Showing posts with label PLAZA HOTEL. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PLAZA HOTEL. Show all posts

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Saturday, November 21, 2015


Jennifer Garner

Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley and Jennifer Garner attended The Save the Children 2015 Illumination Gala at The Plaza Hotel the other day.

Monday, October 26, 2015


Jon Stewart

Jon and Tracey Stewart announced that they are partnering with Farm Sanctuary, America’s leading farm animal protection organization, to open the organization’s fourth location at their New Jersey farm. The surprise announcement was made at Farm Sanctuary’s 2015 Gala at the Plaza Hotel in New York City during the couple’s acceptance speech for the Gift of Life Award, which was presented to them for their efforts to promote compassion for farm animals. The glamorous, all-vegan fête was also attended by Jesse Eisenberg, Bellamy Young, Emily Deschanel, Loretta Swit, and Senator Cory Booker.

With her husband Jon by her side, Tracey tearfully announced, “We’re getting married! Farm Sanctuary and us, we’re getting married,” to loud cheers from the crowd of over 500 attendees. “We bought a farm in New Jersey with the intention of starting a farm sanctuary of our own with an educational center, but what I’m announcing tonight is that our farm is actually going to be the New Jersey branch of Farm Sanctuary. We’re going to build new advocates, new curious learners, and new leaders for this very important movement.”

Before dropping the bombshell announcement, Tracey, who is also joining the organization’s Board of Directors, told the crowd “I pinch myself every time I get a text message from [Farm Sanctuary National Shelter Director] Susie Coston or [Farm Sanctuary President and Co-Founder] Gene Baur. I really can’t believe I’ve been welcomed into their family like I have. I feel like what Farm Sanctuary does is they do rescue and sanctuary for animals, and then without realizing it, they also do rescue and sanctuary for people. And I feel as though they’ve rescued me and they’ve given me sanctuary for the rest of my life.”

Tracey was inspired to pursue her longtime passion for animal protection, and ultimately open the New Jersey branch of Farm Sanctuary, after reading Farm Sanctuary President and Co-Founder Gene Baur’s 2008 book Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food. Her new book Do Unto Animals features rescue stories from Farm Sanctuary, and she has been apprenticing under the organization’s National Shelter Director Susie Coston since first attending the organization’s annual Farm Animal Care Conference last September.

An opening date for the New Jersey Farm Sanctuary has yet to be announced, but the public is invited to follow its progress by liking The Daily Squeal on Facebook for daily updates through the eyes of the Stewarts’ first sanctuary residents, two piglets named Anna and Maybelle Stewart.

To learn more about Farm Sanctuary, visit

Farm Sanctuary operates three shelters in New York and California that provide lifelong care for nearly 1,000 rescued farm animals, works to change laws to decrease abuse of farm animals, and promotes compassionate vegan living. 

Friday, May 22, 2015


Jean Shafiroff

El Museo del Barrio held its Annual Gala at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Approximately 500 guests attended the black tie Gala where most of the woman wore black and white gowns, veils and gloves. Funds raised will go to support Latino art and culture at the El Museo del Barrio Museum in New York City at 1230 5th Avenue (105th Strret and Fifth Avenue). 


El Museo was founded 45 years ago by artist and educator Raphael Montañez Ortiz and a coalition of parents, educators, artists, and activists who noted that mainstream museums largely ignored Latino artists. Since its inception, El Museo has been committed to celebrating and promoting Latino culture, thus becoming a cornerstone of El Barrio, and a valuable resource for New York City. El Museo’s varied permanent collection of over 6,500 objects, spans more than 800 years of Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino art, includes pre-Columbian Taíno artifacts, traditional arts, twentieth-century drawings, paintings, sculptures and installations, as well as prints, photography, documentary films, and video. To learn more about El Museo del Barrio log on to

 Photo By: Patrick McMullan

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Friday, May 01, 2015



JBFCS Trustees Carol Levin With Jean Shafiroff And Karen Kasner

New York, NY – Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services—better known as The Jewish Board—New York City’s largest comprehensive provider of health and human services to adults and children, hosted its Spring Benefit 2015 at The Plaza Hotel and honored trustees David B. Edelson, Paul Kronish and Susan Hecht Tofel. The event raised more than $1.3 million for the organization.

IN ATTENDANCE: UJA-Federation’s Eric Goldstein, NYC Council Member Mark Levine, Jewish Board Trustees Anthony E. Mann, Laurie Sprayregen, Jean Shafiroff, Jean Troubh, Fran Levy, Lynn Kroll, Steven Fasman, Karen Kasner, CEO David Rivel, and many others.

