ROSENBERG & CO GALLERY PRESENTS ANN CHRISTOPHER: EDGE AND LINE, NYC
Mar
1
to May 18

ROSENBERG & CO GALLERY PRESENTS ANN CHRISTOPHER: EDGE AND LINE, NYC

  • 19 East 66th Street New York, NY, 10065 United States (map)
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Deets: In honor of their major, forthcoming gallery expansion, the world-renowned art dealer Rosenberg & Co., is pleased to present Ann Christopher: Edge and Line, March 1 - May 18, 2019. A luminary in contemporary abstraction, the works of Ann Christopher, RA, encompass monumental sculpture in bronze, smaller sculptures of sterling silver and stainless steel, and architectural works on paper that reflect her mastery of line, light, and movement. Christopher is the youngest female sculptor ever to have been elected to the Royal Academy.

Composed of four generations of art dealers, Rosenberg & Co. exhibits an international roster of works by prominent Impressionist, Modern, and Contemporary artists. The expansion to the building’s second floor offers the opportunity to build upon their renowned modern and contemporary art program.

Hint For The Average Socialite: FREE to the public!

What’s Trending: #contemporaryart

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SNARK PARK, NYC
Mar
15
to Apr 30

SNARK PARK, NYC

  • 20 Hudson Yards New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)
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When: Opens Friday, March 15, 2019

Hours: Sun-Thurs 10AM-7PM, Fri-Sat 10AM-11PM

Hot Spot: 20 Hudson Yards, 2nd Floor, NYC

Deets: Snark Park is a multi-faceted exhibition space that will house a series of immersive art installations, all created by design studio Snarkitecture. Opening at Hudson Yards in New York City in 2019, it will offer visitors the opportunity to engage with a rotating program of design environments that play with material, texture and the reduction of color.

Snark Park promotes a dialogue that is equally creative and contemplative — all in keeping with Snarkitecture’s aim to challenge visitors to investigate the familiar with a fresh curiosity. An ecosystem of tailored design, Snark Park offers a unique retail experience with exclusive merchandise and food in collaboration with KITH Treats, Snarkitecture-designed limited edition art objects and one-of-a-kind collaborations with brands from around the world.

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets for timed entry launch on January 31. Sign up for upcoming events at snarkpark.com and follow Snark Park’s Instagram account for more details!

What's Trending: #SnarkParkNYC #HelloHudsonYards

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HUDSON YARDS VESSEL, NYC
Mar
15
to Dec 31

HUDSON YARDS VESSEL, NYC

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Deets: The extraordinary centerpiece of Hudson Yards is its spiral staircase, a soaring new landmark meant to be climbed. This interactive artwork was imagined by Thomas Heatherwick and Heatherwick Studio as an focal point where people can enjoy new perspectives of the city and one another from different heights, angles and vantage points.

Comprised of 154 intricately interconnecting flights of stairs -- almost 2,500 individual steps and 80 landings -- with nearly one mile of vertical climb above the Public Square and Gardens, this landmark will offer remarkable views. 

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets are free but must be booked in advance!

UPDATE: Tickets for the next two weeks are fully reserved. However, every morning at 8 am additional same-day tickets are made available, as well as tickets for an additional day as part of the new two-week ticketing window. Please check back regularly at 8am to plan your visit.

Our TIP: Click on the book tickets site before 8AM - you will then be put into a queue. When your turn comes up you will be allowed to grab same day tickets.

What’s Trending: @_HudsonYardsNYC #HelloHudsonYards

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DESSERT GOALS PARTY ANIMAL EDITION, NYC
Mar
22
to Mar 24

DESSERT GOALS PARTY ANIMAL EDITION, NYC

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Deets: Because dessert is always a good idea, Dessert Goals is back in NYC for our Party Animal edition (think colorful party vibes with animal flair)! This is our 6th NYC festival and is sure to be sweeter than ever. Get your party hats ready and meet us at Sound River Studios in LIC on March 23+ 24!

Gather your Dessert Squad and join us for the best day ever. Your ticket includes:

- Access to a drool-worthy roundup of 20+ of the best dessert vendors, with desserts available for purchase

- Exclusive desserts available only at Dessert Goals from multiple vendors

- A Candy Bar with free candy

- Complimentary coffee provided by Bodum + complimentary Boxed Water

- A savory Salt Bar to "cleanse your palate" between all the sweet bites so you can indulge on more

- An Instagram Garden designed specifically for creating dessert photography for daaaays (#omgdessertgoals)

- +more cool surprises we can't announce yet ;)

Vendors Include:

Baked 

Stax

Matcha n’ More

Baked In Color

Rebecca’s Cake Pops

Eight Turn Crepes

Posh Pretzels

Stache of Goods

Bonchou Eclairerie

Spoonable Spirits

Moon Man

More vendors will be announced in the coming weeks.

Hint For The Average Socialite: A limited number of early bird tickets ($12) will go on sale Thursday, January 31 at 12 pm EST with general admission tickets ($17) to go on sale February 12 (what better Valentine’s gift could there be?!). 

All tickets are valid for a designated 1.5-hour time slot and offer ticket holders access to an array of drool-worthy desserts available for purchase inside the festival. Each ticket includes coffee from Bodum, Boxed Water, candy, salty snacks, and multiple sugar-high inducing photo ops. We will also offer Extra Sugar Rush Tickets ($35), which are valid for a full two hours and include a deluxe tote bag filled with goodies to take home. For the first time we will have Dessert Goals at Night Tickets ($55) on Friday, March 22 for a night of booze, desserts + boozy desserts!

************* For the first time they are hosting a Dessert Goals At Night* party on Friday, March 22 from 8-10PM. 

Did we mention these tickets are all-inclusive?

That's right. Not only will you be getting a preview of the Dessert Goals venue and decor. But you'll also be getting booze, desserts + boozy desserts from a selection of vendors and partners, all included! 21+ only ***************

What's Trending: @omgdessertgoals #DessertSquad #omgdessertgoals #UltimateCheatDay

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MACY'S PRESENTS JOURNEY TO PARADISIOS FLOWER SHOW, NYC
Mar
24
to Apr 7

MACY'S PRESENTS JOURNEY TO PARADISIOS FLOWER SHOW, NYC

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@macys

Hot Spot: Macy's Herald Square, Main Floor, NYC

Deets: This Spring, Journey to Paradisios will be cleared for launch, as marvelous celestial blooms await spectators during the annual Macy’s Flower Show®. This year’s space-inspired floral fantasy returns to Macy’s Herald Square to the delight of flora fans from Sunday, March 24 through Sunday, April 7. Visitors will be transported into a multi-dimensional world of space, adventure and discovery through flora and eccentrically landscaped gardens that celebrate the wonder and mystery of the planet Paradisios.

The show brings to life the cosmic tale of Space Flight Director Lucy Ryder and her discovery of the planet Paradisios – a pristine exoplanet, untouched by human technology and filled with resplendent plant life. Ryder and R.H. Macy IV (a pilot-turned-cosmonaut and the great-great-great grandson of Macy’s founder) set out on the adventure of a lifetime as they discover the planet’s extraterrestrial beings and fantastic flora.

Celebrating discovery, color and wonder, Macy’s Flower Show will blast off into the cosmos with more than 5,000 types of plants, trees and flowers depicting various outer space themes. As visitors enter each show, they will be dazzled by a space ship as it launches into outer space through the roof into the star-filled night sky. As they make their way and explore Paradisios, they will encounter its colorful inhabitants, floating cities, alien technology, and whimsical plant life.

New to Macy’s Flower Show are seven fashion pods located throughout the main floor featuring looks designed by FIT students. They were challenged to create original designs using the following themes: Shining Stars, Big Bang, Anti-Matter, Zero Gravity, Comet Couture, Lunar Landing, and Interstellar Explorer.

Guests can also visit Flower Show partner Sinclair Oil’s DINO, located in the Kids Department on the 7th floor, who is on a high-speed jet pack adventure through Paradisios in search of the Baby Dinos! Nestled between the Golden Lights Azaleas & Red Dracenas you’ll find the Baby Dino eggs and a few curious Paradigms.

In addition to the planetary exploration, Flower Show spectators will have the opportunity to enjoy a host of themed in-store events including floral, food, and fashion demonstrations, celebrity appearances, and more during the two weeks the show is in full bloom.

For more than 70 years, Macy’s Flower Show has delighted generations of floral aficionados with over-the-top presentations of lavish gardens that showcase millions of live flowers, plants and trees from around the globe. Native to many different landscapes, Macy’s Flower Show offers visitors a unique opportunity to enjoy these florals blooming in unison, despite their distinct climatic DNA. Taking root in unexpected settings, such as store countertops, windows and specially-designed architecture, including grand bridges, columns and topiaries, the Macy’s Flower Show is staged in spectacular fashion at Herald Square.

Hint For The Average Socialite: Macy's flower show is free and open to the public during regular store hours.

For additional information about these events visit www.macys.com/flowershow or contact the Macy’s Flower Show Hotline at (212) 494-4495.

EVENTS

Sunday, March 24

12:00pm, 1:00pm, and 2:00pm
HoMedics Presents Ellia Aromatherapy with Amber Ashley
Home, 6th Floor
Join Amber Ashley, certified Aromatherapist, as she shares her knowledge of the incredible power of essential oils using Ellia's elegantly designed HoMedics diffusers.

12:00pm and 4:00pm
Monogramming
Handbags, One Below
Enjoy complimentary monogramming with the purchase of any handbag.

1:00pm
Family Fun Day with Peppa Pig
Kids, 7th Floor
Journey to space with Peppa Pig during Macy’s Family Fun Day, which includes face painting, balloon twisting and more.

