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PIP'S ISLAND, NYC
Mar
11
to Sep 29

PIP'S ISLAND, NYC

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Deets: Pip’s Island: The Lighthouse Rescue performances began March 11, 2019.

Explorers, join PipPebble and Finn on Expedition 12 to save the Island and defeat the villain Joules Volter. Our performers will guide you through the Island where you will face fun interactive challenges and help the story unfold. The hour-long inspirational “hero’s journey” will dazzle you with its live performers, puppets, interactive set pieces and animated characters.

Become a brave explorer in the live, interactive adventure story ‘Pip’s Island’!

Pip’s Island is an indoor immersive experience lasting one hour for children between the ages of 4-10. There are multiple arrival times during the day and families will move in groups of no more than fifty through twelve bespoke multi-sensorial environments where they will be participants in the story along with our actors and puppets.

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

What's Trending: @PipsIsland #PipsIsland #seekyourspark #findyourspark

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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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ELEPOP, NYC
Apr
25
to Jul 24

ELEPOP, NYC

  • 321 Canal Street New York, NY, 10013 United States (map)
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Hours:
Sunday - Thursday // 10:30AM-7:30PM
Friday-Saturday // 10:30AM-8:30PM

Deets: The NEWEST POPUP in New York City in partnership with nonprofit: World Animal Protection! 12 picture perfect exhibits, 2 digital interactive rooms, colorful installations, fun stories & educational experience. A pop-up that is one of a kind and more than just picture ops! 

ELEPOP is an installation and digital art popup, bringing New York City the coolest vibe this Spring. With Instagram-ready aesthetics, ELEPOP brings families and friends a fun time with immersive experience while contributing to elephant protection activities. Visitors are encouraged to document their ELEPOP experience to social media and share it with the public. 

10% of the ticket sales donated to elephant protection activities. There are no animal products in the popup.

Hint for the Average Socialite:
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Early Bird - $19.99  (Limited Amount before April 19th, 2019) GET BEFORE IT'S GONE! - NO TIME RESTRICTION APPLIES

  • General Admission - $25 - May have to reserve a time slot before coming in. 

  • Seniors and Children - $21 (ID required upon check-in)

  • Children under 2 - Free

What’s Trending: @elepopnyc

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CAULIPOWER POP-UP, NYC
May
1
to May 31

CAULIPOWER POP-UP, NYC

  • 257 Bleecker Street New York, NY, 10014 United States (map)
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Deets: We know you are no stranger to the Cauliflower Pizza Craze - just as NYC is no stranger to the perfect piece of pizza. Well, the OG cauli-brand, CAULIPOWER, will be opening the doors next week to a NYC pizza pop-up experience like no other - inviting locals who live to be different, to try something different.

On May 1st - May 30th those seeking an alternative (and healthier) slice can stop by the leading Cauliflower Pizza company's temporary Bleecker Street location to taste the trend for FREE (and also participate in some throwback pizza parlor fun and games).  The month-long activation will feature special VIP guests, an opening day celebration and of course - the #1 cauliflower based pizza on the market (and also the #8 Pizza Brand in the entire US). 

Hint for the Average Socialite: This event is free & open to the public May 1 - May 30, 2019! Stop by 257 Bleecker Street any day in May from 12PM - 8PM daily. 

What’s Trending: @caulipowered #CAULIPOWER

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THE FORGOTTEN EAST, NYC
May
4
to Jul 28

THE FORGOTTEN EAST, NYC

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Deets: A new adventuristic and interactive pop-up exhibit The Forgotten East will debut in NYC on May 4, 2019, on 310 Canal Street, New York, NY 10013, and end on July 28, 2019. Featuring four immersive rooms, this exhibit was inspired by the Silk Road, the mother road of ancient China. The artists rebuild this mystery adventure and combine with their own thoughts to produce this exhibition.

In The Forgotten East, the artists use silk as the key element in each room, and all the installation are handmade by themselves, including a Chinese landscape painting, caves on the wall, and pieces of jewelry in the case, etc.

Have you ever dreamed of being an adventurer to the rest world?

Dazzling treasures,

The mysterious caves,

Endless desert,

Fancy goods in the market,

And extraordinary adventures......

Carrying a mystery treasure from the East to the West, fighting with vicious robbers to protect your friends, and trade your treasure with others?

The Forgotten East is an adventuristic and interactive pop up coming to NYC in May 2019. It is a new journey for all of you to the ancient East to explore the mystery and forgotten treasures. After the adventure, you will change your understanding of the Eastern countries that The Forgotten East shows a glance of the history you have never seen.

If you are interested in the history of the ancient East, this is the place you must go in this summer!

If you are an adventurous person, gather your friends, explore The Forgotten East, you may win a secret present from us!

If you want to take killing photos for Instagram, pictures in this place will make your friends jealous!

Start your adventure before you lose the chance!

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets are available now!

What’s Trending: #TheForgottenEast

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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 (FOOTAGE AND PHOTOS BELOW!)

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.

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.

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.

Spotted: Co-chairs will be Lady Gaga, Alessandro Michele, Harry Styles, Serena Williams, and Anna Wintour. 

Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra, Dakota Johnson, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West, Travis Scott, Cardi B, Katy Perry, Celine Dion, Tracey Ellis Ross, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Frances Aaternir, Candice Swanepoel, Gwen Stefani, Hailee Steinfeld, Zoe Kravitz, Julianne Moore, Bella Hadid, Kristen Stewart, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sophie Hunter, Ciara, Cara Delevingne, Zendaya, Nicki Minaj, Joe Jonas, Sophie Turner, Emma Stone, Kerry Washington, Joan Smalls, Gal Gadot, Diane Von Furstenburg, Naomi Campbell, Josephine Skriver, Emma Roberts, Emily Ratajkowski, Elle Fanning, Halsey, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Gigi Hadid, Lucy Boynton, Laura Love, Carey Mulligan, Janet Mock, Camila Mendes, Charles Melton, Emily Blunt, Charli XCX, Princess Charlotte Casiraghi of Monaco, Alexa Chung, Demi Moore, Michael B Jordan, Shawn Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Lili Reinhart, Hailey Bieber, Liu Wen, Darren Criss, Sofia Sanchez, Amber Valletta, Sienna Miller, Rami Malek, Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth, Paloma Elsesser, Natasha Lyonne, Ruth Wilson, Constance Wu, Taylor Hill, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, Saoirse Ronan, Florence Welch, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Madelaine Petsch, Baz Luhrmann, Huma Abedin, Aquaria, Yara Shahidi, Ryan Murphy, Frank Ocean, Taron Egerton, Wendy Yu, Jordan Roth, Rachel Broshnahan, Caroline Trentini, Maria Sharapova, Richard Madden, Mindy Kaling, 21 Savage, Awkwafina, Sara Sampaio, Dapper Dan, Karlie Kloss, Regina Hall, Ashley Graham, Laverne Cox, RuPaul, Billy Porter, Deepika Padukone, Kacey Musgraves, Tommy Hilfiger, Wendy Deng Murdoch, Stephan James, Ella Balinska, Elizabeth Debicki, Sinéad Burke, Violet Chachki, and more

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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BOOKSMART SCREENING & TALK, NYC
May
22
7:00 PM19:00

BOOKSMART SCREENING & TALK, NYC

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Deets: Melena Ryzik, New York Times culture reporter, hosts an advance screening of “Booksmart,” an unfiltered comedy about high school best friends on the eve of graduation, followed by a Q&A with director Olivia Wilde and stars Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein. A breakout film at this year’s South by Southwest film festival, “Booksmart” was praised by The New York Times for its “killer soundtrack” and “high laugh-per-minute ratio.” It focuses on two academic overachievers who, determined to make up for lost time, decide to cram four years of fun into one outrageous evening. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to hear Wilde discuss her directorial debut and co-stars Dever and Feldstein to share the film’s fresh take on female friendship and the bonds we create that last a lifetime.

Who You May Spot: Melena Ryzik, Olivia Wilde, Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets are available now!

What’s Trending: @TimesTalks @oliviawilde @KaitlynDever @BeanieFeldstein #ScreenTimes

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12TH ANNUAL SPORTS BUSINESS AWARDS, NYC
May
22
8:00 PM20:00

12TH ANNUAL SPORTS BUSINESS AWARDS, NYC

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Deets: On May 22, the 12th annual Sports Business Awards will bring together leaders and newsmakers from sports, business, and entertainment worlds as they arrive at the New York Marriott Marquis at Times Square for the biggest night in sports business.

Launched in 2008, the Sports Business Awards were established by Sports Business Journal to celebrate and recognize the leaders, visionaries and day-to-day practitioners who personify excellence in the business of sports.

For a full list of nominees and more info click here!

