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Estée Lauder's 2010 Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 4/29/2010 5:52 PM
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Estée Lauder celebrated the launch of their new global 2010 Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Campaign, Wednesday evening with Mrs. Evelyn H. Lauder and special guest Elizabeth Hurley. This year's campaign is titled Connect. Communicate, Conquer. Prevent Breast Cancer One Woman at a Time. The Pink Ribbon. Wear it. Share it. Mrs. Lauder's approach to reaching out to those with breast cancer mirrors the approach of Mrs. Estée Lauder's in trying to reach consumers in 1946, which was Telephone, Telegraph, Tell-A-Woman. Even though it was an approach taken over 60 years ago it stresses one very important tactic; get the word out, no matter what. "When i launched the The Estée Lauder Companies Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign in 1992, breast cancer was only spoken about in whispers," said Mrs. Lauder. "Eighteen years later, countless survivors, sipporters, politicians and celebrities have joined is in our mission." Guests in attendance included ... Read More


Unframed 2010: The Collectors Preview

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 4/29/2010 4:51 PM
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Nicole Miller, Margaret Russell and Kenny Scharf hosted Unframed 2010 last night at Manhattan House, the collector's preview presented by Elle Decor. For twenty years, Unframed has been considered one of the most exciting and unusual art events in New York City. Leading artists contribute unique seiries or editions of work across all media, which were all for sale at rock bottom prices. Proceeds from the event went to benefit AIDS Community Research Initiative of America, a leading HIV research and education organization, helping people with HIV/AIDS across the country live longer, healthier lives. Guests in attendance included Brendan Monaghan, Casey Fremont, Bettina Prentice, Tatiana Platt, Ben Bash, Bettina Zilkha and Emma Snowdon-Jones.


Margaret Russell, Nicole Miller


5th Annual Tribeca Dinner hosted by Chanel

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 4/29/2010 3:31 PM
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Chanel hosted the Fifth Annual Tribeca Film Festival Dinner at The Odeon to honor artists who have contributed original artwork to the award-winning filmmakers. Artists who contributed this year included Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh, Sheila berger, Maurizio Galimbert, Stephen Hannock and Valerie Hegarty just to name a few. Because art plays such an integral part in Chanel's rich history, it has always been a priority of Chanel to support the festival and the artists of this year and years past. Guests in attendance included Kristen Bell, Robert DeNiro, Yoko Ono, Selma Blair, Abbie Cornish, Zoe Kravitz, Olivia Thirlby and Amy Astley.


Abbie Cornish wearing Chanel, Robert DeNiro, Selma Blair wearing Chanel


SAKS and GQ

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 4/29/2010 2:34 PM
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Saks Fifth Avenue, GQ Style Editor Adam Rapoport, GQ Associate Editor Kevin Sintumuang hosted a cocktail party Wednesday night for trendsetting men, benefiting the Hetrick-Martin Institute. Cutting-edge fashion met cutting edge technology as Sak's Fifth Avenue's celebrated their commitment to men's designer brands including Alexander McQueen, Michael Bastian and Burberry Prorsum and the launch of GQ's new application on the iPad. 10% of the evening's sales went to benefit the Hetrick-Martin Institute, which provides a safe and supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth and their families. In Attendance were Brett Fahlgren, Eric Jennings, Lori Swersky, Alicia Lowery, Shawn Pean and Benjamin Godder.


Adam Rapoport, Kevin Sintumuang, Brett Fahlgren


Launch of the 2007 Vintage L'Armonia

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 4/29/2010 2:02 PM
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The worlds of fashion, philanthropy and wine came together Wednesday night at the Whitney Museum of American Art to celebrate Italy's premier wine producer, Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia and the launch of the 2007 vintage - L'Amonia, featuring original labels created by artists Ghada Amer and Reza Farkondeh. The special series of one-of-kind bottles were auctioned live and on-line in a sale conducted by Sotheby's to benefit the Whitney Museum of Art. Guests in attendance included Axel Heinz, Rosaria Frescobaldi, Adam Weinberg, Bettina Bryant and Gilles Bensimon.


Axel Heinz, Rosaria Frescobaldi, Ferdinando Frescobaldi


Urban Utopia

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 4/29/2010 12:47 PM
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On Wednesday, KiptonArt presented Urban Utopia at 32 Green Street in Soho. The Exhibition is based on the concept of a perfect society existing in an urban environment such as New York City. The idealistic notion refers to On The Best State of a Republic and the New Island Utopia, written in 1516 by Sir Thomas More, which described a fictional island in the Atlantic Ocean with a seemingly flawless socio-political-legal system. The works at 32 Grrene Street also either invite criticism of contemporary society or attempt to dispel common beliefs and traditions. In attendance were Anastasia Rogers, Heidi Lee, Erica Simone, Zev Eisenberg, Zach Hyman (PMC Superstar), Diane Passage and Bettina Prentice.


Anastasia Rogers, Kipton Cronkite, Karline Moeller, Heidi Lee


SUNGLASS HUT UNVEILS FLAGSHIP LOCATION ON FIFTH AVENUE

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 4/29/2010 11:53 AM
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Sunglass Hut, the leading global sunglass retailer, hosted a celebration Wednesday evening for the opening of it's 6,000 square foot U.S. flagship store on Fifth Avenue. The New York City flagship location features and expanded brand assortment that truly reflects the Sunglass Hut's personality. The shops are bigger and sleeker than previous stores and the New York Flagship stores are the first of ten the Hut plans to open over the next three years. According to CEO Fabio d'Angelantonio, the purpose was "to make the store a better showcase for the brand and have it reflect the personality of the company more strongly." The opening featured a performance by Jenny Lewis and guests in attendance included Rachel Bilson, Olivia Thirlby, Coco Rocha, Macaulay Culkin, Emily Mortimer, Zoe Kravitz, Nikki Reed and Kate Mara.


