Monday, October 23, 2017

All in a Week

A gaggle of King Charles Spaniels (their owner is hiding behind the tree). 4:00 PM. Photo: JH.
Monday, October 23, 2017.  Very pleasant, mostly sunny weekend in New York with temperatures in the coolish low 70s by day and high 50s by night.
The first real signs of Autumn in the neighborhood. Most of it was under one tree, on this car and a pickup.
Last week was deadline central at this desk. And fund-raising fetes a go go. There were far too many for this reporter to cover, even with JH joining the coverage corps (Casita Maria, and the ABT Opening Night).

We told you about the amazing evening BID, the City Harvest annual food fest where hundred congregate to taste the menus of some of the leading chefs in town (in the world too), and about the great Park Avenue Armory Gala.  The following are some samples of more that we missed – although Patrick McMullan was there thankfully ...

Last Monday night in the Grand Ballroom of the Plaza,
the World Monuments Fund held its 2017 Hadrian Gala where they celebrate the accomplishments of champions of conservation, helping to preserve and protect the world's shared cultural heritage. The 2017 Watch Award and the 2017 Hadrian Award were preented to Frank Stella and Deborah Lehr, respectively.
Deborah Lehr and Frank Stella
Last Tuesday night Susan Gutfreund hosted a cocktail reception for the Lighthouse Guild at her palatial Fifth Avenue duplex apartment. The Guild’s CEO Alan Morse gave a compelling update on research that will translate into practical solutions for people living with vision loss.

Among the guests:  Randy and Connie Jones, Board Chair James Dubin, COO Mark Ackermann, Chris and Grace Meigher, Marc Rosen, Beverly Sommer, Carla and George Mann, Shining Sung, Barbara Tober, Catherine Adler, Beth DeWoody, Tom Quick, Mark Gilbertson, Beverly Sommer, Cynthia Maltese and Nancy Paul.  Jazz musician Frank Senior, who studied at Lighthouse Guild’s renowned Filomen M. D’Agostino Greenberg Music School, entertained the guests.
Nancy Paul, Marc Rosen, and Barbara Tober
Susan Gutfreund and Marc Rosen Tom Quick and Kathi Koll
Mark Gilbertson, Susan Gutfreund, and Mario Rinaldi
Beth deWoody and Catherine Adler Shining Sung and James Dubin, Lighthouse Guild Board Chair
Dr. Alan Morse, CEO Lighthouse Guild, with Carla and George Mann
Beverly Sommer and Lighthouse Guild COO Mark Aclermann
Last Monday, Sing For Hope hosted a gala honoring Dr. Joseph Polisi, President of the Juilliard School and a founding board member of Sing For Hope. It is an organization created to provide  arts outreach programs to thousands of individuals in under-resourced schools, public hospitals, hospices, veteran’s centers, after-school programs, neighborhood centers, nursing homes, disability networks. Since its founding in 2006, it has partnered with more than  250 nonprofit oreganizations. They’ve also placed more than 400 Sing For Hope pianos throughout the city’s parks and public spaces for everyone to play – a symbol, and a celebration of art for all.
Damian Woetzel Deborah Rutter
Ying Zhao, Tom Costanzo, Kate Zhao, Camille Zamora, Monica Yunus, Josie Connors, and James Connors
Mary-Louise Parker and Renee Fleming
Also last Monday night, God’s Love We Deliver held their 11th annual Golden Heart Awards at Spring Studios. Gwyneth Paltrow was presented the Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Community Service; Broadway producer Jordan Roth was given the Golden Heart Award for Lifetime Achievement; and Jon Gilman received the Golden Heart Award for Outstanding Volunteerism. Co-chairs were Sarah Arison, Nell Diamond, Kate Hudson, John Isol, Michael Kor, Sandra Lee, and Blaine Trump. Anna Wintour was Honorary Chair.
Lynda Carter and Blaine Trump Jordan Roth and Karen Pearl
Sandra Lee and James Huniford
Maggie Gyllenhaal Hilary Rhoda Kate Hudson
Gwyneth Paltrow and Michael Kors Carolina Herrera
Jon Gilman
Same night,  The Museum of the City of New York honored Gloria Steinem, Whoopi Goldberg and Michiko Kakutani at a dinner at the museum.
Gloria Steinem, Michiko Kakutani, and Whoopi Goldberg
Tim Quinson, Rosita Sarnoff, Elise Wagner, and Beth Sapery
John McEnroe and Patty Smyth Kathy Prounis and Claude Barilleaux
Nancy Newhouse and Enid Neny
The Olana Partnership hosted its annual Frederic Church Award Gala last Tuesday, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Olana as a public work of art, and 50 years of  dedication by Milbank, Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP to Frederic Church’s Olana. The black tie evening was held at the Metropolitan Club. They honored Dr. Linda S. Ferber, Senior Art Historian and Museum Director Emerita at the New–York Historical Society; and Laurie Olin FASLA, Distinguished teacher, author and renowned landscape architect.
Louise Mirrer and Dr. Linda Ferber
Laurie Olin, Elizabeth Rogers, and Peter Wolf Tantivy Gubelmann and Phoebe Gubelmann
Deedee Wigmore, Morrison Heckscher, Elizabeth Kornhauser, and Barry Wigmore
There’s more, a lot more and this is only a sample because there’s more after this. Last Wednesday, for example, Fountain House celebrated its 10th annual Fall Fete at a private club here in New York. They honored George Petrides with the Associates Advocacy Award.
Florence Peyrelongue, Tanya Rivero, and George Petrides
Guy Harley, Stephanie Loeffler, Jim Loeffler, and Linda Garmen
Frederic Fekkai, Shirin von Wulffen, and Florence Peyrelongue
Gala Co-Chairs
Last Thursday night, Bideawee held a Fall Benefit Supporting the Rescue of Animals of Bideawee. My little Tobey was a rescue from a litter in Alabama. If you’re thinking about getting a dog or a cat, or dogs or cats, rescue. I’ve done it all my life and the rewards are mutual, although maybe more from the canine or feline.
Kyra Laursen with Ringo and Anders Laursen with Rosie
Caroline Loevner and Dana Wimpfheimer with Beau Marc Lewinstein with Maalouf and James Tang
Devin Shanahan, Mike Shanahan, Rocket, Nic Fazioli, Bocce, and Jenny Clifton
Erika Searl with Cubby Michelle Marie Forcella with Pastina
Jillian Roberts, Katie Jo Righi, and Jaime Israni
Jeff Pandolfo, Simone Pandolfo, and Jenna Heidenberg with Scarlett
Same time, over at the Brooklyn Museum in the Beaux-Arts Court, they held The YES Gala featuring the 2017 Sackler Center First Awards honoring Judy Chicago. They also honored Deborah Berke, Shirley Chisholm (posthumous), Jodi Archambault Gillette, Judith Jamison, Carol Jenkins, Roberta Kaplan, Kathy Kusner, Rita Moreno, Our Bodies Ourselves, Ruth Simmons, Edie Windsor.
Judith Kasen Windsor and Gloria Steinem
Roberta A. Kaplan and Elizabeth Sackler
Kathy Kusner and Gloria Steinem
Judy Chicago and Elizabeth Sackler
Earlier that evening over at Bergdorfs, Joanna Coles and Clinton Smith hosted the launch of Second Bloom: Cathy Graham’s Art of the Table.
Cathy Graham

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