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Harlem Stage Gala


Harlem Stage Presents its 2019 Annual Gala


Hosted by MSNBC Political Analyst and Host of ‘AM Joy,’

Joy-Ann Reid


Featuring Performances by

Nona Hendryx, Carl Hancock Rux and The Brianna Thomas Trio


May 20, 2019 at 6:00pm


On Monday May 20, 2019 at 6:00pm, Harlem Stage, the legendary uptown performing arts venue celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance, a period known for a flourishing of art and culture led by Black artists. Guests will be dressed in attire inspired by the roaring ‘20s, to mark the era.

This year in commemoration of the Harlem Renaissance, Harlem Stage’s annual gala celebrates Disrupters: Then, Now, and in the Future; those who shake up the status quo in every field by pushing the boundaries of innovation. The gala is a tribute to artists, activists, and creators, and celebrates Harlem Stage’s more than 35 years as an institution known for commissioning and presenting new, innovative work that reflects and responds to the complex conditions that shape the lives of our audiences, artists, and communities of color.

 This special event supports Harlem Stage's critical mission to commission and present works by visionary artists of color and supports the thousands of New York City schoolchildren Harlem Stage serves each year through the Frances Davis/Harlem Stage Arts Education Program. Co-chairs of the gala are Ron Simons and Jenette Kahn. 

The 2019 gala will honor several individuals and organizations who embody Harlem Stage’s mission.

The Philanthropy Award will be presented to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), which has helped Harlem Stage fulfill its artistic mission in multiple ways. Their support has been critical in helping the Frances Davis/Harlem Stage Education program expose thousands of students each year to the arts. SNF made it possible for Harlem Stage to participate in its first-ever international live stream event, Babylon Beyond Borders, where artists in four countries were able to engage in dialogue around common injustice. Exclusive support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation made it possible for Harlem Stage to present an unprecedented five-week run of Antigone in Ferguson, a groundbreaking production by Theater of War inspired by the tragic death of Michael Brown. This production was free to the public, and more than 4,000 people experienced this critical work.


“The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is deeply honored by this award and is proud to support Harlem Stage in offering a rich diversity of performing arts opportunities and sharing them with the public at large through educational outreach,” said SNF Co-President Andreas Dracopoulos. “Last year’s run of Antigone in Ferguson demonstrates how Harlem Stage makes possible performances that are simultaneously accessible to audiences of all types and provocative of important conversations.”


The Transformative Artist Award will be given to Stew of the acclaimed band Stew and the The Negro Problem. Stew is a lauded musician who traversed the musical sphere into theatre to become a TONY Award-winning playwright with his play “Passing Strange.” In 2015 Stew, along with artistic partner Heidi Rodewald, performed Notes of a Native Song, a work they created that included a collage of songs, text and video inspired by James Baldwin. Since Harlem Stage commissioned and produced this groundbreaking work, as part of a yearlong celebration honoring James Baldwin, it has travelled internationally and has been recorded.


The Emerging Artist Award will be presented to Savannah Harris, a rising star in the jazz world. Known for her unique and technical style of drumming, she has graced the Kennedy Center stage and works with Jazz at Lincoln Center.


This intimate evening is hosted by MSNBC Political Analyst and host of “AM Joy” Joy-Ann Reid and will include appearances and performances by:

Vocalist, record producersongwriter, musician, author, and actress Nona Hendryx, accompanied by percussionist and member of the iconic rock band, Living Colour Will Calhoun; Award winning poet, playwright, novelist, actor, director, singer/songwriter Carl Hancock Rux accompanied by guitarist, songwriter, and founder of the iconic rock band, Living Colour, Vernon Reid; 

Jazz vocalist Brianna Thomas Trio; and radio host on WQXR 105.9 FM, Terrance McKnight

Anticipated Guests include Hip-Hop pioneer Fab5 Freddy, poet and musician Saul Williams, Tony Award-winning actress LaChanze, actress and activist Kathleen Chalfant, actress and director Estelle Parsons, international recording artist Jeremiah Abiah, and Obie Award-winning actress Tamara Tunie.


May 20, 2019



150 Convent Avenue (at West 135th Street)

Contact Julia Marrero at 212.281.9240 ext. 10 or for more information on tickets



Tickets: Tiered pricing (click for a full list of benefits)

$1,000 - Individual ticket

$1,250 - Includes 1 ticket, Gala Committee Listing

$1,500 – Key Supporter Includes 1 Ticket at VIP Table

$5,000 - Supporter, Includes 2 Gala Tickets

$10,000 - Philanthropic Sponsor, Includes 6 Gala Tickets

$15,000 - Disrupter Sponsor, Includes 6 Tickets

$25,000 - Visionary Sponsor, Includes 8 Gala Tickets

$50,000 - Lead Sponsor, Includes 10 Gala Tickets

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American Ballet Theatre’s 2019 Spring Gala


Spring Gala

American Ballet Theatre’s 2019 Spring Gala will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019 and will pay tribute to the 10thAnniversary year of Alexei Ratmansky as ABT Artist in Residence. To celebrate, the Gala evening will present the World Premiere of The Seasons by Ratmansky, set to the score by Alexander Glazounov, with sets and costumes designed by Robert Perdziola.

