster Paula Zahn & Paul Fribourg.

The concert paid tribute to the music of The Beatles, featuring the legendary band's songs as performed by an eclectic group of well established musical legends and up and coming stars. Featuring an intriguing mix of singers, the evening of performances thrilled with exceptional interpretations of numerous classics from The Beatles' famed catalogue of songs. Artists included: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Philip Bailey, lead singer of the legendary group Earth, Wind & Fire, G.E. Smith and his all-star band, Jon Batiste, David Broza, Paula Cole, Marshall Crenshaw, Southside Johnny, Willie Nile, Teddy Thompson. The performance component of the gala was produced by Taylor Barton-Smith.
Rainy arrivals
Nicole Beatty and Kaiti St.George
Justin Green, David Barse, Mark Selden, and Cliff Feldstein
Karen Rich Erlwein and Mary Ann Rich
Sabina Saragoussi and Ian Noble
Alyssa Renzi
Mark Selden and E.J. Solimine
Julia Belkin and Greg Lorberbaum
Jim and Ellen Marcus
Danica Smith and David Solimine
Kim Taipal and Nicole Miller
David Winter and Annelise Petersonb
Lois Robbins and Andrew Zaro
Lucy Barse, Lisa Barse, Elinor Barse, and David Barse
Cheryl Bodian
Henry S. Schleiff, Paula Zahn, and Paul Fribourg
Charlotte Tisch and Andrew Tisch
Sydney Passin
Binta Niambi Brown, Stewart Lane, Bonnie Comley and Ed Adler, and Sam Benjamin
Henry S. Schleiff and Paul Fribourg
Steve Leber and Bonnie Lautenberg
Shari and Ed Adler
Dr.Lori Warren
Allyson Waterman and Kathy Scaturro
Rich Werman, Mark Kemp, and David Barse
Willie Nile
Southside Johnny
David Broza
Paula Cole
Marshall Crenshaw
The crowd taking it in
Nicole Miller
Jon Batiste
Jon Batiste and G.E. Smith
Teddy Thompson
Philip Bailey
"All you need is Love" finale
On Tuesday, June 3rd at the Plaza, the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding honored Emmy-award winning journalist Charlie Rose and Barclays Chairman Sir David Walker at the 2014 Tanenbaum Awards Gala.

Tanenbaum presented Rose with the Media Bridge-Builder Award and Sir Walker with the Corporate Bridge-Builder Award. The Media Bridge-Builder Award is presented to journalists and media personalities whose work focuses public attention on issues of human rights and intergroup relations. Tanenbaum's Corporate Bridge-Builder Award is given to business leaders who use their positions of influence to promote human rights and build bridges among ethnic and/or religious communities.
Les Crystal interviews Tanenbaum Media Bridge-Builder honoree Charlie Rose
The evening's entertainment featured Broadway personalities Ivan Rutherford (Les Miserables, Titanic), Derrick Davis (The Lion King) Kate Loprest (Hairspray and Wicked), Lexi Rhoades (Sistas and Little Shop of Horrors) — and rising star award-winner (Got Talent LI) Cassidy Paige.
Tanenbaum Corporate Bridge-Builder Honoree Sir David Walker
Performer Cassidy Paige
Dinner Chair Maz Zouhairi
Tanenbaum Corporate Bridge-Builder Honoree Sir David Walker and Georgette F. Bennett
Steve Resnick presents The Adam Solomon Award for Excellence to Erin Boyaijian, Nelson Monroe, and Delia Kim
Performer Ivan Rutherford
Major supporters of this year's Tanenbaum Awards include Howard Milstein, chairman, president & CEO, New York Private Bank & Trust; Barclays; Dr. Georgette F. Bennett & Dr. Leonard S. Polonsky; The Russell Berrie Foundation; Mark L. Wagar, president, Heritage Medical Systems; Maz Zouhairi, president & CEO, LALIQUE North America.

