Brooklyn Bridge Park waterfront gala raises record $1.35 million

In a night full of celebrities and New Yorkers alike, the Brooklyn Black Tie Ball near Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 basketball courts, raised a record $1.35 million for the park Thursday night.

The event, organized by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, was hosted by television and film star Jon Hamm with a musical performance from Grammy-winner Norah Jones.

The fifth annual event of its kind raised money to support over 600 activities and events at the park, which include kayaking, waterfront workouts and environmental education, according to a statement.

The park’s international acclaim brought 170,000 visitors to Conservancy events in 2017 so far, with a total of 1.6 million people taking advantage of the programs.

The Conservancy honored Douglas Durst, chairman of The Durst Organization, for his longstanding commitment to sustainability and the environment. The Conservancy also honored Hank Gutman, chairman of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, who has been deeply involved in the effort to build Brooklyn Bridge Park since his appointment to the board of the original Brooklyn Waterfront Local Development Corporation in 1998.

Other guests at the gala included, Mayor Bill de Blasio, host of CNBC’s “Mad Money” Jim Cramer, NBA star Mike Dunleavy, actress Keri Russell and her boyfriend actor Matthew Rhys.

Source: http://www.brooklyneagle.com/

2017 Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Brooklyn Black Tie Ball

Like last year Keri and Matthew attended again Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Brooklyn Black Tie Ball. Keri was stunning in Johanna Ortiz dress which features a strapless neckline and a fluted silhouette.

Now in its fifth year, the Brooklyn Black Tie Ball returns to Pier 2 where the Manhattan skyline and sweeping views of New York harbor will serve as the magnificent backdrop for the evening’s celebration of New York City’s most spectacular waterfront park.

“I’m not joking, we come here three times a day,” said actress Keri Russell, standing next to Matthew Rhys, her partner on “The Americans” and in real life.

“We have three kids, three different ages, and they all have their own thing to do here,” Rhys said. The eldest shoots hoops. The 5-year-old plays soccer.

“We ride our bikes, baby on our back, with coffee,” Russell said.

Next week, they start shooting the final season of “The Americans” — their last opportunity to show off disguises as undercover Russian spies pretending to be all manner of innocents.

“I like the really ugly ones,” Russell said. “I have one that’s sort of an old lady, grayish hair and glasses that’s funny.”
Rhys’s favorite is the one with a dark, thin mustache. He calls it Fernando.

“That’s the hot, sexy one,” Russell said.


GALLERY LINKS:
– Events 2017 Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Brooklyn Black Tie Ball – October 5 2017

Matthew Rhys Said the Sweetest Things About Partner Keri Russell

Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell’s relationship is en pointe. That much was clear during their Thursday, September 28, date night at the New York City Ballet’s fall fashion gala.

“Keri is an enormous ballet fan, so through her my eyes have opened to the intricacies of dance a lot more,” Rhys exclusively told Us Weekly. “I used to think, ‘This is ridiculous!’ but she explained to me how athletic they are, how strong they are.”

Rhys, 42, and Russell, 41, who costar on the FX spy drama The Americans, began dating in 2013. Us Weekly broke the news that they had welcomed their son Sam, now 16 months old. Russell is also mom of River, 9, and Willa, 5, with ex-husband Shane Dreary.

“Sam is growing up trilingual because he’s got Welsh, English and there’s Spanish in the house,” Rhys told Us. “He’s walking, he’s talking, shouting— not talking — shouting.”

Russell, who was standing next to Rhys, echoed the sentiment. “He’s a noisy baby. Oh my god, he’s so noisy,” she said, to which Rhys replied, “Just like mum!”

Rhys recently revealed that he asked the Felicity alum out 16 years ago when he was intoxicated after a kickball party. “I very drunkenly asked her for her number when she was a young, single, slip of a thing,” he recalled on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen in April.

According to Rhys he left her a “drunken voicemail,” adding that he was “that buffoon that wouldn’t stop calling.”

Source: http://www.usmagazine.com/

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Keri Russell Can Thank Jill Clayburgh for Her Love of Theater

Over the years, the Jill Clayburgh has bequeathed several memorable roles to audiences, from an affluent Upper East Sider in Unmarried Woman to, most recently, Kristin Wiig’s quirky mom in Bridesmaids. And her generosity extends to the theater, too. Last night at the New York City Ballet Fall Gala at New York’s Lincoln Center, Keri Russell credited the late actress, who she starred with in 1997’s When Innocence Is Lost, for introducing her to the ballet.

