Friday, January 27, 2017

Opening Nights

Arie Kopelman, Miles Redd, Caleb Anderson, Lucinda Ballard, Celerie Kemble, Jamie Drake, and Anna Brockway at the opening night party of the Winter Antiques Show.
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.

The evening provided an opportunity for guests to peruse and purchase highly coveted museum-quality objects before the Show opened to the public on January 20. Proceeds from the Opening Night Party, and all net proceeds from the Winter Antiques Show, benefit East Side House Settlement—a community-based organization in the South Bronx and surrounding communities. The Winter Antiques Show runs through Sunday, January 29, 2017 at the Park Avenue Armory.

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
Agnieszka Balaban and Lorri Ahl
Arie Kopelman, Fran O'Brien, and Lucinda Ballard
Barbara Kates, Helen Kippax, and Peter Lang
Barbara de Portago and Russell Grant
Tom Remien, Fran O'Brien, Lucinda Ballard, Arie Kopelman, and Daniel Diaz
Carson Holloway, Catherine Sweeney Singer, Andrea Rodinciuc, Bill Singer, and Alex Holloway
Barbara and Donald Tober
Courtney Booth Christensen
Ellen and Bob Meyer
Debbie and Richard Kolman
Eula Johnson and Catherine Grace Jordan
Fay Gambee
Jeanie Jones and Barclay G. Jones III
Genevieve Wheeler Brown, Chappy Morris, and Melissa Morris
Gus Christensen, Courtney Christensen, and Lucinda Ballard
Jamee and Peter Gregory
Jerry Lauren
Jamie Drake, Arie Kopelman, Lucinda Ballard, and Caleb Anderson
Jeff Daly and Mitchell B. Reiss
Karen Glover and Genevieve Wheeler Brown
Lucinda Ballard and Jay Cantor
Kevin McAllister, Lucinda Ballard, Wendy Holmes, and Lucinda May
Lucinda May, Lucinda Ballard, and Karen May
Tom Israel and Valaer van Roijen
Michael Bloomberg and Diana Taylor
Thomas Jayne
Wendy Holmes and Kevin McAllister
Miles Redd, Celerie Kemble, Stephanie Clark, Fred Clark, and Mathew Cowles
Peter Pennoyer, Katie Ridder, and Miles Redd
Raymond Lewis, Eula Johnson, and John Redick
Tom Remien and The Honorable Eugene Oliver Jr.
Lee and Cece Black
Robby Frolick and Emily Frick
Sam Dangremond
Will Kopelman, Jill Kargman, Coco Kopelman, and Arie Kopelman
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 autographs her book Foraged Flavor co-authored with Restaurant Daniel chef Eddy Leroux
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.
Everyone had a taste of this scrumptious wild mushroom pizzetta that Tama made for the occasion
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!
Keelin Pye and Elisabeth Casey
JHC Board member and landscape designer Liz Garrett is dressed for foraging after the talk!
Cecilia Mitchell and Allison McCarthy
Joan Steere, Betsy White, Liz Garrett, and Rye City Councilwoman Danielle, Taggert-Epstein
Danielle Taggert-Epstein, Dan Epstein, Tama Matsuoka Wong, Suzanne Clary and Susan Skelsey
Lisa Ann Weisbrod and Bob Skinner
Jenny Park, Jennifer Reisner, Julie Cantu, and Tracy Edwards
Floral designer Amy Dolan, co-creator of Outdoors Contained, with Tama
Alison Heaton and Linda Lovett sample whole leaf nettle and sumac tea
Andrew Maggio picked up some ideas for his upstate property, Black Pheasant Farm
Patrick Corcoran from Arcade Booksellers was on hand to help make sure everyone got a copy of Foraged Flavor
Gloria Holtman and Diana Tapper
Dan Epstein, Danielle Taggert-Epstein, Diana Tapper and Henry Godfrey took home meadow ideas and other goodies
Henry Godfrey, Betsy White, Joan Steere, Tama Matsuoka, Liz Garrett, Danielle Taggert-Epstein, Dan Epstein and Andrew Maggio all walked the grounds of the Jay Estate following the talk
Photographs by Angela Pham/ (Winter Antiques); Cuty McGill (Jay Center)