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East Side House Settlement's 13th Annual Gala Preview of the 2012 New York International Auto Show.
On Thursday, April 5, 2012, East Side House Settlement hosted the 13th Annual Gala Preview of the 2012 New York International Auto Show at the Jacob K. Javits Center. More than 1,300 guests from the finance, fashion, arts, sports, and society spheres enjoyed a private viewing of the entire auto show before it officially opened to the public. The Gala Preview included cocktails, a private dinner for benefactors and a specially curated display of several new 2012 Fiat 500 models, including the limited production Fiat 500 Abarth.

During dinner, Christie’s auctioneer Lydia Fenet auctioned off this “small but wicked” performance car, along with a “Best of Italy Tour” from Indagare.com, and several other once-in-a-lifetime packages. The Gala Preview was chaired by Philip L. Yang, Joan P. Young, Chris LaSusa, and Elia Zois, and the benefit committee was chaired by Fe Fendi and Mariana Zois. The media sponsor was New York magazine. 
Fiat 500 Abarth
Fiat 500 Abarth being driven into the dinner tent by Pat Dougherty, FIAT's Director of Sales and Network
Benefit Committee Co-Chair, Fe Fendi inside Fiat 500 Abarth
The event raised critical funds to support East Side House Settlement, a leading social service agency that serves the South Bronx and surrounding communities.  The event was made possible through the generosity of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA) and the New York International Auto Show, as part of a proud tradition of dedicated community service.

Guests included Fe and Alessandro Saracino-Fendi, Mariana and Elia Zois, Phil and Maria Yang, Joan P. Young, Chris LaSusa, Arie and Coco Kopelman, Mark Schienberg, Peter Standish, John Sanchez, Pat Dougherty, Ashley Dudzinski, Emily Bitzer, Jiyan K. Cadiz, Lydia Fenet, Peter Bacanovic, Debbie Bancroft, Alexis Clark, Justin Green, Geoffrey Bradfield, Courtney Booth, Kipton Cronkite, Alison Minton, Emily Israel Pluhar, Lisa Yom, Patricia Shiah, Priscilla Zoullas and more.
Benefit Committee Co-Chair, Mariana Zois
Phil and Maria Yang
John LaSorsa of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, with Sue LaSorsa
Geoffrey Bradfield and Sue Chalom
Justin Belmont, Lisa Yom, David Wu, and Kipton Cronkite
Arie and Coco Kopelman
Mark Schienberg, President of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association
Tom and Patricia Shiah
Phil Yang and Elia Zois
Lydia Fenet with John Sanchez, Executive Director of East Side House Settlement
Priscilla Zoullas
Becky Seroni and friend
Fe Fendi, Debbie Bancroft, Paola Fendi, with friend
Alexis Clark
Courtney Booth, with friend
Elizabeth Hale Randlett and Richie Adomako
Jon Mundson and Peter Kovacs
Coco and Arie Kopelman, and Joan Young
Gala Chairs, Phil Yang and Chris LaSusa
Lydia Fenet
Adrian Chang, with friend
Justin Richmond, student at East Side House Settlement
Debbie Bancroft and Peter Bacanovic
Frank DeBartolo and Caitlin Cary
Benefit Committee Co-Chairs, Fe Fendi and Mariana Zois
David Levitt, Steven Miller, and Justin Green
Melanie Lezendy and Lacary Sharpe
Carolina Bittencourt
On Wednesday evening, the inaugural New York Twentieth Century Art and Design Fair, showcasing 36 top-tier international 1stdibs dealers kicked-off with a Designers Forum, an exclusive early-buying preview party for interior designers and their clients at the Tent in Lincoln Center in Damrosch Park. NYC20 is the brainchild of Rosemary Krieger, who teamed up with Michael Bruno, founder of the wildly successful 1stdibs on line luxury market place. This preview, sponsored by "Art+Auction Magazine", gave designers the all-important opportunity to get 1stdibs on all the goods before anyone else.
Robert Willson, DOWNTOWN, Los Angeles, New York
Rosemary Kreiger, Simona Blau, and friend
Christopher Anthony Ltd, Palm Springs, CA
Michael Raynes and Liz O'Brien
Patrick Dragonette
Sally Rosen
Gerard O'Brien and Jonathan Goldstein
Brian Keliher, Rosemary Kreiger, and Gordon Merkel
Vyna St. Phard and Craig Warfield
Mark McDonald
Lobel Modern 20th Century Gallery, NY
Goran Salindrija and Ken Leach at Gallery 47
Glen Leroux
LOST CITY Arts, NYC
Stacy Mc Laughlin, Adam Karp, and Serina Tufo at Katy Kane booth
Donzella 20th Century Gallery, NY
Katy Kane and James Andrew
John Deslauriers and Blair Douglas
Kathy Murphy
Kate Shanley
Palumbo Anderrsen
Maxine Stewart, Frances Crumbley, Alyson Sugar, Carlo Ponti, Rena Kukin, and Julie Hillman
Gerardus Widdershoven and Benoist Drut
Jill McKenna and Frances Perkins
COLLAGE 20th Century Classics, Dallas, TX
Carmella Bergeron and Susan Weber
Susan Weber and Lynn Thommen
David Mann and Paul Donzella
And then last night, NYC20 opened their doors to over a thousand guests, making it one of the most successful fair openings in recent years. We're living in age where everything old is new again and what the dealers offered was testament to how timely the furniture from the early to mid-20th century looks now. And with "Mad Men" all the rage these days, the look is even more popular. Both previews evenings, co-chaired by Michael Bruno, Brad Ford, Julie Hillman and David Mann, benefited the Bard Graduate Center of Decorative Arts: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture.