1:00pm and 2:00pm
Flower Creation Seminars with Ms. Rose of Divawork Creations
Furniture, 9th Floor
Learn how to create flowers with paper in an exclusive class led by Ms. Rose of Divawork Creations. Draw inspiration from Macy’s out-of-this-world gardens and intergalactic scenes. RSVP required, visit www.macys.com/events for more details.

2:00pm
Men's Suiting Event
Men’s, 5th Floor
Celebrate opening day of Flower Show in the Men’s department with live music and men’s grooming tips. Guests must be 21 and over to participate.

2:00pm
DJ
Women’s, 3rd Floor
Enjoy a DJ on the 3rd floor while you shop the latest spring looks.

2:00pm
Jazz Band
Women’s, 5th Floor
Get into the rhythm of the season with a live jazz band.

Monday, March 25

1:00pm and 2:00pm
Scented Soap Seminar with NYAH BEAUTY
Furniture, 9th Floor
Learn how to create scented soap with plant based skin care company NYAH BEAUTY. RSVP required, visit www.macys.com/social/events for more information

Wednesday, March 27

1:00pm and 2:00pm
Sugar Monster Sweets with Pastry Chef Ashley Holt
Furniture, 9th Floor
Join pastry chef Ashley Holt from Sugar Monster NYC for a culinary experience. Create an out of this world edible masterpiece to take home. RSVP required, please reserve your spot now, visit https://www.macys.com/social/events/.

Thursday, March 28

5:00pm
Spring Fashion
Women’s, 4th Floor
Macy's believes there is more to being beautiful than how you look. The Spring Fashion collection showcases how the perfect outfit builds confidence and helps each woman find her remarkable self.

6:00pm
Radley Dog Meet and Greet
Handbags, Lower Level
Celebrate Spring Fashion with British handbag and accessories brand, Radley London.  Browse the collection and meet iconic Scottie dog mascot Radley.

Friday, March 29

6:00pm
Sip & Paint Class
Furniture, 9th Floor
Enjoy an evening of fun with music, painting and beverages. Follow along with a talented artist to make your own out-of-this-world creation. Ticket purchase and RSVP required, please visit https://www.macys.com/social/events/.

Saturday, March 30

1:00pm and 2:00pm
Floral Bouquet Seminar with Starbright Floral Design
Furniture, 9th Floor
Create your own intergalactic-themed floral arrangements and scented bouquet bundles during Macy’s floral seminars led by Starbright Floral Designs, Galvan Event Designs, Lexington Gardens and Good Living is Glam. RSVP required, please visit https://www.macys.com/social/events/

Monday, April 1

1:00pm and 2:00pm
Floral Bouquet Seminars with Galvan Event Designs
Furniture, 9th Floor
Create your own intergalactic-themed floral arrangements and scented bouquet bundles during Macy’s floral seminars led by Galvan Event Designs. RSVP required, please visit https://www.macys.com/social/events/.

Tuesday, April 2

6:00pm
The Sak Event with Street Artist London Kaye
Furniture, 9th Floor
Celebrate The Sak’s 30th birthday with iconic crochet street artist London Kaye. Enjoy an evening crochet workshop, where guests can enjoy cocktails while learning helpful tips and tricks. RSVP required, please reserve your spot now, visit https://www.macys.com/social/events/.

Wednesday, April 3

6:00pm
Martha Stewart Demo & Book Signing
Home, 8th Floor
Join Macy’s and Martha Stewart to celebrate the release of her new book, The Martha Manual:  How to Do (almost) Everything! Martha will be demonstrating tips and tricks to try at home.  Plus, guests will have the opportunity to meet Martha and have her sign a copy of the book after the demo. RSVP and purchase required, please visit https://www.macys.com/social/events/.

Friday, April 5

1:00pm and 2:00pm
Tea Seminars with Baked Bouquet Diva Blooms
Furniture, 9th Floor
Enjoy high tea during Macy’s lunchtime seminars. Create cupcake arrangements, a baked bouquet and a floral centerpiece with Diva Blooms. RSVP required, please reserve your spot now, please visit https://www.macys.com/social/events/.

6:00pm
Macy’s Culinary Council Hosts Chef Marcus Samuelsson
De Gustibus Cooking School, 8th Floor
Spend an out-of-this-world evening with Macy’s Culinary Council and Chef Marcus Samuelsson! The culinary star will be sharing tips and tricks on how to serve up some of his favorite recipes inspired by Macy’s Flower Show. RSVP required, please visit https://www.macys.com/social/culinary-council/events/.

Saturday, April 6

1:00pm and 2:00pm
Cupcake Decorating Class with Aromas Boutique
Furniture, 9th Floor
Families of all ages are welcome to join Macy’s for an out of this world cupcake decorating class with Aromas Boutique! Enjoy flower scented cupcakes and learn tips and tricks from the experts for your next home baking party. RSVP required, please visit https://www.macys.com/social/events/

2:00pm
Macy’s Biggest Shoe Sale of the Season
Shoes, 2nd Floor
Celebrate the Great Shoe Sale by trying on a pair of shoes with Prince Charming. If the shoe fits, it’s yours! While you’re here, take the Great Shoe Quiz to be matched with the latest shoe and beauty trends that fit your style!

2:00pm
Prom Night
Dresses, 5th Floor
Live out the biggest party night as the ultimate fashion icon. Stop by the Prom event and check out all the trending styles – from sequins to florals to satin. Guests can enjoy sweet treats and mini makeovers.

**Events are subject to change or cancellation.

What's Trending: @macys #macys #macysflowershow

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TOPPS' MLB OPENING DAY VIEWING PARTY, NYC
Mar
28
1:00 PM13:00

TOPPS' MLB OPENING DAY VIEWING PARTY, NYC

Deets: It’s that time of year again... What better way to celebrate the start of a new baseball season than with a free beer?

@BillsBarNBurger

@BillsBarNBurger

Topps, the official trading card partner of the MLB, is hosting the ultimate MLB Opening Day Viewing Party at Bill’s Bar & Burger (16 West 51st St.) to celebrate the return of America’s favorite past-time. 

Hint for the Average Socialite: On Thursday, March 28th from 1-3PM, all guests can enjoy free beer, Topps swag and giveaways, fun contests for a chance to win tickets to upcoming MLB games, and more while the bar streams both the Yankees and Mets’ season opening games.

What’s Trending: @BillsBarNBurger

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THE PUBLIC PREMIERE, NYC
Apr
1
6:00 PM18:00

THE PUBLIC PREMIERE, NYC


When: Monday, April 1, 2019 @6PM

Hot Spot: TBD

Deets: An unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library where the action of the film takes place. The story revolves around the library patrons, many of whom are homeless, mentally ill and marginalized, as well as an exhausted and overwhelmed staff of librarians who often build emotional connections and a sense of obligation to care for those regular patrons. At odds with library officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, the patrons turn the building into a homeless shelter for the night by staging an "Occupy" sit in. What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand off with police and a rush-to-judgment media constantly speculating about what's really happening. This David versus Goliath story tackles some of our nation's most challenging issues, homelessness, and mental illness and sets the drama inside one of the last bastions of democracy-in-action: your public library.

Who You May Spot: Emilio Estevez, Alec Baldwin, Taylor Schilling, Christian Slater, Gabrielle Union, and more

Hint For The Average SocialiteThis is strictly invite only.

Check out how to score free premiere passes.

In theatres April 5, 2019.

What’s Trending: #ThePublic #EmilioEstevez @AlecBaldwin @TaySchilling @ChristianSlater @itsgabrielleu

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#ThePublic

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GAME OF THRONES SEASON 8 (FINAL SEASON) PREMIERE, NYC
Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

GAME OF THRONES SEASON 8 (FINAL SEASON) PREMIERE, NYC

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When: TBC/ Between April 2-5, 2019

Hot Spot: Location on Members Only

Deets: The final season of the HBO television series closely follows the multiple story lines of the A Song of Ice and Fire novel series, whose author, George R.R. Martin, said that the show's pilot script was very faithful to his work. 

As confirmed by show runners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, Game of Thrones Season 8 will feature just six episodes. Though it is likely that each episode will be a feature-length, so anything from 60 mins to 120 minutes.

Who You May Spot: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, David Benioff, George R. R. Martin, Nathalie Emmanuel, Gwendoline Christie, Jerome Flynn, Iwan Rhoen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Liam Cunningham, Sophie Turner, Kit Harington, Alfie Allen, Dean-Charles Chapman, Hannah Murray, Finn Jones

Hint For The Average Socialite: This event is strictly invite only.

Join our MEMBERS ONLY for ways to attend the final season premiere of Game of Thrones.

Check out how to score free premiere passes.

The final season will be released on April 14, 2019.

What's Trending: @GameofThrones #GameOfThrones @HBO #GoT #GoTSeason8 #WinterIsHere #GoTS8

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ARTEXPO NEW YORK 2019, NYC
Apr
4
to Apr 7

ARTEXPO NEW YORK 2019, NYC

TRADE DAY

Thursday, April 4: 12PM-7PM (Trade Only)

Trade First Preview Reception: 5PM-7PM (Trade Only)

ART COLLECTOR DAYS

Friday, April 5: 10AM-8PM (Trade and Public Welcome)

Opening Night Reception: 4PM-8PM (Trade and Public Welcome)

Saturday, April 6: 11AM-7PM (Trade and Public welcome)

Sunday, April 7: 11AM-6PM (Trade and Public welcome)

Deets: Each year thousands of art industry insiders flock to Artexpo New York in search of the art and artists that will shape trends in galleries worldwide. Hosting more than 35,000 avid art enthusiasts annually, we’re also the largest international gathering of qualified fine art trade buyers—including gallery owners and managers, art dealers, interior designers, architects, project managers, corporate art buyers and art & framing retailers.

