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Fortune Society Spring Benefit

Monday, April 17, doors open at 6pm
6:15pm The Castle Performance and Award Ceremony | 7:30-9pm Cocktail Reception
City Winery, 155 Varick Street NYC

The Fortune Society’s 50th Anniversary Spring Benefit will feature a performance of The Castle play, directed by Fortune Society Founder David Rothenberg.

Honoring Neil Barsky, Founder and Chairman of The Marshall Project, and Richard Feldman, President of the SHS Foundation.

Pictured are Angel Ramos, Vilma Ortiz Donovan, Kenneth Harrigan and Casimiro Torres, the 2008 “Castle” cast. That production was also directed by David Rothenberg and was reviewed at http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/28/theater/reviews/28cast.html.

For more information visit https://fortunesociety.org/springbenefit2017/

 

 

Empower East Harlem Spring Benefit

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
6:30 Cocktails, 7:30 Dinner and Program
Guastavino’s, 409 East 59th Street

Celebrating the work of Union Settlement

Silent Auction Throughout the Evening
Business Attire

Emmy Award winning actor John Turturro will return as emcee

Honorees:

  • Tonio Burgos, CEO, Tonio Burgos and Associates
  • Julián Castro, Former United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
  • Ramanathan Raju, M.D., Senior Vice President and Community Health Investment Officer, Northwell Health

For more information: https://unionsettlement.org/gala/

 

Wine on Wheels Grand Tasting & Silent Auction

April 29 at 1:00 PM
City Winery

This spring, Wheeling Forward, a charity focused on serving NYC’s disabled community brings together some of the greatest sommeliers and wines in the world inside one venue for its annual fundraiser Wine on Wheels. Currently in its sixth year, Wheeling Forward’s Wine on wheels invites oenophiles and novices alike to journey through over 200 wines poured by over 60 of the top sommeliers in the city lead by the co-founder Yannick Benjamin, a wheelchair bound seasoned industry professional and sommelier at the historic University Club. New this year on the week of April 22th-April 29th we will be celebrating Sommposium, Wine on Wheels Week with engaging seminars throughout the city lead by our Wine on Wheels Sommelier team!

Wine on Wheels will feature exciting wine producers from all over the world poured by NYC’s top Sommeliers!

Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Loire, Piedmont, Tuscany, Sicily, Greece, Hungary, Czech Republic, Georgia, Washington, Napa, Sonoma, Finger Lakes, Mosel, Rheingau, Wachau, Kremstal, Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Galicia, Jerez, Portugal, Douro Valley, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Chile, Argentina and many more!! For more information and to purchase tickets go to: http://www.wineonwheels.org/ or email: wineonwheels@wheelingforward.org

For more information visit http://wineonwheels.org

Celebrate Spring NY

Wednesday, April 5, from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
LAVO, 39 E 58th Street, New York

Celebrate Spring was first conceived in 2008 by G. Pennington Egbert III, his sister Missy Egbert Sheehan and their close friend Georgina B. Schaeffer.  The three, whose fathers both lived with Parkinson’s disease, joined together to create the Young New Yorkers for the Fight Against Parkinson’s committee, a group of nearly 100 New Yorkers dedicated to advancing a cure for Parkinson’s.  Each year the committee hosts Celebrate Spring in New York City, which has raised more than $750,000 since its inception.

Read more at http://www.pdf.org/csny

 

Rally for Alli

Friday, March 24 from 7 to 10 pm
Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St, Amagansett

On August 26, 2016 the Bennett family of East Hampton was dealt with a second blow when their oldest daugher, 41 year old Allison Duchemin, was their second daughter in less than 5 years to be diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Allison’s sister, Cheryl, was diagnosed with the same form of Breast Cancer slightly over 4 years prior; her offical diagnosis is HER – 2 Positive Invasive Ductal Carcinoma.

