Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Mount Sinai Health System's 32nd annual Crystal Party

Dinner under the tent at Central Park's Conservatory Garden to celebrate Mount Sinai Health System's 32nd annual Crystal Party.
On Thursday, May 4, more than 1,100 guests sipped cocktails, dined and danced the night away under a tent at the Central Park Conservatory Garden to celebrate the 32nd annual Crystal Party, Mount Sinai Health System's annual benefit.

Senator Chuck Schumer
The much anticipated annual event has become an historic highpoint of the season and this year, Senator Chuck Schumer was on-hand to offer his support and recognition of Mount Sinai's leadership and commitment to improve the lives of patients. The event, which raised $3 million, was chaired by Mount Sinai Trustee Zibby Schwarzman and Kyle Owens.

The funds raised at the Mount Sinai Crystal Party contribute to and make possible many of the key educational, clinical and research programs of the Mount Sinai Health System and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Ms. Schwarzman was joined by her mother, Ellen Phillips Katz, an emeritus trustee who was instrumental in organizing the first Crystal Party in 1985.

Kenneth L. Davis,
President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mount Sinai Health System and Peter May, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Mount Sinai Health System took to the podium to highlight the many exciting new initiatives happening at Mount Sinai. Absolutely Wild provided beautiful, bright orange and pink floral arrangements that offset the chilly evening and Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs prepared the evening's fare.
The dinner tent.
Cocktails around the Conservatory Garden Center Fountain.
Under the dinner tent. Flowers and decor by Absolutely Wild.
First course: Burrata, char-roasted peppers, caponata, grilled baby artichokes and fennel, roasted heirloom tomatoes; Main course: Pan seared fillet of Chilean sea bass, orange maple glaze, fresh red and white linguine with sun-dried tomato vinaigrette, and grilled asparagus; Dessert: Trio of butterscotch pudding, house made chocolate ring ding, and Rice Krispies treat.
The 2017 Crystal Party Doctors Chairs were: Frances Cartwright, PhD and Peter Alcarese, Leesa M. Galatz, MD and David J. Findlay, MD, Kathleen and William B. Inabnet, III, MD, Cindie and Donald Kastenbaum, MD, and Susan and Eric J. Nester, MD, PhD. Friends of Mount Sinai Chairs included Dayna and Thomas Sessa.

Other notable guests included Loews Corporation's Jim Tisch, John Levin, Jeff Blau and Citigroup's Michael Schechter.
President and CEO Dr. Ken Davis, Dr. Bonnie Davis, Benefit Chairs Zibby Schwarzman and Kyle Owens, Leni May, and Chairman Peter May.
Peter Alcarese and Dr. Frances Cartwright. President and CEO Dr. Ken Davis and Jim Tisch.
Cheryl and Michael Minikes. Betty and John Levin.
Dr. William Inabnet, III and Kathleen Inabnet.
Thomas Sessa and Dayna Sessa. Dean Dennis Charney and Andrea Charney.
Barbara Moss and Dr. Richard Moss.
Betty and Dr. Rene Kahn. Arthur and Sharon Gianelli.
Dr. David Finley and Dr. Leesa Galatz.
Andrew and Melissa Komaroff. Dr. Samin Sharma and Dr. Annapoorna Kini.
Jane Nestler, Dr. Eric Nestler, and Susan Nestler.
Blaine and Diane Fogg. Redmond and Caroline Ingalls.
Jordanna Davis, Stephen Mott, and Dr. Bonnie Davis.
Stanley and Roz Komaroff. Lisa and John Pruzan.
Jim and Jean Crystal.
Senator Chuck Schumer, President and CEO Dr. Ken Davis, and Chairman Peter May.
Jeff and Lisa Blau.
Ellen Katz and Howard Katz.
Dr. David Reich, Dr. Eva Andersson-Dubin, Dr. David Muller.
Top, left to right: Michael Minikes, Sally Katz, Joanna Sirulnick, Dr. Jane Martin, Cheryl Minikes, and Dr. Raja Flores. Bottom, left to right: Stuart Katz, Kathryn Flores, Aaron Sirulnick, and Susan Plumeri.
Zibby Schwarzman and Kyle Owens.
Bonnie and Clive Chajet.