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2012
 
FEATURED UPCOMING EVENTS: Click on the links for more information about each event. Fuller calendar below 
 
Special Event - Saturday, July 21, 2012
 
ST. BARTH IN THE HAMPTONS - Presented by Social Life Magazine & Rand Luxury: Event includes four hour open bar, live performing artists, fine cuisine. Time: 7-11 p.m. Venue: East Hampton Studio, 75 Industrial Rd Wainscott, NY 11963. Tickets: click here to buy tickets or on the image referenced below:
 
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Thursday, May 3, 2012
 

2012 Women Who Care Luncheon - A Benefit for United Cerebral Palsy of New York City:  Women Who Care was created to honor female role models representing various segments of the community. It is a celebration of women who have blazed new paths, broken glass ceilings and inspired others to achieve. Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Venue: Cipriani 42nd Street, 110 East 42nd Street, New York City Please RSVP by April 13

 
The 2012 Violet Ball - Benefit for NYU Langone Medical Center: NYU Langone is on the cusp of a transformative era in medicine. At this year’s Violet Ball, we pay tribute to one of our leading physician-scientists, Jan Vilcek, MD, PhD, and his talented wife, Marica Vilcek, a gifted art historian, and co-founders of The Vilcek Foundation, who have chosen to generously share their success with the NYU School of Medicine.  Jan’s brilliant work led to the discovery of Remicade®, which has given hope to thousands of patients world-wide who suffer from autoimmune diseases, from rheumatoid arthritis to Crohn’s disease and psoriasis. Their remarkable gifts to support scholarships, research, and the new medical student residence hall remind us once again that the truest sign of our progress comes from those who know us best. Please join us as we honor Jan and Marica Vilcek at this pivotal point in our pioneering history.  Gala Chair Ken Langone, Chair of the Board of Trustees and Physician Chair Robert I. Grossman, MD, The Saul J. Farber Dean and CEO invite you to join them in honoring Marica Vilcek and Jan Vilcek, MD, PhD on Thursday, May 3, 2012   Venue: Cipriani 42nd Street Time: Cocktails 6:30 p.m. | Dinner 7:30 p.m. Contact:  Erica Banyon | thevioletball@nyumc.org | Tel: 212.404.3551
 
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
 

New-York Historical Society: "Strawberry Festival 2012" honoring Chelsea Clinton:  The New-York Historical Society will present Chelsea Clinton with the History Makers Medal on Tuesday, May 8, as it holds its annual Strawberry Festival benefit luncheon. Time/Venue: The event, celebrating women in philanthropy, will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at 77th Street.   Logistics: Registration at 11:30 a.m. Luncheon: Noon - 1:30 p.m. Details and purchase tickets online. Tickets: $500 ($350 for Junior Tickets).  Lesley Stahl, 60 Minutes News Correspondent, will make special introductory remarks and Dolley Madison biographer Catherine Allgor will make keynote remarks in commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812.  About Chelsea Clinton: Ms. Clinton joins a list of outstanding women who have been honored at the Strawberry Festival. Past recipients of the distinguished service award include Hillary Clinton, Kirsten Gillibrand, Michelle Obama, Anna Quindlen, Lesley Stahl, Christine Quinn and Wendy Wasserstein. Chelsea Clinton has worked at McKinsey & Company and Avenue Capital and studied at Stanford, Oxford and Columbia Universities.  She is currently pursuing a doctorate at Oxford, working at New York University and working with the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative.  Her recent professional and academic work, including her publications, has focused on questions of how to improve access around the world to relatively low-cost, high-quality health care services for both acute and chronic needs, and on more holistic questions of empowerment and equal rights (in areas including health and the arts), particularly with concern to children.  Chelsea Clinton currently serves on the boards of the Clinton Foundation, Clinton Global Initiative, Clinton Health Access Initiative, IAC Interactive Corp, the School of American Ballet, Common Sense Media and the Weill Cornell Medical College.  She and her husband Marc live in New York City. See also:  Wikipedia | NNDB | Facebook | ABC News: The Evolution of Chelsea Clinton | NY Times: Chelsea Clinton, Living Up to the Family Name | New York Magazine - Chelsea’s Morning: The Clinton heiress finally steps up to the mike—and proves she’s a natural. About Strawberry Festival: The first recorded gathering of the New-York Historical Society's Strawberry Festival was on June 15, 1856, in Washington Square Park, where guests enjoyed a stimulating lecture and a strawberry feast. Proceeds from the Strawberry Festival support the major exhibitions and education programs of the New-York Historical Society. Strawberry Festival tickets range from $500 for a Friend ticket to $25,000 for luncheon Co-Chairs, which includes seating for ten guests at the “History Maker” table. For tickets or more information, please call Barbi Zakin at 212-744-0799 or e-mail barbiz@aol.com. Media RSVP is required.
Press contacts: New-York Historical Society:  Laura Washington   | 212-873-3400 x263  | e-mail: lwashington@nyhistory.org    &    Ruder Finn Arts & Communications Counselors: Sarah Buffum | 212-715-1594 | buffums@ruderfinn.com

 
Thursday, May 10, 2012
 
The New York Women’s Foundation 25th Anniversary Breakfast: The New York Women’s Foundation hosts their 25th Anniversary ‘Celebrating Women Breakfast’ honoring Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton with ‘The Century Award’; Ai-jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance with the ‘Celebrating Women Award; and Merble Reagon, Executive Director of the Women’s Center for Education and Career Advancement with the ‘Celebrating Women Award.’  The Celebrating Women Breakfast will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2012 from Time: 7:30AM to 9:30AM at the Venue: Marriott Marquis in New York City.  Press Contact:  Lawlor Media Group, 443 Park Avenue South, Suite #603, New York, NY 10016 | T: 212-967-6900  F: 212-967-9123 | rsvp@lawlormediagroup.com
 
Goods for Good: 3rd annual Gala For Good - Join us as We empower communities in Malawi to support orphans and other children in need.  Chairs: Valerie Boster, Behati Prinsloo, Marissa Sackler, Andrea Tese Time: 6:30-10 p.m. Venue: Center548, 548 West 22nd Street, New York City, NY Tickets: *Click here to buy your tickets now*
 
Monday, May 14, 2012
 
Casino & Cigar Night Fundraiser to Benefit John Starks Foundation: New York Knicks Legend John Starks and celebrity friends host a casino & cigar night fundraiser to benefit the John Starks Foundation. Tickets are $275 pp and must be pre-reserved by calling (203) 322-7788. Tickets will not be available at the door.  Established in 1994, the John Starks Foundation provides financial assistance to New York Tri-State and Tulsa area students who demonstrate academic achievement and a commitment to community service but lack the financial resources to pursue a college education. Since 2006, over 100 monetary grants have been awarded to deserving college bound students. A complete list of 3 Point Scholarship recipients can be viewed on www.johnstarks.com. Time: 06:00 pm - 10:00 pm Venue: Hudson Terrace, 621 West 46th Street, New York City, NY 10036  Contact: Jennifer Alpert: (203) 322-7788
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
 
The Fortune Society Second Annual Spring Soiree: You are invited to join hundreds of young philanthropists as they come together for an evening of live music, cocktails and great food in support of The Fortune Society, one of the nation’s most respected nonprofit organizations offering services to formerly incarcerated men and women. Hosted by Fortune’s Junior Committee and The Leadership Foundation, the evening will raise funds to support a vast array of services that help formerly incarcerated individuals successfully re-enter their communities after serving time in prisons and jail. The event will also include a live performance by John Forte, formerly of The Fugees. Venue: TRUMP SoHo in Manhattan, 246 Spring Street (corner of Spring Street & Varick Street) Time: 9 p.m. -12 a.m.   Ticket prices range from $175.00-$500.00.   CONTACT: For tickets and more information contact John Runowicz: jrunowicz@fortunesociety.org  or visit www.fortunesociety.org   MEDIA CONTACT ONLY: Colleen Roche; Linden, Alschuler & Kaplan, Inc. | 212-575-4545 | croche@lakpr.com
 
 
Thursday, May 17, 2012
 

NYCCAH 2012 Annual Benefit – Spring into Action: The New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH) represents and is the voice for the more than 1,100 nonprofit soup kitchens and food pantries in New York City and the 1.5 million low-income New Yorkers who live in households that can’t afford enough food. The coalition works not only to meet these residents’ immediate food needs but also to enact innovative solutions to help society move “beyond the soup kitchen” to ensure economic and food self-sufficiency for all Americans. Honorees: This year we're very excited to honor anti-hunger advocates Chef Marcus SamuelssonState Senator Liz Krueger, Kathy Goldman and Agnes Molnar of Community Food Advocates, and Rachel V. Stevens Esq. with the law firm DLA Piper. Cocktail & hors d'oeuvres at the reception with a special live performance by the critically acclaimed musician and visual artist Dominic Frasca. Event generously sponsored by: Brooklyn Brewery, Choice Productions, Georgetown Cupcake, ES Foods, McKenzie Bourbon, Tito's Vodka and Solo Event Space  Event Committee: Gillian Bleimann, Valerie Boucard, Timothy Brosnan, Dena Chrys, Emily Conner, Tom Colicchio, Angela Doolan, Esq., Kristi Jacobson, Andrew Kaplan, Christopher Karagheuzoff, Esq., Peter Ligh, Esq., Hannah Laufer-Rottman, Christopher London, Esq., Luis Martinez, Jeffrey Nichols, MD, Rachael Ray, Daniel B. Ripps, Dr. Melony Samuels, Lori Silverbush, Patty Tobin,  Lisa Villareal. Contact: For more information, please contact Ivonne Salazar, Director of Development, at isalazar@nyccah.org or (212) 825-0028 x208.  Time:  from 5 to 8 p.m.  Venue: Solo Event Space, 40 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004 Tickets: Please click here to buy your ticket(s) today!

 

OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION OF THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SS UNITED STATES AT THE FORBES GALLERIES: The SS United States Conservancy is hosting an opening night reception for The Ocean Liner United States: Celebrating the Past and Future of America’s Flagship exhibit at the Forbes Galleries. Commemorating 60th Anniversary of SS United States, the exhibit celebrates ship’s record-setting maiden voyage across the Atlantic, showcases rare artifacts from the ship and highlights the current efforts of SS United States Conservancy to repurpose the vessel. The Conservancy owns the beautiful ship and is acting right now to save it, working to establish a public-private partnership that will transform the SS United States from a one-of-a-kind triumph of naval architecture and marine engineering into a self-sustaining, multipurpose waterfront attraction.  Running from May 18 to September 8, the exhibit is free and open to the public from 10 AM – 4 PM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at the Forbes Galleries located at 62 Fifth Avenue. Visit: ssusc.org to learn more. For press and media inquiries, please contact Marion F. Swan at marionfswan@gmail.com or 646-599-1646. Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM   Venue:  Forbes Galleries, 62 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY Admission: Invite Only

 

Friday, May 18, 2012

 

The Women’s Forum of New York -  2nd Annual Elly Award Luncheon benefitting The Education Fund of The Women’s Forum:  On Friday, May 18 at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. The awards, named for The Women’s Forum founder Elinor Guggenheimer, will honor outstanding women leaders.  The Elly Award Recipients (both in attendance) will be:  (i) Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post Media Group, to be presented by Katie Couric, six time Emmy® Award winning journalist; (ii)  Barbaralee Diamonstein-SpielvogelWriter; Vice-Chair, NYSCA; Chair, Historic Landmarks Preservation Center, to be presented by Emily Rafferty, President of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Gayle King, Emmy® Award winning journalist, will lead a conversation with the honorees following the presentation of the awards. Legendary Chairs: Lucy Jarvis, Muriel Siebert   Honorary Chair: Diana Taylor   Chairs: Carolyn Carter, Jane Chesnutt   Committee: Beverly Beaudoin, Beth Canavan, Patricia Hennessy Chadwick, Irene Cohen, Suzanne Dowling, Julie Greiner, Doris P. Meister, Barbara J. Friedman, Emita Hill, Amy Dorn Kopelan, Liz Neumark, Denise V. Seegal, Eugenia Ulasewicz, Ilene Wachs, Linda A. Willett.  SILVER ANNIVERSARY SPONSOR: BNY Mellon   BENEFACTOR SPONSORS: Anonymous, The Loreen Arbus Foundation, Dede Thompson Bartlett, The Blackstone Charitable Foundation, Chadick Ellig, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, Ralph Lauren Corporation, Adam & Lenore Sender, Linda A. Willett    PATRON SPONSORS:  AECOM Technology Corporation; A+E Networks; Dr. Georgette F. Bennett; Bloomberg; BoomBox, Inc.; Burberry; Amy Butte Liebowitz; Suzanne Clary; Con Edison; Deloitte; Ernst & Young LLP; Great Performances and CPS Events at The Plaza; Greenberg Traurig LLP; Lucy Jarvis; Dorothy Lichtenstein, J.P. Morgan; Ann Kaplan; Karen Katen Foundation; Barbara Novick; Scotiabank; Muriel Siebert; Diana Taylor; Juliana Curran Terian; Tiffany & Co.; Lulu C. Wang; Marissa C. Wesely.  Time: The Elly Awards will begin at 11:30 a.m. Venue:  The Plaza Hotel with a reception & VIP arrivals. The Luncheon and Presentation will be from 12:15 to 2:00 p.m.   Media Contacts: For press information on The Elly Awards or The Women’s Forum of New York, contact Cynthia Ramirez or Christopher Vicini | James Grant Public Relations (JGPR)| e-mail:  james@jamesgrantPR.com or| tel:  (917) 626-1300.

 
Thursday, May 24, 2012
 

NYSPCC Annual Junior Committee Spring Benefit: The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC), the world’s first child protection agency, will hold its Annual Junior Committee Spring Benefit on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at the Dream Hotel Downtown on West 16th Street. The evening will feature poolside cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres at The Beach, along with a silent auction of highly-covetable items and experiences. The NYSPCC’s set of young philanthropists assume social responsibility each year to raise essential funds for the efforts of the agency: helping children heal from abuse and neglect, and helping families grow stronger. Event Planning Committee: Christopher Breck, Jeffrey C. Caldwell, Stephen Czeck, Caitlin Landy, Darlene Liebman, Lauren Matina, Alexandra Papanicolaou, Elizabeth Rockman, Samantha Strockis, Abby Vietor Sullivan, Chani Todd, Whitney Topping, Alison Twiss.  About: The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC), founded in 1875, is the first – and one of the most highly respected – child protective agencies in the world. The NYSPCC responds to the complex needs of abused and neglected children, and those involved in their care, by providing best practice counseling, legal and educational services. Through research, communications and training initiatives, we work to expand these programs to prevent abuse and help more children heal. The NYSPCC’s unique work is used as a model for child welfare agencies across the nation. Since its founding, The NYSPCC has investigated more than 650,000 cases on the behalf of over two million children, and has educated over 46,000 professionals on how to identify and report child abuse and neglect. Please visit nyspcc.org for more information. Venue: Dream Hotel Downtown @ Dream Beach, 355 W. 16th Street  Time: 8:00 – 10:00 pm  Beneficiary: The NYSPCC’s Trauma Recovery Program   Tickets: $150 in advance; $175 at the door  To purchase tickets please contact the Special Events office at 212.233.5500 ext. 216 or email info@nyspcc.orgMedia Contact: Joanna Scholtz / Lisa Lori Communications / 203.228.5090 / scholtz@lisalori.com

 

Monday, June 4, 2012 

 

Citymeals-on-Wheels: "27th Annual “Chefs’ Tribute to Citymeals-on-Wheels--Knives! Camera! Action! Star Chefs Salute the Silver Screen" : World-renowned chefs will unite to prepare dishes inspired by their favorite films at tasting stations throughout Rockefeller Center Plaza. While the list is still growing, this year's chefs include: Jonathan Benno, David Burke, Daniel Boulud, Mario Carbone & Rich Torrisi, Cesare Casella, John DeLucie, Larry Forgione, Marc Forgione, Gavin Kaysen, Charlie Palmer, François Payard, Alfred Portale,  Andrea Reusing, Eric Ripert, Missy Robbins, Marcus Samuelsson, Nancy Silverton, Joachim Splichal, Bill Telepan, Laurent Tourondel, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and Geoffrey Zakarian. The event will raise funds for the preparation and delivery of nutritious meals, hand-delivered to frail, homebound elderly New Yorkers. This year’s film and food focused event will be designed by renowned architect David Rockwell.  More than 1,000 business leaders, gourmet enthusiasts, food industry trendsetters, socialites, young professionals, chefs and restaurateurs will attend one of the season’s most anticipated culinary events.  Live music and dancing will add another vibrant dash to the festivities.  Nick Valenti, CEO of Patina Restaurant Group, will be the evening’s Grand Host. The event is chaired by Ninah & Michael Lynne; Laura & John Pomerantz; Randi & Dennis Riese; and Lizzie & Jonathan Tisch.  The Beverage Committee will be headed up by Audrey Saunders of The Pegu Club.  Wine Chair is Daniel Johnnes of the Dinex Group. Official sponsors of Citymeals-on-Wheels are American Airlines and FIJI Water. Time:  7:30 p.m. (VIP admission at 6:30 p.m.)  Venue: Rockefeller Center Plaza  Tickets:  Individual tickets: $600 each (7:30pm general admission); Benefit Committee: $2,500 (includes 2 VIP tickets, 6:30pm early admission); Grand Patron: $5,000 (includes 4 VIP tickets, 6:30pm early admission); Very Grand Patron: $10,000 (includes 6 VIP tickets, 6:30pm early admission, and access to VIP Lounge).  Details from 212-687-1290 or jean@citymeals.org  MEDIA CONTACT ONLY: Kim Esp; Linden Alschuler & Kaplan, Public Relations; 212-575-4545 or kesp@lakpr.com

 
Thursday, June 7th, 2012
 

Israel Air Force Center Foundation 20th Anniversary Gala: The Israel Air Force Center Foundation is the fund-raising arm of the IAF Center. Former Mayor of New York City, Rudolph Giuliani, will be the Keynote Speaker at the IAFC Gala. Jon Voight, Academy Award winning actor and stalwart supporter of Israel will serve as Master of Ceremonies. This historic Event will feature a special performance by well known Israeli singer Liel KoletEvent Chair: Mr. Al Berg - Global Head of Security and Risk Management, Liquidnet Holdings Inc.. Honorees: Dr. Miriam & Mr. Sheldon G. Adelson; Kenneth Fisher, Chairman of the Fisher House Foundation,  Mr.& Mrs. Yehochai Schneider, Major General (Ret.) David Ivry, Honorary Event Chairman:  Mr. Howard J. Rubenstein.  Special Guest Speaker: H.E. Ron Prosor, Israel Ambassador to the U.N.   Event Spiritual Leader: Rabbi Arthur Schneier. About: The Foundation is a nonprofit organization with the objective of raising funds to assist the Israel Air Force Association in planning and operating the activities of the Center. The Foundation was established in 1991 as a response to the appeal of the former IAF Commanders as well as founders and leaders of the IAF Association, to help establish and realize the Center's vision. The Center was founded with the generous help of individuals, institutions, organizations and members of Israeli Air Force Association. Under the leadership of Mr. Yehochai Schneider, various leading business entrepreneurs joined the board of the Directors of the Foundation and were the first to respond in support of the IAF. The Foundation is registered for tax purposes under 501 (c) (3) in the U.S.A. The Israel Air Force Center Foundation, Inc. welcomes all who are interested in becoming a member. By joining the IAFC Foundation and supporting the IAF Center's activities, you will be making a meaningful impact on building and strengthening Israeli society. Time: Cocktail Reception begins at 6:30 p.m.  Venue: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, One Intrepid Square, 12th Avenue & 46th Street, New York City. Tickets begin at $1,000   FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call Toll Free  (877) 479-1510 or e-mail: info@iafcenter.org   | Visit our website:  WWW.IAFC-FOUNDATION.ORG

 

Friday, June 8, 2012

 
Children's Museum of the Arts’ Young Professionals Committee 3rd Annual Summer Benefit: Join the Children's Museum of the Arts’ Young Professionals Committee for their 3rd Annual Summer Benefit, “Your Night at the Museum,” taking place on Friday, June 8th from 8-11pm. Over 60,000 visitors visit CMA each year to experience authentic art making. Now it’s your turn!  Incorporating creative hands-on art making inspired by contemporary artists, drinks, music, mingling, and raffle prizes, this event will draw an audience of over 200 young museum patrons. Proceeds support CMA Stripes, an art program for families with children on the Autism SpectrumTime: 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.   Venue: Children's Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton Street, between Hudson and Greenwich, NYC   Attire: Creative Chic Tickets: $60/ticket ($75 at the door)   To purchase tickets, please visit www.cmany.org Live DJ.  Sponsored by:  Everyday Health, Squarespace. Food & Beverage generously provided by: Brooklyn Brewery, Champagne Henriot Maison Remoissenet Pèreet Fils, Macaron Paris, Murray’s Cheese. Buy Tickets   For more information: Lori Feren, Manager of Individual Giving, 212-274-0986 or lferen@cmany.org
 
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
 
The 16th Annual Spirit of Anne Frank Awards:  The Anne Frank Center USA, formally located in Soho, NYC, has recently relocated to brand new spaces with gallery and exhibition spaces at 44 Park Place in Lower Manhattan. This is a big move for the center and a big year for it as well. In honor of the anniversary of Anne Frank's 83rd birthday on June 12, 2012, The Anne Frank Center honors Anne's effort to improve the world with awards to citizens and educators and scholarships to students who have demonstrated outstanding commitments to take a stand against discrimination of all kinds, at their 16th Annual Spirit of Anne Frank Awards gala. Recipients are those who best reflect and preserve Anne Frank’s legacy. Venue: ESPACE, 635 West 42nd Street, between Eleventh and Twelfth Avenues  Time: 6:30 pm Cocktails and Silent Auction, 7:30 pm Dinner and Awards Ceremony Attire: Black tie optional
 
Monday, June 18, 2012
 
The 7th Annual Financial Services Cares Gala to Benefit the American Cancer Society: The ACS Financial Services Cares Gala celebrates the legacy of the late Gene O’Kelly, the former Chairman and CEO of KPMG, LLP, a champion of philanthropy and volunteerism in the financial services business, and a man who worked hard to promote wellness in the workplace. Each year we can carry on Gene's mission and make an immense difference in the lives of people suffering from cancer by raising funds to support the American Cancer Society's programs such as Reach to Recovery, Man to Man, and Look Good…Feel Better. We can also partner with companies around the country to build business policies and workplaces that make employees healthier. Over the six years the gala has taken place, the financial services community has helped raise more than $4 million to benefit the American Cancer Society. 2012 HONOREE’SJohn Thiel, Head of U.S. Wealth Management, Head of the Private Banking and Investment Group, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management & RECIPIENT OF THE 2012 EUGENE D. O'KELLY AWARD & BlackRock, RECIPIENT OF THE 2012 FINANCIAL SERVICES CARES DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD.

Legacy ChairCorinne O' Kelly  Dinner Co-Chairs: Robert F. Arning (Vice Chair KPMG, LLP), Anthony N. Dalessio, (Managing Partner, KPMG, LLP), Hugh Antsy (Co-Chair, Director, BlackRock), Jeff Rogek, Laura Green (Senior Vice President, GWIM Credit Risk Executive, Bank of America),Robert J. Kaufmann (CPA, Partner, Citrin Cooperman), Lauren Sambrotto (Co-Chair, Vice President, Communications, Bank of America), Scott Bowen, Karen Bromberg (Co-Chair, Partner, Cohen & Gresser LLP), Daniel McKinney (Co-Chair, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP), Saul Curtis (Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP), Noel Donohoe. Associates Committee: Esra Alev (Vice President, OPEN Credit Card American Express) Christopher Parkinson (Analyst, Equity Research, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC)

Time: Cocktails 6pm | Dinner 7pm  Venue: Cipriani 42nd Street, 110 East 42nd Street, New York City, NY. For more information: Lauren Stout | Tel: (212) 237-3878 | e-mail:  lauren.stout@cancer.org

 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
 
 
 

VOICES of September 11th  - 5th Annual Always Remember Gala: Co-founder of Voices of September 11th Mary Fetchet and husband Frank Fetchet along with Kurt Wolfgruber, Chairman, Voices, Board of Directors and a Director at New Mountain Finance Corporation will lead a list of VIP’s, 9/11 family members and Voices supporters that includes Dr. Stephen Flynn, Kathie Lee Gifford, Joe Daniels, President of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Monica Iken of Septembers Mission, Alice M. Greenwald, Vice President for Programs, Memorial Museum Director at 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Debby Sands McEneaney of the Upper West Side and Sag Harbor, Board Member and Organizer of East Hampton Artists & Writers Charity Softball. Honorary Chairmen: Governor Thomas Kean, Brian Williams, Jane Stoddard Williams. Event Chair: Bonnie McEneaney, author of the book "Messages: Signs, Visits and Premonitions from Loved Ones Lost on 9/11"  Keynote Speaker: Kathie Lee Gifford  Honorees: For their work on the 9/11 Memorial & Museum are Christopher Del Pozzo and Kevin P. Murphy of Lend Lease. Featuring an address by Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton and the NYC Premiere of  'Voices' of 9/11 by Take Part. Entertainment by composer: David Friedman  and soloists Amanda Nisenson, Joan Carlo, and Matt Thomas along with  Cellist Nada RadulovichTime: 6:30 p.m.  Venue: Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers, New York City, NY

 

Saturday, June 23, 2012

 
GROUP FOR THE EAST END’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY BENEFIT + AUCTION:  Group for the East End’s 40th Anniversary Benefit + Auction, celebrating four decades of protecting the stunning beaches, expansive farms, sparkling waters and unspoiled nature that make eastern Long Island so special. More than 400 eco-interested East Enders will come together at the renowned Wölffer Estate Vineyard to raise important funds that will help ensure the next forty years of environmental advocacy, education and conservation on Long Island’s East End. Confirmed attendees include: Alec Baldwin, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor; Katherine & Marco Birch, Benefit Co-Chairs; Brian Halweil, Benefit Program Chair & Editor, Edible East End; Billy Joel, Grammy Award-winning artist Deni & Bill McChesney, Benefit Co-Chairs; Dina Merrill & Ted Hartley; Erin & John Nida, Benefit Co-Chairs; Nicole Miller & Kim Taipale, Benefit Co-Chairs; Mary & Ken Walker, Benefit Co-Chairs. Guests will bid on priceless live auction experiences including a luxury eco-excursion to Amangani Jackson Hole, a farm to table wine tasting dinner with James Carpenter (The Living Room at c/o The Maidstone) and Roman Roth (Wölffer Estate), a trip to a private villa in St. Martin for 6, Mendoza wine country excursions and other unforgettable packages! Plus, special sections of the Live Auction will raise direct funding for the Quality of Water=Quality of Life campaign, Osprey platforms, and more. Guests will be treated to music by DJ Tom Finn and receive an exclusive gift bag from W Magazine. ABOUT GROUP FOR THE EAST ENDGroup for the East End protects and restores the environment of eastern Long Island through education, citizen action and professional advocacy. Established in 1972 as Group for America's South Fork, the organization has been inspiring East Enders to embrace and act upon a conservation ethic for 40 years. For more information visit groupfortheeastend.org   Venue:  Wölffer Estate Vineyard, 183 Sagg Road, Sagaponack, NY Time: Arrivals and photo opportunities at 6:00 pm Cocktails & Silent Auction at 6:00pm/ Dinner, Program & Live Auction at 7:30 pm  TICKETS: Tickets from $500; tables from $5,000 to $25,000. Purchase or make a donation at groupfortheeastend.org
 
Saturday, July 7, 2012
 
Love Heals at Luna Farm: Charlotte Ronson, Hilary Rhoda, Andrew Saffir and Daniel Benedict will host Love Heals at Luna Farm 2012, which will serve as the culmination of Love Heals’ 20th anniversary celebration. Set on a private horse farm, the evening will feature authentic South Carolina barbeque, fresh summertime cocktails, a silent auction and dancing under the stars.  All proceeds benefit Love Heals, the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education. Venue: Luna Farm, 276 Parsonage Lane, Sagaponack, NY  11962  Time: 7:30 – 11:00pm   Ticket and Sponsorship Contact Info: Jennifer Houston | Innovative Philanthropy | phone: (212) 867-1117 | e-mail:  jhouston@innovativephilanthropy.net
 
Thursday, July 12, 2012
 
ARTHAMPTONS 2012 Opening Preview Platinum Party: You’re invited to the Hamptons art party of the year. Join the Hamptons glamorous art aficionados and be the first to acquire important works of art-presented by 75 prominent galleries from around the world. Enjoy wine and hor d’oeuvres as you discover the finest in contemporary art.  Admission donation benefits East Hampton’s LongHouse Reserve. The event will be hosted by HC&G Hamptons Cottages & Gardens. Time: 5:30-7pm  Donation $125 per person Venue: Sculpture Fields of Nova’s ARK Project, 60 Millstone Road, Bridgehampton, NY Website: www.arthamptons.com Tickets: $25 one-day pass; $40 three-day pass; $100 three day pass and ticket to opening night benefit gala or log on to www.arthamptons.com. Schedule: ARTHAMPTONS 2012, July 12th to 15th, 2012   Press contact: Liz Derringer 917.593.3010/ liz@derringermedia.com
 
Saturday, July 14, 2012
 

Parrish Art Museum's Midsummer Party: The Parrish Art Museum’s Midsummer Party, a highlight of the Hamptons summer season, will take place Saturday, July 14. This year’s gala will celebrate the “creative spirit of the East End” by honoring director/choreographer Patricia Birch, visual artist Chuck Close, author/historian Barbara Goldsmith, interior designers Tony Ingrao and Randy Kemper, musician G.E. Smith, and choreographer Paul Taylor. Midsummer Party Co-Chairs are Deborah F. Bancroft, Carlo Bronzini Vender, Etta Froio, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Michele Pesner, Douglas Polley, Frederic M. Seegal, Marcia Dunn Sobel, and Alexandra Stanton. This year’s attendees will also include Jennifer Bartlett, Ross Bleckner, Mildred Brinn, Liliana Casabal, Gale and Ira Drukier, Arthur and Grethe Elgort, Eric Fischl and April Gornik, Jane Freilicher, Larry Gagosian, Andrea Glimcher and Marc Glimcher, David and Elizabeth Granville-Smith, Philip Isles, Malcolm Morley, Charlene and James M. Nederlander, Norman and Liliane Peck, Lisa Perry, Campion Platt and Tatiana Platt, Toni Ross, Billy Sullivan and Klaus Kertess, David Wassong, and Robert Wilson. This will be the final gala held in the Museum's Southampton location, and a last hurrah & farewell before the move to the new Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, opening November 10, 2012. About: Always a sell-out, the Midsummer Party begins with cocktails at 6:30 pm and dinner at 7:30 pm in an air-conditioned tent in the Museum’s historic arboretum. The fun continues with dessert, drinks, and dancing from 10 pm to 1 am. The party draws approximately 500 dinner guests and 500 “After Ten” attendees—primarily affluent Hamptons second-homeowners and individuals with sophisticated tastes and interest in the visual arts. Glorious Food is this year’s caterer, DJ Tom Finn will provide the music, and Claire Bean, Floral and Event Design, will create the decor. The Corporate Sponsor is Sunrise Jets. Wine and spirits have been generously provided by Niche Import Co. and Glacier Potato Vodka. Venue: Parrish Art Museum arboretum, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, New York  Itinerary: 6:30 pm—Cocktails and viewing of exhibits. 7:30 pm—Dinner by Glorious Food and Music by DJ Tom Finn 10:00 pm–1:00 am—Dessert and Dancing with DJ Tom Finn  TO PURCHASE: For tickets or more information please call 631-283-2118 x 42, e-mail specialevents@parrishart.org, or visit parrishart.org

 
Saturday, July 21, 2012
 

LongHouse Reserve’s Summer Benefit COMPOSITION: LongHouse Reserve is celebrating its 21st season and will host their annual Summer Gala at their 16-acre East Hampton grounds on Saturday, July 21 honoring avant garde visionary, Robert Wilson, with the LongHouse Award and Art Historian, Dorothy Lichtenstein, with the LongHouse Art Leadership Award. Additionally, LongHouse is pleased to be celebrating Jack Lenor Larsen’s 85th Birthday on this special evening. Proceeds from the Summer Gala will support the LongHouse Reserve’s mission to exemplify living with art in all forms – a mission Jack Lenor Larsen, one of the world’s foremost advocates of traditional and contemporary crafts began in 1991.  Honorary Chairs: Edward Albee, Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed, Bill T. Jones, Yoko Ono, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Slifka, Rufus Wainwright and Jorn Weisbrodt. Entertainment: During the gala, there will be a special performance by composer Philip Glass that will take place in the beautiful gardens of LongHouse. | Art in Motion Dance Theater    Time: 6 p.m. Garden Cocktails | 8 p.m. Dinner, Awards, Auction Venue: LongHouse Reserve - 133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton, NYAttire: Black, White and a splash of voguish yellow  Beneficiary: LongHouse Reserve. Benefit Tickets: $750, $1,250, $2,500, $5,000  Benefit Tables:  $12,000, $25,000, $50,000. Sponsors: Bacardi, Canard, Inc. Classic Party Rentals, Jana Water, Marc Leuthold, Marders, Matt Murphy Event Lighting, Most Holy Trinity Church, Nassau Tents, Ray Smith Assoc., Sensory Lights and Sound, Taylor Creative Inc., The Ocean Group, Wine Spectator  DÉCOR:  Pennington Flowers. Tickets can be purchased by calling LongHouse Reserve: Joanne Sohn at 631.329.3568 or via their website: www.longhouse.org 

About LongHouse Reserve: LongHouse Reserve exemplifies living with art in all its forms.  Founded by Jack Lenor Larsen, its collections, gardens, sculpture and programs reflect world cultures and inspire a creative life. LongHouse Reserve is a not-for-profit museum that encompasses nearly 16 beautiful acres in East Hampton, New York.  Each year the LongHouse Reserve  presents major exhibitions in both the pavilion and the gardens. Currently, there are more than 60 sculptures for the gardens including works of glass by Dale Chihuly, ceramics by Takaezu, and bronzes by Barceló, Voulkos, Benglis and de Kooning. Works by Ossorio, Claus Bury, Yoko Ono, Opocensky, Izumi Masatoshi, Bryn Hunt, Eric Fischl, Roy Lichtenstein and Takashi Soga are also on view, while the installation of a Fly’s Eye Dome designed by Buckminster Fuller and a site-specific Sol Lewitt add interesting scale and dimension. www.longhouse.org. LongHouse Reserve will be open from April 28 to October 6, Weds & Sat, 2-5pm, and Weds through Sat, 2-5pm July & August.

Media Contact:  For media inquiries, contact Joanna Scholtz at Lisa Lori Communications: 203.228.5090 or scholtz@lisalori.com 

 
Chefs & Champagne® New York: Chefs & Champagne® New York is the James Beard Foundation's annual summer tasting party, featuring flowing Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, the wines of Wölffer Estate Vineyard, Stella Artois®, and culinary offerings from more than 30 fine chefs, many from JBF Award–winning restaurants.  Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM  Venue: Wölffer Estate Vineyards  Tickets: Members $200 / General Public $275  Call 212.627.2308 to reserve
 

American Cancer Society's Festive in Flip Flops 2: Join the American Cancer Society to save lives and create a world with more birthdays at a gala evening in the Hamptons. Stacy London – Emcee; Host of TLC’s "What Not to Wear" and Susan Lucci  – Host of Investigation Discovery’s "Deadly Affairs" along with other business and community leaders will come together at one of the area’s premier events for Cocktails, dinner, dancing, spectacular auction and a beach bonfire! Band: Peat Moss and the Fertilizers. Chairman: Sherri Abruzzee Gold Sponsors: Discovery Communications, Horizon Media, Turner Broadcasting. Silver Sponsors: Bobby Van's, Michael and Mary Levine Foundation, Vivaki. Wine donated by Flip Flops Wine. Time: 6:30-11:30 p.m. | Bonfire only: 9:30-11:30. 21-35 year old: dessert, dancing. Venue: Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club, 231 Mid Ocean Drive • Bridgehampton, New York 11932 • S: 631.537.1180 W: 212.883.0606

 

The 2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse Gala Preview Party Presented by Traditional Home Magazine To Benefit Southampton Hospital: The 2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse will take place this summer in Water Mill, NY. The Showhouse will open with a Gala Preview Cocktail Party on Saturday, July 21, 2012 and run for six weeks from Sunday, July 22, 2012 to Labor Day, Monday, September 3, 2012. Proceeds will benefit Southampton Hospital, Southampton, NY. Mr. Mario Buatta is the Honorary Showhouse Chairman. Mr. Jamie Drake and Ms. Alexa Hampton are the Honorary Design Co-Chairmen. The Showhouse is happy to announce that Traditional Home magazine will be the 2012 Presenting Sponsor. 2012 Sponsors include: Barlow Tyrie, Circa Lighting, Gloster, Hinkley Lighting, Juliska, Karastan, Lillian August, LX.TV Open House NYC, Natural Decorations, Inc., Pearson, Pratt & Lambert Paints, Raymond Vineyards, The Rug Company, Serena & Lily, Schumacher, Stanton and Thibaut. The Hampton Designer Showhouse, now in its twelfth year, is a showcase for America’s premiere design talent. Approximately 25 top interior designers and decorative artists will turn a lavish shingle style home into a decorating masterpiece. This year’s Showhouse located at 80 Flying Point Road in Water Mill, NY has been generously provided by Grande Design Residential Inc.  Gala Preview Party -- The Hampton Designer Showhouse opens with a gala preview party at the Showhouse on Saturday, July 21 Time: 6-8:30 p.m. Venue:  80 Flying Point Road in Water Mill, NY  Gala tickets are $225 each. Media Contact: Mitchell Manning Associates | tel: 212-980-1711 | e-mail: info@mitchellmanning.com 

 
ST. BARTH IN THE HAMPTONS - Presented by Social Life Magazine & Rand Luxury: Event includes four hour open bar, live performing artists, fine cuisine. Time: 7-11 p.m. Venue: East Hampton Studio, 75 Industrial Rd Wainscott, NY 11963. Tickets: click here to buy tickets
 
Thursday, July 26, 2012
 

The 28th Annual Ultimate Summertime Party presented by News Corporation: The Ultimate Summertime Party is the hottest party of the season! It’s a perfect opportunity to join 1,000 young professionals from across the city, and share in an evening of fun, food, drinks and more! Proceeds will benefit the NYC-Southern NY Chapter of the National MS Society. Venue: The Greenwich Village Country Club, 110 University Place, NY, NY  Time: 7-10 p.m. Purchase tickets at www.MSnyc.org

 
Saturday, July 28, 2012
 

The Big Bang: The 19th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit: The Watermill Center will once again bring together the worlds of theater, art, fashion, design, and society for The Big Bang : The 19th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit. Watermill International Summer Program Participants from over 25 countries will create eight acres of installations and performances throughout the grounds of Watermill during the event.  The funds raised will support The Watermill Center's International Summer Program and year round Artist Residency Program, providing a unique environment for young and emerging artists to explore and develop their work. The Watermill Center is pleased to announce that Mike Kelley 1954 – 2012, a tribute exhibition including works from the Kandor Project will open at The Big Bang.  The exhibition is curated by Harald Falckenberg and will be on view at The Watermill Center through September 16, 2012. Honorary Chairs:  Marina Abramović, Pedro Almódovar, Laurie Anderson, Bernard Arnault, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Kathleen Brennan & Tom Waits, Steve Buscemi, Lucinda Childs, Helena Christensen, Jean-Paul Claverie, Chuck Close, Bob Colacello, Alan Cumming, Willem Dafoe, Christophe de Menil, Renée Fleming, Frank Gehry, Philip Glass, Nan Goldin, Douglas Gordon, Zaha Hadid, H.R.H. The Princess of Hanover, Antony Hegarty, Jenny Holzer, Marc Jacobs, Bianca Jagger, Donna Karan, Harvey Keitel, Annie Leibovitz, Isaac Mizrahi, Jessye Norman, Charlotte Rampling, Lou Reed, Charles Renfro, Isabella Rossellini, Salman Rushdie, Sharon Stone, James Turrell, Gloria Vanderbilt, Dita von Teese, Rufus Wainwright, Jörn Weisbrodt. Benefit Chairs Shaikha Paula al-Sabah, Lisa Anastos, Wallis Annenberg, Louise Blouin & Mathew Kabatoff, Henry Buhl, Bonnie Comley & Stewart F. Lane, Paula Cooper & Jack Macrae, Lisa de Kooning, Lisa & Sanford Ehrenkranz, Larissa Hilbig & Harald Falckenberg, Wendy & Roger Ferris, Anke & Jüergen Friedrich, Barbara Goldsmith, Calvin Klein, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Alison Mazzola, Nancy Negley, Katharina Otto-Bernstein & Nathan Bernstein, Paddle8, Lisa & Richard Perry, Tatiana & Campion Platt, Katharine & William Rayner, Louisa Sarofim, Barbara Slifka, Leila & Melville Straus, Christine Wächter-Campbell & William I. Campbell. Contemporary Chairs:  Valerie Boster, Peter Brant Jr., Edward Chapman, Martin Dawson, Daisy Johnson, Sara Moonves, Dalia Oberlander, Sofia Sanchez.  ABOUT THE WATERMILL CENTER: Watermill is a laboratory for performance founded by Robert Wilson as a unique environment for emerging and established artists from around the world to explore new ideas. Robert Wilson is the Artistic Director.  Watermill draws inspiration from all the arts as well as from social, human and natural sciences. Watermill is a global community of artists. Living and working together among the extensive collection of art and artifacts lies at the heart of the Watermill experience. Watermill is a haven for artists, supporting their work among a network of international institutions and venues that embrace new interdisciplinary approaches. Watermill is unique within the global landscape of experimental theatrical performance, and regularly brings together the brightest minds from all disciplines to do, in Wilson's words, "what no one else is doing." Watermill offers a wide range of programs and activities throughout the year. For the well-known International Summer Arts Program, Wilson invites 60-80 artists who come from over 25 countries—48 countries so far— for 4-5 weeks of intense creative exploration. For the Center’s Fall and Spring Residency programs, which take place from September to June, a committee of practitioners in the arts and humanities selected 17 groups, individuals, and scholars to be in residence. The Byrd Hoffman Watermill Foundation thanks LVMH / Moët Hennessy.Louis Vuitton. Cocktails courtesy of Bacardi USA/ wine provided by Mouton Rothschild /additional beverages provided by Peroni, Izze, S.Pellegrino and Acqua Pana Attire: The dress code for The Big Bang is Pop and will inspire the fashion of the evening as guests dance under the stars in the auction tent. Time: 6:00 p.m  Venue: The Watermill Center, 39 Watermill Towd Road, Water Mill, New York 11976   Tickets: Tables start at $10,000, dinner tickets at $1,000. For tickets, please contact: Pinki Patel | e-mail: pinki.patel@watermillcenter.org | tel: (212) 253-7484 ext. 10   Media Contact: TJ Witham | e-mail: tj.witham@watermillcenter.org | tel: (212) 253-7484 ext. 22

