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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 and Video Games(with the best gaming mouse for shooters, click here for the best boosting sites for it), 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


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


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


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

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


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/


NYFOS Spring Gala


Tuesday, April 5 at  7 pm
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

with dinner and additional performances to follow at ’21’ Club

A delicious starry cast performs songs and scenes from the G&S canon, operettas that combine the wit of Oscar Wilde with the delicacy of Mendelssohn. Emmy and Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce, Lauren Worsham and Bryce Pinkham (each nominated for a Tony Award for their performances in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), and the devilishly funny and sublime English tenor Hal Cazalet bring their singular wit and charm to The Mikado and The Pirates of Penzance, among other favorite G&S shows.

For more information visit http://www.nyfos.org/gala.html


Party Pics: Face Africa

March 26, 2016 New York, NY United States: FACE Africa Wash Gala in New York.

March 26, 2016 New York, NY United States: FACE Africa Wash Gala in New York.

FACE Africa hosted its 7th Annual WASH, (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) Gala on Saturday March 26, 2016 at NeueHouse Madison Square in New York City. The Gala took place on the heels of World Water Day, (March 22nd) and aimed to bring awareness to the growing clean water epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa. 700 million people globally lack access to safe water supply sources, with 300 million people in Africa alone affected everyday.

Over 300 guests stepped out in sparkling gowns and dapper suits in support of FACE Africa’s work and mission and helped raise $165,000, including $10,000 pledged during a live auction. Proceeds from this year’s WASH Gala will be used to expand FACE Africa’s mission beyond Liberia as well as support the organization’s WASH in Schools (WinS) Program.  The WinS program is an initiative in partnership with the Liberia Ministry of Education that aims to improve the future of school-children across Liberia through the provision of safe water and hand washing and sanitation facilities in schools.

“As always, we were so touched and humbled by the outpouring of love and support from our sponsors, donors and the hundreds of guests who came out in support of our work and mission,” said Saran Kaba Jones, Founder and CEO of FACE Africa. “It was truly a magical evening of celebration, giving and inspiration.”

The event, coined by guests as the “Diasporan Oscars,” was hosted by celebrated journalist Zain Verjee and guests included celebrity stylist Ty Hunter, Grammy nominated artist Jidenna, Entourage star Adrian Grenier, actors Gbenga Akinnagbe and Adepero Oduye​ as well as Opal Tometti, one of the founders of the Black Lives Matters movement.

“It was an incredible feeling to see such a diverse group of community-spirited people, mainly young Africans in the diaspora, coming together for a great cause and I was extremely pleased to serve on the Host Committee again this year,” said OkayAfrica CEO Abiola Oke.

The Broadway play Eclipsed starring Lupita Nyong’o, is partnering with FACE Africa and donating 10% of all ticket sales generated by ECWASH322 code to support the organization’s WASH projects in Liberia. During the evening, a special message from Eclipsed star Saycon Sengbloh was played for WASH Gala guests to announce the partnership. Patrons can use the promotion code until the end of show’s production in June.

Photos by Keiko Hiromi, Cali York Photography & Aida Malik Photography.

Spring Fling


Wednesday, May 25 at 7 pm (VIP 6 pm; after-party 9 pm)
The Bowery Hotel, 335 Bowery, New York

Varsity Ticket – $325 – Drinks, Dinner, Auction and After Party, all starting at 7pm. Your donation supports the after-school mentoring and leadership programs.

Prom King or Queen Ticket – $1000 – VIP Pre-Reception, Drinks, Dinner and After Party, all starting at 6pm. Your donation sponsors the summer program for one girl.

Valedictorian Ticket Package – $5000 – 4 Tickets with access to all events. Package includes a program listing and a summertime private Planetarium show at the LESGC’s East Village Planetarium. Your donation sponsors STEM programs for 10 girls.

After Party Pep Squad Ticket – $150 – After Party Ticket for the late night crowd. Dessert & Dancing starting at 9pm. Your donations sponsor field trips and art classes.

Since 1996, The Lower Eastside Girls Club has provided innovative, community-based programs and services for girls and young women.

The mission of the Girls Club is to break the cycle of local poverty by training the next generation of ethical, entrepreneurial and environmental leaders.

You can find them at their state-of-the-art Center for Community on Avenue D, where they are: “Opening Doors, Empowering Women, Building Community, Girl by Girl”
or visit their website at http://www.girlsclub.org/


Face Africa


March 26 from 7 to 10 pm
Neuehouse, 110 E 25th Street, New York

The WASH Gala gives you an 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.

The 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.

Join the growing community of over 350 guests including influencers in development, tech, entertainment and art.

For more information visit http://faceafricagala.com/


2016 Winter Ball


Monday, March 14
David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, NYC

The School of American Ballet (SAB) announces the 2016 Winter Ball at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater on Monday, March 14, 2016, sponsored by legendary French jewelry Maison Van Cleef & Arpels for the ninth consecutive year. Cocktails begin at 7pm and dinner will commence at 8pm, followed by The Encore dessert and dancing at 9pm. Attire is black tie. To purchase tickets, a table, or for more information, please contact the Special Events Office at (212) 769-6636. 

This glamorous annual dinner dance, presented each winter for the past 12 years, is attended by 500 patrons, including the School’s board members and alumni as well as leaders from the New York corporate and social communities. 