The annual fundraising event at the Metropolitan Opera House features dinner, dancing, and a performance. The ABT Spring Gala raises funds for the Company, as well as ABT’s education and outreach programs.

For more information on ABT’s Special Events, including underwriting opportunities, please contact ABT’s Special Events Department through the link below.


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MDA's Wings Over Wall Street


MDA's Wings Over Wall Street® is a VIP cocktail reception, with exciting live, silent, and research minute auctions, founded and supported by Persons with ALS (PALS) and Caregivers of Persons with ALS (CALS) to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association to fund research to find a cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.  In 2018, Wings raised over $220,000, bringing its 18-year total to $12 million.

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Zero Food Waste Challenge


Zero Food Waste Challenge

** This event is part of the Food Waste Fair, an interactive event connecting the NYC hospitality industry with the resources and knowledge they need to get to #zerofoodwaste. Get your companion ticket here. **

From soup kitchen cooks to Michelin star chefs, New York’s most creative culinary leaders compete at the Zero Food Waste Challenge to fight food waste!

NYC businesses throw away more than 650,000 tons of food annually—but the chefs participating in the Zero Food Waste Challenge know better. Come out to sample dishes from the City’s most creative culinary leaders on May 23rd at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Chefs will make dishes featuring “upcycled” ingredients, ranging from gochujang veggie stem tacos, to cashew & almond milk panna cotta, to cippolini onion dip & chips.

Participating Chefs

·      Michael Anthony Gramercy Tavern - to be announced

·      Kirstyn Brewer and Claire Sprouse Hunky Dory - Onion Dip & Chips paired with Punch

·      Lynn Loflin, Tim Mercado and Michael Mangieri Lenox Hill Neighborhood House - Fruit Infused French Toast

·      Garrison Price Cafe Clover - Cashew & Almond Milk Panna Cotta

·      Kendall Scodari Made Nice - Cauliflower ‘Bone Marrow’ with Beet Tartare

·      Naama Tamir Lighthouse - Vegetable Poofs with Herb Labneh & Pesto

·      Cory Tomaino FLIK Hospitality - Gochujang Hanger and Vegetable Stem Tacos 

Tickets available at  

· Venue address: Building 77, Brooklyn Navy Yard

141 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn NY 11205
· Event dates and times: May 23, 2019, 6-9pm
· Event prices: $60 for early bird, $75 after May 3rd
· Telephone number(s): 2128854805
· Website (if available)
· Your contact

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American Cancer Society’s Taste of Hope


Taste of Hope is the American Cancer Society’s signature culinary, wine, and spirits event, featuring some of New York’s most popular restaurants and beverage vendors. Guests enjoy a walk-around tasting where they can sample signature dishes, premier wines and spirits, and inventive cocktails. This year’s celebration recognizes Culinary Honorees, Chefs Michael Lomonaco, Chef & Partner of Porter House Bar and Grill, and Ralph Scamardella, Chef & Partner of TAO Group Restaurants; Otto Cedeno, Founder of Otto’s Tacos as the Corporate Honoree, and Dana Cowin, former Editor-in-chief of Food & Wine Magazine, as the Survivor Honoree.

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Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic


The 12th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic returns to scenic Liberty State Park on Saturday, June 1, 2019. Join Veuve Clicquot to watch an exciting polo match while enjoying a day of picnicking and champagne sipping.

Polo-goers and champagne sippers alike can purchase one of three ticketing options, which offer access to Veuve Clicquot champagne bars featuring Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, Rosé, Rich, and Rich Rosé. Guests will be able to enjoy delicious food offerings from some of the city’s most popular food trucks, lawn games, and prime seating to cheer from the sidelines during a thrilling polo match led by world-renowned polo player Nacho Figueras.

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The Gordon Parks Foundation Annual Awards


The Gordon Parks Foundation to Commemorate 20th Anniversary of A Great Day in Hip-Hop at Annual Awards Dinner & Auction on June 4 2019.

Event Honors Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Chelsea Clinton, Carol Sutton Lewis and William M. Lewis, Jr., Raf Simons, and Kehinde Wiley, Continuing the Legacy of Artist and Humanitarian Gordon Parks Tony Award Winner Sarah Jones to Host; The Roots to Perform

The Gordon Parks Foundation Annual Awards Dinner and Auction supports the important and ongoing work of the Foundation in providing scholarships and fellowships to students and artists whose creative work reflects the mission and vision of Gordon Parks, in addition to the Foundation’s other year-round educational programming.

Tickets are available starting at $1,250. To purchase tickets, visit the Gordon Parks Foundation website, or contact Buckley Hall Events at or 914-579-1000.

