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White Nights

Douglas Sheldon addresses the crowd at the Mandarin Oriental for a post-performance dinner.
This past Monday night, the Mariinsky Ballet opened a week of performances with a White Nights Foundation benefit gala at the Metropolitan Opera House.
Angela Roukas, Trinity Killingsworth, Jordyn Kessel, Kali Riden, and Gona Daniels
They performed the American premiere of Anna Karenina with Diana Vishneva and conducted by Maestro Valery Gergiev who is also the Director of the Mariinsky. After the performance, guests moved down to the Mandarin Oriental for dinner.
Jonathan Steinberg and Maria Bartiromo
Kristina Kovalenko, Yuri Smekalov, and Diane Vishneva
Valery Gergiev and Gabriel Prokofiev
Anastasia Budanoque and Katrina Stepanov
Valery Gergiev, Kristina Kovalenko, and Douglas Sheldon
Philip Sherwell and Sam Hornblower
Darren Aronofsky, Charlotte Kemp Muhl, and Eden Rice
Anne Dexter Jones, Stephanie Lawrence, Sharon Hoge, and Jeanne Lawrence
Diane Vishneva, Gina Argani, and Konstantin Selinevich
Daniel Kruglikov and Darren Aronofsky
Olivia Henderson, Alexis Henderson, Alexis Henderson
Jacob Arabo
Jim Russo, Kristina Kovalenko, and Tony Cointreau
Yoko Ono
Susan Kirschbaum
Yekaterina Kondaurova and friends
Patsy Tarr
Scott Pelley and Catherine Petree-Biron
Mickey Boardman
John Davidman and Anna Zakusylo
Gina Argani, Sergei Argani, and Anastasia Budanoque
Ellery Gordon, Marjorie Gordon, Patricia Weiser, and Edmond Wieser
Matthew Settle and Leyla Vassighy
Cynthia and Leon Polsky
Charlotte Kemp Muhl and Patricia Field
Randy Jones and Lucky Roosevelt
Natalia Darialova
Frederick Iseman and Charlotte Day-Reiss
Adam Growald and Alexis Henderson
Veronica Greene and Laura Kempo
Vivian Henderson and Mildred Brinn
Last Saturday night in Sagaponack, they held the 12th annual Love Heals at Luna Farm. This year’s theme was “Coney Island Comes to the Hamptons” and they had practically everything but the subway to take you there. The evening was hosted by Hilary Rhoda, Mary Alice Stephenson and Peter Davis.
Andrew Saffir, Hilary Rhoda, Mary Alice Stephenson, Dianne Vavra, Daniel Benedict
Andrew Saffir, Hilary Rhoda, Mary Alice Stephenson, Dianne Vavra, and Daniel Benedict
There was a barbeque with hot dogs and sweet treats and dancing under the stars, with music provided by DJ M.O.S.