A highlight of the evening includes a one-time-only performance by the students of the School of American Ballet choreographed by Peter Walker, who was selected by Peter Martins, Artistic Director and Chairman of Faculty for SAB, for the second consecutive year. 

The proceeds from the event enhance every aspect of the School’s extraordinary ballet training program, helping to provide $2 million annually in student scholarships, as well as supporting faculty, maintaining world-class studios and offering vital student programs beyond the classroom. 

Famed French jeweler, Van Cleef & Arpels, will again act as the lead corporate sponsor for the gala. This long-standing partnership is a tribute to the friendship shared between SAB founder, George Balanchine, and one of the Van Cleef & Arpels founding brothers, Claude Arpels, who brought the famed French jewelry Maison to New York in 1939. Their shared passion for exceptional stones inspired a creative partnership that resulted in Balanchine’s Jewels ballet and its sumptuous costumes. 

The event is led by Chairmen Joyce Giuffra, Julia Koch, Serena Lese and Young Patron Chairmen Noreen Ahmad and Amanda Brotman. 

The School of American Ballet, the official training academy of the New York City Ballet, was established in 1934 by legendary choreographer George Balanchine and philanthropist Lincoln Kirstein as the first and most essential step in their quest to create an American classical ballet company. 

SAB, located at New York City’s Lincoln Center, is the premier ballet academy in the United States, training more students who go on to become professional dancers than any other school. SAB’s former students fill the ranks of the New York City Ballet and other leading U.S. and international ballet companies. 

Van Cleef & Arpels was born in Paris’ Place Vendôme in 1906, following Alfred Van Cleef’s marriage to Estelle Arpels in 1895. Always striving for excellence, the Maison has become a worldwide reference through its unique designs, its choice of exceptional stones and its virtuoso craftsmanship, offering jewels and timepieces that tell stories and bring enchantment to life. Over the years, the Maison has remained faithful to this highly distinctive style characterized by creativity, refinement and poetry. Whether inspired by nature, couture or the imagination, its collections evoke a timeless world of harmony and beauty. 

Peter Walker hails from Fort Myers, Florida, where he began his early dance training at age eight. He attended the School of American Ballet during the 2006 and 2007 Summer Courses and enrolled as a full-time student in the winter of 2007. Peter honed his choreographic skills while still an SAB student by participating in SAB’s annual Student Choreography Workshop; and in 2011, 2012 and 2014, he was selected by Peter Martins to choreograph for SAB’s Summer Course Choreographic Workshop. He was a recipient of SAB’s 2011 Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise and became an apprentice with New York City Ballet. He joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in fall 2012.

Party Pics: 2015 Emery Awards

Chris Salgardo (President of Kiehl's USA), HMI CEO Thomas Krever, Teddy & Melissa Sears

Hetrick-Martin  Institute  (HMI),  the  nation’s  oldest  and  largest  LGBTQ youth  service  organization,  held  its   2015  Emery  Awards  annual  gala  on  Tuesday, November 17 at 6pm at Cipriani Wall Street. This year’s theme was “The Future”. The annual event  honors  individuals  and  organizations  that  exemplify  HMI’s  mission  of  providing  a safe and supportive environment for all young people regardless of their sexual orientation
or gender identity.

Hosted  by  Tamron  Hall,  co-host  of  the  third  hour  of  NBC  News’  TODAY  and  anchor  of MSNBC’s  MSNBC Live,  this  year’s  HMI  Emery  Awards  honored  executive  producer and host of “Watch What Happens Live”, Andy Cohen, Chris Salgardo (President, Kiehl’s USA), and the 2014-2015 Broadway production of Hedwig and The Angry Inch.

The evening featured Tony Award winner Lena Hall performing a tributary homage to the much beloved and world-renowned musical phenomenon. The Emery Awards recognizes individuals and organizations who demonstrate outstanding leadership within the LGBTQ community and those who work to address some of the most critical issues affecting HMI youth, namely the prevention  of  HIV/AIDS,  housing  and  homelessness  support,  education, and  health & wellness.

As an active supporter of a huge range of LGBTQ causes and charities, and the only openly gay talk show host on late night television, Andy Cohen is the epitome of an overarching role  model  to  LGBTQ  youth.  His  distinguished  career  and  dedication  to  the  community demonstrates  unequivocally  that thriving  professionally  and  personally  as  an  openly  gay man in this world is well within reach.

Through  personal  dedication  and  persistence  on  multiple  fronts,  Kiehl’s  Since  1851 USA President and  MANMADE  author  Chris Salgardo  is  an  undeniable  voice  and  advocate  for progress.  He  has  led  the  beauty  industry  toward  not  only  allowing,  but  also  generating supportive  and  creative  ways  to  further  propel  our  society’s  movement  toward  full equality. Actor and LifeRider Teddy Sears presented his award.

Itself a story of transformation and self-discovery, paralleling a major part of the work done by HMI, the 2014 –  2015  Broadway  production  of Hedwig & The Angry Inch raised  $590,000 for the organization. This generous act of love follows in the show’s creative team’s footsteps of a long history  of  contributing  to  HMI, through  the  2003 Tribute  album  “Wig  in a  Box”. For  this substantial contribution to HMI’s funding, they received special recognition.

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/HetrickMartin