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Friday, June 24, 2016

THE SOUTH SEA SEAPORT'S SEAFARERS CAMP

Lettie G. Howard



The South Street Seaport Museum announces Seafarers Camp - set sail for adventure aboard schooner Lettie G. Howard for weeklong sail camps out of New York Harbor for grades 7-12. Become crew-in-training as you and your fellow shipmates form strong bonds and work together to learn how to sail a traditional tall ship. The authentic live-aboard experience provides trainees with rewarding lessons in teamwork, communication, and self-reliance. For more information or to register visit https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/seafarers-camp or email us at lettieghoward@seany.org.


2016 Program Dates: (based on students' grade level as of September 2016)
Week 1: July 3-8 (for 7, 8, 9th graders)
Week 2: July 10-15 (for 10, 11, 12th graders)
Week 3: July 17-22 (for 7, 8, 9th graders)
Week 4: July 24-29 (for 10, 11, 12th graders)
Week 5: July 31-Aug 5 (for 7, 8, 9th graders)
Week 6: Aug 7-12 (for 7, 8, 9th graders)
Week 7: Aug 14-19 (for 7, 8, 9th graders)
Week 8: Aug 21-26 (for 10, 11, 12th graders)


ABOUT THE SCHOONER LETTIE G. HOWARD


Lettie G. Howard is a National Historic Landmark schooner owned and operated by the South Street Seaport Museum. Built in 1893 for use as a commercial fishing vessel, Lettie is one of the last remaining vessels of her kind. Lettie G. Howard is a United States Coast Guard inspected and certified Sailing School Vessel. Program participants aboard Lettie learn many of the skills of a professional mariner all while exploring the natural environment of the sea through classes and activities. As a Sailing School Vessel, every participant aboard Lettie will actively take part in setting sail, standing watch, steering, navigating, and all other aspects of shipboard operation. The communal shipboard environment provides students with challenging lessons in teamwork, communication, respect, and responsibility.


ABOUT SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM


South Street Seaport Museum is a non-profit cultural institution located in the heart of the historic Seaport district in New York City. Founded in 1967, the South Street Seaport Museum preserves and interprets the history of New York as a great port city. Designated by Congress as America's National Maritime Museum, the Museum houses galleries and performance spaces, working nineteenth century print shops, a maritime library, a maritime craft center, and a fleet of historic vessels that all work to tell the story of "Where New York Begins."

HILARY DUFF & STELLA ARTOIS KICK OFF NYC SUMMER

Hilary Duff



Actress Hilary Duff joins Stella Artois to help kick-off a summer of hosting memorable moments in New York City yesterday.


RUPAUL @ LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN CORBERT

RuPaul



RuPaul AKA Andre Charles, visited The Late Show With Stephen Colbert yesterday in New York City.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

AT LAWRENCE SCOTT EVENTS 'MORE IS MORE'

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT
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Lawrence Scott Event



A signature Lawrence Scott Event offers guests a chance to enter a magical environment that allows them to escape and connect in a magnificent space unlike any other. Event themes are limitless and have covered weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, birthdays, charity galas, corporate events, sports themed events and more – no challenge is too big for this events guru and his team of skilled caterers and party planners.



Customized events are offered all over the tristate area and the East End, and past clients include the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s annual ball An Evening of Wishes, Hamptons Magazine’s 35th anniversary fête, thrown at the stunning Sculpture Fields of Nova’s ARK Project in Bridgehampton, and the UJA-Federation’s Summerfest cocktail party, featuring a glittering array of private soirées. Lawrence Scott has a long undisclosed list of loyal A-list celebrity clients that keep rehiring him for his bespoke events and discreet and personable approach.

A Event Your Never Forget


Lawrence Scott has always believed that “more is more” and nowhere is this approach better showcased than in his awe-inspiring displays and gourmet food offerings. There are as many varieties to the delicious dishes and drinks served as there are event themes – all in order to add to the event’s overall visual impact and playful possibilities.



Part of what sets Scott’s style apart is his innate understanding of his guests and making everyone feel included. To him it is all about the mix — the high and the low, the formal and the relaxed — that comes together to make a truly standout celebration. And as they say, timing is everything. Perfect timing coupled with exacting choreography are what Larry’s signature invasions are all about. An adrenaline pop at just the right moment, the invasion gives the party life and smiles and unforgettable memories!



In addition to his state-of-the-art events reputation, Scott is equally known for his charitable efforts. With a long standing commitment to the community and decades of support for charity, Scott is viewed just as much as a philanthropist as he is events guru.



About Lawrence Scott Events



Pure Style
Lawrence Scott Gottesman brings unparalleled creativity and imagination to his signature special events. A native New Yorker, Larry started his career in catering before opening one of Long Island’s most successful restaurants, Larry and The Redhead. In 1989, he established Lawrence Scott Events and instantly gained a reputation for his exceptional, one-of-a-kind celebrations. “From the ridiculous to the sublime”, A Larry Party™ brings families and friends together for life’s most memorable moments and milestones. While known for his non-stop innovation and ahead-of-the-trends approach, Larry is equally known for his philanthropic efforts. Larry’s commitment to community has spanned decades of support for charitable causes including, Make–A–Wish, The Feinstein Institute, Live Out loud, Forward Face, City Of Hope, and MS, to name a few. Larry’s reputation is that of a generous and charismatic man who considers his employees “family” and treats his clients with adoration and respect. They return to him time and again to celebrate all of life’s important occasions knowing their party will be like no other — and one that they… "will NEVER, EVER forget!"



