Jean Shafiroff, prominent philanthropist and author, hosted a holiday cocktail party at her private residence which was held in honor of the thousands of victims of the deadly 2018 Camp Fire in California. Showcasing the true giving spirit the holidays inspire, hostess Jean Shafiroff and her distinguished circle of philanthropists and friends gathered in support of American Red Cross relief efforts and The Humane Society of the United States‘ work saving animals affected by the fires.
‘Tis the season for gathering, and Lifestyle and Entertaining Expert Pamela Morgan of Flirting with Flavors leads the special events and culinary company serving both New York City and The Hamptons to create once in a lifetime event experiences for all who attend. Those who enjoy the Flirting With Flavors culinary and event experience, look to Pamela for inspiration on how to create excitement and delectability in the kitchen. Through her cooking videos and blogs, posted to the Flirting With Flavors website, people who wish to entertain and cook like a chef will be provided a guide to crafting their own fabulous culinary and event experiences.
The American Friends of Blérancourt (AFB) honored actress, producer, singer and songwriter Rita Wilson with the 2018 and first Anne Morgan Women of Courage Award and Jean Astrop with the Château de Blérancourt award during the AFB Annual Gala held in New York City.
“At the time when we celebrate the centennial of the end of World War I, we wanted to honor and recognize women of exceptional talent and commitment to empowerment of women throughout the world,” explained the President of the American Friends of Blérancourt Countess Dorothea de la Houssaye. “By honoring Rita Wilson, we celebrated not only her entrepreneurship skills as a producer, her artistic talent as an actress, a singer and a song-writer, but also her leadership and commitment to women empowerment,” Dorothea de la Houssaye added.
The Raising Awareness of Young Women with Autism, a nonprofit 501C3 organization, honored philanthropist Jean Shafiroff with the 2018 Women of the Year Award at the Roshni TIA Awards Gala at the Hotel Pierre in New York City. Presenting Mrs. Shafiroff with the prestigious award was her good friend U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney who acknowledged Jean’s significant impact and contributions towards women’s rights and well-being. The Roshni TIA Awards Gala was the first nonprofit initiative for Raising Awareness of Young Women with Autism which received amazing support from up to 350 attendees.
Special Performance By Dawes
The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) celebrated the 21st Anniversary of the annual Collaborating for a Cure Benefit Dinner & Auction at Cipriani Wall Street, featuring an exclusive musical performance by Dawes. The annual gala raised approximately $2.5 million to support the SWCRF “Invest in Research” efforts that fund highly collaborative research projects focused on eradicating cancer. The Collaborating for a Cure gala was well-attended, undeterred by the snow storm and 14 other fundraising events taking place throughout New York City. Proudly, the 21st Anniversary’s gala seating encompassed 80% personal purchases and 20% purchases from corporations, whereas the other 14 fundraising events saw a turnout comprised of 20% personal purchases and 80% corporate purchases.
The John and Daria Barry Precision Oncology Center of Excellence at VA’s Manhattan Campus Honored Hundreds of Thousands of Courageous Veterans Battling Prostate Cancer with a VALOR Dedication Ceremony Leading Up to Veterans Day
Helping to advance revolutionary research in prostate cancer and delivery of precision treatments to U.S. Veterans, the John and Daria Barry Foundation has donated $2.5 million to the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) to establish the John and Daria Barry Precision Oncology Center of Excellence at the Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System (VANYHHS). The Barry Center of Excellence will address the clinical needs of Veterans currently battling prostate cancer in the New York metropolitan area and beyond. The Barry Center of Excellence will also serve as a precision oncology hub in the PCF’s preeminent network of centers executing the ambitious mission of improving the care of U.S. Veterans with prostate cancer. Due to the cancer-causing mutations in prostate cancer that may be found in different types of cancer, this investment will have implications for many other forms of life-threatening cancer.
Where to Host Your Annual Thanksgiving & Friendsgiving Celebrations
This year, festive alternatives to a traditionally prepared Thanksgiving feast at the family table include New York City’s hottest dining destinations. Instead of celebrating the holiday and harvest domestically, venture outside the home for unique happenings in lively spaces, exclusive gatherings in chic private rooms and be surrounded by the festive residents of New York City.
Here are the gourmet dining establishments that have set their tables to welcome your family and friends for Thanksgiving!
Russian Samovar Restaurant & Piano Bar celebrated supermodel and icon Carol Alt on the cover of Art Bodega Magazine’s Style and Beauty Issue. In the company of the stars of BRAVO TV’s Real Housewives, city socialites and the theater district’s finest patrons, Art Bodega Magazine’s first cover release party was a glamorous evening showcasing the high-fashion model and the beautiful cover photographs by Ezequiel de la Rosa. Russian Samovar Restaurant served the finest Russian cuisine in the intimate upstairs lounge set against the backdrop of picturesque green and red shaded lamps adorned with Russian folk print.
Film Icons Spike Lee, Brooke Shields and Kiera Chaplin commemorated the evening with movie screenings honoring cinema’s most iconic eras
CMX Cinemas along with its CEO, Jose Leonardo Martí, hosted an invitation-only red-carpet event to herald the opening of their first New York City outpost, CMX CinéBistro New York 62nd.