Tanenbaum is a secular, non-sectarian organization that combats religious prejudice and promotes mutual respect. Tanenbaum's practical programs bridge religious differences for hundreds of thousands of teachers & students, employers & employees, doctors & patients, and peacemakers combating armed conflict across the globe.
Alan Marcelli, Linda Marcelli, Lucky Lee, and Josh Wanless
Tanenbaum Founder & President Georgette F. Bennett, Alan Bandler, Joshua-Marc Tanenbaum, and Richard Smith
Cathie Hartnett and Avis Richards
Keith Bloomfield and Justin Foa
Tony Lopinto, Susan Lopinto, and Ali Walker
Sapreet Kaur with Harinder and TJ Bindra
TJ Huntley and Gail Nunes
Sir David Walker, Harvey Krueger, and Leonard Polonsky, C.B.E.
Fran and Ronald Green
Tanenbaum Peacemaker in Action Dr. Ephraim Isaac, Dr. Alessandro Di Rocco, Tanenbaum CEO Joyce S. Dubensky, and guest
Sir David Walker, Dinner Chair Georgette F. Bennett, and Tanenbaum CEO Joyce S. Dubensky
Sir David Walker, Dinner Chair Georgette F. Bennett, Charlie Rose, Tanenbaum CEO Joyce S. Dubensky, and Dinner Host Howard Milstein and Les Crystal
Dinner Host Howard Milstein and Former New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson Jr
Monika Machon and guests
Marisa Fasciano and Pritpal Singh Kochhar
Mark L. Wagar, Dinner Chair
Rev. Gregory Johnson
MJ Kronfeld, Joshua-Marc Tanenbaum, Les Crystal, and Charlie Rose
Harinder Bindra and Susan Filan
Lenox Hill Hospital opened its inaugural Designer Showhouse of New York with a Preview Party on Thursday, May 15. Interior designers Alexa Hampton and Richard Mishaan served as co-chairs of the event. NYC&G (New York Cottages & Gardens) served as the Design Magazine Media Sponsor, NBC TV’s Open House the broadcast sponsor, and Fendi Casa the design sponsor. 

All proceeds from The Designer Showhouse of New York benefit the new Lenox Hill HealthPlex, scheduled to open this June.  The Lenox Hill HealthPlex represents a new model of community-based care for West Side residents who have had to travel out of their neighborhoods to access emergency and other critical health care services for the past four years. It will offer health and wellness services with seamless access to 24-hour emergency care and a full range of medical specialists.  The complex will be anchored by Manhattan’s first freestanding Emergency Department and future phases will include an imaging center, ambulatory surgery suite, outpatient rehabilitation programs, health and wellness services, and a host of other medical specialties designed to meet the needs of the community. 
The 2014 Designers
The Designer Showhouse of New York is located on the 55th and 56th floors of The Residences at W New York – Downtown, a luxury condominium development at 123 Washington Street with spectacular views of New York Harbor’s iconic vista.  

The Showhouse is open to through Sunday, June 29, 2014.  Showhouse hours are Tuesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Mondays).  Admission to the Showhouse is $35 and includes a Showhouse Journal. Children under six, strollers and pets are not admitted in the Showhouse. 
Michael Dowling, Paul Guenther, Carol Alt, Richard Goldstein, William Mack, and Daniel Crown
Phyllis and William Mack
Richard and Catherine Foster
Ross Klein, Marcia Mishaan, Bebe Neuwirth, Tom Lampson
Barbara Page Glatt, Anne Jameson, Esra Munnell and Jack Ovadia
Mr. and Mrs. John Griffin and Steven Hormozdi, MD
Cary Kravet and Lisa Kravet
Lloyd Goldman, Patricia Fisher, and Peter Worth
Tony Manning, Neal Beckstedt, Meg Braff, and Jamie Drake
Boo Gemes, Ken Gemes, and Sidney Gemes
Geoffrey and Margaret Zakarian
Caleb Anderson, Jamie Drake, and Brett Williams
Joe Moinian, Nazee Moinian, Mitchel Moinian, and Sasha Bikoff
Susan and Mark Claster
Ed Roos, Marianne Evans, and Michael Kuh
Photographs by Billy Farrell Agency (NYBG); Rob Rich (Summer Stage); Jack Miller, Bob Johnson and Joshua Plant (Tanenbaun)