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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

 

Global Mashup #1: Spain Meets Garifuna

We’re mashing up 2 cultures on 1 stage with an open dance floor! Featuring Basilio Georges and his group Flamenco Latino, one of the NYC’s premier flamenco and tango groups, and Lucy Blanco and the Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble, presenting a fusion of jazz and the endangered culture of Garifuna music. Each band plays a set, then the two meet and jam.

For more information visit http://www.flushingtownhall.org/event/b474d7b436ee1089a29f5878b6bb1dac

Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys

FRI | MAR 10 | 7 PM (DANCE LESSONS) & 8 PM (CONCERT)

Mardi Gras is never over with one of the most influential accordionists and vocalists in modern zydeco music, Jeffery Broussard! He began his career with traditional Creole zydeco music playing drums in his father’s band, moved on to develop the nouveau zydeco sound in Zydeco Force, then returned to the more traditional zydeco sound with his own band. Pre-concert zydeco dance lessons will include the two-step and the waltz, and will get you ready to move!

For more information visit http://www.flushingtownhall.org/event/ff151bf317e607a9ae2c50164d13ac7e

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company: CrossCurrent IV

CrossCurrent IV is an unprecedented project by Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in NY, and Flushing Town Hall, offering a dynamic showcase of superb dancers/choreographers from Taiwan. A panel discussion will follow the works of internationally renowned choreographer Kun-Yang Lin, leading principal of Martha Graham Dance Company Pei-Ju Chien Pott, and National Endowment of the Arts Choreography Fellow Nai-Ni Chen.

For more information visit http://www.flushingtownhall.org/event/64141ecb104344b52641cc1237ad58b5

Pandas Are Coming

Wednesday, February 8, from 6 to 10 pm
Waldorf Astoria, 301 Park Avenue, New York City

Held at the Waldorf Astoria’s iconic Starlight Roof, The Panda Ball will kick-off the fundraising campaign to bring Pandas to New York City.

Cocktail Reception at 6:00 PM
Dinner & Dancing at 7:00 PM

Black and White Festive Attire

See more at http://pandas.nyc/
Tickets here.

 

Young Professionals Ball

Saturday, February 18
Revolutions at Penn Treaty, 1009 Canal St., Philadelphia

Open Bar, Games, Bowling, and Much More.
An amazing celebration of entertainment, fun, great people, and VIP treatment at Philadelphia’s Premier Party – the Young Professionals Ball IS BACK! Enjoy an evening with hundreds young professionals at Philadelphia’s most incredible new venue – Revolutions @ Penn Treaty.

TIckets and More info here.

 

The 19th annual October Ball – A Venetian Masquerade

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CBSBB will host its annual event, October Ball, on Saturday, October 29th at The New York Public Library. During this sensational evening, 1000 young professionals will enjoy mixing, mingling, dancing and bidding to benefit CBSBB’s mentoring programs which serve thousands of New York City children, teens, and parents.

For this year’s ball, the theme is “Venetian Masquerade” and guests are encouraged to wear masks with their black-tie attire. The ball will also include gourmet culinary vignettes from one of NY’s top caterers and specialty cocktails. The silent auction features luxury retail goods, exclusive dining and sporting experiences, spa and vacation packages, and much more.

For more info and/or to see photos from previous October Balls:

http://www.octoberball.com/
www.facebook.com/theoctoberball
Instagram: OctBall

For more information visit http://www.octoberball.com/

NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY: River of Dreams to be featured in Designer Malan Breton’s Fashion Show

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NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY
announces
River of Dreams to be featured in
Designer Malan Breton’s Fashion Show
September 8, 2016 at 4pm
at the Hammerstein Ballroom

The critically acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company announces that fashion designer Malan Breton in partnership with Taiwan Tourism Bureau will feature Nai-Ni Chen’s River of Dreams in his upcoming fashion show during Style Fashion Week for his collection inspired by Taiwanese Aboriginal patterns and ideas, including the Yami and Amis Tribse in the Taitung and Shanxiantai regions. The company will wear costumes by Malan Breton, with costume elements created especially for the show by the Tao tribe. The fashion show will take place on September 8, 2016 at 4pm at the Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 W. 34th Street, NYC.

On the River of Dreams, Choreography: Nai-Ni Chen, Music: Forrest Fang
Lighting Design: A.C. Hickox, Costumes: Malan Breton, Dancers: Bo Pang, Guixuan Zhuang
This dance evokes the poetic image of a beautiful river. A fisherman paddles downstream accompanied by the spirit of the water through his long journey into eternity.

ABOUT NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY
The dances of Nai-Ni Chen fuse the dynamic freedom of American modern dance with the grace and splendor of Asian art. The Company’s productions take the audience beyond cultural boundaries to where tradition meets innovation and freedom arises from discipline. The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is a vital resource of culture in the eastern United States. Each year, thousands of audiences are transported beyond cultural boundaries to the common ground between tradition and innovation, discipline and freedom, and form and spirit. According to The New York Times, they “…essentially recreated nature…”

Choreographer and dancer Nai-Ni Chen is an artist whose work defies categorization, as she is continually working on new ideas from influences around the world. Her mesmerizing and dramatic contemporary choreography has gained increasing recognition among domestic and international presenters and festivals. Recently, the Company was honored by a distinctive grant award from both the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities and the Department of State to represent the United States in a seven-city tour arranged by the Tamaulipas International Arts Festival in Mexico.

