New York Junior League's 61st Annual Winter Ball

by Yumi Matsuo · March 5, 2013

    On Saturday, over 500 guests came out to The Pierre for New York Junior League's 61st annual Winter Ball. This year, the black tie theme was "Monet at Midnight," and NYJL members celebrated 112 years of community service. Check out some more photos from the night below.

    Go HERE for our coverage from the 2012 NYJL Winter Ball and HERE for all of our NYJL coverage!

    See also: [New York Junior League 2011 Winter Ball At The Plaza With Mary J Blige]

    [Heidi Thompson, Julie Naughton, Crystal Matsibekker, Gretchen Jeanes, Shanette Cohen, Barbara Paddock, Allison Cooke Kellogg]

    The evening recognized seven volunteers including Outstanding Sustainers Allison Cooke Kellogg and Barbara Anne Paddock and Outstanding Volunteers Shanette Barth Cohen, Gretchen Freydl Jeanes, Crystal Matsibekker, Julie Naughton and Heidi Thompson. In addition to the volunteers, the event honored Judge Judith S. Kaye, former Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of the State of New York, with the NYJL’s Award for Leadership and Excellence. Each year, the NYJL recognizes an exemplary businesswoman and philanthropist dedicated to serving her community.

    [Jayne Johnston, Mary Bradley, Dayna Cassidy, Anne-Marie Peterson McMahon]

    Guests enjoyed taking photos at the NYC Photo Party booth, as well as in front of the white rose wall. During dinner, guests were able to bid on a live and silent auction featuring items like Justin Bieber and Eli Manning memorabilia, DryBar blow outs, weekend getaways, and gym memberships. Following the dinner, younger members joined the celebration for the dancing and dessert portion of the night. Guests made their way to the dance floor, where The Dream Team kicked off the after party with their live performance.

    [Bottom left photo: Amanda Poole, Alexandra Masko, Sofia Melograno] [Photos via, via, via]

    Guests included Fiona Grant Small, Judith Kaye, Jayne Johnston, John Avlon, Mary Bradley, Anne-Marie Peterson McMahon, Dayna Cassidy, Heidi Thompson, Crystal Matsibekker, Gretchen Jeanes, Geraldine Sprechman, Julia Anichini, Shanette Barth Cohen, Julie Naughton, Allison Cooke Kellogg, Barbara Anne Paddock, Lindsay Gaylord, Gabrielle Ledford, Ana Popkowski, Melissa Bernstein, and David Bernstein.

    [Jayne Johnston, Mary Bradley, Dayna Cassidy]

    [Judith Kaye, Fiona Grant Small] [John Avlon]

    [Elizabeth Baggs, Lou Vricella, Erik Seaman, Ana Popkowski, George Mosby, Stacey Lawrence Lee, Will Lee, Ted Batesky, Stephanie Batesky]

    [Judith Kaye] [Fiona Grant Small]

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    [Left photo: Peter Delaney, Amanda Kardell, Justine Schwartz, Matt Schwartz]

    [Sofia Melograno, Craig Drusbosky, Yumi Matsuo, Alexandra Masko] [Amanda Poole on the right, via, via, via]

    [Photos via Guest of a Guest and PMC]