Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Empowering women and awarding men

The Walters residence where they hosted a cocktail of ethical shopping event showcasing Same Sky jewelry.
Claudia Walters, Francine LeFrak, Catherine Adler, Ellen Scarborough, Nancy Howar O'Sullivan and Florencia Kaufmann hosted a cocktail of ethical shopping event showcasing Same Sky jewelry. Same Sky was founded by Francine LeFrak in 2008 with a vision of providing the dignity of work to women in need of a second chance.

Francine LeFrak made a special presentation about the mission of empowering women through meaningful employment and the powerful impact Same Sky has had on women's lives. Same Sky introduced a new wrap bracelets and gemstone pieces.
Same Sky Jewelry
This event featured new colors in the luxe Black Tie Collection and the contemporary designs of the Destiny Collection. Every purchase went towards advancing Same Sky's mission of creating more opportunities for women across the world.

Same Sky is a trade initiative working with collectives to create employment opportunities in Rwanda and with ex-offenders of Jersey City. Same Sky has witnessed firsthand the change that occurs when people are given the chance to support themselves and provide for their families. To learn more, click here.
Grace Costa, Cristina Carlino, and Francine LeFrak
Lily Band
Margo Nederlander and Jonathan Farkas
Francine LeFrak, Patricia Baremboim, Claudia Walters, Erica Grossman, and Michaela Keszler
Ellen Scarborough, Cornelia Bregman, and Cole Rumbough
Charlotte and Kristine Reynal
Nancy Howar-O'Sullivan, Denise LeFrak, Nan Swid, and Jill Rosen
Rebecca Potocki and Margo Nederlander
Florencia Lutzi and Alison Norbert
Victoria Goldschmidt and Florencia Kaufmann
Charlotte Havemeyer, Francine LeFrak, and Michelle Brown
Carol Penn and Susan England
Rick Friedberg, Greg Brown, Howard Lorber, and Billy Walters
Laurie Levin
Bonnie Siracusa and Florencia Kaufmann
Florencia Kaufmann, Robert Kassel, Billy Walters, Howard Lorber, and Cara Ferris
Claudia Walters, Francine LeFrak, Ellen Scarborough, Nancy Howar-O'Sullivan, Florencia Kaufmann, and Patricia Baremboim
The Mashomack Polo Club hosted its 19th Annual Mashomack International Polo Challenge Luncheon on Saturday, June 18, 2016. The event began at noon with a Champagne Reception followed by a Tented Field-Side Luncheon and the exciting International Polo Challenge match. Five teams battled to secure the coveted trophy for their team and country, which included Team Germany, Dream Hotels, Hillrock Distillery, Quest Magazine and Lavazza Coffee. Team Germany - Mercedes Wappinger Falls fought off the four other challengers to claim the victory of the day.
The 32 horses and 20 players made it a great day out and an exciting polo challenge to watch in the beautiful weather. Close to 1,000 guests enjoyed the games field side and under the tent, cheering on the competitors throughout the day. The heritage and tradition of Millbrooks Hunt country and rolling green hills was a beautiful backdrop for the day. The team lineup included, for Team Germany: Uwe Zimmerman, John Klopp, Alessandro Balestri and Julio Ezcurra; Team Dream Hotels: Davis Colley, Max Langlois, Tatin Zubarrie, Ian MacTaggart; Team Hillrock Distillery: Oakleigh Thorne, Craig Callen, Gason Lisioli, Guy Merison; Quest Magazine: Adam Klopp, Hannah Buchan, Trevi Zoda,  Nick Beanstock; Lavazza Coffee: Bruce Colley, Philip MacTaggart, Agusho Zavaleta and Don Langlois. Nick Beinstock was named the most valuable player of the day.
This year’s event benefited Pine Plains Fire Hose & Rescue Company, Ronald McDonald House and the New York State Trooper Foundation.

