|Last Thursday, twenty of New York City's best chefs paired their food with great wine from the Hess Collection, a Napa Valley wine producer, at Sip for the Sea to benefit the WCS's New York Aquarium. The event raised awareness about the importance of sustainable seafood. All proceeds will support the New York Aquarium as it continues to rebuild and transform.
Sustainable seafood was served, making Sip for the Sea a win for conservation. With many fish species facing serious threats such as over-fishing, sustainable seafood options help ensure the longevity of diverse and healthy ocean ecosystems around the world.
WCS Sip for the Sea Sponsors included Canon, Wine Spectator, Alaska Seafood, Sea to Table.
|Chefs from the following restaurants participated in Sip for the Sea 2014:
* Atlantic Grill Lincoln Center
* Clement at The Peninsula
* Davio's Manhattan
* Fred's at Barneys
* Fresh Hamptons
* Gordon Ramsay
|* Hundred Acres
* Hudson Market Bistro at Sheraton NYC
* The Lambs Club
* Parlor Steakhouse/The Writing Room
* Rouge Tomate
* The Stanton Social
* Tavern on the Green
* The Wayfarer
|Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. WCS envisions a world where wildlife thrives in healthy lands and seas, valued by societies that embrace and benefit from the diversity and integrity of life on earth. To achieve our mission, WCS, based at the Bronx Zoo, harnesses the power of its Global Conservation Program in more than 60 nations and in all the world's oceans and its five wildlife parks in New York City, visited by 4 million people annually. WCS combines its expertise in the field, zoos, and aquarium to achieve its conservation mission. Visit www.wcs.org to learn more.
|Friends of the High Line hosted its second annual High Line Art Dinner last Wednesday, September 17th. They began with cocktails on the Diller - von Furstenberg Sundeck, a special tequila tasting, and followed by a seated dinner for 200 guests under the cover of the Chelsea Market Passage.
The evening celebrated High Line Art’s commitment to expanding the role of contemporary art in the life of public spaces and pushing the limits of what public art can be.
Presented by Friends of the High Line founded High Line Art in 2009 to commission and produce public art projects on and around the High Line. High Line Art presents a wide array of artwork including site-specific commissions, exhibitions, performances, video programs, and a series of billboard interventions.
|In the crowd: Cecilia Alemani, the Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Curator & Director of High Line Art; Joshua David, Co-Founder and President, and Jenny Gersten, Executive Director of Friends of the High Line, along with Co-Chairs Hermine Rieger, Heller and David B. Heller, Tommy and Dee Hilfiger, and Donald R. Mullen, Jr. There was a good turnout of notable artists attending, including Ed Ruscha, Jeff Koons, Sarah Sze, Carol Bove, Louise Lawler, Adrián Villar Rojas, Ryan McNamara, Marianne Vitale, Elizabeth Peyton, Rita Ackerman, Cally Spooner, and Spencer Finch.
More guests: Emily Bergl, Carrie Preston, Robert Hammond, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Catie and Don Marron, Terry and Tina Lundgren, Massimiliano Gioni, Amanda Burden, Philip E. Aarons and Shelley Fox Aarons, Olivia Douglas, Jemilah Afshar and Sascha Bauer, Mario Palumbo, Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio, Charles Renfro, Donna De Salvo, Paula Cooper, Anne Pasternak, Barbara Gladstone, and Andrea Rosen.
Underwriting sponsor for the High Line Art Dinner was provided by Tommy Hilfiger Home.
|Also last Thursday night from 6 to 8 on Anita’s Way, a through-block arcade between Sixth Avenue and Broadway that runs through 42nd Street to 43rd, Artemus, an art leasing company founded by the Durst Organization, the Edelman Companies, and Armory Merchant Holdings held a reception with their initial installation: Frank Stella: Out-Standing.
The objective of Artemus is to provide corporations with a financially advantageous way to enhance their work spaces with important and inspiring works of art. The exhibition runs now until October 31st. It was curated by both FreedmanArt and Edelman Arts.
If you love Stella’s work, the presentation in Anita’s Way of four classic sculptural relief constructions offers a new perspective of the artist’s work during the decade of the 1980s.
|Photographs by PatrickMcMullan.com|