The Museum of Modern Art will host the Armory Party, a benefit event with live music and DJs celebrating the opening of the Armory Show and Armory Arts Week, on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The Armory Show is New York’s premier art fair and a definitive cultural destination for discovering and collecting the world’s most important 20th- and 21st-century artworks. The evening reception, along with the daytime Early Access Preview at Piers 90 and 94, benefits MoMA’s exhibition programming.
The Armory Show returns in March 2020, marking its 26th year as New York’s leading fair for modern and contemporary art, and definitive cultural destination in the heart of Manhattan. Staged on Piers 90 and 94, the Armory Show features presentations by nearly 180 leading international galleries, sitespecific commissions and dynamic public programs. Since its founding in 1994, the Armory Show has served as a nexus for the art world, inspiring dialogue, discovery and patronage in the visual arts.
The relationship between the Armory Show and MoMA dates back to 2001, the year in which the fair dedicated its opening day to the Museum and in which the Pat Hearn and Colin de Land Acquisition Fund at The Museum of Modern Art was founded. The Armory Party at MoMA was also first held in 2001 and continues to be a much-anticipated annual art event, reflective of the deep partnership between both institutions and their shared commitment to Armory Arts Week.
The 2020 Armory Party will feature an open bar, a live musical performance by Orville Peck, and DJ sets by Kitty Cash,Hank, and Mona. The event will run from 9:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and features access to the second-floor Collection Galleries, Dorothea Lange: Words & Pictures, and Haegue Yang: Handles.Party ticket purchase also includes select access to the Armory Show at Piers 90 and 94. VIP tickets feature a designated bar and lounge, early party access at 8:00 p.m. with passed hors d’oeuvres until 9:00 p.m., and exclusive access to Neri Oxman: Material Ecology.
Orville Peck will perform a live set in the Museum’s Agnes Gund Garden Lobby. Described as country music’s newest outlaw, Peck performs in handmade, fringed masks—which obscure all but his ice-blue eyes and belie his deeply personal lyrics—and ornate Nudie suits that recall the golden age of country music. Since the March 2019 release of his self-produced debut album, Pony, on Sub Pop Records, the enigmatic singer-songwriter has been featured on NPR and in Billboard, the New Yorker, Rolling Stone,the Los Angeles Times, Uncut, the Fader, the Bluegrass Situation, and Vogue. The record draws from country music’s rich traditions, while Peck’s unique and haunting baritone weaves through 12 original songs.
This year’s event is hosted by the Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art.
The international wine community is invited to “open the bottle and start something” at the 28th annual High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction, held March 18–21, 2020. More than 200 wineries and restaurants will come together to support the largest wine auction event in the United States benefiting the arts, boasting more than $32 million raised over the last 27 years.
Founded in 1993, the High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction is the largest fundraising event for the High Museum of Art. The Wine Auction is the top charity fundraising event in Atlanta and the number one charity wine auction benefiting the arts. Proceeds generated by the Auction, which have amounted to more than $32 million over the last 27 years, provide a significant source of funding for the Museum’s exhibitions and educational programs. Proceeds help to make possible special exhibitions and partnerships. The Auction also provides funds for dynamic youth education programs, which draw more than 65,000 schoolchildren to the High each year. For more information, visit www.highmuseumwine.org.
The Paddle Raise, celebrating 15 years in 2020, benefits the Museum’s Art Access program and has raised more than $1.6 million since its inception. These funds provide classroom resources to teachers and subsidized museum visits for more than 125,000 students of all ages each year.
“The Museum’s continued connection to our community and the diverse programming we offer our visitors would not be possible without the outstanding support we receive through the Wine Auction,” said Rand Suffolk, Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr., Director of the High. “I am excited to celebrate another year of this remarkable event and recognize the extraordinary generosity of our donors.”
“The Wine Auction gets bigger and better every year with more vintners and wine connoisseurs joining us to enjoy an exceptional experience,” said Steven Hargrove, Associate Director, Wine Auction and Special Events. “We look forward to welcoming everyone to Atlanta for this year’s events.”
The 2020 Wine Auction is co-chaired by Aarati Alexander and Burch Hanson, who have participated in the event for nearly 20 years combined.
The Special Guest of Honor for the 2020 Wine Auction is Dr. Madaiah Revana, owner of the Revana Wine Portfolio. Revana’s experience with agriculture began on his family’s farm outside of Bangalore, India, and has grown into a passion for wine. This appreciation has allowed him to travel the world to seek out exceptional vineyards and distinctive wines. Revana now owns three wineries in the United States and internationally: Revana Winery in Napa Valley, Calif.; Alexana Winery in Willamette Valley, Ore.; and Corazon Del Sol in Mendoza, Argentina.
The 2020 Special Guest Chef is Vivian Howard, owner of Chef & the Farmer, Boiler Room and Benny’s Big Time in North Carolina as well as owner of Handy & Hot bakery delivery service and author of “Deep Run Roots” cookbook. Howard was recognized as the South’sBest Chef of 2019 by Southern Living.
The Peninsula Hotels has announced a calendar of fun festive activities and experiences for all to enjoy this season, including bountiful brunches brimming with festive fare; celebratory cocktails crafted by on-site mixologists; gingerbread making classes led by each hotels’ professional pastry chefs; and live story-telling sessions of The Peninsula’s digital storybook for children ‘The Gingerbread Man’s Tale,’ available to download on a complimentary basis via Peninsula.com’s festive webpage.
Putting The Spice Back Into Life The hero and leading character of this year’s story – which has been specially written for The Peninsula Hotels – is the Gingerbread Man. A familiar sight hanging within decorated trees, the Gingerbread Man represents the ‘Stories from within the Tree’ chapter of The Peninsula Hotels’ three-year festive campaign titled ‘Stories from the Tree’.
After kicking-off with ‘Stories from Under the Tree’ last year and closing with ‘Stories from the Tree Top’ next year, this year’s theme is about sharing the joy and fun of the season. Adding a Scandinavian touch to the festivities, The Peninsula Hong Kong will welcome Santa Claus from Finland Santa Claus Village on December 11 at The Lobby as the Grande Dame joins hands with Finnair this winter. More collaboration will be announced by the end of December 2019 for a truly Nordic celebration.
In line with this, the magic of the festive season will be celebrated at each of the ten Peninsula hotels around the globe with giant Christmas trees erected in the grand lobbies, and resplendent decorations on view for all to enjoy. To prolong the festive joy throughout the season, the hotel mascot, The Peninsula Bear will appear at The Lobby, giving adorable surprises spontaneously to guests.
A Time Of Reflection Often, the joy and fun of the season is felt most strongly by the children in our lives. In support of those less fortunate, the six ‘Stories from the Tree’ characters will be available to purchase at each hotel in the form of tree decorations and pins, with US$5 from each purchase being donated to Make-A-Wish® Hong Kong and Room to Read. Make-A-Wish® Hong Kong, an organization that grants one life-changing wishes for children aged between three and 17 with critical illnesses in Hong Kong and Macau, to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Room to Read, a global organization transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.
In The Peninsula Hong Kong’s legendary lobby, the much-loved tradition of Afternoon Tea will be given a festive makeover to present ‘Teas of Hope’ Afternoon Tea. Available now through to December 20 and December 27th to 30th 2019, the set is priced at HK$ 398* per person or HK$ 718* for two, and includes a festive pin. For each tea set sold, US$5 will be donated to the above charities.
The Joy Of Festive Gastronomy The festive sounds of Rhythm and Harmony will also be a feature of the lobby, with the big band performing live each evening from December 24th to 31st. Guests can enjoy movie theme-tunes, bossa nova hits, and popular songs from the 70s and 80s. The nightly live entertainment of top performers will make this place the live lounge music capital of Hong Kong. Guests who enjoy a more traditional approach to Christmas are well catered for too, priced at HK$ 508* per person, the classic afternoon tea will be served in The Lobby from December 21stto 26th.
For lovers of classic Cantonese cuisine, there are few better places in Hong Kong to ring in the New Year than at Spring Moon. The New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner on December 31st will see the Spring Moon Band performing a blend of Shanghai classic songs and American music, to celebrate ‘East meets West’. A festive lunch and dinner will also be available from December 24th and 25th.
French fine dining institution Gaddi’s offers the perfect Christmas Eve treat with a six-course festive dinner on December 24th created by Chef Albin Gobil, in addition to a four-course festive lunch and five-course dinner menu on Christmas Day. Guests can enjoy ‘new vintage’ music performed by the Gaddi’s band, which mixes 1940s jazz and classic pop in a roaring 20s-style adaptation.
Those with a penchant for the avant-garde can enjoy a Christmas meal created by Chef de Cuisine Juan Gomez in Felix on December 25th, choosing between a three-course early seating from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, or a five-course dinner from 8:00 pm onwards. Those dining between 24 to 31 December will also be treated to live music each evening from 8:00 pm onwards.
The Ultimate Destination For Unique Holiday Gifts Curated By Olivia Kim And Special Celebrity Guests
This Holiday season, Nordstrom presents Best Gift Ever!, a singular gift shop at Nordstrom NYC featuring unique and bespoke gifts curated by Olivia Kim, VP of Creative Projects at Nordstrom. Best Gift Ever! is the shopping destination for everyone on your gift list. With prices ranging from $5 stocking stuffers to a $9,500 custom Rolex to a $27,000 African safari, the shop includes a wide array of gifts including art, collectibles, stationery, fashion accessories and apparel,jewelry, ceramics, apothecary and fragrance, tech, toys, experiences and much more.
To help bring the shop to life, Kim enlisted a group of special curators to share their gifting picks and donate personal, pre-owned items to the shop. Featured curators include Mary J Blige, Grace Coddington, Barbie Ferreira, Bill Nye, RuPaul, Amy & David Sedaris, and Chloë Sevigny. Each curator developed a list of hand-picked gifting recommendationsfor customers to browse. Customers will also have the chance to shop one-of-a-kind gifts, like an illustration that David Sedaris hung in his office; a set of Steiff stuffed cats from Grace Coddington’s personal collection; earrings worn by Mary J. Blige on tour; one of Bill Nye’s signature bow ties from his closet; an afternoon tea with Chloë Sevigny, as well as other unique items, special to each curator.
Proceeds from these one-of-a-kind gifts will benefit New York City based charitable organizations supported by Nordstrom, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City and the Hetrick-Martin Institute.
In addition to Olivia Kim sharing her own personal curation, she has invited a group of friends to compliment the offering with their own favorite items, including a blend of notable New Yorkers and industry tastemakerssuch as creative director Jen Brill, stylist Mel Ottenberg, designer Simone Rocha, and DJ Stretch Armstrong.
“The holidays can be a hectic and stressful time and we wanted to make holiday gifting fun for all. The curators that we have brought together are a diverse group of talented people that I have long admired, each with a distinct personality and eye – their pooled creativity has truly made this a unique shop,” says Kim. “This is our first holiday season at Nordstrom NYC and we wanted to create a shopping experience that stands out. We are so excited to introduce some of our friends to our customers and give them the rare opportunity to treat themselves and their loved ones to these meaningful, one of a kind items. We hope that everyone who visits the shop will walk away with that perfect, unexpected gift that inspires a sense of surprise and discovery.”
Proceeds Benefitting AutoNation’s DRV PNK Initiative, February 8-9, 2020
The Seaglass Group, together with AutoNation and Mercedes-Benz, has announced the launch of its Mercedes-Benz and AutoNation SEAGLASS | A Greater Fort Lauderdale Rosé Experience(SEAGLASS), taking place February 8-9, 2020, on the sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach.
SEAGLASS is a first-of-its-kind event immersing guests in a rosé experience second to none, benefitting AutoNation’s DRV PNK initiative which has raised more than $20 million for cancer research and treatment. With the Atlantic Ocean as its backdrop, the inaugural event will showcase the world’s finest rosé wines with perfectly paired culinary options throughout the weekend.
“Rosé is more than another wine; it’s a lifestyle,” said SEAGLASS co-founder Carlos Suarez, who also serves as publisher for Venice Magazine. “Greater Fort Lauderdale’s coastal environment, luxury lifestyles and year-round ocean breeze create the perfect canvas for this immersive rosé experience.”
Hosted by Venice magazine, SEAGLASS highlights the community of Greater Fort Lauderdale creating an immersive atmosphere that celebrates the best in wine, art, music and fashion. The rosé paradise will deliver luxurious stops at every turn, unlimited pours of the finest wines, Instagram-worthy moments and rosé-themed activities.
“We are thrilled to be title sponsors of this incredibly luxurious event. It’s the perfect opportunity to showcase the renaissance underway in Fort Lauderdale while raising funds and awareness for critical cancer research,” said AutoNation Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Marc Cannon. “Through this fantastic partnership we’ll be directing all funds raised for DRV PNK to the Dolphins Cancer Challenge- supporting cancer research and treatment right here in South Florida!“
“We are creating a sanctuary for rosé lovers and experientialists alike,” added SEAGLASS co-founder Trevor Fried. “Fort Lauderdale deserves the splendor of what the SEAGLASS experience will deliver.“
Tickets are on sale now for the SEAGLASS | A Greater Fort Lauderdale Rosé Experience at www.seaglassexperience.com where guests can choose from the full all-inclusive Rosé Experience ticket at $150/per day. Discerning guests who seek further exclusivity can opt for the VIP Cabana Experience, priced at $5,000/per day.
One-Night-Only Program Will Include Two Merce Cunningham Centennial Solos and Special Performance to Memorialize Opera Great Jessye Norman
Celebration Launches Ailey’s Holiday Season at New York City Center, December 4 – January 5
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will launch a five-week holiday season on December 4 with a star-studded gala benefit performance at New York City Center and party at the New York Hilton Midtown Grand Ballroom. The special evening celebrates philanthropist Elaine Wynn and the Elaine P. Wynn & Family Foundation. Wynn’s generous contributions have supported the creation of new works as well as the Elaine Wynn & Family Education Wing, which in 2017 added three floors – featuring four dance studios and two classrooms – to The Joan Weill Center for Dance, New York’s largest building dedicated to dance.
