|This past Thursday night, the East Side House Settlement and co-chairs Sam P.C. Dangremond, Lucinda Ballard May, Emily McLellan and Jeffrey Caldwell, hosted the annual Young Collectors Night at the Park Avenue Armory in New York. The lively and extravagant event, complete with a private perusing of fine art items, attracted 700+ young philanthropists, new collectors, interior designers, art and antiques enthusiasts and notable attendees including Sigourney Weaver and Isaac Mizrahi. All ticket sales benefit East Side House Settlement, a community-based organization in the South Bronx celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2016.|
|Last Saturday, January 23rd, the DiMenna Children's History Museum at the New-York Historical Society held its fourth annual Family Benefit Party―Heroes in History! As snow accumulated across the street in Central Park (25 inches to be exact!), inside the Museum, parents and children (ages 4-14) engaged in fun, interactive activities that explored fascinating moments from history including:
• Learned how to be a spy for George Washington and Alexander Hamilton
• Joined the Wright Brothers to design light-weight airplanes
• Forged a path to freedom with Harriet Tubman along the Underground Railroad
• Tracked Typhoid Mary using stealth detective work
• Tinkered with circuits and learned about Thomas Edison's incredible inventions
• Shouted out headlines with a band of newsies
• Took a high flying historical family portrait in our photo booth
|Funds raised at the event help the New-York Historical Society and the DiMenna Children's History Museum to continue providing exceptional opportunities for children and families to discover and explore our nation's history. Through interactive museum experiences and unique family programming, as well as school programs serving students at their schools and in the Museum, the New-York Historical Society annually impacts over 40,000 family visitors, 200,000 New York City school students, and thousands of teachers.
Event chairs included Diana & Joe DiMenna, Brenda M. Earl, Richard Gilder & Lois Chiles, Lewis E. Lehrman, Margaret & Daniel S. Loeb, Caroline & Paul McCaffery, Mary Kathryn Navab, Pam & Scott Schafler
|The Symphony Ball, Nashville's premier winter social event, was chaired by two of Nashville's most adored social leaders, Mrs. Charles (Laura) Niewold and Mrs. Frederic (Sarah) Reisner. Laura wore a stunning emerald green gown by designer Carolina Herrera and Sarah chose an elegant ruby red gown by designer Roland Mouret.
Co-Chairs for the Late Party, the younger philanthropic set, were Elizabeth Bradbury, Allison and Ian Cotton and Minnette and Clay Jackson.
|The Nashville Symphony proudly welcomed super star Miranda Lambert to Schermerhorn Symphony Center for the 31st annual Symphony Ball where she was presented with the 2015 Harmony Award and she in turn rewarded the guests with a magnificent performance of three of her hit songs. Each year the Nashville Symphony recognizes an individual who exemplifies the harmonious spirit of Nashville's musical community. Past recipients include: Steve Winwood, Vince Gill, Chet Atkins, Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood, and other musical giants.
The co chairs selected Bruce Pittman of Nashville to create the design for the elegant evening. It was striking with 650 feet of draping in white, silver and the color of the year for 2016, Marsala, creating 40 foot swags suspended from the ceiling of the exquisite ball room and at the red carpeted entrance of The Schermerhorn, where a photographer snapped photos of the guest arriving and shown later during the dinner hour on a large screen.
|The sewing was done on site by Michele Stimpson Harbin and team. The always wonderful Tulip Tree mastered the stunning floral arrangements. Guest dined on fare provided by Kristen Winston with a first course of an amuse bouche of lobster bisque, sweet gem Caesar salad, a buttery entree of filet mignon with wild mushrooms and red wine sauce and a russet and sweet potato leek gratin, ending with a dark chocolate and caramel mousse duo with salted caramel sauce. Post-event treats were provided by Ellie's Doughnuts, much to the delight of all, as they happily left the Schermerhorn.|
|The GRAMMY® Award-winning Nashville Symphony has earned an international reputation for its innovative programming and its commitment to performing, recording and commissioning works by America's leading composers. The Nashville Symphony has released 25 recordings on Naxos, which have received 15 GRAMMY® nominations and seven GRAMMY® Awards, making NSO one of the most active recording orchestras in the country. With more than 140 performances annually, the orchestra offers a broad range of classical, pops and jazz, and children's concerts, while its extensive education and community engagement programsreach tens of thousands of children and adults each year.|
|Photographs by Patrick McMullan; Peyton Hoge, Miranda Lambert, & Susan Adcock (Nashville Symphony).|