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Party Pics: Ageless Bride Book Signing

Brides are fabulous at any age! Just ask superstar designers Isaac Mizrahi, Zac Posen, Ellen Christine, Vicky Tiel, Angel Sanchez, Betsey Johnson, Hal Rubenstein, Jeannie McQueeny, Amy Zerner, Ines Di Santo, Jeff Mahshie and Guo Pei. They all are featured in Gigi’s Schilling’s pioneering new book,  Ageless Bride: Famous Designers Dress, Inspire & Celebrate Brides Over 50!

Schilling asked designers to share their fantasy looks for the over-fifty bride. Jane Wilson-Marquis, who has designed dresses for everyone from Rory Kennedy to Wyclef Jean’s sister, Melky, hosted the book launch shindig at her glamorous new duplex boutique, oliver + jane.  Guests sipped cava and nibbled grapes while perusing through passages from the book.

As Zac Posen said in Ageless Bride, “”We are living in a moment that is ageless. With bridal right now, almost anything goes.”

How cool is that! (Amazon Link: bit.ly/AgelessBride Gigi’s website: http://soageless.com/

Summertime Salon

  

Wednesday, July 19 from 6 to 8 pm, opening reception
Show runs from July 19 to September 10
Robin Rice Gallery, 325 W 11TH ST NYC 10014 BETWEEN GREENWICH & WASHINGTON STS

The Robin Rice Gallery is pleased to present the annual Summertime Salon, a photographic exhibition. This year’s opening reception will be held on Wednesday, July 19, from 6 to 8 pm. The show will run through September 10, 2017.

For many, Summertime is a fondness brought on whilst relishing in the lingering mist of the crispy ocean breeze. Each summer, Rice curates her favorite show, The Summertime Salon, and transports us to a world where we can delve into this very summer sentiment. With its smells, sounds, and architecture New York City might redefine what we know as a summer’s day, but Rice, with her intricate curation, brings our classic understanding of summer to the city.

The two, long walls of the gallery are mosaicked, top to bottom, and from side to side, and photographs, are stacked to cover the gallery walls. Each year, the Summertime Salon matures and Rice’s annual masterpiece is revealed to showcase an exhibition stronger than the year before. The show is a haven of what the Robin Rice Gallery stands for, a community of art and experience. This annual exhibition allows for Rice to feature the works of the gallery artists as well as welcome a few newcomers.

The largest annual exhibition, the Summertime Salon is carefully pieced together, and the results are always breathtaking. The works of 51 gallery artists, all of whom have an individually distinctive style, come together to form a cohesive end product. Rice has a close relationship with the works of her photographers, and strategically curates and layouts out the show in a way that enhances each individual work. Details from one image will compliment the one that follows, until the works become one unit.

This year’s invitational image, Gralfex by Luciana Pampalone, features a woman dressed in all white, shielding herself from the blinding sun with a sunhat, secured to her head with a polka-dot harness, while preparing a vintage Graflex camera to take a picture. The image is generationally amorphous, it could be capturing a moment from just yesterday or we could be peeking at an era from the past. The relationship between the viewer and the subject is incredibly intimate, as if she is preparing to capture a moment beyond our boundaries of vision, but one that we are immersed in.

Participating Artists:

Ted Adams, Thomas Alleman, Nenad Amodaj, Dorothee Brand, Todd Burris, Roger Camp, Lynda Churilla, Lance W. Clayton, Paul Dagys, Richie Fahey, Stewart Ferebee, Mindaugas Gabrenas, Barbara Gentile, Isabella Ginanneschi, Gladys, Victoria Goldman, Sarah Hadley, Ron Hamad, Kristen Hatgi, Patricia, Heal, Benjamin Heller, Melissa Incampo, H. Nazan Isik, Pete Kelly, Haik Kocharian, Tanya Arianne Malott, Everett McCourt, Patricia McDonough, Micheal McLaughlin, RJ Muna, Rosanne Olson, Luciana Pampalone, Brian Pearson, Bill Phelps, Jose Picayo, Lauren Pisano, Dalton Portella, Amy Postle, Leonardo Pucci, Kim Reierson, Robin Rice, Kevin Ryan, David Saxe, Gesi Schilling, Keith Sharp, Mark Sink, Gordon Stettinius, Robert Stivers, Kathryn Szoka, Ron Tarver, Silvia Lareo-Vazquez, Tina West

For more information visit http://robinricegallery.com/next-exhibition/index_three.shtml

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Single But Dating – Strand Book Signing

Wednesday, May 31
Strand’s Rare Book Room, 3rd floor of store, 828 Broadway and 12th Street

The event is in the Strand’s Rare Book Room, located on the 3rd floor of our store, at 828 Broadway and 12th Street, unless otherwise specified. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Admission and the signed copy / gift card will only be available for pick-up at the event, so please select “in store pick-up” as your shipping method. Payment is required at the time the order is placed. You may also purchase admission in the store at the registers, or at the time of the event in the Rare Book Room. Please note that if you order a book but do not attend the event, your book will be held at the Strand’s basement holds desk for one week after the event. Orders for just a signed copy and no admission will be processed 1-2 days after the event, pending availability of signed copies.

