Spring has been a great in New York City. The streets warmed up with happy buzzing of the ladies and gents of this great city. They have all been busy being active, having fun and getting healthy. Here are some of the best highlights.
Uptown at The Met, NYU Langone Medical Center’s 2016 Violet Ball raised $7 million to attract and retain brilliant young minds through scholarships at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Paolo Fresco, former chairman of Fiat and former executive vice chairman at General Electric, was honored at the event for his visionary leadership in establishing NYU Langone’s Marlene and Paolo Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders.
Other guests included Nancy and Larry Bossidy, Marjorie and Walter Buckley, Barbara and David Calhoun, Elisabeth J. Cohen, MD, Isabel and Francesco Genuardi, Trudy Elbaum Gottesman and Robert Gottesman, Sheree and Marc Holliday, Julia Koch, Ofer Nemirovsky, Laurie Perlmutter, Klara and Larry Silverstein, Leonard Tow, Gwen Towns and Representative Ed Towns, Patty Newburger and Bradley Wechsler, Suzy and Jack Welch, and Beatrice and Anthony Welters.
Lord & Taylor hosted Lisa and Richard Baker’s exclusive preview of Tania Brassesco & Lazlo Passi Norberto’s new photographic series, Behind the Visible. The impressive exhibit explores the unconscious world, the psyche and the dream – where scenes are suspended in a timeless space, at the boundary between real and unreal. Situations of apparent normality transcend to a mysterious and surreal dimension. It is truly stunning to experience.
Heritage Auctions’ Modern and Contemporary Art Auction Preview took place at Fletcher Sinclair Mansion. Heritage Auctions hosted the friends and supporters of the Manhattan Childrens Center, an Upper West Side of Manhattan, school offering unparalleled instruction to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Down in Meat Packing, Jack: For the Innocent and Voiceless held a preview for their upcoming event on May 23. With the voices of Dah Wee and Thomas Keown they all promoted the Many Hopes Gala. Photographic works featured in Jack were on display. Limited edition photographs were sold alongside editions of the magazine. Proceeds of the evening, benefited of Many Hopes and David Sheldrick Wildlife Foundation. It was a great way to get involved in helping our future generation without forgetting our wild life, the countless voiceless species trying to survive in our planet.
And, it’s National Women’s Health Week. Did you know that 80% of women in the US are effected by Uterine Fibroids, a highly prevalent but rarely discussed gynecological disease, grow in and around the wall of the uterus, are the most common benign tumors in women of childbearing age and are more commonly occurring in African-American women. With such a high number of women affected and the economic burden costing the system up to $34 billion, there remains no treatment options in the United States. Whereas, treatments for the condition, employing ulipristal acetate (UPA), are already available in Canada and Europe. Allergan and their campaigns are pursing potential treatment options for patients during this time, as well as into the future. Because after all don’t the ladies deserved only the best in life.
“We are delighted with this significant step forward for ulipristal acetate as it confirms and underlines that it could provide medical therapy to many women suffering from this condition,” said Dr. István Greiner, Research Director of Gedeon Richter Plc. “We remain committed to the development of women healthcare products which improve quality of life for the female population in all age groups.”
This season Surf City is primed to be the ultimate summer hotspot and escape from New York City offering guests a menu of delicious land and sea selections, magnificent views of Manhattan and Liberty Island, indoor and al fresco waterfront dining and drinking, and a sandy beach with fire pits perfect for getting cozy with your summer love. Executive Chef Franco Robazetti’s menu features new selections including Seafood Paella for Two, Lobster Mac & Cheese, Grilled Mayan Shrimp and Snow Crab Legs. Don’t worry menu favorites including the Lobster Rolls prepared two ways will also be available as well as a variety of burgers. For seafood fanatics it’s a must to check out the fully stocked raw bar with jumbo shrimp, clams on the half shell and crab claws. Surf City will be open seven days a week starting on Thursday, May 26th.
John Seymour and the team at Sweet Chick restaurant have created a special menu for this Saturday, May 21 to celebrate Biggie’s birthday. While Sweet Chick is known for their serving up satisfying Chicken & Waffle dishes year round, the specials coming out of the kitchen this Thursday will have you singing “it was all a dream/I used to read Word Up magazine”—dish names that are inspired from the life and rhymes of B.I.G. and lyrics from classic hits such as “Juicy,” “Hypnotize,” “Big Poppa” and “Sky’s the Limit.” The “Biggie Birthday Menu” will be available during dinner on Saturday, May 21st at both Sweet Chick locations.
For the second year in a row, Harlem EatUp! festival will celebrate the food, culture and spirit of Harlem, NY. Taking place Thursday, May 19 through Sunday, May 22, 2016, this highly anticipated weekend event will represent the renewed spirit of Harlem while paying homage to its roots. A variety of events will be held throughout the weekend to feature nationally and locally renowned artists from the culinary, fine arts and performing arts worlds. Participating chefs and personalities include Marcus Samuelsson (Streetbird Rotisserie), Alex Guarnaschelli (Butter), Jacques Torres, Daniel Boulud (DANIEL), Joseph JJ Johnson (The Cecil), Scott Conant, Aaron Sanchez, Melba Wilson (Melba’s) and more. Net proceeds from the ticket sales for Harlem EatUp! will benefit non-profit organizations that have a direct impact on the Harlem community: Citymeals on Wheels, Historic Harlem Parks and Harlem Park to Park.
A Special Benefit Performance by Darryl “DMC” McDaniels at Howl at the Moon will take place on Thursday, June 2nd. “Walk This Way” and join us for a rare NYC live performance by Darryl “DMC” McDaniels at Howl at the Moon (240 West 52nd Street) singing your favorite Run-DMC hits on Thursday, June 2nd. The night will benefit The Bryan Jacobson Foundation, which provides support to charitable organizations that inspire, nurture and promote the betterment of the human spirit. Tickets are $40 each and includes two drinks. Doors open at 6:30pm and the show begins at 7pm. For tickets and more information visit http:// bryanjacobsonfoundation.org/events/dmc/
And finally, Hudson Terrace (621 W. 46th Street) will play host to the craziest most unique brunch party you’ll ever attend. The Salon level of the venue will be transformed into a massive 3,000 square foot Lazer Brunch that will have your heart pounding as you race against the clock and your opponents for the highest score. The Rooftop is where the party’s at. There you’ll be invited to enjoy great drinks, delicious brunch and to dance the day away in between games while enjoying breathtaking views of the city. Doors open at 1pm and prices start at $15. You can check out more at: www.lazerbrunch.com.
Here is to an amazing season.