Who You May Spot: Tim Finchem, Jay Monahan, Arthur M. Blank, Tracy Wolfson, Hannah Storm, Kay Adams, Eric Shanks, Ray Anderson, Mitch Barnhart, Jennifer Cohen, David Fay, Peter Feigin, Steve Koonin, Tom Penn, Jamie Pollard, Ron Price, Rick Schlesinger, Thad Sheely, Mark Silverman

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets are available now!

What’s Trending: @sbjsbd

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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY 14TH ANNUAL TASTE OF HOPE, NYC
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY 14TH ANNUAL TASTE OF HOPE, NYC

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Deets: The American Cancer Society hosts the 14th Annual Taste of Hope on Thursday, May 23rd,2019 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York. This years’ Volunteer Host Committee includes Alyssa Reiner, Danny Burstein, Harry Carson, David Alan Basche, Rebecca Luker, and Clarke Thorell.

Event Co-Chairs Mark D. Friedman and Jamie Koff volunteered for 9 months to produce this signature culinary, wine, and spirits event that provides the 700+ guests the opportunity to enjoy bites from New York City’s top restaurants and philanthropic chefs, and sips from leading winemakers and spirit brands.

This year’s celebration recognizes Culinary Honorees, Chefs Michael Lomonaco, Chef & Partner of Porter House Bar and Grill, and Ralph Scamardella, Chef & Partner of TAO Group Restaurants; Otto Cedeno, Founder of Otto’s Tacos as the Corporate Honoree, andDana Cowin, former Editor-in-chief of Food & Wine Magazine, as the Survivor Honoree. CBS News’ Chris Wragge is back to Emcee. Taste of Hope is the American Cancer Society’s signature culinary, wine, and spirits event, featuring some of New York’s most popular restaurants and beverage vendors. Guests enjoy a walk-around tasting where they can sample signature dishes, premier wines and spirits, and inventive cocktails. Now in its 14th year, the event is hosted annually by the Taste of Hope volunteer committee and has raised over $1.8 Million to support the American Cancer Society’s mission and goal of eliminating cancer as a major health problem.  

More than 70 restaurants are scheduled to participate including: A Little Brittle Heaven, Allie’s GF Goodies, Baby Brasa, Ben & Jacks Steakhouse, Benjamin Prime, Bonsai Kakigori, Boulud Sud, Butterfly Bake Shop, Caffe Palermo - Cannoli King, Calle Ocho, Clarkson Avenue Crumb Cake Company, Drunken Fruit, Frito Con Cito, FrutaPOP, Hunt & Fish Club, Insomnia Cookies, Java Melts, Jing Fong, Jora, L'angolo Tribeca, L'adresse, LAVO, Loi Estiatorio, LTH, Magnolia Bakery, Melt Bakery, Meska Sweets, Motel Morris, Mr. Crabby's Craft Kitchen + Bar, Nick's Lobster House, Nobu Fifty Seven, Ortzi NYC, Otto’s Tacos, Parkway Bakery & Tavern, Patina Restaurant Group, Patrizias of 2nd Ave, Sarabeth's, Serendipity 3, STK Steakhouse, Surfish Bistro, Sweet Rae's Cookies, Sweetcatch Poke, Talty Bar, TAO, The Algonquin Hotel, The Kati Roll Company, The Sea Fire Grill, The Smith, The Vegantry, Toloache Restaurant, Tommy Bahama, and Treat House.

Attendees also will have the opportunity to bid on silent auction prizes donated from leading organizations including: Ark Restaurants, Tory Burch, Intersect by Lexus, Levain Bakery, Wine Spectator, Nautilus Hotel, New York Health and Racquet Club, and Rebecca Minkoff.Corporate support for this year’s event has been received from the following: Murray River Salt – All Access Lounge Sponsor, Bank Leumi – Wristband Sponsor, Eurostruct – Silver Sponsor, Olshan – Silver Sponsor, Glassman Walters Associate – Merrill – Silver Sponsor, UHY Advisors – Silver Sponsor, Citi Quiet – Silver Sponsor, American Freedom Distillery – Silver Sponsor, Gentle Giant Moving Company – Moving Sponsor, Sabert Mozaik – Tabletop Sponsor, Cloud Shop Studios - Website Sponsor, KGI Design Group – Design Sponsor, DJ Spin Diesel – Entertainment Sponsor, Total Food Service – Media Sponsor, 1-800-Bartend – Bar Sponsor.

About Corporate Honoree Otto Cedeno
Otto Cedeno is founder of the highly acclaimed NYC-based taqueria Otto’s Tacos. A former tech startup executive and LA-transplant nostalgic for the authentic Mexican flavors of his Southern California upbringing, Otto opened his flagship East Village shop in 2013, paying an homage to traditional Mexican dishes and the no-frills, trusty, taquerias he would eat at every day before and after school growing up. Filling a void of readily-available, traditional tacos, Otto brings New Yorkers thoughtful but straightforward California-style fare with fresh masa tortillas and signatures like the now famous deep-fried Gorgon.

Otto's Tacos has been a part of the American Cancer Society community for the past three years, participating in a viral fundraising campaign of making their tortillas "pink" in October to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Proceeds from pink tortilla sales are donated to American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Central Park.

Prior to his hospitality career, Otto was the Director of Production for Livestream, the seminal live streaming video platform, and is a graduate of the film program at NYU Tisch School of Arts. Each year, Otto speaks at the NYU Entrepreneurs Festival, is a supporter of Venture for America, and an investor in several early-stage startups including Launcher, a Brooklyn-based aerospace company. As a self-proclaimed science nerd, he hopes to someday serve the first taco on Mars. Otto resides in the East Village with his dog Indiana “Indy” Jones.

About Culinary Honoree Michael Lomonaco
Michael Lomonaco is the Chef/Partner of the highly successful Porter House Bar and Grill and cocktail lounge Center Bar, both located in the Time Warner Center, as well as newly opened Hudson Yards Grill in Hudson Yards. A veteran of the New York restaurant scene, Michael has helmed some of NYC’s most iconic kitchens including ‘21’ Club, Windows on the World, Wild Blue, Noche, and Guastavino’s. A well-known face to television audiences, Michael hosted “Epicurious” and “Michael’s Place” on Travel Channel and Food Network, and makes regular appearances on The Today Show and The Chew. He has published two cookbooks, The ‘21’ Cookbook and Nightly Specials.

Deeply dedicated to community support and charitable causes, Michael co-founded the Windows of Hope Family Relief Fund in the wake of September 11, 2001. He also actively participates in fundraising events that benefit important and worthy causes throughout the city, including City Harvest and The Food Bank of New York.

In 2016, Porter House Bar and Grill celebrated their 10th anniversary in the Time Warner Center. To mark the occasion, Lomonaco oversaw a cosmetic redesign and relaunch, bringing modern finishes to the timeless space. The following year, the restaurant was awarded “Absolute Best Steakhouse in New York” by New York Magazine, a title they were awarded again in 2018. In March 2019, Michael will open a new concept called Hudson Yards Grill, expanding his culinary footprint to New York’s newest neighborhood.

 About Culinary Honoree Ralph Scamardella
After nearly three decades in the kitchens of the most esteemed restaurants in the world, Ralph Scamardella serves as Partner and Chef of TAO Group, overseeing all chefs and concepts in New York (TAO Uptown, TAO Downtown, LAVO Italian Restaurant, food & beverage at Dream Downtown and Dream Midtown, and food & beverage at Moxy Times Square including Legasea, a seafood brasserie); Las Vegas (TAO Asian Bistro at The Venetian, TAO Beach and LAVO Italian Restaurant at The Palazzo); and Los Angeles (TAO, Luchini, and food & beverage at Dream Los Angeles). As the son of Italian immigrants, Scamardella developed an affinity for cooking with fresh ingredients early on, enjoying seasonal produce as staples in the family’s cooking within their Brooklyn kitchen. 

Scamardella began his studies at New York City’s Technology Institute, learning to master the business of hotel and restaurant management while simultaneously building his culinary skills at The Plaza Hotel’s French restaurant. He then moved on to hone his skills with one of the world’s true master chefs, working under mentor Daniel Boulud at Polo Restaurant. 

Paving the way to distinction early, he received a two-star rating from The New York Times at Vanessa’s restaurant, where he served as Executive Chef. Scamardella went on to have a large hand in the success of the opening and driving concept behind Carmine’s, as chef and partner. After nearly 15 years and several successful projects, he left the kitchen to consult for restaurants such as The Strip House, Harrah’s Casino, and Cessca.  

