Monday, April 16, 2012

Brooke Shields and founder Lyss Stern

Actress Brooke Shields and Lyss Stern, founder of, above, at the Third Annual Notables Family Party, at New York's Carnegie Hall, held Saturday, 14 April 2012. Attendees report there was not a dry eye in the audience of the sold-out performance when the Kermit The Frog sang his signature song, "The Rainbow Connection." The 3:30 p.m. show was described as "The magic of the Muppets comes alive as The New York Pops pays a musical tribute to Jim Henson's great legacy through song and puppetry." Shields was the honorary chair with co-chairs June Ambrose, Jennifer Maanavi, Stern, Caroline Rocco Dennis, Christin Barringer Rueger, Amy Tarr, Sarina Sassoon Sanandaji, and host Mary Wible Vertin. Post concert, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., guests were treated to a family party in the Rohatyn Room featuring dinner, crafts, cookie-decorating, and other Muppet-themed activities for children.  All proceeds raised from the Third Annual Notables Family Party will directly support Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, which serves more than 300,000 children, students, teachers, parents, young music professionals, and adults each year.