The one-night only performance at 7pm will feature two Merce Cunningham Centennial Solos that were part of this year’s 100th anniversary celebration of his birth – marking the first time this landmark choreographer’s work will be seen on the Ailey stage – as well as a special excerpt of Artistic Director Robert Battle’s Channels to honor and memorialize opera great Jessye Norman, set to her recorded performance of a Johannes Brahms lied – a 19th -century German art song. Following the inspiring finale of Revelations, performed with live music, prominent figures in the worlds of entertainment, business, philanthropy and politics will join Robert Battle and Ailey’s extraordinary dancers for a dinner/dance in the Hilton New York Grand Ballroom.
The event’s co-chairs are Emily & Len Blavatnik, Paulette Mullings Bradnock & Howard Bradnock, Melody Hobson & George Lucas, Daria L. & Eric J. Wallach and Joan & Sandy Weill. Proceeds from the annual benefit will support the creation of new works, scholarships to The Ailey School, and Ailey’s educational programs for children.
Ailey’s holiday season features special programs such as an evening celebrating The Ailey School’s 50th Anniversary (December 10); a tribute performance for Associate Artistic Director Masazumi Chaya, which will highlight his extensive career of nearly five decades as he concludes his final season with the Company (December 22); and world premieres Greenwood (December 6), a powerful work by Donald Byrd that draws on the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and Ode (December 10), offering a meditation on the beauty and fragility of life in a time of growing gun violence by Ailey dancer and Resident Choreographer Jamar Roberts.
America’s No. 1 basic apparel brand marks 10 years of bringing comfort to those living without shelter by donating more than 250,000 pairs of socks to agencies fighting homelessness in all 50 states
Hanes will also donate a pair of socks for every order placed in December on the brand’s e-commerce site, Hanes.com
gifts often have the most meaning.
For the millions of people living homeless, a clean pair of socks is often described as “the gift of humanity.” Hanes, America’s No. 1 basic apparel, underwear and sock brand, is partnering with organizations fighting homelessness nationwide to deliver comfort to those who need it most through the Hanes National Sock Drive. The Hanes National Sock Drive is part of Hanes for Good, the corporate responsibility program of Hanes’ parent company, HanesBrands. Hanes, America’s No. 1 apparel brand, is a leading brand of intimate apparel, underwear, sleepwear, socks and casual apparel. Hanes products can be found at leading retailers nationwide and online direct to consumers at www.Hanes.com.
brand is marking 10 years of helping provide care and compassion
during this year’s drive by:
more than 250,000 pairs of socks directly to organizations
fighting homelessness in
all 50 states, along with Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Since
the program’s inception in 2009, Hanes
provided more than 3 million pairs of socks – one of the most
requested items by relief agencies – to help the homeless.
an additional pair of socks for every order of any apparel placed in
Socks will be provided to local homeless shelters.
Rainier Fruit Company
for its second
which is currently running in United
Lunds & Byerlys stores.
From late September through January, Rainier is donating a portion
of the proceeds from bulk and bagged pear sales to theHanes
In 2018, the Pears
for Pairs campaign
resulted in 20,000 pairs of socks being donated to five nonprofits.
consumers the opportunity to participate directly in the program by
gift socks ($1), women’s underwear ($1), men’s underwear ($1.50)
and bras ($6) that will be distributed in needed styles and sizes.
its 10-year collaboration with
and its founder, Mark
to help raise awareness about homelessness. Invisible People uses
innovative storytelling, educational resources and advocacy to help
change how the public views homelessness and those living homeless
in the United States and abroad.
of us take basic apparel for granted, but we know a new, clean pair
of socks can mean a lot to those experiencing homelessness,”
said Sidney Falken, chief branding officer, HanesBrands.
“We are committed to bringing a little comfort to those who need
it most – and it is incredibly gratifying to have others, including
many individuals across the country, join us in this effort.”
More than 100 agencies, including The Salvation Army Bell Shelter (Bell, California), Homeward Bound(Asheville, North Carolina) and Compassion Outreach Ministries (Columbus, Ohio), have received sock donations from Hanes.
More Deals of the Day and Deeper Discounts Than Ever Before on Buzzworthy Holiday Gifts Across Every Department
Kicking off this Friday, November 22, Amazon’s Black Friday deals week will offer new deals all day, every day from fashion to toys, home, electronics, Amazon Devices and more
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Music, Video & Books
Audible: Between November 25 and 27, new members receive a bonus $15 Amazon credit and continue to save 53% on the first three months of an Audible membership at $6.95 a month. Additional offers to be announced through the holiday season.
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Prime Video: Between November 29 and December 5, Prime members can enjoy 50% off to rent or buy on new release movies.
The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show, Prime Video’s first foray into the holiday special space, will premiere globally on Friday, November 29. The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show will also be accompanied by an official soundtrack available on Amazon Music and other DSPs beginning November 29. Learn more at amazon.com/kaceychristmas.
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on Dash appliances
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Amazon App: The Amazon App allows customers to conveniently shop for their holiday needs – anytime and anywhere – and never miss a great deal. Customers can use the Watch a Deal feature to “Watch a Lightning Deal” and receive a notification on their mobile phone when the deal is about to start. Additionally, first time app users have an opportunity to save big this holiday. New customers will receive $10 the first time they sign-in to the Amazon App and an additional $15 when they make their first purchase on the app.
Alexa Shopping: Customers can add to their Amazon wish list with Alexa by saying, “Alexa, add headphones to my wish list” and track packages and confirm your delivery date with Alexa by saying, “Alexa, where’s my stuff?”
Amazon Business: Save big when shopping for work with deals on everything you need for your business. Find deals on supplies for the office holiday party, employee and client gifts, and items for community donation drives. Stock up for the new year with savings on the business essentials you need. Visit amazon.com/holidayforbusiness, For more information and to sign up for a free business account, visit amazon.com/business.
Amazon Books: Whether customers want to discover a new book for the holidays, test-drive a device, or purchase Amazon Gift Cards, Amazon Books offers gifts for everyone. To find the store nearest you visit: www.amazon.com/stores.
Amazon 4-star: Designed around Amazon.com customers, Amazon 4-star stores feature products that are 4 stars and above, top sellers, new and trending, and most popular from top categories including devices, consumer electronics, toys, games, books, kitchen, and home. To find the store nearest you visit: www.amazon.com/stores.
Amazon Live: Watch Amazon Live’s shoppable Black Friday livestream throughout the day on November 29 for demonstrations on top deal products and cameo appearances from celebrities you love. Tune in starting at 4am PST by visiting www.amazon.com/live.
Treasure Truck: Discover great gifts you never thought of on Treasure Truck. Opt-in by texting ‘TRUCK’ to 24193 and receive notifications for same-day offers – order the item and pick up at the truck the same day. This Black Friday, gift givers who act fast will find an incredible deal on a holiday-must-have tech item on the truck in select cities, while supplies last.
Whole Foods Market: Prime members who shop at Whole Foods Market have access to a number of benefits year-round, like deep discounts on dozens of select popular products each week and an additional 10 percent off hundreds of in-store items. Additionally, Prime members in thousands of cities and towns can shop their local Whole Foods Market store using Amazon.com or the Amazon App.
Woot! offers daily deals on customers’ favorite brands and free shipping for Prime members. Visit woot.com from November 24 through November 29 or download the Woot! App for great deals.
BACK THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, AND BEYOND
is committed to making holiday giving and giving back easier than
jump right into holiday shopping and support your favorite
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starting with smile.amazon.com,
find the same Amazon experience, with the added bonus that Amazon
donate a portion of the purchase price of eligible products to a
charity of your choice.
Lists give charitable organizations an easy way to create wish lists
of products needed, while providing a convenient way for customers
to donate these essential items directly to the causes. Customers
are able to contribute items that are truly critical, to charities
they care about, no matter how big or small. Customers can shop
thousands of Charity Lists by visiting
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RED) Shopathon: For
the third year,
is teaming up with (RED),
the charitable organization founded by Bono
in 2006, to fight AIDS. Amazon is providing customers a single
destination to shop more than 150 (RED) products, including the
exclusive (RED) edition of the all-new Echo, which will be available
for a limited time. For every all-new Echo (RED) edition sold,
Amazon will donate $10 to the Global Fund. Plus, customers
interested in donating to support (RED)’s fight can do so on any
Echo device by simply asking, “Alexa, donate to (RED).” (RED)
products will be available starting today at amazon.com/red.
DELIVERY MADE EASY
addition to free delivery on more than 100 million items for all
Amazon customers, Amazon has expanded its fast, free, and convenient
delivery options for Prime members and customers this holiday season:
and Reliable One-Day and Same-Day Delivery.
Throughout the season, Prime members in the U.S. can shop a
selection of over 10 million items for Prime Free One-Day Delivery
and millions of items available for Same-Day Delivery in 46 major
metropolitan areas. Not a Prime member yet? Join Prime or start a
30-day free trial at www.amazon.com/prime.
and FREE grocery delivery: Now
Prime members get free and fast grocery delivery from
Selection includes a variety of products for all your holiday needs,
from meat to seafood, produce, snacks, and household essentials,
with options for fast one- and two-hour delivery windows. Prime
members who live in one of the more than 2,000 cities and towns
where grocery delivery is available can request an invitation to
shop Amazon Fresh or Whole Foods Market delivery. Learn more at
and delivery on your terms: This
holiday season, customers can pick up their packages at a number of
including thousands of in-store staffed Counter
pickup points across the U.S. within Rite
as well as at Health
Mart independent pharmacies.
Additionally, tens of millions of products can be easily and
conveniently delivered to 900 cities and towns across the country
To find an Amazon Hub location, visit amazon.com/Hub.
In addition, Prime members in 50 U.S. cities and surrounding areas
can also enjoy secure, convenient package delivery with Key by
Each day, Profitero monitors prices and other data on more than 450 million product pages at more than 8,000 online retailers. For this study, Profitero analyzed daily prices collected from July 8, 2019 to September 30, 2019 across 19 leading online retailers. Categories analyzed included Appliances, Baby, Beauty, Electronics, Grocery, Home Furniture, Household Supplies, Music & CDs, Office Supplies, Pet Supplies, Sports & Outdoors, Tools & Home Improvement, Toys & Games, and Video Games. The study only compares prices collected on the same day, with both retailers in-stock. Amazon prices reflect 1P only on Amazon.com, exclusive of Fresh and Prime Now. The other retailer online prices studied could reflect promoted prices, but exclude coupons, other discounts that require additional shopper action, or special prices available through retailer-specific programs such as Target REDcard.
Believers of all ages can send letters and deliver wishes to children with critical illnesses
For every letter sent, Macy’s will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish, up to $1 million
for the 12th
consecutive holiday season giving the gift of joy to children with
critical illnesses. From now through
Dec. 24, 2019,
Macy’s is asking customers of all ages to write letters to Santa
and drop them off in stores in Macy’s red Believe
or submit them online at macys.com/believe.
each letter sent, Macy’s will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish,
up to $1 million, to help children’s life-changing wishes across
America come true.
2003, Macy’s has donated more than $122 million to Make-A-Wish,
including more than $19 million through the annual Believe
helping grant more than 14,500 wishes and impacting
more than 2.9 million people, including wish kids and their families,
volunteers, community groups, medical professionals and more. In
addition to mailing your letter to Santa, find writing guides, local
wish stories and more at macys.com/believe.
the conversation on social by tagging #MacysBelieve.)
wishes granted through Macy’s Believe campaign can help Make-A-Wish
children battling critical illnesses build the hope and strength they
need to fight harder and see the impossible become possible. There
are thousands of wishes currently waiting to be granted, including
the wishes of these five Make-A-Wish children who are the faces of
this year’s Macy’s Believe campaign.
Company Is Halfway To Meeting Its Pledge Goal Of $5M To Support Various Community Organizations
On the eve of the company opening its newest flagship store in New York City (57th Street and Broadway), Nordstrom is proud to announce its continued commitment to supporting the local New York City community through its new partnership with Good+Foundation, a leading nonprofit that works to dismantle multi-generational poverty by pairing donations of goods with innovative services to help low-income families.
year, Nordstrom announced its commitment to give $5 million dollars
to the community of New York City by the end of 2020 through a
combination of enterprise investments and grants. Good+Foundation
is the newest addition to the portfolio, receiving a community grant
of $250,000 to support programmatic work across all five boroughs of
New York. This work will include helping deliver essential items like
cribs, diapers and strollers as well as providing access to family
services like job training, couples counseling and parenting classes
with the long term goal of creating a healthier, safer environment
for parents and children. Nordstrom will also be supporting the
foundation through its 2019 NYC in-store holiday campaign and
believe one of our most important responsibilities as a company is
giving back to the diverse communities where we live and work,”
said Jamie Nordstrom, president of stores. “As we celebrate
the opening of Nordstrom NYC, our Manhattan Flagship store, we are
thrilled to be partnering with Good+Foundation to help improve the
lives of thousands of local children and families.”
in 2001 in New York City, Good+Foundation partners with
approximately 75 innovative anti-poverty programs in the country,
including 30 partners across all five boroughs. The organization’s
goal is to incentivize parental enrollment and participation in
programs like job training, anger management, healthy relationships
and addressing trauma to improve the outcome for families. With an
annual donation of over $7 million worth of products, Good+Foundation
has earned a 4-star rating on Charity Navigator for the sixth
consecutive year as well as accreditation by the Better Business
Bureau‘sWise Giving Alliance for transparency, efficiency
is proud to be part of the philanthropic investment Nordstrom is
making to New York City,” says Jessica Seinfeld,
Good+Foundation president and founder. “Nordstrom is
committed to improving the lives of children and families, and
through this partnership, thousands more fathers and mothers will
receive essential goods like strollers, car seats, diapers and
clothes when they achieve milestones like getting a GED or completing
a parenting class.“
year, Nordstrom donates millions of dollars to hundreds of nonprofit
organizations across the U.S. and Canada,
with the majority of giving focused on organizations and programs
that empower youth, support children and care for families. In 2018,
Nordstrom supported more than 600 organizations and $12M
the communities where the company does business. Additional
information on Nordstrom’s charitable giving efforts can be found at
100% Of Kohl’s Net Profit To Benefit Nonprofit Organizations That Improve The Well-Being Of Children And Families
families to celebrate and give back this holiday season with its newKohl’s
which includes special books and plush bundles featuring everyone’s
favorite characters from Disney Frozen
and more. Each plush and book bundle in the collection gives families
fun ways to connect with each other and their favorite characters
this season, with 100 percent of Kohl’s net profit benefiting
nonprofit organizations that improve the health and wellness of
children and families nationwide.
at just $9 each, the Kohl’s
collection is available now for a limited time while supplies last at
all Kohl’s stores nationwide and on Kohls.com.