For more information, please visit website http://lawrencescottevents.com



Lawrence Scott Events

35 Bethpage Road

Hicksville, New York 11801



NY: 212.396.3100

LI: 516.933.7535

Fax: 516.933.7825


Friday, June 17, 2016

FATHERS DAY DINING IN NEW YORK CITY & HAMPTONS

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RESTAURANTS FOR DAD
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NEW YORK

T-Bar




T-Bar


This Upper East Side neighborhood gem offers signature dishes from Executive Chef Ben Zwicker’s special menu, which Dad is sure to love. Specials include a Kale Salad with apple, sesame, and chili-lime vinaigrette; Yellowfin tuna tartare; and the prime aged Angus burger. Also available are the T-Bar Steak Bar—certified Black Angus, filet mignon, aged New York Strip, aged bone-in rib eye, or Black Angus porterhouse for two, served with steak sauce, béarnaise sauce, or poivre sauce. No meal at T-Bar is complete without tasting the popular desserts Banana Parfait Mille Feuilles or Chocolate Sundae with brownie, chocolate sauce, and cream. An artful menu of specialty cocktails—including the exquisite Downtown Manhattan, made with Whistle Pig Straight Rye Whiskey, brandied cherries, Antica vermouth, and cherry herring—and a curated wine list complete this epicurean experience.



1278 3rd Avenue

New York, NY 10021

(212) 772-0404




Good Enough to Eat



Treat Dad to traditional American home cooking this Father’s Day at Good Enough to Eat, an Upper West Side dining establishment that has catered to neighborhood regulars, international travelers, and celebrities for over 30 years. Tuck in to delicious Father’s Day appetizers such as the Fried Shrimp with a Spicy Cocktail Sauce or the Iceberg Wedge with Bacon, Blue Cheese, Tomato and Cucumbers with Ranch Dressing. For entrée, Father’s Day diners can choose between the Good Enough To Eat Crab Cakes with Tartar Sauce, Fried Chicken Breast with Cream Gravy or Grilled NY Strip Steak with Jack Daniels BBQ Sauce. For dessert, diners can enjoy a Strawberry Shortcake or Apple Sour Cream Pie with a Toasted Walnut Crumble.



520 Columbus Avenue

New York, NY 10024

(212) 496-0163



Ivy Bar & Grill




Ivy Bar & Grill

 


For a livelier Father’s Day experience, visit popular Ivy Bar & Grill in New York’s thriving Hell’s Kitchen. You will find the wooden tables, burning candles, and decorative lanterns create a warm space to enjoy time spent with friends and family. Specialty dishes that Dad will love include the creamy Kale & Artichoke Dip, the succulent Lamb Burger and the fresh Lobster Mac ‘n’ Cheese. Ivy Bar & Grill is also known for its cocktails, which include the pineapple infused Ivy Martini, the Woodford vanilla bean infused Manhattan Reserve and the Pomegranate White Cosmopolitan. This high end bar & grill regularly offers live entertainment and features a daily happy hour between 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm.





944 8th Avenue

New York, NY 10019

(212) 459-9444




China Fun



For the Dad who loves Chinese cuisine, China Fun located on New York’s Upper East Side is the clear choice for Father’s Day 2016. Diners at China Fun are greeted by a wide array of options as its wide-ranging menu offers cuisines from each of the various regions of China. For your main entrée, enjoy anything from noodle dishes to chicken and seafood –there is something to satisfy every palate. Specials include the Scallion Pancakes, Soup Dumplings, Filet Mignon Chinese Style and China Fun’s Peking Duck, cooked to perfection with each bite seemingly melting in your mouth. For vegetarians, the eatery’s offerings include the Snowpeas, String Beans and Broccoli in a white garlic sauce, which offers a flavorful bite. Pair your delicious meal with one of its signature cocktails either at the intimate wood and marble bar or in its main dining room, which fuses New York chic lines and openness with traditional Chinese cornices.



1221 2nd Ave

New York, NY 10065

(212) 752-0810



AG Kitchen




A.G. Kitchen



A neighborhood favorite since it opened in summer 2012, A. G. Kitchen offers a tantalizing blend of Latin American and American cuisine. Located on the Upper West Side, A.G. Kitchen, named for the initials of famed Food Network Personality, Cookbook Author and Chef Alex Garcia, is comfort cuisine fused with a modern twist. A.G. Kitchen is renowned for its varieties of made-to-order guacamole (Classic, Pineapple and Pomegranate, and Papaya and Mint), in addition to entrees such as the Brazilian-style Samba Chicken, Manhattan Latin burger, Surf ‘n’ Turf and Seafood Paella (lobster, shrimp, clams, mussels, chicken, chorizo with saffron rice and calamari salad), as well as the city’s most authentic tasting Cubano sandwich. Another establishment highlight is the 100-year-old mahogany bar, the perfect perch for enjoying specialty cocktails like the Mango Mayhem (Mango/Lime/Chili Pepper-infused vodka, passion fruit juice, and fresh lime) or the Cilantro Daiquiri. A sure hit this Father’s Day.




