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JEAN SHAFIROFF CHAIRS DOMINICAN WOMEN'S DEVELOPMENT CENTER GALA

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On Wednesday, October 16, the Dominican Women’s Development Center, the largest independent Dominican founded organization in the United States, held its 31st Anniversary Gala at the New York Hilton, where they honored actress, dancer, and performer, Amara La Negra with the Outstanding Artist Award.
Mistress of Ceremony, Damaris Diaz, of Univision opened the gala with this year’s theme “Standing Shoulder to Shoulder to End all Violence Against Women” a re-affirmation of one of the most critical aspects of the feminist movement and one the Dominican Women’s Development Center has embraced from the start. The gala raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help fund the center's diverse programs for Latina women and families of the Washington Heights community.

Gala Chair Jean Shafiroff introduced Rosita Romero, DWDC’s Executive Director, who received a standing ovation for her 28 years of service to the Washington Heights community. Mrs. Romero gave a moving speech and asked guest…

LAWRENCE SCOTT EVENTS PRODUCES GLOBAL LYME ALLIANCE GALA AT FAMED CIPRIANI 42ND STREET

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Global Lyme Alliance (GLA), the leading 501(c)(3) dedicated to conquering Lyme and other tick-borne diseases through research, education, awareness, and patient services today announced that its fifth annual New York City Gala raised over $2.5 million at Cipriani 42nd Street in Manhattan. The money raised at the event will support GLA’s mission to advance scientific research leading to a reliable diagnostic test, improved treatment options, and ultimately, find a cure for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.
The gala experience was produced by sponsor and celebrated event planner Larry Scott of Lawrence Scott Events, who donated his event planning and design services towards the Global Lyme Alliance’s New York Gala for the fifth consecutive year. Showcasing his unique commitment to philanthropic causes, the spectacular and one-of-a-kind gala was an evening to remember for invited celebrities, business leaders, and top scientists alike.

The 2019 gala was Global Lyme Alliance’s largest …

ABC'S THE VIEW TAKE ON RUDY GIULIANI ASSOCIATES ARREST & TRUMP LOYALITY

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Hot Topics: Rudy Giuliani "Associates" Arrested
“The biggest mistake that he made is assuming that President Trump is loyal because the minute that he makes Trump look bad, he is going to be tossed right to the curb,” Abby Huntsman says. “I think it’s going to be really hard to convince Mitch McConnell and Republicans in the Senate to go through with impeachment. That being said, I think Democrats are going to have to focus much of their efforts if they want to get him out of office at the ballot box.”
“We have now been speaking about it for three weeks, and we are still going be speaking about it because we’re now talking a criminal indictment,” guest co-host Ana Navarro says — but adds: “You are never going to convince Trump’s base to drop him.”
Navarro continues: “Here’s what I would say to Republicans who, you know, this week are whining and crying and thrashing on the floor over the Kurds: He’s doing this a year before the election — what do you think he will do if he g…

MOBY RICH OPENING FOR MATT MAESON @ BROOKLYN STEEL

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HOT TICKET: Moby Rich are coming to Brooklyn Steel on October 29th opening for Matt Maeson and in support of their recent release of their single “Loser” which will be featured on the upcoming Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Soundtrack in theaters October 15th.
ABOUT MOBY RICH
LA two-piece Moby Rich turn melancholy song craft into bold, pop hooks and visuals. The pair—Maxwell Joseph and Connor Pledger—relocated to LA in 2015 from Indianapolis and Atlanta respectively in search of, well, anything. In a moment of synergy, Connor began attending open mic nights around the town in which Maxwell was living. The pair serendipitously met, began writing together, and realized an identifiable sound between the two them. Writing the majority of their tracks on acoustic guitar, they sing every song in unison, a sort of whole-is-greater-than-the-sum-of-parts attitude, which speaks volumes of their close, almost twin-like, friendship. The first insight into Moby Rich’s unique sound comes in the shape o…