Families can bring home character bundles featuring their Disney
Frozen 2 friends Anna, Elsa and Olaf, as well as other favorite
holiday characters like Rudolph, the Grinch, Santa, Elmo, and Elf.
new Kohl’s Cares Collection includes:
Best Friends book and coordinating Anna plush
Frozen and coordinating Elsa plush
Olaf! and coordinating Olaf plush
Rudolph and the Reindeer Games book and coordinating Rudolph plush
to Catch Santa book and coordinating Santa plush
to Catch an Elf and coordinating Elf plush
the Night Before Christmas on Sesame Street and coordinating Elmo
the Grinch Stole Christmas! and coordinating Grinch plush
From a limited-edition 007 Aston Martin to a Michelin-starred Taste of Italy, the 2019 Fantasy Gifts are revealed in a digital campaign brought to life by award-winning actress Rachel Brosnahan, filmed in Neiman Marcus at Hudson Yards
Today, Neiman Marcusunveiled the 2019 Christmas Book, a curated selection of nearly 800 extraordinary holiday gifts for everyone on the customers’ wish lists. Included in the Christmas Book are the legendaryNeiman Marcus Fantasy Gifts, which celebrate their 60th anniversary and were unveiled last night at an event in Neiman Marcus at Hudson Yards.
Neiman Marcus Christmas Book and our Fantasy Gifts are a tradition
that customers look forward to year-after-year,” said Lana
Todorovich, President and Chief Merchandising Officer, Neiman Marcus.
“For the 60th anniversary of Fantasy Gifts, we’ve pulled out
all the stops – both with the gifts themselves and the way we’re
unveiling them to customers.“
The 2019 Fantasy Gifts will delight customers this holiday season through a series of videos starring award-winning actress Rachel Brosnahan. “Rachel perfectly brings our Fantasy Gifts to life and truly reveals them in a magical way to our customers,” said Todorovich. The series, which will be promoted through Neiman Marcus’ social channels, introduces each gift in a whimsical way that evokes the feeling of holiday nostalgia. In addition, for everyFantasy Gift purchased with a Neiman Marcus credit card, purchasers will receive an InCircle membership to the President’s Circle; subject to credit approval.
year’s Christmas Book also presents an assortment of
extraordinary holiday gifts across a broad range of categories and
price points. A few notable and exclusive gifts include a Neiman
Marcus-edition Moët & Chandon Vending Machine
($35,000, page 29), a Versace Punching Bag
($1,550, page 184), a Bey Berk Cigar Humidor
($165, page 205), and a Funboy Holiday
Inflatable Snowmobile($99, page 227), to name a
First published in 1926 as a 16-page booklet, the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book was initially intended as a Christmas card to the store’s best customers. Over the years, the book has evolved into a legendary source for alluring and spectacular gifts while maintaining its personal and timeless touch.
GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK Neiman Marcus has a history of giving back and community outreach has always been an integral part of the company’s core values. In 2018, the efforts of The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation impacted more than 2.5 million children. As in years past, a portion of every Fantasy Gift is donated to the foundation, bringing art-enriching experiences nationwide.
year, Neiman Marcus continues its three year partnership with the
& Girls Clubs of America, an
organization committed to offering resources to help benefit 4.3
million kids and teens nationwide to reach their full potential as
productive, caring and responsible citizens. Neiman Marcus has
pledged a $750,000 financial commitment over three years to focus
both on local and national programs aimed at bringing meaningful art
experiences to communities in need.
2019 Fantasy Gifts include:
ASTON MARTIN DESIGNED BY DANIEL CRAIG
your secret agent fantasies in an Aston
Martin DBS Superleggeradesigned by 007 himself, Daniel Craig. Available in a
run of seven – naturally – each limited-edition car comes in a
beautiful inky blue and features a powerful twin-turbo 5.2-liter V12
engine, producing immense torque and extraordinary in-gear
performance. As if that weren’t enough, you’ll also receive one of
only seven limited-edition, all-platinum Seamaster Diver 300M
OMEGA timepieces – each featuring a unique hand-engraved case
back – plus tickets to the world premiere of No Time to Die,
the 25th installment in the James Bond series.
the purchase of each 007 Fantasy Gift, 12 percent of the
Fantasy Gift purchase will be donated to The Opportunity Network,
with a guaranteed minimum donation of $330,000; shipping
charges and taxes may apply. Limited production of seven packages
available. ($700,007; page 259-260)
VERY VIP TASTE OF ITALY
all foodies: This gift’s for you. Take a once-in-a-lifetime trip
for two kicking off in Modena, Italy. Get ready for food and fun—and
more food—in the days to come. Visit the Pastificio Di Martino
factory, where you’ll learn the art of Italian pasta making from
third-generation pasta maker Giuseppe Di Martino. The next day
enjoy a cooking lesson from Chef Massimo Bottura, followed by
dinner at an exclusive table inside the wine room of his
three-Michelin-starred restaurant, Osteria Francescana.
Continue with a guided tour of the local markets, all while driving
exotic cars through the Emilia Romagna region, aka “Italy’s
the purchase of the Taste of Italy experience, $10,000 will
be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation and
Pastificio Di Martino will make a donation of $50,000 to
Food for Soul, a cultural project raising awareness of food
waste and social isolation; shipping charges and taxes may apply.
Gift limited to one experience ($200,000; page 265-266)
FASHION WEEK LIKE AN INDUSTRY INSIDER
fashion fantasies will come to life as you and a plus-one jet to New
York City to join a Neiman Marcus insider at FASHION WEEK.
Sit front row at four of the week’s most coveted shows—you’ll get
to pick a look from each designer—hobnob with designers backstage,
and reminisce over the view from the front row with cocktails in hand
at Neiman Marcus at Hudson Yards. You’ll enjoy five-star
treatment from doorstep to red carpet, and you’ll look good while
doing it, thanks to hair, makeup, and styling courtesy of Neiman
the purchase of the Fashion Week experience, $12,000
will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation;
shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience.
($250,000; page 273-274)
IT IN TOKYO WITH SNEAKER LEGEND, JEFF STAPLE
for the latest drops? This is your chance for all-access to the
mastermind of cool collaborations, Jeff Staple. You’ll head to
Tokyo to meet the designer and streetwear icon for a
once-in-a-lifetime experience. Visit Jeff’s favorite boutiques, enjoy
a private dinner with Jeff at his favorite restaurant, Narisawa,
and stay at Aman Tokyo, a five-star hotel conveniently located
near the shopping hubs of Ginza and Shibuya. Then,
every collector’s dream: Throughout 2020, you’ll also receive a
minimum of eight Staple collaborations, each with a signed
letter of authenticity from Jeff himself with the option to have each
the purchase of the Sneaker Legend experience, $7,500
will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation;
shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience.
($110,000; page 267-268)
IN A MAKEUP BY MARIO INSTAGRAM VIDEO
every beauty junkie’s dream come true: an hour in the chair of
makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic. Travel to meet up with Mario
for a personalized makeup session, and see for yourself why
celebrities around the world book him a year in advance. He’ll do
your makeup using some of his favorite products from Neiman Marcus,
and you’ll be featured on his Instagram channel, where he’ll showcase
your ultimate beauty look. The fun doesn’t end there. You’ll receive
tickets to The Masterclass, Mario’s sought-after makeup master
class, including a special meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with
Mario. Finally, you’ll also receive a special package with some of
the products Mario used during your glam experience.
the purchase of the Makeup by Mario experience,$15,000
will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation;
shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience.
($400,000; page 271-272)
CUSTOM PET PARADISE BY ROCKSTAR PUPPY AND DENISE RICHARDS
your dog feel most at home in a Cape Cod beach cottage or a Brooklyn
brownstone? Maybe his style’s more midcentury modern with a
traditional twist. In any case, make your pampered pet feel right at
home in a one-of-a-kind doghouse, produced in collaboration with
Rockstar Puppy, purveyors of a luxe canine lifestyle, and
actress/animal lover Denise Richards. Houses are designed to
your specifications inside and out, and nothing is off limits. You’ll
share your vision with Jessica Clark, the creative mind behind
Rockstar Puppy, discuss the design with Denise via video chat, and
then Rockstar Puppy will work its magic, bringing your unique
creation to life.
the purchase of the Pet Paradise gift,$5,000 will be
donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation and Denise
Richards will make a donation of $25,000 to American
Humane Society; shipping charges and taxes may apply.
Limited to one gift. ($70,000; page 269-270)
BEHIND THE SCENES EXPERIENCE WITH BOUCHERON
treasure trove awaits at 26 Place Vendôme in Paris, home of
Maison Boucheron since 1893. Meet Creative Director Claire
Choisne and enjoy exclusive access to the house’s workshops and
design studio, where you’ll get an up-close look at the artistry that
goes into creating each spectacular piece. Take home the exclusive
Perle Au Trésor, a precious objet d’art that opens to reveal
a necklace, bracelet, and two broaches. Then, retire in style with
luxury accommodations, including two nights at Le 26,
Boucheron’s stunning Place Vendôme apartment. You and your guest
will be among the few to stay in the highly exclusive apartment,
which was added during a recent refurbishment of the historic
building, formally known as Hôtel de Nocé. Très magnifique.
the purchase of the Boucheron experience, $35,000 will
be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation; shipping
charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience.
($695,000 page 261-262)
A COUTURE PAIR OF CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTINS
jetting to Paris to paint the town red à la Christian Louboutin.
You and a guest will visit the designer’s favorite haunts and browse
the original Christian Louboutin boutique on rue Jean
Jacques Rousseau, where you’ll select five pairs from the latest
collection. Next, you’ll visit the designer’s atelier and work with
the atelier director and a group of master artisans to design your
very own one-of-a-kind custom couture shoe. Wine and dine at
Michelin-starred restaurant Divellec, enjoy a show at the
legendary cabaret club, the Crazy Horse, and call it a night
in a two-bedroom signature suite at the luxurious Mandarin
Oriental, Paris, an award-winning, five-star hotel on chic rue
Saint-Honoré. After you’ve bid Paris au revoir and returned home,
your one-of-a-kind pair of shoes and an original sketch of the design
from Mr. Louboutin himself will be delivered to your door.
the purchase of the Christian Louboutin experience, $18,000
will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation;
shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience.
($125,000; page 263-264)
AROUND THE WORLD
For the first time ever, Neiman Marcus presents an additional Fantasy Gift accessible exclusively to InCircle members. Circle the World with InCircle will take customers aboard a Privé Jet to five world-class destinations with luxury accommodations. Guests will stay three nights at each location, then board the private jet to set off to the next location. The luxurious adventure begins at Kasbah Tamadot near Marrakech, Morocco, then off to Lefay Resort & Spa near Dolomiti, Italy, next Ice Hotel in Sweden, then Jade Mountain in St. Lucia, and the trip culminates at The Lodge at Blue Sky in Utah. For more information and to join InCircle, visit www.incircle.com. ($575,000)
Neiman Marcus!” said award winning actress Rachel Brosnahan.
“After 60 years you’ve simply outdone yourself. Nothing puts me
in the holiday spirit like these glamorous goodies… an 11-room
doggie mansion, a 10 out of 10 makeover by Mario, nine courses of the
Italian countryside, eight Jeff Staple collaborations, 007’s Aston
Martin, six pairs of Louboutins, five curated destinations, four
fashion week shows, three Boucheron baubles. This holiday season, the
gift of fantasy is two words and one of a kind… Neiman Marcus.”
Neiman Marcus is a Dallas-based luxury retailer, providing luxury customers access to exclusive and emerging brands, anticipatory service, and unique experiences since 1907. Each day, Neiman Marcus digitally connects with customers around the world while delighting them with interesting, interactive, and immersive experiences across a physical 43-store presence in the U.S. From delectable dining and indulgent beauty services to bespoke experiences and exclusive products, there’s something for everyone. Neiman Marcus is part of the Neiman Marcus Group, which is comprised of a multi-branded, luxury shopping experience under the Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodma, Neiman Marcus Last Call, and Horchow brand names. To keep up with the latest news and events happening at Neiman Marcus, visit www.neimanmarcus.com or follow the brand on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and WeChat.
New $14.6 Million Weill Gift To Support Carnegie Hall’s Artistic and Educational Initiatives, Including Music Education and Teacher Training Programs in New York City Public Schools
Hall announced that, thanks to a generous $14.6
million gift, Joan and Sanford I. Weill and The Weill
Family Foundation have earned the unique distinction of becoming
the first private donors in Carnegie Hall’s history to reach the $100
million threshold in cumulative lifetime giving.
new gift to Carnegie Hall’s 125th Anniversary Campaign will
provide important support to Carnegie Hall’s artistic and educational
initiatives with $5 million specifically earmarked to underwrite the
Hall’s music education and teacher training programs in New York City
I. Weill joined the Carnegie Hall Board of Trustees in
1983, was elected Chairman in 1991, and then President in 2015. For
more than three decades, Mr. Weill and his wife, Joan, have
been centerstage for each of Carnegie Hall’s major milestones,
generously supporting the 1986 historic restoration of the main
auditorium (now Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage) and recital
hall (now Weill Recital Hall); the building of the Hall’s
endowment fund in the late 1990s; the construction of Zankel Hall
and establishment of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute in
2003; and the renovation of the Hall’s Studio Towers, creating
a home for music education on the building’s upper floors, in 2014.
committed fundraiser who has always led by example, campaigns led or
co-chaired by Mr. Weill have raised $525 million for Carnegie Hall’s
endowment and capital projects. Thanks to the stewardship of Mr.
