Tag Archives: Outdoor

NYC native Chris Swain swims for World Refugee Day!

Tuesday, June 20
from the Statue of Liberty to Manhattan Island

In honor of World Refugee Day on June 20, Christopher Swain, a member of the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) Westchester Chapter, will swim two miles across New York Harbor from the Statue of Liberty to Manhattan Island to call attention to the needs of the 65 million people around the world who have been forced from home by war and persecution, creating the worst refugee crisis since World War II.

YOU can stand with refugees around the world by sponsoring Chris’ swim. All funds raised on World Refugee Day will be directly contributed to UNA-USA’s Adopt-A-Future program, which supports education for children in Kenyan refugee camps.

Follow UNA-USA on social media on June 20 for live updates from Chris’ swim!

For more information visit http://unausa.org/calendar/event/Chris%20Swain

Rosé on the Rooftop at Davio’s Manhattan

Friday, June 23
Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse 447 Lexington Avenue New York

Rosé season is in full effect, which means that it’s officially time to think and drink pink! Visit Davio’s Manhattan on Friday, June 23rd as we transform our 27th floor rooftop terrace into a garden oasis with sweeping sunset views of Midtown Manhattan. Guests are invited to gather on the terrace from 6:00pm-8:00pm, in their prettiest pink attire (optional) and sip on a selection of hand picked French and Italian rosés such as the Fornas, Rosé of Pinot Grigio, Friuli 2015 and Domaine Du Grand Cros “La Maitresse” Sparkling Rosé Brut. In addition to the specialty wines, the Davio’s culinary team will create a selection of hors d’oeuvres to pair perfectly with every sip! For those who love to play dress up, the guest wearing the most fashionable pink attire will win a Chef’s Tasting Dinner for Two at Davio’s Manhattan!
Featured Rosés:
NV, Sparkling Rosé Bru, Domaine Du Grand Cros “La Maitresse” Provence
NV, Rosé, Domaine Francois Schmitt, Cremant d’Alsace | 100% Pinot Noir
2015 Sancerre Rosé, Domaine Roblin, Grand Vallee
2015 Fornas, Rosé of Pinot Grigio, Friuli
Antipasti:
Antipasto Display of Cured Italian Meats, Imported Cheeses, Grilled Asparagus, Roasted Peppers & Olives, Fresh Baked Breads
Mozzarella, Tomato, Basil, Balsamic, Skewer
Brie, Strawberry Fig Preserve, Crostini
Watermelon, Feta, Balsamic Reduction
Tuna Tartare, Pasta Chip
Grilled Octopus Salad
Bolognese Arancini
Flat Iron Steak Skewer, Creamy Horseradish
Bacon Wrapped Dates, Gorgonzola
WHEN: Friday, June 23rd 2017 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM.
COST: $75 per guest (excluding tax) plus gratuity (to be paid on the evening of the event). Must be 21+ with valid ID.

For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rose-on-the-rooftop-at-davios-manhattan-tickets-34898400054

Rose` and Rooftops

Monday, June 19 at 6:30 PM
305 Bleecker Street, New York

On Monday, June 19, the Junior Board of Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) will offer guests a special happy hour experience at an exclusive West Village Duplex Loft and Private Roof Deck featuring a sampling of light bites from C-CAP Alumni Chefs paired with Estate Rosé from the East End’s Wölffer Estate Vineyard and select cocktails featuring Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

Featured C-CAP Alumni who are working in New York’s top restaurants will include Executive Chef Swainson Brown, The Writing Room; Pastry Chef Stephanie Grajales, The Ritz Carlton Central Park South; Chef Zinyusile Khumbula, Mzansi Eats; and Baker Patrice Vassell of Cut by Wolfgang Puck.

Guests will also have the chance to buy raffle tickets to win exciting prizes.

