Last week, ASID NY Metro hosted its President’s Party and Summer Social, honoring the organization’s past presidents and announcing its new media partnership with Aspire Design and Home. Hosted by current president Robin Baron, incoming president Glenn Gissler and incoming president-elect Bjorn Bjornsson, the event was held at an apartment at One Riverside Park, designed by ASID members Bjornnson, Gail Shields-Miller, James Rixner and Andres Saenz. Throughout the night, guests enjoyed food from celebrity chef Danielle Saunders as they celebrated former ASID NY presidents, including party attendees Phyllis Harbinger, Terry Finkel, Pamela J. Durante, Jacqueline Hosford, Judy Sheridan, Linda Blair, Fred Kass, Susan Anthony, Maggie Cohen and Benjamin Huntington.
“Understanding and appreciating our history is vital to preparing us for our future, as we continue to develop the chapter,” says Baron. “This year, we wanted to express our gratitude to the people who have helped shape our chapter. It meant a lot to us to have so many of the past presidents in attendance as we honored the integral role each has played in helping us become the chapter we are today.”
Corey Damen Jenkins shows off his dance skills as DJ Corey Gips gets the crowd moving.
Glenn Gissler (president-elect); Phyllis Harbinger (2014-2015 president); Terry Finkel (1997-1998 president); Robin Baron (current president); Bjorn Bjornsson (incoming president-elect)
Members enjoying the beautiful evening and spectacular views from the One Riverside Park duplex
Past, current and future presidents: From left, Susan Anthony, Pamela Durante, Judy Sheridan, Bjorn Bjornsson, Terry Finkel, Robin Baron, Jacqueline Hosford, Phyllis Harbinger, Benjamin Huntington, Fred Kass and Linda Blair
From left: Amazing architectural design created by James Rixner; Alex Sobolewski (emerging professional chair); Jewells Blackwell (membership chair); Bonnie Hoeker (student representative); Kellie Hockless (assistant chapter administrator)
Members basking in the sunshine, enjoying the evening
Catarine Rossi Moreira Wright and Rafael Zanette
Charles Pavarini III, Barbara Ostrom and J. Randall Tarasuk