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Party Pics: A Call to Men

A CALL TO MEN’s 2017 Gala, on May 25th, celebrated the organization’s 15th anniversary and honored individuals who promote healthy, respectful manhood, and prevent violence and discrimination against all women and girls. Their work furthers A CALL TO MEN’s vision: to create a world where all men and boys are loving and respectful and all women and girls are valued and safe. The 2017 honorees included:

Gloria Steinem, writer, lecturer, political activist and feminist organizer
Steinem received the Envisionary Award, which pays tribute to women whose vision, leadership and action help create a world where all men and boys are loving and respectful, and all women and girls are valued and safe. The award was presented by Jennifer and Peter Buffett, co-presidents of the NoVo Foundation, and Pamela Shifman, executive director of the NoVo Foundation.

Joe and Alice Torre, Chairman and President, Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation
The Torres received the Next Generation of Manhood Award, which honors individuals who embrace and promote a healthy, respectful manhood, and use their platform to raise awareness for the prevention of violence against all women and girls. The award was presented by Allan Houston, assistant general manager of the New York Knicks, general manager of the Westchester Knicks, and president of Allan Houston Enterprises.

Alan Gardner, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Verizon Communications
Gardner received the award for Institutional Change, which honors an individual or organization using their influence to promote healthy, respectful manhood and prevent violence against all women and girls at the institutional level. The award was presented by Rose Kirk, chief corporate social responsibility officer for Verizon.

The event was keynoted by Actor and Activist Matt McGorry, of “Orange Is the New Black” and “How to Get Away with Murder.” A self-described Feminist, McGorry has often been praised for his cultural and political advocacies, and for using his platform to elevate thought provoking and socially conscious issues. Richard Lui, anchor at MSNBC, served as emcee. Lui’s enterprise reporting has focused on humanitarian issues including gender equality and human trafficking.

Housing Solutions Gala

Tuesday, May 16 from 6 to 8 pm
The Harmonie Club, 4 East 60th Street, New York

A cocktail reception to honor Rita Zimmer and the 15th Anniversary of Housing+Solutions, as well as Founding Board Members Bonnie Bach, Phyllis Chillingworth, Annabel Davis-Goff, and Alexis Perrotta, whose enduring commitment has been invaluable to its success.

“For me, doing something from the heart is the best way to be a force for change.” 

Rita Zimmer founded Housing+Solutions in 2002 to provide safe, supportive housing for women, including women with children, with a promise to guide and support them in overcoming homelessness, trauma, addictions, poverty, and the effects of incarceration in order to build lives of stability and to define and realize goals for themselves and their families. Rita also founded Win (Women In Need) in 1983 and was its President until 2000. Over the years, Rita and the organizations she has led have received numerous awards, including the Robin Hood Foundation Heroes Award and the Brooke Astor Award for Public Service.

“We are always looking for new opportunities to bring about real changes that will improve the lives of women and women with children whose needs have been overlooked for far too long.”

More info and tickets here: housingplussolutions.org/15th-anniversary-gala/

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

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/

 

 

NYCairo Gala

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Saturday, April 23 at 9 pm
Skyline Hotel Grand Ballroom, 725 10th Avenue, New York

MOHAMED SHAHIN & BELLYDANCE AMERICA
Welcome you to the 3rd Annual NYCairo Raks Festival

We are excited to continue our tradition with our super Stars Gala show with a distinctive accommodation at the hotel luxury Grand Ballroom.

Don’t miss experiencing the magic and mystery of Middle Eastern music and dance in the heart of NYC. 
With our dazzling Internationally renowned Stars and guest artists from around the world! The Gala will be held at the Skyline Hotel Grand Ballroom. 
A La Cart dinner and drinks will be available while our Superstars take the stage for the show.

You just need to envision this 3-hour all-star show of the absolute biggest dance star taking the stage one after the other to our superb music orchestra, led by some of the most talented musicians of the Middle East.

For more information visit http://www.nycairo.com/gala.html

 

Aperture Spring Party and Dinner

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Friday, April 15
6 to 8:30 pm: Host Committee Dinner
9 pm to midnight: Spring Party
Aperture Gallery and Bookstore, 547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor, New York

Food, drink, and festivities inspired by

The Photographer’s Cookbook

to benefit Aperture Foundation


Support Aperture and celebrate the publication of The Photographer’s Cookbook copublished by Aperture and George Eastman Museum—a book of recipes and photographs by the world’s leading photographers, gathered in the 1970’s.

Host Committee Dinner at Aperture Gallery features special guests STEPHEN SHORE and DOUG DUBOIS.

Spring Party at Aperture Gallery features DJ sets by STEFAN RUIZ and AL-VEEZ, Live performance by EXP, the reverse-engineered K-pop phenomenon by I’m Making a Boy Band (Bora Kim, Karin Kuroda and Samantha Y. Shao)

For more information visit http://aperture.org/2016-aperture-spring-party-dinner/