Upon joining TAO Group in 2007 as Corporate Executive Chef and Partner, Scamardella opened LAVO Italian Restaurant and TAO Beach in Las Vegas. He then went on to open LAVO Italian Restaurant in New York, as well as TAO Downtown in Chelsea, Bodega Negra at Dream Downtown, The Rickey and Fishbowl at Dream Midtown, the Los Angeles locations of TAO and new brand, Luchini as well as Legasea and Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge at Moxy Times Square. In 2018, Scamardella helped open LAVO Singapore, atop the iconic Marina Bay Sands SkyPark. Most recently, TAO Group’s most recent U.S. expansion introduced TAO Asian Bistro & Nightclub to Chicago, in September 2018. 

About Survivor Honoree Dana Cowin
Dana Cowin, best known for her two decades as the Editor-in-Chief of Food & Wine Magazine, is a tastemaker, talent scout, consultant, author, lecturer and radio show host. During her tenure at the award-winning magazine (1995-2016), she oversaw every editorial aspect of the brand from print to web to books to social media. After Food & Wine, Cowin joined the ground-breaking restaurant group Chefs Club to continue her role as a scout, selecting chefs from around the world to be featured on their curated menus. Cowin moved on to launch DBC Creative, a pr, branding and culinary connection consultancy with clients such as Dig Inn and Neiman Marcus. Simultaneously, she launched "Speaking Broadly," a podcast, event and content hub focusing on highlighting and linking extraordinary women in the food industry.  

A sought-after speaker, Cowin has been the keynote for Bacardi's Spirit Forward multi-city tour, a judge on Bravo’s “Top Chef,” a presenter at TedXManhattan, a lecturer at the Food & Wine Classic and multiple other food festivals and events.  A noted author, Cowin in 2014 published “Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen: Learning to Cook with 65 Great Chefs and Over 100 Delicious Recipes,” which garnered a spot on many “Best of Fall” lists. Cowin serves on the Board of Directors of City Harvest, a hunger-relief organization, and Hot Bread Kitchen, a workforce development group. For her many contributions to the culinary world, Cowin was inducted in to the James Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who of Food & Drink.

About Taste of Hope
Taste of Hope® was founded in 2005 by the American Cancer Society as a way to celebrate New York dining while raising funds to support the Society’s mission to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is attacking cancer from every angle.

Who You May Spot: This years’ Volunteer Host Committee includes Alyssa Reiner, Danny Burstein, Harry Carson, David Alan Basche, Rebecca Luker, andClarke Thorell. This year’s Benefit Committee includes Drew Blumenthal, Jennifer Cayetano, Jil S. Davison, Gail Eissenstat, Nicole Filingeri, Gayle Greenberg, Melanie Greene, Wayne Margolin, Jeanine Marino, Melanie McManus, Kara Mignone, Lucy Miller, Sari Pollack, Christine Poopatana, Kim Poulos, Scott Sheehy, Melissa Siegel, Brittany Stevenson, Maresca Visone, Dialecti Voudouris, and Rachel Waynberg.

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets are available now!

What’s Trending: @ACSTOHNYC @ACSTasteOfHope #TOH2019

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ROCKETMAN PREMIERE, NYC
May
29
7:00 PM19:00

ROCKETMAN PREMIERE, NYC

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@rocketmanmovie

When: Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Hot Spot: NYC (Location on Members Only)

Deets: ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John's breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story - set to Elton John's most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton - tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. ROCKETMAN also stars Jamie Bell as Elton's longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton's first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton's mother Sheila Farebrother.

Who You May Spot: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Gemma Jones and Bryce Dallas Howard  

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

Check out how to score free premiere passes.

In theatres May 31, 2019.

What’s Trending: @rocketmanmovie @TaronEgerton @EltonOfficial #Rocketman

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BIG LITTLE LIES SEASON 2 PREMIERE, NYC
May
29
7:00 PM19:00

BIG LITTLE LIES SEASON 2 PREMIERE, NYC

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When: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 @ 7PM

Hot Spot: Join our MEMBERS ONLY site for Location Info

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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THE 12TH ANNUAL VEUVE CLICQUOT POLO CLASSIC, JERSEY CITY
Jun
1
11:00 AM11:00

THE 12TH ANNUAL VEUVE CLICQUOT POLO CLASSIC, JERSEY CITY

@VeuveClicquot

@VeuveClicquot

Deets: The 12th annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic returns to the scenic Liberty State Park on Saturday, June 1, 2019. Join Veuve Clicquot for an afternoon of an exciting polo match and picnicking while enjoying a glass of champagne.

Polo-goers and champagne sippers alike can purchase one of three ticketing options, which offers access to Veuve Clicquot champagne bars featuring Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, Rosé, Rich, and Rich Rosé. Guests will be able to enjoy delicious food offerings from some of the city’s most popular food trucks, lawn games, and prime seating to cheer from the sidelines during a thrilling polo match led by world-renowned polo player Nacho Figueras.

Veuve Clicquot is proud to support Friends of Liberty State Pak, the official beneficiary of the annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic.

Event is 21+.

Hint for the Average Socialite: The 12th annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic offers three unique ticketing experiences. Rosé Garden is an exclusive and intimate experience available for four-hundred and seventy-five dollars ($475). Early Access grants guests a spot on the first ferry departing from Manhattan to Liberty State Park for one-hundred and fifty dollars ($150). General Admission is available starting at ninety dollars ($90) on a first-come, first-served basis. Each ticket release pricing has a limited number of tickets; once one release sells out, the next release becomes available. All General Admission tickets provide the same experience.

Exclusive presale access for American Express® Card Members will begin 
Thursday, April 18 at 12pm EST.  See Terms.

The general on-sale will begin on Thursday, April 25 at 1pm EST.

What’s Trending: #VCPOLOCLASSIC #CLICQUOTSTYLE #VCTASTING #CELEBRATECLICQUOT @VeuveClicquot #VCPC12

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ROSÉ WINE MANSION, NYC
Jun
1
to Sep 30

ROSÉ WINE MANSION, NYC

@rosewinemansion

@rosewinemansion

Deets: This summer Rosé Wine Mansion made all of your Rosé dreams come true.

And now the are building an ALL NEW Rosé Mansion and you are Invited! Opening June 1!

The world looks better through rosé-tinted glasses. Join us on an ethereal journey through Rosé Mansion this summer at our brand new mansion in Midtown Manhattan.

Sip rosé wines from across the globe as you wander through 14 new rooms that celebrate your favorite summertime wine. During this interactive experience, you’ll discover a whole new side of rosé as you learn about the culture, history and science of this magical pink drink.

Travel back in time to ancient Egypt, hang out in a vintage airline lounge, perform a 1960’s acid test, meander through a vineyard maze, dance in a dazzling disco ball pit, and more, before you end your adventure in RoséLand, the greatest wine-themed playground on the planet.

To learn more about Rose Mansion visit rosewinemansion.com

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets are $10 off for one week only!

Tickets can be purchased for a specific date and time. All tickets include entrance to the experience and eight wine samples hailing from different vineyards around the world. Additional glasses, bottles, and snacks are available for purchase in Rosé Land. Must be 21 years old to enter.

GENERAL ADMISSION, $45

HAPPY HOUR (Weekdays until 5pm), $35

TICKETS INCLUDE

  • Admission into Rosé Mansion

  • 8 tasting samples of wine

  • Rosé Mansion, GoVino wine glass

  • Rosé Mansion, Collectable Enamel Pin

  • Other fun surprises

  • Entry to RoséLand @ Rosé Mansion


All guests must be 21+ with valid government-issued ID.

Please confirm your date when purchasing: Your ticket is only valid on the date of the ticket without exception.

What's Trending: @rosewinemansion #RoséWineMansion

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BOOKCON, NYC
Jun
1
to Jun 2

BOOKCON, NYC

bookcon.com

bookcon.com

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: Neil Patrick Harris, 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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CFDA AWARDS, NYC
Jun
3
5:00 PM17:00

CFDA AWARDS, NYC

@CFDA

@CFDA

Deets: The Council of Fashion Designers of America has released its list of nominees for the 2019 CFDA Awards, which includes a number of prominent and emerging American designers.  The CFDA Fashion Awards celebrate the outstanding creativity in American fashion.

Every year, the CFDA Awards honors American fashion in women’s wear, men’s wear and accessories in addition to other fields relevant to the industry. From standout fashion moments to celebrating emerging designers, the CFDA Awards serves as one of the biggest nights in fashion.

Nominations for each award category were submitted by the CFDA Fashion Awards Guild, made up of the 500-plus members of the CFDA, along with top fashion retailers, journalists and stylists. The nominees, as well as recipients of the honorary awards, were confirmed at a meeting Tuesday of the CFDA board of directors, where Tom Ford was also elected as incoming chairman of the CFDA, succeeding Diane von Furstenberg, starting June 1.

