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EZBZ & MY CITY MOMMY PAIR UP FOR NETWORK

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Online concierge service EZBZ has paired up with My City Mommy, a network of 100 local mommy sites across the US, to launch a special virtual concierge platform. The platform enables users to easily find products or services offered by local businesses and for those businesses to bid on the user requests.


For users in need of a specific product or service, they can now use EZBZ's unique concierge technology via their local My City Mommy website. Furthermore, each My City Mommy website has an interactive directory of local EZBZ businesses, and an online Shop where users can purchase great deals on products and services offered by local EZBZ businesses.


Businesses can sign up to EZBZ via their local My City Mommy website. Once they have joined the EZBZ community, businesses are able to respond to any user requests received through the application for the cost of just $3 per request; businesses that reply within the first 90 minutes are rewarded with a discount, enabling them to rep…

GERALDO RIVERA & EDYTA SLIWINSKA RE-UNITED

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This season’s finale of Dancing with the Stars is bound to be the biggest yet – spanning two days, two stages and two audiences!


Eight weeks have passed since 12 teams braved the dance floor for the very first time. Each week these celebrities left their comfort zones and endured hours of grueling rehearsals to master technical choreography and entertaining performances. In the end, only one couple will rise above the rest to be crowned champions and win the coveted Mirrorball Trophy.


Geraldo Rivera, previously a finalist on reality business show The Apprentice: Celebrity Edition,  rejoined the Season 22 cast for one last performance together with his dancing partner Edyta Sliwinska. 

Geraldo is currently host of Geraldo Rivera Reports on Fox News Channel (FNC). He joined the network in 2001 after a career spanning CNBC, ABC’s 20/20 and being one of the original cast of Good Morning America. Geraldo reported 22 times from war-torn Iraq and Afghanistan and is proud to have broken the…

RAND LUXURY & BENTLEY MOTORS GREENWICH FETE

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RAND Luxury hosted its first ultra-exclusive private brunch of the season showcasing the latest marques from supercar maker and main event sponsor Bentley Motors of Greenwich, a division of Miller Motorcars. The event also featured goods from several luxury brands, including fashion brand Robert Graham; luxury goods purveyor Shreve, Crump & Low; leading electronics company LG Electronics; soundsystem company Devialet; and official private aviation sponsor NETJETS.


The event’s official media partner was CTC&G (Connecticut Cottages & Gardens). The private Connecticut estate where the event was hosted is currently listed for $18.8 million by official real estate sponsor Lyn Stevens and Robin Kencel of The Stevens Kencel Group at Douglas Elliman Real Estate.


Notable attendees included: Bradford Rand (President / CEO RAND Luxury, Inc.), Ally Coulter, Philippe Vasilescu, Robert Stock (Designer & Founder of Robert Graham), David Rosenstein (Bentley Greenwich), Meck Khalfan,…

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY'S TASTE OF HOPE

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**** HIGH SOCIETY FOR A CAUSE
Photos By: Patrick McMullan ****






The American Cancer Society hosted its 11th annual Taste of Hope event on Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. The prominent culinary, wine, and spirits event featured some of New York’s most popular restaurants, chefs and beverage vendors. Guests enjoyed a walk-around tasting where they had the chance to sample trademark dishes, premier wines and spirits, and inventive cocktails.

Participating restaurants and chefs included cancer survivors Eric LeVine of Morris Tap & Grill and Chef Antonio Prontelli of Rock Center Café. Dishes served ranged from savory delicacies such as Fish Tacos from Almond, Mini Pulled Pork Sliders from Dinosaur Bar-B-QUE and Watermelon Gazpacho with Lobster Salad from La Fonda Del Sol to the sweet Southern Style Cupcakes from Doc’s Cake Shop and Banana Pudding from Magnolia Bakery.

Restaurant and beverage participants included: AG Kitchen, Alidoro, Almond, BLT P…

WAXMAN CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION LUNCH

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**** Collaborating for a Cure
Photos By: Rob Rich ****



The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) hosted its third annual Collaborating for a Cure Luncheon at the private Upper East Side residence of Andrea Stark. The event honored Oscar de la Renta with a fashion presentation showcasing the fashion house’s pre-fall 2016 designs before a private audience, and benefited the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation. Guests in attendance included Samuel Waxman, Marion Waxman, Ramona Singer, Andrea Stark, Jean Shafiroff, Pamela Morgan, Erica Fineberg, Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin, Ingeborg Rennert, Bernice Schwartz and Randi Schatz among others.