Presented by some of the most prestigious concert halls in the United States, from the Joyce Theater in New York to the Ordway Center in Minnesota and the Cerritos Center in California, the Company has mounted twenty national tours and seven tours abroad.  Ms. Chen’s work has been presented by such acclaimed international festivals as the Silesian International Contemporary Dance Festival and the Konfrontations International Dance Festival, both in Poland, the Chang Mu International Arts Festival in Korea and the China International Dance Festival.

The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company also has the unique honor of having received more than fifteen awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and numerous Citations of Excellence and grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. In the First China International Dance Festival in Kunming, Yunan, the China Dance Association presented to the Company its most prestigious honor for companies not based in China, the Golden Lotus Award.

The Company’s commissioned dances include American Landscape (New Jersey Performing Arts Center), Peach Flower Landscape (Lincoln Center Institute), Qian Kun (Joyce Theater),Tianji/Dragons on the Wall (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation through the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust), The Way of Five (Towson University) and Unfolding (Dancing in the Streets).

ABOUT MALAN BRETON
Originating from Taipei, Taiwan. Malan Breton, the designer, founded Malan Breton® collection in 2005, following his training at Turnbull & Asser, and Scaasi. Malan Breton® HOMME in 2010, Malan Breton® Bridal, Underwear, and Cosmetic lines for 2016. The Malan Breton® collection is shown each season at New York Fashion Week, also being presented in New York, Taiwan, China, France, and London to retailers. Breton has been designing since the age of eleven, and is known for his signature detailing, his ethereal gowns, and simple shift dresses. For men he is known for his sharply tailored suits, use of colour, and impeccable fabrics. The collections can be found at department stores, and specialty boutiques around the globe, Breton is also a master of the made to measure suit, and has a steadfast following of businessmen, celebrities, politicians, and royals globally. In 2007 the first flagship Malan Breton® store opened in New York City, with stores to follow in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Beijing.

Malan Breton is the recipient of the 2016 FGI “Rising Star” award in Menswear, the 2015 European Fashion Council’s “Eirene” award, the 2015, and 2016 Taiwan Tourism Award for contributions in fashion, and media. In 2011 Malan Breton® and NBC Universal were a nominee for the WGSN Global Fashion Award  for Outstanding collaboration. Malan Breton®, is also the recipient of the 2015 NYIFF Award for best documentary short, for his work as a director on the fashion film “Malan Breton – A Journey to Taiwan” “Malan Breton takes us on a journey to Taiwan, to find inspiration, to revisit his childhood, to honor his grandmother, and to create the most pivotal collection of fashion he has ever shown at Mercedes Benz – New York Fashion Week.” IMDB

Malan Breton collections have been called  “Beautifully executed” -WWD, “Sleek” -W Magazine, “Classic,” -NY Daily News, “Glamorous” -Cosmopolitan, “Perfectly tailored” -CBS News, “Sleek and Slim” -Esquire, “Sharply tailored.” -LA Times, and “Red Carpet Ready!” -Maria Menounos for ELLE TV.

Malan Breton designs have appeared on the world’s brightest stars, and most elite red carpets. He counts the world’s top entertainers, royalty, and sports figures as clients, Ariana Grande, Keith Carradine, Scarlett Johansson, Ray J, Kiera Chaplin, Kerry Washington, Michael Buble, Martha Plimpton, Minnie Driver, Kylie Minogue, Ricki Lake, Daniel Craig, Katrina Bowden, Danny Burstein, Kathy Lee Gifford, Desmond Child, Sam Witwer, Omar Sharif, Frankie Grande, Paul Wesley, Jody Watley, Nolan Gerard – Funk, and Nate Burleson to name just a few.

Malan Breton design partnerships are vast and have included The country of Taiwan, Rado Switzerland, Warner Reprise, 20th Century Fox, Fancy Feast, Minute to Win It, Breaking Bad, Nintendo, Xbox 360, The estate of Marilyn Monroe, Jewelry TV, The Smithsonian Museum, Princeton University, J Renee Shoes, NYC Ballet, Oui for Mattison Bridal, NY1, MTV, Bravo TV’s “Shop by Bravo”, and Brother Sewing Machines. He has also had his own show on TheBravoTV Network, titled “The Malan Show”- “A six part series following the process of making it in America as an independent designer!” -Page Six.

For Fall 2016 Malan Breton will launch its first range of cosmetics.
Malan Breton is officially Ambassador of Tourism, to the country of Taiwan.

As a designer “Breton is self taught and never went to design school. Talk about raw talent!”-NY Daily News.

