Julie Dannenberg (left) and
LENOX HILL NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE
Kids in Candyland
Frolic for a Cause
Story by Roger Webster
Photos by Diane Cohen
ULIE DANNENBERG-REGAL and Alex Kramer hosted a lighthearted party for children and adults to help raise funds for children’s programs at the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, the oldest social service agency on the Manhattan’s East Side.
The successful event, which raised almost $90,000, was held at the enticing store, Dylan’s Candy Bar on the Upper East Side, owned by Ralph Lauren’s daughter, Dylan Lauren.
Among those who attended were Grace Hightower with her son Elliott DeNiro, Alexandra von Furstenberg, Sloan Lindemann Barnett, Lauren Dupont, Ginny Bond Donahue, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Cynthia Lufkin, Erin Lazard, Aimee Nicklaus and Irina Woelfle.
Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos with
her son Nicholas Kanavos
Others who stopped by included Patricia Duff with Caleigh; Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos with her children Nicholas, Sophia, and Peter; model/actress Joy Bryant who is currently in Showtime starring Robert DeNiro and Eddie Murphy; corporate crisis expert Richard Torrenzano, Elite Model Heidi Albertsen with Dr. Howard Sobel, Hamptons Magazine’s Randy Schindler, Jill Brooke, Debbie Bancroft with her daughter Serena, dentist to the stars Dr. James Eisdorfer, Patricia Raynes, Diana Quasha, Chappy Morris and antiquer Guy Regal who helped his wife, co-chair Julie, to make sure all the kids including their daughter Lucie had a great time.
Heather Carnevale painted the children’s faces. The children went on to decorate cookies, listen to story-telling and play games. Mini-hamburgers, hot dogs and, of course, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were served by Serafina.
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, founded in 1894, is dedicated to helping those in need on Manhattan’s East Side gain skills to strengthen themselves and their community.
Heidi Albertsen and
Patrick Farrell as Elmo
Each year, the House serves over 20,000 people including children, teens, single parents, older adults and homeless people among others.
The House is the oldest and largest social services agency on the Upper East Side. Programs for children include a nationally accredited Early Childhood Center, After-School Program, Teen Center and Summer Day Camp.