THREE SHOWS IN ONE VENUE

For 2019, Artexpo New York will take place Thursday through Sunday, April 4–7. We’re looking forward to a great show and anticipating a huge crowd as always.

Artexpo New York 2019 will be held at Pier 92. We look forward to hosting you for a weekend of fine art, design and events!

Browse thousands of innovative new works of art and enjoy state-of-the-art education seminars, parties, live entertainment and other events.

Trade attendees must bring the following identification to Artexpo New York:

• Personalized business card (with company and employee name)

• Photo ID

Who You May Spot: Artists, art enthusiasts 

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets for Artexpo New York are available now

What's Trending: @ArtexpoNewYork

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JOHN CENA MEET & GREET, NYC
Apr
5
4:00 PM16:00

JOHN CENA MEET & GREET, NYC

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Deets: From superstar entertainer John Cena comes a new picture-book series all about perseverance and believing in yourself, featuring a little monster truck named Elbow Grease!

Meet Elbow Grease, a little monster truck with a big problem! He's smaller than his four brothers, but wants to prove that he has the guts and the grit to do big things. He decides that entering the Demolition Derby is the perfect way to show everyone that what he lacks in horsepower he makes up for in gumption. From multi-talented mega celebrity John Cena comes this exciting story about the importance of believing in yourself and never giving up. Full of high-octane illustrations and a new character kids will cheer for, this fun and fast-paced book proves that a little Elbow Grease . . . can go a long way!

Join us on the main floor of our store to meet John Cena!

Who You May Spot: John Cena

Hint for the Average Socialite: For details & tickets click here!

Please Note: Purchase of Elbow Grease from Strand is required to attend the event and meet John Cena. Books will be pre-signed. No personalizations. No memorabilia will be signed. This is a photo-op.

What’s Trending: @johncena @strandbookstore #elbowgrease

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BEAUTYCON FESTIVAL, NYC
Apr
6
to Apr 7

BEAUTYCON FESTIVAL, NYC

  • Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (map)
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@BeautyCon

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Deets: Beautycon will return to the Javits Center for the five-year anniversary of its Beautycon Festival New York on April 6 and 7, 2019. On Sunday, Cardi B will be making money moves to the Beautycon Festival mainstage for a fireside chat covering everything from finances and family to beauty and body image. The two-day Beautycon Festival New York also feature an appearance Becky G, as well as engaging panels, live makeup tutorials and on-stage conversations with additional celebrity speakers (previous celebrities include Kim Kardashian West, Tyra Banks, Chrissy Teigen and Zendaya), celebrity and creator meet-ups, brand activations and an overall inclusive environment for self-expression.

Who You May Spot: Cardi B, Becky G, Tokyo Stylez, Christina Milian, Amanda Steele, Noor Tagouri, Angie Nwandu - Founder and CEO of The Shade Room, Priscilla Ono, Raye Boyce, Wuzzam Supa, Courtney Adeleye, DJ Millie, Blair Imani, ABearNamedTroy, Drew Elliott, Siya, DJ Mikey POP, Adam Eli, Angel Merino, Phillip Picardi, Devin-Norelle, Aliya Janell, Zandra Cunningham, Tiff McFierce, Savannah Espada, DeeDee Tran, Iziege Odige and more to be announced soon! Brands: Target, Lime Crime, The Lip Bar, Too Faced, Maybelline, OGX, Sally Beauty, Shea Moisture, L'Oreal Paris, Not Your Mother's, Dove and more to be announced soon!

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets are on sale now at www.beautycon.com/festival/new-york/ and are almost sold out. For more information about Beautycon, please visit www.beautycon.com.

What's Trending: @BeautyCon #BeautyCon #BeautyConNYC

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7TH ANNUAL HOT SAUCE EXPO, NYC
Apr
13
to Apr 14

7TH ANNUAL HOT SAUCE EXPO, NYC

  • 72 Noble Street Brooklyn, NY, 11222 United States (map)
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Deets: The NYC Hot Sauce Expo promises to be like no other. FREE Hot Sauce Tastings from the BEST Hot Sauce Companies around the World, The Stage of DOOM, Booze & Infuse Cocktail Competition, Guinness Book of Records Reaper Eating Contest, Craft Beers, Specialty Cocktails & So Much More!!

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets are available now!

21 & Older To Order From Bar.
Children 10 & Under Are Free with An Adult.

What's Trending: @nychotsauceexpo #nychotsauceexpo

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MICHAEL J. FOX & ALI WENTWORTH AT 92Y, NYC
Apr
17
7:30 PM19:30

MICHAEL J. FOX & ALI WENTWORTH AT 92Y, NYC

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Deets: The Pollan Family in Conversation with Michael J. Fox and Ali Wentworth.

Did you ever wonder what a family meal that heeds their brother Michael Pollan’s advice to “eat food, not too much, mostly plants” looks like? Here’s your chance to find out!

The Pollan sisters and mother Corky talk with brother–in–law and Tracy’s husband Michael J. Fox and Ali Wentworth about how to create a mostly vegetarian diet the whole family will love. They’ll share stories from their lives as well as kitchen secrets and recipes from their highly acclaimed new book, Mostly Plants. Get ready to have your expectations of everyday food upended!

Who You May Spot: Michael J. Fox, Ali Wentworth, Pollan Family

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets are available now!

What’s Trending: @92Y @aliewentworth @realmikefox

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RALPH FIENNES AT 92Y, NYC
Apr
21
7:15 PM19:15

RALPH FIENNES AT 92Y, NYC

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Deets: Reel Pieces with Annette Insdorf

Preview Screening of The White Crow and Conversation with Ralph Fiennes

Moderator Annette Insdorf will interview Ralph Fiennes after the preview screening of The White Crow.

His film roles include Schindler’s ListThe Quiz ShowThe English PatientThe End of the AffairThe Constant GardenerThe White CountessThe ReaderThe Grand Budapest Hotel, and Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potterfilms. Fiennes also directed—and acted in—Coriolanus as well as The Invisible Woman (playing Charles Dickens).

The White Crow, which he directed from a script by David Hare, is a biographical drama about the brilliant dancer Rudolf Nureyev’s defection to the West in 1961. Fiennes also co-stars as his ballet teacher Pushkin, while Oleg Ivenko is a discovery as the temperamental Russian performer.

Who You May Spot: Ralph Fiennes

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets are available now!

What’s Trending: @92Y

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2019 18TH ANNUAL TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL, NYC
Apr
24
to May 5

2019 18TH ANNUAL TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL, NYC

Deets: The Festival’s mission is to help filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, enable the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema and promote New York City as a major filmmaking center. Tribeca Film Festival is well known for being a diverse international film festival that supports emerging and established directors. The Festival has screened over 1400 films from over 80 countries since its first festival in 2002. Since its founding, it has attracted an international audience of more than 4 million attendees and has generated an estimated $750 million in economic activity for New York City.

The Tribeca Film Festival is much more than just movies. With virtual reality and interactive installations in Tribeca Immersive, live music events, the Tribeca ESPN Sports Film Festival, the various Tribeca Talks, and free panels for working and aspiring filmmakers, you could be quite entertained without entering a theater... not that we recommend that.

Who You May Spot: Robert DeNiro, Film Makers, Directors, Actors and Guests 

Hint For The Average Socialite: Premier access packages are on sale now.

Stay up to date on all things Tribeca, from groundbreaking film line-up, world premieres, celebrity talks, exclusive app-only content and vote for the Audience Award by downloading out official Festival App.

Their website is continuously updated, so keep checking TribecaFilm.com/Festival as the Festival approaches.

Make sure to sign up for their newsletter for updates, last-minute additions, daily wrap-ups, and more.

Follow Tribeca Film Festival on Twitter. During the Festival, we will tweet about last-minute tickets, breaking news, and more.

Become a Fan of Tribeca Film Festival on Facebook. Share your fan photos and videos with fellow Tribeca fans.

For a list of FAQs click here!

What's Trending: #TFF2019 @tribecafilmfest #Tribeca2019

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2019 THE ACTORS FUND GALA, NYC
Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

2019 THE ACTORS FUND GALA, NYC

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Deets: The Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, will hold its Annual Gala on Monday, April 29, 2019. The evening will celebrate Tony Award®-winning playwright and actor Harvey Fierstein; Chairman & CEO of the John Gore Organization and Tony Award-winning producer and acclaimed director John Gore; International President of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and International labor leader and community advocate Matthew D. Loeb; and Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award-winning actress, singer and dancer Rita Moreno and present to them The Actors Fund’s Medal of Honor.

The event begins at 6PM with cocktails, followed by dinner at 7PM and a tribute at the New York Marriott Marquis (1535 Broadway). The evening will include special tribute performances by guests to be announced and is a celebration of everyone who works in performing arts and entertainment coming together to support services that foster stability and resiliency and provide a safety net over the lifespan of members this community.

“Harvey, John, Matthew and Rita are legends in our community,” said Brian Stokes Mitchell, Chairman of The Actors Fund. “They are rightfully due this highest honor from The Actors Fund, both for their dedication to performing arts and entertainment and for the leadership they provide in guiding the way for the next generation of artists and arts workers.”

The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Through offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Fund serves everyone in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio and dance with programs including social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and secondary employment and training services.

