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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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Spotlight on Good Works

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United Hospital Fund paid tribute at its October 1st Gala to Stanley Brezenoff, Debra G. Perelman, and the Afya Foundation—for outstanding contributions to improving health and health care. More than 500 guests attended the event at Cipriani 42nd Street, which raised almost $1.3 million for United Hospital Fund. “Our three honorees trul... READ MORE
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Festivals and affairs

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The Untermyer Gardens Conservancy presented its inaugural Samuel Untermyer Award to Christiane Amanpour on Sunday, September 16, during its annual celebration of Mehregan, the ancient Persian harvest festival. The event took place at Untermyer Gardens in Yonkers, which is home to the finest Persian garden in the Western Hemisphere. Traditional Pers... READ MORE
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An All-American festival at Jay Heritage Center

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On September 23rd, over 1300 people celebrated the Hudson River Valley Ramble on a gorgeous day in the park at the Jay Heritage Center in Rye. Some brought their dogs. Others spread out plaid picnic blankets and enjoyed a cappella singing from The Yale Spizzwinks. Activities included hand-scissored portraits from Sweet-Silhouette by Varin and a [&h... READ MORE
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New York, New York

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Last Thursday night at New York City’s Lincoln Center, the New York Philharmonic welcomed its new Music Director, Jaap van Zweden, at the Opening Gala: New York, Meet Jaap. The concert featured the World Premiere of Ashley Fure’s Filament, commissioned by the Philharmonic for the occasion; Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring; and Ravel... READ MORE
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Taking Center Stage

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On September 7, Friends of the Domaine de Chantilly (FODC) held an elegant gala dinner at the Great Stables of Chantilly, France, celebrating the site’s long-standing equestrian heritage. This exceptional evening was held under the high patronage of His Highness the Aga Khan and Xavier Darcos. It was presided by Prince Amyn Aga Khan, FODC [&h... READ MORE
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Neighborly deeds

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Jacqueline Weld Drake, the longtime chairman of the Casita Maria Center for Arts Education, hosted her annual Pachanga luncheon Monday at her Park Avenue residence. The annual event allows the Junior (“Pachanga”) Committee to plan for the upcoming Fiesta Gala at The Plaza Hotel Tuesday October 16th. This year’s Pachanga Chairs are Adriana... READ MORE
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Keeping it local

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On Thursday, September 13, 2018, Asia Society hosted the glittering Season of India Gala in celebration of the opening of The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for a New India, a landmark exhibition of works by members of the Progressive Artists’ Group. More than 300 guests came together at the luxurious Pierre New York in traditional Indian ... READ MORE
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“The Adventures of Phatty and Payaso: Central Park” Book Launch

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On Wednesday, September 12, Marie Unanue launched her children’s book, “The Adventures of Phatty and Payaso: Central Park” and accompanying #LetsAllBeKind campaign in partnership with Same Sky,  a foundation founded by Francine LeFrak dedicated to helping women in the US and Rwanda through trade initiative. The philanthropic event center... READ MORE
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Celebrating “Lennie” at Tanglewood and Going “Gala” in the Hamptons

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Last Saturday at Tanglewood, The Boston Symphony Orchestra held their big Tanglewood Gala dinner and concert celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein in Lenox, Massachusetts. The evening was well attended by the many friends and fans of the man who was known to all of his friends and acquaintances as “Lennie,” [&helli... READ MORE