Thursday, November 17, 2016

Rules of the Game

Rules Of The Game at BAM.
Rules Of The Game, a collaboration between grammy-winning musician Pharrell Williams, top choreographer Jonah Bokaer, and renowned visual artist Daniel Arsham, opened last week at The Brooklyn Academy of Music; a New York premiere. Pharrell, presenting his first symphonic score, Jonah, Daniel, and costume designer Chris Stamp took to the stage for a standing ovation. After the premiere Michèle Gerber Klein chaired a benefit dinner and the art world turned out in full force. 

The dinner honored Jonah Bokaer's long time friend Diana Widmaier Picasso for her continuous support of the arts. Diana was accompanied by friends and family including Alina Baikova, Magdalena Frackowiak, Masha Markova Hanson, brother Richard Widmaier Picasso, his wife Ulli Widmaier Picasso and their two sons.
Glasses of Thiénot Champagne fueled the night's festivities at a pre-performance toast, intermission reception and two kinds of champagne served during dinner at BAM's Lepercq Space.

The evening was a benefit for Chez Bushwick; Jonah Bokaer's non-profit organization that focuses on experimental dance and strives to provide affordable dance space for artists in Brooklyn.
Jonah Bokaer
Eileen Rosenau and Paul McCann
Gala Chair Michèle Gerber Klein was joined by guests including Staffan Ahrenberg, Olivier Berggruen, Susan Chalom, Eduardo Costantini Jr, Stephan Crasneanscki, Jeffrey Deitch, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Scott Drevnig, Joanna Fisher, Stephanie French, Toni Garrn, Isabelle Bscher Gmurzynska, Angela Goding, Jae Joseph, Anne Keating, Daniel Kruglikov, Bartolome Fierro March, Paul McCann, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Galina Polinski, Charles Renfro, Charles Riva, Elisabeth de Saint-Amand ,Hellen Allen Smith, Robert Soros, Dayana Tamendarova, and Chez Bushwick's Chair Emerita, Patsy Tarr.
Toni Garrn, Alina Baikova, Diana Widmaier-Picasso, and Magdalena Frackowiak
Jeffrey Deitch and Michele Gerber Klein
Richard Widmaier-Picasso and Diana Widmaier-Picasso
Paul Dierkes, Barbara Washkowitz, Patsy Tarr, Paul McCann and Brett Sicmar
Turid Meeker
Brett Sicmar and Beth Rudin DeWoody
Steven Pesner, Michèle Pesner, and Michele Gerber Klein
Elizabeth Saint-Amand and Evelyn Lorentsen Bell
Angela Goding, Federico Castro Debernardi, Robert Soros, Jamie Singer, and Jae Joseph
Daniel Kruglikov, Jae Joseph, Toni Garrn and Eduardo Costantini Jr
Betti Rollo and Michele Gerber Klein
Helen Allen Smith and Martha Sherman
David Campbell, Raven Campbell, Alyssa Suede, Muriel Quancard, and Steven Ladd
Angela Goding and Richard Anderman
Joanna Fisher
Angela Goding and Chris Stamp
Tom Cashin and Laura Dvorkin
Magdalena Frackowiak, Masha Markova Hanson, Alina Baikova, and Diana Widmaier-Picasso
The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) hosted its 19th Annual Collaborating for a Cure Benefit Dinner & Auction, posthumously honoring footwear industry icon Vince Camuto and featuring a musical performance by the legendary Roger Daltrey of The Who on Thursday, November 10th, 2016, at Cipriani Wall Street. The event marked the fortieth anniversary of the founding of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) by noted oncologist Samuel Waxman, M.D. and introduced the SWCRF Vince Camuto Memorial Cancer Research Program in honor of Mr. Camuto, founder of Camuto Group, who passed away of prostate cancer in 2015. Louise Camuto, Chief Creative Officer of Camuto Group, accepted the honor in memory of her late husband. The evening was hosted by Chris Wragge, co-anchor of CBS 2 News This Morning, as master of ceremonies, and raised approximately $2.5 million for SWCRF cancer research programs.
Chris Wragge, Louise Camuto, Samuel Waxman, Joyce Varvatos, John Varvatos, and Michael Nierenberg
Dena K. Weiner and David Rozenhlc
Elin Nierenberg and Michael Nierenberg
Kenneth Fishel, Melissa Fishel, Maria Fishel, and Robert Fishel
Joyce Varvatos and John Varvatos
Jamie Koff
Marc Taub, Jake Taub, and Sandy Taub
Robert Kantor and Mary Kantor
Mario Pecoraro and Chris Arlotta
Samuel Waxman, Marion Waxman, Scott Waxman, Julie Waxman, Bettina Waxman, and Spencer Waxman
Willie Niles
Roger Daltrey
Samuel Waxman, MD, Lisa Aquilino, and Robert Kantor
Alex and Maria DelCielo
Jean Shafiroff
Nancy and Howard Kurz
David Hinkelman
On Monday, November 14, Silver Hill Hospital held its seventh annual fall Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. MSNBC's Morning Joe co-anchors Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski hosted the evening. Former NBA player Chris Herren attended as a special guest speaker. The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation received the President's Award. Rocco Marotta, MD, PhD accepted the Visionary Award.

