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…

Too Hot in NYC? Take a Dip in These 8 Pools

Summer in the city is hot and humid with little to no escape from the sweltering sun. No time to travel to the beach? Don’t worry! Beat the heat at the top 8 best pools in New York City. DUMBO House: A Soho House property with arguably the pool with the best view of NYC. The…

Photos: YAGP Celebrates ‘Jewels’ With Socialites, Designers, & Dancers Galore

Fifty years after its premiere at Lincoln Center, three of the world’s most celebrated ballet companies come together for a once-in-a-lifetime presentation of George Balanchine’s masterpiece, Jewels, featuring the Paris Opera Ballet, New York City Ballet, and Bolshoi Ballet, each dancing one act. Youth America Grand Prix’s (YAGP) First Position Club celebrated the performance Friday night…

Local NYC Artists Giving Back With ‘Portraits For Good’

A few years ago local artist, Alix Greenberg, realized that, while artists have long stood for important causes, they’ve lacked a way to directly impact the causes that mattered to them most. She created Portraits for Good; a unique project that donates proceeds from every purchase to a non-profit of the purchaser’s choice. Since launching the site, they have…

PHOTOS: New York Premiere & Celebration of ‘Henry T. Segerstrom: Imagining The Future’

Henry Segerstrom, philanthropist and visionary developer of California’s South Coast Plaza was celebrated at Carnegie Hall by a VIP gathering of philanthropists, cultural dignitaries, filmmakers, performing artists, and leaders of global fashion brands. Macy’s CEO and Chairman Terry J. Lundgren offered welcoming remarks on behalf of Elizabeth Segerstrom, the glamorous and gracious hostess of the event honoring the life…

The Ashley Bouder Project, Women In Dance Taking The Lead!

George Balanchine proclaimed, “Ballet is Woman,” but it’s been long ruled by men.  Ashley Bouder, the brilliant NYC Ballet principal dancer seeks to change this with The Ashley Bouder Project, where women create all the choreography.  Opening at Symphony Space on March 17th the centerpiece was a rare two-woman pas de deux with NYCB Prima…

National Jewelry Day

In honor of National Jewelry Day, we’re sharing some of our favorite pieces from the Museum of Arts and Design’s upcoming LOOT: Mad About Jewelry pop-up shopping event! Open to the public from April 4 through 8, 2017, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) will hold their annual exhibition and sale of contemporary art jewelry. Now in its…

Museum Of Arts And Design Hosts Joan Juliet Buck’s Book Signing Party

Barbara Tober (chairman emeritus) and Michele Cohen (chairman) at the Museum of Arts and Design hosted a glamorous evening in honor of Joan Juliet Buck celebrating her new memoir The Price of Illusion.  This was the very first of many parties to come for this author.  Barbara, the former longtime editor of Brides magazine, and…

UN Women For Peace Association Announce NYC March and Luncheon To End Violence

Mika Brzezinski, Deborra-Lee Furness, Ronald Lauder along with the UN Women for Peace Association (UNWFPA) Luncheon Chair Sana H. Sabbagh and 200 guests attended a private reception at the Neue Galerie in support of the non-profit’s upcoming annual Awards Luncheon and 5th Annual March. Honorees Deborra-Lee Furness, Loreen Arbus, and Dayle Haddon all received a standing ovation from the…

PHOTOS: YAGP Goes Behind-The-Scenes With NYCB Ashley Bouder

New York City Ballet’s principal dancer Ashley Bouder gave Youth America Grand Prix’s (YAGP) First Position Club members a peak of her new choreography for an upcoming collaboration with The New York Jazzharmonic, in New York City Center’s studios. Ashley walked the audience through her technique and process while NYCB corps de ballet members Ashley Hod and Devin Alberda performed. Following the performance Ashley’s patrons Joanna…

Cuffing Season Date Spots in NYC

Aire Ancient Baths Spend an afternoon in a space to relax the body and mind according to ancient traditions of water with temperature contrasts as elements of relaxation and health. Enjoy the Thermal Bath Experience with Extra Bath time- A 120-minute thermal circuit to enjoy our ice pool (46ºF), cold pool (61ºF), warm pool (97ºF),…

Listing: The City College of New York Langston Hughes Festival Honoring Ntozake Shange

WHAT The City College of New York Langston Hughes Festival Honors Ntozake Shange WHEN Thursday, November 17, 2016 6:00 p.m. WHERE City College Center for the Arts Aaron Davis Hall West 135th Street and Convent Avenue (129 Convent Avenue) TICKETS Free with registration at www.citycollegecenterforthearts.org MORE INFO Poet, performance artist, playwright, and novelist Ntozake Shange is…