Who You May Spot: Tom Ford, Brandon Maxwell, Marc Jacobs, Kate Mulleavy and Laura Mulleavy, Rosie Assoulin and Sander Lak, Mike Amiri, Virgil Abloh, Kerby Jean-Raymond, Rick Owens, Thom Browne, Jennifer Fisher, Tabitha Simmons; Telfar Clemens, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, and more

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets will be available soon at CDFA.com

What's Trending: @CFDA @TomFord @MarcJacobs @TheRow #CFDAAwards

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CITY ON A HILL PREMIERE, NYC
Jun
4
7:00 PM19:00

CITY ON A HILL PREMIERE, NYC

@SHOCityOnAHill

@SHOCityOnAHill

Location: Join Our Members Only Site for Location Info

Deets: CITY ON A HILL stars Golden Globe® winner and Emmy nominee Kevin Bacon (The Following) and Screen Actors Guild® Award winner Aldis Hodge (Underground). CITY ON A HILL is created by Chuck MacLean (Boston Strangler). Multiple Emmy winner Tom Fontana (Homicide: Life on the Street) serves as showrunner and executive producer. SHOWTIME will premiere its new one-hour drama series on Sunday, June 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Production on the 10-episode series took place in New York and Boston.

In the early 1990s, Boston was rife with violent criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies in which corruption and racism was the norm. In this fictional account, driving change is assistant district attorney Decourcy Ward (Hodge), who comes from Brooklyn and forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran, Jackie Rohr (Bacon). Together, they take on a family of armored car robbers from Charlestown in a case that grows to involve, and ultimately subvert, the entire criminal justice system of Boston. Produced by SHOWTIME, CITY ON A HILL also stars Jonathan Tucker (Kingdom), Mark O’Brien (Halt and Catch Fire), Lauren E. Banks (Instinct), Amanda Clayton (Tyler Perry’s If Loving You Is Wrong), Tony® Award nominee Jere Shea (Passion), Kevin Chapman (BROTHERHOOD) and Jill Hennessy (Crossing Jordan). Guest stars include Sarah Shahi (Fairly Legal), Kevin Dunn (Veep), Rory Culkin, Georgina Reilly, Gloria Reuben (ER), James Remar (DEXTER), Cathy Moriarty (I’M DYING UP HERE), Dean Winters (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) and Samantha Soule (Godless).

In addition to Fontana, CITY ON A HILL is executive produced by MacLean, Emmy nominee Jennifer Todd (Jason Bourne, Memento), Academy Award winner Ben Affleck, Academy Award winner Matt Damon, Michael Cuesta (HOMELAND), Barry Levinson (Rain Man) and consulting producer James Mangold (Logan, Walk The Line). MacLean wrote the pilot and Cuesta directed it. Bacon and Jorge Zamacona serve as co-executive producers.

Who You May Spot: CITY ON A HILL cast and producers, including: Stars Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge, Jonathan Tucker, Mark O’Brien, Lauren E. Banks, Amanda Clayton, Jill Hennessy and Sarah Shahi; Executive Producers Ben Affleck, Chuck MacLean, Tom Fontana and Jennifer Todd & more.

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

Join our MEMBERS ONLY site for ways to attend the premiere!

CITY ON A HILL will premiere Sunday, June 16 at 9pm ET/PT on SHOWTIME

Check out how to score free premiere passes.

What’s Trending: @SHOCityOnAHill #CityOnAHill  @KevinBacon @AldisHodge #Showtime

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8TH ANNUAL REAL ESTATE ROCKERS IN RELIEF CONCERT, NYC
Jun
6
6:45 PM18:45

8TH ANNUAL REAL ESTATE ROCKERS IN RELIEF CONCERT, NYC

@NECHAMA

@NECHAMA

Deets: Prominent New York real estate titans are set to rock out for charity on June 6 at the 8th annual Real Estate Rockers in Relief concert at Irving Plaza. The concert will raise awareness and funds for NECHAMA, an organization that assists communities across the country in long-term domestic disaster recovery, including continued local relief efforts in the tri-state area following Hurricane Sandy.

Founded in 2012 by Carl Schwartz, co-chair of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP’s global real estate practice, and David Lowenfeld of DHL Holdings, the event has raised $650,000 for NECHAMA since its launch. Schwartz, who has played bass guitar since he was 12, has jammed with the likes of Bob Weir, originally of the Grateful Dead. He currently plays with rock band Normal by Day. Lowenfeld, a vocalist and keyboardist, is a member of the rock band Midlife.

The show brings together talent from renowned real estate companies such as Madison Capital, Taconic Investment Partners, ABS Partners Real Estate, L&L Holding Company, HFF, ABC Properties, Kushner Companies, Cadence Property Group and Chicago Title Insurance Company, to name a few. Check out some video highlights from the 2018 concert.

This year, we are thrilled to announce special appearances by Emily Warren and Scott Harris, two of the driving forces behind some of today’s greatest pop music hits, including Dua Lipa’s “New Rules,” Shawn Mendes’ “Treat You Better,” The Chainsmokers’ “Side Effects” and Frenship’s “Capsize” (Emily is featured in the latter two hits). 

Who You May Spot: 

ALL-STAR LINEUP:

Doo Dahs, featuring Howard Glatzer, Elliot Hurwitz, Billy Mendelson, Evan Pariser and Paul Pariser
KRANE, featuring Kristian Amato, Adam Metzger and Nikhil Kanodia
Little Darlings, featuring Alex Kaskel, Andrew Miller, Sheldon Pariser, Spencer Pariser, Mitch Uris and Andrew Wolff
Local Law, featuring Morris Harary, Laurent Morali and Karen Zabarsky
Normal by Day, featuring Carl Schwartz, Richie Friedman, Richy Strassman and Robby Werber
The Adventure, featuring David Lansey, Glen Cutrona, Matthew King, David Pollak, Joseph Scharf and Janine Schwartz

SPECIAL GUESTS: David Kra, David Lowenfeld, Jonathan Ratner and Efrat Sharon

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

What’s Trending: @NECHAMA #emilywarren #scottharris

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TASTE OF COUNTRY FESTIVAL, NYC
Jun
8
to Jun 9

TASTE OF COUNTRY FESTIVAL, NYC

@ToCfestival

@ToCfestival

Deets: We’re the largest country music and camping festival in the Northeast! Featuring country music’s biggest stars like Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town, Brooks & Dunn, and so many more at Hunter Mountain Resort in New York’s beautiful Catskill Mountains. See you in June!

Who You May Spot: Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town, Brooks & Dunn, Brett Eldredge, Josh Turner & more! For a full line-up click here!

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets are available now!

What’s Trending: #ToCfest @ToCfestival

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OCEAN CUBE POP-UP, NYC
Jun
8
to Aug 18

OCEAN CUBE POP-UP, NYC

  • 60 Grand Street New York, NY, 10013 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
@oceancubenyc

@oceancubenyc

Deets: Have you ever dream of living in the deep sea in centuries?

If you have, your dream will come true in the Ocean Cube.

Ocean Cube is an immersive pop-up exhibit coming to NYC in June 2019 that offers participants a futuristic under-sea world.

In this exhibit, you can shuttle between land and sea by coral traffic tunnel and are protected from external pollution under the protection of fishing nets wall. Besides, you can also take whales and jellyfish as “vehicles” to transfer to other rooms. In addition, don't forget to do some shopping in the "pearls and bubbles" mall.

It is the first oceanic pop up in NYC. It is incredible because everything is bioluminescent here! All the beautiful creatures emit the soft light. This is the place you don't want to miss this summer!

Hint for the Average Socialite: Pre-sale general admission tickets are available now for $18. Regular price $24.

What’s Trending: @oceancubenyc

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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: Host James Corden

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

- CBS All Access subscribers can enter for your chance to win a trip for two to the 2019 Tony Awards in New York City this June. (Ends May 6, 2019)

Join our MEMBERS ONLY site for more ways to attend the Tony Awards!

Watch it on June 9 @ 8/7C only on CBS!

What's Trending: @TheTonyAwards #TonyAwards @bwayamerica

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SHAILENE WOODLEY IN CONVERSATION AT 92Y, NYC
Jun
10
7:30 PM19:30

SHAILENE WOODLEY IN CONVERSATION AT 92Y, NYC

@92y

@92y

Deets: With eight Emmys and four Golden Globes, HBO’s critically acclaimed drama Big Little Lies returns for a highly anticipated second season this June.

Join us to hear from award-winning actress Shailene Woodley, who stars in the series as Jane Chapman.

Who You May Spot: Shaileye Woodley

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets are available now!

Read about the Big Little Lies Season 2 Premiere in NYC in May 2019!

What’s Trending: @92Y @HBO #BigLittleLies @shailenewoodley

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MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE, NYC
Jun
11
7:30 PM19:30

MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE, NYC

@meninblack

@meninblack

When: June 11, 2019

Location: NYC

Deets: Agent H and Agent M employ high-tech weaponry to battle mischievous aliens on Earth.

