Monday, July 14, 2014

Midsummer Parties

Dinner at Parrish Art Museum's Midsummer Party 2014.
This past Saturday night in Water Mill, the Parrish Art Museum, with Director Terrie Sultan, held its annual Midsummer Party in their new home. This event reigns at the top of the list of the Hamptons social season, a festive gathering of art collectors, artists, socialites, entertainers, philanthropists and business leaders from the Hamptons and beyond. More than 1000 attended and they raised $1.25 million for the museum.

This year they honored philanthropist Inga Maren Otto, and her daughter, filmmaker and writer, Katherina Otto-Bernstein, for their contributions to the Parrish as well as arts and culture around the world.
Scenes at Parrish Art Museum's Midsummer Party ...
Inga Maren Otto, Dorothy Lichtenstein, and Terrie Sultan
Robert Wilson and Terrie Sultan
Katharina Otto-Bernstein, Robert Wilson, and Terrie Sultan
Dorothy Lichtenstein, Inga Maren Otto, Katharina Otto-Bernstein, Robert Wilson, Fred Seegal, and Terrie Sultan
Among those attending: Nathan Bernstein, Alice Ayecock, Jennifer Bartlett, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Debbie Bancroft, Mildred Brin, Andrea Glimcher, Ross Bleckner, Chuck Close, Clifford Ross, David Salle, Lilane and Norman Peck, Lisa Perry, Robin and Fred Seegal, Tony Ingrao and Randy Kemper, Sandra Lee, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Connie Fox, Jane Freilicher, Bryan Hunt, William King, Maya Lin, Margo McNabb Nederlander and James Nederlander, Gale and Ira Druker, Stewart Lane and Bonnie Comley, Veronica Atkins, Jean and Martin Shafiroff, Barbara Slifka, Kelly and Jay Sugarman, Ned Smith, Keith Sonnier, Donald Sultan, Joe Zucker, Cynthia Clift and David Wassong,  Marcia Dunn Sobel and Jonathan Sobel, David Croland, Alexandra Stanton, Peter Haveles Jr., Jamee and Peter Gregory, Kyle DeWoody, Ron Burkhardt and Sylvia Hemingway, Helen Lee Shifter, Lisa Anastos, Vanessa von Bismarck and Maxmillian Weiner, Richard and Donna Soloway, Linda Fargo, Lucia Hwong-Gordon, Lisa Jackson, Caroline Hirsch and Andrew Fox, Jamie Niven, Liliana Cavendish, Wendy Finerman, Mary and Howard Frank, Dottie Herman, Nicole Miller, Mary Kathryn and Alexander Navab, Arthur Zeckendorf, Marcia and Richard Mishaan, Barbara Goldsmith, Adam Dell, Jane and David Walentas, Wilbur and Hilary Geary Ross, Donald Lipski, Josephine Meckseper, Somers Farkas, Tiffany Dubin, Bettina Zilkha, Stuart Sundlin, Geoffrey Bradfield, Janna Bullock, Couri Hay, and hundreds more just like ‘em.
Enrico Bruni, Claudia Abendano, and Di Mondo
Alisha Longwell and Dennis Longwell
Sandy Abramson, Stephen Abramson, Michael Rubenstein, and Dorothea Rockburne
Yan Assoun and Polina Proshkina
Susan and Dan Rizzie
Maya Lin, Peter Haveles, and Terrie Sultan
Robin Seegal and Penelope Dwyer
Fiona Pool and Chad Leat
Kyle DeWoody
Ramona Singer and Mario Singer
Lisa Perry
Richard and Donna Soloway
Sara Fitzmaurice and Helen Warwick
Dorothy Lichtenstein and Victoria Munroe
Gregory D'Elia, Bonnie Comley, and Stewart Lane
Helen Schifter
Bjorn Wallander, Linda Fargo, and Tony Ingrao
Vanessa Bismarck, Campion Platt, Tatianna Platt, and Maxmillian Weiner
Randy Kemper, Joy Marks, and Tony Ingrao
Avis Richards, Bruce Richards, and Jane Preiser
Lucia Hwong Gordon
Beth Rudin DeWoody, David Croland, and Rooz
Robert Zimmerman, Caroline Hirsch, and Andrew Fox
Kevin Berlin and Penelope Dwyer
Katharina Otto-Bernstein and Debbie Bancroft
Sara Herbert Galloway
Lawrence Kaplan and Bart Halpern
Jamie Niven
Julio Gaggia, Gazira Gaggia, Geraldine Paz, and Doug Polley
Lisa Jackson
Liliana Cavendish
Tripoli Patterson and Jackie McKay
Richard Lane, Barbara Lane, Alice Aycock, and Joe Cohen
Rebecca Bond, Alexandra Stanton, and Dorothy Lichtenstein
Adam Dell, David Croland, and Bob Melet
Jason Binn, Charlotte Assaf, Fotis Hasiotis, and Dara Tomanovich
Chad Leat, Tiffany Moller, and Claus Moller
Lauren Shapiro, DJ Coleman, and Terrie Sultan
Jean Shafiroff, Lucia Wong Gordon, Peter Selse, and Annika Connor
Melissa Chiu, Benjamin Genocchio, and Gina Lin Chu
Jane Walentas and David Walentas
Terrie Sultan, Katharina Otto-Bernstein, and Nathan Bernstein
Richard Wingfield and Joseph Zucker
Stephanie and Daniel Arsham
Alan Macdonald, Hilary Geary Ross, Wilbur Ross, and Christina Macdonald
Lindsey and Ian Adelman
Anna Christina Schwartz and Nicholas Esayan
Tiffany Dubin and Bettina Zilkha
Lisa Anastos and Bridget Marks
Somers Farkas and Randy Kemper
Debbie Bancroft and Stuart Sundlun
Kara Council and Paul Turcotte
Katharina Otto-Bernstein, Nick Otto-Bernstein, and Inga Maren Otto
Asia Lee and Geoffrey Bradfield
Nick Korniloff, Andrea Grover, Robert Wilson, Katharina Otto-Bernstein, Terrie Sultan, Inga Maren Otto, and Jason Binn
Lisa Consker, Jay Goldberg, and Bruce Richards
Avis Richards, Sharon Goldberg, and Darrin Binkham
James Nederlander, Margo McNabb Nederlander, Charlene Nederlander, and Jimmy Nederlander
Justin Mitchell and Radha Mikkilineni
Peter and Jamee Gregory
Eugenia Bullock, Janna Bullock, and Zoe Bullock
Janna Bullock, Robin Cofer, and Bonnie Comley
Erika Davila and Carolina Davila
Jessica Knobloch, Samantha Knobloch, Sasha Knobloch, Charlotte Phillips, and Adar Zango
Michael Borrico, Jeff Lincoln, Claudia Avendano, and Enrico Bruni
Mickey Lyons, Natasha Lyons, Victoria Weiskopf, and Scott Zevon
Catching up: A couple Saturdays ago, the Boys & Girls Club of the Bellport area held its Eleventh Annual Beach Ball at the Bayfront home of Alexandra Lebenthal and Jay Diamond. Attended by over 500 people, the event raised funds in excess of $300,000. 

