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A Cabaret Evening in Riverside Park with Brian Stokes Mitchell

Silent Auction Monday, June 10, 2008


An Evening with

Brian Stokes Mitchell

Produced by Pat Philips and Ettore Stratta Technical Supervision: Audio, Inc.


About Brian Stokes Mitchell Dubbed “The Last Leading Man’’ by The New York Times, Brian Stokes Mitchell enjoys a rich and varied career on Broadway, television, and film, along with appearances in the great American concert halls. On Broadway, he won the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle awards for Kiss Me Kate. He received the Drama League’s Distinguished Performance Award, the nation’s oldest theatrical honor, for Ragtime. He also was Tony-nominated for his dramatic turn as the title character in August Wilson’s King Hedley II. Other memorable engagements include starring roles in Man of La Mancha, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and the Carnegie Hall concert version of South Pacific. Stephen Holden of The New York Times proclaimed that Mr. Mitchell’s debut at Feinstein’s at the Regency “might be the cabaret event of the decade.’’ In the orchestral world, he has performed under the batons of Leonard Slatkin, Michael Tilson Thomas, Marvin Hamlisch, and John Williams. Mr. Mitchell’s professional career began with a seven-year run as Jackpot Jackson on television’s Trapper John, M.D., and he was Dr. Frasier Crane’s neighbor (and rival) Cam Winston on Frasier. When not singing or acting, he serves as President of The Actors Fund, a human services organization that helps all entertainment professionals in times of need. We are delighted to welcome Brian Stokes Mitchell to Riverside Park.


Riverside Park Fund Conserving. Improving. Beautifying. Alan M. Trager, Chairman James T. Dowell, President

Riverside Park Fund nurtures Riverside Park’s well-being, helps preserve its historic nature, and leads the community in developing active stewardship. Founded in 1986 by a small group of community activists, today Riverside Park Fund is a strong nonprofit partner with both the City and the community in conserving, improving, and beautifying Riverside Park’s 330 acres. Riverside Park Fund: • • • • • • •

trains, guides, and equips an extensive Grassroots volunteer corps helps neighborhood groups organize and make improvements to specific Park areas raises private support for Park maintenance, safety, and improvements advocates with public officials to identify funding for renewal and restoration projects offers environmental education experiences for schoolchildren and families communicates with local residents about Park issues, needs, and activities sponsors and encourages creative, diverse events in the Park


Riverside Park Fund Board of Directors

Alan M. Trager Chairman Katy Cochrane Carey Vice Chair Robert L. Weigel Vice Chair Steve Lipman Treasurer

Lori Beth Singer Secretary Milton Norman Chairman Emeritus

Virginia Carry Robert J. Epstein Robert E. Foran David H. Glaser David Goldstick James F. Haddon Andrew M. Manshel David M. Morris

Ray E. Newton III Michael O’Neal Jeffrey B. Rosen Pat Sapinsley Richard H. Schneider Mary Frances Shaughnessy Kate Stiassni

ex officio Scott Stringer Manhattan Borough President Adrian Benepe Commissioner, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation William T. Castro Manhattan Commissioner, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation John Herrold Riverside Park Administrator

James T. Dowell President


Silent Auction Bidding on Silent Auction items will end at 8:30 p.m., when the performance begins. Please check with the staff after the performance to see if your bid is the winning one. Payment can be made tonight with cash, check, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, or Discover card. If possible, please take your item with you after you have paid. If it is too bulky, we will arrange to deliver it to you. Please support our Silent Auction donors and let them know you appreciate their commitment to the Riverside Park community. We thank them, our committee members, and our bidders!

Online Auction This year we are partnering with CharityBuzz to auction exciting new lots online. Visit www.charitybuzz.com to register and bid. Our online auction will run until June 19, 2008.


