Monday, April 6, 2015

Drifting in Daylight

The Peter Cottontail Egg hunt at Doubles.
Supporters of Central Park Conservancy gathered in the homes of Susan Calhoun & Charles Moss and Melanie Shorin & Greg Feldman for cocktail parties previewing Drifting in Daylight: Art in Central Park, an art exhibition taking place in Central Park’s north end in celebration of the Conservancy’s 35th anniversary and co-presented with Creative Time.
Rona Citrin, Nina Katchadourian, Suzanne Cochran, Susan Calhoun, and Charles Moss
Attendees enjoyed conversation with artists Nina Katchadourian, David Levine, and Lauri Stallings, Creative Time president Anne Pasternak, and curators Cara Starke and Nato Thompson.

Guests included Suzanne and Bob Cochran, Karen May, Elizabeth Atwood, Norman Selby, Eugene Mercy and Carolyn Pilkington, Kathryn Beal, Judy Carson, Michele and Martin Cohen, Amabel James, Nyssa Kourakos, Andrea Henderson Fahnestock and George Hambrecht, Elizabeth and Richard Cashin, Joan Nicolais, Bonnie Pope, Melissa Schiff Soros, Rona Citrin, Cristina Grajales and Isabelle Kirshner, and Michael Gruenglas.
Anne Pasternak, David Levine, and Lauri Stallings
Drifting in Daylight: Art in Central Park is a free public exhibition that aims to draw visitors to Central Park’s north end in celebration of Central Park Conservancy’s 35th anniversary. May 15 – June 20, 2015, Fridays and Saturdays, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

The mission of Central Park Conservancy, a nonprofit organization founded in 1980, is to restore, manage, and enhance Central Park in partnership with the public, for the enjoyment of all. Central Park Conservancy raises 75% of the annual budget essential to keeping Central Park beautiful.
Anne Pasternak and Melanie Shorin
Bob Cochran and Christine Cochran
Carolyn Pilkington and Eugene Mercy
Lisa Dennison and Karen May
Maureen Mulheren, Susan Rudin, Nancy Missett, and Jane Koryn
Nancy and Dan Paduano with Judy Carson
Suzanne Cochran, Melanie Shorin, and Susan Calhoun
150 mommies, daddies, and kids rushed down the 'red' staircase, put on their sequen bunny ears, and enjoyed the annual PETER COTTONTAIL EASTER EGG HUNT at Doubles. Face painters, balloon artists, grilled cheese squares, hot dogs, and dancing were followed by everyone's favorite Easter Egg Hunt. One Thousand eggs were collected by friends and families including: Margot Takian, Kate Earls, Jennifer Kinderman, Leah Kelly, Betsy Frank, Lisa Simonson, Joanne Baker, Sasha Leviatn, Paula Mahoney, Jenny Green, Sharon Jacob, Tara Lipton, Stacy Rielly, and many many more.
Oceana, the largest international organization dedicated solely to protecting the world's oceans, celebrated the recent committment by the Wyss Foundation to help rebuild fisheries at its annual New York City Gala. Hansjörg Wyss, Michael R. Bloomberg, Sam Waterston, Katherine Waterston, and Susan and David Rockefeller hosted the festivities. Muscian Kate Davis performed at the event. The evening highlighted the Wyss Foundation's ten million dollar grant as a key contribution to Oceana's campaign to Save the Oceans: Feed the World. The benefit took place in the beautiful Pool Room at The Four Seasons Restaurant in New York City.

Oceana honored Hansjörg Wyss' contribution to protecting and restoring our oceans. Well-known as a land conservationst, Wyss' first grant for the oceans will support scientists and policy experts in Canada and Peru who are working toward rebuilding fisheries in these two key countries that account for close to 14 percent of all the wild ocean fish landed by weight. With the addition of these two international offices, Oceana is now active in countries that control close to 40 percent of the wild fish caught in our oceans.
Sam Waterston, Susan Rockefeller, and Katherine Waterston
Three-term New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who last year made a large grant to Oceana in order support the management of industrial fishing and small-scale fishing simultaneously, commented, "protecting oceans from overfishing isn't just an environmental issue—it's an urgent public health and economic issue as well, and this investment from the Wyss Foundation will have a positive impact on so many lives. Hansjorg Wyss's generous support for Oceana will help us build on the great progress we are making around the world to protect the oceans—and people's health and livelihoods."