269 Columbus Avenue

New York, NY 10023

212-873-9400


Mamo





MAMO Restaurant



Treat Dad to the best of SoHo dining at MAMO Restaurant. This French/Italian Provencal menu from Michelin-starred Executive Chef Massimo Sola hits all the right notes. This Father’s Day, enjoy seasonal favorites such as the Salmon Carpaccio with asparagus salad and burrata, Trofie Primavera with julienne vegetables, or the signature MAMO Burger. For dessert, try the rich Affogato Alla Vaniglia Con Fragole Calde or the Cheesecake Alla Lavanda (cheesecake with a lavender twist). MAMO also boasts a signature cocktail list which should not be missed. MAMO’s bi-level restaurant includes a casual lounge on the ground floor and a formal dining room upstairs. Both spaces capture the Riviera’s “sense of home” with original family photos and oversized vintage movie posters. The decor also incorporates classic New York-inspired touches such as exposed brick walls.




323 West Broadway

New York, NY 10013

(646) 964-4641



Juniper Bar




Juniper Bar



Juniper Bar is a sophisticated, multi-leveled restaurant, bar and entertainment destination in New York’s Midtown West, just steps away from Penn Station and Madison Square Garden. Treat Dad to a beer or cold drink in the expansive main level bar area, before sitting down for dinner in the intimate 30-seat dining area. Juniper Bar is a neighborhood favorite which features specials such as the Arctic Char with smashed marble potatoes, asparagus, red pepper foam; Short Rib of Beef with rainbow carrots, garlic mashed potatoes and red wine demi-glace; and a large selection of burgers. Juniper is a stylishly designed restaurant with a color palate of teals, greys, and bursts of orange.




237 West 35th Street

New York, NY 10001

212-967-2511

www.juniperbarnyc.com





THE HAMPTONS


Southampton Inn




Southampton Inn



Take Dad on a Father’s Day trip to the Hamptons and stay overnight at Southampton Inn, a staple that remains one of the most popular spots to stay during the Hamptons summer season. With several acres of manicured lawns and gardens in the heart of the Village of Southampton on Long Island’s stunning East End, Southampton Inn provides an idyllic, year-round escape for visitors from all over the world. With 90 well-appointed guestrooms, many of which were renovated this past winter, the Inn is located just steps away from the town’s fine dining restaurants, designer boutiques, art galleries, parks and museums, and a mere mile from highly-rated Coopers Beach. The outdoor patio and ballroom were also renovated to ensure the Inn is the perfect home-away-from-home to explore the scenic Hamptons.



Southampton Inn offers a Father’s Day overnight special that includes dinner for Dad at new Café Klyde restaurant*.

(*excludes alcoholic beverages, tax, gratuity, and a maximum of $50 value meal for the Dad. Requires overnight room.)



91 Hill Street

Southampton, NY 11968

631-283-6500




Café Klyde



When in the Hamptons, do not miss the new farm to table restaurant Café Klyde, which is serving up a whole new array of signature dishes in the charming Southampton Inn garden. The tavern inspired lunch and dinner menus offers up dishes such as the Fish of the Day, a signature Hampton Clam Chowder, Braised Spring Lamb Meatballs, and the fresh Summer Salad, featuring local leaves, strawberries, feta cheese and shaved whole wheat. Lunch specials include Klyde’s “open faced” Lobster Roll, The Hill Street Club Sandwich and a Chopped Curry Chicken Salad. Café Klyde is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, which can be enjoyed inside the renovated 68-seat dining room or outside on the Inn’s beautifully planted courtyard.



91 Hill Street

Southampton, NY 11968

631.283.6500





Kozu 



Dad will love Japanese Fusion restaurant Kozu, run by Southampton restauranteur Zach Erdem. The restaurant offers Japanese cuisine and sushi with Peruvian influences. The menu, designed by Head Chef John Keller, features signature dishes such as the Kozu Jalapeño Yellowtail with Smoked Tomato Ponzu; the Summer Corn and Lobster Salad with a Corn "Pudding", Shiso, and Yuzu Dressing; and the Heirloom Tomatoes and Japanese Cucumber with Toasted Sesame Dressing, Yuzu Salt, Micro Cilantro and Piment d'Espelette. The kitchen also proudly hosts Sous Chef George Nikolopolous, formerly of Le Bernardin, and Sushi Chef Joseph Kim, formerly of Morimoto.



136 Main Street

Southampton NY 11968

T: 631-619-6660



Union Cantina




Union Cantina



Don’t miss this innovative modern Mexican eatery, which is taking over the old “Publick House” space, designed just for Southampton. Union Cantina, which opens just in time for Father’s Day, will feature a modern Mexican menu designed by Chef Kampf. Signature dishes include the Castilla de Res Mole - a beef short rib with sweet local corn bread pudding, charred heirloom carrots and mole sauce; and the Deconstructed Enchiladas which come in five variations. A signature cocktail program will also be offered, featuring an extensive tequila menu, in addition to sangrias, punches and frozen drinks. The décor, which is best described as “Hamptons chic meets Rustic Cantina”, will feature a mixture of dark woods, Spanish glass and vibrant Mexican artwork.



