Category: Starlight Foundation


Singles Event Pick: Starlight’s Happy Hour

November 26th, 2010 — 6:50pm

Next week, join the Starlight Children’s Foundation for some festive mingling at the non-profit group’s second annual Holiday Happy Hour.

Scheduled for Thursday December 2nd  at 7pm, the three-hour event will take place at Mad River Bar & Grill on NYC’s Upper East Side. Enjoy one hour of open bar, two hours of drink specials and exciting raffle giveaways.

Your $25 ticket buys a teddy bear for a sick child this holiday season. Click here for more info.

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Charitable Event Pick: Starlight’s Night Under The Stars

July 8th, 2010 — 2:44pm

Rooftop mingling awaits at the Starlight Children’s Foundation’s upcoming
second annual Night Under The Stars.

Set for Monday September 13th from 6-9pm (rain or shine), the event will take place once again at rooftop bar 230 Fifth in NYC’s Midtown. Included in the ticket price — premium open bar and hors d’oeuvres. I had the pleasure of attending last year’s soiree and it attracted a fun and friendly professional crowd.

For more information, contact Jennifer at 212.354.2878 or jennifer@starlightnyc.org.

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Charitable Event Pick: Starlight’s Spring Fling

May 7th, 2010 — 5:00pm

Now that I’m back in the Big Apple, Single Gal In The City will be resuming weekly picks of the best NYC events for mingling. On Monday May 17th, the Starlight Children’s Foundation will be hosting its Spring Fling. 

Hudson Terrace: Starlight’s Spring Fling will take place at this swanky rooftop venue

The two-hour event will take place at Hudson Terrace Rooftop in Midtown West and feature an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and a raffle. Raffle prizes include a three night/four day stay at Frigate Resort in St. Kitt’s, a $100 gift certificate to your choice of Ark Restaurant (including Bryant Park Grill), a massage and manicure at Lia Schorr Day Spa and more.

Proceeds from Spring Fling will support Starlight’s work to brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families. Tickets are $75. For more information, click here.

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Charitable Event Pick: Starlight’s Holiday Happy Hour

November 27th, 2009 — 5:24pm


When it comes to festive, first-class events, the Starlight Children’s Foundation always does it up right. Experience the fun for yourself at Starlight’s upcoming Holiday Happy Hour.

Set for Wednesday, December 2nd at 7pm, the fundraising event will take place at Mad River Bar & Grill on NYC’s Upper East Side. The $25 ticket price funds the purchase of a teddy bear for a hospitalized child.

For more info and to purchase tickets, click here.

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Charitable Event Pick: Starlight’s Holiday Happy Hour

November 27th, 2009 — 12:24pm


When it comes to festive, first-class events, the Starlight Children’s Foundation always does it up right. Experience the fun for yourself at Starlight’s upcoming Holiday Happy Hour.

Set for Wednesday, December 2nd at 7pm, the fundraising event will take place at Mad River Bar & Grill on NYC’s Upper East Side. The $25 ticket price funds the purchase of a teddy bear for a hospitalized child.

For more info and to purchase tickets, click here.

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Charitable Event Pick: End Of Summer Sizzle

September 21st, 2009 — 10:30pm

The Starlight Children’s Foundation knows how to throw a party. Which is why I was excited to hear about the non-profit group’s upcoming End of Summer Sizzle event.

The Frying Pan: This popular hotspot is the venue for Starlight’s End of Summer Sizzle

Scheduled for this Wednesday, September 23rd, the event will be held at the Frying Pan, a bar built on a historic 1929 lightship and one of NYC’s top outdoor hotspots. Music will be provided by J.Tower of Pulse 87.7 FM. Admission covers two-hour premium open bar and hors d’oeuvres.

Starlight’s mission is to brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families. Tickets to the End of Summer Sizzle are $40 in advance and $60 at the door. For more information, click here.