Book Info:

Author: Dr. Nikki Goldtein
Publisher: Strand Book Store
Published: 2017
ISBN-10: 9111981903
ISBN-13: 9789111981903
Format: Paperback
Copyright: 2017

For more information visit http://www.strandbooks.com/relationships/0531-event-dr-nikki/_/searchString/9111981903

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/

Summer Solstice Masquerade

 

Saturday, June 17
Les Couleurs Charity , 136 Division st #3, New York City

To celebrate the start of the summer, Les Couleurs Charity is having an Elegant/Black Tie Masquerade Soirée. All for a great cause!

Proceeds from this event will go to Les Couleurs Charity. Tickets are tax deductible.

For more information visit http://www.lescouleursnyc.org/

Images from last year’s event (click any image for gallery with large images):

 

New York British-American Societies’ Annual Summer Garden Party

Wednesday, July 12 at 6:00 PM
Union Theological Seminary, 3041 Broadway (at West 121st Street), New York

We are delighted to invite you and your friends to the New York British-American Societies’ Annual Summer Garden Party!

British-American Societies’ Garden Party
$60.00

Tickets include access to a full open bar, a featured Pimm’s bar, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts.

For more information visit http://shop.stgeorgessociety.org/SearchResults.asp?Cat=20

Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners

Thursday, June 22 at 7:00 PM
South Street Seaport Museum

South Street Seaport Museum announces new exhibition
Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900-1914
Opening Reception: June 22, 2017 from 7-9pm
Exhibition dates: June 23, 2017 – January 7, 2018

The South Street Seaport Museum announces its newest exhibition, Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900-1914 beginning on June 23, 2017, open Wednesday-Sunday 11am-7pm, at the Museum’s mezzanine gallery level, accessible from the main entrance of the Museum on 12 Fulton Street. An Opening Reception will be held Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 7-9pm, RSVP required. Visit southstreetseaportmuseum.org for reservation info.

From 1900 to 1914, nearly 13 million immigrants traveling in Third Class arrived in the United States. During this same period, America’s wealthiest citizens, totaling no more than a hundred thousand passengers each year, traveled to Europe in First Class, spending over $11.5 billion (2017) on luxury vacations. Even though First Class and Third Class sailed on the same ships, their journeys were worlds apart.

For more information visit https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/

Bideawee Ball 2017

Monday, May 22
The Pierre, 2 East 61st St at 5th Ave

Join Bideawee and 400 socially active animal lovers from New York City’s business, social, and celebrity communities at the 2017 Bideawee Ball. The Ball, which features cocktails, seated dinner, dancing, and awards to those who have made a difference in the lives of pets, is the premier social event of the year that celebrates pets and Bideawee’s mission to be Greater New York’s leader in rescuing, caring for, and placing homeless cats and dogs with people who love them.

The Bideawee Ball will be held at The Pierre from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. A Silent Auction and Live Auction of special and unique offerings will be conducted. General Seating Tickets are $500.00; Junior Tickets (35 yrs and younger) are available for $350.00; Canine Companion Tickets are $50.00. This year we will be selling Cocktail Reception Tickets for $150 and Canine Companion – Cocktail Reception for $25.

Black Tie Optional.

For more information visit https://www.bideawee.org/Gala2017

Party Pics: Engel Exhibition

Eternity, By Nissan Engel​

Eternity, By Nissan Engel​

On Tuesday evening on Manhattans Upper East East, over 250 specially invited guests attended an exclusive art exhibition and sale held at the sumptuous townhouse of the distinguished Kenneth Laub. The event was to introduce New Yorkers to the life and work of Nissan Engel, an internationally acclaimed, Bezalel-trained Israeli artist who died this past fall at the age of 85. 

Organized by Michael Bolla and Engel’s widow Micheline (Micky) — a former Chanel model with a prominent and far-flung social circle– together with the Israeli Consulate in New York, Cunsul Aviad Ivri, and a worldwide group of influential friends and collectors, the event celebrated Engel’s work in advanacing his global legacy. Locally, Engel’s stained glass windows adorn several synagogues in America. Having spent most of his life in Normandy, France, where Micky still lives in a home that includes his gallery, he was a fixture on the European art scene for decades.

