David Patrick Columbia's New York Social Diary

22 Jan, 2010

The Talk

Last night was the benefit preview of the annual Winter Antiques Show at the armory on 67th and Park. This is the 56th annual, benefiting the East Side House Settlement in the South Bronx. The East Side House Settlement benefits from the net proceeds of all preview parties and all general admission receipts from the show.

The East Side House Settlement is located in one of the poorest congressional districts in the United States, the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx. East Side House provides educational services, computer technology training, counseling and other forms of assistance.

Peter Brant, the well known art collector, was Honorary Chairman of the evening. Arie Kopelman is Chairman of the Winter Antiques Show Committee and Sallie Krawcheck, President, Global Wealthy & Investment Management of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, was Opening Night Party Chair.

They were successful; it was a big crowd. The doors opened before 6 and at 9 the aisles were still jammed. It’s always a beautiful show, and this year the aisles seemed more vibrant and the stalls more intriguing. Beautiful, fascinating stuff.

The show is open until Sunday the 31st.

Chris Leasure, Alison Minton, and Michel Witmer.