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…

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…

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…

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…

Tis The Holiday Season at Macy’s STORY

STORY at Macy’s Herald Square invites customers shop and celebrate the newest Home for The Holidays theme with a variety of events – and they have some exciting upcoming events to get you into the holiday spirit! Trunk Show + Sell with Iris Apfel November 21st, 4pm-7pm Go boldly! Legendary style icon Iris Apfel hosts…

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: 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,…

Listing: The Powers & Perils of Social Media

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms have transformed people’s relationships with culture, the media, and one another. These technologies have demonstrated that they have the power to sway popular opinion, raise awareness, and inspire movements. They can spark, build, and foster community…or be manipulated to create negativity and discord. Join the National Institute…

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…