Who You May Spot: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson, Rebecca Ferguson, Emma Thompson, Les Twins, Kumail Najiani, Rafe Spall

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

Join our MEMBERS ONLY site for ways to attend the Men In Black premiere!

Check out how to score free premiere passes.

Men In Black: International is set for release June 14, 2019.

What’s Trending: @meninblack #MIBInternational

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KIMORA LEE SIMMONS AT 92Y, NYC
Jun
13
7:30 PM19:30

KIMORA LEE SIMMONS AT 92Y, NYC

@92Y

@92Y

Deets: Poised to relaunch Baby Phat, her ultra-iconic streetwear brand this summer, Kimora Lee Simmons sits down with Fern Mallis for a career interview.

Join them for what’s sure to be an energizing, inspiring conversation. From modeling for Chanel on an exclusive contract at the age of 13, to launching the global lifestyle brand Baby Phat in 1999, to her emergence as a venture capitalist, building innovative businesses in the fields of fashion, entertainment and consumer goods, she’ll discuss her inspirations, motivations and the choices she made in her multifaceted career. She will also talk about her work in television—from The Style Network’s top-rated show Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane to her Tony Award-winning Def Poetry Jam—as well as her philanthropic initiatives, activism and work with UN Women to drive change and advance women and girls in innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.

Who You May Spot: Kimora Lee Simmons, Fern Mallis

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets are available now!

What’s Trending: @92Y @officialkimora

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VINHO VERDE WINE EXPERIENCE, NYC
Jun
15
12:00 PM12:00

VINHO VERDE WINE EXPERIENCE, NYC

  • 849 6th Avenue New York, NY, 10001 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
@vinhoverdewines

@vinhoverdewines

Deets: One of the most hotly anticipated parties on the Summer social calendar, The Vinho Verde Wine Experience returns once more for ever-flowing wine + food bites from some of NYC's hottest restaurants.

Enjoy live music during both Sessions while you sip on endless cocktails and mingle. Discover the top specially curated Vinho Verde wineries that are flying into New York City just for this event to share with you their amazing wines, throughout Second's amazing indoor/outdoor spaces.

What's included:

  • Endless Vinho Verde tastings

  • Food bites from some of NYC's hottest restaurants (INCLUDED!)

  • Top Mixologists slinging cocktails @ the Vinho Verde Cocktail Bar

  • Live Music

  • Branded Stemless Wine Glass (yours to keep!)

  • Photographers & Videographers capturing all the fun

  • Tag and Print Photobooth

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets are available now!

VIP admission means you’ll gain early access one hour before the crowd, so you’ll have more time to sample and mingle. That is the only difference between ticket General Admission and VIP tickets.

For more info see: https://vinhoverdewineexperience.com

This offer is final sale and nonrefundable. Event is indoors and will go on rain or shine. Pass is valid only the Session purchasedAll wine tastings stop 15 minutes prior to the end of the session time. Pass must be redeemed on the date of the event between the Session time purchased otherwise forfeited. Wineries subject to change without notice depending on availability. Must be 21 or older to enter and participate. Venue reserves the right to deny entry to any individual without recourse. Price does not include tax, if applicable. Never Drink and Drive.

What’s Trending: @vinhoverdewines #VinhoVerdeWineExperience

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Jun
19
to Jun 23

THE BRICK BAR, NYC

@thebrickbars

@thebrickbars

Deets: After amazing events overseas, weeks of planning and building, we are sending the Brick Bar to New York City for you to come and play with. The event will only be in NYC for FOUR NIGHTS WITH TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

This Pop-Up, is the first of its kind and will consist of over 1 million blocks, transported and assembled into the ultimate nostalgia trip. The bar will feature sculptures made completely from building blocks as well as an abundance of blocks for people to shape into their own creations. There will also be local DJ’s spinning tunes all day.

This unique bar will be sold on a first come first serve basis with tickets limited and will only run for two nights so get them while you can. We will have an Instagram worthy menu as well including a Brick Burger and Cocktails!

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets are available now!

Please note: Under 21's must be accompanied by an adult and should attend prior to 6pm.

There will also be lots of prizes to be won for the best builders!

Ticket prices include entry for 90 minutes in the bar, lots of prizes to be won, ping pong (table made from 22,500 bricks), and most importantly, amazing instagram photos to make your friends have serious FOMO.

See their FacebookWebsite and Instagram for photos and videos of the last event!

What’s Trending: @thebrickbars #thebrickbars

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14TH ANNUAL EVENING IN THE GARDEN IN CENTRAL PARK, NYC
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

14TH ANNUAL EVENING IN THE GARDEN IN CENTRAL PARK, NYC

@centralparknyc

@centralparknyc

Deets: Central Park Conservancy Greensward Circle members — the next generation of NYC philanthropists — present their annual summer benefit in one of the most beautiful venues in New York City: Central Park’s Conservatory Garden. Beneath a canopy of wisteria overlooking six acres of gorgeous fountains, blooms, and lush landscapes, guests will enjoy summer fare from Italian steakhouse Davio's, Latin and Caribbean-inspired Angel of Harlem, seafood favorite Ocean Prime, Peruvian street food stand Mission Ceviche and Mexico City-style taqueria La Chula. Desserts from Insomnia Cookies and specialty cocktails from New York heritage distillers Coppersea and artisanal mezcal Tres Papalote will also be served. Live music will be performed by Sugartone Brass Band and DJ SMA. Additional details to be announced.

About the Central Park Conservancy
The Central Park Conservancy is a private, not-for-profit organization that manages Central Park and is responsible for raising the Park's annual operating budget. The Conservancy’s staff of more than 300 is responsible for all aspects of the Park’s stewardship, from day-to-day maintenance and operations to continued restoration and rebuilding projects. Additionally, the Conservancy operates the Park’s visitor centers, provides public programs, and serves as a resource for other NYC parks and for public-private partnerships around the world. To learn more visit centralparknyc.org.

The Greensward Circle, the Central Park Conservancy’s network of young professionals, is a group of philanthropists committed to preserving Central Park for future generations through annual support. To learn more, or become a member, visit centralparknyc.org/greensward.

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets are available now!

All proceeds benefit the Central Park Conservancy and support the restoration and management of Central Park. Tickets are $150 in advance, $200 at the door.

What’s Trending: @centralparknyc #EveningInTheGarden

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POPSUGAR PLAYGROUND FESTIVAL, NYC
Jun
22
to Jun 23

POPSUGAR PLAYGROUND FESTIVAL, NYC

popsugarplayground.com

popsugarplayground.com

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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GRACIES LUNCHEON, NYC
Jun
26
11:00 AM11:00

GRACIES LUNCHEON, NYC

@thegracies

@thegracies

Deets: Each year, the Gracie Awards Luncheon, presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, honors individual achievement and outstanding programming at the local level for TV and radio, public level for radio and student level for TV, radio and interactive media.

The Gracie Awards recognize exemplary programming created by women, for women and about women in all facets of media and entertainment. The Gracies Awards were established in 1975 and celebrated with a gala on the West Coast and a luncheon on the East Coast.

Who You May Spot: These star-studded events include the visionary women who have spearheaded media progress and those who are setting the path for the future.

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets are available now!

Read about the 44th Annual Gracie Awards in LA on May 21, 2019!

What’s Trending: @allwomeninmedia @thegracies #TheGracies #Gracies44

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OZY FEST 2019, NYC
Jul
20
to Jul 21

OZY FEST 2019, NYC

@ozyfest

@ozyfest

Deets: NYC's eclectic festival of music, comedy and ideas is coming to Central Park's Great Lawn. 

Who You May Spot: The 2019 lineup includes musical acts John Legend, Miguel, ARIZONA, and Jazzy Amra; comedians Trevor Noah, Dulcé Sloan, and Ronny Chieng; author Deepak Chopra; New York Times journalist Malcolm Gladwell; filmmaker Spike Lee; politicians Stacey Abrams and Gov. John Kasich; celebrity chefs Marcus Samuelsson, Padma Lakshmi, and Rachael Ray; in addition to “big thought” business leaders Mark Cuban, Cindy Eckert, Thasunda Duckett, and Marc Lasry.

Hint for the Average Socialite: A variety of different two-day, single day, and VIP ticketing options for OZY Fest 2019 are available here now. The VIP experience includes unlimited access to the VIP Area, shaded viewing deck with front row space reserved, dedicated festival entrance lane, all-day beer and wine, complimentary catered lunch and dinner, spa treatments, lawn games, concierge services, and more.

What’s Trending: @ozyfest

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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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2019 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS, NJ
Aug
26
9:00 PM21:00

2019 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS, NJ

@MTV

@MTV

Deets:  MTV will bring the 2019 “VMAs” to the Garden State for the first time ever, live on Monday, August 26th at 9:00PM ET/PT from Prudential Center. Music’s biggest stars and fans will celebrate the year’s most iconic videos with electrifying performances, viral moments and a new, first-of-its-kind immersive fan experience.

