Original article written by me for Manhattan Magazine.
Check out five of the upcoming glamorous galas that help make fall the season of change in New York City.
Life is Love Gala
The Somaly Mam Foundation will be hosting their annual gala to honor four individuals with the Voices of Change award for their outstanding contributions to support the foundation’s mission to end sex slavery. The night is hosted by Katie Couric with award presentations by Seth Meyers. DETAILS Tickets from $1,500. Oct. 23, Gotham Hall, 1356 Broadway, somaly.org
This glamorous dinner-dance is sponsored by Carolina Herrera and co-chaired by Hayley Bloomingdale. All proceeds from the event will benefit the pediatrics department at the Sloane Kettering Cancer Center. DETAILSNov. 13, Four Seasons, 99 E. 52nd St., 212.639.7972, mskcc.convio.net
To the Rescue!
The Humane Society of the United States presents their fall gala to benefit and celebrate the lifesaving work of its animal rescue program, with co-chairs Amanda Hearst, Georgina Bloomberg, and Kimberly Ovitz. DETAILSTickets from $1,250. Nov. 15, Cipriani 42nd St., humanesociety.org
Central Park Conservancy Autumn Ball
The central park conservatory hosts their annual autumn ball in order to celebrate the beauty of the park and fall and raise funds to restore and maintain the park, with chairmen including Deborah Roberts and Al Roker.DETAILS Nov. 19, Naumberg Bandshell, Central Park East and 71st Street, 212.446.2242, centralparknyc.org
American Museum of Natural History’s 2013 Museum Gala
This gala, held amongst the museum’s curious creatures and artifacts, will feature a cocktail party, silent auction and a live performance by Florence + The Machine. All proceeds support the museum’s educational and scientific programming. DETAILS Tickets from $1,500. Nov. 21, 212.769.5932, amnh.org