Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Fact vs. Fiction

Sally Wolf, Dr. Elisa Port, Dr. Michael Brodman, Dr. Laurie Margolies, Dr. Jeffrey Mechanick, Dr. Amy Tiersten, Dr. Mark Sultan, Dr. Eva Andersson-Dubin, and Perri Peltz at Mount Sinai Health System's fifth annual Fact vs. Fiction Luncheon and Symposium.
As a kickoff to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Dubin Breast Center of The Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai Health System held its fifth annual Fact vs. Fiction Luncheon and Symposium at 320 Park. 
At the sold-out luncheon, guests started with fresh juices and smoothies and then dined on Red Snapper, Yellow Beets, Sugar Snaps, White Beech Mushrooms with Lemon Yogurt that were all locally grown, organic and seasonal foods catered by Great Performances. The flowers were donated to the Dubin Breast Center following the lunch by Botanica, Inc.

The program was moderated by Perri Peltz, host of "Doctor Radio Reports," a one hour, weekly program about public health issues for the Sirius XM network. The panel of experts from across the Mount Sinai Health System included: Elisa Port, MD, FACS (Breast Surgery); Michael Brodman, MD (Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science); Laurie Margolies, MD, FACR (Breast Imaging); Jeffrey Mechanick, MD (Lifestyle and Nutrition); Mark Sultan, MD, FACS (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) and Amy Tiersten, MD (Hematology and Medical Oncology).
Dr. Elisa Port welcoming guests
Sally Wolf (patient speaker)
The guests were able to ask the noted physicians about anything related to breast cancer.

The Dubin Breast Center of The Tisch Cancer Institute of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is a comprehensive breast health clinic that provides state-of-the-art care and conducts groundbreaking research. It is one of the few clinics in New York to offer innovative new technologies such as 3-D mammography, which provides earlier and more accurate diagnosis of breast cancer, and leading edge procedures such as seed localization, which allows surgeons to target and remove breast tumors more precisely.
The Dubin Breast Center's 15,000-square-foot facility houses a full range of integrative and wellness services, cancer screening and biopsies, cancer treatment (surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation), patient and family support services, education, genetic counseling and testing, onco-fertility services, access to clinical trials, and survivorship support. The Center represents a bold vision for breast cancer treatment and research, focusing on the holistic health and well-being of individuals with or at risk for cancer. Patients receive highly personalized, multidisciplinary care in a calming, private, and supportive setting. With more than 30,000 patients visits per year, the Dubin Breast Center is a vital part of The Mount Sinai Hospital.
Chloe Moussazadeh
William Villafranco
Chloe Moussazadeh Harrouche and Issac Harrouche
Sally Wolf and Eva Andersson-Dubin, MD
A record 1000+ people celebrated the weekend finale of the Hudson River Valley Ramble at the Jay Heritage Center on Sunday, September 25th. The 23 acre park teemed with activity and creative engagement as well as vendors and a farmers market for Jay Day.

