Thursday, February 23, 2017

Winter Benefits

Dinner in the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine for Marymount School of New York's Benefit Gala.
Marymount School of New York celebrated its 91st anniversary with a Benefit Gala at the magnificent Cathedral of St. John the Divine. 600 attendees were treated to musical selections by the School's Chamber Choir and DJs AndrewAndrew. Nick Dawes of Antiques Roadshow conducted the live auction, which included packages featuring yoga instructor Hilaria Baldwin, athletes Brendan Shanahan and Patrick Vieira, comedian Jim Gaffigan, Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, and TV personality Katie Couric. The event raised $900,000 for the school.
Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
Sarina Ogden, Christine Moson, Karla Radke, Jeannie Gaffigan, Concepcion Alvar, and Kelly Coffey
Judy Chung, Carl Quintanilla, Geoffrey Zakarian, and Margaret Zakarian
Kristine Johannes, Soyeon Seo, Sara Kirkbride, Margaret Copete, and Christine Hourihan
Chantal Meldrum, Philip Meldrum, Patti Trainor-Wrazej, Raegan Lange, and Brenda Green
Joyce Carlin, Luisa Gardner, Carla Villacorta, Julia Shepard, and Gertrude Dub
Ignacio Sarria, Ana Sarria, Yolanda Gargallo, and Manuel Uranga
John Nelson, Geoffrey Zakarian, Anthony Brigode, and Sandra Brigode
Florencia Cornejo, Robin Bump, Jeanne O'Regan, Stacey Frost, Sunny Nagel, and Sangeeta Lele
Carrie Spero, Charles Spero, Thomas McDonald, and Gina Raffin
Philip Sharkey, Karen Sharkey, Patrick Costigan, Eileen Costigan, John Lilly, and Vanessa Lilly
Philip Meldrum, Ricardo Faillace, Martin Ragde, Diana Faillace, and Gustavo Roessler
Carla Villacorta, Melissa Roessler, Alison Ragde, Karla Radke, Christine Moson, Ana Sarria, and Deepa Desai
Sarina Ogden, Gordon Ogden, Judy Chung, Anthony Brigode, and Sandra Brigode
Andrew Bettwy, Julie Plumb, Debbie Kuo, and Brian McKillips
Patricia Ryan, Andrew Farnsworth, Debbie Deaver, and John Fischetti
Michael Zampardi, Estela Zampardi, Catherine Nelson, and John Nelson
Kelly Coffey, Jimmy Cesare, Angela Vallot, and James Basker
Stacey Panagakis, Steve Hanson, Melissa Roessler, and Gustavo Roessler
Christine Moson, Dave Moson, Peter Pickette, Tanya Wells, Sarah Pickette, David Wells, Scott Radke, Jill Ross, Karla Radke, Mary Jane Goode, and Paul Cole
On the evening of February 9th, Jody and John Arnhold hosted a cultivation cocktail reception at their Central Park West apartment to celebrate Dance/NYC.

This marked the fourth year of Dance/NYC’s existence, a non-profit created to advance the New York dance community and the City’s role as a dance capital.

Dance/NYC’s Executive Director Lane Harwell welcomed more than 100 leading artists and patrons for dance and dance education who braved the snow storm to gather for this annual event. Guests ranged from Mark Leavitt (CIO of Union Square Hospitality Group) to Kate Lear (Broadway producer/screenwriter) to Silas Farley (New York City Ballet dancer).
Juan Jose Escalante, Jody Arnhold, and Damian Woetzel
Jody Arnhold is a leading dance educator and advocate, producer of the Emmy-nominated documentary PS Dance!, founder of  the Dance Education Laboratory at the 92nd Street Y, and serves on the Arts Advisory Committee for the New York City Department of Education (DOE), Co-Chair for the creation of the DOE Curriculum Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Dance, Chair of the Hunter College Dance Advisory Committee, and Advisory Committee of Dance/NYC.
Blakeley White-McGuire, Suzanne Hall, Jane Penn, and Scott Young
Brian Colton, Julia Kahr, John Haskell, and Mark Laufer
Deborah Damast and Catherine Gallant
Dick Caples, Ed Brill, and Micki Levin
Dyane Harvey-Salaam, Jeremy McQueen, Abdel Salaam, and Patricia Dye
Jay Johnson, Sarah McCain, Brian Ellner, and Tom Cashin
Jeanne Linnes, Suzanne Konowitz, Beverly D’Anne, and Guy Mognaz
Jeff Kazin, Christopher Pennington, and Lane Harwell
Mackenze Genauer, Jeanine Genauer, and Teresa Certosimo
Merylne Jean-Louis and Shannon Clarke
Stuart Coleman, Arlene Shuler, and Meryl Rosofsky
Taryn Leavitt, Jody Arnhold, and Mark Leavitt
Taryn Vander Hoop and Kate Lear
On February 16th, 2017 LongHouse Reserve celebrated the start of their 26th season with a Winter Benefit at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center honoring husband and wife architectural team, and Barack Obama Presidential Center designers, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien.