Who You May Spot: Harvey Fierstein, John Gore, Matthew Loeb, Rita Moreno

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets to the benefit begin at $1,500 and include reception, dinner and entertainment. For tables and sponsorships, call 212.627.1000 or email actorsfund@resevt.com. For more information and updates, visit www.actorsfund.org/Gala2019.

What’s Trending: @TheActorsFund 

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FRIEZE NEW YORK, NYC
May
1
to May 5

FRIEZE NEW YORK, NYC

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2019 Opening Days
Wednesday Preview, May 1 (invitation only)
Thursday Preview, May 2
Thursday Private View, May 2
Friday, May 3
Saturday, May 4
Sunday, May 5

Deets: Introducing a fresh layout, new curators, and programs, Frieze New York 2018 brought together more than 190 galleries from 30 countries, showcasing the world's most significant artists, a series of talks, and the city’s most talked about restaurants, all in a bespoke structure in Randall's Island Park.

About Frieze

Frieze is a media and events company that comprises three publications, frieze magazine, Frieze Masters Magazine and Frieze Week; and four international art fairs, Frieze London, Frieze LA, Frieze New York and Frieze Masters; a programme of courses and talks at Frieze Academy, and frieze.com - the definitive resource for contemporary art and culture.

History
Frieze was founded in 1991 by Amanda Sharp, Matthew Slotover and Tom Gidley with the launch of frieze magazine, a leading magazine of contemporary art and culture. Sharp and Slotover established Frieze London in 2003, one of the world’s most influential contemporary art fairs which takes place each October in The Regent’s Park, London. In 2012, Frieze launched Frieze New York taking place in May; and Frieze Masters, which coincides with Frieze London in October and is dedicated to art from ancient to modern. In February 2018, Frieze announced the launch of Frieze Los Angeles, opening February 14-17, 2019 in Paramount Pictures Studios. In 2016, Frieze also launched Frieze Academy, a year-round programme of talks and courses. Who You May Spot: Artists, art lovers, art collectors

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets will be released shortly. Check back soon!

What's Trending: @FriezeNewYork #FriezeNY @FriezeArtFair #FriezeWeek @Frieze_Magazine

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2ND ANNUAL NY BEER FEST, NYC
May
4
12:00 PM12:00

2ND ANNUAL NY BEER FEST, NYC

Deets: The 2nd annual NY Beer Fest will take over Citi Field, bringing together dozens of craft breweries that will feature spring seasonal beers, plus games, DJs, and more throughout the park.

Hint for the Average Socialite: $$ USE CODE “AVGSOCIALITE5” FOR $5 OFF!! $$

General Admission is $50 and includes unlimited tastings, with food sold separately from a number of concessions. VIP Admission is $80 and will include early entry, plus access to the outfield warning track and dugouts.

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30TH ANNUAL GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS, NYC
May
4
5:30 PM17:30

30TH ANNUAL GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS, NYC

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Deets: The GLAAD Media Awards in New York will take place at the New York Hilton Midtown on Saturday, May 4, 2019. The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect their lives. They also fund GLAAD's work to amplify stories from the LGBTQ community that build support for equality.

Who You May Spot: Madonna

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets are available for purchase here.

What’s Trending: @glaad #Madonna

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MET GALA & EXHIBITION, NYC
May
6
to Sep 8

MET GALA & EXHIBITION, NYC

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When: Gala // Monday, May 6, 2019 (6PM carpet arrivals)

Exhibition Dates // Thursday, May 9 - Sunday, September 8, 2019

Deets: The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that The Costume Institute’s spring 2019 exhibition will be Camp: Notes on Fashion, on view from May 9 through September 8, 2019 (preceded on May 6 by The Costume Institute Benefit).  Presented in The Met Fifth Avenue’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, it will explore the origins of the camp aesthetic and how it has evolved from a place of marginality to become an important influence on mainstream culture.  Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay Notes on ‘Camp’ provides the framework for the exhibition, which will examine how fashion designers have used their métier as a vehicle to engage with camp in a myriad of compelling, humorous, and sometimes incongruous ways.

The exhibition is made possible by Gucci.

Additional support is provided by Condé Nast.

“Camp’s disruptive nature and subversion of modern aesthetic values has often been trivialized, but this exhibition will reveal its profound influence on both high art and popular culture,” said Max Hollein, Director of The Met. “By tracing its evolution and highlighting its defining elements, the show will embody the ironic sensibilities of this audacious style, challenge conventional understandings of beauty and taste, and establish the critical role this important genre has played in the history of art and fashion.”

In celebration of the opening, The Costume Institute Benefit, also known as The Met Gala, will take place on Monday, May 6, 2019.  The evening’s co-chairs will be Lady Gaga, Alessandro Michele, Harry Styles, Serena Williams, and Anna Wintour.  The event is The Costume Institute’s main source of annual funding for exhibitions, publications, acquisitions, and capital improvements.

“Fashion is the most overt and enduring conduit of the camp aesthetic,” said Andrew Bolton, Wendy Yu Curator in Charge of The Costume Institute. “Effectively illustrating Sontag’s Notes on ‘Camp,’ the exhibition will advance creative and critical dialogue about the ongoing and ever-evolving impact of camp on fashion.”

Exhibition Overview
The exhibition will feature approximately 175 objects, including womenswear and menswear, as well as sculptures, paintings, and drawings dating from the 17th century to the present. The show’s opening section will position Versailles as a “camp Eden” and address the concept of se camper—“to posture boldly”—in the royal courts of Louis XIV and Louis XV.  It will then focus on the figure of the dandy as a “camp ideal” and trace camp’s origins to the queer subcultures of Europe and America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  In her essay, Sontag defined camp as an aesthetic and outlined its primary characteristics. The largest section of the exhibition will be devoted to how these elements—which include irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration—are expressed in fashion.

Designers whose works will be featured in the exhibition include Gilbert Adrian, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Thom Browne, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, John Galliano (for Martin Margiela, House of Dior, and his own label), Jean Paul Gaultier, Rudi Gernreich, Guccio Gucci, Demna Gvasalia (for Balenciaga and his own label), Marc Jacobs (for Louis Vuitton and his own label), Charles James, Stephen Jones, Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld (for House of Chanel, Chloe, and his own label), Herbert and Beth Levine, Alessandro Michele (for Gucci), Franco Moschino, Thierry Mugler, Norman Norell, Marjan Pejoski, Paul Poiret, Miuccia Prada, Richard Quinn, Christian Francis Roth, Yves Saint Laurent, Elsa Schiaparelli, Jeremy Scott (for Moschino and his own label), Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren (for Viktor & Rolf), Anna Sui, Philip Treacy, Walter Van Beirendonck, Donatella Versace (for Versace), Gianni Versace, Vivienne Westwood, and Charles Frederick Worth.

Exhibition Credits
The exhibition is organized by Andrew Bolton, Wendy Yu Curator in Charge of The Costume Institute, with Karen Van Godtsenhoven, Associate Curator. Theater scenographer Jan Versweyveld, whose work includes Lazarus with David Bowie as well as Broadway productions of A View from the Bridge and The Crucible, will create the exhibition design with The Met’s Design Department. Select mannequin headpieces will be created by Shay Ashual.  Raul Avila will produce the gala décor, which he has done since 2007.

Related Content
A publication by Andrew Bolton with Fabio Cleto, Karen van Godtsenhoven, and Amanda Garfinkel will accompany the exhibition and include new photography by Johnny Dufort.  It will be published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and distributed by Yale University Press.   

A special feature on the Museum’s website, www.metmuseum.org/Camp, provides further information about the exhibition.  Follow us on Facebook.com/metmuseum, Instagram.com/metmuseum, and Twitter.com/metmuseum to join the conversation about the exhibition and gala.  Use #MetCamp, #CostumeInstitute, @MetCostumeInstitute, and #MetGala on Instagram and Twitter.

About Gucci
Founded in Florence in 1921, Gucci is one of the world’s leading luxury fashion brands, with a reputation for creativity, innovation, and Italian craftsmanship.  Gucci is part of Kering, a global Luxury group, which manages the development of a series of renowned maisons in fashion, leather goods, jewelry, and watches.

About The Met 
The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world in three New York City sites—The Met Fifth AvenueThe Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters.  Since it was founded in 1870, art comes alive in the galleries and through exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and cultures.

Who You May Spot: Co-chairs will be Lady Gaga, Alessandro Michele, Harry Styles, Serena Williams, and Anna Wintour. 

Hint For The Average Socialite: The Met Gala is strictly invite only.

The Exhibition will be open from May 9 - September 8, 2019. Exhibition tickets are available now! The Costume Institute's spring 2019 exhibition will explore the origins of the camp aesthetic, and how it has evolved from a place of marginality to become an important influence on mainstream culture. Susan Sontag's 1964 essay "Notes on 'Camp'" provides the framework for the exhibition, which will examine how fashion designers have used their métier as a vehicle to engage with camp in a myriad of compelling, humorous, and sometimes incongruous ways.

Accompanied by a catalogue.

What's Trending: @MetMuseum #CostumeInstitute #MetGala #MetCamp

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FARE 20th Annual Spring Luncheon, NYC
May
9
11:00 AM11:00

FARE 20th Annual Spring Luncheon, NYC

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Deets: Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) will host the 20th Annual Spring Luncheon at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City on Thursday, May 9, 2019.  All proceeds will benefit FARE, a national nonprofit organization with the mission of improving the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and providing them hope through the promise of new treatments.    

Sarah Kugelman and Jamie Malkin will be honored for their leadership and advocacy on behalf of children with life-threatening food allergies.  Luca Padovan, TV Actor and Broadway Performer, who is personally affected by food allergies, will be the MC.

