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ACTRESS & PHILANTHROPIST LEESA ROWLAND HOSTS 'ROYAL HALLOWEEN BALL'

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  Leesa Rowland Actress, Philanthropist, and Author Leesa Rowland hosted her “Royal Halloween Ball” at The Lotos Club in New York City – an affair combining Regal Spendor with a heartfelt tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The light-hearted party was a throwback to the times of Kings, Queens and the Royal Court. Guests wore their best Court inspired costumes while enjoying cocktails, and dancing to live music.  The Reception was held in the exquisite Library at The Lotos Club and all around where cut-outs representing leading members of the Royal Family of the United Kingdom along with Guardsmen, the Royal Carriage and, of course, the Queen’s Corgi’s. Randi Schatz With Nicole Noonan & Dr. Penny Grant Ramona Singer Event D├ęcor, Cocktails and dinner were created by Revel Rouge with many personal touches from Leesa Rowland. Fashion Designer Marc Bouwer designed Leesa’s Costume. Leesa’s new book, The Charisma Factor: Unlock the Secrets of Magnetic Charm and Personal Influence i

HRH CROWN PRINCESS KATHERINE OF SERBIA HOSTS ANNUAL LIFELINE NEW YORK CITY LUNCHEON

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  Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia With Jean Shafiroff, Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia And Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia HRH Crown Prince Alexander and HRH Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia hosted the Annual Lifeline New York Luncheon 2022 at Il Gattopardo in New York City In aid of children’s hospitals in Serbia. Lifeline Humanitarian Organization is an international effort founded in 1993 as an urgent response to the tragic situation in the former Yugoslavia, which was afflicted by conflict and sanctions. The goal of Lifeline is to reduce and relieve the suffering of physically and mentally disabled children, orphans, the elderly as well as to improve medical facilities in the country. Susan Gutfreund With Marc Rosen Guests at the luncheon were welcomed by Lifeline New York President David Hryck. The attendees enjoyed the music and the performance of singer Gwyneth Giangrande alongside pianist Nick Guerrero. HRH Crown Prince Alexander addressed the guests at the luncheon and then

SOUTHAMPTON ANIMAL SHELTER FOUNDATION TO TAKE PART IN 'RAPPAPORT TO THE RESCUE' ON 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIG APPLE CIRCUS

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  Jill Rappaport During the pandemic, animal shelters saw a dramatic influx of adoptions, but as life returns to normal, and inflation rates continue to soar, many of those animals are sadly being returned. So this year, The Big Apple Circus has partnered with renowned animal advocate Jill Rappaport and her brand “Rappaport To The Rescue” to introduce 45 fabulous fur angels – on the 45th anniversary of the Big Apple Circus.  There will be wonderful shelters and foster-based organizations participating from all across the tristate to facilitate adoption applications and to share their wisdom about these precious pooches, including on its Opening night the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF).  On Tuesday, November 8th, 2022 starting at 4:00 PM, the public is invited to come down to the Big Top at Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center, New York City for this heartfelt adoption event! Admission is free of charge and guests will be treated to complimentary refreshments. In addition to po

ROSANNA SCOTTO HOSTS GLOBAL LYME ALLIANCE 2022 GALA @ CIPRIANI

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  Chris Meloni And Sherman Williams Global Lyme Alliance (GLA), the leading nonprofit dedicated to conquering Lyme and other tick-borne diseases held the GLA GLOBAL GALA 2022 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.  The event raises Lyme disease awareness and funds for research to improve diagnostics and treatments and ultimately find a cure for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. The spectacular and one-of-a-kind gala was a night to remember for invited celebrities, business leaders, and top scientists alike.  The evening’s honored guests included Kim & Atty Cleworth, A mother and daughter who have been impacted by Lyme. They are also Executive Producers of the film, I’m Not Crazy I’m Sick. An exclusive preview was shown to the audience of the documentary about their struggle.  Rosanna Scotto And Larry Scott A highlight of New York's philanthropic calendar, this year's event raised more than $1.85 million to advance GLA's mission to conquer Lyme. A live auction led b

'FREEDOM ON FIRE' U.S. PREMIERE AT HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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    Director Evgeny Afineevsky Speaks To Jean Shafiroff (East Hampton, NY) “Freedom on Fire” held its US Premiere followed by a Q&A with the Director at the 30th Anniversary 2022 Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF).  The film was awarded 2022 Brizzolara Family Foundation Award for Films of Conflict & Resolution by the Festival, which for the first time is running for a 10-day period. Actor Greg Bello With Director Evgeny Afineevsky, Cristina Cuomo & David Nugent The latest production from Director Evgeny Afineevsky, who previously was nominated for an Academy Award for his earlier work, “Winter on Fire” chronicles the struggles of the people of Ukraine following the Russian invasion.  Following the screening and Q&A of this timely documentary, El Turco East Hampton Hosted an intimate reception for the Director, Production team and well-wishers co-hosted by Cristina Cuomo (Purist Magazine) to carry on the conversation of the issues raised by the film.  Notable

NEW YORK DECORATION & DESIGN BUILDING FALL MARKET WEEK 2022

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  Chiara de Rege, Stars On The Rise 2022 Winner (New York, NY) The New York Decoration & Design Building (DDB) Fall Market Week 2022 commenced with a special event to honor luminaries and those seen as the stars of the future of Interior Design at the Stars of Design and Stars on the Rise event 2022. The DDB hosts two major Market events each year; one in the Fall and another in the Spring. The Markets, which are often held in partnership with the world’s top editorial voices and industry trade organizations, examine all aspects of design and the decorative arts. Over 2,000 design professionals and industry leaders attend these Market events, with over 200 in attendance at each of the DDB keynote presentations. An expert panel consider the candidates for Awards in several categories and following a determination the following awards were presented at the event including; Stars of Design 2022 Interior Design Brian McCarthy Architecture Axis Mundi Art Laura Haleman Graphic Design Ke

DISNEY PUBLISHING WORLDWIDE LAUNCHES MELISSA DE LA CRUZ STUDIO

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  Melissa de la Cruz Jean Shafiroff Disney Publishing Worldwide, book industry professionals, media and well-wishers came together for the launch of Melissa de la Cruz (MEL) Studio at a reception held at Versa in New York City with special guests Melissa de la Cruz and Mariko Tamaki, author of one of the first Melissa de la Cruz Studio projects, Anne of Greenville. Notable attendees included Disney SVP and Publisher Tonya Arguto, Disney Editorial Director Kieran Scott, 3Arts manager and producer Richard Abate, Sloomoo Institute founder Karen Robinovitz, Overbrook Management CEO Andrew Goffe, author Gayle Forman, influencers Aaron Paul and Jean Shafiroff and gender queer celebrity author Jason June (who has a forthcoming book from Melissa de la Cruz Studio). Melissa de la Cruz With Aaron Paul Disney Publishing Worldwide partnered with New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz to launch a 360 media and publishing initiative called Melissa de la Cruz Studio. Under this collabor

RICK'S CABARET NEW YORK CELEBRATES 17TH ANNIVERSARY OCTOBER 20TH

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  Champagne Popping At Rick's Rick’s Cabaret New York, the nightclub known for its party atmosphere and providing the best in VIP treatment, is celebrating its 17th Anniversary with a day and night bash hosted by the beautiful Rick’s Cabaret Girls on October 20th. The champagne will be flowing, and there will be drink specials and surprise giveaways throughout the three-story club and on the Rick’s Roof Deck. The top-rated Rick’s Steakhouse on the second floor, helmed by acclaimed chef Jayson Margulies, will celebrate with delicious specials on the lunch, dinner, and late-night menus. “Rick’s Cabaret really knows how to throw a party,” said Rick’s girl Jessica. “It’s going to be awesome. Don’t miss it!” Rick’s Cabaret New York, 50 West 33 Street RICK: NASDAQ LISTED Photo Courtesy Of Rick's Cabaret

FRENCH HERITAGE SOCIETY TO HONOR PHILANTHROPIST JEAN SHAFIROFF

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  Jean Shafiroff Celebrating its 40th Anniversary throughout 2022, French Heritage Society (FHS)  will mark its milestone year on both sides of the Atlantic this fall with a 40th Anniversary Gala at the Petit Palais in Paris on October 15th and “Gilded Age Gala” at a private club in Manhattan on November 17th. The New York Gala will honor philanthropist and long time Board Member, Jean Shafiroff.  FHS kicked off its busy fall gala season with festive cocktails on two consecutive Thursday evenings in September, one graciously hosted by FHS Board Member and Gilded Age Gala honoree Jean Shafiroff and the other by Young Patrons Circle Co-Chair Blake Funston. Jean Shafiroff With NYS Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright & Elizabeth Stribling On Thursday, September 22nd   cocktail festivities were held at the exquisite home of Jean and Martin Shafiroff. Remarks were given by Jean Shafiroff , as well as FHS Chairman Elizabeth Stribling and FHS Events Chair CeCe Black. Guests were further delig