The non-profit arboretum, art museum, sculpture garden, and educational organization based in East Hampton, drew a diverse group of guests including LongHouse Reserve Founder Jack Lenor Larsen, President Dianne Benson and Executive Director Matko Tomicic. Former LongHouse honorees Hugh Hardy and Barbara Slifka were in attendance, along with architect Steven Holl, Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown, and artists Helena Hernmarck, Shen Wei, and Eleanor Alper. Distinguished guests included Ron Kaplan and Toni Ross, Adelaide De Menil, Louis and Jane Gropp, Deborah Nevins, Sherri Donghia, Peter Olsen, Alexandra Munroe, Mark and Elizabeth Levine, Lee Skolnick, Nina Gillman, Jane and David Walentas, Herb Hellman and Marcia Wilson, R. Couri Hay, Alison Mazzola and Sylvia Mazzola, Alexandra Munroe, Lori and Alexandre Chemla, Franklin Getchell and Murray Moss, Neda Young, James Cottrell and Joseph Lovett, Joy and Bruce Habian, Ed Howard, Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder, Cathleen McGuigan, Warrie and Jim Price, Amy Schichtel and Dr. Christopher Calapai.
Tod Williams, Billie Tsien, and Paul Goldberger
As guests gathered in the atrium, also designed by the honorees, architectural critic, educator and Contributing Editor for Vanity Fair, Paul Goldberger took to the stage to present the LongHouse Award, and moderate a lively conversation with honorees Williams and Tsien about their philosophy, love for LongHouse, and what it’s like to work with the former President and First Lady of the United States. Attendees were then treated to the first private screening of LARSENWORLD: LONGHOUSE IN EAST HAMPTON, a film created by LongHouse as the pinnacle of its 25th year triumphs.

The reception and screening were followed with a dinner at the residence of Katja Goldman and Michael Sonnenfeldt at the iconic San Remo building on Central Park West.
Dianne Benson and Peter Olsen
Herb Hellman and Marcia Wilson
Jack Lenor Larsen, Billie Tsien, Deborah Nevins, and Tod Williams
Lee Skolnick, Sandy Perlbinder, and Stephen Perlbinder
Mark Levine and Elizabeth Levine
Barbara Slifka
Matko Tomicic, Katja Golman, and Michael Sonnenfeldt
Paul Goldberger, Jane Walentas, and David Walentas
Ron Kaplan and Paul Goldberger
Scott Kilgour, Lyndsay Karol, and Fitzhugh Karol
Hugh Hardy and Jack Lenor Larsen
Sherri Donghia, Adelaide de Menil, and Regina Levin
Sylvia and Alison Mazzola
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) hosted an evening of cocktails and conversations at the home of Arriana and Dixon Boardman in Palm Beach. Guests at the intimate soiree heard ASPCA President & CEO Matt Bershadker speak about the ASPCA's enduring mission to protect vulnerable animals, including its new commitment to serving at-risk animals and challenged pet owners in parts of Miami-Dade.

Notable guests and supporters in attendance included: Arriana (Board Member) and Dixon Boardman, Laura and Fred Tanne (Chairman of the Board), Jeffrey A. Pfeifle (Board Member), Dave Granville, Alexis and Billy Joel, Margo and James Nederlander, Roz Schaefer, Emilia Fanjul, Donna Acquavella, Terry Allen Kramer, Kelly Klein, Tom Quick, Serena Marron, Talbott Maxey, Ross Meltzer, and Gail Worth.
Matthew Bershadker, Arriana Boardman, and Billy Joel

Earl Smith, Tania Smith, and Dixon Boardman

Billy Joel

Margo Nederlander, Alexis Joel, Billy Joel, and Terry Allen Kramer

Fred and Laura Tanne

Judy Taubman and Donna Acquavella

Jeff Pfeifle, Stephen Jacoby, and Fred Tanne
Serena Marron, Savanah Hoge, Kelly Klein, Ashley Ramos, and Annabelle Garrett

Mario Deslauriers and Kelly Klein

Frank Orenstien and Gail Worth

Ross Meltzer and Matthew Bershadker

Aby Rosen and Samantha Boardman hosted a celebratory cocktail party on Tuesday, February 7th to toast Citymeals on Wheels' 35th anniversary with close friends and supporters of the influential charity. The event was held at The Grill, The Landmark Rooms at The Seagram Building.
Robert S. Grimes, Citymeals on Wheels Board of Directors Co-President; Marcia Stein, Citymeals on Wheels Board Member; Gael Greene, Citymeals on Wheels Co-Founder and Board Chair; Joan H. Weill, Citymeals on Wheels Honorary Board Member; Anne Cohen, Citymeals on Wheels Board Member; and Maggi Landau
Bill Bratton; Beth Shapiro, Executive Director of Citymeals on Wheels; Chef Charlie Palmer, Rikki Klieman, and Robert S. Grimes, Citymeals on Wheels Board of Directors Co-President
Randy Smith, Steve Soutendijk, and Citymeals on Wheels Young Professionals Committee Co-Chair Danielle Smith
Barbara and Donald Tober
Wendi Murdoch, and Samantha Boardman
Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch
Bara Tisch, Lauren Santo Domingo, and Samantha Boardman, M.D.
Alan Grossman, Candace Leeds, Ninah Lynne, and Michael Lynne, Citymeals on Wheels Board of Directors Vice President
Sabrina and Byron Athans
Patricia Wexler, M.D. and Wendi Murdoch
Aaron Goldman, Stephanie Goldman, and Joan H. Weill
Photographs by Patrick McMullan (LongHouse); Christopher Duggan (Dance/NYC); Stephanie Badini (Citymeals); Jeff Zorabedian Photography (Marymount)