40 Bowden Square

Southampton, NY 11968

T: 631-377-3500


75 Main



75 Main



75 Main is a classic American eatery that combines the style of the Hamptons with the enticing elements of New York City nightlife. Signature dishes include the Grilled Rib Eye Steak, Ahi Tuna and the Lobster Salad with a choice of sides such as the Whipped Yukon Gold Potatoes, 75 Main Steak Fries and Sauteed Organic Spinach. 75 Main offers an extensive wine list as well as a signature cocktail menu. 75 Main is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.





75 Main Street

Southampton, NY 11968

631.283.7575


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

IT GIRL AND ACTIVIST MAYA HENRY @ CFDA AWARDS

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HIGH FASHION
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Coco Rocha With Maya Henry



Teen It girl and activist Maya Henry attended the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) Fashion Awards recently, along with the likes of Beyoncé, Michael Kors, Heidi Klum and Naomi Campbell. The annual event, which took place at the Hammerstein Ballroom in central New York was hosted by comedian Joel McHale and in collaboration with Swarovski. CFDA is a non-profit trade association whose membership consists of more than 400 of America’s foremost womenswear, menswear, jewelry and accessory designers.



Fashionista Maya Henry looked radiant in a full length semi-sheer Etro gown with long sleeves and a floral pattern, matched with jewels by David Webb. Maya sported a trendy triple braid hairstyle by expert hair stylist Laura Polko and makeup by celebrity makeup artist Patrick Ta. This fashionista became an overnight sensation because of her $6M Quinceañera earlier this year - that featured performances by Pitbull and Nick Jonas.



Guests at the event included some of the biggest names in fashion, including: Anna Wintour, Adriana Lima, Irina Shayk, Heidi Klum, Alessandra Ambrosio, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Laverne Cox, Ryan Seacrest, Jay Z, Blue Ivy Carter, Ciara, Harvey Weinstein, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Brandon Maxwell, Olivia Wilde, Monique Lhuillier, Rachel Zoe, Jason Wu, Doutzen Kroes, Alexa Chung, Taylor Hill, Jessica Chastain, Victor Cruz, Claire Danes, Marc Jacobs, Diane von Furstenberg, Dwayne Wade, Vera Wang, Tommy Hilfiger, Coco Rocha, Jonathan Cheban and Jennifer Hudson.



The CFDA Fashion Awards is the most important annual event in the calendar of American fashion, and one of the few times a year that so many different fashion influencers come together in one place at the same time. The evening’s Award Winners included: Brandon Maxwell (Swarovski Award for Womenswear), Alex, Matthew and Samantha Orley of Orley (Swarovski Award for Menswear), Paul Andrew (Swarovski Award for Accessory Design), Imran Amed (Media Award in honor of Eugenia Sheppard for The Business of Fashion), Alessandro Michele of Gucci (International Award), Thom Browne (Menswear Designer of the Year), Marc Jacobs (Womenswear Designer of the Year) and Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel of Mansur Gavriel (Accessory Designer of the Year). Additionally, Michael Kors presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Norma Kamali, and Calvin Klein presented the Founder’s Award in Honor of Eleanor Lambert to Donna Karan.



The evening’s greatest surprise was Beyoncé. Guests had no inclination that the superstar was at the event when CFDA Chairwoman Diane von Furstenberg presented Beyoncé with the Fashion Icon award. Beyoncé, who was visibly moved by the awards, said that her mother Tina Knowles has long been her inspiration. “When we were starting out in Destiny’s Child, high-end labels didn’t want to dress four black country girls,” she told the audience. “We couldn’t afford designer dresses. My mom was rejected from every showroom in New York. But like my grandmother, she used her talent and creativity to give her children their dreams. My mother and my Uncle Jonny designed all of our first costumes and made each piece by hand. And when I wore these clothes onstage, I felt like I had an extra suit of armor. It was so much deeper than any brand name…my mother and my uncle and my grandmother were with me…I couldn’t fail.”



As a great finale to a great event, Jennifer Hudson took to the stage with a medley of Prince’s “When Doves Cry,” “The Beautiful Ones,” and “Let’s Go Crazy”, which had the fashion crowd on its feet and ready to continue the night at the event’s after party.




About Maya Henry



Maya Henry is the daughter of Azteca Henry and top national injury lawyer Thomas J. Henry. In San Antonio, Maya Henry’s name is synonymous with philanthropy and community engagement. Following in her father’s footsteps, she has worked with numerous charities including the San Antonio YES Foundation where she helped distribute school supplies to children in need throughout the San Antonio area. Maya also launched Maya’s Corner in 2010, which is an endeavor to promote and assist causes benefitting children. Maya is determined to pursue a career in international human rights in the future.



This young lady has also demonstrated wisdom and drive well beyond her years in her athletic success as well as her interest in politics. Although only a freshman in high school, she has already positioned herself as a regular on the Texas Tennis Championship circuit. Maya Henry is also an avid supporter of the Hillary Clinton 2016 Presidential campaign. Maya has put her expansive social media presence to use with the hashtag #teensforhillary, from which she hopes to mobilize her 40,000 Instagram followers in support of the Hillary Clinton campaign and to bring awareness to issues involving female empowerment and opportunities for Latina America women. Maya has had the opportunity to meet Hillary Clinton on several occasions. She hopes her own political activism will show her peers that even if you aren’t old enough to vote, you can still make a difference. She strongly encourages teens to use their social media reach to spread Hillary’s message of opportunity and hope.