The star-studded event paid homage to three celebrated films from the most coveted eras of the 30s/40s, 70s, and modern day, and was hosted by New York film icons that included film director, producer and writer, Spike Lee; renowned actress and model Brooke Shields; and actress and granddaughter of iconic silent film legend Charlie Chaplin, Kiera Chaplin. The event drew more than 300 guests, made up an illustrious mix of New York socialites, luminaries, industry leaders and celebrities, such as Katie Couric and John Molner, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Grace Hightower De Niro, Paul Sorvino, Jay McInerney and Anne Hearst, Lizzie Tisch, and Jazmin Grimaldi and Ian Mellencamp.
Notable attendees also included: CEO Jose Leonardi Marti of CMX Cinemas, Spike Lee, Brooke Shields, Kiera Chaplin, Katie Couric, Dolly Wells (Can You Ever Forgive Me, Blunt Talk), Rosanna Scotto, Davi Santos (CBS’ Tell Me A Story), Damon Gillespie (NBC’s Rise), Richard Phillips, Drew Nieporent, Alex Lundqvist, Nancy Jarecki, Tove Nord, Monique Pean, Charl Brown, Lise Evans, Leon Robinson, Jessica Barta Lam, Marinet Matthee, Kea Ho, Jamie Cepero, Antoine Verglas, Timo Weiland and Easter Sunday.
The evening commenced with screenings specially curated by each host that depicted a period-specific film, with Spike Lee presenting BlacKkKlansman, Brooke Shields presenting Pretty Baby, and Kiera Chaplin presenting City Lights.
The nostalgic movie theme was also present throughout the overall guest experience of the night, where the specific eras were translated through the event décor, musical entertainment performances, and cocktails and culinary delights presented by CMX Cinemas’ Vice President of Culinary Development, Isaac Stewart.
“Expanding CMX Cinemas into one of the world’s most vibrant and contemporary metropolitan areas is an honor and widespread achievement for the CMX brand of theaters,” said CMX Cinemas CEO, Jose Leonardo Marti. “With its city-inspired sophistication, CMX CinéBistro New York 62nd is poised to become a literal icon and flagship for CMX. We look forward to sharing our luxurious cinematic experience with movie-goers for many years to come in this new dynamic and distinctively intimate space.”
Featuring a vertical layout with 45,500 sq. feet of theater space, each of CMX CinéBistro’s six levels contains two auditoriums and immersive bars in the common areas. Ranging in size from 46 to 64 seats, CMX CinéBistro’s six auditoriums feature the latest in projection technology, including a Dolby 7.1 sound system, and lush oversized reclining love seats with leather accents and foot rests, complete with a swivel table. CMX’s unique luxury concept uses cutting-edge technology to offer moviegoers the ultimate upscale, relaxing cinema experience with in-seat, full-service dining and an exceptional assortment of wines and handcrafted cocktails made with fresh ingredients by top mixologists.
CMX has grown exponentially by introducing their own and acquiring other movie theater chains, the most successful being the acquisition of Cobb Theatres and Cinebistro. These acquisitions made CMX the eighth largest movie theatre chain in the United States, with 37 locations, 388 screens and its parent company, Cinemex, the 6th largest worldwide with 332 sites and 2,861 screens. CMX has robust expansion plans for 2018, with new locations slated in New Jersey, Illinois, Florida, and Georgia.
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About CMX Cinemas
CMX Cinemas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cinemex, opened its doors in April 2017 at Brickell City Centre, Miami, FL, offering new features to give guests an innovative and VIP movie-going experience. CMX provides state-of-the art technology that can be enjoyed through different types of experiences: CMX CinéBistro, the luxury dine-in and in-seat service; CMX Market, the gourmet grab and go movie experience and CMX Premium, the upgraded traditional theater with classic concessions. It also features the trendy and exclusive CMX Stone Sports Bar at selected theaters, making CMX the one-stop-destination for entertainment. CMX, with the opening of the New York theater, will have 37 sites, 388 screens and 2,450 employees, in venues located in Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, Maryland and Colorado. New openings are scheduled in New Jersey, Illinois, Florida and Georgia during 2019.
CMX CinéBistro New York 62nd, 400 E. 62nd Street, New York, NY 10065
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Cinemex is one of the top ten cinema chains worldwide, with 332 sites and 2,861 screens and 13,000 employees. Founded in 1995 with the intent to revolutionize the movie entertainment industry, Cinemex began installing multiplexes and stadium-style seating with the primary focus of attending every guest’s needs. Today Cinemex continues to offer innovating concepts in cinema-going, including Platino Cinemex and Cinemex Premium, state-of-the-art theaters equipped with luxury seating and first-class dining, Cinemex 3D, and the 4D experience. At Cinemex, being the best in entertaining our guests is our main goal.
New York Lifestyles Magazine hosted the cover party celebrating author, philanthropist and cover star Jean Shafiroff at her private residence in New York City. Participators of the charity scene, supporters and friends shared in the celebration of Jean Shafiroff who in the New York Lifestyles cover story discussed the importance of philanthropy and bringing awareness to women’s causes.