For an at-a-glance overview of his rich career, please visit www.nissanengel.com.

​Consul Aviad Ivri, Micky Engel​

​Consul Aviad Ivri, Micky Engel​

Micky Engel’s determination to keep her husband’s artistic legacy alive has inspired this exciting task of cataloguing his work,. Though Nissan Engel’s worldwide collectors are fiercely devoted to his work, outside of art world denizens, knowledge of Engel’s work is understated. This event marked the beginning of a multi-phase effort to change that, bringing awareness and acclaim to this important contemporary Israeli artist. 

​Stacy Engman​

​Stacy Engman​

The event was held at the home of the distinguished Kenneth Laub – a former professional tennis player, musician, composer and real estate world legend. Mr. Laub’s family are the patrons for the world-famous stained-glass windows by French Jewish artist Marc Chagall which grace the Hadassah Hospital in Israel.

Nissan Engel’s life paralleled a remarkable epoch in contemporary and Jewish history and his art is inextricably bound with the events of his time. Whether the Shoah, establishment of the State of Israel or the Six Day War — whose 50th anniversary will be marked this upcoming June — the story of a nation can be understood through the work of this Israeli artist.

Chelsea “Best Exhibits” tour

Saturday, May 20
526 W. 26th St. near 10th Ave

MAJOR ALERT! This all-new tour will be our most extraordinary of the entire past year, because the art world has descended on the city for its biggest art fair, and galleries have pulled out all the stops to entice collectors to visit their Chelsea spaces. Highlights: (1) the most dazzling, emotionally transporting computer-based light art we’ve ever encountered, (2) a living master’s gasp-inducing paintings with an unparalleled original technique, and (3) a female artist’s elegant, joyous sculptures using quite surprising materials, and selling in the hundreds of thousands of dollars each, among 7 breathtaking shows.

For more information visit http://nygallerytours.com/scheduled-tours/#3

Riesling Without Borders – A Noble Grape for Noble Causes

Wenesday, June 14 at 5:30 PM
Golden Unicorn Restaurant

Please join us on Wednesday June 14th for the 2nd annual Riesling Without Borders Grand Tasting and Dinner at the Golden Unicorn Restaurant in Manhattan featuring over 175 Rieslings from around the world to benefit Wheeling Forward. We will celebrate and explore the diversity of Riesling styles from dry to sweet. Riesling is the world’s most noble grape and truly transmits a sense of place. The goal of this Riesling Without Borders event is to raise funds for Wheeling Forward’s disability programs that help those with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) and are wheelchair dependent. This year we will have a walk-around tasting followed by a sit-down dinner, pairing a wide array of Rieslings with the flair of Golden Unicorn’s Cantonese cuisine!

 Please help us support Wheeling Forward by purchasing either a tasting ticket, or dinner ticket or combination package!

Walk-Around Tasting Ticket (5:30-8:00pm): $59

Sit-Down Dinner Ticket (8:00-10:30pm): $99

Combination Ticket for Tasting and Dinner (5:30-11:00pm): $149

For more information and to purchase tickets go to: rieslingwithoutborders2017.eventbrite.com or email: wineonwheels@wheelingforward.org

We will have Rieslings from France, Australia, Austria, Germany, New Zealand, Canada, the USA and more! Wineries to be announced soon!

More About Wheeling Forward

The costs of living with SCI can be considerable, and vary greatly due to the severity of injury. The following facts are according to The University of Alabama National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

● Average yearly expenses can range from $228,566 to $775,567 in the first year.

● Estimated lifetime costs due to spinal cord injury can range from $681,843 to over $3 million for a 25 year old.

● 87.9% of all spinal cord injured individuals are discharged from hospitals to private homes.

Wheeling Forward steps in to help recently disabled people with SCI who lack a support system and resources to obtain the services they need. Riesling Without Borders was created to raise funds for Wheeling Forward and follow Wine on Wheels, their signature fundraiser.

For more information visit https://rieslingwithoutborders2017.eventbrite.com

Global Mashup #4: Taiwan Meets Jamaica

0, May 5 at 7:00 PM7:00 PM
Flushing Town Hall 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY 11354

We’re mashing up 2 cultures on 1 stage with an open dance floor! Featuring Stephanie Chou, saxophonist, singer, and composer whose music combines Classical and Chinese influences with jazz, and Jamaican artist Owen Romeo with his group Tribal Legacy, presenting an array of Caribbean music. Each band plays a set, then the two meet and jam.
$16/$10 Members & Students

For more information visit http://www.flushingtownhall.org/event/63ed504b682c8df81ff0be0a032cd9e7