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September 2018
$20 - $40

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine and Center Stage 2018 Present Dina El Wedidi

September 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A sophisticated and compelling musical innovator of Egyptian heritage and contemporary identity. Dina El Wedidi channels the heritage and contemporary identity of Cairo to deliver “transcendent performances.” (Al-Ahram) A sophisticated musical innovator, her richly ornamented and detailed compositions, generous arrangements, bell-clear voice, and charismatic stage presence have established her as a global cultural force. “Dina is a huge talent. Her voice is captivating and irresistible. There is a fierce personal-political thread through her music that opens a space for a future otherwise unable to be born.” (Peter Sellars) With sophisticated musical hybridity, “Elwedidi’s songs reflect different temperaments and styles, from jazz to folk and underground rock, a combination of instruments and sounds that can’t be labeled under one category. She is shaping a new musical…

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October 2018

SOPHIA VARI: Forms and Colors Continued: Color and Scale

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

SOPHIA VARI: Forms and Colors Continued | Color and Scale, from October 10 - November 10, 2018, gathers work in multiple mediums, and includes new sculptures and collages highlighting powerful explorations into color and scale.

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Safe Horizon Speakeasy Charity Gala

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

On Thursday, October 11th, I’ll be hosting the 3rd Annual Speakeasy Benefit Reception with the Leaders on the Horizon junior council to raise money for Safe Horizon, the nation’s largest victim services agency. Attached is a digital version of the invitation. Safe Horizon provides advocacy and support to victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, human trafficking, and youth homelessness – each year touching the lives of over 250,000 people. They supply victims and their families with the services necessary to overcome crisis created by abuse and break the cycles of violence in their lives. Help support Safe Horizon through the purchase of a ticket or a donation to the Speakeasy Benefit Reception. By purchasing a single $150 ticket, you can help support: -…

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HSA Masquerade Ball and After Party

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 1:00 am

A fundraising event in support of the Harlem School of the Arts at the Herb Alpert Center for the Arts, where lives are transformed and a child's dream is given wings. The evening begins with a cocktail party, followed by a formal dinner, awards presentation, interspersed with performances by the students from the dance and music departments of HSA. The festivities conclude with a fabulous after party where attendees and participants are encouraged to dance the night away.

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25th Annual Fall Luncheon

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This October 23rd, join us for the 25th Annual Fall Luncheon at the Metropolitan Club. We will be celebrating The Hort’s horticultural therapy work at the Rikers Island Correctional Facility, and honoring Melissa Biggs Bradley, the pioneering entrepreneur behind Indagare, an innovative digital player in the luxury travel space, with our Award of Excellence. The afternoon includes a lecture and a luxury silent auction featuring fabulous experiences and exclusive items. For more information contact dortiz@thehort.org

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The TEAK Fellowship’s 20th Anniversary Gala

October 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

On Thursday, October 25, 2018 The TEAK Fellowship will celebrate its 20th Anniversary with a benefit gala at The Mandarin Ballroom. The organization, dedicated to the academic success of talented New York City students, is honoring TEAK Founder and Chair Emeritus, Justine Stamen Arrillaga. The event will be held at the beautiful Mandarin Ballroom at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Manhattan overlooking Columbus Circle and Central Park. This year marks a milestone for The TEAK Fellowship as they celebrate 20 years of transforming lives and lifting communities. In 1998, Justine Stamen Arrillaga had a vision for addressing education inequality for bright and motivated New York City students facing economic hardships. Twenty years later, 250 exceptional students have completed The TEAK Fellowship, with another 300 TEAK…

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Teach For America New York’s Back to School Bash

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Back to School Bash is an annual fundraiser hosted by Teach For America – New York’s Junior Board. Founded in 2009, TFA-NY’s Junior Board is a collective group of young professionals with goals in fundraising and advocacy to help realize TFA-NY’s vision for great neighborhood schools across New York City for all children. All funds raised through ticket sales and sponsorships will go directly towards TFA-NY’s mission and vision. Teach For America – New York (TFA-NY) works in partnership with schools and communities in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Manhattan to expand educational equity for all children. Founded in 1990, TFA-NY is the largest of 51 Teach For America regions. Led by Charissa Fernández, the region finds, develops, and supports a culturally responsive, diverse network of…

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MasCureAIDS Ball

October 31 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Benefit Masquerade Ball followed by the Official NYC Halloween Parade Afterparty with a $5,000 Best Costume Prize. All proceeds support the Research Foundation to Cure AIDS (RFTCA), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Downtown NYC performance artists curated by provocateur Penny Arcade featuring the 2017 New York Times “New Yorker of the Year” Julie Atlas Muz and New York treasure Joey Arias with a united performance by the gospel choir Broadway Inspirational Voices & NYC Gay Men’s Choir.

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November 2018

Performa Celebrates Groundbreaking Artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude at Annual Gala

November 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Performa, the leading organization in commissioning visual artists and exploring the critical role of live performance in twenty-first century art, is pleased to announce that the 2018 Performa Gala will honor the revolutionary and groundbreaking artists Christo and the late Jeanne-Claude with a lively overview of their life’s work to date, through a 50-year span of rarely seen video documentation, special musical guests and tributes from friends and colleagues. The event will take place on Thursday, November 1, at Stage 37 in New York City. Each year, the Performa gala uniquely honors the most innovative artists and cultural figures from around the globe by bringing art history to life, creating legendary culinary experiences and producing specially commissioned live performance and ephemeral installations. Following the gala,…

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November 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

On Monday, November 12, Silver Hill Hospital will hold its ninth annual fall benefit, the Giving Hope Gala, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City, honoring Emmy Award-winning talk show host Dick Cavett with the 2018 Visionary Award. The award honors an individual who, through personal contribution and action, has inspired others and helped remove the stigma of mental illness or addiction. In addition, professional golfer, author and mental health activist Michael Wellington will be the evening’s guest speaker. Award-winning comedienne Mina Hartong, a Ladies of Laughter National Contest Finalist, will serve as emcee and auctioneer. The evening includes dinner, dancing and a live auction. The live auction features a work of art entitled Taking Flight, a watercolor and collage piece on silver Japanese…

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