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Visionary Evenings

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Lighthouse Guild, the leading organization dedicated to addressing and preventing vision loss, hosted its 11th annual Palm Beach “A Visionary Evening” at Club Collette on February 21, 2019. A highly anticipated evening in Palm Beach, this year’s event honored beloved philanthropist Thomas A. Quick, who has been a longtime and dedicated suppor... READ MORE
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Museums balls and beautiful music

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The Museum of the City of New York (MCNY) held its annual Winter Ball at Cipriani 42nd Street on February 21st, 2019. Sponsored by Louis Vuitton, the Winter Ball raised nearly $700,000 to help fund the museum’s exhibitions, public programs, and education programs that served over 50,000 students and teachers this year. The ball was […]... READ MORE
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The Society Today

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On the first Wednesday, 2019, NET-A-PORTER and The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering hosted its 6th Annual Winter Lunch at The Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Center. Sponsored by NET-A-PORTER, the event was co-chaired by Veronica Swanson Beard, Kristy Clark, Lisa Errico, Patricia Herrera Lansing and Amory McAndrew. The guests — The Society of MSK... READ MORE
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The entertainers and the entertained …

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The Little People’s Valentine Dance and “Be My Valentine” Buffet Luncheon were fun, colorful and delicious Valentine Celebrations at Doubles, the Private Club in the Sherry-Netherland Hotel. Club Chairman Wendy Carduner entertained the children with face painters, balloon artists, disco dancing and pizza, hot dogs and grilled cheese s... READ MORE
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Mind and body

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The New York Philharmonic held its annual Lunar New Year Concert and Gala. Approximately 300 guests attended, and more than $1.1 million was raised for the Philharmonic. The evening’s proceeds will support a wide range of New York Philharmonic performances and offstage projects — from the free Concerts in the Parks to education activities that ... READ MORE
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Touring and traveling back in time

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Dr. Joyce F. Brown, President, Fashion Institute of Technology, and Dr. Valerie Steele, Director, The Museum at FIT, hosted the opening reception of Exhibitionism: 50 Years of The Museum at FIT. Taken entirely from the museum’s permanent holdings, Exhibitionism features 33 of the most iconic and influential shows over the past 50 years. Guests ... READ MORE
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Access for all

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On Thursday, January 31st, NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital raised nearly $2 million at the ninth annual Plates for Pediatrics benefit. A collaboration with luxury retailer, Saks Fifth Avenue, the benefit drew over 550 attendees to Cipriani 42nd Street. The benefit was co-hosted by Dr. Laura L. Forese, executive vice president an... READ MORE
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Jams and Journeys

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On January 10th, a benefit concert was held to support the Mount Sinai Kyabirwa Surgical Facility (KSF) in Uganda, a project led by Michael L. Marin, MD, Surgeon-In-Chief at the Mount Sinai Heath System. Cocktails and dinner were followed by a much-anticipated performance by the famed Steve Miller Band. Steve Miller invited a popular Ugandan [&hell... READ MORE
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Hanging out the ham

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The late international socialite and hostess Kitty Miller used to advise: “hang out the ham and they’ll all come running.” Meanwhile down in Palm Beach where many a Manhattan birdie has flown for the duration of ole man winter, Steven Stolman and Rich Wilkie did just that (sans the ham) throwing open the doors for […]... READ MORE
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Gold Medal winners

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The National Institute of Social Sciences celebrated the 104th annual Gold Medal Dinner on Thursday, November 29 at a private club in New York City. This year, the organization honored Nobel Prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman, philanthropist Geraldine Kunstadter, and Central Park Conservancy founder Elizabeth Barlow Rogers. National Institu... READ MORE
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The Order of St. John of Jerusalem’s Annual Charity Holiday Gala

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The Order of St. John of Jerusalem—one of the world’s oldest orders of chivalry—The Commandery of New York held its Annual Charity Holiday Gala at the Metropolitan Club, Friday November 30th. The Gala raised funds in honor of CUMAC, Northern New Jersey’s largest anti-hunger agencies whose stated mission is “Feeding People and “Changing ... READ MORE
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Timeless Traditions

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The Salzburg Festival Society celebrated The Salzburg Festival with its annual black-tie evening, also announcing the 2019 season of the Salzburg Festival dedicated to the theme of Mythology. The program was presented by the Festival’s Artistic Director Markus Hinterhäuser and President Helga Rabl-Stadler, with an unforgettable musical program s... READ MORE