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BENEFIT GALA – CELEBRATING CHINESE CULTURE
AND FREEDOM OF THE PRESS
New Tang Dynasty (NTD) Television – a non-profit Chinese and multi-language TV network headquartered in New York City. NTD broadcasts to over 200 million potential viewers via satellite, cable and the Internet.
The Emperor’s Banquet Benefit Gala, preceded by a unique two day Chinese Culinary Competition in Times Square presented by New Tang Dynasty Television. This banquet celebrates a decade of championing press freedom and the promotion and sharing of traditional Chinese culture. Transforming Times Square into the kitchen arena of ancient China, the competition is designed to showcase the skills and artistry of over 50 Master Chefs from around the world. Celebrities and renowned chefs will participate in the closing “Lightning Wok Challenge.” The winners of the International Chinese Culinary Competition will then prepare a sumptuous 10 course feast in celebration of NTD’s tenth anniversary.
Fierce competition for the Gold Medals. A major donation to CITYMEALS when these Chinese chefs from around the world will donate huge meals to the homebound and Senior Center in a China-US touching hands celebration
Thursday, September 22, 2011 and Friday September 23, 2011 –
NTD’s Fourth International Chinese Culinary Competition
9:00 a.m: Commencement of the Culinary Competition (Eight rounds
lasting between 45 minutes to an hour)
7:00 p.m: 15 minute Kung Pao Chicken Dish “Lightning Wok Challenge”
Sunday, September 25, 2011 – NTD’s 10 Year Anniversary Benefit Gala
5:00-7:00 p.m: Reception and Silent Auction
7:00-9:30 p.m: The Emperor’s Banquet 10 Course Haute Cuisine Dinner
Includes Han Couture Fashion show and Live Auction
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The Grand Central Oyster Bar will once again extend a big helping hand to Alzheimer’s Research when the iconic restaurant hosts a major November 16 benefit. See below:
GRAND CENTRAL OYSTER BAR CELEBRATES 97th BIRTHDAY AT REMEMBER WHEN, REMEMBER NOW GALA TO BENEFIT ALZHEIMER’S RESEARCH ON TUES., NIGHT, NOV. 16; CBS SPORTS PHIL SIMMS TO RECEIVE JIM NANTZ, SR. TRIBUTE AWARD, JOINS BROADCAST PARTNER JIM NANTZ, YES NETWORK YANKEES VOICE/1050 ESPN RADIO HOST MICHAEL KAY, FOOTBALL GIANTS WIDE RECEIVER STEVE SMITH, AND Q104.3 RADIO’S SHELLI SONSTEIN
The historic Grand Central Oyster Bar, celebrating its 97th birthday, will team with sports and broadcast celebrities for a fundraiser during Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Giants Super Bowl XXI MVP and CBS Sports lead NFL analyst Phil Simms, and his broadcast partner Jim Nantz will be joined by YES Network Yankees voice/1050 ESPN Radio host Michael Kay, New York Giants star wide receiver Steve Smith, and Q104.3 Radio’s Shelli Sonstein as the headliners at the third annual Remember When, Remember Now benefit for Alzheimer’s Research to be held on Tuesday night, November 16, at the iconic New York City seafood restaurant.
For tickets, priced at $250, and information call the Oyster Bar at 212.490-6650, or email email@example.com. All proceeds will go toward Alzheimer’s Research.
The benefit will include cocktail hour beginning at 6:30 PM with a bountiful seafood bar and hors d’eovres. Dinner and awards ceremony will follow at 7:30 PM highlighted by a sumptuous seafood and steak extravaganza.
Simms will receive the Jim Nantz, Sr. Tribute Award which remembers Nantz’s father whose Alzheimer’s affliction is well-documented in the book Always By My Side. "It’s such an honor to present this award to Phil,” says Nantz. “First, he’s a great friend and family man, two things my father always treasured. Secondly, he has seen the devastating effects that Alzheimer’s has had on former players and teammates. He realizes it’s time we all take a stand against this terrible disease."
