Monday, May 19, 2014

Star Studded!

2014 Museum Dance Chairs: Michael and Nina Patterson, Gregory and Ali Kwiat, Michael Kaufman and Kristen Edgreen Kaufman, Jonathan and Elizabeth and Kurpis, and Kipp and Colleen deVeer
Last Thursday night, New York’s young philanthropists gathered at The American Museum of Natural History for its 2014 Museum Dance, “Star Studded!”

As New York City’s longest-running junior benefit, the Museum Dance brings together influential young philanthropists to celebrate and raise essential funds for the Museum’s scientific and educational programs, which enable thousands of underserved New York City school children to visit the Museum annually. The theme of the evening was “Star Studded!,” in honor of the Museum’s new Space Show, Dark Universe, narrated by the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium Neil deGrasse Tyson.

The event began with an intimate dinner followed by an after-party for all with Music by JUS SKE. All funds raised from the event benefit the Museum's scientific and educational programming. Men wore black tie; women dressed to sparkle and shine.
Music by JUS SKE
Dinner in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life
The after-party
Chairmen included Kristen Edgreen Kaufman and Michael Kaufman, Elizabeth Kurpis and Jonathan A. Kurpis, Alexandra and Gregory Kwiat, Nina and Mike Patterson, and Colleen and Kipp deVeer. The event was generously sponsored by Kwiat.

Guests included Jemima Kirke, Noreen and Ahmar Ahmad, Annika Connor, Martin Dawson, Eric M. Javits, Jr. and Di Mondo, Lauren and Brian Frank, Jenny and Jay Galluzzo, Tantivy Gubelmann, Melissa and Carney Hawks, Anne Huntington, Dana Wallach and Michael Jones, Harry and Jill Kargman, Arielle and Russell Kwiat, Melanie Lazenby, Alexandra Milstein, Alison Minton, Victoria and Jon Patricof, Barbara Regna, Zibby and Andrew Right, Morgan and David Shara, Lacary Sharpe, Ed Smith, Alexandra Steel, and Monica and Peter Tessler.
Yan Assoun and Lana Smith
Douglas Wurtz and Amanda Richmond Wurtz
Chairs Michael Kaufman and Kristen Edgreen Kaufman
Niso and Jamie Bahar with Kathryn and Christian Amundsen
Yan Assoun, Yung Hee Kim, Di Mondo, Claudia Avendano, Eric Javits Jr., and Polina Proshkina
Carney and Melissa Hawks
Alison Minton and Peter Sallese
Lisa and John Cokinos with DeNora and Mark Getachew
Barbara Regna and Di Mondo
Allison Ecung and Dawne Marie Grannum
Chair Michael Kaufman, Major Gregory Edgreen, and Chair Kristen Edgreen Kaufman
Noreen Ahmad and Shruti Ganguly
Melanie Lazenby, Chair Elizabeth Kurpis, Julia Loomis
Eric Javits Jr. and Di Mondo
Stephanie Brag
Chair Elizabeth Kurpis, Julia Loomis, and Ionela Thomas dancing
Chairs Colleen and Kipp deVeer
Dionisio Fontana and Lana Smith
Michael Meltzer and Monte Albers de Leon
Chairs Alexandra and Gregory Kwiat
Melanie Lazenby
Anne Huntington
Zibby and Andrew Right
Chairs Mike and Nina Patterson
Kimberly Chien and Eric Schwesinger
Kevin Michael Barba
Samuel Deutsch
Kristy Morrone
Julianna Simmons and Michael Ariano
Jessica Amiel, Alexandra Milstein, Katie Kremnitzer, Susy Schieffelin
Stephanie Brag and Nedenia Hutton Craig
Jemima Kirke
Jemima Kirke and Michael Mosberg
Danielle Williams and Yvette Schmitter
William Sinclair and Brooke Botsford
Museum Curator Michael Shara with Morgan and David Shara
Jonathan Right and Jessica Cosmus with friends
Last Tuesday night, The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering hosted its 7th Annual Spring Ball at the Starlight Roof of the Waldorf-Astoria. More than 400 guests attended the Society's most important event of the year, enjoying cocktails, dinner, and dancing as well as a special performance by Late Night host and former Saturday Night Live cast member, Seth Meyers.

The event was Co-Chaired by Nina Garcia Conrod, Lisa McCarthy, Alexi Ashe Meyers, Claudia Overstrom and Maria Villalba, and was generously sponsored by GRAFF Diamonds with additional support from Valentino.
Jewels by GRAFF Diamonds lined the cocktail room, including D flawless diamonds of over 30 carats, as well as unique one-of-a-kind carved Columbian emeralds and exquisite vivid yellow diamonds. Martha Glass, President of The Society, welcomed the prominent crowd of The Society's members and leaders in business, fashion, and philanthropy, followed by MSK's President, Dr. Craig Thompson, who introduced The Society's Financial Assistance Program initiative that raises funds for patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering to assist with non-medical expenses. Sotheby's Auctioneer and MSK Board of Overseers and Managers member, Jamie Niven took the stage to raise critical funds for the initiative.

After guests pledged generously toward this important cause, Meyers charmed the crowd with his stand-up. Guests danced to the music by DJ Mad Marj. The party raised $1.3 million to benefit The Society of MSK. Since the inaugural Spring Ball in 2008, the event has now helped raise more than $11.3 million for The Society's leading patient care, education, and research programs.
Seth Meyers
Laughter during Seth Meyer's performance
Jamie Niven
Guests included: Alexi Ashe (Mrs. Seth) Meyers (in Valentino), Tory Burch, Lauren (in Valentino) and Andres Santo Domingo, Jeff and Caryn Zucker, Jamie Tisch, Derek Blasberg, Coco and Arie Kopelman, Carlos Souza (in Valentino), Dr. Lisa Airan (in Valentino), Nicky Hilton (in Valentino), Carol Mack, Chloe Malle (in Valentino), Karen LeFrak, Martha (in GRAFF Diamonds) and John Glass, Margo Langenberg and Prince Dmitri of Yugoslavia, Jamee and Peter Gregory, Lisa and David Klein, Laure Heriard Dubreuil (in Valentino), Aaron Young (in Valentino), Gigi Mortimer, Marjorie Gubelmann, Wilbur and Hilary Geary Ross, Zani Gugelmann (in Valentino), Patricia Herrera Lansing, Lisa McCarthy (in Valentino), Claudia Overstrom (in Valentino), Maria Villalba (in Valentino), and many more.
Alexi Ashe Meyers, Claudia Overstrom, Martha Glass, Maria Villalba, and Lisa McCarthy
Sandy and Patsy Warner
Dr. Craig Thompson and Dr. Tullia Lindsten
Eduard and Selina van der Geest
Alexi Ashe Meyers, Seth Meyers
Carlos Souza
John and Martha Glass
Taylor Yunker, Nicholas Gennis, and Martina Fourcade
Adrienne and Gianluigi Vittadini
Lisa and David Klein
Marjorie Gubelmann and Tory Burch
Arie and Coco Kopelman
Martha Glass (center) and GRAFF Models
Shoshanna Gruss
Julie and Billy Macklowe
Jamee and Peter Gregory
Susan and Dr. Charles Sawyers
Martha and Peter Webster
Robyn and Ken Jospeh
John and Anne McSweeney
Clelia and Tom Zacharias
Tom and Heather Leeds
Catherine Carey and Dee Dee Ricks
Alexi Ashe Meyers and Ariel Ashe
Karen LeFrak
Andrew and Kathy Thomas
Aaron Young and Laure Heriard Dubreuil
Tom and Karen Glover
Zani Gugelmann and Carlos Souza
Jamie Tisch and Perri Peltz
Diandra Douglas
Claudia Overstrom and Patricia Lansing
Bambi Putnam and Bill Heidrich
Leslie Heaney, Mark Gilbertson, and Alexandra Lind Rose
Charlotte and Alexandra Lebenthal
Elizabeth Miller and Claudia Overstrom
Lauren Santo Domingo
Simon and Tina Beriro
Bill and Barbara Harbach
Michael and Eleanora Kennedy
Caryn and Jeff Zucker with Seth Meyers
Shoshanna Gruss and Patricia Lansing
Libby Fitzgerald
Chris and Grace Meigher
Chloe Malle and Dr. Lisa Airan
Marjorie Gubelmann, "DJ Mad Marj"
Becca Bull and Alexi Ashe Meyers
Alexia Hamm Ryan and Lisa Errico
Susan and Coleman Burke
Jamie Tisch and Caryn Zucker
Ashley McDermott
Liz and Jeff Peck
Margo Langenberg and Prince Dmitri of Yugoslavia
Simone Mailman
Blair Husain
Gigi Mortimer
Wilbur and Hilary Geary Ross
Sara Ayres and Carol Mack
Peter and Jamee Gregory
Nicky Hilton and Zani Gugelmann
Dancing ...
On Monday, May 5th, Fountain House raised a record-breaking 1.2 million dollars at its 11th Annual Fountain House Symposium and Luncheon. The event, titled The Challenges of Dual-Diagnosis: Substance Abuse and Mental Illness, took place in the Grand Ballroom of The Pierre, where nearly 600 guests convened to honor Mitchell S. Rosenthal, MD, founder of Phoenix House, for his lifelong contributions to the field of recovery.

