Aby Rosen, Samantha Boardman Rosen, Stephanie Seymour, and Peter Brant
Amalia Diane and Adam Lindemann
Alexi and Janna Bullock
On Thursday night over at the Ramsey Playfield in Central Park, The Guggenheim Museum held its International Gala celebrating a museum that was founded by the great 20th century collector and philanthropist Solomon R. Guggenheim. The evening was co-chaired by Danielle and David Ganek, Victoria and Dennis Hopper and Jennifer Blei Stockman. The evening honored Marina Abramovic, John Baldessari, Louise Bourgeois, Cal Quo-Qiang, Zaha Madid, William Kentridge and Miroshi Sugimoto, as well as Jack Wadsworth, “a visionary business leader and extraordinarily generous supporter of the arts.”
The evening was sponsored by Graff and NetJets.
Sarah Fitzmaurice, Perry Rubenstein, Jacqueline Sackler, and Mortimer Sackler
Danielle and David Ganek
John Baldessari and Jennifer Stockman
Julian Niccolini, Thomas Krens, and Lisa Niccolini
Larry Gagosian and Danielle Ganek
Clockwise from top left: Piotr Uklanski; William Mack, Henri Barguirdjian, Lisa Dennison, Alfred Bartone, and Jennifer Stockman; Tiqui Atencio Demirdjian, Lisa Dennison, and Jennifer Stockman; Simon de Pury.
Jack Wadsworth, Cai Guo Qiang, and Alexandra Munroe
Lisa Dennison, Jennifer Stockman, Danielle Ganek, Dennis and Victoria Hopper, and Thomas Krens
Tom and Wendy McNeil with Sam McCleery
Jennifer Stockman and Michael Bloomberg
Peter Brant, Victoria Hopper, and Dennis Hopper
Last Thursday night in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life at the American Museum of Natural History, they held the museum’s annual fall gala, it’s largest benefit of the year.
More than 500 guests attended, the great Paul Simon performed (really!), Sotheyby’s executive vice-president Jamie Niven oversaw the auction of a fabulous collection of extraordinary and priceless items which inluced a walk-on role with Mariah Carey in producer Lee Daniel’s new film Tennessee; plus an evening with Brian Williams at Per Se as well as front row seats for 25 guests at New York’s one and only Thanksgiving Day Parade (which gets organized in the streets bordering the museum.
Gala chairs wre Jurate Kazickas and Roger Altman, Meredith and tom Brokaw, Jodie and John Eastman, Kathy and Tom Freston, Julia and David Koch and Alice and Lorne Michaels.
Big stellar crowd beginning with the Museum’s distinguished President Ellen V. Futter along with Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, Mariah Carey, Lee Daniels, Fred Armisen, Will Forte, Bill Hader, Darrell Hammond, Seth Meyers, Amy Poehler, MayaRudolph, Andy Samberg, Jason Sudeikis, Kenan Thompson, Kristen Wiig, Brian and Jane Williams, Commissioner Adrian Benepe, Caroline Kennedy and Ed Schlossberg, John Alexander and Fiona Waterstreet, Mr. and Mrs. Steven Brill, Dick and Diana Beattie, Scott and Donya Bommer, Helen Gurley Brown, Bob and Suzanne Cochran, Norma Dana, Kim Davis, Krystyna Doerfler, Linda Fairstein, Philip and Lisa Falcone, Victor and Patricia Ganzi, Nancy Garvey and Stan O’Neal, Amy and John Griffin, Thomas Harvey and Cathleen P. Black, Kitty and Tom Kempner, Shelly and George Lazarus, Karen and Richard LeFrak, Ellen and Richard Levine, Susan Lyne, Steve and Sue Mandel, Eduardo Mestre, Abby and Howard Milstein, Gillian and Sylvester Miniter, Rupert Murdoch, Nancy and Morris Offit, Lionel Pincus and HRH Princess Firyal, Catherine and Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff, Laura and Bob Sillerman, Lesley Stahl and Aaron Latham, Kelly and Jay Sugarman, Jeffrey Sussman, Tom Valenti, Honorable Kimba Wood and Frank Richardson, Natasha and Dirk Ziff, among others.
Roberto and Allison Mignone
Gala chair Lorne Michaels takes refuge from the rain
Donya and Scott Bommer
Gala chairs Kathy and Tom Freston
Kenan Thompson, Andy Samberg, Bill Hader, President Ellen Futter, and Seth Meyers
Nancy Garvey and Gala chair Tom Brokaw
Gillian and Sylvester Miniter
Frank Richardson, Kayce Jennings, and Kimba Wood
Steve Martin, President Ellen V. Futter, and Conan O'Brien
Kenan Thompson and Alan Rappaport
Caroline Kennedy and Ed Schlossberg
Zaldy Gocco and Claudia Peltz
Gala Chairs John and Jodie Eastman with Roger Altman
Maya Rudolph, Kristen Wiig, and Amy Poehler
Lee and Jamie Niven with Jane and Brian Williams
Paul Simon and Alec Baldwin
Brian Williams and Ellen V. Futter
Lisa Falcone and Lee Daniels
Jamie Niven and Tom Brokaw
Alec Baldwin and Lee Daniels
Milstein Hall of Ocean Life
Karen and Richard LeFrak
Conan O'Brien and Lorne Michaels
Jay and Kelly Sugarman
David and Mary Solomon
Kenan Thompson and Alec Baldwin on the dance floor
The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) honored both people and animals at its annual ASPCA Humane Awards Luncheon at the Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Center. They always honor those who have furthered awareness of animal welfare or have been engaged in animal heroism and also honors animal heroes that have demonstrated extraordinary efforts on behalf of humans.