HALLOWEEN FUN 'DINOSAURS AFTER DARK' @ FIELD STATION

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LEONIA, N.J., — Parents looking for a fun fall family-friendly activity should check out Dinosaurs After Dark at Field Station: Dinosaurs, open every Friday and Saturday night through Oct. 26th!
Even the herbivores can look pretty scary when encountered during the Tyrannosaurus Hunt, a lantern-lit walking tour of the outdoor adventure park with 33 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs lead by one of Field Station’s fearless Dinosaur Wranglers.
“Sure, traditional fall activities like hayrides and pumpkin picking are great photo opportunities but this is an experience that kids will be talking about years from now,” said Guy Gsell, Executive Director for Field Station: Dinosaurs. “It’s a really unique way to enjoy the park, even for people that have already visited during the day.”
Dinosaurs After Dark visitors can also enjoy games at the Mesozoic Midway, a campfire sing-along, roasted marshmallows and hot chocolate, as well as the Cretaceous Costume Party live musical show created especia…

‘20/20’ PRESENTS TWO-HOUR TV EVENT ON DOROTHY STRATTEN, ACTRESS AND PLAYBOY PLAYMATE DESTINED FOR STARDOM, MURDERED AT AGE 20 BY JEALOUS, ESTRANGED HUSBAND

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At age 18 Dorothy Stratten left her job at a Dairy Queen and moved to Hollywood, soon becoming famous as the 1980 Playboy ”Playmate of the Year.” In Los Angeles Dorothy captivated the attention of legendary Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner, who had big plans for her in the Playboy empire, and powerful movie director Peter Bogdanovich, who cast her in a breakthrough role in his film They All Laughed, alongside iconic actors Audrey Hepburn, John Ritter and Ben Gazzara. But Paul Snider, who discovered Dorothy at the Dairy Queen and married her after they moved to Hollywood, grappled with jealousy and anger when she filed for divorce, viewing her as his ticket to success. Dorothy’s modeling and acting career came to a tragic end when Paul shot and killed her before he died by suicide. Now, almost 40 years after Dorothy’s death, a two-hour “20/20” takes a look at her life and career through the eyes of those who knew her best and explores what drove Paul to murder. “20/20” airs on Friday, O…

THE VIEW ON TRUMP FAKE MASSACRE VIDEO & RONAN FARROW TALKS 'CATCH AND KILL'

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Ronan Farrow On The View
Ronan Farrow discusses the allegations against former ‘Today Show’ host Matt Lauer he details in his new book Catch And Kill: "I will let the facts stand on their own."
Farrow denies NBC’s claim he has “an axe to grind” from his past dealings with the network, telling the co-hosts “not even slightly.”
Farrow discusses the great lengths he says Harvey Weinstein went to in an effort to prevent his reporting, including targeting alleged Weinstein victim Rose McGowan.

The View On Fake Trump Massacre Video
Hot Topics: Fake Massacre Video Shown at Trump Resort
"I don't understand where we are culturally where entertainment is showing doctored videos of killing fellow members of Congress and people you're working with every day," says Meghan McCain. "I am not someone who thinks we can't have content ... about violence," she adds. "But this is an entirely different thing when using pictures of actual people who are still al…

JEAN SHAFIROFF TO CHAIR 'SURGEONS OF HOPE' GALA HONORING DIEGO LUNA

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On Tuesday, October 15, Surgeons of Hope (SoH) will be holding their 7th Annual Charity Galaat the prestigious JW Marriott Essex House, where they will honor Diego Luna, star of Narcos: Mexico and Star Wars: Rogue One, Mexican heart throb and Surgeons of Hope Heart Ambassador, and Publicis Groupe Supervisory Board Chairman Maurice Lévy.
The evening, chaired by Jean Shafiroff, includes cocktails, a coveted auction collection, a three-course meal of contemporary French cuisine with exquisite wine pairings at the iconic Essex House overlooking Central Park, and exciting entertainment from Latin dance group Baila Conmigo.
The event will showcase SoH’s lifesaving work with babies and children in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Paraguay and celebrate the efforts of these two extraordinary philanthropists. The evening will culminate with an electrifying performance by Baila Conmigo – the high-energy Latin dance group that recently toured with Jennifer Lopez.
The gala will be raising proceed to f…