Weill and his fellow trustees, Carnegie Hall’s endowment has grown
from $4 million in 1991 to more than $320 million today. Under the
auspices of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, the Hall’s
music education and community programs have expanded ten-fold and
continue to grow, now serving more than 600,000 people around the
can’t remember a time when Carnegie Hall hasn’t been a central part
of Joan and my life,” said Sanford I. Weill, Carnegie Hall’s
President. “We are so proud of everything that has been
accomplished here over the years, especially in the area of music
education, with kids having the chance to experience great music at
the finest concert hall and develop their potential through music. It
is very rewarding to think about how this amazing hall will be
enjoyed by future generations. We truly think the best is yet to
my pleasure to congratulate Sandy and Joan on this incredible
milestone and thank them for their unparalleled generosity to our
community,” said Robert F. Smith, Chairman of Carnegie
Hall’s Board of Trustees. “Stretching over decades, their
advocacy for Carnegie Hall has been inspiring to so many of us. Their
dedication to this Hall is built on our joint belief that music and
education have the power to transform lives—and their work toward
our cause will continue to make a true impact.”
have always admired Sandy and Joan’s deep passion for Carnegie Hall,
their massive commitment to music education, and their focus on
ensuring that this iconic place is always safeguarded, continually
evolving to meet the needs of today’s audiences and the world’s
finest artists,” said Clive Gillinson, Executive and
Artistic Director of Carnegie Hall. “In my work with Sandy,
he has always been a forward-thinking leader who, in asking the best
questions and testing ideas, has always had the best interest of
Carnegie Hall at heart. I could not have wished for a better partner
for all that we aspired to achieve together for Carnegie Hall over
the last fourteen years.”
the beginning of his service to the Hall, Mr. Weill worked closely
with Stern and board leaders to safeguard the famed concert venue, a
building saved from demolition in 1960, however still in dire need of
restoration. Upon joining the board, Mr. Weill co-chaired, with
then-Chairman James D. Wolfensohn, the $60 million Campaign
for Carnegie Hall, leading to the historic 28-week restoration of
Carnegie Hall’s main auditorium and recital hall in 1986, a project
that modernized the Hall’s facilities and brought these two concert
venues back to their original glory. The Carnegie Hall Recital
Hall was reopened in January 1987, renamed as the Joan and
Sanford I. Weill Recital Hall in recognition of the Weills’
leadership and generous support.
other major highlights of Mr. Weill’s board leadership was the
completion and unveiling of the Judy and Arthur Zankel
Hall—Carnegie Hall’s $100 million modern, underground concert
venue—which opened in 2003, paving the way for expanded performance
and education programming. Also in 2003, Carnegie Hall established
the Weill Music Institute (WMI), the new umbrella under which
the Hall’s existing education and community programs would be
significantly expanded with a goal of reaching increased local,
national, and international audiences. The work of WMI was buoyed by
a new endowment supporting music education created earlier that year
with more than $60 million raised in one night at a March 2003 gala
celebrating Mr. Weill’s 70th birthday and his 20th anniversary as a
trustee. Today, WMI programs engage with 600,000 people around the
world each season, including more than 55,000 students and teachers
in New York City public schools. Carnegie Hall currently dedicates
approximately $14 million of its budget to support these programs
recently, Mr. Weill led Carnegie Hall’s Studio Towers Renovation
Project campaign, a comprehensive undertaking that has created
inspirational new spaces for music education on the Hall’s upper
floors while also fully refurbishing the Hall’s backstage areas and
offices. The $230 million project was capped in 2014 with the opening
of the new 61,000 square-foot Judith and Burton Resnick Education
Wing, comprised of 24 new rooms for music education, including
the double-height Weill Music Room. Adjacent to the new wing are new
spaces for entertaining including the Weill Terrace Room and
the Weill Terrace, a new outdoor roof terrace that serves as
an ideal gathering place for those engaged in Carnegie Hall events
and Joan Weill continue to be very active and generous
philanthropists, supporting organizations around the globe. In
addition to his post with Carnegie Hall, Mr. Weill is Chairman
Emeritus of Weill Cornell Medical College; Founder and
Chairman of the National Academy Foundation; Chairman of the
Executive Council at University of California, San Francisco;
Chancellor’s Advisory Board member at University of California,
Davis; Board of Visitors member at University of California,
Berkeley; Chairman of the Lang Lang International Music
Foundation; and Honorary Chair of the Committee Encouraging
Corporate Philanthropy. He is a member of the prestigious
American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
tireless champion for social service and cultural organizations for
decades, Joan Weill is a member of the Board of Overseers at
University of California, San Francisco; Co-Chairman of the
New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine Women’s Health
Symposium; Co-Chairman of the Weill Music Institute Advisory
Council at Carnegie Hall; past Chairman of Paul Smith’s
College of the Adirondacks; past President and board member of
Citymeals-On-Wheels; and former executive committee member of
Women in Need. A driving force in the growth of Alvin
Ailey, Joan is Chairman Emerita and continues to serve on the
board. Married 64 years, the Weills received the 2009 Carnegie
Medal of Philanthropy and the 2017 Kennedy Center Award for
the Human Spirit in recognition of their philanthropic efforts.
1891, Carnegie Hall has set the international standard for excellence
in performance as the aspirational destination for the world’s finest
musicians. Carnegie Hall presents a wide range of performances each
season on its three stages—the renowned Stern Auditorium / Perelman
Stage, intimate Weill Recital Hall, and innovative Zankel
Hall—including concert series curated by acclaimed artists and
composers; citywide festivals featuring collaborations with leading
New York City cultural institutions; orchestral performances, chamber
music, new music concerts, and recitals; and the best in jazz, world,
and popular music. Complementing these performance activities,
Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute creates extensive music
education, community, and social impact programs that serve people of
all ages in the New York City area, nationally, and internationally,
playing a central role in Carnegie Hall’s commitment to making great
music accessible to as many people as possible. For more information,
One Hundred Percent of Proceeds from the Limited-Edition T-Shirt Benefit Hurricane Victims in The Bahamas
Rock International, a global hospitality and entertainment brand
owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, today
announced its support for those affected by Hurricane Dorian
with the launch of its Bahamas Strong T-Shirt. The
limited-edition merchandise item will be sold at Rock Shops®
inside Hard Rock® properties throughout North America and in
select areas of Latin America. Hard Rock will distribute one hundred
percent of the proceeds from its Bahamas Strong T-Shirt to the
Bahamian Red Cross through the Hard Rock Heals Foundation®
to aid those affected by Hurricane Dorian. The shirt features the
Bahamian national flag alongside the classic Hard Rock logo and Hard
Rock’s “Love All Serve All” mantra, displaying the
brand’s commitment to helping the communities in which it serves.
venues in 75 countries spanning 259 locations that include
owned/licensed or managed Hotels, Casinos, Rock Shops® and Cafes –
Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally
recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar,
Hard Rock owns the world’s most valuable collection of music
memorabilia at more than 83,000 pieces, which are displayed at its
locations around the globe.
Rock International, the Seminole Tribe of Florida and Seminole Gaming
are committed to aiding the people of The Bahamas following the
devastating impact of Hurricane Dorian,” said Jim Allen,
Chairman of Hard Rock International and CEO of Seminole Gaming. “As
a global brand with a long-standing history in The Bahamas, this is
an effort that is close to our hearts. Providing all of the proceeds
from our Bahamas Strong T-Shirt sales to assist in the hurricane
relief efforts is just scratching the surface for the level of
support we intend to provide.”
Rock’s Bahamas Strong T-Shirt launch comes on the heels of the
Seminole Tribe of Florida’s support for Hurricane Dorian victims, in
which they successfully delivered water bottles to those on the
ground in Freeport on Grand Bahama Island during a five-day airlift
that began on Sept. 6. In addition, Seminole Gaming provided the
Bahamian government with critical items sourced from each of its
Florida properties to contribute to the relief efforts.
Hard Rock Heals Foundation® is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable
organization and oversees all philanthropic outreach for Hard Rock
International. The Hard Rock Heals Foundation exists to
improve lives through the power of music. Since its inception in
1971, Hard Rock International has brought people together through the
power of music and have developed partnerships with artists ranging
from emerging to iconic in support of charitable efforts around the
world. The Hard Rock Heals Foundation provides grants and assistance
to individuals whose goal is to heal through the power of music.
Partnerships with like-minded, music-centric organizations allow Hard
Rock Heals Foundation the opportunity to improve lives and promote
2018, Hard Rock International was recognized as a Forbes
Magazine Top Employer for Women and Land
Operator of the Year at the Global Gaming Awards. In 2019,
Hard Rock International was honored as one of Forbes Magazine’s
America’s Best Large Employers, Forbes
Magazine’s Top Employers for Women and No. 1 in
J.D. Power‘s 2019 North America Hotel Guest
Satisfaction Study among Upper Upscale Hotel Chains. Hard
Rock destinations are located in the world’s greatest international
gateway cities, including its two most successful flagship properties
in Florida and home to the world’s first Guitar Hotel® in
South Florida, where its headquarters are located. The
brand is owned by HRI parent entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida.
For more information on Hard Rock International visit
The Renowned Chef’s Collective Of Chefs To Reimagine Recipes And Partner With Elite Napa Wineries To Raise Funds For Children’s Museum Of Napa Valley
Chef Charlie Palmer announces American Fare, a celebration of American cuisine, will take place Monday, November 18 at Charlie Palmer Steak and Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar at Archer Hotel Napa. At American Fare, the Charlie Palmer Collective of chefs will each partner with top Napa Valley Cabernet producers to recreate recipes from Charlie Palmer’s American Fare cookbook. Guests will get to taste and judge who they think is best. Proceeds from this one-of-a-kind event will benefit the Children’s Museum of Napa Valley. Hotel packages and à la carte tickets are now available for purchase on american-fare.com.
than 30 years ago, I made a commitment to featuring regional American
ingredients at Aureole,”
said Chef Charlie Palmer. “Since
then, our collective’s footprint has expanded tremendously but my
dedication to the constant progression of domestic cuisine is
unwavering. I’m excited to see how this next generation of talented
chefs has reimagined my Progressive American recipes.”
feature sustainably raised, heritage breed, antibiotic-free pork,
beef, poultry and game courtesy of
a family-owned company dedicated to using humane, all-natural and
regenerative farming methods.
Lopez, Jr., Executive Chef – Charlie Palmer Steak Napa
Collins, Executive Pastry Chef – Charlie Palmer Steak Napa
Romano, Executive Chef – Dry Creek Kitchen
Kaufman, Executive Pastry Chef – Dry Creek Kitchen
“Lalo” Saavedra, Executive Chef – Charlie Palmer Steak Las
Grégoire, Executive Chef – Aureole Las Vegas
Mahoney, Executive Chef – Charlie Palmer Steak Reno
Engel, Executive Chef – Aureole NY
Marulanda, Executive Chef – Upper Story/Crimson & Rye
Ferraro, Director of Culinary Concepts, Charlie Palmer Collective
Ellis, Executive Chef – Charlie Palmer Steak DC
Wineries & Additional Stations
November 18, 2019
| 6:00-9:00 p.m. | Archer Hotel Grand Salon
Charlie Palmer’s American Fare showcases the very best of food and
wine with American-inspired bites by the master chef along with
creations from the Charlie Palmer Collective, all paired with iconic
Napa Valley Cabernet wines. Guests will enjoy live music by Full
Fare After Party with Tito’s Handmade Vodka*
November 18, 2019 | 9:00-11:00 p.m. | Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar
the American Fare experience with a VIP after party with hand-crafted
cocktails featuring Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Mingle with Charlie
Palmer, guest chefs and winemakers with the best views in Napa.
party tickets must be purchased with an American Fare event ticket.
& Hotel Packages
A limited number of Archer Hotel Napa lodging packages are also available for purchase via american-fare.com
Lodging Package ($550)
Night Accommodations for Two in Deluxe King Guest Room
Tickets to Charlie Palmer’s American Fare Event
Tickets to American Fare After Party with Tito’s Handmade Vodka
American Fare is sponsored in part by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Joyce Farms and Fiji. For more information and a complete listing of sponsors, visit american-fare.com.
Trunk Club announced
its new charitable platform, Trunk Club Cares, focused on
improving job training and preparedness in local communities through
partnerships with nonprofitsDress
for Successand Career
Club committed more than $30,000 and employee volunteers to both
organizations, which serve communities through innovative programming
designed to help individuals find employment.
“At Trunk Club, we understand the power of a good outfit and how that boost of confidence can impact your day-to-day work and career, regardless of your experience or where you are in your career,” said Fanya Chandler, president of Trunk Club. “We designed this program by listening carefully to our employees’ and customers’ passions for giving back. We’re proud and honored to support both of these organizations that share our values and are making a tremendous impact in our communities.“
Club partnered with Dress for Success to host four
volunteer days for employees at their boutiques where employees
worked with program clients to create interview outfits.
Additionally, Trunk Club hosted a resume boot camp during which Dress
for Success clients learned about interview best practices and had
mock interviews with Trunk Club employees. Finally, Trunk Club
stylists shared their time and style expertise to outfit 20 Dress for
Success clients and senior executives in Chicago for a fashion show
for Success is a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to
empowering women to achieve financial independence by providing a
network of support, professional attire and the development tools to
help them thrive in work and in life. The organization’s programs
center on workforce development, employment retention, financial
literacy as well as leadership and civic responsibility. These
programs rely on the generosity of corporate sponsors and a staff of
more than 25,000 volunteers worldwide. To date, Dress for Success has
helped more than one million women and operates in nearly 30
countries in more than 150 cities. (For more information, visit
“We’re so happy to partner with an organization so well aligned with our mission,” said Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success. “Trunk Club is doing important work in their communities to help people become financially independent and reach their goals.”
Club is also teaming up with Career Gear by providing employee
volunteers who provide pro-bono styling services to program
may provide the suit, but we are really in the confidence business.
We want to help men help themselves while they strive to live their
best lives,” said Jesseca Kendall, director of
community engagement at Career Gear.
over 20 years, Career Gear‘s mission has been to provide men
with the tools they need to successfully achieve financial
independence and become stronger members of their communities. We
work tirelessly to boost confidence for improved employment outcomes
by focusing on image presentation. (For more information, visit
addition to these partnerships, Trunk Club continues to be active in
its local communities with employee-driven activations. Annually,
employees nominate and vote on their favorite charitable
organizations to receive grants that help achieve their missions.