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Bacon and Beer Classic


The New York Bacon and Beer Classic is coming to Brooklyn for the first time ever. The 6th annual event will take place at Brooklyn Mirage (140 Stewart Ave) on Saturday, June 8th. Brooklyn Mirage is an elusive, open-air sanctuary, which will provide the ultimate summer kickoff party backdrop to celebrate the best things in life; namely bacon and beer. 

Over 50 local restaurants will serve up bold bacon-inspired dishes, and the best local breweries will pour over 100 top craft beers over the course of two sessions.  Ticketed guests are invited to indulge in unlimited samplings of bacon mac 'n cheese, pork banh mi and bacon sliders to name a few and wash it all down with unlimited pours from the best east coast brewers. 

The Classic will also feature incredible live music, delicious BBQ and interactive awesome games and contests. Rally your foodie friends and get ready to experience bacon and beer like never before. All-inclusive tickets begin at $59 and get you craft beers, bacon dishes, music, games, and the chance to participate in Hormel's Bacon Eating Contest where the winner will receive a year's supply of their Black Label Bacon. General Admission ticket holders have a choice to attend an afternoon session from 1pm-4pm or evening session from 7pm-10pm. VIP and Power Hour ticket holders get to enter Brooklyn Mirage an hour early in order to skip the lines and feast first. Tickets can be purchased by visiting: 

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The Milana Family Foundation 4th Annual Golf Event


The Milana Family Foundation 4th Annual Golf Event

Supporting Man Cave Health

Monday, June 10, 2019

Fresh Meadows Country Club

255 Lakeville Rd

Lake Success, NY 11020 

The Milana Family Foundation’s annual golf event brings together friends and family in support of their mission of bringing awareness to prostate cancer. Ahead of an exciting day of golfpokerdinner and chances to bid on some of the most exciting experiences. Bioreference Laboratories Inc. an OPKO Health Company, will be providing free PSA screenings to those attending the outing and who have their blood drawn from 8:00am – 11:00am by BioReference’s phlebotomists. There will be many athletes, celebrities and high-level business people attending the event and supporting the cause.


The Golf & Poker Schedule

  • 6:45 AM Registration & Brunch for Morning Shotgun

  • 7:30 AM Morning Shotgun

  • 10:30 AM Registration & Brunch for Afternoon Shotgun

  • 12:30 PM Afternoon Shotgun

  • 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Putting Contest on the Green for all Groups

  • 5:00 PM Cocktails

  • 6:30 PM Program & Dinner

  • Live Auction

  • 8:15 PM Poker Tournament

About The Man Cave

The Man Cave is a unique patient care model that’s needed now more than ever.  Combining educational resources, emotional support and the latest in medical technology, Man Cave Health is creating sports-themed facilities where men can feel at ease, complete with a team of friends, medical professionals, educators and advocates ready to help them take control of their healthcare journey. Man Cave Health is making it more comfortable for men to go to the doctor by replacing the traditional, clinical setting with a more masculine décor which includes memorabilia from local sports teams, flat-screened televisions, leather seating and coffee bars.

About OPKO Health, Inc.

OPKO Health, Inc. is a multi-national pharmaceutical and diagnostic company, establishes industry-leading positions through discovery and development of novel technologies, including the 4Kscore test which provides an accurate and personalized measure of a man’s risk for aggressive prostate cancer.

For Tickets & Sponsorship Opportunities:

For Media Opportunities: MJ Pedone – President Indra Public Relations – (917) 319-9600.

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30th Anniversary Founders Award Dinner


Mark your calendar for a celebration 30 years in the making. The Historic House Trust’s 2019 Founders Award Dinner will honor the six former Chairs of the organization: Timothy C. Forbes, Cynthia C. Wainwright, Robert Quinlan, Deborah Krulewitch, Franny Eberhart, and John C. Gustafsson. Together, these exemplary leaders have dedicated 30 years of passion and purpose to the preservation of 23 significant historic sites in all five boroughs. We hope you will join us in toasting their impeccable leadership and timeless achievements, which continue to provide enduring value to many of New York City’s greatest historic treasures. All proceeds support the Historic House Trust, a nonprofit organization working in tandem with NYC Parks to provide essential support for 23 sites of architectural and cultural significance. For more information and questions on sponsorships, please contact: Matthew Coody / 212-360-8204 /

Reserve Your Tickets Now

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Imagine benefits ETM Gala


Imagine benefits ETM’s work with under-resourced schools throughout New York City. Your support of this year’s gala enables us to leverage music education as a catalyst for improving academic achievement, elevating student motivation to attend school, and increasing student self-confidence. Founded in 1991, ETM serves more than 34,000 students at 65 schools throughout New York City.

Each year, ETM’s annual gala recognizes individuals and companies that have had a lasting impact on the public’s understanding of the importance of music education and how music unites humanity by serving as a universal language. Past honorees have included the Country Music Association, Steinway & Sons, Joshua Bell, and Cushman & Wakefield among others.