Julie Ader, Liana Silverstein Backal, Laura Tisch Broumand, Talia Day, Helen Jaffe, Roslyn Jaffe, Nicole Lenner, Lianne Mandelbaum, Amie Rappoport McKenna, Melissa Rosenbloom, and Stacey Saiontz are this year’s Co-Chairs.  Antoinette Griffith, Jennifer Hoine, Stephanie Leichter, and Anna Yaeger are the Vice Chairs.  Harriette Rose Katz and the Gourmet Advisory Service Team are the Event Advisory Chairs. 

The luncheon begins at 11:00 a.m. and support levels are as follows: Tables are available for $20,000, $15,000, $10,000 and $7,500, and individual tickets are available for $5,000, $2,000, $1,000, and $500.  The luncheon will feature lunch, a grand raffle, silent auction, food allergy friendly marketplace and program about the latest in food allergy news.

About FARE
Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) is the world’s leading food allergy advocacy organization and the largest private funder of food allergy research. Our mission is to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and to provide them hope through the promise of new treatments. FARE is transforming the future of food allergy through innovative initiatives that will lead to increased awareness, new and improved treatments and prevention strategies, effective policies and legislation and novel approaches to managing the disease. For more information, please visit www.foodallergy.org. To join FARE’s transformative five-year fundraising and awareness campaign, Contains: Courage™, supporting families living with food allergies and educating ALL communities about the disease, visit www.foodallergy.org/containscourage

Who You May Spot: Sarah Kugelman, Jamie Malkin, Luca Padovan, Julie Ader, Liana Silverstein Backal, Laura Tisch Broumand, Talia Day, Helen Jaffe, Roslyn Jaffe, Nicole Lenner, Lianne Mandelbaum, Amie Rappoport McKenna, Melissa Rosenbloom, Stacey Saiontz, Antoinette Griffith, Jennifer Hoine, Stephanie Leichter, Anna Yaeger, Harriette Rose Katz

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets are available now!

What’s Trending: @foodallergy #foodallergy

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JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 - PARABELLUM PREMIERE, NYC
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 - PARABELLUM PREMIERE, NYC

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When: Thursday, May 9, 2019

Deets: Legendary hit man John Wick must fight his way out of New York when a $14 million contract on his life makes him the target of the world's top assassins.

Who You May Spot: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane

Hint For The Average Socialite: 
This is strictly invite only.

Join Our Members Site for Info on How to Attend

Check out how to score free premiere passes.

In theaters May 17, 2019.

What's Trending: @johnwickmovie #johnwick3 #Excommunicado

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HARLEM EATUP! FESTIVAL, NYC
May
13
to May 19

HARLEM EATUP! FESTIVAL, NYC

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Deets: On behalf of the chefs, restaurants, food makers, artists, musicians and people of the great village of Harlem, we welcome you back to the 5th annual Harlem EatUp! festival! This week-long festival, celebrating our food, art and culture is not to be missed. Get your seat(s) at the table for the festival’s signature Dine In Harlem series, a multi-night (now including Saturday) and multi-room dinner party featuring one-night-only culinary collaborations between Harlem’s best chefs and restaurants and inter/nationally acclaimed guest chefs. Your weekend at The Harlem Stroll in historic Morningside Park will be spent eating foods from local restaurants and food makers, watching the EatUp! Main Stage cooking demonstrations with national chefs, and celebrating Harlem with art, live music and DJ, dancing and more! Join in…hang out…get down…Harlem EatUp!

Who You May Spot: Marcus Samuellson, Mashama Bailey, Carla Hall, Masaharu Morimoto, Maison Harlem, Raymond Zamanta Mohan & Leticia "Skai" Young, Melba Wilson, Karl Franz Williams, Michael White, Marc Vetri, Jake Timmons, Pierre Thiam, Kenichi Tajima & more!

Hint for the Average Socialite: Citi pre-sale tickets are available now!

What’s Trending: @harlemeatup @citiprivatepass

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BIG LITTLE LIES SEASON 2 PREMIERE, NYC
May
15
7:00 PM19:00

BIG LITTLE LIES SEASON 2 PREMIERE, NYC

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When: TBC/ May 2019

Hot Spot: NYC

Deets: The darkly comedic drama will continue to explore the malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and, of course, the vicious ferocity of sound parenting. Multiple characters will be dealing with Perry’s death, and the prospect of moving past a life-altering event. In short: Things could get messy.

Who You May Spot: Reese Witherspoon (Madeline MacKenzie), Nicole Kidman (Celeste Wright), Shailene Woodley (Jane Chapman), Laura Dern (Renata Klein), Zoë Kravitz (Bonnie Carlson), Adam Scott (Ed Mackenzie), James Tupper (Nathan Carlson), Gordon Klein (Jeffrey Nordling), Kathryn Newton (Abigail Carlson), Iain Armitage (Ziggy Chapman), Robin Weigert (Dr. Amanda Reisman), Merrin Dungey (Detective Adrienne Quinlan), and Sarah Sokolovic (Tori Bachman), Meryl Streep (Mary Louise Wright)

Hint For The Average Socialite: This is strictly invite only.

Join our MEMBERS ONLY site for ways to attend the Big Little Lies Premiere!

Check out how to score free premiere passes.

In theatres June 2019.

What’s Trending: @HBO #BigLittleLies

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OPENING NIGHT OF HAPPY TALK ON BROADWAY, NYC
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

OPENING NIGHT OF HAPPY TALK ON BROADWAY, NYC

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Deets: Lorraine (Susan Sarandon) is a saint of the suburbs. On top of trying to save her dying mother, miserable husband and estranged daughter, she’s starring as Bloody Mary in the Jewish Community Center production of South Pacific.  When her mother’s home aide, Serbian immigrant Ljuba (Marin Ireland), asks for help finding a husband, Lorraine takes on her most challenging role to date: matchmaker. In Jesse Eisenberg’s hysterical and devastating play, Happy Talk, he reveals the absurd lengths people go to save themselves in the name of saving others.

Who You May Spot: Jesse Eisenberg, Susan Sarandon, Marin Ireland

Hint for the Average Socialite: Show runs through June 2, 2019. Tickets are available now!

Join Our Members Only Site for Info on How to Attend Opening Night

What’s Trending: @TheNewGroupNYC #TheNewGroupNYC #HappyTalk

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BOOKCON, NYC
Jun
1
to Jun 2

BOOKCON, NYC

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Deets: BookCon is the ultimate celebration of books, where your favorite stories come to life. Join us and watch storytelling and pop culture collide surrounded by a welcoming community of book lovers just like you!

BookCon is an immersive experience that features interactive, forward-thinking content such as:

  • Panels and Q&As with the hottest authors, celebrities and content creators

  • A Show Floor with the most influential publishers in the world

  • Autographing sessions

  • Meetups with other BookCon fans who are interested in the same genres and books as you

  • Instagrammable photo opportunities and much more!

Who You May Spot: Alyssa Milano, Meg Cabot, Evangeline Lilly, Stephanie Garber & many more authors! Check out their full line up!

Hint For The Average Socialite:  Tickets are on sale now!

What's Trending: @thebookcon #TheBookCon

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73RD ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, NYC
Jun
9
8:00 PM20:00

73RD ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, NYC

Deets: The 73rd Annual Tony Awards will broadcast live from New York City's historic Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 9 at 8/7c on CBS. 

Who You May Spot: TBA

Hint For The Average Socialite: Watch it on June 9 @ 8/7C only on CBS!

What's Trending: @TheTonyAwards #TonyAwards @bwayamerica

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POPSUGAR PLAYGROUND FESTIVAL, NYC
Jun
22
to Jun 23

POPSUGAR PLAYGROUND FESTIVAL, NYC

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Dates/Times:

June 22, 2019 // 9AM-10AM VIP & 10AM-6PM GA
June 23, 2019 // 9AM-10AM VIP & 10AM-6PM GA

Deets: Get ready for the largest female led festival ever!

POPSUGAR returns with its second annual POPSUGAR Play/Ground festival, a collaboration between POPSUGAR and Reed Exhibitions. The event will be held June 22 and 23, 2019, at Pier 94 in New York City, New York. Play/Ground is an immersive and interactive festival aspiring to help women power their "happily ever afters" — whatever that may be. The extravaganza features distinct villages offering attendees full access to keynote discussions with A-list celebrities and pop-culture luminaries, live fitness and wellness activities, art installations, a shopping bazaar, a beauty carnival, and so much more.

Who You May Spot: Issa Rae, Chrissy Teigen, Mandy Moore & more!

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets to POPSUGAR Play/Ground vary in price. Check out our tickets page for the complete breakdown.

  • All attendees 6 years old and up need a ticket for POPSUGAR Play/Ground. Please note: POPSUGAR Play/Ground recommends all children under 18 attend with an adult, and all children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable. You will need to repurchase a new ticket if a replacement ticket is needed.

  • Tickets purchased before May 13, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. EDT will be mailed. Tickets will not begin mailing until the end of May 2019. If you purchased your ticket(s) after May 13, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. EDT, please bring this confirmation to Will Call counters at Pier 94 (711 12th Ave, New York, NY 10019) to pick up your official ticket.

What’s Trending: @popsugar #popsugarplayground

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TASTE OF TENNIS, NYC
Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

TASTE OF TENNIS, NYC

Deets: The 20th Annual Citi Taste of Tennis New York will kick off tennis in NYC this summer! The evening will feature signature cuisine from the city’s leading chefs and appearances by your favorite tennis stars. You’ve never had food served like this at this exclusive food and tennis celebration! Full list of participating restaurants and tennis players can be found on www.tasteoftennis.com/nyc.