Wyss remarked, "for too long, we have turned our back on the world's oceans, pushing fisheries—and the communities that depend on them—to the brink. The task of restoring the health of our oceans is immense, but with the right resources and locally-developed, science-based policies, we can bring life back to the oceans for the benefit of current and future generations."
Theodore Roosevelt IV, Michael Bloomberg, Hansjorg Wyss, and David Rockefeller
Oceana is the largest international advocacy organization focused solely on ocean conservation. We run science-based campaigns and seek to win policy victories that can restore ocean biodiversity and ensure that the oceans are abundant and can feed hundreds of millions of people. Oceana victories have already helped to create policies that could increase fish populations in its countries by as much as 40 percent and that have protected more than 1 million square miles of ocean. We have campaign offices in North, South and Central America, Asia, and Europe. To learn more, please visit
Violaine Bernbach, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Susan Rockefeller, and Andrew Sharpless
Rachel McMahon, Iffie Okoronkwo Aitkenhead, and Sharon Jacob
Bertram Cohen, Jennifer Schwab-Wagers, and Barbara Cohn
Simon Sidamon-Eristoff and Sydney Davis
Brian Fisher, Joanna Fisher, Julian Niccolini, Lisa Niccolini, and Dustin Yellin
Simone and David Levinson
Renee Harbers and Chris Liddell
Andy Pew, Daria Pew, Harlan Bratcher, and Toby Usnik
Julie Gilhart and Harlan Bratcher
Leslie and Robert Zemeckis
Sutton Stracke
Salla Alfieri, Faith Bethelard, Tracy Nixon, and Rachel McMahon
Francesca Beale and Carol Perlman
Lynn Waterston
Deborah Buck and Dede McMahon
Violane and John Bernbach
Emily and Daniel Shek
John Seitz and Micca Wa
Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab and Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC) recently held a celebratory ribbon cutting to at the official opening of Hunter's new 21,000-square-foot laboratory and research space on the fourth floor of Weill Cornell Medical College's Belfer Research Building.  The opening of Hunter's floor in the Belfer Building marks the next step in a new, innovative partnership between two of New York City's most prominent public and private educational institutions.
Diane Volk, Judy Zankel, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Jennifer J. Raab, Helen H. Appel, Dr. Laurie Glimcher, Vita Rabinowitz, and Mark Hauber
"This space represents the incredible things an Ivy League school and a public college, located just a few city blocks apart, can achieve when they work together," said Hunter President Jennifer J. Raab. "In these labs, the next generation of scientists will be trained for the creation of future biomedical breakthroughs targeting cancer, cardiovascular disease, children's health, neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, along with global health and infectious diseases. We are truly grateful to our partners at Weill Cornell Medical College community for their ongoing commitment to Hunter and their recognition that supporting these kinds of research-intensive work and learning spaces will be key to future scientific advancement."
Robert J. Appel and Helen H. Appel
"I'm thrilled to welcome Hunter College and its scientists to the Belfer Research Building and the Weill Cornell campus," said Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College. "Our two institutions have a shared mission of championing biomedical research and scientific discovery to improve the health of people in New York and beyond, and together we're on a path to do just that."

The ribbon-cutting event was co-hosted by Helen L. Appel, a Cornell University alumna who serves on the Board of the Hunter Foundation, and also teaches at Hunter College's School of Continuing Education. Mrs. Appel's husband, Robert J. Appel, serves on Hunter College's Music Advisory Board and is also an undergraduate alumnus and former trustee of Cornell University.
Stephen Cohen and Robert J. Appel
David Foster and Betsy Jacaruso
Gail McCain, Elizabeth Capezuti, and Judith Marinoff Cohn
David and Suzanne Santry
Andrew Tisch, Dr. Laurie Glimcher, and Dr. Zev Rosenwaks
Jesus A. Angulo and Olorunseun Ogunwobi
Patrick McKenna, Barry Schneider, and Judy Schneider
Jane Oppenheim and Harriet Gruber
Andrew Tisch and Helen H. Appel
Diane Volk, Stephen Volk, Robert J. Appel, and Hunter's President, Jennifer J. Raab
Photographs by Getty Images & Billy Farrell Agency (Oceana); Cutty McGill (Doubles)