 
Saturday, August 18, 2012
 

The 64th Annual Artists and Writers Celebrity Softball Game: the East Hampton Artists and Writers 64th Annual Celebrity Softball Game, featuring a lineup that includes some of the most talented and creative East Enders, will take place on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 2 p.m. in Herrick Park, in the heart of East Hampton Village. Time: Batting Practice: Noon | Game Time: 2 p.m.  Stepping up to the plate this year for the Artists will be Alec Baldwin, Christie Brinkley, Josh Charles, Anthony WEHM, Eric Ernst, Ed Hollander, Mark Feuerstein, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Walter Bernard, Jean Reno, Gregg Bello, Bill Strong, and Lori Singer, among many others. On the Writers side, team members include Ken Auletta, Mike Lupica, Giada de Laurentiis, George Stephanopoulos, Lawrence O’Donnell, Carl Bernstein, Mort Zuckerman, Richard Reeves, Jim Leyritz, Rod Gilbert, Mark Weinstein, Bill Collage, Mark Green and Richard Wiese. Umpires include Dan Rattiner, Hon Judge Richard Lowe III, Bridget Fleming. Announcers will be Juliet Papa, James Lipton, Ali Wentworth and Fred Graver. There will be a special tribute to Bert Sugar. Families are invited to enjoy hot dogs and burgers by Suzy Sirloin, Joe & Liza’s Bay Burger Ice Cream & Snapple and dozens of raffles & games for the kids. Limited edition 2012 Game T-shirts and hats will also be available for sale. The National Anthem will be performed by Singers from dozens of Houses of Worship on the East End. Nancy Atlas will sing for the 7th inning stretch. Suggested donation of $10 which will benefit four charities: East Hampton Day Care Learning Center, Phoenix Houses of Long Island, East End Hospice and The RetreatSponsors: The 2012 Artists Writers Game is being sponsored by HBO, Daily News, Squad Security, Shana Alexander Foundation, Hollander Design, Regal Theaters, 1010 WINS, Dr Ron Noy, Dan’s Papers, Snapple, Ronnette Riley Architect, Sag Harbor Express, Lafayette 148, Walter Bernard Design, American Transit Insurance, Hampton International Film Festival, Suzy Sirloin, LIRR, ESPNradio, Allstate, Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, JCOH, Bay Street Theater, Alfred Dunner, Film the Hamptons, Hamptons International Film Festival, Snapple and Grand Stand Sports. For more information, call 631-288-7080

Media Contact: Parasol Marketing  -- Andrea Werbel | tel: 212.372.7630 | e-mail: awerbel@parasolmarketing.com  & Jessica Foreman | tel: 212.372.7632  | jforeman@parasolmarketing.com

 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

 
HARVEST EAST END --Festival Tasting For the benefit of East End Hospice, Group for the East End and Peconic Land Trust: More than 30 East End wineries and 30 restaurants participating.   Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. VIP entry at 5:00 p.m. Venue: Co-Located within the Hampton Classic Horse Show, Off Route 27, at 240 Snake Hollow Road in Bridgehampton. Tickets: $125 (until August 11; after that date and at the door, they’ll be $150). Details and purchase tickets online
 

WHAT’S ON THE TABLE?” - An event to ensure that all poor and low-income New Yorkers are able to access healthy, nutritious food: Right now, 1.5 million New Yorkers – including one in four children – live in a food-insecure household. They struggle to put even the most basic of meals on the table. “What’s on the Table?” supports United Way of New York City’s multi-faceted work to combat hunger and improve nutrition for vulnerable children and families. Co-Chairs: Susan L. Burden; Dorothea Hurley and Jon Bon Jovi; Avis Richards and Bruce Richards; Lori Silverbush and Tom Colicchio. Benefit Committee: Natasha Bell, Keith M. Bloomfield & Mark Mullett, Alison & Andy Brettschneider, Charmaine & Carter Burden, Lauren Bush Lauren, Alina Cho, Candice Cook, Dori Cooperman, Lisa & Neil Crespi, Mireya D’Angelo, Ross Deutsch, Raphael Paul diTommaso, Dan Gluck, Harald Grant, Jane & James Greenberg, Louise Grunwald, Jessie & Greg Herschell, Stephanie Hirsch, Coppy Holzman, Michele & Jeffrey Jacob, Dayssi & Paul Kanavos, Greg Kelly, Kara Kenney, Milena Kozhin, Katie Lee, Julie Lesko, Nick Morris, Anna Patruno, Jay Rubenstein, Amanda Russell & Matt Calhoun, Elisa & Scott Schwartz, Cindy & Tom Wagner, Charlie Walk, Marcy & Michael Warren, Sue Waterbury & Jamie Rose, Samantha & David Yanks, Karim Zouiyen, Tanya Zuckerbrot & Glenn Beyer.  Junior Benefit Committee: Arielle Ergas, Ariel Feldman, Jennifer Friedman, Josy Hamren, Harley Levine, Carla Losak, Chloe Richards, Lee Rubenstein, Jennifer Tuft

Tickets: $250 per person. Buy Tickets  For Press Inquiries Please contact: Laura Henson|  HvM Communications | Tel: 646-770-1085 or 917-539-7812 | e-mail: laura@hvm.com

 
 
 
 
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PRIOR YEAR EVENTS: March 2010-December 2011
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MAY 2012
5/03/2012
5/03/2012
5/02/2012 Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: "Spring Rhapsody" honoring Chinh Chu, David Finckel and Wu Han.  Venue: St. Regis Hotel Roof, Two East 55th Street. Time: 6:45 p.m.: Cocktails. 7:30 p.m.: Concert. 8:15 p.m.: Dinner. Silent auction. Black Tie. Tickets:  $1,250.  Details from 212-875-5216 or online
5/02/2012 Central Park Conservancy: "30th Annual Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon" hosted by The Women’s Committee  Venue: The Conservatory Garden (105th Street and Fifth Avenue). Honoring JP Morgan Chase, Gillian Miniter.   2012 Co-Chairmen: Andrea Henderson Fahnestock, Amie James, Sheila Labrecque, Julia Koch and Lizzie Tisch. Tickets: $1,000 (By invitation only). Contact: Wendy Van Raalte at (212) 310-6675 or flolunch@centralparknyc.org. Photos: 2011 FLO Luncheon  | 2010 FLO Luncheon 2009 FLO Luncheon 2008 FLO Luncheon 2007 FLO Luncheon 2006 FLO Luncheon
 
APRIL 2012
4/30/2012 JUILLIARD Presents Gala Tribute to Mary Rodgers Guettel at Julliard: The Juilliard School honors longtime Juilliard trustee and patron of the arts, and former Chair of the Juilliard Board, Mary Rodgers Guettel, with a gala evening on Monday, April 30, 2012 at 7 PM in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater. The black tie event features highlight moments from Ms. Guettel’s unique, varied, and impressive career as a composer, lyricist, author, producer, arts patron, and trustee at Juilliard, who has helped nurture its young performers since 1992 (when Ms. Guettel first joined Juilliard’s Board). Chairs for the evening are trustee Kitty Patterson and Tom Kempner, Jr., Beth Kojima and Juilliard trustee Christopher Kojima; Co-Chairs are Ida Cole, Adam Guettel, Alec and Christy Guettel, and Roger Horchow.  The Honorary Chairs reflect Ms. Guettel’s Broadway and Hollywood achievements and include: Alan and Arlene Alda, Barbara Cook, John Kander and Albert Stephenson, Patti Lupone, Laura Linney and Marc Schauer, Sarah Jessica Parker, Hal and Judy Prince, and Stephen Sondheim  Proceeds from the evening will help support Juilliard student scholarships; 90% of Juilliard’s talented actors, dancers, and musicians need such financial assistance to attend.  Time/Venue: The benefit evening begins with a gala performance at 7 PM in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater with guest artists Alan Alda, Jamie Bernstein, Boyd Gaines, Helen Hunt, Linda Lavin, Patti LuPone, Faith Prince, and others, led by music director Lee Musiker. Performances by Juilliard’s actors, dancers, and musicians and the Juilliard Orchestra also are featured.  The evening continues with a dinner in the Tent at Lincoln Center in Damrosch Park at 8:30 PM, followed by dancing with The Peter Duchin OrchestraAbout: Mary Guettel served as Chairman of Juilliard’s Board of Trustees from 1994-2001, helping to lead the planning and first two years of the successful $100 million Campaign for Juilliard. Her energetic efforts helped to increase Juilliard’s national support and visibility, and she still remains an active member of the Board. The daughter of Broadway composer and Juilliard alumnus Richard Rodgers, Ms. Guettel is in her own right an acclaimed composer (Once Upon a Mattress, Free to Be…You and Me), author (Freaky Friday, The Rotten Book), and lyricist (Captain Kangaroo theme). Ms. Guettel is vice president of the Rodgers Family Foundation, a member of the Dramatists Guild Council, and the Board of Trustees of the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, which has presented many Juilliard artists in performance.  Tickets: To purchase benefit dinner tables beginning at $10,000 or single dinner and performance tickets beginning at $1,000, please contact Ms. Anita Hall at Buckley Hall Events at (914) 579-1000. Media Contacts: Janet Kessin, Gloria Gottschalk, (212) 721-0965 | e-mail: communications@juilliard.edu
4/30/2012 BOMB Magazine: 31st Anniversary Gala and Silent Art Auction:  The evening's honorees are Klaus Biesenbach, Marsha Norman, Richard Serra. Toasters will be made by Patti Smith, Theresa Rebeck, and Hal Foster.  Chairman of BOMB’s Board of Trustees, Klaus Kertess, will be joined by Co-Chairs Dana Farouki, Eric Fischl, Agnes Gund, Dorothy Lichtenstein, and Diana Widmaier Picasso. The evening’s Benefit Committee includes Marina Abramović, The Asen Foundation/ Scott Asen, Luhring Augustine, Elizabeth Baker, Mahnaz & Adam Bartos, Ross Bleckner, Karin Waisman & Carlos Brillembourg, Helaine & Paul Cantor*, Amy Cappellazzo, John Silberman & Elliot Carlen, Rosemary Carroll*, Cheim & Read, Jane & James Cohan, Francisco Costa, Ward Cunningham-Rundles, Jennifer Clifford Danner & William Danner, Gabriella De Ferrari, Jane DeBevoise, Michele Oka Doner* & Frederick Doner, Pat Steir & Joost Elffers, Cary Brown-Epstein* & Steven Epstein, Giuliana Bruno & Andrew Fierberg, Gagosian Gallery, Gladstone Gallery, Marian Goodman Gallery, April Gornik, Anthony Grant, Carol Greene, Tom Healy, James Hedges, Barbara Hoffman, Steven Holl, Steve Incontro & David Josset, Ada & Alex Katz, Heather M. Kirby*, Nicole Klagsbrun, Rhiannon Kubicka, Susan Rose & Alan Lafer, Sydie Lansing, Melva Bucksbaum & Raymond Learsy, Ann Tenenbaum & Thomas H. Lee, Ursula & Paul Lowerre, Christina Weiss Lurie, Paula Cooper & Jack Macrae, Sylvia Plimack Mangold & Robert Mangold, Henry McNeil, Francine Prose & Howie Michels, Gregory R. Miller, Lybess Sweezy* & Ken Miller, Stacey Mindich Productions LLC, Edward Tyler Nahem*, David Nolan, Tim Nye*, Elizabeth Paw, Amy & John Phelan, Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi, Jane Rosenblum*, Mimi Thompson & James Rosenquist, Clifford Ross, Schreck Rose Dapello & Adams, Ellen Phelan* & Joel Shapiro, Alanna Heiss & Fred Sherman, Cindy Sherman, Carolyn Angel & Adam Shopkorn, Katherine Farley & Jerry I. Speyer, Sue Scott & Michael C. Stanley, Russ Steele, Alex McNear & Robby Stein, Billy Sullivan, Diana Leyden & Philip Sussler, Carmen Boullosa & Mike Wallace (an asterisk indicates a BOMB trustee). This elegant evening begins with cocktails and a preview of the silent auction.  Dinner and the Toasts to the Honorees follow.  Décor is by Madeline Weinrib, music supplied by David Humphrey, select frames provided by Minagawa Art Lines.  The web design is by Fred Krugoff and Rick Frankel.  BOMB also acknowledges the generous contribution of their sponsor, Titos VodkaTo view the art for the silent auction and place absentee bids go to: paddle8.com/forgood/bomb  Time: 6:30 to 8pm Cocktails and Canapés | 6:30 to 10:30pm Silent Auction 8 pm Seated Dinner and Toasts |10pm Dessert and Final Bidding at Silent Auction Venue:  Capitale, 130 Bowery, New York    Media Contact: Catherine Petree-Biron | Director of Sponsorship, Jonathan Marder + Company  D: 212.907.6484  M: 917.306.0865
4/30/2012 Fountain House Symposium and Luncheon: "THE CHANGING MIND - Youth and Neuroplasticity” - Honoring Mark Vonnegut, MD, pediatrician, author and instructor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Vonnegut lives with schizophrenia and is the author of the memoirs The Eden Express and Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More SoThe Symposium will feature a panel discussion geared to a lay audience by leading experts in mental health research, treatment, and public policy: Joseph T. Coyle, MD, Eben S. Draper Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Coyle is Editor-in-Chief of Archives of General Psychiatry, the most frequently cited journal in the field; Brian D’Onofrio, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University–Bloomington. Dr. D’Onofrio’s research explores the causes of child and adolescent psychopathology and adjustment; and Elyn Saks, Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law, Psychology, and Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the Gould School of Law, University of Southern California. Prof. Saks lives with schizophrenia and is the author of the memoir The Center Cannot Hold. She was a 2009 recipient of a MacArthur Foundation fellowship.  About: Fountain House is one of the world’s leading mental health models, providing employment, educational, and housing opportunities to people living with serious mental illness. This successful model has been replicated by hundreds of FountainHouse programs serving tens of thousands of people worldwide. Chairs: Patricia Begley, Kitty de Chazal, Lorna Hyde Graev, Alexandra A. Herzan, Anne Mai, Lynn Nicholas, PsyD.  Time: 11:15 am to 2:00 pm Venue:  The Pierre Hotel, Fifth Avenue at 61st Street in New York City.  Tickets start at $375; Tables start at $5,000.  Contact: Susan Bell Special Events| tel: 212.874.5457| e-mail: heatherprochorchik@bellevents.comWeb site: www.fountainhouse.org  
4/30/2012 The National Corporate Theatre Fund “Chairman’s Awards Gala: Funding New American Theatre”:  The National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF.org), a not-for-profit association dedicated to sustaining America’s finest not-for-profit theatres, on the stage and in the community, is hosting its annual “Chairman’s Awards Gala: Funding New American Theatre.” The gala will raise funds for NCTF’s nineteen member theatres in the U.S. This year’s honorees are Harry Connick, Jr. (“Theatre Artist Award”), James S. Turley, CEO of Ernst & Young, and chairman of NCTF ("Leadership award"), the Cleveland Clinic ("Institutional Leadership Award") and the Cleveland Play House (“Theatre Artist Award”.) David Alan Grier (Porgy & Bess) is the evening’s Master of Ceremonies, Emmy award winner Mariska Hargitay will present to Connick, Jr., and Broadway and television actress Kate Mulgrew will present to the Cleveland Play House. Joe Dowling, Director of the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, will present to Turley. Playwright David Henry Hwang will present the Cleveland Clinic award. And Cleveland Clinic’s President and Chief Executive Officer Toby M. Cosgrove, M.D. will accept the award. Ernst & Young, Cisco Systems and RVM, Inc. also co-chair the evening’s festivities.  About National Corporate Theatre Fund: National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) is a not-for-profit association dedicated to sustaining America’s finest not-for-profit theatres, on the stage and in the community, through innovative partnerships with companies, individuals and artists. From its base in New York, NCTF provides a national vehicle for the flow of theatre, collaboration and ideas to and from key markets. Since 1978, NCTF has raised millions of dollars for its member theatres. NCTF theatres contribute to our creative and cultural life - benefiting local communities, children, employees and the economy. Productions they originated have transferred to New York and other theatres, and have won dozens of Tony Awards and Pulitzer Prizes. They enrich lives of the local residents, provide creative opportunities for distinguished and emerging performers, serve as incubators for new works, and engage over 500,000 children, most from economically disadvantaged neighborhoods through their theatre education programs. Venue:  The Pierre Hotel at 2 East 61st Street, New York City. Time: 6:30pm. Media is invited to the cocktail hour at 6:30pm. Check-in 6:00pm.  Media Contacts: Beth Seibold, Connelly McLaughlin & Woloz, tel : 201-978-3228  / e-mail : bethseiboldpr@gmail.com | Marlea Willis, Marlea Willis Communications / e-mail : marlea@mwilliscomm.com  Ticket Information: Tickets for the gala start at $1,000. This black tie event includes auction, cocktails, entertainment and dinner. Proceeds support new plays and musicals at nonprofit theatres across the country. Please contact Emily Miller, NCTF, at 212-750-6895 or email: emiller@nctf.org to make reservations. And visit the website for details:http://www.nctf.org/cgi-bin/home.php
4/26/2012 New York Botanical Garden: "20th Anniversary Antique Garden Furniture Show Preview Party and Collectors' Plant Sale"  Event Chairs: Mrs. Coleman P. Burke, Barbara Cirkva Shumacher and Mish Tworkowaki. Show Chairman: Barbara Israel & Bunny Williams. Designer Committee Chairs: Mario Nievera & Renny Reynolds. Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Venue: The New York Botanical Gardens, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY. Tickets: $200. Details from 718-817-8773, cbalkonis@nybg.org or online.
4/25/2012 Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: "5th Annual Spring Ball" Time:  7:00 p.m. - midnight Venue: Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Temple of Dendur. Event Co-Chairs: Tory Burch, Jamie Tisch, Caryn Zucker and Muffie Potter Aston. Details from reardonc@mskcc.org or 212-639-2103.
4/25/2012 The Food Allergy Initiative’s Spring Luncheon:  The Thirteenth Annual Spring Luncheon, presented by the Food Allergy Initiative, takes place on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Cipriani 42nd Street.  All proceeds will benefit the Food Allergy Initiative’s research, education, and advocacy programs aimed at finding a cure and raising awareness of life-threatening food allergies.  Co-Chairs: Abbey Braverman, Roxanne Palin, and Stephanie Winston Wolkoff are this year’s Co-Chairs. Event Advisory Chair:  Melissa Rosenbloom is the Event Advisory Chair.  Goodie Bag Co-Chairs:  Jessica Mukasey Barkoff, Elizabeth Hecker, Jamie Lichtenberg, and Lana Platin. Raffle Co-Chairs:  Liana Silverstein Backal, Nicole Lenner, Melissa Meyers, and Jennifer Fisherman Ruff are the. The guest speaker is Dr. Hugh Sampson, an internationally known researcher and Director of the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  Lori Stokes, Anchor, WABC-TV, is the Mistress of Ceremonies.  Time: The luncheon begins at 11:00 AM and support levels are as follows: Tables are available for $15,000, $10,000 and $7,500, and individual tickets are available for $2,000, $1,000, and $500.  About: The Food Allergy Initiative (FAI) is a national, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to finding a cure for food allergies, which affect up to 15 million Americans, including 1 in 13 children—two in every classroom. Founded in 1998, FAI is the world’s largest private source of funding for food allergy research. Since its inception, the organization has committed more than $75 million toward research, clinical activities to improve diagnosis and treatment, public policy initiatives to increase federal funding for research and create safer environments, and educational programs to heighten understanding and raise awareness. Please visit www.faiusa.org for additional information. For Press information, contact Mitchell Manning Associates, LTD. at (212) 980-1711 or fax to (212) 980-1615.For Luncheon information, contact the Food Allergy Initiative at (212) 207-1974 or email to events@faiusa.org
4/24/2012 CCC CELEBRATES AT THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART: Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York (CCC) Spring Celebration. Cocktail Reception, Silent Auction and Open Gallery Evening  Special Honorees: Clare and Vartan Gregorian   Honorary Art Chairs: Agnes Gund, Alexandra A. Herzan, Jo Carole Lauder  Honorary Artist: Jennifer Bartlett. About: Serving as New York City’s premier non-profit child advocacy organization for 67 years, Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York (CCC) uses fact based research and citizen activism to support policy and legislation to ensure that every child in every borough is healthy, housed, educated and safe.  Time: 6-7 PM Premium Ticketholder Reception and Viewing of Cindy Sherman Exhibition | 7-9 PM Cocktail Reception, Silent Auction & Viewing of Contemporary Galleries 1980 - Now  Venue:  The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), 11 West 53rd Street, New York City  Tickets: from $200. Purchase tickets: www.cccnewyork.org or phone (212) 673-1800 ext. 18
4/23/2012 National Meningitis Association: "Give Kids A Shot! Gala": This sparkling evening features cocktails, dinner, a silent auction, and a special musical performance. Among this year's honorees are Sara Herbert-Galloway and Barry Klarberg, Monarch Wealth & Business Management for their leadership in raising awareness and funds to fight meningitis, a vaccine-preventable disease that seriously disables and kills thousands each year, particularly children and young adults. Health Achievement Award: Sanofi Pasteur  Mom’s on Meningitis Award: Jeri Costa, Jerri Greenwell Chairs: Lenore Cooney (Cooney/Waters Group) & Gary Springer, Springer Associates PR  Honorary Chairs: Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr. & Nick Springer  Venue:  New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South Time: 6:30 p.m. Reception, dining and awards. Silent Auction. Tickets:  $500.  Details from 212-244-7333 or gala@nmaus.org
4/23/2012 Theatre Communications Group: "50th Anniversary Gala" honoring Kenny Leon, Judith O. Rubin, and the Shubert Foundation. Venue: Espace - New York City, 635 West 42nd Street, between 11th and 12th Avenues. Special Performances from TCG Member Theatre Productions.   Chairs: Ralph Bryan & Heather Randall. Time: Cocktails at 6:00 p.m. Dinner at 7:00 p.m. Festive Attire. Details from 212-725-2960 orTCG@Jksevents.com
4/19/2012 Municipal Art Society: "2012 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal Gala": The  Municipal Art Society of New York presents its highest honor —the 2012 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal—to Joan Ganz Cooney and Peter G. Peterson at its annual gala that raises funds to create a more livable and dynamic city. Time: 7:00 p.m., Cocktails; 8:00 p.m., Dinner (Black Tie)  | 9 p.m. The 2nd Annual Urbanist MAS After Dark Benefit Party      Venue: The New York Public Library,  Stephen A. Schwarzman Building: Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, Manhattan Black Tie. Tickets:  $1,500.   Details from 914-235-1490, ext. 16 or AlexD@thejfmgroup.com. MEDIA CONTACT: Courtney Savoia/Alix Friedman - 212-575-4545; or csavoia@lakpr.com; or afriedman@lakpr.com  Linden Alschuler & Kaplan, Inc. Public Relations
4/18/2012 HealthCorps®’ “Sixth Annual Gala, Garden of Angels Gala” will raise funds to expand the organization’s in-school health educational and mentoring program to stem the child obesity and mental resilience crises affecting America’s youth. Co Chairs: Dr. Mehmet Oz, Co-Founder and Chairman of HealthCorps, and his wife Lisa Oz, Co-Founder of HealthCorps, will co-host the Gala. The black tie event promises guests a magical evening of dining, dancing and entertainment. Honoree is Diane Sawyer of ABC News. Black Tie. Time: 6:30 p.m.: Cocktails and earthly delights.  8:00 p.m.  Venue: Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, 301 Park Avenue, New York City. Seated dinner, program, live entertainment and dancing.  6:30 p.m. - midnight.Tickets: $1000. Details: amy.barone@healthcorps.net, 212-742-2875, or purchase tickets online
 4/17/2012   The New York League of Conservation Voters 2012 Green Professionals Spring Mixer: Kick off Earth Month at New York League of Conservation Voters' popular Green Professionals Spring Mixer on April 17. Mix and mingle with fellow professionals interested in sustainable businesses, green jobs, clean energy and a healthy New York. Matthew Modine, actor and bicycle advocate, will be our guest speaker. NYLCV is a non-partisan, policy making and political action organization that works to make environmental protection a top priority with elected officials, decision-makers and the voters by evaluating incumbent performance and endorsing and electing environmental leaders to office in New York State. Venue: Revision Lounge, 219 Avenue B, New York, NY 1009 Time: 6-8 p.m. Event Price: Guests are encouraged to make a contribution of $25 - General admission, which includes beer, wine, and a specialty cocktail. All guests who contribute $100 or more, or sign up to become a monthly donor, will also be invited to attend the Spring Gala cocktail party on May 21 as our guest! Contact Information: Development Manager: Zeynep Wironen, Tel: 212.361.6350 Ext. 212, Email: zwironen@nylcv.org
4/17/2012 The New York Flower Show Dinner Dance -“Couture en Fleur” to Benefit The Horticultural Society of New York: Every year the organization has a public viewing of the extravagant themed tablescapes designed by 30 top floral designers in NYC.  Over the source of a day, the designers transform the open white space of the re-owned Delano & Aldrich architectural jewel into a floral haven. The public gets to mingle with the designers and experience a first-hand look at their work and the spectacular range of styles. This year many of the designers have created their tablescape designs after Alexander McQueen's book "Savage Beast," Alexander McQueen's mussel shell vest and his Tarten and haute couture.  After the public viewing, the Horticultural Society of New York along with NYC's influential socialites and individuals from the design world will enjoy the black tie dinner dance in the floral haven designed space.  This evening the Horticultural Society of NY will honor the following influential designers for their work within the design industry: James Taffin De Givenchy - Jewelry Designer  |  Jack Rogers - Footwear Designer | Lee Anderson of Lee Anderson Couture - Fashion Designer Expected attendees includes the Horticultural Society of NY's luminaries and board members: Ce Ce Black, Chris Giftos, Elizabeth Scholtz, Shelia Stepenson, Elizabeth Stribling, Nina Griscom, Mario Nievera etc. About: The New York Flower Show supports The Hort's mission of enhancing New York City’s environmental and cultural life by providing unique educational, vocational and therapeutic outreach programs, library resources and exhibitions  Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (public viewing)  7:00 pm until 11:00 pm (Black tie dinner gala) Venue: 583 Park Avenue, New York City.  For tickets to the Public Viewing or Dinner Dance contact: Stephanie Chin, schin@thehort.org or call (212) 757-0915 xt 101
4/12/2012 New York Society For Prevention of Cruelty To Children Spring Luncheon: Luncheon is taking place during National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The NYSPCC’s Inaugural Spring Luncheon will feature insights into the world of child abuse from Sapphire, author of the novel Push the story behind the award winning film Precious – and leave with a better understanding of the impact of child abuse, how to identify it, and how to prevent it.  Venue: The Pierre, New York City   Time: 12:00pm – 2:00 pm  Buy Tickets.   Press and Celebrity Inquiries: Susan Kriskey ● kriskey@lisalori.com ●203.228.5090
4/11/2012 Lenox Hill Neighborhood House: "Spring Fever" honoring Diana Ronan Quasha and Sydney Roberts Shuman:  Lenox Hill Neighborhood House (“LHNH”) will host SPRING FEVER, its annual spring benefit at Cipriani 42nd Street, NYC on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. The evening, underwritten by Rolex Watch U.S.A., will honor Sydney Roberts Shuman and Diana Ronan Quasha, past and present Neighborhood House Board Chairs respectively. Honorary Design Chairs: Bunny Williams, John Rosselli. Design Chairs: David Duncan, Michael McGraw, Christopher Spitzmiller  Time: Cocktails at 7 p.m.  including an alluring Silent Auction | Dinner & Dancing at 8:30 p.m. with dancing to music by DJ Ray Jarrell. Venue: Cipriani 42nd Street, New York City, NY. Black Tie. Tickets: $500 ($200 for cocktail party only). Each of the 45 tables will be decorated by a different, renowned designer, using the theme Spring Fever as their inspiration. The designers for the 2012 Spring Gala include: Adrienne Neff Design; Alessandra Branca; Allison Hennessy Interior Design; Ally Coulter Designs, LLC; Angelica Gomes for Angelica Flowers & Events; Ashley Whittaker Design; Brett Design; Christopher Spitzmiller,Inc.; Christopher Stevens LLC; David Duncan Antiques; Dennis Rolland; Donald Schermerhorn; Elizabeth Bauer Design; Etos; Fawn Galli Interiors; Harry Heissmann, Inc; Jennifer Duneier; Jonathan Berger Interior Design; Kevin Jacobs art +objects; Kristen McGinnis; L by Lenox Collection; Leta Austin Foster & Associates; Lindsey Coral Harper Interior Design; Lucca: Marchesa by Lenox; Matthew Yee; McMillen Inc.; Mr. Call Designs; Nancy Pearson; Pagoda Red; Patrik Lönn Design & L’Olivier; Plaza Flowers; Roric Tobin for Geoffrey Bradfield Inc.; Stephanie Odegard Collection; Steven Stolman for Scalamandre; Thomas Burak Interiors & Michael Devine; Todd Schwebel; Tyler Taylor & Co., and Willey Design LLC  LHNH Event Contact: Virginia Pitman - Director, Special Events |email: vpitman@lenoxhill.org | tel: (212) 744-5022 EXT. 1237
4/10/2012 Friends of New Yorkers For Children: "Ninth Annual Spring Dinner Dance – New Year’s in April: A Fool’s Fête" Event Chairs: Allison Aston, Alina Cho, Maggie Cordish, Natalia Echavarria, Nicole Esposito, Lydia Fenet, Stephanie LaCava, Amy McFarland, Clare McKeon, Euan Rellie, and Susan Shin. Co-Chairs: Alina Cho, Clare McKeon, and Hilary Rhoda. Venue:  the Mandarin Oriental. Time: 7:30 p.m.: Cocktails and Silent Auction. 8:30 p.m.: Dinner. 10:00 p.m.: Dessert and Dancing. Tickets: $650. Details from jhouston@innovativephilanthropy.net or 212.867.1117
4/10/2012 An Evening for Cambodian Children's Fund: Hors d'oeuvres | Cocktail Reception | Live Auction.   Hosted by Chris Parnell with Special Guest, Godfrey. Host Committee:Heather Graham • Hugh Jackman & Deborra-Lee Furness • Michelle Jonas • Paul Jones • Lily Kanter • Carrie Malcolm • Michelle Manning Barish  •Nicole Miller • Scott Neeson • Betsy Ross •  Warren Share • Gary Strumeyer • Steve Tisch   Venue: Tribeca Rooftop, 2 Desbrosses Street, New York City  Time: 6:30 PM VIP Ticket holders | 6:45 PM General Admission. Buy Tickets
4/09/2012 The Opportunity Networks fifth annual “Night of Opportunity" Gala: Jane Rosenthal, CEO of Tribeca Enterprises and Co-Founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, and Carlos Watson, Managing Director and Global Head of Education, Investment Banking Division, Goldman Sachs (and former TV news anchor for CNN and MSNBC) will be honored at The OpportunityNetwork’s fifth annual “Night of Opportunity.” Attending will be an unusually diverse and influential crowd of 450 people in finance, media and entertainment, and education, who open their networks to brilliant low-income high school students who otherwise would have no access to this world of possibility. Expected guests include: Dawn Ostroff, President of Condé Nast Entertainment; Chet Wood, Vice Chairman of Deloitte; Constance White, Editor-in-Chief of Essence Magazine; Evan Shapiro, President of IFC and Sundance Channel; George Hirsch, Founding Publisher of New York Magazine; Joel Klein, Executive Vice President and Director of News Corporation, and Former New York City School Chancellor; Alan Patricof, Founder of Apax Partners, and Managing Director and Founder of Greycroft PartnersJay Rosenstock, Senior Vice President, Business Development and Strategy for Discovery Communications; Gigi Stone, Correspondent and Anchor at Bloomberg TV; Kimberly Guilfoyle, Legal Analyst and Co-Host, Fox News Channel; Princell Hair, Senior Vice President, News and Talent of NBC Sports Group; George Hall, President and CEO of Clinton Group and noted philanthropist; Marc Graboff, President of CKX (‘American Idol’ Parent Company); Jack Sullivan, Chairman and CEO of Broadway Video (producer of Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock); Andrea Wong, President of International Production at Sony Pictures Entertainment; and David Batchelor, President of Marsh International. About: The Opportunity Network works to equal the playing field for high-achieving, low-income high school and college students by creating access for them to career opportunities, professional networks and college. We believe that influential networks are an essential ingredient for success not emphasized in most scholarship and career development programs for youth. Our unique mix of networking training, interaction with executives, robust internships, and college counseling is dramatically changing the course of students’ futures. Time:  Cocktails: 6:00 p.m.; Dinner and Program: 7:00 p.m. Venue: Capitale, 130 Bowery at Grand Street  Media Contact: Amy Plotch for The Opportunity Network  | Phone: 201-703-4302   Cell: 201-741-5946   Email: amy@amyplotch.com
4/04/2012 UJA-Federation of New York to Bestow the Larry A. Silverstein REX Award on Justin H. Green at 2012 Annual REX Gala: UJA-Federation of New York’s Real Estate and Allied Trades Division’s Real Estate Executives (REX) will honor Justin H. Green, CEO and Managing Partner of HaysVentures, LLC, with the Larry A. Silverstein REX Award at its annual gala on Wednesday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m., at Grand Hyatt New York, 109 East 42 Street, New York City. More than 400 industry executives are expected to attend the event including Larry A. Silverstein; the Real Estate and Allied Trades Division Chair Lloyd Goldman; the Real Estate and Allied Trades Division Vice Chairs Richard S. Lane and Andrew J. Singer; the REX Gala Chairs William Friedland and Matthew Snyder; and the REX Steering Committee Chair Alfonso Kimche and Vice Chair Lee DeutschAbout: The Larry A. Silverstein REX Award, created to honor Larry A. Silverstein’s legendary professional and philanthropic achievements, is presented annually to exceptional young real estate professionals, like Justin, who emulate Larry’s commitment to the real estate community and to improving the lives of others in New York, in Israel, and around the world. The recipient of this award is seen by his peers as a leader in the community who exemplifies Larry’s inspiring standards of communal leadership, carrying the torch of philanthropy for the next generation.  Over the past decade, Justin has proven himself deserving of this honor. Following in the footsteps of his late grandfather Meyer “Mike” Steinberg, a philanthropist largely involved with UJA-Federation and a successful real estate developer, Justin has taken a very active role in supporting UJA-Federation, our beneficiary agencies, and other philanthropic organizations. For more information, please visit www.ujafedny.org/rex-gala-2012
4/03/2012  The 2012 KiDS of NYU Langone Foundation, Inc. – SPRING FLING will honor Jeffrey C. Allen, MD, director, Pediatric and Adult Neuro-Oncology Programs at NYU Langone Medical Center, for his extraordinary contributions to pediatric oncology, especially in the treatment of central nervous system tumors.  Gala Chairs: Maya and Edward Manley. Expected attendees include Heather and Felix Baker, Dr. Elisabeth Cohen and Dr. Robert I. Grossman, dean and CEO of NYU Langone Medical Center, Monica and Stefano Corsi, Trudy and Robert Gottesman, Antonio Magliocco, Jr. and Carla Solomon, PhD, Julie and Edward Minskoff, Alice Tisch, and Susi and Peter Wunsch. Venue: The Plaza Hotel in Manhattan.  Time: The event begins with cocktails at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m.  About: Founded in 1991, KiDS of NYU Langone Foundation is an organization of parents, physicians and friends who support children’s services at NYU Langone Medical Center through philanthropy, community service and advocacy. KiDS works in partnership with NYU Langone to enhance clinical and supportive care for children and families, fund research into childhood illnesses, and promote a nurturing environment that enables children to be children.  The annual KiDS Springfling raises vital funds for children treated at NYU Langone. This year the event raised nearly $900,000
4/02/2012 Figure Skating in Harlem: "Annual Skating with the Stars Gala" honoring international fashion designer Vera Wang, Ellen Lowey, and Rhonda Ross. Time: 5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Venue: Trump Wollman Rink in Central Park. Event Chairs: Terry and Tina Lundgren. Skating and a festive buffet, Throughout the evening, Opportunity to skate with Even Lysacek and many more Olympic champions including Sasha Cohen, Johnny Weir, Sarah Hughes, Tanith Belbin, Meryl Davis and Charlie White (2010 Olympic Silver Medalists and 2011 US Champions), Jeremy Abbott, Alissa Czisny (2011 US Women’s Figure Skating Champion), Todd Eldredge, Miki Ando, Maia and Alex Shibutani, and Joannie Rochette. Tickets: $300. Details from 212-222-8240.
MARCH 2012
3/19/2012 Asia Society: "Celebration of Asia Week Gala Benefit" at The Plaza Hotel, which opens with a chic 1930's Shanghai nights-themed cocktail reception featuring music by the LeZhang Quartet, Asian-inspired tastings, and exclusive couture. An dinner in the Grand Ballroom will offer culinary delights by Danielle Chang of LuckyRice, and dancing to the sounds of Donna D’Cruz. Now in its fourth year, this gala evening presents art, fashion, cuisine, music and design from across Asia. Attire for the event is Black Tie, Asian Chic or Festive National Dress.  Expected guests include Benefit Chairs Betsy and Edward Cohen and Stephanie and John Foster. Special guests from the worlds of art, culture, business/finance, fashion, and more include: Carolyn Hsu-Balcer and Rene Balcer, Betsy Cohen, Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky, Chiu-Ti Jansen, Charles Rockefeller, Susan Shin, Trustee and Chairman/ CEO of Holsman International, Henrietta H. Fore, Tally Beck, Helen and William Little, Barbara Hoffman, Barbara and Donald Tober, Susan and Dirk Standen, Susan Lynch, Ann and Stephen Curley, and Tom Freston.  A portion of the proceeds from this event support Asia Society’s work across the fields of arts and culture, policy and business and education. During Asia Week New York, Asia Society celebrates the 2012 opening of its new cultural centers, each with gallery space, in Hong Kong and in Houston Venue: The Plaza Hotel, Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, New York City Time: Reception: 6:30pm – 7:30pm; Dinner & Dance 7:30 p.m. –11:00 p.m. Tickets:  Ticket prices for the Celebration of Asia Week Benefit are: Patron Reception + Dinner + Dance | $1000 | Young Patron (40 & Under) Reception + Dinner + Dance | $500. To purchase tickets, please visit: www.asiasociety.org/asiaweekbenefit.  For information, please email: asiaweekbenefit@asiasociety.org or call 212-327-9335
3/14/2012 2012 MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY GALA:  The Martha Graham Dance Company will honor Lee Traub and Marvin Traub at their annual gala on March 14.The evening will include a performance at New York City Center (131 West 55 Street) with dinner and dancing following at The Russian Tea Room (150 West 57 Street).  The program features international ballet superstar Diana Vishneva’s New York debut of Errand into the Maze. Also performing, for the first time in two years with the Graham Company, is the brilliant Fang-Yi Sheu in the powerful lead role in Chronicle. The event’s honorary chairs include Khalid Al Tayer, Arnold Aronson, Jim Gold, Michael Gould, Lester Gribetz, Brendan Hoffman, Leonard Lauder, Ralph Lauren, Scott and Laura Malkin, Dawn Mello, Ira Neimark, Steve Sadove, Mortimer Singer, Burt Tansky and Diane Von Furstenberg. “The Friends of Vishneva Committee” is chaired by Princess Kristina Kovalenko and includes Joan T. Ades,Theresa Khawly, Andrew D. Stone. The Gala Committee includes LaRue & Archibald Allen, Peter Allstrom, Helen & Bob Bernstein, Edward & Magda Bleier, Amy & Philip Blumenthal, Audra & Eric Cohen, Janet Eilber & John Warren, Neila Fortino, Beau Gage, Edythe & Mike Gladstein, Inga & Frank Golay, Patricia & Bernard Goldstein, Laura Gordon & Michael Mishik, Sharon King Hoge, John & Bernice Keller, Adam & Lindsay Klein, Deborah Kramm-Baiz, Peggy Lyman Hayes & Richard Hayes, Mr. & Mrs. Richard LeFrak, Judy Lerner, Lorraine & John Oler, Judith & Herbert Schlosser, Margaret Sharkey, Paul Szilard, Ronald Windisch & Janice Stanton, Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Traub, James Traub & Elizabeth Easton, Lee & Marvin Traub, Peggy Traub & Phyllis Dicker and Inger K. Witter. Time: 7 p.m. Buy Tickets: Individual tickets are $600, $800, $1,200 and $2,500. Tables (of 10) are $8,000, $12,000, and $25,000.Contact: Please contact Suzanne Flanagan at sflanagan@marthagraham.org  for tickets and gala information.
3/5/2012 THE WINTER BALL – to Benefit The School of American Ballet: The Winter Ball is The School of American Ballet’s highest profile annual benefit. This glamorous black-tie dinner dance at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater is attended by 500 patrons, including the School’s board members and alumni as well as leaders from the New York corporate and social communities. The event features a one-time-only performance by the advanced students of the School of American Ballet choreographed specifically for this event by SAB and NYCB alumna Melinda Roy. Proceeds from the Winter Ball are used to award scholarships, maintain world-class studios and residence halls, and offer vital student programs beyond the classroom. This year Winter Ball guests will step outside of everyday life and into a fantasy world as the school honors ballet’s Russian heritage. The David H. Koch Theatre Promenade will be transformed by Ron Wendt Designs and Van Cleef & Arpels into a dramatic and elaborate Winter Palace.  The Encore is the Winter Ball’s after-party. After dinner, 200 of the city’s philanthropic chic young professionals join the Winter Ball for dancing and dessert. Dinner tickets include admission to The Encore and after-party only tickets are also available. Gala Chairs: Diana DiMenna, Julia Koch and Betsy Pitts. Founding Chairman: Coco Kopelman.  Honorary Chairmen: Pamela Joyner and Elizabeth R. Miller. Young Patron Chairmen: Amanda Brotman, Brie Blythewood, Chelsea Clinton, Ann-Marie MacFarlane. Time: 7 pm cocktails, 8 p.m. dinner, 9 p.m. The Encore dessert and dancing. Venue: David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.  Media Contact: Alexis Blais / Lisa LoriCommunications / blais@lisalori.com / 203.228.5090
 
 
FEBRUARY 2012
2/8/2012 Paula Zahn to Emcee 13th Annual Valentine Salon, Sole Fundraising Event Benefiting East End Hospice’s Camp Good Grief Paula Zahn, Host of Discovery ID’s On The Case With Paula Zahn, and Co-Host WNET/Channel 13’s Sunday Arts, will emcee the 13th Annual Valentine Salon, to be held on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at 583 Park Avenue, from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Alexandra Urdang, longtime Valentine Salon committee member and chair of the benefit in 2003, chairs this year’s event. The Valentine Salon, a luncheon attended by over 200 women each year, raises funds for Camp Good Grief, a one-week summer bereavement camp run under the auspices of East End Hospice. Since 1997, Camp Good Grief has been offered free of charge to any child aged 4 to 15 who has suffered the loss of a loved one. The weeklong program employs a variety of activities--including art, music, structured play, and group therapy--designed to give the campers the necessary tools to effectively cope with their grief. The experience of being around other children who have also lost a loved one tells them that they are not alone, that they are not different. The camp will take place August 20 through August 24, 2012, at Peconic Dunes, a 4-H camp located in Southold, New York. The luncheon itself is by invitation only and attracts a group of compassionate, educated, and philanthropic women from the tri-state area, many of whom have second residences in the Hamptons. It is the only fundraising event for the camp, and also includes shopping featuring specialty vendors--of apparel, accessories, home goods, and more--all of whom contribute 20% of the their sales back to Camp Good Grief.  Each year, the Valentine Salon Committee honors a deserving person from the community who has made an important contribution to children in need.  The recipient of this year’s Good Heart Award is Rachel Lloyd, Founder and Executive Director of GEMS, Girls Educational & Mentoring Services. Jacalyn Weinstein, East End Hospice board member and event co-founder, will present the award, which is created by Manfredi Jewelers in honor of Susan Kohl Katz.  East End Hospice, now celebrating its 20th anniversary, is a New York State certified hospice that provides end-of-life care to terminally ill patients and their families who live on the East End of Long Island. No one is ever denied care due to the inability to pay for services.   Venue: 583 Park Avenue  Time: 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM  Ticket prices start at $200, and are available through the East End Hospice Development Office at 631-288-7080, or at www.eeh.org. Table and Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
 
