Summer is over and the time for fall festivals, fundraisers, and fun has begun.
The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA) is restyling its iconic designer sample sale and fundraiser, formerly known as Super Saturday and held in the Hamptons for 20 years, with a new name, date and look: OCRFA’s new SUPER SEPTEMBER will take place at Manhattan’s Pier 17, September 27-28, timed to Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Pier 17 will be lit teal on the evening of September 27 for Super September and in honor of ovarian cancer awareness month.
Thursday, September 27 is an elegant exclusive VIP event, offering guests all-night private access to shop OCRFA’s famous luxury Garage Sale, before the event opens to the public on Friday, September 28. Participating designer brands include alice + olivia, AMSALE NEW YORK, Edie Parker, Stella McCartney Kids and Outdoor Voices. Guests will view a special performance of the Broadway hit Dear Evan Hansen, while sipping cocktails paired with exquisite food and pop-up tastings for an important cause. In addition to shopping, guests can fly high in the United Polaris® lounge, with a chance to win a pair of United Polaris® business class round trip tickets, and relax at InStyle’s fashionable retreat, or try their hand at mini golf overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge. Friday, September 28 is all-day discount shopping, open to the public for $25. Consumers can purchase VIP packages and tickets at Super September.org.
Also on September 27, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art will host the 13th Annual Carle Honors awards gala at Guastavino’s. Presented by award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney, the Carle Honors will highlight four outstanding luminaries for their creative vision and long-term dedication to the world of picture books: Paul O. Zelinsky, The Sendak Fellowship & Workshop, The Bologna Children’s Book Fair and Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop. Tickets on sale now, and The Carle Honors Art Auction features original works of art donated by more than 20 of the industry’s most celebrated artists, including Eric Carle. Bid at www.carlemuseum.org/carlehonors2018 and will culminate with a silent auction at the gala that night.
And, downtown at Alice + Olivia a very special shopping benefit will take place for Publicolor. From 6 to 9pm the evening of fashion and cocktails will benefit a fantastic cause. Publicolor fights poverty by aggressively addressing the alarming dropout rate and low levels of educational attainment and youth employment in New York City. They do this by engaging high- risk students, ages 12-24, in a long-term continuum of intensive, multi-day, design-based programs to encourage academic achievement, community service, college preparation and job readiness. Their unique applied learning approach uses design and design thinking as vehicles to engage, stimulate and inspire at-risk, low-performing students in our city’s struggling middle and high schools, empowering them to achieve success in school, college, career and life.
On, Fifth Avenue, IVY x Tommy Hilfiger Icons will celebrate the Fall 2018 TOMMYNOW Runway Show at Tommy’s flagship location. The invitation only group will have TOMMYXLEWIS, well as the new HILFIGER COLLECTION and TOMMY ICONS collections – all fresh off the runway show that took Shanghai by storm this month. A DJ will bring the beats, there will be passed hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and prosecco.
A Beautiful Perspective (ABP), the emerging multimedia brand that produces thought-provoking digital content and socially conscious events, will unveil a new series of live events titled Activist Mornings, with the inaugural event taking place September 28 at New York University’s Skirball Center. The goal of Activist Mornings is to engage with the community through enlightening conversation and performances with today’s leading activists, artists and writers involved in social justice topics. Attendees won’t just be en-tertained and informed, they’ll leave energized and motivated to get involved in the issues that matter most to them.
Activist Mornings event tackles the theme of Immigrants Searching for Home and features British musician and activist M.I.A., Pakistani spoken word artist Suhaiymah, gene-alogist and journalist Jennifer Mendelsohn, and Saudi Arabian musician Rotana.
On October 1, The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence’s 2018 BEAR AWARDS will take place at Gotham Hall. The BEAR AWARDS will be held in memory of Jim “Bear” Brady to honor those who carryon his legacy in the fight for a safer America.
For more than forty years, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence has been the leading national voice in the prevention of gun violence. Brady has an unrivaled history of success, effecting meaningful, high-impact change through policy, legal action, and creating public awareness around the risks of guns in the home. There are common sense solutions to the senseless loss of life in our country — and they’re Brady solutions. For more information, visit: www.BradyCenter.org