New Yorker Festival Party Kicks Off Event Filled Weekend

by SARAH MANDATO · October 19, 2009

Claire Danes, Hugh Dancy[All photos by JIMI CELESTE for PMc]. This weekend's New Yorker Festival kicked off with a party at the Cooper Square Hotel. Event participating joined notable New Yorker fans including Chuck Close, Nora Ephron, Claire Danes, Hugh Dancy, Susan Sarandon, Jason Schwartzman, Andrew Saffir, Christine Baranski, Edie Falco, Salman Rushdie and Tilda Swinton.

This year's panels, discussions, excursions, talks and amusements, including a citywide interactive game based on trivia; were perfectly timed on a poor weather weekend, providing enrichment leagues beyond couch loafing.

Chuck Close, Nora Ephron Susan Sarandon Chuck Close, Nora Ephron, Susan Sarandon

Jason SchwartzmanSalman Rushdie, Ricky Jay Jason Schwartzman, Salman Rushdie, Ricky Jay

Tilda SwintonAndrew Saffir, Bettina Zilka Tilda Swinton, Andrew Saffir, Bettina Zilka

Christine BaranskiCalvin Trilling, Dan Barber Christine Baranski, Calvin Trilling, Dan Barber

David ChangDavid Remnick, Wallace Shawn David Chang, David Remnick, Wallace Shawn Eddie Izzard, John LeguizamoGabriel Byrne, Edie Falco Eddie Izzard, John Leguizamo, Gabriel Byrne, Edie Falco

Joan Cusack, Luiz GuzmanRichard Kind, Todd Barry Joan Cusack, Luiz Guzman, Richard Kind, Todd Barry