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FRENCH HERITAGE SOCIETY HONORS JEAN SHAFIROFF ON THEIR 40TH ANNIVERSARY

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  Jean Shafiroff And Elizabeth Stribling French Heritage Society closed out their 40th Anniversary celebrations with a Gilded Age themed gala on Thursday, November 17th, honoring philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and chaired by Liz McDermott Barnes, CeCe Black, Michael Kovner, Jean Doyen de Montaillou, and Ann Van Ness. Queen Dambi Of The Congo With Rebecca Seawright And Jean Shafiroff . Events Chairman CeCe Black opened the ceremonies, followed by remarks from Board Chairman Elizabeth Stribling and President Denis de Kergorlay. Mrs. Stribling said, “I’m so happy to introduce my great friend, Jean Shafiroff. She is a marvelous board member of French Heritage Society and the loveliest person with a great heart. When we decided to honor American Philanthropy at our 40th Anniversary Gala in Paris, we immediately knew we had to keep our own Jean for the New York Gala. No one supports New York charities better than Jean!” Jean accepted her award – a statuesque trophy by Daum – dressed in a shim

THANKSGIVING HOME STYLE HOT SPOTS TO DINE IN THIS HOLIDAY

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Demarchelier Bistro  The annual holiday of Thanksgiving is nearly here. Across America reunions, celebrations, and delightful gatherings will honor the traditional harvests of fall and the blessings of the past year.  There is truly no better way to celebrate the moment than by enjoying the superb offerings of local restaurants and businesses. Offering the very best of the East Coast, these are some of the establishments that will harmoniously bring smiles to faces and happiness to hearts from New York City to the Hamptons.  Experience all the golden ​tastes of the season ​out east​ ​at the prestigious ​establishments found in Southampton Village. Union Burger Bar Before you indulge in all that turkey and pumpkin pie, get your energy pumping with incredible live music at Union Burger Bar during their Thanksgiving Eve bash. Dance away all those calories you are about to consume as you hit the dancefloor with live music this November 23 by DJ Jacob Restituto. Enjoy $5 Fireballs and Green

AVENUE MAGAZINE HOSTS CREATIVE DIRECTOR GRAEME FIDLER @ HARRYS LONDON NEW YORK CITY FLAGSHIP STORE

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  Nadja Sayej With Legend George Wayne The New York Flagship Store, Creative Director Graeme Fidler and well-wishers hosted by Peter Davis of Avenue Magazine came together to celebrate contemporary British footwear and accessories brand Harrys of London which has been rebranded and renamed Harrys London.  The change comes after the revolutionary men’s shoe brand has expanded globally, following the opening of their New York City flagship store, which opened in 2019 at 463 Park Avenue (Park Ave. & 57th St.), and the introduction of their new creative director, Graeme Fidler, in 2021.  The new rebranding aims to make the brand’s name and logo more easily accessible across shops, shoes and social media. The new, simplified logo of the brand is also in line with the new rename, adding a modern touch to the historic shoe brand that has been in steady business since 2001.  Notable Attendees included: Graeme Fidler, Clo Cohen, Peter Davis, Menswear Influencer Bryan Griffin, Steven Beltram

WAXMAN CANCER FOUNDATION 25TH ANNUAL COLLABORATING FOR A CURE GALA

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  Chris Wragge And Michael Nierenberg The 25th Annual Collaborating for a Cure Gala, one of New York City’s favorite charity events celebrated its silver anniversary at Cipriani Wall Street. The “fun-raiser as opposed to fundraiser” as described by Michael Nierenberg raised more than $6 million towards the goal of funding the next five years of crucial SWCRF cancer research programs such as the Partnership for Aging and Cancer Research Program, the SWCRF Institute Without WallsTM, and the Women’s Cancer Research Program.  Samuel Waxman, M.D. With Marion Waxman Following a cocktail reception across the street, guests made their way to the main dining room where emcee, CBS’s Chris Wragge, welcomed the more than 700 guests, introduced the evening’s honorees, and highlighted many of the Foundation’s groundbreaking achievements over the past 50 years.  “Tonight, we have a great program to celebrate two giants in the fight against cancer”, said Wragge.  Upon receiving the Vision and Leadersh

