[All photos by WILL RAGOZZINO for PMc]. Yesterday evening, the Alliance for the Arts organization presented Frederic S. Papert with the 2009 prize at a sold out dinner in the picturesque Central Park Boathouse. On a perfect September evening, the park was just the setting to escape the city. Including special appearances by members from the cast of Broadway's West Side Story revival, the annual benefit supported the organization's mission of serving the cultural community and the public through research, advocacy and promotion.
Frederic S. Papert, Ashley Constable, Victro Neary, Vaughn Massey
Haley Carlucci, Matt Hydzik, Mary Childs, Tom McGrath, Malwina Lys-Dobradin
Walter Burr, Hal Witt, Jeffrey Kazin, Emily Altman
Allison Nicklin, Jeff Rough, Dan Rowland, Michael Arnold, Jennifer Rowland
Cornelius T. Ryan, Phebe Thorne, Danny Kronenfeld, Peggy Ayres, Susan Fleminger
Jeffrey Kazin, Randall Bourscheidt
Randall Bourscheidt, Allen Greenberg, Frederic S. Papert, Pat Schoenfeld, Joe Versace