Sunday, July 19, 2015

ACE’s Second Annual Foodie Ball – Rooftop - New York City - July 17, 2015

ACE, otherwise known as the Association of Community Employment Programs for the Homeless – held their second annual foodie ball this past Thursday July 17, 2015.  This event attracted a great turnout for a night of great food, open bar, and music on the beautiful rooftop lounge of the Scholastic Headquarters in Soho, New York.  Sponsored by Blue Apron and some of New York City’s top restaurants, the Second Annual Foodie Ball benefits ACE’s mission of training homeless men and women with skills to sustain self-sufficiency and full-time employment. 

Guests attended the event in festive summer cocktail attire as plenty of food, drink, and music accompanied the warm summer night.  Restaurants participating in the Foodie Ball included some of NYC’s top dining establishments.  The National by the famed Geoffrey Zakarian served watermelon feta salad with basil seed dressing, The Lure Fishbar served Lobster Salad, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que served pork shoulder sandwiches (which are cooked for 16 hours!), tapas favorite Boqueria served Quail Egg Toast and Tomato Watermelon Gazpacho, and Dean & Deluca served a large delicious anti-pasto spread with artichokes, cheese, meats, and grilled veggies.

DJ Claudius Raphael spun groovy pop tunes on the open air rooftop lit up with some mellow pink-purple lighting against the scenic backdrop of the Manhattan skyline.  Indoors, a silent auction table was also set up with unique experiences that featured a VIP backstage experience with Jimmy Kimmel and an Illy CoffeeY5 Iperespresso machine.

The night concluded with a fantastic afterparty at Pravda, although we missed this one, we’ll be staying for the after-party of next year’s Third Annual Foodie Ball – mark your calendar’s and don’t miss that one!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

American Museum of Natural History's Museum Dance - New York City - April 17, 2015

New York's young philanthropists gathered at the American Museum of Natural History for the well anticipated 2015 Museum Dance event.  The AMNH's Museum Dance is New York City's longest running junior benefit - with the mission of raising funds for institution's educational and scientific programs. This year's theme captures the roaring twenties with masked dances, cocktails, an intimate dinner, and a grand festive after-party featuring music by JUS SKE.

Notable guests for this year's event included Olivia Palermo, Nicky Hilton, Julie Henderson, Lauren Remington Platt, and James Rothschild.  And as fashionable as the guests, this year's event was sponsored by Valentino.

Harley Viera Newton wears not just another gown!
Scenes from the After Party
Eugenia Mirand and Julie Henderson
Dinner under the famed AMNH's big blue whale
Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl
This year's Museum Dance Chairs
Emilie Grimaldi and Elizabeth Kurpis in the night's most elegant and ethereal gowns