National Meningitis Association toasted to Carol J. Baker, MD, Samantha Bennett, and Kevin Carroll, MC, CP, FAAOP, during their annual Give Kids a Shot Gala. Paul A. Offit, MD, served as Master of Ceremonies of the benefit, which was held at The Pierre Hotel in New York City.
Parrish Art Museum kicked off the Hamptons season during their Spring Fling annual community celebration, fundraiser, and networking event at the Museum. Attendees included "The Real Housewives of New York City" star Ramona Singer, and Alicia Longwell, Jeff Muhs, and Tripp Patterson.
LongHouse Reserve hosted their opening day festivities during the Rites of Spring celebration. Attendees were able to explore LongHouse's scenic 16-acre property as well as view the newest members of the collection from artists Kiki Smith, Sui Jianguo, Takashi Soga, Ronald Bladen and Grace Knowlton, among others.
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America hosted their 22nd annual Women of Distinction Luncheon at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. The event honored Eliza Bolen, executive vice president of Oscar de la Renta; Cyma Zarghami, president of Viacom's Kids and Family Group; Lara Englebardt Metz of Lara Metz Nutrition; and Chloe Hubbe, a ninth grade student at Columbia Preparatory School. Cynthia McFadden of NBC News hosted the luncheon, which featured a fashion show showcasing the Oscar de la Renta Fall 2015 Collection.
In existence for more than 140 years, in its earliest days, when tuberculosis plagued the city, volunteers described it as "an organized expression of neighborly feeling." Today, that remains the underlying mission. The JBFCS is an umbrella for 175 different programs that encompass mental and physical health, family, housing, employment and education.
Did anyone else shop for Easter flowers in the snow? No worries, the Park Avenue tulips — a spray of coral — will make us feel especially warm this spring. The Fund for Park Avenue, which privately supports the iconic malls from 54th to 86th Streets, planted the Darwin Hybrid Ad Rem this year.
RADiUS with The Cinema Society and Brooks Brothers hosted the New York premiere of "Adult Beginners" at AMC Lincoln Square, which was followed by an after party at The James Hotel. "Adult Beginners" co-stars Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Jane Krakowski, Nick Kroll, and Bobby Moynihan came out to support the project, and they were joined by Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde, Beth Stern, Margarita Levieva, Damon Wayans Jr., Jason Mantzoukas, Adam Pally, and Ryan Cooper.
Food Bank for New York City held their annual Can Do Awards Gala at Cipriani Wall Street. The soiree, which raised over two million dollars for hunger relief, honored Tom Colicchio and Lori Silverbush, Stavros Niarchos Foundation and Sandra Lee-Simply Living Publishing. Mario Batali, Carla Hall and Daphne Oz of ABC’s “The Chew” emceed the evening.
"Time Magazine" celebrated their 2015 list of most influential people during a star-studded dinner at Lincoln Center. Candidates are chosen for their ability to change the world around them for the better. This year's list included an interesting mix of artists, icons and pioneers. Kanye West, Bradley Cooper, Kim Kardashian, Julianne Moore, Amy Schumer, Tim McGraw, John Oliver, Lorne Michaels, Lee Daniels, Julianna Margulies, Kevin Hart, Diane von Furstenburg, and Ina Garten were among 2015 honorees.
The room at the Pierre for the Spring Luncheon for The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) fell silent. Two hundred women listened and brushed tears from their eyes, as Regina Calcaterra spoke of her childhood growing up in Suffolk County. The New York Times best-selling author, attorney and official for New York State, was not recounting halcyon days on manicured lawns.