Last year’s winning organizations were Chicago’s Anti-Cruelty
Society, St. Jude’s Children’s, and the Alzheimer’s
Club is a Chicago-based personalized styling service for men and
women, offering both virtual and in-person shopping options. Shoppers
can visit Trunk Club’s retail Clubhouses in Boston, Chicago,
Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, Washington D.C., for an in-person
styling session or custom fitting for any occasion. For those who
prefer an at-home experience, Trunk Club offers a virtual styling
option, where a personal stylist sends a curated Trunk of clothing to
their home based on the customer’s style, fit, and lifestyle
preferences. Trunk Club offers everything from weekend casual
clothing to formal wear, and as a subsidiary of Nordstrom, the
clothes and service are on par with those standards. (For more
information, visit www.trunkclub.com.)
This year’s assortment includes: celebrity-designed water bottles from Pottery Barn Teen; playful ornaments inspired by patients’ artwork and a special edition Anywhere Chair® from Pottery Barn Kids; a ceramic catchall and whimsical ornaments from Pottery Barn; keepsake ornaments and totes from Mark & Graham; double-sided knit and faux fur throws from West Elm; as well as a mug set, spatulas and chocolate confections featuring patients’ artwork from Williams Sonoma.
“We are incredibly grateful for the imaginative and meaningful ways Williams-Sonoma, Inc. creates opportunities for people of all generations to engage in the lifesaving mission of St. Jude, especially around the holiday season,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., president and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “By introducing ornaments inspired by St. Jude patient artwork, designing beautiful gifts, and inviting celebrity friends to create items as well, the brands are helping raise critical funds and awareness for St. Jude to fulfill its mission: Finding cures. Saving children.”
Inc. has partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital since
2005 through various fundraising efforts.
“Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a proud partner of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and is honored to have helped in its lifesaving mission for the past 15 years,” said Laura Alber, president and CEO of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. “Thanks to the generosity of our customers and employees we have raised more than $47 million since 2005, and we look forward to continuing to support the hospital in its tireless efforts with the launch of these exclusive holiday collections.”
of each brand’s St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital assortment
is listed below:
Barn Teen releases
special edition water bottles featuring one-of-a-kind artwork by
Olympic medal freeskier and actor Gus
actor and singer Cody
singer and songwriter Austin
Olympic Gold medal gymnast Laurie
and actress and entrepreneur Genevieve
The celebrity artwork includes song lyrics (Cody Simpson),
out-of-this world graphics (Genevieve Hannelius), a simplistic and
serene nod to nature (Austin Mahone) as well as personal mantras
such as “Be Kind” (Laurie Hernandez) and “Be True” (Gus
Kenworthy). Twenty-five percent of the purchase price from each
water bottle sale will directly benefit St.
Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Barn Kids introduces
four new ornaments inspired by artwork from patients at St. Jude
Children’s Research Hospital. This year’s playful felt ornaments
include a colorful sequined rainbow fish, an animated pine tree,
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus. Pottery Barn Kids is
also releasing a special edition Anywhere
benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The
St. Jude Peanut Bear Cozy Sherpa Anywhere Chair®
is GREENGUARD Gold Certified and the perfect cozy kid-size chair for
reading, relaxing or snuggling. Fifty percent of the purchase price
from the ornaments and twenty-five percent of the purchase price of
the Anywhere Chair® will directly benefit St. Jude Children’s
a collection of products benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research
Hospital, including two holiday ornaments and a ceramic catchall
featuring the word “LOVE” written in nostalgic green and red
plaid lettering. The holiday ornaments are both Fair Trade Certified
and include a St.
Jude teddy bear wearing
a cozy hat and scarf, as well as a whimsical pair of felt reindeer
holding a heart. Twenty-five percent of the purchase price will
directly benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
& Graham debuts
holiday ornaments with personalization options designed to become
forever keepsakes. An inscription, such as a date, or a child’s
name can be engraved on the timeless boy or girl silhouette
ornaments, which are available in gold or silver-plating.
Additionally, Mark & Graham will offer a 100% cotton canvas
totes bearing the same timeless boy or girl silhouette and a child’s
name. Free gift wrapping is included. Twenty percent of the purchase
price will directly benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
two special edition,
double-sided knit and faux fur throws
benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Each
St. Jude Faux Fur Chunky Knit Throw
offers style and comfort, and is certified healthy for you and the
environment through Oeko-Tex® textile certification. The
West Elm St. Jude Faux Fur Chunky Knit Throw is
available in Natural Canvas and Heathered Pewter. Fifty percent of
the purchase price will directly benefit St. Jude Children’s
a collection of products benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research
Hospital including spatulas, a mug and chocolate confections. The
Jude Spatulas for Williams Sonoma
feature festive holiday designs inspired by artwork created by St.
Jude patients. The set of four St.
Jude Gold Heart Mugs
features a gleaming heart created from real gold. The St.
Jude Chocolate Thins
are prepared directly on the celebrated Poundbury
Estate by British Master chocolatier House of Dorchester and
the paper wrappers feature original drawings by the young patients
of St. Jude. Twenty-five percent of the purchase price will directly
benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world
understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other
life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures.
Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer
Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to
children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the
overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than
80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude
won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares
the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means
doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save
thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude
for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family
should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude
mission by visiting stjude.org,
Shop Brand-New Designer Goods Priced Up To 80% Off At Three-Day Fundraising Event
Tickets Available For VIP Reception, Early-Access + GA Shopping On Nov. 14; Free Public Sale Nov. 15 + 16
Works, a NYC non-profit organization that provides advocacy,
support and lifesaving services to those impacted by homelessness and
HIV/AIDS, will host its annual Fashion for Action fundraiser
November 14-16, 2019. The highly anticipated event, brings
together the best in entertainment and fashion for an exclusive
shopping experience at the Housing Works Thrift Shop flagship
location in Chelsea. The three-day event will kick off on November
14thwith a series of ticketed affairs
that include a VIP reception, early-access and general admission
shopping, culminating in a sale that is open to the public November
event is sponsored by Amida Care, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.,
BCM One, BMO Bank, Comserv, Synoptek, and Our/ New York Vodka.
for Action began in 2004 with founding chair Andre Leon Talley
and the late Natasha Richardson at the helm. Past event chairs
have also included Thom Browne, Patricia Clarkson, Francisco
Costa, Dree Hemingway, Marc Jacobs, Natalie Joos, Derek Lam and
Rachel Roy. Together with the support of the fashion and
beauty community, the benefit has grown to raise over $5 million
towards the fight against HIV/AIDS in New York City.
For Action 2019 will showcase a bounty of brand-new
merchandise, marked 50-80% off retail prices, donated by the biggest
names in fashion. The sale will feature Men’s and Women’s apparel,
shoes, handbags, accessories, and jewelry from brands that include:
Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Issey Miyake, Coach, Helmut Lang,
Theory, and more!
over 25 years, Housing Works has fueled the fight to end HIV
and Homelessness through fashion. The organization’s 13 Thrift
Shops and signature events directly benefit its trailblazing work in
grassroots activism, healthcare, and housing. Housing Works
led the way during the height of the AIDS crisis in New York City,
and continues to lead resistance efforts across the country in this
current political climate.
benefit will begin with a
VIP Cocktail Reception
gathering industry icons and leaders in fashion and entertainment at
Rubin Museum of Art.
The event will be co-hosted by award-winning actress
TV/radio personality and host of Sirius/XM’s Bevelations on Radio
Andy. They will be joined by event chairs: Bethann
Tony and Grammy Award winner Billy
Silver, Iman, Mickey Boardman, Patricia Field, Phillip Picardi,
Vice President of Fashion Direction, Bloomingdale’s and Michael
VP of Press and Influence, Hermès are Founding Chairs. The reception
will be followed by two ticketed offerings that include early access
and GA providing an opportunity to shop in advance of the public sale
that will run November 15-16. Tickets
are now available for purchase with detailed pricing information
addition to the array of new designer merchandise, Fashion for
Action will include items from the personal wardrobe of a
selection of hand-picked style influencers, Closet Curators.
Showcasing a collection of clothing and accessories that reflect
their own individual style, this year’s Closet Curators include:
Visual Architect and Brand Consultant Kesha McLeod, Will
Taylor of Bright Bazaar, Style Monk’s Jerome LaMaar,
Patrice Farameh from The Curated Collection, Fashion Stylist
and Designer Dennis Kenney/NONDK, PR/Marketing consultant
Logan Horne, theCurvycon Co-founder and Blogger Cece Olisa
as well as the epic 70’s-era costume wardrobe donated by the
acclaimed HBO series The Deuce, now in its final season.
from Fashion for Action support Housing Works‘ ongoing
advocacy and integrated services including trailblazing work to
address the opioid epidemic and prevent overdose deaths.
Fashion for Action 2019
November 14, 2019
Reception 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th
global luxury brand Burberry and authenticated luxury
consignment marketplace The RealReal announced they are
teaming up to promote a more sustainable future for fashion. Through
a new partnership, Burberry and The RealReal are aiming to support
and promote the benefits of a circular economy for fashion by
encouraging customers to extend the life of their products through
resale. Through the pilot launching today, customers who consign
Burberry pieces at The RealReal are being offered an exclusive
personal shopping experience in select Burberry stores across the
MacArthur Foundation estimates
that more than $500 billion of value is lost every year due to
clothing not being utilized or recycled effectively, with some
garments in the U.S. discarded after just seven to 10 wears.
has been at the forefront of sustainability in fashion, with social
and environmental programmes in place for more than 15 years. Driving
a more circular economy for fashion is central to Burberry’s
five-year Responsibility agenda to 2022 and as part of this Burberry
continues to expand ways to reuse, repair, donate and recycle
products and materials. During 2018/19, Burberry reduced its
market-based emissions by 43% and procured 58% of its total energy
(including 68% of its electricity) from renewable sources. Burberry
is now carbon neutral across the Americas region, its EMEIA retail
stores and UK operations, and aims to be 100% carbon neutral by 2022.
key figure in driving industry collaboration, Burberry is a founding
signatory of the UNFCCC’s Fashion Industry Charter for Climate
Action, a signatory of the UN Global Compact, and a core partner of
the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Make Fashion Circular initiative,
working with industry and NGOs to address key impacts of the fashion
industry. Burberry is also a signatory of The Fashion Pact, a global
alliance between 32 of the world’s leading fashion companies to
tackle climate change announced at the 2019 G7 Summit in Biarritz.
the way in creating a more circular economy for fashion is a key
element of our Responsibility agenda,” said Pam Batty, VP
Corporate Responsibility, Burberry. “The RealReal shares our
ambition to promote the circular economy and keep clothing in use for
longer. We know that the enduring quality of Burberry pieces means
their appeal and value is long-lasting. Through this new partnership
we hope to not only champion a more circular future but encourage
consumers to consider all the options available to them when they’re
looking to refresh their wardrobes.”
RealReal is the world’s largest online marketplace for authenticated,
consigned luxury goods. With an expert behind every item, the company
provide a safe and reliable platform for consumers to buy and sell
their luxury items. With morethan 100+ in-house gemologists,
horologists and brand authenticators who inspect thousands of items
available online each day, The RealReal make consigning effortless
with free in-home pickup, drop-off service and direct shipping for
both individual consignors and estates. At its stores in Los Angeles
as well as SoHo and the Upper East Side NYC, customers can shop and
consign and meet with experts to learn more about luxury authenticity
and sustainability. At its 11 Luxury Consignment Offices,
three of which are located in our retail stores, the expert staff
provides free valuations for high-value pieces.
to The RealReal, resale demand for Burberry has increased by 64%
year-on-year, with searches for Burberry on the site rising fastest
among Millennial and Gen Z customers.
brand as storied as Burberry embracing the circular economy
demonstrates the power of resale’s impact on both the luxury market
and the planet,” said Julie Wainwright, CEO of The RealReal.
“I hope together we’ll be a part of pioneering a future in
which circularity is a consideration for every luxury brand.”
on their shared ambition to make fashion circular, Burberry
The RealReal have
made a donation to Materials
for the Arts to
support its work in helping people rethink the way they look at
materials and waste, as well as educating the public on the
importance of creative reuse.
and The RealReal’s generous donation will support MFTA’s nonprofit
partner, Friends of Materials for the Arts, which guides and supports
MFTA’s education and outreach initiatives including free field trips
for students, warehouse operation improvements, public programming,
and professional development for educators. Contributions like this
are essential to its
mission to encourage creative reuse and environmental sustainability
in NYC, which,
empower students to make art, train teachers to bring creative
hands-on projects into the classroom, and keep the warehouse open
later for itsmembers.
program of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, with
support from the Department of Education and Friends of
Materials for the Arts, MFTA is NYC’s largest reuse center
supporting nonprofits with arts programming, public schools, and city
agencies. On average MFTA collects over 1.5m lbs. (approx.700,000
kilograms) of supplies each year which it provides, free of charge,
to its member organizations. In addition to providing materials, MFTA
has an Artist-in-Residence program, an education center, and holds
public events which include gallery openings and community workshops.
Buy a coat at Macy’s stores or on macys.com from October 9 to October 14, and Macy’s, in partnership with Clothes4Souls, will donate a new coat to someone in need
seventh annual “Buy a Coat and We’ll Donate One” campaign
in partnership with nonprofitClothes4Souls.
Oct. 9 to
Macy’s invites its customers to help those in need by purchasing a
coat in the men’s, women’s, junior’s and children’s outerwear
departments in-store and on macys.com.
every coat purchased, Macy’s will donate a brand new coat, up to
35,000 with an average retail value of $40-$100 each, to
provide warmth, hope and dignity to those in need this winter. Since
2013, Macy’s has donated $9.4 million in coats, helping more than
235,000 people. This year, Macy’s and Clothes4Souls will distribute
coats in 25 communities near Macy’s stores and corporate office
locations. Additionally, employee volunteers from Macy’s
Partners in Time program
will assist with sharing the warmth and distributing coats in their
local areas all around the country.
proud that our customers love to give back as much as we do at
Macy’s,” said Sam Harrison Di Scipio, Macy’s vice president
of corporate communications, giving and volunteerism. “Through
our long standing partnership with Clothes4Souls, we’ve been able
to share the warmth with those in need for more than seven years.
