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Party Pics: Visionaire World x We Are One+Together

We Are One+Together partnered with Visionaire World to kick of the Mr. Gay Syria initiative in order to secure asylum for the Mr. Gay Syria contestants, including financing legal aid as well as generating political and public support. These brave individuals chose to host a competition to illuminate urgent issues facing LGBTQ+ individuals in the Middle East. 

We hope to inspire our community to take a stand with the Mr. Gay Syria contestants in solidarity by signing our petition urging the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services to take swift action and accelerate the process of granting the five courageous contestants asylum.

We Are One+TogetherVisionaire World and Grindr present the premier of a short film, War Within (04.10 min)directed by Palestinian, Lebanese director Zaher Saleh as part of the We Are One+Together film seriesThe film tells a very personal story of a gay Muslim man’s struggle to reconcile his sexuality with his faith, his longing for acceptance from his family and his journey to love and accept himself. 

Visionaire World also showcased a short film inspired by the Mr. Gay Syria pageant starringCaroline Vreeland, Connie Flemming,, Elliott Sailors, Ladyfag, Maryna Linchuk, and Yara Sofia..

Party Pics: Iconoclast Dinner Experience

On June 10, 2017 eight food, wine and spirits trailblazers came together at the legendary James Beard House in New York City for The 3rd Annual Iconoclast Dinner Experience; an intimate evening that honored them while fifty guests partook in a gastronomic experience curated by the honorees. The evening’s attendees included film director and producer Spike Lee and his wife Tanya Lewis Lee as well as Kater Krader, restaurant editor of Bloomberg Pursuits.

Images by Eric Vitale Photography

 

Party Pics: Chashama After-Party

Thursday, June 8 was the occasion for the Chashama Gala at 4 Times Square.

Titled Art Is Everywhere, the Gala and its after-party allowed visitors to EXPERIENCE a sensational array of 200 artists and interactive environments!

The concept: transform unused space for artists to create and present!
INDULGE the artist inside of YOU!

Here are some pictures of the event, the environment, and the displays. As always, click on any image to pull up a slideshow with larger pics.

Veg Speed Dating

Saturday June 24th @ Blossom on Columbus
2pm-4pm / Ages 25-40ish

Veg Speed Date
Creating life-changing matches & love stories

This event is for people between the ages of 25-40 (if you are slightly under or over you can still come!)

Find a mate who shares your love for avocados and saving the animals. Our last NYC event was a big hit and sold out early, this one shouldn’t be any different!

Share this around your social circles and grab a friend to take to the event! If you want a summer romance now is the time to meet your potential veggie lover.

Why attend a Veg Speed Date event:

  • 3 out of 4 singles match at their first veg speed date event!
  • It’s scientifically proven that face-to-face, short interactions are the fastest way to determine if someone is a good match for you.
  • No more wasting time swiping through profiles on your phone, when most those people aren’t even vegetarian. Our events give you a better dating pool.
  • You get to make new friends and get outside of your usual routine.
  • Each mini date is good practice, so if you are shy this is the perfect way to master the art of dating.

Tickets are only $29.99 until June 9th, only 30 tickets available!

To buy: https://vegspeeddate.com/event/159469/

 

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.

Party Pics: Animal Avengers

MC Joseph D. Reitman, Katie Cleary, and Shannon Elizabeth

On Wednesday, May 24th, Actress Shannon Elizabeth and her non-profit organization, Animal Avengers, hosted All-In 4 Africa, a charity poker tournament, at the Friars Club in NYC.  The evening’s celebrity hosts included; Theo Rossi, Wilmer Valderrama, Tamsen Fadal, Joshua Bowman, Travis Aaron Wade, and Katie Cleary.  Proceeds from the event supported Tokkie Botes’ Flying for Freedom South Africa, a conservation organization dedicated to protecting Africa’s wildlife.

Journey Meditation

Multiple dates, from 6 to 7 pm
WeWork Times Square, Room 12D (June 21 Room 14A)

In today’s constantly connected world, bringing some calm to a crowded mind can be difficult. Meditating for just a few minutes a day can make you happier, healthier, and reduce the stress of daily life.  Our simple, convenient approach is rooted in history, based in science and comes with some serious benefits. Join us and experience the many benefits of meditation firsthand. 

In this class, you will:  
  • Be taught the basics of meditation and how to start a daily practice
  • Learn more about the effects of meditation on the mind and body
  • Understand how meditation can reduce stress at work and beyond

For more information and tickets click here.

Party Pics: Le Cirque

Tuesday May 23rd the famous Le Cirque was host to a fantastic party! Click any picture below to see larger images.

All photos by Lioudmila Koudinova / LKglobalPHOTO

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/

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.

Derby Day Fundraiser – Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Saturday, May 6 from 3 to 8 pm
63 Gansevoort Street, New York

Ladies dust off your hats and get your party dresses on. Men, the bow ties are coming out!
Come join the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society on May 6 for the ultimate Kentucky Derby Party at 63 Gansevoort. The fun begins at 3 PM kicking off with 2 hours of Processco, Vodka Drinks, and a speciality cocktail, light bites and desserts. Mint juleps will be available from the bar!

Hamptons Cigar Manufactury and Museum is proud to be our sponsor with Cigars available for purchase that will support our charity!

We will have the big screen set up so you can watch the premiere race as if it was live, a betting station where you can win prizes, and a few surprises!

Get your ticket early for just $45.

We can’t wait to see you there!

 

 

 

New Amsterdam Circle Benefit

Thursday, May 11, from 8 to 11 pm
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St.

The Museum of the City of New York invites young professional New Yorkers to celebrate springtime at the Museum’s first ever New Amsterdam Circle Benefit party. The New Amsterdam Circle is a membership group for young professionals aged 25-40 who are interested in exploring and celebrating the vibrancy, diversity, and energy of the cultural capital of the world: New York City. Members get a first look at Museum exhibitions and attend exclusive events where they meet fellow New Yorkers who share similar interests in everything from architecture and design to graffiti and activism.

Guests Will Enjoy:

 Ø  DJ Yah Supreme spinning

Ø  Live music by Afro-beat band Armo (featuring members of Antibalas)

Ø  Real time portraits created by the artists of Drawn Together NYC & Lola Serano

Ø  Mixed drinks by New Amsterdam Vodka

Ø  Burgers and shakes from Harlem Shake

Ø  Authentic Neapolitan pizza by Neapolitan Express

Ø  Exclusive after-hours access to New York at Its Core, the first ever Museum exhibition to explore all 400 years of New York City history and offer an interactive look at the future

 Details:

Festive attire
Ages 25-40
$75 for members
$100 for non-members

 Click here for more info.