Silent Auction Far and Away or In Your Own Backyard 1. C’est la vie! One-week stay in a medieval village in the south of France, 110 km. from Avignon. Information: house, guest house, large terrace and garden; maximum 6 people, nonsmokers, no small children; mutually agreeable date; must be used by June 15, 2009. Donated by: Virginia & Peter Carry Value: $3,500 2. Go Green in the Caribbean Your friends will be green with envy while you reconnect with nature during a 7-night stay at Maho Bay Camps, a sustainable resort on the island of St. John. Your roomy tent cottage has a separate sleeping area and private deck; modern bathhouses nearby. Walk the white sand beach, hike and enjoy kayaking, windsurfing, snorkeling and more. Includes redeemable Delta SkyMiles for 2 roundtrip tickets to the Caribbean (coach; blackout dates). Donated by: Maho Bay Camps, Inc.; Chip Newton & Liz Smith Arranged by: Bob Carmody & Chip Newton Value: $2,450 3. Urban Oasis Riverside Valley Community Garden tour and meal for 8 prepared by Jenny Benitez. Discover a hidden jewel in Riverside Park – Riverside Valley Community Garden at 138th Street. After your garden tour, settle in to abundant Latin cuisine for 8, prepared by Jenny Benitez. Meal includes fresh grown produce from the garden. (mutuallyagreeable date) Donated by: Jenny & Victor Benitez Value: an unforgettable urban experience 4. Hudson Cruise Celebrity Style The Prelude has the best view in Manhattan. On this 2-hour tour, enjoy the skyline while cruising aboard this 54’ sailing yacht. Celebs who have graced the Prelude’s deck include Kate Hudson, Jude Law, Diane Sawyer, and Robert Kennedy, Jr. Morning or afternoon cruise for up to 6 people from the W. 79th Street Boat Basin. Donated by: Ed Bacon & Regina Jordan, A Bacon Yacht Charter Value: $795


5. The Natural World Your very own private nature tour in Riverside Park by author and naturalist Leslie Day. Includes an autographed copy of her book, Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City, binoculars, and meal for up to 4 at the Boat Basin Café. Donated by: Leslie Day; Terry & Joel Cohen; West 79th Street Boat Basin Café Arranged by: Terry Cohen & Mike O’Neal Value: $425 6. Riverside Park Birding Join Jeff Nulle, longtime Riverside Park volunteer and prominent NY birder, on a tour designed just for you. Explore Riverside spaces and other local birding hot spots, if you choose. Information: included are tour and meal for up to 4 at the Boat Basin Café; mutually agreeable date. Donated by: Jeff Nulle; West 79th Street Boat Basin Café Value: $350 7. Entertain in a Tree House Host 20 of your friends in a one-of-a-kind setting: Riverside Park Fund’s Peter Jay Sharp Volunteer House (in the Park near 107th). Panoramic views of the Park’s Promenade and the Hudson River included! Donated by:  Riverside Park Fund Value: $500

Good Sportsmanship 8. Tennis Anyone? Take a group class (or enroll your child) this fall and reap the benefits. Adult Beginner, 6 weeks beginning the first week of September (Saturday or Sunday class); child class slot TBD based on availability and age of child (3-13). Donated by: Riverside Clay Tennis Association Value: $155 - $215 9. Are You Ready For Some Football? Six tickets for Jets vs. Giants, 8/23/08 at 7pm. Package includes parking, a signed Joe Namath print by legendary sports photographer Walter Iooss Jr., and a poster of the Sports Illustrated cover of David Tyree’s Super Bowl catch. Donated by: David Goldstick; Sports Illustrated; Kraken Opus Arranged by: David Goldstick & Virginia Carry Value: $1,000


10. Let’s Go Jets! Six tickets for Jets vs. Redskins, 8/16/08 at 7pm. Package includes parking. Donated by: David Goldstick Value: $655 11. Home on the Range Two tickets for an ‘08-09 season Rangers game and an autographed hockey puck by future NHL Hall of Famer Brendan Shanahan. Shanahan is a three-time Stanley Cup champion, seventime NHL all-star, and won a gold medal with Team Canada in the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics.  Shanahan has 650 career goals, the most among active players. Donated by: Sports Illustrated; the New York Rangers Arranged by: Virginia Carry & RPF Value: $577 12. Subway Series! Yankees vs. Mets at Shea Stadium, Friday, June 27 at 7:10 pm! Take the 7 train to Shea for an exciting day of New York baseball. Interleague play at its finest! Donated by: Michael Shapot Arranged by: Judy Maysles Value: $94 13. US Open Two tickets for the US Open. Tickets will be for a weekday session during the first week of play (August 25 - 31; actual date will be determined after August 1, 2008). Donated by: Jody & Robert Mansbach Arranged by: Yael Shaprio Value: $130 14. Golfing A Round Round of golf & lunch at Fresh Meadow Country Club in Great Neck -- Ladies 3 (+member). Join RPF Board Member Lori Beth Singer for 9 or 18 holes and a Club lunch afterwards. Donated by: Lori Beth & Michael Singer Value: $1,000


