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JEAN SHAFIROFF & NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL LETITIA JAMES @ EDIE WINDSOR CENTER SOUTHAMPTON BBQ

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New York Attorney General Letitia James and leading officials attendEdie’s Backyard BBQ to Benefit the David E. Rogers, M.D. Center soon to be the Edie Windsor Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.
Special guests included: Alphonso David, Chief Counsel to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Rebecca A. Seawright, New York Assembly Member and other distinguished leaders.
Over 250 guests attended the annual Edie’s Backyard BBQ to benefit the David E. Rogers, M.D. Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, soon to be named the Edie Windsor Center.

New York Assembly Member Fred W. Thiele Jr., Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist and author and Robert Chaloner, Chief Administrative Officer of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital joined guests for a fun-filled afternoon at the Southampton home of Judith M. Kasen-Windsor, surviving spouse of the late Edie Windsor.
Judith M. Kasen-Windsor and Jimmy Mack hosted the annual event along with a host committee w…

LEAH LANE DEBUTS HER ART INSTALLATION 'I'M JUST TIRED' @ CHASHAMA NYC

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"I'm Just Tired" is a campy exploration of the anthropomorphization of depression a.k.a. the depression monster, created by NYC based artist, Leah Lane. Chashama presented the Lane’s exhibit in May, which is National Mental Health Month. According to the Center For Disease Control (CDC), ten percent of all American adults will experience depression for two consecutive weeks or more at some point in their lifetime. Most of those adults reported at least some difficulty with work, home or social activities due to their depression. Removing the stigma, seeking help for depression and other forms of mental health and wellness starts with shining a light on the subject and supportive conversations.


Through the use of multimedia sculpture and attributing human traits and characteristics to a fictional beast, this art installation is the culmination of several years of research and informal survey. Lane states, “Anyone experiencing mental distress has a unique depression beas…

WINNERS OF THE 2019 CHITA RIVERA AWARDS ANNOUNCED

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Winners for the 2019 Chita Rivera Awards were announced at The NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place off Washington Square Park).
The 2019 Chita Rivera Awards were produced by Joe Lanteri, Founder and Executive Director of the New York City Dance Alliance Foundation, Inc. in conjunction with Patricia Watt.

The mission of the Chita Rivera Awards is to celebrate dance and choreographic excellence, preserve notable dance history, recognize past, present and future talents, while promoting high standards in dance education and investing in the next generation.



Presenters for the evening included: Chita Rivera, Andy Blankenbuehler, Camille A. Brown, Ariana DeBose, Luann de Lesseps, Micaela Diamond, Damon J. Gillespie, Savion Glover, Marilu Henner, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Tiler Peck, Lee Roy Reams, Michael Riedel, Ethan Slater, Mary Testa and Richard Thomas.

At the evening's ceremony, dancer, choreographer and theater director Graciela Daniele received the th…

NEW YORK CITY FLEET WEEK FREE ADMISSION TO MILITARY @ UPSCALE RICK'S CABARET

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“Fleet Week New York,” now in its 31st year, is the city’s time-honored celebration of the sea services. New York welcomes Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen as numerous ships arrive in the New York Harbor, and participate in the 2019 Parade of Ships.
The beautiful entertainers at Rick’s Cabaret New York, the upscale gentlemen’s club known for its luxurious setting, warm hospitality and celebrity clientele, continues its annual tradition offering military personnel in uniform free admission to the club throughout the days and nights of "Fleet Week.”
Those who head over to Rick’s Cabaret (50 West 33rd Street) can expect to get a very patriotic and warm welcome from the over 100 Rick’s Cabaret girls who perform daily.
“We are all big fans of the military. We appreciate what they do for all of us,” explained Rick’s Cabaret Girl Trinity.
Rick’s Cabaret New York has earned a number of awards for its world class entertainment and warm hospitality. The top-rated “Rick’s Steakho…

