|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.|
|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).
|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.|
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.|
|Photographs by Patrick McMullan (LongHouse); Christopher Duggan (Dance/NYC); Stephanie Badini (Citymeals); Jeff Zorabedian Photography (Marymount)|