Attendees included: Bruce Colley, Teresa Colley, John Klopp, Karen Klopp, Parker Gentry, K. Cooper Ray, Cece Cord, Nina Criscom, Fernanda Kellogg, Diandra Douglas, Peter Pierce, Steven Sare, Cathy Baker, Adam Klopp, Meghan Horstmann, David McDonald, Nicky McDonald, Alp Ozaman, Susan Meyer, Joe Meyer, Gwen Tetirick, Marion De Vogel, Max Goodwin, Nick Bienstock, Moira Bienstock, Jake Klopp, Elizabeth Quartararo, Pam Taylor, Eddie Taylor, Taylor Stubin, Cindy Rinfret, Sylvia Langlois, Max Langlois, Don Langlois, James Flexner, Tom Flexner, Debin Flexner, Uwe Zimmerman and Kristina Zimmerman.
Cathy Baker and the Hillrock Distillery Team
Team Germany
This elegant annual event kicks off the summer social season in Millbrook as it draws over 1500 Town & Country spectators and patrons.  Following the match is a highly publicized awards ceremony.

The Mashomack Preserve Club is a private polo and shooting club located in the heart of Millbrook hunt country, providing a stunning backdrop to the wonderful day. This prestigious event attracts over 1,000 true tastemaker patrons and spectators and marks the official start of the summer social season in Millbrook, New York. Many fans travel from New York City, Westchester and Fairfield County to spend the day in the countryside and experience this exciting polo event and uniquely stylish affair. Teams representing the United States, Great Britain, India, Brazil, France and Italy have battled valiantly in the past.
David McDonald, Nicky McDonald, Alp Ozaman, Susan Meyer, Joe Meyer
Jake Klopp, Elizabeth Quartararo
Marion De Vogel, Max Goodwin
Karen and John Klopp
Teresa and Bruce Colley
Uwe Zimmerman, Kristina Zimmerman
James Flexner and Gwen Tetirick
Pam Taylor
Peter Pierce, Raquel Chevremont, Steven Sare, and Mickalene Thomas
Taylor Stubin, Cece Cord, Cindy Rinfret, Parker Gentry
Adam Klopp, Meghan Horstmann
Sylvia Langlois, Max Langlois, Don Langlois
Five hundred members of New York City’s philanthropic, business, health care and Alzheimer’s communities joined forces at The Pierre for the annual “Forget-Me-Not” Gala hosted by CaringKind (formerly known as the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter). The gala raised more than $1.3 million to support CaringKind’s unprecedented free programs and services available to New Yorkers with dementia and their caregivers.

The event was chaired by CaringKind Board Member and Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Jonathan S. Henes.
CaringKind Board member and event chair Jonathan S. Henes, honoree and DOT director Susan Stroman, honoree and CaringKind Junior Committee President Laurel Crosby, Lou-Ellen Barkan, President and CEO of CaringKind, and event emcee Nigel Barker
CaringKind is New York City’s only charity singularly focused on caregiving support for individuals and families living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.  With over 30 years of experience, CaringKind works directly with community partners to develop the information, tools and training to support individuals and families affected by dementia.

Emceeing the gala was Nigel Barker, celebrity photographer and TV Personality.  Also on hand were Tony Award winning actor and tireless advocate for the Alzheimer’s community, David Hyde Pierce, and former NHL All-Star and broadcast analyst for MSG Network’s television coverage of NY Rangers games Ron Duguay, who recently lost his father to Alzheimer’s and whose mother currently has dementia. Emmy Award Winning Broadcaster Duguay will partner with Northwell Health, formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System, and CaringKind on an exciting new Alzheimer’s education and awareness initiative. Guests were also treated to a special video message from actor Hugh Jackman. Also in attendance wasDr. Max Gomez, CBS 2 Medical Reporter.
DOT cast member Colin Hanlon, DOT cast member Sharon Washington, honoree and DOT director Susan Stroman, Lou-Ellen Barkan, President and CEO of CaringKind, DOT cast member Marjorie Johnson, DOT cast member Stephen Moore, DOT cast member Libya Pugh,and DOT cast member Finnerty Steeves
Continuing its tradition of recognizing the significant contributions of the arts community to raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease, CaringKind presented the 2016 “Creative Leadership Award” to director Susan Stroman, writer Colman Domingo and the Vineyard Theatre production of DOT for the poignant production that follows three adult children as they balance caring for their Alzheimer’s-afflicted mother and for themselves. On hand to accept the award were DOT cast members Marjorie Johnson, Stephen Moore, Libya Pugh, Finnerty Steeves, Colin Hanlon and Sharon Washington; and Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell, Executive Producer at the Vineyard Theatre.

