Save the Children Young Patrons Gala at the Central Park Zoo
The first ever Save the Children Young Patrons Gala took place on May 18 at the Central Park Zoo, and attracted over 650 young professionals from the Tri-State area. Hayden Arnot, who initiated the event and served on the executive committee, expressed that planning the event has been one of the “most gratifying initiatives [he] has been part of.” He noted that the Millennial generation is in an extraordinary position, having the education to help others in need. He added that by partnering with these “amazing organizations like Save the Children, which has the connections on the ground and a deep understanding of the humanitarian landscape, [we can] make the world a better, safer place for children.” The Young Patrons Gala was certainly a step toward this goal, having raised over $100,000 for the organization’s new Return to Learning Fund—ensuring no refugee child misses out on learning for more than 30 days. In addition to Arnot, the executive committee included John Bailey, Bobby Arnot, Lily Baker, Lion Creel, Remi Evarts, Will Hayden, Cameron Ross, Janie Warnock, Cecily Waud, and Esme Yozell.
A Taste of Summer at Central Park
To kick off the season, the Central Park Conservancy hosted its annual A Taste of Summer event at the Bethesda Terrace, which raised $900,00 to support its mission to restore and maintain Central Park. Over 800 guests enjoyed cocktails, dancing, a silent auction, and, best of all, delicious treats from New York’s best restaurants and vendors. Participants included The Plaza’s Taste Café, Loi Estiatorio, Rotisserie Georgette, Sauvage, Serendipity 3, Shake Shack, the Stanton Social, and more. As put by Elizabeth W. Smith, CPC’s president, “terrific food in an iconic location is a hard combination to beat!”
Cinema Society’s Premiere for Impulse
Last month, the Cinema Society hosted a screening for Impulse, a YouTube Original Series, at the Roxy Cinema in Tribeca. The show is a genre-bending thriller that tells the life story of a teenage girl named Henry, played by Maddie Hasson. Because she has always perceived herself as different from others, Henry has longed to escape her seemingly quaint town. After being assaulted by a football player later on, we (and she) learned that Henry has the unique ability to teleport. The after-party also took place at the Roxy Hotel, and was attended by Hasson and the executive producer, Doug Liman.
Assouline Toasts Mykonos Muse
On June 6, Assouline celebrated its latest tome, Mykonos Muse, with a launch party at Souvlaki GR in the Lower East Side. Upon entering, the restaurant’s white wash walls, flowers, and surrounding cobble stone streets gave the feeling of stepping onto the island of Mykonos—a very fitting setting that echoed the book’s theme and the magical island. Throughout the restaurant, copies of the book were perched on tabletops for the elite influencers to take home as they departed. Mykonos Muse chronicles the culture and society that defines the island, touching on its days as a hideout for elites like Le Corbusier and Antonis Benakis, its moments as a sanctuary for the LGBT community, and also its renowned party scene (all while highlighting the hotspots and celebrities who frequent the town).
During the gathering, lite bites and craft cocktails were served with Mykonos–infused details. Guests that evening included Alex Assouline, Peter Brant, Andrew Warren, Anastasia Saf, Marina Testino, Michaela Vybohova, Joey Zauzig, and Logan Horne.