|The Opening Night Party held on Thursday, January 19th—with Winter Antiques Show Committee Co-Chairs Arie L. Kopelman, Lucinda C. Ballard and Michael R. Lynch, 2017 Honorary Design Chairs Jamie Drake, Caleb Anderson, Celerie Kemble and Miles Redd and Opening Night Party Honorary Chair Fran O’Brien, Division President, North American Personal Risk Services, Chubb (2017 Winter Antiques Show Presenting Sponsor)—was attended by nearly 2,000 people from the worlds of arts and antiques, design, business and philanthropy.
Notable attendees include: Jamie Drake, Caleb Anderson, Celerie Kemble, Miles Redd, Coco and Arie Kopelman, Jill Kargman, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Diana Taylor, Irene Roosevelt Aitken, Jerry Lauren, Michael Lynch and Susan Baker, Lucinda Ballard, Jamee and Peter Gregory, Helen Kippax, Emily Frick, Stephanie Seymour and Peter Brandt, Lorri Ahl, Phil and Maria Yang, Barbara and Donald Tober, Karen Kemp Glover, James Reginato, Maureen and Richard Chilton Jr., among many others.
The Winter Antiques Show celebrates its 63rd year as America's leading art, antiques and design fair, featuring 70 renowned experts in fine and decorative arts from around the world. All net proceeds from the Show benefit East Side House Settlement, a nationally recognized community-based organization in the South Bronx. The Winter Antiques Show runs from January 20-29, 2017, at the Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street and Park Avenue, New York City. The Show hours are 12 PM–8 PM daily except Sundays and Thursday, 12 PM–6 PM. Daily admission is $25, which includes the Show's award-winning catalogue.
|Celebrating 126 years of service in 2017, East Side House Settlement was founded in 1891 to help immigrants and lower-income families on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. In 1963 the organization moved to the South Bronx, where the need was greatest. Today, East Side House reaches 10,000 residents across the Bronx and Northern Manhattan in some of America's poorest neighborhoods. East Side House works with schools, community centers, and other partners to bring quality education and resources to individuals in need, helping each of them—and their families—to lead more fulfilling lives. For more information, visit eastsidehouse.org|
|On Friday, January 20th, The Jay Heritage Center hosted its second Hort Lunch at its inaugural tasting with famed forager Tama Matsuoka Wong. Tama is the creator of Meadows and More; she and her team select and harvest delicious ingredients found in the wild for some of Manhattan's hottest chefs like Eddy Leroux, Daniel Bouloud and Mario Batali. At the same time this former corporate attorney turned weed eater is educating the public about identifying invasive species and how to live a more sustainable lifestyle by adding them to our diets.|
|Tama's program drew an enthusiastic audience of diverse people with
the same shared interest in treating their palates to foods that are
healthier and higher in nutrients but above all tasty. Everyone was
receptive to Tama's message that "Simplicity and whole foods are the
new luxury: plucked from the earth, shared with friends." Tama
explained how foraging helps us reconnect with our past and how as a
country of immigrants we have forgotten the foods and recipes of our
heritage. For example, knotweed, which is considered an invasive weed in
New York, is a delicacy known as Itadori in Japan. Similarly, wild
greens like dandelions and nettle are called preboggion in Italy and
regularly stuffed into ravioli. These are recipes we can enjoy in our
own kitchens as well.
|Guests raved about Tama's presentation. They sampled a fresh baked wild mushroom pizzetta from a recipe in her book Foraged Flavor while sipping whole leaf nettle and sumac teas. There are more sensational tastes to come! Tama will return to the Jay Heritage Center in Rye this spring for an invasive species identification workshop and garlic mustard pull party!|
|Photographs by Angela Pham/BFA.com (Winter Antiques); Cuty McGill (Jay Center)|