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,…

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…

Turn Back The Aging Clock with Dr. O and Veronica Webb

Beyond Beauty By Dr. O launched A Night of Beauty at their stunning location at 5 East 57thStreet in the heart of New York City. It was an evening of celebration to promote Dr. Ifeoma Okoronkwo’s unique approach to natural beauty by using her knowledge of regenerative medicines to turn back the clock of aging naturally. A…

PHOTOS: Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The iconic Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute celebrated its 50th Anniversary on Monday, November 4, 2019 at New York University’s Rosenthal Pavilion in New York City, raising vital funds for The Lee Strasberg Creative Center, which has provided scholarships to students for 42 years. This is the first benefit in the school’s storied history. Alumni Alec Baldwin along with Marlo Thomas were the…

PHOTOS: IIE Centennial Gala, A Celebration of International Education

Hundreds of leaders in business, philanthropy, government, and higher education gathered for a memorable evening at The Pierre New York on Wednesday, Oct. 30 for the Institute of International Education’s Centennial Gala. Martin Lipton was honored with the IIE Stephen P. Duggan Award for Mutual Understanding in recognition of his lifetime of extraordinary achievement and…

PHOTOS: Casita Maria 2019 Fiesta En Fuego!

Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education held their annual gala, Fiesta, at The Plaza Hotel on October 15, 2019. Socialites and philanthropists swarmed the Ballroom of the iconic hotel – most dressed in sultry red, the obvious trend of the evening. This year’s Fiesta honored Ambassador Mary Dawkins and Brigadier General Peter Dawkins, John Hardy Jewelry, Edgar Legaspi,…

PHOTOS: J100 Gala Honoring Sir Ben Kingsley, Rachel Riley, Michael Heller

Actor Sir Ben Kingsley and U.K. Channel 4 TV star Rachel Riley were honored at The Algemeiner’s 6th Annual J100 Gala in New York on September 26, 2019. The evening celebrated the release of the Algemeiner’s J100 List; 100 significant individuals who influence Jewish life. Editor In Chief and CEO, Dovid Efune, and Publisher Simon Jacobson welcomed guests to the important evening. “How does the…

Listing: American Ballet Theatre Fall Gala

ABT’s Fall Gala will be held on October 16, 2019.  It will celebrate the ABT Women’s Movement. This season’s Fall Gala features an exhilarating program of new work by leading female choreographers and honors the President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, in recognition of her empowerment of women in leadership roles and dedication…

Listing: 34th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner

Dwyane Wade is a three-time NBA World Champion, Finals MVP, and 13-time All-Star. Newest inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Ed Reed, is a Super Bowl Champion and nine-time All-Pro. Wladimir Klitschko is one of the best Heavyweight Champion boxers of all-time and a Gold Medal winner in the 1996 Olympic Games. Christian…