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Charitable Event Pick: End Of Summer Sizzle

September 21st, 2009 — 5:30pm

The Starlight Children’s Foundation knows how to throw a party. Which is why I was excited to hear about the non-profit group’s upcoming End of Summer Sizzle event.

The Frying Pan: This popular hotspot is the venue for Starlight’s End of Summer Sizzle

Scheduled for this Wednesday, September 23rd, the event will be held at the Frying Pan, a bar built on a historic 1929 lightship and one of NYC’s top outdoor hotspots. Music will be provided by J.Tower of Pulse 87.7 FM. Admission covers two-hour premium open bar and hors d’oeuvres.

Starlight’s mission is to brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families. Tickets to the End of Summer Sizzle are $40 in advance and $60 at the door. For more information, click here.

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A Night Under The Stars

August 4th, 2009 — 2:28am

Last Tuesday, I headed over to swanky rooftop bar 230 Fifth for the Starlight Foundation’s Night Under The Stars.

The three-hour event — which raised $20,000 — boasted a posh sold-out crowd of 250 people, open bar and delicious hors d’oeuvres that included sliders, chicken fingers and Asian fare.

Smiling Under The Stars: (from left) Lauren, me and Donna at Starlight’s summer affair

My good friend Lauren, part of Starlight’s benefit committee, introduced me to executive director Elaine Siver. I also met some of Lauren’s fabulous galpals from her Fire Island summer share days and caught up with her sister Donna.

Among the topics of conversation – to date or not to date someone a decade younger, addressing the thorny subject of money with a significant other and whether there’s any value in using canned pick up lines.

The latter subject came up with Jamie, a male buddy of one of Lauren’s friends. Jamie told me he doesn’t have a standard pick up tactic when approaching women. I said that’s probably a good thing, the caveat being that a line can be an effective ice breaker if it’s delivered with just the right balance of playfulness and sincerity.

What are some of the most outrageous pick up lines you’ve heard?

Starlight’s next party is set for September 23rd at the Frying Pan in Chelsea. Sign me up.

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A Night Under The Stars

August 3rd, 2009 — 9:28pm

Last Tuesday, I headed over to swanky rooftop bar 230 Fifth for the Starlight Foundation’s Night Under The Stars.

The three-hour event — which raised $20,000 — boasted a posh sold-out crowd of 250 people, open bar and delicious hors d’oeuvres that included sliders, chicken fingers and Asian fare.

Smiling Under The Stars: (from left) Lauren, me and Donna at Starlight’s summer affair

My good friend Lauren, part of Starlight’s benefit committee, introduced me to executive director Elaine Siver. I also met some of Lauren’s fabulous galpals from her Fire Island summer share days and caught up with her sister Donna.

Among the topics of conversation – to date or not to date someone a decade younger, addressing the thorny subject of money with a significant other and whether there’s any value in using canned pick up lines.

The latter subject came up with Jamie, a male buddy of one of Lauren’s friends. Jamie told me he doesn’t have a standard pick up tactic when approaching women. I said that’s probably a good thing, the caveat being that a line can be an effective ice breaker if it’s delivered with just the right balance of playfulness and sincerity.

What are some of the most outrageous pick up lines you’ve heard?

Starlight’s next party is set for September 23rd at the Frying Pan in Chelsea. Sign me up.

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Singles Event Pick: Night Under The Stars

July 15th, 2009 — 9:30pm

One of my favorite things about summer in New York is the rooftop bar experience. On Tuesday July 28th, the Starlight Foundation will host Night Under The Stars, an event at one of Gotham’s swankiest rooftop settings, 230 Fifth.

230 Fifth: The rooftop garden here is NYC’s largest

In addition to hors d’oevures and premium open bar, the three-hour event will feature a raffle with great prizes ranging from a Costa Rican getaway to a $650 La Prairie gift basket. Attire is summer chic and proceed benefits the foundation’s mission to help ill children and their families through entertainment and education.

Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. Click here for more info.

Coming up…drinks with a globetrotting showbiz security chief and a visit to one of NY’s most popular beer gardens.

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