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An Evening with Dragons

Tuesday, May 30
Old Bowery Station

Tickets are available for one of two seatings: 6:00PM and 8:30PM. Each ticket includes the following: all-you-can-eat food; free-flowing cocktails and beer; and opportunity to win one of several prizes.

To celebrate the commencement of the annual Dragon Boat Festival, New York’s Chinese culinary community will join forces to host a one-night event: An Evening with Dragons.

With one-of-a-kind bites, the night will be a memorable one. Plates will showcase a collaboration between Brooklyn and Manhattan restaurants, specifically Nom Wah Nolita, Win Son, Ho Foods, and The Tang.

And libations? Spend the night sipping on signature beverage, crafted by Bacardi Legacy 2016 champion GN Chan. Each cocktail will be curated with Kavalan Whisky (WWA 2015 and 2016 Best Single Malt). If you’re not one for whisky, Tsingtao beer will also be served.

To round off the night, a raffle will be held. Lucky winners of the grand prize will be able to take home one of twelve bottles of Kavalan Solist—ex-Bourbon or sherry cask. Runner-ups will have the chance to claim gift cards to Nom Wah, Win Son, and The Tang, along with other possible merchandise.

For more information visit http://nomwah.com/2017/05/evening-dragons/

NYC Vegetarian Food Festival

 

Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21 at 10:00 AM
Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th St, New York

Cycling champions and Ivy-trained physicians are just a few of the presenters on the docket for the 7th annual New York City Vegetarian Food festival, taking over the Metropolitan Pavilion May 20-21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

Silver medalist Dotsie Bausch will speak on “Unleashing Olympic-Level Activism,” while professional vegan cyclist Christine Vardaros will let listeners in on how to “Eat Like Pro Athletes: Diet Tweaks for Improved Fitness.”

Power-lifters and body-builders will get their moment on the stage as well, as a quintet of African-American vegan athletes speak on a panel entitled “Keeping It Real.” Meanwhile, kickboxing champion Omowale Adewale will weigh in on agricultural globalism.

On the medical roster, Dr. Robert Ostfeld returns by popular demand to speak on “Confessions of a Reformed Cardiologist: A Plant-Based Diet and Your Heart.” Internist Dr. Robert Graham, who is also a vegetable farmer and cook, will talk about “Food as Medicine: A Doctor Dishes the Truth, Not ‘Alternative Facts.’” Dr. Michelle McMacken will speak on “Seven Things that Happen When You Stop Eating Meat.” And Dr. Chiti Parikh will give the low-down on the “Gut Microbiome and Your Health.”

New at this year’s festival are two screenings of the 19-minute documentary “Home on the Range.” It explores the rich emotional lives and intellectual gifts that all animal species possess, and features the beautiful grounds of the Catskill Animal Sanctuary. A Q&A session will follow each screening.

For a little fast-paced and romantic fun, there will also be two session of Veg Speed Date, designed specifically for vegans and vegetarians looking to make special connections in a non-judgmental atmosphere.

Two more new presenters will focus on “veganizing” traditionally non-vegan foods. Kiki Adami spent five years as a cruise director, exploring vegan food around the globe and teaching vegan cooking classes. In 2014, she was the first person to flip a restaurant from “paleo” to “vegan” which led to the launch of her consulting company, Veganizer. Since then, she has been tracking the veganized restaurant revolution and hosting vegan pop-up dinners within omnivore restaurants every month in four cities. Her talk is entitled “Coming For Your Meat.”

Michael Suchman and Ethan Ciment will speak on “Veganizing Iconic New York City Foods.” Together they are knows as The Vegan Mos. They are both proud Barnyard Benefactors for Our Hen House and Guardian Circle members of The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. They live together in Williamsburg with their vegan dogs, Riley and Charlie.

Animal rights activists such as Farm Sanctuary CEO Gene Baur, scores of vegan chefs including Victoria Moran, authors, and motivational speakers will round out the speakers’ corner.

For a change of pace, festival-goers are invited to enjoy a performance by the Edward Morgan Ballet, directed by Joseph Alexander. The New York Sun has described the troupe as “a rare company, one that eschews gimmicks and trends in favor of training and purity of style.”

In addition, there will be more than a hundred vegan vendors of beauty products, clothing, and food, food, food. For example, Marty’s V Burger, whose tagline is “Fast Food, No Bull” will cook up hearty and juicy vegan burgers for those who queue up at his booth (there’s always a line there). To feed a sweet tooth, patrons can cruise over to Sweet Maresa’s table for artisan French macaroons and cakes. Or perhaps on to the Rescue Chocolate station for organic and fairly traded chocolate bars and truffles, whose profits benefit animal rescue organizations.

The New York City Vegetarian Food Festival is presented by U.S. Veg Corp, a company which also produces festivals in California and Arizona. Additionally, it runs vegan food competitions, Vegan Drinks Brooklyn, and other smaller scale events around the NYC area.

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

New Amsterdam Circle Benefit

Thursday, May 11, from 8 to 11 pm
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St.

The Museum of the City of New York invites young professional New Yorkers to celebrate springtime at the Museum’s first ever New Amsterdam Circle Benefit party. The New Amsterdam Circle is a membership group for young professionals aged 25-40 who are interested in exploring and celebrating the vibrancy, diversity, and energy of the cultural capital of the world: New York City. Members get a first look at Museum exhibitions and attend exclusive events where they meet fellow New Yorkers who share similar interests in everything from architecture and design to graffiti and activism.

Guests Will Enjoy:

 Ø  DJ Yah Supreme spinning

Ø  Live music by Afro-beat band Armo (featuring members of Antibalas)

Ø  Real time portraits created by the artists of Drawn Together NYC & Lola Serano

Ø  Mixed drinks by New Amsterdam Vodka

Ø  Burgers and shakes from Harlem Shake

Ø  Authentic Neapolitan pizza by Neapolitan Express

Ø  Exclusive after-hours access to New York at Its Core, the first ever Museum exhibition to explore all 400 years of New York City history and offer an interactive look at the future

 Details:

Festive attire
Ages 25-40
$75 for members
$100 for non-members

 Click here for more info.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

Japan Week 2017

Opening: Wednesday, March 8 from 2 to 3 pm
Exhibition: Wednesday through Friday, March 8 to 10
Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal, 89 E. 42nd St, New York

The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) invites you to the opening ceremony for the 6th Annual Japan Week celebrating Japanese culture, travel and technology.

The opening ceremony will be led by Ken Iwata, Executive Director of JNTO, followed by an exhibition of booths offering everything from traditional crafts, futuristic technology and a Zen garden landscape with demonstration sessions. Japanese history will also be highlighted with the promotion of the story of Chuine Sugihara, titled the Visa of Life.

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

 

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/

Library Benefit 2017 NYC

Sunday, February 25 from 10 am to NOON
The New York Public Library, Schwarzman Bldg, 5th Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC

A fun-filled morning for parents and children alike, The Family Benefit transforms the Library’s historic Astor Hall in the landmark Stephen A. Schwarzman Building into a literary wonderland. Families enjoy hands-on activities, animated readings, and music that bring these stories to life and spark children’s imaginations while encouraging a love of reading. Proceeds from the Family Benefit support children’s services and programs in the Library’s 89 neighborhood branches, including after school programs that aim to improve children’s educational achievement, as well as the purchasing of children’s books to enable and promote reading throughout the city.

For more information visit https://www.nypl.org/support/benefit-events/familybenefit