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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/

 

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

 

Show Your Love – Irish Arts Center

Thursday, February 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Mutual of America, 320 Park Avenue, NYC

An evening of cocktails, food, partying with artists and fellow culture enthusiasts…PLUS a whole year of live music, innovative theatre, dynamic dance, moving evenings of literature, and inspiring visual arts and cultural exhibitions… What’s not to love about that!?

Honoring:

Kelly E. Jones & Daniel Howell
Rachel Conlan and Dave Kavanagh
Kathleen Chopin & Colm Clancy

For More Information visit
http://www.irishartscenter.org/events/show_your_love_2017.html

Casino Royale

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Thursday, October 22 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd St, NYC

A fun night of casino games, drinks and small bites to benefit the Little Baby Face Foundation. Feel free to visit website if you are interested in finding the top Virtue Fusion bingo sites and promo codes.

Please join us to honor Ms. Robin Fox of Pisa Brothers Travel and Mrs. Lauralouise Duffy-Blatt, co-founder of the organization, for their genuine dedication and exceptional service to the Little Baby Face Foundation.

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Kickoff Party – Septemberfest in Southampton

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Friday, September 23 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Agawam Park, 90 Jobs Lane, Southampton

Southampton Rotary Club will kick-off SeptemberFest weekend with a cocktail party in Agawam Park featuring live music and dancing to one of the East End’s favorite bands, NEW LIFE CRISIS, plus the music stylings of Beau Hulse.

Complimentary beer and wine from 6:30 to 8:00 pm followed by a cash bar from 8:00 to 9:30 pm. Food trucks will be on site providing refreshments.

Always a great party, funds raised will support the Southampton SeptemberFest activities and the Rotary’s Scholarship Program which provides college scholarships to local Southampton students. Music generously underwritten by Storms Motors & John David Rose, Architect, P.C., AIA.

Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door.

For more info click here

Also see our article about Septemberfest.

 

San Bernardo

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A New York PRODUCT YOU MIGHT RECOGNIZE….
San Bernardo Ice Cream Scoops Up Another Inc. 5000 Exclusive Ranking of Fastest Growing Private Companies

Inc. magazine named San Bernardo Ice Cream (www.SanBernardoIceCream.com) to its 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs.  

 San Bernardo Ice Cream is bucking the trend. The Harvard Review shows that only 30% of family owned businesses survive into the second generation and remain family owned.  As the second generation owner and President of San Bernardo Ice Cream, Jonathan Tammara, is taking his family’s know-how in selling pint size scoops of tasty tradition from strength to a flavorsome industry path.

Since taking over the reins in 2010, Tammara has led the company to unprecedented levels of growth in several key areas, with a strong focus on retail and international sales. He has orchestrated a 300% increase in their international sales and launched the company’s new retail division for two brands, San Bernardo for the company’s signature, premium flavors and JT’s Ice Cream for their value brand.  Combined the two brands are now in nearly 1,000 stores in less than two years.

“Over the last few years we have been expanding into retail for the first time in 20 years and this has had a significant impact in our growth.  It will continue to be a focus for us going forward and the increased brand awareness is also helping to expand food service sales,” said Tammara. “We have had great success along the East Coast from the Mid-Atlantic up through New York and New England and have recently made strides in the Midwest. We are excited to see where the next few years will take us.

“We wanted to give the retail consumer a quality alternative to the premium brands at a non-premium price while offering them unique, appealing flavors. We did this by increasing our flavor selection in the premium and super premium markets.  Consumers are more savvy and sophisticated than ever before.  They want something more than just vanilla and we want to be the brand for consumers to escape from the everyday and try something different like Cactus Pear or Cannoli,” Tammara said.  It has been this foresight and ingenuity that has led to the growth that landed San Bernardo on this prestigious list.

“The story of this year’s Inc. 5000 is the story of great leadership. In an incredibly competitive business landscape, it takes something extraordinary to take your company to the top,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “You have to remember that the average company on the Inc. 5000 grew nearly six-fold since 2012. Business owners don’t achieve that kind of success by accident.”