Lou-Ellen Barkan, President and CEO of CaringKind, said, “If CaringKind is the heart of Alzheimer’s caregiving, then all of you gathered here tonight are the life blood that keeps our heart beating.  It is only with your support that CaringKind can provide the high-quality programming that New York City’s Alzheimer’s community needs and deserves.  For this we are deeply grateful.  We are also proud to honor the passionate and significant work of our honorees as well as the work of all of our heroic caregivers.”
Nigel Barker, CaringKind Board Co-Chair Stephen P. Casper, CaringKind Board member David Weinberg, and CaringKind Board member and event chair Jonathan S. Henes
CaringKind also honored its Junior Committee President Laurel Crosby with the “Young Leadership Award” for her exemplary dedication to CaringKind as well as to its community of caregivers. Crosby lost her mother, age 61, to Alzheimer’s disease.

Also in attendance were distinguished members of the research and medical community including Dr. Peter Davies, Dr. Warachal Faison, Dr. Steve Ferris, Dr. Cynthia Green, Dr. Jose Alejandro Luchsinger-Stuart, Dr. Richard Mayeux, Dr. Mary Mittelman, Dr. Mary Sano, Dr. Andrew Teich, Dr. Thomas Wisniewski, and Dr. Mony de Leon

The evening offered a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, and dinner and dancing to Hank Lane Music and Productions with Harris Lane, band leader. DOT cast member Libya Pugh also sang the closing songs. The live auction was conducted by Jamie Niven.  Notable auction items included a luxury trip for two aboard The World; an opportunity to throw the first pitch at a Mets game; and a loft suite for Blake Shelton’s concert at the Barclays Center.
CaringKind Board Co-Chair Stephen P. Casper, CaringKind Board Co-Chair John Latham, CaringKind Board member and event chair Jonathan S. Henes, and CaringKind Board Co-Chair Ben Jenkins
Dr. Richard Mayeux and Dr. Mony de Leon
Pearl Halegua and Nathan Halegua, CaringKind Board member
Dr. Max Gomez, Nigel Barker, Ron Duguay, and Dr. Paul Wright
Dr. Thomas Wisniewski, Dr. Warachal Faison, Dr. Mary Sano, Dr. Steve Ferris, Dr. Peter Davies, and Dr. Mary Mittelman
CaringKind current and emeritus Board members
Susan Stroman and David Hyde Pierce
Honoree and CaringKind Junior Committee President Laurel Crosby and Eric Burghoffer
DOT cast members Sharon Washington and Marjorie Johnson
Laurel Crosby and Nigel Barker
Sharon Washington, Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell, Executive Producer at the Vineyard Theatre, Susan Stroman, and David Hyde Pierce
Last Thursday, American Museum of Natural History hosted a program for the Museum’s Junior Council concluding its 2015–2016 season with a fast-paced, speed-dating-style event, where attendees were able to get to know the brilliant minds at work behind the scenes at the Museum via micro-chats with Museum scientists. Afterwards, there were cocktails and a live jazz reception on the Museum’s Arthur Ross Terrace.

Co-Chairs included W. Jameson McFadden, Holly and Martin Okner, Lori and Zachary Pomerantz, and Gaelin Rosenwaks.
Guests meet Jack Conrad, Research Associate, Division of Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History
Guests meet Allison Bronson, Richard Gilder Graduate School Ph. D. Student at the American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History’s Junior Council is one of New York City’s most stimulating membership groups for young philanthropists. Founded in 1994, the Junior Council supports the Museum’s mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate—through scientific research and education—knowledge about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe. Each year, Junior Council members participate in special events that offer them an intimate view of the Museum’s collections, activities, and exhibitions. Junior Council members go behind the scenes at one of the world’s preeminent museums, meet some of the nation’s most distinguished and engaging scientists, and preview the latest exhibitions.
Steering Committee Members Erik and Sarah Belz, George Jovanoski, Elizabeth and Andrew Yanev, and Shelia and David Barrett
Steering Committee Members John Rachwalski and Jessica Yau with Millie Wang Koo and Thomas Koo
Steering Committee Members Joshua and Ragi Margolin and friends
Steering Committee Member Ana Rosenstein and friend
Steering Committee Member Courtney Kizziah and friend
Steering Committee Member George Jovanoski and co-chair Gaelin Rosenwaks
Steering Committee Members Brockton Bosson, George Jovanoski, and Andrew Yanev
Steering Committee Member Julia Bosson and friend
Steering Committee Members Vernalize Co and Erin Ahrens with a friend
Steering Committee Member Josean Fernandez (on right) and friend
Steering Committee Member Adrian Ross (on right) and friend
Steering Committee Members of the Junior Council
Steering Committee Member Erik Belz (on right) and friends
The Chip White Band
On Saturday, June 25, East Hampton’s not-for-profit art garden, museum and education foundation LongHouse Reserve hosted its much-anticipated horticultural event, Planters: ON+OFF the Ground VIII garden container invitational exhibition. At the eighth garden invitational, and in honor of LongHouse Reserve’s 25th jubilee year, Martha Stewart returned to judge a spectacular line up of garden masterpieces that incorporated an anniversary theme of silver. Designed by illustrious artists, gardeners and landscape professionals from far and wide, each contained garden was as divergent in format, design and contents as the imagination allowed.
Jack Larson weclomes guests
Martha Stewart presented the awards. First place went to “A Piece of the Universe” by Summerhill Landscapes; Second place to Landcraft Environments LTD.; and Third place to Landscape Details. Marders, and “Untitled Prototype 2016” by Justin Terzi Design received the Honorable Mention awards. Guests also voted for the People’s Choice Award. This year there was a tie with “A Piece of the Universe” by Summerhill Landscapes, and “Plated Table #1” by Tony Piazza/Piazza Horticultural and Tony Ingrao/Ingrao Inc. both taking home the coveted award.

