Wednesday, October 30, 2013

CCBF Gala 2013 at the Plaza Hotel


Last night was the CCBF Gala at the Plaza Hotel.

This year's Breakthrough Spirit Awards went to Margo and John Catsimatidis and Amar'e Stoudemire, and the Medical Breakthrough Award went to Dr. Patricia Giardina.

After the awards Joe Piscopo held a lively auction and was then followed by a performance by The Midtown Men who founded their group after leaving the Broadway hit Jersey Boys.

They rocked the house with their 60's music and everyone jumped up and danced infront of the stage.

 To view all the photos please click on this link The BBDF Gala 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Studio Museum In Harlem Fall 2013 Gala

Last night I raced downtown the Cipriani Wall Street for the  the Studio Museum in Harlem's fall 2013 Gala. It is always such an amazing event and last night was no exception.
The room was full of beautiful people celebrating the arts and culture of Harlem and the amazing Studio Museum lead by Thelma Golden that is now 45 years young.
The event raised over 1.6 million dollars.
To view all the photos please click on this link The Studio Museum in Harlem Gala 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Hilary and Bryant Gumbel at The Rita Hayworth Gala

Looking fabulous as always Hilary and Bryant Gumbel at The Rita Hayworth Gala

And the women wore Naeem Kahn

Looking wonderful at The Rita Hayworth Gala, Naeem Kahn's wonderful gowns were worn by his wife Ranjana and friends.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Rita Hayworth 30th Anniversary Gala

Last night was the 30th Anniversary of the Rita Hayworth Gala for the  Alzeheimer's Association held at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in NY.
Princess Yasmin Aga Khan began this event in honor of her mother, actress Rita Hayworth, who died as a result of Alzheimer's. Under Princess Yasmin Aga Khan's leadership, over $60 million has been raised through the Galas over the last 30 years.

To view all the photos please click on this link Rita Hayworth Gala 2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Carnegie Hall Fall Gala 2013

Last night was Carnegie Halls opening night Gala for the 2013-2014 Season but sadly the show did not go on. Due to a union shut down of the hall the concert had to be cancelled while ongoing negotiation continue about the newly acquired space at the hall and how it will be managed.
The staff were not sure what was going to happen and they banded together and made many calls and realised that the support from the patrons was with them and so the dinner went ahead at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel as planned.
David Stark designed a supper club feel to the room and after dinner everyone took to the dance floor. Jessie Norman made a very amazing speech that was delivered with her voice that filled the room and our hearts.
Joshua Bell also talked about his experience traveling with the youth orchestra and it made me want to go and hear them play.
Sandy Weil announced that for the first time in his leadership of Carnegie Hall, which is now over 20 years, he was not needing to ask for money as the capital campaign had reached its goal.


To view all the photos please click on this link Carnegie Hall Fall Gala 2013