 
JANUARY 2012
1/26/2012 The Winter Antiques Show Young Collectors Night Benefit East Side House Settlement: Collectors Night. Held at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, the evening will offer a private viewing of America’s most prestigious antiques show for enthusiasts of art, antiques, and interior design. Sponsored by New York magazine, Benjamin Moore, and Elie Tahari the night provides guests with the opportunity to meet New York magazine’s Design Editor and Chairwoman of the Interior Design Committee, Wendy Goodman, along with 75 of the country’s most illustrious designers. All proceeds from the evening will fund East Side House Settlement’s vital work in the South Bronx and surrounding communities. Event Co-Chairs: Courtney Booth, Stephanie Clark, Emily Israel Pluhar Vice Chairs: Melissa D. Berkelhammer, Roric Tobin & Justin Concannon, Cristin & Britt deVeer, Clay Floren, Ashley & Charlie Fox, Dawne Marie Grannum, Kate Horvitz, Taylor S. Hurt, Claire & David Maxwell, Elizabeth Meigher, Anika Yael Natori, Elise O’Connell, Allyson and Chris Pachios, Marlies Verhoeven Reijtenbagh & Jacco Reijtenbagh, Marie Rentschler, Georgina Schaeffer, Lacary Sharpe, Alexandra Buckley Voris.  Chairwoman, InteriorDesign Committee: Wendy Goodman, Design Editor, New York magazine. Design Committee: Lisa Adams, Jonathan Adler, Charles Allem, Amanda Nisbet Design, Inc., Ashley Whittaker Design, Ask Kent and Co., Penny Drue Baird, Pamela Banker, Beale-Lana Interior Design, Bebe Winkler Interior Design, Inc., Sara Bengur, Nate Berkus, Bruce Bierman, Geoffrey N. Bradfield, Alessandra Branca, Muriel Brandolini, RonaldBricke, Sherrill Canet, Charles Pavarini III Design Associates, Christina Murphy Interiors, Eric Cohler, Cristina Hadzi Interiors, Cullman and Kravis, Inc., Darren Henault Interiors, Inc., Milly de Cabrol, Ernest de la Torre, Thom Filicia, Jamie Drake, Danielle Galland, Galo Verdesoto Design, Steven Gambrel, Mariette Himes, Gomez and Brooke Gomez, Alexa Hampton, Amy and Richard Harary, Lindsey Coral Harper, Kevin Isbell, Thomas Jayne, Jennifer Garrigues Interior Design, Kathy Abbott Interiors, Inc., Kemble Interiors, Anthony Ingrao and Randolph Kemper, Charles Fleming Krewson IV, Malcom James Kutner, Jeff Lincoln, Robert Lindgren, Lovejoy Designs, Lynde Easterlin Interiors, Bella Mancini, Marcy V. Masterson, Christopher Maya, Richard Mishaan, MR Architecture + Décor, Alex Papachristidis & Scott Nelson, John Joecke and Jason Oliver Nixon, Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz, Pappas Miron Design, Florence Perchuk, Thomas Pheasant, Phillips deVeer Interiors, Elizabeth Pyne, Miles Redd, James Rixner, Eve Robinson, Rockwell Group,Scott Salvator, Tom Scheerer, David Scott, Jose Solis & Paul Sherril, Robert Stilin,Suzanne Kasler Interiors, Tika B. Interior Design, Keita Turner, Michael Whaley, Timothy Whealon, Jeannine Williams, Robin Wilson, and Rod Winterrowd.  Official Sponsors: New York magazine, Benjamin Moore & Co., Elie Tahari  Tickets: Winter Antiques Show Young Collectors Night Benefit Office | Phone: 718-292-7392  All tickets: $175 per person in advance and at the door, subject to availability.  Time: 7-9 PM   Venue: Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue (between 66th & 67th Street)    Press Contacts: Sharp Communications, Inc. | Beryl Crofton-Atkins, 212.829.0002 x113, bc@sharpthink.com
1/20/2011 The 58th Annual Winter Antiques Show: The Winter Antiques Show celebrates its 58th year as America’s most prestigious antiques show, featuring 73 renowned experts in American, English, European, and Asian fine and decorative arts in a fully vetted Show at the Park Avenue Armory. The 2012 Honorary Chairs are David Rockefeller, Mark F. Rockefeller and Charles Rockefeller. Arie Kopelman is the 2012 Show Chairman. Vice Chairs are Lucinda Ballard and Michael Lynch.  U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management will sponsor the Opening Night Party on Thursday, January 19, with Keith Banks, President, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management as Chair of the event. All net proceeds from the Show’s general admissions, preview parties and other events benefit East Side House Settlement and contribute substantially to its private philanthropic budget. The Winter Antiques Show is an annual benefit for East Side House Settlement, a community resource in the South Bronx. The Show runs from January 20-29, and hours are 12 p.m.-8 p.m. daily except Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Daily admission to the Show is $20, which includes the Show’s award-winning catalogue.   Venue: Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue (at 67th Street), New York CityDaily and special event tickets may be purchased online at www.winterantiquesshow.com, or at the Show beginning on Friday, January 20.  For additional press images please visit http://winterantiquesshow.com/cms/press/index.shtml
1/19/2012 WINTER ANTIQUES SHOW 2012 - Opening Night Party to Benefit East Side House Settlement: The Winter Antiques Show celebrates its 58th year as America’s most prestigious antiques show, featuring 73 renowned experts in American, English, European, and Asian fine and decorative arts in a fully vetted Show at the Park Avenue Armory. The 2012 Honorary Chairs are David Rockefeller, Mark F. Rockefeller and Charles Rockefeller. Arie Kopelman is the 2012 Show Chairman. Vice Chairs are Lucinda Ballard and Michael Lynch U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management will sponsor the Opening Night Party on Thursday, January 19, with Keith Banks, President, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management as Chair of the event. All net proceeds from the Show’s general admissions, preview parties and other events benefit East Side House Settlement and contribute substantially to its private philanthropic budget.  Highlights of this year’s show include: a monumental sarcophagus-form planter depicting the Fall of Phaeton (Barbara Israel Garden Antiques); Jean-Baptiste-Jacques Augustin’s Ferdinand of Orleans, Duke of Chartres, Prince Royal of France, at the age of five (Elle Shushan); Alexander Phimister Proctor’s Moose (Gerald Peters Gallery); Marsden Hartley’s Berlin Series, No. I. (Jonathan Boos); and Wharton Esherick’s Pizzicato (Moderne Gallery).  In addition, the 2012 loan exhibition, Celebrating Historic Hudson Valley at 60: Rockefeller Patronage in Sleepy Hollow Country is sponsored by Chubb Personal Insurance for the 16th consecutive year. The exhibition showcases fine and decorative art from Philipsburg Manor, Van Cortlandt Manor, Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, Montgomery Place, and the Union Church of Pocantico Hills.  The Opening Night Party Committee’s Chairman is Keith T. Banks. Vice Chairs include  Mr. & Mrs. James P. Barrow, Robert & Kathy Booth, Dayton T. Carr, Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Chilton, Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Davidson, Mrs. Roland W. Donnem & Elizabeth Donnem Sigety, Susan Dunne, Andrea Henderson Fahnestock & George A. Hambrecht, Mrs. David M. Grimes II, Jerry Lauren, Nina Longtine, Cynthia & Dan Lufkin, Alex Papachristidis, Liz & Jeff Peek, Daniel & Joanna S. Rose, Bill & Pam Royall, Lily Safra, Ritchie R. Scaife, Mrs. Charles F. Smithers, Lenore & Peter Standish, Mrs. Robert King Steel, Tiffany & Company Foundation, Mr. & Mrs. Takeshi Ueshima, and Mr. & Mrs. Charles G. Ward III. The 2012 Winter Antiques Show Committee Chairman is Arie L. Kopelman with Honorary Co-Chairs David Rockefeller, Mark F. Rockefeller and Charles Rockefeller. Vice Chairs include Lucinda C. Ballard, Michael R. Lynch, Courtney E. Booth, Genevieve Wheeler Brown, Jay E. Cantor, Richard L. Chilton Jr., Martha Vietor Glass, Mrs. Thomas Shircliff Glover, Emily Israel, Mrs. Leslie Keno, Stephen J. Ketchum, George G. King, Grace Baxter Lamour, Liz Peek, Lindsey S. Pryor and Ruth H. Smithers,The Winter Antiques Show is an annual benefit for East Side House Settlement, a community resource in the South Bronx. The Show runs from January 20-29, and hours are 12 p.m.-8 p.m. daily except Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Daily admission to the Show is $20, which includes the Show’s award-winning catalogue.Time: 5-9 p.m.   Venue: Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue (at 67th Street), New York City   Media: Rubenstein Communications: Marisa Wayne / (212) 843-9216 / mwayne@rubenstein.com
 
DECEMBER 2011
12/02/2011 The American Scandinavian Society of New York Christmas Ball: The evening will commence with cocktails, followed by dinner and include Lucia and Her Procession of Children. Walter Eriksson Jr.’s Orchestra. A Silent Auction will be held to benefit the American Scandinavian Society’s Cultural Programs and World Childhood Foundation. Guest of Honor:  H.R.H.. Princess Madeleine of Sweden Special Guests include: H.E. Jarl Frijs-Madsen, Consul General of Denmark; H.E. Ritva Jolkkonen, Consul General of Finland; Hon. Hlynur Gu∂jónsson, Consul and Trade Commissioner of Iceland; H.E. Sissel Breie, Consul General of Norway; Hon.David E.R. Dangoor, Honorary Consul General of Sweden. Time: 7:00 p.m.-12 a.m.  Venue: Metropolitan Club, 1 East 60th Street, New York, NY  Prior Photo Coverage: 2005 Christmas Ball | 2006 Christmas Ball | 2007 Christmas Ball | 2007 Christmas Ball (Panache) 2008 Christmas Ball | 2010 Christmas Ball
12/02/2011 Young Professionals chapter of Friends of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital: "5th Annual Winter Gala Break": Live entertainment, food tastings, cocktails, auction and raffle. Cocktail Attire. Venue: the Angel Orensanz Foundation, 172 Norfolk Street (near East Houston). Time:  9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Tickets: $125. More details from: leah.heister@stjude.org or purchase tickets online.
12/05/2011 NYC & Company Foundation: "Leadership Awards Gala": This year, the NYC & Company Foundation will honor the Broadway community, Times Square and Tim & Nina Zagat in acknowledgement of their respective contributions to the vibrancy of New York City.  The Leadership Awards Gala is the principal source of funding for the NYC & Company Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity whose cultural tourism, audience education and outreach projects help sustain our City’s extraordinary nonprofit cultural community. The evening’s proceeds support the Foundation’s work on behalf of arts organizations throughout all five boroughs of New York City. Time: 6:30 p.m.: Cocktails   |  7:30 p.m.: Dinner / Awards Presentation Venue: New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway (between 45th and 46th Streets) Media Contact: Bryan Hansen | Rubenstein Communications, Inc.,| tel: 212-843-9296     | e-mail: bhansen@rubenstein.com   | 1345 Ave of the Americas, New York, NY 10105
12/08/2011 CONCERT FOR CLAIRE --A MEMORIAL EVENT FOR CLAIRE O'CONNOR:  Please join the family and friends of Claire O’Conner us in a special celebration in remembrance and to honor in the words of Michael Musto “a beloved presence on the nightlife and publicity scenes for many years –wife, mother, publicist, friend” Claire O'Connor with a night of rock 'n roll, drink tickets, and VIPs just like it was when she used to run The Limelight. Featuring a live performance by Claire's husband Adam Bomb (in his first NYC concert in 7 years) with Paul Del Bello and Violet Cannibal (in their debut concert in the USA) and special guests: Alan Vega, Dick Manitoba, The Uptown Horns, Alan St Jon (Billy Squier Band), Kenny Aaronson (New York Dolls) & other surprise guests  Time:  8pm  - Midnight  Venue: THE [NEW] CUTTING ROOM • 24 East 32nd Street, just off of Park Avenue  Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served; Surprise live entertainment throughout the evening; Special Videos and Photographs on Display RSVP: oconnorpr@aol.com
 NOVEMBER 2011

11/01/2011 Princess Grace Foundation–USA (PGF-USA) hosts Princess Grace Awards Gala: On Tuesday, November 1, 2011, the Princess Grace Foundation–USA (PGF-USA) will host the Princess Grace Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City in the presence of TSH The Prince and Princess of Monaco and present 21 Awards to emerging artists in theater, dance and film, as well as present the 2011’s Princess Grace Statue Award to Jon M. Chu, director of the highest grossing concert-themed film of all time in the U.S. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never.  Time: 6:30 p.m. Reception and Silent Auction / 7:30pm Awards Ceremony, Dinner, & Live Auction  Venue: Cipriani 42nd Street, New York, NY    Tickets:  Tables can be purchased starting at $15,000, tickets starting at $1,000. To purchase tickets, contact Tamara Leuchtenburg at Event Associates: 212.245.6570 or tamaral@eventasscoiatesinc.com.    Press Inquiries:  Lauren Thayer at Lisa Lori Communications |  | 34 East Putnam Avenue, Suite 123, Greenwich, CT 06830  | tel: 203.228.5090  | e-mail:  thayer@lisalori.com  | The Exclusive LLC Blog – www.theexclusivellc.tumblr.com | The LLC Twitter – www.twitter.com/lisaloricomm

11/02/2011 New York Landmarks Conservancy: "2011 Living Landmarks Celebration" : Each year the New York Landmarks Conservancy recognizes New Yorkers who have made outstanding contributions to the City and honors them as Living Landmarks. Philanthropist Lewis Cullman, theater historian Louise Kerz Hirschfeld, legendary actress Dame Angela Lansbury, restaurateur Danny Meyer and TV personality Regis Philbin will join an illustrious list of current “Landmarks.” Former Mayor David Dinkins will receive the special Lew Rudin Living Landmark Award for Public Service.   Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch are Honorary Co-chairs for the evening. The Celebration Committee includes Living Landmarks Mica Ertegun, Agnes Gund, Barbara Goldsmith, Marian Heiskell, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, Philippe de Montebello, Elizabeth and Felix Rohatyn, Tommy Tune and Bunny Williams. Hosted by Liz SmithVenue: The Plaza Hotel. Time: Cocktails at 7:00 p.m. Dinner and Awards at 8:00 p.m.  Black Tie. Tickets: $1,000. Details from 914-235-1490, ext. 16 or nylc@thejfmgroup.com
11/03/2011 Metropolitan Museum of Art: "Eighth-Annual Apollo Circle Benefit": Dancing. Cocktails. Sweet and savory treats Time: 9 p.m. - midnight  Venue: Met Museum in the Temple of Dendur. Details from apollo.circle@metmuseum.org or 212-650-2371. Join the Apollo Circle
11/03/2011 "The Tragedy of Tupac Amaru Shakur or Who Shot Me? A Tale in Two Acts with George Carroll by Tyler ProductionsVenue: The Triad Theatre, 158 W. 72nd Street, NYC  Dates: Prior shows SOLD OUT. More shows on November 2nd at 7 & 9 pm, November 3rd at 7 & 9 pm. Tickets at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com  Links: Tupac Shakur (official site) | Biography.com |  Sideshow: Did Diddy order Tupac hit? | NNDB |  TASF Foundation
11/03/2011 Hassenfeld Committee and the KiDS of NYU Foundation Associates Committee - "11th Annual Adults in Toyland-Under the Boardwalk":  The Committee for the Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders  and KiDS of NYU Foundation Associates host the "11th Annual Adults in Toyland-Under the Boardwalk" which is traditionally one of New York City’s hottest fall fundraisers. Co-Chairs:  Susan Block Casdin, Keri Glassman, Kimberly Goodwin, Morgan Hertzan, Brooke Jaffe, Steven Jaffe, Patti Kim, Kelly Kennedy Mack, Harlan Saroken, Britt Szostak and Michael Weaver.  Physician Co-Chairs: Linda Granowetter, MD, and Bret Rudy, MD.  Venue: 583 Park Avenue. Time: Cocktails and Gaming: 8:00 p.m.-11:30 p.m.  Festive Attire. Tickets: $300. For more information, contact Meryl Schwartz at NYU Langone Medical Center at 212-404-3674 or meryl.schwartz@nyumc.org.
11/03/2011 Hearts of Gold Presents “Arabian Nights” Gala: The 15th Annual Fundraising Event, Hosted by CNN’s Soledad O’Brien & Law & Order: SVU’s - Tamara Tunie, Helps NYC’s Homeless Mothers & Children Achieve Self-Sufficiency. The event, themed “Arabian Nights,” kicks off at 6:00 p.m. ET with a celebrity-studded red carpet, followed by cocktails, dinner, a fashion show, and both silent and live auctions, with music by fashion industry favorite DJ Johnny Dynell. Co-Mistresses of Ceremony are Soledad O’Brien, Anchor and Special Correspondent for CNN and Goodwill Ambassador for Hearts of Gold; and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’s - Tamara Tunie, an accomplished producer and director as well as a member of Hearts of Gold’s esteemed Advisory Board.  The Gala’s fashion show features fall looks from Beth Bowley, Judith & Charles (formerly Teenflo),Tracy Reese, Plenty by Tracy Reese, and Transit, styled by Hearts of Gold Founder & Executive Director Deborah Koenigsberger. Koenigsberger also owns the Noir et Blanc…bis boutique at 7 West 25th Street in Manhattan. Proceeds from the Gala, which is Hearts of Gold’s main source of funding, support the 900 mothers and children in residence annually in three shelters “adopted” by Hearts of Gold: Nazareth Housing, Nazareth House Harlem, and Semiperm HDFC. Since its inception in 1996, Hearts of Gold has helped more than 10,000 homeless New York City mothers and children exit the city’s shelters and thrive on their own. Individual Gala ticket packages are available from $350 - $1,000. Tickets to the after-party, which runs from 10:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. and includes open bar and dancing, are $75. To purchase tickets and support  Hearts of Gold, call (212) 206-1461 or visit http://www.heartsofgold.org/upcomingevents.html.
11/03/2011 Silver Hill Hospital Gala:  On Thursday, November 3, 2011 Silver Hill Hospital will host a magnificent black-tie gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. Emmy-nominated Carrie Fisher - esteemed author, award winning actress and former patient of Silver Hill – will be present to be honored for her advocacy work on behalf of mental illness. Michael Cominotto and Dennis Basso, who inspired the first gala event in 2010, will serve as honorary co-chairs for 2011. Last year, through their generous efforts, $1.3 million was raised for scholarships for adolescents and young adults needing financial aid to fund residential care at the hospital. Net proceeds this year will again be dedicated to scholarship support for residential treatment at Silver Hill, but we will expand upon last year's focus on young people to include patients of all ages. Time: 7 p.m. cocktails; 8 p.m. Dinner, dancing, and a live auction  For more information please the benefit office: (212) 843-1741  For PR and Sponsorship inquiries:  Lisa Lori Communications |  | 34 East Putnam Avenue, Suite 123, Greenwich, CT 06830  | tel: 203.228.5090  | e-mail:  llc@lisalori.com  | The Exclusive LLC Blog – www.theexclusivellc.tumblr.com | The LLC Twitter – www.twitter.com/lisaloricomm 
11/08/2011 Project Paz Benefit: Project Paz will host Project Art on Tuesday, November 8th to benefit victims of violence in Ciudad Juarez. The cocktail event will include an art and fashion auction.  Time: 7 PM – 11 PM Location: 82 Mercer Street, New York City  Ticket Price: TBD  Contact: info@projectpaz.org or 212.677.2748  More Info: www.projectpaz.org
11/09/2011 DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS: "Tribute to David Rockwell." David Rockwell, Founder & CEO of The Rockwell Group has been Chairman of the Board of DIFFA for 12 years. Details online.
11/09/2011 LOVE HEALS 20th Anniversary Gala: The Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education 20th Anniversary Gala will honor Julianna Margulies, Cristina Cuomo and Michael LorberAbout Love Heals: Love Heals was founded in 1992 to carry on the memory of the late AIDS activist Alison Gertz, who contracted HIV from a single sexual encounter at the age of 16.  Love Heals, the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education, empowers young people in the fight against HIV. Our HIV-positive speakers are putting a face to the epidemic and our youth empowerment programs are training a new generation of community educators and activists. Love Heals also creates and distributes educational materials, shares its expertise and advocates for young people’s right to HIV/AIDS education. We do this in partnership with hundreds of schools and community groups throughout New York City and the surrounding areas, reaching both young people and those individuals who impact their lives, and placing a special emphasis on outreach to high-risk communities.  Impact: By the close of 2011, Love Heals will have directly educated more than 500,000 young people about the realities of HIV and AIDS. The 300- plus young women of color who have completed our peer education training program have reached an additional 10,000 through their community action projects. Time:  6:30 PM cocktails   | 7:30 PM dinner & live auction Venue:   The Four Seasons Restaurant, 99 East 52nd Street,  New York City  EMCEE:   Hal Rubenstein   Tickets & Sponsorships: Tables: $50,000 |  $25,000 |  $15,000 |  $10,000 |  $7,500   Tickets: $2,500 | $750    For More Information Please Contact:  Jennifer Houston at the Love Heals Benefit Office | tel: 212-867-1117 | e-mail: jhouston@innovativephilanthropy.net | web: www.loveheals.org
11/09/2011 New-York Historical Society & Museum - Grand Reopening Celebration:  On Wednesday evening, November 9, 2011, the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library will celebrate and mark its grand reopening at its newly renovated landmark building. The evening’s festivities will include a dedication of the Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass statues outside the New-York Historical Society with a short speech from Roger Hertog, Chairman, and Louise Mirrer, President and CEO, followed by a preview of our new exhibition Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn and the screening of New York Story, a film experience narrated by the actor Liev Schreiber, in our improved state-of-the-art Robert H. Smith Auditorium. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Stephen Starr events.   Venue: New-York Historical Society Museum & Library, 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (West 77th Street), New York, NY 10024   Time: 5:30 pm Statue dedication  | 6:00 pm Reception  RSVP benefitevents@nyhistory.org  or (212) 485-9262  Information: www.nyhistory.org/benefits Press Contacts: Laura Washington |  (212) 873-3400 x263  | lwashington@nyhistory.org Whitney Snow of  Ruder Finn |  (212) 583-2743  | snoww@ruderfinn.com
11/10/2011 2011 GUGGENHEIM INTERNATIONAL GALA: The Guggenheim Museum will host the annual Guggenheim International Gala on Thursday, November 10, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, in celebration of the exhibition Maurizio Cattelan: All. Cocktails begin at 7 pm on the rotunda floor. Dinner is at 8 pm followed by an after-party with the premiere of a unique musical performance by MGMTChairs of the event include Maria Baibakova, Alberto Mugrabi, Amy Phelan, Kara Ross, and Jennifer Blei Stockman. In association with the Guggenheim International Gala, a benefit auction will be held on the evening of November 7 at Phillips de Pury & Company, 450 Park Avenue, New York. Works to be auctioned include pieces by Cai Guo-Qiang, George Condo, Jenny Holzer, Sterling Ruby, Richard Serra, and Lawrence Weiner.   Venue: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street  Time: 7 pm: Cocktails on the rotunda floor  |  8 pm: Dinner in the rotunda galleries 9:30 pm: After-party with a unique musical performance by MGMT  Funds raised from the gala and auction will support the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. For information on gala tickets or the auction, contact Maela Jones at 212 360 4309 or mjones@guggenheim.org.
11/10/2011 American Museum of Natural History – The Museum Gala featuring a performance by Coldplay:  A much-anticipated highlight of the fall season, the Museum Gala is the American Museum of Natural History’s largest annual benefit. More than600 guests are expected to attend this year’s dazzling ball. Following cocktails in the Roosevelt Rotunda, guests will enjoy a gourmet dinner and a performance by Coldplay in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. The event features an auction of extraordinary prizes conducted by Jamie Niven of Sotheby’s. Gala Chairs:  Jodie and John Eastman, Kathy and Tom Freston, and Alice and Lorne Michaels. Proceeds from the evening help support the Museum’s educational and scientific programming. Time:  7–7:45 p.m.  Cocktails in the Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda |  7:45 –11 pm  Dinner, live auction, and performance by Coldplay in the Milstein Hall of Ocean   Life  Tickets:  Tables—$100,000(Leadership), $50,000 (Benefactor), $30,000 (Friend), $15,000 (Contributor) Tickets—$10,000 (Leadership), $5,000 (Benefactor), $3,000 (Friend),  $1,500(Contributor)   Contact: For tickets or more information, please contact Caroline Conese  | Department of Development, at 212-769-5166 or cconese@amnh.org, PRESS or INFORMATION: Aubrey Gaby Miller, Department of Communications, 212 496-3409 or amiller@amnh.org.
11/10/2011 The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC), the world’s first child protection agency, will honor Newmark Knight Frank, Vice Chairman Mark S. Weiss and International ambassador for the NBA and New York Knicks Assistant General Manager and his wife, Tamara and Allan Houston with the Strength of Our Society Award at its 2011 Gala on November 10 at The Plaza Hotel in Manhattan. Time:  6:30pm Cocktails / 7:30pm Dinner and Program / 9:00pm Dancing  Venue:  The Plaza Hotel, Grand Ballroom, New York, NY  Tickets:  Tickets can be purchased starting at $600 or $300 for 35 and under.  To purchase tickets, please contact the Gala Office at 212.843.1714 or NYSPCC@hgnyc.com. Press Inquiries:  Bruna Martins at Lisa Lori Communications | tel: 203.228.5090 or e-mail: bruna@lisalori.com
11/10/2011 Central Park Conservancy: "Autumn In Central Park Inaugural Benefit" in a tent in Central Park at the location of Tavern on the Green at 67th Street and Central Park West. Chairmen: Kitty and Tom Kempner, Suzanne and Woody Johnson, Gillian and Sylvester Miniter, and Fiona and Eric Rudin   Time: 7:00 p..m.: Cocktails. 8:00 p.m.: Dinner. Chairmen: Kitty and Tom Kempner, Suzanne and Woody Johnson, Gillian and Sylvester Miniter, and Fiona and Eric Rudin. Festive Attire. Tickets: $1,000. Details from 646-382-3911
11/14/2011 Fountain Gallery's 10th Annual Celebration of Life: This evening of cocktails, fabulous food, and more than 100 original artworks displayed for sale is a remarkable collaboration of the commercial real estate industry and the New York arts community with Fountain Gallery, to benefit its member-artists. Fountain Gallery is the premier venue in New York City representing artists with mental illness.  Honorees: John Ambrosini, Executive Managing Director and Director of Property Management and Construction, ABS Partners Real Estate, LLC; Rick Froio, Principal, Atlas-Acon Electric Service Corp.; The Renate, Hans and Maria Hofmann Trust.  Co-Chairs: Peter L. DiCapua, Matt Duthie, Carmel W. Fromson, Dario Gristina, Carl T. Hagberg, Leslie Harwood, John McGinley, Jerry Schumm, Andrew Stenzler. Time: 6:30-9:30 PM.   Venue: Prince George Ballroom, 15 East 27th Street, New York City 10016.  Tickets: $200 and up.  Contact:  Nicholas Becerra at 212.582.0341, ext.1183, or nbecerra@fountainhouse.org   Website: www.fountaingallerynyc.com
11/16/2011 Manhattan Loves the Bronx:  Join the Eric Hill Band for an evening of music, cocktails, and food benefiting BronxWorks.  The concert will take place from 6pm until 8pm at the Roger Smith Hotel located at 501 Lexington Avenue (between 47th and 48th streets). Tickets are $150 and include admission to the concert, cocktails, food, and an Eric Hill Band CD.  This event will also feature a silent auction for an original painting by artist James Napoleon.  Group discounts and sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Jennifer Kamara at jkamara@bronxworks.org or 646-393-4020 for more information.
11/21/2011 S.L.E. Lupus Foundation hosts “Life Without Lupus Gala 2011: A Night at the Museum” honoring U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg & Mrs. Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg, and Daniel J. Wallace, MD, Founder, Lupus LA. Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and activist Carole King will perform.  The event will be emceed by Willie Geist, Co-Host MSNBC’s Morning Joe, and Natalie Morales, News Anchor at NBC’s Today Show, will herald the quantum leap taking place in lupus research. U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg and Mrs. Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg will be honored for their help in making lupus a national priority. Mrs. Lautenberg’s sister and S.L.E. Lupus Foundation Board member, Carol Weisman, was diagnosed with lupus at age 19.  Daniel J. Wallace (MD, FACP, FACR), founder of Lupus LA, will be presented with the Foundation’s Medical Leadership Award.   Expected to attend are more than 600 members of New York City’s philanthropic, business and health care communities. A live auction conducted by Jamie Niven, renowned auctioneer of Sotheby’s, will allow participants to support specific cutting-edge research at many world-renowned renowned institutions. Guests will enjoy a full program and sumptuous dinner served by Caterer Restaurant Associates, the official caterer for the Museum.  Serving as this year’s Dinner Chairs are Jennie & Richard DeScherer; Morrie Golick; Susan Golick & Alan Wasserman; Phyllis & William Mack; Fern & Lenard Tessler; Carol & Michael Weisman; and Lois & Andrew Zaro.  Mayor Mike Bloomberg serves as Honorary Dinner Chair. Venue:  American Museum of Natural History -- Central Park West at 79th Street, New York    Time:  6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Tickets: For information, visit www.lupusny.org  or call Anita Cruso at 1-212-685.4118 x. 29 acruso@lupusny.org  / Individual tickets start at: $1,000 | Table for 10 and Journal recognition at varying levels: Benefactor: $10,000 |  Pacesetter: $15,000 |  Advancement Society: $25,000 |  Leadership Society: $50,000 | Founders Circle $100,000+ |  Advertisements in the dinner journal range from $500.00 to $5,000. About S.L.E. Lupus Foundation: The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation is the country’s preeminent organization delivering direct patient services, public education and novel research at a national level. Founded 40 years ago in New York City by lupus patients and their families as the first nonprofit to serve the lupus community, it remains the cornerstone of comprehensive care in all five boroughs in the continuous battle for a Life Without Lupus.MEDIA CONTACT: Kim Esp  | Linden Alschuler & Kaplan, Inc. Public Relations |  tel: 212-575-4545;  | e-mail:  kesp@lakpr.com
11/30/2011 The ACE Junior Committee Sponsoring Fall Fling: ACE Programs for the Homeless has been serving homeless New Yorkers and keeping our great city clean for nearly 20 years. This important New York City institution founded by Philanthropist Henry Buhl deserves your support, especially in these times where more people are falling into the economic abyss. Hosting this year’s ‘Fall Fling’ are Model Barbara Duerrer, Chef Todd English & Olympic Medalist Tim Morehouse. The ACE Junior Committee is a group of New York professionals who are dedicated to ACE:  Nathaniel Baker, Alexandra Buhl, Monica Eulitz, Sarah Feil, Danny Fontana, Ricardo Garcia, Anna Gerzon, Irene Hong, Andrew Hurewitz, Julie Kwak, Menka Lamba, Joshua Minsky, Alisa Ng, Steven Nicholson, Eleanor Robb, Kathleen Ryan, Sandra Sanches, Andrew Torrey. Music by DJCash | Cocktails by DoubleCross | Prizes by Louis Vuitton.  Venue: The Crosby Hotel    Time: 8-11 p.m.  To purchase tickets, visit http://www.acenewyork.org/fallfling or email Sandra Sanches at ssanches@ACEnewyork.org
 
 
 
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10/1/2011 Grammy nominated artist Sophie B Hawkins is to release her first studio album since 2004 in October 11th entitled “The Crossing”. The album will have 17 new tracks, including fabulously raw acoustic renditions of "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" and “As I Lay Me Down”.  Please contact Lisa Lori for interview and performance opportunities for Sophie at lori@lisalori.com or 203 228 5090. Information: www.sophiebhawkins.com  Press Inquiries:  Lisa Lori, Lisa Lori Communications 203-228-5090 or lori@lisalori.com
10/1/2011 DREAMERS UNITE!: Artist Justin Tellian invites all those who consider themselves “Dreamers” to be part of a historic group photo on Saturday, October 1st at 1:00 p.m. at Unisphere Fountain, Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, Queens, New York. Instructions: Bring Friends. Come Wearing White. Prepare to Dream. This is a free event.  Participants of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to come be part of a beautiful, global experience that celebrates a simple message: WE DREAM.  This will be the last official shoot of the Dreamers project, which was born in Brooklyn NYC and has travelled to 5 cities around the world: Mexico City, Berlin, Black Rock City, Tokyo, and Johannesburg. The goal is to make the Queens, New York event the largest gathering of dreamers in any city yet. The photograph will be shot in collaboration with several partners including the Queens Museum of Art, and immigrant youth-led social justice organizations United We Dream and Dream Scholars. After the photo there will be an outdoor celebration/dance party. 
10/13/2011 8th Annual Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest to benefit A Leg To Stand On (“ALTSO”):  Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest will unite 1,000 leaders from the hedge fund and related finance communities for a night of rock-and-roll and acoustic music performed by industry professionals.  Join and bid on a Maserati Gran Turismo S, sponsored Wide World Ferrari Maserati. About: ALTSO provides free prosthetic limbs, corrective surgery, and rehabilitative care to children in developing countries who have lost their limbs in traumatic accidents or were born with limb deformities.  Since 2003, ALTSO has leveled the playing field for more than 6,000 children in 19 of the world’s most impoverished countries. Venue:  583 Park Avenue, New York City Time:  7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Tickets: $200/per ticket includes admission, open bar, food, open seating, and a gift bag sponsored by Wide World Ferrari Maserati.   Purchase tickets here: www.altso.org/rocktoberfest/
10/13/2011 Humanity In Action Gala Dinner honoring Mr. James Bennet, Mr. Adam Hochschild, and Mr. John Rossant of PublicisLive  Benefit Committee: Ambassador François Delattre, Ambassador Renée Jones-Bos, Ambassador Robert Kupiecki, Ambassador Peter Taksoe-Jensen, Elizabeth and Eric Berman, Susan Berresford, Eric and Barbara Dobkin, Michael Eckhart, Mark Goldberg, Claude Grunitzky, Maren Imhoff, Daniel Johnnes, Martin and Wendy Kaplan, Karen Lavine and Donald Kilpatrick, Jonathan Marder, Michael Soussan, Ezra Suleiman   About Humanity in Action: Humanity in Action (HIA) is an international organization dedicated to the education, inspiration and development of students and young professionals committed to protecting minorities and promoting human rights. Over 1,100 HIA fellows, emerging leaders in their 20s and 30s, are contributing in innovative ways to advance essential democratic freedoms around the world. Humanity in Action, Inc. is a Sec. 501(c)(3) organization. A copy of our latest financial report may be obtained, upon request, from either Humanity in Action, Inc., 144 East 39th Street, New York, NY 10016, or the State of New York, Office of the Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271. www.humanityinaction.org   Time: Cocktails 6:30 p.m., Dinner 7:30 p.m.  Venue: Cultural Services of the French Embassy, 972 5th Avenue, New York, NY  Tickets: begin at $600  R.S.V.P212.828.6874 Ext. 2p.rykowski@humanityinaction.org HIA is a 501 (c)(3) organization. All contributions are tax deductible.  For more information: Catherine Petree-Biron, Director of Sponsorship, Jonathan Marder + Company  D: 212.907.6484  M: 917.306.0865
10/15/2011 The 14th Annual October Ball to Benefit Catholic Big Sisters & Big Brothers: The Catholic Big Sisters and Big Brothers (CBSBB) is a non-profit, non-sectarian community based organization serving New York City, dedicated to helping youth and their families through free gender specific programming. For over 100 years, CBSBB has provided unique programming for the cities neediest Catholic and non-Catholic children offering opportunities to learn new skills and strengthen their families. CBSBB offers a matrix of services, free of charge, that includes mentoring, counseling and after school programming to help their clients improve academic performance and reduce risky behavior, ultimately leading to healthier, more productive lives. The annual October Ball is one of CBSBB events for insuring the agency’s success. All donations are 100% tax deductible and directly impact underserved youth in the greater New York area. Time: 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.  Venue: The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)  Attire: Black Tie optional   Tickets: $140-175; VIP TICKETS: Tickets begin at $225 For more information, Call CBSBB – 212-475-3291 x200 to purchase tickets, or contact Rina at events@cbsbb.org  Purchase tickets online at www.octoberball.com
10/17/2011 Daughter of the Queen of Sheba - A Benefit Performance for Fountain House with support from NPR. Starring Joan Allen:  Celebrated actress Joan Allen stars in this one-night-only performance of the acclaimed memoir by Jacki Lyden, NPR host and correspondent and award-winning journalist, that recounts her experience growing up with a colorful and dramatic mother living with manic depression. Joan Allen has received three Academy Award nominations; she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Nixon and The Crucible, and for Best Actress for The Contender. Allen has also starred in Pleasantville, The Notebook, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum. Joan Allen is also one of the New York theatre world’s most honored actresses and winner of every major prize for her work on and off-Broadway, including the Best Actress Tony Award for her performance opposite John Malkovich in Lanford Wilson’s “Burn This.” The director, producer, and writers of this staged reading are also collaborating to bring Daughter of the Queen of Sheba to the big screen: Director Daniel Barnz was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film 2007 and one of Variety’s Top Ten Directors to Watch 2008 (his feature directorial debut was Phoebe in Wonderland, which premiered in competition at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and was released nationally in 2009, with Felicity Huffman and Elle Fanning; his upcoming film, Still I Rise, starring Viola Davis,  Maggie Gyllenhaal, Holly Hunter, Rosie Perez and Ving Rhames, will appear in theaters in 2012). The producer, Susan Cartsonis, is the president of Storefront Pictures (she has produced Firelight, Where the Heart Is, What Women Want, Aquamarine, and Beastly, and was the executive producer of The Mistress of Spices and No Reservations). Karen Croner and Jacki Lyden have written the screenplay of Lyden's memoir and also created the script for this performance. (Karen Croner is an award-winning screenwriter known for such movies as One True Thing and Scattered Dreams. Current movies written by Croner include Admission for Tina Fey directed by Paul Weitz, Hello Ghost to be directed by Chris Columbus, and Tribes of Palos Verdes starring Soarise Ronin.)

