LAST NIGHT’S PARTIES: Zarwin Baum & Citrin Cooperman Celebrity Casino Night & Funky Bresta

Hope you caught my earlier entry about the opening of Century 21. Long story short, with an important lesson, I went hiking in August. My legs got scratch walking through Tinicum Park trying to photograph a few birds. The briar cut me, but I thought I had poison ivy. I later got an infection, but thought I was too busy to take care of it as it was the Social Season. Last week I got a high fever, I thought I had the flu, it turns out it was my infection going to the next level. Went to the doctors and they freaked out, sent me to the ER (UofP) where they had me wait for 7hrs before they saw me. That was annoying. So I am doing heavy antibiotics, and bed rest or they want me in the hospital for a 4 day antibiotic drip. So I don’t want that. Thanks so much to my sister Janine for contacting my clients, for arranging other photographers to take the jobs I was going to shoot. That was a herculean feat. Thanks to Mike Hirata for shooting about 6 events I was schedule to shoot, and Christie Honigman for shooting the two events last night.

Last night Thursday, October 23, 2014, Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy P.C. joined Citrin Cooperman in hosting  (Larry Giuffra is concentrating on the win.)
the 3rd
Annual Celebrity Casino Night, benefiting
Easter Seals of Southeastern Pennsylvania, at the Crystal Tea Room. In it’s 2nd year at the CTR, collectively in years 1 and 2, the event has raised $38,000 ($15K in 2012 and $23K in 2013) . This year’s event netted $30,000 – which means we topped last
year’s efforts by $7,000!

Sharon Kaplan, and Mitchell Kaplan, Zarwin Baum
“Zarwin Baum is proud to partner with Citrin Cooperman again this year for Celebrity Casino Night,” said Zarwin
Baum managing shareholder, Mitchell Kaplan. “Every day, Easter Seals
shows its commitment to helping individuals with special needs. As both
our firm and Citrin Cooperman consistently think outside the box in
creating charitable events that support our region’s greatest
organizations, Casino Night gives countless others the chance to do the
Evan and Lynsie Solomon.
Hollis Thomas (Who just lost a spot at the Wing Bowl to Tony Luke, Jr. after a “wing off” at Flat Iron Grill in South Philly,) BJ Hoffman, Mike Mamula, Kevin Ryan, Mark Carrow and Daryl Bacchi
Chip Roman, Amanda Roman, Leah Patterson and Kate Nitshe
Vasiliki Tsouris, Opa restaurant and Marisa Magnatta, WMMR

  Lindsay Furman and Whitney Thomas
Jack Levine and Mark Maletti
 Perry Milou whipping up another creation.

Using ‘funny money’ featuring the faces of Zarwin Baum and Citrin Cooperman partners, guests tested their luck on a variety of casino games such as poker, blackjack and Texas Hold’em

 Guest, Fox 29 peeps: Mike Jerrick, Alex Holley and Alisa Ingram (Frick)
 Vasiliki Tsouris, Opa restaurant, Marisa Magnatta, WMMR and Lynsie Solomon.

 Kevin Ryan, Citrin, Jim Cleary, and Chuck Dowds
 Randyl Case, Comcast Sportsnet’s John Clark and Marshall Harris with Molly Sullivan, 76ers sideline reporter.

Molly was on hand at the unveiling if the new Sixers cheerleading squad’s appearance dresses designed by Nicole Miller at the Bellevue on Wednesday. Mary K. Dougherty, owner of Nicole Miller Philadelphia, with a Sixers jersey which was presented to her.

 Stacey Kracher and Billy Nigro
 Mark Carrow, Citrin Cooperman, Darwin R. Beauvais – Zarwin Baum , Gervase Peterson, Owner – Burnz Cigar Vault & Lounge, and Mike Jerrick, Fox 29’s Good Day Philly.

feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to support an extraordinary
organization like Easter Seals of Southeastern PA,” said
Mark Carrow,
managing partner of Citrin Cooperman’s Philadelphia office. “By
partnering with Zarwin Baum, we are able to
assist this great organization as they work to guarantee equal
opportunities for all people with disabilities and special needs in our

CJ Honigman, The Honigman Group and Chef Chip Roman, Treemont
Then PhillyChitChat’s newest photographer headed over to Penn 6 where they were celebrating Halloween with
 Funky Brusta Night.
 Tim Adams holding court.
 The place was packed. The curse is broken, I don’t want to jinx the place, but Penn 6 is doing awesome compared to the other eateries that set up shop here.
Penn 6 has an extensive craft beer selection. Opening this week is their sister bar/restaurant Tap House Logan Square. I’ve seen the nearly open eatery and it’s gorgeous.

The other big party of the night was Philadelphia Magazine’s Whiskey Fest. I think it was the first time in 5 years that I missed it.
We’ll have more on this party as PCC photog Mike Hirata was on hand to photograph the Woodford Whiskey Contest and the rest of the party goers at Philly Mag’s annual event. Stay tune for that next week. Have an awesome weekend, get out and enjoy this weather. Put the top down and check out the fall foliage.