Treatment consisted of traveling to Sloan Kettering Cancer Center once a week for the past 5 months for chemotheraphy treatment, and will continue to go every three weeks for the next year for Estrogen Therapy. Her first surgery was on February 20, 2017 at Memorial Sloan Kettering NYC where she had to undergo a double mastectomy with the start of reconstruction. Allison is a hardworking individual for the Town of East Hampton and will now be out of work for 4 weeks. Following surgery, she will have 5-6 weeks of radation 5 days a week in Commack. Finally, in 4-5 months she will have Reconstruction surgery requiring a 5 night hospital stay and 6 weeks out of work.

One could only imagine the travel expenses and finanical burden this has on a family; this has been a long road for Allison, her boyfriend Walter, and her three children (Sean, Riley, and Taylor) and it is not over yet. Anything our wonderful community could do to lighten the burden would be more than appreciated.

Come join us March 24, 2017 from 7pm-10pm at the Stephen Talkhouse to support Allison and her family. Stop on by for a great night of live music from Little Head Thinks and The Dog Watchers, raffles, food and much more!

See more here.

 

WASH Gala

Saturday, March 25 from 7 to 10 pm
The Mezzanine | 55 Broadway, New York

The 8th Annual WASH Gala will honor Ms. Amina J. Mohammed of Nigeria, the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, for her tireless commitment to protecting the natural environment and conserving resources for sustainable development. Ms. Mohammed was previously the U.N.’s Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning, a Senior Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on the Millennium Development Goal and most recently Nigeria’s Minister of Environment.

Water Connects Us!

We are FACE Africa. We are working to bring clean water, sanitation and hygiene programs to remote communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. We believe water is a catalyst for change and transformation and the first step to lifting communities out of a cycle of disease and poverty. Our WASH (Water Health, Sanitation & Hygiene) Gala will bring together 300 guests including corporate leaders in the emerging markets sector, young professionals, entertainment figures and taste-makers to raise awareness and funds to support our work providing access to clean water across sub-Saharan Africa. Our theme for this years event is “Water Connects Us”: highlighting our shared dependence on water for survival and its role in connecting the diaspora to the continent.

CELEBRATION. community. inspiration

Our Annual WASH Gala is more than just a party. It’s a gathering of friends. It’s an evening dedicated to giving back. It’s an annual celebration of Africans and Friends of Africa, coming together to make a difference. Our community of guests and supporters share common values, interests, and goals. We look forward to welcoming you where you will get the opportunity to learn more about the critical work FACE Africa does in promoting clean water access in Sub-Saharan Africa. You will leave feeling connected, inspired and empowered to give back.

Tickets and info at http://www.faceafrica.org/washgala/#2017

Casino Night at Ronald McDonald House

Friday, March 10 from 6:30 to 10:30 pm
1 Wall Street Court

We would like to invite you to a most memorable evening with Children’s Happy Faces Foundation at our signature Casino Night. Location will again be at our fine host Peter Vulai’s classic first-rate establishment Fino Wall Street Ristorante.

This year’s fun includes a professional casino set-up with the return of a “Goldman Special” Texas Hold’em Tournament, Blackjack tables, Roulette Wheel plus a Craps table with the chance to win great prizes, raffles, silent and live auctions. The event opens at 6:30pm with fine Fino Italian pass-around feast, a LIVE Jazz Quartet, chair massages provided by Oasis Day Spa, and Fur Show by “Not Just Mink.”

Our previous events held at Fino’s continue to be the talk around town and why wouldn’t they be, especially when one can do good even while we enjoy a casino atmosphere, feast on scrumptious Italian food on Wall St., drink fine wine while listening to Live Jazz and just enjoying the overall scenery. We therefore return with a vengeance and the desire to yet again please our guests while we make money for the House.

Please do not miss out on the fun!!! We have limited space and do expect an early sell-out, so we encourage you to act timely and reserve your tickets. Corporate sponsorships are always welcomed with creative exposure opportunities available.

