Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Practical Magic

City Harvest's 20th annual "Evening of Practical Magic" at Cipriani 42nd Street.
This past Sunday night at The Four Seasons Restaurant, the Cancer Research Institute hosted their 32nd annual "Through the Kitchen" benefit. More than 260 attended and several hundred thousand was raised including more than $400,000 raised by Jamie Niven at auction.
John Veronis, Lauren Veronis, Jeanne Siegel, and DeJuan Stroud
Robert Hormats and Catherine Azmoodeh
Perri Peltz, Jamee Gregory, Lauren Veronis, and CeCe Cord
Blaine Trump, Steve Simon, Steve Roth, Darryl Roth, and Lauren Veronis
Nancy Brinker, Julian Robertson, and Nancy Missett
Kim Ji and Najna Ji
Fleur Harlan, Leonard Harlan, and Ann Tisch
Andrew Tisch and Ann Tisch
Tina Adams, Melinda Dempsey, and Erin Saluti
CeCe Cord, Dennis Basso, and Jamee Gregory
Brian Brewer and Jude Geiger
Susan Crow and Tony Bennett
Jo Carole Lauder, Darren Walker; son with mother Holly Peterson, and Agnes Gund
Regis Philbin, Joy Philbin, Susan Crow, and Tony Bennett
Laurie Glimcher, Leon Black, and Debra Black
Ellen Levine and Richard Levine
Herb Siegel and Jeanne Siegel
Gary Jacob, Linda Wells, Charles Tolbert, and Anna Ponder
Linda Wells, Jeffrey Nuechterlein, and Elizabeth Leeds
Richard Meier and Alexandra Trower
Bill Cunningham
John Veronis and Alex von Bidder
Joel Klein
Dennis Basso and Richard Story
Jill O'Donnell-Tormey and Andrew Paul
Ronald Lauder and Debra Black
Dr. Lenora Felderman, Charles Cohen, and Maureen Cohen
Kim Klever and Melissa Garcia
Guest, Ken Langone, Jill O'Donnell-Tormey (standing), and Lauren Veronis
Anna Ponder, Charles Tolbert and Darren Walker
Michael Bloomberg and Judy Taubman
Julian Robertson and Nancy Brinker
Charles Bronfman and Elaine Langone
John Chadwick, John Lindsey, Alexandra Trower, and Patricia Chadwick
Tiffany Dubin and Raul Suarez
CeCe Cord, Steve Simon, and Blaine Trump
Last Thursday night at Cipriani 42nd Street, City Harvest hosted their 20th annual "Evening of Practical Magic." This is a highly successful event for a highly successful organization that "wastes not, wants not," and provides millions of pounds of food to New Yorkers in need every year.

More than 500 attended and they raised more than $2 million. They honored City Harvest board member Benjamin Bram, Managing Member of Watermill Trading LLC for his ongoing commitment to helping City Harvest feed New York's hungry. Also they honored chef/restaurateur Eric Ripert, Maguy Le Coze and the Team of Le Bernardin for their work in strengthening the impact of City Harvest throughout the city.
Margaret Burton, Kareem Burton, and Nia Evans
Tracy Nieporent and Amy Nieporent
Tom Valenti, Jilly Stephens, and Geoffrey Zakarian
Heather Mnuchin
Terrance Brennan
Stephanie March
Marc Murphy and Pamela Schein Murphy
Domingo Zapata
Ottavia Busia and Anthony Bourdain
Cathy Shery
Felicity Mason
Gary Flom and Svetlana Flom
Tom Colicchio
Marc Murphy and Anne Burrell
Eric Ripert and Sandra Ripert
Donatella Arpaia and Dr. Allen Stewart
Nicholas Lowry
Missy Feldman, Amanda van Doorene, and Ben Norman
Melissa Clark, Camille Becerra, and Lela Rose
Rebecca Fontes, Steven McGary, Kate Zaman, and Nick Anvreottola
Steven Mnuchin, Heather Mnuchin, and Ben Bram
Ben Bram, Kathy Wong, Gil Caffray, Nicole Hanley Mellon, and Buck Ratchford
Helen Medvegovsky, Lauren Fonda, and Karyn Starr
Daniel Cysewski, Mandy Oser, and Declan Bracken
Eric Hansen and Jason Feldman
Questlove with City Harvest Drivers
Last Friday night, Variety magazine honored Iman, Claire Danes and Idina Menzel among others for its "Power of Women: New York" issue. The women, along with Sarah Jessica Parker, Susan Sarandon and Nancy Dubac, President of A&E, were all honored for their charitable work. The luncheon was held at Cipriani Midtown. It was hosted by Zac Posen, and featured Katie Couric, Gayle King, Josh Groban, paying tribute.
Sarah Jessica Parker, Zac Posen, and Michelle Sobrino
Claire Danes
Anika Noni Rose
Iman and Jay Manuel
Idina Menzel
Gayle King
Lily Hartley
Nancy Dubuc
Okello Sam and Susan Sarandon
Serinda Swan
Gillian Jacobs
Rachel Winter
Josh Groban
Bonnie Fuller
Sandra Lee
Caroline Hirsch
Katie Couric
Debra Lee
Diane Paulus
Brooke Johnson
Nora Ryan
Megyn Kelly
Dawn Ostroff
Last Tuesday night, a week, at the Cheim & Read Gallery, Alexandra Lebenthal, Jay Diamond, and Howard and Katia Read hosted a kickoff for the 11th annual Beach Ball for the Boys and Girls Club of the Bellport (L.I.) area. The proceeds from this annual party help offset the Club's operating expenses in providing after-school summer and community-centered programs to 700 youngsters in need from the Bellport area and surrounding South Shore communities. This year's ball will take place on Saturday, June 21 at the bayfront home of Alexandra and Jay. Bellport's own Charlie Rose will emcee. For more information about the Beach Ball, visit
Kim Sheridan and Tom Sheridan
Robert Sibson and Anne Koch
Jay Diamond, Katia Read, Alexandra Lebenthal, and Howard Read
Ken Fried and Judith Petrone
Tom Farber and Dana Buchman
Barry Podgorsky, Tom Sheridan, Kim Sheridan, and Tracie Romandetti
Kim Sheridan and Gaines Peyton
Gregg Lhotsky and James Wood
Tom Cashin, Howard Read, and Jay Johnson
James Horner and Judith Petrone
Ken Pollinger and Amy Pollinger
Elisabeth Wingate
Phil Grucci, Debra Grucci, and Ken Fried
Claudia Vick and Peter Schendel
Claudia and Alexandra Lebenthal
Photographs by Patrick McMullan