DR. SAMUEL WAXMAN RECIEVES MEDAL @ 34TH ANNUAL ELLIS ISLAND AWARDS CEREMONY

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Dr. Samuel Waxman, Founder and CEO of the nonprofit organization Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF), was one of the medalists at the 34th annual Ellis Island Medals of Honor Ceremony, hosted by the Ellis Island Honors Society (EIHS). The event, which was held in Ellis Island’s Great Hall, recognized ninety-four medalists for their leadership and service within their communities and professions while exemplifying the values of the American way of life.
Notable attendees included: Marion and Dr. Samuel Waxman, television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz, award-winning recording artist Paula Abdul, former Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, U.S. Representative Adam Schiff, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, CNN Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, television personality Montel Williams, New York Times columnist Bret Stephens, Washington Post columnist Jason Rezaian, Executive Director of the U.N. World Food Programme David Beasley, Mastercard President and CEO Ajay Banga, Ellis Island: The Dream of Am…

JEAN SHAFIROFF & STEPHEN BALDWIN HOST BOOK PARTY FOR REMI ADELEKE

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Actor Stephen Baldwin and Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff hosted a book release party for Remi Adeleke, whose just released his new book,Transformation: A Navy Seal's Unlikely Journey from the Throne of Africa, to the Streets of the Bronx, to Defying All Odds.

Remi's inspiring story is one of true personal transformation, from troubled teen to Navy SEAL. In Transformed, Remi takes readers back to stories from his childhood as Nigerian royalty, to losing his father early in life and being raised by a single mother in the Bronx.
Jean Shafiroff, author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life By What You Give, came up with the idea to host the reception after reading about Remi and his life story. They share the common goals of helping others “transform” their lives. Jean serves on 7 charity boards, the majority of which help disadvantaged persons. She invited her friends like Patty Raynes, and Paola Bacchini among other NYC movers & shakers including Anna Rothschild and…

KIERA CHAPLIN & SOPHIE TAPIE @ 29TH RALLYE AICHA DES GAZELLES IN MOROCCO

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More than 1000 people gathered in the marquee tent in Essaouira, Morocco on Saturday, March 30, 2019 to ring out the 29th Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles in style. A total of 165 teams participated in the 29th edition of this one-of-a-kind adventure. It is the world’s first international off-road Rally race for women only. Since 1990, it has been bringing together women between the ages of 18 and 71, from more than 30 different countries, who embark on an adventure of a lifetime from the French city of Nice and onward to the start of the Rallye in the Moroccan desert. Participants of the 2019 rally included actress Kiera Chaplin (@kierachaplin), who came in 11th place of some 126 entrants in her 4x4/Truck category with her partner singer, Sophie Tapie (@sophietapie).
The gala was attended by the Gazelles’ loved ones in addition to all the event’s partners, who had made the trip to Essaouira specially for this event. The festivities took place in a large marquee tent decorated in Moroccan …

PHILANTHROPIST & ANIMAL ACTIVIST JEAN SHAFIROFF STUNNING @ ASPCA BALL

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New York City and Hamptons philanthropist Jean Shafiroff arrived at the 22nd ASPCA Bergh Ball in a striking hand painted yellow, black and white Oscar de la Renta ball gown. Ms. Shafiroff who is known for her extensive ball gown collection and her philanthropy is also a huge animal lover and an animal activist. Ms. Shafiroff serves as an Ambassador for the American Humane and as the Ambassador for the Southampton Animal Shelter. In addition, she serves on the Honorary Board of the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation and the Board of Global Strays. In the animal world, she is particularly known for her generosity and volunteer fund raising for Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation.
The ASPCA held its 22nd Annual ASPCA Bergh Ball at the Plaza Hotel in NYC on April 25, 2019. The event honored NY Social Diary founder, David Patirck Columbia.
 Mr. Columbia received the ASPCA Voice For Animals Award which is one of the ASPCA's highest honors. 
The American Society for the…