For more information visit http://nainichen.org/

Works & Process Rotunda Projects Initiative Gala

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Works & Process, the performing-arts series at the Guggenheim, announces a new initiative, Works & Process Rotunda Projects. Building on its long tradition of commissioning performances for the unique architecture of the Guggenheim’s Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Peter B. Lewis Theater, Works & Process will expand into the museum’s rotunda. A new residency and and commissioning program, Works & Process Rotunda Projects will invite artists to create works for this iconic space. The first set of projects will feature MacArthur Fellow Michelle Dorrance (February 16, 2017) and American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer Daniil Simkin (September 5, 2017). On October 27, 2016, the Works & Process Rotunda Projects Gala, chaired by Isaac Mizrahi, will launch this ambitious program and help raise commissioning funds. The gala will kick off with 7 pm cocktails in the Peter B. Lewis Theater, followed by an 8 pm dinner in the rotunda. The event will include a special demonstration of interactive projections planned for the Simkin project and excerpts of his and Dorrance’s productions. Tickets and additional information are available at www.worksandprocessgala.org.

Date: October 27, 2016 at 7pm: Cocktails, 8pm: Reception
Location: Peter B. Lewis Theater at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10128
Price: $1,000-50,000

For more information visit http://www.worksandprocessgala.org

ARF BOW WOW MEOW BALL

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Saturday, August 20; Cocktails 6:30pm, Dinner/Dancing 8pm
ARF Adoption Center, 91 Daniels Hole Road, Wainscott

The Animal Rescue Fund of The Hamptons (ARF) will host the Bow Wow Meow Ball, to honor filmmaker Katharina Otto-Bernstein (Director, Absolute Wilson; Producer, HBO’s Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures) for her unwavering commitment to the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons and animal welfare. Katharina has long been a supporter of ARF as an adopter and supporter of its benefit events, but perhaps her greatest gift to ARF has been the gift of food to the ARF animals through an annual donation to underwrite the cost of food for the cats and dogs at the ARF Adoption Center while they await their forever homes.

The evening’s celebration of ARF’s life-saving work will take place on ARF’s 22-acre campus in Wainscott.

Guests will enjoy cocktails, followed by dinner catered by Glorious Food within an elegant setting created by David Monn and Alex Papachristidis. Afterwards, the party will continue with dancing to music by the Peter Duchin Orchestra. Over 400 high-profile guests from New York and the Hamptons are expected to attend the magical night. All proceeds will benefit ARF, a regional leader in New York.

The animals in ARF’s care come from animal control centers, puppy mill rescue efforts, and from people who can no longer care for their pets. In 2016, ARF will intake over 1,600 dogs and cats at its state-of-the-art Adoption Center. ARF provides full medical care—including spaying and neutering—to all its animals in addition to humane care for their basic needs. Once medically evaluated and socialized the dogs and cats are made available for adoption at its Adoption Center and through its mobile adoption van and offsite events held across the greater New York region. Since its inception, ARF has rescued more than 22,000 cats and dogs and placed them with loving families.

Joining in the festivities this year will be a proud group of ARF cats and dogs available for adoption. The Bow Wow Meow Ball event is an important evening as it raises funds that are vital to the organization. The evening will also include a live auction with Auctioneer Benjamin Doller, a Vice Chairman of Sotheby’s, a silent auction and an online auction with charitybuzz.com. Experiences and packages include lunch for four with fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi; golf at the exclusive Maidstone Golf Club; VIP tickets to a Dr. Oz taping; and New York Knicks Game Experience which includes two tickets, gift bags, and meet and greet with Knicks Legends and a viewing of the “closed to the public” pre-game warm up on the court.

Bidders will have the chance to make offers online from August 10 – August 31 by visiting www.charitybuzz.com/support/arfhamptons.

For more info visit http://www.arfhamptons.org/

 

Amanda Selwyn presents GREEN AFTERNOON IV

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Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre announces Green Afternoon IV, a performance and cocktail reception at the home of architects Marcia Previti and Peter Gumpel in East Hampton, NY on Saturday, July 16, 2016. The evening begins at 5 p.m. with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and several outdoor sitting rooms featuring performance installations, with performers dancing in tree houses, on outdoor sculptures, in and around the swimming pool, in the woods, and more. A more formal presentation of her newest work REFUGE, will begin at 5:50pm and will be followed by a reception. Green Afternoon IV takes place at 230 Old Stone Hwy, East Hampton, NY 11937. Tickets are $75 ($150 for Patron Tickets) and can be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/green-afternoon-2016-tickets-24716069429.

For more information visit http://michelletabnickcommunications.com

Amber Ball

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Saturday, April 30, 2016
Grand Ballroom, Waldorf Astoria Hotel

Kosciuszko Foundation Ball is a celebration of a mission fulfilled and the benefactors who made it possible. The Foundation awards more than $1 million in fellowships and grants to graduate students, scholars, scientists and artists, and nearly 200 people benefit from the Foundation’s financial assistance on an annual basis.

This year, we have the honor of recognizing Martha Stewart, a visionary and entrepreneurial mogul, who happens to be of entirely Polish heritage (born as Martha Kostyra). Our Ball Chairman is Professor Waldemar Priebe, and our honoree will be renowned biochemist and researcher, Professor Piotr Chomczynski.

More info at http://www.thekf.org/kf/events/UE/the-amber-ball/