The Spur, a private co-working and entrepreneurs club in Southampton, toasted to Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby during Derby De Mayo.
"The Lost Warhols" opened at 178 Sixth Avenue in SoHo with an invitation-only reception hosted by God’s Love We Deliver. Attendees admired a collection of Andy Warhol images - many of which had never been viewed before - by conceptual artist Karen Bystedt, enjoyed cocktails and music by special guest DJ Samantha Michelle. A portion of the proceeds will support the organization, which serves as New York metropolitan area’s leading provider of life-sustaining meals and nutrition counseling for people living with severe illnesses.
East Hampton's LongHouse Reserve celebrated its opening during the annual Rites of Spring. During the event, Mercedes Ruehl and Harris Yulin commemorated the renaming of LongHouse's amphitheater in honor of playwright Edward Albee by reading the first act of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
We Are Family Foundation hosted its annual Celebration Gala at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. The evening honored LL Cool J and Roger Daltrey, and included a special moment with Jack Macleod, Ariana Ali, Morgan Williams, and Sarah Chadwick, four courageous teens that survived the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. The benefit also included a concert headlined by Foundation co-founder Nile Rodgers & Chic, and the two honorees.
North Fork Breast Health Coalition toasted to a milestone achievement - the non-profit's 20th anniversary - during the organization's Fourth Annual Pink Pearl Gala. News 12 Long Island Reporter Shari Einhorn served as the event's emcee. The evening, which was held at East Wind, celebrated survivors, providers, caregivers and NFBHC supporters.
City Harvest, whose mission is to end hunger in communities throughout New York City, held its 35th Anniversary Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street. Hosted by Clinton Kelly, the evening, which brought out Ted Allen, Donatella Arpaia, Ron Ben-Israel, Jonathan Cheban, Katie Couric and Jack Mulner, Richard Gere, Ryan Serhant, Ja Rule, John Legend, Marc Murphy, Julianne Moore and Bart Freundlich, Eric Ripert, Geoffrey Zakarian, and more, honored Chrissy Teigen, José Andrés, Wendy and Bill Mills and Robin Hood, the poverty fighting organization.
A New York City premiere for Netflix's "The Week Of" - which drops on April 27 - at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 brought out the film's stars Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Allison Strong, Roland Buck III, and Steve Buscemi, as well as David Spade, Rob Schneider and more.
Co-chaired by Christine Curiale-Steinmuller, Maryanne Horwath, and Laura Wynne, this year's "Spring Fling" brought out over 400 guests - including Ramona Singer, Rosanna Scotto, and Janice Dickinson - who enjoyed live music by NOIZ, a photo booth and open bar/hors d’oeuvres catered by Elegant Affairs, and the latest Parrish exhibitions. This year's soiree raised over $130,000 in support of the Water Mill-based Museum's year-round educational programs for children and adults.
Victoria's Secret Angel and co-founder of Wander Beauty, Lindsay Ellingson hosted Beautiful Brassieres, a fundraising event for A World of Pink, which supports women on Long Island who have had breast cancer. The event, held at The Watermill in Smithtown, featured “bra art” created by survivors, their loved ones, advocates, doctors, and sponsors, entertainment, a live auction, and more.
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.