Photos By: Billy Farrell/BFA.com

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

BILL O'REILLY @ LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT

Bill O'Reilly



Bill O'Reilly visited The Late Show With Stephen Colbert yesterday in New York City. The FOX News host was all smiles for the cameras.


CONVERSATION WITH LARRY KING AND REGIS PHILBIN

Regis Philbin And Larry King



Larry King was snapped in conversation with Regis Philbin at The 92Y yesterday in New York City.



Monday, June 06, 2016

ALEXANDER ROSSI @ THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING

Alexander Rossi



Alexander Rossi Gets NYC View



Alexander Rossi, winner of the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 visited the Empire State Building last week and was all smiles for our cameras.


Friday, May 27, 2016

WAXMAN CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION LUNCH

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Collaborating for a Cure

Photos By: Rob Rich
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Ramona Singer With Jean Shafiroff



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.


 Marion Waxman With Andrea Stark And Pamela Morgan




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 introduced Marion Waxman who said a few words about the luncheon, and how it was initiated by Erica Fineberg three years ago.


Dr. Samuel Waxman spoke to the guests about the increasing risk of developing cancer as one ages and mentioned the organization’s new research program investigating the genetic causes of increased incidence of cancer as people age. He mentioned that this ongoing research aims to collaborate with the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Waxman went on to mention the important advances the foundation’s collaborative group of world-class scientists, known as the Institute Without Walls, has reached in trying to find less toxic cancer treatment methods. He also mentioned that SWCRF has made major breakthroughs in breast cancer research in the past few years, and how this important work is made possible by charitable donations.


Following Dr. Waxman’s speech, Chris Tully, Senior Director of RTW US at Oscar de la Renta went on to thank Dr. Waxman and the SWCRF for inviting them to showcase their fashions at this important fundraiser and mentioned Mr. de la Renta's own struggle with cancer that led to his passing in 2014. Ms. Tully introduced the pre-fall 2016 designs that the models would be showcasing, after which the fashion presentation took place.


A raffle was also held, featuring items such as a Large Metal Collar Necklace in Antique Gold from Lafayette 148; one month of unlimited blowouts and/or express styles at Glam & Go; a wallet from Hugo Boss; Long Silk Tassel Clip Earrings from Oscar de la Renta; a gift card toward Verve Medical Cosmetics and products from Firm Commitment, Tocca, Lollia & Jane Iredale; a John Varvatos package of colognes, sunglasses and his book; and a cashmere collection from Arlotta Cashmere.



About the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF)


The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation is an international organization dedicated to curing and preventing cancer. The Foundation is a pioneer in cancer research and its mission is to eradicate cancer by funding cutting-edge research that identifies and corrects abnormal gene function that causes cancer and develops minimally toxic treatments for patients. Through the Foundation’s collaborative group of world-class scientists, the Institute Without Walls, investigators share information and tools to speed the pace of cancer research. Since its inception in 1976, the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation has awarded approximately $90 million to support the work of more than 200 researchers across the globe.


For more information on SWCRF, visit: www.waxmancancer.org



THE ACCESSIBLE ART FAIR & PARTNER MVVO ART

Maria Van Vlodrop And Stephanie Manasseh



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 jury meeting. A newly announced partner of the art fair is leading microblogging platform and social networking website Tumblr.


The 50 carefully selected artists will exhibit paintings, sculptures and photography encompassing a variety of styles. The prominent jury which handpicked these artists included experts from Sotheby’s, Gagosian Gallery, Christie’s Collectrium and Artnet. The artists selected will be offered the opportunity to show their art during the Accessible Art Fair’s month-long fair in November 2016 at The National Arts Club, whose mission is to stimulate, foster and promote public interest in the arts – providing artists with a platform to be discovered by the art world, collectors and the general public.


To ensure the quality of the works presented, the expert panel for the 2016 edition of the fair included: Stephanie Manasseh (Chief Curator), Rozalia Jovanovic (Editor in Chief at Artnet), Kevin Doyle (Sotheby’s), Shaune Arp (Gagosian Gallery), Ann Lydecker Bunge (Christie’s Collectrium), Shari Brownfield (Art Advisor), Rachel Rees (Sutton), Sophie Clauwaert (European Art Advisor)


The Accessible Art Fair, which is a concept originating from Brussels by Founder Stephanie Manasseh, breaks with traditional art boundaries. The artists are in direct contact with an art buying public as well as art influencers. MvVO ART’s Maria van Vlodrop describes the fair as a unique concept that she felt compelled to bring to New York given the wealth of talent looking to exhibit in one of the world’s most prominent art metropolises: “I am proud to partner with Stephanie and bring this new art fair to New York City and support emerging and established artists of quality in such an intimate venue as The National Arts Club in Gramercy Park.” Notable members of The National Arts Club include Martin Scorsese and Uma Thurman and works by famous artists such as Dali and Jeff Koons have been exhibited at the club.


Keeping in line with the Accessible Art Fair guidelines, artists get to keep the majority of their proceeds thanks to corporate sponsors committed to supporting the artists. European sponsors of the Accessible Art Fair have included BMW and Montblanc. All sponsorship or other inquiries for the 2016 New York Accessible Art Fair should be addressed to mariavanvlodrop@mvvoart.com.



