Tag Archives: Manhattan

Untold South Asian Stories at IAAC Literary Festival in New York

New York, N.Y. Aroon Shivdasani, Executive and Artistic Director of the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC), did not sleep much last month – though she seldom does. Aroon Shivdasani, Executive and Artistic Director of the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC), welcomes attendees. Photo: Shashwat Gupta. Perhaps because throughout the year she coordinates the New York Indian Film Festival […]

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$8.5 Million Dollhouse Amps Up ‘Holiday Under The Stars’

New York, N.Y.  Valued and insured at $8.5 million, The Astolat Dollhouse Castle will be on public display this holiday season at The Shops of Columbus Circle at Time Warner Center in Manhattan for the first time ever since being built in the 1980s. On November 12, the unveiling of the “dollhouse” will coincide with […]

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Congress Member Maloney Writes on Fighting ‘Extremists,’ ‘Nonsense’

Washington, D.C. In a letter to constituents today, Congressional Representative Carolyn B. Maloney expressed frustration and determination to fight what she termed as both “extremists” and “nonsense.” She represents the Upper East Side of Manhattan, including Roosevelt Island. The past few weeks in Congress have been, in a word, interesting. The Pope visited. Speaker Boehner […]

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Hellenic Fund Launching to Help Kids, including Refugees, in Hellas

New York, N.Y. I am pleased to announce that our Foundation will launch our Hellenic Fund to support children in Greece — whether economically distressed, orphaned, or refugee — at a reception on November 4 at an elegant Greek restaurant on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. We can no longer watch children wash up […]

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Cherie Blair Foundation for Women Hosts Manhattan Soiree

By Sara Herbert-Galloway. New York, N.Y.  John and Margo Catsimatidis, Francine LeFrak, and Pamela Newman hosted an exclusive reception at The Four Seasons Restaurant for Cherie Blair, champion of women’s right’s and wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Cherie Blair was in New York while the United Nations was in session to raise […]

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Indo-American Arts Council at 15 with Who’s Who of S. Asian Celebs

New York, N.Y.  No one in Manhattan can throw a gala like Aroon Shivdasani, and the fifteenth anniversary fete of her Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) was everything I had hoped for and more.  More than 250 of New York’s crème de la crème packed the Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Performing Arts to raise a […]

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SAMAA Dedicated to Keeping Indian Classical Music Alive

New York, N.Y.  Preserving the classics is a noble endeavor.  Jazz, for example, is an original American music art form that once dominated the airwaves, dance halls, and nightclubs of an earlier generation.  Today, this once popular music is relegated to small ensembles at intimate gatherings.  I admire and applaud the tireless efforts of people, […]

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J. Luce Foundation Welcomes New Executive Staff

New York, N.Y.  Please join me in welcoming two new members of the J. Luce Foundation executive staff: Jeremy Hu and Nigel Roberts. Jeremy serves as our foundation’s executive director, and Nigel is our communications director. They join John Lee, our vice president, on our Executive Committee. Nigel Roberts and Jeremy Hu join the J. […]

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