FAITH HEIST: A CHRISTMAS CAPER STARRING JONATHAN LANGDON

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  Jonathan Langdon Canadian/American filmmaker J.B. Sugar directs and produces the sequel to “Faith Heist” called “Faith Heist: A Christmas Caper,” an action-comedy film starring Jonathan Langdon, Eden Cupid, Aaron Poole and Sagine Sémajuste.  The film follows Reverend Benjamin Wright (Langdon) and his “lean on me group” as they come face to face with thieves’ intent on stealing a bejeweled Christmas star on loan to the local mall where they must evade capture and stop the heist to save themselves…and Christmas. “The sequel sees the return of our fantastic ensemble, along with some great new additions, for more heisty hijinks in a story modeled after Die Hard meets Home Alone,” says director, J.B. Sugar.”  “Our film represents a totally different holiday film from what audiences are seeing on the Hallmark and Lifetime Channels during this time of year,” said director, J.B. Sugar. ‘it’s tone is more in the flavor of an independent comedy—we’re really breaking the mold.”  The film was sh

A RETURN TO IRELAND: A CULINARY JOURNEY FROM AMERICA TO IRELAND

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  A Return to Ireland With A Return to Ireland: A Culinary Journey from America to Ireland, Judith McLoughlin has captured the soul of Irish cooking—a soul which has endured and even flourished in the homes of millions of Irish emigrants and their descendants. From hearty Irish staples to classic comfort foods and so much more, it only takes a taste to transport you across the sea to the Emerald Isle. Featuring over 100 recipes and gorgeous photos of Irish landscapes, A Return to Ireland will bring you on a culinary journey from the Irish-American immigrant recipes to the flavors of modern Ireland. Some of the delectable recipes showcasing how Irish food has continued to capture and delight hundreds of miles from its homeland include Beef & Oyster Irish Porter Pie, Armagh Apple & Thyme Chicken, Inis Mor Aran Island Goat Cheese Soufflés, Crumbled Corn Beef & Sweet Potato Tart, Celtic Sea Smoked Mackerel, Date & Pecan Wholemeal Scones, Roasted Red Beets Salad, Saint Nicho

OFF BROADWAYS 'THE WHITE BLACKS' RETURNS TO THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY

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    The White Blacks (New York City, NY) Following a highly-successful run that was halted in its final days by the outbreak of COVID in March 2020, The White Blacks triumphantly returns to the stage for a limited time, bringing their Production back to Theater for the New City. Featuring a cast of 18 actors who present a traditional Southern “Creole” family in New Orleans, the play tells the story of playwright Melanie Maria Goodreaux’s aunties who left the city to “pass for white” and the family left behind. Told with humor and heart, the playwright exposes a common but largely untold story of “light-skinned” Black people in the South. While set in the seventies, audiences recognize modern themes of what constitutes “enough” when it comes to color and race, “cancel culture,” the path to authenticity, and the complexities of family. THE PLOT: In 1970s New Orleans, a Black “Creole” family is torn apart by members who ‘pass for white’ while others build Black Power and the matriarch cl

