Midnight in Paris, Nassau County Museum of Art’s 2015 Ball, will be held on Saturday, June 13, at 7 p.m. The 2015 Ball celebrates the museum’s 25th anniversary year, honoring the Hon. Thomas S. Gulotta and the Hon. Ed Mangano, Nassau County Executives at the museum’s founding and today. Through decor, French-inspired cuisine and costumes, Midnight in Paris is designed to evoke the glamour and romance of the fabled city of lights. The Ball, one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the Long Island social season, is the museum’s major annual fundraiser, providing an important component of the museum’s operating budget, offering support for an ambitious schedule of exhibitions and stimulating educational programs for adults, students, families, special needs individuals and school groups. Midnight in Paris will be held at the museum’s historic Gold Coast mansion, which along with extensive gardens and grounds, constitutes the former Frick Estate.
Guests will dance to the music of the Alex Donner Orchestra and will bid for a number of auction prizes, including artwork, jewelry, fine dining and unique event experiences. The Ball also features a raffle for a magnificent pair of sapphire and diamond earrings donated by Ambalu Jewelers. The media partner for Midnight in Paris is New York Cottages and Gardens magazine. The Ball invitation is sponsored by Healthplex: Dr. & Mrs. Stephen J. Cuchel, Dr. & Mrs. Martin Kane and Dr. & Mrs. George Kane. The dinner sponsor is Americana Manhasset. The Journal is sponsored by the Ike, Molly & Steven Elias Foundation.
Midnight in Paris is chaired by Museum Board President Angela Susan Anton, the publisher and owner of Anton Media Group. Members of the Ball Committee include Esther Ambalu, Sara Ambalu, Kimberly Bancroft, Elaine Berger, Eve Califano, Judie Chessin, Victoria Crosby, Lisa Eastman, Thalia Elie, Gayle Finkelman-Cohen, Natalia Good, Peri Hoffer-Hinden, Joan Hope MacNaughton, Nasrin Mesbah, Patricia Meyer, Cora Michalis, Joe Pescatore, Risa Pulver, Cynthia Rosicki, Catherine Rosso, Kandice Seitz, Ray Sikorski, Irina Sushko and Linda Ugenti.
Cochairs of the Journal Committee are Rebecca Creavin and M. Patricia Janco-Tupper, both of Wells Fargo Bank. Members of the Journal Committee include Vivian R. Aronica, The Advance Group; Michael D. Brown, Esq., Ohrenstein and Brown LLP; Ilene S. Cooper, Esq., Farrell Fritz, PC; Deirdre Costa Major, Americana Manhasset; Mona Engel, Esq., Mona Engel, PC; Brigitte Ferrada-Stetson, Capital One Bank; Amanda Gorozdi, Avison Young; L. Ronald S. Gray, Brookfield Thacher Advisers, LLC; Jill Kiewe, Community Volunteer; Suzanne Kirkpatrick, Suffolk County National Bank; Steven Klar, The Klar Organization; Russell G. Matthews, Albanese Organization; Robert O. Mayer, Mayer CPAs LLP; Craig Seitz, The B&G Group, Inc.; Theresa Ward, Saks Fifth Avenue and William Zimmerman, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.
Tickets to Midnight in Paris, the 2015 Museum Ball, on Saturday, June 13 at 7 p.m., are $1,000 per person at the Patron level, $500 per person at the Friend level and $350 per person at the Junior level (ages 40 and under). All but $200 of each ticket price is tax deductible.
Tickets to the 2015 Museum Ball and raffles for the Ambalu sapphire and diamond earrings may be purchased online at www.nassaumuseum
.org/museumball_2015.php or can be obtained by calling the development office at 516-484-9338, ext. 16. Call the development office for information on sponsorship opportunities, business partnerships, donor packages and journal advertising.
Nassau County Museum of Art is located at One Museum Dr., in Roslyn Harbor, west of Glen Cove Road, just off Northern Boulevard, Route 25A. For current exhibitions, events, days/times and directions, call 516-484-9337 or visit www.nassaumuseum.org.