The news comes as part of Twitter’s 2019 NewFronts presentation, where both brands unveiled the MTV VMA Stan Cam, which lets fans take control of their VMA viewing experience in ways they never could before. Using a series of short-form streams on Twitter, MTV will ask fans to decide which stars they’d like to watch, follow backstage, go behind-the-scenes and poll on a live reaction cam during the show’s biggest moments. Last year’s VMAs were the No. 1 most social cable awards show of 2018.

“New Jersey has an incredible music heritage and is home to some of the world’s biggest artists including ‘Chairman of the Board’ Frank Sinatra, ‘The Boss’ Bruce Springsteen, Queen Latifah, Bon Jovi, Whitney Houston, the Jonas Brothers, the Fugees, and Halsey. The list is wide and endless,” said Bruce Gillmer, “MTV VMAs” executive producer, global head of music and talent, Viacom and co-brand head, MTV International. “Now the moonperson plants its flag to celebrate all that New Jersey has given to music fans around the globe.”

“We are thrilled to welcome the music and entertainment industry’s brightest stars to Prudential Center, the City of Newark, and the State of New Jersey,” said Scott O’Neil, CEO of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment. “Once again, the eyes of the music industry will turn to one of the Top 10 busiest arenas in the world, Prudential Center.  We look forward to continuing to tell the story of this world renowned venue and the positive change it has generated through music and entertainment in Newark and across the State of New Jersey.”

“We are incredibly proud to host one of the music industry’s most celebrated and adored awards shows, the VMAs, at Prudential Center, the home of sports and entertainment in New Jersey and one of the world’s most popular touring locations,” said Sean Saadeh, EVP of Entertainment at Prudential Center. “The star power of the performers and attendees we expect at this year’s VMAs mirrors the incredible talent that graces our stage at the more than 175 events that play Prudential Center annually. This is a tremendous opportunity to celebrate the musical heritage of New Jersey and the Tri-State Region.”

An official sponsor of the 2019 “MTV Video Music Awards” is Taco Bell®.

About MTV
MTV is the leading global youth media brand in 180 countries, reaching 450 million households in nearly 30 different languages across every platform. A unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), MTV operations span cable and mobile networks, live events, theatrical films and MTV Studios.

About The Prudential Center
Prudential Center is the world-class sports and entertainment venue located in downtown Newark, New Jersey. Opened in October 2007, the state-of-the-art arena is the home of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) three-time Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils, Seton Hall University’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball program, and more than 175 concerts, family shows and special events each year. The arena is also home to the GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center, which opened its doors to the public on October 2017. The 8,200-square-foot experience marks the first GRAMMY Museum outpost on the East Coast, and features a dynamic combination of educational programming and interactive permanent and traveling exhibits, including a spotlight on legendary GRAMMY winners from New Jersey. Ranked in the Top 8 nationally by Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today, Prudential Center is recognized as one of the premier venues in the United States, and hosts over 2 million guests annually. For more information about Prudential Center, visit PruCenter.comand follow the arena on FacebookTwitter and Instagram @PruCenter. Prudential Center is a Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment property.

Who You May Spot: Stay tuned for more details!

Hint For The Average Socialite: Check out our TIP on How to Become A Seatfiller. Last year's VMA seatfillers were handled by 1iota!

Follow @MTV and @VMAs on social to keep up with all-things #VMAs.

What’s Trending: #MTVVMAS #VMAS2018 #VMAS @MTV @PruCenter

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KOMEN GREATER NEW YORK CITY RACE FOR THE CURE, NYC
Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

KOMEN GREATER NEW YORK CITY RACE FOR THE CURE, NYC

EIC @sharmedlife

EIC @sharmedlife

Susan G. Komen Greater NYC is on a mission: No one should die from breast cancer. Join an army of survivors, thrivers, family, and friends to fund cutting-edge research to find the cures and empower community-based programs providing critical breast cancer services for medically underserved women in our communities. Together, we are creating more survivors.

Breast cancer is hard. This is a walk in the park! 

In Komen NYC's 28 years, we've had over 400,000 people race towards one shared goal: no one should die from breast cancer. New Yorkers have raised over $80 million to fund local programs to help thousands of women and their families, and fund national research to find the cures. 

Thank you for joining our army. 

Whether you're walking, running, rowing, volunteering, a Virtual Participant or a Kid for the Cure, thank you for kicking complacency to the curb. Your time, your donations, and your fundraising help us create more survivors.

Hint For The Average Socialite: Join our team at the starting line!

Registration is now open! Register to join a celebration of survivors you'll never forget. If you raise $250 in support of the Race for the Cure after you sign up, you'll receive your own pink tutu to rock on race day!

You will also be able to create your own Team: komennyc.org/raceregistration

What's Trending: @KomenGreaterNYC #breastcancer #TuTuTuesday #susangkomen #creatingmoresurvivors

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NEW YORK COMIC CON, NYC
Oct
3
to Oct 6

NEW YORK COMIC CON, NYC

  • Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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NEW YORK CITY WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL, NYC
Oct
10
to Oct 13

NEW YORK CITY WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL, NYC

@NYCWFF

@NYCWFF

Deets: The Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (NYCWFF) is a star-studded four-day event showcasing the talents of the world’s most renowned chefs, wine and spirit producers, culinary personalities, lifestyle experts and Amercia’s most beloved television chefs while raising funds to support the fight to end hunger with Food Bank For New York City and No Kid Hungry®.

NYCWFF is considered the largest wine and food festival in New York City with more than 100 events and widely recognized for its tastings in celebration of America’s favorite foods, intimate dinners with world-renowned chefs, late night parties, hands-on classes, educational seminars, wine tastings and more.  Over 50,000 passionate gourmands and aficionados sip, swirl and savor world-class cuisine, wine and spirits served up by the industry’s finest.

NYCWFF began as a one-night event, SWEET, in the fall of 2007. In 2008, Festival Founder and Director, Lee Brian Schrager (SVP Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility at Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits) launched the inaugural NYCWFF that has quickly grown to mirror its sister Festival, the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival.

The 2019 Festival will once again bring together the world’s greatest talent to educate palates and entertain attendees in high style.

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets go on sale this June! Stay tuned for more details!

What’s Trending: @NYCWFF @NYCWFF

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TIMESTALKS WITH SETH MEYERS, NYC
May
20
8:00 PM20:00

TIMESTALKS WITH SETH MEYERS, NYC

@TimesTalks

@TimesTalks

Deets: Frank Bruni, Op-Ed columnist at The New York Times, moderates a spirited conversation with comedian, writer and “Late Night” host Seth Meyers. The Emmy award-winning SNL alum will discuss how his hit show breaks down the day’s biggest stories and tackles the current political world head-on. With a bevy of Hollywood’s most beloved A-list guests, as well as people not seen anywhere else in late night, Meyers and Bruni will discuss life, politics, and getting the last laugh.

Who You May Spot: Seth Meyers, Frank Bruni

HInt for the Average Socialite: Tickets are available now!

What’s Trending: @TimesTalks @SethMeyers

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THISTLE & SPIRE LADIES NIGHT, NYC
May
18
5:00 PM17:00

THISTLE & SPIRE LADIES NIGHT, NYC

@thistleandspire

@thistleandspire

Deets: A ladies only event by Brooklyn luxury lingerie creative Thistle & Spire. The evening will celebrate the company’s owners & other boss women for their self-love practices & admirable steps in their creative & professional lives!

Who You May Spot: Thistle & Spire owners & creative team and other boss babes!

Hint for the Average Socialite: This event is strictly invite only, however, if you’re a boss babe who likes lingerie and wants to celebrate other admirable women email: lexie@thistleandspire.com with a quick bio and your instagram handle!

Stay tuned for a recap by our EIC @sharmedlife!

What’s Trending: @thistleandspire #thistleandspire

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NYC VEGETARIAN FOOD FESTIVAL, NYC
May
18
to May 19

NYC VEGETARIAN FOOD FESTIVAL, NYC

@nycvegfoodfest

@nycvegfoodfest

Deets: The 9th Annual Event Includes Plant-Based Food and Products, Speakers, Chef Cooking Demos, Mind/Body/Fitness Classes, Kids’ Activities & Much More.

The 2-day festival will be a showcase of 100% vegan innovation, with revolutionary plant-based food, products and fun for kids and adults alike.

We have over 100 plant- based food and lifestyle vendors and three fully programmed stages highlighting over 40 world-class speakers, chefs, and entertainers over the course of the weekend.

Attendees will enjoy free food samples as well as meals for sale.

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets are available now!