Founded in 1866, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was the first humane organization established in the Western Hemisphere and today has one million supporters. The ASPCA's mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. The ASPCA provides national leadership in humane education, government affairs and public policy, shelter support, and animal poison control. The NYC headquarters houses a full-service animal hospital, animal behavior center, and adoption facility. The Humane Law Enforcement department enforces New York's animal cruelty laws and is featured on the reality television series Animal Precinct on Animal Planet. Visit www.aspca.org for more information.
Dennis and Nancy Kucik (with Laser), Pam Riley, Ruth Steinberger, and Keith, Jennifer, and Miranda Gorusch
ASPCA's official Dog for adoption
Margo Langenberg, Mark Gilbertson, and Mika Sterling
Margo Langenberg and Joan Jedell
ASPCA enforcement officer and Nancy Kucik with cat of the year, Laser
Jeff Pfeifle, Patty Crawford, and Mark Gilbertson
Laura Freeman, Lisa McCarthy, and Libby Fitzgerald
Chuck Scarborough entertains ASPCA adoption dog with a harmonica
Chuck Scarborough, Ed Sayres, and Ruth Steinberger
Chuck Scarborough, Richard J. La Piedra (fire fighter of the year), and Ed Sayres
Rainbow Room Ambience ...
Chuck Scarborough, Pam Riley, and Ed Sayres
Pam Bathgate and Skye Elsas
The legendary television newsman and anchor Walter Cronkite and New York City Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum were honored by Louise Mirrer, President of the New-York Historical Society, along with trustees and supporters at the Society’s annual History Markers Gala on Thursday, November 9th.
The evening began with a cocktail reception and preview of the Society’s new New York Divided: Slavery and the Civil War exhibition, followed by dinner and the awards ceremony.
Katie Couric, Bunny and Bill Beekman, Valerie and Charles Diker, Joan and John Jakobson and Pat and John Rosenwald served as Gala Co-Chairs for the night. Other guests included Susan Braddock, James Chanos, Barbara Debs, Richard Gilder, Roger Hertog, Patricia Klingenstein, Tarky Lombardi, Virginia Mailman, Sarah Nash, Nancy Newcomb, Bernard Schwartz, Laurie Tisch, Sue Ann Weinberg, Byron Wien and Hope Winthrop.
The evening benefited programs and educational initiatives at the New-York Historical Society, the city’s first and oldest museum.
Betsy Gotbaum, Walter Cronkite, Roger Hertog
Ginny and Richard Gilder
Irene Schwartz, Louise Mirrer, and Bernard Schwartz
Jennifer and John Monsky with Michael and Leah Weisberg
Joan and John Jakobson with Bill and Bunny Beekman
Philip Buckner and Joyce Cowin
John Jakobson and Virginia Mailman
Lewis Cullman and Betsy Gotbaum
Louise Mirrer, Judy Berkowitz, and Beth Dater
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Benzaquen
There was an opening reception at the Maya Stendhal Gallery in Chelsea for a new exhibition of short films by Jonas Mekas. The event celebrated the artist’s vision to create a new digital discourse for American Independent Cinema.
Jonas Mekas was in attendance, as well as several other renowned guests. Some of these included Adolfas Mekas, filmmaker and brother of Jonas Mekas, Algis Misevitius, the Consulate General of Lithuania, Phong Bui, critically acclaimed publisher of the Brooklyn Rail, Dore Ashton, David Byrne, Julia Robinson, Bill Morrison, Joan Jonas, Lola Schnabel, Taylor Mead, and many other enthusiasts and fans of Jonas Mekas.
The exhibition reflected this mission through using “high-tech canvases” in the form of an installation of LCD screens. In addition to the 40 films on display, the web site will also release 365 short films, one for each day of the year, beginning January 1, 2007. This collectable video archive is made available for purchase by art collectors, film enthusiasts, educational institutions, and the general public alike through his website, www.jonasmekas.com.
Westinghouse Digital co-sponsored the exhibition, proving that the screens are useful not only conventionally, but also for artistic purposes. The high resolution of the screens creates a perfect medium by which to compliment Jonas Mekasâ artwork. The dim lighting and flashing images in the gallery created a magical and poetic atmosphere, which emphasized the beauty of the films.
Jonas draws in the crowd
David Byrne, Jonas Mekas, and Phong Bui
Bill Morrison and Maya Stendhal
Jacqueline Bosnjak and Maya Stendhal
David Byrne and Maya Stendhal
Monica Pa and Harry Stendhal
Jonas Mekas and Dore Ashton
James Fuentes, Jonas Mekas, Harry Stendhal, and Jacqueline Bosnjak
Lola Schnabel and Maya Stendhal
Adolfas Mekas, Brigitte Conrad, Harry Stendhal, and Jonas Mekas