The celebration of the historic Oyster Bar’s 97th birthday will again serve as the backdrop to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research. Michael’s “Kay’s Korner” will be the designated charity, and the net proceeds from the money raised at the gala will be dispersed to a variety of Alzheimer’s groups. Oyster Bar executive chef Sandy Ingber will serve as Committee Co-Chair with Nantz and Kay joined by Jim Houlihan, partner, Houlihan Parnes, LLC; long time New York public relations executive John Cirillo, president, Cirillo World; and veteran sports broadcast agent Steve Lefkowitz, CEO, Lefkowitz Entertainment. All of the chairmen and most of the honorees have had a family member afflicted with Alzheimer’s.
Joining Simms among the honorees are: Smith, the Giants standout receiver whose grandmother Lois Anne Smith died of Alzheimer’s disease; Sonstein, the Q104 news director Sonstein, Dr. Lawrence Honig of Columbia University, and Samuel Lefkowitz.
Simms was the Giants quarterback to guide Big Blue to the Lombardi Trophy as Super Bowl champions in 1987. The 15-year NFL veteran joined CBS Sports in January 1998 as lead analyst for the CBS Television Network’s coverage of the NFL. This season, he and Nantz pair for their sixth season as the Network’s lead NFL announce team.
NAPLES WINTER WINE FESTIVAL STOKES AUCTION FEVER WITH PRICELESS AND UNIQUE LOTS
-All Auction Proceeds Benefit Children’s Charities-
The Naples Winter Wine Festival, ranked as one of the top arts and entertainment events for wealthy Americans by the Luxury Institute, unveiled a sampling of the priceless and unique lots up for bid at the Feb. 6-8 auction gala in Naples. The offerings are a mix of once-in-a-lifetime experiences and one-of-a-kind treasures, with all proceeds benefiting underprivileged and at-risk children through the Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF), the festival’s founding organization.
The majority of the 65 lots feature rare wine, mostly large format, bringing together an unrivaled assortment of hard-to-find vintages including various lots that feature a 27-liter bottle from Revana Family Vineyards; five Magnums of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti; a never-before released Salmanazar, which holds a complete case of wine, from Colgin Cellars; and a single lot consisting of a hand-signed Magnum from each of the festival’s 28 participating vintners.
The Naples Winter Wine Festival is ranked by the Luxury Institute as a top 10 arts and entertainment event for wealthy Americans, and since 2004, Wine Spectator magazine lists it as the nation’s top charity wine auction. The festival was founded by and is hosted annually in Naples, Fla., by trustees of the Naples Children & Education Foundation. Their vision was to create an exquisite event that would raise funds for area charities that assist underprivileged and at-risk children. Since the first festival in 2001, $69.5 million has been raised toward making a profound and sustainable difference for children in need.
Festival ticket packages are $7,500 per couple; $20,000 for reserved seating at the same vintner dinner for two couples. For a schedule of 2009 festivities and more information about the Naples Winter Wine Festival, please visit www.napleswinefestival.com, or call the wine festival office at 888-837-4919.
GRAND CENTRAL OYSTER BAR CELEBRATES 95th BIRTHDAY WITH BENEFIT FOR JOE GIRARDI’S CATCH 25 FOUNDATION/ALZHEIMER’S RESEARCH ON NOV. 19
Executive chef Sandy Ingber and General Manager Jonathan Young hosted a celebration of the famed Grand Central Oyster Bar’s 95th Birthday with a sold-out benefit for Yankees manager Joe Girardi’s Catch 25 Foundation and Alzheimer’s Research on November 19.
The Yankees skipper and Ingber joined YES Network Yankees voice/1050 ESPN Radio host Michael Kay, CBS Sports voice Jim Nantz, Cirillo World president John Cirillo and James J. Houlihan, partner Houlihan-Parnes/iCap Realty Advisors as dinner co-chairman to give a big assist to Alzheimer’s Research. All six honorees has had a parent or in-law afflicted with Alzheimer’s.