Kids 10 and under are FREE

General Admission tickets will be available at the door for $40 plus tax. Student/Military/Senior Citizen Admission tickets will be available at the door for $30 plus tax with valid ID. Tickets at the door are based on venue capacity and preference goes to pre-sale ticketholders. Online ticket sales close at midnight the day before. If you pre-purchased a Student / Military / Senior Citizen Admission but do not have a valid ID at the door, you will be charged the difference between the ticket and a door rate General Admission ticket to enter. No refunds or exchanges.

What’s Trending: @nycvegfoodfest

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CRAFT IN FOCUS FESTIVAL, NYC
May
18
to May 20

CRAFT IN FOCUS FESTIVAL, NYC

@craftinfocusny

@craftinfocusny

Deets: Craft in Focus is coming to Industry City May 18-20! Experience a one of a kind festival centered on craftsmanship and the exchange of knowledge. Craft in Focus allows people of all ages and experience levels to learn unique skills from renowned master craftsmen. 

Come watch, experience, listen, admire, learn, try and most of all: make! With international workshops, demonstrations, and master classes the Craft in Focus Festival is thé event on master craftsmanship. With Industry City as the perfect venue, there is ample space for the broad program.

Hint for the Average Socialite: Admission is free. For workshops and master classes you can buy online tickets – and avoid waiting in line. There is an on site ticket booth as well during event hours. So feel free to stop by and enjoy the masters at work, demonstrations and performances. You may buy available tickets for the program on site. There is a no refund policy for bought tickets – see also the Disclaimer below. Parents/care takers are at all time responsible for their children and should supervise them at all times. For more details visit craftinfocusnewyork.com!

 What’s Trending: @craftinfocusny

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THE SOLVING KIDS' CANCER SPRING CELEBRATION, NYC
May
16
6:30 PM18:30

THE SOLVING KIDS' CANCER SPRING CELEBRATION, NYC

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Deets: The Solving Kids’ Cancer Spring Celebration will celebrate the renewal of spring and children everywhere.  The annual benefit is Solving Kids’ Cancer (SKC) largest fundraiser of the year. Last year the gala successfully raised more than $700,000, with the generosity of supporters. Since SKC was founded in 2007, the organization has funded and managed 34 scientific projects specifically targeted at developing new treatment options for kids with pediatric cancers.

Actor Noah Schnapp best known for portraying Will Byers in the Netflix series Stranger Things will present the evening’s Gold Star Awards to SKC’s 12 young cancer fighters. The evening will feature   performances by Madison Elizabeth Legares who has appeared on Broadway in School of Rock and as Little Gloria Estefan in On Your Feet.  Gus Ross & Luke Eisner of Los Angeles based pop/rock band Voilá will make a special performance. 

About Solving Kids’ Cancer
Founded in 2007 by 2 fathers who lost their children to cancer, Solving Kids’ Cancer (SKC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to significantly improving survivorship of the deadliest childhood cancers by finding, funding, and advocating for breakthrough treatment options.  Headquartered in New York City, SKC’s impact is now worldwide with clinical trials launched across the US and throughout Europe.  Over the last decade, SKC has funded 34 scientific projects specifically targeted at developing new treatment options for kids.  SKC – independent of any single researcher, institution, or consortium – objectively invests in only the most impactful research projects.

Who You May Spot: 

Hosts: Tina Bech Lipman, Monica Byrne, Andrea Greeven Douzet, Frederique van der Wal

Guests: Frederick Anderson, Sophie Beem, Kelly Bensimon, Liliana Cavendish, Lee Clower, Cristina Cuomo, Stephen Ferber, Chris & Peggy Good, Carolina Herrera, Angelina Jolin, Gabby Karan DeFelice, Alexandra Lind Rose, Duff Lambros, Josh Lucas, Alex & Keytt Lundqvist, Christine & Richard Mack, Camilla Olsson, Jonny Rios, Christiane Seidel, Karine Schnapp, Jill Stuart, Derek Warburton

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

What’s Trending: @SolveKidsCancer #SpringCelebration

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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

@TheNewGroupNYC

@TheNewGroupNYC

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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LADIES WHO LUNCH FOR A CURE, NYC
May
14
12:30 PM12:30

LADIES WHO LUNCH FOR A CURE, NYC

@WaxmanCancer

@WaxmanCancer

Deets: The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) will host its sixth annual “Ladies who Lunch for a Cure” at the private Upper East Side residence on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 in New York City.  

The event will feature an exciting fashion show from Fashion Icon Dennis Basso and will be emcee’d by Don Lemon of CNN tonight.

On his involvement with the event, fashion icon Dennis Basso said, “As cancer has touched all of our lives, whether our family, friends or colleagues, research to find a cure is of upmost importance.  What the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation is doing is really an incredible job as they try to reach this cure.  It's such an honor to be associated.”

With regard to the success of the luncheon, SWCRF Founder and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Samuel Waxman said, “We are thrilled to collaborate with Mr. Basso for this event to support groundbreaking cancer research. Mr. Basso joins a charitable cadre of fashion-industry designers and leaders who have helped the SWCRF fund more than $100 million in research. We are grateful for his generous support of this event. Also, we thank the Collaborating for a Cure event chairs, committee and hostess Mrs. Gutfreund for the generosity of their time and support.”

Event Chairs include Lauren Lawrence, Pamela Morgan, and Marion N. Waxman with Co-Chair Erica Linden-Fineberg. The Organizing Committee for the event includes Karen Amster-Young, Chris Arlotta, Sharon Bush, Maria Elena Christiansen, Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Michelle Greenberg, Susan Gutfreund, Nurit Kahane Haase, Michelle Marie Hienemann, Yaz Hernandez, Patricia Kluge, Jeanne Lawrence, Vanessa Noel, Patty Raynes, Nicole Salmasi and Barbara Tober. Catering for the event will be performed by City Chefs Catering and Wine will be supplied by Palm Bay.

About the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF)
The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to curing and preventing cancer. The Foundation is a pioneer in cancer research and its mission is to eradicate cancer by funding cutting-edge research that identifies and corrects abnormal gene function that causes cancer. Since its inception in 1976, the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation has awarded approximately $100 million to support the work of more than 200 researchers across the globe.

Who You May Spot: Don Lemon, Dennis Basso

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets for the event are available at the price of $350 each and tickets for the raffle will cost $50 each with 3 tickets for only $125 with all event proceeds benefiting the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation.

For more information on the SWCRF click here!

What’s Trending: @WaxmanCancer @LawlorMedia

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MACY'S CELEBRATES ASIAN PACIFIC HERITAGE MONTH WITH RONNY CHIENG!
May
13
6:00 PM18:00

MACY'S CELEBRATES ASIAN PACIFIC HERITAGE MONTH WITH RONNY CHIENG!

@ronnychieng

@ronnychieng

Deets: Join us at Macy's Herald Square as we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a tribute to the art of comedy featuring a performance from Asian AF and a conversation with The Daily Show's Senior Correspondent, Ronny Chieng of The Daily Show, hosted by Late Night With Seth Myers writer, Karen Chee! Stick around after the discussion to meet Ronny! 

Event subject to change or cancellation.

Who You May Spot: Ronny Chieng

Hint for the Average Socialite: For more details click here!

What’s Trending: @macys @ronnychieng @thedaliyshow

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TRIAL BY FIRE PREMIERE, NYC
May
13
5:00 PM17:00

TRIAL BY FIRE PREMIERE, NYC

#TrialbyFireMovie

#TrialbyFireMovie

Date: Monday, May 13, 2019

Hot Spot: NYC, NY (Location on MEMBERS ONLY)

Deets: Trial by Fire is the true-life Texas story of the unlikely bond between an imprisoned death row inmate (Jack O’Connell) and a mother of two from Houston (Laura Dern) who, though facing staggering odds, fights mightily for his freedom. Cameron Todd Willingham, a poor, uneducated heavy metal devotee with a violent streak and a criminal record, is convicted of arson-related triple homicide in 1992. During his 12 years on death row, Elizabeth Gilbert, an improbable ally, uncovers questionable methods and illogical conclusions in his case, and battles with the state to expose suppressed evidence that could save him.

Who You May Spot: Jack O'Connell, Laura Dern, Jade Pettyjohn, Emily Meade, McKinley Belche, and more

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

- Join our MEMBERS ONLY site for ways to attend the Trial by Fire Premiere!

Check out how to score free premiere passes.

Trial by Fire is in select U.S. Theaters May 17, 2019

What's Trending: #TrialbyFireMovie @LauraDern #JackOconnell

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WHEN THEY SEE US WORLD PREMIERE, NYC
May
13
3:00 PM15:00

WHEN THEY SEE US WORLD PREMIERE, NYC

@netflix

@netflix

When: Monday, May 22, 2019 @ 7:30PM

Hot Spot: Harlem, NYC (Location on Members Only)

Deets: Based on a true story that gripped the country, When They See Us will chronicle the notorious case of five teenagers of color, labeled the Central Park Five, who were convicted of a rape they did not commit. The four part limited series will focus on the five teenagers from Harlem -- Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise. Beginning in the spring of 1989, when the teenagers were first questioned about the incident, the series will span 25 years, highlighting their exoneration in 2002 and the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014.