This year, ETM is thrilled to recognize Paramount Group, Inc. with the inaugural Ray of Light Award, to honor their commitment to excellence and their philanthropic support, which breaks down barriers so that more children can gain access to high-quality music education.

Actress Kate Flannery of “The Office” will serve as emcee of this year’s Gala.

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Wildlife Conservation Society Gala 2019



WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. We envision a world where wildlife thrives in healthy lands and seas, valued by societies that embrace and benefit from the diversity and integrity of life on earth.

We stand for wildlife. Join us.


On Wednesday, June 12, 2019 the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) will host its annual Gala at the Central Park Zoo. The evening will celebrate WCS’s impact on the planet’s most ecologically important wild places and the extraordinary species that call them home.

This black-tie event takes place within a spectacular zoo setting. Enjoy a lively reception around the sea lion pool and connect with these curious, intelligent animals during an educational feeding session, followed by dinner and dancing under the stars.

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New York Rum Festival 2019

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Back for its third year, the New York Rum Festival is a grand tasting of over 40 rum expressions combined with entertaining seminars presented by top distillers, bartenders, and historians. Sample rums from around the Caribbean, the United States, and the world, and learn about the culture and history surrounding it all.

Among the featured rums are: Appleton, Autentico Nativo, Bacardí, Banks, Chairman’s Reserve, Clément, Dictador, Diplomatico, Don Q, English Harbour, Flor de Caña, Foursquare, J. Wray & Nephew, Kirk & Sweeney, La Maison & Velier, Leblon, Maggie's Farm, Plantation, Rhum JM, Ron Barceló, Ron Centenario, Ron del Barrilito, Santa Teresa, Smith & Cross, Tanduay, The Real McCoy, Worthy Park

Speakers include:

Jeff “Beachbum” Berry — The author of six books on vintage Tiki drinks and cuisine, which led Esquire to call him “one of the instigators of the cocktail revolution” and Food & Wine “one of the world’s leading rum experts.” At the New York Rum Festival, he presents his historical research into our first 300 years of enjoying the Planter’s Punch.

Richard Seale — Master distiller and blender of the Foursquare distillery, Barbados—often considered the finest rum producer in the world. Richard’s wealth of knowledge and unique point of view makes him an invaluable resource for rum aficionados as well as rum’s new explorers as he discusses the techniques and history of Barbados rum.

David Cid — Bacardí’s lead educator and rum ambassador, as well as a regular guest lecturer at universities across the United States and Europe. He has been discussed rum’s rich history and current state of the art on Univision, CNN Radio, Tele-Madrid, and 60 Minutes among others. At the New York Rum Festival, he brings perspective on the current concerns, challenges, potential, and enjoyment of rum.

For tickets, please visit

For more information, please visit

When: Saturday, June 15, 2019, 1-7pm

Where: Metropolitan West, 639 W. 46th St, New York NY 10036, at 12th Avenue. Take M42 or M50 bus, or A/C/E trains to 42nd Street.

Pricing: Tickets start at $49; discounts are available for admission for two. For tickets, please visit

Web site:

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City Harvest’s Summer in the City


City Harvest will host its 17th annual Summer in the City at The Lighthouse (Pier 61, Chelsea Piers). Kick off the summer by enjoying bites from the city’s hottest restaurants and bars at this premier tasting event featuring some of New York City’s most renowned chefs and mixologists. Guests can sample delicious food and drinks from Sugar Hill Creamery, Muddling Memories, Seamore’s, Charley St., Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, La Loncheria, Shuko and more.

This waterfront evening brings together more than 700 young philanthropists and tastemakers and will feature music from one of New York City’s top DJs. Interactive activities and exciting talent will keep guests moving all evening! Last year’s event raised $410,000 — enough to help feed more than 6,000 families for the entire summer.

For a list of all participating restaurants, please visit our website:

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14Th Annual Evening In The Garden In Central Park


WHAT: Central Park Conservancy Greensward Circle members — the next generation of NYC philanthropists — present their annual summer benefit in one of the most beautiful venues in New York City: Central Park’s Conservatory Garden. Beneath a canopy of wisteria overlooking six acres of gorgeous fountains, blooms, and lush landscapes, guests will enjoy summer fare from Italian steakhouse Davio's, Latin and Caribbean-inspired Angel of Harlem, seafood favorite Ocean Prime, Peruvian street food stand Mission Ceviche and Mexico City-style taqueria La Chula. Desserts from Insomnia Cookies and specialty cocktails from New York heritage distillers Coppersea and artisanal mezcal Tres Papalote will also be served. Live music will be performed by Sugartone Brass Band and DJ SMA. Additional details to be announced.

WHERE: Conservatory Garden (inside Central Park at Fifth Avenue and     East 105th Street)

WHEN: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

WHO: Greensward Circle Co-Chairs Nicholas D’Angelo, Lauren Junge

PROCEEDS: All proceeds benefit the Central Park Conservancy and support the restoration and management of Central Park.  Tickets are $150 in advance, $200 at the door.