We’re grateful for the support of our customers, colleagues and
vendors that have stood behind this important cause with us.”
a division of the nonprofit Soles4Souls,
creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution
of clothing around the world. Clothes4Souls works with nonprofit
partners to distribute both via direct donations to people in need
and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to
create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities.
really is the ‘most wonderful time of year,‘” said Buddy
Teaster, CEO of Clothes4Souls. “Together with the help of
Macy’s, its vendors, and dozens of agencies around the country we
have helped more than 200,000 people, who desperately need a winter
coat to stay warm. We’re thankful to Macy’s for their continued
partnership and helping people in need right here in the U.S.”
donated through the program average in retail price from $40 to $100
and are generously donated from a variety of participating brands
including: 32 Degrees, Calvin Klein,
Celebrity Pink, DKNY, GUESS, Hawke & Co. Outfitter, Kensie,
Laundry by Shelli Segal, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Michael Michael Kors,
Nautica, Sebby Weatherproof.
more information on “The Big Give Back: Buy a Coat and We’ll
Donate One,” visit macys.com/macysgives.
through its Women In Motion program, is partnering with the
creative arts publisher Phaidon and its sister company
Artspace, a leading online marketplace, to launch the new book
Artists. (Link to Great Women
Artists on Artspace.com: www.artspace.com/greatwomenartists)
a partner of the Festival de Cannes, launched Women In
Motion in 2015 to shine a light on women’s contribution to
cinema, both in front of and behind the camera. Since then, the
program has been expanded to include the worlds of photography, arts
and literature. For although creativity is one of the most powerful
forces for change, gender inequality in this areas remains flagrant.
Through its awards, The program recognizes both inspirational figures
and talented young women, while its Talks provide an
opportunity for some of the leading names in cinema and arts to share
their views on women’s representation in their profession. For the
past five years, Women In Motion has been a platform for
helping to change mindsets and to providing thought leadership on
both the role and the recognition given to women in all areas of the
will publish Great Women Artists an
extensive illustrated book on women artists that reflects an era
where art made by women is more prominent than ever. The book tells
the stories of over 400 artists spanning 500 years and reveals a
parallel yet equally engaging history of art for an age that
champions a great diversity of voices.
According to information published on the Phaidon website, Great Women Artists is the most extensive fully illustrated book of women artists ever published. It reflects an era where art made by women is more prominent than ever, where galleries, museums and the art market are waking up to previously overlooked female artists, past and present. Great Women Artists reveals a parallel yet equally engaging history of art for an age that champions a greater diversity of voices.
Great Women Artists tells stories of over 400 artists who span 500 years. The oldest, Properzia de’ Rossi, was born in 1490 in Bologna; while the youngest, New Yorker Tschabalala Self, is still in her twenties. It’s organised from A-to-Z by surname so readers can easily find their way around, and works from different eras become juxtaposed.
It includes historic women who were hugely successful artists in their own lifetimes, but who were then excluded from written accounts in the centuries that followed, such as Angelica Kauffman, Judith Leyster and Artemisia Gentileschi. However, in some cases, those featured in Great Women Artists were far from obscure in their own era; consider Marisol, the French sculptor who is said to have been a bigger art star than Andy Warhol back in the 1960s.
Aside from the brilliant imagery, the book is filled with fascinating facts, vignettes and insights. Readers can discover more about Anni Albers, who, in 1949, became the first designer to have a solo exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art; they can delight in Alma Thomas’s work; who was the first African-American woman to have a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and they can revel in the work of Diane Arbus , the first photographer to be included in the Venice Biennale.
Great Women Artists draws in part from Phaidon’s 1994 best seller, The Art Book, which was also notable for its inclusion of a number of female artists, at a time when some other popular art history books were still failing to do so. “In the quarter century since then, diversity in art history – with regard to race as well as gender – has continued to expand,” writes editor Rebecca Morrill in the book’s introduction. “History is no longer perceived as a single narrative that represents and serves only one section of society, but rather a tangle of interwoven stories that coexist rather than compete for dominance.”
This timely update might seem superfluous, in an age when many believe female figures do have equal prominence, power and representation in the art world. However, as Morrill points out, even today, “male artists are still likely to be more successful by any number of measures. They are more likely to have representation by a commercial gallery,” she writes. “They achieve higher prices in the art market. They are more likely to be written about by critics and art historians (who are themselves, more likely to be male).”
Great Women Artists won’t right these wrongs, but it will serve as a great primer for anyone keen to explore the work of lesser-known practitioners; it will please proud feminists eager to get a handle on the art world; and it will delight anyone who enjoys great painting, photography, sculpture, video and performance art.
this partnership with Phaidon, Kering is strengthening
its commitment to women in the arts. A major priority for the Group,
Kering’s support of the empowerment of women extends into the world
of arts and culture through the Women In Motion program. This
support also manifests through the Kering Foundation which has
been combating violence against women worldwide for over 10 years.
celebration of Great Women Artists
and with the support of Kering, Phaidon and Artspace will launch a
charitable portfolio of limited-edition prints to benefit one of the
Kering Foundation’s partners: the non-profit Promundo-US, a
leading organization in promoting gender justice, preventing violence
against women by engaging boys and men as partners with women and
funds raised by Phaidon and Artspace, will support the
launch of a Boyhood Campaign and Initiative co-developed by
Promundo and the Kering Foundation, alongside other
partners, including those focused on girls’ empowerment. The Boyhood
Campaign and Initiative will shift the media and social narrative
around manhood and boyhood in the US and globally, and will support
parents, educators, coaches, and media makers with the resources they
need to raise, teach, coach, and set an example for boys to become
equitable and connected men. This will begin in the US with future
expansion to other countries.
limited portfolio of prints was commissioned exclusively for this
project and features six artists and six unique prints, each in an
edition of 100. Cecily Brown, Lubaina Himid, Bharti Kher,
Catherine Opie, Jenny Saville, and Dana Schutz have
contributed to the portfolio, which seeks to raise close to $1
million for Promundo. Prints by these contemporary artists are
scarcely available, and this well-rounded portfolio offers collectors
the opportunity to acquire works at an accessible price while
supporting a worthy cause.
portfolio retails for $9,000 for the suite of six, and $1,500 for an
individual print. The prints will be made available for sale
beginning on October 2nd exclusively on
addition, Kering, Phaidon and Artspace will host a number of public
and private events, including a dinner and panel discussion in New
York. A special video series featuring interviews of artists Maya
Lin and Pat Steir in their studios will be produced and
launched in conjunction with the partnership.
global Luxury group, Kering manages the development of a series of
renowned Houses in Fashion, Leather Goods, Jewelry and Watches:
Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen,
Brioni, Boucheron, Pomellato, Dodo, Qeelin, Ulysse Nardin,
Girard-Perregaux, as well as Kering Eyewear. By placing
creativity at the heart of its strategy, Kering enables its Houses to
set new limits in terms of their creative expression while crafting
tomorrow’s Luxury in a sustainable and responsible way. We capture
these beliefs in their signature: “Empowering Imagination“.
2008, the Kering Foundation has sought to combat the violence
that affects all cultures and all social classes. To maximize its
impact, the Foundation works hand in hand with a limited number of
local partners in the three main regions where the Group operates:
the American continent, Western Europe and Asia.
Foundation supports local survivor-centered organizations that
provide comprehensive services to women, and, since 2018, has begun
working with younger generations, particularly young men and boys, to
combat violence against women through prevention programs like
Promundo in the United States and Gendes in Mexico.
Foundation also seeks to change behaviors within Kering and in
society in general. It offers training sessions on domestic violence
for Kering employees and created, in 2018, alongside the FACE
Foundation, “One in Three Women“, the first
European network of companies engaged against gender-based violence.
The Foundation also organizes international awareness campaigns
(White Ribbon For Women, on the occasion of the International
Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women), all the while
involving Kering’s 35,000 employees worldwide.
is the premier global publisher of the creative arts with over 1,500
titles in print. They work with the world’s most influential artists,
chefs, writers, and thinkers to produce innovative books on art,
photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel, and
illustrated books for children. Phaidon is headquartered in London
and New York City.
is the leading online marketplace for contemporary art and ideas,
offering both established and aspiring collectors the opportunity to
discover, learn about, and purchase exceptional artworks at the click
of a button. Partnering with leading artists, galleries, museums, and
cultural institutions worldwide to curate the finest selection of art
for sale online, they provide detailed and transparent information on
every artist and work.
whose name means “for the world,” was founded in 1997 in
Brazil with the belief that gender equality is a social “good”
for the world, and that overcoming gender inequalities and patriarchy
and advancing gender justice is necessary for women, men, children,
and individuals of all gender identities. Promundo works globally to
work with men and boys – as partners with women, girls and other
gender identities – to put an end to gender-based discrimination.
has announced its mission to help those in need this holiday this
winter and to inspire others to gift a giving spirit all season long
– with the unique help of national non-profit organization One
Warm Coat and partnership with Sofar Sounds.
Absolut, being Planet Earth’s Favorite Vodka isn’t just a tagline –
it’s in the fabric of our brand’s DNA and guides the actions we take
in the world toward the betterment of our planet – and its people,”
said Regan Clarke, Vice President, Absolut. “That’s why we’re
doubling-down on partying with a purpose this holiday season by both
donating – and facilitating local donation concert drives – to
provide warmth to 100,000 people in need.“
a Giving Spirit – Small Gifts, Big Impact
has brought together partners One Warm Coat and Sofar
Sounds to reimagine the traditional coat drive during the
holidays. As a brand that has always done things differently, the
company hopes to illustrate the big impact one simple act can have
on the community around us – especially for those in need.
coat may not seem life-altering to some – but for one of the
hundreds of thousands of people in peril during extremely cold
weather conditions each year,it could be lifesaving,”
said Beth W. Amodio, President & CEO of One Warm Coat. “We
are grateful to Absolut for providing warmth to 100,000 people in
need. It is inspiring to see brands partner with organizations to
make real change in the world.“
Absolut’s donation to warm 100,000 people through One Warm
Coat, the brand is helping everyone, everywhere sparkle a bit
brighter every time you gift, sip or serve Absolut this season.
Coat, One Concert – Absolut x Sofar Sounds
the help of Sofar Sounds, a company that brings local communities and
artists together in unique and intimate locations, Absolut is hosting
four concerts in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia
– each with a simple suggestion: bring a coat, see the concert.
Absolut X Sofar Sounds concerts will provide an opportunity
for locals to support their community in need by accepting gently
worn coats in exchange for the intimate concert experience. The brand
is also hoping to inspire a ripple effect by rewarding the simple act
of giving back in the hopes of concertgoers continuing to pay it
forward with their friends and families throughout the holiday season
Mingle. Drink & Jingle.
celebrating Friendsgiving, to New Year’s Eve bashes, to hosting
friends for a cozy night in – add a little purpose to your party
with a festive favorite or soon-to-be holiday staple cocktail, like:
Part Absolut Vodka
Part Cranberry Juice
Part Lime Juice
Parts Ginger Ale
to Mix: Add ingredients to glass with ice. Stir briefly. Garnish
with two fresh cranberries and rosemary sprig.
Juice Edition Apple Sangria
½ Parts Absolut Juice Edition Apple
Parts Red Wine
Dashes Angostura Bitters
Part Triple Sec or Orange Liqueur
to Mix: Mix all ingredients in a glass with ice. Garnish with
orange slides, apple slices and grapes.
Warm Coat is a national nonprofit organization that provides free,
warm coats to people in need. The Coat Drive Program supports
individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country
by providing the tools and resources needed to hold a successful coat
drive. Coats are distributed in the communities where they were
collected, to children and adults in need, without charge,
discrimination or obligation. Since One Warm Coat began in 1992,
volunteers have hosted more than 35,000 coat drives and more than 6
million coats have been distributed to people in need.
Sounds is a global community creating space where music matters.
Sofar reimagines the live music experience through curated, secret
performances in more than 400 cities around the world. Founded
2009, Sofar brings guests and artists together in unique locations,
without the distractions that plague other live events. Sofar shows
begin as a secret: guests sign on for three unnamed performances at
undisclosed locations, hosted by community members in everyday spaces
— from living rooms and rooftops, to retail stores. Through the
transformation of these spaces into captivating venues, Sofar serves
as a platform for artists to connect with engaged audiences in cities
around the world. Sofar invites guests to discover new artists,
spaces, people, neighborhoods and cities, whether at home or abroad,
creating an inclusive and accessible global community where people
make genuine connections. To learn more about Sofar Sounds, check us
out at www.sofarsounds.com.
Lands’ End continues to give back, providing free warm coats to those in need
Lands’ End has partnered with The Weather Channel television network and One Warm Coatfor the 3rd Annual One Warm Coat Day. On October 3rd on One Warm Coat Day, a national day of awareness, activation, and support, if you visit LandsEnd.com and purchase a Lands’ End signature Squall Coat or Jacket, the brand will donate one new outerwear item to One Warm Coat. It doesn’t end there; from October 3rd – October 9th, if you visit a Lands’ End retail store and bring in a new or gently worn coat or jacket to donate, you’ll receive 40% off one in-store outerwear item.
End, known for its expansive outerwear offering, aims to give
back and share the warmth as we near the colder months. Entering its
second year as the Official Outfitter of The Weather Channel
television network, both Lands’ End and The Weather Channel will
promote the partnership with One Warm Coat across all platforms.
Lands’ End we are always looking for ways to give back to the
community. One Warm Coat and The Weather Channel give us the platform
and opportunity to allow our employees and customers to participate
and give back to those in need across the country,” said
Claudia Mazo, SVP Retail, Lands’ End. “What a great way to
kick off the fall and holiday season!“
winter right around the corner, now is the time to prepare,”
said Nora Zimmett, EVP and Chief Content Officer at The Weather
Channel television network. “That’s why we are teaming up
with Lands’ End and One Warm Coat to help raise awareness for One
Warm Coat Day and help get warm coats to those in need.”
