Party Pictures: Sandy Hook Benefit at Benjamin Steak House

Kindness Dinner Supports Sandy Hook Victims
Inspired by NBC News’ Ann Curry and her tweet suggesting that people do 26 kind acts (one for each person killed in the Newtown, Connecticut, shooting), 26 Westchester mothers attended a benefit dinner and vigil at Benjamin Steak House in White Plains. Curry attended the vigil and covered the story for a segment that aired on Rock Center with Brian Williams. The event raised $5,000 for the Sandy Hook victims; Benjamin Steak House donated 26 dinners. 

Nancy Bonet of Waccabuc; Patty Palmieri
of Armonk; and Chelsea Kirwan of
Greenwich, Connecticut

Jim D’Angelo of Mahopac, New York,
and Nina Chilemmi of White Plains

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Kris Ruby of Greenwich, Connecticut, with
New York State Senator Greg Ball



Westchester Magazine Publisher Ralph A. Martinelli of Ossining with Jets legend Joe Namath at Old Palm Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida


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Alayne Katz and Jane Aoyama-Martin, both of Irvington, with Tamara Mitchel of Rye at the Pace Women’s Justice Center’s “Making a Difference” annual benefit dinner and silent auction held at Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill in Tarrytown


At West Village-based design company LETT by Heiberg Cummings’s ( evening at a Rye home to present its concept for interior design.

Kysa Englund of Rye, Bill Cummings of Manhattan,
and Izabella O’Brien of Rye 

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Hanne Elvestad of Scarsdale, Naima and Bill
Boger of Harrison, and Bernt Heiberg of Manhattan



Chris Roithmayr, Susan Doherty, and Digna Reus, all of White Plains, at the Woman’s Club of White Plains “Corks and Forks” gala for Burke Rehabilitation Center and held at the Woman’s Club Photo: Lynda Shenkman Curtis



Kristy Fidanza of Rye Brook, Kristina Passafaro of Harrison, and Gina LoMedico of Yorktown at PlushBLOW Scarsdale’s grand opening party



Rhoda Peterson, Rachel Leibacher, Eve Jacobs, and Calvin Reynolds, all of Briarcliff Manor, at a party benefiting the Ossining Food Pantry and held at The Club at Briarcliff Manor’s Information and Design Center


At the Westchester Chapter of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s ninth annual “Quality of Life Initiative” at Vintage in White Plains. Photos: Angela C. Zappavigna

Filomena and Mark Valente of Pleasantville
with Michael and Claudia Neary of Bedford Hills

Kenny and Christine Niejadlik of Rye with
Karen Cosgrove of White Plains


At the 2013 County Executive’s Breakfast organized by the Westchester County Association and held at the Westchester Marriott Hotel in Tarrytown.

Erin Griffin Loosen of Armonk, Rob Astorino’s Deputy Chief of Staff Kate Delgado of White Plains, and George Oros of Cortlandt Manor

Jeanette Gisbert of Cortlandt Manor with Jonathan Adler Rye Brook



Peter Herrero Jr. of Scarsdale with Elaine
Masket of New Rochelle at Arc of Westchester Foundation’s annual “A Matter of Taste” gala held at the historic CV Rich Mansion in White Plains


Michael K. Ciarmella of Hawthorne, Kevin Hanlon of Rye Brook, Jennifer Watts of White Plains, Stacey Cohen of Chappaqua, Edward Stoppelman of Port Chester, Mary K. Spengler of White Plains, and William F. Flooks Jr. of White Plains at Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester’s annual “Tree of Life” reception held at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook



Miss Westchester 2012 Sarah Hreyo and Miss Hudson
Valley 2012 Megan Hernandez, both of Yonkers; Miss Westchester Teen 2012 Jackie Groccia of Eastchester; Amy Conway of Cortlandt Manor; Miss Westchester 2013 Kristy Abreu of Yonkers; The Bra Book author Jene Luciani of White Plains; and Miss Westchester
2011 Christina DeLeon of Yorktown Heights at a fashion show benefiting TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors),
a nonprofit that supports families of fallen service members,
at NoMa Social in New Rochelle  

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