The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) made news on Tuesday, April 17, when Olympic Gold Medalist McKayla Maroney spoke publicly for the first time since revealing former U.S. Women's Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar abused her. She spoke at length with NYSPCC Executive Director, at The NYSPCC's annual Spring Luncheon at The Pierre Hotel.
Suri Kasirer and Bruce Teitlebaum hosted a party at their Southampton home to celebrate the launch of "The Initiation," the debut novel of Southampton resident Chris Babu. It follows the story of a teen math geek in dystopian New York City who enters a test in which he and his comrades must solve puzzles or face death. The young adult book debuted on February 27th from Permuted Press, whose publisher, and East Hampton resident, Anthony Ziccardi and his wife Katherine were in attendance as well.
"Variety" hosted its fifth annual Power of Women New York luncheon at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Hosted by Samantha Bee and presented by Lifetime, this year's event celebrated Emily Blunt, Tarana Burke, Margaret Atwood, Alicia Keys, Tina Fey, Padma Lakshmi and Tamron Hall.
"The Real Housewives of New York City" stars Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Dorinda Medley, Carole Radziwill, and Tinsley Mortimer gathered at The Seville in New York City to celebrate the premiere of the hit Bravo show's 10th season. The cast was joined by "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" host and "RHONY" executive producer Andy Cohen, "Summer House" stars Lauren Wirkus and Lindsay Hubbard, Dina Lohan and more.
Jean and Martin Shafiroff hosted a party at their Park Avenue home to raise awareness for the Surgeons of Hope Gala on May 3. The nonprofit sends pediatric heart surgeons to under-resourced regions to perform life-saving surgeries to babies born with heart defects.
The East End community donned their most festive Easter Bonnets as they joined the Easter Bunny for the Sag Harbor Chamber Of Commerce's fun stroll down Main Street to the Sag Harbor Garden Center, where a free petting zoo was taking place.
Marders in Bridgehampton once again lived up to its motto: "For a World Too Full of Sameness". Instead of the usual Easter egg hunt, with colorful eggs randomly placed in a giant open area where children race for them, the treasures at Marders' 5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt were hidden by the staff in and around their unique planters, planter boxes, trees, plants and "Marders Hill."
Martha Stewart was among guests at the LongHouse Reserve's annual Manhattan Benefit. This year's event, which took place at the Hearst Tower, celebrated tastemaker Axel Vervoordt, who treated guests to a presentation "Living with Art."
The East End community, including actor Alan Alda and his family, lined the streets of Sag Harbor to march in solitary of the nationwide March For Our Lives.
The debut of "Harry Clarke" - which stars Billy Crudup - at Minetta Lane Theatre in New York City brought out Naomi Watts, Simon Baker, Edie Falco, and other notable names.