15. Like a Pro Take advantage of Riverside Park’s classic clay courts and test your agility during an hour on the court with former World Top Ten tennis pro Tim Mayotte. Plus, 3 guaranteed weekend court dates in September. Mayotte won 12 singles titles, 1 doubles title, and his career-high singles ranking was World No. 7. He also won the men’s singles Silver Medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul. Donated by: Tim Mayotte & Riverside Clay Tennis Association Value: $250 16. J-E-T-S Two tickets for the Jets vs. Kansas City Chiefs on October 26, 2008. Included is a signed Joe Namath printed by legendary sports photographer Walter Iooss Jr. Donated by: Sports Illustrated; Kraken Opus Arranged by: Virginia Carry Value: $350 17. Bronx Bombers Two tickets for the Final Season in Yankee Stadium. Sunday, September 14, 2008 game vs. Tampa Bay. Information: Gate 4, Section 15, Box/Row 57H Donated by: Sports Illustrated Arranged by: Virginia Carry Value: tickets $380 18. Manning to Tyree! Official Sports Illustrated cover print of David Tyree’s amazing Super Bowl grab. Full color, high-quality shot of one of the most famous catches in football history. Donated by: Sports Illustrated Arranged by: Virginia Carry Value: $200 19. Broadway Joe An autographed print of Super Bowl III MVP Joe Namath. Walter Iooss Jr.’s insightful portrait utilizes a unique large-format photographic technology. Donated by: Kraken Opus Arranged by: Virginia Carry Value: $200


20. Boro Biking Tour all five boroughs the best way possible – on two wheels! Also enjoy car-free streets. 2 VIP admissions to the 2009 Commerce Bank Five Boro Bike Tour. Includes a Five Boro Bike Tour messenger bag. Donated by: Bike New York Arranged by: Pam Tice Value: $500

Satisfaction for the Senses 21. Spa Me Avon beauty products for your every need. Donated by: Avon Arranged by: Chip Newton & Liz Smith Value: $250 22. Havana Lights Selection of fine Cuban cigars – 2 Romeo y Julieta, 2 Punch, 2 Partagas, 2 Los Statos de Luxe, 1 Montecristo, and 1 Churchill. Donated by: Daire Browne Arranged by: Virginia Carry Value: $500 23. Pencil on Paper “Dot 2” by Joyce Siegel, 2008. 15x15. Joyce Siegel is a working artist with a studio in Long Island City. She recently had a solo show at the Shag Gallery in Chelsea, NY. She also has work at the Pierogi gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Donated by: the artist Arranged by: Pat Sapinsley Value:  $900 24. Symphony Space Family Membership Package One-year family level membership to a “New York institution!” Includes 4 tickets to a “Just Kidding” event in the 2008-09 season (subject to availability). Membership must be activated by 12/31/2008. Donated by: Symphony Space Arranged by: Nancy Humphreys Value: $120