Time: 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm    Venue: The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, East 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, New York, NY 10021.   Tickets and Packages: $125, $300, $500, $1,000, $2,500, $5,000.    Contact: Robyn Marks, 212-582-0341, ext 1288 or rmarks@fountainhouse.org

10/19/2011 The Golden Heart Awards Celebration honoring Carolina Herrera: The Golden Heart Award serves as a model of how the strengths and resources of the private and public sectors combine to support God’s Love We Deliver in our critical work. Past recipients include Philippe Dauman, Calvin Klein, Christine Quinn, Harry Slatkin, Joan Rivers, “7th on Sale”, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, M·A·C Cosmetics/M·A·C AIDS Fund, Prudential Douglas Elliman, Altria Group, Inc. and our volunteers Jackie Fierstein, Roz Gilbert, Ed Prostak and Evan Schwartz. The Fifth Annual Golden Heart Awards Dinner will take place at Skylight Soho, where we will honor Mrs. Carolina Herrera and 25 Years of Volunteers. The Dinner honors those members of the corporate, philanthropic, political and volunteer communities who demonstrate extraordinary philanthropy and ongoing civic responsibility.  Venue: Skylight Soho, 275 Hudson Street, New York, NY    Time:  7:00 PM: Cocktails | 8:00 PM: Dinner     Press Contact: Sarah Sobel, PaulWilmotCommunications: 212.206.7447 x47 / ssobel@greatpress.com  |  Em Findley, God’s Love We Deliver: 212.294.8141 / efindley@glwd.org
10/20/2011 Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Multicultural and Community Affairs Signature Event: Mount Sinai School of Medicine has a distinguished 30 year history of conducting education pipeline programs which have engaged over 10,000 youth from educationally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds to advance towards careers in health and science.  Since its inception in 1998, the CMCA has become an integral part of Mount Sinai, helping to strengthen ties with its communities and making the diversity of the medical student body at Mount Sinai School of Medicine rank among the best in the nation and expanding the pipeline to improve the diversity of its faculty and trainees.  Despite its’ many achievements, however, CMCA remains largely unknown in the Harlem community. It is the intent of The Signature Event to increase awareness of CMCA’s important work, raise its profile in the community and to begin to expand its networks of support. This year on Thursday, October 20, 2011, the Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs (CMCA) will hold its Second Annual Signature Event fundraiser at The New York Academy of Medicine. While we have helped many inner city children make the leap and become medical doctors and other healthcare professionals, we can do more through your participation.  This is particularly critical with federal budget cuts presently looming.  Students need physician role models whom they can identify with and relate to their backgrounds.  CMCA ensures the institutional commitment to diversity and helps inner city students understand that yes, -- it is possible to become a doctor. To ensure the longevity of CMCA’s mentoring and career development programs, we must secure alternative sources of private and corporate funding. Visibility within the community is essential and it is hoped that our 2011 Signature Event will assist in opening new doors.   Venue: New York Academy of Medicine - Fifth Ave @ 103rd. Time: 6:00 pm to 9:30pm Buy Tickets
10/20/2011 2011 Somaly Mam Foundation East Coast Gala: Join us for a benefit dinner to support the Somaly Mam Foundation and to honor The Body Shop Americas; Russell Simmons, Rush Communications, Inc.; and Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues.   Time: Cocktails: 6:00 p.m. |  Dinner: 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.  Venue: ESPACE, 635 W. 42nd Street, New York City.  For more information, please call 914-579-1000 or email smfnyc@buckleyhallevents.com
10/20/2011 Accion 50th Anniversary Gala: The Gala event celebrates ACCION’s 50 Years of Helping Millions Help Themselves and launches its vision of full financial inclusion for all. The highlight of the evening will be the participation of microfinance clients from Africa and the United States who will share their stories of building a brighter future for their families with ACCION’s help. Co-Chairs: Amy Butte & John Heimann Honoree: Vikram Pandit  Time: 6:30 p.m. Cocktails /7:30 p.m. Dinner & Program  Venue: Cipriani 42nd Street, 110 East 42nd Street, New York City
10/20/2011 Fall Fling Benefitting Teach For America - New York: Join us for an evening of music, food, drinks, and fun in celebration of Teach For America and its work to close the educational achievement gap in New York!  Teach For America’s New York region is thrilled to announce our fourth annual event for young professionals. The 2011 Fall Fling will be held at The Bowery Hotel on Thursday, October 20th from 8pm until midnight. The event is hosted by our Young Professionals Committee and all proceeds will help Teach For America bring outstanding recent college graduates from around the country to New York's highest need schools. Tickets are $75 per person but will go up to $100 per person on October 1, 2011. Time: 8:00 pm – midnight  Venue: The Bowery Hotel, 335 Bowery, New York, NY, 10003
10/21/2011 American-Scandinavian Foundation: "2011 Centennial Ball." Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark; Her Excellency Tarja Halonen, President of Finland; His Excellency Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland; Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway; and Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden will be in attendance, as will leaders of business, government, the arts, and philanthropy. Ball Co-Chairs: Jane Erkko, Inger G. and William B. Ginsberg,  Hon. Charles and Monika Heimbold, Ambassador John Loeb and Sharon Handler, Hon. Earle I. and Carol Mack, Dr. and Mrs. Kristján T. Ragnarsson and Lise Stolt-Nielsen.  The ASF promotes international understanding through educational and cultural exchange between the United States and the five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Black Tie/Decorations and Miniatures. Time: Cocktails at 7:00 p.m. Dinner and Awards: 8:00 p.m. Dancing to follow. Venue: The Hilton Hotel, 1335 Avenue of the Americas.   Tickets: $500. Details from 914-235-1490, ext. 16 or ASFCentennialBall@thejfmgroup.com.
10/24/2011 Center for Children's Initiatives (CCI) Annual Champions for Children Awards Gala: On October 24, 2011, the Center for Children's Initiatives (CCI) will hold its Annual Champions for Children Awards gala and fundraiser at the Yale Club of New York City.  Ken Rosato, anchor of WABC, Eyewitness News This Morning and Eyewitness News at Noon will serve as the Master of Ceremonies.  This annual gala recognizes the hard work and efforts of early care and education professionals, business leaders, organizations, community philanthropists and advocates as it relates to the field early care and education.  The event raises public awareness and needed resources to assist in the sustainability of providing quality training to the early childhood community, research-based tools and effective policy work CCI is known and respected for. The 2011 Champions for Children Awards and CCI is extremely pleased to honor Kim Jasmin, Vice President, Northeast Region JP Morgan Chase, Donna Chandler, Early Childhood Educational Director for The Children's Aid Society - Drew Hamilton Learning Center and Emergency Coalition to Save Child Care. Time: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Venue: The Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York City. To register and purchase your ticket to the event, click here or for more information on the Champions for Children Awards, contact Greg Scott at gscott@ccinyc.org
10/25/2011 The 28th annual Alzheimer’s Association’s New York Rita Hayworth Gala: On Tuesday, October 25th at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Midtown Manhattan the theme, “Hollywood Glamour,” will embody the glamour of Rita Hayworth while also shining a spotlight on Alzheimer’s disease. This year they will be honoring Somers Farkas and HSNi Corporate Award, Mindy Grossman, CEO. Gala Chairs are Anne Hearst McInerney & Jay McInerneyTime:  6:30 p.m. Cocktails and Silent Auction / 7:30pm Award Presentation, Dinner, Dancing & Entertainment  Venue: Waldorf -Astoria Hotel, Grand Ballroom, New York, NY    Tickets: Tables can be purchased starting at $12,500, tickets starting at $1,250; For Ticket Purchases, contact the Gala Office at 212.843.1712  or alz@hgnyc.com    Press Inquiries:  Bruna Martins at Lisa Lori Communications | 34 East Putnam Avenue, Suite 123, Greenwich, CT 06830  | tel: 203.228.5090 or e-mail: bruna@lisalori.com
10/25/2011 New York City Center: "Celebrate New York City Center—Re-Opening Night Gala": New York  City Center will reopen, following a historic renovation and modernization with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and star-studded gala on Tuesday, October 25 at New York City Center. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg will conduct the Encores! Orchestra in the opening number and the show will be directed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall, with music direction by Rob Berman. The reopening gala will kick off a celebratory season of new and expanded programming, festivals, exhibits, a special commission, and performances by world-class dance and theater companies. The renovation, designed by Ennead Architects, has transformed the city-owned landmark building into a contemporary cultural center. Featured this special evening will be a star-studded cast and the Encores Orchestra, starring (Artists subject to change): Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Joshua Bell, Matthew Broderick, Barbara Cook, Denyce Graves, Patti LuPone, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Donna Murphy, New York City Ballet, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Brian Williams.  Time: 7:00 p.m.: Gala Performance featuring Guest Conductor Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, at City Center.  | 9:00 p.m.: Gala Dinner at Cipriani, 110 East 42nd Street. Attire: Black Tie. Tickets: $1,500 (performance only tickets from $50). Details and purchase tickets online. Details from 212-763-1205.
10/27/2011 The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies 2011 Annual Gala: The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies will honor Ellsworth George Stanton III and Phoebe R. Stanton at our 2011 Annual Gala. Please join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of these two special New Yorkers. The event will feature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by dinner and entertainment. It promises to be a special evening. Please contact Tim Mercure, ph. (212) 801-1304 if you have any questions or require additional information. Time: 6:30-9:30  Venue: TBA
10/27/2011 Safe Horizon’s Junior Council's "Monster Mash": Safe Horizon's Junior Council hosts a spirited celebration of the season to benefit children, individuals, and families affected by crime and abuse. Come in costume to attend the festivities in support of Safe Horizon's hotlines, shelters, court and community programs, and other services that help victims move from crisis to confidence. The best costume also gets an award! Venue: Katra Lounge, 217 Bowery, New York, NY (tel: 212-473-3313)  Time: 8 pm to 11 pm. Special performances by Fly Ly and Ryan Notes at 9:30pm. Details: 3-hour open bar for all guests. Gratuity not included. VIP package includes ¼ bottle champagne, table service, appetizer platter, and meet-and-greet with the artists. If you can’t attend the Junior Council event but wish to make a tax-deductible donation, please click here
10/27/2011 ArtWorks: "5th Annual Art Auction Benefit" celebrating heroes: children courageously battling chronic and life-threatening illnesses. The space will showcase artwork created by their inspiring children which will be included in the auction. ArtWorks is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing children and young adults suffering from chronic and life-threatening illnesses, and their siblings, access to creative and performing arts programs that encourage the use of the creative process as a vehicle for healing, communication, self-expression and personal development. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music by DJ’s Chrissie Miller and Leo Fitzpatrick and a live auction.  Venue: HIRO Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel, 88 Ninth Avenue. Time: 7-10:30 pm  Tickets: $125. Details from 201-608-0146 Katherine@artworksfoundation.org or online.
 
 
SEPTEMBER 2011

9/7/2011  The Couture Council of the Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology will honor Valentino with their Artistry of Fashion Award. Benefit Luncheon at David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, New York City starting at 11:30am.  Valentino Luncheon Chairs: Anne H. Bass, Charlotte Moss, Diane von Furstenberg and The Honorable Daphne Guinness.  Tickets: $1,000 to $1,500; Tables: $10,000 to $25,000  To purchase luncheon tickets, please contact Vicki Guranowski, 212 217.4105, fax 212 594.9206, or email: Victoria_Guranowski@fitnyc.edu   For Press inquiries contact: Catherine Petree, 212.907.6484 or email: Catherine.Petree@gsmltd.net

9/20/2011 16th Annual Urban Tech Gala will celebrate Urban Tech’s success in transforming 460,000 lives through technology and training. This could not have been accomplished without the input and support of Urban Tech’s heroes, especially the 2011 honorees: NBA All Star & Knicks basketball legend John Starks will receive the Humanitarian Award; Jessica Isaacs, head of International and Small and Medium Enterprises at Marsh, Inc. will receive the Corporate Leadership Award and Intel School of Distinction M.S. 223: The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology, Principal Ramon Gonzalez will receive the Education Leadership Award.  Maurice Dubois, CBS 2 News Anchor will serve as Emcee for the night’s festivities.  Proceeds from the event will fund Urban Tech’s Youth Leadership Academy®Urban Tech, founded in 1995, connects students and families, in under-served communities to digital literacy, comprehensive health education and life skills that are critical to academic success.  About the National  Urban  Technology Center:  Urban Tech is a 501(c)(3) non-profit education technology corporation. Their mission is to empower people and communities with technology. They accomplish their mission by partnering with schools and community-based organizations (CBOs) to implement two flagship programs: Youth Leadership Academy® (YLA) and SeedTech®  Media Inquries: All media required to RSVP: 212-843-8018, or via e-mail: vramirez@rubensteinpr.com Time: 6:00 PM ~ Cocktail Reception | 7:30 PM ~ Awards Dinner, Live Auction and Silent Auction. Venue:  Capitale, 130 Bowery Street, New York CityTickets:  TABLES: $25,000, $10,000 & $5,000 | PER PERSON: $1,000, $500 & $250  TICKET INFO: (212) 528-7350
9/20/2011 New Yorkers for Children: "Annual Fall Gala":  Honoree: Carmelo K. Anthony  Honorary Chair: Nicholas Scoppetta   Gala Co-Chairs:  Henry and Vanessa Cornell, Oscar de la Renta, Lise and Michael Evans, Kevin and Erika Liles, Ashley and Jeff McDermott, Shirin von Wulffen and Frederic Fekkai. Attire: Black Tie.  Time: Cocktails at 6:30 p.m. with Dinner, live auction, and musical performance to follow.  Venue: Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City Tickets: $1,000 (limited availability). Details from 212.867.1117 or jhouston@innovativephilanthropy.net or online.
9/20/2011  The New York Botanical Garden – Rose Garden Dinner Dance: Guests of Honor are Mr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Davidson in recognition of their steadfast loyalty to this institution and long-standing commitment to its Special Events Program. Chairmen for the evening are Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy H. Biggs, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Burn III, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Johnson. Honorary Chairmen are Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Goldfrank III, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Hubbard, and Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Nolen. The event proceeds provide essential funds for the maintenance of the extraordinary Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden as one of the world’s premier rose venues, and support the curators’ care of the Rose Garden Collection, which boasts 4,000 rose plants in 680 varieties. This evening attracts 300 members of the Garden’s extended family, and raises over $500,000 to support the collection.  Venue:   Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden—one of the most sustainable public gardens in the world. Time: Private event. For more information, please contact  Sarah Richardson at 718.817.8657 or srichardson@nybg.org
9/22/2011 New York City Ballet: "Fall Gala" will feature a collaboration of Sir Paul McCartney and NYCB Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins on a World Premiere ballet for the Company’s 2011-2012 season entitled Ocean’s Kingdom.  The new ballet will mark the first time that Sir Paul has written an original orchestral score for dance. The Gala will also include George Balanchine’s Union Jack, the tribute to Britain that features nearly all of NYC Ballets dancers.   GALA CHAIRMEN: Alec Baldwin Jodie and John Eastman Marlene Hess and Jim Zirin • Alice and Lorne Michaels  VICE CHAIRS: Fiona Druckenmiller • Carol Mack • Charlotte MossTime: 6:00pm Cocktails | 7:30pm Performance | 9:00pm Supper Ball. Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner dancing.  Venue: David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, New York City.  Tickets: $1,500 (limited availability). Details from 212-870-5585 or  specialevents@nycballet.com
 
 
AUGUST 2011
8/02/11 Special Olympics New York Junior Committee Summer Social: Each year The Special Olympics Junior Committee holds its annual Summer Social at one of the cities most popular venues. This is an enchanting evening of cocktails, dining, dancing and shopping (complete with a silent auction). As one of the largest fundraisers for Special Olympics New York, this benefit reception garners a lively a crowd of over 300 of Manhattan’s elite. Tickets are $75 pre-sale or $100 at the door, all proceeds go directly to the athletes of Special Olympics New York. Past Cocktail Benefits have been held at: Socialista, Avenue, The Empire Hotel, Greenhouse and 230 5th  Time: 7:30-10:30 p.m.   Venue: Hudson Terrace, 621 W. 46th St. b.w 10th and 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10036  Contact: Katie Jo Righi, Associate Director |  Special Olympics New York | 211 East 43rd Street, Suite 802, New York, NY 10017| Tel: Phone: 212-661-5217 x 214 | Fax: 212-661-4658 | e-mail: kjrighi@nyso.org
8/03/11 Organic Avenue Hosts Superfood Desserts and Tonic Elixers With Famous Raw and Vegan Chef Jason Wrobel: The mission of Organic Avenue is to provide LOVE* (Live, Organic, Vegan, Experience) through detox cleanses, organic workshops, raw food staple products, superfoods, whole food supplements, fresh organic live produce prepared into gourmet raw meals and with beauty and other home necessities.  Organic Avenue educates people on how to transition and maintain a healthy lifestyle that is pleasurable and sustainable, while also friendly to people, animals and the environment.  About Jason Wrobel: Jason Wrobel is a world-renowned leader in raw and vegan cuisine, nutrition and education. He has served as the personal chef and nutritional consultant for Woody Harrelson and Jeremy Piven and celebrities such as Sigourney Weaver, John C. Reilly, Robin Wright, Oren Moverman and Russell Simmons. The event includes hand-outs, a Q&A session, tonic elixir samples and super food dessert samples. Time: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.  Venue: Organic Avenue’s Headquarters, the Space of LOVE – 116 Suffolk Street between Rivington and Delancey   Cost: $55 (Registration required, call OA at 212-358-0500 or email love@organicavenue.com) web: http://www.organicavenue.com
8/06/11 Southampton Hospital Foundation: "53rd Annual Summer Party--A Tropical Paradise" under the tents at the corner of Wickapogue and Old Town Roads, Southampton. Cocktails, silent auction, raffle, dinner and dancing to benefit the Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department. Time: 6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Benefit Chairman: Jean Shafiroff. Alex Donner Orchestra. Tickets: $750 ($375 for Juniors (35 and under). For more information call 631.726.8700 ext. 7 or 3 or email: klucas@southamptonhospital.org
8/11/11 Organic Avenue Hosts Rejuvenating Facial And Lunch With Cygalle Healing Spa. Get star treatment with a deluxe 30-minute facial and skincare talk by celebrity-favorite Cygalle Healing Spa, followed by a rejuvenating lunch from Organic Avenue! These rejuvenating facials will be booked in 3 person groups, each group scheduled in 30 minute time slots, from 11am-2:30pm. Each deluxe facial (guided by Cygalle Dias herself!) is followed by cleansing salad and fruit juice, custom made by Organic Avenue. Time:  11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Venue: Organic Avenue’s Headquarters, the Space of LOVE – 116 Suffolk Street between Rivington and Delancey Cost: $35 (Pre-registration required - call 212-358-0500 to schedule your appointment BEFORE purchasing ticket on the website.   Those registered without scheduling through call center will not be considered confirmed)  web: http://www.organicavenue.com
8/13/11 "MAGIC UNDER THE MOONLIGHT" – The ARF Beach Ball To Benefit Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (‘ARF’) Magic Under the Moonlight will be an evening on the ocean, at the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club. Cocktails, a raw bar, dinner, dancing to DJs Andrew Andrew, magic by JB Benn, a silent auction and a beach bonfire. Time: 6:30 PM  Venue: The Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club, 231 Mid Ocean Rd, Bridgehampton, New York  (Tel: S: 631.537.1180 | W: 212.883.0606)   About: The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons provides for the health and welfare of dogs and cats on the South Fork of Long Island and Shelter Island through shelter and adoption services, medical care, spaying and neutering programs, community outreach and humane education. Founded in 1974, ARF is the leading animal adoption center on the East End. For more information, please visit www.arfhamptons.org  For Tickets and Information: gloria@arfhamptons.org  | 537-0400 x216 | web: http://arfhamptons.org  Tickets:$ 500
8/20/11 Artists & Writers Charity Softball Game: The Artists and Writers Game began as a summer picnic in 1948. With the help of our friends, this all-volunteer effort has evolved into a significant supporter of local East Hampton charities! It's a fun day for all! Get involved! The Artists and Writers Annual Softball Game benefits 3 worthy charities: East End Hospice, East Hampton Day care Learning Center and the Phoenix House This years Home Team: Ken Auletta, Janet Dell'Aquila, Alec Baldwin, Greg Bello, Ed Hollander and Wendy Powers, Walter Bernard, Carl Bernstein, Bill and Jill Collage, David and Chris Brandman, Eric Ernst, Kayce Freed, David Geiser and Mercedes Ruehl, Leif Hope and Alison Milano, Dave Johnson, Harry Javer and Liz Wolf, Rod Gilbert, Mike Lupica, Debby and Kevin McEneaney, Juliet Papa, Richard Reeves, Kendall Veenema, Ronnette Riley, Brenda Siemer Scheider, Brett and Kate Shevack, Lori Singer, Stu and Susan Sleppin, B Smith and Dan Gasby, Kim Terrero, Melissa Toma, Beth White, Maureen Wikane and Mort Zuckerman. See our Facebook page  Venue: Herrick Park, East Hampton, New York  Time: Batting Practice begins at noon. Game Time: 2 p.m.   Contact:  Debby McEneaney | e-mail: mcsanzo@hopeworksltd.com | tel: 631.725.4220 | web: http://www.artistswritersgame.org
JULY 2011
7/30/11 Voluptuous Panic: The 18th Annual Watermill Summer Benefit: The Watermill Center will once again bring together the worlds of theater, art, fashion, design, and society for Voluptuous Panic : The 18th Annual Watermill Summer Benefit. Benefit artists and Watermill International Summer Program Participants from over 30 different countries will create six acres of installations and performances throughout the grounds of Watermill during the event. The funds raised will support The Watermill Center's International Summer Program and Fall / Spring Residency Program, providing a unique environment for young and emerging artists to explore and develop their work. Beginning at 6pm, the evening will include cocktails, courtesy of Bacardi USA, a silent auction, performances, art installations, dinner, dancing and a live auction hosted by auctioneer Simon de Pury, Chairman, Phillips de Pury & Company. The evening will end with the guests dancing under the stars in the auction tent. This year’s silent and live auction will include over 75 lots from emerging and established artists including Marina Abramovic, Mary Heilmann, Arturo Herrera, Christian Marclay, Adam McEwen, Malcolm Morley, Olivier Mosset, Robert Lazzarini, Yoko Ono, Neo Rauch, Tim Rollins + K.O.S.,David Salle, Kenny Scharf, Andres Serrano, Taryn Simon, Philippe Starck, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, and Robert Wilson, with special lots created in celebration of Robert Wilson's 70th Birthday.  Voluptuous Panic will be fearless this summer and will inspire the fashion, as it is the dress code for the evening. It will be a true festival of the arts and performance all to benefit Watermill and its mission to provide a unique environment for young and emerging artists to explore new ideas and foster their career development. Time:  6:00pm   Venue: The Watermill Center, 39 Watermill Towd Road, Water Mill, New York  Tickets: tables start at $10,000; dinner tickets at $1,000\. For tickets please contact Pinki Patel at (212) 253-7484 ext. 10  BUY TICKETS ONLINE
7/30/11 Annual Hamptons Splash Party -Ted Danson Hosts VIP Reception and The Honey Brothers Give Musical Performance. Oceana’s second annual Hamptons Splash Party will be held on July 30, 2011 at the beachfront home of Margie and Michael Loeb in Southampton, NY. Oceana returns to the Hamptons after receiving an outpouring of support surrounding last year’s inaugural celebration.  Immersed in the luxury of this Southampton estate, guests will be treated to an evening of hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and dancing alongside distinguished guests that include Actor and Author of Oceana Ted Danson. Guests will also enjoy a musical performance by The Honey Brothers, featuring Oceana Ambassador Adrian Grenier. The evening will be hosted by Honorary Chair and Oceana Board Member Susan Rockefeller, along with event co-chairs Margie and Michael Loeb, Mary Kathryn Navab, Lois Robbins and Andrew Zaro. The Splash Party is made possible by a group of Oceana’s supporters that include Lilly Pulitzer, Burgess Yachts, Tiffany & Co., and Dior. Time: Special Guest Ted Danson will hold a VIP Reception at 6:30 pm, which will lead into the main event at 7:30 pm. The evening will culminate with a live performance by The Honey Brothers. Tickets: Limited tickets are available for the VIP Champagne Reception, hosted by Ted Danson, for $750. Main Event tickets are available for $500. Packages range from $5,000-$50,000. Tickets can be purchased online at http://hamptonssplash.org
7/30/11 Ovarian Cancer Research Fund: "Super Saturday 14" in Water Mill, New York. Hosted by Donna Karan, Ariel Foxman, InStyle and Kelly Ripa.   Time: 1:00 p.m. (Preview at noon). Designer garage sale with more than 200 designers, a kids' carnival with rides and games, raffle, fortune tellers, and manicures. Tickets: $450 ($150 for children 5-16; under 5 free). Details from 212-759-2800 or purchase tickets online
7/23/11 L’AFRICANA SUMMER FEST:  Philanthropist MacDella Cooper, Founder of the MacDella Cooper Foundation and the MCF Academy will host L’AFRICANA SUMMER FEST in Southampton New York. The Red Carpet Cocktail reception and the Taste of Africa Banquet will kick off at 6:30 pm with DJ Stiletto spinning.  The night will include special musical and dance performances starting promptly at 7:00 pm.  The evening, hosted by News anchor, Carol Wilkinson will begin with a presentation by Thomas Tafuto.  A collection of African inspired dresses, jewelry and accessories designed exclusively for L ‘Africana brand will be auctioned off.  Tickets range in price from $150 for an individual ticket to $10,000 for corporate sponsorships. Click here to purchase tickets online!  About: L’Africana is a brand platform built around the design, creation, promotion, and distribution of African fashion, art, music, accessories, culture & cuisine. To date, African-inspired brands have primarily catered to Africans and a small number of non-Africans. L’Africana aspires to be a brand with strong international appeal through the fusion of African aesthetics and sensibilities with modern design, quality, and workmanship.  All proceeds from the event will benefit the MCF Academy for orphans and abandoned children in Monrovia, Liberia. The MCF Academy is the first tuition free boarding school dedicated to orphan and abandoned children in post-war Liberia. The Academy opened its doors on Christmas Day 2010 and will ultimately house and educate 200 children. Contact Information: Please visit: macdellacooper.org  or call Nicole at 212-204-6574, or email: info@macdellacooper.org
7/21/11 The 27th annual Ultimate Summertime Party presented by News Corporation: Join one thousand party animals at the Ultimate Summertime Party and enjoy a live musical performance by the Tremors, an exciting sea lion demonstration in the Central Gardens and the opportunity to enjoy food, wine and spirits from a host of fabulous vendors.Please help us spread the word and add our event to your calendar as you have in the past. Tickets are $85 until July 19 and include food and beverages. Click here to purchase your tickets. Spread the word, tell your friends, tweet about it, update your Facebook status   Venue:  Central Park Zoo Time: 7-10 p.m
7/16/11 LongHouse Reserve, “White Hot & Blue” Summer Gala Honoring Dale Chihuly & Barbara Slifka: This year's gala will celebrate LongHouse's 20th Anniversary, and beneath the glow of July's full moon, guests will shimmer in turquoise, cobalt, and sapphire attire as we honor the world's foremost glass-blower, Dale Chihuly, with the LongHouse Award. A new glass installation, to be unveiled at the Benefit, which will be on display throughout its anniversary season. To make the evening complete, Barbara Slifka, life-long friend of LongHouse and patron of the arts, will receive the LongHouse Art Leadership Award. During the gala, a beautiful performance by the New York City Ballet will take place one of LongHouse's beautiful gardens.  Venue:  LongHouse Reserve, 133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton, NY Time: 6:00 pm   Ticket Information: Benefit tickets range from $600 to $2,400 and can be purchased at www.longhouse.org or by calling Joanne Sohn at (631)329-3568  Press Inquiries: Bruna Martins,  Lisa Lori Communications |   203-228-5090 | bruna@lisalori.com
7/11/11 White Nights Foundation of America: "White Nights Annual Benefit" at the Opening Night Performance of the Marinsky (Kirov) Ballet at the Metropolitan Opera House. U.S. Premiere of Anna Karenina. Choreography by Alexander Ratmansky. Principal Dancers: Diana Vishneva and Konstantin Zverev. Special Guest: Valery Gergiev. Dinner and dancing at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Time: 8:00 p.m. to 12:30 am  Schedule: 8pm Opening Night Performance Metropolitan Opera House 10pm  Celebration Dinner |  11:15pm Party with the Mariinsky Dancer  Venue Address: Metropolitan Opera House, 64 street and Broadway, New York, NY 10023  | Mandarin Oriental, 80 Columbus Circle, New York, NY   To purchase Benefit tickets, please contact the White Nights Benefit Office directly at 203.298.4722 | email events@wnfa.org | Website: http://www.wnfa.org/
7/09/11 PARRISH ART MUSEUM MIDSUMMER PARTY: Summer in the Hamptons is like no other time or place in the world, and there is no occasion like the Midsummer Party. This year’s Midsummer Party honors the Parrish’s Founding Partners, an illustrious group of leading art patrons deeply committed to making the vision of the new Parrish Art Museum a reality. The Midsummer Party is one of our most momentous events and the highlight of the Hamptons social season. Co-chairs of this dazzling evening are Parrish trustees Deborah Bancroft, Etta Froio, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Adam Sender, and David Wassong. After Ten Co-chairs are Josh Gaynor, Anne Huntington, Carolina Portago, Theodora Portago, and Serena Tufo. Honorees: The Parrish Art Museum’s Founding Partners.  For over a decade, the Founding Partners have provided leadership for the Parrish’s vision for a new era. These individuals and foundations have donated generously for endowments essential to curatorial and education programs, and for planning and construction of the new Herzog & de Meuron-designed facility in Water Mill. Always a sell-out, the Parrish’s annual gala is a social gathering of the Hamptons’ most sophisticated art collectors, artists, socialites, entertainers, philanthropists, and business leaders.   Venue: Parrish Art Museum arboretum, Southampton, New York.  EVENING ITINERARY: 6:30 pm—Cocktails and viewing of Dorothea Rockburne: In My Mind’s Eye | 7:30 pm—Dinner with catering by Glorious Food and music by DJ Tom Finn | 10:00 pm–1:00 am—Desserts and Dancing with DJ Tom Finn. TICKETS/TABLES: Underwriter: $50,000 | Golden Benefactor Table: $25,000 |  Silver Benefactor Table: $15,000 | Grand Patron Table: $10,000 |  Benefactor ticket: $2,500 | Patron ticket: $1,000 | After Ten ticket: $150  TO PURCHASE: For tickets or more information please call 631-283-2118 x 42, e-mail specialevents@parrishart.org, or visit parrishart.org   ABOUT THE PARRISH ART MUSEUM: Founded in 1897 and located in Southampton, NY, the Parrish Art Museum celebrates the artistic legacy of Long Island’s East End and its reverberation throughout the world. Since the mid 1950s the Museum has grown from a small village art gallery into an important art museum with a collection of more than 2,600 works of art from the nineteenth century to the present. It includes such contemporary painters and sculptors as John Chamberlain, Chuck Close, Eric Fischl, April Gornik, Elizabeth Peyton, as well as such masters as Dan Flavin, Roy Lichtenstein, Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, and Willem de Kooning. The Parrish houses among of the world’s most important collections of works by the preeminent American Impressionist William Merritt Chase and by the groundbreaking post-war American realist painter Fairfield Porter. A vital cultural resource serving a diverse audience, the Parrish organizes and presents changing exhibitions and offers a dynamic schedule of creative and engaging public programs including lectures, films, performances, concerts, and studio classes for all ages. In mid-2012, the Parrish will move to a new building in Water Mill designed by internationally acclaimed architects Herzog & de Meuron. The 34,500-square-foot facility will triple the Museum’s current exhibition space and allow for the simultaneous presentation of loan exhibitions and installations drawn from the permanent collection. MEDIA CONTACT:  Concetta Duncan |FITZ & CO |Tel: 212-627-1455 x232 | E: concetta@fitzandco.com
7/09/11 The 12th Annual Love Heals at Luna Farm - "Coney Island Comes to the Hamptons" to benefit Love Heals, the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education: Hosted by Hilary Rhoda, Mary Alice Stephenson and Peter Davis. 900 celebrities, socialites, media elite and Hamptons trendsetters will  drink, dine and dance under the stars on a private horse farm in SAGAPONACK, NEW YORK, for the 12th annual LOVE HEALS AT LUNA FARM. Time: 7:30pm - 11:00pm    Venue: Luna Farm, 276 Parsonage Lane, Sagaponack, NY.  For more information, please visit http://www.loveheals.org/luna/    To purchase tickets now, please visit http://www.nycharities.org/events/EventLevels.aspx?ETID=3652.
7/07/11 YPLC Host 80's Dance 101 – Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing: Join the Young Patrons of Lincoln Center (YPLC) for this unique night of Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing. YPLC will gather at 6:00 in a VIP section for drinks before heading out to the dance floor. Buddha Stretch who has choreographed videos for 80's legend Michael Jackson will start the party and get us started with a dance lesson at 6:30. Joe McGinty returns with a time-traveling trip to the '80's, paying tribute to dance-floor favorites by Madonna, Prince, and Michael Jackson, alongside new wave classics. Original MTV VJ Mark Goodman will spin the hits that gave birth to the era that killed the radio star.Dance Lesson: Buddha Stretch Teaches Hip-Hop from the '80's DJ: Mark Goodman Time: 6-9 p.m.  Venue: Damrosch Park - 62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Tickets: www.lincolncenter.org/80sdance  to purchase tickets
 
