A Glimpse Into The New York Social Scene 2015

Posted July 16, 2015 by LA Scene in Culture

By Janine Silver

New Yorkers are fans of giving back, especially when we can help support a worthwhile cause while donning our finest evening wear. We rounded up the best galas and events for young New Yorkers to enjoy the social scene while helping contribute funds to an amazing cause.

American Museum of Natural History’s
2015 Museum Dance “Masquerade Retrograde”

Sponsored by Valentino, notable guests and young philanthropists gather to celebrate and raise funds for the American Museum of Natural History’s scientific and educational programs. As New York City’s longest-running junior benefit, the Museum Dance’s roaring twenties masked theme showed off the creativity of guests.

Notable attendees included Nicky Hilton, James Rothschild, Julie Henderson, Atlanta de Cadenet, Olivia Palermo, Herley Viera Newton, and Johannes Huebel. Cocktails and dinner under the museum’s giant whale were followed by an after party with music by JUS SKE. Masked Gatsby dressed guests danced the night away while sipping on period themed cocktails.

While we love a great party, it’s important to note that the money raised will educate children about the sciences as well as improve the curriculum to encourage teachers to adopt a hands- on approach to teaching the subject in the classroom. The museum has enriched the lives of so many, this fun event is a great opportunity to help them reach even more people!

If you would like to donate to the American Museum of Natural History or become a member please visit: www.amnh.org. The museum hosts several events throughout the years, in addition to fundraising events such as the Museum Dance.

Groove With Me’s
Tap and Taps

Empowering women through the arts, Groove With Me offers free dance classes to help build self esteem, develop discipline, instill leadership, and bring joy to young girls in the US. The program is making a difference trying to decrease teen pregnancy, truancy, crime, violence, prostitution, gang related activity and substance abuse by offering these girls a safe place to learn the skills, not just of dance but those needed in life.

Bringing together two of our favorite things, food and dance, Grove with Me’s Tap and Tapas event was a feast for all your senses. Chefs from some of New York’s hottest restaurants such as Beauty & Essex, The Spotted Pig, Dylan Prime, Otto’s Tacos, and Buttermilk Channel offered delectable treats for patrons to sample while watching the girls perform. It was great to not only watch the girls on stage, but if you happened to notice the other dancers watching with admiration as their peers performed, you could really see what a difference Groove With Me is making.

While the dancers brought their passion to the stage, the chefs put their hearts on a plate. Notable noshes include Ryan Angulo and Jon Check of Buttermilk Channel’s Chilled Asparagus Soup with Ham and Shaved Asparagus Tartine, Michael Dilonno of Avenue Bistro’s Fried Green Tomato with Shrimp in a Remoulade Sauce, Katherine Marsh from The Spotted Pig’s Roasted Cauliflower and Grain Salad with Pistachio and Pomegranate as well as Larissa Raphael of Telepan’s Strawberry Granita with Toasted Anise Cream (and topped off with champagne) and Jaime Sudberg of Beauty and Essex’s delightful display of assorted French Macaroons.

If you want to learn more about Groove With Me and how you can donate to this amazing program please visit: www.groovewithme.org

Housing Work’s
Design on a Dime

Each year, the Metropolitan Pavilion host NY’s favorite interior design benefit. Hosted by Barneys NY Creative Ambassador Simon Doonan, Founding Chair James Huniford and the cast of HBO’s GIRLS, the night raises money and awareness for Housing Works, an organization aiming to end HIV/AIDS and homelessness. Awards for those who have made a significant impact and are committed to Housing Work’s mission were given to honorees including, TV Personality Sandra Lee, Designer Charolotte Moss, Pottery Barn President Sandra Stangl and President and CEO of New York Design Center Jim Druckman. Other notable Chair and Honorary Chairs include Lara Spencer of ABC’s Good Morning America, interior designer Nate Berkus, Editor-in-Chief of Elle Decor Michael Boodro, interior designer and correspondent on ABC’s The Chew Evette Rios and host of NBS’s George to the Rescue George Oliphant.

Guests are treated to an opening night reception with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a first look at the room vignettes created especially for the event, and live entertainment as well as the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive preview shopping event.

To learn more please check out www.housingworks.org.

New York Social Scene 2015 is celebrated with charities, benefits and a great time!

Olivia Palermo and Husband Johannes Hueble at American Museum of Natural History Event in New York

Harley Viera Newton at American Museum of Natural History 2015 Museum Dance

Atlanta De Cadenet attends American Museum of Natural History Event NYC

American Museum of Natural History Event 2015 With Nicky Hilton

American Museum of Natural History Dance Event New York 2015 Formal Dinner

American Museum of Natural History Dance Event 2015

American Museum of Natural Dance Event 2015

American Museum of Natural History's  2015 Museum Dance Masquerade Retrograde



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