On Thursday, January 27th, East Side House Settlement (ESH, www.eastsidehouse.org) will host the annual Young Collectors Night at the Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory. This high-energy night attracts over 600 new collectors, young philanthropists, art and antique enthusiasts, and interior designers. Sponsored by New York magazine, the dazzling evening offers guests a private viewing of one of the world’s most prestigious antiques shows, renowned for its sensational showcase of American, English, European, and Asian fine and decorative arts dating from antiquity through the 1960s. Proceeds from the event will benefit East Side House Settlement, a leading social services agency that serves young people and families in the South Bronx.
The evening is co-chaired by Emily Israel and Courtney Booth. The Vice Chairs are Valerie and Brad Aston, Stephanie and Fred Clark, Kipton Cronkite, Cristin DeVeer, Elizabeth Meigher, Billy Nacey, Anika Yael Natori, Allyson and Chris Pachios, Tatiana G. P. Perkin, Marie Rentschler, Caroline Rowley, and Alexandra Buckley Voris.
New to Young Collectors Night is the recently formed Interior Design Committee, led by Chairwoman Wendy Goodman, Design Editor of New York magazine. This prestigious group of 45 designers includes some of the country’s most illustrious interior designers, including Nate Berkus, Jonathan Adler, Celerie Kemble, Eric Cohler, Jamie Drake, Alex Papachristidis, Miles Redd, Todd Romano, and many more.
“We are thrilled to have so many prominent interior designers join us for this important night. These influential tastemakers are constantly re-writing the rules of design, incorporating antiques into modern and contemporary settings, blending old and new, in a stylish and sophisticated way,” said Wendy Goodman, Design Editor, New York magazine. “It’s exciting to see the design community come together to support the important work of East Side House Settlement,” she added.
The Young Collectors Night will include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, music by DJ David Chang, and an opportunity for guests to meet the Design Committee. Proceeds will support East Side House Settlement’s highly successful college preparation programs, which are crucial in promoting education and employment for the residents of the South Bronx. East Side House’s three college access programs have provided financial aid counseling or financial assistance to the 354 students who were accepted to college over the past three years .
“Young Collectors Night always brings a special energy to the antiques show but we are particularly excited about this year,” said John Sanchez, Executive Director, East Side House Settlement. “We have an unbelievable line up of leaders in art, design, and philanthropy. The proceeds raised from the evening are essential for us to continue our efforts in creating opportunities for the young people of the South Bronx,” he added.
Who: East Side House Settlement
What: The Winter Antiques Show Young Collectors Night
When: Thursday, January 27th, 2011
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Where: Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue
(between 66th & 67th Street)
$175 per person in advance and at the door, subject to availability.
Media Contact: For more information on Young Collectors Night or for media credentials to attend, please contact Johanna Scott at 212-829-0002 Ext. 110 / email@example.com or Beryl Crofton-Atkins at 212-829-0002 Ext. 113 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
YCN Interior Design Committee: Jonathan Adler, Anthony Baratta & William Diamond, John Barman & Kelly Graham, Nate Berkus, Bruce Bierman, Geoffrey N. Bradfield, Alessandra Branca, Eric Cohler, Mr. Robert Couturier, Cullman & Kravis, Inc., Jamie Drake, Robert Farrell, L. Clair Fitzgerald, Leta Austin Foster & Associates, Steven Gambrel, Jennifer Garrigues, Interior Design, Philip Gorrivan, Victoria Hagan, Alexa Hampton, Lindsey Coral, Harper Interior Design, Anthony Ingrao and Randolph Kemper, Kevin Isbell Interiors, Suzanne Kasler Interiors, Kemble Interiors, David Kleinberg, Malcolm James Kutner, Robert Lindgren Interior Design, MR Architecture & Décor, Pappas Miron Design, Richard Mishaan, Christina Murphy Interiors, Benjamin, Noriega-Ortiz & Steven Wine, Alex Papachristidis, Jeffrey Parker Interiors, Inc., Thomas Pheasant, Campion Platt, Elizabeth Pyne, Andrew Raquet and John Fondas, Miles Redd, Todd A. Romano, Marjorie Shushan, Solis Betancourt & Sherrill, Alison Spear AIA, Timothy Whealon
About East Side House Settlement: East Side House recognizes education and technology training as the gateways out of poverty for the children and families of the South Bronx. By helping to motivate students to graduate from high school and enroll in college, East Side House Settlement is a community resource for the poorest Congressional district in the United States. For more information please visit www.eastsidehouse.org
(212) 829-0002 x110