JEAN SHAFIROFF CO-HOSTS NEW YORK WOMEN'S FOUNDATION 'RADICAL GENEROSITY' DINNER

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New York, NY - The New York Women’s Foundation (The Foundation) honored two of the nation’s leading champions of social justice, DeAnna Hoskins, President & CEO of JustLeadershipUSA (JLUSA), and Bryan Stevenson, Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), on October 7 at its 2019 Radical Generosity Dinner (#RadicalGenerosity) at The Essex House on Central Park West.


Also honored at the event were grantee partners of the Justice Initiative Fund, The Foundation’s first-of-its-kind, collaborative grantmaking and philanthropic mobilization effort that introduced a family-centered paradigm to help dismantle mass incarceration in New York City and supports organizations working to create new paths for socioeconomic stability and justice in the lives of women, families and communities.
Among the evening’s highlights was an inspiring “fireside chat” between Ms. Hoskins, Mr. Stevenson and award-winning journalist Bill Moyers about bringing justice to the justice s…

PARK AVENUE IN THE FALL BY PHOTOG ANDREW DALLOS

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Our friend and Photographer Andrew Dallos once again captured the essence of New York City with this shot of the fall flowers on Park Avenue. You can see all his great photos on his Twitter Page

JEAN SHAFIROFF HOSTS FRIENDS OF 'THE NEW YORK WOMENS FOUNDATION' WITH PRIVATE VIEWING OF "LIFE: SIX WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS"

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Friends of The New York Women’s Foundation gathered on Central Park West on September 24, 2019 to enjoy a private viewing of “LIFE: Six Women Photographers” at the Joyce B. Cowin Women’s History Gallery at the New-York Historical Society, at party hosted by John F. Hoffman, President, Wealth Management Northeast Region, Northern Trust; Henry Johnson, President, Wealth Management East Region; and Jean Shafiroff, author, philanthropist and Board alumna of The New York Women’s Foundation.

Over 150 guests from the words of business, philanthropy and civic affairs, including Joyce Cowin and Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright, enjoyed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres as they perused the works of some of LIFE magazine’s trailblazing women photographers who captured American identity through their photojournalism. The exhibition features nearly 70 extraordinary images created by Margaret Bourke-White, Hansel Mieth, Marie Hansen, Martha Holmes, Nina Leen, and Lisa Larsen.
Foundation Board Memb…

REAL HOUSEWIFE SONJA MORGAN DEBUTS INTERNATIONAL FASHION LIFESTYLE BRAND

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In 2015, RHONY Star Sonja Morgan debuted her international fashion lifestyle brand Sonja Morgan New York, a signature collection of luxury clothing, jewelry, and swimwear. With slow and steady success, in 2018 she launched Sonja by Sonja Morgan to meet the demand for more accessibly priced fashion. Sonja is thrilled to introduce Sonja by Sonja Morgan at New York Fashion Week 2019.
Notable attendees included: Carol Alt, Randy Jones, Marc Bouwer, Montgomery Frazier, Frederick Anderson, Stephanìa Incandela (Former Miss Universe Argentina), Yasmeen Breakenridge (Mrs. New York USA 2019), Lisa Ramey (The Voice Season 16), Roy Teeluck, Heidi Albertson, Philip Bloch, Ramona Singer, Dorinda Medley, Tinsley Mortimer, George Wayne, Patrick Michael of Zang Toi, Dr. William Kapfer, JP Morgan Director of LGBTQ coordination and diversity supplier, Alex and Keytt Lindqvist, Cameron Silver, Zac Young, Bibhu Mohapatra, Constantine Maroulis, Susie Castillo (former Miss USA), Sonia Cole, Brian Farrell, …

