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Thursday, April 11, 2019
With the restoration of Notre Dame in people's thoughts around the world, the mission of The French Heritage Society, to preserve France's defining architecture, has never been more in focus. The Society bestowed its third annual Book Award upon Caroline Weber, author of Proust's Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin-de-Siècle Paris, at a private Upper East Side club earlier this month. In presenting the award, Jennifer Herlein, executive director of French Heritage, spoke on behalf of Christian Draz, French Heritage Society Book Award Co-Chair and Board Member: "Whatever offense her three society divas may have taken at being used as creative fodder for Proust's satirical fiction, they would surely be highly flattered by the extraordinary lengths to which Caroline went to document the truth of their real and often difficult lives."
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Dressed To Kilt: “A Scottish Night of Charity, Fashion and Fun” was held at The Church of the Holy Apostles in New York City. Themed From Downton Abbey to the Dakotas, A Celebration of Native American Tribes & Scottish Clans, the evening supported the Navy SEAL Foundation.
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Renée Fleming, Governor and Mrs. George Pataki and Ambassador and Mrs. Donald Blinken served as honorary chairs of The Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra at their annual gala at Carnegie Hall. Maestro Iván Fischer and his longtime friend, chairman emeritus, Daisy Soros and chairman Stephen Benko remain guiding lights of the Orchestra. Such special programs as performing in abandoned European synagogues, creating special nights for autistic children and outreach to bring younger generations into the fold mark Fischer as a social innovator as well as a world recognized conductor. The evening’s co-chairs were Sylvia Hemingway, Heidi-Lee-Komaromi, Christine Schott Ledes, Laine Siklos, and Stephanie Stokes. The Budapest Festival Orchestra will return to New York August 4th for the Mostly Mozart Festival. Friends will be invited to the annual private Hamptons Summer Chamber Concert, to enjoy a brief concert under the summer sky.
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Lighting the way for equity in urban education, Jean Shafiroff and Martin Shafiroff opened their Park Avenue home for a cocktail reception honoring the Mission Society. "This is the kick-off for our gala," Mission Society of New York President Elsie McCabe Thompson told us. "This year we're calling it the Founding Families Gala, a theme that underscores not only the history of Mission Society but the history that roughly parallels the history of New York. It was just two decades after NYC was the capitol of the nation that Mission Society was founded. Back then, NYC was less than 100,000 people. We've always tried to take care of those new residents who were less able and that's part of our story."
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Longtime Ellen Hermanson Foundation volunteer Rita Wasserman was honored with a Lifetime Community Achievement Award during the Foundation's "In The Pink" benefit at 230 Elm Productions. In addition to fêting Wasserman, the evening featured multi-chef tastings, an open bar, live music from The HooDoo Loungers - everybody's favorite East Coast New Orleans Party Band, and a silent auction and live auction with award-winning comedian and Emmy Award winning television producer Angela LaGreca.
Friday, March 29, 2019
The East End community came together at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett in support of the East Hampton and Amagansett Food Pantries, who were raising vital funding during the non-profit's "Ladles of Love" benefit. Headliners included Mama Lee, Jetty Coons, Lynn Blue Band, Bastards of Boom, Taylor Barton with G.E. Smith, Bobbi Terzi Originals and OCDC.
Sunday, March 24, 2019
The 57th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, which is New York's second largest St. Paddy's Day march, drew quite the crowd. The extravaganza stepped off at Edgemere Road, marched up Edgemere Road and turned on to Main Street where it passes the reviewing stand.
Friday, March 22, 2019
After a successful Creative Artist Salon Night launch, LTV presented its second iteration - highlighting comedy, film, music, talk, scene readings and more. The gathering of East End creatives included bits by Mercedes Ruehl, Inda Eaton, Dan Gasby, Mago & Marsin, Judith Kasen-Windsor, John Sialiano (Goumba Johnny), Bill McCuddy, Christiane Arbesu, Julie Bluestone, and more.
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Jean and Martin Shafiroff hosted a St. Patrick's Day cocktail party honoring Stony Brook Southampton Hospital - with Patrick McMullan as their special guest - this past Sunday. In keeping with the Luck of the Irish, guests did NOT have to fight their way through barricaded streets: the parade was the day before. In keeping with the holiday spirit, they were encouraged to wear green. Jean greeted all in an Oscar de la Renta green and gold ball gown.
Thursday, March 14, 2019
The Hudson Yards debut brought out several notable names, including Anne Hathaway, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dylan Sprouse, Andy Cohen, and more.