More than 500 guests attended the 2016 Giving Hope Gala that included dinner, dancing, a live auction and a special set by DJ Cassidy. The event raised more than $1.15 million for Silver Hill Hospital's Patient Financial Aid Fund, serving individuals who would benefit from the hospital's long-term residential treatment programs but are without adequate resources to cover the costs.
Guests were captivated by the words of former NBA player Chris Herren, a recovering addict and motivational speaker, as he shared his personal journey to recovery and sobriety with guests. Herren commented that he is “honored and grateful to present for such an amazing group.”

Herren is the founder of The Herren Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing treatment navigation, educational and mentoring programs to those touched by addiction and to educate people of all ages on the dangers of substance abuse.
Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough
The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation received the President’s Award from SHH President and Medical Director Dr. Sigurd Ackerman. Dr. Jeffrey Bornstein accepted the award on behalf of the foundation. The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.
Dr. Sig Ackerman and Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein
Rocco Marotta, MD, PhD received the 2016 Visionary Award for his outstanding work as a psychiatrist in Silver Hill Hospital's Transitional Living Program.  Alexandra Zerzan shared her personal story during the evening as well. She is a former patient and current employee who helps patients and families transition into residential programs.

Lucas Hunt served as auctioneer. This year, Sadri Garakani was the Giving Hope Gala Honorary Chair. Todd Hollander and Audrey Zinman served as Co-Chairs. Amir Garakani, MD and Matthew Griepp, MD were the Junior Committee Co-Chairs.
Chris Herren, Lyn Traverse, Fred Feiner, and Jonny Podell
Anna Bulgari and Todd Hollander
Alexandra Zerzan
Peter and Beverly Orthwein
Jerry Rosenberg and Cheryl Wiesenfeld
Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough
Phil Satow, Donna Satow, and Russell Berman
Richard Turlington and Elizabeth Moore
Reza Garakani, Sadri Garakani, and Michael Sohoyegh
Alberto Acosta, Carol Mahlstedt, Dan Mahlstedt, Rebecca Acosta, and Dan Nienaltow
Bonnie and Robert Adler
Cassidy Litvack and Caroline Hill
Daman Chatwal, Sant Chatwal, Vikram Chatwal, and Safira Chatwal
Edvin Dema and Dolores Dema
Eric Collins, Gina Pulice, and Aaron Krasner
Ian Ross, Erica Macero, Nancy Greene, and Lyn Ross
Maria Klinga, Alli Lees, Jen Spahr, and Deb Fox
Micaela Scully, Mia Handler, and Matthew Griepp
Nikki Bates, Mark Bates, and Nancy Stillerman
Pieter Hartong, Rachel Alpert, and Hank Hartong
Ted Herman, Penni Markfield, and Sperry DeCew
On November 7, 2016, James Lenox House Association and Carnegie East House hosted its annual Autumn Leaves Gala dinner and auction. The Gala raises funds for the organization, New York City’s premier not-for-profit independent and enriched living communities for older adults. More than 400 guests attended, including supporters from Ted Moudis Associates, Avison Young, Gensler, Gilbane, Jones Lang LaSalle, Interpublic Group, Cushman & Wakefield, J. T. Magen & Co., Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, and John Samuelson Realty. More than half a million dollars was raised for the cause.

Board member Richard J. Haray, senior vice president, Interpublic Group and William J. Gilbane III, senior vice president, Gilbane Building Company were this year’s co-recipients of the Mary Lenox Sheafe Award as a testament to their extraordinary dedication and leadership to New York City’s older adults. Longtime board member John Samuelson, president, John Samuelson Realty, was honored with the Eugene Hegy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Larry Berger and Sarah Lee Hillsheim
Richard J. Haray, Rick Sondick, and John F. Kelly
Ted Moudis, Steve Morrows, and Richard Haray
William Dye, Tana Dye, and William Sullivan
Jim Read, Patty Read, and Bob Ange
Bill Evans and Joseph Girven
Randolph Deutsch, and Nancy Rabstejnek Nichols
Gloria Hegy, William Sullivan, Joseph Girven, and John Samuelson
Gregory F. Burke, Richard J. Haray, and John F. Kelly
Nicola Heryet, Brennan Gilbane, and William Gilbane III
Photographs by Annie Watt (Rules of the Game); Patrick McMullan (Silver Hill & Waxman).