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…

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…

Two New NYC Hotspots You Must Try

The age old question of “where to go this weekend” just got a little easier! Looking for a luxurious evening with French inspired cuisine? Try Coco J’adore in the Meatpacking District. Looking for something more casual with great outdoor space and creative cocktails? Try Hidden Lane in between Gramercy Park and Union Square. Coco J’adore Officially…

Top 5 Instagram Worthy Bakeries in NYC

Donuts, croissants, muffins, pies, cookies, brownies, blondies, cakes, cupcakes, tortes, tartes, and so much more! The top bakeries from all around New York City to get a gram worthy shot – and a delicious bite! 1. Supermoon Bakehouse This bakery is your new obsession. You’ve heard of the cronut BUT HAVE YOU HEARD OF A…

Listing: Ophira & Adira Variety Show at Union Hall

An awesome variety party with comedy, music, magic and more – starring Ophira Eisenberg and Adira Amram & The Experience! Ophira & Adira variety show comes to Union Hall in Brooklyn on Wednesday June 12th at 7:30pm. It’s a two woman show with dancers that has been called “relentlessly entertaining.” Hosted by Ophira Eisenberg (NPR’s…

PHOTOS: Decoration & Design Building Hosts Biannual Spring Market

The iconic Decoration & Design Building (DDB) in New York City hosted its biannual Spring Market, which featured top editorial voices, dozens of design influencers, leading industry trade organizations and nearly 3,000 attendees. This year’s Spring Market delved into the theme Design Confidential presented by Vanguards & Visionaries. Internationally renowned design publications The World of Interiors and British House & Garden hosted programs for the…