At the famed Irving Plaza rockstars and Wall Street came together for a night of good ole Rock n Roll in support of our troops. Wall Street Rocks’ 2013 Battle of the Bands Finale benefited organizations such as Wounded Warrior Project, ReserveAid and Operation Finally Home. The main idea of Wall Street Rocks is to bring together employees from financial, technology and entertainment industry to help support heroic Americans that need our help. They strive raise awareness through different fundraisers and events.
Running Noir et Blanc, a fabulous Flat Iron boutique, the Thrifty HOG, a high-end designer thrift store, and Hearts of Gold, a Manhattan non-profit that has helped tens of thousands of homeless mothers and their children, is all in a day’s work for Deborah Koenigsberger. This inspiring woman somehow found some time to chat with us (on the day she was throwing a Hearts of Gold Thanksgiving party for upwards of 80 families, no less) about being an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and fashionista!
GEMS or Girls Educational and Mentoring Services is a New York State organization that helps young girls ages 12-24 who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking. GEMS strives to empower girls who are being trafficked or commercially exploited to leave the industry and ultimately end the commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking of children. Their mantra is "Girls Are Not For Sale"
For 15 years GEMS has been helping young women who have gone through the trauma associated with sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking by providing them with the support and empathy that they need and a path toward a positive solution.
Approximatley 5 to 7 million animals enter shelters nation wide every year, and the sad but awful truth is that about half of the animals are euthanized. We ask that you don't support unethical puppy mills by purchasing dogs from breeders ranging up to $3,000! There are millions of shelter dogs waiting to be rescued and are ready to join a loving family, for FREE. Nonetheless, if you simply don't have the time to own a dog, you may contribute to a shelter that works with animal rights and saving dogs from puppy mill by purchasing a Christmas CD by Dahna Bender.
UNICEF's designer doll initiative was created 11 years ago by the United Nations Children Fund to help raise money for the children of Darfur. Designers from around the world have since come together to created dolls that resemble each fashion house's style. The dolls are then auctioned off to help UNICEF raise money for thechildren in need of vaccinations in Darfur.
This year, 42 fashion designers are participating in UNICEF’s designer dolls also known as Les Frimousses, or little faces in english. 93 different dolls are being hand made by top designers such as Dolce & Gabbana, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Lanvin, Gucci, Dior, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton just to name a few. most of the designer dolls are wearing the latest fashion trends straight from the runway!
With Thanksgiving around the corner, many people will be sitting down with their families to give thanks for what they have. But there are also so many New Yorkers who are in desperate need of help this holiday season that do not deserve to go hungry on Thanksgiving day. That is why Brother Jimmy's BBQ on Lexington will be giving away 1,000 pulled pork sandwiches with a mashed potato side and a bottle of water to the needy on Thanksgiving day.
Lets all make sure this Thanksgiving is enjoyable for everyone and help spread the word about Brother Jimmy's Thanksgiving meal distribution!
What: Brother Jimmy’s BBQ
Where: Brother Jimmy’s BBQ Lexington – 181 Lexington Avenue (corner of 31st Street)
When: Thursday, November 28, from noon till food runs out
Chef Michael White and Altamarea Group are excited about the opening of their newest restaurant, Ristorante Morini located on the Upper East Side and they want you to join them for a night of good food, drinks and company to help celebrate the opening. Canapés, cocktails and wine will be served and a percentage of the proceeds from this exclusive preview event will go the Citymeals-on-Wheels to help elderly homebound people in NYC. Get tickets here.
What: Exclusive preview of Ristorante Morini
Where: Ristorante Morini, 1167 Madison Avenue, NYC 10028
When: December 9th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
On Tuesday, November 19th, the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) hosted a wine dinner to help raise money for it's Trauma Recovery Program. The benefit was held at the posh Metropolitan Club in Manhattan where the cocktail hour started at 6pm. Guests mingled and snacked on cavier, mushrooms, and other delicious small plates by chef Jonathan Waxman of Barbuto. Waxman popped in during the cocktail party to pose for a few pictures with guests on the red carpet. And what's a party without celebrities? Television personality Joan Rivers, Inside Edition anchor Deborah Norville, and Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford (we're sure Lily felt right at home!) attended the benefit and posed for photos. A few of Manhattan's elite also attended the soirée including Executive Director of the NYSPCC Mary Pulido, socialite Joy Marks, real estate broker Valerie Lettan, designer Rosemary Ponzo, photographer Ike Ude, and designer Maggie Norris.
Last night, at the luxurious Cipriani on 42nd street, Silver Hill Hospital held their fourth annual Gala event featuring cocktails, dinner, dancing, and a live auction.
Drinks flowed as the night began with a vibrant cocktail hour- guests mingled amongst each other while feasting on an assortment of delights from a display of shrimp pasta, roasted asparagus, insalata caprese salad, and passed hor d'oeuvres.
Harlem Haberdashery is a boutique located on Lenox Ave that offers "custom-made apparel...creating looks for celebrities, recording artists and sports stars for over 20 years". Haberdashery was voted "One of the best places to shop in Harlem" by Racked.com.
Their 2013 Masquerade Ball is taking place on Saturday, December 7, at The Harlem Stage Gatehouse , located at 150 Convent Avenue at W. 135th Street New York, NY 10031, from 7 pm to 12 am
The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) will be hosting their annual wine dinner on Tuesday, November 19th. The event will be taking place at The Metropolitan Club in New York City where guests will enjoy a meal prepared by Chef Jonathan Waxman of Baruto. The cocktail party starts at 6:00 pm with dinner at 7:30 pm, followed by the the auction at 9:00 pm. The proceeds from the benefit will go to the NYSPCC's Trauma Recovery Program. It's fantastic that people can get together for a great cause. If you're attending the benefit dinner make sure to wear your finest evening apparel!