About MvVO ART:


MvVo ART is in the business of creating opportunities for emerging and established artists of quality, collectors, corporate art sponsors and their guests to discover each other. At its debut in November 2016, MvVO ART will bring the Accessible Art Fair from its home in Brussels to the heart of the New York Art scene: The National Arts Club at Gramercy Park in Manhattan for a month long exhibition (November 1 to November 25, 2016). Maria van Vlodrop is the Founder and President of MvVO ART. In a new venture, Maria has partnered with Stephanie Manasseh, Founder & Director of Accessible Art Fair, to co-found and direct the Accessible Art Fair’s New York edition, uncover new talent and encourage organizations to associate their brands with art to provide their customers with unique experiences.


For more information about MvVO ART, visit http://www.mvvoart.com



About the Accessible Art Fair:


Accessible Art Fair’s mission is to offer a platform for artists and designers and make them accessible to a discerning audience. Accessible Art Fair offers the opportunity to purchase quality works of art and design and meet the creators behind the work. All their works are carefully selected and hand-picked by a panel of experts and guaranteed the quality of the art presented. Accessible Art Fair is the place to discover great talent. The Accessible Art Fair also strives to make the art purchasing experience as pleasant as possible by removing the barriers between the buyer and the artist. Founder Stephanie Manasseh started the organization in 2007 with the goal to create a platform for both talented emerging and established artists to sell their work to the art buying public.


For more information about the Accessible Art Fair, visit www.stephaniemanasseh.com


About the Lowell Hotel:


Established as a luxury hotel since 1927 and privately owned, The Lowell remains one of the few properties where guests feel the welcome of home every time they check in. The beautiful landmarked hotel on East 63rd Street, between Madison and Park Avenues, is a short stroll from New York City’s best shopping and just blocks from Central Park. Situated amongst the most exclusive addresses on the Upper East Side, The Lowell is the picture of classic New York elegance. Sixty percent of the hotel is dedicated to spacious suites, furnished with the comforts of a stylish pied-à-terre; luxurious terraces, kitchens, wood-burning fireplaces, and concierge services to cater one’s every whim. Long the New York hotel of choice for “in the know” world travelers, The Lowell is poised to become even more sought-after in late summer 2016 with a new restaurant and bar, library lounge, and garden in addition to updates to the lobby and Pembroke Room.


For more information about the Lowell Hotel, visit http://www.lowellhotel.com



The Lowell Hotel
28 East 63rd St (at Madison Ave)
New York, NY 10065



Photo By: Patrick McMullan


THE 34TH ANNUAL FRED & ADELE ASTAIRE AWARDS

Jane Krakowski



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.


Maurice Hines & Judith Jamison
The evening’s presenters included Tony Award Nominee Patricia Birch, Tony Award Nominee Leanne Cope, Tony Award Nominee Don Correia, Tony Award Nominee Sandy Duncan, Tony Award Nominee Charlotte D’Amboise, Tony Award Nominee Robert Fairchild, Tony Award Winner Christopher Gattelli, Academy Award, Golden Globe and Tony Award Winner Joel Grey, Obie Award Winner Jackie Hoffman, Tony Award Nominee Terrence Mann, NYCB Principal Dancer Tiler Peck, Tony Award Winner Susan Stroman, Tony Award Nominee Tony Yazbeck, Producer Randi Zuckerberg. There were also several live performances throughout the evening, featuring Emmy Winner and Drama Desk Nominee Spencer Liff, So You Think You Can Dance Season 10 Winner Amy Yakima, Broadway Dancer Francesca Harper, Tony Award Nominee Desmond Richardson, Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre Company Member Rachael McLaren, and the cast of Broadway’s On Your Feet.


All proceeds from the event will benefit non-profit 501 c(3) organization The Douglas Watt Family Fund for the Performing Arts, which provides Dance and Movement Therapy for autistic and disabled children in New York City. The goal of the organization is to bring artistic expression to the developmentally disabled children in our community. The event was produced by Patricia Watt, NYC Dance Alliance, Fred Astaire Studios and consulting producers Todd Allan and Beth Bogush, with Associate Producers Jessica Zippin and Alix Michel.


The evening started off with the Latin inspired performance “Tradición” from the musical On Your Feet, written by Emilio Estefan and Gloria Estefan and choreographed by Sergio Trujilo. This was followed by a welcome speech from Patricia Watt and Joe Lanteri, after which the Special Achievement in the Field of Autism and Related Disorders Award was bestowed on Dr. Joan Fallon. This announcement was followed by a few words from Jessica Zippin about the organization’s Dance & Movement Therapy Program and the big difference it makes in the lives of children with autism and severe cognitive dysfunction.


The first dance award of the evening, presented by Kiera Chaplin, was won by Dave Scott for High Strung in the category Outstanding Choreography in a Feature Film of which the nominees included: Luke Broadlick, Teresa Espinosa, Alison Faulk & Channing Tatum (MagicMike XXL); Christopher Gattelli (Hail, Caesar!); Aakomon Jones (Pitch Perfect 2); Joey Pizzi (Lucky Stiff); Fatima Robinson & Charm Jordan (Dance Camp) and Dave Scott (High Strung).


Next was the evening’s second performance “Let’s Face the Music & Dance” by The Fred Astaire Dance Studios, choreographed by Steven Powell. The lively dance performance featured music from Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett.