“When I first moved to New York, Jill Clayburgh had tickets every year and I used to use her seats to the matinee,” she told InStyle. “The ballet is such a fun, fancy part of being in New York.” Russell, in a black minidress by Johanna Ortiz, walked the red carpet arm in arm with her boyfriend, Matthew Rhys, who donned a Domenico Vacca suit—the same one he wore to the White House to meet Barack Obama. “The good president!” he said, laughing.

Inside, Russell and Rhys joined NYCB board of directors vice chair Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Michelle Monaghan, Prabal Gurung, Hari Nef, and others for this year’s performance, which showcased four choreographer and designer collaborations: Lauren Lovette and Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim of Monse, Justin Peck and Tsumori Chisato, Gianna Reisen and Virgil Abloh of Off-White, and Troy Schumacher and Jonathan Saunders.

Source: http://www.instyle.com/

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New York City Ballet’s 2017 Fall Fashion Gala

Keri and Matthew attended the New York City Ballet’s 2017 Fall Fashion Gala at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on September 28 in New York City. keri looks really beautiful wearing Johanna Ortiz.

This year’s gala Chairmen were Claire and Christopher Mann, Karen and Tommy Murphy, Betsy and Rob Pitts, and Sarah Jessica Parker. The onstage program featured four World Premiere ballets, including:
– World Premiere ballet by Principal Dancer Lauren Lovette in partnership with Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim of MONSE and Oscar de la Renta
– World Premiere ballet by Resident Choreographer Justin Peck with costumes by Tsumori Chisato
– World Premiere ballet by recent School of American Ballet alumna and former New York Choreographic Institute participant Gianna Reisen in collaboration with Virgil Abloh of Off-White
– World Premiere ballet by Soloist Troy Schumacher paired with Jonathan Saunders


GALLERY LINKS:
– Events New York City Ballet’s 2017 Fall Fashion Gala – September 28 2017

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The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards Parties

Keri attended two Emmy after parties. First was Governors Ball where she posed with J.J. Abrams. The second one was the Netflix Primetime Emmy Party where she was photographed with Elisa Pugliese, Keegan-Michael Key and Matthew Rhys.


GALLERY LINKS:
– Events Netflix Primetime Emmys Party – September 17 2017
– Events The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards Governors Ball – September 17 2017

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Keri Russell on Emmys 2017 Loss: I’m Always ‘Secretly Relieved’

Phew! Keri Russell was totally fine with not winning the Emmy award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series during the star-studded event in L.A. on Sunday, September 17.

“It’s such a cool thing to be nominated and I’m always very secretly thankful I don’t have to speak publicly,” The Americans actress, 41, exclusively told Us Weekly after the show.

“Always secretly relieved. Always,” she added. “I just go, ‘Oh my God. Thank God.’”

The win eventually went to Elisabeth Moss for her gritty role in Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale. The two were also up against Viola Davis (How to Get Away With Murder), Claire Foy (The Crown), Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld) and Robin Wright (House of Cards).

Russell, now happy that the categories were all announced, let her hair down for the rest of the night. She and her longtime partner, costar Matthew Rhys, hit up the Governors Ball together.

“Now you can have fun!” she told Us, holding up a beer. She was later spotted dancing with a group of friends to Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin.’”

The couple met on set of FX’s The Americans in 2013 and are parents of son Sam, 15 months.

Source: http://www.usmagazine.com/

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69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

Keri and Matthew Rhys attended the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17 in Los Angeles. Keri was wearing a J. Mendel gown, Tom Ford shoes, a Tyler Ellis bag, and Nikos Koulis jewelry. Sadly Keri didn’t win. The award goes to Elisabeth Moss for The Handmaid’s Tale.


GALLERY LINKS:
– Events 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards – September 17 2017

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Vanity Fair and FX’s 2017 Emmy Party Portraits

On the Saturday night before the Emmys, an assemblage of television stars from the stable of FX shows gathered at Craft, in Century City, Los Angeles, to celebrate its 55 nominations. For the second consecutive year, Vanity Fair and FX teamed up to host a starry, festive affair ahead of television’s biggest night. Actors from Atlanta, Feud, Louie, Better Things, American Horror Story, The Americans and more sipped on cocktails and enjoyed hors d’oeuvres as they caught up, comparing notes on their awards weekend plans and celebrating their success over the past year.

Real life-couple and The Americans co-stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys held court in the back of the restaurant, almost always surrounded by a group of well-wishers.


GALLERY LINKS:
– Photoshoots Vanity Fair and FX’s 2017 Emmy Party Portraits – September 16

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