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: 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,…

UNCF Celebrates 75 Years of Impact at 7th Annual Masked Ball

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF),  held their annual Masked Ball on Friday, June 7th at the Cedar Hill Golf & Country Club in Livingston, New Jersey. It was an evening of dignitaries, former NFL players, and philanthropist supporters who came together to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the UNCF.  Honored with the Masked Awards was Kevin Cummings, President and CEO of Investors Bancorp, Beverly Jennings, Head Office of Supplier Diversity & Inclusion…

PHOTOS: The Tenement Museum’s 2019 Gala at Mandarin Oriental

The Tenement Museum’s 2019 Gala raised over $1 million for Museum projects and causes. The 36th floor of the Mandarin Oriental was buzzing with people as over 400 people – a historic turnout for the Museum comprised of a mix of guests, honorees (Henry Louis Gates Jr., Vartan Gregorian and Stephen B. Siegel) and Museum…

Hamptons Listing: 2019 Halsey House Gala, ‘The Beach Ball’

The Southampton History Museum is pleased to announce that plans are well underway for its signature summer event, the annual Halsey House Gala, to be held on Saturday evening, July 6, between 6:00 and 8:00 pm. The gala takes place in the gardens of The Thomas Halsey Homestead which was established by the pioneering Halsey…

PHOTOS: American Ballet Theatre 2019 Spring Gala

In New York, Autumn is brought in with trendy designers and sleek models walking New York Fashion Week runways. But when the weather gets warmer and it’s finally time for Spring, it’s dancers and their galas that ring in the changing season and beautiful weather. First was Youth America Grand Prix’s 50th Anniversary Gala in…

The Best 2019 Met Gala Looks, and After Party Looks

CAMP is the theme for this year’s fashion event of the year; The Met Gala. Specifically, an essay titled “Notes On “Camp” by Susan Sontag. Here are a few of our favorite looks – and after party looks! But first, what is camp? To start very generally: Camp is a certain mode of aestheticism. It…

PHOTOS: El Museo del Barrio 50th Anniversary Gala

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio proclaimed from the stage of the Plaza Hotel Dia de El Museo Del Barrio at El Museo’s 50th anniversary celebration, May 2, 2019. “The creation of El Museo is one of the moments where history started to change,” said the Mayor as he presented an official proclamation from the City.  This was…

PHOTOS: Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Spring Gala

Last Thursday Lenox Hill Neighborhood House hosted their annual Spring Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street. While some Gala’s have great entertainment or food, the standout of this soiree was the decor. Celebrated designers came together to create nearly 40 unique tables with the theme THE FUTURE STARTS NOW! as their inspiration. Different chairs, table cloths,…

Listing: Bernadette Peters, Anthony Haden Guest to Present Awards at Urban Stages Gala

Urban Stages’ Board of Directors and founding artistic director Frances Hill are excited to announce that this year’s presenters will be Tony Award Winner, Broadway’s Bernadette Peters  who will present the award to Donna Murphy, and Emmy Award winner and celebrated journalist Anthony Haden-Guest will present to Edwina Sandys as they celebrate35 years of acclaimed…

Listing: Complexions Contemporary Ballet 25th Anniversary Season

Complexions Contemporary Ballet Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Performances at The Joyce Theater! Featuring a World Premiere of “WOKE” and “ From Then to Now” as well as the NYC Premiere of “Bach 25” plus, a return performance of “Star Dust”. February 19–March 3, 2019 Complexions Contemporary Ballet (Complexions) celebrates its 25th anniversary season at The…