About Citi Taste of Tennis

Citi Taste of Tennis is an exciting & tennis experience kicking off some major tennis tournaments in the United States.

About AYS Sports Marketing
AYS is a woman-owned sports marketing agency focused on enhancing the profile of professional tennis. AYS is dedicated to providing exciting, off-the-court experiences where fans, sponsors, media and social influencers can engage with tennis players. Learn more at www.aysworld.com.

About Citi 
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

Who You May Spot: Tennis Stars & Chefs

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets are available now!

See what you missed at Citi Taste of Tennis New York last year here!

Event is 21+

Taste of Tennis @ 7PM-10PM 
Citi Taste of Tennis After Dark @ 9PM-11PM

For preferred room rates at leading NYC hotels, please contact askjudi@aysworld.com or visit aysworld.com for more information.

What's Trending: @TasteofTennis #cititasteoftennis

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NEW YORK COMIC CON, NYC
Oct
3
to Oct 6

NEW YORK COMIC CON, NYC

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Deets: New York Comic Con is the East Coast's biggest and most exciting popular culture convention. Their Show Floor plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies and television. Their panels and autograph sessions give Fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators. Their screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either big or small screens. And with dedicated professional hours, New York Comic Con is a market place, bringing together the major players in the entertainment industry. New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media and licensing capital of the world — Gotham City.

Who You May Spot: TBA

Hint for the Average Socialite: Badges will be available here!

What’s Trending: @NY_Comic_Con #NYCC #NYC #FanTickets #ComicCon

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HULU'S THE ACT PREMIERE, NYC
Mar
14
7:30 PM19:30

HULU'S THE ACT PREMIERE, NYC

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@theactonhulu

Deets: Seeing is Deceiving. Don't Miss Hulu's All-New Crime Anthology.

Gypsy Blanchard is trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother; her quest for independence opens a Pandora's box of secrets, which ultimately leads to murder.

Who You May Spot: Joey King, Patricia Arquette, AnnaSophia Robb, Calum Worthy

Hint for the Average Socialite: This event is strictly invite only.

Join Our Members Only Site for Info on How to Attend

Check out how to score free premiere passes.

What’s Trending: @hulu #theact @theactonhulu

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6TH ANNUAL MAESTRO CARES GALA, NYC
Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

6TH ANNUAL MAESTRO CARES GALA, NYC

Deets: The Maestro Cares Foundation is so happy to announce their 6th Annual Changing Lives, Building Dreams Gala! This is a unique and high profile event that will feature an exciting line-up of cultural performances and cuisine, a silent and live auction, and a special musical performance by Maestro Cares Foundation Co-founder and global music icon Marc Anthony. This event includes 600 guests comprised of Leaders from the worlds of business, sports, entertainment and politics all coming together to celebrate and support Maestro Cares Foundation.

About Maestro Cares

The Maestro Cares Foundation was launched in January 2012 by international pop icon Marc Anthony and entrepreneur Henry Cárdenas to assist disadvantaged children throughout Latin America by creating healthy and safe environments for them to live, learn and play. Maestro Cares works to achieve this mission by providing housing, classrooms, health clinics, dining and recreational activities. Our programs create tomorrow’s leaders by instilling the confidence, enthusiasm and discipline necessary for these children to become hard-working, socially conscious adults that make a positive impact in the world through their own unique contributions.

Spotted: Marc Anthony, Vin Diesel, Pedro Capó, Henry Cardenas, Vincente Fox, Lin Manuel Miranda, Rita Moreno

Hint For The Average Socialite: 
Tickets were available here!

For more information on tickets and sponsorships please e-mail info@maestrocares.org or call (312) 980-7788.

What's Trending: @MaestroCares @MarcAnthony @Cipriani

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Photo: Robert Kamau for Average Socialite

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THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT PREMIERE, NYC
Mar
11
7:30 PM19:30

THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT PREMIERE, NYC

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Location: Join Our Members Only Site for Location Info

Deets: Cousins Vincent and Anton are players in the high-stakes game of high-frequency trading, where winning is measured in milliseconds. Their dream is to build a straight fiber-optic cable line between Kansas and New Jersey, making them millions, but nothing is straightforward for this flawed pair. Anton is the brains, Vincent is the hustler, and together they push each other and everyone around them to the breaking point with their daring adventure.

Who You May Spot: Jesse Eisenberg, Salma Hayek, Alexander Skarsgård, Sarah Goldberg, Michael Mando

Hint for the Average Socialite: This event is strictly invite only.

Join Our Members Only Site for Info on How to Attend

Check out how to score free premiere passes.

What’s Trending: #thehummingbirdproject

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THE ARMORY SHOW 2019, NYC
Mar
8
to Mar 11

THE ARMORY SHOW 2019, NYC

Hours

2019 VIP PREVIEW

Invitation Only
Wednesday, March 6

2019 PUBLIC DAYS

  • Thursday, March 7, 12pm — 8pm

  • Friday, March 8, 12pm — 8pm

  • Saturday, March 9, 12pm — 7pm

  • Sunday, March 10, 12pm — 6pm

Hot Spot: Piers 92 & 94, NYC

Deets: The Armory Show is New York City’s premier art fair and a leading cultural destination for discovering and collecting the world’s most important 20th- and 21st-century art. Staged on Piers 92 & 94, The Armory Show features presentations by leading international galleries, innovative artist commissions and dynamic public programs. Since its founding in 1994, The Armory Show has served as a nexus for the art world, inspiring dialogue, discovery and patronage in the visual arts.

The Armory Show was founded by four New York gallerists – Colin de Land, Pat Hearn, Matthew Marks and Paul Morris – who sought a platform to present and promote new voices in the visual arts. In its 25 years, The Armory Show has stayed firm to its mission while establishing itself as an unmissable art event set in the heart of New York City and welcoming over 65,000 visitors annually.

Who You May Spot: Art advisors, collectors, enthusiasts

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets are available now!

What's Trending: @TheArmoryShow #TheArmoryShow

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THE ARMORY PARTY 2019 AND PREVIEW AT THE MOMA, NYC
Mar
6
to Mar 7

THE ARMORY PARTY 2019 AND PREVIEW AT THE MOMA, NYC

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Deets: Featuring a performance by Anna of the NDeets: The Armory Party will once again be held at The Museum of Modern Art in celebration of the opening of The Armory Show and Armory Arts Week! The party features an open bar, a live musical performance, DJs, and access to select galleries.

This year's event is hosted by Glenn D. Lowry, The David Rockefeller Director, The Museum of Modern Art; Nicole Berry, Executive Director, The Armory Show; and The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art.

Additional host committee members include Sarah Arison, Dan Beyers, Gabriela Borges, Laura de Gunzburg, Lauren Haynes, Charlie Pohlad, Polina Proshkina, Kristen Rey, Eva Ruiz, Roya Sachs, Sally Tallant, Marlies Verhoeven Reijtenbagh, Kristen Joy Watts, and Xiaoming Zhang.

Party ticket purchase also includes select access to The Armory Show at Piers 92 and 94. Please use the ticketing links to view party ticket benefits.

Join the Junior Associates, MoMA's dynamic young patrons group, and receive a discounted membership with a specially priced VIP ticket to The Armory Party! Contact Eamonn Wright, JA Program Coordinator, at eamonn_wright@moma.org or (212) 333-1240 to learn more.

The Armory Show
The Armory Show is New York’s premier art fair and a definitive cultural destination for discovering and collecting the world’s most important 20th- and 21st-century artworks. Since its founding in 1994, The Armory Show has served as a nexus for the international art world, inspiring dialogue, discovery, and patronage in the visual arts.

The Armory Show’s 25th Anniversary edition will open with a VIP Preview Day on Wednesday, March 6; the fair will be open to the public March 7–10. Featuring 194 galleries from 33 countries, The Armory Show presents artworks ranging from historical masterpieces to the latest contemporary projects by established and emerging artists. The fair will once again feature an acclaimed VIP Program, the Armory Live talks series, and a number of citywide events and openings as part of Armory Arts Week.

Who You May Spot: Featuring a performance by Anna of the North & DJ set by Heron Preston

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets are available now!

What's Trending:
 @TheArmoryShow #TheArmoryShow

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TRIPLE FRONTIER PREMIERE, NYC
Mar
3
7:00 PM19:00

TRIPLE FRONTIER PREMIERE, NYC

@triplefrontier

@triplefrontier

Deets: A group of former Special Forces operatives reunite to plan a heist in a sparsely populated multi-border zone of South America. For the first time in their prestigious careers these unsung heroes undertake this dangerous mission for self instead of country. But when events take an unexpected turn and threaten to spiral out of control, their skills, their loyalties and their morals are pushed to a breaking point in an epic battle for survival. Directed by Academy Award® nominee J.C. CHANDOR (Margin Call, All Is Lost, A Most Violent Year) and co-written by Chandor and Academy Award® winner MARK BOAL (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty).

Who You May Spot: Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garret Hedlund & Pedro Pascal

Hint for the Average Socialite: This event is strictly invite only.

Join our MEMBERS ONLY for ways to attend.

Check out how to score free premiere passes.

Catch it on Netflix March 13, 2019.

What’s Trending: @triplefrontier

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THE EIGHTH ANNUAL GOLD GALA - AN EVENING FOR ST. JUDE, NYC
Mar
2
9:00 PM21:00

THE EIGHTH ANNUAL GOLD GALA - AN EVENING FOR ST. JUDE, NYC

The Eighth Annual Gold Gala in NYC on March 2, 2019

The Eighth Annual Gold Gala in NYC on March 2, 2019

Deets: Average Socialite is a proud partner of The Eighth Annual Gold Gala: An Evening for St. Jude that took place on March 2, 2019!