The event, which always incites an atmosphere of exuberance and high spirits, represented the quintessence of LongHouse Reserve’s guiding mission: living with art in all of its forms. Planters: ON+OFF the Ground VIII was hosted by Longhouse’s Garden Committee Chair, Elizabeth Lear, and LongHouse Reserve founder Jack Lenor Larsen. The exhibit will remain open through Saturday, July 30.
Peter Olsen, Jack Larsen, and Martha Stewart
Guests were able to meet Mr. Larson as he signed copies of his new book Learning From LongHouse, which is filled with over 75 remarkable images of the gardens and art that make up LongHouse Reserve. It also includes Mr. Larsen’s experiences, tips and gardening tricks.

A silent auction of rare and unusual plants and containers chaired by Alex Feleppa, Geoffrey Nimmer, Tony Piazza and Dennis Schrader took place, and good friends of LongHouse, Broken Arrow Nursery, held a plant sale to inspire new design ideas and additions for home garden displays. A percentage of the sale’s proceeds will benefit LongHouse Reserve’s Garden Fund.
Award winners from Summerhill Landscapes with their planter "A Piece of the Universe: John Senise, Anna Bartman, Kasia Kuczynska, Barbara Moynihan, Patrick Judge, and Butra Naston
Planters: ON+OFF the Ground VIII
The exhibit will be open to the public through July 30, 2016
LongHouse Reserve is currently open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. In July and August, LongHouse will be open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. Admission is $10 and $8 for seniors. Admission is free for LongHouse members, children under 12 and high school and college students with ID.
Gary Seaman, Jane Lappin, Andi Pisacano, Harold Perry, Liam Lee, Aidan Arnone, and Charlotte Robinson
LongHouse Reserve is located at 133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.longhouse.org

This event is made possible by the generous support of Gardeneering, RB Irrigation, Ray Smith & Associates, Whitmores, and Broken Arrow Nursery.  Drip irrigation for Planters ON + OFF the Ground VIII will be made possible with the generous support of RB Irrigation.
Dianne Benson, Matko Tomicic, and Martha Stewart
David Melrose and Joan Smith
Elizabeth Lear and Geoffrey Nimmer
Elizabeth Levine, Jack Larsen, and Mark Levine
Harvey Bernstein, Lukie Bernstein, Natalie Hurwitz, Martin Hurwitz, Sarah Pomeroy, and Lee Pomeroy
Julie Spain, Paul Broches, Joanne Secor, and Lee Skolnick
Mark Marder, Mike Marder, Karen Marder, Jeff Marder, Gwen Marder, and Jill Marder
Paul Geenty, Miles Geenty, Brenda Aheran, and Paul Goerz
Randy Kemper, Martha Stewart, Randy Ingrao, and Cathy Sloane
Rich Willett, Linda Willett, Sandy Perlbinder, and Stephen Perlbinder
Photographs by Annie Watt (Same Sky); Peter T. Michaelis (Mashomack); Patrick McMullan (Longhouse); R. Mickens (AMNH)