JUNE 2011
6/28/11 A Night the Stars Shine On: A special evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and music at the Central Park Zoo. Guests will be treated to a private seal demonstration, have the chance to explore the Rainforest Exhibit, and chill out in the Penguin House. The evening offers a unique opportunity to socialize and network in one of New York City’s most charming landmark venues. The Zoo’s exhibits are surrounded by the picturesque Manhattan skyline and the trails of New York’s most famous park. Proceeds from the event benefit The Skin Cancer Foundation and its research, prevention, and education programs. Since its’ founding in 1979, the Skin Cancer Foundation has set the standard for educating the public and the medical profession about skin cancer, its prevention by means of sun protection, and the need for early detection and prompt, effective treatment.   Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Each year, there are more than 3.5 million new cases of skin cancer, more than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon. Almost 12,000 people die from skin cancer in the United States every year. Time:  6:30 – 9:30 PM Venue: The Central Park Zoo, East 64th Street and Fifth Avenue New York City  Tickets are $175 and will increase to $195 on 6/14. If available, tickets will be $225 at the door. To purchase a ticket, visit: www.SkinCancer.org/events
6/25/11 2011 Annual Pilobolus Ball: Please join us for the 40th Anniversary Pilobolus Annual Ball to benefit Pilobolus Dance Theater. Spend a magical evening under the stars with over 350 Litchfield County luminaries. Enjoy an open bar, dinner by The Millstone Cafe, a luxury silent auction, and of course, dancing! The evening would not be complete without an exclusive performance by the world renown dancers that the evening celebrates.  40 years. 65 countries. 4 million audience members. 1 billion broadcast viewers. 1 celebration. Come dance with us!  Co-chairs: Philip & Lisa Gorrivan, Matthew Lynn & Graham Klemm, Nancy & John Novogrod, John Truex & Richard Lambertson.  Time: 6pm on.  Venue: The Great Lawn at Quatre Vents, 85 South Street, Washington, CT.  Tickets: Individual Tickets: $200 early ticket purchase before June1st, $250 after June 1st.  Table packages available starting at $2,000. Contact: Allison Prouty, Ball Producer 646-450-4709 | e-mail: allison@secondbolt.com | web: pilobolus.org
6/25/11 Barefoot Under the Stars to benefit Group for the East End: Kick off summer on the East End in sustainable style at Barefoot Under the Stars to Benefit Group for the East End. In classic “Barefoot Contessa” fashion, Dinner Hostess and Food Network star - Ina Garten has whipped up a classic benefit gala dinner that will be prepared by Brent Newsom and paired with wines from the South Fork’s sustainable vineyard, Wölffer Estate; and guests will be treated to an entertaining evening with special guest Alec Baldwin and music by DJ Tom Finn. Barefoot Under The Stars Co-Chairs: Alec Baldwin, Katherine and W. Marco Birch, Ina and Jeffrey Garten, Carolyn and Gregory Hoogkamp, Deni and William S. McChesney, Susan and Louis Meisel, Erin and John Nida, Jacqueline and Peter Schellbach, Nicole Miller and Kim Taipale, Mary and Kenneth Walker. TICKETS: Individual tickets range from $450 - $1,250 and tables of 8 range from $7,500 - $50,000. A limited number of $450 tickets will be sold. CONTACT: For tickets, please call 631.537.1400 ext. 215 or visit www.eastendgala.org   Venue: Wölffer Estate Vineyards in Sagaponack, NY  Time: 6:00 PM Cocktails & Silent Auction  | 7:30 PM Seated “Barefoot Contessa” Dinner & Live Auction
6/25/11 15th Annual Heart of the Hamptons Ball:  The Heart of the Hamptons is one of the most anticipated social events of the summer season.  It is an elegant and festive event, focused on raising funds for the mission of the American Heart Association. A diverse representation of the corporate, medical and social communities from the Hamptons, Long Island and New York City, enjoy the beautiful setting of the Hamptons while eating delicious heart-healthy foods, drinking delightful local wines, meeting celebrities, and having fun with music and dancing. Venue: Hayground School, 151 Mitchells Lane, Bridgehampton, New York, 11937 Time: 6-11 p.m. For more information contact: Barbara Poliwoda | tel: 631-734-2804 | e-mail: barbara.poliwoda@heart.org
6/25/11 The Mashomack Polo Club 14th Annual Mashomack International Polo Challenge Luncheon: Presented by Town &Country, the event begins at noon with a Louis Roederer Champagne Reception followed by a tented field-side luncheon and the exciting 12 goal International Polo Challenge. The Mashomack International Polo Challenge this year will host the USA Teams – sponsored by Town &Country and Moncler, the Italian Team – sponsored by Castello de Vicarello and the French Team – sponsored by Berluti, vying for the coveted trophy in what is sure to be an exciting and competitive afternoon of Polo.  In addition there are also awards for Best Pony Award sponsored by Heather Croner Real Estate, a Sotheby’s International Realty partner, the Most Valuable Player Award sponsored by What2WearWhere.com. Aston Martin will be displaying their fantastic new cars to their fleet. Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on many exciting silent auction getaways with Mandarin Oriental Group, YTL Hotels and The Mark Hotel.  With children being treated to their own activities, including the International Parade of Flags and a petting zoo, it is a wonderful day in the country for families.  Mashomack Polo Club is situated within The Mashomack Preserve Club, a private shooting and polo club located on 2,380 pristine acres in the heart of the Millbrook Hunt Country.  It provides a stunning backdrop for this wonderful day.  This prestigious event attracts over 500 patrons and marks the official start of Summer in Millbrook. This wonderful day of sport brings guests from New York City, Westchester and Fairfield County to spend the day in the countryside and experience “The Sport of Kings.”A portion of the proceeds from this year’s event will help support local charities including The Foundation for The Pine Plains Community Center and Library, Inc, and The Pine Plains Fire House & Rescue Company. The Chairmen of this year’s event are Hannah Buchan, Bruce & Theressa Colley, Karen Klopp, and Parker Thorne. For further information, please contact Camilla Hellman  | Tel. 212 729 0127  | Email : mashomackpolo@gmail.com | web: www.mashomackpolo.com
6/23/11 American Museum of Natural History Junior Council: "Special Event" which will feature a panel discussion followed by a cocktail reception and live jazz on the Arthur Ross Terrace. Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Tickets: $80 (in advance or $100 at the door). Further information can be obtained by calling 212-769-5256
6/22/11 Evening in the Garden to Benefit Central Park Conservancy: The Greensward Circle of the Central Park Conservancy presents Evening in the Garden, the highly anticipated annual summer kick-off in the enchanting Conservatory Garden. Mingle amidst the summer blooms while indulging in delectable fare, refreshing cocktails and a live musical performance by The Old Rugged Sauce. Venue: Conservatory Garden, Central Park, 105th Street and Fifth Avenue Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Tickets: $50 in advance, $75 at the door. Members please reply, acceptances only, by June 15 to Rebecca Sullivan at rsvp@centralparknyc.org or 212-310-6607
6/16/11 The Police Athletic League (PAL) 39th Annual Superstar Dinner honoring John A. Catsimatidis, Chairman & CEO of Red Apple Group: A member of PAL’s Board of Directors since 1984, Mr. Catsimatidis has been a significant benefactor and major force in creating new funding opportunities for PAL, so that New York City’s children have every chance for a happy and productive life.  Dinner Chair is James M. Orphanides with Joseph J. Grano, Jr. as Honorary Chair and Donald J. Trump and Maurice R. Greenberg as Vice Chairs. The event will be emceed by “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams.   Special guests include PAL Chairman Robert M. Morgenthau, PAL Vice Chairman Robert J. McGuire, PAL President John B. Osborn and PAL Honorary President and Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly. Proceeds will support PAL’s year-round programs in academics, athletics and the arts that serve 47,000 children a year.  Venue:  The Pierre, 2 East 61st Street Time: the event begins with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m.   Tickets:  Benefit tables range from $12,500 to $100,000. Individual benefit tickets are $1,250. Journal ads are also available. For more information, call (212) 477-9450 ext. 310 or visit www.palnyc.org
6/13/11 26th Annual “Chefs’ Tribute to Citymeals-on-Wheels”- “A Taste of Home: Star Chefs and Wineries Celebrate Family Feasts.”: Some of the world’s most legendary culinary clans will gather on Monday, June 13th for the 26th Annual “Chefs’ Tribute to Citymeals-on-Wheels.” World-renowned chefs; family wineries; and chefs who have been cooking together for so long that they feel like family, will unite for the most highly anticipated culinary event of the year.  Chefs will prepare mouth-watering dishes at tasting stations throughout the Rockefeller Center Plaza. Sandra Lee, Editor-in-Chief, Semi-Homemade Magazine; New York Times Bestselling author and Food Network celebrity, will serve as this year’s Emcee and Honorary Co-Chair.  The event is expected to raise $700,000 enough to fund the preparation and delivery of 117,000 meals nutritious meals, hand-delivered to frail, homebound elderly New Yorkers.   This year’s family-focused event will be designed by renowned architect David Rockwell.  More than 1,000 business leaders, gourmet enthusiasts, food industry trendsetters, socialites, young professionals, chefs and restaurateurs will attend one of the season’s most anticipated culinary events.  Live music and dancing will add another vibrant dash to the festivities.  Nick Valenti, CEO of Patina Restaurant Group, will be the evening’s Grand Host. Event Chairs: Ninah & Michael Lynne, Laura & John Pomerantz, and Randi & Dennis Riese.  Spirits Chair is Audrey Saunders of The Pegu Club.  Wine Chair is Daniel Johnnes of the Dinex Group. Official sponsors of Citymeals-on-Wheels are American Airlines and FIJI Water.  Denihan Hospitality Group is the official hotel of “A Taste of Home: Star Chefs and Wineries Celebrate Family Feasts.”  Other sponsors include Riese Restaurants, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Bedell Cellars, Anheuser Busch, and EmblemHealth. Time: 5:00 p.m.: Chefs gather for a “Class Photo” |  5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.: Interview Chefs as they do final set up & prepare their dishes |  6:30 p.m.: Event begins   MEDIA CONTACT: Kim Esp | Linden Alschuler & Kaplan, Public Relations | 212-575-4545 or kesp@lakpr.com
6/6/11 Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter’s annual “Forget-Me-Not” Gala, An Evening to End Alzheimer’s: Members of New York City’s philanthropic, business, health care and Alzheimer’s communities will join forces at the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter’s annual “Forget-Me-Not” Gala, An Evening to End Alzheimer’s, on Monday, June 6, 2011 at The Pierre.  The evening will offer a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing to Valerie Romanoff’s Starlight Orchestra. David Hyde Pierce, 2007 Tony Award winner, will emcee the event.  David, a tireless advocate in the Alzheimer’s community, serves on the Board of the National Alzheimer’s Association and as a national spokesperson.  He lost his father and grandfather to the disease. Bob & Helen Appel will receive the 2011 Community Leadership Award for their generous donation to establish Helen and Robert Appel Alzheimer's Disease Research Institute at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.  Alex Appel, who is raising awareness and money across the nation as an ultra-marathoner – running in honor of his grandmother who has Alzheimer’s – will receive the 2011 Young Leadership Award.  The 2011 Public Awareness Award will go to CBS 2 medical reporter, Dr. Max Gomez.   Dr. Gomez courageously shared with the world the story of his father, a physician, with Alzheimer’s who lost his life savings as an easy victim for financial predators.   The gala will be chaired by Chapter Board member Peter A. Antonucci.  Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will perform.  Actor Victor Garber is also expected to attend.  Venue:  The Pierre Hotel, 2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue  Time:  6:00- 6:30 p.m. – VIP Reception (special ticket required) | 6:30 p.m. – Cocktail reception; Silent auction begins |  7:30 p.m. – Dinner & dancing to Valerie Romanoff’s Starlight Orchestra; Live auction Tickets: Tickets start at $1,000 and are on sale now.  Numerous sponsorship opportunities are also available.  If you would like to support the fight against Alzheimer’s disease but cannot attend the gala, or for more information about advertising opportunities and how to donate auction items, please call Karen Holland at 646-744-2998 or visit  www.alz.org/nyc   MEDIA CONTACT: Kim Esp   |  Linden Alschuler & Kaplan, Inc. Public Relations   | tel:  212-575-4545  | e-mail: kesp@lakpr.com
6/2/11 Historic House Trust of New York City Annual Founders Award Dinner: The Historic House Trust of New York City will host its Annual Founders Award Dinner at Gracie Mansion on June 2, 2011. The evening will raise funds for the promotion and preservation of 23 marvelous New York City owned sites, from humble farms to grand mansions across the five boroughs.  The theme for this year’s event is New York City Never Tasted So Good. The event will feature a fresh farmers market and a culinary menu inspired by the agricultural history of New York City’s 23 historic house museums.  Sip cocktails on the lawn, take a tour of Gracie Mansion, dance to big band Bruce Saunders Entertainment, sample wine from The Queens County Farm Museum and dine on a unique menu prepared by Glorious Food with ingredients from the Trust’s very own resources such as Historic Richmond Town’s Decker Farm. Co-Chairs: Myra and Charles Biblowit | Franny and David Eberhart |John and Mary Beth Gustafsson | Deborah and Peter Krulewitch. Honorees: Lisa Ackerman, Executive Vice President and COO, World Monuments Fund | Glenn Boornazian, President, Integrated Conservation Resources and Contracting | Donald Friedman, Principal, Old Structures Engineering, PC |Richard Southwick, Partner, Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP | George Wheeler, Director of Conservation, Columbia University. Time:  7:00 -11:00  pm Location Gracie Mansion, 88th Street & East End Avenue in Carl Schurz Park, New York City  Table/Ticket Prices:  $50,000, $25,000, $15,000, $10,000, $6,000 and $1,000, $750   Information:  For additional information please call Bradley Events at 914.834.2868, or email: Claire@bradleyevents.com
6/2/11 Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York Host The Rose Luncheon honoring “The Woman Who Makes A Difference” : one of the largest and most respected children’s services agencies serving New York City and Long Island, will host The Rose Luncheon honoring “The Woman Who Makes A Difference.  The annual fundraising luncheon will take place at a private club on the Upper East Side. Honorees include Sheilagh Cirillo, Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, Dina Manzo, Erica Rivera, Tracey Frost Rensky and Noreen Donovan Roth.  Long-time Little Flower supporter Susan Lucci, star of ABC’s All My Children, will serve as this year’s Honorary Chair.  Luncheon chairs include Mina-Jacqueline Au and Tracy Silverman.  Proceeds will benefit Little Flower’s vast array of programs and services that support children, families and the developmentally disabled.  The luncheon speaker will be Grace Lo Grande, executive director of Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York. Each year, The Rose Luncheon honorees embody the mission of Little Flower by providing hope and help to children and families in need in their communities.  The event will include cocktails; boutique shopping, where vendors will donate a portion of sales to Little Flower; lunch; award presentations; and raffle prizes.  Guests will also be treated to a fashion show featuring designer Kimberly Towers and a musical performance by the Little Flower Choir.   Individual tickets are $250 and are on sale now.  For more information or to purchase a ticket, visit www.littleflowerny.org/events or contact Roberta Meadow at 917-923-9069 or rmeadow7@aol.com. Tickets must be purchased by May 26, 2011.   Venue: A private club on the Upper East SideTime: 12 Noon  TICKETS:  For more information or to purchase a ticket, visit www.littleflowerny.org/events or contact Roberta Meadow at 917-923-9069 or rmeadow7@aol.com. Tickets must be purchased by May 26, 2011. Journal Opportunities are also available from $150-$1,000.  MEDIA CONTACT: Kim Esp/Colleen Roche   |  Linden Alschuler & Kaplan, Inc. Public Relations   | tel:  212-575-4545  | e-mail: kesp@lakpr.com
6/2/11 New York Junior League: "End of Year Party--Sweet Southern Summertime" at the Astor House (NYJL Headquarters),  located at 130 East 80th Street. Music by the Uptown Sweethearts, themed cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres. After-party. All proceeds from ticket sales will support the New York Junior League’s community outreach initiatives. Tickets: $65 (in advance; $80 starting June 1st).
6/2/11 New York Botanical Garden: "The Conservatory Ball” Time: 7:30 p.m. Cocktails Black Tie. Tickets: $1,500. For more information, please contact 917-579-1000.
6/1/11 Voices of September 11th 10 Anniversary of 9/11 “Always Remember Gala” –Commemorating The 3000 Lives Lost Honoring Rescue Workers & Survivors: VOICES of September 11th is a nonpartisan advocacy group that provides services and advocates for all those affected by September 11th; promotes public policy reform on prevention, preparedness and response to terrorism; and builds bridges between international communities changed by terrorism. In 2006, VOICES launched the 9/11 Living Memorial digital archive that commemorates the lives and stories of September 11, 2001 Venue: Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers, New York City   Time: 5:30 pm VIP Reception | 6:00 pm Cocktail Reception/Silent Auction  7:00 p.m. Keynote Address, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani | Alice Greenwald, 9/11 Memorial & Museum   Special Musical Performance Honorary Chairman: Thomas H. Kean   Register Online www.voicesofsept11.org  For more information, contact Frank Fetchet  e-mail: ffetchet@voicesofsept11.org | tel: 203-966-3911
6/1/11 Central Park Conservancy's Taste of Summer: This al fresco event will be held in a tent in front of Central Park’s Naumburg Bandshell, in the middle of the Park at 72nd Street. Over 1,000 guests will enjoy a buffet dinner of culinary delights prepared by over 40 renowned New York chefs, a luxury-filled silent auction, and dancing to one of the City’s hottest DJs. The Trustee Chairmen are Jay Mandelbaum and Norman Selby. The Host and Benefit Committees include Gillian Miniter, James Andrew, Muffie Potter Aston, Ashley Baker, Edward Barsamian, Mario Buatta, Ashley Bush, Lauren Bush, Sharon Bush, David Patrick Columbia, Peter Davis, Andrea Greeven Douzet, Somers Farkas, Kristy and Jonathan Korngold, Jill Lafer, James LaForce, Alexandra Lebenthal, Peter Max, Patrick McMullan, Vanessa Noel, Yesim Philip, Hunt Slonem, Felicia Taylor and John Truex. Funds raised will benefit the Conservancy and its mission to maintain and preserve Central Park.  VIP Café: The VIP Café is a reserved section with tastings provided by exclusive restaurants and is available only to table buyers. This year’s VIP Café will be hosted by Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group. Tables in the Café are $8,000 and $12,000 each. Time: 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm Venue: Central Park’s Naumburg Bandshell, Mid Park at 72nd Street, NYC.    Tickets begin at $350; contact Melissa Kinsella at 212-310-6691 or mkinsella@centralparknyc.org About the Conservancy: The Central Park Conservancy is a private, not-for-profit organization founded in 1980 as a public-private partnership with the City of New York to restore Central Park to its former splendor, after decades of neglect, and to manage and preserve it for present and future generations. Thanks to the generosity of many individuals, corporations, foundations, and the City, the Conservancy has invested over $530 million to date into the Park, transforming it into a model for urban parks worldwide. Through events like this, the Conservancy is able to provide 85 percent of Central Park’s $37.4 million annual budget. For more information on the Conservancy, please visit our website at centralparknyc.org   Press contacts: Roger Webster, 212-280-3380 or roger@websterlightgrant.com | Laura Hall, 212.310.6638 or press@centralparknyc.org  | Alexis Fedor, 646-382-3911 or alexis@websterlightgrant.com
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MAY 2011
5/26/11 New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children: "Spring Benefit--Empire State of Mind" at the Empire Room, Empire State Building (entrance on 33rd Street) Time: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music and silent auction. Tickets: $130. Details from 212-233-5500, ext. 216
5/26/11 "El Museo del Barrio 2011 Gala”- Honoring Mario Testino:   Chaired by  Alex Gonzalez, Yaz Hernandez, Valentin Hernandez, Raul Martinez.  Cocktails, dinner, and dancing.    Time: Cocktails at 7 pm |  Dinner and Dancing 8pm. Attire: Black Tie.  Venue: Cipriani 42nd Street, 110 East 42nd Street, New York City, NY.  Tickets from $1,000.00, click here.   Tables from  $10,000.00.  Contact(s): Holly Greenfield | e-mail: holly@livetreichard.com | tel: (212) 868-8450 | Fax: (212) 868-8455 and Catherine Petree-Biron | Director of Sponsorship | Jonathan Marder + Company |  D: 212.907.6484 |M: 917.306.0865
5/26/11 GenerationOn 10th Annual Art of Giving Benefit:  GenerationOn will honor Brian Goldner, President and CEO, Hasbro, Inc. and Laurie M. Tisch, President, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.  It brings us great joy to recognize two organizations that have been steadfast supporters of generationOn’s mission; to inspire, equip, and mobilize youth to take action that changes the world and themselves through service. The Art of Giving Benefit is an important fundraising vehicle through which generationOn raises the financial support needed to continue its vital youth service programs. The evening also serves an opportunity to honor members of our community who are committed to youth service and to celebrate generationOn’s volunteers – from young people to civic and corporate leaders – for their exceptional dedication to bringing positive change to their communities. 2011 Chairs: Kevin Arquit, Dave Barger, James Hoge, Kathy Lacey, and Silda Wall Spitzer.  Ticket Prices: Tables of 10: $100,000, $50,000, $25,000, $15,000 | Individual tickets: $2,500, $1,500    For more information on attending this event, please contact: Kienan Lacey  | email:  klacey@generationon.org |  tel: 212.850.4170  PHOTOS: 2010 9th Annual Art of Giving Benefit | 2010 Art of Giving Benefit (Panache Privee)
5/25/11 New York Restoration Project’s Annual Spring Picnic: NYRP's annual Spring Picnic has quickly become a highly anticipated New York City tradition – celebrating the season with a salute to all things spring. So get out your gingham, roll up your sleeves and dig into a barbeque feast with all the fixins'. No one can combine a pig roast with a champagne toast like the divine Miss Bette Midler – making NYRP's Spring Picnic the fun and fab place to be and be seen every May under the stars at one of the gorgeous New York City green spaces that NYRP has helped restore. Time: 6:30 Cocktails | 7:30 Dinner  Location Gracie Mansion in  Carl Schurz Park , 88th Street & East End Avenue, New York City
5/24/11 Sixth Annual Spirit of Helen Keller Gala: Since 2006, Helen Keller International has hosted the Spirit of Helen Keller Gala in New York City. Proceeds from the Gala support Helen Keller International's critical programs to prevent blindness and reduce malnutrition worldwide.  Co-Chairs and Honorees: Honorary Chair and Master of Ceremonies - Meryl Streep; co-chairs -Kate Ganz and Desmond G. FitzGerald; Honoring - Reinold Geiger, Chairman and CEO, L’Occitane and Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation.  Ticket Price: Table sponsorships range $8,000-$100,000 and individual tickets for $1,000 and $2,500 Time: 6:30 pm Reception followed by 7:30 pm Dinner and Live Auction (with Christie’s Auctioneer George McNeely) Attire: Festive Venue: The Pierre Hotel, 2 East 61st Street, New York City  For tickets and information: Jane Ryan, jryan@hki.org, 646-472-0331
5/23/11 New York league of Conservation Voters: NYLCV is having its 2011 "Celebrating A Greener New York" Spring Gala: One of the largest and most prestigious events supporting the environment, the New York League of Conservation Voters’ “Celebrating a Greener New York” Spring Gala will be held on Monday, May 23 at Venue: Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers. Time: Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m., the dinner program begins at 7:30 p.m. This year, NYLCV will welcome Mayor Michael Bloomberg as a keynote speaker and honor former NYS Parks Commissioner Carol Ash, the Broadway Green Alliance and Kevin Parker, Global Head of Deutsche Asset Management at Deutsche Bank. There will also be a special performance by members of the cast of WICKED! For more information on supporting this event, please contact Hilary Wilkes at (212) 361-6350 x204 or hwilkes@nylcv.org
5/19/11 Goods for Good 2nd Annual Gala 4 Good: Goods for Good is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to shape a brighter future for orphans and vulnerable children in Malawi.  Through the provision of excess goods and services, Goods for Good strives to improve the lives of over 1 million orphans and vulnerable children by providing them with opportunities to achieve.  Working hand-in-hand with our public schools and local community organizations, we are able to meet the immediate needs of over 54,000 children while improving the long-term sustainability of their communities. Chaired by: Melissa Kushner  Hosted by: Andrea Tese  Along with: Valerie Boster, Natalia and Sebastian Echavarria, HRH Princess Tatiana of Greece, Eleonore Marchand, Coralie and Dennis Paul, Behati Prinsloo, Coco Rocha, Marissa Sackler & Antony Todd.   Special Thanks To The Friends of Goods For Good: Christina Cassar, Robert Cordero, Soraya Darabi, Donald Felix, Stephanie Goldman, David Gruning, Marc Kushner, Hannah Jayanti, Mark Lakin, Joey Levin, Brian Marcus, Laura Rubin & Lucia Tait  Time: 6:00 - 10:00PM  Venue: Industria Superstudio, 775 Washington Street, New York, NY  Photography Exhibit by Andrea Tese. Live and Silent Auction, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a special musical guest. Purchase Tickets Here   For more information, visit us at www.goods4good.org
5/19/11 ACE Annual Gala --"Viva Las Veg-ACE": Cocktails & Casino at 6:30 p.m.|  Dinner & Entertainment at 8:00 p.m. Live performance from STOMP! Awards presented by Rita Cosby and Master of Ceremonies Freddie Roman Venue: The Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Starlight Roof,  301 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022   Time: 6:30pm – Cocktails & Casino | 8pm – Dinner & Entertainment  2011 Gala Honorees: Bobby Campell, Bonnie Evans & Veronica Mainetti 2011 Gala Chairs: Jennifer Bandier and Neil Boyarsky 2011 Gala Vice-Chairs: Anna Gerzon, Donna Soloway, and Victoria Wyman . Details from 212-541-5698 or rob@oui2.com
5/16/11 American Ballet Theatre 2011 Season Annual Spring Gala: American Ballet Theatre will celebrate the opening of its 71st Anniversary Season at the Metropolitan Opera House with the annual Spring Gala. Honorary Chairmen are First Lady Michelle Obama, Caroline Kennedy, Carolina Herrera and Blaine Trump, and the evening will feature a one-time only performance of excerpts from the upcoming season by ABT’s world-renowned dancers as well as a special tribute to Principal Dancer Jose Manuel Carreňo on his farewell season including a special appearance by Lorena and Lorna Feijoo. Following the performance will be an elegant black tie dinner dance in the Tent at Lincoln Center.  ABT would like to thank GRAFF for their generosity in underwriting this evening.  Expected attendees include: Honorary Co-Chair Caroline Kennedy, Honorary Co-Chair Blaine Trump, Honorary Co-Chair Carolina Herrera,  Co-ChairSloan Lindemann Barnett, Co-Chair Diane B. Wilsey,  Co-Chair Henri Barguirdjian, Co-Chair Robin Chemers Neustein, Corporate Co-Chairs Karin and Steve Sadove (Saks), Corporate Co-Chair Christine and Renaud Dutreil (Graff), Vice Co-Chairs Elizabeth and Donald Kramer, Vice Co-ChairsPaula and John Mahoney, Vice Co-Chair Nancy McCormick Vella, Junior Co-Chair Daniel Cappello, Junior Co-Chair Blair Husain, Junior Co-Chair Alexandra Kerry, Junior Co-Chair Lily Johnson White, Junior Co-Chair Josette Winograd,   Chairman Emerita Aileen Mehle, Alexis Bledel,  Denis O’Hare,  Alice and Lorne Michaels, Anna Wintour, Zang Toi,  Tory Burch and Lyor Cohen, Naeem and Ranjana Khan, Helen and Tim Schifter, Christian Siriano, Dennis Basso, Angel Sanchez, Colin Cowie, Al Roker andDeborah Roberts, Fe and Alessandro Fendi, Elletra Wiedemann, Susan Fales-Hill, Jamee and Peter Gregory, Jill and Bobby Zarin, Alexandra Lebenthal, Anka Palitz, and Sharon Patrick.  Venue:  Metropolitan Opera House, NYC | Black Tie Dinner Dance: Tent at Lincoln Center, NYC Time: Performance: 6:30 PM | Black Tie Dinner Dance to Follow
5/12/11 The Rockefeller University’s 14th Annual Women & Science Spring Lecture and Luncheon:  The Rockefeller University and its President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Ph.D. will celebrate their 14th Annual Women & Science Spring Lecture and Luncheon on Thursday, May 12, at Venue: The Rockefeller University, 1230 York Avenue at 66th Street. Time: Lecture begins at 12:00 Noon. This year’s lecture entitled Scent and Behavior: An Evocative Relationship will feature guest speaker, and one of the leaders in olfaction research today, Leslie B. Vosshall, Ph.D., Professor at the Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior at the Rockefeller University and special guest Frederic Malle, Founder and Owner of Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle in a conversation dedicated to the fascinating sense of smell, from genetics to aesthetics.Founding Chairmen include Lydia A. Forbes, Isabel P. Furland, Nancy Kissinger and Sidney R. Shuman. 2011 Chairmen: Katerina Alevizaki-Dracopoulos, Judith Roth Berkowitz, Patricia Rosenwald, Samantha Boardman Rosen, M.D. and Lulu C. Wang will serve as Chairmen this year. Tickets begin at $350. For more information, please contact Amanda Martinez at 212-327-7728 or martina@rockefeller.edu
5/11/11 ICL 25th Anniversary Gala -- Giving Voice to Independence: Celebrating 25 Years of Community Living: This year will mark the 25th Anniversary celebration of the Institute for Community Living, a leader in providing rehabilitation and recovery services to thousands of New Yorkers who have psychiatric, intellectual and/or development disabilities. The celebration also coincides with the national recognition that May is Mental Health Month. Join us for an evening of recognizing the efforts of three honorees and ICL’s 25 years of achievements. Actress and activist Patty Duke will recount her experiences living with bipolar disorder during ICL’s 25th Anniversary Gala. Complimenting the evening will be a special video tracing the stories of three individuals who have overcome psychiatric disabilities and hurdles to gain control of their lives.  Key People: Patty Duke, Keynote Speaker, Actress and Activist | DeMarco Morgan, Emcee, WNBC Anchor and Reporter |  Darryl C. Towns, ICL Public Service Honoree, Commissioner/CEO, NYS Homes & Community Renewal | Brenda N., ICL Beacon of Hope Honoree, one of ICL’s first consumers | JP Morgan Chase, ICL Corporate Achievement Honoree.  Time: 5:30-10pm | Schedule: 5:30-6:30pmPrivate VIP Reception; 6-7pm Cocktail Reception; 7-8pm Welcome, Awards Dinner & Video; 8-8:30pm Keynote & Closing Remarks;  8:30-10pm Dancing  Venue: The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park, 2 West Street, Battery Park City in Lower Manhattan. Tickets: $400 - $1000. For info, 212-385-3030 x 3193 or Cbrown@ICLinc.com.  Reserve tickets by April 29th.    Background: For 25 years, the Institute for Community Living (ICL) has been offering people with psychiatric disabilities the opportunity to lead productive, fulfilling lives within New York City communities. ICL began in 1986 as a product of a doctoral dissertation in Clinical Psychology at Rutgers University by Dr. Peter C. Campanelli, who continues to be our CEO, President and visionary. Through an array of over 100 innovative and award-winning services in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, ICL assists over 9,000 adults, children and families. ICL keeps raising the bar of what is possible for people with significant behavioral challenges and disabilities. Every minute of every day ICL empowers people who would otherwise live on the margins of society, creating accessible and attainable possibilities. For more information, please visit www.ICLinc.org  Media Inquiries Only: Roberta Bouer (212) 996-0443 | Katherine Winkleman (212) 996-3908
5/11/11 Debating New York's Skyline: Evolving or Embalmed?: The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) and the New York Landmarks Conservancy will bring together leading experts in architecture and the history of New York City for a timely discussion on the changes and challenges brought by new skyscrapers on New York City’s iconic skyline.  New York City’s skyline is beautiful, distinctive and recognized around the world. Recently, plans for two buildings (15 Penn Plaza and Tower Verre) have raised questions on how new tall buildings affect the skyline and whether the skyline should be preserved. MAS and The New York Landmarks Conservancy are co-hosting a very special evening to address the issue. Given New York’s ever-evolving skyline, can and should certain views be preserved? Join moderator Paul Goldberger, architecture critic for The New Yorker, for a conversation with Kenneth T. Jackson, the Jacques Barzun Professor in History and the Social Sciences, Columbia University; Phyllis Lambert, founding director and chair of the Board of Trustees, Canadian Centre for Architecture; and Dinu Bumbaru, policy director of Héritage Montréal, and former secretary general of ICOMOS, as we explore the challenges of encouraging new development while protecting what’s iconic. We will also consider also how new buildings could be designed to enhance the world’s most famous skyline.  Venue:  The Graduate Center, CUNY, Proshanksy Auditorium, 365 Fifth Avenue (between 34th and 35th streets), Manhattan   Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  Cost: $15 for MAS and NY Landmarks Conservancy members and students. General admission is $20.To register, go to www.MAS.org/calendar or call 212.935.2075. APA and AIA credits are pending. MEDIA CONTACT:  For The Municipal Art Society: Courtney Savoia | 212-575-4545  | Linden Alschuler & Kaplan, Inc. Public Relations.   For New York Landmarks Conservancy -- Meral Agish – 212-995-526
5/10/11 KiDS of NYU: "Annual Springfling" : Please join us to support the best healthcare for all children at NYU Langone Medical Center as we celebrate both the 20th birthday of KiDS and our honoree, David S. Feldman, MD, Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center and the Hospital for Joint Diseases.   Gala Chairs: Patty Newburger and Brad Wechsler.  Honoree: David S. Feldman, MD Chief, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center and Hospital for Joint Diseases. Time: 6:30 p.m.: Cocktails. 7:30 p.m.: Dinner and program. Venue: The Plaza Hotel Tickets: $750. Details from 212-404-3674 or meryl.schwartz@nyumc.org.
5/04/11 NYU Langone Medical Centers “The 2011 Violet Ball”: at  Cipriani 42nd Street, New York City. Gala Chair: NYULMC Chairman of the Board of Trustees Ken Langone. Physician Chair: Saul J. Farber Dean and NYULMC CEO Robert I. Grossman, MD. Honorees: Fiona and Stanley Druckenmiller. Ticket Price: Tables of 10 begin at $10,000; individual tickets are $1,500. Cocktails at 6:30 p.m., followed by a dinner and program at 7:30 p.m.  Attire: Black Tie. Contact:  Allison Mele, 212-404-3559, specialevents@nyumc.org. Website: http://www.nyulmc.org
5/04/11 CENTRAL PARK CONSERVANCY WOMEN’S COMMITTEE, 29th Annual Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon:  The Women’s Committee of the Central Park Conservancy will host the 29th Annual Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon in Central Park's Conservatory Garden, Fifth Avenue at 105th Street. Gillian Miniter is the Women’s Committee President. The Luncheon Co-Chairs are Virginia Apple, Anne Harrison, Julia Koch and Lizzie Tisch. The Corporate Chairman is Robert E. Diamond, Jr., Chief Executive, Barclays PLC. The Honoree is Judith-Ann Corrente. Funds raised support the Conservancy’s work throughout Central Park making it beautiful, safe and clean. By invitation only. For information, contact Laura Hall, 212-310-6615 or lhall@centralparknyc.org . Press Contacts: Roger Webster, 212.280.3380 or roger@websterlightgrant.com  | Kari Wethington, 212.310.3368 or kwethington@centralparknyc.org Photos: 2010 FLO Luncheon | 2009 FLO Luncheon | 2008 FLO Luncheon | 2007 FLO Luncheon | 2006 FLO Luncheon
5/03/11 New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH) – Annual Spring Benefit Event 2011: “NYC A Future Hunger Free Town”: This May 3rd, the Coalition Against Hunger will honor anti-hunger and child nutrition advocates Rachael Ray, Lewis Straus & Congressman Anthony Weiner annual spring benefit, a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception. Event Committee (in formation):Frederic L. Bloch, Valerie Boucard, Timothy Brosnan, Debra Chen, Tom Colicchio and Lori Silverbush, Emily Conner, Elizabeth Cuthrell and Steven Tuttleman, Maureen Fergus Sheehan, Nathan Hari Kalyan, Andrew Holm, Bisi Iderabdullah, Kristi Jacobson, Mamie Kanfer and R. Justin Stewart, Andrew Kaplan, Christopher Karagheuzoff, Gail Kelly, Hannah Laufer-Rottman, Peter Ligh, Chris London, Dr. Darius Melisaratos, Jeffrey N. Nichols, Henry Park, Dave Plat, Ruth Rathblott, Daniel B. Ripps, Daniel A. Silverstein, Christine Taylor, Patricia Tobin, Lisa Villareal. Buy your tickets now before it's too late! Time: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Venue: Bayard's, One Hanover Square, Lower Manhattan, New York City.  Tickets: Click here to buy your tickets.  For more information, please contact Brittany Boyd | e-mail: BBoyd@nyccah.org | call (212) 825-0028 x207
5/03/11 The Fortune Society Presents First Annual Spring Soiree: Hundreds of young philanthropists will come together in support of The Fortune Society, one of the nation’s most respected nonprofit organizations offering services to formerly incarcerated men and women, at the First Annual Spring Soiree on May 3rd 2011 at 8:00pm at Jimmy at the James Hotel on Thompson Street.  Hosted by Fortune’s Junior Committee including event chairs Sonja Sohn, star of "The Wire," and young philanthropists Luke Weil, Louise Tabbiner and Christopher Wolf, the evening will support a vast array of services that help Fortune’s clients successfully re-enter their communities after serving time in prisons and jail. Among those expected to attend are NASCAR driver Brian Vickers, Count and Countess Nathalie Von Bismarck, Sports Illustrated model Julie Henderson, Vogue editor Valerie Boster, Vogue contributing writer Lauren Santo Domingo, financier Alejandro Santo Domingo, artist Rachel Rose, gallery director Bettina Prentice and publicist Serena Merriman. Guests will enjoy cocktails, canapés, and a silent auction. Among the silent auction items will be various artwork by respected, well-known local artists, a private one way or roundtrip flight, and cruise to Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event will be hosted by Alejandro Santo Domingo, Alexandre Leviant, Alina Kohlem, Andrés and Lauren Santo Domingo, Bo Pittman, Bryna Butler, Cabell Brown, Camilla Olsson, Christopher Wolf, Dalia Oberlander, Jamie and Bettina Prentice, Julie Henderson, Julian Steinberg, Martin Dawson, Michael Finkelstein, Nick Weil, Ohad Maiman, Olivier Van Temsche, Princess Khaliya Aga Khan, Rachel Rose, Rich Thomas and Tammie Peters Thomas, Ron Belldegrun, Serena Merriman, and Valerie Boster. Time:  8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Venue: Jimmy at the James Hotel, 15 Thompson Street, (Corner of Grand & Thompson Streets),  Manhattan  About Fortune Society:     For more information, visit www.fortunesociety.org. MEDIA CONTACT:  Abby Ross  | Linden Alschuler & Kaplan Public Relations | Tel: 212-329-1404;  479-283-3505; | e-mail:  aross@lakpr.com
5/02/11 The 2011 Fountain House Symposium and Luncheon: “UNDERSTANDING NEUROPLASTICITY, How the Brain Heals Itself” Honoring Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison Author of An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness: This year Fountain House is  privileged to have three distinguished panelists: Kay Redfield Jamison, PhD is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders CenterHerbert Pardes, MD is a national figure in psychiatry and academic medicine and CEO of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Pardes was also the US Assistant Surgeon General and Director of the National Institute of Mental Health under the Carter and Reagan Administrations.  Benjamin D. Philpot, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill. Dr. Philpot received his PhD in psychobiology from the University of Virginia.  Dr. Jamison will be the recipient of the Fountain House Humanitarian Award. She is one of the foremost authorities on manic depression. She has been named by Time magazine as a “Hero of Medicine”. She appeared on the Charlie Rose Brain Series: The Mentally Ill Brain in June 2010. Dr. Jamison, who lives with mental illness, has written eloquently about her own experiences in her book, An Unquiet Mind, a New York Times bestseller. All of her books, including the newly released Nothing Was the Same, have educated, enlightened, and brought hope to people throughout the world. About: Fountain House is one of the world’s leading mental health models, providing employment, educational, and housing opportunities to people living with serious mental illness. This successful model has been replicated by hundreds of Fountain House programs serving tens of thousands of people worldwide. Co- Chairs: Patricia Begley, Kitty de Chazal, Lorna Hyde Graev, Alexandra A. Herzan, Anne Mai, Lynn Nicholas, PsyD. Time: 11:15 am to 2:00 pm Venue:  The Pierre, Fifth Avenue at 61st Street in New York City.  Tickets start at $350; Tables start at $5,000. Contact: Susan Bell Special Events | tel: at 212.874.5457 | e-mail: heatherprochorchik@bellevents.com
 
 
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4/30/11 The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) Presents The 14th Annual EIF REVLON Run/Walk For Women: A 5K Run/Walk, Health Expo and Celebration to raise awareness and critical funds for women's cancers research, counseling and outreach programs. The event attracts more than 20,000 men, women and children for an amazing display of support for the women in our lives. Begins in Times Square and finishes in Central Park. Time: Press check-in: 6:00 am | On-site Registration: 7:00 am | Opening ceremony: 8:15 am | Official start of 5K Run/Walk: 9:00 am | Finish line festivities / Health Expo: 10:00 am to Noon | REGISTRATION: Through February 28th, participants can take advantage of an early Registration Fee of $30 with promotional code Womentum11. From March 1st through April 29th, the Registration Fee will be $35. Participants are also able to register on the day of the event (April 30th) beginning at 7:00 am for $40. For further information or to register, please visit www.revlonrunwalk.org or call the event hotline at 855.434.3779.  History: Launched in 1994 through the committed and collective efforts of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, Lilly Tartikoff, and Ronald O. Perelman, The EIF REVLON Run/Walk For Women has grown to become one of the nation’s largest single-day fundraisers of its kind for women’s cancers. (LA/NY) have distributed over 60 million dollars for cancer research, counseling and outreach programs. Thanks in part to these funds, new treatments are being developed, and lives are being saved   MEDIA CONTACTS: Mary Kaye Daniels / Lauren Peteroy  |  B|W|R Public Relations | Tel: 212-901-3938 | e-mail: marykaye.daniels@bwr-ny.com / lauren.peteroy@bwr-ny.com
4/28/11 Municipal Art Society of New York: "2011 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal" award dinner, honoring Diane von Furstenberg: The event, to be held at The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, will honor the fashion icon for her tireless work as an urban pioneer, civic activist and preservationist. The Black Tie evening will offer a cocktail reception and dinner.  Serving as Honorary Chairs are Tim Gunn, Caroline Kennedy, and Chair of The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission, Robert B. Tierney, who will present the award to von Furstenberg. As one of the first designers to open a studio in the Meatpacking District, von Furstenberg was integral to the rebirth of the neighborhood and successfully fought to establish it as a historic district.  She has also been a longtime resident of the Meatpacking District and a vocal member of the community.  In addition, she was an early supporter and key advocate for the rescue and remarkable transformation of the High Line. The Municipal Art Society’s highest honor is presented annually to an individual whose work or deeds have made an outstanding contribution to the built environment of New York City. The medal was named for Mrs. Onassis in 1994 in honor of her tireless efforts to preserve and protect New York’s great architecture. Gala Co-chairs are Lisa Atkin and Tony Kiser; Annie and David Childs; Katherine Farley and Jerry Speyer; Agnes Gund; Kitty Hawks and Lawrence Lederman; Alexandra and Philip Howard; Frederick Iseman; Coco and Arie Kopelman; Julie Menin; Janet C. Ross; and Yeohlee Teng.  Sustaining sponsors include Allen & Company Incorporated; Frederick Iseman; and Janet C. Ross.  Venue: New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Time: Cocktails at 7:00 p.m. Dinner at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $1,200 and are on sale now.  For more information or if you would like to support the Municipal Art Society of New York in its mission to create a more livable and dynamic city, but cannot attend the gala, please call The JFM Group at (212) 921-9070, ext. 16 or e-mail mas@thejfmgroup.com.
4/27/11 New York Junior League Bags & Bubbles:  Ever dreamed of being the first to buy one of the season’s hottest handbags? What about mingling with your favorite handbag designer? The ultimate girls’ night out is taking place on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at the New York Junior League’s third annual Bags & Bubbles event at the League's Headquarters. You can bid on designer handbags, sip champagne and nibble on tasty treats — and it all benefits New York women in need.  Time: 7-9 p.m. Venue: NYJL Headquarters, 130 East 80th Street, NYC  Tickets: VIP ticket holders have the first chance to bid starting at 6 p.m.| General admission, $45 on or prior to April 17, $55 after April 17 and at the door; VIP tickets, $125 on or prior to April 17, $150 after April 17 and at the door. Buy Tickets.  Advanced ticket sales close at 12 pm on Monday, April 25. Tickets are non-refundable.
4/25/11 Give Kids a Shot! National Meningitis Association Gala 2011 , A Benefit to Save Lives in the Fight Against Meningitis, a Vaccine-Preventable Disease, Honorary Chairs Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr. & Nick Springer; Gala Chairs Gary Springer & Sara Herbert-Galloway; Vice Chairs, Lenore Cooney, Cooney/Waters Group; Barry J. Klarberg Monarch Wealth & Business Management. Honorees are Bart and Michelle Oates,  New York Giants Football Legend & Advocates for Pediatric Medical ResearchNMA’s, Children's Advocacy Award; James C. Turner, M.D. Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Virginia NMA's Health Achievement Award; iconic actor Richard Thomas will receive NMA's Nancy Ford Springer Inspiration Award for his long standing support of NMA and pianist Chau-GiangThi Ngugen (Chosan Nguyen) will receive NMA's International Ambassador for Education Through Music Award.  Venue: New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South, New York 10019; Time: Cocktails & Silent Auction 6:30pm followed by Dinner & the NMA Awards. Master of Ceremonies is two-time Tony Award winner James Naughton who will also perform. This signature fundraising event will help NMA continue and expand its vital work in the fight against meningitis. Tables: $25,000; $15,000 & $10,000. Individual tickets: $1,000 & $500  For Leadership Packages, Sponsorship and tickets contact Susan Shattuck/ Laurie Krotman, Special Events Unlimited, 212-244-7333 or email gala@nmaus.org For more information about NMA’s life-saving work please visit www.nmaus.org
4/21/11 NYRP’s 5th Annual Buds Bash: Join NYRP and it’s Junior Committee, The Buds as they toast, New York City, the work of NYRP,  MillionTreesNYC and the planet with VeeV Açaí Spirit. On the eve of Earth Day 2011, one day before the world’s #1 environmental holiday, NYRP's Junior Committee is hosting its 5th Annual Buds Bash. The event will feature great music, hors d'oeuvres, an open bar with inventive eco-friendly cocktails courtesy of VeeV Açaí Spirit, and a silent auction featuring amazing items and experiences. Event Co-Chairs: Dean Sheremet, Beth Stellato, Nicole Mohovich, Ken Levene. NYRP Junior Board: Allison Beck, Stephanie Owens, Maya Rodale, Christina Vescovo, Matt Schmeelk, Jon Recor, Sally Wolf, Heidi Wolf  Tickets: Advance tickets on sale now!  $45 ticket- Includes ticket to Buds Bash |$100 ticket- Plants a NYC tree in your honor and includes ticket to Buds Bash | $250 ticket- Includes a one-year membership to The NYRP Buds—adding you to our exclusive events calendar—and a ticket to Buds Bash | Door Tickets are $60   Time: 7:30 p.m. Venue: Café Kristall, located at 70 Mercer Street.  RSVP: Contact Bosede A. Opetubo or call her at 212-333-2552 or rsvp@nyrp.org 2010 Event Photos:  2010 HULAWEEN After Party Hosted by NYRP BUDS | PANACHE Privee: 4th Annual NYRP Buds Spring After Party at the Top of the Strand Hotel | ManhattanSociety.com: 4th Annual NYRP Buds Spring Party  |  Donna Karan New York & Emily Conner Host Spring Trunk Show Event in honor of NYRP  | NYRP 9th Annual Spring Picnic & 15th Anniversary Celebration
4/21/11 East Side House Settlement Gala Preview of The 2011 New York International Auto Show: The Gala Preview of The New York International Auto Show is a critical source of funding for East Side House Settlement, as approximately half of ESH’s funding comes from private philanthropy.  With the unwavering support from The Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association and The New York International Automobile Show, ESH has been able to establish and fund a highly successful college preparation program, which is crucial in promoting education and employment for the residents of Mott Haven in the South Bronx.  2011  Gala Chairs: Christoper LaSusa, Philip L. Yang, Jr., Joan P. Young, Elia Zois Benefit Committee Co-Chairs: Fe Fendi, Elia Zois Scholarship Chair: Steve Cho, Goldman Sachs. Time: Cocktails, 6-9 p.m. | Benefactor’s Dinner 8:30 p.m. Venue: The Jacob Javits Center, 11th Avenue at 35thStreet, New York City. Photos/Prior Event Coverage: ESH 2010 Gala Preview of NYIAS | ESH 2009 Gala Preview of NYIAS hosted by Porsche | ESH 2008 Gala Preview of NYIAS hosted by Lamborghini | ESH 2007 Gala Preview of NYIAS hosted by Lexus
4/15/11 BOMB - 30th Anniversary Gala & Silent Auction: One of the most respected voices in contemporary art and literature, BOMB magazine celebrates it’s 30th anniversary with a gala benefit dinner and auction of important contemporary artworks Friday April 15 2011 at Capitale, 130 Bowery (at Grand Street) New York City.“ BOMB delivers the artist’s voice. By making the artist’s voice an essential component of cultural discourse, BOMB humanizes intellectual ideas and gives context to their origins” commented Betsy Sussler, the founder and editor.  The event is a who’s who of contemporary culture. The Trustee Chair is Klaus Kertess. The evening’s chairs include: Honorary Chair Amy Phelan, and the Co-Chairs Robert Duffy, Mary + Sean Kelly, Michèle Gerber Klein and Michael Ward Stout.  Honorees: Marina Abramovic, Richard Armstrong, Betsy Baker, Francine Prose. Venue: Capitale, 130 Bowery at Grand   Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Cocktails & Canepes |  8 p.m. Seated Dinner & Toasts to Honorees by Author C. Danto, Mary Heilmann, Ellsworth Kelly, Michael Cunningham | 10 p.m.  Dessert & Final Bidding at Silent Auction. Media Contact: Catherine Petree-Biron | Jonathan Marder + Company | D: 212.907.6484 | M: 917.306.0865
4/15/11 High Water Women 6th Annual Casino Night: This event is to help fund vital programs that support the social and economic empowerment of women and children in need. Dinner, gaming, poker and black jack tournaments, a live auction, DJ and much more!  Test your skills, mingle with senior member of the hedge fund industry, and support great causes! Join us for dinner at 6:30 (tickets are only $250 for young professionals) or for the dessert, DJ, and open bar after party at 9:00 (early bird tickets are $100 until April 8th, regular tickets are $125).   Our Co-Chairs are:  Kathleen KelleyEileen Mancera, and Tracy McHale StuartAbout: High Water Women was founded in 2005 by senior women in the hedge fund industry who are dedicated to enriching education for at-risk youth, relieving the impact of family poverty, and providing economic empowerment for women.  Time: 6:30 pm   | After Party: 9:30 p.m.   Venue: Gotham Hall, 1356 Broadway @ 36th Street. Tickets start at $500. Tables start at $10,000  For more information on tickets and packages, please contact Jessica Luna | JFM Group | tel: 914-235-1490 x 14 | or e-mail: or hww@thejfmgroup.com  | web: www.highwaterwomen.org
4/14/11 Women's Venture Fund Reception honoring VIVIENNE TAM: Please join us for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and an opportunity to shop the spring collection. 10% of all sales during the event will benefit the Women's Venture FundVivienne Tam will appear and speak about her experience as a woman entrepreneur in fashion and the inspiration behind some of her current designs. Raffle prizes include two tickets to the Vivienne Tam fashion show during NY Fashion Week September 2011, and an HP Netbook computer designed by Vivienne Tam. Purchase Tickets Here. Time: 6:30 p.m. Venue: Vivienne Tam Flagship Store, 40 Mercer Street, New York City. Tickets: $65 per ticket, $110 for two. 1 raffle entry included with each ticket, additional entries $10
4/13/11 HealthCorps®’ Fifth Annual Gala, Fresh from the Garden Gala, will raise funds to fight the child obesity and mental resilience crises and expand the organization’s groundbreaking in-school health educational and mentoring program.  Dr. Mehmet Oz, Founder and Chairman of HealthCorps, and his wife Lisa will co-host the Gala.  The black tie event promises guests a magical evening of dining, dancing and entertainment.   Co Chairs: Dr. and Mrs. Mehmet Oz   Honorees: Tibor Hollo, Florida East Coast Realty; Deb & Hugh Jackman; Russell Simmons, Rush Communications Time:  6:30 p.m. Cocktails and earthly delights  | 8:00 p.m. Seated dinner, program, live entertainment and dancing Location:  Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86 at 46th Street and 12th Avenue,  New York, NY  10036   Ticket Price: $1000 per ticket; $10,000-$250,000 per table   Contact:  Amy Barone, Communications Director |  e-mail:  amy.barone@healthcorps.net | Phone:  (212) 742-2875 | Website:  www.healthcorps.org  | Dr. Oz Show: www.doctoroz.com
4/09/11 FAMILY BENEFIT: Where the Wild Things Are: City Opera’s Family Benefit is a wonderful opportunity to introduce children to the world of opera and this year’s event is based around a concert performance of the fantastical opera based on the beloved children’s book by Maurice Sendak – Where the Wild Things Are. City Opera has teamed up with Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, founded by brothers Russell Simmons and Danny Simmons, to feature the wonderful imaginations of students in their program who envision and draw set designs for this performance.  Honorary Chairs:   Danny Simmons and Russell Simmons  Co-Chairs:  Rae Alexander-Minter, HRH Princess Alexandra of Greece, Julie Bernstein, Amanda Brainerd, Amy Cappellazzo and Joanne Rosen, Lea Carpenter, Caroline Cronson, Sarah Fels Steel About: City Opera’s Family Benefit offers a wonderful opportunity to introduce children ages 6-12 to the world of opera. This year’s event is based around a concert performance of the fantastical opera based on the beloved children’s book by Maurice Sendak – Where the Wild Things Are. Composed by Oliver Knussen to Sendak’s libretto, this enchanting work tells the tale of a little boy with a wild imagination.  City Opera has teamed up with Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, founded by brothers Russell Simmons and Danny Simmons, to feature the wonderful imaginations of students in their programs. Rush Kids/Teens, who receive a comprehensive education in the visual arts, will envision and draw set designs for this concert performance, and their creations will be projected behind the singers as actual sets. The Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s mission is to provide at-risk youth with significant exposure and access to the arts. The matinee performance will be followed by a family-friendly party featuring a buffet lunch, educational and artistic activities, dancing, a make-your-own sundae bar, and many more delights! All proceeds support City Opera’s mission to bring music into the lives of thousands of students each year through its acclaimed education programs in New York City public schools. Venue:  David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center   Time:   1:30 pm Performance; 2:30 pm Party  Beneficiary: New York City Opera Education Programs. TICKETS: Tables of Ten:  $15,000, $10,000, $5,000 |  Benefit Tickets:  $2,500, $1,500, $1,000, $500, $250 (available for children only)  For more information regarding the event or to purchase tickets, please call the New York City Opera Special Events Department at 212.870.5570 Media Contact: Bruna Martins, Lisa Lori Communications | tel: 203.228.5090 or bruna@lisalori.com
4/08/11 ACE Junior Committee: "First Annual Spring Soiree" at the Crosby Street Hotel, with music by CASH, cocktails and appetizers. Hosts: Barbara Duerrer | Natasha Galkina | Tim Morehouse | Hana Nitsche   Junior Committee: Nathaniel Baker, Alexandra Buhl, Monica Eulitz, Sarah Feil, Danny Fontana, Ricardo Garcia, Irene Hong, Andrew Hurewitz, Julie Kwak, Menka Lamba, Vaughn Massey, Joshua Minsky, Alisa Ng, Steven Nicholson, Eleanor Robb, Kathleen Ryan, Sandra Sanches  Time: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Tickets: $125. Details from AEvans@acenewyork.org, 212-274-0550, ext. 21
4/07/11 New York Junior League: "NYJL Shops! Lilly Pulitzer 2011" Cocktails and and private shopping hosted by Lilly’s Fashion Director, Janie Schoenborn. 15% off all purchases. Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Venue: Lilly Pulitzer Flagship Store, 1020 Madison Avenue (between 78th and 79th Streets). Tickets: $20 (walk-in tickets, if available, are $25). Details and  purchase tickets online.
4/06/11 Autism Speaks : “A Blue Affair” hosted by Vanessa & Donald Trump, Jr.: Cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres and silent auction. Musical performance from Talina, a young girl who shows that inside every child with autism there is an extraordinary person waiting to be discovered. Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Venue: Trump SoHo. Tickets: $200. For more information and/or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact  Elizabeth Irving at eirving@AutismSpeaks.org or purchase tickets online
4/04/11 TRIBECA BALL: The Tribeca Ball attracts artists, celebrities and a chic New York crowd. One of New York’s liveliest and most interactive art parties, the gala takes place in the academy’s long time home in Tribeca, offering unparalleled access to the creative process and an opportunity to connect with our artists. Co-Chairs and Honorees: Rose Dergan & Will Cotton, Cynthia Rowley & Bill Powers, Kate & Andy Spade   Ticket Price: Cocktail tickets - $175 & $250. Dinner tickets, $750 & $1,000, Dinner Tables, $10,000 and up. Time: 6:30 p.m. Cocktails in the Studios | 8:30 p.m. Dinner & Dancing Attire: Upscale Downtown Venue: New York Academy of Art, 111 Franklin Street, New York, NY 10013. For tickets and information:   Website: www.nyaa.edu/tribecaball |e-mail: tribecaball@nyaa.edu | tel: 212.842.5121
4/03/11 The Lustgarten Foundation first-ever New York City Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk: On Sunday, April 3, at Riverside Park New Yorkers will gather in the spirit of hope to find a cure. Walkers can participate in a one or three mile walk along Manhattan's most spectacular waterfront park. All routes are handicap and stroller accessible.  Cablevision’s support ensures that 100% of every dollar raised goes directly to pancreatic cancer research. Registration: Pre-Registration Fee: $50 | Walk-in Registration Fee: $60   Time: Registration: 9:00 AM  | Walk Begins: 10:30 AM  Place: 103rd Street & Riverside Drive, Riverside Park, New York, NY  About: The Lustgarten Foundation is America’s largest private foundation dedicated solely to funding pancreatic cancer research. Based in Bethpage, New York, the Foundation supports research to find a cure for pancreatic cancer, facilitates dialogue within the medical and scientific community, and educates the public about the disease through awareness campaigns and fundraising events. The Foundation has provided millions of research dollars and assembled the best scientific minds with the hope that one day, a cure can be found.  Cablevision Systems Corporation, a leading media and entertainment company, underwrites all of The Lustgarten Foundation's administrative costs to ensure that 100% of every dollar raised will go directly to pancreatic cancer research. For additional information, please visit www.curePC.org. CONTACT: Sabrina Strauss / Goodman Media International | Tel: (212) 576-2700 / e-mail: sstrauss@goodmanmedia.com
 