SAMUEL WAXMAN CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLLABORATION

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Seven research grants were funded to study the links between aging and cancer from the Partnership for Aging and Cancer Research Program, a research collaboration between the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF), National Cancer Institute (NCI) and National Institute on Aging (NIA). The Partnership launched in 2018 as a two-year pilot to fund cross-institutional and cross-disciplinary research that will focus on why aging is a leading risk factor for getting cancer.
This partnership model pairs investigators who study cancer with investigators who study aging. An independent panel of scientists, a scientific review group, organized by the NCI reviewed all research proposals and the recommended applications were reviewed by the National Cancer Advisory Board. The NIH then selected the seven grants.
The US Census Bureau estimates that the population of people over 65 will reach 83.7 million in 2050, almost double its size of 43.1 million in 2012. According to the NCI, cance…

BROADWAY ACTRESS AVERY SOMMERS @ THE CABARET CONVENTION

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Broadway Actress Avery Sommers Will Be In Town To Do The Cabaret Convention (October 31st) and appears at The Laurie Beechman Theatre in an afternoon of a wonderful combination of love songs, Broadway Songs and a great medley of memorable 60’s song ! She will be joined by Tom Hubbard on bass, Don Kelly on percussion, and Musical Director Dana. P. Rowe*.
$30.00 cover/ $15.00 Food Drink minimum
*Dana P. Rowe is an American musical theater composer whose works have been performed internationally with productions in London’s West End (Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Prince of Wales, The Donmar Warehouse), Russia, Czech Republic, Japan (including Tokyo’s Imperial Garden Theatre), Germany, Australia, New York City, São Paulo, Brazil and Slovenia.
Much of his work has been written with lyricist John Dempsey. With Dempsey, he wrote the music for Zombie Prom (1995),The Fix (directed by Sam Mendes, 1997),and the stage adaptation of John Updike's The Witches of Eastwick (2000).Rowe and Dempsey we…

JEAN SHAFIROFF NARRATED MICHAEL KORS FASHION SHOW FOR PIONEER HADASSAH WOMAN OF THE YEAR @ OCEANBLEU

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The 25th Annual Pioneer Hadassah Woman of the Year Luncheon and Fashion Show was held recently at the newly renovated Oceanbleu in the Bath & Tennis Hotel on Dune Road in Westhampton Beach. The 2019 Woman of the Year award was presented to popular philanthropist, Gloria Kaylie. The event was sold out.
Michael Kors Collection did the fashion show, which was narrated by Pioneer’s 2018 Woman of the Year, Jean Shafiroff. Jean also modeled a Michael Kors Collection dress.

The day was a busy one, with boutiques, silent auction, raffles, goodie bags, a photo booth, a cocktail hour, a sumptuous 3-course lunch catered by Regal Caterers, awards, presentations about Hadassah, and the Michael Kors Collection fashion show. Overall chairs were Linda Stoll Pearlman and Elisa Greenbaum, who surprised her husband Clint Greenbaum with the Adelson Service Award.
All proceeds benefit the world-wide organization, Hadassah, which was founded in 1912. Hadassah is dedicated to the principal that adva…

DOM CHAMBERS & ERIC CHIEN JOIN BROADWAY'S HIT 'THE ILLUSIONISTS'

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Producers Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, MagicSpace Entertainment, and The Works Entertainment announced today that 2019 “America’s Got Talent” semi-finalists Dom Chambers and Eric Chien will join the cast of The Illusionists – Magic Of The Holidays for the show’s record fifth holiday season, playing from Friday, November 29, 2019 through Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Broadway’s Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52nd Street).
Chambers and Chien were both seen in the just-ended 14th season of “America’s Got Talent,” wowing millions of viewers worldwide all the way through the competition’s semifinal round last month.
Back in New York by popular demand for a strictly limited run, this mind-blowing holiday spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth. The Illusionists has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This n…