BALANCE 3H PLUS PROGRAM REVOLUTIONIZES WEIGHT LOSS FOR WOMEN OVER 40

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Maintaining proper weight is a challenge for women of all ages. However, the older you get, the more difficult it can be. It has been found that 90% of women experience weight gain between the ages of 40-55, not coincidentally, during perimenopause and menopause. While nutrition, exercise and lifestyle changes are critical elements to weight loss, balancing your hormones and reducing overall inflammation after the imbalance that perimenopause and menopause caused, is vital to your success in maintaining a healthier weight. Balance 3H Plus is the answer for women over 40 struggling with weight loss.
We are fortunate to be living at a time when the study of medicine is growing all around the world. Spearheaded, in part, by positive and renowned physicians like Dr Siobhan Kealy and Dr John Salerno and their colleagues, this research proves previously elusive correlations, like the links between hormones, hunger, metabolism, and weight loss. It is also breaking totally new ground: for ex…

CULT FILM STAR ACTRESS & PHILANTHROPIST LEESA ROWLAND

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Most acclaimed actors have interesting backgrounds, but few are as unique and wide-ranging as cult film star and philanthropist Leesa Rowland. The daughter of an artist and college professor, Leesa grew up in Austin, Texas where she studied broadcast journalism and later became a classically trained actress at the world-renowned Steller Adler Studio in Los Angeles. Shortly after graduation, she quickly gained a following after being cast as Victoria in Troma Entertainment’s 1992 cult film classic, Class of Nuke ‘Em High Parts 2 and 3 and appearing in the sequel Return To Nuke ‘Em High, which aired on The Starz Network in 2013.
In 1994 she acted in Troma’s television USA Network series Troma’s Edge along with Lloyd Kaufman and Debbie Rochon. Then, in 2012, she co-starred in Travis Campbell’s Slaughter Daughter as Phyllis Adjani, an eccentric mother who drives her daughter to insanity. Not only did the film win the award for best feature at Orlando’s 7th Annual Freak Show Film Festival…

DENNIS BASSO EXCLUSIVE FASHION SHOW FOR THE SAMUEL WAXMAN CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION

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Iconic fashion designer Dennis Basso presented an exclusive fashion show to a sold-out crowd at the 6th Annual Collaborating for a Cure Ladies Luncheon that raised $40,000 to benefit the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF).


In its sixth year, the event has grown to become one of the must-attend spring charity events for New York City’s most fashionable and elegant philanthropists to raise money for groundbreaking cancer research. This year, the event featured Mr. Basso and drew more than 100 fans and customers of his sophisticated designs, some who wore their favorite Dennis Basso “couture” dresses. For the second consecutive year, Susan Gutfreund hosted the event at her famed Fifth Avenue home. Before the fashion show commenced, master of ceremonies Don Lemon of CNN Tonight introduced both Dennis Basso and Dr. Samuel Waxman, founder and CEO of the SWCRF.
Mr. Basso spoke open heartedly about cancer and how as the world’s most devastating disease, no person is immune from…

ANN LIGUORI FOUNDATION SPORTS MEDIA SCHOLARSHIP WINNER DANIELLE PLUCHINSKY

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Expert radio and television sports commentator, and author on the game of golf and its stars, Ann Liguori, presented the Ann Liguori Foundation Sports Media Scholarship, now in the 5th year, at the 2019 Matrix Awards. The event, which this year took place at the Sheraton New York Times Square, is held annually since 1970 to honor the most extraordinary women in the communications industry for their accomplishments and contributions.
The Ann Liguori Foundation Sports Media Scholarship supports the study of sports media communications or management and is intended for those hoping to pursue a career in sports broadcasting, reporting, programming or production. Mentorship has always been an important component of Ann Liguori’s world and legacy, and every year she mentors the Scholarship recipient. This year’s winner was Danielle Pluchinsky, currently a sophomore at Ithaca College, where she is a sports media major with minors in journalism and marketing. She is currently interning in he…