Wed. Aug 10th, 2022

The fall social season in New York has begun. On the first Wednesday night of the month, the Boys Club of New York held its annual fall celebration at The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park. This event is always serious and fun gathering that creates vital support for New York boys and young men. This year’s BCNY Fall Collection was a New York-themed cocktail party On the go Entertainment artists and music by DJ Wellnez.

Tonight’s Event Chairmen were: Travis Acquavella, Merrill Curtis, Tracey Huff, Alice Ross and Ferebee Taube, Abbie Baratta, Helene Comfort, Lise Evans, and Sarah Saint-Amand.


Co-Chairs Tracey Huff and Alice Ross, Women’s Board President Betsy Pitts, Co-Chairs Merrill Curtis, Travis Acquavella and Ferebee Taube.

BCNY’s CEO / CEO Stephen Tosh noted to thank them and the Women’s Board for their continued efforts through the pandemic, “We need to have an impact on supporting our members’ travels through our clubhouses as well as through their choice to become the young men they want to be.”

The mission of the boys’ club is to strengthen all boys is at the heart of this fundraising event, and it was a great celebration of New York City in support of BCNY members. Founded in 1876, the Boys’ Club mission is in empowering by offering various programs and a supportive community. BCNY achieves this by offering programs in music, STEAM, social and recreational activities, mentoring, academic support and athletics. They provide this by enriching after-school and Saturday programs for thousands of boys at their two clubhouse locations in East Harlem and Flushing and at their Harriman Base Camp in Harriman State Park. BCNY’s open door policy and $ 5 membership fee (currently waived due to the pandemic) secures any boy — enrolled in grades 2-12 — to participate.


Alice Ross and her friend, Harling Ross Anton and Karen Klopp.
Anjali Melwani, Dennis Basso and friend, and Claudia Overstrom.
Averell Mortimer with Karen and John Klopp.
Danielle Ganek and Gabrielle Bacon.
Chairman of the Board Bill Tyree and friend.
Maurice DuBois.
Alexandra and Alexander Roberts and friends.
Nathalie Kaplan, David Einhorn and friend.
Virginia Tomenson (right) and friends.
Dusty and Yesim Phillip with a friend.

Friday, October 8, Hudson Yards revealed ROSE city flowers, a curated, self-directed flower trail throughout Shops in Hudson Yards in support of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). That Flowers runs through Sunday, October 17th.

ROSE city flowers brings together 20 of New York City’s best florists to design large-scale floral couture mannequins. Beautiful! The flower festival also features extravagant flower bows and displays at select retail stores as well as a 7-foot-high pink ribbon with more than 1,200 pink roses to raise awareness about breast cancer.


Edward Barsamian, Darcy Miller, Myra Biblowit, Batsheva Haart, Jill Brooke and Fleurs de Villes co-founder Tina Barkley.

“Great flower shows create joy,” he said Stacey Feder, Chief Marketing Officer for Hudson Yards. “We are excited to partner with Fleurs de Villes to once again transform The Shops into a fashion-inspired, botanical oasis that creates a sense of wonder for all who visit.” This year’s show promotes both New York City’s major local florists and breast cancer research in partnership with BCRF. ”

The best flower talent in New York City borrowed their expertise for the 10-day party. Participating florists include The Floratorium, McQueens, Pic and Petal and Damselfly Designs, Alexis Denise Floral Design, boo • kay, Edelweiss Floral Atelier, FDK Florals, Fleur Elise Bkln, Floresta, Flowers by Special Arrangement, Larkspur Botanicals, Flowers, Michael Collins Decor, Ora la la Casa de las Flores, Polycarp Flowers, Raven Hollow Guild, Rose Box NYC, Sahola Floral Art & Event Design, Villanueva Designs, Yours Truly Flowers.


Daica Skrobala from Polycarp Flowers, winner / Best in Show.

Karen Marshall, Co-founder of Fleurs de Villes Inc. happy and proud of the event said. “To bring to life 15 stunning floral couture mannequins inspired by and support the cause, we know that flower lovers everywhere will be awe-inspiring to the details and creativity our local florists bring to this lovely setting.”

