Thursday, June 7, 2018

The Junior Set Goes Big

Nick Martin, Christina Martin, Max Bonbrest, Janice Hummel, Blair Gazza, Sarah Duke, Dakota Cafourek, Kari Morris, Nico Yektai, Tripoli Patterson, Blair Gazza, Aakash Nihalani, Quentin Curry, Tripoli Patterson, and Benjamin Keating at LongHouse Reserve's Junior Council's second annual Salon on the Lawn.
The second annual Salon on the Lawn was organized by LongHouse Reserve's Junior Council this past Saturday, May 26th. This year's theme, "The Curator's Collection", included immersive art curated by Tripoli Patterson of Southampton's Tripoli Gallery. The evening featured works from artists including Aakash Nihalani, Quentin Curry, and Benjamin Keating. LongHouse Reserve’s Junior Council Co-Chairs were Mariah Whitmore and Sarah Duke. 

Guests included: Lea Michele and Zandy Reich, Sarah Duke and Washington Duke, Blair Gazza, Joey Wolffer and Max Rohn, Sherri Donghia, and Anne Sherwood Pundyk. 
Max Bonbrest, Sarah Duke, Joey Wolffer, Diane Benson, and Kari Catalano
Light bites were served, compliments of Chef Peter Ambrose, Morris Kitchen, Constellation Brands, and Wölffer Estate Vineyard. Blooms and decor were by Sag Harbor Florist, Sunbrella, and Party Rentals Ltd. There was music by Hot Club of Montauk and a special performance by Samantha Slithers. 

LongHouse Reserve Junior Council 2018 Members are: Dakota Cafourek, Scott Bluedorn, Max Bonbrest, Lyndsay Caleo, Janice Hummel, Fitzhugh Karol, Sharjeel Kashmir, Max Levine, Sinclaire Marber, Christina Martin, Nick Martin, Margaret McGee, Kari Morris, Dina Pugh, Michael Roberts, Hala and James Salomon, Taylor Van Deusen, and Nico Yektai.
LongHouse Reserve encourages living with art in all forms. Founded by Jack Lenor Larsen, its collections, gardens, sculpture and programs reflect world cultures and inspire a creative life. LongHouse Reserve is a 16-acre reserve and sculpture garden located in East Hampton, NY. 
Benjamin Keating, Aakash Nihalani, and Quentin Curry
Dakota and Andrew Cafourek
Ellen Diamant, Mimi Chen, and Randi Olsaf
Carolina Kohn and Hot Club of Montauk
Laurie Leven, Theresa Discianni, and Farrin Cary
Lyman Ambrose, Mansell Ambrose, and Jessica Ambrose
Matko Tomici and Linda K Alpern Joey Wolffer and Max Rohn
Martha Richardson and Jennifer Cantwell
Max Bonbrest, Zandy Reich, and Lea Michele
Nico Yektai, Christina Martin, and Nick Martin
On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering hosted its 11th Annual Spring Ball at the renowned Plaza Hotel. The Society partnered with Saks Fifth Avenue to celebrate its long-standing history of supporting patient care and research programs at Memorial Sloan Kettering. Ron Wendt Designs transformed the ballroom into a whimsical summer garden, covering the dancefloor with peonies and adding a blast of blossoms overhead.

More than 300 guests enjoyed the glamorous evening, and a junior party descended on the dancefloor to rock the night away with UK’s hottest DJ Harley Viera Newton. The event raised over $1 million for programs at MSK and The Society’s Research Grants Program, and was chaired by Anjali Melwani, Marcie Pantzer, Betsy Pitts and Eleanor Ylvisaker, with Roopal Patel serving as the Honorary Saks Fifth Avenue Chair.
Marcie Pantzer, Betsy Pitts, Jamee Gregory, Eleanor Ylvisaker, Roopal Patel, and Anjali Melwani
Notable attendees included: Scott and Lisa Stuart, Jamie Nicholls and Fran Biondi, Kate and Andrew Davis, Hope and Ted Smith, Ferebee Taube, Alex Roepers , Ulla Parker, Gillian Hearst, Jeff and Ashley McDermott, Debbie and Cliff Robbins, Maureen and Dick Chilton, Dr. Jose Baselga, Dr. Craig Thompson, Shelley and Michael Carr, Linda Robinson, Martha and Matt Sharp, Douglas A. Warner, Virginia Tomenson, Prakash Melwani, Ritchey and David Howe, Rob Pitts, Dara and Tim O’Hara, Shabnam and Tom Henry, Jennifer Oken, Claudia and Gunnar Overstrom, Jordan Pantzer, Burwell and Chip Schorr, Stephen and Kitty Sherrill, Travis and Nicholas Acquavella, Arie and Coco Kopelman, Rebekah McCabe.
Dr. Tulia Lindsten and Dr. Craig Thompson John and Michelle Antonini
And more ... Shoshanna Gruss, Blair and Fazle Husain, Jamie Niven, Amanda Taylor and Clifford Brokaw, Brett and Daniel Sundheim, Kate and Christopher Allen, Andrew and Kathy Thomas, Maria von Bothmer Villalba, Allison Wise, Calvert and George Moore, Elizabeth and Richard Miller, Pamela and Edward Pantzer, Marielle and Edmond Safra, Susan and Fayez Sarofim, Carter and Talbott Simonds, Muffie Potter Aston and Dr. Sherrell Aston, Jeff and Lisa Blau, Carol and Earle Mack, Lisa and Brian McCarthy, John and Bowen Miller, Tricia and Jason Pantzer, Alexia and Baird Ryan, Eleanor and Morgan DeJoux, Jeff and Lisa Blau, John and Bowen Miller, Penny and Theodore Ashford, Simone and Chris Mailman, Palmer O’Sullivan, Annie Roy, Annie Taube, Candice and Brandon Miller, Carolina de Neufville, Courtney Corleto, Leslie Ann Finerman, and many more.
Kate and Andrew Davis
Coco and Ari Kopelman
Lindsey Coleman and Eleanor Ylvisaker
Shelley Carr and Lisa McCarthy Jamee Gregory and Virginia Tomenson
Joanna Ferfiri, Tracie Harris, and Angie Harris
Lisa Stuart, Scott Stuart, and Jamie Nicholls
Andrew Taylor, Gabriella de Givenchy, and Julia Loomis
The Junior Party
On May 10, 2018, the PAL Contemporaries group held a successful social gathering at The WOOLY in the Woolworth Building in Manhattan. 75 attendees came together as future supporters and champions of the Police Athletic League. The event was one of a series of social and volunteer activities the group is organizing this year in support of PAL.