Featuring a live and silent auction themed around the "Art of Summer", the event kicked off at 6 p.m. with food and drinks available from local vendors and served by volunteers and members of the community. Overseen by Carl Hedin and John Wiecks, the offering was eclectic and delicious.
Entertianment on the lawn of the Bayfront home of Alexandra Lebenthal and Jay Diamond
Midway through the event, the crowd stopped for speeches to welcome Michael Bussa, chairman of the board and Tracie Romandetti, executive director to the stage who thanked the attendees and organizers, before introducing the clubs Youth of the Year, Emani Peterson. Emani took the microphone and spoke about the positive impact that the club has had on her life.

Finally, Charlie Rose who acted as master of ceremonies for the entire event, spoke about the importance of the club in the community and alluded to a potential job offer for Emani after learning of her desire to enter into journalism.
Charlie Rose and Emani Peterson
Charlie Rose
Later in the evening, an auction took place where a Grucci Fireworks show went for $12,000, a Beyoncé and Jay Z Front Row Package at Met Life Stadium went for $3,200, and a three-night trip to Caneel Bay went for $2,300. Following the auction, guests resumed in their revelry and spent the evening dancing away until 11 p.m. 

Guests included: Alexandra Lebenthal and Jay Diamond, Charlie Rose, James Danzinger, Stefan Beckman, Dana Buchman, Amanda Burden, Lucy Danziger, Phil and Debbie Grucci, Bob Morris, Scott Pask, and Angela Westwater. 
Alexandra Lebenthal, Ellie Diamond, and Jay Diamond
Ronald Kawitzky and Barry Lipschitz
Gary Wolkowitz, Barbara Weiser, and Howard Read
Michael Mullin, Gregg Lhotsky, Barry Podgorsky, and David Freiman
Stephanie Yu and Jess Lundwall
Alex Beitel and Alexandra Lebenthal
Amanda Burden and Alanna Heiss
More catching up: Madison Square Boys & Girls Club hosted its' annual Youth of the Year Gala at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers. The event hosted more than 650 friends of Madison for an evening of celebration. The four 2014 Youth of the Year shared their stories of determination in the face of adversity, crediting the Clubhouse staff and their Clubhouse experience with their success.

Guests were also treated to a speech from Champion of Youth Honoree, President and CEO of ABM Industries Henrik Slipsager, and Keynote Speaker Chief Philip Banks III, Chief of Department, NYPD.
Madison's Youth of the Year with Henrik Slipsager
Immense community support raised over $1 million dollars, which will benefit the more than 5,000 at-risk youth of Madison Square Boys & Girls Club.

Youth of the Year is the national premier recognition program for Boys & Girls Club members.  The program celebrates the remarkable lives of Madison Square Boys & Girls Club members who have distinguished themselves by rising above challenging circumstances.  Youth of the Year promotes service to the Club, community and family, academic success, strong moral character and life goals.

Madison offers a safe and supportive place where urban youth can come when they are not in school and find support and guidance from caring adults.  Madison aims to empower at-risk youth to see past their own circumstances and find the tools necessary to pursue the vast opportunities that lie ahead of them.
Madison's Youth of the Year with Board President and Vice Chairman of CTPartners Barry Bregman
“The Club has created a family away from home and has given me the security from the outside world," said Luz Negron, Madison Square Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year and newly named New York State Youth of the Year  "It has given me so many opportunities that I would have never thought would be within my reach.  The Club is my home.”

Since 1884, Madison has been saving and enhancing the lives of youth by providing after-school and summer programs for children in New York City’s most disadvantaged communities.  Programs are engineered to empower each member to achieve three priority outcomes:  Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship, and the adoption of a Healthy Lifestyle.  Every day, Madison provides thousands of children with a safe and positive environment, one where fun is encouraged and positive role models are plentiful.  A founding member of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Madison currently serves more than 5,000 youth, ages 6 to 18, at seven sites throughout Brooklyn and the Bronx as well as at Camp Madison in Kingston, New York.
Sarah McConnell, Barbara Smithers, and Angelique Carbo
Fred Ward, Jan Kaupas, Dale Kaupas
Peter Powell, Gene Campanelli, and Emily Caselli
Rob Warshauer, Naja Slipsager, Jodie Freeman, and Paul Leake
Ed Smith and David Goldring
Photographs by Patrick McMullan (Parrish, Beach Ball)