Macaulay Culkin


Gabrielle's Angel Foundation Shopping Event

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 4/27/2010 10:11 PM
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Americana Manhasset, premiere luxury shopping destination on Long Island's North Shore, hosted a Fashion Fête with Grammy nominated songwriter Denise Rich and her daughter, Daniella Rich Kilstock to benefit Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research. The event also featured Spring and Summer collections and other luxury items from such participating Americana Manhasset stores and top of the name designers as Gucci, Louis Vuitton and fendi. Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research was created in 1996 by Denise Rich and her daughters in memory of Gabrielle Rich Aouad, who passed away at the age of 27 after a long and valiant struggle with acute myelogenous leukemia. It was Gabrielle's wish that a foundation be created to help spare others the suffering that she endured. Guests there to support the foundation included Natalie Cole, Star Jones, Dee Hilfiger, Lauren Roberts, Caroline Hirsch, ... Read More


Christie's Picasso Luncheon

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 4/27/2010 9:57 PM
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Sharon Kim, Wen Zhou, Alan J. Fuerstman, Natalie Kaplan and Lydia Fenet welcomed guests on Tuesday evening to Christie's 20 Rockefeller for a women's luncheon inspired by Picasso to preview Picassos from the upcoming sale of Mrs. Sidney F Brody and from The Collection of Michael Crichton. The event also featured the 3.1 Phillip Lim Spring Collection titled Collage Dresses, which were inspired by Picasso's art. Guests at the luncheon included Lisa Marie Falcone, Francine Wright, Esteban Gomez, Lydia Fenet, Brooke Lampley and Olivia Chantecaille.


Brooke Lampley, Lydia Fenet, Olivia Chantecaille


Humane society Annual Photography Auciton

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 4/27/2010 8:59 PM
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Patti Smith, Cornelia Guest, Diane von Furstenberg, Grace Coddington, Fabiola Beracasa, Elettra Weidmann, Lauren Santo Domingo, Anja Rubik, and Katie Lee hosted the Third Benefit Photography Auction for the Hunane Society of New York at DVF Studio on Tuesday night. Co-chairs for the evening were Mikhail Baryshnikov, Cornelia Guest and Grace Coddington and the auction was presided over by Sotheby's chairman Jamie Niven. Legendary photographer Martha Swope was honored with an exhibit of her work taken while she was the official photographer for the New York City Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Company, Dance Theatre of Harlem and numerous Broadway productions. For over 100 years the Humane Society of New York has been a presence in New York City, caring for animals in need when illness, injury or homelessness strikes. They were initially founded to protect the
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Special Screening of "Babies"

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 4/27/2010 8:49 PM
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"If you were enrapture with March of the Penguins wait until you see Babies," professes Susan Wloszczyna of USA Today. The Thomas Balmés directed film based on the original idea of producer Alan Chabat, Babies simultaneously follows four babies from different corners of the world from birth to first steps. Re-defining the non-fiction art form, Babies joyfully captures on the film the earliest stages of the journey of humanity that are at once unique and universal to all. The special screening Tuesday night at the Tribeca Grand Hotel welcomed such guests as Hoda Kotb, Ashley McDermott, Christina Greeven Cuomo, Bobbi Thomas, Gayle King and Ingrid Seynhaeve.


Bobbi Thomas, Hoda Kotb


Literacy Partners

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 4/27/2010 8:21 PM
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On Tuesday, Gen-X and Gen-Y  fast trackers, members of society and up-and-coming headliners from the worlds of publishing, fashion, design and media, came together to join the Literacy Partners at the 2nd Annual Literacy Associates Benefit at Carnival in Union Square. In conjunction with the benefit, Literacy Associates organized a special online auction to run at www.charityfolks.com/literacypartners. At the site, supporters have the opportunity to bid on exciting prizes like vacations in Montego Bay, the Catskills and dinner for ten at Capitale Grille. The Literacy Associates Committee of Literacy Partners was recently created to assist in reaching out to a younger demographic with information about adult illiteracy issues.


Erica Landsman, Rachel Jacobson, Jeremy Rosen, Zoe Schwab, Andrea Rosen


2010 PEN Literary Gala

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 4/27/2010 7:09 PM
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PEN American Center, the U.S. branch of the world's oldest international literary and human rights organization, held its 2010 Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History Tuesday night with 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft as the master of ceremonies. The Gala marks Pen's largest source of unrestricted support, providing crucial funding for its work to secure the liberty of persecuted and imprisoned writers around the world. The Gala draws attention to imprisoned writers of conscience who are in particularly dire circumstances through the preservation of the PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom To Write Award. The PEN Literary Service Award is also presented to a writer whose critically acclaimed work helps people to understand the human condition in original and powerful ways. International PEN was founded in 1921 in direct response to the ethnic and national divisions that contributed to the first World War. Pen America was founded ... Read More


Pratt Celebrates the 21st Anniversary

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 4/27/2010 6:51 PM
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Pratt institute celebrated the 21st Anniversary of the Marc Rosen Scholarship fund for Graduate Packaging Design on Tuesday evening at the Pratt Institute and Luxe Pack Art of Packaging Award Gala. The Annual black-tie fundraiser honored Coty Prestige for it's outstanding commitment to packaging design and was hosted by Liz Cho, coo-anchor of WABC-TV Eyewitness News. The Marc Rosen Scholarship is the only scholarship in the world available to college students looking to pursue careers in cosmetics and packaging design. This years scholarship winners were Mehng-Huei (Monique) Chen and Ling-Yi (Linda) Huang of Taiwan and Juang Won Cha and Hyung Jin (Gina) Choi of South Korea. The Pratt program in which Rosen teaches- Communications and Package Design- is ranked as one of the top ten graduate graphic design programs in the country by U.S. News and World Report and collegecrunch.org.

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Young Patrons of the Philharmonic

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 4/27/2010 6:32 PM
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Young Patrons of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas (POA) held a cocktail party Tuesday evening with Conductor Alondra de la Parra at Casa Mezcal on the Lower East Side. The party included a live preview of Mi Alma Mexicana (My Mexican Soul) performed by members of the orchestra, which will be performed in full on May 11th at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. The Young Patrons of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas was founded in 2004 by then 23 year old Mexican Conductor and pianist Alondra de la Parra, and is now and international symphony orchestra serving as a platform to showcase young composers and performers from the Americas. The majority of the orchestra members are under the age of 35 and hail from 22 different countries.


Alondra De La Parra, Christian Cota


The Wall Street Journal "Greater New york" Launch

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 4/27/2010 3:01 PM
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Last night the Wall Street Journal hosted a launch party for their new Greater New York Section at Gotham Hall. "Greater New York" is a local section that brings politics, sports real estate, crime and culture to the newspaper's pages. Obviously this is an attempt to boost readership in the Five boroughs and take a little bit of the market share away from the New York Times and we are yet to see how the plan works. And I thought they were friends. Rupert Murdoch and Mayor Bloomberg spoke at the event and other guests in attendance included Michael Charland, Gary Farro, Ken DePaola, Bill Rudin and Ken Li.


Rupert Murdoch, Wendi Murdoch, Mayor Michael Bloomberg


Rough Justice Hosted by Fortune

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 4/27/2010 1:29 PM
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There are a number of great ways to get past a sex scandal, and we are continually given examples of how to lessen the blow and fall out of such instances. You can settle out of court (KOBE! Probably the most effective because I believe there is confidentiality involved), you can deny it (Bill), you can argue what the meaning of the word "is" is (Bill) and sometimes you can just wait until another public scandal comes on by (Letterman, Tiger). One really great way to avoid backlash from a sex scandal (Eliot Spitzer) is to make sure that Oscar-winning directors like Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) and author Peter Elkind, don't find any interest in you. Eliot if we could have talked a few years back you'd be in better shape. Some might remember Gibney and Elkind's 2005 collaboration The Smartest Guys in the Room, ... Read More


New York Premiere of Mother and Child

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 4/27/2010 11:48 AM
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Sony Classic Pictures presented the New York Premiere of the Rodrigo Garcia film Mother and Child, Monday evening at the Paris theater. The movie tells the story of three women's lives who share a common core: they have all been profoundly affected by adoption. Karen (Annette Bening), Elizabeth (Naomi Watts) and Lucy (Kerry Washington) constantly have to deal with the lifelong effects of adoption or the adoption process, Karen gave her child up, Elizabeth was adopted and Lucy is looking to adopt. Caryn James of Marie Claire described the film as "A love letter to motherhood... the on movie you must treat your mom to this Mothers Day. A tough minded yet delicate drama," with Michael Korensky from Indiewire pointing out "Washington is the revelation of the film... Washington rarely hits a false note." Guests in attendance at the Paris Theatre in New York ... Read More


August Wilson's Fences

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 4/26/2010 9:19 PM
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Monday evening marked the opening night for the Broadway revival of August Wilson's Fences, directed by Kenny Leon and starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Chris Chalk, Stephen McKinley Henderson and Russell Hornsby. The play takes place in Pittsburgh in the fifties, and as in other plays by Wilson, a tragic character helps pave the way for other blacks to have the opportunities under conditions they were never free to experience themselves. In the play that is Troy Maxson's (Denzel Washington) life. The play takes place during the season when Hank Aaron led the Milwaukee Braves to the World series over the New York Giants, proving that not only could African-Americans compete with white baseball players but they could also be leaders. In Attendance were Gabourey Sidibe, Jesse Eisenberg, Rachel Ray, Natalie Cole, Star Jones, Spike Lee, Anne ... Read More


Stoli Film Pioneer Award

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 4/26/2010 8:46 PM
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Stoli, official vodka and signature sponsor of this years Tribeca Film Festival in New York, presented the first ever Stoli Film Pioneer Award to film maker Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler, The Fountain and Requiem for a Dream). Known for creating films with an original voice, Aronofsky's work thoroughly engages his audience to not just feel but experience, not just to connect to stories, but to become characters within them. The Stoli Film Pioneer Award was also accompanied by a $25,000 honorarium that he donated to The School of Field Studies, Fountain Scholarship - a scholarship endowed by Mr. Aronofsky. This is the second consecutive year that Stoli has supported the festival which was founded in 2001 by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff. Guests in attendance included Zach Braff, Craig Teper, Olivia Palermo, Geoffrey Fletcher, Lisa ... Read More


Parsons Annual Fashion Benefit

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 4/26/2010 8:10 PM
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Parsons The New School for Design honored Dr. William K. Fung, Group Managing Director of Li & Fung, and celebrated designer Vera Wang at it's 2010 Fashion Benefit Monday evening at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers. The annual event honors visionaries who have significantly contributed to the industry with previous honorees including Francisco Costa, Tom Murry and Diane von Furstenberg just to name a few. Proceeds from the evening go to support scholarships and academic programs at Parsons, a leader in design education in disciplines ranging from fashion design to communication design and technology, prduct design, interior design, architecture, photography, fine art and more. The highlight of the night was without a doubt the fashion show that featured the most notable collections designed by graduating students and the show and evening culminated with the naming of the highly coveted Designers of the Year awards ... Read More


Juillard School Event

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 4/26/2010 6:53 PM
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The Juillard School held their President's Gala Monday evening the 26th to honor Juillard President Joseph W. Polisi's 25years of leadership at the school. The evening, which began with a performance in the school's own Peter Sharp Theater, also featured were Juillard Alumni, soprano Renée Fleming, actress Laura Linney and choreographer Adam Hougland along with performances by current students in Juillards Dance, Drama and Music Division. Benefits from the evening will go to benefit the school an it's students. The Juillard School established this country's standard for education in the performing arts, beginning with music in 1905, followed by it's Dance Division in 1951. It became part of Lincoln Center in 1968 when it added a four year drama program. Juillard's alumni include Yo-Yo Ma, Nina Simone, Kevin Spacey and Robin Williams just to name a few.

ynn Kroll, Joseph W.
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Through The Kitchen

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 4/26/2010 5:39 PM
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The Cancer Research Institute held it's 28th annual Through The Kitchen dinner at The Four Seasons Sunday night. Through the Kitchen, which the New York Times called one of 2009's 'most memorable parties' is the only charity event that invites guests to walk through the legendary kitchen of The Four Seasons restaurant. From Cocktails in the Grill Room to a spectacularly decorated dinner in the Pool Room. The event surprises entertains and delight's guests and raises money for the Irvington Institute Fellowship Program of The Cancer Research Institute, which provides vital funding support to young postdoctoral researchers at leading immunology and tumor immunology laboratories around the world. Guests in attendance included Mayor Michael Bloomberg, George Pataki, Joel Klein, Nicole Miller, Somers Farkas, Jamie Niven and Debra Peltz.


Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Nicole Miller


London Review

By Danny Fields
Monday, 4/26/2010 4:43 PM
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As part of the 30th Anniversary Celebration for the London book Review, a panel discussion was held with John Lanchester, Colm Tóbín, Mary-Kay Wilmers and James Wood, discussing the role of the Author in the Age of The internet. Developments in the internet and electronic publishing are revolutionizing the way books are sold and read. Not since Gutenberg has there been such a profound change in the transfer of knowledge in our society. What effect is this having on authors, is it changing the way we write? If the physical book dies out, how will this alter the way they write? These and many other questions were addressed as the panel examined the shift in media's medium and accessibility.


Nicholas Spice, Mary-Kay Wilmers, Colm Toibin, John Lanchester, James Wood


Dylan Lauren and ASPCA

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 4/26/2010 4:21 PM
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Dylan Lauren, CEO and founder of Dylan's Candy Bar, hosted a special event Saturday morning to benefit the ASPCA and spread the word that pet adoption is your best option when looking for a new furry friend. The fun-filled morning included appearances by some of the ASPCA's cutest adoptable animals. Also, 15% of all net sales was donated to the ASPCA and their mission. Guests in attendance included Anisha Lakhani, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Jaimee Bloom, Arielle Greenberg, Barbara Regna, Peter Regna and Ken Starr.


Emery the Dog, Dylan Lauren


Eco Boys and Girls

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 4/26/2010 3:55 PM
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On Saturday Liberty Science Center Unveiled Maria Snyder's Eco Boys & Girls, new animated characters that star in an educational film and exhibit. Eco Boys & Girls are an earth-friendly animated characters that represent a chance for the next generation to become Eco Heroes and recognize their ability to improve their lives and the lives of others by acknowledging that "We create the world we live in." Raised in Maine, Maria has long integrated pro-environment messages and recycled materials into her work - fine art, fashion and jewelry design. Guests in attendance included Suze Yalof Schwartz, Dr. Noel J. Brown, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Alek Wek, Helena Christensen, William Calvert and Luca Babini.


Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Maria Snyder, Alek Wek


NY Junior League's 11th Annual Spring Auction

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 4/26/2010 2:59 PM
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On Friday night The New York junior League presented its 11th Annual NYJL Spring Auction. One of NYJL's largest fundraisers, the spring auction at Capitale featured both a live and silent auction. The night's theme "An Auction to Remember," went to benefit the Playground Improvement Project. NYJL is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Since 1901, The NYJL has been a leader in identifying and responding to unmet community needs. Each year more than 3,000 trained volunteers donate more than 250,000 hours of their time to better the lives of women and children in New York City.
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Dear Dave: Issue 7 Launch Party

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 4/26/2010 1:30 PM
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Dear Dave magazine celebrated the launch of it's 7th issue Friday evening with a party at the Tribeca Grand Hotel. The party, sponsored by Grand Life NYC and Prometheus Springs, also featured music my Mrs. Zipco. The tri-annual publication of photography and writing the celebrates a community of visual thinking, with affection and humor, and publishes idiosyncratic and original work. The magazine is interested in the most unpredictable work of all genres and sensibilities. Guests at the launch included Jonathan Cohn, Ina, Eric Graham, Aingeru Zorita, Lauren Lucas and Sophie Goodnight.



Lauren Lucas, Sophie Goodnight


The Western Front

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 4/26/2010 12:39 PM
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On Friday Evening at the Tribeca Grand, Zachary Iscol premiered his hard hitting documentary The Western Front. Iscol paints a heartfelt picture of a soldier in doubt who is coping with the realities of war. In 2004 writer/director Zachary Iscol fought as a US Marine in Al Anbar, Iraq's most violent province. When he returned five years later he begins to confront the awful dilemmas he faced while fighting an enemy that hid among civilians. The documentary is honest in it's attempt to reconcile the inner soldier with the civilian and the doubts that the conflicting sides expose. Guests in attendance included Chelsea Clinton, Radha Agrawal, Lynn De Rothschild and Miki Agrawal.


Chelsea Clinton, Zachary Iscol


Vidal Sasson: The Movie

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 4/26/2010 11:52 AM
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Vidal Sassoon's impact on the world of hair dressing has stretched multiple decades and generations. The film, which started as personal tribute to the man, grew into a major initiative to capture the magnitude of his life in film and in a book. Producer Michael Gordon was on a mission to leave a lasting memory of Vidal that would inspire young people and re-inspire the older generation of hairdressers, as well as the millions of people in the world to whom the name familiar. The premiere was held at the SVA Theatre.


EYES ON FASHION

By Michèle Gerber Klein
Monday, 4/26/2010 9:21 AM
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CATHERINE’S BIRTH STONE

“Je ris de me voire si belle” – Jewel Song: Gounod’s Faust

Last week, Christie’s Auction House in Rockefeller Plaza, my personal favorite because the doorman is so nice, threw an opening cocktail party for their April auctions: Jewelry and Russian Art. Because I’m enchanted by the famous gems of history, I went especially to see Catherine II of Russia’s astonishing brooch, long considered one of the great jewels of the world.

The Christie’s installation, a combination of painting and applied arts, including many Fabergé pieces and dazzling Tiffany and Cartier examples, as well, was simply beautiful. So, were many of the attendees, including Natalie Kossof, Dierdre Bialo-Kadin, Stephen Lash, Yana Balan, Jemima Jones, Marion Von Burchard, Fernando Bustillo, Mei Gian, Andrew Gadlin and Marisa Tuchinsky.

The food, caviar blinis, wild mushroom timbales, lobster en croute, champagne and Ultimat Vodka, was sybaritically suitable as well.

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Arias With A Twist

By Patrick Kelley
Friday, 4/23/2010 9:22 PM
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The Dominion rolled out the red carpet Friday evening for theatergoers and the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Arias With A Twist: The Docufantasty. The documentary is a "love letter" to the creative spirit, exploring the history, process and the need to create as Joey Arias and Basil Twist come together to create and then perform the avant-garde and groundbreaking theatrical show Arias With A Twist. The exploration of the creative drive of these two extraordinary men is inspiring and features never-before-seen footage of Andy Warhol, Jim Henson, Keith Haring, Grace Jones and Divine. Guests in attendance included Sarah Sheehan, Raven O, Sherry Vine, Anthony Jobbe, Ann Magnuson and Nathan Meier.


Joey Arias, Nathan Meier, Kenny Scharf, Perfidia


Brooklyn Ball

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 4/22/2010 9:39 PM
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The Brooklyn Museum honored The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation on Thursday night at their annual Ball which was co-chaired by Stephanie Ingrassia, Mario Batali and Susi Cahn, Hamish Bowles, Annie Leibovits, Zac Posen, Carla Shen, Stefano Tonchi and Susan Weber. This years ball celebrated the landmark partnership between the Brooklyn Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in creating the largest and most comprehensive costume collection in the world. The newly conceived event focused on "focused on fashion, fun and culinary excitement as only Brooklyn can do it! Jennifer Rubell, whom New York Times senior art critic Roberta Smith credits with 'laying waste to the prolonged ordeal that is the benefit dining experience'." This year event featured a new approach to eating, with each course served on a different floor. For instance, desert is stuffed ... Read More


Manhattan School Of Music Concert Gala

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 4/22/2010 9:17 PM
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The Manhattan School of Music honored Marilyn Horne Thursday evening during their annual Concert Gala at the Tribeca Rooftop. The dinner features performances by and for the renowned artists they honor each year, and is a showcase for their most talented young musicians. The Manhattan School of Music has contributed to the vibrant culture of New York City for over 85 years. It is one of the premiere private music conservatories in the nation with nearly 275 faculty dedicated to the over 800 students representing 40 different countries. The school prepares musicians to be stewards of the great music tradition and catalytic thinkers who will re-imagine the profession. Guests included Robert Sirota, Andrea Dubois and Maurice Dubois.



The Go Project's 2010 Annual Spring Benefit

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 4/22/2010 8:33 PM
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The Go Project, which shapes the futures of low income New York City public school children by providing critical academic, social and emotional support, held their 2010 Annual Spring Benefit at Stephan Weiss Studio. The event included a live and silent auction as well as tasting tables featuring delicious foods from such restaurants as POP Burger, Rosa Mexicana, Gourmet Garage, Ciao For Now and many more. Wine, liquor and beverages were donated by Cliff Lede, Voss, Bottlerocket Wine & Spirit, Zyr, Mercury, Manhattan Beer Distributers and Votto Vines. The annual event is the foundation of Go's fundraising year and accounts for a large percentage of the total budget. The funds from the event help Go provide year-round educational and family support services to children who are performing below grade levels and equips them with the confidence and skills needed to succeed at school at home and in life. Guests in ... Read More


Miss Viv' Handbag Collection

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 4/22/2010 8:00 PM
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Fabiola Beracasa, Shoshanna Gruss and Ferebee Taube hosted an evening to celebrate The Miss Viv' handbag collection with Roger Vivier. Inspired by the elegance and chic natural style of Madame Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Bruno Frisoni, artistic director of the Roger Vivier Maison, has dedicated a new design to her, the Miss Viv' Bag. The bag transcends fashion and commands already iconic status. Part of the proceeds from Miss Viv' sales in Roger Vivier boutiques worldwide will go to support programs through the Foundation Carla Bruni-Sarkozy which aims to facilitate access to culture, education and knowledge in order to fight social inequalities. Guests in attendance included Lauren Goodman, Beth Blake, Fernanda Niven, Dorrit Morely, Jesse Bride and Martin Cohn.


Fabiola Beracasa, Ferebee Taube, Shoshanna Gruss


45th Annual National Magazine Awards

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 4/22/2010 7:11 PM
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Known as the "Ellies" for Alexander Calder stabile "Elephant" given to each winner, the 45th Annual National Magazine Awards Gala honored 51 magazines. The event at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center also honored Anna Wintour (editor-in-chief of Vogue), who received the Magazine Editors Hall of Fame Award. The American Society of Magazine Editors will also honor its longtime executive director, Marlene Kahan, who is stepping down after more than 30 years of service to the organization. The ASME is the principle organization for magazine journalists in the United States and was founded in 1963. It works to defend the First Amendment and sponsors the the National Magazine Awards in association with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Guests in attendance included Andy Cohen, Brooke Shields, Cindi Lieve, Cynthia Rowley, Dana Cowin and Lesley Jane Seymour.
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Green Auction at Christie's

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 4/22/2010 6:19 PM
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Last night visionary leaders from the worlds of art, business, fashion and celebrity came together for one evening to make A Bid To Save Mother Earth at Christie's 20 Rockefeller Plaza. A bid to Save Mother Earth was an unprecedented collaboration in commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day and featured once in-a-lifetime celebrity experiences and exclusive merchandise up for auction including a round of golf with Bill Clinton (and since 2000 you don't have to let him win!). Other prizes included Five nights in Bali and putting your baby in the next Baby Gap ad. All proceeds go to benefit Natureal Resources Defense Council, Oceana, Conservation International and Central Park Conservancy. Fletch was the Master of Ceremonies and event co-shairs were Susan and David Rockefeller.


Sam Waterston, Ted Danson, Michael Hirshfield


New Museum's Spring Gala

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 4/22/2010 5:56 PM
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The New Museum spiced things up Thursday evening with a Brazilian-inspired gala at 7 World Trade. Hosted by Lisa Phillips, Saul Dennison, Shelley Fox Aarons, Mitzi Eisenberg and Charlotte Ford, the night honored Mary Heilmann and Maja Hoffman, and partygoers  tore up 'da' club to the sounds of Forro in the Dark, a New York City band of Brazilian expatriates. The exciting gala with its strict dress code of "anything but black" was decked floor to ceiling, with yellow umbrella cocktail tables, colorful florescent lights and a bamboo installation atop the center bar, transforming the beautiful venue into tropical wonderland. Guests in attendance included Alice Braga, Francisco Costa, Lisa PhilipsHeide Lindgren, Fernanda Mota, Julie Henderson, Marilyn Minter and Anh Duong.



Leslie Jordan’s ‘Trip Down the Pink Carpet’ opening

By Patrick McMullan (as told to Jackie Snow)
Thursday, 4/22/2010 5:06 PM
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It’s theater season, with openings happening left and right. Leslie Jordan’s My Trip Down the Pink Carpet will stand out as one of the most extravagant, with a certifiably bright-pink carpet in place of the usual red carpet.

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Judith Leiber look-book shoot

By Patrick McMullan (as told to Jackie Snow)
Thursday, 4/22/2010 5:03 PM
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I might be known as a party photographer, out all night shooting people enjoying themselves at the best parties New York has to offer. I do, however, shoot other things when the opportunity arises. So when Lucy Sykes from Judith Leiber called me about shooting a look book for the company’s latest purse collection, I was all for it.

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YoungArts In the Studio Benefit

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 4/22/2010 5:01 PM
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YoungArts, the core program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, held it's annual In The Studio, a celebration of YoungArts Gold and Silver Winners Benefit in New York City at the Baryshnikov Arts Center and Affirmation Arts Gallery. Chaired by Agnes Gund, Sarah Arison, Marian Davis and Nikki Brown. The benefit raised funds and awareness for the talented student artists the YoungArts program is dedicatedto supporting. The evening was the culmination of the week long In The Studio program, an artistic residency for 37 talented young artists from the fields of dance, cinemetic arts, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice and writing, whom were selected as the best of the best from a group of 142 high school senior artists from across the nation who came to Miami in January for YoungArts Week, a five-day intensive training and performance program ... Read More


Kiehl's Celebrates Earth Day

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 4/22/2010 4:26 PM
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Happy Earth Day everyone! On this glorious day 2,010 years ago, our earth was born. It was quite a day. An to commemorate the glorious occasion Kiehl's welcomed guests to their flagship store on Third Avenue to unveil the Limited Edition Collection of Kiehl's Açai Damage-Protecting Toning Mists, with 100% of Kiehl's net profits, up to 200,000 will go benefit the Rainforest Alliance. The Rainforest Alliance is an international nonprofit organization that works with people whose livelihoods depend on the land, helping them transform the way they grow food, harvest wood and host travelers. The Rainforest Alliance's goal is to bring responsibly produced goods and services to a global marketplace where the demand for sustainability is growing steadily. The limited edition Label Art Series was designed by Jeff Koons, Julianne Moore, Pharrell Williams and Malia Jones.

Adrienne Bailon, Chris Salgardo (President, Kiehl's USA)
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NFL and Verizon Draft Eve Party

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 4/22/2010 3:06 PM
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Verizon and the NFL welcomed guests to Abe & Arthur's for the 75th Anniversary of the NFL Draft. Verizon Wireless has also launched a new NFL Draft application that enhances NFL fans' experience with a 24/7 stream of NFL networks coverage and the replay on Tuesday and Wednesday. Joke. Also, you can take bets on how low Tim "The Wildcat" Tebow will get picked or whether or not he just ends up leading a super congregation to the chosen land a.k.a. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, a.k.a. Tim Tebow Stadium. The new application also provides and extensive collection of on-demand video of NFL Network Analysis, pick-by-pick Draft Tracker updated in real time, in-depth prospect profiles, blogs, news and much more. And for legal purposes I have to point that you can not take bets on how low Tebow will go. In attendance were Alyssa Milano, Barry Sanders, Dan ... Read More


Girard-Perregaux Boutique Launch

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 4/22/2010 1:47 PM
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Girard-Perregaux celebrated the launch of its new boutique on Madison Avenue Wednesday night with a dinner at Jean Georges. Girard-Perregaux first American boutique at 701 Madison is the prestigious home to some of the world's finest luxury brands. The Leonori building, constructed in 1902 and designated a city landmark, houses Girard-Perregaux between 62nd and 63rd Streets. All of the brand's collections, including the Haute Harlogerie models and limited editions, are showcased in this elegant space. Guests there to celebrate the launch included Salma Hayek, Francois-Henri Pinault, Luigi Macaluso, Jack Forester, Michele Bernhardt and Mariela Lucas.


Francois-Henri Pinault, Salma Hayek, Luigi Macaluso


Jig Pattni Makes His American Debut

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 4/21/2010 7:47 PM
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Award-winning jewelry artist Jig Pattni has brought his collections to America for the first time, and Dyanna Sidiropulo and Sudan Blond, Inc. welcomed guest to The Ramscale to celebrate Jig's arrival. Born into a jewelry family, he has been designing with platinum, gold and rare gem stones since the age of fourteen. His first collection, Seven Deadly Sins, was released in 2004 and was followed by The King Collection, which was based off his favorite musician and idol, Elvis Presley. He has won the prestigious Design Innovation Award a record three times; he is the only person to ever to do so. Guests in attendance included Jessica Gomes, Raquel Lohmann, Sunny Dhakan, Halyna Zhyrva, Rashel Sidiropulo and Sasha Dri.


Dyanna Sidiropulo, Jig Pattni


Jessica Gomes


"Made In NY" Spring Benefit for Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 4/21/2010 6:36 PM
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The Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services honored John A Herrmann, Chairman, JBFCS Board of Trustees, David F. Everett, JBFCS Vice President; and Russell Simmons, Co-Founder of Def Jam, Foundation of Ethnic Understanding along with the creator of fashion lines such as Phat Farm, Argyleculture and American Classics; at the Annual Spring Benefit, Made in NY. The event at Guastavino's featured a cocktail reception and a seated dinner with proceeds that went to benefit JBFCS' 175 community based programs, residential facilities and day-treatment centers that annually serve over 65,000 New Yorkers-in-need of all faiths, races and cultures. JBFCS has been a trailblazer in treating social problems for more than a century. Today they are one of the nation's largest and most respected nonprofit mental health and social service agencies and every night, over 1,000 individuals call a JBFCS residence home. Guests in attendance ... Read More


Healthcorps "The Garden of Good and Evil"

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 4/21/2010 4:39 PM
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Dr. Mehmet Oz, M.D. founder of Healthcorps, and his wife Lisa, welcomed guests to Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers last night for The Garden of Good & Evil, Healthcorps's 2010 Gala.  Last night's event honored Tara Guber (Founder of YogaEd), Gary Hirschberg, (President & CE-Yo, Stonyfield Farm, Inc.), George A. Naddaff, chairman & CEO UFood Grill) and Kerry Rhodes of the NY Jets. The event also featured performances by 2-time Grammy Award-winner Caron Wheeler, Stepp Stewart & Eturnity Band. The proactive health movement is fighting the obesity and mental resilience crises by getting American students and communities across the country to take charge of their health. Their three step approach of Educating The Student Body- their in-school program, Creating a FitTown- with community outreach and Advocacy- public outreach at the national state and city levels. Benefits from the Gala went to further ... Read More


The Drawing Center 2010 Gala

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 4/21/2010 4:25 PM
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The Drawing Center held their 2010 benefit Gala at the Tribeca Rooftop, with co-chairs Jane Dresner Sadaka, Pat Steir and Isabel Stainow Wilcox. The evening celebrated the opening of the exhibition Leon Golub: Live & Die Like A Lion?. The evening will also honor the career of Nancy Spero, artist and wife of Leon Golub, for her extraordinary contribution to the medium of drawing. After the private viewing of the exhibit at The Drawing Center, the group  moved up to the Tribeca Rooftop for a cocktail reception and dinner. Each year the Gala attracts over 300 supporters and prominent members of the art community whose contributions benefit the center's groundbreaking exhibitions of historical and contemporary drawings, education programs, and renowned publications. Funds raised at the event also supported the Center's signature Viewing Program.


Frances Beatty Adler, Brett Littman, Jane Dresner Sadaka


Food Allergy Initiative at Cipriani 42

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 4/21/2010 3:09 PM
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On Wednesday afternoon the Food Allergy Initiative held there 11th Annual New York Spring Luncheon at Cipriani 42 with luncheon co-chairs Abbey Braverman, Roxanne Palin and Stephanie Winston Wolkoff. The event also featured Dr. Hugh Sampson, world renowned researcher, spoke at the event and all proceeds went to benefit FAI's research activities and educational programs aimed at effectively treating and raising awareness of life threatening food allergies. Over 12 Million Americans have a food allergies of varying degrees of severity: 6% of children under the age of 3, and 3.5-4% of the over all population. In 2009, FAI merged with The Food Allergy Project, creating the largest private source of funding for food allergy research in the United States.


Abbey Braverman, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Roxanne Palin


FAI Avocacy Steering Committee


Dr. Hugh Sampson


AMERICAN IDIOT ON BROADWAY

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 4/21/2010 1:16 PM
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Green Day was at the St. James Theater last night to check out the Broadway opening of American Idiot, which tells the exhilarating story of a new generation of young Americans as they struggle to find meaning in a post 9-11 world. With an 8 member onstage band and a cast of 19, led by Tony Award-winner John Gallagher, Jr., this high-octane musical includes every song from the acclaimed album which sold over 12,000,000 albums. In order to bring the album to life on the stage, Green Day teamed with Tony-winning director of Spring Awakening Michael Mayer, two-time Tony Award-winning composer Tom Kitt and Oliver Award-winning choreographer Steven Hoggett. Guests in attendance included Rosie O'Donnell, Whoopi Goldberg, Zachary Quinto, Serena Williams, Paul Rudd, Donald Trump, Melania Trump and Edie Falco.


Mike Dirnt, Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool


Academy of American Poets

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 4/21/2010 12:38 PM
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The Academy of American Poets held it's 8th annual benefit, Poetry & The Creative Mind last night at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. Some of America's leading artists, scholars and public figures participated in the extraordinary evening celebrating the role of contemporary poetry in American culture. Each year, Poetry & The Creative Mind raises money for the programs of the American Poets, including National Poetry Month (April), which was established by the Academy in 1996 and is now the largest literary celebration in the world. Special guests readers this year included Meryl Streep, Sting, Matt Dillon, Alan Cumming, Julian Schnabel, Jhumpa Lahiri, Gabriel Byrne, Ted Sorensen, Rosanne Cash and Frank Bidart.


Gabriel Byrne, Frank Bidart, Sting, Alan Cumming, Julian Schnabel, Matt Dillon, Jumpa Lahiri, Meryl Streep, Ted Sorensen, Rosanne Cash


Disneynature's OCEANS

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 4/21/2010 11:55 AM
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On Tuesday evening at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York, La Mer held a screening of Disneynature's Oceans, which will open on the big screen on Earth Day 2010. Nearly three quarters of the Earth's surface is covered by water and Oceans boldly chronicles  the mysteries that lie beneath. Directors Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud dive deep into the very waters that sustain all of mankind-- exploring the harsh reality and the amazing creatures that live within. Narrated by Pierce Brosnan and featuring spectacular never-before-seen imagery captured by the latest underwater technologies. Oceans offers an unprecedented look beneath the sea in a powerful motion picture that unfolds April 22nd, 2010. Guests in attendance included Mira Sorvino, Nanette Lepore, Amanda Ross, Douglas Hannant, Kelly Bensimon and Jennifer Creel.


Mira Sorvino


Barnard Scholarship Dinner

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 4/20/2010 8:01 PM
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Alumnae and friends of Barnard College gathered last night at The Plaza hotel for the schools annual Scholarship dinner and auction. Being honored this year is Pulitzer Prize winning Journalist and best-selling author Anna Quindlen and New York State's first female Chief Judge Judith Kaye. Gossip Girl's Zuzanna Szadkowski served as Mistress of Ceremonies at the event, Igniting Excellence, which will raise money for Banard's financial aid program. The dinner also featured live and silent auctions, as well as online auctions which will run through May 5th.


Helene Kaplan, Judge Judith Kaye, Anna Quindlen, Helen Futter


Can-Do Awards Dinner

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 4/20/2010 6:38 PM
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The Food Bank for New York City welcomed guests Tuesday evening for the Can-Do Awards, and to honor Emeril Lagasse, Bank of America, Wakefern/ShopRite and St. John's Bread & Life at Pier 60. Individuals and organizations are honored every year who have dedicated their time in the fight to end hunger throughout the five boroughs. Stanley Tucci served as the Master of Ceremonies with Co-Chairs Mario Batali, Susan Cahn and Honorary Dinner Chair Michael Stipe. There are currently 3.3 million New Yorkers who experience difficulty affording food, and this number increases every year. In order to fight this, the Food Bank procures and distributes food to a network of approximately 1,000 food assistance programs citywide. In addition they provide food safety and capacity building workshops, manage school nutrition education programs, after school and emergency food programs and so many other programs that deal ... Read More


Elliot Erwitt Luncheon

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 4/20/2010 6:15 PM
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A luncheon was held yesterday at Bergdorf Goodman to celebrate the new Elliott Erwitt exhibition. Erwitt, who was born in France in 1928 has had a photography career that has stretched decades, capturing memorable moments and unforgettable events in history. He has snapped pictures on numerous continents and became president of Magnum Photos for three terms. He has snapped Marylin Monroe, Grace Kelly and of course a number of dogs, showing their quirky behaviors and eccentric owners.  His black and white photographs "affirm the camera's capacity for observation, with an affecting social stance, a love of the dramatic gesture and an outsiders role of observation, he is the archetype of the mid-century peripatetic photojournalist.


Elliott Erwitt, Amanda Brooks


Matrix Awards

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 4/20/2010 3:25 PM
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The New York Women in Communications welcomed guests Monday afternoon to the Waldorf=Astoria for the 2010 Matrix awards honoring such stars as Tina Fey, Sheryl Crow, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Anne Keating and Gayle King just to name a few. The award ceremony, emceed by Brian Williams, is a yearly event meant to honor the extraordinary achievements of outstanding women in the communications industry. NYWIC empowers women in all communications disciplines to reach their full potential by promoting their professional growth and inspiring them to achieve and share their success in Jeff Zucker, Seth Meyers, Katie Couric, Kathy Lee and Hoda Kotb.


Tina Fey, Sheryl Crow, Mariska Hargitay


Point Foundation's Third Annual Gala

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 4/20/2010 2:13 PM
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Last night The Point Foundation honored Jane Krakowski at their 3rd Annual Gala. She received the Point Courage Award, which recognizes an individual who has advocated for the future of the LGBT community and lives with the vision that investing in today's potential will produce a brighter tomorrow. The Point Foundation's mission is to provide financial support , mentoring, leadership training and hope to meritorious students whom are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. By identifying and supporting these scholars, Point Hopes to provide a greater level of acceptance, respect and tolerance within future generations for all persons, regardless of sexual orientation. Guests in attendance included Kelly Ripa, Susan Sarandon, Alan Cumming, Andy Karl, Cheyenne Jackson, Judith light and Jorge Valencia.


Jane Krakowski


My Trip Down the Pink Carpet

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 4/20/2010 1:16 PM
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Last night, Leslie Jordan arrived at the Midtown Theater in a Pink SUV to celebrate the his off-Broadway production of My Trip Down the Pink Carpet, based on his book with the same name. The poignant and witty performance discusses his life from growing up in Tennessee to arriving in Hollywood and eventually making on the big screen. Since arriving to hollywood in 1982, he has been on hundreds of television shows, films and commercials, including his 2006 Emmy Award for Guest Actor in a comedy series for his portrayal of "Beverley Leslie" on Will and Grace. He has also appeared on such shows as Priveledged, Ugly Betty, Boston Legal and Reba. Guests at the premiere included Lily Tomlin, Kevin Spirtas, Jay Manuel, Vanessa Ray and Cynthia Nixon.


Leslie Jordan


Behind The Burly Q

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 4/20/2010 12:54 PM
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The Moma welcomed guests last night for a special screening of Behind the Burly Q, a documentary on the history of burlesque houses. The movie traces the origins of the burlesque shows from France, Great Britain and Greece to it's rise in popularity in the United States  in the early to mid 20th century. The movie is a behind the scenes look at the performers themselves as they share their experiences in the golden age of the burlesque life. They performers share stories of heartbreak and triumph on the road, along with dealing with the public scrutiny and feelings of shame. The stories give an intimate look into the lifestyle as told by those who lived it. Guests in attendance included Michael Douglas, Alan Alda, Andrew Quintero, Cherrie Hillard, Kim Stolz, Steve Guttenberg, Robert Zemeckis and Sharon Stone.

Sharon Stone, Lesle
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Ballet Hispanico

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 4/20/2010 12:12 PM
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The Ballet Hispanico Spring Gala Honored Vin Cipolla and Nilo Cruz last night as the Ballet celebrated it 40th Anniversary Year. Founded in 1970 by Artistic Director Tina Ramirez, Balley Hispanico is the foremost dance representative of Hispanic culture in the United States, with a professional company which tours nationally and internationally. Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, the Ballet Hispanico has performed for over two million people in such venues as the John F. Kennedy Center, Houston's Wortham Center and the Auditorium Theater in Chicago. The Ballet provides over 600 young people with a year-round curriculum of classic ballet and modern and Spanish Dance.


Vin Cipolla, Celine McDonald


The SCAD Style Etoile 2010 Awards Gala

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 4/20/2010 11:31 AM
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Six of the top names in the worlds of design, art and style were honored last night at the Savannah College of Art and Design's fifth anual SCAD style Etoile Awards in New York. The event at James Cohan Gallery kicked off with a cocktail reception that welcomed such guests as Michael Douglas, Sara Ferguson, Duchess of York and Diane Passage whom attended the annual award ceremony that kicked of SCAD Style 2010, a special series of style and design events running from April 26th through May 6th at the SCAD Savannah and Atlanta locations. The trendsetting series includes lectures, exhibitions, panel discussions and workshops featuring cutting-edge artists, designers, industry professional and innovators highlighting several of the University's Programs. Those who received awards included Peter Arnell, Graydon Carter, Catherine Deneuve, Sir David Tang, John Rosselli and Bunny Williams.

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess
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Multiple Sarcasms

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 4/20/2010 10:55 AM
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The Cinema Society celebrated the release of Multiple Sarcasms last night with a party at The Lion, NYC. The richly textured drama about self discovery stars Timothy Hutton as Gabriel Richard, whom takes an unconventional path to shedding his life of convention by writing a play. As the play becomes about his life, the process proves both disruptive and healing for him as well as his close knit group of family and friends. The  movie also features Stockard Channing, Mario Van Peebles, Mira Sorvino and India Ennenga. Guests at the party included Brooks Branch, Joel Schumacher, Alan Cumming, John DeLucie, Russell Simmons, Alina Cho and Ann Dexter-Jones.


Alan Cumming


2010 International Woman of Discovery

By Patrick Kelley
Friday, 4/16/2010 5:00 PM
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On Thursday night, Uma Thurman hosted the 8th Annual Women of Discovery Awards: Extraordinary  Women, Extreme Discoveries, honoring women in exploration at Tribeca Rooftop. Honorees included pioneers in the elucidation of plant communication and the documentation of ancient traditions, which are rapidly vanishing. Guests in attendance included Bertha Coombs, Alexandra Rosario, Chuck Varga, Andy Paige and Gary Shafton.


Uma Thurman


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