Thursday, May 17, 2018

Black Alumni of Pratt 2018 Celebration of the Creative Spirit Award at the Park Hyatt Hotel.

On May 8th The Black Alumni of Pratt honored David Hockney the the Lifetime of Artistic Excellence Award, Naomi Campbell the Lifetime Achievement Award, Virgil Abloh the Creative Spirit Award and David & Joyce Dinkins the Inaugural David & Joyce Dinkins Pinnacle Award.
It was amazing to see so many creative people together for the dinner. David Hockney was so charming and gracious. Naomi was unable to attend so her friend Christy Turlington showed up to accept on her behalf.
Funds raised at the event go towards assisting BAP to continue to provide talented students of African and Latino decent stipends and scholarships.
Also present were the McCann WorldGroup who continues to partner with BAP providing Scholarships, Internships and employment to talented students.
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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Ballet Hispanico Spring Gala at the Plaza Hotel In New York City

Monday night was the Ballet Hispanico Carnaval Gala 2018 celebrating the impact of Latino Leaders in America.
The evening honored Emilio and Gloria Stephan who could not have been nicer. When it came time to make a pledge of $15,000 for a full scholarship Glorias hand was the first to go up in the ballroom. Carolina Herrera was honored and was surprised by a fashion show carried out by the dancers from the Ballet Hispanico Company. Marcos Torres was also honored and he remarked on the help of a school teacher that turned his life around as a teenager growing up in NY having lost both his parents, There was hardly a dry eye in the room at the end of the speech. Then he asked us all to recognize the teacher with a warm round of applause as he pointed him out in the room. 
It was an evening about music and dance and paying it forward and helping others. It brought us all together. We got to see the school dancers and the company perform. There was also a group from New Orleans who had come up to NY to dance for the event. The company has been working with Ballet Hispanico too.
Emilio talked about the importance of roots and remembering where we come from while Gloria reminded us that the arts transcend age, race, religious and political lines and unites us all.
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On Stage at the Met Dinner Spring 2018

Sunday night was the On Stage Dinner at the Metropolitan Opera. It was such a beautiful and special event. Nothing can compare to sitting on the stage and looking out into the auditorium. One cause feel the sense of awe that the performers must feel as they perform in this magnificent hall.
And at the end of the night as the guests were leaving I heard one whisper  I can now say I have danced on the stage at the Met.
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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

New York City Ballet Spring Gal 2018

On May 3rd New York City Ballet held its Spring Gala at The David Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in NY. As always it was a star studded event. On the red carpet there was great excitement because Sarah Jessica Parker was bring her beautiful little girls to see the Ballet.
The team from Cait and Jules did a wonderful job on the decor for the dinner. To see all my images please click on this PHOTO LINK

Monday, May 7, 2018

The 35th Central Park Conservancy’s annual Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Lunch

Last week was the 35th Central Park  Conservancy’s annual Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Lunch. What an amazing day it was. The weather was perfect, the blossom was in bloom and the hats were fabulous as were the women wearing them. Raising over 5 million dollars the event was a great success.
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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Save Venice Ball at the Pierre Hotel in New York

The room was full of royalty and masks.
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Hope Funds for Cancer Research Dinner

The Hope Funds for Cancer Research, dedicated to advancing innovative research for the most difficult-to-treat cancers, recognized four of its research fellows at a white tie dinner on April 25, 2018, at The Harold Pratt House in New York City. Those recognized were Brian Abraham, Ph.D. and Peter K. Nicholls, Ph.D., both of the Whitehead Institute, Wen Tang, Ph.D., of the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, and Bernardo Tavora, Ph.D., of Rockefeller University. "The Hope Fund's mission is to work to identify the most promising research opportunities," stated Leah Rush Cann, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Hope Funds for Cancer Research Board of Trustees. "These young researchers exemplify our goal of awarding fellowships to those who demonstrate the greatest likelihood of making an impact on addressing the hardest-to-treat cancers.” 
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FARE LUNCH 2018 April 25th, 2018 At Cipriani 42nd Street

This year The Food Allergy Research & Education hosted its 19th Annual Spring Luncheon at Cipriani 42nd Street. This year Talia Day received the Legacy Award for her longtime commitment to research and education and Stacey Saiontz received the Excellence in Advocacy Award.
The room was decorated with blossoms and spring flowers arranged by DeJuan Stroud.
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Friday, March 16, 2018

The Young Fellows Ball at the Frick

Last night was The Long Fellows Ball at the Frick.
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Friday, February 16, 2018

Quest Magazine Wedding Issue, February 2018

It is always exciting to see a wedding I shoot on the pages of Quest Magazine. This month Amanda and Ted's wedding opened the editorial section of real weddings  with a beautiful 4 page spread. The Wedding took place on Crown Island, the private island where Amanda spent her childhood summers at the families compound.
The guests arrived by ferry as the groom was being picked up in a beautiful Cris Craft boat. The rains stopped and the ceremony took place at the end of the island. Later guests enjoyed cocktails on the porch of the house followed by dinner and dancing in a tent that was decorated with antler chandeliers.