FORBES BEST OF AFRICA AWARDS 2022 @ MUSEUM OF ART & DESIGN @ COLUMBUS CIRCLE

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  His Excellency, Mr. Patrick Muyaya, Communication & Media Minister, Democratic Republic Of Congo (New York, NY) Each year During the New York General Assembly Opening at the United Nations, Forbes Hosts their Forbes Best of Africa Awards 2022, which celebrate the work of leading lights whose individual efforts contribute to the growth of the African continent. At a recent reception held at the Museum of Art and Design at Columbus Circle sponsored by Invest Africa in partnership with Standard Chartered Bank and Divo International four individuals from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where honored for their work.  The DRC was identified by Forbes as deserved of special mention for the progress they have been making to improve their business climate and thereby attract investors. Those Honored by Forbes included. His Excellency Mr. Nicolas Kazadi, Finance minister, for his leadership in achieving growth of state revenues and the good management of public finances. Mr. Pascal

SAMUEL WAXMAN CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION'S 40TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

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  Gary Jacob With Dr. Samuel Waxman, Dennis Herman And William T. Sullivan The Fresh Meadow Country Club in Lake Success, NY was once again the scenic location for the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation’s (SWCRF) 40th Annual Golf Tournament. More than 80 participants enjoyed spectacular weather for a competitive round of golf, followed by a dinner reception. More than $200,000 was raised and will be invested in collaborative cancer research programs. Sadly, the incidence of cancer is increasing worldwide. It is estimated that 1.8 million Americans – or more than 4,900 every day – will receive a cancer diagnosis. In 2021, the SWCRF directed more than $2 million in donor-supported funds to fund a record 53 research scientists at some of the world’s leading research institutions. The SWCRF research programs are advancing science aimed at addressing more than 14 types of cancer. The foundation requires that those who receive research funding, collaborate with labs outside of their di

CONSUELO VANDERBILT COSTIN & SOHO MUSE IGNITE THE RUNWAY

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  Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin Wearing Victor De Souza  (NEW YORK, NY) SohoMuse, “the trusted source for creative professionals” co-founded by Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin, seventh generation heiress of shipping and railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt, in collaboration with Jez & LiveRocketStudios, attracted a ‘swelligent’ crowd from the worlds of finance, society, celebrity, fashion & tech.  Set in the sexy, all black, two story LiveRocketStudios event space at 199 Water Street in New York City, Founded by Mark Bozek (QVC & HSN fame, now online streaming pioneer) in the newly renovated Seaport Area, “Ignite The Runway’ was presented in this “salon noire” which featured two circular staircases which proved to be a magnificent backdrop for this innovative manipulation of Fashion, Music & Art & Tech, succinctly woven into a tapestry of visual eye candy whereby each fashion designer & performer was introduced by their beautiful muse and Hostess of the evening (ala-Mo

SPORTS BROADCASTING LEGEND ANN LIGUORI HOSTS 24TH ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC

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  Ann Liguori With John Farren And John McLaughlin Sports Broadcasting trailblazer and award-winning Talk Show Host Ann Liguori hosted her 24th Annual Ann Liguori Foundation (ALF) Charity Golf Classic at the Maidstone Club in East Hampton, N.Y. The annual charity outing benefits not-for-profits that work in the field of cancer research and care including the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and East End Hospice in addition to mentorship programs to help aspiring sports media students.  Dan Pontecorvo, Global Director of Real Estate & Engineering, Jane Street Capital, was the 2022 ALF Business Honoree, and Alex Lifeson, Hall of Fame Guitarist, RUSH accepted the 2022 ALF Music Honoree Award during the Award’s program.  “I’m delighted to say it was our best fundraising effort in 24 years,” says Liguori. “Both of our honorees, Dan and Alex, our former honorees, participants, and our amazing group of volunteers and committee members, contri