CNN anchor Anderson Cooper stopped by Book Revue in Huntington for a book signing in support of "The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son Talk About Life, Love, and Loss," his memoir which he co-wrote with his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt.
Lend a Hand for Children, The New York Center for Children's Spring Celebration, honored the memory of Marty Richards. Held at The Peninsula in New York City, the benefit included a special performance by Timatha Kasten, accompanied by Musical Jazz Trio. Proceeds supported NYCC's treatment center, which delivers personalized therapies to these children who have experienced abuse — for free — for as long as they need.
The East End community enjoyed an evening of art, music, mingling, scrumptious bites, cocktails, and a unique quest for clues throughout the galleries at the Parrish Art Museum's annual Spring Fling celebration, fundraiser, and networking event.
Fundraising force Jean Shafiroff is known for taking the charities she supports to the next level. As a past Chair of the Southampton Hospital and continuing Chair of Southampton Animal Shelter galas, she has raised record breaking amounts. In recent years, Jean has thrown her passion into the New York City Mission Society. Wednesday night, at their benefit in the Mandarin Oriental that she chaired, she spoke of the first time she saw the Mission townhouse in Harlem.
Bethenny Frankel, Katie Lee, Beth Stern, Donna Karan, Nigel Barker, Aviva Drescher, Tracy Anderson, Alysia Reiner, Vera Wang, Olivia Culpo and nearly 1,200 guests came together at The Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation's annual The Hot Pink Party. Elizabeth Hurley served as the evening's emcee and Sir Elton John headlined a special concert. The night paid tribute to Melinda Blinken, who was presented The Roslyn and Leslie Goldstein Unsung Hero Award by Gail Hilson.
Drew Barrymore stood at the podium in the Pierre at the Fifth Annual Spring Luncheon for the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC). She was about to read the chapter from her bestselling book, "Wildflower," that dealt with her efforts to help children in Africa. Revisiting that story might cause her to break down on the podium, but "laughter and crying are twins," she explained. "You men are still struggling with that... It's that craziness that actually evolves into compassion. That's what's so beautiful about women. There are gorgeous things about men, too. But I happen to understand women, being one myself. We wear our hearts on our sleeves." True to her words, as Barrymore showed the room how an Academy Award winner delivers a reading, there were tears glistening in the eyes around the room as well.
Contemporary dance company FJK Dance celebrated the debut of its 2016 season at New York Live Arts. Founded by Fadi Khoury, the performances mix several forms of the art, such as ballroom and ballet, leading to a highly theatrical presentation. Following the performance, guests including Amy Fine Collins, Joanna Fisher, Amy Astley, Sevin Ceviker, Peter Copping, and many more toasted to the evening at El Cid.
Members of the FIT Couture Council gathered for a conversation between milliner Patricia Underwood and The Museum of FIT’s Director Dr. Valerie Steele, hosted by Michele Gerber Klein. Guests gathered at Patricia’s Chelsea townhouse for tea, champagne, and cucumber sandwiches and the chance to try on an array of beautiful hats. Attendees included the author of Patricia’s book, "The Way You Wear Your Hat," Jeffrey Banks, as well as Joele Frank, Carole Divet Harting, Couture Council Chair Yaz Hernandez, Christopher Mason, Patricia Mears, Maggie Norris, and Darcy Rigas.
Supporters of Donald Trump gathered at Grumman Studios in Bethpage during a rally held in support of the Republican presidential candidate.
Guests including Patricia Watt, Jean Shafiroff, Pamela Morgan, Consuelo Vanderbilt, Sean Young, and Judith Regan gathered at the iconic New York Penthouse Flagship of international fashion designer Romona Keveža for a Champagne Reception in honor of the 34th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards.