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The New York Independent Events, Galas

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Riley Keough, Michelle Williams Light Up Whitney Gala (photos!)

Riley Keough, granddaughter of the late King of Rock Elvis Presley, and actress Michelle Williams were among celebrities who polished their artsy cred at the Whitney Museum of American Art Gala & Studio Party in New York City last night (Oct. 23). Riley, who had a rough go in the tabloids recently, was the picture of hipster chic in her Louis Vuitton black mini-dress, with a white jacket from the designer’s spring 2013 collection....

Mary Carillo, Julie Foudy Co-Host Women in Sports Gala

Former tennis player Mary Carillo and Olympic soccer standout Julie Foudy hosted the 34th “Salute to Women in Sports” at Cipriani Wall Street last night (Oct. 16), an event that honors 50 top female athletes for their accomplishments inside and outside of their sports. Swimmer Diana Nyad, just one month after her record-breaking Cuba-to-Florida swim, was one of the women honored with a special tribute award....
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Vanessa Hudgens Spices Up ULTA Beauty Cancer Event

Vanessa Hudgens hosted the 2013 ULTA Beauty “Donate With a Kiss” event in New York City last night (Oct. 2) along with Miss USA Erin Brady to raise funds for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Vanessa, 24, looked alluring in a vintage dress with alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet shoes and an Edie Parker clutch, according to the event....
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Sarah Jessica Parker Hosts Fall 2013 New York City Ballet Gala

Sarah Jessica Parker hosted the New York City Ballet 2013 Fall Gala last night, an annual event that usually draws an over abundance of celebrities to one of the city’s signature events. Parker, 48, wore a strapless, billowing silk dress, with a pink bodice and cream skirt at the David H Koch Theater at Lincoln Center....
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Freer Gallery Hosts Chinese Martial Arts, 3-D Technology Gala

The Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. will transform into a cultural hot spot for the final “Asia After Dark” after-hours event, featuring a night of exploration and discovery into Chinese martial arts and 3-D printing technology. Guests can explore 3-D scanning and printing with experts from the Smithsonian’s digitization program unit and participate in the creation of a 10-foot-tall replica statue of the Freer’s renowned “Cosmological Buddha.”...
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LPGA Pro Golfer Cristie Kerr Hosts Hamptons Golf Classic

Cristie Kerr, the 2007 U.S. Women’s Open Champion and 16-time LPGA winner, hosted the 9th Annual Hamptons Golf Classic, a day-long charity golf tournament at the Hampton Hills Golf & Country Club. Real estate brokers Susan and Matthew Breitenbach were honored and The Diamonds in the Rough Foundation was the beneficiary....