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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/

 

NY Cares Soiree

Friday, May 19 from 8 am to 11:30 pm
The Bowery Hotel Terrace, 335 Bowery at 3rd Street

An enchanted evening of cocktails, tastings, silent auction, dancing, and so much more.

Masks strongly encouraged as part of your “Masquerade Chic” attire.

New York Cares is the largest volunteer network in the city. Last year, 64,000 New Yorkers made the city a better place by volunteering in New York Cares programs at more than 1,300 nonprofits and schools – improving education, meeting immediate needs, and revitalizing public spaces. To learn more about New York Cares, please visit newyorkcares.org.

Tickets at http://www.501auctions.com/newyorkcaressoiree

 

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

 

NFTE Showcase

Thursday, March 23 from 7 to 9:30 pm
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, 120 Wall Street, 18th Floor, New York

This elegant annual event celebrates NFTE’s extraordinary teachers and alumni from around the world with our Global Young Entrepreneur and Global Enterprising Educator Awards, as well as our Volunteer of the Year award winners, and featuring a panel moderated by Forbes Editor Caroline Howard of #30Under30 entrepreneurs.

Over 400 attendees will have the chance to visit our young entrepreneurs’ and teachers’ exhibit tables and learn all about their businesses and their local NFTE program while sampling delicious hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.

See more at http://nfte.com/nftes-annual-showcase

 

Luxury Technology Show

Thursday, March 23 from 6 to 9 pm
The Metropolitan Pavilion

The Luxury Technology Show: New York City
Experience & Acquire the Latest Innovations in Home and Business Electronics

View Multiple Product Unveilings and Debuts

We invite you to join us at The LTS in Manhattan on March 23rd at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, between 6th & 7th Avenues.

You’ll be able to learn and purchase the latest cutting edge products, many of which are not available currently in the marketplace.

This showcase includes wearable & lifestyle technology, bluetooth speakers, home theater & automation, secure mobile & smart devices, transportation and more.

Enjoy Exquisite Cuisine by Blue Nelson & Signature Cocktails from True Vodka.

Time: Press / Media / Industry Only – 4pm – 6pm

All Guests – 6PM – 9PM

Tickets here

Attendance is Limited, Please RSVP Before the Show Sells Out

GUESTS who register by March 16th will receive 25% OFF Admission.

Use Promo Code: EliteTraveler17

(Standard Price: $95 per Guest. Press & Industry Execs receive Complimentary Admission)

All industry & media registrations are pre-screened.

 

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/

Womyn’s “Her” Story Brunch & Tea Dance

Sunday, March 12, from 1 to 6 pm
Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union Street, Montclair, NJ

Realtor Wendy Millar, of ERA Queen City Realty, is proudly promoting the Hyssop Housing Inc. Womyn’s “Her” Story Brunch & Tea Dance, scheduled for Sunday, March 12, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union Street, Montclair, NJ. “Hyssop’s goal is one that resonates with my core philosophy of embracing people, service, and diversity,” said Millar, who sits on the non-profit board of Hyssop Housing Inc. and is its co-treasurer.

Hyssop Housing Inc. is a collective of women who aspire to provide safe, fully sustainable, culturally diverse housing for 55+ LGBTQ womyn of color and the people who love them. This Womyn’s “Her” Story Brunch & Tea Dance fundraising event will include a sensational brunch, decadent dessert, complimentary mimosa, coffee, tea and juice. There will also be entertainment, a silent auction, vendors and dancing to one of New Jersey’s hottest DJs. A cash bar will also be available.

“A portion of the proceeds will go to Rain Foundation, a local 501(c)3 nonprofit committed to providing emergency housing and shelter services to vulnerable LGBTQ youth,” concluded Millar.

Tickets for the Womyn’s “Her” Story Brunch & Tea Dance can be purchased at https://www.paypal.me/HyssopyHousingInc. The deadline to purchase tickets is March 1, 2017, individual $40 and couples $75. After March 1, tickets increase to: individual $50; couples $95.

 

Purim Gala at 14th St Y

Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 6pm
Angel Orensanz Foundation, 172 Norfolk Street, NYC

On Thursday, March 9, 2017, the 14th Street Y will host its 2017 PURIM Gala at the Angel Orensanz Foundation, 172 Norfolk Street, NYC with Cocktails at 6pm and Dinner & Entertainment at 7pm.

Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar. Celebrated with feasts, drink and revelry, it celebrates standing up for what you believe in and calls us to honor others through giving gifts and charity.

The 14th Street Y 2017 PURIM Gala will feature one-of-a kind live art and performances: Purim, as told by acclaimed acrobatics company Cirque-tacular, a special performance by children from the 14th Street Y After School, live music by the Bridget Robbins Trio, body Art by Sheila Jordan and more. Specialty food and drink will be offered, including aerial silks-acrobat champagne service; a Purim cocktail designed by The Surf Lodge’s own mixologist; sweet treats from Dylan’s Candy Bar and custom hamantashen and other baked goods by noted Manhattan & Brooklyn bakeries Colson Patisserie, Mah Ze Dahr Bakery, Orwashers and Zucker Bakery. The event will also feature exclusive artwork from the 14th Street Y’s innovative arts fellowship program LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture, children in the 14th Street Y’s early childhood programs and more. Festive Attire is encouraged.