For the first time this year, the Fred & Adele Astaire Awards recognized excellence in dance, movement, and choreography Off-Broadway. The Off-Broadway awards for the 2015-2016 season were presented next by Jackie Hoffman and Randi Zuckerberg.


Rumi Oyama (Sayonara) was the winner of the category for Outstanding Female Dancer Off-Broadway. Nominees included: Yesenia Ayala (Trip Of Love); Leslie Kritzer (Robber Bridegroom); Rumi Oyama (Sayonara); Jaime Lynn Verazin (Standard Time); Ellen Zolezzi (Cagney).


The award for Outstanding Male Dancer Off-Broadway was won by Robert Creighton (Cagney). The nominees included: Jeremy Benton (Cagney); Dave Thomas Brown (The Legend Of Georgia Mcbride); Robert Creighton (Cagney); Cory Lingner (Once Upon A Mattress); Matt McGrath (The Legend Of Georgia Mcbride).


The Award for Outstanding Choreography Off-Broadway resulted in a tie between Connor Gallagher (of The Robber Bridegroom) and Paul McGill (of The Legend of Georgia Mcbride). Nominees in this category included: Joshua Bergasse (Cagney); Martha Clarke (Angel Reapers); Connor Gallagher (The Robber Bridegroom); Paul McGill (The Legend Of Georgia Mcbride); James Ortiz, Claire Karpen & Will Gallacher (The Woodsman); Sergio Trujillo & Darrell Grand Moultrie (Invisible Thread).


The performance “A Humble Tribute” was then performed by dancers (and also choreographed by) Leo and John Manzari.


Next, Choreographer Maurice Hines, who appeared Off-Broadway this season in his show Tappin’ Through Life, was recognized with a special recognition award for Outstanding Body of Work in Dance. In his remarked he told the audience of how “my final work was choreography of ballet dancers for Stevie Wonder and I was working through the project a life-time of memories and experiences came flooding back.”


This was followed by two back-to-back performances. First, “Where Do I Begin”, choreographed by Spencer Liff, followed by “Dr. Jazz”, choreographed by Warren Carlyle.


The third special award recipient of the evening was Nigel Lythgoe, Creator & Executive Director of So You Think You Can Dance. In accepting the award for Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Dance he noted self-deprecatingly that, “I was the original Billy Elliot. I could take dance lessons only if I took boxing lessons also – after three broken noses dance and choreography became my true focus”.


The performance “For a Sophisticated Lady” was then held by Francesca Harper and Desmond Richardson, staged by Chet Walker and with music by Duke Ellington. After this, an excerpt from CRY (1971) was performed, choreographed by Alvin Ailey and restaged by Masazumi Chaya.


The fourth and last special award of the evening, presented by Patricia Birch and Joel Gray, was given to Judith Jamison, Artistic Director Emerita at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. When awarded the Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award she noted that, “People always ask me ‘why did you want to be a dancer?’ to which I reply that I always felt I needed to be a dancer.”


Thereafter, the award for Outstanding Ensemble in a Broadway Show was presented by Christopher Gattelli, and included: Bright Star, Dames at Sea, Fiddler on the Roof, Hamilton, On Your Feet, School of Rock, She Loves Me, Shuffle Along and Spring Awakening, with the Award being presented to Shuffle Along.


Phillip Attmore (of Shuffle Along) won the award for Outstanding Male Dancer in a Broadway Show, which was presented by Leanne Cope and Tony Yazbeck. Nominees included: Phillip Attmore (Shuffle Along); Alex Brightman (School of Rock); Daveed Diggs (Hamilton); Carlos E. Gonzalez (On Your Feet); Curtis Holland (Shuffle Along); Kendrick Jones (Shuffle Along); Luis Salgaldo (On Your Feet).


The category Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Show, presented by Charlotte d’Amboise and Terrence Mann, included nominees: Mara Davi (Dames at Sea); Deanna Doyle (Tuck Everlasting); Sandra Mae Frank (Spring Awakening); Jane Krakowski (She Loves Me); Eloise Kropp (Dames at Sea); Ana Villafañe (On Your Feet); Adrienne Warren (Shuffle Along). The award was won by Jane Krakowski (She Loves Me).


The last award of the evening for Outstanding Choreographer in a Broadway Show, presented by Sandi Duncan and Don Correia, resulted in a three way tie between Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton), Savion Glover (Shuffle Along) and Sergio Trujillo (On Your Feet). The nominees were: Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton); Warren Carlyle (She Loves Me); Savion Glover (Shuffle Along); Lorin Latarro (Waitress); Spencer Liff (Spring Awakening); Casey Nicholaw (Tuck Everlasting); Josh Rhodes (Bright Star); Hofesh Shechter (Fiddler on the Roof); Randy Skinner (Dames at Sea) and Sergio Trujillo (On Your Feet).


The Awards Ceremony concluded with the performance “Gloria”, featuring a mix of Gloria Estefan music and choreographed by Justin M. Lewis and Mark Orsborn.


The Off-Broadway Committee was comprised of Andy Sandberg (Chair), Jonathan Herzog, Michael Milton, Nikki Feirt Atkins, Judith Jamison, and Lee Roy Reams. The winners were announced on May 16th at the annual Astaire Awards ceremony alongside the 2015-2016 Broadway and Film Awards.