Chocolate Pizzas from Adoro Lei

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New York City’s Adoro Lei, known for its fresh, sexy, and fun take on pizza, recently announced a new savory and sweet pizza created in conjunction with neighbor and prominent Master Chocolatier, Jacques Torres.

Starting September 8, diners at Adoro Lei can savor the “Giacamo,” a unique pie incorporating Torres’ famed cocoa powder into Adoro Lei’s authentically-formed crust. This Neapolitan-style pizza is topped with two cheeses, caramelized onions, fig puree, bacon and ground Jacques Torres Chocolate cocoa nibs for an experience that plays with the senses.

“Chef Mario struck just the right balance by blending my cocoa powder into an expertly made crust and then topping the pizza with well-paired ingredients including Adoro Lei’s homemade mozzarella,” explains Chef Jacques Torres. “My first reaction when tasting it was, ‘Delicious!’   No doubt our fellow neighbors in Hudson Square, and all of New York City, will love this combination.”

Harriette Pizza

The second new Adoro Lei offering named the “Henriette,” is a sweet dessert pizza with Jacques Torres Chocolate’s famous chocolate ice cream, fresh cream, berries and chocolate drizzle on top a fried, cocoa Zeppole.

“These pizzas are an exciting extension to the innovative offerings we have at Adoro Lei. Chef Mario Gentile continues to elevate the concept of pizza, this time through quality products crafted by confectionary visionary, Jacques Torres,” says Michael DiBugnara, creative director for Adoro Lei.

Opened in February 2015, Adoro Lei is buzzing. With a string of celebrity sightings, spectacular reviews, and their upscale take on Italian classics, Adoro Lei is bringing new flavor to a hidden gem of Manhattan neighborhoods.

“As Hudson Square continues to grow and change, it’s important for local business to join talents and support one another,” said DiBugnara who is also a board member of the Hudson Square Connection.

Meaning I adore her in Italian, Adoro Lei loves showing adoration for its patrons. The ambience of the restaurant is polished and lively with a DJ booth in the center. Lead by Executive Chef Mario Gentile, Adoro Lei is making a splash in the New York City restaurant scene for its dedication to fresh ingredients, respect for traditional Italian cuisine and love for its customers. Chef Mario has been trained internationally by Michelin-star chefs and owns a restaurant of his own.

Both the “Giacamo,” and “Henriette” pizzas are available at Adoro Lei today along with Jacques Torres Chocolate’s world famous Blood Orange Sorbet.

About Adoro Lei
Adoro Lei is bringing New York City an elevated Italian dining experience, where gracious hospitality and delicious food meet fun music and good times. Through its focus on fresh ingredients made in-house daily, Adoro Lei is expanding its mission of unabated adoration to its patrons; living up to its name which means “I adore her” in Italian. Located in Manhattan’s Hudson Square neighborhood, the restaurant opened its doors in February 2015 with delectable creations from executive chef Mario Gentile, refreshing cocktails by renowned mixologist Elayne Duff, and walls boasting the emotive art of Dessie Jackson. Guests are embraced by a unique culinary experience at a truly upscale “pizza party” with pies name for both famous and infamous Renaissance era figures.

For more information, visit www.adorolei.com.

About Jacques Torres
Fondly referred to as Mr. Chocolate, Jacques Torres is the authority on all things related to this confectionery delight. Raised in France, Jacques fulfilled his American dream in 2000 with the opening of his first chocolate factory, Jacques Torres Chocolate in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.  Jacques was a pioneer—the first artisan chocolatier to start from cocoa beans to make his own chocolate.  In 2013, Jacques moved his production to a 40,000 sq. ft. chocolate manufacturing space at the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.  Jacques prides himself on specializing in fresh, hand-crafted chocolates using premium ingredients free of preservatives and artificial flavors.  He has served as Executive Pastry Chef at Le Cirque for 12 years, has hosted several of his own series on Food Network & PBS as well as written three cookbooks. Additionally, since 1993 Jacques proudly serves as Dean of Pastry Arts at the award-winning International Culinary Center. He has nine retail locations throughout New York City.

For more information, visit  www.mrchocolate.com.