For once, Annie Watt was on the other side of the camera. And she was smiling as broadly as if she were behind it. Watt, for those who aren't part of the social echelon is the go-to lenser for the well-heeled.
The ultimate mash up of classic fairy tales, Disney's "Into the Woods," made its world premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre in Manhattan. The debut brought out Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, Anna Kendrick, Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt, Trudy Styler and Sting, Christine Baranski, Alyssa Milano, Ralph Macchio, Tracey Ullman, and Kelly Rutherford.
Beth Stern hosted Long Island Bulldog Rescue's Bash for the Bulldogs 15th Anniversary, which was held at the Rosenthal Pavilion NYU Kimmel Center in Manhattan. Cat Greenleaf, Ice-T, and Coco Austin were among attendees who supported the event to raise funds and awareness for LIBR, who's mission is to provide education, prevention, intervention, and adoption services to ensure that all English Bulldogs enjoy long, healthy lives in loving, safe, appropriate homes.
The East End community gathered together to celebrate the start of the holiday season and Hamptons architecture during a kick off cocktail party for East Hampton Historical Society's annual East Hampton House & Garden Tour.
Even with 150 people filling her Park Avenue floor through, Shafiroff felt a twinge that many of her friends had already left town. "It's a funny time, that way, to throw a party," she said, "But we have so much to be thankful for."
Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, co-hosts of "The Today Show," partnered up again to emcee Citymeals-on-Wheels 28th Annual “Power Lunch for Women” at The Plaza Hotel. The event, which raised $1.26 million, honored Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, and Patricia Wexler, M.D., acclaimed dermatologist and Citymeals-on-Wheels Board Member.
Animal advocates including Dina Manzo, Katrina Bowden, Chevy Chase, Amanda Hearst, Sasha Cohen, Gus Kenworthy, Georgina Bloomberg, and Dylan Lauren gathered at Cipriani 42nd Street for the Fifth Annual To The Rescue! New York. The event supports the rescue, care, placement, and potential rehoming of thousands of animals the the Humane Society of the United States and Friends of Finn assist.
Dottie Herman, Jean Shafiroff, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Sarah Johnson Kaplan, and Domingo Zapata were among attendees at Sheila Rosenblum's Manhattan Cocktail Party celebrating Lady Sheila Stable.
ASCAP commemorated their historic 100th anniversary during the ASCAP Centennial Awards, which paid tribute to Garth Brooks, Billy Joel, Stephen Sondheim, Stevie Wonder, and Joan Baez. The evening featured performances from Sting, Chris Botti, Trisha Yearwood, Bernadette Peters, India.Arie, and Emmylou Harris.
Stars including Peter Dinklage, Rachel Dratch, Michael Ealy, Rosie Perez, Jay Pharoah, Laverne Cox, Sam Rockwell, and Cecily Strong came together to write, direct, and perform six original short plays, in a 24 hour timespan. The event, which was presented by Montblanc, benefited Urban Arts Partnership.