The Nominating Committee Chair was Wendy Federman, supported by committee members: Nikki Atkins, Ted Chapin, Pat Collins, Don Correia, Sandy Duncan, Jonathan C. Herzog, Judith Jamison, Anna Kisselgoff, Pia Lindstrom, Donna McKechnie, Bruce Michael, Mary McColl, Michael Milton, Mary Beth O’Connor, Laura Penn, Wendy Perron, Lee Roy Reams, Andy Sandberg and Harry Haun.


The Honorary Committee for the 34th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards was comprised of: Karole Armitage, Rob Ashford, Hinton Battle, Bob Balaban, Marisa Berenson, Anna Bergman, Patricia Birch, Chase Brock, Tricia Brouk, Ron Brown, Jeff Calhoun, Warren Carlyle, Marge Champion, Wayne Cilento, Louis Hirschfeld Cullman, Arlene Dahl, Jacques D’Amboise, Graciela Daniele, Peter Darling, Marguerite Derricks, Kelly Devine, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Eve Ensler, Daniel Ezralow, Jules Fisher, Roberta Flack, Wilhelmina Frankfurt, Mario Fratti, Christopher Gattelli, Mitzi Gaynor, Kearran Giovanni, Savion Glover, Joel Grey, Peggy Hickey, Steven Hoggett, JoAnn Hunter, Anne Jackson, Susan Jaffee, Denis Jones, Paul Katz, Larry Keigwin, Daniel Knechtges, Spencer Liff, Michele Lynch, Kathleen Marshall, Rob Marshall, Julie McDonald, Donna McKechnie, Joey McKneely, Stephen Mear, Liza Minnelli, Jerry Mitchell, Bebe Neuwirth, Phyllis Newman, Casey Nicholaw, Marsha Norman, Kenny Ortega, Robert Osbourne, Jeffrey Page, Daniel Pelzig, Jane Powell, Josh Prince, Ann Reinking, Michael Rubenstein, Wendy Seyb, Lisa Schriver, Randy Skinner, Victoria Traube, Sergio Trujillo, Anthony van Laast, Chet Walker, Patti Wilcox and Matt Williams.


About The Fred & Adele Astaire Awards


The Fred & Adele Astaire Awards were established in 1982 to recognize outstanding achievement in dance on Broadway and in film. The annual awards were established with the cooperation of Fred Astaire to also honor his sister Adele, who starred with her brother in ten Broadway musicals between 1917 and 1931. The Fred & Adele Awards remain the gold standard for excellence in dance and choreography on Broadway and film. Since 1982, additional awards have been added, including the award for best choreography in film, the lifetime achievement award, and a unique award determined annually for exceptional contribution to the field.


For more information and tickets, visit www.theastaireawards.org

Photos By: Patrick McMullan

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL JOINS AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES

Maggie Gyllenhaal




NEW YORK — Maggie Gyllenhaal, award-winning actress and star of the upcoming HBO series “The Deuce,” has signed on as the American Civil Liberties Union’s ambassador for privacy and security.

“We as a democracy should have a greater say in how the government uses the incredibly powerful tools at its disposal to conduct mass surveillance and restrict liberties in the name of supposed national security goals,” said Gyllenhaal. “I’m proud to join the ACLU in its fight to ensure that people retain control over their private lives.”

In her role, Gyllenhaal will support the ACLU’s work to rein in the government’s surveillance practices, to ensure that meaningful privacy protections mitigate intelligence agencies’ collection of citizens’ data, and to help inform citizens of their privacy rights and the ways in which they can hold local law enforcement departments accountable when they use invasive technologies against ordinary people.

She will also combat government efforts to weaken cybersecurity and speak out on other government abuses in the name of the so-called “war on terror,” such as the indefinite detention without charge or trial of prisoners at Guantánamo Bay.

In her first effort on behalf of the ACLU, Gyllenhaal sent an email today to the organization’s supporters asking them to back efforts to free Mohamedou Slahi, a Mauritanian citizen and the author of the bestselling memoir “Guantánamo Diary” who has been detained at the prison without charge or trial since 2002.

“Mohamedou is not only the central character in the moving and eye-opening book Guantánamo Diary — he is a man of flesh and blood,” she wrote. “He has spent the last 14 years in Guantánamo Bay prison as an innocent man. And he urgently needs our help.”

Gyllenhaal is an Oscar-nominated actress whose film work has included, “Secretary,” “Crazy Heart,” “Dark Knight,” “Stranger Than Fiction,” and many more. Last year, she starred in the BBC/SundanceTV original series “The Honorable Woman,” for which she garnered a 2015 Golden Globe Award, a SAG Award nomination, and an Emmy Award nomination. More recently, she narrated “Truth and Power,” a documentary series on Pivot TV exploring the invasive use of technology by our government.

Launched in October 2013, the ACLU’s Ambassador Project pairs artists from television, film, music, and comedy with issue priorities. Like other ambassadors, Gyllenhaal will promote ACLU work online and in the media. She joins an impressive ACLU ambassador roster: Michael K. Williams on ending mass incarceration; Demian Bichir for immigrants’ rights; Harry Belafonte on the overincarceration of juveniles; W. Kamau Bell for racial justice; Lewis Black for voting rights; Melissa Etheridge for marijuana reform; Jesse Tyler Ferguson on marriage rights for same-sex couples; Sasheer Zamata on women’s rights; and Marlee Matlin for disability rights.