This year’s Symposium topic is timely and relevant, as recent studies suggest that nearly one-third of people with all mental illnesses and approximately one-half of people with serious mental illnesses (such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder) abuse substances. Moreover, it is estimated that more than one-third of all alcohol abusers and more than one-half of all drug abusers are battling mental illness.
Dr. Mitchell Rosenthal and Kenneth Dudek
Among this event’s dedicated supporters are many who, in addition to rallying each year at The Pierre to boost Fountain House, are eager to learn the latest from the frontlines of mental health research, treatment and public policy. The Symposium panel discussion, geared to a lay audience, featured a trio of distinguished panelists: Marc Galanter, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, NYU School of Medicine; William Cope Moyers, Vice President of Public Affairs and Community Relations at Hazelden and New York Times best-selling author of Broken and Now What? and Ashli J. Sheidow, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina. Consuelo Mack, founder, anchor and executive producer of Consuelo Mack WealthTrack, served as master of ceremonies.

In accepting the Fountain House Humanitarian Award, Dr. Rosenthal spoke movingly of the bond between Fountain House and Phoenix House, the organization he founded.
Alexandra Herzan, Carolyn MacKenzie, Anne Mai, Ilyse Wilpon, Mary Pedersen, Podie Lynch, Kitty de Chazal, and Patricia Begley
Carmel Fromson and Alexandra Herzan
The Fountain House Symposium and Luncheon was founded by Lorna Hyde Graev and Lynn Nicholas, PsyD to advance community knowledge about mental illness and to reduce the associated stigma. Funds raised support the groundbreaking employment, education, housing and wellness programs of Fountain House, a 66-year-old evidence-based mental health treatment program in New York City. A local community with a global reach, Fountain House has inspired the creation of hundreds of programs serving more than 100,000 people worldwide.

Event Chairs were: Patricia Begley, Kitty de Chazal, Alexandra A. Herzan, Podie Lynch, Carolyn MacKenzie, Anne Mai, Mary Q. Pedersen and Ilyse Wilpon.
Dr. Mitchell Rosenthal and Lorna Hyde Graev
Among those attending: Catherine Adler, Frances Beatty Adler and Allen Adler, Courtney Arnot, Ann Barish, Camilla Bergeron, Deeda Blair, Rick Braddock, Wendy Breck, Katherine Bryan, Dee De Ganay, Jackie Drexel, Patricia Duff, Polly Espy, Susan Fales-Hill, Nancy and Tom Farrell, Marina Galesi, Mark Gilbertson, Larry Graev, Audrey Gruss, Pamela Harris, Amanda Haynes-Dale, Marlene Hess, Joy Ingham, Mary Kalikow, Mariana Kaufman, Fernanda Kellogg and Kirk Henckels, Ginny and David Knott, Margo Langenberg, Dalia and Larry Leeds, Sharon Handler Loeb, Dr. Shari Lusskin, Annabelle Mariaca, Kitty McKnight, Chris Meigher, Susan Nitze, Marne Obernauer, Jr., Laura Parsons, Elizabeth Peabody, Florence Peyrelongue, Annalu Ponti, Ann and John Pyne, Tina Radziwill, Ann Rapp, Sarah and Dr. Mitchell Rosenthal, Emilia Saint Amand, Sydney Shuman, Nan Swid, Topsy Taylor, Barbara Anderson Terry, Kari Tiedemann, Zibby Tozer, Lara Trafelet, Adrienne Vittadini, Denise Wohl, Baker Woolworth, Katie Zorn and Richard Zorn.

To learn more about Fountain House, visit:
Consuelo Mack
Wendy Breck
Evelyn Lorentzen Bell, George Beane, and Michelle Gerber Klein
Elizabeth Paul, Jane Poole, and Caroline MacKenzie
Lorna Hyde Graev and Larry Graev
Florence Peyrelongue and Stacey Lowenthal
Stephanie Stokes and Kari Tiedemann
Ilyse Wilpon and Arlene Salomon
Barry Osborn, Marianne Cattier, and Sally Peters
Judy Finneran and Janice Doty
Dr. Mitchell Rosenthal and Kate Moyer
Mark Gilbertson and Mary Pedersen
Janie and Bunny Beekman
Willem and Marion de Vogel
Laurie Barry, Guy De Chazal, and Kitty De Chazal
Podie Lynch and Patricia Begley
Sydney Shuman, Missie Rennie Raylor, and Sharon Handler Loeb
Laura Tanny Huang and Marjorie Reed Gordon
Margo Langenberg and Annabel Mariaca
Zibby Tozer and Lynn Nicholas
Joy Ingham, Nina Hilbert, and Anne Barish
Gene Williams and Jackie Williams
Jackie Drexel and Hope Geier Smith
Rebecca and Chiara Mai
Mark Gilberston and Emilia Saint-Amand
Ann-Marie Myers and Alison Leeds
Beth Hicks and Hamilton Kean
Marjorie Wilpon and Gloria Cohen
Angela Clofine
Katie Zorn and Benita Potters
Dr. Mitchell Rosenthal, William Cope Moyers, Jane Rosenthal, and Dr. Shari Lusskin
On the evening of May 6, 2014, Holiday House Hamptons celebrated a pre-event “Kick Off” party at the Luxury Living New York City flagship showroom. This is the second consecutive year that Holiday House, the celebrated Manhattan interior design showcase, has partnered with HC&G (Hamptons Cottages & Gardens) to create a summertime showhouse experience in the Hamptons.

In celebration, guests enjoyed a delicious menu prepared by Thomas Preti Catering. As a special surprise, Luxury Living unveiled three windows along 153 Madison Avenue to help raise awareness of the upcoming showhouse. “Luxurious Summer Fun” inspires the vignettes, created by Holiday House Hamptons’ designer Campion Platt. The display, featuring the collections of FENDI Casa and Bentley Home, will remain on view through July 31, 2014.
Holiday House Hamptons Designers
For Holiday House Hamptons a stellar list of interior designers will create original holiday-themed indoor and outdoor living spaces throughout various spaces within three Watchcase homes. Watchcase is a 130-year-old historic, former watchcase factory currently undergoing a dramatic transformation by the developers Cape Advisors into the Hamptons' first resort-style luxury condominium project. Holiday House will welcome visitors daily June 29 to August 10, 2014. The showhouse will be featured in the August 1st issue of HC&G.

Iris Dankner and Christopher Hyland are the Co-Chairs of the event. The Honorary Design Chair is Steven Gambrel, Thom Filicia and Vicente Wolf will serve as Design Chairs. The Holiday House Hamptons Opening Night White Gala will take place on the evening of Saturday, June 28th, kicking off an array of exciting events to take place during the six weeks the showhouse is open to the public.
The Dankner family
Guests at the Kick Off Party included Holiday House Founder Iris Danker and Design Chairs of the upcoming event Thom Filicia and Vicente Wolf. HC&G’s Marianne Howatson, Jennifer Matthews, Pamela Eldridge andEIC Kendell Cronstrom. David Kronman, Craig Wood and Arthur Blee (Cape Advisors) and Jack Pearson (Corcoran Sunshine). Nazneen Ahmed, Daniel Lombardi and Rayon Black all of Fendi Casa. Holiday House Hamptons designers in attendance included Campion Platt, James Huniford, West Chin, Dale Cohen, Tamara Magel and John Bjornen.

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Rayon Black, Daniel Lombardi, Nazneed Ahmed, Lidwine Rupp, and Marco
Pamela Eldridge and Marianne Howatson with a friend
Dagmara Wienberg and Gregory Allan Cramer
Campion Platt, Marianna Howatson, Nazneed Ahmed, and Iris Dankner
Iris Dankner and Thom Filicia
Barbara Schorr, David Kronman, Iris Dankner, Craig Wood, and Arthur Blee
Kimberly Guilfoyle, Campion Platt, and Susan Shin
Amanda Gluck and Madeline Wolf
Tom Lampson and Ally Coulter
Marianne Howatson, Nazneen Ahmed, and Kendell Cronstrom
Serniqua Dougherty, Paulo Pantaloni, and Ally Coulter
Photographs by D. Finnin & R. Mickens (AMNH); Barbaro Photography (Fountain House).