25. David Speiser Bird Photographs Two framed 8x10’s by Manhattan’s own birder and nature photographer, David Speiser. David has “birded” in nearly every state in the U.S. and on 6 continents, where he has seen, and in many cases photographed, over 4,000 birds. Donated by: the artist Arranged by: Yael Shapiro Value: $250 26. NY Times Fine Art Print “Me and My Human” -- Skaters at the Lasker Rink in Central Park are dwarfed by their shadows, at least in this aerial view, February 22, 2004 © Vincent Laforet/The New York Times. Vincent Laforet was recognized as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Photography” by American Photo Magazine in 2005, and his fine art prints are exhibited internationally. (unframed, 24x36, for personal use only) Donated by: The Laforet Family Value: $1,175 27. Bordeaux Some of the most expensive and prestigious wines in the world are produced in this region of France, and wineries all over the world aspire to making wines in a Bordeaux style. Enjoy now or stow in your cellar . . . a great investment! Includes Oz Clarke’s Introducing Wine: A Complete Guide for the Modern Wine Drinker. 1 case 2005 Clos Normandin le Clos (Bordeaux Superieur) 1 case 2005 Chateux de Mons (Grand Vin de Bordeaux) Arranged by: Mark McIntyre Value: $400 28. Riverside Symphony 4 prime tickets to any Riverside Symphony 2008-2009 concert. The NY Times says, “They produce a tightly focused, fully polished sound that is as good as any you’ll hear.” Donated by: Riverside Symphony Arranged by: Nancy Humphreys Value: $200 29. Second Stage Theater Season subscription for two. For nearly three decades, Second Stage Theatre productions have launched the successful careers of numerous directors, actors, playwrights and artists, many of whom regularly return to work at Second Stage. (6 shows in total) Donated by: Second Stage Theater Arranged by: Lori Beth and Michael Singer Value: $490


30. Chris Gallagher Oil on Canvas “Detail 7-07” 12x 8, courtesy of McKenzie Fine Art Donated by: the artist Arranged by: Michelle Kassner Value: $1,200 31. “Canopy” Maria Passarotti photographed this typical tree-lined Upper West Side street in the fall of 2007. Signed, editioned, and framed 11x14. Donated by: the artist, Courtesy of Susan Eley Fine Art Arranged by: Yael Shapiro Value: $400 32. Spanish Treasure A private, curator-led tour of the collections of the Hispanic Society of America Museum (up to 10 people) and the large format color book of the most important pieces of the collection, unparalleled in their scope and quality outside the Iberian Peninsula, addressing nearly every aspect of culture in Spain, as well as a large part of Portugal and Latin America. Dine at Calle Ocho before or after. Donated by: Hispanic Society of America Museum; Calle Ocho Arranged by: Kristin Krebs-Dick & Yael Shapiro Value: $450 33. Theater Collection An autographed In the Heights souvenir playbill, signed Stephen Schwartz songbook, and an autographed Title of Show cd which is coming to Broadway in August. Donated by: Maxyne Lang Arranged by: Bob Epstein Value: $85 34. Watercolor Stanleigh Morris watercolor of a “Vendor Near Hippo Park” Donated by: the artist Value: $120


35. The Actors Company Theatre Two season tickets to TACT: The Actors Company Theatre -- 4 salon performances, Studio 900 Broadway and 2 main stage performances, Theatre Row. October 2008 – May 2009 season only. Donated by: Susan and Joel Mindel Arranged by: Emily Gottlieb Value: $280 36. The Daily Show Four VIP tickets for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Current events and pop culture -- with a twist! See the ‘news’ show live and hear Jon’s witty satire. Information: Must be at least 18 (with ID) for The Daily Show, offer good through 6/09; mutually-agreeable date Donated by: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Arranged by: Carole Zelner Value: priceless entertainment 37. Telepan Tasting Four-course tasting menu with wine for two at Bill Telepan’s acclaimed restaurant. Voted best Voted “Best Newcomer” in 2007 Zagat Survey and awarded Wine Spectator’s “Best Of Award of Excellence” 2007. Donated by: Telepan Arranged by: Christine Lavin Value: $220 38. Backstage at South Pacific! Tony-nominated actor Danny Burstein will lead you on a backstage tour of the revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific. First, enjoy his performance in two of the best seats in the house! Donated by: Danny Burstein Arranged by: Christine Lavin Value: $750 39. Backstage at Spamalot! Tony-nominated actress Marin Mazzie will treat you to a VIP backstage tour of Monty Python’s Spamalot. First, enjoy her performance in two of the best seats in the house! Donated by: Marin Mazzie Value: $750


40. Gotham Gardens Three DayNa Decker Reed Diffusers. Dramatic black glass containers with matching black reeds that diffuse scent throughout the room (in three fragrances: Opoponax, Khaya, and Sandalrose). Donated by: Gotham Gardens Value: $405 50. Riverside Watercolor Victoria Chall watercolor, framed. Donated by: the artist Value: $150 51. Upper West Side Dining Enjoy the night out! Package includes dinner for two at Bello Sguardo and a $50 certificate for La Vela. Donated by: Bello Sguardo; La Vela Arranged by: Judy Maysles Value: $150