On Friday, October 31st, enjoy a night of fun and fantasy with fellow ghouls and goblins aboard Circle Line Downtown’s Halloween Cruise. This is no trick – you’re in for a treat aboard the 143-ft luxury yacht’s 2 ½ -hour costume extravaganza.
ZEPHYR’s three spacious decks are the perfect backdrop for thrills and chills on a twisted trip featuring live DJ entertainment, appetizers, two fully stocked cash bars and a complimentary drink with each ticket. A fun costume contest judged by ZEPHYR’s lively crew will reward our most dazzling and creative passengers.
Coors Light and Svedka Vodka join the festivities this year with drink specials, giveaways and models. For those who don’t want the party to stop when ZEPHYR returns to shore at the “witching hour” – your Circle Line Downtown Halloween Cruise ticket entitles you to a $10 discount off Spiegelworld’s special 12:15 am performance of the Gazillionaire’s Late Nite Lounge show. The Gazillionaire’s ticket also entitles you to free admission into Spielgeltent for an after-party – all at nearby Pier 17.
The release below contains additional information including ticket prices, departure & docking time, and how to buy tickets. News of Circle Line Downtown’s Halloween Cruise would be appropriate for calendar and event listings, stories on Halloween celebrations, specialty cruises, and much more.
CIRCLE LINE DOWNTOWN PRESENTS CRUISE FOR A CURE
FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE
CO-HOSTED BY MICHAEL DE MEDICI OF
MTV’S “POPLIFE: THE ADVENTURES OF A DE MEDICI”
ENCHANTED EVENING FEATURES 1-HOUR SAIL, ENTERTAINMENT,
$60,000 IN LIVE AUCTION ITEMS AND GIVEAWAYS AND MORE!
BRAZILIAN RESORT PONTA DOS GANCHOS
ADDS FIVE NEW LUXURY SEAFRONT BUNGALOWS
Silent Auction for Inaugural Stay
to Benefit Prominent Children’s Charity
Santa Catarina, Brazil, September 29, 2008. To celebrate the opening of its five new deluxe bungalows, Ponta dos Ganchos, the exclusive beach resort located on BrazilÂ¹s pristine southern coast, is auctioning the inaugural weekend stay in each Emerald villa bungalow for charity (from December 5 – 7, 2008). It’s an unprecedented opportunity for travelers to be the first to experience these incomparable villas, each perched along the water’s edge and featuring exquisite furnishings and superior amenities, while contributing to a worthy cause.
Situated on a private peninsula along Brazil’s alluring Emerald Coast, Ponta dos Ganchos is a haven for beach lovers who appreciate laid-back elegance and seclusion. The award-winning Relais & Châteaux resort features 25 private bungalows overlooking the crystal-clear waters, each rustically refined and designed to be in complete harmony with the natural surroundings. The four new Emerald Villa Bungalows (2,455 square feet/230 square meters) and one Special Emerald Villa Bungalow (3,210 square feet/300 square meters), opening in
December, will add a new dimension of luxury to
Ponta dos Ganchos. The bungalows feature dry saunas and Jacuzzis with sea views, personal spa areas with massage tatamis, wine cellars, and private decks and plunge pools, as well as music systems, Internet connections, and flat-screen televisions. The Special Emerald Villa Bungalow also includes an in-villa fitness center. Guests who stay in any of the property’s accommodations revel in the impeccable service, fine cuisine (all meals included), and a host of activities, from water sports and nature hikes to therapeutic open-air massages, throughout their stay.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
WHEN: Beginning Wednesday, October 1st through Friday, October 31st
WHERE: ALL BRG, Except Fiamma
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, participating BRG Restaurants will offer a special dessert item during the month of October and donate 75% of the proceeds from each desert to breast cancer awareness organizations in New York, Chicago and Las Vegas.
All locations will offer a special dessert for $10 served at both lunch/brunch and dinner.