“How many events do you have?” New York curator and art consultant Tim Goossens asked Shindigger, as he surveyed our Miami-bound LaGuardia boarding area.
“Hundreds,” Shindigger grunted.
“It’s all a parade,” one veteran gallerist on our flight bemoaned. “The worst are the well-dressed, moneyed types that are desperate for attention from God knows whom. They hide all day until the booze, sex and dance music grab their asses from these clandestine pool bars for another round of tomfoolery. They don’t even look at art!”
On November 26, Joshua Bell hosted a Private Holiday Performance and Live Broadcast.
Julianna Margulies and Christine Baranski apparently got holed up on The Good Wife set, but nonetheless, Heather Graham, Michael Feinstein and Maxwell dropped into the holiday merriment at Joshua Bell’s Flatiron penthouse apartment.
Renée Fleming’s beautiful soprano repertoire was the apex of the evening.
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On December 2, The New-York Historical Society’s held it’s annual History Makers Gala.
Over 500 patrons of NYHS assembled at the lavish Pierre Hotel for this year’s gala and raised a hefty $3.1 million. The lauded historical institution also toasted Roger Hertog, Trustee of the New-York Historical Society since 2003 and former Chairman of the Board from 2007 Read More
While taking lunch seems to be a dying privilege in NYC, there are still some New Yorkers who have time for leisurely midday meals. Last week, supermodel and entrepreneuse Petra Němcová invited us to lunch at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s ABC Cocina, where we chatted about her recently launched sustainable home decor company, Be The Light, which is based on her extensive global travel.
On November 18, Montblanc Presented The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway Benefitting Urban Arts Partnership.
“I think we really lucked out,” Griffin Dunne told Shindigger at the bash following performances at this year’s event.
“I got to play an animal that, pretty much, I’ve only had contempt for,” he laughed about his role as a snooty cat in Read More
On November 21, The American Museum of Natural History hosted the 2013 Museum Gala.
Meg Ryan, Baz Luhrmann, Martha Stewart, Kathy Najimy, Kyle Maclachlan, and Tina Fey as hostess, made for quite the memorable evening.
Attendees arrived at the museum with heavy purses for the Christie’s auction, which was given a comedic boost by Seth Meyers. Read More
On November 19, The Central Park Conservancy hosted Autumn in Central Park
Autumnal decorations worthy of the gods, Van Cleef & Arpels diamonds glittering around genteel necks, floor-length Valentino gowns sashaying on the dance floor… This is about as WASPy as New York City gets.
Shindigger was in heaven.
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The 4th annual New York Chinese Film Festival Opening Night.
They were perhaps lesser-known names in New York, but acclaimed Chinese actors and filmmakers Wesley Wong, Wu Xiubo, Larry Yang, Zhao Wei and a few Americans, such as Sid Ganis, took to the red carpet at the 4th New York Chinese Film Festival.
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“It’s a silent movie so run out the door now if you want,” Mr. Weinstein said before the movie began. Read More
“You each have song books!” instructed two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson at a recent lunch celebrating Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks. The film, which premieres next month and stars Tom Hanks as the fiery Walt Disney, is a charming, previously untold tale about the 20-year battle to make Mary Poppins.