Adults enjoyed tours of the mansion as well as aerial photographer Alex MacLean's exhibit "Shorelines and Greenscapes" with captures of Rye and Greenwich water views while families with young children began the day outdoors riding ponies in the stone walled "corral." Others listened to author and architectural historian Isabel Hill read from her book "Urban Animals" on the idyllic front lawn. Older children learned about the centuries-old sport of swordsmanship with a live demonstration of lunges and parries from the New Amsterdam Fencing Academy on the veranda. And a perennial favorite, archaeologist Eugene Boesch, let children handle some of the Archaic period artifacts uncovered at the landmark site.
Taryn Clary and Christian welcomed over 1000 attendees
But the afternoon held the most excitement as acclaimed French artist Hervé Tullet, author of small kids' favorites Press Here, Mix it Up, and Let's Play led the crowd in a kinetic, colorful art workshop out in the Jay meadow. Children brandished paint dipped brushes with confidence drawing circles and dots on 2400 square feet of mural paper creating an exhibition worthy phenomenon. With his characteristic humor and gentle encouragement, Tullet inspired the shyest and smallest of artists to create big, colorful patterns with ease.
Pied Piper Pony Rides shepherded kids inside a stone walled corral
Jay Day visitors enjoyed tours of the mansion as well as aerial photographer Alex MacLean's exhibit "Shorelines and Greenscapes" with captures of Rye and Greenwich water views
The day was a tour de force organized by Meghann KellyPuja Chandiramani and Kelly Bakshi along with other members of JHC's auxiliary volunteers, the Preservationists. True to this year's National Park Service 100th anniversary anthem, everyone was able to "Find Your Park, Gain a[n Art] Classroom" at the Jay home in Rye. Proceeds will benefit more family oriented programs in the future.
JHC Board member Cathy Rosenstock enjoyed the day with her daughter
Gorgeous fall temperatures and lots of activities made it a great dad's day out!
Balloon twisters generated big smiles
Holbrook Langley (left) and Kai Gonzalez (right) from New Amsterdam Fencing Academy North of Port Chester
JHC President Suzanne Clary with Jay Day organizers Meghann Kelly, Puja Chandiramani and Bruce MacDonald
Taylor Ellis, John Gonzalez, Kai Gonzalez, Quin Gonzalez, and Holbrook Langley
Musician Graham Clarke packed the 1838 portico with music and giggles
Best selling French children's author and artist Hervé Tullet greeted an ecstatic crowd
Children's Author Isabel Hill introduced new fans to her books about architecture and "Urban Animals"
A young girl follows instructions to "Just Press Here" and discovers the simple magic of books and art
Hundreds of parents and children joyfully painted murals atop a tarped area of 2400 square feet just behind the Jay mansion
Tullet showed the children how effortlessly they could create bold, colorful patterns
"Find Your Park, Gain a Classroom" was this year's slogan for the National Park Service's 100th Centennial
C'est tout!
Rye City Council member Emily Hurd and her family have made Jay Day an annual family tradition
Imagination, spontaneity, a little paint and voila!
Young artists painted swirls, dots and circles in a rainbow of hues
The next Tullet or Kandinsky. The possibilities are endless!
On Monday, September 19th, the 15th Annual UCP of NYC Golf Tournamentwas held at Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase, New York. The annual tournament attracted over 200 golfers and guests from the tri-state area for a day of golf and entertainment in support of the vital programs delivered by United Cerebral Palsy of New York City.

The 15th Annual UCP of NYC Golf Tournament was co-hosted by Teresa Priolo, three-time Emmy-nominated reporter, Fox 5 News and Good Day New York, and Erika Wachter, sports host and reporter for Fox 5 News.

After a day of golf, VIPs and donors celebrated with cocktails, dinner, and entertainment.
Alan Zack, Jason Ivins, Steve Ballinger, and Jon Zack
Jack McGowan and Rich Loughlin
Michael Nicholas, Sara Higgins, Timothy Callahan, and Jamarr Delauney
This year, for the first time, the event included a presentation of the UCP of NYC Corporate Champion Award, which was presented to one of UCP of NYC’s generous supporters, Michael Berger, Senior Managing Director of Colliers International. The award recognizes individuals who demonstrate the power to inspire and lead as role models for people with and without disabilities.

