The American Musuem of Natural History hosted their Annual Museum Dance on Thursday, April 18, 2013. It brought together a group of influential young philanthropists to celebrate and raise funds for the Museum’s scientific and educational programs. The programs enable thousands of under-served New York City school children to visit the Museum annually.
The event began with an intimate dinner and dessert and was followed by dancing. The music was provided by DJ Jus-Ske. Throughout the evening, there was a silent auction with luxury items. Some of the exclusive retailers with items for auction were Phillip Lim, Alexis Bittar, Jonathan Adler, Miu Miu, Porenza Schouler, Kwiat, Salvatore Ferragamo and Tibi. Chairmen of the event included Dana Wallach Jones and Michael T.M. Jones, Kristen Edgreen Kaufman and Michael Kaufman, Elizabeth Kurpis and Jonathan A. Kurpis, Gregory and Ali Kwiat, Nina and Michael Patterson, Zibby, and Andrew Right. The general sponsor was Roberto Cavalli, and the liquor sponsor was Avion Tequila.
Although the invitation called for wearing “resortwear chic,” some guests decided to wear the event sponsor, Roberto Cavalli, or just wore the typical “black tie.” A few gentlemen were creative with their choice of tie and went for an aquatic theme such as one designed with whales or sharks. The dinner was held in the Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda, so guests were able to eat amongst a Barosaurus skeleton.