On Saturday, December 10, 2022 New York City Ballet and The School of American Ballet joined forces, once again, for The Nutcracker Family Benefit – one of New York’s favorite holiday events for families. Megan Brodsky, Shannon Caspersen, Rebecca Hessel Cohen, Marcella Guarino Hymowitz, and Olivia Wassenaar served as Event Chairs. Kellie Johnson Abreu of First Republic Bank served as Corporate Chair.
The benefit began with a performance of the timeless classic, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™, followed by a holiday party on the Theater’s Promenade where the Sugarplum Fairy and characters from the production signed autographs and mingled with guests. More than 700 guests attended the event, which raised over $900,000, is a critical source of support for New York City Ballet and its Education and Outreach Programs as well at The School of American Ballet’s Scholarship Fund.
On December 6, 2022, Museum of the City of New York hosted the second annual Symposium & Luncheon, which featured a champagne reception, a look inside some of New York’s greatest apartments, and a luncheon. Town & Country Editor-in-Chief and Elle Décor Editorial Director Stellene Volandes, along with design experts and authors Maria Hummer-Tuttle, Stewart Manger, Richard Mishaan, and Alex Papachristidis, took a deep dive into answering the question “How to be an interior designer in NYC?”
Attendees included Elizabeth Belfer; Julianne Bertagna; Lucida Bhavsar; Andreas Blanco; Chesie Breen; Kate Brodsky; Laura Tisch Broumand; Amy Butte; Carolyn Clark-Tenney; Ann Coley; Cynthia Curry; Mignon Espy Edwards; Cornelia Ercklentz; Gloria Fieldcamp; Elba Galvan; Mark Gilbertson; Robbie Gutman; Janna Haroche; James Horton; Blair Husain; Allison Kanders; Cindy Ketchum; Jennifer Marrus; Scott Nerson; Ellen Niven; Betsy Pitts; Karen Ryan; Sonia Seth; Theo Spilka, Daryl Brown Uber; and Bunny Williams as well as Museum leadership including Whitney Donhauser, Ronay Menschel Director and President; Sarah Henry, Robert A. and Elizabeth Rohn Jeffe Chief Curator; and Keith Butler, VP of Development.
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One of the great New York traditions that has returned from its COVID hiatus is the annual warm and wonderful holiday gathering hosted by the Decorators Club at one of the city’s most revered private clubs.
This most august of professional womens’ organizations, made up of New York’s leaders in the rarified world of interior design and aligned businesses, boasts pretty much every superstar and then some. And for one night only, the great ladies of decor all put on red outfits and welcome their friends and colleagues for Christmas cheer.
Patricia Burmicky (Nutcracker); Jared Siskin /PMC for Museum of the City of New York