Where: 305 Bleecker Street, New York
When: Monday, June 19, 2017—6:30-8:30 p.m.
Tickets: Couple’s Ticket-$90; General Admission-$65; At the Door-$75

For more information visit https://ccapinc.org/events/rose-rooftops/

Taste of Bushwick

Tuesday, June 13 at 6:30 PM
24 Rock Street Brooklyn

As the weather is warming up for the 4th Annual Taste of Bushwick on Tuesday June 13th (6:30pm – 9pm) – we’re happy to announce that Big Gay Ice Cream, Supercrown Coffee Roasters and Bierwax, a craft beer and vinyl listening room, will participate in the event. Beer, coffee and ice cream, or as we like to call it: the holy trinity of Bushwick. (A list of dishes and drinks that will be served at the event is coming soon.)

The event, held on a private street within the iconic Boar’s Head warehouse at 24 Rock Street (enter at Bogart Street), is the largest showcase for the burgeoning Bushwick culinary scene. The outdoor walk-around tasting event features who’s who of the Bushwick food and drink scene and is a fundraiser for the pioneering award-winning non-profit theater The Bushwick Starr.

More than 4 dozen Bushwick restaurants, bars, shops and businesses will gather at the outdoor space to celebrate the neighborhood’s vibrant culinary life while offering tastes of their food and drink. Representing a diverse cross-section of Bushwick’s culinary scene, participants include the new celebrated Caribbean-American BBQ spot Sally Roots; a veritable “battle of the Tony’s” with slices from Knickerbocker Ave favorites Tony’s Pizza and Tony’s Pizzeria & Restaurant; Bushwick’s very own dumpling factory Chef One; new brews from the Kings County Brewers Collective, and returning favorites such as Michelin-starred Faro, FINE & RAW Chocolate Factory, Montana’s Trail House, Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos, Bushwick-brewed Bruce Cost Ginger Beer, innovative brewery Braven Brewing Company and much more. The After Party will be hosted by Syndicated Bar • Theater • Kitchen with drink specials immediately following the event.

All proceeds from the event benefit the neighborhood’s OBIE Award-winning non-profit theater The Bushwick Starr.

For more information visit http://www.thebushwickstarr.org/TasteofBushwick.html#

Christine Evangelista to Host First Annual Polo Hamptons Match and Event Presented by Porsche

Saturday, June 24 at 4:00 PM
Southampton Polo Club, 206 Millstone Road, Bridgehampton

Christine Evangelista, actress and animal health and rights activist, will host the first annual Polo Hamptons Match & Event presented by Porsche and Social Life magazine.

The event will celebrate Christine Evangelista’s June cover story in the luxury lifestyle publication. Over 300 guests will enjoy a thrilling polo match, an open bar and an exclusive Laurent-Perrier champagne bar, and delectable hors d’oeuvres during the course of what promises to be an unforgettable afternoon.

Porsche Cars North America Inc., the exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche 911, 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman sports cars, Macan and Cayenne SUVs, and Panamera sports sedans, is the presenting sponsor. The title sponsor is Turks & Caicos Tourism. Other sponsors include Laurent-Perrier champagne, Air Charter Team, and Dawn & Frank Bodenchak for Sotheby’s International Realty.

Social Life magazine is the premier luxury publication for the Hamptons. The content – which covers the luxury lifestyle on the local, national, and international levels – targets a captive audience of high-net worth and high-income individuals who summer on the East End of Long Island.

Discerning readers turn to Social Life to peruse photos from the most exclusive society events, view sophisticated fashion editorials, and read in-depth interviews with celebrities and leading figures in real estate, travel, and art. By providing the readership with unparalleled content, Social Life has established itself as the “must read” magazine for jet-setters, tastemakers, and the Manhattan and Hamptons elite.

For more information visit https://polohamptons.eventbrite.com/?aff=ch

Popup Dinner Brooklyn

Saturday, June 3
Secret Brooklyn location

The PopUp Dinner Brooklyn is an elegant picnic that brings together thousands of people to spontaneously celebrate community, creativity, and epicurean delights. The PopUp Dinner Brooklyn is the perfect opportunity to gather friends for a memorable experience. If you’re a DIY master, Pinterest perfectionist, or dedicated foodie, this is a chance to get creative in everything from table décor to fashion to food and drink!

