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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/

 

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

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/

QCA Venetian Carnevale

Thursday, February 16 from 7 to 10 pm
The Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth

The honorees:

Joel Shapiro is an American sculptor renowned for his dynamic work composed of simple rectangular shapes. Shapiro shows regularly with The Pace Gallery in New York, Galerie Daniel Templon in Paris and Galerie Karsten Greve.
Tony Vaccarois an American photographer who is best known for his photos taken in Europe during 1944 and 1945 and in Germany immediately after World War II. After the war, he became a renowned fashion and lifestyle photographer for U.S. magazines.

 

For more information visit http://www.queenscouncilarts.org/calendar/qcas-carnevale-2017

 

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.

 

2016 TRU Love Benefit: Embracing the Unlimited: A Celebration of Inclusion in the Arts

Theater Resources Unlimited

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) will enter its 25th year as a not-for-profit service organization with its annual gala, the TRU Love Benefit. This year’s theme is Embracing the Unlimited: A Celebration of Inclusion in the Arts. After 10 years of Sunday brunch benefits, TRU is moving into the evening on November 6, 2016 beginning at 6pm with pre-show cocktails at the Performing Arts Library at Lincoln Center lobby, awards and performance in the Auditorium, plus a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception afterwards at the upcoming Lincoln Center exhibition of costumes from Olivier and Tony Award winning musicals, Curtain Up: Celebrating 40 Years of Theatre in London and New York. Reception will feature a Silent Auction and a Live Auction whose prizes will include an $8000 cruise to anywhere in the world.

Tickets will go on sale on September 9, 2016. VIP Honoree tickets will be $200 and will include reserved seating at both performance and reception; VIP tickets will be $150 and will include reserved seating at performance and unreserved seating at reception and exhibition. There will also be a $90 show-only general admission ticket, all to go on sale on Friday 9/9, so save the date now. Check for performer updates and more information at http://truonline.org/events/2016-tru-love/.

For more information visit http://truonline.org/events/2016-tru-love/

Dixon Place 30th Anniversary Gala Celebration

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Dixon Place (Ellie Covan, Founding & Artistic Director), called “a last bastion of downtown New York’s long tradition of theatrical experimentation” by the New York Times, is pleased to host their 30th Anniversary annual Gala Dinner on Monday, September 26 at 6pm at the venue (161A Chrystie Street). The evening will feature a formal dinner, a silent and live auction, and performances by a stellar cast of artists long associated with Dixon Place. All proceeds will be used to support Dixon Place’s mission to champion daring new work with another season of important works-in-progress by emerging artists, fully-produced commissions, and artists-in-residence.

New York State Assembly Member Deborah Glick, the first openly lesbian member of the state legislature, will be honored for her inspiring career of political activism and public service. Hosted by Ashley D. Brockington, the hysterical, provocative writer and performer, there will be special appearances by beloved playwright and actor Wallace Shawn, Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III, nationally acclaimed comedic performer Marga Gomez, Helen Hayes award-winning actress and writer Angelica Page, and pioneering transgender choreographer Arrie Davidson and her ground-breaking KineticArchitecture Dance Theatre.

For more information visit http://dixonplace.org/performances/donor-dinner-2016/

Apollo Spring Gala 2016

The Apollo Theater will hold its 11th Annual Spring Gala on Monday, June 13th at 7pm. The gala will feature performances by legendary R&B group, The O’Jays, and rising star vocalists, Leon Bridges and Andra Day and will be hosted by LL COOL J.

The Apollo Spring Gala will begin with a special ceremony to induct legendary recording artist Prince into the Apollo Walk of Fame to be held that afternoon, and continues with red carpet arrivals followed by an award ceremony and a concert with Musical Director Ray Chew (Dancing with the Stars) at the helm. The evening will also include special tributes to the trailblazing artists that have been lost in 2016. The night culminates with an after party held in a stylish tent created by celebrity event planner and Apollo board member Bronson van Wyck. This year’s after party will feature a special Let’s Go Crazy Dance Tribute with DJ D-Nice spinning a dedicated set to the sounds of Prince’s diverse and extensive catalogue.

For more information visit https://www.apollotheater.org/gala-2016/

Spring Gala

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Friday, May 6 from 6:30 to 11 pm
Surf Club on the Sound, 280 Davenport Ave., New Rochelle

Pull out your bell bottoms, powder blue tux with ruffles, or flower-power outfit and dust off your platform dancing shoes for a fun party complete with disc jockey and disco ball!

Honoring Penney and Gerry Klingman for their years of commitment to Hope’s Door and sharing in our mission.

Special thanks to Jane & Jeffrey Post for Gem Platinum for their generous contribution of a This beautiful amethyst and diamond necklace to be raffled off. It was designed by Jeffrey Daniels for Gem Platinum and hand crafted in New York City. This 18 karat white gold chain features a 4.50 carat pear shape amethyst with another 1.74 pear shape amethyst above. Five brilliant round diamonds equaling 0.70 carats and two oval amethysts totaling 0.96 carats are bezel set within the chain.beautiful necklace for our raffle. This amethyst and diamond 18 karat white gold necklace is valued at $4,500! Visit this New York City based jeweler’s website at gemplatinum.com.

The winner will be pulled and announced at our 2016 Annual Spring Gala. Winner need not be present to win. If person is not present to receive prize, they will be notified the Monday following the event.

More info at http://hopesdoorny.org/events/2016-annual-spring-gala/

 

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/