Exotic Car Show Benefits Diabetes Research

Known for her love of exotic cars, sophisticated leather fashions and a penchant for giving back, part-time Long Islander Joanne Del Prete-Rosten can often be seen driving around town in her Lamborghini LP550, which is decked out in the colors of her clothing company, Canto NYC.  On Sunday, Sept. 14, those interested in getting a closer look at the car that has become somewhat of a local celebrity saw it on display with hundreds of exotic cars at the sixth annual Gold Coast Concours/Bimmerstock event, presented by Martino Auto Concepts and benefiting the Diabetes Research Institute 

“In exotic cars, I find a tremendous amount of art – the lines, the curves, the craftsmanship.  It speaks to me personally, and I try to incorporate that feeling into my designs, which are sporty and empowering for women on the go,” said Del Prete-Rosten, whose clothing line is inspired by the rough and tumble world of exotics: cars, motorcycles and jets – a world she’s been exploring since the age of 15.  Her first car?  A Pontiac Trans-Am 6.6 Liter.  “I was always the tomboy,” she said. 

“One of the most exciting things for me when I drive the car around the east end of Long Island is when the kids come up to the car wanting to talk to me about it and take pictures with the car.  It’s a great feeling to see them smile,” she continued. 

The Canto car was among other classic racers, super exotics and specialty one-off vehicles, including Ferraris, Roll Royces, Porsches, Mercedes and customized BMWs, in addition to several limited-edition cars, such as a Lola, Enzo Ferrari and Ferrari Challenge racers at the Gold Coast Concours/Bimmerstock.   

The event was co-chaired by Joe LaPadula and Jon Holzer of Martino Auto Concepts – a facility Del Prete-Rosten says is “the only go-to place for anyone that cares about their car.”  Top sponsors included: Competition BMW, Prestige BMW, and Rallye BMW, among others.  While the cars were the highlight of the day, the event also featured entertainment for the whole family, live music presented by local bands The Lazy Dogs, Rolling Stoned and The School of Rock, plus prize opportunities and plenty of delicious food options, and all to support the Diabetes Research Institute’s mission to cure diabetes.   

Although she has no direct connection to diabetes, Del Prete-Rosten stated, “I’m participating for a reason, to raise awareness for a disease that affects millions of American adults and children.  I think about what these kids with diabetes have to endure each day just to survive, and I feel compelled to find a way to help.”

 

Masquerade Party At Coe Hall A Smashing Success

ChampagneCoe_082214AIf you missed the 6th annual champagne party at Coe Hall in Planting Fields, put it on your calendar for next year, because this is the party of the summer. A total of 175 guests attended, and many of them were in costume, a new addition to the popular champagne party. The always ebullient Henry Joyce, executive director of Planting Fields Foundation, greeted his guests with his date Daphne, a 3-month-old long haired Dachshund, who is a companion for his Great Dane, Lucy. [Read more…]

MCF Awards Grants At Greentree

DSCN1537The Manhasset Community Fund held its Awards Ceremony at the Greentree estate on June 9 where an official grant presentation was made to local organizations that provide programs and services for Manhasset residents.

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Mill Neck Manor To Host Downton Abbey-Themed Tea

millneckmanorAre you a Downton Abbey fan? Or would you simply like to experience a bit of the lifestyle portrayed by the intensely popular PBS series? Then the Mill Neck Family of Organizations has the event for you.

On Sunday, April 27, from 1 – 4 p.m. the Manor hosts a Downton Abbey-themed tea social with author Monica Randall joining to do a presentation.

Held at historic Mill Neck Manor House, a magnificent English Tudor Revival mansion, the afternoon will allow guests to enjoy a taste of Edwardian England right here on Long Island.

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The Great Gatsby Ball June 2013

 

The Great Gatsby, Nassau County’s 2013 Ball, may just have been one of the best parties on Long Island since the days of Jay Gatsby himself. Guests got into the spirit of the fabled Jazz Age with flapper dresses, headbands, feathers, and mountains of sparkling jewelry. The lavish tented pavilions for the cocktail hour and dinner similarly evoked the extravagant décor of Long Island’s Gold Coast history. The Museum Ball is the museum’s major annual fundraising affair, raising significant support for exhibitions and educational programming. The 2013 Ball was chaired by Museum Board Member Angela Susan Anton, the publisher and owner of Anton Community Publications. The Journal Committee was chaired by M. Patricia Janco-Tupper, senior vice president, wealth advisor for Wells Fargo Bank; and Rebecca Creavin, senior vice president, private banker for Wells Fargo Bank.

1-Ball Committee

Photo-1-Ball Committee

Members of the Ball Committee: Kimberly Bancroft, Irina Sushko, Connie Carr, Thalia Elie, Angela Susan Anton, Natalia Good, Esther Ambalu, Sara Ambalu, Gayle Finkelman- Cohen, Karen Loeffler, Eve Califano, Judie Chessin, Kandice Seitz, Linda Ugenti. (photo by Tab Hauser)

3-Cora Michalis, KW, A. Saltzman, Todd Cohen, J. Saltzman

Photo-3-Ball Committee Member Cora Michalis, Museum Director Dr. Karl E.Willers, Founding President Hon. Arnold A. Saltzman, Board Member Dr. Todd Cohen, Joan Saltzman (photo by Scott Levy)

4-Journal Committee

Photo-4-Journal Committee

Members of the Journal Committee: Patricia Janco-Tupper, Ilene Cooper, Rebecca Creavin, Mona Engel (photo by Scott Levy)

 

Photo-14-Board President Clarence F. Michalis with Board Member and Ball Chairman Angela Susan Anton (photo by Scott Levy)

 

 

 

Museum Of Art Hosts Gatsby Ball

gatsbyballThe Great Gatsby, Nassau County Museum of Art’s 2013 Museum Ball was held on Saturday, June 8. Guests got into the spirit of the fabled Jazz Age with flapper dresses, headbands, feathers, and mountains of sparkling jewelry. The lavish tented pavilions for the cocktail hour and dinner similarly evoked the extravagant décor of Long Island’s Gold Coast history. The Museum Ball is the museum’s major annual fundraising affair, raising significant support for exhibitions and educational programming.
The 2013 Ball was chaired by Museum Board Member Angela Susan Anton, the publisher and owner of Anton Community Publications. The Journal Committee was chaired by M. Patricia Janco-Tupper, senior vice president, wealth advisor for Wells Fargo Bank; and Rebecca Creavin, senior vice president, private banker for Wells Fargo Bank. The museum offers its congratulations to the chairmen and committee members for a very successful and beautiful event.