Hand Made Events will provide the place, the tables, the chairs, and entertainment. You come dressed chic in all white with inspired culinary dishes, wine and bubbly, and lavish table designs (don’t forget your table cloth!). Once the table is set, enjoy the simple pleasure of dining al fresco with friends and family.

As always, the magic of the night begins with finding out the secret Brooklyn location: we reveal the exact destination to ticket holders via email just two hours before the start of the event. Guests are invited to begin set up at 5 p.m. Dinner starts at 7p.m., followed by entertainment and dancing as the stars come out. A few hours following the event the location will be empty, with no trace left behind.

Guests of PopUp Dinner must be 21+ and bring their identification for entry.

* The PopUp is a 21+ event. IDs will be strictly checked at the door. We apologize for the inconvenience.
*Tables and chairs provided. Guests bring their own food and decor.
*Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable.
*Rain or shine we will dine!
For more information and details please visit the PopUp Guide

For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/popup-dinner-brooklyn-2017-tickets-27293876720

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

Flower District Gallery Tour

Saturday May 6 at 1pm
Garden District (Chelsea) Gallery Tour

On the Flower District gallery tour in Chelsea on Sat. May 6 at 1:00 PM, meeting at 247 W. 29th St. near 7th Ave., celebrate springtime as we visit galleries in New York’s newest emerging art neighborhood.  You’ll see vibrant paintings by an artist whose active brain tumor affects his work, aerial photography of hundreds of miles of pristine African coast, a group show of wearable fabric art, and much more.  In between exhibits, we’ll stroll through fragrant plant- and flower-laden sidewalks in this remarkable commercial floral area!

Sat. May 6 at 1:00 PM: Flower District gallery tour
Purchase discount tickets to this tour.
This discount is $8 off through Thur. May 4 at 11:55 PM, then it reverts to full price.

Party Pics: Love Parade

Philanthropist, activist, filmmaker and fashion designer Arden Wohl headlined The ZIRKOVA ONE+TOGETHER LOVE PARADE and AFTERPARTY.

A noted socially conscious Renaissance girl, and famed as muse to numerous design houses – including her collaborations with ethical contemporary accessory line, Cri de Coeur (French for “cry from the heart”) – Arden was on hand to spread love in the form of giving by handing out Wildflowers among the crowds.

Described by Vogue as a “what to wear” renaissance girl, Arden’s collaborations with Cri de Coeur, Arden Wohl x Cri de Coeur, have quickly catapulted the brand into pioneer status in the eco-fashion industry. Using only the most low-impact materials (reclaimed wood, organic hemp, and Ultrasuede made from recycled plastics) as well as fair-wage work conditions, Arden Wohl x Cri de Coeur offers chic loafers, open-toe booties, and elegant flats, and seeks to create green and gorgeous must-haves that are highly desirable and cruelty-free.

The Love Parade took place this Sunday, April 30th at 1pm in Union Square, with the final stop at the High Line. The official after party and fundraiser, CHOOSE LOVE at HOUSE OF YES (in Bushwick, Brooklyn) included an excellent and eclectic night of international and local DJs, incredible artists, art installations, and performers. The Zirkova One+Together open bar ran from 6-8pm, along with drink specials throughout the night.

Attendee’s enjoyed giving gifts in the form of flower’s to new friends on the streets and at House Of Yes.

Gallery Walk by Art News

Saturday, April 29
Madison Avenue

On the Saturday preceding Frieze New York and the TEFAF New York fairs, the Madison Avenue Gallery Walk will give the public time and space to visit the many galleries located on Madison Avenue and its adjacent side streets from East 57th St. up to East 86th St.

This event is free and open to the public, and features over sixty curator & artist talks where you can hear from experts about collections on view.

To learn more and register, visit www.artnews.com/MadAveGalleryWalk/ where you can click their Calendar to RSVP for curator and artists talks at the galleries of your choice.