When They See Us was created by Ava DuVernay, who also co-wrote and directed the four parts. Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King from Participant Media, Oprah Winfrey from Harpo Films, and Jane Rosenthal, Berry Welsh and Robert De Niro from Tribeca Productions will executive produce the limited series alongside DuVernay through her banner, Forward Movement. In addition to DuVernay, Attica Locke, Robin Swicord, and Michael Starrburry also serve as writers on the limited series.

Who You May Spot: Ava DuVernay, Michael K. Williams, Vera Farmiga, John Leguizamo, Felicity Huffman, Niecy Nash, Blair Underwood, Christopher Jackson, Joshua Jackson, Omar Dorsey, Adepero Oduye, Famke Janssen, Aurora Perrineau, Dascha Polanco, William Sadler, Jharrel Jerome, Jovan Adepo, Aunjanue Ellis, Kylie Bunbury, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Storm Reid, Chris Chalk, Freddy Miyares, Justin Cunningham, Ethan Herisse, Caleel Harris, Marquis Rodriguez, and Asante Blackk.

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

- Join our MEMBERS ONLY for ways to attend the When They See Us premiere!

Check out how to score free premiere passes.

On Netflix May 31, 2019.

What’s Trending: @ava #WhenTheySeeUs

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HARLEM EATUP! FESTIVAL, NYC
May
13
to May 19

HARLEM EATUP! FESTIVAL, NYC

@citiprivatepass

@citiprivatepass

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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THE CONTINENTAL JOHN WICK EXPERIENCE, NYC
May
10
10:00 AM10:00

THE CONTINENTAL JOHN WICK EXPERIENCE, NYC

  • One Hanson Place Brooklyn, NY, 11243 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Deets: The Continental Experience is a one-of-a-kind immersive event, recreating the interior of John Wick's famous haven, the Continental Hotel. Fans of the John Wick saga can expect to see some familiary elements. The location is set in the real interior shooting location from John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum. Inside, activations representing all three films will bring fans closer to the story than ever. Hotel staff and characters will interact and perform, prizes will be given out, and there may even be some special guests stopping by.

Hint for the Average Socialite: The only way to join is to sign up to get notified when check-in begins!

Tickets will be given first come, first served to fans who registered their email address. Invites are limited, and only invited guests will be allowed to attend. Confirmed guests will be emailed a confirmation that is used as entrance to the event. Each registered attendee is permitted one guest, who must be specified in advance. RSVP/ticket does not guarantee entry. Space is limited and there may be unforeseen time and capacity restrictions.

Read about the John Wick Chapter 3 Parabellum Premiere in NYC on May 9!

What’s Trending: @johnwickmovie #thecontinental

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

JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 - PARABELLUM PREMIERE, NYC

Courtesy of Lionsgate/EPK.tv

Courtesy of Lionsgate/EPK.tv

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.

Spotted: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry

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.

Read about The Continental John Wick Experience coming to NYC on May 10!

In theaters May 17, 2019.

What's Trending: @johnwickmovie #johnwick3 #Excommunicado

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FARE 20TH ANNUAL SPRING LUNCHEON, NYC
May
9
11:00 AM11:00

FARE 20TH ANNUAL SPRING LUNCHEON, NYC

@FoodAllergy

@FoodAllergy

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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MEET KATY PERRY AT MACY'S, NYC
May
8
6:00 PM18:00

MEET KATY PERRY AT MACY'S, NYC

@katyperry

@katyperry

Deets: Join Katy Perry at Macy's to celebrate the launch of her latest shoe collection! Enjoy live music while you shop and snap a picture in our photo booth.

Who You May Spot: Katy Perry

Hint for the Average Socialite: The first 150 customers to make a $95 Katy Perry shoe purchase will get to meet and take a photo with Katy herself!*

Event Subject to change or cancellation. *Purchase must be made 5/6/19-5/8/19 at Macy's Herald Square

What’s Trending: @macys @katyperry @kpcollections

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YESTERDAY PREMIERE, NYC
May
4
6:30 PM18:30

YESTERDAY PREMIERE, NYC

@yesterdaymovie

@yesterdaymovie

When: Saturday, May 4, 2019

Hot Spot: NYC

Deets: Yesterday, everyone knew The Beatles. Today, only Jack remembers their songs. He’s about to become a very big deal. From Academy Award®-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) and Richard Curtis, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually and Notting Hill, comes a rock-n-roll comedy about music, dreams, friendship, and the long and winding road that leads to the love of your life.

Jack Malik (Himesh Patel, BBC’s Eastenders) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James, Mama Mia! Here We Go Again). Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed … and he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed.

Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, and with a little help from his steel-hearted American agent, Debra (Emmy winner Kate McKinnon), Jack’s fame explodes. But as his star rises, he risks losing Ellie — the one person who always believed in him. With the door between his old life and his new closing, Jack will need to get back to where he once belonged and prove that all you need is love.

Featuring new versions of The Beatles’ most beloved hits, Yesterday is produced by Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner (Love Actually, About A Boy, the Bridget Jones series) alongside Matthew James Wilkinson and Bernie Bellew. Curtis and Boyle also produce. Nick Angel and Lee Brazier serve as executive producers.

Who You May Spot: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon, Ed Sheeran

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

Check out how to score free premiere passes.

In theaters June 28, 2019.

What’s Trending: @yesterdaymovie #YesterdayMovie

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

30TH ANNUAL GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS, NYC

GLAAD

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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RADLEY LONDON POP UP CAFE, NYC
May
4
1:00 PM13:00

RADLEY LONDON POP UP CAFE, NYC

@radley_london

@radley_london

Deets: Visit the Radley London Pop-Up Café on the 4th Floor and enjoy a complimentary coffee! While you're here shop the latest trends from the British handbag and accessories brand, snap a photo in the Mother's Day Truck, and try your luck to scratch and win your very own Radley London Handbag! 

Who You May Spot: Radley the Scottie dog mascot

Hint for the Average Socialite: Then, head to the Radley London Handbag Shop in the Lower Level to meet and take a photo with their iconic Scottie dog mascot, Radley! 

Plus, with any Radley London handbag purchase you'll receive a Radley London tag and complimentary monogramming*

Event subject to change or cancellation. *While time permits and supplies last. One per customer. 

What’s Trending: @macys @radley_london

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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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CHRISTOPHER MARKUS & STEPHEN MCFEELY IN CONVERSATION AT 92Y, NYC
May
2
7:30 PM19:30

CHRISTOPHER MARKUS & STEPHEN MCFEELY IN CONVERSATION AT 92Y, NYC

@92Y

@92Y

Deets: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to join one of the top screenwriting teams in Hollywood—Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the creative storytelling force behind top-grossing films like the two final Avengers sequels and the Captain America franchise.

Get the inside stories and the backstories of their latest collaboration, Avengers: Endgame, and hear about their new and upcoming projects as they talk with New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff.

These epic films, gigantic in scope yet intimate in nature, were a historic undertaking, cementing Markus and McFeely’s position as key architects of these films. They’ll talk about their process, what inspires them and how they crafted what essentially has become a new genre of superhero feature, delighting critics and audiences with their writing skill and imagination.

Who You May Spot: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets are available now!

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POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU PREMIERE, NYC
May
2
7:00 PM19:00

POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU PREMIERE, NYC

@DetPikachuMovie

@DetPikachuMovie

When: Thursday, May 2, 2019

Hot Spot: NYC

Japan (World Premiere)- April 25, 2019

Deets: The world of Pokémon comes to life!

The first-ever live-action Pokémon movie, “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular character in the first-ever live-action movie based on the iconic face of the global Pokémon brand—one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and most successful media franchises of all time. 

Fans everywhere can now experience Pikachu on the big screen as never before, as a talking detective Pikachu, a Pokémon like no other. The film also showcases a wide array of beloved Pokémon characters, each with its own unique abilities and personality. 

The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world—they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.

“POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” also stars Justice Smith (“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”) as Tim; Kathryn Newton (“Lady Bird,” TV’s “Big Little Lies”) as Lucy, a junior reporter following her first big story; and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (“Godzilla,” “The Last Samurai”) as Lt. Yoshida. 

Directed by Rob Letterman (“Goosebumps,” “Monsters Vs. Aliens”), the “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” creative filmmaking team includes two-time Oscar nominated director of photography John Mathieson (“The Phantom of the Opera,” “Gladiator”), production designer Nigel Phelps (“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Lies”) and Oscar-winning editor Mark Sanger (“Gravity”). Visual effects are