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Great New York parties

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Mark Gilbertson gives this cocktail party every year. He’s been giving cocktails as long as I’ve known him, beginning in his cozy apartment on East 81st Street. A few years ago he moved this “annual” one to a private club in the East 50s (one’s not supposed to mention the name – it’s a Big […]... READ MORE
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The Foreign Policy Association celebrates 100 years

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The Foreign Policy Association celebrated 100 years with a Centennial Gala chaired by Sana H. Sabbagh, Dame Jillian Sackler, and Daisy Soros on Tuesday, October 25th in the Temple of Dendur in the Sackler Wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Dame Jillian Sackler, the FPA’s chairman (the first woman to hold the position) noted, […]... READ MORE
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Gathering momentum

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Last week, Doubles held its two Halloween celebrations starting with Ghosties & Goodies for the under 7 set. Magic Al and Daisy Doodle entertained the little ghosties and non-stop disco dancing followed. They took a short break to enjoy their favorite grilled cheese squares, chicken fingers and baby hot dogs. The following evening the ‘ol... READ MORE
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Expanding access

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On Saturday, October 13th, More than 800 guests attended the 2018 Americares Airlift Benefit, raising over $3 million for Americares health programs worldwide. Held in the J.P. Morgan Chase Hangar at Westchester County Airport, the 31st annual Airlift Benefit highlighted Americares response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The inspirational eveni... READ MORE
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Hospital for Special Surgery, Lifeline, and Harlem School of the Arts

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Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) hosted its Annual Autumn Benefit on Friday, October 26, 2018 at Guastavino’s in Manhattan, raising over $1.1 million for medical education. The event honored Mathias Bostrom, MD, with the Nancy Bischoff Mentor Award; Russell Warren, MD, with the Philip D. Wilson, Jr., MD, Teaching Award and Peter Sculco, MD,... READ MORE
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Timeless Design and Vive les Artistes!

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On October 18th, Royal Oak commemorated its 45th Anniversary at the Metropolitan Club of New York. The two-part event began with the 19th Timeless Design Dinner which dovetailed with the 3rd annual Follies cocktail party. The dinner program celebrated Rizzoli’s new release: The Country House: Past, Present, Future: Great Houses of The British Isl... READ MORE
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Hearts of Gold

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God’s Love was honored to welcome more than 700 guests to the 12th Annual Golden Heart Awards on October 16th at Spring Studios in Manhattan. The Golden Heart Awards are presented annually by God’s Love to honor the important contributions of individuals, corporations and foundations to the organization’s cause. Funds raised at the event help... READ MORE
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A working community

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Fountain House, the world’s leading model for mental health treatment for people living with serious mental illness, celebrated its 11th Annual Associates Fall Fête on October 17, 2018 with cocktails and dinner at the Racquet and Tennis Club. The event introduces an audience of young professionals to Fountain House’s unique “working communit... READ MORE
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Let’s Spritz and Shout

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Leading Young Friends of Save Venice into a new era of charitable giving is philanthropist and activist Lizzie da Trindade-Asher who chaired Let’s Spritz! at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery. Supporting one of the top charities in New York City, Lizzie Asher helped to relaunch the Young Friends of Save Venice Initiative, determined to unite a [&he... READ MORE
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The Frick Collection’s annual Autumn Dinner

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Last Thursday night, the Frick Collection held its annual Autumn Dinner at the Frick mansion on Fifth Avenue and East 70th Street. This Dinner is a highlight of The Frick Collection’s social and fundraising calendar and is always an early sell-out. The festive black-tie evening is the only sit-down dinner held in the museum’s picture galleries... READ MORE
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Effective Agendas

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On Thursday, October 11, The Pink Agenda, a nonprofit committed to raising money for breast cancer research and care, as well as awareness of the disease among young professionals, hosted The Pink Agenda’s Annual Gala at Tribeca Rooftop. The Pink Agenda shares a strategic partnership with its long-time beneficiary, the Breast Cancer Research Fou... READ MORE
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Fiesta Forever

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Last week at the Madison Avenue Valentino store, Carlos Souza was the guest of honor at a champagne reception celebrating both Casita Maria’s upcoming Fiesta 2018 Benefit and his Souza’s new book COMPORTA BLIST, published by Assouline. Guests included Martha Bograd, Jennifer Creel, Amy Fine Collins, Denise DeLuca, Jackie Weld Drake, Joa... READ MORE

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