Matthew Modine Wants Us All To Go Ride Our Bikes

by DOUGLAS MARSHALL · April 23, 2008

matthew modine [Matthew Modine's Bicycle for a Day event]

Go HERE for more photos from this event by Antwan Duncan

Actors, Models, Socials, philanthropists, designers and even NY Housewives (a la Bravo's reality TV series) rolled up to the Green Carpet Entrance (some in PEDI-CABS) to the Chelsea Art Museum to celebrate the launch of Tumi's Alpha line while supporting Matthew Modine's Bicycle for a Day Charity (BFAD). Photographs were on display to buy via silent auction of a ReForestation project in California (some of the pics were taken with my favorite - the pinhole camera). Also available were the super cool and fun BFAD "dog tags". For a small donation of $20 I was wearing one around my neck and loving it.

The party was ablaze in the GlassHouse on the 21st floor of the museum. Guests enjoyed Chopin CEO Martinis, Chopin Ginger Pear and Mule Cocktails and Ruinart champagne. The view was amazing, everyone was mixing, mingling and laughing, and preparing ourselves for Sept 20th's B-Day, as in BIKE FOR A DAY. The goal is to get 100,000 people to use bikes instead of taxis, subways, buses, and passenger vehicles. Sounds fun to me!

So who might you see riding around town on a bicycle on September 20th that Guest of a Guest saw last night?? Executive Creative Director of Tumi David Chu, BFAD's Matthew Modine, Actor Liam Neeson, Socialite/Designer Tinsley Mortimer, Actress Bebe Neuwirth, Social Scribe Peter Davis (embarking on a hat trend), Fashion Designer Gustavo Arango, Socialite with a flair for Tea Parties Tracy Stern, (My favorite NY Housewife who is not actually a housewife) Bethenny Frankel, stylist Phillip Bloch, Events Maven Susan Shin, Advertising go-to-girl Chessy Wilson, Author/Socialite Anisha Lakhani (toting a FAB Anya Hindmarch bag), Social Diva Emma Snowdon-Jones, Trend Guru Kim Bates, Furniture Heir Eric Villency & Kimberly Villency, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Heather Vouer, Christie's Lydia Fenet, Socialite/Banker Lauren Remington Platt, Designer Miguelina Gambacci, PR Sprite Kristian Laliberte (with some kick a** pants from Epik), Social Blogger Tia Walker, Designer Gilles Mendel, Actress Annabel Vartanian, NY Housewives Alex McCord & Simon Van Kempen, Event Coordinator Nick Dietz, Fashion World's Fern Mallis, Socialite Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Real Estate Mogul Robert Futterman, Actor Nick Raynes, Designer Vivienne Tam and so so many more!!