The weather is warming up and the season is popping with all sorts of hot events.
On April 13th, Jay Kos celebrated his store redesign by hosting a shopping and cocktail party to support Love Heals, the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education. Hosted by Peter Davis and Michael Lorber, the event served as a kick off party for the Love Heals annual gala event, which will take place on May 3rd. A percentage of the purchases from the evening directly supported Love Heals’ efforts to protect the next generation of New Yorkers from HIV.
Guests included Love Heals co-founder Dini von Mueffling, designer Jay Kos and his business partner Tom Rabolli, fashion designer Victor Glemaud, HANUK HANUK, Cricket and Richard Burns, Zach Weiss, Scott Currie, Violetta Komyshan, Coke Wisdom O’Neal, Cory Paul Martin, Tom Postilio, and Mickey Conlon, among others.
Guests relaxed at the new speakeasy/bar in the basement of the store, and mingled upstairs among the luxurious Jay Kos collection of leather pants, jackets, suits, accessories and jewelry and accessories.
On another fabulous night Manhattan Youth Baseball (MYB), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing excellent baseball education and academic education opportunities for New York City since 1990, hosted their Celebrity Charity Casino Night at Ben & Jack’s Steak House, to raise money for their Grades 2 Play (G2P) program. The event recognized two extraordinary humanitarians for their commitment to the betterment of New York City and philanthropic endeavors. Honorees included: Joe Daniels, President & CEO, National September 11 Memorial & Museum who was recognized with the Patron of NYC Award, presented by Howard W. Lutnick, Chairman & CEO, Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P. Also recognized, Erik Coleman, NFL Veteran and SNY Sports Analyst was awarded with the Excellence in Sports & Philanthropy Award, presented by Andrew J. Perel, Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP & Chairman of the Board, MYB.
“I’m extremely humbled to be given such an award and have a platform where I can help underprivileged children not only stay out of trouble, but remain fit and healthy,” said Erik Coleman, NFL Veteran and SNY Sports Analyst. “As a father of three and as someone who overcame many adversaries throughout my childhood, it’s my civic duty and honor to pay it forward.”
In Midwest, Cantina Rooftop (located atop Stage 48 – 605 W. 48th Street) re-opened to a fabulous reception for the season. The amazing restaurant features an innovative modern Mexican dinner menu and expertly crafted cocktails, with a focus on Tequila and Mezcal. The rooftop will offer daily food and drink specials Tuesday – Friday from 5pm-8pm.
Nightlife industry veteran Pedro Zamora is the creative force that has created a space that fuses together all of the components of a perfect venue a live performance that rivals major concert halls, a high-octane nightclub and premiere dining destination.
And downtown, RESIDENT Magazine Publisher Michael Travin, Associate Publisher Melissa Kassis and Editor in Chief Hillary Latos welcomed guests to the Savant New York City Experience Center in SoHo to toast their April issue with cover star Harry Hamlin. Hamlin greeted guests and posed for pictures at the fully designed loft space, which serves as a showcase for Savant’s premium home automation experience. Mint Catering and Staffing 911 served up delicious hors d’oeuvres to guests including Nicole Noonan, Steven Knobel, Jane Pontarelli, Marco Maranghello, Anthony Rubio, NY Health and Wellness CEO Mitch Suss, Lisa Avellino, Jennifer Dorf and Jacqui Justice. Signature drinks were provided by Vodka Mariette along with Maison Marcel Wines.
Then finally, David Zarin hosted the launch of ‘Into the Garden,’ the new fabric collection from John Loecke & Jason Oliver Nixon’s Madcap Cottage collaboration with Robert Allen @ Home at his family-run store, Zarin Fabrics, the exclusive NYC retailer.
Poker queen Beth Shak, actress and author Leesa Rowland, and architect Steven Sepaugh were among the guests that joined the design duo to celebrate their 59-piece collection. Guests enjoyed canapés and champagne while perusing a glamorous assortment of Zarin home accessories, including Beth Shak’s exclusive Poker Set, and the block-long showroom of 10,000 fabrics on the second floor.
Here is to a beautiful spring.