Seen in the crowd were Susan Weber, Michael Bruno, Julie Hillman, David Mann, Stacy McLaughlin, Liz O'Brien, James Andrew, Stephen Beale, Katy Kane, Ernest de la Torre, Marilyn White, Rosemary Krieger, Gordon Merkle, Paul Donzella, Gerard O' Brien, Jonathan Goldstein, Vyna St. Phard, Wendy Buckley, Ed Koren, Andy Karp, Serena Tufo, Stuart Cohen, Arlie Sulka, Charlotte Watson, Craig Warfield, Joshua and Kimberly Sutton, Kathy Murphy, John Deslauriers and Blair Douglas, Bob Lawton, Brady Miller, Stephen and Joyce, Gerardus Widdershoven, Benoist Drut, Carmela Rea, and Cassandra Krelik.
Glen Leroux and Marisa Tomei
Vincente Wolf, Chris Lipari, and Matthew Yee
Gordon Merkle and Brian Keliher
Serina Tufo, Michael Bruno, Alexander Jakowec, and Francesca Stanfill
Vivian Van Rijk
Suzanne Murphy
Serena Bass
Gregory Cerio, Wendy Moonan, and Adam Karp
Stephen Shadley, Brooke Michelsen, Randi Mac Coll, and Brad Linard
Leslie Bluhm
Michael Bruno, Rosemary Kreiger, and Alexander Jakowec
Holly Dando, Susanna Salk, Alexander Jakowec, Ernest de la Torre, Michael Bruno, Marcia Sherrill, and Emery Guder
Blake Martin, Clair Watson, and Mat Sanders
Carl Lana and Randall Beale
Todd Black and Amanda Essex
Marcy Masterson, Mario Buatta, and Judith Gura
This past Tuesday night New Yorkers for Children held its annual Spring Dance New Years in April: A Fool’s Fete benefiting youth in foster care in New York. A very successful evening, a fashion parade, a packed dance floor and a great crowd. CD Greene was the evening’s Presenting Sponsor. Additional sponsors including CIRCA, BNY Mellon, Honor, Pink Tartan, Giorgio Arani, La Perla, Lanvin MAC Cosmetics, Roger Vivier, Nicole Miller, St. John, TBS/CNN, Tod’s and Zilli.

The evening’s décor was designed by David Stark.

Special guests included 10 young people in foster care who are leaders in the NYFC programs. Pink Tartan dressed the young women for the evening and Dior provided the makeup. Fun for all.
NYFC Board members
Amy McFarland and Lydia Fenet
Ron Rodgers and CD Greene
Joy Marks
Eli Mizrahi and Emina Cunmulhan
Ronald Richter and Susan Burden
Susan Magazine
Natalia Echavarria and Amy McFarland
Alexandra Lebenthal and Jay Diamond
Maria and Eric Steaple
Olivia Sandelman, Umindi Francis, and Claire Austin
Bill Cunningham and Susan Burden
Derek Anderson and Cynthia Bailey
Luigi Tadini, Nick Brown, and Dalia Oberlander
Coralie Charriol Paul
Danielle Schriffen
Sophie Theallet and Veronica Webb
Oluchi Orlandi
Coco Rocha
Berry Bloomingdale
Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs
Megan Malvern
Spencer Morgan and Alexis Bryan Morgan
Michelle Harper and Rod Keenan
Sandra Grant, Selita Ebanks, Vanessa Louis, and Melissa Salmon
Carly Cushnie, Lindsay Ellingson, and Michelle Ochs
Christine Schwarzman
Lauren Remington Platt
Janna Bullock and R. Couri Hay
The bar scene
Jean Shafiroff
DJ Kiss
Cameron Silver, Nicole Miller, and Rod Keenan
Peterson Rodriguez and Alina Cho
Susan Shin and Alina Cho
Alina Cho, CD Greene, and Ron Rogers
Photographs by Anniewatt.com (NYers for Children & NYC20); BFAnyc.com (Auto Show).
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