See more at http://www.rmh-newyork.org/events/Casino-Night

 

Sunday Supper at Daniel

Sunday, March 12 at 5:30 pm
Restaurant DANIEL, 60 East 65th Street, Manhattan

Citymeals Board Co-President Daniel Boulud hosts his annual Sunday Supper at his eponymous restaurant in support of New York City’s homebound elderly. Chefs near and dear to Chef Boulud, including Grant Achatz of Alinea, Ludo Lefebvre of Trois Mec and Heinz Reitbauer of Vienna’s Steirereck, will join him in the kitchen to create a truly unforgettable evening in celebration of this special occasion. The evening’s emcee will be Top Chef star Gail Simmons.

Event Co-Chairs: Jon and Nancy Bauer, Robert S. Grimes, Leslie Ziff

For more information click here.

 

MasterVoices 2017 Spring Benefit

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year, will hold its annual Spring Benefit in support of its artistic programming and education and outreach initiatives at the Metropolitan Club, 1 E. 60th Street (at Fifth Avenue), on Thursday, March 30, 2017. The evening will begin at 6pm with cocktails, followed by dinner at 7pm and performances, and a live auction of a few special items. Tickets are available at $500, $1,000 and $1,500/ tables at $5,000, $10,000 and $15,000. To learn more or to request an invitation, visit mastervoices.org/events/spring-benefit-2017/ or call 646-202-9623.

The incomparable Kelli O’Hara will join MasterVoices Artistic Director, Ted Sperling and the Tevye with whom he worked with in Fiddler on the Roof — the terrific Danny Burstein — to present lively entertainment as the centerpiece of the Spring Benefit.

The gala will celebrate some of the many donors and artists who have made significant contributions to build MasterVoices into the organization that it is today. The event will honor foundational donors Karen and Kevin Kennedy, Elaine Petschek, and Daisy Soros, as well as some of the artists who starred in early productions who were instrumental in cementing the company’s reputation as a distinguished performing arts organization: Martina Arroyo, Harolyn Blackwell and Lauren Flanigan.

The event is led by Benefit Co-Chairs Susan Baker & Michael Lynch, Lois Conway, Donald R. Crawshaw & Matthew D. Hoffman, Ellen F. Marcus, Ellen B. Nenner, Bruce Patrick, Deborah F. Stiles, Adèle K. & John Talty, and Elizabeth Tunick.

Auction items will include:
* A viewing (and cocktails) for up to 8 people of a private collection of Mark Rothko works, some of which have never been displayed publicly. No Dealers Please

* Three nights in Albany, “London’s best and most secretive address”, located on Piccadilly. It has been home to royals (Lord Snowden), intellectuals (Lord Byron, Aldous Huxley), decorators and tastemakers (David Hicks and Fleur Cowles), and luminaries (the Baroness Pauline de Rothschild). Also included: two tickets for a performance at Covent Garden, Glyndebourne, or a West End show.

* A Berkshire escape for four. Includes three nights in a 1837 Federal-style guest house on 30 private acres of rolling hills, mature gardens, and specimen trees. Also included: the option to attend performances at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Tanglewood or Jacob’s Pillow, and/or guided tours at The Clark Art Institute, The Williams College Art Museum and the Mass MOCA Museum.

* Broadway in Your Living Room: MasterVoices’ Artistic Director Ted Sperling will perform in your home or club with guest artists Bryce Pinkham (Broadway: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, with MasterVoices: Knickerbocker Holiday) and Lauren Worsham (Broadway: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, with MasterVoices: The Mikado and Not the Messiah).

*As a special bonus – the top auction donor of the night will be rewarded with a private dinner with Ted Sperling and Kelli O’Hara.

Kelli O’Hara has unequivocally established herself as one of Broadway’s great leading ladies. Her portrayal of Anna Leonowens in the critically acclaimed revival of The King and I recently garnered her a Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, along with Drama League and Outer Critics nominations. Her 2014 performance as Francesca in the musical adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County earned her Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle nominations. Additionally, she starred as Mrs. Darling in NBC’s live telecast of Peter Pan alongside Allison Williams and Christian Borle, and made her Metropolitan Opera debut in the production of The Merry Widow with Renee Fleming. She has performed numerous times with MasterVoices, including Dido in Dido and Aeneas with Victoria Clark in 2016, and she will return to star in the upcoming Babes in Toyland directed by Ted Sperling in April.

