Nassau County Museum of Art (NCMA) Announces Museum Ball 2010

. May 7, 2010

2010 MUSEUM BALL Friday, June 11 at 7 pm At Okeha Castle

Widely regarded as among the most glittering events of the North Shore social season, Nassau County Museum of Art’s (NCMA) 2010 Museum Ball, Once Upon A Time, will be held on Friday, June 11 at 7 pm. For the first time ever, the Museum Ball will be held off site, at the fabled Oheka Castle, once the home of the financier Otto Kahn.

The elegant Ball is the museum’s major annual fundraiser. It provides an important component of the museum’s operating budget and significant support for NCMA’s ambitious schedule of exhibitions and stimulating educational programs for adults, students and families.
Through the courtesy of Great Neck Jaguar, the museum is offering a limited number of raffles for a two-year lease on a 2010 Jaguar XF. Only 500 raffles will be available for sale, at $100 each or six for $500. The drawing will be held at the Museum Ball but the winner need not be present to win. To purchase raffles, call the museum’s development department at (516) 484-9338, ext. 16.

The 2010 Museum Ball is being chaired by Angela Susan Anton and Corrine Paston. The vice chairs are Lisa Eastman, Arlene Levine and Sharon Cullen Schechter. Members of the Ball Committee include Elaine Berger, Karen Bonheim, Eve Califano, Judie Chessin, Jill S. Citron, Victoria Crosby-Gugig, Sharon Cuchel, Nancy DeMatteis, Brigitte Ferrada-Stetson, Gayle Finkelman-Cohen, Rebecca Hollander, Mimi Howard, Barry Kay, Rita Kay, Carol Kingston, Diane Levitan, DVM, Pat Lupino, Joan Hope MacNaughton, Cora Michalis, Joseph Pescatore, Ron Rizzo, Christopher Robbins, Kandice Seitz, Susan Schubach, Margaret Stacey, James Tiberg and Muriel Weingrow (list in formation).
The Journal Committee is chaired by Joseph T. Canevari of BYN Mellon Wealth Management Inc., L. Ronald S. Gray of Mill River Capital, LLC and Catherine Rosso of CAR Consulting Services, LLC. Committee members include Frank Castagna of Castagna Realty, Red Gosman of Gosman Law, Jeanne M. Hanrahan, CRPC of Merrill Lynch, Rande Hirsch of David Lerner Associates, Deirdre Costa Major of Americana Manhasset, Dr. Stephen J. Cuchel of Healthplex, Inc., Richard Piana of nuBest salon & spa, Laura Savini of WLIW and M. Patricia Janco-Tupper of Deutsche Bank (list in formation).

A Nassau Community College design team led by Professors Pat Lupino and Joe Pescatore is supervising the Gatsby Era costumes that set the Ball’s theme of Long Island’s fabled Gold Coast past.

Ball attendees will vie for extraordinary auction items including a cocktail party for 40 at the King Tut exhibition currently at New York’s Discovery Center (courtesy Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs) and splendid jeweled objects from Tiffany & Co. and Judith Ripka.

Tickets to the 2010 Museum Ball, at Oheka Castle on Friday, June 11 at 7 pm, are $1,000 per person at the Patron level, $500 per person at the Friend level and $400 per person at the Junior level (ages 40 and under). All but $175 of each ticket price is a tax deductible.
For information on donor packages, opportunities for sponsorships or business partnerships or to inquire about journal advertising call (516) 484-9338, ext. 16.

BALL CHAIRS Angela Susan Anton Corrine Paston

BALL VICE CHAIRS Lisa Eastman Arlene Levine Sharon Cullen Schechter

JOURNAL CHAIRS Joseph T. Canevari L. Ronald S. Gray Catherine Rosso

Oheka Castle is located at 135 West Gate Drive, off of Jericho Turnpike in Huntington.

Nassau County Museum of Art is located at One Museum Drive (west of Glen Cove Road, just off Northern Boulevard, Route 25A) in Roslyn Harbor. For current exhibitions, events, days/times, and directions, call (516) 484-9337 or log onto

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Media Contact: Doris Meadows, 516-609-9696 or

Photo Caption: Museum Ball co-chairs Corrine Paston (left) and Angela Susan Anton (right) with Museum Director Karl Emil Willers, Ph.D.

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