Child’s Play 52. Gym Fun Ten Gymboree sessions for newborn to 3 years: gym, music or fitness. Information: Valid only in Manhattan, includes 10 consecutive weeks of membership, expires 5/19/2009. Donated by: Gymboree Arranged by: Kristin Krebs-Dick Value: $400 53. Sun Sessions July Membership to Kids at Work NYC “Sun Sessions.” Your kids will love these unique mixed-ages music classes held in Central and Riverside Parks this summer! (for children ages 8 months to 4 years) Donated by: Julie Averill, Kids at Work NYC Value: $145 54. Music Together® An internationally recognized early childhood music program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and the adults who love them. Gift certificate towards a semester of classes at Eastside Westside Music Together. Donated by: Eastside Westside Music Together Value: $100


55. Stock Your Game Closet 1 Vs. 100, Wheel of Fortune, 30 Second Mysteries, and an assortment of other games and educational toys for the entire family. Donated by: G.S. Schwartz & Co. Public Relations Arranged by: Alan Trager Value: $300 56. Storytime Eight children’s audio books (The Chronicles of Narnia, Prince Caspian, and The Penderwicks of Gardam Street among others) and a one-year subscription to AudioFile, the magazine for people who love audiobooks Donated by: Jennifer Dowell, AudioFile Value: $225 57. GAME-MANIA Intellivision, electronic Sudoku, Spiderman DVD game, and an assortment of other electronic toys. Donated by: G.S. Schwartz & Co. Public Relations Arranged by: Alan Trager Value: $300 58. A Tree House Birthday Party It may not be an actual tree house, but it sure feels it! Celebrate your child’s birthday in the Peter Jay Sharp Volunteer House complete with Crumbs cupcakes, Focus on Fun Entertainers, and 8 Disney’s The Suite Life of Zack & Cody card games for party favors! Gift certificate for 24 large gourmet cupcakes from Crumbs and a toddlers/kids entertainer for 1 hour (Manhattan area only, expiration June 15, 2009). House Information: Up to 8 children (12 and under) with adult supervision; time to be arranged; food pickup by purchaser. Donated by: Riverside Park Fund; Crumbs Bakeshop; Lillian Tucker-Thomas, Focus on Fun Entertainers; G.S. Schwartz & Co. Public Relations Value: $750


59. Leshem Loft Portraits In-studio portraiture session by photographer Yaron Leshem, an artist whose work is part of MoMA’s permanent collection. Yaron, along with his wife Jenny, created Leshem Loft to provide museum-quality family portraits. Includes two 5x5 black & white or color portraits. Valid through December 31, 2008. Donated by: Leshem Loft LLC Arranged by: Lori Beth Singer Value: $595 60. Life and Business Coaching -- Individual WBAI Radio Host and certified coach Deena Kolbert will provide 2 private coaching sessions for an individual (may be used as separate session for 2 different individuals or 2 sessions for the same individual). To accommodate clients’ busy schedules and travel, sessions are conducted over the phone. In special circumstances, coaching may be done in person. (mutually agreeable dates before December 31, 2008). Donated by: Deena Kolbert Value: $300 61. Life and Business Coaching -- Relationship WBAI Radio Host and certified coach Deena Kolbert will provide 3 onehour sessions for 2 individuals currently in relationship. The individuals can be siblings, friends, a couple, business partners or colleagues. To accommodate clients’ busy schedules and travel, sessions are conducted over the phone. In special circumstances, coaching may be done in person. (mutually agreeable dates before December 31, 2008). Donated by: Deena Kolbert Value: $900 62. A Fresh Look at Home Barbara Landsman, ASID Allied interior designer member with many years’ experience in design and organization, provides a 2-hour interior decorating recommendations. Donated by: Barbara Landsman Value: $300


