By the Sea, By the Beautiful Sea, Newport Hospital Hosts a Party

Celebrating the van Beuren Charitable FoundationNewport Hospital held its annual summer benefit, "Seaside Summer Evening" at Ochre Court, Newport recently. It was festive seaside attire,

socks and ties optional, of course.


The evening's highlight (after indoor cocktails and outdoor dining), was a live auction with some quite spectacular offerings, including an insider's view of the art world featuring a visit to the studio of artist Christo and lunch with fabled editors Dodie Kazanjian of Vogue, and Calvin Tomkins of The New Yorker. Christo's vast international projects include wrapping the gates in New York's Central Park and the Pont Neuf in Paris. One suspects there will be a great deal of fabric!


Other items on offer were fine wine, sailing, diamonds, and travel experiences.  C. Hugh Hildesley of Sotheby's conducted the live auction, which included fine wines, elegant travel and experience items.


Joyce & Norman Beretta, Larry Aubin, Vice Chairman of the Board, &

Maureen Michalewich


In addition to honorees Archie and Happy van Beuren and family, seen were perennial contributors Anne and Matt Hamilton, Jay and Suzie Schochet, Jim and Ginny Purviance, Dede Wilsey, Ruth Buchanan, Philip and Patricia Bilden, Ruth and Ned Corcoran. Also, Jae and John French, Congressman David Cicilline, Mohamad and Dorienne Farzan, John and Elizabeth Brooks, William Vareika, Hugh D. Auchincloss, III, Jane Smith, Linda and David Gordon, and Charlie and Patty Hayes. There from the Hospital were Lianne Pinheiro and Gus Cordeiro along with many board members, physicians and staff.

After a seated dinner in a sprawling tent, the 360 attendees enjoyed the music of the Dick Lupino Orchestra and The Unexpected Boys. The evening raised nearly $390,000 for the work of the Hospital


                                                                                -- L.P.




Cricket Meehan, Vickie Sullivan, Linda Dutra, Gus Cordeiro,

Maureen & Bart Grimes on the terrace

Gus Cordeiro, Carolyn Cordeiro & Eloise Tamer

Anne Hamilton, Natasha Harrison, Ben Randall, and auctioneer

C. Hugh Hildesley

Suzie Schochet looking thoughtful

Setting up the dinner tent

Jay Schochet & Richard Henken

Table with a view

Richard & Ann Ernst

The Dick Lupino quartet

Ruth Taylor, Richard and Barbara Bohan

Robert & Diane Beaver with Mohamad Farzan

Rod O'Hanley, Dorienne Farzan & Richard Crisson

Jae French with Bernard & Doris Nemtzow

Linda Gordon & Donald Christ

David Gordon & Stuart Bevan

Cocktail hour at Ochre Court

John & Elizabeth Brooks

Checking in

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