An Evening for St. Jude took place on March 2nd at the Bowery Hotel in New York City. The Gold Gala Committee is thrilled to announce a record-breaking milestone, raising over $1,000,000 for the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital since event-inception.

The Gold Gala is a formal event where New York’s leading young philanthropists join together for an evening of generosity to celebrate and honor the lifesaving work of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Hosted by Kevin Davenport and Annabelle Devlin, the black-tie affair has been deemed one of St. Jude’s leading young professional events nationwide and has increased its annual fundraising goals year-after-year.

This year, over $170,000 was raised at the Eighth Annual Gala. Guests enjoyed an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and dancing along with an exceptional silent auction and raffle. Men or Myth returned for the fourth year to entertain the crowd with live music alongside DJ Nikolas James. Amali, Calissa, and Gemma generously joined us this year as our headline food sponsors.

“We are tremendously thankful to all of our sponsors, partners, and guests who joined us on Saturday that helped us reach this milestone”, said Kevin Davenport, Co-chair of The Gold Gala. “A majority of St. Jude’s funding comes from individual contributors, making events like ours truly impactful. We’re elated and humbled to see the Gala grow each year and inspire young professionals to join St. Jude’s mission of bringing a brighter future to innocent children.”

The Committee would like to extend a special thanks to the event’s contributors and corporate sponsors – Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Gabrielli Truck Sales, Metro Interiors, and Ship App – that help grow The Gold Gala’s commitment to St. Jude year after year. Balcones Distilling, Partida Tequila, Brugal Rum, and Harpoon Brewery generously donated as well, and Julia Testa created beautiful floral arrangements and instillations for the venue. We look forward to raising the next $1,000,000 with your support.

Over the past 50 years, St. Jude has pushed the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 to 80 percent and will not stop until no child dies from cancer. The hospital is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs they make, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save more children. Families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets were available here! This year's tickets included admission to the after-party taking place at Vandal beginning at 1AM!

What's Trending: @stjude #goldgala #StJudeGala #NYGoldGala #StJude

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PAINT THE PARK PINK, NYC
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

PAINT THE PARK PINK, NYC

@komengreaternyc

@komengreaternyc

Deets: Paint The Park Pink is Susan G. Komen's Young Professionals Committee Winter Event. Join them as they honor two exceptional partners who are committed to all that Pink makes possible: Dr. Bridget Glazarov (@dr_bridget) and Barclays. 

Tickets include: 

* Silent Auction

* Open Bar

* Hors d'Oeuvres

* Photobooth

* Dancing

* Music by DJ Rosé

Who You May Spot: DJ Rosé

Hint For The Average Socialite: $175 through January 15, 2019. $200 thereafter. PURCHASE TICKETS & SPONSORSHIPS HERE.

What's Trending: @komengreaternyc

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9TH ANNUAL ATHENA FILM FESTIVAL, NYC
Feb
28
to Mar 3

9TH ANNUAL ATHENA FILM FESTIVAL, NYC

@AthenaFilmFest

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Deets: Average Socialite is a proud partner of  the 9th Annual Athena Film Festival!

The Athena Film Festival at Barnard College in New York City, is a weekend of inspiring films that tell the extraordinary stories of fierce and fearless female leaders. Over the last nine years, the Festival has welcomed more than 30,000 people from all over the world to 200+ screenings of narratives, documentaries, and shorts that feature diverse stories of ambition, courage, and resilience. This past year we screened 46 films including 17 features, 13 documentaries, and 16 shorts. We welcomed guests including Billie Jean King, J.J. Abrams, Lena Dunham, Amma Asante, Barbara Kopple, and Bridget Everett among many others.

Additionally, as part of our work we offer writing labs for TV and film writers, masterclasses and works in progress programs for female filmmakers, and other skill-building panels and opportunities for women who are breaking into film.

Hint For The Average Socialite: We're proud partners of the Athena Film Festival, an incredible celebration of women and leadership in film coming this February in New York City! From now until December 31, #Athena19 VIP passes are discounted and come with a limited edition gift: a stylish and durable stainless steel Athena water bottle!

VIP passes grant you priority seating and access to all festival screenings, panels, discussions, and events, including the invite-only Athena Film Festival Awards Reception. Get yours today to be in the room with some of the leading voices of change in the film industry and beyond.

Reserve your VIP Pass (and limited edition gift) at bit.ly/AthenaPass

What's Trending: @athenafilmfest #Athena19

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New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019, NYC
Feb
8
12:00 PM12:00

New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019, NYC

Affair: New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019

When: Friday, February 8 - Friday, February 15, 2019

Hot Spot: NYC

Deets: New York Fashion Week, held in February and September of each year, is a semi-annual series of events (generally lasting 7–9 days) when international fashion collections are shown to buyers, the press and the general public. It consists of numerous branded events, including Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York and MADE Fashion Week, as well as numerous independent fashion productions around town. It is one of four major fashion weeks in the world, collectively known as the "Big 4," along with those in Paris, London and Milan. Although these are the four most established, there are numerous smaller fashion events around the world.

New York Fashion Week is a citywide series of twice-annually occurring fashion events, which has multiple producers.

Who You May Spot: Models, fashion designers, celebrities, socialites, reporters & esteemed guests.

Hint For The Average Socialite: Join Our Members Only Site for Info on How to Attend

Shows are strictly invitation only.

See the official schedule here.

Check out our tip on how to score tickets to NYFW via Amex here

For more information about New York Fashion Week visit NYFW.com

You can also watch shows LIVE on newyorkfashionweeklive.com.

What's Trending: #NYFW @NYFW @CFDA #CFDA

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amfAR New York Gala 2019, NYC
Feb
6
11:30 AM11:30

amfAR New York Gala 2019, NYC

amfar.org

amfar.org

Affair: amfAR New York Gala 2019

When: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 @ 6:30PM

Hot Spot: Cipriani Wall Street, NYC

Deets: The amfAR Gala New York serves as the unofficial kickoff to New York Fashion Week and honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the fight against HIV/AIDS. This spectacular black-tie event will feature cocktails, a seated dinner, a live auction of luxury items, musical performances, and a special tribute to our honoree.

Since 1998, the amfAR Gala New York has become one of New York City’s most successful and high-profile AIDS benefit events. The Gala consistently attracts—and salutes—some of the biggest names in entertainment, fashion, art, and AIDS advocacy. To date, the amfAR Gala New York has raised close to $21 million.

Event produced by AAB Productions/Andy Boose

Hint For The Average Socialite: 

TICKETS/TABLES 

Grand Philanthropist table for 12: $75,000 

Grand Benefactor table for 10: $50,000 

Benefactor table for 10: $25,000 

Host table for 10: $17,500

Benefactor pair: $25,000 

Patron ticket: $5,000 

Friend ticket: $2,500 

Supporter ticket: $1,750 

Click here to purchase tickets by mail or fax 

Click here to purchase tickets online

What's Trending: @amFAR #amFARinspiration #gala #NYC #beepic

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9TH ANNUAL ATHENA FILM FESTIVAL, NYC
Feb
6
11:30 AM11:30

9TH ANNUAL ATHENA FILM FESTIVAL, NYC

@AthenaFilmFest

Affair:

9th Annual Athena Film Festival

When:

Thursday, February 28 - Sunday, March 3, 2019

Hot Spot:

Barnard College, NYC

Deets:

Average Socialite is a proud partner of The Athena Film Festival!

The Athena Film Festival at Barnard College in New York City, is a weekend of inspiring films that tell the extraordinary stories of fierce and fearless female leaders. Over the last nine years, the Festival has welcomed more than 30,000 people from all over the world to 200+ screenings of narratives, documentaries, and shorts that feature diverse stories of ambition, courage, and resilience. This past year we screened 46 films including 17 features, 13 documentaries, and 16 shorts. We welcomed guests including Billie Jean King, J.J. Abrams, Lena Dunham, Amma Asante, Barbara Kopple, and Bridget Everett among many others.

Additionally, as part of our work we offer writing labs for TV and film writers, masterclasses and works in progress programs for female filmmakers, and other skill-building panels and opportunities for women who are breaking into film.

Hint For The Average Socialite:

We're proud partners of the Athena Film Festival, an incredible celebration of women and leadership in film coming this February in New York City! From now until December 31, #Athena19 VIP passes are discounted and come with a limited edition gift: a stylish and durable stainless steel Athena water bottle!

VIP passes grant you priority seating and access to all festival screenings, panels, discussions, and events, including the invite-only Athena Film Festival Awards Reception. Get yours today to be in the room with some of the leading voices of change in the film industry and beyond.

Reserve your VIP Pass (and limited edition gift) at

bit.ly/AthenaPass

What's Trending:

@athenafilmfest #Athena19

February 28, 2019


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WAGAMAMA MURRAY HILL GRAND OPENING, NYC
Feb
6
11:30 AM11:30

WAGAMAMA MURRAY HILL GRAND OPENING, NYC

wagamama Murray Hill |  Photo: Courtesy of wagamama

wagamama Murray Hill | Photo: Courtesy of wagamama

Deets: After expanding to 196 locations in 27 countries worldwide, UK-based wagamama has been winning fans in New York too with its fresh spin on Asian fusion cuisine. On February 6, the wildly popular eatery opens its third NYC locale, this time in Murray Hill. Wherever they’re located, the restaurants develop a cult following, with devotees like Momofuku’s David Chang crediting wagamama for his decision to become a chef. At the heart of wagamama’s success is its egalitarian “Bowl to Soul” philosophy: wholesome, fresh food and a welcoming environment to nourish the body as well as the soul.