 
MARCH 2011
 
3/30/11 Nature Conservancy's Young Professionals Group: "Wild At Heart--Cooking Up a Sustainable Life": Sustainable plates from New York chefs. Silent auction. Live music by Back Porch Society. After-party hosted by Tenjune. Host Committee: Akshay Arora; David Birnbaum & Jennifer Dunkl; Carol and John Fox; Carson and Joseph Gleberman; Tom and Valerie Rosenberg; Perry and Stephanie Vais.  Venue: Tribeca Rooftop, 2 Desbrosses Street (at Hudson Street). Time: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Tickets: $200 ($150 for members through March 1 only). Contact: 212-381-2183 for more details or purchase tickets online
3/22/11 The New York International Ballet Competition: The New York International Ballet Competition is hosting a Performance and Gala celebrating the life and work of Ilona Copen, NYIBC Founder and Executive Director Emerita, at NYU's Skirball Center on March 22nd, 2011. The evening will be a star-filled occasion featuring artists from American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble, Joffrey Ballet, Limón Dance Company, New Jersey Ballet and North Carolina Dance Theatre. NYIBC will honor Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride with the first Ilona Copen Award, to be presented by Virginia Johnson, Artistic Director of Dance Theatre of Harlem. Tickets can be purchased online at:  http://goo.gl/nGqSw
3/21/11 Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS: "Gala Dinner":  This year DIFFA is pleased to announce it will be honoring Margaret Russell, Editor In Chief of Architectural Digest. Russell, who was the driving force behind the emergence of DINING BY DESIGN and instrumental in shaping it into the event it has become today, will be honored at the Gala celebration on Monday, March 21st.  Venue: Pier 94, 12th Avenue and 55th Street. Time: 6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Dinner. Silent Auction. Dancing. Tickets: $500. Details and purchase tickets online
3/21/11 Asia Society Benefit: "Celebration of Asia Week": Mingle with Honorary Chairs Renée Fleming, one of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, and the extraordinary designer Naeem Khan. Indulge in exquisite cuisine from the acclaimed chef Hemant Mathur at the Silk Road-themed reception and gala dinner with delectable dessert by pastry chef Surbhi Sahni. View table-top décor customized by exceptional Asian fashion designers. Dance to a sizzling band and bid on luxurious experiences at the live auction with Henry Howard-Sneyd of Sotheby’s. This elegant gala presents art, fashion, cuisine, music, and design from across Asia in one festive setting.  Dinner Chairs: Stephanie and John Foster and Lulu and Anthony Wang  Vice Chairs: Betsy and Edward Cohen, Ann and Stephen Curley, William B. Finneran, Henrietta Holsman Fore, Bruce and Juliana Terian Gilbert, HealthpointCapital, Michelle and Sonny Kalsi, Sheryl and Chip Kaye, Ruth and Harold Newman, Senator and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller IV, Mrs. Arthur Ross, Kari and Carl Tiedemann. Time: 6pm – 8pm Reception; 8pm – 11pm Dinner & Dance  Venue: 583 Park Avenue at East 63rd St, New York   Prices: Tables – Co-Chair $50,000; Vice Chair $25,000; Benefactor $10,000 Tickets – Supporter $5,000 (Package of 4 Patron Tickets); Individual Patron Dinner & Dance Package $1000; Young Patrons (Age 40 & Under; ID Required) $500 Dinner & Dance Package.   Online Ticketing: www.asiasociety.org/asiaweekbenefit  | For Information:  Asiaweekbenefit@asiasociety.org
3/17/11 Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS: "Cocktails by Design":  This year DIFFA is pleased to announce it will be honoring Margaret Russell, Editor In Chief of Architectural Digest. Russell, who was the driving force behind the emergence of DINING BY DESIGN and instrumental in shaping it into the event it has become today, will be honored at the Gala celebration on Monday, March 21st.  Venue: Pier 94, 12th Avenue and 55th Street. Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Food tastings from New York restaurants. Cocktails/Wine. Tickets: $150. Details and purchase tickets online.
3/14/11 THE SCHOOL OF AMERICAN BALLET WINTER BALL: The Winter Ball is The School of American Ballet’s highest profile annual benefit. This glamorous black-tie dinner dance at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater is attended by 500 patrons, including the School’s board members and alumni as well as leaders from the New York corporate and social communities. The evening is once again sponsored by Van Cleef & Arpels. The event features a one-time-only performance by the advanced students of the School of American Ballet choreographed specifically for this event by a noted artist. Proceeds from the Winter Ball are used to award scholarships, maintain world-class studios and residence halls, and offer vital student programs beyond the classroom. This year’s honorary chairman are: Deborah Roberts & Al Roker. The evening’s co-chairs include: Pamela J. Joyner & Alfred J.Giuffrida, Marissa Mayer & Zachary Bogue, Elizabeth R. Miller & James G. Dinan and Betsy Pitts & Bob Pitts with Founding Chairman: Coco Kopelman and Liz Peek   Location: David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center Time: 7:00 p.m.  Tickets: Individual tickets start at $1,500; Young Patrons tickets are $500; contact Special Events offices at (212) 769-6610. Media Contact: Bruna Martins | Lisa Lori Communications | tel: 203.228.5090  | e-mail: bruna@lisalori.com
3/9/111st Annual Benefit at the MoMA for Picasso Guitars 1912-1914: Join us on March 9 for a night of music and art at The MoMA.  Let yourself be moved by a private viewing of featured exhibition, Picasso: Guitars 1912–1914, focusing on Picasso’s early work on Guitars collected from museums around the world, feel your body move to the quirky, soulful music of Regina Spektor, and all the while, enjoy a top-shelf open bar paired with the world-class cuisine: design by Sonnier and Castle as well as Le Bernadin Pastry Chef, Michael Laiskonis. What better way to support a great cause? Please help us spread awareness about Pediatric Cancer and support this non-profit organization’s research to improve the care, quality of life, and survival rate of children with malignant diseases. Sponsor dinner beforehand at The Modern. Time: 7:30-10:45   Venue: The MoMA, 1 West 53rd Street, NYC  Cost: $135+  Tickets: click here. For more informnation Contact: Grace Clarke |Town & Country | T 212-903-5051 | e-mail: GClarke@hearst.com
3/9/11 Urban Assembly New York Harbor School 7th Annual Fundraiser --Celebrating Urban Assembly New York Harbor School’s New Home on Governor’s Island. Honoring Alex Matthiessen, Principal, Matthiessen Strategies, Former Hudson Riverkeeper; Rob Pirani, Executive Director, Governors Island Alliance;  Alpha Francois, Harbor School Class of 2011, Wheaton College Posse Scholar. Co-Chairs:  Jayni & Chevy Chase, Jody & Bill Geist, Emily & Murray Fisher. Cocktails, passed hors’doeuvres & a light buffet supper including oysters of course!    Silent & live auction including a day of falconing with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. in Bedford, NY~ two backstage passes to Tibi fashion show and Tibi dress to wear ~ a week in the Hamptons for you and five friends among others. Estimated 275 attendees include supporters Jayni Chase, Fabien Cousteau, Alex Matthiessen, Willie Geist (MSNBC’s Way Too Early with Willie Geist) and many young New York social and philanthropic leaders.   Cocktail attire.  Sponsorship levels range from $10,000-$2500; Tickets, $300; For more information and to purchase: click here   Time:  6:30-9:00 p.m. Venue: New York Yacht Club, 37 West 44th Street  Private Event: Invitation Only.  Visit us on the web: www.nyharborschool.org   Media Contact:  Elizabeth Amorosi,  President, Amo Communications LLC | tel: 917-208-7489 | e-mail: amocomm@yahoo.com
3/8/11 The Forward Hosts First “Forward Looking” Gala: The Forward Association, the not-for-profit organization that publishes the Forward, America’s most influential Jewish weekly newspapers and websites, is hosting “Forward Looking,” its first-ever gala event. The event will celebrate 114 years of independent Jewish and Yiddish journalism. The Forward Association’s board of directors will be in attendance, as well as special guests Isaiah Sheffer, Michael Tucker and Jill Eikenberry, who will read selections from the Bintl Brief, a popular advice column dating to the Jewish Daily Forward’s early years.  The gala will also include the premiere of a special video presentation featuring Tony Kushner, Michael Feinstein, Mark Oppenheimer, David Margolick, Adam Goldberg, Ayelet Waldman, Rabbi Eric Yoffie, Rabbi Andy Bachman, Daniel Libeskind and others. About The Forward:  The Forward, published weekly since 1990 with online content added daily to http://www.forward.com, is widely regarded as American Jewry's essential, independent newspaper. The English language weekly grew out of the legendary Yiddish language newspaper, Jewish Daily Forward, which was founded in 1897 and continues as a weekly to this day. The Forward is committed to rigorous reporting and balanced, thoughtful commentary on news, politics, arts and culture in the Jewish world. Headquartered in New York, the newspaper is owned by the Forward Association, Inc., a not-for-profit, 501(c) 3 organization. It is published on Fridays and is available by subscription and on newsstands in selected cities nationwide.  Time: 6 to 9 p.m. EST Venue: Mandarin Oriental | New York,80 Columbus Circle at 60th Street, New York City. Media Contact: Scott Rosenblum  | Trylon SMR |  (212) 905-6060 |  e-mail: scott@trylonsmr.com Tickets: Contact Julie Davidson | tel: 212-453-9413 | e-mail: davidson@forward.com
3/7/11 The Jackie Robinson Foundation Awards Dinner Hosted by Bill Cosby: Honoring: Sean “Diddy” Combs, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Bad Boy Entertainment Group | Ingrid Saunders Jones, Senior Vice President,  Global Community Connections, The Coca-Cola Company and Chair of the Coca-Cola Foundation | Joseph R. Perella, Founding Partner, Chairman and CEO of Perella Weinberg PartnersVenue: The Waldorf Astoria, 301 Park Avenue, New York City.   Time: 6:00 p.m. Reception | 7:00 p.m. Dinner. Attire: Black Tie.  Tickets:  Individual Seating: $1,500 | Tables (10 people): $15,000 - $50,000.  Tickets can be purchased at www.jackierobinson.org. Please direct media inquiries to Danielle Purfey, Director of Communications at 212-290-8600.
3/5/11 New York Junior League: 2011 Winter Ball, “Elegance Throughout Time”: NYL will be celebrating the 2011 Outstanding Sustainers and Outstanding Volunteers and presenting the NYJL Award for Leadership and Excellence to Mary J. Blige for her incredible dedication to the empowerment of young women and her inspiring work as the co-founder of The Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation For the Advancement of Women.  André Leon Talley, the contributing editor for Vogue magazine, will once again preside over the evening as the Master of Ceremonies. Music by New York City Swing. Cocktails. Dinner. Live and silent auction. Dessert. Dancing. Black Tie.  Time: 7:00 pm-12:30 a.m.  Venue: Grand Ballroom at The Plaza Hotel. Details online
3/3/11 The 2011 CIVITAS Annual Benefit: The August Heckscher Awards for Community Service will be presented to two institutions who have made significant contributions to quality of life on the Upper East Side and in East Harlem: Tony Bechara, Chair, and El Museo del Barrio: As the longtime chair, Tony has overseen the development of El Museo into a standout cultural institution in East Harlem and in New York City. El Museo strikes a balance in cultural programming for diverse ages in its surrounding community and avant-garde art installations. Paul Buckhurst, Frank Fish and Georges Jacquemart and BFJ Planning: The land use planning and transportation consulting firm is well-respected for its work in New York City and around the world. CIVITAS has worked with principals of BFJ on studies and recommendations related to streetscape improvements to the 96th and 125th Street corridors and to the Second Avenue subway station entrances and mechanical structures. Previous August Heckscher honorees Bruce Fowle, Founding Principal of FXFOWLE and Susan Henshaw Jones, Director of The Museum of the City of New York will present the 2011 awards.  Honorable Pete and Ainslie Grannis are the event’s honorary chairs. Time: 6-8:30 p.m. Venue:  Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue, New York City Media Contact: Roberta Bouer | WINKLEMAN COMPANY LLC |  185 East 85th Street - Suite 1New York, New York 10028 | Phone: (212) 996-0443 | e-mail: robertab@winklemanco.com | web: www.winklemanco.com
3/1/11 Presto, It’s Purim!: The Jewish Museum’s Twenty-Fifth Annual Purim Ball:  inspired by the current exhibition, Houdini: Art and Magic. Honorary Co-Chairs of the ball are Toby and Leon Cooperman, Carol and Gershon Kekst, Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer and Joseph Neubauer, Adrianne and William Silver, S. Donald Sussman, The Joan and Bob Tisch Families, Jean and Raymond Troubh, and Roy J. Zuckerberg. Honorees include Joshua Nash, Chairman of The Jewish Museum’s Board of Trustees, and trustees Betty Levin and James A. Stern. Actor/writer/director Jason Alexander will perform an original Purimspiel (Purim play). At the heart of New York City's famed Museum Mile, The Jewish Museum is admired for its exhibitions and educational programs that inspire people of all backgrounds.  A wide-ranging schedule of significant art exhibitions, innovative educational programs, memorable family events, and stimulating presentations attracting visitors of all ages, demonstrates how The Jewish Museum illuminates art, culture and ideas for today's diverse audiences.  Time:  7:00 PM Cocktails | 8:00 PM Dinner and Dancing.  Venue: The Waldorf Astoria, 301 Park Avenue, New York City
 
FEBRUARY 2011
 
2/18/11 MacDella Cooper Foundation for the benefit of the MCF Academy: "L’Africana Night" : Runway show featuring African inspired garments designed exclusively for L’Africana Night by a range of designers. Following the show, each dress will be auctioned off, along with other special prizes, followed by an awards presentation, and live musical performances. After Party with special guests Matt Dillon, Isaiah Washington (Grey’s Anatomy), Zelma Davis (C&C Music Factory), Korto Momolu (Project Runway), The Real Housewives of New Jersey and New York, and Project Runway winner Irina Shabayeva. The MCF Academy is the first school dedicated to orphan and abandoned children in post-war Liberia to be founded by a female refugee of the civil war. The Academy opened its doors on Christmas Day 2010 and will ultimately house and educate 200 children.  Venue: New York Society for Ethical Culture, 64th Street and Central Park West. Time: Red Carpet at 6:30 p.m. with the fashion show starting promptly at 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $500 ($50 for balcony seating).
2/16/11 Careers through Culinary Arts Program: "Benefit 2011" honoring Chef Michael Lomonaco. The evening will support the scholarship and enrichment programs offered by C-CAP. Signature dishes will be presented by some of New York’s top chefs. Guests of C-CAP will enjoy an evening of signature dishes presented by 37 of New York’s long time favorites as well as the city’s hottest star chefs with champagne and wine donated by The Charmer Sunbelt Group. More than 60 New York City C-CAP high school culinary students are expected to assist the chefs of these renowned restaurants. The evening’s festivities will also include a silent auction including once-in-a-lifetime culinary and travel packages. Master of Ceremonies: CBS2 News Co-Anchor Maurice DuBois  Event ChairKenneth Himmel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Related Urban. Chef Chair Marcus SamuelssonRed Rooster. The vice-chairs for the event are Nina and Tim Zagat and Susan and Richard Grausman.  This year, C-CAP is honoring chef, author, and TV personality Michael Lomonaco for his extraordinary achievements and contributions to the culinary industry, his longtime dedication to C-CAP and his commitment to nurturing the next generation of chefs.   Considered one of America’s leading culinary authorities, Lomonaco is an American Chef known for the spectacular cuisine presented at award-winning restaurants including Le Cirque, 21 Club, Windows on the World, and currently at Porter House New York, which was named by Esquire magazine one of America's Best New Restaurants in October 2006. His unique style is reflected in his cookbooks and magazine articles and television series on the Discovery Channel's program “Epicurious” and “Michael's Place” on the Food Network   Time:  6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Venue: Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers. Tickets: $500 (limited availability). Details from 212-974-7111 or onlineMedia Contact: For more information, digital images, and to arrange press interviews, contact: Joyce Appelman, 516-482-1016, greatappel@aol.com
 
JANUARY 2011
 
1/27/11 Winter Antiques Show Young Collectors Night - A Benefit for East Side House Settlement: An exciting evening for new collectors, as well as art and design enthusiasts, featuring cocktails & hors d’oeuvres, a private viewing of the Show, and an exclusive “Meet the Designers” reception with New York’s most illustrious interior designers and Wendy Goodman, Design Editor, New York magazine. Co Chairman: Courtney Booth, Emily Israel Vice Chairmen: Valerie & Brad Aston, Alexandra Buckley Voris, Stephanie & Frederick Clark, Kipton Cronkite, Stephanie & Frederick Clark, Britt & Cristin Dever, Elizabeth Meigher, Anika Yael Natori, Allyson & Chris Pachios, Tatiana G.P. Perkin, Maria Rentschler, Caroline Crowley and Chairwoman, Interior Design Committee: Wendy Goodman, Design Editor, New York Magazine.This prestigious group of 42 designers includes some of the country’s most illustrious interior designers including Nate Berkus, Jonathan Adler, Celerie Kemble, Eric Cohler, Jamie Drake, Alex Papachristidis, Miles Redd, Todd Romano, and many more.  Proceeds from the evening benefit Eastside House Settlement, the important social services agency that serves young people and families in the South Bronx. For more information on the organization please visit: www.eastsidehouse.org  Venue: The Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue at 67th Street, New York City, NY. Time: 7-9 p.m. Media Contact: Beryl Crofton-Atkins, Assistant Account Executive |  Sharp Communications, Inc. | 415 Madison Avenue 24th floor, New York, NY 10017 | e-mail: bc@sharpthink.com  |  P: (212) 829-0002 ext. 113  | web: www.sharpthink.com
1/20/11 57th Annual Winter Antiques Show Opening Night Party: Arie L. Kopelman, Chairman, Lucinda C. Ballard & Michael R. Lynch, Vice Chairs. Opening Night Party Chair: Sallie Krawcheck, President of Global Wealth and Investment Management, Bank of America.   2011 Show Honorary Chairs: Dan Lufkin & Cynthia Lufkin. Time: 5:00 to 9:00 pm Venue: The Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue at 67th Street, New York City, NY  Media Contact: Molly Dince  | e-mail: mdince@rubenstein.com  | tel:  (212) 843-9353
1/19/11 The American Antiques Show Gala Benefit Preview: The American Antiques Show’s eagerly anticipated Gala Benefit Preview on Wednesday evening, January 19, is a highlight of the winter season and kicks off Americana Week in New York. All proceeds from the Preview support the American Folk Art Museum’s exhibition and educational programming. All tickets include a copy of the show catalog and unlimited readmission to TAAS.  TAAS Leadership - 2011 Co-chairs: Barry D. Briskin, Joan M. Johnson, Elizabeth V. Warren.  2011 Executive Chairs: Barry D. Briskin, Lucy and Mike Danziger, Margaret and Gregory Hedberg, Joan and Victor Johnson, Petra and Stephen Levin, Laura and Richard Parsons, Francesca Petrucci and Stephen Corelli, Patricia and Juan Ruiz, Elizabeth and Irwin Warren  2011 Interior Designers' Committee Chair: Miles Redd.Time: 5:30-9:30 p.m. Venue: The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues), New York City Tickets: begin at $375, click here.
1/18/11 Christine Cachot, COO Mauboussin & Christine Miller Martin, Managing Director, Warburg Realty Partnership Host evening of  Glamour, Glitter and Generosity: enjoy a 15% courtesy savings on all jewelry and a percentage of sales will go to Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter. Please RSVP by January 15th to rsvp@warburgrealty.com. Venue: Mauboussin, 714 Madison Avenue, New York, NY. Tel: (212) 752-4300
 
DECEMBER 2010
 
 
12/7/10 YOUNG FRIENDS OF THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY CELEBRATE BUILDING NEW YORK HISTORY:  Young Friends of the New-York Historical Society are hosting a celebratory evening at the legendary downtown City Hall restaurant. Learn more about the history of the landmark New-York Historical Society and other notable New York locations, and preview of renderings of the New-York Historical Society’s renovated building. Proceeds from this event will support the conservation of the New-York Historical Society's collections.  Co-chaired by Hayley Van Antwerp and Marcy Lerner.  Host committee members include: Briana Barocas, Krista Brady, Andrea Caserta, Susan Deng, Stephanie Domenici, Deepa Dubey, Nigel Glenday, Jesuina Hairston, Laura Temel.  Time: 7-10 p.m. Venue: City Hall Restaurant, 131 Duane Street, Tribeca, NY  ADMISSION:  Young Friends $75 ($20 tax deductible), Non-Members $100 ($45 tax deductible), Special Offer for New Members 2 year membership + tickets $225 ($125 tax deductible) INFORMATION:    212-485-9294 or visit www.nyhistory.org/youngfriends
12/6/10 NYJL Hosts Holiday Shopping Event with Tory Burch:  With the holiday season just around the corner, please join the NYJL for another great shopping event hosted by Tory Burch and the NYJL Shops! Committee.  An evening of cocktails, snacks and bargains await, with 15% off purchases made that evening. The first 75 attendees will receive a great gift bag.  The event will take place at the Tory Burch store in the Meatpacking District.  A portion of the evening's proceeds will be donated to the NYJL to benefit its charitable activities.  Advance tickets are $20 , and walk-in tickets, if available, are $25 and will be sold at the door.  For more information and to RSVP, please visit nyjl.org Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm Venue: Tory Burch Store in the Meatpacking District at 38 Little West 12th Street, (between 9th and Washington) New York, NY 10014
12/6/10 NEW YORK CARES 2010 Winter Benefit: New York Cares, New York City’s largest volunteer organization, is hoping to raise $1 million dollars in support of its year-round volunteer programs at its annual Winter Benefit.  Tennis great John McEnroe and Sotheby’s Executive Vice President Hugh Hildesley will serve as auctioneers for the event’s live holiday auction.  CNN senior analyst and staff writer for The New Yorker Jeffrey Toobin will host the evening. The benefit begins with cocktails at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner, a speaking program and live auction at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets start at $750 per person.  Benefit Chairs include:  Gail B. Harris - President, New York Cares, Retired Partner, Of Counsel, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP | Walter L. Harris - Chairman and CEO, T&H Group Inc | David A. Lehman - Managing Director, Goldman Sachs.    Honorees include: Goldman Sachs Community TeamWorks | Tom Motamed - Chairman & CEO, CNA Financial Corporation | Tonya Ingram - New York Cares Volunteer Extraordinaire. Time: Monday, December 6, 2010 starting at 6:30 p.m. Venue: Cipriani 42nd Street at 110 East 42nd Street (between Lexington and Park Avenues) in Manhattan. Business attire.   Tickets: Start at $750 per person. To purchase tickets visit www.newyorkcares.org/news_events/benefit/.  For additional event info, please contact Marianne Carey Hayes at Event Associates at 212-245-6570 ext. 16 or newyorkcares@eventassociatesinc.com. Proceeds will fund the 12,000 volunteer projects that New York Cares creates each year in response to our city's most pressing needs.  Last year, 53,000 New York Cares volunteers helped 400,000 New Yorkers in need.   CONTACT:  Delvina Smith | Event Associates, Inc. | tel: 212-245-6570 ext. 28   | e-mail: newyorkcares@eventassociatesinc.com
12/6/10 Food Allergy Ball 2010: The Thirteenth Annual Food Allergy Ball, presented by the Food Allergy Initiative (FAI), takes place on Monday, December 6, 2010 at The Waldorf Astoria.  The evening’s proceeds will benefit FAI’s research, education, and public policy programs, aimed at finding a cure and raising awareness of life-threatening food allergies.  Renowned chef/restaurateur Tom Colicchio, co-founder of Gramercy Tavern and creator of Craft Restaurants and ‘wichcraft, will receive the FAI Lifetime Achievement Award.  Mr. Colicchio is head judge on Bravo’s “Top Chef” and has received many accolades for his work, including the 2010 James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef.   The Mount Sinai Hospital will be honored for its international leadership in food allergy research and treatment.  Wayne E. Keathley, President & COO, will accept the award.  The FAI Legacy Award will be presented to Kathy Franklin, a longtime advocate for the organization’s mission of research, education, and advocacy.  Ms. Franklin has helped countless families navigate the challenges of living with potentially fatal food allergies. Gala Dinner Chairs:  Julia Koch, Sharyn Mann and Todd Slotkin are the Gala Dinner Chairs. Corporate Dinner Chair: David H. Koch is the Corporate Dinner Chair.  Time: The festivities for this black-tie Gala start at 7:00 PM.  Ticket prices are as follows: Tables are available for $50,000, $25,000 and $15,000, and individual tickets are available for $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000. The Food Allergy Initiative (FAI) is a national, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to finding a cure for food allergies, which affect more than 12 million Americans, including some 3 million children under the age of 18.  Founded in 1998, FAI is the largest private source of funding for food allergy research.  Since its inception, the organization has contributed more than $65 million toward research, clinical activities to improve diagnosis and treatment, public policy initiatives to increase federal funding for research, and educational programs to raise awareness among schools, health and child care workers, and members of the food service and hospitality industries. Please visit www.faiusa.org for additional information. Media Contact: Piera Sacino | Mitchell Manning Associates, 155 East 55th Street, Suite 205 New York, NY 10022 | P:  212 980-1711, F:  212 980-1615 | e-mail: piera@mitchellmanning.com  For Gala information contact the Food Allergy Initiative Benefit Headquarters at (212) 627-1000
12/1/10 NYC & Company Foundation Leadership Awards Gala: NYC & Company's affiliated nonprofit cultural tourism charity, the NYC & Company Foundation, will honor some of the top names in fashion at its 10th annual fund-raising event at The Plaza Hotel on Wednesday, December 1. The Leadership Awards Gala-hosted by the evening's Honorary Chairman Mayor Bloomberg, NYC & Company Chairman Emily Rafferty and NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta-will recognize Terry J. Lundgren, chairman, president and CEO of Macy's, Inc., designer Diane von Furstenberg, president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA); and Anna Wintour, editor in chief of Vogue, as distinguished leaders of the fashion and retail industries and contributors to the vibrancy of New York City's arts and cultural community. Expected guests include fashion designers Donna Karan, Tommy Hilfiger, Jason Wu, Francisco Costa, Tory Burch and Vera Wang; actresses Rosario Dawson and Leelee Sobieski; models Carolyn Murphy and Alek Wek; author Amanda Brooks; Barneys New York CEO Mark Lee; Barneys New York Creative Director Simon Doonan; Theory President Andrew Rosen; Theory Artistic Director Olivier Theyskens; Teen Vogue Editor in Chief Amy Astley; Alice + Olivia Founder and Designer Stacey Bendet; Bloomberg President Dan Doctoroff; Liz Claiborne founder Art Ortenberg; New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn; Estée Lauder's William Lauder, Ann Taylor Stores Corporation CEO Kay Krill; and Saks Inc. CEO Steve Sadove. In addition to pioneering New York City's $55 billion fashion and retail sectors, Lundgren, von Furstenberg and Wintour have also greatly supported cultural institutions, programs and communities across the five boroughs-critical components of NYC's tourism industry. Most recently, the three collaborated with NYC & Company to help produce the second year of Fashion's Night Out, the largest citywide celebration of the fashion and retail industries.  Time: 6:30pm - Red carpet arrivals begin. Venue: The Plaza Hotel, Fifth Avenue between West 58th and 59th Street. Media Contact: Kimberly Spell/ Tiffany Townsend | NYC & Company | tel: 212.484.1270
12/1/10 The New York Women’s Foundation®’s (NYWF) "Stepping Out & Stepping Up" will honor Agnes Gund as well as Grace Hightower De Niro and Robert De Niro. The Stepping Up Award will be presented to recognized New Yorkers who serve as role models and demonstrate courageous leadership, vision and commitment to women and girls as individuals and as partners. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner and dancing.  Co-Chairs for the evening include Hyatt Bass, Somers Farkas and Diana L. Taylor. Vice Chairs include Susan R. Cullman, Anne E. Delaney, Antoinette E. La Belle, Carolyn Buck Luce, Yvonne Quinn and Jean Shafiroff. About: The New York Women’s Foundation® is a cross-cultural alliance of women, serving as a force for change for women. From the outset, the Foundation’s founders strove to identify innovative organizations that were affecting change in the communities they served for women. NYWF strategically funds organizations and programs that move women, girls and families towards long-term economic security through individual transformation and systematic change, mobilizing leaders and community partners as philanthropists and change agents. NYWF funds programs in that promote economic security and justice, health and sexual rights, positive development of girls and young women, and safety. For further information about The New York Women’s Foundation®, please visit: www.nywf.orgTime: Cocktail Reception 6:30 PM | Dinner & Dancing 7:30PM  Venue: Gotham Hall, 1356 Broadway, New York City. Media Contact: Lawlor Media Group | 443 Park Avenue South, Suite #1008, | New York, NY  10016 | Tel: 212-967-6900 | Fax : 212-967-9123 | e-mail: RSVP@lawlormediagroup.com
 
NOVEMBER 2010
 
11/15/10 Fountain Gallery's Annual Celebration of Life:  This evening of cocktails, fabulous food, and more than 100 original artworks displayed for sale is a remarkable collaboration of the commercial real estate industry and the New York arts community with Fountain Gallery, to benefit its member-artists. Currently celebrating its 10th Anniversary year, Fountain Gallery is the premier venue in New York City representing artists with mental illness. Co-Chairs: Peter L. DiCapua, Matt Duthie, Rick Froio, Carmel W. Fromson, Carl T. Hagberg, Leslie Harwood, John McGinley, Richard D. Parsons, Bob Schifellite, Jerry Schumm, Andrew Stenzler. Honorees: Richard J. Daly, CEO, Broadridge Financial Solutions and Dario Gristina, CEO, Genergy. Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Venue: Citi Executive Conference Center, 601 Lexington Avenue, 14th floor (between 53rd and 54th Streets). Tickets: $200. For tickets and information, please contact Nicholas Becerra - Phone: 212.582.0341, ext. 1183; Email nbecerra@fountainhouse.org  web site:  www.fountaingallerynyc.com
11/13/10 The New York Junior League 2010 Fall Auction: Please join the FUNdraisers committee on Saturday, November 13th, as they host Fall Fête, the 12th Annual Auction, from 7 to 11pm. Sotheby’s will set the stage for this special event, one of the NYJL’s principal annual fundraisers. The evening will feature a live and silent auction delicious hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and a night of dancing. Live auction begins at 8:30 pm.The Auction generates vital funding for critical NYJL community service projects, including one of our signature projects, the Playground Improvement Project. The success of this special project is dependent on the generous donations from businesses such as yours. This year’s playground marks our 20th playground restoration. Venue: Sotheby’s New York, with an after-party at Nikki Midtown Time: 7-11 p.m., Live Auction at 8:30 p.m. Tickets Contact: Brook Christopher | e-mail: brook.christopher@gmail.com | tel: (917) 837-8991 For more information: Julie Naughton, Public Affairs Council Head, 212-606-0225/ cell 201-519-9144 externalcommunications@nyjl.org
11/12/10 24th annual “Power Lunch for Women,” benefiting Citymeals-on-Wheels, emceed by Juju Chang. Honorees include Diana Taylor, Managing Director of  Wolfensohn & Company and actor Kathleen Turner.  . Among this year’s lunching ladies include Donatella Arpaia, Christine Baranski, Pamela Baxter, Cathleen Black, Samantha Boardman, Bobbi Brown, Tory Burch, Carol Higgins ClarkMary Higgins Clark, Cristina Greeven Cuomo, Lucy Danziger, Laura Day, Carmen Dell’Orefice, Michele Oka Doner, Patricia DuffBethenny Frankel, Kathie Lee Gifford, Betsy Gotbaum, Gael Greene, Donna Hanover, Markéta Irglová,Dana Ivey, Hoda Kotb, Alexandra Kotur, Evelyn H. LauderSandra Lee, Cindi Leive, Maguy Maccario-Doyle, Susan Magrino, Norris Church Mailer, Fern Mallis, Carolyn B. Maloney, Stephanie March, Wendi Murdoch, Christine Quinn, Ruth Reichl, Judith Ripka, Deborah Roberts, Shari Scharfer-Rollins, Gail Simmons, Rosanna Scotto, Silda Wall Spitzer, Christina Steinbrenner, Barbara Alden Taylor, Laurie Tisch, Lizzie Tisch, Barbara Tober, Lillian Vernon,  Patricia Wexler, and Paula Zahn, among others.  A few adventurous men buy the privilege of lunching with these powerful and famous women for an admission price of $10,000.  This year’s $10K men include Jeffrey Chodorow, John Cochran, Joseph M. Cohen, Bill Fischer, Justin Green, Michael Lynne, John Orrico,Craig Pfeiffer, John Pomerantz, Dennis Riese, John Shapiro, William T. Speck, MD, Jonathan Tisch, Donald Tober, Jonathan Waxman, and Steven B. Zavagli. The Lunch will feature a silent auction including Bobbi Brown’s Ultimate Makeup Lesson, a personal shopping experience at Saks Fifth Avenue including a $1,000 gift card and lunch for two, a Weekend stay for two at The Plaza Hotel in a Deluxe Rose Suite, two nights at The Pierre and dinner for four at the Le Caprice, one week at a Relais & Chateaux, in addition to a dinner for two with Gael Greene.  One hundred percent of the money raised from ticket sales at Power Lunch, and all Citymeals’ events, goes to the preparation and delivery of nutritious meals to homebound elderly in the five boroughs of New York City.  The Grand Host of this year’s Power Lunch is The Pierre A Taj Hotel.  The Associate Sponsors are Amherst Securities Group LLC, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Travelers.  The Very Grand Patrons are Absolut Vodka, Bedell Cellars, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, Citi, Nespresso North America, and Christian Dior, Inc.  The Grand Patrons are Bernardaud Bloomingdale's Floralia Decorators,  Korin, La Prairie, and Northern Trust.  Official sponsors of Citymeals-on-Wheels are American Airlines and FIJI  Water  Time:  Red carpet arrivals: 11:45 a.m. Venue: The Pierre Hotel, 2 East 61st Street (between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue); Enter on 61st Street.   MEDIA CONTACTS: Kim Esp/ Colleen Roche |  Linden Alschuler & Kaplan, Public Relations | Tel: 212-575-4545 | e-mail: kesp@lakpr.com
11/11/10 The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter’s 16th Annual Lou Gehrig Sports Awards Benefit: Honorees receiving the Lou Gehrig Sports Award will be New York Yankees great Mark Teixeira and tennis champion Pam Shriver. The Jacob K. Javits Lifetime Achievement Award will be awarded to ALS advocate Madelon Rand.  ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap will serve as the Master of Ceremonies with Bob Costas serving as a presenter.  As one of The ALS Association's leading chapters, the Greater New York Chapter covers Long Island, New York City, Westchester & Rockland Counties and Northern and Central New Jersey and plays a major role in promoting the mission to lead the fight to cure and treat ALS. The ALS Association is the only national not-for-profit voluntary health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS.  ALSA is a member of the National Health Council. For Tickets, please contact the Benefit Office at 212-245-6570.  Time: 6:30 p.m. Cocktails, Silent Auction, Dinner and Awards Presentation. Venue: New York Marriott Marquis, Broadway at 45th Street, New York City. Media Contact: Marisa Wayne | Rubenstein Communications – Public Relations | Tel: (212) 843-9216 | e-mail: mwayne@rubenstein.com
11/11/10 THE SIGNATURE EVENT-CELEBRATING DIVERSITY WITH HONORS: The Signature Event represents the inaugural collaboration of two historic organizations, Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs and Jazzmobile, Inc.  This unique partnership demonstrates diverse facets of healing – music for the mind and spirit and traditional medical services for the body itself.  This first-time fundraising event will support the community programs of both organizations and will take place on November 11, 2010 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at one of Harlem’s newest fine dining venues: The Uptown GrandHonorary Co-Chairs Earvin "Magic" Johnson and NYS First Lady Michelle Paige Paterson, Dinner Co-Chairs Diane Fogg and Denise Elison along with Doctors' Committee Co-Chairs Yasmin Hurd, PhD and Michael Marin, MD host the inaugural Signature Event to benefit Mount Sinai School of Medicine's Center for Multicultural & Community Affairs (CMCA) and Jazzmobile, Inc. DeMarco Morgan, reporter, WNBC-TV, will serve as  the evening’s emcee. Honoree’s: (i) Dr. Billy Taylor, a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master and the co-founder of Jazzmobile, Inc. will receive special recognition for his contribution to music education and the arts in the Harlem community.  (ii)  Honoree Melinda Wolfe, Bloomberg, LLP, Dir., Professional Development with the Corporate Diversity Award for outstanding commitment and achievements in corporate diversity efforts (iii) Honoree Angela Diaz, MD, MPH, Dir., Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center  and Professor of Pediatrics and Community Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine for her leadership and commitment to serving teens and young adults. (iv) Honoree Ernest Benjamin, MD, Chief of the Division of Critical Care at Department of Surgery will receive the Outstanding Health Care Leadership Award for his extraordinary leadership and humanitarian service in The Mount Sinai Medical Center Haiti Relief efforts.  Venue: The Uptown Grand, 2110 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, Harlem, New York New York, NY 10027 Time: 6:30-10:00 p.m.  Media Contact:  John S. Winkleman  | tel: 212-996-0443 | e-mail: johnw@winklemanco.com
11/10/10 LYVA MUSIC FEST:  Lyva Music Fest kicks off in Brooklyn, New York at the legendary Knitting Factory on November 10, 2010. It is a collaboration between the music industry and digital media in the vibrant technology community that is New York. This is a truly unique project and movement in modern music.  LYVA’s music includes songs that are co-written by Lynda McLaughlin and Valerie Gurka, two friends who have formerly been involved in separate projects that have appeared on NBCs Morning Show, SXSW, Sean Hannitys Freedom Concert and NPR. They have collectively shared the stage with Billy Ray Cyrus, Michael W. Smith and Gordon Gano. This project includes adult contemporary songs that represent a fusion of pop, rock, alternative, R&B, Latin and dance grooves. LYVA is not afraid to show its true colors in a variety of different forms, which include traditional musicality using contemporary techniques. Its hooks are powerful, vocals are passionate, lyrics are thoughtful and the grooves are fun.
11/9/10 COOPER UNION Eighth Annual Urban Visionaries Award Dinner & Silent Art Auction: The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art celebrates its eighth annual Urban Visionaries Awards Dinner and Silent Art Auction Urban Visionaries awards are bestowed upon distinguished individuals whose outstanding contributions to city life exemplify the spirit of innovation and creative and civic values championed by The Cooper UnionDINNER CHAIRS: Marc F. Appleton and Joanna Kerns; Jules Demchick and Barbara Nessim Judy and Douglas A.P. Hamilton; Toshiko Mori   HONORING: DANNY MEYER—Urban Citizenship • MARINA ABRAMOVIC—Visual Art • FRANK O. GEHRY—Architecture • BRIAN GREENE—Engineering & Science • THE BRUCE HIGH QUALITY FOUNDATION—Emerging Talent. The benefit, expected to surpass last year's which raised over $700,000, will include a cocktail reception and silent art auction of small works donated by well-known contemporary artists and architects such as Christo, Marina Abramovic, Stephen Doyle, Carl Fischer, Milton Glaser, Sue Ferguson Gussow, Jenny Holzer, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, Carmelle Safdie and Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, followed by dinner and the awards presentation.   The Empire State Building Company will provide special lighting on the evening of November 9, 2010 in celebration of The Cooper Union's 8th Annual Urban Visionaries Award Dinner and Silent Art Auction.  Venue: 7 World Trade Center a/k/a 250 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10007   Time: 6:30 p.m.: Cocktails & Silent Art Auction  8:00 p.m.: Dinner & Awards Presentation.  TICKETS: To purchase tickets, visit http://cooper.edu/news-events/urban-visionaries Click on the “Participation Form” link to the left and download the form.
11/9/10 Founders Gala, NYU Langone Medical Center's Hospital for Joint Disases (HJD) honoring Chair: Gary D. Cohn, President and COO of Goldman Sachs; Honoree: James P. Riley, Jr. Each year, the Founders Gala raises important funds that greatly enhance HJD’s ability to improve the lives of people with musculoskeletal and neurological disorders. Contributions to the 2010 Founders Gala will enable HJD to continue its vital role as an international leader In 21st century patient care. Attire: Black Tie. Time:  Cocktails at 6:30 p.m., dinner and program at 7:30 p.m. Venue: American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, Manhattan. Tickets: Individual - $1,000; up to $100,000 for table of ten and platinum journal page. Contact: Angeline Cheah Email: specialevents@nyumc.org Phone: 212-404-4433 Website: Click to Visit
11/4/10 Adults in Toyland- Casino Night honoring The Hassenfeld Committee and the KiDS of NYU Committee, including Susan Block Casdin. Presented by the Hassenfeld Committee and the KiDS of NYU Foundation Associates Committee, the Adults in Toyland – Casino Night attracts over 600 young New York City professionals. This fun-filled evening with casino games and a premiere silent auction raises important funds for the Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and the NYU Langone Medical Center Department of Pediatrics. Time: 8:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Venue: The Edison Ballroom (47th between Broadway and 8th Avenue), Manhattan. Tickets: Individual ticket: $300; up to $25,000 for 15 High Roller VIP tickets. Contact: Meryl Schwartz  Email: meryl.schwartz@nyumc.org Phone: 212-404-3674 Website: Click to Visit 
11/3/10 Fuel For Truth Second Annual Casino Night: ManhattanSociety.com editor and photographer and the 73rd Member of FFT inducted into the order of this New York based 501c3 charitable organization, Christopher London will be celebrating his birthday on this night by volunteering as the house photographer to document FFT’s Annual Gala. In lieu of any birthday gifts, Chris London asks that friends of Mr. London, Israel, the United States and those who stand against terrorism purchase a ticket and join us at this event or make a donation to Fuel For Truth, to insure the safety and security of future generations. In the words of Christopher London, “In 2004 I happened to read a profile on the blog of PaulKatcher.com, about a young New Yorker and Pro-Israel activist Joseph S. Richards who along with their President Jonathan Loew, recognized the level of misinformation in society about the nature of the threat not just to Israel but humanity as a whole. FFT’s  co-founders included lawyers, sports agents, film producers, nightclub promoters and bankers. In the wake of  9/11 after the loss of some of their friends and in a climate of rising global terrorism, Anti-Semitism and a misunderstanding and disinformation campaign waged by opponents of freedom, they understood the profound need to educate as many young citizens about the true nature of the conflict. I began to attend and cover their events, eventually became more involved and was ultimately inducted into Fuel For Truth as its 73rd Member.  To this day, it is one of the affiliations that I am most proud of.  Fighting for the truth is not always popular, well received or understood but I do believe that the fate of America and Israel are intertwined. Fuel For Truth is not a spectator sport but neither is being an American Citizen. We are living in curious times and these times demand our engagement to preserve our way of life. I refuse to stand on the sidelines and hope you will join me in supporting FFT.”   Fuel For Truth equips young Americans with the basic skills and facts necessary to advocate on behalf of Israel and the United States. Americans, Israelis, and citizens of all democratic nations must work together to combat the threats to our beloved societies, in whatever form they take. Information is more accessible today than at any other point in history, though so are its sources. Enemies of open societies, such as Israel and the United States, are pouring millions of dollars into PR campaigns to foster hatred here on our native soil. It is imperative that misinformation is countered with accurate depictions of events, past and present, to protect generations of the future. Time: 8:00 PM -Thursday, November 04, 2010 at 12:00 AM (ET) Venue: Room Service Lounge, 35 East 21st Street, New York City, NY Photos: 2009 Gala Event Coverage See also: History Will Prove Geert Wilders and Daniel Pipes Correct. (Chris London comment on Middle East authority, Daniel Pipes website in connection with Mr. Pipes piece entitled Why I Stand With Geert Wilders)
11/3/10 The New York Landmarks Conservancy 2010 Living Landmarks Celebration:  Hosted by Liz Smith and Honoring Graydon Carter, Phil Donahue and Marlo Thomas, Yoko Ono, Larry Silverstein and Jonathan Tisch. Others to be announced. About: The New York Landmarks Conservancy is dedicated to preserving, revitalizing, and reusing New York’s architecturally significant buildings. Through pragmatic leadership, financial and technical assistance, advocacy, and public education, the Conservancy ensures that New York’s historically and culturally significant buildings, streetscapes, and neighborhoods continue to contribute to New York’s economy, tourism, and quality of life. Each year, The New York Landmarks Conservancy recognizes New Yorkers who have made outstanding contributions to the City and honors them as Living Landmarks at the fall gala.   Venue: The Plaza Hotel.  Tickets: $1,000 Tables: $10,000. Black Tie.  For more information please contact : Alexandra Diaz , Events Manager │ The JFM Group │tel: 914.235.1490 ext. 16 │ e-mail: nylc@thejfmgroup.com
 
