Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Second Bloom

Guests enjoy dinner in the Rainbow Room for the celebration of the 5th anniversary of the Hospital for Special Surgery's Lerner Children’s Pavilion.
On Tuesday evening, November 28, fine jeweler Verdura’s CEO Ward Landrigan and President Nico Landrigan celebrated artist and entertaining guru Cathy Graham and her newly launched book Second Bloom: Cathy Graham’s Art of the Table at the company’s Fifth Avenue gallery.
Cathy Graham signing copies of Second Bloom: Cathy Graham’s Art of the Table.
Guests who joined the quartet of co-hosts Deeda Blair, Louise Grunwald, Laura Slatkin, and Town & Country Editor in Chief Stellene Volandes included New York City Ballet principal dancer Ashley Bouder, Anne Bass, Vogue’s Hamish Bowles, Cornelia Bregman, Susan Bloomberg, Anne Kreamer and Kurt Andersen, Harry Slatkin, Judith Landrigan, Kim Landrigan, Grace and Chris Meigher, Debbie Bancroft, Alex Papachristidis, Ann Barish, Amy Fine Collins, Bill Rudin, and Milly de Cabrol.

Guests were given signed copies of the limited edition slipcased book, along with Second Bloom candles and a notebook designed by Graham especially for the party.  Other guests included Liliana Cavendish, Gigi Mortimer, Vendome publisher Mark Magowan and wife Nina, George Farias, Elle Decor’s Ingrid Abramovitch, the book’s author Alexis Clark, David Monn, Christopher Mason, John Yunis, Judy Gordon Cox, Lisa Frelinghuysen, Jane Blair Oberle, and Lisa Jackson.

Other guests enjoying champagne included Emily Frick Froelich and Robert Froelich, Elizabeth Peabody, Martha and Peter Webster, Maureen Footer, Laura Hunt with Cynthia Frank, Jane Soudavar, DC’s Daren Thomas, Maria Tuttle, Ashley McDermott, Peggy Guinness, Virginia Warner, Joanna Fisher, Elizabeth Fuller, Sylvia and Alison Mazzola, Peter Pennoyer and Katie Ridder, Susan Magrino, Jesse Carrier, Alexandra Howard, Peter Gallagher and Paula Harwood, Ernie Pomerantz and Marie Brenner, and Cathy’s son Tommy Graham with Lexie Sinsheimer.

Second Bloom: Cathy Graham’s Art of the Table is filled with her whimsical sketches and demonstrates how to create lively occasions with original touches. It is published by Vendome Press and is now available on Amazon.
Amy Fine Collins, Cathy Graham, Joanna Fisher, and Ashley Bouder
Ann Barish, Debbie Bancroft, and Jane Soudavar
Christopher Mason and Liliana Cavendish
Alex Papachristidis and John Yunis
Elizabeth Fuller, Lisa Frelinghuysen, Judith Landrigan, and Kim Landrigan
Elizabeth Peabody and Ernie Pomerantz
George Farias, Bill Rudin, Cathy Graham, and David Monn
Gigi Mortimer and Alexandra Howard
Grace Meigher, Kim Landrigan, and Chris Meigher
Hamish Bowles and Ward Landrigan
John Yunis, Harry Slatkin, and Lisa Jackson
Judy Gordon Cox and Stellene Volandes
Nico Landrigan, Cathy Graham, Deeda Blair, Ward Landrigan, and Judith Landrigan
Grace Meigher and Louise Grunwald
Katie Ridder, Nico Landrigan, and Peter Pennoyer
Laura Slatkin, Ashley McDermott, and Maria Tuttle
Mark Magowan and Cathy Graham
Tommy Graham and Lexie Sinsheimer Hamish Bowles and Cathy Graham
Ward Landrigan and Anne Bass
Robert Froelich and Emily Frick Froelich
Sylvia Mazzola, Alison Mazzola, and Guy Tuncliffe
Peter Gallagher, Cathy Graham, and Paula Harwood
The Lerner Children’s Pavilion at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) celebrated its 5th anniversary with a benefit to support the pavilion’s pediatric care and research on Thursday, November 30, 2017. Hosted by Jason Biggs, the event included a cocktail hour and dinner at the Rainbow Room as well as a special performance from the Chris Norton Band. The event raised nearly $1.3 million for pediatric care and research.