THE 25TH ANNUAL COLLABORATING FOR A CURE GALA NOV 17TH @ CIPRIANI WALL STREET

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  Samuel Waxman The 25th Annual Collaborating for a Cure Gala, one of New York City’s much-anticipated autumn charity events, is celebrating its silver anniversary on Thursday, November 17th, 2022, 6:30 PM at Cipriani Wall Street. The 25th Annual fundraiser hopes to raise $10 million to fund the next five years of crucial SWCRF cancer research programs such as the Partnership for Aging and Cancer, the Institute Without WallsTM, and the Women’s Cancer Research Program.    Known for its history of top-notch live performance, this year’s gala will feature a live concert by Mt. Joy. Notable attendees include SWCRF Board Chairman Michael Nierenberg, Founder and CEO Dr. Samuel Waxman, Gala Chairs, Spencer Waxman, Nick Santoro, Baron Silverstein, Marc Taub and Gala MC, Chris Wragge. As in previous years, the Collaborating for a Cure Gala will include both a silent and live auction during the night’s festivities. Some exclusive items will be available on CharityBuzz.com. Online auction opens o

BRITISH FOOTWEAR BRAND HARRYS LONDON DEBUTS AUTUMN & WINTER COLLECTION

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  The Warren Sneaker The contemporary British footwear brand Harrys London, designed for elegance and engineered for comfort, recently debuted Autumn/Winter 2022 Collection featuring over 50 different styles for men and women.  New Autumn/Winter 2022 Collection   Harrys London features their Autumn/Winter 2022 Collection featuring over 50 different styles for men and women, from casual "dress-sneaker" shoes like the DALBY Kudu in Midnight (425 GBP), to fancy black-patent shoes, like the Charlie G in Patent Black (450 GBP). See all new arrivals here.  Ranging in price from $395.00 to $695.00, the Autumn/Winter 2022 styles include:  Dapper for Thanksgiving Dinner: Fall looks for men by Harrys London   We all know the autumn and winter holidays bring a busy social calendar full of work parties, family gatherings, dinners with friends, and more. From Thanksgiving to Christmas dinner, make sure your outfit is complete with a pair of shoes from Harrys London.  Whether you’re lookin

HOLIDAY HOUSE NYC CELEBRATES OPENING FALL 2022 DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE WITH CO-CHAIR JEAN SHAFIROFF

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    Amy Lau With Iris Dankner And Jean Shafiroff (New York, NY)   Holiday House NYC hosted the opening of their Fall 2022 Designer Showhouse event on Wednesday, November 9th at The Kent, a 30-story luxury residential tower on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, to help raise critical funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). Founder and breast cancer survivor, Iris Dankner, was joined at her exciting and festive live showcase by co-chairs Amy Lau and Jean Shafiroff. Over 200 guests walked throughout the stunning three-floor space, while enjoying bites from Elegant Affairs Caterers and sips from Tito’s Vodka. The evening was presented by Extell and CL Investment Group and featured the talents of designers including Katie Brandt Interiors, Elsa Soyars Interiors, k.a. murphy Interiors, A-List Interiors, Susan Glick Interiors, Badilla Painters & Rio Hamilton, Neil Kerman Gallery & Riki Wagh, Aamir Khandwala, Cynthia Rowley x Parete, Sarah Lederman Interiors, Eneia White

OPERATION WARRIOR SHIELD HONORS JEAN SHAFIROFF WITH PATRICIA DESHONG ALONG WITH THE DORIS DAY ANIMAL FOUNDATION

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  Honoree Jean Shafiroff ( New York, NY ) Operation Warrior Shield (OWS) held their Healing for Heroes Event in support of Military Veterans and First Responders at The Water Club in New York City which honored Jean Shafiroff, Philanthropist and author of Successful Philanthropy, The Doris Day Animal Foundation accepted by Jim Pierson and Patricia Deshong of the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation.  Lorri Scott With Marvin Scott Jay Calnen With CMSGT Ret. Ed Schloeman And Pat Deshong Chief Master Sgt. Ed Schloeman, Chairman and CEO of Operation Warrior Shield commented on the aims of the organization, “Our goal is to provide specially trained, loving and supportive canine companions to veterans and first responders and their families who live with physical and emotional injuries incurred during their time in service."  Bethann Carbone, CSO of Operation Warrior Shield explains, "We developed Operation Canine Companion because veterans are committing suicide every day. We kno

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 Décor, 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