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Taste of the Upper West Side





A highpoint of this year’s Best of the West presented by Park West Village will be the return of a unique section dedicated to signature bars and mixologists, all preparing one-of-a-kind cocktails. Live music returns this year, enhancing the ambiance of the Upper West Side’s most anticipated event of the year. READ MORE

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The WhiskyX New York



Join us at the 3rd Annual WhiskyX event in Brooklyn, New York on May 17th at Duggal Greenhouse.

  • Come taste 60+ whiskies led by expert brand ambassadors, distillery reps & some of NYC’s well-known bartenders

  • Be entertained with a LIVE CONCERT from St. Paul & The Broken Bones

  • Enjoy NYC’s best food trucks & featured chef to be announced serving up delicious samplings

For more info, visit our website:

Some of our participating whiskies across Bourbon, Scotch, American Whiskey, Single Malts and Rye Whiskey.

Previous participants have included: Aberlour • Ardbeg • Balcones •Bruichladdich • Bulleit Bourbon • Cooper & Thief • Clyde May’s • Crown Royal • Dewar’s • Glen Moray • Glenmorangie • George Dickel • Guinness • Highland Park • High West • Johnnie Walker • Limousin Rye • Powers Irish Whiskey • Q Drinks • Russel's Reserve • Scotch Malt Whisky Society • Westland • WhistlePig • Wild Turkey • And More…

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Taste of Upper West Side 2019



7 PM TO 10 PM

Summer in the City kicks off our annual fundraising food event with the exciting debuts of several restaurants and bars, along with longtime local favorites. Come join us for unlimited wine, spirits and great music centered around innovative seasonal food from approximately 40 of the Upper West Side’s most sought-after restaurants. READ MORE

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UrbanGlass Gala + After Party

Take in a spectacular night in our incredible 17,000 square foot glass studios! Artist collective Flock the Optic will set the tone with their immersive performance featuring artists manipulating molten glass and a dance-able soundtrack.  Enjoy drinks, desserts and other delights with an incredible community of artists, donors and friends as we toast honorees Tauba Auerbach, Zesty Meyers and Evan Snyderman, Keith Sonnier and another fantastic year at UrbanGlass! Click here to purchase your tickets.

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Billion Oyster Party


Tickets for this year’s Billion Oyster Party can be purchased here and start at $175.

The Party is made possible by Presenting Event Sponsors Bloomberg Philanthropies and CIT Bank as

well as additional Event Sponsors: Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Tabasco, Building Conservation Trust, Barclay’s, In The Raw, Bank of America, Kamco, OpenTable, Nomura, Jones Trading, BMO Capital Markets, Aon Insurance, Citi, Fishers Island Oyster Farm, Moore Charitable, TMS Waterfront, Align Communications, William Fevre Chablis, SHoP Architecture, Hampton Jitney, HDR, Sullivan and Cromwell LLP, and OpenWater.

For sponsorship or restaurant partner inquiries, please contact: Madeline Wachtel,

Billion Oyster Party

Get treated to the ultimate oyster experience as we celebrate the movement to restore NY Harbor and our local marine environment. Mingle with 50 oyster farmers who will be shucking and serving their delicacies and enjoy bites from 25 of NYC’s top restaurants while learning about oyster culture and restoration. Speak to NY Harbor School students about their work on the Billion Oyster Project. Finally, wash it all down with brews, sodas, spirits and wines from local partners while watching the BOP All-Star Shucking Championship!

Proceeds from the event directly support Billion Oyster Projects restoration and education work. The hands-on science of reef construction and monitoring is executed through community oysters reefs, in-school restoration-based STEM learning opportunitiesvolunteer programscommunity science and research, and restaurant shell collection. Together, we can revive our shared blue space, creating a healthier, happier, and more resilient city—one oyster reef at a time.

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The 20th Annual FARE Spring Luncheon

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The 20th Annual FARE Spring Luncheon

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) will host the 20th Annual Spring Luncheon at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City on Thursday, May 9, 2019.  All proceeds will benefit FARE, a national nonprofit organization with the mission of improving the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and providing them hope through the promise of new treatments.   

Sarah Kugelman and Jamie Malkin will be honored for their leadership and advocacy on behalf of children with life-threatening food allergies.  Luca Padovan, TV Actor and Broadway Performer, who is personally affected by food allergies, will be the MC.

Julie AderLiana Silverstein BackalLaura Tisch BroumandTalia DayHelen JaffeRoslyn JaffeNicole LennerLianne MandelbaumAmie Rappoport McKennaMelissa Rosenbloom, and Stacey Saiontz are this year’s Co-Chairs.  Antoinette GriffithJennifer HoineStephanie Leichter, and Anna Yaeger are the Vice Chairs.  Harriette Rose Katz and the Gourmet Advisory Service Team are the Event Advisory Chairs. 


The luncheon begins at 11:00 a.m. and support levels are as follows: Tables are available for $20,000, $15,000, $10,000 and $7,500, and individual tickets are available for $5,000, $2,000, $1,000, and $500.  The luncheon will feature lunch, a grand raffle, silent auction, food allergy friendly marketplace and program about the latest in food allergy news.