To celebrate the Murray Hill restaurant, wagamama will offer its first exclusive dish in the U.S., for a limited time and only in the new location. Available for just one month, the Hot Katsu curry is a fiery version of the restaurant chain’s iconic Chicken Katsu curry, a dish ordered 3.5 million times a year in the UK alone. As a launch bonus, the first 50 guests through the door on opening day will have their choice of a hot or regular Katsu curry served free of charge.

The newest New York wagamama highlights recently introduced vegan menu options and its opening coincides with Veganuary, which started in the UK in 2014 as part of an effort to inspire people to eat more plant-based food. wagamama’s Veganuary campaign runs at all of the restaurant’s locations in New York and Boston from January 7 to February 28, a time of year when many people are looking to make up for the festive food excessesof the holiday season. According to one recent study, approximately 1.62 million Americans follow a vegan diet.

wagamama’s support for Veganuary reflects its commitment to catering to the lifestyle needs of its guests. As an added incentive for diners during Veganuary, the restaurants will feature a limited edition vegan dish—Avant Gard’n—co-developed by wagamama’s Executive Chef Steve Mangleshot and trailblazing UK vegan chef Gaz Oakley. Aka the avant garde vegan, Oakley is the author of two cookbooks and has gained a devoted fan base on both sides of the Atlantic with some 500,000 YouTube fans. 

Available for four weeks beginning January 28, Avant Gard’n is a coconut and sriracha vegan ‘egg,’ paired with barbeque-glazed seitan, edamame, grilled asparagus and mushrooms, all served on a bed of sticky white rice, a flavor-walloping combo that proves meat free doesn’t mean taste free.

While wagamama aims for a lively, fun ambiance, where you can step away from the daily grind, it takes sourcing and preparing its food with the utmost seriousness. Chef Mangleshot has created recipes that draw inspiration from the flavor profiles of Asia, putting a modern twist on dishes prepared with the best raw ingredients, whether it’s a bowl of hearty ramen, sizzling teppanaki, steaming donburi or a selection from the extensive vegan menu.

“For instance, Katsu Curry is Japanese comfort food,” Mangleshot explains. “Traditionally the sauce is mild. Ours packs an aromatic punch. In Japan, they modify the dish based on spice preference between 1-10. I dialed it up to 6 for our Hot Katsu as a tribute to the many Indian curry restaurants in the Murray Hill area. In developing our ramen, I took the best parts of all the broths I tried throughout Asia and created our three wagamama base stocks”

In line with the opening of the new Murray Hill location, wagamama is also expanding its drink program by offering new cocktails, a wider spirit range focused on Japanese whiskey (a rapidly growing category), more bottled beers, such as a matcha brew, and a broader sake assortment, including a sake flight.

Among the specialty Asian-twist cocktails, developed in conjunction with NYC mixologist Adam Schuman, is a lychee martini combining vodka, vermouth and sake spiked with a sweet lychee liqueur. The mocktails include a refreshing cranberry+blossom, cranberry juice, cherry blossom syrup and lemon juice, topped with soda and garnished with mint. Plus, the restaurant is launching a selection of eight specialty teas, highlighted by a floral red berry and hibiscus infusion.

Ahead of its time in pioneering the communal table, open kitchen and serving made-to-order dishes as soon as they’re ready, wagamama—the restaurant launched in the UK in 1992—has always emphasized an egalitarian environment where the setting enhances the positive eating experience. Murray Hill turns up the volume on the streamlined décor of handsome exposed brick walls, pendant lighting and sleek wood seating with a colorful graffiti mural by up-and-coming, London–based street artist Woskerski.

Now firmly established in the U.S., wagamama has raised the bar on nourishing, casual dining. Easy and accessible, wagamama is an inviting spot that encourages guests to eat informally and to drop in at any time—to unwind after work, for a girls’ night out, after the gym, for a weeknight family dinner or with a party of 18. Murray Hill joins wagamama locations in NoMad and the East Village in New York and three in Boston. Buoyed by its embrace by the Big Apple, wagamama plans a fourth NYC eatery in Midtown scheduled to open in 2019.

Hint For The Average Socialite: For more, visit www.wagamama.us or follow along on social media @wagamama_usa

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Q&A Screening of BlacKkKlansman, NYC
Feb
5
11:30 AM11:30

Q&A Screening of BlacKkKlansman, NYC

@BlacKkKlansman

@BlacKkKlansman

Affair: Q&A Screening of BlacKkKlansman

When: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 @ 7PM

Hot Spot: NYC (Location on Members Only)

Deets: From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award® winning "Get Out." 

Q&A with Oscar nominated director Spike Lee to follow.

Who You May Spot: Spike Lee

Hint For The Average Socialite: RSVP info on MEMBERS ONLY.

What's Trending: @BlacKkKlansman #SpikeLee

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MORE AMOR, NYC
Feb
1
to Feb 28

MORE AMOR, NYC

Deets: More Amor NYC is a love themed exhibit celebrating the love one shares for their family, friends, significant other, and themselves during the month of February. Carefully thought out installations within the space will provide visitors a chance to partake in photo ops with alluring backgrounds, engaging props, and a chance to interact with our exhibit’s personalities.

Within our five installations, guests can expect to be surrounded by bouquets of flowers, indulge in life size chocolates, share company with gigantic plush teddy bears, and even get lost to a night of infinite stars.

We welcome friends and lovers of all backgrounds to come explore as we revel in our affection for those close and dear to our hearts.

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets are available now!

What's Trending: @moreamornyc

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SERENITY PREMIERE, NYC
Jan
22
12:00 AM00:00

SERENITY PREMIERE, NYC

Courtsey of Aviron Pictures

Courtsey of Aviron Pictures

Affair: Serenity Premiere

When: TBC/January 22 or 23, 2019

Hot Spot: NYC

Deets: From the creative mind of Oscar nominee Steven Knight comes a daringly original, sexy, stylized thriller. Baker Dill (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey) is a fishing boat captain leading tours off a tranquil, tropical enclave called Plymouth Island. His quiet life is shattered, however, when his ex-wife Karen (Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway) tracks him down with a desperate plea for help. She begs Dill to save her - and their young son - from her new, violent husband (Jason Clarke) by taking him out to sea on a fishing excursion, only to throw him to the sharks and leave him for dead. Karen's appearance thrusts Dill back into a life he'd tried to forget, and as he struggles between right and wrong, his world is plunged into a new reality that may not be all that it seems

Who You May Spot: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jason Clarke, Djimon Hounsou, Jeremy Strong, Diane Lane

Hint For The Average Socialite: This is strictly invite only.

Join our MEMBERS ONLY site for ways to attend the Serenity premiere.

In theatres January 25, 2019.

Check out how to score free premiere passes.

What's Trending: @SerenityFilm #SecretsWillSurface

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NYC RESTAURANT WEEK WINTER 2019, NYC
Jan
21
11:30 AM11:30

NYC RESTAURANT WEEK WINTER 2019, NYC

nycgo.com

nycgo.com

Affair: NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2019

When: Monday, January 21 - Friday, February 8, 2019

Hot Spot: Participating NYC Restaurants

Deets: NYC Restaurant Week is a celebration of NYC’s most fabulous pastime: dining out. With hundreds of restaurants throughout the City rolling out special prix-fixe menus for a limited time, this is your chance to revel without a cause. Enjoy 2-course lunches & 3-course dinners for $42.

NYC Restaurant Week is New York City's original dining celebration and a pioneer in the dining industry. As the country’s first-ever Restaurant Week, it debuted in 1992 when it was developed as a one-time culinary event to welcome the Democratic National Convention (DNC) to the City. Though created to appeal to delegates and other DNC attendees, the program—with 95 participating restaurants—also found a strong following among residents excited to dine at some of the City's top restaurants for a fraction of the usual cost—$19.92 for a three-course lunch—and who wanted NYC Restaurant Week to be a recurring event.

Hint For The Average Socialite: Start browsing restaurant collections, previewing menus and saving favorites. Check back on January 9, when reservations open and the full list of participants is unveiled.

For reminders about NYC Restaurant Week—plus other news on dining, Broadway, events and offers—subscribe to the NYCGo newsletter.

What's Trending: #NYCRestaurantWeek @NYCGo

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GLASS PREMIERE, NYC
Jan
15
10:30 PM22:30

GLASS PREMIERE, NYC

@GlassMovie

@GlassMovie

Affair: Glass Red Carpet Premiere

When: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 7:30PM

Hot Spot: New York, NY

Deets: M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s Unbreakable, from Touchstone, and 2016’s Split, from Universal—in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass. 

From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast. 

Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men. 

Joining the all-star cast are Unbreakable’s Spencer Treat Clark and Charlayne Woodard, who reprise their roles as Dunn’s son and Price’s mother, as well as Golden Globe Award winner Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story series). 

This riveting culmination of his worldwide blockbusters is produced by Shyamalan and Blumhouse Production’s Jason Blum, who also produced the writer/director’s previous two films for Universal. They produce again with Ashwin Rajan and Marc Bienstock, and Steven Schneider and Kevin Frakes, who executive produce. Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum also serve as executive producers. 

A Blinding Edge Pictures and Blumhouse production, Glass will be released by Universal Pictures in North America on January 18, 2019, and by Buena Vista International abroad.

Who You May Spot: Sarah Paulson, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, James McAvoy

Hint For The Average Socialite: This event is strictly invite only.

Join our MEMBERS ONLY site for ways to attend the Glass premiere.

In theatres January 18, 2019.

What's Trending: @GlassMovie #GlassMovie

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