Ted Sperling has maintained an active and successful career in the theater and concert worlds for over thirty years. A multi-faceted artist, he is a director, music director, conductor, orchestrator, singer, pianist, violinist and violist. He is the Artistic Director of MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) and Principal Conductor of the Westchester Philharmonic. Mr. Sperling won the 2005 Tony and Drama Desk Awards for his orchestrations of The Light in the Piazza, for which he was also music director. Other Broadway credits as music director/conductor/pianist include the rapturously received revivals of Fiddler on the Roof, The King and I and South Pacific; Guys and Dolls, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Full Monty, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Angels in America, My Favorite Year, Falsettos, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Les Misérables, Roza, and Sunday in the Park with George. Mr. Sperling was also an original cast member of the Broadway musical Titanic. Mr. Sperling has an active concert career, working with many major symphony orchestras, and singers Audra McDonald, Victoria Clark, Patti LuPone, Kelli O’Hara, Nathan Gunn, Idina Menzel, Paulo Szot and Deborah Voigt. For more, visit tedsperling.net.

Danny Burstein is a 6-time Tony Award & 2-time Grammy Award nominee whose 16 Broadway credits include: Fiddler on the Roof; Cabaret; The Snow Geese; Golden Boy; Follies; Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown; South Pacific; The Drowsy Chaperone; Saint Joan; The Seagull; Three Men on a Horse; A Little Hotel on the Side; Titanic and Company. Off-Broadway credits include: Talley’s Folly; Mrs. Farnsworth; Psych; All in the Timing; Merrily We Roll Along; Weird Romance and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. Film/TV includes: Indignation (directed by James Schamus); The Family Fang (directed by Jason Bateman); Blackhat (directed by Michael Mann); Transamerica; Deception; Affluenza; American Milkshake; Nor’easter; Construction; The Sounding; “Boardwalk Empire” (directed by Martin Scorsese); “Louie”; “Absolutely Fabulous”; “Ed”; “Law & Order”; “The Good Wife”, etc. In 2014 he made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Frosch in the Jeremy Sams/Douglas Carter Beane production of Die Fledermaus.

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) was founded in 1941 by the legendary American choral conductor Robert Shaw, and is currently under the artistic direction of Ted Sperling. For 75 years, the company has presented varied programming, with emphasis in three areas: choral masterpieces, operas in concert, and musical theater. Choral classics performed by MasterVoices have included Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and St. John Passion, Brahms’ Requiem, Britten’s War Requiem, Fauré’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s The Creation, Mozart’s Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, and Verdi’s Requiem. The company has presented several important premieres, including the U.S. premieres of Dvorak’s Dmitri and Handel’s Jupiter in Argos, and the NY premieres of Respighi’s La Fiamma, Glass’s The Juniper Tree, and Gordon’s The Grapes of Wrath. Other rarely heard operas presented in concert have included Bellini’s Beatrice di Tenda, Tchaikovsky’s Maid of Orleans, Rossini’s Moïse et Pharaon, and Joplin’s Treemonisha. Throughout its history, MasterVoices has specialized in presenting rarely heard works of musical theater and standard works with a fresh approach, including Bernstein’s A White House Cantata, Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado and The Pirates of Penzance, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, and Weill’s The Firebrand of Florence, Knickerbocker Holiday, and the world premiere of a concert version of The Road of Promise.
MasterVoices has performed in prominent NYC concert halls, including Carnegie Hall, New York City Center, and Geffen Hall, under the batons of many esteemed conductors, including Serge Koussevitzky, Arturo Toscanini, Leonard Bernstein, James Levine, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, and Alan Gilbert. The company has also attracted many world-class soloists, including Bryn Terfel, René Pape, Stephanie Blythe, Deborah Voigt, Eric Owens, Thomas Hampson, Kelli O’Hara, Paulo Szot and Victoria Clark. Because of its reputation of excellence, MasterVoices has been hired to perform with many top orchestras over the years, including the NBC Symphony, The New York Philharmonic and The Israel Philharmonic, and has been invited to appear abroad in Israel and at the Verbier and Salzburg festivals.
MasterVoices considers education and outreach to be important aspects of its work. Its Side-by-Side program offers gifted high school students the opportunity to rehearse and perform with guidance from singing members and professional artists in New York and abroad. Additionally, MasterVoices gives complimentary tickets to hundreds of high school students and seniors from New York each season, and invites young soloists to perform at top venues as a part of the Faith Geier Artist Initiative. In June 2016, MasterVoices launched “Bridges: Connecting Communities Through Music”, a new outreach program that provides people in a New York community with the opportunity to come together to make music with MasterVoices, regardless of their abilities or backgrounds.

