With mandatory boat shoes and bubbly prosecco in hand, guests enjoyed Altaneve sparkling wine, soft jazzy tunes by Cole Rumbough, and a mini regatta. The Central Park Boat Pond served as the venue for the Altaneve sunset soirée hosted by David Noto on August 12.
Everyone followed the dress code according to plan and looked fabulously boat-chic. To continue the mini regatta theme, guests enjoyed racing each other with mini sailboats that featured the classy Altaneve logo on the sails. We received express navigation lessons and in less than five minutes we dared to race the sailboat aficionados.
While some enjoyed the thrill of competition, others opted to mingle in true marine style with a glass of sparkling rosé or the original prosecco.
Altaneve is an Italian sparkling wine company founded by former New York City engineer David Noto. His family has had over ten generations of winemaking which led him to join the family tradition. The Altaneve wine is made of 100% glera grapes from the Veneto region of Italy.
Those in attendance included: Lisa Jackson, Cassandra Seidenfeld, Former Miss USA Julie Hayek, Author Leesa Rowland, Actor James Francis Ginty and Sascha Lloyd, Nicole Noonan and Steven Knobel, Dan Bythewood, Aura Copeland, Richard Felicetta of RJ Industries,Sarah Coursey, Chris Johnson, son of a former Giant Ron Johnson, Elaine Sargent, Randi Schatz, Dr. Christopher Calapi, Lisa Denning,Nina Dennis, R. Couri Hay, Stefano Pasqualetti, architect at Peter Marino, Doug Paulding, Rolise Rachel, and Catherine Smith. The evening served as a toast for Harboring Hearts.