About FARE

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) is the world’s leading food allergy advocacy organization and the largest private funder of food allergy research. Our mission is to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and to provide them hope through the promise of new treatments. FARE is transforming the future of food allergy through innovative initiatives that will lead to increased awareness, new and improved treatments and prevention strategies, effective policies and legislation and novel approaches to managing the disease. For more information, please visit To join FARE’s transformative five-year fundraising and awareness campaign, Contains: Courage™, supporting families living with food allergies and educating ALL communities about the disease, visit

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The Parkinson’s Foundation annual New York Gala



WHAT: The Parkinson’s Foundation will host its annual New York Gala, bringing together more than 300 national leaders in Parkinson’s care and research, business, and the media. The celebratory event features entertainment, dancing, signature cocktails, dinner and auction items, all in support of the organization’s mission to improve the lives of people living with Parkinson’s disease.

Master of Ceremonies, Willie Geist of NBC, will act as host of the evening’s events, which will honor Johnson & Johnson and Governor Edward G. Rendell, 45th Governor of Pennsylvania and former Mayor of the City of Philadelphia.


WHEN:            Tuesday, May 7, 2019

                        6:30 p.m. Cocktails

                        7:30 p.m. Dinner 


WHERE:         Cipriani 25 Broadway

                        New York, NY 10004


RSVP:             To purchase tickets for$1,250, the public may visit


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El Museo del Barrio

El Museo del Barrio

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Gala Co-Chairs

Tony Bechara, María & Alberto de la Cruz, Verónica Gonzalez Powell,

William A. Haseltine, and María Eugenia Maury

request the pleasure of your company at 

El Museo 50th Anniversary Gala

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Cocktails | 7 PM

Dinner | 8 PM

The Plaza Hotel

768 Fifth Avenue, New York City

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit our website 

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An evening with YPG


Join us for a fun-filled spring mixer


Bring your friends and enjoy an intimate evening with CUCS's Young Professionals Group in the heart of SoHo. Take an exclusive look at our programs, make a personal impact, and mix and mingle with other young professionals.

Beer, wine, raffles and more.. see you there!

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An Evening of Magic & Mayhem


Playboy Club is pleased to present its first ever Magic & Mayhem dinner experience. 

A 3-course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Tabitha Yeh, set against an evening of table side trickery and grandiose magic. 

Hosted by Cassandra Nemzer, Songstress of Magic, be prepared for a night like none other featuring world-class magicians and mentalists.


Playboy Club Presents: Magic & Mayhem
Join us on May 1st for a Deceptive Dinning Experience featuring an enchanting 3 course dinner served with tableside trickery and grandiose magic.
Time: 7:00pm - 10:30pm

The Experience:
We will begin the night with a magical experience during cocktail hour. Cassandra, our Mistress of Ceremony will then lead guests into their seats with music and glamour. Once seated, guests will experience close up magic while enjoying a full three course dinner, specially curated by our Chef for the enticing event.
~Special surprises and immersive experiences will be proceeding throughout the night.

Please come dressed to impress. 21+ Event. Email for any questions.

1 min video teaser:

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Publicolor’s Stir Splatter + Roll 23RD Anniversary Gala

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Publicolor will celebrate their 23rd Stir Splatter + Roll Gala on April 30, 2019 at the Metropolitan Pavilion. The evening’s colorful cocktail hour begins at 6pm with 13 painting stations where guests participate with some of NYC’s leading artists, designers, and architects to create customized works of art. Dinner and program, with a special performance by New York based string quartet Ethel, follow at 7:30PM.

This year, Publicolor honors Tommy Craig (Hines Senior Managing Director); Ed Skyler (Executive Vice President for Global Public Affairs at Citi and formerly a Deputy Mayor in the Bloomberg administration), and Dr. David Kirkland (Executive Director of NYU Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools). Dr. David Kirkland will receive the Catalyst for Change Award for his research on a variety of topics related to educational equity.

Evening Highlights:

6:00 Cocktails and Painting

7:30 Dinner and Program

Ticket Levels:

$100,000 Chair: Prominent placement of two tables of ten, sponsor one school transformation, 6 Saturday community service opportunities for 20 volunteers, logo and listing as vice chair on all event materials, virtual journal ad on screen during event

$50,000 Co-Chair: Prominent placement of one table of ten, 4 Saturday community service opportunities for 20 volunteers, logo and listing as vice chair on all event materials, virtual journal ad on screen during event

$25,000 Vice Chair: Prominent placement of one table of ten, 2 Saturday community service opportunities for 20 volunteers, logo and listing as vice chair on all event materials, virtual journal ad on screen during event

$15,000 Semi-Gloss: Prominent placement of one table of ten, 1 Saturday community service opportunity for 20 volunteers, logo and listing as vice chair on all event materials, virtual journal ad on screen during event

$5,000 Primer: 2 Tickets

$2,500 Eggshell: 1 Ticket

$1,000 Enamel: 1 Ticket

You can purchase tickets and table by following this link:

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6:00 PM18:00

The Third Annual Friends of St. Jude Spring Gala


Friends of St. Jude New York, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's young professional committee, will hold their signature event on Saturday, April 27th at NYC's National Geographic Encounter from 8:00pm-12:00am, with a special experience for Premier ticket holders at 7:00pm.