In August 2015, the company transitioned from The Collegiate Chorale to MasterVoices, a name that better represents the current mission of the company as a performing arts organization that celebrates storytelling through the masterful voices of its chorus and world-class soloists, and the creative voices of composers, librettists, designers and directors. For more information, visit mastervoices.org. Connect with MasterVoices on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@mastervoicesny).

The 75th Anniversary Season continues with:

Babes in Toyland
Music by Victor Herbert and libretto by Glen MacDonough
Featuring Kelli O’Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham, and Christopher Fitzgerald
MasterVoices, with Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Conducted by Ted Sperling
April 27, 2017 at 7pm
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
Babes in Toyland tickets ($20-$150) are available at Carnegie Hall (carnegiehall.org | CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800 | Box Office at 57th and Seventh). MasterVoices Members are entitled to ticket discounts. For tickets and more information, visit mastervoices.org.

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING MASTERVOICES PERFORMANCES

Babes in Toyland at Tilles Center
MasterVoices will reprise Babes in Toyland
April 29, 2017 at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post, Brookville, NY
For more information and tickets, visit tillescenter.org.

Major funding for MasterVoices’ 2016-17 season has been generously provided by The Geier Foundation; the Howard Gilman Foundation; the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

For more information visit http://www.mastervoices.org/events/spring-benefit-2017/

Isaac Mizrahi and the Ben Waltzer Quartet

On Friday, March 10, 2017, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents ISAAC MIZRAHI and the Ben Waltzer Quartet, hosted by Works & Process Young Friends in Café 3, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue and 88th Street, NYC. The evening begins with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 8pm, followed by the performance at 9pm.

Direct from his sold-out Café Carlyle run, Isaac Mizrahi will perform a number of his favorite tunes and will tell (mostly) true stories in his quest to be loved by the audience. He will also re-gift items he’s picked up from overzealous fans, business associates and gala dinner swag bags.

Due to the intimate nature of Café 3, capacity is limited to just 50 tickets. Tickets are $250 ($150 for Young Friends Companion Ticket), and are available at http://wpyoungfriends.org/youngfriendsevents.

Join Works & Process Young Friends ($500) and receive a complimentary cabaret ticket ($250 value).

For more information call 212-785-0024 or email info@worksandprocess.org.

Isaac Mizrahi has been a leader in the fashion industry for 30 years – not merely for his work as a designer but also for his crossover presence into pop culture. He was the subject and co-creator of the award-winning documentary Unzipped, trailblazed the concept of masstige through a groundbreaking partnership with Target, has hosted his own television talk show, written two books, and has made countless appearances in movies and television. Currently he serves as a weekly judge on Project Runway: All-Stars and is at work on a memoir due
out in 2017. He has designed costumes for prestigious ballet and opera companies and Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Mizrahi has performed cabaret at Café Carlyle, Joe’s Pub, West Bank Café and City Winery.

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
For over 31 years and in over 400 productions, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Each performance takes place in the Guggenheim’s intimate Frank Lloyd Wright–designed 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. Described by the New York Times as “an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process,” Works & Process is produced by founder Mary Sharp Cronson. worksandprocess.org.

For more information visit http://wpyoungfriends.org/youngfriendsevents