VIPs attending this year’s golf tournament include: Teresa Priolo, three-time Emmy-nominated reporter, Fox 5 News and Good Day New York; Erika Wachter, sports host and reporter for Fox 5 News; Michael Berger, Senior Managing Director of Colliers International; Edward R. Matthews, CEO, United Cerebral Palsy of New York City (UCP of NYC); Ken Carmel, Board Member and Presenting Sponsor; Robert Getreu, Executive Vice President, Colliers International; Steven F. Jureller, President and CEO of Cauldwell Wingate; Jon Epstein, Principal of Capital Markets Group at Avison Young; Christopher Laul, Senior Principal at HOK; and Mark Senders, Principal, Pilot RB.
Post-golf dinner at UCP of NYC 15th Annual Golf Tournament
United Cerebral Palsy of New York City, Inc. (UCP of NYC) is the leading nonprofit agency in New York City providing direct services, technology and advocacy to children and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. UCP of NYC offers a breadth of more than 85 comprehensive programs including medical, clinical, educational, technological, residential and rehabilitative services to over 18,000 New York City residents and families annually. Our services are delivered by a staff of more than 3,000 trained and dedicated individuals, including a number of employees who have disabilities themselves. The mission of United Cerebral Palsy of New York City is to create opportunities for people with disabilities to lead independent and fulfilling lives.
Joe Eisenberger, Jerry Rosenfeld, and Jeremy Rogoff
Michael Reardon, Brendan Ryan, Brian Whelehan, and Eric Koelmel
The Berger Family
David Ottensoser, Israel Kaufman, Josh Kalter, and Harvey Held
Teresa Priolo, Edward Matthews, Amy and Michael Berger, and Erika Wachter
Wendi Tow and Bill Kenney
Erika Wachter, Michael Berger, and Teresa Priolo
Erika Wachter, Sheila Lennon, Teresa Priolo, and Patrick Yu
Ken Carmel and Sal Marciano
Marlin Soliman and Lasana Rayside
Mona Weisberg and Robert Getreu
Paul Tudisco
Robert L. Freedman and Jonathan Plotkin
Thomas O'Halloran, Ryan Laul, and Linda Laul
On September 13, 2016, the Police Athletic League hosted its 44th Annual Superstar Dinner honoring Robert J. McGuire, Former New York City Police Commissioner, and John B. Osborn, Chief Executive Officer, BBDO New York. Held at the Mandarin Oriental in Manhattan, the event welcomed over 300 guests and raised $1.25 million for the nonprofit. The event’s Honorary Chair was Maurice R. Greenberg; Bart M. Schwartz and Charles A. Stillman were Chairs of the event, along with Co-Chairs Frank A. Bennack, Jr., John A. Catsimatidis, and Judy and Fred Wilpon. Greg Kelly, Co-Host of Good Day New York, was the emcee.
Commissioner Designate Chief James P. O'Neill; Fromer Police Commissioner William J. Bratton; Former District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau; Former Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly; Honoree John B. Osborn; and Former Police Commissioner & Honoree Robert J. McGuire
Special guests included Robert M. Morgenthau, PAL Chairman; William J. Bratton, PAL Honorary President/ NYC Police Commissioner; Chief James P. O’Neill, NYC Police Commissioner Designate; Tony Danza, PAL Board Member; Ray Kelly, Former NYC Police Commissioner; and Frederick J. Watts, PAL Executive Director.

New York City’s Police Athletic League is the first and finest civilian-run PAL in the country. Founded in 1914, PAL has served the city’s young people for over 100 years. PAL provides recreational, educational, cultural and social activities to 35,000 boys and girls annually.  It is also the city’s largest, independent, nonprofit youth organization.  For more information, please visit www.palnyc.org.
John B. Osborn, Robert J. McGuire, Rikki Klieman, William J. Bratton, and James P. O'Neill
Event Chair Bart M. Schwartz and Event Co-Chair Fred D. Wilpon
Mitchell E. Rudin, Robert Stillman, Marilyn N. Stillman, and Event Chair Charles A. Stillman
Event Co-Chair John A. Catsimatidis, Mark Simone, Margo Catsimatidism, and PAL Board Member Tony Danza
John B. Osborn, Kate Lyons, and John Van Lindt
Lawrence Byrne and Mitchell E. Rudin
Aretsky's Patroon celebrated its 20th Anniversary with a benefit dinner for God's Love We Deliver. The former chefs joined current chef Aaron Fitterman to produce an amazing meal enjoyed by the sell-out crowd.
Howard Greenberg, David Ludwigson, and Vicente Wolf
Lawrence Treglin, Diane Johnson, Blake Johnson, and Jon Raiola
Aaron Fitterman and Ken Aretsky
Anne Duffell, Ken Aretsky, and Monie Begley
David Ludwigson, Anne Duffell, and Linda Fairstein
David Terveen and Sandor Toledo
Diana Lyne and Cyrus Vance
Diana Lyne, Tom Valenti, Aaron Fitterman, Ken Aretsky, Geoffrey Zakarian, Michael Lomonaco, and Rebecca Charles
Elisabeth, Isabella, Philip, Glen Hutchins, and James and Debbie Hutchins
Grace Aretsky, Ken Aretsky, Gene Aretsky, and Diana Lyne
Jim Hayes and Abigail Lyne
Joan Jakobson, Grace Aretsky, Ken Aretsky, and John Jakobson
John DeRimigis and Jeff Pfeifle
Karen Pearl and Glenn Hutchins
Photographs by Cutty McGill (Jay Center); Jillian Nelson (PAL)