To learn more about the night’s events and get tickets, please visit 14StreetY.org/Gala, or to make a donation, please visit http://bit.ly/14StreetYGalaDonate.

Here are pics from the 2016 event.

 

 

The 14th Street Y 2017 PURIM Gala

Thursday, March 9, 2017 – 6pm Cocktails, 7pm Dinner & More
Angel Orensanz Foundation – 172 Norfolk Street, NYC

New York, NY – On Thursday, March 9, 2017, the 14th Street Y will host its 2017 PURIM Gala at the Angel Orensanz Foundation, 172 Norfolk Street, NYC with Cocktails at 6pm and Dinner & Entertainment at 7pm. To learn more about the night’s events and get tickets, please visit 14StreetY.org/Gala, or to make a donation, please visit http://bit.ly/14StreetYGalaDonate.

Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar. Celebrated with feasts, drink and revelry, it celebrates standing up for what you believe in and calls us to honor others through giving gifts and charity.

The 14th Street Y 2017 PURIM Gala will feature one-of-a kind live art and performances: Purim, as told by acclaimed acrobatics company Cirque-tacular, a special performance by children from the 14th Street Y After School, live music by the Bridget Robbins Trio, body Art by Sheila Jordan and more. Specialty food and drink will be offered, including aerial silks-acrobat champagne service; a Purim cocktail designed by The Surf Lodge’s own mixologist; sweet treats from Dylan’s Candy Bar and custom hamantashen and other baked goods by noted Manhattan & Brooklyn bakeries Colson Patisserie, Mah Ze Dahr Bakery, Orwashers and Zucker Bakery. The event will also feature exclusive artwork from the 14th Street Y’s innovative arts fellowship program LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture, children in the 14th Street Y’s early childhood programs and more. Festive Attire is encouraged.

2017 GALA COMMITTEE

CHAIRS: Joseph Persky, Cristian Goodhart

CO-CHAIRS: Barbara and Harvey Schulweis, Pauline and Alan Weinstein, Susan Etess and Howard Zimmerman

HOSTS: Ashley and Jacob Cohen, Martha Goode, Adam Kravitz, Ronit Muszkatblit and Yonatan Israel, Brooke and John Paduano, Linda and Eric Perlmutter, Anne F. Pollack, Ludmilla and Jacques Raphael, Alissa Dicker Schrieber, Caroline and Jason Schulweis, Keri and Scott Schundler, Darci and Ben Sheena, Amanda Plotkin and Dan Weisenfeld, Elana and Andrew Zimmerman, Harron Zimmerman

CORPORATE SPONSORS: Glenwood, Goldman Sachs, Howard L. Zimmerman Architects, Edrington, Unity Building Services

COMMUNITY SPONSORS: Colson Patisserie, Dylan’s Candy Bar, Goode Productions, Ivana Tagliamonte/Halstead Property, Mah Ze Dahr Bakery, Orwashers, The Surf Lodge, Union Square Wines & Spirits, The Winslow, Zucker Bakery

Program Highlights:

Purim, as told by Cirque-tacular
Based in New York City with artists nationwide, Cirque-tacular Entertainment is considered one of the premiere acrobatic production companies in the United States – specializing in cirque, circus, sideshow, carnival, specialty, and unique themed entertainment for corporate, public, community, and sophisticated social events. Its elite acrobats, artists, and one-of-a-kind originals have shared their work at events in over 70 countries, and have been enjoyed by millions live, in conjunction with the most recognized brands, venues, and arts organizations of our age. www.cirquetacular.com

A special performance by the 14th Street Y After School
Within and well beyond the walls 14th Street Y community, children compel us to see, understand and appreciate the world in new ways. The Gala program will feature children from the 14th Street Y After School in a performance that will honor both the deeply rooted East Village tradition of the performing arts, and the value and impact of community in Downtown Manhattan.

About the 14th Street Y:
The 14th Street Y is a vibrant Jewish community center serving New York City’s East Village and beyond. Proceeds from the Gala help us advance our mission as a hub of creativity, community programming, and Jewish culture in downtown Manhattan. They enable us to provide scholarships, develop enrichment programs, and enhance the lives of more than 20,000 people who walk through our doors each year. The 14th Street Y is proud to be a part of Educational Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a 127-year history of serving New Yorkers downtown.

For individual tickets, visit 14StreetY.org/Gala. To discuss table sales or sponsorship packages, please contact Carolyn Cohen: CCohen@14streety.org / 646-395-4333.

For more information visit https://gala14y.ucraft.com/

Valentine’s at Edison Ballroom

Tuesday, February 14 from 7:30 pm till 12:30 am
The Edison Ballroom, Times Square

If you like a glamorous Rainbow Room-type supper club evening, with ballroom dancing and a romantic Valentine’s Day vibe, the Joe Battaglia and The New York Big Band event at The Edison Ballroom delivers. The evening includes an all-night-long open bar, 4-course dinner and 4 hours of dancing to the live music of Joe Battaglia’s Big Band sound (with Direct Latin Influence, also known as DLI, playing during their breaks).

Visit http://edisonballroom.com