Madison Avenue Gallery Walk is organized by the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District. For more information, kindly visit www.madisonavenuebid.org

Party Pics – Brooklyn Black Tie Ball

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On Thursday, October 6, 2016 Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (Conservancy) held its fourth annual Brooklyn Black Tie Ball and After Party. The sold out event hosted over 800 guests and raised $1.1 million, a new record for the Conservancy. In 2015, the event raised $1 million.

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The event took place on Pier 2 of the Park and included a cocktail reception on the promenade and a seated three–course meal. Guests enjoyed the magnificent Manhattan skyline and sweeping views of New York Harbor, which served as the backdrop for an evening celebration of one of New York City’s most spectacular waterfront parks. After the Ball, the Conservancy Currents, the Conservancy’s young professionals group, hosted a ticketed after party where guests participated in a high-energy gathering. It included an open bar, snacks and dancing under the stars with DJ Herbert Holler from the Freedom Party.

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Fulfilling the Conservancy’s vision for turning a neglected strip of waterfront into a verdant public space over 30 years ago, Brooklyn Bridge Park has provided New York City with an extraordinary place to play, learn, connect, and be inspired.

Proceeds from the Brooklyn Black Tie Ball will help keep the Park vibrant, beautiful, and growing; directly supporting the Conservancy’s over 500 free and low cost activities and events. Over one million Brooklyn Bridge Park visitors have enjoyed the Conservancy’s education, cultural, fitness, recreation, and arts programs. In 2016 alone, more than 170,000 individuals enjoyed Conservancy events including kayaking, waterfront workouts, and environmental education classes, as part of its extensive lineup.

At this year’s Ball, the Conservancy honored noted humanitarian and business executive, Barry S. Sternlicht, Chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group and the founder of SH Group and 1 Hotels. With a commitment to changing the standard for socially responsible hospitality, Mr. Sternlicht will debut 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge early next year. The Conservancy celebrated Barry S. Sternlicht’s personal and professional commitment to sustainability, environmental responsibility, and design excellence and honors his leadership in the philanthropic and civic life of New York City.

The Conservancy also paid tribute to Regina Myer, the outgoing President of Brooklyn Bridge Park for her years of service and vision that helped to establish the Park as a world renowned destination. Under her leadership, the 85 acres were transformed from an inaccessible waterfront into a world-class park that now receives over 4 million visitors annually.

“The annual Brooklyn Black Tie Ball has become a hallmark event for the Conservancy.” said Nancy Webster, Executive Director of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. “We were elated to honor Barry Sternlicht and his philanthropic generosity and commitment to sustainability. His support will help ensure Brooklyn Bridge Park remains a world class waterfront public space filled with first-rate programming that all ages can enjoy. Additionally, we were delighted to pay tribute to Regina Myer’s transformative vision in bringing the Park to life and we wish her great success in her next endeavor.”

“The Brooklyn Black Tie Ball has become a wonderful autumn tradition at the Park and a great way to support the Conservancy’s programs that make BBP such a special place,” said Regina Myer, outgoing President of Brooklyn Bridge Park. “We congratulate honoree Barry S. Sternlicht, whose 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is going to be a great addition to the Park and to the neighborhood, and are grateful to everyone for their commitment to Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Conservancy.”

Golf at Maidstone Club

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Wednesday, October 5: 11:30 lunch, 1pm golf
Maidstone Club, 29 Maidstone Ln, East Hampton

The Bonac Booster Club is teaming up with The Kendall Madison Foundation on our first annual Golf Outing at the Maidstone Club.

Join us for lunch at 11:30am, a 1pm shotgun start, followed by cocktails and hors d’ouevres.

$500 per person | $1900 per foursome
($80 per person post-round cocktails only)

For Reservations or Sponsorship:
631.681.7086
bonacbooster@gmail.com | kmadfoundation@gmail.com
Kendall Madison Foundation | P.O. Box 97 | East Hampton, NY 11937

Proceeds will be shared by both organizations.