Tuesday, March 22, 2016

A flurry of events

Monday morning dusting. 8:30 AM. Photo: JH.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016. A sunny, cold day in New York yesterday. The big snows that the weather forecasters were touting for the end of the weekend never materialized except for a few flurries. Tomorrow it’s supposed to be in the low 70s, so Spring is here at least for the next couple of days.

Last Thursday, the Kelly Gang hosted its annual St. Patrick’s Day Party at Michael’s Restaurant and benefitting the Kips Bay Boys Club. Keith Kelly, the media editor/journalist for the New York Post had a hand in organizing this party back in 2004, at Michael’s. I think the first time they started by inviting all the Kellys they knew. Other Irishmen and women (non-Kellys) were also invited. I didn’t know about the Kips Bay Boys Club connection but Mr. Kelly is one of those guys who sees a sensible response to a St. Patrick’s Day party. They all had a good time too.

This is catch-up Tuesday on the NYSD. From now on through the end of May, the calendar is going to be loaded with events of a public, philanthropic nature, as well as cultural. Inevitably we’ll get behind here at the NYSD. But we’ll keep record of as many as we can. For example:
Piper John Garney from the Innis Fada Gaelic Pipe Band.
The Kelly Gang: Mike Kelly, Colleen Kelly, Ed Kelly, Dan Quintero (Executive Director, Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club), Ray Kelly, and Keith Kelly.
Janet Kelly and Polly Perkins Johnson.
Jim Anderson, Mike Kelly, Jim Berrien, Bob Sauerberg, and David Carey.
Sophie Donelson, Kate Kelly Smith, and Barbara Friedmann.
Keith Kelly and Jesse Angelo. Kate Kelly Smith and Jim Druckman.
Ed Kenny, Mike Kelly, and Tom Moran.
Ray Kelly and Dan Quintero.
Colleen Kelly and Joe Masi.
Harpist and Singer Erin Hill.
Last Monday, a week, Jackie Weld Drake hosted a cocktail reception for 70 guests to kick-off the Museum of Art and Design’s LOOT: MAD ABOUT JEWELRY The reception was in honor of LOOT's 2016 honorees Joan Hornig and Kay Unger. Guests came adorned in jewelry to mark the occasion. 

The upcoming celebration is the sixteenth edition of Loot, MAD ABOUT JEWELRY which will run from April 11th through April 16th. The Benefit Dinner Chairs Michele Cohen and Marsy Mittlemann and LOOT’s Curator is Bryna Pomp all wore past purchases of jewelry from their LOOT collections in celebration. The dinner will take place on April 11 at Robert, the restaurant at the museum. Every year, LOOT presents a cross-section of the most exciting, cutting-edge art jewelry designs, and offers the public a rare opportunity to meet and acquire pieces directly from some of the most skilled creators in the field. Guests will have access to meeting the LOOT 2016 artists and acquire their designs.
Martha Bograd and Jacqueline Weld Drake. Patti and Michael Dweck.
Guests attending the reception included: Jeffrey Banks, Martha Bograd, Michela Bondardo, Joanne Brecker, Stacey Creamer, Lady Liliana Cavendish, Tiffany Dubin, Patti and Michael Dweck, John Eason, Patricia Falkenberg, Julie Fowler, Stephanie French,  Suzanne Golden, Boo Grace, Elysze Held, Sharon King Hoge, Joan and George Hornig, Beverly Schreiber Jacoby, Elizabeth Jacoby, Michèle Gerber Klein, Karen Klopp, Luisa LaViola, Lauren Lawrence, Mercedes Levin, Nancy Jane Loewy, Marjorie Mayrock, Stacey Mayrock, Alison Minton, Victoria Morris, Linda Plattus, Arlene Richman, Jill Ryan, Randi Schatz, Holly Dale Shapiro, Sara Tayeb-Khalifa, Patricia Underwood, and Janet Winter
Dinner Co-Chairs are: Corice Arman, Noreen Buckfire, Marian C. Burke, Patti Dweck, Leslie Fielden, Ann Kaplan, Laura Taft Paulsen, Barbara Regna, Patricia Hearst Shaw, Barbara Tober, and Ruben and Isabel Toledo.  

To Purchase Tickets to LOOT: MAD About Jewelry, click here.
Michelle Cohen, Kay Unger, Bryna Pomp, Joan Hornig, and Marsy Mittlemann.
LOOT is the Museum of Arts and Design’s annual exhibition and sale of one-of-a-kind contemporary jewelry created by more than 40 of the world’s most innovative jewelry artists working in a range of materials including silver, pearls, and semiprecious stones, as well as more unconventional materials like glass, wood, hand-painted canvas, porcelain, papier mache, concrete, zinc, sequins, and feathers. For most of these artists this is their New York debut; all will be at the Museum to meet you and discuss their work.
Liliana Cavendish and Barbara Regna. Elizabeth Jacoby and Beverly Schreiber Jacoby.
Jacqueline Weld Drake, Michelle Gerber Klein, and Mercedes Bograd Levin.
Patricia Underwood. Linda Plattus and Victoria Morris.
Rebecca Grossman, Stephanie Lang, Bryna Pomp, Sasha Silcox, and Marsy Mittlemann.
Joan and George Hornig. Michelle Cohen, Kay Unger, and Elyze Held.
On Friday, March 11th, senior citizens, volunteers and staff from The Carter Burden Center for the Aging walked the runway at the Annual Fashion Show at The Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Program in East Harlem.

Dressed to the nines in their own formal wear and full make-up done by Macy’s volunteers, the models dazzled in beautiful costumes, jewelry and accessories. Several seniors showcased traditional ethnic clothing from China, Africa and the Philippines, while others displayed ensembles created in sewing class at the Covello Program.

The Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Program is located in a 28,125 square foot building in East Harlem where it provides socialization, recreation and education through daily breakfast and luncheon meals, activities, day trips, computer training and holiday parties.
Rachel Oddman, Carter Burden Center senior modeling an outfit she created in the Center's sewing room. Kris Allen, Carter Burden Center senior modeling an outfit she created in the Center's sewing room.
Feng Chaun Lok, Carter Burden Center senior modeling an outfit she created in the Center's sewing room. Bathsheba Sherman, Carter Burden Center senior modeling an outfit she created in the Center's sewing room. Sonia Diaz, Director of Activities, Carter Burden Center for the Aging.  Strutting her 70s outfit on the runway!
There are also daily activities such as yoga, art, movies and dance classes, all of which are offered for free.   Additionally, the Covello Program offers case assistance to members who need help in applying for government benefit programs, addressing landlord/tenant disputes or accessing medical care.

I’ve written about it before but it bears repeating so that someone who will make a difference in their community will be inspired. The Carter Burden Center for the Aging, Inc. is a non-profit agency established in 1971 by the late Carter Burden when he was a New York City Councilman. Its mission is to promote the well-being of seniors 60 and older through a continuum of services, advocacy and volunteer programs oriented to individual, family and community needs. 
William J. Dionne, Executive Director, Carter Burden Center for the Aging.  Next to Lancôme banner with love your age campaign.
William J. Dionne dancing with Macy's staff volunteer and Carter Burden Center for the Aging staff and seniors.
The Center is dedicated to supporting the efforts of older people to live safely and with dignity.  For more information, visit www.carterburdencenter.org.  

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Lancôme at Macy's East-Herald Square makeup artist staff volunteers.

Doug Goodman
(Kelly Gang); Hechler Photographers (Burden Center).

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