David Patrick Columbia's New York Social Diary

3 December 2009

Warm-ish like early May

Rain and all last night was a busy one in New York. Over at the Park Avenue Armory AVENUE Shows presented Antiques & Art at the Armory, hosting the Opening Night Preview with The American Cancer Society. The evening benefited the Jerome L. Greene Family Center HOPE LODGE (NYC).

Benefit Chairs were Cricket Burns, Julie Dannenberg, Richard and Diana Feldman, Pamela Gross and Richard and Marcia Mishaan.

More than 50 dealers are exhibiting through Sunday. It opens this morning at 11 and runs through 8 pm. On Friday there is a Designer Breakfast discussion “Decorating With Antiques" from 10 to 11 am and then the show opens at 11 through 7:30 pm. Same times for Saturday and Sunday, 11 through 5:30.

Hope Lodge NYC you might have read about and seen advertised on these pages. They provide cancer patients and their families a free, temporary place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment requires them to stay in New York City. It is funded entirely by the ACS and is worth your consideration to assist with a contribution. Last night’s opening benefit did just that.

Alison Minton and Chris Leasure