“One Warm Coat is thrilled to be working with Lands’ End and The Weather Channel to ensure no one goes cold this winter! The integrated campaign the two companies are launching will create heightened awareness of the tremendous need for warm coats. We hope this will inspire individuals and organizations across the country to help spread warmth to people in need,” said Beth W. Amodio, President & CEO of One Warm Coat.
luncheon at the Rainbow
brought together women from all facets of the filmmaking community,
Attanasio, Cynthia Erivo, Julie Hagerty, Alma Har’el, Laura
Karpman, Barbara Kopple, Jodi Long, Jennifer Nettles, Katherine
Oliver, Laura Poitras, Andrea Riseborough, Jane Rosenthal, Meg Ryan,
Mary Stuart Masterson
The afternoon featured an onstage conversation with writer-director
and producer Amy
moderated by actress Laura
Oscar®-winning documentary filmmaker Sharmeen
whose work highlights inequality and human rights abuses of women
around the world, delivered the keynote presentation.
Academy Gold Fellowship for Women,
a $35,000 grant, was awarded to filmmaker Eliana
Pipes, an alumna of the inaugural class of the Academy Gold diversity
internship enhancement program, is a graduate of Columbia University
and has written her first feature film, a comedy entitled
Academy Gold Fellowship for Women is a one-year fellowship
designed for female filmmakers or executives. The fellowship combines
direct financial support with personalized mentorship and networking
opportunities, creating a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for an
emerging female filmmaker or industry executive. The US recipient is
selected from the alumnae of one of the Academy Foundation’s
key educational initiatives: Academy Gold Talent Development and
Inclusion program, Student Academy Awards and the Academy
Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. The fellowship in the UK is
awarded to an emerging female talent working on either their first or
second feature film or short film.
Academy will also hold a similar luncheon in London on October 4. The
London event will mark the third year the Academy
have hosted a gathering of female filmmakers in the UK. As a global
multi-year partner of the initiative, Swarovski’s support extends
across both the New York and London events, as well as a luncheon in
Paris earlier this year, and makes possible the Gold Fellowship
grants presented. Northern Ireland-based filmmaker
will receive the Academy
Gold Fellowship for Women.
Clarke wrote and directed her first feature, a horror film entitled
fellowship program is a global effort, part of Action:
The Academy Women’s Initiative,
designed to create opportunities for female filmmakers and executives
to connect, share their stories and celebrate inclusion. To date five
fellowships have been awarded.
The Academy Women’s Initiative is intended to make Hollywood a
more inclusive place by empowering women in the film community. The
initiative includes the Academy Gold Fellowship for Women,
Academy Directory, and global events designed to connect women
across all corners of the filmmaking industry and enable them to
share their stories and celebrate inclusion.
just two years, the Academy Women’s Initiative has granted five
fellowships to aspiring female filmmakers in NY, LA, London and
said Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. “With
the support of our partners E! Entertainment and Swarovski, we will
continue to expand this program globally, empowering more women in
film, and creating a more inclusive industry.”
is proud to once again partner with the Academy for this powerful
initiative that brings women together, celebrates inclusion, and
supports female filmmakers,”
said Jen Neal, General Manager, E! News, Live Events and Lifestyle
Digital, NBCUniversal. “It
is exciting to join so many creative, inspiring and courageous women
at today’s event as we unite in our commitment to driving positive
has a long history of partnership with the Academy, having
illuminated the Academy Awards® stage with more than 45 million
crystals over the past twelve years. As part of Swarovski’s drive
to promote women’s empowerment, it is proud to support the Academy
in celebrating women in film and encouraging gender equality across
the industry. Swarovski has played a supporting role in the
entertainment industry for nearly 100 years, having collaborated with
Hollywood’s finest costume and set designers, most recently for
Rocketman and The Greatest Showman..
is delighted to partner with the Academy on the 2019 Gold Fellowship
for Women as part its Action: The Academy Women’s Initiative. As a
company we are committed to empowering women and to providing
emerging creative talent with the support it needs to develop and
thrive, so we are pleased to congratulate Eliana Pipes and Aislinn
Clarke and we look forward to watching all the young Academy Gold
Fellowship award winners share their work with the world.”
creates a more sparkling world and delivers a diverse portfolio
of unmatched quality, craftsmanship, and creativity. Founded in 1895
in Austria, the company designs, manufactures and sells the world’s
highest quality crystal, genuine gemstones, Swarovski Created
Diamonds and zirconia, finished products such as jewelry and
accessories, as well as interior design and lighting solutions. The
Swarovski Crystal Business is run by the fifth generation of family
members and has a global reach with approximately 3,000 stores in
around 170 countries, more than 29,000 employees, and revenue of
about 2.7 billion euros in 2018.
is the only global, multi-platform brand for all things pop
culture. The network is currently available to 91 million cable and
satellite subscribers in the U.S and 161 countries globally. E!
programming includes popular series “Keeping Up with the
Kardashians,” “Very Cavallari,” “Total
Divas,” “Total Bellas,” “Botched,”
and “Dating #NoFilter;” topical series “Nightly Pop,”
and the return of the “E! True Hollywood Story.” “E!
News” airs nightly on the network and is the leading
multi-platform publisher delivering breaking entertainment news and
pop culture coverage 24/7 across EOnline.com
and all digital and social media. The brand’s robust digital
programming slate includes “E! News’ The Rundown,” “Face
Forward” and “What The Fashion” on Snapchat. E!’s
“Live from the Red Carpet” signature events keep fans
connected to their favorite stars on pop culture’s biggest nights and
E! is also home to the “E! People’s Choice Awards,” the
only award show for the people, by the people. E! is a network of
NBCUniversal Entertainment & Lifestyle Group, a division
of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and
entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing
of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. For more
corporate information, visit www.nbcuniversal.com.
Andrew Roberts, John Monsky, Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation to be Honored at New-York Historical Society’s Annual History Makers Gala Tuesday, October 29, 2019
New-York Historical Society will present the 2019 History
Makers Award to historian Andrew Roberts, author of the
acclaimed book, Churchill: Walking with Destiny. The gala will
take place on October 29, 2019, at Cipriani 42nd Street.
New-York Historical Trustee John Monsky will receive the
New-York Historical Society Distinguished Service Award, and
the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation will receive the
New-York Historical Society Medal of Merit for Public Engagement.
was the pivotal moment of World War II and arguably the single most
important morning of the 20th century,” said Pam Schafler,
chair of New-York Historical’s Board of Trustees. “This year’s
honorees have each played a crucial role in illuminating that moment
in history, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Andrew
Roberts’ book, Churchill: Walking with Destiny, makes it clear that
there likely would never have been a D-Day without Churchill’s
fierce, and often solitary, obstinacy. Bob Hope was the
personification of the American ‘good heart’ and ‘good
friendship’ that kept soldiers in the fight and home front
audiences confident and supportive. John Monsky, through his singular
D-Day multi-media program, has brought that fateful day, and the
weeks and months that followed, to life.”
funds raised at the History Makers Gala benefit education
programs at New-York Historical that annually serve more than 200,000
New York City public school students. Past recipients of the History
Makers Award include Jim Dale (2018), William J. Bratton
and Rikki Klieman (2017), Ken Burns and Ric Burns (2016),
Ron Chernow and Lin-Manuel Miranda (2015), Hillary Clinton
(2014), David Petraeus (2013), Wynton Marsalis and Walter
Isaacson (2012), and Henry Kissinger (2011), among others.
Roberts has written or edited 12 books, which have been translated
into 18 languages, and appears regularly on radio and television
around the world. His biography of Sir Winston Churchill, Churchill:
Walking with Destiny, was published fall 2018 and entered the
New York Times bestseller list after being described by the Wall
Street Journal, New York Times, and several British papers as the
best biography of Churchill ever written. Based in London, he is an
accomplished public speaker. He is presently a Visiting Professor
at the War Studies Department at King’s College, London; the
Lehrman Institute Lecturer at the New-York Historical Society;
and the Founder-President of the Cliveden Literary Festival.
Monsky is a historian, writer, producer, lecturer, and lawyer. A
trustee of the New-York Historical Society, he is the creator,
writer, executive producer, and narrator of the American History
Unbound series. He is also known for his collection of American
flags—one of the finest in the United States. His day job is at Oak
Hill Capital Partners, a private equity firm founded by Robert
M. Bass, where he serves as partner, General Counsel, and
Chairman of the Social, Environmental, and Governance Committee.
Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation was established to provide for
and to assure the continuation of the philanthropic ideals of Bob
and Dolores Hope by supporting organizations that feed, clothe,
and shelter America’s underprivileged. It also honors and preserves
the “spirit of Bob Hope” and his legacy as an entertainer,
comedian, patriot, humanitarian, and supporter of U.S. military
chairs include Helen and Robert Appel, Diana and Joe DiMenna, Leonard
and Judy Lauder, Jennifer Weis Monsky, Pam and Scott Schafler, Denise
and Bernard L. Schwartz, and Leah and Michael Weisberg. Co-chairs
include Nancy and Barry C. Barnett; Norman S. Benzaquen; Lois Chiles
and Richard Gilder; Elizabeth B. Dater; Buzzy Geduld; Ahuva and
Martin J. Gross; Susan and Roger Hertog; Patricia D. Klingenstein;
Barbara K. and Ira A. Lipman; Paula and Tom McInerney; Paul, Weiss,
Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; Suzanne Peck and Brian Friedman;
Jean Margo Reid; Richard Reiss; Leslie and Alan Shuch; Michelle
Smith; Gillian and Robert Steel; Laurie and Sy Sternberg; Ann and
Andrew Tisch; Sue Ann Weinberg; Anita and Byron Wien; and Barbara and
David Zalaznick. Vice chairs include Victoria and Travis Anderson;
Judy and Howard Berkowitz; Franci Blassberg and Joseph Rice;
Blavatnik Family Foundation; Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation;
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; Ruth and Sid Lapidus; Louise and
Lewis Lehrman; Joseph C. McNay; Abby and Jonathan Moses; Oak Hill
Capital; Joan and Joel I. Picket; Donna and Marvin Schwartz; Paul E.
Singer; Daria and Eric J. Wallach; and Weil, Gotshal & Manges
What : Annual
History Makers Gala
October 29, 2019
6 pm | Dinner and Program: 7 pm
42nd Street, 110 East 42nd Street New York City
in 1804, the New-York Historical Society has a mission to explore the
richly layered history of New York City, state, and the country, as
well as to serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues
surrounding the making and meaning of history. New-York Historical is
recognized for engaging the public with deeply researched and
far-ranging exhibitions, such as Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made
Modern America; Slavery in New York; Nueva York; Chinese American:
Exclusion/Inclusion; Superheroes in Gotham; Walk This Way: Footwear
from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes; Harry Potter:
A History of Magic; and Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow.
Supporting these exhibitions and related education programs is one of
the world’s greatest collections of historical artifacts, works of
American art, and other materials documenting the history of the
United States and New York. New-York Historical is also home to one
of the oldest, most distinguished libraries in the nation—the
Patricia D. Klingenstein Library, which contains more than three
million books, pamphlets, maps, newspapers, music sheets,
manuscripts, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings.
vines, the lifestyle apparel brand best known for its smiling
pink whale logo, is continuing their partnership with Bright
Pink, the only non-profit organization dedicated to the
prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer. The
limited-edition collection includes styles for the whole family and
accessories bearing the brand’s whale logo paired with the breast
cancer awareness Pink Ribbon. In the continued effort to promote
Breast Cancer Awareness, from September 23 to October 31, 2019,
vineyard vines will donate 20% of all sales from the product
collection to Bright Pink. The assortment will be made available for
purchase at vineyardvines.com
and select vineyard vines stores.
the third year of this partnership, this special collection raises
much needed awareness around breast and ovarian cancer, while
honoring loved ones who have been lost or are presently fighting.
Priced from $32.50-$95.00, the assortment includes some of the
brand’s best-selling tee silhouettes for men, women and kids, as well
as a silk tie detailed with the brand’s smiling pink whale logo
paired with the iconic Pink Ribbon.
our partnership with Bright Pink is an important, personal mission,
as we lost our mom to cancer and experienced first-hand the effects
this horrible disease has on loved ones,” said Shep Murray,
vineyard vines CEO & co-founder. Ian Murray, vineyard vines CEO &
co-founders adds, “We are grateful that we can continue to
work with Bright Pink whose mission is to empower and educate women
to know their risks and manage their health proactively.“
Pink is so proud to team up with Vineyard Vines for a third year this
fall to spread our message of Breast & Ovarian Cancer prevention
to customers nationwide. Through the generosity of vineyard vine’s
commitment to our mission we will have the power to educate and equip
thousands of women on their breast and ovarian cancer risk, and
together we will create a more beautiful and brighter future,”
said Katie Thiede, CEO Bright Pink
Pinkis a national nonprofit focused on the prevention of
breast and ovarian cancer. The organization’s mission is to save
women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering them to
know their risk and manage their health proactively. Bright Pink’s
innovative programs motivate women to prioritize prevention, help
women assess their risk for breast and ovarian cancer, equip women
with personalized risk-management recommendations, and empower women
to manage their health proactively in partnership with a healthcare
provider. Since 2007, Bright Pink has inspired over 1.5 million women
to be their own best health advocates.
conjunction with the special collection, the vineyard vines website
will enable consumers to proactively take their health into their own
hands through Bright Pink’s “AssessYourRisk.org”
self-evaluation. Additionally, starting this month, vineyard vines
and Ocean Spray will partner to support Bright Pink by uniting to
further empower women to take charge of their health.
company best known for its whimsical neckties and smiling pink whale
logo, was founded in 1998 on Martha’s Vineyard when brothers Shep and
Ian Murray cut their ties with corporate America to start making ties
that represented the Good Life. In addition to signature neckwear,
vineyard vines offers a variety of clothing and accessories for men,
women and children. Products are sold in over 600 specialty and
department stores worldwide, through a seasonal catalog at
1.800.892.4982, online at vineyardvines.com
and at over ninety freestanding stores.
partners with six internationally renowned female artists to design a
limited-edition silk scarf collection with proceeds benefiting their
new partner, Susan G. Komen®
$79.50, 20% of the net proceeds (at least $12) from each scarf
benefits Komen’s Breast Care Helpline, with a guaranteed maximum
donation of $50,000.
has created its second “The Art of the Scarf” Collection
with six internationally renowned female artists who each
designed a limited-edition one-of-a-kind silk scarf that tells a
story. Full of colorful metaphors and meaning, the scarves evoke
emotion with vibrant symbols of hope, resilience, strength and
courage. This collection also celebrates Talbots first partnership
with the world’s leading breast cancer organization, Susan G.
