Heroes for Children

The Child Mind Institute held a benefit dinner on Nov. 19 at Cipriani 42nd Street. The Lincoln Center Corporate Fund honored Leonard Lauder at its fashion gala on Nov. 18 at Alice Tully Hall. And the Central Park Conservancy held a winter party at Rumsey Playfield on Nov. 20.

She Sang. So Did His Heart.

The first time Virginia McEnerney met John Schreiber she was unaware of what she calls his “big man on campus” reputation in arts circles. In fact, she admitted to him something she now finds embarrassing: She thought NJPAC — short for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, where Mr. Schreiber is president and…


Plating Memory

I grew up an immigrant child, spending my formative years in three countries, England, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. In a time before keeping in touch was an internet call away, I’d have to say goodbye forever to bedrooms, to classrooms, to friends. I learned to rely for continuity on two constant companions: books and food.…