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Masquerade in the Garden was a party as elegant as the lavish outdoor parties and scenes depicted in some of the works of our exhibition, Garden Party, the thematic inspiration of the 2014 Museum Ball. In keeping with the theme, guests donned gorgeous feathered, flowered and spangled masks as they wandered the grounds and pavilions where the Ball was held. This beautiful black-tie evening also launched the celebration of the Museum’s 25th year of serving the communities of Long Island and beyond.

Among the many highlights of Masquerade in the Garden were dining and dancing to the music of The Alex Donner Orchestra, a congratulatory proclamation presented by Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, a silent auction for a wide array of prizes including artwork, trips, jewelry, fine dining and unique event experiences, and, for one lucky winner, a raffle for a magnificent diamond ring donated by Ambalu Jewelers.

The Ball is the Museum's major annual fundraiser. Always a highlight of the North Shore social calendar, the Ball provides an important component of the Museum’s operating budget, offering support for an ambitious schedule of exhibitions and stimulating educational programs for adults, students, families and school groups.

 

Members of the Ball Committee: Kandice Seitz, Patricia Meyer, Victoria Crosby, Gayle Finkelman-Cohen, Judie Chessin, Cora Michalis,
Angela Susan Anton, Kim Bancroft, Irina Sushko, Eve Califano, Natalia Good, Esther Ambalu.
(photo by Tab Hauser)

 

Ball Committee

Chair
Angela Susan Anton

Esther Ambalu
Sara Ambalu
Kimberly G. Bancroft
Eve Califano
Judie Chessin
Victoria Crosby
Lisa Eastman
Thalia Elie
Gayle Finkelman-Cohen
Natalia Good
Peri Hoffer-Hinden
Karen Loeffler
Joan Hope MacNaughton
Patricia Meyer
Cora Michalis
Joe Pescatore
Kandice Seitz
Ray Sikorski
Irina Sushko
Linda Ugenti

 

 

Members of the Journal Committee: Brigitte Ferrada-Stetson, Suzanne Kirkpatrick,
M. Patricia Janco-Tupper, Craig Seitz, Rebecca Creavin, Mona Engel.
(photo by Tab Hauser)

 

Journal Committee

Co-Chairs

Rebecca Creavin, Wells Fargo Bank
M. Patricia Janco-Tupper, Wells Fargo Bank

Committee

Michael D. Brown, Esq.
Ohrenstein and Brown LLP

Joseph Canevari
HSBC Private Bank

Ilene S. Cooper, Esq.
Farrell Fritz, PC

Deirdre Costa Major
Americana Manhasset

Dr. Stephen J. Cuchel
Healthplex

Brendan J. DeRiggi, Esq.
Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP

Mona Engel, Esq.
Mona Engel, PC

Brigitte Ferrada-Stetson
Capital One Bank
James Garbus
Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, PC

Amanda Gorozdi
Avison Young

Suzanne Kirkpatrick
Suffolk County National Bank

Steven Klar
The Klar Organization

Russell G. Matthews
Albanese Organization

Robert O. Mayer
Mayer CPAs LLP

Craig Seitz
The B & G Group, Inc.

 

 

Sponsors

Journal Sponsor
Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers

Kick-off Sponsor
Dr. & Mrs. Stephen J. Cuchel

Jewelry & Fashion Show Sponsor
Ambalu Jewelers
Tango

Invitation Sponsor
Healthplex
Dr. & Mrs. Stephen J. Cuchel
Dr. & Mrs. Martin Kane and Dr. & Mrs. George Kane

Leadership Sponsor
Americana Manhasset
Healthplex
Dr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Cuchel
Mrs. Arnold A. Saltzman

Education Sponsor
Mr. and Mrs. H. Brooks Smith
Wheatley Plaza

Art Sponsor
Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Sushko

Gold Donor Sponsor
Flushing Bank
Mr. & Mrs. Alan Seligson
Ms. Juliana Terian

Silver Donor Sponsor
Mrs. Corrine Paston

Bronze Donor Sponsor
Mr. & Mrs. William Achenbaum
Albanese Organization, Inc.
Mrs. Elaine Berger & Mrs. Alison Wolfson
Carpenters Local Union #290
Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas
Dr. Harvey Manes
Mordfin Group

Patron
Mrs. Vincent de Roulet

Major Journal Sponsors
Albertson Electric
The Bahnik Foundation
Coram Selden Dental Group
David Lerner Associates
Farrell Fritz, PC
Ike, Molly, Steven, Elias Foundation
Koeppel, Martone & Leistman, LLP
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Michalis
New York Institute of Technology
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Rechler

Ring Raffle Sponsor
Ambalu Jewelers

Media Sponsor

 

Special Thanks to Ambalu Jewelers, East Hills

See the full-color commemorative Ball Journal
 
Ball Journal 2014

 

 

October 2, 2013

 

Guests at Long Island’s Finest enjoyed sampling exceptional cuisine and wines from some of the area’s most noted restaurants, caterers and vintners. They also had the rare opportunity to meet and mingle with several of the artists whose works were on view at the Museum. Alex Katz attended with his family and introduced some of the poets in his Face of the Poet series. Representing AftermodernisM, an exhibit that filled all of the Second Floor Galleries, were the exciting contemporary artists Erik Parker and Tom Sanford. Long Island’s Finest benefitted education programs at the Museum. We thank our education sponsors, raffle donors and all who came to support this lovely event.

 

Poet John Godfrey, Alex Katz, his wife and muse Ada, daughter-in-law Vivien, and son, poet & art critic Vincent.

 

We are proud that Long’s Island Finest was an Arts Alive Inaugural Event. Arts Alive is organized by the Long Island Arts Alliance (LIAA).
Shown are LIAA Director Theresa Statz-Smith, Zach Kordeleski, LIAA Board Member Kirk Kordeleski of Bethpage Federal Credit Union,
and Charlotte Coté, coordinator of Arts Alive.

 

LI’s Finest Education Sponsors

School Visits and Art Partners
Elaine Berger and Alison Wolfson
Corrine Paston

Adults with Memory Loss
Karen and Paul Bonheim
Terence L. Kelleher

Community Programs
Dee Dee Brix
Julie and Scott Butler
Judith and Paul Hochhauser Foundation
Thomas Killeen
Ray Sikorski
Margaret and Tom Stacey

Outdoor and Summer Education
Mrs. Vincent De Roulet
Emily T. Frick
Hillary Needle Events
Susan Schubach
Roger Tilles
Carol Wolowitz

 

LI’s Finest Restaurants and Caterers

Andrea's 25, Woodbury
Bistro Citron, Roslyn
Bryant & Cooper Steakhouse, Roslyn
Cirella's Italian Bistro, Melville
Diane's Bakery, Roslyn
Doppio Artisan Bistro, Huntington
Elegant Affairs, Glen Cove-Southampton-NYC
Il Toscano Ristorante, Douglaston
Pearl East, Manhasset
Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs,
NYC-Locust Valley-Bridgehampton
Long Island Wine Table
Raeder’s Wines and Liquors, Albertson
Vias Imports, Viaswine.Com
Vinofiamma, Vinofiamma.Com
Winebow, Inc., Winebow.Com


LI’s Finest Raffle Contributors
ArtsAliveLI.org
Bistro Citron
Bryant & Cooper Steakhouse
Cirella’s Italian Bistro
Diane’s Bakery
George Martin Restaurant
H. Brooks Smith
Hillary Needle
Hunan Taste
Mitch & Toni’s American Bistro
Pearl East
Raeder’s Wines and Liquors
Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
Vinofiamma

 

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