63. Taking Stock Clear the clutter with this one-hour organizing consultation with Barbara Landsman, National Association of Professional Organizers member with many years’ experience in design and organization. Donated by: Barbara Landsman Value: $150 64. Architecture at Your Service Thinking of making a change to your home or office? Need more space, storage, another window, a better kitchen, or even an accessible ramp? Zirinsky Architecture can help you get on track with a 2-hour in-home or in-office consultation. Whether it’s a residential or commercial renovation, a potential apartment combination, a landmarks question, a building code issue – or just an issue with your coop board – Steve Zirinsky can help get you started by walking you through the steps, and even give you some creative inspiration along the way! (Must use by December 31, 2008) Donated by: Steven Zirinsky of Zirinsky Architecture PC Value: $350

Miscellaneous 65. Patagonia Men’s Eco Rain Shell This simple waterproof/breathable 2-layer shell made of 100% recycled polyester keeps rain and bow spray out, and rebuffs a zephyr or mistral. The zip-off, snap-down hood has a skin-friendly microfleece chin flap; a drawcord hem and hook-and-loop cuffs snug you down nicely. With two generous zippered handwarmer pockets, a zippered napoleon pocket and an internal security pocket. Recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program. Regular fit, with room for underlayers. (Jacket Size M) Donated by: Patagonia Arranged by: Kristin Krebs-Dick Value: $190


66. Patagonia Women’s Eco Rain Shell This environmentally sensible 2-layer, fully seam-sealed jacket is made of 100% recycled polyester. Hip-length, the femininely contoured shell has a waterproof/breathable barrier and is treated with a Deluge® DWR (durable water repellent) finish; the mesh lining wicks moisture. Details include: removable hood, vertical stash pocket, single internal security pocket, two generous handwarmer pockets with coated water-repellent zippers, cinchable cuffs and a drawcord hem. Recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program. (Jacket Size M) Donated by: Patagonia Arranged by: Kristin Krebs-Dick Value: $190 67. Summer R&R Enjoy summer on the Upper West Side. Package includes a mix of books on contemporary topics for your reading pleasure and Liberty House gift certificate for your heart’s desire. Donated by: Outside Press; Liberty House Arranged by: Judy Maysles & Christine Lavin Value: $250 68. Black Knight Plates Set of 12 Black Knight hors d’oeuvres plates. Bavarian. Donated by: More & More Antiques Arranged by: Judy Maysles Value: $250 69. Antique Figurine German pottery bird figurine circa late 1870’s. Mark attributed to Dresden, 11 inches tall. Donated by: Elaine Flug Value: $650 70. Antique Figurine German pottery bird figurine circa late 1870’s. Mark attributed to Dresden, 7 inches tall. Donated by: Elaine Flug Value: $450


71. Vintage Artwork, Blossoms Donated by: a friend of Riverside Park Value: a breath of spring

Special Thanks We couldn’t have done it without you! O’Neals’ West 79th Street Boat Basin Café Crista Carmody, Chris Lange and the Riverside Park Operations Staff Carol Nahon, graph340@nyc.rr.com Agents of the West Side Office of Coldwell Banker Hunt Kennedy Kusum Gaind


Gaining Perspective Perspective is valuable, maybe invaluable. We’re often advised to put events into perspective. Sometimes we seek a new perspective on a situation. Certain computer games can be played from more than one perspective. Artists and photographers consider vistas; psychologists talk about mental views. Denis Waitley, the American motivational speaker and author, has observed that “you must look within for value, but must look beyond for perspective.’’ The talented local photographers who are sharing their visual images with you here hope that their perspectives of Riverside Park will enrich yours. For many of us, the Park helps expand our outlook and center our thoughts. We relax and refresh – and we gain perspective. We are grateful to these photographers, to the generous sponsors who are presenting them, and to you for your invaluable support.

– James T. Dowell President


Photo by John Herrold

Congratulations on the outstanding performance by the staffs of the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation and the Riverside Park Fund – Alan & Kathy Trager


Photo by Lorna Mesina-Husain

We appreciate all that Riverside Park Fund does to make our neighborhood beautiful. Elizabeth Smith and Chip, Henry and William Newton


Photo by John Herrold

Riverside & 64th Street TheRushmoreRiverside.com ď ˇ 212 496 1400


Photo by Barbara Shelley Photo by Amy Mosedale

Carol R. Fishberg & Franklin Z. Davidson

Loves Riverside Park!


Calhoun Loves Riverside Park!


