7 NYC Charity & Cultural Events This Fall


With the fall season upon us, the Big Apple is billowing with events.  We’ve rounded up some of the biggest and best charitable and cultural happenings around town to narrow down the options for you.  Now all you need to do is figure out a haute ensemble to wear.

Harboring Hearts 3rd Annual Benefit: September 29th
Harboring Hearts will host its third annual benefit honoring Constance Milstein and Hiroo Takayama, MD, PhD, for their leadership in cardiac care, on Tuesday, Sept. 29th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The CORE: Club. The Benefit Chairs Abigail Elbaum, Celeste Guth, Austin Hoffman, Joanna Milstein, Allan Schwartz, MD, and Craig Smith, MD will welcome guests to a reception filled with live music, food, cocktails and celebration. Harboring Hearts helps heart patients and their families survive and thrive by covering emergency housing, medical and other costs, as well as organizing community support programs. Funds raised will help patients and families battling heart disease and poverty. Tickets begin at $500. For more information, please visit www.harboringhearts.org.

American Turkish Society Gala: October 6th
The American Turkish Society will host its annual gala honoring the international humanitarian and philanthropic contributions of Hüsnü Özyeğin, Founder and Chairman of FIBA Holding and Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder and CEO of Chobani, on Tuesday, Oct. 6th at The Pierre, beginning at 7 p.m.  The gala will welcome over 350 guests from the public and private sectors, including diplomats, leading business executives, artists, scholars and thought leaders from Turkey and the United States.  Proceeds from the Gala will support the society’s many programs in the areas of education, arts, culture, and business. Tickets begin at $1,000 and can be purchased by visiting http://www.americanturkishsociety.org.

Savvy Ladies Benefit Gala: October 15
Savvy Ladies, a non-profit organization providing personal finance education and resources for women to help them plan for the future, will honor Alexandra Lebenthal and Stephanie Newby at the 10th annual Savvy Ladies Benefit Gala, “Celebrating the new face of business: today’s female entrepreneur.” The Gala will be held on Thursday, Oct. 15th at the famed NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in New York City. Get your tickets here.

Lifeline Luncheon: October 22nd
Join Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia as they celebrate the Prince’s 70th birthday at the annual Lifeline NY luncheon at Le Cirque on Thursday, Oct. 22nd.  The proceeds will raise funds for purchasing medical equipment for children’s hospitals in Belgrade, Novi Sad and Kragujevac in Serbia. You can purchase tickets here.

Hope for Depression Research Foundation’s 9th Annual HOPE Luncheon Seminar: November 10th
Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF), the leading non-profit dedicated to advanced depression research, will hold its Ninth Annual HOPE Luncheon Seminar, focused on the topic “Alcoholism and Depression: Dual Diagnosis, Dual Treatment,” on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

Academy-Award nominated actress and writer Mariel Hemingway and the Caron Treatment Centers will each be presented with a 2015 HOPE Award for Depression Advocacy. Mariel Hemingway will also be the featured celebrity guest speaker. Multi-platinum selling recording artist and actress Demi Lovato will be recognized remotely as an “Ambassador of HOPE for a New Generation” for speaking out about her own struggle with bipolar disorder and substance use disorders. Recently Ms. Lovato helped to launch the new “Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health” initiative. Get your tickets at www.hopefordepression.org.

French Heritage Society: November 18th
The French Heritage Society invites you to join the benefit committee for its annual New York Gala Dinner Dance on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at The Pierre Hotel. The much anticipated black tie affair will include a dinner followed by music and dancing from Bob Hardwick Sound. The cocktail hour begins at 7 p.m. and dinner begins at 8 p.m. Purchase your tickets at www.frenchheritagesociety.org.

New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show: November 20th – 24th
The New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show will make its annual return to the Park Avenue Armory on Nov. 20-24. Presented by the Palm Beach Show Group, this important event will feature more than 80 international exhibitors, an engaging lecture series and exclusive interior designer led tours. New York City’s longest running event will kickoff with a private opening night preview party for VIP guests on Friday, Nov. 20th. The opening night preview party draws attendees who love art, including museum curators, political dignitaries, collectors and the social elite. The invitation-only evening provides a first-look of the New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show offerings before they are available to the public. Get your tickets here.

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