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A Glorious Evening at 20th Annual October Ball

A Glorious Evening at 20th Annual October Ball

This weekend at the New York Public Library hundreds of young professionals gathered for the glorious 20th Annual October Ball.

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The glamorous black tie ball benefited the Catholic Big Sisters Big Brothers charity organization.

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It was truly one of the most spectacular events of the season with gorgeous gowns  and handsome tuxedos flowing up the entrance steps of the grand landmark building.

Guests enjoyed a lovely night produced by Winstanley Events that included delicious passed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails all matching the wonderful theme of  An Evening in Wonderland.

The room was filled with joyful band music and stunning roses to match the blissful feelings in the air.

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As the night progressed attendees took to the dance floor for a lively session by DJ Nicole Rose.

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Chairs this year included Marisol Tudela Blondet, Alison Carter Cognetti, Katzie Guy-Hamilton and Ariel Phipps Segal.

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Since 1902, the mission of the Catholic Big Sisters & Big Brothers has been to address the challenges facing youth living in New York City’s low-income neighborhoods by providing one-to-one community-based mentoring services, supported by family counseling and skill learning programs. We seek to improve the lives of children of all faiths, empowering them to recognize, reach for and achieve their full potential as self-sufficient adults.

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ElizaBeth Taylor is a journalist for Times Square Chronicles and is a frequent guest at film, fashion and art events throughout New York City and Los Angeles due to her stature as The Sensible Socialite.Passionate about people ElizaBeth spent many years working as a travel reporter and television producer after graduating with high honors from University of Southern California. The work has afforded her the opportunity to explore Europe, Russia, South America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. It has greatly influenced the way in which ElizaBeth sees a story and has created a heightened awareness for the way people around the world live today.

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