Photo by Andrew Hume

Fourth graders take a break for a photo op during Calhoun’s annual fall park clean-up.


Photo by Jessica Phillips

Thank you for many wonderful years in Riverside Park. Kate, Ned, Max and Fran Nunes


Photo by Kimberly Dresch

Skadden, Arps is proud to support Riverside Park Fund.


Photo by Jamie Gallo-Flores

Thank you, Grassroots Volunteers! — a Riverside Park fan


Photo courtesy of Barbara Good

Barbara J. Good, Executive Vice President bgood@halstead.com


Photo by Suzanne O’Connor

We Love Beautiful Riverside Park . . . – The Schneider Family


Davidge & Co. Founded 1950 Investment Counsel

Photo by Helen Rosenthal

Davidgeco.com 212-292-4256

Congratulations to Riverside Park Fund for beautifying our beloved Park! With fond regards, Helen Rosenthal, Chair, Community Board 7


Photo by E. Peter Schroeder

We are delighted to support Riverside Park Fund. The Gallagher Family


Photo courtesy of Riverside Park Fund

Pat Harbison, Senior Vice President 212-381-2205 Dedicated West Side Broker Specialist Since 1984


Photo by Liz Hydes

In appreciation, Sheila & Steve Aresty


Photo by Leslie Day

Avery on Riverside South AveryRiverside.com ď ˇ 212 769 1100


Photo by Greg Brozak

Linda & Bob Foran


Photo by Su-Ann Wong Photo by Brigitte Lifschitz

To all those who have their eye to the sky & their hands in the dirt

HUBLEY-BASS INTERIORS Residential & Corporate Design 969 Park Avenue ď ˇ 212.861.5188


Photo by Barbara Shelley

Madeleine & J.D. Haddon


Photo by Damaa Bell

Tudor Realty Services Corporation First Class Management for Coops & Condos 212-557-3600 ď ˇ www.tudorrealty.com


Photo by Greg Brozak

The partners of Gibson Dunn New York are proud to support Riverside Park Fund.


Photo by William Altham

Christine O’Neal Knows & Lives the West Side 212-381-2220  coneal@halstead.com


Photo by Suzanne O’Connor

Declan & Liza, we love you!


Photo by Karen La Rosa

176 West 72nd Street ď ˇ www.grandaisybakery.com Life in New York is easier with a loaf of fresh baked bread.

Photo by Joe Josephs

Riverside Clay Tennis Association

free summer concerts every Saturday night at 7pm at the 96th Street courts www.rcta.info


Photo by Greg Brozak

Kinnaird Fox Upper West Side Townhouse Specialist Wohlfarth & Associates, Inc. 212.666.1600 x15


Photo by David Goldstick

Thank you, Riverside Park Fund. Sharri Posen, Amy Newman & Bud Shulman


Photo by Greg Brozak

Coldwell Banker Previews International Loves Riverside Park.


Photo by Andy Mars

Many thanks to Riverside Park Fund from the Hippo Playground Project for 25 years of impeccable guidance and gracious support


Photo by Jamie Gallo-Flores Photo by Greg Brozak

Office of Government & Community Affairs

With great appreciation for the work of Park Manager Crista Carmody – from a friend of the Park


Photo by Laura Randall

With appreciation for the dedication of Chairman Alan Trager and Riverside Park Fund’s Board of Directors – Jim Dowell


Kudos to Our Benefit Committee! Virginia Carry Elizabeth Febo Emily Gottlieb Nancy Humphreys Kristin Krebs-Dick Helen Pomeroy Lori Beth Singer Terry Weigel

Riverside Park Fund Staff Jenny Benitez North Park Outreach Coordinator Tanya Bonner Adminstrative Assistant Lori Brittle Director of Development Kurt Cavanaugh Director of Marketing Terry Cohen School & Family Programs Coordinator James T. Dowell President Sabrina Dukes Director of Communications Isaac Fleisher North Park Project Coordinator Kimberly Green Volunteer Program Assistant Debra Sheintoch Director of Volunteers


475 Riverside Drive/Suite 455  New York, NY 10115 212-870-3070  fax 212-870-3079  www.riversideparkfund.org


Photographic Journal 2008