Komen®, in the fight against breast cancer. The
collection was designed by each artist using the silk scarf as a
canvas to honor those who have been affected by breast cancer and
will be available from Sept.
23, 2019 to Oct.
female artists selected includes:
– “Feminine but strong, like all the women I love and admire,
particularly my mom who passed from breast cancer six years ago. I
love painting flowers because they represent Mother Nature’s greatest
gift – color and natural beauty; both symbols of how I remember my
Rapids, MI) –
“I’ve seen in my own circle of family and friends that when
women work together, support each other, and essentially lift each
other up, we all climb to greater heights. This artwork is a
celebration of the power of sisterhood in overcoming challenges and
achieving our goals.”
Francisco, CA) –
“My inspiration was diverse, strong women who have emerged
recently though they have been around for centuries. I think about
the best-dressed socialite and writer Pauline de Rothschild who
remarked, ‘wit is on the head where it belonged.’ Let us celebrate
strong, witty women and over-the-top hats.”
IL) – “My
mom is a breast cancer survivor. What I think is so interesting about
her journey is she says that the year she underwent treatment was
not her worst year by a ‘long shot.’ She credits this to the fact
that her friends surrounded her with love, cards, visits, trips to
treatment, etc. She says these same friendships have lasted 20 years
and are ‘ever strong.’ For my design, you will see a collection of
joyous, colorful, strong women. No matter if they look like the
illustrations or not, somehow women from all walks of life seem to
identify with my strong, colorful fashion girls.”
“My inspiration comes from nature. My design represents the idea
of growth, strength and beauty through the intertwining of natural
elements. I wanted to represent the diversity of women through
different foliage, feathers and colors.”
“My design represents strength and courage. Just like the Lotus
flowers rise out of mud, we need to be strong to persevere and
overcome the difficulties in life.”
the spirit of women helping women, Talbots will donate 20% of the net
proceeds (at least $12) to Komen from each “The Art of the
Scarf” Collection item sold from Sept. 23, 2019, to Oct. 31,
2019, in support of the Susan G. Komen Breast Care Helpline.
is deeply committed to making a difference in the fight to end breast
cancer. We are thrilled to join forces with our new partner, Susan G.
Komen, for our Art of the Scarf collection that celebrates strength
and resilience. Six renowned, female artists have created vibrant,
emotional works of art that can be worn, collected or gifted. We are
confident that our scarf collection will resonate with all women,
while also knowing that their purchase will make a difference to
those affected by breast cancer,” said Deborah Cavanagh,
SVP, Marketing and CMO of Talbots
G. Komen® is the world’s leading nonprofit breast cancer
organization, working to save lives and end breast cancer forever.
Komen has an unmatched, comprehensive 360-degree approach to fighting
this disease across all fronts and supporting millions of people in
the U.S. and in countries worldwide and advocate for patients, drive
research breakthroughs, improve access to high-quality care, offer
direct patient support and empower people with trustworthy
information. Founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her
sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that
claimed Suzy’s life, Komen remains committed to supporting those
affected by breast cancer today, while tirelessly searching for
are so honored to be part of this collection with Talbots, as these
beautifully designed scarves are meaningful to anyone who has been
touched by breast cancer. As Komen continues to fight for a world
without breast cancer, we look forward to the beginning of a long,
impactful relationship with Talbots,” said Christina
Alford, Senior Vice President of Development at Susan G. Komen®.
is a proud sponsor of the Susan G.
Komen Breast Care Helpline. The
helpline is staffed by a team of caring and compassionate specialists
and oncology social workers who provide education, psychosocial
support and information about needed resources in local communities
to nearly 15,000 people a year. People can call the helpline at
to speak to someone in English or Spanish, Monday through Friday from
9 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET, or they can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art of the Scarf” Collection will be available at
www.Talbots.com and in Talbots
stores nationwide and in Canada.
2019 Campaign Raises Funds for Breast Cancer Research Through the Hard Rock Heals Foundation®
Rock International continues its support for PINKTOBER®
as the brand celebrates two decades of its annual PINKTOBER
campaign, supporting breast cancer awareness and research.
Throughout the month of October, Hard Rock® Cafes, Hotels, Casinos
and Rock Shops® will be participating in the campaign through
fundraising efforts supporting the Hard Rock Heals Foundation®,
the charitable arm of Hard Rock, with proceeds benefiting national
and local breast cancer charities. This year’s program has plenty of
pink to go around with a limited-time pink cocktail, an exclusive
merchandise collection and events around the globe that will benefit
local breast cancer charities, from community driven local
activations, to hands-on property activities.
20 years, Hard Rock International has been a proud supporter of
breast cancer awareness and research efforts around the globe,
raising over $7 million through our annual programming,”
said Jon Lucas, Chief Operating Officer of Hard Rock International.
“The work our Cafes, Hotels, Casinos and Rock Shops do on a
global and local level to support this cause and spread a message of
strength, hope and awareness is important to our brand, philanthropic
partners around the world and the family and friends affected by this
Rock Hotels & Casinos are going pink across the globe as the
brand continues its worldwide support of PINKTOBER®, with
one-of-a-kind branded events and activations across the brand’s
International hotel and casino portfolio. From community driven local
events to immersive on-property activations – here’s a glimpse at
Hard Rock International’s PINKTOBER® programming: Visit Hard Rock
Hotel Desaru Coast and jam out with a custom pink Fender® Player
Series Stratocaster when you stay in their pink suite with proceeds
going to the Breast Cancer Support Group (Johor Bahru). Both Seminole
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood and Tampa will be sponsoring
their local American Cancer Society – Making Strides Against Breast
Cancer Walk and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi has a team in
their local walk. Visit here to donate to your local team. Please
contact your local hotel to join their cause.
is the Color for Fall
Rock’s Rock Shop® locations and the brand’s online retail site will
help guests show their pink pride with exclusive PINKTOBER
merchandise including limited-edition pins, t-shirts, bracelets,
keychains, hats and more. The exclusive items will display “BRAVE”
written on the front with a pink ribbon accompanied by the Hard Rock
PINKTOBER logo. Proceeds from the PINKTOBER collection will be
donated to the Hard Rock Heals Foundation in support of breast cancer
awareness causes around the globe. Those looking to shop PINKTOBER
merchandise can visit the Rock Shop at participating Hard Rock Cafe
locations or the online Rock Shop at https://shop.hardrock.com.
wanting to show their support and participate in the pink party can
visit Cafes around the globe and take part in fundraising activations
benefiting local breast cancer charities from Oct. 1 to Oct. 29,
2019. Events include live music performances, craft nights and other
fundraisers. To find out what your local Cafe has planned to support
their local charity partners, visit
Flavors of Pink
Hard Rock Cafe® locations will feature a limited-time cocktail
called “Drink Pink Punch” to generate awareness for breast
cancer. The delicious Drink Pink Punch cocktail includes Beefeater
Pink Gin, the tropical flavors of guava, banana, pineapple and
strawberries finished with a house-made guava foam and rainbow
Hard Rock Heals Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3)
charitable organization and oversees all philanthropic outreach for
Hard Rock International and
exists to improve lives through the power of music. Since its
inception in 1971, Hard Rock International has brought people
together through the power of music and have developed partnerships
with artists ranging from emerging to iconic in support of charitable
efforts around the world. The Hard Rock Heals Foundation provides
grants and assistance to individuals whose goal is to heal through
the power of music. Partnerships with like-minded, music-centric
organizations allow Hard Rock Heals Foundation the opportunity to
improve lives and promote wellness.
venues in 75 countries spanning 259 locations that include
owned/licensed or managed Hotels, Casinos, Rock Shops® and Cafes –
Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally
recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar,
Hard Rock owns the world’s most valuable collection of music
memorabilia at more than 83,000 pieces, which are displayed at its
locations around the globe. In 2018, Hard Rock International
was recognized as a Forbes Magazine Top Employer for Women and
Land Operator of the Year at the Global Gaming Awards. In
2019, the company was honored as one of Forbes Magazine‘s
America’s Best Large Employers, Forbes Magazine’s Top
Employers for Women and No. 1 in J.D. Power’s 2019 North
America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study among Upper Upscale Hotel
Chains. Hard Rock destinations are located in the world’s
greatest international gateway cities, including its two most
successful flagship properties in Florida and home to the world’s
first Guitar Hotel® in South Florida, where its headquarters
are located. The brand is owned by HRI parent entity The Seminole
Tribe of Florida. For more information on Hard Rock International
visit www.hardrock.com or
Join Macy’s by donating change to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and shopping limited-time product that gives back at macys.com/pinkshop
Macy’s, a proud supporter of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, is inspiring customers to shop pink this October with its We All Thrivecampaign. The program celebrates breast cancer thrivers and empowers customers to support the fight against breast cancer by purchasing their favorite pink products on macys.com at The Pink Shop, or participating in a month-long round up campaign in store.
today, Macy’s customers can visit The Pink Shop, an online
store featuring charitable pink fashion, home and beauty products,
available at macys.com/pinkshop.
The Pink Shop offers everything from an Estee
Lauder bright pink lipstick set and a Movado
pink gold tone watch to Peter
Thomas Roth rose quartz earrings or a comfy Ralph
Lauren graphic sweatshirt. Other brands include Samsonite,
Wacoal, Clinique, Bali, Coach, Guess, Alex Woo, Origins
and IT Cosmetics. Everyone from
Grandma and Grandpa to the little ones in the family can rock their
pink style all month long and show thrivers their love.
through October, customers can shop Ideology’s special collection
of Breast Cancer Awareness Month athleisure
styles created for Macy’s. Each piece is complete with
inspirational messaging and imagery with the pink ribbon and phrases
like “Fight Like A Girl” and
“Warrior.” What’s more,
with the purchase of an Ideology Breast Cancer Collection item,
Macy’s will donate 20 percent of the purchase price to BCRF.
Round-Up Breast Cancer Research Foundation
the first time, from October 1 to October 31, Macy’s
invites customers to participate in the We
All Thrive campaign by rounding up in-store purchases to
the nearest dollar, up to $0.99 and donating the change to benefit
the Breast Cancer Research Foundation,
the largest private funder of breast cancer research in the world.
Customers can check out in-store visuals plus
macys.com/macysgives to read powerful stories of breast
cancer thrivers and learn more about BCRF.
2003, Macy’s has funded more than $12.4 million of critical breast
cancer research through BCRF, supporting 49 research projects,
translating to 249,187 lab hours.
Are Family Foundation® (WAFF)will
honor legendary artist Dolly
Parton and iconic
fashion designer Jean
Paul Gaultier at its
2019 Celebration on Tuesday,
November 5, 2019 at
the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.
WAFF, a not-for-profit organization founded by legendary multiple GRAMMY® Award winning musician Nile Rodgers, is dedicated to the vision of a global family. WAFF creates and supports programs that promote cultural diversity while nurturing the vision, talents and ideas of young people who are positively changing the world.
wanted to recognize and honor the extraordinary accomplishments of
Dolly Parton for many years. Her exemplary work as an artist,
businesswoman and philanthropist is an example for us all. She
symbolizes everything that is great about music and America. Jean
Paul Gaultier is someone who I’m happy to call a friend. His
incomparable work as an iconic fashion designer and forward thinker
has changed our culture in a way the world has greatly benefitted
from. We are enormously grateful to our honorees for their
exceptional work to improve humanity and we warmly welcome them into
our WAFF family“,
Dolly Parton, legendary singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman and humanitarian will receive the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peacemaker Award. Over the years, Parton has supported many charitable efforts, particularly in the area of literacy, primarily through the Dollywood Foundation. Her literacy program, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a part of the Dollywood Foundation, mails one book per month to each enrolled child from the time of their birth until they enter kindergarten. In August 2019, the Imagination Library gave away over 1.4M books, and has given away a total of over 125M books to date. In 2018, Parton was honored by the Library of Congress on account of the “charity sending out its 100 millionth book”.
a record for any female artist of 26 songs reaching No. 1 on the
Billboard country charts; 42 career top-10 country albums, a record
for any artist; and 110 career-charted singles over the past 40
years, Parton remains one of the most-honored female country
performers of all time.
say that I am honored would be quite an understatement. I am so
humbled to be included in with such an amazing group of people. I
have often said that I don’t count my awards, but this is one I will
not soon forget. The Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peacemaker Award from the
We Are Family Foundation represents so many of the characteristics
that I strive every day to live by. I believe in family, I believe
in love, and I believe that together we can change the world“,
Previous honorees of the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peacemaker Award include: President Jimmy Carter, Desmond Tutu, Roger Daltrey CBE, Paul Simon, Dr. Maya Angelou and Quincy Jones.
Jean Paul Gaultier will receive the Humanitarian Award. Gaultier, a French couturier started an apprenticeship at eighteen in the fashion house of Parisian designer Pierre Cardin and by 1976, founded his own eponymous fashion label. Gaultier started his ascent in the fashion world in the early eighties adding a men’s collection in 1984, and two years later opening his first boutique in Paris. In 1997 with his showing of his first haute couture collection, Gaultier secured his place in the fashion industry.
With Gaultier’s desire to illuminate and support human individuality and beauty, he used unconventional models for his shows. This earned him both criticism and enormous popularity. In acknowledgement of his role in reshaping popular perceptions of humanity through fashion and in redirecting the creative process, Gaultier was awarded in 2001 the title of Chevalier de la Lègion d’Honneur (“Knight of the Legion of Honor”), one of France’s highest honors, amongst many other awards and accolades he has received.
is with great honor that I receive the 2019 Humanitarian Award. I
have always believed that all people are beautiful, no matter what
their color, shape, size, creed, or sexuality. It is the inner beauty
of all people and what we do for others that contributes the most to
our beautiful global family“,
said Jean Paul Gaultier.
Previous honorees of the Humanitarian Award include Bono, Sting & Trudie Styler, Steven Van Zandt, Nile Rodgers, Jackson Browne, Peter Gabriel and Sir Elton John.
Nile Rodgers & CHIC and Dolly Parton will perform live at the event.
To purchase tickets or to contribute to We Are Family Foundation, please visit www.wearefamilyfoundation.org. Contributions are fully tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.