PAL Contemporaries is a dynamic group of young professionals from the greater New York Metropolitan area whose mission is to expand the public's awareness of the Police Athletic League and to bring together like-minded young professionals. These young PAL supporters meet regularly to volunteer with PAL children and to gather at social events.
Lucy Jane Lang, Jordan Arnold, Ryan Hayward, and Linnea Wilson Hayward, Co-Chairs of the PAL Contemporaries
Realizing the time constraints on young executives in New York, this group has a fluid organizational structure that allows each member to contribute his or her skills to the fullest, but within a reasonable time commitment. The PAL Contemporaries group provides members with the flexibility to maintain their busy lives while fulfilling their interest in being involved in their community.  PAL Board Member Rikki Klieman serves as the board liaison for the group.

New York City's Police Athletic League is the first and finest civilian-run PAL in the country. Founded in 1914, PAL has served the city's young people for over 100 years.  PAL provides recreational, educational, cultural and social activities to 35,000 boys and girls annually.  It is also the city's largest, independent, nonprofit youth organization.  For more information, visit
Former Police Commissioner William Bratton, PAL Board Member Rikki Klieman, and Contemporaries Co-Chairs Lucy Jane Lang and Jordan Arnold
Top row: Event Host Committee member Jennifer Arena, Caroline Gray, and Nicole Acocella
Bottom row:
Maggie Kelly, Lauren Wade, and Molly Driscoll
John and Jennifer Arena, PAL Board Member Rikki Kliemen, and Danielle Friel
Kicking off New York’s spring social season, American Ballet Theatre celebrated its annual Spring Gala dinner and performance at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, presented by Harry Winston. The evening attracted a number of New York’s finest including longtime supporter of ABT, actress Katie Holmes, Alec Baldwin, Sting and Trudie Styler and Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons. Designer Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti, Brian Atwood and husband Jake Deutsch, Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl, Athena Calderone and Victor Calderone also attended the fête.  
Sarah Arison Misty Copeland
Additional notable attendees included Spring Gala Chairs Sarah Arison, Emily and Len Blavatnik and Sutton Stracke, Co-Chairs Amy Astley, Hamish Bowles, Malcolm Carfrae, and Anh Duong, as well as Amy Fine Collins and TV personality Star Jones.
The evening featured three world premieres highlighting ABT’s world-renowned dancers; a performance of AFTERITE by Wayne McGregor, set to Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, a pièce d’occasion by Michelle Dorrance, choreographer and MacArthur Foundation Fellow, and excerpts from Harlequinade by Alexei Ratmansky, a recreation of Petipa’s commedia dell’arte masterpiece from 1900. Following the performance, guests enjoyed a multi-course dinner and dancing to music by DJ Coleman at The Promenade at the David H. Koch Theater.

The Presenting Sponsor of this year’s Spring Gala was The House of Harry Winston. Proceeds from the Gala support American Ballet Theatre’s dancers and mission to create, to present, to preserve and to extend the great repertoire of classical dancing.
Alec Baldwin Ashley and Jeff McDermott
David and Pamela Ford Jake Deutsch and Brian Atwood
Debi Silber, Kara Medoff Barnett, and Jeff Medoff
Brigette Romanek and Amy Astley
Suzanne Hall, Valentino Carlotti, and Melanie Hamrick Victor and Athena Calderone
ABT Dancers wearing Harry Winston
Amy Fine Collins, Hamish Bowles, and Olivia Palermo Charlene de Ganay and Giancarlo Giammetti
Vivien de Gunzburg, Mary Snow, Joachim Bader, and Muffie Potter Aston
Sutton Strack and Carole Radziwill
Emily and Len Blavatnik Jeremy Irons
Sting and Trudie Styler
Katie Holmes Jean Shaffirof and Stella Abrera
Michelle Smith, Alyson Cafiero, Lilah Ramzi, and Sarah Bray
Photographs by Neil Rasmus/ (Longhouse & ABT); BFA / Griffin Lipson & Mike Vitelli (Society of MSK)