The show is free to the public. Guests can vote for their favorite flower mannequin and get a chance to win a $ 500 Hudson Yards gift card. BCRF donations are also accepted through a light QR code on the signs at each installation.


Edward Barsamian.
Batsheva Haart.

Jewelry designer Kendra Scott hosts a second-floor pop-up kiosk that raises funds for breast cancer research by donating 20% ​​of the proceeds from the pop-up to BCRF. Visitors can also shop for fresh flowers from local florists at a pop-up flower market. From last Saturday, October 9th through Saturday the 16th, 10% of sales from the flower market will be donated to BCRF.

JARDIN will pamper guests with flower workshops and demonstrations. For more information and to reserve tickets for JARDIN events, click here.

Flower show sponsors include Glenfiddich; Hendrick’s Gin; Kendra Scott; Piaget; Tods; Queensyard; and Hudson Yards.


Edward Barsamian, Darcy Miller, Myra Biblowit, Batsheva Haart, Jill Brooke and Fleurs de Villes co-founder Tina Barkley.

Happy happy – Thursday, September 30, Carole Delouvrier and husband Philippe held a 75th birthday party at Doubles for Carole’s stepfather Marc Rosen, perfume bottle designer, author and Pratt Institute Professor and Trustee.

With a special menu of smoked salmon, a main course of five types of caviar with blinis and a strawberry crepe for desert, the party was pretty posh!

Carole Delouvrier with the birthday boy Marc Rosen.

Carole began her loving toast by reading a note from her mother and Marc’s wife of 37 years, movie star Arlene Dahl, who was not able to be there. Randy Jones was emcee, and after telling about his friendship with Marc, he read birthday wishes from Liza Minnelli, Joan Collins and her husband Percy and Michael Feinstein and his husband Terrance.

Other toasts were offered by Marc’s stepson Lorenzo Lamas and sponsor Kevin Marshall. Marc thanked friends and family who had come from Palm Beach, Geneva, Los Angeles, Seattle and Washington for attending. He ended by saying that he was “a very lucky man who has lived the life he had dreamed of.” His only regret: “Not having Arlene there to share the evening.”

Among the guests present were; Beth Rudin Dewoody, Christopher Barker (son of actor and Arlene’s first husband Lex Barker), Susan Gutfreund, Sharon Sondes and Geoffrey Thomas, Gale Hayman and Dr. Richard Bockman, Jackie Weld, Lorenzo Lamas, Marc’s stepson, attended with his fiancée Teach Smoot; Shining Sung, Drew Butler and Robin Arzon, Judith Hernstadt and Will Roseman, Jeff Sado, Vincent and Mira Ricardel, Donald Stannard, Rona Shuster, Amanda Rosen, Jonathan Rosen and Sara Tool, Ian Jarvis, Charles Mirotznik, Barbara Gyde, Terence Mack and Juliana Terian, Pamela Fiori and Christine McCarthy.


Shining Sung, Marc Rosen and Susan Gutfreund.
Beth Dewoody, Marc Rosen and Jackie Weld.
Randy Jones, Sharon Sondes and Geoffrey Thomas.
L. to r .: Hosts Philippe and Carole Delouvrier; Lorenzo Lamas with his fiancée Kenna Scott.
Ian Jarvis, Pamela Fiori and Kevin Marshall.
Christopher Barker with Christine McCarthy.
Drew Butler and Robin Arzon.
L. to r .: Marc Rosen and Juliana Terian; Barbara Gyde and Kevin Marshall.
Will Roseman, Judith Hernstadt and Charles Mirotznik.
Dr. Richard Bockman and Gale Hayman.
Marc Rosen with sister Rona Shuster and niece Amanda Rosen.
Christine McCarthy, Lorenzo Lamas, Carole Delouvrier, Marc Rosen, Kenna Scott and Christopher Barker.

Photographs of Philip Kessler (Boys’ Club).

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