The luncheon was the third annual event of its kind to raise funds for the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation, with all event proceeds benefiting the charity. Event Chair Pamela Morgan welcomed guests to the event prior to the fashion presentation, and thanked Andrea Stark for opening her home to host this year’s Ladies Luncheon. She i…

THE ACCESSIBLE ART FAIR & PARTNER MVVO ART

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The Accessible Art Fair and its US partner MvVo ART, hosted a Jury Meeting where over 50 top contemporary artists were selected by a prominent jury on May 2nd, 2016. The lucky artists selected will be part of the 2016 Accessible Art Fair for top emerging and mid-career artists of quality which will be held at The National Arts Club in Gramercy Park, New York, November 1st to November 25th, 2016. The final list of participating artists will be released by the art fair’s primary media partner Artnet – the leading online resource for the international art market – later in May 2016.

The Jury Meeting was held at the Lowell Hotel in Manhattan – perfectly situated within the “museum mile”. At the meeting, the jurors made their final selection from a large pool of American, European and International artists. Neuhaus chocolates provided the jury with delectable chocolates to nibble on throughout the day. Primary media partner Artnet’ Editor in Chief Rozalia Jovanovic was a panelist at the j…

THE 34TH ANNUAL FRED & ADELE ASTAIRE AWARDS

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The 34th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards, which recognizes outstanding achievements in dance on Broadway and in film. This year’s Award Recipients included Judith Jamison, Artistic Director Emerita at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Nigel Lythgoe, Creator & Executive Director of So You Think You Can Dance. Choreographer Maurice Hines received a special award for his body of work in the field of dance. Dr. Joan Fallon also received an award for special achievement in the field of autism and related disorders.

The gala evening, which was held at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in New York, commenced with a Red Carpet & VIP Cocktail Reception followed by the Performances & Awards Ceremony, after which a VIP After Party was held at the Hebrew Union College to which some 350 award recipients, performers and well-wishers attended. Over the course of the night, a number of special performances were made.

The evening’s presenters included Tony Award Nomi…

JEAN SHAFIROFF SPEAKS @ AMERICAN RED CROSS

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NEWSDAY -- Long Island needs volunteers. Stat.
According to charity and governmental agencies, the number of Long Islanders who volunteer for the myriad needs in the two counties has dwindled significantly since superstorm Sandy in 2012. Officials spoke at the local chapter of the American Red Cross in Mineola on Tuesday morning, urging residents to step up and volunteer.

“There is a need for 4,000 more volunteers in the region,” said Liz Barker, the acting CEO for American Red Cross of Long Island. The chapter covers Nassau, Suffolk, New York City and the lower Hudson Valley. On Long Island, the American Red Cross has about 1,100 volunteers, she said.
The organization has positions from crisis team volunteers, to those who work behind the scenes to package, transport and help with paperwork.
Barker said volunteers have been on the scenes at plane crashes, house fires, blizzards and floods, “helping more than 1,000 Long Islanders get their lives back together.”
Legis. Dennis Dunne Sr.…

LAVERNE COX DAZZLES IN SIMON G JEWELRY

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Laverne Cox was seen wearing Simon G Jewelry to the Billboard Music Awards After Party.The star was in pure fashion.

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NEA AWARDS BIG APPLE CIRCUS FOR PROGRAMS

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New York - National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects and partnerships in the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2016. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $30,000 to support Big Apple Circus' renowned community outreach programs: Clown Care®, Circus of the Senses, Big Apple Circus Embraces Autism, and Vaudeville Visits. This is the circus' third year of funding for the programs, helping to bring the arts to under-served populations for yet another season.

"The arts are all around us, enhancing our lives in ways both subtle and obvious, expected and unexpected," said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. "Supporting projects like the one from Big Apple Circus offers more opportunities to engage in the arts every day."

To join the Twitter conversation about this announcement, please use #NEASpring16. For more information on projects included in the NEA grant an…