The Jewish Board Chief Executive Officer David Rivel welcomed the event’s more than 400 guests and spoke about the breadth and inclusiveness of the 140-year-old organization’s services.

“The Jewish Board is all about hope and recovery,” Rivel said. “Whether you are a child or an adult, whether you are Jewish or not Jewish, whether you struggle with mental health challenges or whether there is abuse or neglect in your family, we give people hope that their life can get better and give them the tools to recover and live as full a life as possible.”

Guests watched a video that told the stories of two Jewish Board clients who were in the room and received a standing ovation. Central Synagogue’s Senior Rabbi Angela W. Buchdahl, Senior Cantor Mo Glazman, Assistant Cantor Julia R. Cadrain, and accompanist David Strickland performed “True Colors” and a Yom Ha’atzmaut medley, honoring Israel Independence Day.

UJA-Federation of New York CEO Eric Goldstein addressed the crowd and lauded The Jewish Board for consistently stepping in during crises.

“During every crisis—9/11, the 2008 recession, Hurricane Sandy, and most recently the closing of FEGS,” Goldstein said. “The Jewish Board has seamlessly partnered with us to offer a bold, immediate, effective response for both the Jewish community and the entire city of New York.”

Tuesday, December 02, 2014


Jean Shafiroff

Jean Shafiroff was photographed recently at The Lighthouse Guild Gala, at the Plaza Hotel in New York. Mrs. Shafiroff is on the Advisory Board of The Lighthouse Guild and was a Vice Chair of the Gala. Mrs. Shafiroff wore a stylish pale pink and deep red satin gown by famed designer Victor de Souza.

Photo By: Patrick McMullan

Monday, March 17, 2014



Photos By: James Edstrom

Jean Shafiroff

Sharon Bush

Roy Kean With Ann Rapp

Riley O'Connor With Elizabeth Shafiroff

Chiu-Ti Jansen

Morgan O'Connor And Consuelo Costin

Dawne Marie Grannum

Cole Rumbough With Lucia Hwong Gordon

Dr. Penny Grant

Mission Society Youth Ambassadars

Maria Orengo And Lloyd Brown

Joy Marks

Valentino Carlotti

Bill Evans

Jean Shafiroff With Mayor David Dinkins

Charles Catherine With Alix Astir

Mayor David Dinkins With Dr. Maryse And Howard Selit

The New York City Mission Society’s Board of Directors and Champions for Children Gala Chairs, Lloyd W. Brown II, John U. Moorhead and Stanley H. Rumbough hosted the annual Champions for Children Gala at the famed Plaza Hotel in New York City. Honors went to Valentino D. Carlotti (Senior Partner at Goldman Sachs), Jean Shafiroff (Advocate and Philanthropist) and the Founders of the Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem,  New York State’s first charter school, as presented by the corporate chair Barclays. WABC Television icon Bill Evans was the host for this grand event.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013


Rachel Heller

Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy

Bernadette Peters

The stars came out for The Gordon Parks Foundation Awards Dinner at the Plaza Hotel in New York City last night.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009




Oak Room Intimate Dining

Old World Charm In The Oak Room

One of New York’s premiere Event Planning and Design companies has just joined the A Team at the Plaza Hotel. Swank Productions is now the preferred, recommended and simply adored designers for the newly re-opened Oak Room. Swank Productions is a luxury Event Planning and Design house specializing in creating couture experiential environments for their clients. Swank is bringing new attitude to this iconic venue by embracing its elegant, masculine aesthetic and rejuvenating it by mixing bright color concepts. The Oak Room was recently featured on the hit TV show Gossip Girl. It’s not only the perfect location for Manhattan’s big wigs to come enjoy a delectable steak, but it’s the place to see and be seen. Private events are a huge part of this landmark’s business. It’s a justified assumption that for every fabulous party you need a fabulous designer and party planner! Swank Productions just recently designed and produced a photo shoot for the Oak Room’s makeover “After” shots. The shoot features three different looks. The first shot was designed to pick up on the rich oak wood paneling throughout the room. The tablescape featured chocolate brown taffeta linens, regal purple floral arrangements, and gilded details. Another table was designed using the Oak Bar’s original incarnation as a men’s only club. A color palette of billiard green and burgundy were utilized for this table. Cabaret lamps, champagne buckets, bottles of whiskey were placed on the tables. Vintage billiard balls were placed at each setting. The final look was a private dining room with copper walls. A color scheme of copper and acid green was conceived inspired by oxidized copper (i.e.- The Statue of Liberty). Gold leaf, mother of pearl, and amber details were incorporated into the tabletop design. All the Oak Room patrons will now call on Swank to personalize the space for them with custom-tailored Event Design concepts.