OCTOBER 2010
 
10/29/10 New York Restoration Project: Grab your best costume and join NYRP at Hulaween! This scream of a night will include a live concert and be attended by costume contest Judge Michael Kors, our infamous auctioneer Judy Gold and of course, our Founder, Bette Midler. Details from 212-573-6933.
10/28/10 New York City Opera Fall Gala-- An Evening with Christine Brewer: New York City Opera will celebrate the beginning of the 2010-2011 season with a black tie evening featuring a concert with Grammy Award-winning American soprano Christine Brewer and the New York City Opera Orchestra conducted by Music Director George Manahan. Christine Brewer is currently singing the role of Lady Billows in ALBERT HERRING at Santa Fe Opera to rave reviews. This gala concert will be the best opportunity in New York City to hear one of the world's leading sopranos. A grand party featuring dinner and dancing to music by Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks on the Promenade of the David H. Koch Theater will immediately follow the performance. The evening’s Gala Chair will be Angela Chao. All proceeds from the Fall Gala support City Opera’s mission to create innovative productions of new and classic work, reach a wide audience with affordable ticket prices, and bring music to the lives of thousands of public school students through its acclaimed education programs.  Location: David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center  Time: 6 pm- Cocktails; 7 pm- Concert; 8 pm- Dinner and Dancing on the Promenade Tickets: Individual Seats at $1,250 -- please call the New York City Opera Special Events Department @ 212-870-5622  Press Inquiries: Contact Lisa Lori Communications -- 203-228-5090 or llc@lisalori.com
10/26/10 The Skin Cancer Foundation's Skin Sense Awards Gala:  Venue: The Pierre Hotel, 2 East 61st Street, New York, NY 10065. Time: 6 p.m. Ticket Price: $1,750  Contact:  Heather Simpson │ gala@skincancer.org  │Tel: 212-725-5176
10/26/10 The Orthopaedic Foundation for Active Lifestyles will honor George K. Kollitides, II, Managing Director, Cerberus Capital Management LP and James R. Andrews, MD, one of today's leading orthopaedic surgeons, at its 6th Anniversary Gala Fundraiser on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at Espace, located at 635 West 42nd Street in New York City. The Gala will begin with cocktails from 6:30pm to 8pm followed by dinner at 8:15pm featuring the finest food prepared by Celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse. The evening will feature a special performance by John Oates of the famous duo Hall & Oates, and attendees will have the chance to win an Audi R8 V10 Spyder in the live auction that will take place throughout the night.  The gala will benefit the Foundation's research and education in the field of musculoskeletal diseases and the fellowship program. The Orthopaedic Foundation for Active Lifestyles, developed by Kevin D. Plancher, MD, is a not-for-profit foundation whose principal mission is to promote, support, develop and encourage research and education concerning orthopaedic care and advancements in technologies ad treatment of arthritis, orthopaedic injuries and musculoskeletal diseases. Support will fund cutting edge research on new and minimally invasive ways to keep our community active and pain free; and provide hands on educational labs for students in our region. Individual preferred seating tickets begin at $500.   For tickets and additional information, please contact Janine Bahar at (203) 869-2002 ext 403 or at jbahar@ofals.org.
10/26/10 2010 Somaly Mam Foundation's Gala 'Heart and Hand': Somaly Mam Foundation is committed to ending slavery. Join us for a dinner honoring Andy Prozes– Chief Executive Officer, LexisNexis Group – for his dedication and contributions to the cause. With the vision and leadership of world renowned Cambodian Activist, Somaly Mam, the foundation focuses on eradicating the root of human trafficking, exemplifying a global vision and dedication that will allow its work in the United States and South East Asia to expand to other countries around the world. Somaly Mam Foundation to give victims and survivors a voice in their lives, liberate victims, end slavery, and empower survivors as they create a sustain lives in dignity.  Somaly Mam Foundation Vision: A world where women and children are safe from slavery. Visit our online auction at Charity Buzz.com, live from October 19 to November 18, 2010. NYC Gala Co-Chairs: Roland Berger, Lauren Bush, John Kluge, David Lauren, Petra Nemcova, Laura Heery Prozes, Robert Rigby-Hall, Susan Sarandon, Joan F. Tobin. NYC Gala Committee: Patrick Alcindor, Maria Bello, Peter Davis, Sally Field, Bryce Gruber, Francesca Hammerstein, Josie Hines, Henry Z. Horbaczewski, Alice Kandell, Michael Martin, Moises de la Renta, Jane Seymour, Ally Sheedy, Tia Walker, Alexa Winner, Arden Wohl, and Ulla Van Zeller. Venue: Capitale, 130 Bowery New York. Time: 7:00 pm Cocktails/ 8:00 pm Dinner and Program  Dress: Festive Attire
10/26/10 Central Park Conservancy's Green Ball: The spirit of Halloween comes to life in Central Park at this annual event. This non-traditional black-tie gala features over-the-top costumes, spooky décor, dancing and a whimsical celebration of the haunted season. The most anticipated part of the evening is a festive and competative costume contest with luxury prizes offered for best costumes in various categories overseen by celebrity judges. If you dare, come into the woods and join us in Central Park as the creatures of the night unveil themselves at this ghoulish event!  Venue: Rumsey Playfield Time: 7:00 Cocktails | 8:00 Dinner, dancing and costume contest. Tickets begin at $1,000 per person with a limited number of $400 Junior Tickets for those Age 21-39.
10/26/10 Alzheimer’s Association Rita Hayworth Gala:  The much-anticipated 27th Annual Alzheimer’s Association Rita Hayworth Gala will be held on October 26, 2010 in the Waldorf Astoria’s Grand Ballroom in New York. Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, Gala founder and general chair, Gala Chair Michele Herbert, and Gala Co-Chair Chele Upton Chiavacci, will welcome guests to an exotic-themed extravaganza entitled “Experience the Mystery.” Acclaimed fashion designer Naeem Khan and his wife jewelry designer Ranjana Khan, will accept the Rita Hayworth Award for their ongoing commitment to the Alzheimer’s Association vision of a world without Alzheimer’s. G. Marlyne Sexton will receive the Philanthropy Award for her generosity and support of the Association. The evening will take guests on a journey of vibrant colors, seductive sounds and aromatic spices – all hallmarks of Southeast Asian and Indian cultures.  Interviews by Appointment Available  Location: Waldorf Astoria,Grand Ballroom, New York, NY  Time: 6:30 p.m. Cocktails/Silent Auction; 7:30 p.m. Awards, Dinner & Dancing  Tickets: Individual Seats at: $1,250 -- Contact Gala Benefit office (212) 843-1712; alz@hgnyc.com   Press Inquiries: Contact Lauren Thayer @ 203 228-5090 or thayer@lisalori.com

10/21/10 The IFAADS Benefit Preview Opening for The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center will be the beneficiary of the funds raised at the Benefit Preview Evening. The Benefit Preview provides the very first view of The 2010 International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show.  The International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show, founded in 1989, was New York's first vetted fair and remains one of the world's most prestigious art and antique fairs.  The glamorous, world-class showcase consistently attracts leading international dealers with an outstanding selection of superb works of art, featuring everything from antiquities to contemporary art.  Categories represented include arms and armour, bronzes, rare books, carpets, ethnographica, furniture, garden furniture, glass, jewellery, maps, manuscripts, marine artefacts, pictures, porcelain, pottery and sculpture.  All items are for sale under the strictest vetting conditions. The 2010 Co-Chairmen are Melinda Blinken, Libby Fitzgerald, Lisa McCarthy, Daisy Soros and Michel Cox Witmer. Time: 5:45-9 p.m. Venue: Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue at 67th Street, New York City.Tickets: $200-5,000

10/20/10 The America-Israel Friendship League 2010 Partners for Democracy Awards Dinner: This year’s honorees include Shari Arison, Owner of Arison Group, Efrat Peled, Chairman & CEO of Arison Investments, Yair Seroussi, Chairman of the Board of Bank Hapoalim, Zion Kenan, President and CEO of Bank Hapoalim, and Charles D. Davidson, Chairman and CEO of Noble Energy, Inc.  Time: The benefit begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m.  Venue: The Plaza (5th Avenue at Central Park South) .Dietary laws will be observed. Tickets start at $1,000 per person for this business attire event. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the AIFL Benefit Office at 212-935-1840 or benefitaifl@aol.com

10/18/10 The Feminist Press at the City University of New York Celebrates 40th Anniversary: The Feminist Press at The City University of New York will celebrate their 40th Annual Women Write the World Gala Reception. Venue: The Roosevelt Hotel, 45 East 45th Street (at Madison Avenue) in New York City.  Time: Cocktails will begin at 6:00PM with dinner and awards starting at 7:00PM.  The night’s honorees will include Filmmaker Mira Nair, Artist Sandra Levine, Attorney and Activist Rebecca Seawright and Scientist Nancy Wexler. The Gala benefits The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, the oldest continuing women’s publisher in the world.  For tickets, please contact the Feminist Press Gala Office at 212-687-3924 or wkleinman@wkplanning.com
10/15/10 New York Junior League Homecoming Party “Hollywood Homecoming, A Night with the Stars”. Lights! Camera! Action! Come experience the glamour and wonder of Hollywood as you walk down the red carpet to the event that everyone is talking about. Join us for a night of great music, themed cocktails, and fabulous hors d'oeuvres. And since our guests are all VIPs, you'll enjoy exclusive access to the after party!  Tickets: $80 in advance for general public; $90 at the door. Tickets may be purchased using link below.  Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted. No checks, refunds or cancellations accepted. Guests must be 21 or older. Proceeds will benefit the charitable activities of the New York Junior League. Please visit us at www.nyjl.org   Time: 8pm-12am  Venue: NYJL Headquarters, 130  East 80th Street
10/12/10 Fifth Annual New York Stem Cell Foundation Gala Dinner To Honor Dorothy Lichtenstein With NYSCF Humanitarian Award:  Agnes Gund, philanthropist, president emeriti of the Museum of Modern Art, and Chuck Close, world renowned artist, patient advocate and board member of the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF), will present NYSCF Leadership Council member Dorothy Lichtenstein, president of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, with The NYSCF Humanitarian Award at its Fifth Annual Gala Dinner.  Dinner Co-Chairs:  Amanda Brooks and Paul Healy. Gala Co-Chairs include Samantha Boardman, MD and Aby Rosen; Peter M. Brant; Bob Costas; Maryam and Jonathan Dickey; Fiona and Stanley Druckenmiller; Jodie and John Eastman; Larry Gagosian; Frank Gehry; Gail and Roy Geronemus, MD; Gregg Hymowitz; ThomasCampbell Jackson and Pamela Brandt Jackson; Debbie and Peter Kahn; Richard Meier; Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker; Charlotte Moss and Barry Friedberg; Alberto Mugrabi; Nina Rennert and Mitchell Davidson; Julian Robertson, Jr; Susan L. Solomon, CEO of NYSCF, and Paul Goldberger; Sylvana Soto-Ward; Martha Stewart; Susan Towers; and Noelle  and Dick WolfHonorary co-chairs include Senator Charles E. Schumer; Senator Kirsten Gillibrand;  Senator Arlen Specter; Representative Michael N. Castle; Representative Diana DeGette;  Representative Jerrold Nadler; New York State Govenor David A. Paterson; and New York State Senator Thomas K. Duane.  Other expected attendees include Debbie Bancroft; Tory Burch; Christo; Jo Carole and Ronald Lauder; and Mickey and Leila Straus. The Dinner takes place in conjunction with NYSCF’s Fifth Annual Translational Stem Cell Research Conference on October 12 and 13, 2010, which is devoted to demonstrating the potential of stem cell research to advance cures for the major diseases of our time.  All proceeds benefit NYSCF’s program of helping to accelerate the most advanced stem cell research.  Time: The business-attire event begins with cocktails at 6:30 p.m., followed by a dinner and award presentation at 7:30 p.m. All dinner guests are invited to attend Regulatory Roadblocks, a panel discussion from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. preceding dinner. Venue: The Rockefeller University, 1230 York Avenue, NYC. INFORMATION: Kacey J. Koeppel | The New York Stem Cell Foundation   | 1995 Broadway, Suite 600, New York, NY  10023 | Tel:  212-787-4111 x108;   | e-mail:  kjkoeppel@nyscf.org  Media Contact: Nadine Woloshin &  Renee Baer | Rubenstein Associates, Inc.  | 1345 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10105 | tel: 212-843-8041 or 212-843-9221 | e-mail: rbaer@rubenstein.com
10/12/10 The Bob Hope Memorial Library Formal Dedication Ceremony at the Immigration Museum on Ellis Island:   the Hope Family including Bob Hope's daughter Linda Hope and his son Kelly Hope, and invited guests from the worlds of theater, film, television and comedy will gather for the formal dedication of the newly refurbished Bob Hope Memorial Library located in the Immigration Museum on Ellis Island. Mr. Hope was 4 years of age when he immigrated to America with his family from England. The Library will showcase permanent and rotating exhibits depicting Bob Hope's illustrious show business career that encompassed his work in comedy, on stage, television and film. Rare photos, film clips, show business awards as well as highlights from his legendary USO shows where he entertained our Troops all around the world will be on display. The reading area will contain books, periodicals, contemporary and historical photographs, film and video productions, unpublished manuscripts, archival collections, oral history interviews and other research. The formal ceremony will include a ribbon cutting, brief speeches as well as a proclamation issued by New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg for the occasion. His Honor will be presented by NYC Commissioner of Immigration, Fatima Shama. Bob Hope's life story exemplifies the story of many who came to this country through Ellis Island, entering the country with little, but who then became successful citizens. Bob Hope died in 2003 at the age of 100. Following the ceremony, there will be a luncheon featuring British inspired fare that will include a couple of Bob Hope's favorite dishes that his mother Avis served such as a lemon meringue pie and lamb, one of his all time favorite dishes. Venue: Ellis Island Immigration Museum Library, 3rd floor. Invitation Only. Time: 11AM- 1PM. Confirmed Attendees and participants include:  Linda Hope and Kelly Hope (Hope’s Daughter & Son), Miranda & Zachary Hope (Hope’s Grandchildren), Arlene Dahl Michael Feinstein, James Lipton,  U.S. Congress Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Robert Osborne, Chuck Scarborough, Fatima Shama, Commissioner Immigrant Affairs City of NY and Tenor Robert White. More to be confirmed. 

10/7/10 DRINK FOR PINK: A Night to Benefit the Libby Ross Breast Cancer Foundation:  Join us at Two E Bar/Lounge at The Pierre Hotel as we kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Guests will enjoy discounted drink specials from Two E's Pink Drink menu  created in honor of this special evening. In addition to the delicious cocktail menu and fabulous fare, the event promises raffle prizes like High Tea, Gifts from Coty Perfumes, Lyric Culture Clothing, and Off Broaway Tickets. A special surprise will be awarded to the best dressed "Pink Outfit" of the evening!  The Drink For Pink event leads right into The Pierre's exclusive Rumor dance party from 9:00pm - 2:00am featuring DJ Brian Christopher. The Pink Drink menu is available throughout the night with proceeds benefitting LRBCF's Support Programs. TIME: 7:00pm-2:00am  VENUE: Two E Bar/Lounge at The Pierre Hotel, 2 East 61st St, New York, NY

10/5/10 An Evening with Celebrated Artist Adam Port to Benefit the Ronald McDonald House: Celebrated artist Adam Port  who was recently chosen to create a painting of over 30 NFL Hall of Famers including Jerry Rice and the 2009 Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies including Michael Jordan, will be hosting an evening showcasing his works and benefitting Ronald McDonald House New York. The photorealist painter, who has also created exclusive works for many of today’s biggest athletes, has emerged as one of the rising stars in the world of sports culture. Some of Port’s work can be found in the collections of Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Michael Jordan, John Salley, Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club and Ray Lewis.   Adam Port  has also taken on other projects including an exclusive piece for the Hip Hop Immortals Launch Party in 2002 and pieces for Ludacris, LL Cool J and Eminem.   All proceeds from Port’s showcase will benefit Ronald McDonald House New York, which provides a temporary “home-away-from-home” for pediatric cancer patients and their families.  About Adam Port: Adam Port (www.adamport.com) is a talented, self-taught, young artist from a suburb of New York City. Adam’s artistic abilities were inspired at an early age by artists Chuck Close, Norman Rockwell and Illustrator Drew Struzan. Their work has influenced Adam to develop a realistic style of his own. He perfected his technique while attending Syracuse University’s prestigious School of Visual and Performing Arts, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art. Adam Port has established himself as one of today’s premier sports and entertainment artists. Time: 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Venue: Openhouse Gallery, 201 Mulberry Street, NYC  MEDIA CONTACT: Leslie Chasky | SUNSHINE SACHS & ASSOCIATES | tel: 212.691.2800 | e-mail: Chasky@sunshinesachs.com
10/5/10 2010 NYU Cancer Institute Gala honoring Cancer Institute Advisory Board, including Lori Fink, Chair; Physician Honoree, Silvia Formenti, M.D. The 2010 NYU Cancer Institute Gala will celebrate NYU Langone Medical Center’s remarkable progress in the fight against cancer on all levels: patient care, research, education, and prevention. Time: Cocktails at 6:00 p.m., dinner at 7:00 p.m. Venue: The Pierre Hotel, 2 East 61st Street, Manhattan. Tickets: $1,000 for individual ticket. Contact: Erica Banyon Email: specialevents@nyumc.org or Erica.banyon@nyumc.org Phone: 212-404-3551 Website: http://ci.med.nyu.edu/
 
 
SEPTEMBER 2010
9/29/10 Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City: "Seventh Annual Fete de Swifty" hosted by Mayor Mike Bloomberg. East 73rd Street (entrance at 73rd and Lexington Avenue). 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Rain or shine. Fete raises funds to support the NYC Family Justice Center Initiative and the New York City Housing Authority’s youth programs. Tickets: $350. Details from 212-788-7794 or purchase tickets online. Event Photos (Prior Years):  2009 Fete de Swifty | 2008 Fete de Swifty  | 2007 Fete de Swifty
 
9/27/10 Phipps Community Development Corporation: Please join Phipps Houses for the 2010 Community Builder Awards Dinner celebrating leadership and contributions in building New York City communities. This year Phipps Houses will honor two key leaders for their commitment to community development:  MaryAnne Gilmartin, Executive Vice President at Forest City Ratner Companies and Lynn Pike, President of Capital One Bank.  This annual event is attended by leaders in finance, real estate, and public service. Funds raised help to support and strengthen the comprehensive network of education, job-directed, and community programs provided by the nonprofit Phipps Community Development Corporation. This annual event is attended by leaders in finance, real estate, and public service. Funds raised help to support and strengthen the comprehensive network of education, job-directed, and community programs provided by the nonprofit Phipps Community Development Corporation. Time: 6:15 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Venue: 583 Park Avenue (at 63 rd Street & Park Avenue). Funds raised help to support and strengthen its network of education, job-directed, and community programs. Tickets: $1,000. Details and purchase tickets online.  For more information, Contact: Catelin Blowers | Coordinator, Communications and Donor Relations Phipps Community Development Corporation 902 Broadway | New York, NY 10010 212.243.9090 x240 | web: www.phippsny.org
 
9/23/10 Human Security Association: "Power of Muze Concert" at Bohemian National Hall. Co-Chairs: Aleksandra Slowinska, Geoffrey Bradfield, Marie Samuels and Kimberly Guilfoyle. Tickets: $150. Details from Susan Shin | Shin Advisors LLC | Tel: 212-439-0049 | e-mail: info@shinadvisors.com
 
9/22/10 New York Philharmonic: "Opening Night Gala & Concert" at Avery Fisher Hall.  Cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m., followed by dinner. Gala Chairmen: Judith M. and Russell L. Carson and Carol Sutton Lewis and William M. Lewis, Jr. Executive Vice Chairmen: Paul Calello, Agnes and Gerald L. Hassell, and Mark A. Hayek. Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the U.S. Premiere of Wynton Marsalis’s Symphony No. 3, Swing Symphony, a New York Philharmonic Co-Commission, performed jointly by the Philharmonic and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. The Orchestra will also perform R. Strauss’s Don Juan and Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber. Details from 212-875-5757 or fordc@nyphil.org
9/21/10 New Yorkers for Children: "Eleventh Annual Fall Gala" at Cipriani 42nd Street. Time: Cocktails at 6:30 p.m. Dinner, live auction, entertainment and dancing to follow. Black Tie. Tickets: $1,000 (limited availability). Details from 212-867-1111
9/21/10 15th annual “Harvest in the Square”: More than 50 restaurants and 15 wineries & breweries will serve up their signature dishes and drinks at Union Square Partnership’s 15th annual Harvest in the Square - the city’s hottest food and wine tasting event.  This festive fall celebration of community and cuisine is sponsored by the Union Square Partnership with proceeds used for the beautification and maintenance of the park.  Time: VIP entry at 6:00 p.m. | General admission entry at 7:30 p.m. Venue: Union Square Park, E. 16th & Union Square West, Manhattan MORE INFO & BUY TICKETS www.HarvestintheSquare.com  General Admission Tickets: $125 | VIP tickets: $400  Media Contact: Shane Kavanagh | The Marino Organization |  Tel: (212) 889-0808
9/16/10 Mr. Fluxus Opening Reception: An anthology of Essays, Anti-Film, Documents, Architecture and Ephemeral Objects.  Time: Time: 6-8 p.m. Venue: Stendhal Gallery, 545 West 20th Street, New York City, NY. Media Contact: info@stendhalgallery.com
9/16/10 STOP Child Trafficking Now (SCTNOW) Event with Caroline ManzoCaroline Manzo of Bravo’s Real Housewives of NJ, actor Stephen Baldwin and media personality and founder of The Guardian Angels, Curtis Sliwa to appear at Stop Child Trafficking Now event. Time: 7:30-10:30 p.m. Venue: Veranda Lounge, 130  7th Ave. (at the corner of W. 10th St.) in NYC. Tickets at the door will be available for $25.  Media RSVP: Contact: Maria Sliwa  | M. Sliwa Public Relations | 973-272-2861 |media@msliwa.com  Photographer: Christopher London
9/16/10 The Third Annual Benefit for the Green-Wood Historic Fund:  “The Third Annual Benefit for the Green-Wood Historic Fund” will take place at Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetry to support the impressive array of preservation projects, community outreach events and educational programs that take place at Green-Wood.  The event will honor Elizabeth Barrow Rogers, president of the Foundation for Landscape Studies, an educator, historian, author, and landscape preservationist of world renown and will feature  cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music, trolley rides, and a presentation ceremony. Time: 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.   Venue: Green-Wood Cemetry– Enter at the main gate (25th Street at 5thAvenue, Brooklyn).   TICKETS: Contact Lisa Alpert  | Green-Wood Cemetry | tel: 718-210-3011 or e-mail: lisa_alpert@green-wood.com | web: www.green-wood.com  | Prices:  $150 ticket admits one person to the Gala Cocktail Reception at the Historic Chapel at Green-Wood.  $250 V.I.P. ticket admits one person to the Gala Cocktail Reception at the Historic Chapel at Green-Wood and includes one year's Historic Fund membership at the Pierrepont Fellow $250 level).    MEDIA CONTACT ONLY: Kim Esp or Josh Salter | Linden Alschuler & Kaplan, Inc. Public Relations | tel:  (212) 575-4545 or 212-329-1419 (direct)  | e-mail: kesp@lakpr.com
9/15/10 St. Bart's Island Club Annual Fall Party: The Island Club continues St. Bartholomew’s longstanding tradition of nonsectarian social clubs sponsorship. Our group includes many notable New Yorkers who promote and celebrate diversity. This will be an evening of fun, food, and mingling. Time: 6:30-9:00 PM.   Venue: The Great Terrace, St. Bartholomew’s, 325 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022.  Ticket Price: Invitation Only.  Contact: Bruce Forbes | Email: forbes@stbarts.org | Phone: 212-378-0210
9/10/10 Fashion's Night Out 2010: From Brooklyn to Brazil to Boston, the fashion industry is already buzzing about the news that this year’s globe-spanning extravaganza Fashion’s Night Out, is back! The 2010 edition of the biggest fashion party in history promises to be equally epic, splurge inspiring and full of even more stylish surprises. For more information email: info@fno.com
9/10/10 Voices of September 11 Day of Remembrance Benefit at New York Stock Exchange: Time: 6-9 pm   Venue: NYSE, 11 Wall Street Tickets: $150   About: VOICES of September 11th  (VOICES) advocates and provides services for those affected by the events of September 11, 2001. We promote public policy reform on prevention, preparedness and response to terrorism. Through our work, we strive to build bridges between international communities changed forever by terrorism. VOICES provides information, outreach and programs to more than 9,100 members. In 2006, VOICES launched the 9/11 Living Memorial digital archive, to commemorate the lives and stories of September 11, 2001 and the February 26, 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Facebook: Join Voices of September 11 on Facebook
9/8/10 -  10/8/10  CITY HARVEST High Holy Days Kosher Food Drive: City Harvest, the world's first food rescue organization dedicated to feeding New York City’s hungry men, women, and children, is conducting its annual High Holy Days Food Drive from September 8th – October 8th.  The drive will begin before Rosh Hashanah and end after Sukkot.  New Yorkers are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to participating schools, synagogues, or offices. Almost a quarter of a million Jewish people live in poverty in New York City, as well as over 100,000 Jews just above the poverty line that struggle on a daily basis to feed, clothe, and house their families.  City Harvest’s High Holy Days Food Drive is part of its larger Kosher Community Project, which provides hungry New Yorkers that observe Jewish dietary law with increased access to a wider variety of kosher food while uncovering long-term solutions to hunger that meet the unique needs of the observant community.  Kosher food collected during the High Holy Days Food Drive will be delivered to one of City Harvest’s 36 kosher program partners which together feed about 105,000 hungry men, women, and children each month, and non-kosher food will be distributed to City Harvest’s network of nearly 600 programs feeding hungry New Yorkers.  Running a food drive for the High Holy Days is one way for New Yorkers to come together at this special time to feed their hungry neighbors.  If your group will be collecting kosher food, please keep it separate from any non-kosher food donations.  All types of kosher and non-kosher nonperishable food donations are greatly appreciated.  The most needed foods are: canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned chicken and canned fish, peanut butter (in plastic jars), macaroni and cheese (packaged), and hot and cold cereal (packaged, family-sized). About City Harvest: Now serving New York City for more than 25 years, City Harvest (www.CityHarvest.org) is the world’s first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city’s hungry men, women, and children.  Please contact Gail Cammock at 917.351.8746 or gcammock@cityharvest.org for more information regarding the High Holy Days Food Drive.  Press Contact: Lauren Hovey, Associate Publicist | RUBENSTEIN PUBLIC RELATIONS | P: 212.843.9201   F: 212.843.9200 | www.rubensteinpr.com
 
JULY 2010
 
7/24/10 Watermill Center: "17th Annual Summer Benefit": The Watermill Center will once again bring together the worlds of theater, art, fashion, design and society for the 17th Annual Watermill Summer Benefit: Paradiso. Benefit artists and residents from over 20 different countries will create installations and performances that will interpret this year's theme and bring the guests closer to paradise. Beginning at 6pm, the evening will include cocktails, a silent auction, performances, art installations, dinner, dancing and a live auction hosted by auctioneer Simon de Pury. This year’s silent and live auction will include over 70 lots from emerging and established artists. Paradiso will be the most heavenly event this summer, a true festival of the arts and performance .Honorary Chairs will include Marina Abramovic, Jane Adams, Helena Christensen, Alan Cumming, Norah Jones, Tim Robbins, Salman Rushdie and Rufus Wainwright.  Time:  6:00 p.m. Location: The Watermill Center, 39 Watermill Towd Road, Watermill, New York. Details from Natascha Theis, Benefit PR & Special Events │ tel: 212-253-7484, ext. 10 │e-mail: or benefit@watermillcenter.org
7/22/10 The Manhattan Society's 26th Annual Summertime Party presented by News Corporation: Food, drink and dancing. Live music. Tickets: $75 (in advance until July 20; $95 at the door based on availability). Venue: The Central Park Zoo Time: 7 – 10 p.m.
7/15/10 BOOGIE NIGHTS! YPLC at Midsummer Night Swing: Join New York’s most sophisticated young arts enthusiasts for a sizzling evening of live Disco music, professional dance lessons, an open bar with specialty cocktails, and gourmet tastings from New York’s top restaurants.  Time: 6:30–10:00 PM   Venue: Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center.  To buy tickets, visit LincolnCenter.org/boogienights
7/10/10 Parrish Art Museum: "Midsummer Party" honoring Beth Rudin DeWoody and Ross Bleckner. Co-Chairs: Deborah Bancroft and Dorothy Lichtenstein. Time: Cocktails at 7:00 p.m. Dinner at 8:00 p.m. Dancing. Tickets start at $1,000 each After Ten Party at 10:00 p.m. Dancing. Drinks and Dessert. Tickets: $1,000 ($100 for After Ten Party; $150 after June 27). purchase tickets online
 
JUNE 2010
 
6/30/10 New York City Marine Corps Council for the benefit of the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation and the Marine Executive Association: "Third Annual New York City 'Mess Night"  Time: 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Venue:  New York Athletic Club, 9th Floor. Reception from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. and dinner served at 7:30 p.m. Black Tie. Tickets: $750 ($175 for the cocktail reception only from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.).Invitation
6/29/10 A Night the Stars Shine On benefiting The Skin Cancer Foundation Time: 7 p.m.– 11 p.m. Venue: Central Park Boathouse Café, East 72nd St. & Park Drive North.  New York, NY  │ tel. 212.517.2233  Ticket Price: $150  Contact: Jessica Shaffer │e-mail: jshaffer@skincancer.org │ 212-725-5176 ext. 114
6/26/10 The American Heart Association's 14th Annual Heart of the Hamptons Ball will take place on Saturday, June 26, 2010. This upscale, elegant evening will consist of exquisite wines and foods, featuring a VIP reception, cocktail hour, live and silent auction, dinner and dancing.  Time: 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Venue: Hayground School, 151 Mitchells Lane, Bridgehampton, New York.  For further information contact:  Jessica Di Meo | American Heart Association | tel: 516-450-9111 | e-mail: Jessica.dimeo@heart.org  Tickets and Sponsorship Opportunities: please contact Barbara Poliwoda | The American Heart Association | tel: 631-734-2804 | e-mail: Barbara.poliwoda@heart.org    Photos from 2009: ManhattanSociety.com  | Scene B Seen
6/23/10 Lymphoma Research Foundation’s Young Professionals Committee, Friends for the Cure 2010 Summer Solistice Benefit:   Kick off the start of summer with us at the 2010 Summer Solstice Benefit, hosted by the Lymphoma Research Foundation’s Young Professionals Committee, Friends for the Cure.  Enjoy delicious food, sip cocktails, socialize and support the nation's largest lymphoma-focused voluntary health organization devoted exclusively to funding lymphoma research and providing patients and health care professionals with critical information on the disease. All attendees are welcome to continue the festivities at an after-party at RARE View Chelsea, atop the Fashion 26 Hotel. Time: 7-10 p.m.  Venue: The Gates, 290 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY  For additional information about LRF or about the 2010 Summer Solstice, please contact Taylor Zitay │ tel: (646)465-9103 or  │e-mail:  tzitay@lymphoma.org
6/22/10 Young New Yorkers for the Philharmonic: "Step into Summer" with Cocktails on the Terrace  Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Venue:  ISAIA, 730 Fifth Avenue, followed by dinner and dancing from 9:00 p.m. — midnight at the Racquet and Tennis Club. Private Performance by Hyunju Lee, violinist, New York Philharmonic. Attire: Jacket and Tie. Tickets: $250 ($100 for cocktails only). Details from 212-875-5757 or click on the links referenced herein
6/19/10 Group for the East End’s Green Gala: Celebrate the East End in sustainable style at Group for the East End's Green Gala on Saturday, June 19, 2010, at the renowned Wölffer Estate Vineyard.  This year’s Green Gala highlights the local produce, products and production of the East End through a farm-to-table approach with the farmers, growers and chefs who utilize and promote our fabulous East End bounty.  Join local celebrity chefs James Carpenter, Tom Schaudel, Michael Ross and Brian Fishman as they create a three-course dinner featuring phenomenal food from the farms and waters of the East End paired with wines from Wölffer.  Our exciting array of green-focused auction items will encourage guests to give green to go green and support the best of our local lifestyle. Honorary Master of Ceremonies: Felicia Taylor  CO-CHAIRS: Gabrielle & Louis Bacon; Alec Baldwin; Katherine & W. Marco Birch; Carolyn & Greg Hoogkamp; Cynthia & Daniel Lufkin; Deni & Bill McChesney; Susan & Louis Meisel; Jackie & Peter Schellbach; Nicole Miller & Kim Taipale; Mary & Ken Walker (list in formation) GENERATION GREEN CHAIRS: Anna & Ari Meisel; Summer Rayne Oakes  Venue:  Wölffer Estate Vineyards in Sagaponack, NY  Time:  6:00 PM Cocktails & Silent Auction; 7:30 PM Seated 3-Course Dinner & Live Auction  9:30 PM Dessert & Dancing with Henry Haid and The Only In America Band  TICKETS: Individual tickets range from $450 - $1,250 and tables range $7,500 - $50,000.  CONTACT: For tickets, please call 631.537.1400 ext. 215 or visit www.eastendgala.org  MEDIA CONTACT: Carrie Waible/CW&Co.│tel: 646.423.0230  │e-mail: carrie@cwandco.com  PRIOR PHOTO COVERAGE: Group For The East End Gala: EcoFabulous (2009) │ Group For The East End Gala 2009 (Panache) │ Summer Solistice! 2008 GalaSummer Solistice Gala 2008 (Panache)  │ 35th Anniversary Gala (2007) The Group For The South Fork Towns & Villages Benefit Dinner Dance (2006)The Group For the South Fork Summer Gala (2005)
6/17/10 A.C.E. Programs for the Homeless: "Henry Buhl's Black and White Ball" honoring their founder with a birthday party.  Venue: The Edison Ballroom. Dancing--The “Roaring Thirties.” Time:  7:00 p.m. – midnight.  About: A.C.E. Programs for the Homeless enables NYC’s homeless men and women to re-enter the workforce and achieve long-term economic self-sufficiency. Details from 212-672-0509 or info@saxtongroupltd.com
6/17/10 Historic House Trust of New York City: "Founders Award Dinner" at Gracie Mansion, honoring Ed Koch. Time: 7:00 p.m. Cocktails. Entertainment. Dinner and dancing. Tickets: $650 (Junior Tickets for 35 and under: $250). Details from 212-360-8282
6/16/10 Society Ties of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society: "Fighting [Leukemia] with Fashion": Society Ties presents its second annual Fighting with Fashion. This event has two goals: to register much-needed new donors to the national bone marrow registry, and to raise funds for The Leukemia \& Lymphoma Society. Fighting with Fashion guests will be treated to a summer sneak-peek fashion show sponsored by City Model and Talent, the opportunity to join the DKMS national bone marrow registry, a two-hour open bar, and the chance to win great raffle prizes.  Your ticket purchase will support The Leukemia \& Lymphoma Society's mission: to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. For more information on the the work of LLS, please visit www.lls.org/nyc    For more information on becoming a bone marrow donor, please visit: http://www.dkmsamericas.org/bone-marrow-donors/bone-marrow-donation-  Venue: Pranna, 79 Madison Avenue. Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Selected open bar menu. Fashion Show at 8:00 p.m. Bone marrow drive. Tickets: $30 (early bird special). Details and purchase tickets online
6/16/10 Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC's 11th Annual Casino Jazz Night: This 11th annual fundraiser has become a staple in the real estate industry and is host to 700 to 1,000 guests. The 2010 honorees are Steven M. Durels, Executive Vice President, SL Green Realty Corp., and Adam R. Goldenberg, Market Managing Director, Equity Office Properties. The event chairs, who play a major role in the success of this event, are Robert J. Alexander, CB Richard Ellis; Michelle Felman, Vornado Realty Trust; Paul N. Glickman, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc..; Gary M. Green, Alliance Building Services; Andrew W. Mathias, SL Green Realty Corp.; Jonathan L. Mechanic, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, & Jacobson LLP; Anthony Orso, Cantor Fitzgerald, and Peter J. Sotoloff, The Blackstone Group.  Time:  6pm – 9:30pm Venue: Cipriani 42nd Street   Tickets:  General Admission: $1,500 individual tickets; sponsorship packages range from $2,500-$50,000. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Sharon Kessler, Director of Development │Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC │ e-mail: skessler@bigsnyc.org │ tel: (212) 994-7739. Media Contact: Roberta Bouer │ WINKLEMAN COMPANY LLC  │ 185 East 85th Street - Suite 1 New York, New York 10028 │ Phone: (212) 996-0443 │ robertab@winklemanco.com │ web: www.winklemanco.com
6/14/10 Voices of September 11th: "3rd Annual Always Remember Gala":  Reception, silent auction, dinner and entertainment. Proceeds benefit 9/11 Living Memorial. Honorary Chairman: President Bill Clinton  Event Co-Chairs: Bonnie McEneaney, Debby & Kevin McEneaney. 2010 Keynote Speaker: former Prime Minister Tony Blair.  Further details by clicking link referenced above or calling 203-966-3911
6/14/10 The Ghetto Film School (GFS), a non-profit, independent film organization located in the South Bronx, will honor filmmaker Lee Daniels at its annual Spring Benefit Dinner.  GFS, marking ten years of youth filmmaking education, will also be awarding five $2500 scholarships to its college-bound Fellows Program participants, helping these teens pursue their education and further artistic pursuits.  A film producer and Oscar-nominated director, Daniels has been involved with The Ghetto Film School (GFS) from an early stage, as guest lecturer and advisor to the organization.  Time: 6:30 p.m. Venue: The Park Cafe, Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle. Tickets start at $450, and all proceeds go to the Ghetto Film School’s award-winning Fellows Program.  For more information, please contact benefit@ghettofilm.org  or 718-589-5470. Media: Carli Smith │ Associate Director, Communications │ NYC & Company │ 810 Seventh Avenue New York, NY 10019 │ tel:  212.484.1284  │ fax: 212.246.6310 │mobile: 917.330.8940 │e-mail: csmith@nycgo.com
6/14/10 Citymeals-on-Wheels: "Silver Spoons: 25 Years of Chefs & Celebrations" Tribute to James Beard Time:  7:30 p.m. Venue: Rockefeller Center. More than 40 of the chefs who have participated at Chefs’ Tribute in the past will reunite at Rockefeller Center to prepare the same dish they did at a previous Chefs’ Tribute event or a new take on it. Live music and dancing. Tickets: $600. Details from 212-687-1290 or emily@citymeals.org.
6/10/10 National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS Choose Life Awards Benefit Reception will take place at Gotham Hall, NYC.  Time:  Reception, Awards, and Dancing from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM.  Co-Chaired by Dr. Marcella Maxwell and Cheryl Morrison.  Honoring William Larry Lucas, Vice President, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).  Tickets starting at $350.  For more information please contact The JFM Group │914.235.1490   ext. 16 │e-mail: nblca@thejfmgroup.com
6/10/10 Wildlife Conservation Society: "An Evening at the Central Park Zoo" with cocktails, buffet dining and dancing. Co-Chairs: Elizabeth Belfer, Christopher Leach and Amanda Starbuck.  Time: 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Venue: Central Park Zoo, Fifth Avenue at 64th Street Tickets: $180. Details from 718-741-1639 or mkahn@wcs.org
6/10/10 Wildlife Conservation Society: "Gala 2010--Flights of Fancy--Annual Spring Benefit" with cocktails by the sea lion pool and dinner under the stars with the penguins and polar bears. Time:  Cocktails at 6:30 p.m. and dinner and dancing at 8:00 p.m.  Venue: Central Park Zoo, Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Black Tie. Tickets: $1,000. Details from 973-233-1150 or wcs@eventshopltd.com
6/10/10 Guardian Angels 31st Annual Gala: Time: 6-10 p.m. Venue: The Pierre Hotel, Fifth Avenue at 61st Street.  For more information contact:   Mary Sliwa │tel: 917.699.0850  │e-mail: mary@guardianangels.org │web: www.GuardianAngels.org
6/9/10 Solar One: "Revelry By The River “Imagine” Picnic Supper"Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Awards at 7:00 p.m.  Venue: Solar One, 23rd Street and the East River. Honorees: ARUP will be the recipient of the Sustainability Achievement Award. Lauren Remington Platt and Ashley Wilcox Platt will be honored with the Young Environmentalist Award. Co-Chairs: H. Hartley du Pont & Barbara Winston. Tickets: $350. Details from 212-861-8690.
6/8/10 Once Upon a Time MTNYC Benefit: Join international fashion stylist Engie Hassan and online magazine The Women's Mafia as they present "Once Upon A Time",  a fashion presentation to benefit MillionTreesNYC:  The highly theatrical presentation, will present scenes from Engie Hassan’s life in fashion, featuring EngieStyle and Women’s Mafia endorsed designers, and culminating in a preview of EngieStyle’s debut collection. Guests will include top editors of all major fashion publications, buyers, stylists, and a star-studded mix of international royalty, celebrities, socialites and top models.  Time: 8:00-11:30 p.m. Venue: Union Square Ballroom Visit:  womensmafia.com or contact Marcy@yellowskyagency.com  for tickets and further information.
6/8/10 School of American Ballet: "Workshop Performance Benefit":  Every year, the School's advanced students participate in an intensive workshop process that culminates in three extraordinary public performances in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Julliard. The final performance is a special benefit for the School. Patrons attend the performance and then join SAB faculty and friends in the School's studios for dinner and dancing. The energy and joy from the students' performance follows guests into dinner and makes the evening a highlight of every ballet lover's calendar. Funds raised through the Workshop Performance Benefit help the School in a variety of ways: scholarships for students, salaries for faculty members, studio and residence upkeep, academic education, special student programs and pointe shoe purchases.  Venue: Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Lincoln Center.  Time: 7:00 p.m.: Performance. 9:00 p.m.: Dinner and dancing. Honorees: Coco & Arie L. Kopelman. Chairmen: Paige Bluhdorn, Elizabeth McCreery, Suzanne Allen Redpath and Laura Zeckendorf. Dinner Chairmen: Sasha & John Galantic. Corporate Chairman: Jack Watters. Young Patron Chairman: Alexandra Adame and Genevieve Labean. Tickets: $750. Young Patron Tickets: $300. Details from 212-769-6609  Photos: SAB 2009 Workshop Performance Benefit
6/7/10 Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund: "2010 Annual Summer Cocktail Party": Live DJ. Cash Bar. Hors d'oeuvres.   Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Venue: Amnesia NYC, 609 W. 29th Street. Raffle. Tickets: $50 ($40 for members). Details from events@aaldef.org
6/7/10 ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION, NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER  HOSTS ANNUAL "FORGET-ME-NOT" GALA:  Members of New York City’s philanthropic, business, health care and Alzheimer’s communities will join forces at the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter’s annual “Forget-Me-Not” gala on Monday, June 7, 2010 at The Pierre.  The evening will offer a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing to Valerie Romanoff’s Starlight Orchestra. The Museum of Modern Art and Francesca Rosenberg, MoMA’s Director of Community and Access Programs, will receive the 2010 Community Leadership Award for its exceptional programming that makes art accessible to individuals with dementia; the New York City Chapter Junior Committee will be awarded the 2010 Young Leadership Award for its outstanding fundraising efforts and support of the Chapter; and Chapter Board member Kevin T. McDonnell will receive Special Recognition for his role as top fundraiser on the Chapter’s ING New York City Marathon team.  The gala will be chaired by Frank J. Bisignano, Chief Administrative Officer, JPMorgan Chase & Co.  Also in attendance will be author and actor Michael Tucker and his wife, actress Jill Eikenberry, who both starred in the hit series L.A. Law. Tickets start at $1,000 and are on sale now.  Numerous sponsorship opportunities are also available.  If you would like to support the fight against Alzheimer’s disease but cannot attend the gala, or for more information about advertising opportunities and how to donate auction items, please call Karen Holland at 646-744-2998 or visit  www.alz.org/nyc . Venue:  The Pierre: 2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue   Time:    6:00- 6:30 p.m. – VIP Reception (special ticket required)  6:30 p.m. – Cocktail reception; Silent auction begins  7:30 p.m. – Dinner & dancing to Valerie Romanoff’s Starlight Orchestra; Live auction. TICKETS:   For information, visit www.alz.org/nyc or call Karen Holland at 646-744-2998  MEDIA CONTACT: Kim Esp │ Linden Alschuler & Kaplan Public Relations │1251 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 940 New York, NY 10020 │ 212-329-1419 (direct) │ 212-575-4545 (main office) │ 212-575-0519 (fax) │  kesp@lakpr.com
6/3/10 New York Botanical Garden: "The Conservatory Ball" Time: 7:00 p.m. Black Tie. Tickets: $1,500. For more information please contact: 914-579-1000
6/3/10 New York Junior League: "Tee off to Summer: End-of-Year Invitational": Summer cocktails, seasonal hors d’oeuvres, swinging music and dancing. Live entertainment by The Hometown Sweethearts. Attire:  Golf-Preppy-Country Club Chic. Time: 8:00 p.m. - midnight.. Tickets: $80 ($65 for members; $95 at the door).
6/2/10 TASTE OF SUMMER: Taste of Summer brings together over 1000 guests each June under the stars in Central Park for a distinctive kick-off to summer in New York City. The event is held al fresco in a tent in front of the Naumburg Bandshell. Taste of Summer features culinary delights prepared by over 40 of the City's most renowned chefs, a luxury-filled silent auction, and dancing to one of the City’s hottest DJs. A VIP Cafe area - with access to exclusive restaurants - is available to table buyers. Fine wines will be generously provided by Layer Cake Wines. Funds raised through Taste of Summer benefit the Central Park Conservancy and its mission to maintain and preserve Central Park Trustee Chairmen: Jay Mandelbaum and Norman Selby  Host Committee: Selmin Arat, Carol Bell, David Patrick Columbia, Lydia Fenet, Darren Henault, Kristy and Jonathan Korngold, Jill Lafer, Alexandra Lebenthal, Patrick McMullan, Gillian Miniter, Angel Sanchez, Gina Tuttle. Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM  Venue: The Naumburg Bandshell Tickets begin at $350; contact Melissa Kinsella at 212-310-6691 or mkinsella@centralparknyc.org  For further information regarding Taste of Summer, please contact the special events department at 212-310-6619 or rsvpevent@centralparknyc.org   Photos:  Taste of Summer 2009  Taste of Summer 2008  Taste of Summer 2007  │ Taste of Summer 2006   │ Taste of Summer 2005
 
