ENOX Hill Neighborhood House, which helps 20,000 people annually on Manhattan's Upper East Side, has a lot of friends who helped raise a million dollars at its annual spring gala dubbed, "The Time of Your Life."
At the top of the list is Allen Brill, President and CEO of Rolex USA, which sponsored the event. Gala chair was Diana Quasha and the honorary chairs were Sydney Shuman, Audrey Gruss and Elizabeth Rohatyn. Honorary design chairs were Bunny Williams and John Rosselli. Design co-chairs were Albert Hadley and Harry Heissmann.
The gala served as a preview party for the Spring International Art & Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory. Producer Meg Wendy said, "It is probably the biggest show her family has produced since they formed their business over 70 years ago." Some highlights included Black Magic by René Magritte and Les Amoureux Dans le Ciel de Saint-Paul by Marc Chagall (valued at $2.8 million) at Galerie Patrice Trigano, Paris, the first European edition of the Works of Confucius dated 1687, and never before seen Picasso tapestries at Galerie Boccara.
The pièce de résistance of this event is the 40 fantastic dinner tables by the city's most creative designers to reflect different interpretations of the evening's theme.
They included Meredith Waga Perez of Belle Fleur, Deborah Buck for Brunschwig & Fils, Dennis Rolland, Gay Hackett and Ingrid Edelman, Roric Tobin and Geoffrey Bradfield, Michelle Marie who unveiled her bronze sculpture "Winter Tree."
Also Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs, Brian J. McCarthy, Christopher Spitzmiller, Barrie Conner and Robert Couturier, David Beahm, David Kleinberg, JD Bell, Joanne DePalma, Peter Lentz, Philip Gorrivan, Richard Keith Langham, Sabin Patterson for Pamela Banker, Sherrill Canet Interiors, Stephen Miller Siegel, Michael Whaley and Andrea Stark for Stark Fabric.