This is the 3rd Annual Friends of St. Jude Spring Gala celebrating the lifesaving mission of St. Jude- "Finding cures. Saving children." Guests will enjoy an unforgettable evening of a premium open bar, hors d’oeuvres, tasting tables from some of NYC's top restaurants, raffle prizes, amazing silent auction packages, live auction, live music, dancing, and much more!

This event benefits the kids at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, helping to ensure that families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food because all a family should worry about is helping their child live!

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5:30 PM17:30

Design on a Dime NYC

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Join us for the 15th annual Design on a Dime NYC. Bringing together over 70 nationally recognized interior designers who will create one-of-a-kind room vignettes from donated merchandise that represents over 700 brands. Everything is for sale at 50-80% off, and all proceeds benefit Housing Works' mission to end AIDS and homelessness. 

April 24–27, 2019

The Metropolitan Pavilion 
125 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011


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9:00 AM09:00

Earth Day 5k

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Join Earth Day Initiative's Earth Day 5k Green Tour on Monday, April 22nd from 9am - 12pm for a fantastic way to get outside and get involved with some of the great green groups around NYC. Sites in recent years include a rooftop farm, a green hotel, an underground park, and a composting site.

While you travel from site to site you'll learn about what each group is doing to help green the city. Tickets can be purchased by visiting: Images can be found here.

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6:30 PM18:30

Wild Bird Fund Flocktail Party


The Wild Bird Fund's annual spring fundraising gala, the Flocktail Party, is a fabulous evening of tipples and nibbles overlooking the exquisite Central Park Lake. Award-winning singer/songwriter Nellie McKay will perform, as well as champion Latin ballroom dancers. Live and silent auctions, feathered ambassadors and beautiful handmade headwear! Proceeds benefit NYC's only wildlife rehabilitation center, treating 6,800+ patients a year, including hawks, ducks, geese, migrating songbirds, squirrels and pigeons.

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6:00 PM18:00

Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry

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Ensure that no kid goes hungry, whether in New York or across the nation, by joining the city’s finest chefs, sommeliers and mixologists on April 17, 2019 for Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry, a remarkable night of dining in support of No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in America.

Guests will mix, mingle, and enjoy food and drink prepared by more than 40 top chefs and bartenders – an impressive list of talent curated by our co-chairs and host committee.

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12:00 AM00:00

Brooklyn Artists Ball


Tuesday, April 16, 2019

6:30 pm–12 midnight

Join us as we honor Nick Cave and Bank of America and celebrate Frida Kahlo during the art world’s most beloved, fun, and inspiring event of the year—the Brooklyn Artists Ball!

  • 6:30 pm Cocktails

  • 7:30 pm Dinner

  • 9:30 pm After Party featuring DJ Swizz Beatz


Reserve your spot now. For more information, email us at or call 718.501.6424.

Honorary Chairman
Barbara Vogelstein

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6:00 PM18:00

National Dance Institute’s Annual Gala

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National Dance Institute’s Annual Gala is a highlight of the Spring social calendar in New York City, and raises $1.5 million in support of NDI’s award-winning arts education programs. As our largest benefit event of the year, the Annual Gala raises the critical funds necessary to serve thousands of children in New York City public schools each year.

This eagerly-anticipated evening will begin with a festive cocktail reception for its nearly 500 guests, followed by an elegant sit-down dinner punctuated by a spirited live auction, an honors presentation, and special performances by the children of National Dance Institute that will send guests’ spirits and hearts soaring!

Mirroring the theme NDI is infusing into all its classes throughout the New York City public school system this year, the 2019 Gala theme is Voices of Change. Guided by NDI’s masterful teaching artists, our children are learning about individuals throughout history who have used their artistry and voice to effect positive change throughout society. Together, we will honor them and all those who are making the world a better place.

