PHOTOS: Friends of The Budapest Festival Orchestra Gala

Maestro Iván Fischer led The Budapest Festival Orchestra in a thrilling all-Dvořák program at David Geffen Hall Sunday including an encore of Braham’s Hungarian Dance No. 5.  Maestro Fischer announced from his podium, “the arrangement includes some of the original folk melody”, which was sung by the members of the Orchestra.  It was a memorable performance punctuated by multiple…

PHOTOS: YAGP Tours FIT’s ‘Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse’

Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) and board member Marcella Hymowitz brought friends to a private tour of Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse, the new exhibition at The Museum at FIT. FIT Museum Deputy Director Patricia Mears explained, “Today we take for granted that ballerinas have a major impact on modern fashion. However this is a relatively recent phenomenon.  For most of ballets long history, professional female…

David Kramer Exhibition, Essential Oils, Open Through March 14, 2020

David Kramer’s Essential Oils is now extended through March 14th, 2020 at the Owen James Gallery. This modern world has not turned out to be the gauzy utopia we were once promised, and David Kramer is here to tell us all about it. The paintings of David Kramer are full of self-deprecating humor, irony and…

PHOTOS: Debutantes and Dancing at The 65th Viennese Opera Ball

Elisabeth Muhr, Denise Rich, and Jean Shafiroff chaired the 65th Viennese Opera Ball on Friday, February 7, 2020 at Cipriani 42nd Street, New York City, under the patronage of The President of the Republic of Austria, H.E. Alexander Van der Bellen. Actor Nathan Lee Graham emceed the Ball, celebrating the cultural and economic relationships between Austria and America, connecting two continents, two cities and two…

David Guetta To Headline Brooklyn Mirage May 15

On May 15th 2020, global dance music legend David Guetta is coming to the iconic Brooklyn Mirage for a spectacular open-air show like no other.   The Grammy winning, multi-million album selling, hit-making Frenchman has defined the global sound of the last decade. His dance shows have headlined the biggest festivals in the world, and…

Out Of Town: Segerstrom Center For The Arts’ 46th Candlelight Concert

A beautiful winter’s spell seemed to have been cast over Segerstrom Center for the Arts, creating a magical setting for its 46th Candlelight Concert. More than 400 guests gathered on Friday, December 6, contributing more than $2.79 million to support the Center’s array of stellar entertainment, artistic, education and community engagement programs including American Ballet…

Your 2019 Holiday Gift Guide Has Arrived

Christmas, Chanukah, New Years  – oh my! They’re just around the corner. Whether you’re looking for presents for loved ones, hostess gifts or secret Santa stocking stuffers, our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide has you covered.

PHOTOS: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Gala at The Plaza Hotel

American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (AFIPO), which supports the world class Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO), held its annual New York Gala celebrating Israel and the arts on Nov. 18 at The Plaza Hotel. The event raised funds for KeyNote, the Orchestra’s youth music education programs, and honored singer-songwriter David Broza and fashion designer…

PHOTOS: Dancing All Night at French Heritage Society’s Black & White Ball

French Heritage Society’s (FHS) Black & White Ball, honoring interior designer Geoffrey Bradfield and philanthropists Margaret and Gregory Hedberg, was held yesterday evening at a private club in New York City. “No couple in New York could be as popular and as adorable as the Hedberg’s,” said Board Chairman Elizabeth Stribling. “They are so nice,…

Macy’s Herald Square Unveils Holiday Windows

On Thursday, November 21st, Macy’s Herald Square unveiled its legendary holiday windows signaling the start of the holiday season. The magic began with colorful fireworks, cheerful holiday music, and a special visit from Macy’s Santaland elves. Award-winning designer and Macy’s National Director of Window Presentation, Roya Sullivan, created the 2019 Believe in the Wonder themed holiday displays. Materials such as lacquer, chromed…

PHOTOS: Viennese Opera Ball Kicks Off 65th Year

The Viennese Opera Ball announced their upcoming gala at the Upper East Side residence of Sabine Riglos, a board member. “The Viennese Opera Ball is one of the highlights of the annual charity season for Austrian Americans, with performances by extraordinary opera singers and musicans” explained artistic director Daniel Serafin as he introduced mezzo soprano…

PHOTOS: The NYSPCC Hosts Seventh Annual Food & Wine Gala, Honors Vicky Cornell

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (The NYSPCC) held its seventh annual Food & Wine Gala Wednesday night at The Metropolitan Club in Manhattan. Chef Elizabeth Falkner, whose participation in over 40 culinary competitions – including Top Chef and Iron Chef – has earned her the status of celebrity chef, designed a…