Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Events: The Sunflower Party Hosted By The New York Center For Children


Sunflower party

New York City’s social life was abuzz on Friday, August 7.

The New York Center for Children (NYCC) hosted The Sunflower Party on Friday at the home of Henry Buhl in Southampton, NY.

During the event, guests were able to bid on a host of items in a silent auction, which included boleros from the Harrison Morgan Collection, and a Sk8 Studio skateboard donated by Tracy Stern. All proceeds raised from the silent auction and ticket sales went to the New York Center for Children. The NYCC is the only independent center in New York that offers relief to families and children who have been victims of abuse, providing free, comprehensive therapy for as long as they need.

Cocktail and hors d’oeuvres served at the event were provided by: Manhattan Moonshine, debuting the first premium un-aged white whiskey, Sufi Wines, Circo Southampton, Pasion Tequila, Iceberg Vodka, Fruzen Ice, Tracy Stern Tea & Co. and Gabriella Wines.


Guests included: Henry Buhl (Event Host and Co-Chair, Sunflower Party); Lauren Vernon (Board Member, New York Center for Children; Co-Chair, Sunflower Party);  Alyson Cambridge (Host Committee, Sunflower Party; Metropolitan Opera Singer); Aviva Drescher (TV Personality); Lucia Hwong Gordon (Co-Chair, Sunflower Party); Joy Marks (Host Committee, Sunflower Party); Tracy Stern (Founder, Tracy Stern Tea & Co.); Nicole Dicocco (Host Committee, Sunflower Party); Anna Mann & William Mann; Jean Shafiroff (Philanthropist); Andrew Flach (Publisher, Hatherleigh Press); Andrea Greeven-Douzet (Publisher, Beach Magazine); Dr. Penny Grant; Lisa Herbert; William Kehler (Founder, Manhattan Moonshine); Maria and Mario Maccioni (Owners, Circo Southampton); Jackie Rogers (Fashion Designer); Howie Rosen (Founder, Pasion Tequila); Randi Schatz (Publisher, Avenue on the Beach); Hana Bisceglie (Founder, Fruzen Ice).



Guests joined band leader Alfredo Merat on the dance floor and attendees were serenaded by Metropolitan Opera singer Alyson Cambridge for a special rendition of the song Summertime.

Following the performance, event co-host Lauren Vernon thanked all guests for attending, and discussed the importance of their fundraising efforts for the children and families who utilize the NYCC’s resources. At the conclusion of the event, guests received a gift bag featuring customized poker chips from Custom Made Casino.





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