April 15, 2019

Ziegfeld Ballroom
141 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019

6:00 p.m. – Cocktails
7:00 p.m. – Dinner, Honors, Performances, and Live Auction

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The 7th Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo

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At the NYC Hot Sauce Expo, spicy food enthusiasts can try unlimited samples from over 50 handpicked artisanal craft hot sauce makers from around the globe! Showcases and competitions will take place throughout each day on the ’Stage of Doom’, including the Guinness Book of Records Carolina Reaper Pepper Eating Contest ($1000 Grand Prize for broken record). The Carolina Reaper is the hottest pepper on earth, and the competitors mean business - You can get an inside look at the contest via NowThis here:

Other highlights include:
- Chihuahua Beauty Pageant
- The 2019 Hot Sauce Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
- High River Sauces Slaytanic Burrito Challenge
- Volcanic Peppers Spicy Pizza of DOOM Challenge
- Culley’s Worlds Hottest Ramen Challenge
- Booze & Infuse Cocktail Competition (National Championship - $5,000 Grand PrizeEvent Details:

The 7th Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo

DATE: Saturday April 13th & Sunday April 14th 

VENUE: Brooklyn Expo Center | 79 Franklin St. | Brooklyn, NY 11222


GA - $10 | Lagunitas Craft Beer & BBQ Platter - $50 | VIP Ticket: $100

TIME: 10 AM - 6 PM

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9:30 PM21:30

Shaken Not Stirred at The Cutting Room


The Cutting Room (44 E 32nd St) will play host to Shaken Not Stirred, an immersive cabaret for James Bond fans, secret agents and anyone looking for a good time.  The show will take place on April 11th, April 25th, May 9th and May 23rd starting at 9:30pm. 

The night begins with a pre-show hour of intrigue, cocktails and interactions with the cast of characters including Neil Down, Plenty O’Toole, Mona Lott, and the dangerously seductive Romanova dancers. With the scene set and whistles wet, the show goes on with explosive musical performances of Bond theme songs past and present delivered by performers including Matt Hetherington, Julia Haltigan, Amy Gordon and Charissa Hogeland. Comedy and saucy variety acts punctuate the evening and a live band led by Andy Peterson performs a song list that features the music of Adele, A-ha, Sheryl Crow, Duran Duran, Garbage, Tom Jones, Paul McCartney, Nancy Sinatra, Sam Smith, and Jack White. Shaken Not Stirred is a Her Majesty productions conceived and created by Damien Gray and co-created and produced by Peter McCabe. 

Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased by visiting: An additional photo can be found here:

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6:30 PM18:30

Public Art Fund 2019 Spring Benefit



Public Art Fund 2019 Spring Benefit 
Thursday, April 11
Metropolitan West
639 West 46th Street

Join Public Art Fund on Thursday, April 11th, at Metropolitan West for an unforgettable evening as we raise a glass to the dynamic artists we have recently worked with to transform our city, including Siah Armajani, Tauba Auerbach, Anselm Kiefer, Mark Manders, Tony Oursler, Erwin Wurm, and B. Wurtz.

6:30 p.m. Cocktails, Artist Projects & Silent Auction Viewing
8:00 p.m. Dinner
9:30 p.m. After Party, Dessert & Dancing

Artist Projects by:

Jeppe Hein
Zak Kitnick 
Shantell Martin

A limited edition placemat by Marco Breuer with be available at the event.

With special thanks to our Benefit Co-Chairs:

Sarah Arison & Thomas Wilhelm 
Andrea Krantz & Harvey Sawikin 
Jill & Peter Kraus
Jennifer & Jason New
Elizabeth & Richard Pepperman
Patty & Howard Silverstein

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7:00 PM19:00

20th annual Stars of Stony Brook Gala


Stony Brook University will honor alumna and Simons Foundation President Marilyn Hawrys Simons at its 20th annual Stars of Stony Brook Gala on Wednesday, April 10th at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers.

This year’s benefit dinner will recognize Dr. Simons for her leadership as president of one of the nation’s premier philanthropic institutions devoted to driving progress in basic science as well as her contributions to improving educational opportunities for the underserved.

Past recipients include former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jane Fonda, Dorothy Lichtenstein, and Alan Alda. Each spring, the Stony Brook Foundation hosts this fundraising gala to benefit student scholarships and a select academic program of excellence, generating over $57 million since 2000.  For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

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8:30 PM20:30

Project Kesher: 30th Anniversary Benefit

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 The Soviet Union collapsed in the 1990s, ending an era of institutionalized anti-Semitism and more than seventy years of religious repression.  Almost 30 years later, the emerging Jewish community continues to face many challenges. With an estimated 500,000 - 2 million Jews remaining in the region, building strong Jewish identity and developing communal leadership is essential to the future of Jewish life in the region.

Jewish women lacked the Jewish knowledge, formal training and feminist empowerment to lead social change and better their circumstances and those around them.


Project Kesher’s programs have successfully engaged a new generation of Jewish women and girls in the region. From teenage youth groups, to programs on college campuses, to working with young professionals, our programs energize young women through a unique combination of Jewish content and social activism.

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7:30 PM19:30

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation's Memories Matters


Please join us for the Second Annual Memories Matter event. The event will feature cocktails and dinner, an informative program, a silent auction, and special guests Ashley Campbell and Weather Anchor for NBC4 New YorkDave Price. Ashley Campbell will join us for a memorable performance honoring her father, Glen Campbell. Desserts and décor will be provided by the remarkable Larry Scott Events.

All proceeds from Memories Matter support the ADDF's mission to accelerate the discovery and development of drugs to prevent, treat, and cure Alzheimer's and related diseases.

For more information,

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