The event is hosted by co-chairs Lara Lerner, Miriam & Roger F. Widmann, MD, and Kendrick R. Wilson III & Ann Jackson. Honorary chairs include Kate Doerge and Monica Keany. Vice chairs are Rob Goldstein, Celene Menschel and Sara Weiner, PhD.
The Rainbow Room set to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the HSS Lerner Children’s Pavilion
Event co-chairs Miriam and Roger Widmann, MD, chief of pediatric orthopedic surgery at HSS
Event co-chairs Ann Jackson and husband Kendrick R. Wilson III
Event co-chairs, honorary chairs, and vice chairs Sara Weiner, PhD, Kendrick R. Wilson III, Kate Doerge, Ann Jackson, Lara Lerner, Monica Keany, Celene Menschel, Miriam Widmann, and Roger Widmann, MD
Pediatric orthopedic surgeons at HSS from left to right: Roger Widmann, MD (chief), Peter Fabricant, MD, MPH, John Blanco, MD, David Scher, MD, and Daniel Green, MD, MS, FAAP, FACS
The event’s co-chairs Kendrick R. Wilson III, Ann Jackson, Lara Lerner, Miriam Widmann, and Roger Widmann, MD
Honorary event chairs Kate Doerge and Monica Keany. New York Giants alum David Diehl with Tina Powers
Event co-chair Kate Doerge with husband Chad
HSS CEO Louis A. Shapiro with Jenny Mollen and Jason Biggs, the night’s host
SNY anchor Michelle Yu with New York Knicks legend Larry Johnson
The Chris Norton Band performs
Host Jason Biggs welcomes guests
Event co-chair Roger Widmann, MD, addresses guests
HSS CEO Louis A. Shapiro with event co-chair Lara Lerner
Kenneth Handal with Kate Doerge and Mary Francina Goldin
On November 27th at The Plaza Hotel, the Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation (CCBF) hosted their Annual “Breakthrough Ball” Benefit.

They honored Ronald J. Iervolino, Co-Chairman, Greenbacker Group LLC and Co-Chairman, Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation. Mr. Iervolino was being recognized for his philanthropic work to raise funds and awareness for children’s cancer & blood diseases, his steadfast leadership of CCBF, and his advocacy for parents of children with cancer and blood disorders.

Willie Geist, Host of NBC's "Sunday Today" and Co-host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" served as Master of Ceremonies.
Barri and Les Lieberman Kade and Ron Iervolino
Benefit Co-Chairs included Trish Iervolino, Barri Lieberman, Tara Lipton, M. Reza Raein, Vincent Tese, Tristana Waltz, and Carolyn Wiener.

Broadway stars Elizabeth Ward Land, Curvy Widow, Alex Newell, Once On This Island, Chilina Kennedy and Paul Anthony Stewart, Beautiful, Libby Cervais and Mariand Torres, Wicked performed for guests.

The Breakthrough Ball is CCBF's annual and signature fundraising event -- bringing together over 500 influential guests, health professionals, and patients -- aimed at raising more than $1 million to support CCBF's Research.Care.Cure. mission in the fight against pediatric cancer and blood disorders, and advance the life-saving work of its team of professionals at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center's Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology.
Christine Carcione, Frank Carcione, Les Lieberman, Kim Moses, and Andrew Moses
CCBF, through its support of the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, has created a standard of excellence in the treatment of children with chronic, life-threatening blood disorders since 1952. CCBF is the oldest and largest charitable organization in the U.S. dedicated to the care of children with cancer and blood disorders. Over the years, CCBF has helped the Division grow into one of the most comprehensive programs of its kind.

For more information about CCBF, visit
Sandy Feinberg, Linda Tatum, and Wilfred Corrigan
Christina Geist, Libby Servais, Mariand Torres, and Willie Geist
Dr. Holly Phillips, Dana Schiff, Tristana Waltz, and Kristen Duca
Richard and Miriam Bott
Catherine Goodwin, Barri Lieberman, and Robbin Mitchell
Neil Glat, Dana Glat, and Jen Lerner
Craig Huff, Tracey Huff, and Kieran Goodwin
Dominic Curcio, Audrey Golub-Stafford, and Trish Iervolino
Christina Geist, Willie Geist, Randy Frankel, and Barbara Frankel
Tara Lipton, Drew Phillips, and Hunter Lipton
Dr. David Lyden and Coreen McGowan
Alex Newell
Photographs by Mary Hilliard (Second Bloom); Don Pollard (HSS); Julie Skarratt & Jared Siskin/PMC (CCBF).