Summer is in full swing and the social scene is as bright as the sun shining. Here are some great happenings in the city.
On June 18, International Music Sessions is hosting their Summer Send-off Soiree. Join the beloved group for a cocktail reception, auction, and concert that will raise funds to provide scholarships for the 2019 students from Israel, Kenya, Vietnam, Colombia, and Mexico. The event will take place at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center. . Special music guest Edmar Castaneda to perform. Tickets can be purchased here.
June 21 to June 23, the 3rd Annual MAISON ST-GERMAIN hosted by the stars of Bravo’s ‘Backyard Envy,’ and Brooklyn-based landscape designers Manscapers will take place. The Creative Directors – comprised of longtime friends Garrett Magee, James DeSantis, and Mel Brasier – will transform The Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse into a grand-scale floral exhibition for their first-ever immersive public installation in collaboration with St-Germain. Its free and open to the public so no tickets are required. In honor of the public debut,visitors can snag a golden token to redeem the quintessential French spritz cocktail, the St-Germain Spritz, at a handful of local hotspots including Ramona, Sauvage, Magazine, Elder Greene, and Threes @ Franklin + Kent.
On Monday June 24, Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research announced today that they will honor designer Andrew Warren at the first ever Midsummer Angel Gala, “Where Art & Music Meets Cancer.” Established from the desire of young entrepreneurs and professionals to give back and make a difference in the fight against cancer, proceeds raised from the evening will benefit the Foundation’s music therapy program for cancer patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Hosted by YouTube star Twan Kuyper, the event will be at The Fleur Room in New York City.
Guests at the gala will be transported into a whimsical midsummer garden of immersive experiences with performances by Johnny Manuel, DJ Celeste Greenberg, and DJ Coco Robert, among other surprises.
Artists from around the world have joined the cause by donating to a silent auction you won’t want to miss with unique opportunities from contemporary artists valued at $5,000-$50,000 from; Bradley Theodore (United States), John Paul Fauves (Costa Rica), Callen Schaub (Canada), Lionel Thomas (France), Yeliza (Germany), Tadej (Netherlands), Taya Naumovich (Russia), Sant Lauv (United States), Eddy Bogaret (United States), Krista Krim (England). The auction found on Charity Buzz will also include donations from designers such as: Project Runway’s Dmitry Sholokhov, Versace, and Jimmy Choo, and feature money can’t buy experiences that include; Art Basel Miami, Coachella Music Festival, Pinknic, Formula1, power lunches and meet and greets with prominent business figures. Auction will be live on June 12th and found at: https://www.charitybuzz.com/.
Also on June 24, Broadway, film actor and “Daredevil” star Ezra Knight will be honored for his support of Super Happy Healthy Kids, a nonprofit, after-school program serving New York City public school children.
Knight, a twice-elected National & New York Board Member for SAG-AFTRA who recently appeared on Broadway in “Pretty Woman: The Musical” and Tina Fey’s “Mean Girls,” will be recognized at the Super Happy Healthy Kids Fifth Annual Black Tie Gala aboard the Liberty Belle cruise boat sailing around Manhattan.
Knight will be presented with the “Super Happy Healthy Kids Award,” which recognizes exceptional individuals who have dedicated themselves to making our world a better place
“It is because of the generosity of creative and generous New Yorkers like Ezra that Super Happy Healthy Kids can fulfill its mission to stamp out meanness and bullying by encouraging kids and their families to use kind words and do kind acts. Our goal is to create a more peaceful and bully-free world, and we couldn’t do it without kind souls like Ezra,” said Esther Yang, founder and executive director of Super Happy Health Kids. “We feel that Ezra has accomplished this many times over.”