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5/27/10 EL MUSEO GALA 2010: El Museo’s Gala is one of the most glamorous evenings on the New York social calendar, with guests each year flying in from South America, the Caribbean, and Europe. This elegant evening includes a specially-selected program of Latin music, providing dancing during and after dinner, with guests lingering late into the night. It’s a grand occasion that raises significant funding for the museum’s education and community outreach programs.  It has also come to symbolize the pride Latin Americans and Latinos in New York take in their museum.  Honorees: Plácido Domingo will be presented the Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award. El Museo Honors Mr. Domingo, because he is a world-renowned, multifaceted artist, recognized as one of the finest and most influential singing actors in the history of opera and for all of the enormous good he has accomplished through his prodigious gifts.  Tony Bechara will be presented with the El Museo Special Leadership Award. El Museo honors Mr. Bechara for his brilliance as a leader. During more than a decade as Chair of El Museo’s board of trustees, Mr. Bechara has guided El Museo as it evolved from a struggling small museum to a thriving mid-sized institution with a stellar international reputation.  Barbara Walters will be the Master of Ceremonies.  Co-chairs are Yaz and Valentin Hernadez and Renee and Alvaro Domingo. Benefit Committee includes Mr + Mrs. Ruben Blades, Ronaldo and Carolina Herrera, Narciso Rodriguez, Francisco Costa, Agnes Gund, Marilyn Horne, Laura and Richard Parsons, Carmen Ana Casal de Unanue, and Ruben and Isabel Toledo and Benicio Del Toro Attire:  Black tie.  Time: Cocktails at seven o’clock, dinner and dancing at eight o’clock   Venue: Cipriani 42nd Street, 110 East 42nd Street New York City    TICKETS: Tables: Underwriter at $100,000 to include: Premium seating for two tables of ten, the back cover of the Gala Journal in full color and listing as an Underwriter in the event ivitation ($94,500 of this gift is tax-deductible).  Platinum Benefactor at $50,000 to include: Premium seating for one table of ten, a full color page in the Gala Journal and listing as a Vice Chair of the event ($47,250 of this gift is tax-deductible). Golden Benefactor at $25,000 to include: Preferred seating for one table of ten, a full color page in the Gala Journal and listing in the invitation ($22,250 of this gift is tax-deductible).  Benefactor at $15,000 to include: Seating for one table of ten and listing in the invitation ($12,250 of this gift is tax-deductible)  Patron at $10,000: ($725 is tax-deductible)   Individual tickets: Golden Tickets at $2,500: Premium Seating ($2,225 is tax-deductible).  Benefactor Tickets at $1,500: Preferred Seating ($1,225 is tax-deductible). Patron Ticket at $1,000: ($725 is tax-deductible). Ticket information: Livet Riechard Company │ Holly Greenfield │ holly@livetrichard.com  │tel: 212.868.8450 ext. 206  │  Public Relations Contact: Jonathan Marder + Company │ Rachel Albergo │e-mail: rachel.albergo@gsmltd.net │ tel: 212.907.6408     For more information visit http://www.elmuseo.org/en/event/el-museo-gala-2010
5/26/10 20th Anniversary of Black Alumni of Pratt: A Celebration of the Creative Spirit:  On Wednesday, May 26, 2010, beginning with cocktails at 6:30pm, the Black Alumni of Pratt will celebrate their 20th Anniversary with a black tie dinner at the Four Seasons Restaurant (99 East 52nd Street).  This year they will present Awards to Annette de la Renta, Lee Daniels, Naeem Khan and Ranjana Khan, Marisa Acocella Marchetto and Peter Max. Dinner Chairs are Dan and Cynthia Lufkin and David and Jane Walentas. Vice Chairs are Gayle Atkins Perkins and Malaak Compton-Rock. The Masters of Ceremonies are Deborah Roberts and Al Roker.  Honorary Co-Chairs and Patrons:  David and Joyce Dinkins, Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., Casey Ribicoff and Julian Niccolini, Prudence Solomon Inzerillo and Alex von Bidder. Award presenters include: Grace Hightower, Linda Fargo and, by video, Former President Bill Clinton Proceeds from the event will support Black and Latino Pratt students who are in financial need.  Venue: The Four Seasons Restaurant, 99 East 52nd Street   About The Black Alumni of Pratt (BAP) ––BAP was founded in 1990 to identify and advance scholastic and professional opportunities for Pratt alumni and talented, yet needy students of African and Latino descent attending Pratt. What started as a small group of humble Black alumni of Pratt has evolved into an organization of alumni, friends, and corporations, who have accomplished: over $2.2 million dollars in stipends and scholarship funds, $1.6 million in endowed scholarship fund, $193,000 in full-time scholarships and room and board for seniors, and $335,000 in stipends for materials and supplies.   The Black Alumni of Pratt continues to guide and support the designers, educators, illustrators, painters and sculptors of the future.  We set a high standard for ourselves and have proven that we can support our targeted population while also bringing together people of different races.  We look forward to a future of continued growth and achievement.     Time: 6:30 p.m.  Tickets: Individual tickets start at $1,000; Tables of 10: $10,000-$50,000   Call Denise Wiggins, Black Alumni of Pratt │tel: 718-636-3479  │e-mail: info@websterlightgrant.com
5/25/10 The KiDS of NYU Foundation, Inc. Springfling Gala 2010 honoring Achi Ludomirsky, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Director, Pediatric Cardiology, NYU Langone Medical Center Event Co-Chairs: Judy and Jamie Dimon, Janet and Howard Ginsburg, MD, Jill and Alan Rappaport, and Alice and Tom Tischwill.  This year’s gala will honor Dr. Achi Ludomirsky, Director of Pediatric Cardiology, and pay tribute to Dr. Eugenie Doyle, Professor Emerita of Pediatric Cardiology for their extraordinary contributions to pioneering and advancing the field of pediatric cardiology at NYU Langone Medical Center Festive attire.  Gifts from KiDS are building and strengthening vital programs and services, including centers of excellence such as the Division of Pediatric Cardiology. Thus a portion of the funds raised at this year’s Gala will help to establish the Andrall E. Pearson Professorship in Pediatric Cardiology. Time: Cocktails at 6:30 p.m.   Venue:  The Plaza Hotel, Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, Manhattan.  Tickets: Individual tickets begin at $750; tables of 10 begin at $10,000. Contact:  Meryl Schwartz │Tel: 212-404-3674 │ E-mail: meryl.schwartz@nyumc.org │Website: www.kidsofnyu.org
5/20/10 The Reap Life DIG Event with New York Jets Quarterback Mark Sanchez:  On May 20th Development In Gardening (DIG), in partnership with New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez and Tribeca Grill, will host its 3rd annual Reap Life DIG event.  The evening will be filled with fine wines,heavy hors d'oeuvres, silent and live auctions, a photography exhibition and of course a chance to socialize with one of New York's favorite athletes.  Proceeds from the event will go toward Development In Gardening's work using sustainable community agriculture as a response to the global AIDS crisis.   Join us for an evening of transformation and purposeful giving as we plant seeds to Reap Life.  Tickets must be purchased in advance and start at $150.  Visit:  www.reaplifeDIG.org  For more information contact  Sarah Koch │ Co-founder and Executive Director of DIG │ Development In Gardening P.O. Box  #18138 Denver, CO 80218 │ USA 619.274.7218 │e-mail: skoch@DevelopmentInGardening.org  │ web:  www.developmentingardening.org
5/19/10 CREATIVE TIME Honors Visionaries Andrea & Marc Glimcher at ANNUAL ART GALA CREATIVE TIME will honor legendary gallerists Andrea Bundonis Glimcher and Marc Glimcher, the forces behind PaceWildenstein, with a gala benefit at a flamboyant downtown dim sum palace to raise over $1 million for the organization on May 19, 2010. Creative Time is launching its ambitious international programs, while PaceWildenstein recently opening a new gallery branch in Beijing. The evening will take place at the 6,000 square foot dumpling house Jing Fong, 20 Elizabeth Street, and feature Creative Time’s signature brand of excellent contemporary art mixed with offbeat fun. Over 450 luminaries from the worlds of art, fashion, and design will gather to celebrate Creative Time and the Glimchers with the theme “Going Global.”  About: Creative Time is a 36-year-old, vanguard nonprofit public art presenter based in New York City. In 2007 the organization began working nationally, and in 2010 Creative Time will work internationally for the first time. It hopes to raise $1 million in support of bold, experimental and inspiring public art projects around the globe. Andrea and Marc Glimcher have helped support the careers of noted contemporary artists ranging from Maya Lin to Alex Katz. They share Creative Time’s passion for supporting innovative art, artists, and inspirational art experiences.  2010 Hosts: This year’s hosts are Shelley Fox Aarons and Philip E. Aarons, Jill and Darius Bikoff, James-Keith Brown and Eric Diefenbach, Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy, David Byrne, Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo, Suzanne and Robert Cochran, Amalia Dayan and Adam Lindeman, Tara Donovan and Robbie Crawford, Glenn Fuhrman and Amanda Steck, Jeanne Greenberg and Nicolas Rohatyn, Natalie and Charles de Gunzburg, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Milly and Arne Glimcher, Sandy Heller, Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia, Linda and Mort Janklow, Rainer Judd, Dana and Richard Kirshenbaum, Carol LeWitt, Linda and Harry Macklowe, Jennifer McSweeney, Donald R. Mullen, Jr., Katherine Ross and Michael Govan, Alexander S.C. Rower, Amy and John Phelan, Kiki Smith, and Liz Swig. Participating artists include Jeremy Deller, Barnaby Furnas, Adam Fuss, Liam Gillick, Alfredo Jaar, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Estate of Sol LeWitt, Hanna Liden, Glenn Ligon, Adam McEwen, Matt Mullican, Raymond Pettibon, Will Ryman, Aurel Schmidt, Joel Shapiro, Corban Walker and Lawrence Weiner.  Venue: Chinatown dim sum palace Jing Fong, 20 Elizabeth Street (b/t Canal & Bayard ) in New York City  Time: 6:30pm Tickets: Tickets for this event begin at $1,250 and can be purchased through www.creativetime.org, or by calling 212-206-6674 x212. All proceeds directly support Creative Time program. Media Inquiries: Tathiana Monacella │Company Agenda │ 648 Broadway, Suite 705 New York, NY 10012 │ P: (212) 358-9516 │ F: (212) 358-9523 │ web:
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5/14/10 Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service: "2010 Spring Gala--With a Little Help from Our Friends: Celebrating Volunteers & Partners": Time: 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Venue: The Mandarin Oriental. Silent and live auctions, raffles, a dinner and dancing. The event will celebrate the many volunteers and partners whose passionate efforts help LSA to provide vital assistance to thousands of East Harlem's neediest families. Tickets: $400. Details from 646-672-5279 or bfink@lsafhs.org
5/10/10 Women At Risk: "Nineteenth Annual Luncheon":  Keynote Speaker: Dr. Susan Love, Author, “Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book” and “Live a Little: Breaking the Rules Won’t Break Your Health.” Chairperson:  Helen Morik. Honoree: Dr. Herbert Pardes  Venue: Waldorf-Astoria. Time: Reception: 11:00 a.m. │ Luncheon: Noon. Tickets: $300. Details from 212-305-4486 or kdesai@womenatrisknyc.org
5/10/10 The Mental Health Association of New York City will hold its 2010 fundraising event, “Investing in Our Future: A Celebration at the New York Stock Exchange”, on May 10th. The signature event in New York’s mental health community each year, it will raise awareness and resources for the organization and its lifesaving programs, which aid New Yorkers and other Americans in emotional crisis every day. Those programs include 1-800-LifeNet, which provides free 24/7 access to mental health services to New Yorkers in distress, and such national initiatives as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and the U.S. Veterans Administration’s Suicide Hotlines. The event – a gala reception – will be held on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, offering guests a rare opportunity to experience this spectacular setting while supporting MHA-NYC’s crucial work. It will bring together hundreds of people from the business and healthcare fields who share a commitment to investing in mental wellness.  Among the many leaders who will be participating are:  Duncan L. Niederaurer, Chief Executive Officer, NYSE Euronext │ Scott Cutler, Executive Vice President, NYSE Euronext  │ Dennis Friedrich, President and CEO, U.S. Commercial Operations, Brookfield Properties │ Calvin W. Frese, Jr., President, Global Operations, CB Richard Ellis │ Christopher R. Ludeman, President, Americas Brokerage, CB Richard Ellis  │Stephen B. Siegel, Chairman, Global Brokerage, CB Richard Ellis   Time: 6:00 to 8:00 pm Venue: New York Stock Exchange, 11 Wall Street, New York, NY. TICKETS:  Ticket levels: $10,000, $5,000, $1,000, $300.   For more details and to purchase tickets, contact Lori Florio: (718) 937-7728 / lori@loriandco-events.com   MEDIA CONTACT: Jessie duPont, Goodman Media International for MHA-NYC   (212) 576-2700 ext. 223 or jdupont@goodmanmedia.com
5/09/10 The American Cancer Society, New York City, along with Benefit Chairmen: Maria Cuomo Cole, Cynthia Lufkin, Margo MacNabb Nederlander, Heather Randall, Rene Syler Host The Youth Against Cancer Mother’s Day Theatre Benefit.  "The Addams Family"--A “Macabre Brunch” featuring a stellar cast including Nathan Lane & Bebe Neuwirth. It’s a portrait you’ve never seen before ...quite shockingly, endearing, just like your family???   The funds raised from this event will benefit the American Cancer Society's lifesaving programs in research, education, advocacy and, services for patients and their families. About: Youth Against Cancer is a fundraising group of the American Cancer Society, New York City, dedicated to raising our children’s awareness and consciousness on the issues of cancer prevention and control by promoting healthier lifestyles through proper nutrition and physical activity. The American Cancer Society saves lives and creates more birthdays by helping you stay well, helping you get well, by finding cures and by fighting back. Time: 12:30 pre-theatre brunch at Sardi's, 234West 44th Street, New York City. │3:00 pm matinee performance of  “THE ADDAMS FAMILY”   Venue: Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). For more information about cancer please call 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org TICKETS: Master Gomez @ $1,000; Morticia @ $750; Uncle Fester @ $500; Pugsley & Wednesday @ $300 (child's ticket).  Contact: Luis Valero, 212-237-3892. Media/Press Contact:  Roger Webster or Jason Grant │ Webster Light Grant Communications │Tel: 212.280.3380 │e-mail: info@WebsterLightGrant.com
5/07/10 HASSLE at the CASTLE: Producer John Edmonds Kozma of BANG Productions Inc. & LOU DUVA in association with X-cel Promotions along with MAD Events Inc. presents "Hassle at the Castle" a premier red carpet Charity Boxing Event benefiting Shea Megale Trust for SMA and the Elana Melius Foundation at the World Famous Oheka Castle located in Huntington, Long Island.  A marvelous night of Boxing, Fashion and entertainment with 30 rounds of boxing, a swimsuit fashion show featuring Carla's Closet (as seen in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues 2006-2010), Spirits and Cuisine for all; and will conclude with a special tribute to legendary boxing Manager/Trainer Lou Duva. Join "Gentlemen" Gerry Cooney, Burt Sugar, Emile Griffith, Vivian Harris, Mystery Quest, Mark Breland, Pernell Whitaker, and Tyrell Briggs (The 1984 Olympic Boxing Team), Evander Holyfield, and mystery Guest TBD with a special meet and greet to start a grand night of bouts. About Shea Megale: The most important part of the event is the awareness we want to bring to Shea Megale - She's a 14 year young humanitarian of the year! She's a published author who has a rare disease from the MS family, SMA2, a terminal illness. She created a book called Marvelous Mercer about her companion dog and received a 6 book series deal. She's published 3 of them already, of which the last book was launched at Yankee Stadium and FAO Schwartz this past September. She's an incredible young lady. Please take a peak at her website (www.marvelousmercer.com) she's been on the Today Show and interviewed by Katie Couric. TICKETS: $350 regular - $500 VIP table (10 people per table) with access to the Celebrity meet and greet hour. Sponsorships Available - $10,000 - $2,500  Stats: Target Audience: Male 35 – 55 │ Target Demographic: NYC, Long Island │ Open Bar with Heavy Passed Hors d'oeuvres.  │ Swim Suit Fashion Show by Carlas Closet Hampton Luxury Liner available for transportation. MORE INFORMATION: Michelle A. Diaz, PresidentMAD EVENTS INC. │ 333 East 49th Street, Suite 4P, New York, NY 10017 │ Cell: 646.325.4973 │ e-mail: michelle@madeventsinc.com  │web: www.madeventsinc.com   Smart Service, Smart Style, Simply Smart TM │Event website: www.ringsidenow.com
5/06/10 Diabetes Research Institute: "D.R.E.a.M.S. in the City": This year, D.R.E.a.M.S. in the city will feature a seated dinner. Expect highly rated wines from WINE SPECTATOR, classic cocktails, delectable food, and a luxury silent auction.  It is our privilege this year to honor Bob DeRoose, President and CEO of Kobrand Corporation and Michel Nischan, restaurateur, sustainable food advocate, and CEO of Wholesome Wave Foundation Charitable Ventures, Inc.. Michel is the celebrated chef and owner of Westport, Connecticut’s premier dining destination, Dressing Room--A Homegrown RestaurantChairs: Samantha Shanken Baker • Bonnie Inserra   Vice Chairs: Diane Cohen  • Kim Dickstein • Marc Goodman • Meryl Lieberman • Risa Pulver • Ken Shewer   Young Professionals Chairs: Lindsey Inserra • Amanda Viner • Liz Wolff   Venue: Capitale, 130 Bowery, New York, NY 10013 Time: 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Tickets: $400 ($200 for junior guests (under 35). Details from 212-888-2217, dreams@drif.org
5/05/10 Women's Committee of the Central Park Conservancy:  "28th Annual Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon"   Honorees: Betsy Messerschmitt and Patsy and Jeff Tarr. Co-Chairs: Noreen Buckfire, Anne Harrison, Marcia Mishaan, and Sarah Robertson. Corporate Chairman: Thomas Glocer, CEO of Thomson Reuters   Time:  11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Central Park's Conservatory Garden, Fifth Avenue at 105th Street. Tickets: $750 (by invitation only). Details from 212-310-6618 or wvanraalte@centralparknyc.org PHOTOS (Prior Years): 2009 FLO Luncheon | 2008 FLO Luncheon | 25th Annual FLO Luncheon (2007) | 24th Annual FLO Luncheon (2006)
5/03/10 New York City Coalition Against Hunger: "Swing into Spring" Benefit: Former Senator George McGovern to Speak, Legendary WNBC Newsman Gabe Pressman to MC at New York City Coalition Against Hunger May 3 Benefit. The New York City Coalition Against Hunger (“NYCCAH”), a non-profit organization nationally recognized for its innovative efforts to attack the root causes of domestic hunger, is holding a “Swing into Spring” event to both raise money and honor the achievements of New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, WNBC Anchor and Gov’t Affairs Reporter Melissa Russo, and Founder of the Got Breakfast? Foundation Gary Davis The event will feature a live swing band, dancing instruction, dancing, hors d'oeuvres, and a cocktail reception sponsored by Absolut Vodka. Why: “George McGovern’s lifetime of fighting hunger at home and abroad has saved more lives from starvation than any American alive today. Christine Quinn, Gary Davis, and Melissa Russo have picked up the anti-hunger ball for their generations and have also achieved significant progress,” said Joel Berg, executive director of the Coalition. “Not only are we honored to have such distinguished people joining us, but we are also thrilled that we’ll have a jazz band from Julliard and professional swing dance instructors. This will be the rare event that is both momentous and fun. Given that one in six City residents struggle against hunger, we very much need and appreciate the support.”  Time:  7:00 p.m. Venue: Union Square Ballroom, 27 Union Square West, Manhattan. Contact: Elizabeth Larson │ 212.825.0028 ext 208 │e-mail: Buy Tickets
5/03/10 The seventh annual Fountain House Symposium and Luncheon will take place on Monday, May 3rd at The Pierre Hotel, Fifth Avenue at 61st Street in New York City. Time: 11:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The event, entitled Voices & Visions: Understanding and Treating Psychosis – New Research, New Hope will honor Glenn Close, a dedicated and passionate advocate for people living with mental illness and a dear friend of Fountain House. In the fall of 2009, Glenn Close and Fountain House initiated a new anti-stigma campaign, BringChange2Mind. Every major national mental health organization participated in this groundbreaking effort. The Symposium will feature a panel discussion geared to a lay audience by acclaimed experts in the fields of mental health research, treatment, and public policy: Jeffrey Lieberman, MD, Lawrence E. Kolb Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry, Lieber Professor of Schizophrenia Research at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Director of the New York State Psychiatric Institute; Donald C. Goff, MD, Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School; and Elizabeth Baxter, MD, a private practice psychiatrist from Tennessee who lives with schizophrenia. This yearly event was founded to advance community knowledge about mental illness and to reduce the associated stigma. Funds raised support the programs of Fountain House, an internationally recognized non-profit organization which, since 1948, has worked to better the lives of people living with major mental illness. For 1,300 people annually, Fountain House, through its holistic approach to recovery, provides support in finding a home, returning to school, re-entering the workplace, and re-establishing connections to family, friends, and the larger community. Fountain House focuses on its members’ strengths, abilities, hopes, and dreams, rather than weaknesses or disabilities. We believe every person with mental illness has the potential to succeed. Registration is at 11:15 a.m., followed by the Symposium and Luncheon at 12:00 Noon. Honorary Chairs: The Honorable Robert A. Antonioni, Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, Congressman John A. Sullivan. Co-Chairs: Patricia Begley, Kitty de Chazal, Lorna Hyde Graev, Alexandra A. Herzan, Anne Mai. Program Chair: Lynn Nicholas, PsyD. Corporate Chair: Kim Fennebresque. Tickets start at $350; Tables start at $5,000. Contact: Susan Bell Special Events. E-mail: susanbell@bellevents.com. Phone: 212.874.5457
 
APRIL 2010
 
4/30/10 New York Harbor Sailing Foundation: "14th Annual Sailors Ball" Venue: The Downtown Association, 60 Pine Street in Lower Manhattan. Open bar & light hors d'oeuvres. Dancing. Bag pipers Attire: Black Tie. Tickets: $95 (on or before Tuesday, April 27; $120 at the door if available).
4/26/10 THE 2010 VIOLET BALL, NYU Langone Medical Center honoring Helen L. Kimmel.  Robert I. Grossman, M.D., Martin Lipton, Ken Langone, and John Sexton will serve as co-chairs.  The Violet Ball will honor the Helen Kimmel for her exemplary commitment and devotion to NYU Langone Medical Center, and celebrate the Medical Center’s longstanding tradition of excellence in education, research, and patient care. The black tie gala will also raise significant unrestricted funds to address the institution’s areas of greatest need, advance its bold vision, and strengthen its role as a rich resource for the diverse communities of New York and beyond.   Time: Cocktails at 6:00 p.m., followed by a dinner and program at 7:00 p.m. Venue: Cipriani Wall Street, 55 Wall Street, Manhattan. Tickets: Individual tickets $1,000; tables of 10 begin at $15,000. Contact Person: Erica Banyon │ Tel: 212-404-3551 │E-mail: specialevents@nyumc.org. │Website: http://www.med.nyu.edu/
4/26/10 FWA New York Educational Fund: "FWA Annual Dinner and Women of  the Year Award" honoring Karen B. Peetz and Gail McGovern. Time: 5:45 p.m.  Venue: Grand Hyatt New York. The FWA New York Educational Fund supports scholarship, mentoring, and financial literacy programs for women in New York City as well as programs for the general business community. Tickets: $500 ($175 for FWA members).  For further information on Corporate Sponsorship or underwriting opportunities, please contact the FWA Director of Development, Jennifer Durst at 212-533-2141
4/26/10 Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City31st Annual Sidewalks of New York Gala Dinner: Four youth and their mentors from Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC (BigsNYC) will be in the spotlight in front of more than 1,000 people, during the 31st Annual Sidewalks of New York Awards Dinner on April 26, 2010.  They will present awards to individuals who serve as role models, HonoreesRichard J. Franchella of RBC Wealth ManagementMark A. Standish of RBC Capital MarketsDeborah Roberts, ABC News Correspondent; and.Michael J. Oher, Offensive Tackle, Baltimore Ravens.  Each award will be presented to the honoree by a youth and his or her mentor. The matches have, over the past eight weeks, written and practiced their remarks that shared their true stories and heartfelt presentations touched by unique wit and personality. This year's gala celebrates "The Power to Change Lives" -- the power mentoring has to shape not just one child's future, but the future of an entire community. Since BigsNYC is a donor-supported volunteer organization, fundraising efforts like the Sidewalks of New York Gala are vital to sustaining its mentoring programs. The event is slated to raise over $1.5 million dollars. Emcee:  Soledad O'Brien, Anchor & Special Correspondent, CNN. Time: 6:30 pm cocktails │ 8:55 pm Presentation of Awards Venue: The Waldorf Astoria Grand Ballroom │ Tickets: Tickets are $500 and $1,000. Tables run from $5,000 - $50,000 │ To purchase tickets, contact Meredith Sanandres at DS Consulting Group (212) 888-7003 msanandres@dsconsultinggroup.com  For more details and information please contact: Roberta Bouer │ WINKLEMAN COMPANY LLC │ 185 East 85th Street - Suite 1 New York, New York 10028 │ Telephone: (212) 996-0443 │e-mail: robertab@winklemanco.com │website: www.winklemanco.com
4/23/10 New York Junior League’s 2010 Spring Auction "AN AUCTION TO REMEMBER" Benefiting the Playground Improvement Project:  The New York Junior League (NYJL) presents its 11th Annual NYJL Spring Auction. This special evening, one of the NYJL’s largest fundraisers, includes both silent and live auctions, hors d’oeuvres, and dancing. The annual NYJL Spring Auction generates vital funding for critical NYJL community service projects, including one of our signature projects, the Playground Improvement Project, located this year in Saint Nicholas Park in Harlem. CO-CHAIRS: Emily Martin, Elena Pavloff EVENT CO-CHAIRS: Lindsay Feinberg, Leticia Frazao  VICE CHAIRS: Allison Beck, Mary Ellen Cravens, Dana Icaza, Laura Kelleher, Monica Vitoria, Michelle Wood. COMMITTEE: Sara Aiello, Karen Amen, Charity Baker, Elizabeth Beller, Barrett Bewkes, Jocelyn Bonneau, Lauren Borman, Karla Bracken, Rachel Byrne, Amy Cogan, Katrina Cydylo, Emily Davis, Monica Dealy, Louise Denny, Catherine Fellows, Sara Foster, Laurie Foster, Cynthia Greenberg, Chase Haynes, Marcia Johnson, Alison Loviska, Brigette Lumpkins, Nicole Manrodt, Rebecca Mcalear, Hadley Mcloughlin, April Moore, Alexandra Moses, Stacey Olsen, Sarah Paden, Kristina Piccarreto, April Rancier, Liz Simmons, Emily Sixta, Margaret Smith, Erica Soueid, Susanne Stansell, Nancy Tanella, Elizabeth Tarta, Kristina Tenenbaum, Chelsea Vukelic, Marianne Ward, Carrie Young FUNDRAISING COUNCIL HEAD: Lisa Lundquist. Time: 8:00pm—12:00am  Venue: Capitale, 130 Bowery, Manhattan. TICKETS: $150 in advance, $175 at the door, $200 for advanced VIP, $250 VIP at the door.  All general admission tickets include access to an after-party at LEVANT East Lounge. All VIP tickets grant admission to a private after-party at The Eldridge.
4/22/10 Harlem Academy's 2010 Spring Benefit: Geoffrey S. Fletcher, Academy Award-Winning Screenwriter of Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire, to be honored in New York; Geoffrey S. Fletcher will receive the Harlem Academy Award for Excellence from the prestigious independent school, during its annual Spring Benefit. Mr. Fletcher received an Academy Award in 2010 for his writing/adapted screenplay of the movie "Precious", the first African American to receive an award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in this category.  Founded in 2004, Harlem Academy is an independent school serving gifted children in the Harlem area who may not otherwise have the chance for a rigorous education.  Tuition is charged on a sliding pay scale; each family pays as much tuition as it can afford. The 2010 Spring Benefit cocktail party is a key fundraiser.  Highlights include the awards ceremony and a live auction to be led by Hugh Hildesley of Sotheby’s.  Auction items include jewelry, theater and sports tickets, and resort vacations. “We are very excited to honor Mr. Fletcher at the Harlem Academy 2010 Spring Benefit.  He has served as such an inspiration to our children and the community,” said Head of School Vincent Dotoli.  This is the inaugural Harlem Academy Award for Excellence, though previously Harlem Academy Honored Soledad O'Brien for serving as an inspiring role model.  The spring benefit is attended by the school’s dedicated supporters, including local political, business, and entertainment leaders. Time: 6:30 pm   Venue: Jumeirah Essex House, Central Park South, New York City.  For additional information, contact Britta Blodgett or visit www.harlemacademy.org
4/22/10 God's Love We Deliver: "Seventh Annual Authors in Kind Literary Luncheon" at the New York Palace Hotel. Time: Authors' Reception: 11:30 a.m. Luncheon: Noon. 2010 Authors: Master of Ceremonies, Linda Fairstein, Author of Hell Gate; David Baldacci, Author of True Blood; Frank Buni, Born Round, The Secret History of a Full-time Eater; and Malaak Compton-Rock, If It Takes a Village, Build One.   Tickets: $300. Details from 212-294-8162 or events@glwd.org
4/21/10 Jewish Board of Family and Children Service: "Annual Spring Benefit, Made in New York" honoring the work and support of John A Herrmann, David F. Everett and Russell Simmons.  Time: Cocktails at 6:30 p.m. Dinner at 7:30 p.m. Venue: Guastavino’s, 409 East 59th Street.  For more information, please contact:  jmagdol@jbfcs.org or online
4/21/10 The Food Allergy Initiative's Eleventh Annual Spring Luncheon: The Eleventh Annual Spring Luncheon, presented by the Food Allergy Initiative, takes place on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at Cipriani 42nd Street.  All proceeds will benefit the Food Allergy Initiative’s research activities and educational programs aimed at effectively treating and raising awareness of life-threatening food allergies.  2010 Co-Chairs:  Abbey Braverman, Roxanne Palin and Stephanie Winston Wolkoff   Raffle Co-Chairs:  Liana Silverstein Backal, Nina Rennert Davidson, Melissa Meyers, and Jennifer Fisherman Ruff.  Guest Speaker: Dr. Hugh A. Sampson of the Elliot & Roslyn Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, Mount Sinai School of MedicineMistress of Ceremonies: Lori Stokes, Anchor, WABC-TV. Time: The luncheon begins at 11:00 AM and support levels are as follows: Tables are available for $15,000, $10,000 and $5,000, and individual tickets are available for $2,000, $1,000 and $500.  The Food Allergy Initiative (FAI) is a national, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to finding a cure for food allergies, which affect more than 12 million Americans.  Founded in 1998, FAI is the largest private source of food allergy research funding in the United States.  Since its inception, the organization has contributed more than $65 million toward research, clinical activities to improve diagnosis and treatment, public policy initiatives, and educational programs to raise awareness among schools, health and child care workers, and members of the food service and hospitality industries. Please visit: www.faiusa.org   for additional information. Media Contact: For Press information, contact Mitchell Manning Associates, LTD. at (212) 980-1711 or fax to (212) 980-1615.  For Luncheon information, contact the Food Allergy Initiative at (212) 207-1974 or email to events@faiusa.org
4/21/10 Dr. Oz to Host HealthCorps®’ Annual Gala, The Garden of Good & Evil Gala: HealthCorps®’ Fourth Annual Gala, The Garden of Good & Evil Gala, will raise funds to expand the organization’s groundbreaking in-school health educational and mentoring program, which continues to grow across the country to fight the child obesity and teen suicide crises.  Dr. Mehmet Oz, Founder and Chairman of HealthCorps, and his wife Lisa will co-host the Gala.  The black-red-white tie event promises guests a magical evening of dining, dancing and entertainment.  Time:  6:30 p.m. Cocktails and earthly delights   8:00 p.m. Seated dinner, program, live entertainment and dancing.  Co chairs:  Dr. and Mrs. Mehmet Oz  Venue:  Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers, Westside Highway between 19th and 20th Streets, New York, NY  10011. Ticket Price: $1000 per ticket; $10,000-$250,000 per table. Contact: Amy Barone, Communications Director │ Email:  amy.barone@healthcorps.net │ tel: (212) 742-2875 │ web:  www.healthcorp.orgPhotos: Health Corps Gala Event Photos 2007-2009
4/20/10 Food Bank For New York City: "7th Annual Can-Do Awards Dinner": Dinner Co-Chairs: Mario Batali and Susan Cahn. Tickets: $650. Details from 212-249-6188 or jennifer.kunin@verizon.net  Venue: Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers. Time: Cocktail reception beginning at 6:00 p.m. followed by a sit down dinner, live auction, awards presentation, musical performance, and champagne & dessert reception.
4/18/10 "Burgundy, Bordeaux, Blue Jeans & Blues" – A Casual Sunday Supper with Daniel: On Sunday, April 18, 2010, Chef Daniel Boulud will continue his more than decade-long support of Citymeals-on-Wheels as he hosts “Burgundy,Bordeaux, Blue Jeans & Blues,” a casual Sunday cocktail reception, dinner & auction to raise funds for Citymeals-on-Wheels.  A limited number of guests (150) will have the rare opportunity to kick back at DANIEL, as the Chef serves up a splendid spring menu paired with fine Burgundy and Bordeaux vintages.  The evening will begin with a cocktail reception and silent wine auction, followed by a live auction and seated dinner.  The evening’s Wine Chair will be Daniel JohnnesAttire is “Casual Chic” – blue jeans are encouraged. Ticket Prices:  Individual seats for “Burgundy, Blue Jeans & Blues” are available at $1,000 per person. “Gourmand” tables for ten guests are $25,000 per table and will include premium Burgundy wines.  Tickets can be purchased by contacting Heather GereCitymeals-on-Wheels │e-mail: heather@citymeals.org │ tel: 212-687-1290.  100% of every ticket and auction sale will support Citymeals and the preparation and delivery of nutritious meals to homebound elderly New Yorkers.   The connoisseurs’ silent auction will include wonderful wines in rare, large format bottles and numerous gourmet items. A live auction, including the very best in dining, wine and travel will also be featured. If you are interested in donating an item or experience to the auction, please contact Heather Gere at heather@citymeals.org.  Time:  5:30 PM: Cocktail reception and silent wine auction  │ 6:30 PM: Live auction and seated dinner Venue:  DANIEL 60 East 65 Street, New York City 10065 │ web: www.danielnyc.com   Press Contact: Kim Esp │Linden Alschuler & Kaplan Public Relations │tel: 212-575-4545 │e-mail: kesp@lakpr.com
4/15/10 American Museum of Natural History: "2010 Museum Dance Spring Safari" Dinner at 7:30 p.m. Desserts and dancing 9:00 p.m. - midnight. Tickets: $500 ($475 for Junior Council members)  │ $200 ($175 for Junior Council members) for desserts and dancing only. Details from 212-313-7161
4/15/10 2010 WINGS Women of Discovery Awards: For the 8th year, WINGS WorldQuest will honor the accomplishments of visionary women who are pushing the boundaries of knowledge to help us understand the complex issues we face today. The “Women of Discovery Awards” recognizes excellence in exploration and discovery in all areas of field research and environmental conservation. Among the five awardees (PDF) are pioneers in the elucidation of plant communication and the documentation of ancient traditions, which are rapidly vanishing in the face of the modern world.  2010 Honorees: Kate Harris, Carol Beckwith, Angela Fisher, Alexandra Morgan, Susan Dudley Honorary Chairs: Uma Thurman, Ted Janulis. Gala Chairs: Angela M.H. Shuster, Claire Werner. Venue: Tribeca Rooftop, 2 Desbrosses Street, New York City.  Time: 6:30pm Cocktails and Silent Auction │7:30pm Awards Ceremony and Dinner │9:15pm Coffee & Digestifs with Awardees and Fellows. Event photography by ManhattanSociety.com photographer Karen Zieff  Photos from prior years: The 2009 WINGS Women of Discovery Awards Gala2008 WINGS Women of Discovery Awards 2007 WINGS Women of Discovery Awards Gala
4/14/10 Riverkeeper's Annual Fisherman's Ball: Riverkeeper’s gala celebration on the Hudson River at Pier 60 will honor the environmental advocacy of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and HBO in classic Riverkeeper style. Spike Lee and James Lipton will join to help us celebrate our honorees and Riverkeeper’s work to protect New York’s precious water resources. Advance tickets and tables can be purchased online or by calling Event Associates at 212-245-6570 X23  Time:  6:30PM to 10:00PM  Venue: On the Hudson at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, NYC
4/13/10 Hale House Center's 41st Annual Spring Dinner and Dance:  This year Hale House will be honoring Frederick Anderson, partner at Douglas Hannant, for his commitment and dedication to Hale House and the children and families it serves. Judith Giuliani will receive the Mother Hale Community Service Award. The event promises to be an exciting night, with an extraordinary committee that includes individuals such as:  Lorraine Bracco, Valesca Guerrand- Hermès.

 

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