Friday, October 06, 2017

ROSARIO DAWSON @ ARTEMIS: JOURNEY TO THE MOON

Rosario Dawson



Rosario Dawson attended Artemis: Journey To The Moon presented by Audible at Hudson River Park's Classic Car Club in New York City.


'REPLICAS' KEANU REEVES @ NEW YORK CITY COMIC CON

Keanu Reeves



Keanu Reeves discusses "Replicas" during the 2017 New York Comic Con yesterday in New York City.



Wednesday, October 04, 2017

JEAN SHAFIROFF DAZZLES IN NEW YORK GALA SEASON

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HIGH FALL FASHION

Photos By: Patrick McMullan
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Jean Shafiroff Dazzles NYC





Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff stunned in selections from her extensive couture ball gown collection during New York City gala season.



Mrs. Shafiroff, who sits on the board of eight charitable organizations and is a presence in New York’s philanthropic community, began gala season at the New York Philharmonic 106 All-Stars: Opening Gala Concert of New York's Orchestra on September 19, 2017, where she graced the red carpet in a blush pink Victor de Souza ball gown with black trim and matching black opera-length gloves. This was followed by an appearance at The Metropolitan Opera Opening Night Gala on September 25, 2017, where Mrs. Shafiroff wowed in a tendril embroidered silk faille Oscar de la Renta gown. Finally, during the New York City Ballet Annual Fall Gala, held September 28, 2017, Mrs. Shafiroff donned another gown—this one in a bold pinkish-purple hue with hand-embroidered detailing—by Mr. de Souza.



Mrs. Shafiroff hopes to one day donate her collection of couture gowns to a museum, or to auction them for charity. Her exquisite taste and daring choices make her an exclusive and expert source on couture fashion and red carpet apperances. Learn more about Mrs. Shafiroff, her fashion, and her philanthropic accomplishments below.



About Jean Shafiroff:



Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist, humanitarian, and author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give, is considered to be at the vanguard of a new movement of modern philanthropists. Jean's philanthropy goes beyond financial contributions and includes the gifts of extensive time and knowledge. Through her work she encourages and seeks to empower all individuals to become philanthropists so that they can build the fulfillment of giving into their lives.



A volunteer fundraiser, leader and spokesperson for several charitable causes, the spectrum of Jean’s philanthropic work includes improving the lives of underserved populations, women’s rights and well-being, health care, animal welfare and resources for children in need, in addition to other causes. Jean serves on the boards of New York City Mission Society, New York Women’s Foundation, French Heritage Society, Couture Council (Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology), Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services (20+ years), Southampton Animal Shelter Honorary Board, Southampton Bath & Tennis Club’s Charitable Foundation and Global Strays. Recently Jean became an Ambassador for the American Humane Society. Widely recognized for her philanthropic work, Jean has been recognized and featured in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Gotham Magazine, The New York Times, New York Social Diary, Avenue, Hamptons Magazine, and The Huffington Post, among others.



Jean holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University and a BS in physical therapy from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.



For more information about Jean Shafiroff, please visit: www.jeanshafiroff.com
F: jean.shafiroff | T: @JeanShafiroff | I: @JeanShafiroff




Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give is available in selected bookstores.
978-1-57826-617-3, $15.00 hardcover | 978-1-57826-618-0, $9.99 e-book
Barnes & Noble | Amazon


Monday, October 02, 2017

WHITNEY CUMMINGS IN FASHION AT AOL BUILD NYC

Whitney Cummings



Whitney Cummings was in beautiful white fashion when she visited AOL BUILD today in New York City.


JASON ALEXANDER VISITS STEPHEN COLBERT SHOW

Jason Alexander



Jason Alexander was photographed visiting The Late Show With Stephen Colbert today in New York City.



COALITION AGAINST TRAFFICKING WOMAN EVENT OCT 3

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Honors William Silverman and Proskauer Rose LLP, and JoAnn Neale of Major League Soccer

Gloria Steinem, Cleo Wade, Elaine Welteroth, Sarah Sophie Flicker to Attend

Performance by Amel Larrieux
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Gloria Steinem



New York, NY – On Tuesday, October 3, 2017, the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW), an international organization dedicated to ending the trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of women and girls, will honor William C. Silverman and Proskauer Rose LLP, JoAnn Neale and Jimmie Briggs for their outstanding commitment to fighting human trafficking, promoting justice and equality, and improving lives. Mr. Silverman heads Proskauer Rose’s pro bono practice and has been instrumental in efforts to change New York State’s human trafficking laws and build the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition. Ms. Neale is the chief administrative officer at Major League Soccer (MLS) where she has spearheaded game-changing efforts to support underserved and vulnerable youth through MLS WORKS, the league’s community outreach initiative dedicated to addressing important social issues and galvanizing the soccer community around service. Mr. Briggs is the co-founder of and the visionary behind the Man Up Campaign to activate youth to stop violence against women and girls.



The program will feature a performance by Grammy-nominated, R&B singer-songwriter Amel Larrieux. Grizelda Grootboom, South African survivor leader and author of the memoir “Exit,” will present a remembrance for those who have not survived the sex trade. Stage and screen actress Reshma Shetty (“Royal Pains,” “Pure Genius” and Broadway’s “Bombay Dreams”); artist and poet Cleo Wade; and “Teen Vogue’s” Elaine Welteroth will also speak. Special guest, Gloria Steinem, will present the awards.