Funds raised benefit Love Heals, the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education.
Alex Winokur, Angie Gomez, Jason Ridloff, Polina Markelova
Alex Winokur, Angie Gomez, Jason Ridloff, and Polina Markelova
Amanda Mosle Friedman, Guy Harley, Stacey Mustard
Amanda Mosle Friedman, Guy Harley, and Stacey Mustard
Russell Simmons
Russell Simmons
Mitch Alfus
Mitch Alfus
DJ MOS
DJ MOS
Khajak Keledjian, Maryam Abdullina, Iva Stelmak
Khajak Keledjian, Maryam Abdullina, and Iva Stelmak
Mary Alice Stephenson, Peter Davis, Hilary Rhoda
Mary Alice Stephenson, Peter Davis, and Hilary Rhoda
Othon Prounis, Kathy Prounis
Othon and Kathy Prounis
Marybeth Dupain, Alex Soros
Marybeth Dupain and Alex Soros
Sonja Morgan, Justin Mitchell
Sonja Morgan and Justin Mitchell
Sean Avery, Hilary Rhoda
Sean Avery and Hilary Rhoda
Dini Von Mueffling, Nino Vivari
Dini Von Mueffling and Nino Vivari
Emily Smith, Alison Brod
Emily Smith and Alison Brod
Eric Villency, Tanya Zuckerbrot
Eric Villency and Tanya Zuckerbrot
Ryan Jordan, Elizabeth Harrison
Ryan Jordan and Elizabeth Harrison
Ryland Hilbert, Chelsea Burcz, Jesse Warren
Ryland Hilbert, Chelsea Burcz, and Jesse Warren
Scott Rausch, Rita Solomon
Scott Rausch and Rita Solomon
Bettina Prentice
Bettina Prentice
Michelle Peters, Henry Wellington
Michelle Peters and Henry Wellington
Sydney Sadick
Sydney Sadick
Elizabeth Harrison, Robin Kramer, Alicia Galitzin
Elizabeth Harrison, Robin Kramer, and Alicia Galitzin
Alicia Goldstein, Elizabeth Harrison, Jeff Goldstein, Samantha Greenes
Alicia Goldstein, Elizabeth Harrison, Jeff Goldstein, and Samantha Greenes
Jane Pontarelli, Joe Pontarelli
Jane and Joe Pontarelli
Peggie Walker, Tia Walker
Peggie and Tia Walker
Robert Sepulveda, Jr., Fran Farber
Robert Sepulveda, Jr. and Fran Farber
Kristian Laliberte, Miguelina Gambaccini, Justin Belmont
Kristian Laliberte, Miguelina Gambaccini, and Justin Belmont
Marcy Warren, Eden Williams, Terri Speiser
Marcy Warren, Eden Williams, and Terri Speiser
Charlotte Bocly, Emilie Ghilaga
Charlotte Bocly and Emilie Ghilaga
Victoria Leacock Hoffman, Robin Baker Leacock
Victoria Leacock Hoffman and Robin Baker Leacock
Soraya Whelton, Sessa von Richthofen
Soraya Whelton and Sessa von Richthofen
Annika Zablocka, Louise Tabbiner
Annika Zablocka and Louise Tabbiner
Pavan Pardasani, Kacie Schiffer
Pavan Pardasani and Kacie Schiffer
Michael Lewittes, Lee Kushnir Lewittes
Michael and Lee Kushnir Lewittes
Approximately 360 supporters attended the Bruce Museum’s 24th annual Renaissance Ball celebrating Noche Latina at the Riverside Yacht Club in Riverside, Connecticut, on June 4, 2011. Hailed as the premier social event of the Greenwich calendar, the Renaissance Ball benefits educational and exhibition programming at the Bruce Museum.

The fantastic success of this beautiful event is due in large part to the work of gala co-chairs Carmiña Roth and Jennifer Weinstein along with their incredible committee chairmen and dedicated and creative committee members. Linda Ruderman-Rosier created a contemporary, tropical-inspired, and chic design through use of ambient lighting, illuminated bars and tables and gorgeous orchid and exotic flower arrangements. Mary Ann Henry and the live auction committee organized several wonderful packages, and the live auction was led by Courtney Booth of Sotheby’s. The music of the Starlight Orchestra entertained with just the right amount of Latin flair and enticed guests to keep moving on the dance floor. 
Edward Yorke, Aundrea Amine, Jim Amine, Mrs. and Mr. Lodge
Edward Yorke, Aundrea Amine, Jim Amine, and Mrs. and Mr. Lodge
Betsy and Ed O'Reilly, Alyssa and Tom Bonomo
Betsy and Ed O'Reilly with Alyssa and Tom Bonomo
Carol and George Crapple
Carol and George Crapple
Jennifer Weinstein, Carmiña Roth
Jennifer Weinstein and Carmiña Roth
Zhanna Zervos, Regina Kudoyarova
Zhanna Zervos and Regina Kudoyarova
Allison and James Nelson, Willow and Tim Oberweger
Allison and James Nelson with Willow and Tim Oberweger
Jim and Martha Caron, Kathy and Ernest Megdanis
Jim and Martha Caron with Kathy and Ernest Megdanis
Lucy Day, Alicia Joslin, Leora Levy
Lucy Day, Alicia Joslin, and Leora Levy
Mairtin and Berdie Brady
Mairtin and Berdie Brady
Jim Amine, Trish Davies, Carney and Melissa Hawks, Mark Davies
Jim Amine, Trish Davies, Carney and Melissa Hawks, and Mark Davies
John and Patricia Chadwick
John and Patricia Chadwick
Chuck and Deborah Royce
Chuck and Deborah Royce
Mary Ann Henry, Nancy Raquet
Mary Ann Henry and Nancy Raquet
Jean Doyen de Montaillou, Linda Munger, Michael Kovner
Jean Doyen de Montaillou, Linda Munger, and Michael Kovner
Libby Welch, Kate McNamara, Julie Woods, Kimberly Johnson
Libby Welch, Kate McNamara, Julie Woods, and Kimberly Johnson
Page Hershey, Burt MacGillvary
Page Hershey and Burt MacGillvary
Tiffany Burnette, Hilary Haroche
Tiffany Burnette and Hilary Haroche
Sachiko Goodman, Allan and Darby Cartun
Sachiko Goodman with Allan and Darby Cartun
Fernanda and Cristiano Leao
Fernanda and Cristiano Leao

Photographs by PatrickMcMullan.com; Elaine Ubiña (Bruce)
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