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: 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…

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: 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…

Out Of Town: Los Angeles County Museum of Art 2019 Art+Film Gala

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) hosted its ninth annual Art+Film Gala on Saturday, November 2, 2019, honoring artist Betye Saar and filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón. Co-chaired by LACMA trustee Eva Chow and actor Leonardo DiCaprio, the evening brought together more than 800 distinguished guests from the art, film, fashion, and entertainment industries. The Gala’s host…

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…

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…