It’s midnight at Hudson River Park, and instead of hitting the bars, a group of quants and programmers and the like have assembled at Hudson River Park to create an electronic piano. I’m a reporter, covering the second annual Midnight Madness charity puzzle-hunt, with note pad and camera. I usually shoot stills but the action is just too fun not to try the video feature. I hear later the instrument was supposed to play “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” theme music. The components never quite came together and game designer Mat Laibowitz moved the action along. The event raised $2.9 million for Good Shepherd Services, working with children and families in New York’s most impoverished areas. Futuruption LLC, Linked by Air, Good Shepherd Services and Goldman Sachs Gives were the masterminds.
Muse executive editor Manuela Hoelterhoff hosted a party for Richard Vines, chief food critic for Muse, and Yvette Fernandez, editor in chief for Town and Country Philippines, on May 29, 2013.
Looking back on past photographs I’ve shot of Parties in the Garden at MoMA:
First up is Mimi Haas, David and Susan Rockefeller, and Daniel Lurie of the Tipping Point Foundation.
Alec Baldwin let his wife do the interviews on the red carpet. He simply noted that his daughter, Ireland, was in town but not atteding the Met Ball. “She’s doing modelling now, but I want her to get into acting, she’s very talented and very funny,” Baldwin said. And on his role at the “party of the year?” "I’m just the security guard tonight, I’m guarding her jewels. We’re not staying long as I have to get her home." His Broadway show "Orphans" closes May 19, as Bloomberg Muse’s @PhilipBoroff reported here.
Zooey Deschanel wore Tommy Hilfiger and an Edie Parker clutch with a safety pin, the preppiest punk look I’ve ever seen.
Favorite punk band? I asked as she turned to enter the Met Ball.
"I mean, the Ramones?" she said.
Her band will be at SummerStage July 6 and 7.
Oh, and for the record, I think she looks great without bangs.