LENOX HILL NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE
Audrey Gruss, Allen Brill, Sydney Shuman
Eva and Brendan Dillon
John Rosselli and Bunny Williams
Rolex Time Machine Party
Proves Timely For The Needy
Story by Roger Webster
Photos by Patrick McMullan
OLEX WATCH U.S.A. sponsored the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House annual spring gala. Dubbed "The Time Machine," the event raised $800,000 to help those in need, who live, work or go to school on Manhattan's Upper East Side.
You might say that Rolex's Allen Brill entertained during dinner. "I would like to meet the chef," he said. "Not tonight's chef but the one at The House who makes the 300,000 meals served each year."
More than 800 guests at the Seventh Regiment Armory previewed the New York International Art and Antiques Show produced by Wendy Management. Some 50 dealers from around the world exhibited a wide range of material including 17th-20th century European, American and Asian furniture, rare books and autographs, antique boxes, clocks, estate and antique jewelry.
New York's Boccara Gallery hosted the first of the event's kick-offs and displayed some of most wonderful tapestries and carpets conceivable. On hand were Thomas Martin, designer of Jennifer Lopez's fancy intense 15K blue diamond engagement ring, and Lars Bolander of New York and Palm Beach who had decorative objects from his sophisticated and utterly original collection.
Audrey Gruss and Diana Quasha were benefit co-chairs. Sydney Shuman was honorary gala chair. Bunny Williams and John Rosselli were honorary design chairs. Robert Rufino, Philip Gorrivian and Robert Lindgren were design co-chairs. Cynthia and Dan Lufkin, Sara and Charles Ayres, Caroline and Tom Dean, and LHNH board president Thomas Edelman with his wife Ingrid were dinner co-chairs.
Other chairs and table hosts included Eva and Brendan Dillon, Renée and Carl Landegger, Arthur Loeb, Kathy and William Rayner, Allen Adler and Frances Beatty Adler, Clarissa and Edgar Bronfman Jr., Clo and Charles Cohen, Lionel Pincus and HRH Princess Firyal, Christine and Stephen Schwarzman, Bernard and Benjamin Steinitz, Helene and Hugh Tilney.
Among the 340 guests enjoying the Glorious Food banquet were Elizabeth Rohatyn, City Council members Gifford Miller and Jessica Lappin, Hilary Geary and Wilbur Ross, Allison Weiss, Judy and Stanley Zabar, the Marquess of Linlithgow, Michel Witmer, Fernanda Kellogg and Kirk Henckels, Jill Roosevelt, Gillian and Sylvester Miniter, Jose Carlino, Adrienne and Gigi Vittadini, Tobie Roosevelt and Arthur Wayne.
Also Stephanie Krieger and Brian Stewart, Margo Langenberg, Jamee and Peter Gregory, Victoria Lindgren, Tom Cashin, Debra Stroud, Jay Johnson, April Gow, Chris Kalachnikoff, Evelyn Tompkins, Bruce Bierman and William Secord and a very happy Warren Scharf, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House's executive director.
Three cheers to special events director Virginia Pitman, her associate Carrie Kirschner, and staff of volunteers who put it all together.