The event’s host committee, chaired by Catherine J. Douglass, includes Meryl Streep, Rosanne Cash, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat, Seth Meyers, and Eve Ensler.



WHO: William C. Silverman, Proskauer Rose LLP
JoAnn Neale, Major League Soccer
Jimmie Briggs, Co-founder of Man Up Campaign
Gloria Steinem, Political Activist and Feminist Organizer
Elaine Welteroth, Editor-in-Chief, Teen Vogue
Cleo Wade, Artist and Poet
John Doman, Actor (The Wire, Gotham, The Affair)
Reshma Shetty, Actor (Royal Pains, Odd Mom Out, Pure Genius)
Amel Larrieux, Grammy-nominated Singer-Songwriter
Sarah Sophie Flicker, Writer, Performer, and Activist
Paola Mendoza, Filmmaker and Activist
Grizelda Grootboom, Survivor Leader
Taina Bien-Aimé, Executive Director of CATW



WHAT: Coalition Against Trafficking in Women’s 2017 Gala, Game Change: A
Night of Celebration



WHERE: Tribeca Rooftop
2 Desbrosses St, New York, NY 10013



WHEN: Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Media arrival at 6:00 pm
Cocktails at 6:30 pm
Program begins at 8:00 pm



The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) is one of the oldest non-governmental organizations working to end human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) of women and girls worldwide. CATW engages in advocacy, education and prevention programs, and services for victims of trafficking and CSE in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. www.catwinternational.org



IRISH GEORGIAN SOCIETY FETE @ O'SULLIVAN ANTIQUES

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IRISH HIGH SOCIETY

Photos By: Annie Watt
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Olga Raganelli



Kathy Sloane



O'Sullivan Antiques on East 10th Street was the scene of a lovely cocktail reception given by The Irish Georgian Society as a prelude to the Gala Dinner at The New York Yacht Club on Wednesday, October 25th.



Hosting the party were members of the American Board of Directors of the Society including Board President Beth Dater, Chantal O’Sullivan, Annette Lester, Marti Sullivan, Paul Keeler, Liz King and John Sullivan. Also in attendance was Michael Kerrigan, the Executive Director of the Society in the United States.

Michael Kerrigan With Paul Keeler & Thomas Zucosky




While mingling with other guests, friends of the Society were treated to stunning examples of Irish Georgian furniture that filled the showroom that board member Chantal O’Sullivan has so carefully curated. She explained, “In the 18th century Dun Laoghaire (formerly Kingstown) was the first port for ships bringing mahogany from Cuba so Irish craftsmen had the best wood. We find Irish Georgian pieces are freer and more whimsical than the London carvers. You’ll find masks and harps ornaments. Carvers quietly offered opinions of landlords who commissioned their pieces in the rendering of these faces. It’s what we love.”



To learn more about the New York Gala Dinner on October 25th, please contact Executive Director Michael Kerrigan at 312-961-3860 or mailto: info@irishgeorgiansociety.com

Catherine Campen With JoLynn Moran & Suzy Moran





The Irish Georgian Society promotes awareness and protection of Ireland’s architectural heritage and decorative arts. It achieves this through conservation projects that have saved many important historic buildings; through education programs that encompass seminars, publications and architectural tours; and through campaigning for the protection of endangered buildings.



The Irish Georgian Society, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization in the United States, which encourages the appreciation and conservation of Ireland’s architecture and the decorative arts.

GLAMOROUS JEAN SHAFIROFF @ METROPOLITAN OPERA

Jean Shafiroff In Oscar de la Renta




Glamorous philanthropist Jean Shafiroff was stunning at the 2017 Metropolitan Opera Gala recently at Lincoln Center.



Jean Shafiroff made a striking entrance on the red carpet at this year's Metropolitan Opera Gala. Ms. Shafiroff wore a voluminous hand sequined Oscar de la Renta gown that was a huge favorite with the crowd.

Jean And Martin Shafiroff



This year's Metropolitan Opera Opening Night Gala featured the opera NORMA staring opera singer Sondra Radvanovsky. The evening performance and dinner raised $4.3 million. NORMA received rave reviews from its audience. For opera schedules and more information go to www.metopera.org



Photos By: Sylvain Gaboury / Patrick McMullan And Lieba Nesis

Saturday, September 30, 2017

EMPIRE STATE BUILDING CELEBRATES 20/20 40TH SEASON

David Muir And Elizabeth Vargas Light Empire State



David Muir With Elizabeth Vargas @ Empire State Building



Yesterday the Empire State Building was lit in celebration of the 40th season of “20/20.” “20/20” Anchor Elizabeth Vargas and “World News Tonight” and “20/20” Anchor David Muir “flipped the switch” to illuminate the building, which will shine in blue and white in honor of the show’s historic season.


Photos Courtesy Of: ABC / Disney

AWARD WINNING FILMMAKER KEN BURNS IN NYC

Ken Burns




Filmmaker Ken Burns was snapped at The Late Show With Stephen Colbert this week in New York City. Ken is rarely photographed around the Big Apple.