Posted by: albfor | December 28, 2019

The Sunday Breakfast Club@The Union League


CENTER CITY

THE UNION LEAGUE. Meeting monthly on the first Wednesday evening “The Sunday Breakfast Club” is an invitation-only membership organization that offers leaders from the Greater Philadelphia Region the opportunity to learn from dynamic speakers and engage in active and productive conversation about the issues of our time.

The Sunday Breakfast Club

To view some of the images please select this link or the “Dec 4, 2019 The Sunday Breakfast Club@The Union League-Project HOME” album in the right column of this photo weblog.

 

Future upcoming Program for the SUNDAY BREAKFAST CLUB

JANUARY 8, 2020  EXCITEMENT, STAGE RIGHTThe Women of Philly TheaterPaige Price, Head of Philadelphia Theatre Company.  Barrymore-winning playwright and actor, Mary Tuonamen, and poet, actor and new playwright, Jaylene Clark Owens

FEBRUARY 5, 2020.  WHAT IS AMERICA THINKING?  – Trends, Tumult and Trolls. Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center.

MARCH 4, 2020.  THE CHOP STORYCaring, Curing, Competing.  Madeleine Bell, CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania.

APRIL 1, 2020.  PHILADELPHIA’S MONARCH OF MYSTERYLisa Scottoline, New York Times Best Selling Author

Posted by: albfor | December 27, 2019

The Commonwealth Youth Choir @ The Kelly House


EAST FALLS.

THE KELLY HOUSE.  Starting off the holiday season, supporters of the Philadelphia arts community gathered to enjoy and perpetuate the sounds of the “Commonwealth Youth Choir” at the childhood home of Philadelphia’s royalty, the late and revered Princess Grace of Monaco.

Donors and Sponsors of the Common Wealth Youth Choirs at the Kelly House

Guests enjoyed a magnificent evening inside the storied East Falls childhood home of Philadelphia’s own Princess Grace of Monaco aka Grace Patricia Kelly.

Mezzo-soprano Marietta Simpson with members from the Commonwealth Youth Choir.

 

Guests, dressed in the glam styles of the 1940s, enjoyed an evening straight out of the Golden Age of old-Hollywood, complete with a musical salon featuring mezzo-soprano Marietta Simpson, specialty cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, spectacular auction items, raffle baskets, and live entertainment inside the private historical Kelly family home.

To view some of the images please select this link or the “Nov 30, 2019 The Commonwealth Youth Choir @ The Kelly House” album in the right column of this photo weblog.


THE WANAMAKER BUILDING |   THE CRYSTAL BALLROOM

THURSDAY.  This years’ GPA World Heritage City Celebration featured a “Conversation with Vernon Odom”, retired journalist and honoree of the 2019 World Heritage City Celebration; it was edifying.

Vernon Odom, retired journalist, 6abc/WPVI-TV
Odom worked for 6abc/WPVI-TV in Philadelphia for more than 40 years.

The business community got to “hear first-hand accounts from major news events, locally and around the world, including highlights from every presidential campaign since 1976, reports from Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, the fall of the Soviet empire in 1989, the release of U.S. hostages from Beirut in 1991, the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings, the Los Angeles riots, and more”.

 

To view some of the images please select this link or the “Sep 5, 2019 Global Philadelphia-World Heritage City Celebration” album in the right column of this photo weblog.

Posted by: albfor | August 24, 2019

Aug 22, 2019 , LE DÎNER EN BLANC 2019 On Boat House Row


BOAT HOUSE ROW |   DINER EN BLANC 2019

THURSDAY.  Fantastic evening on Kelly Drive with more than 6,000 guests celebrating the 8th year edition of Diner en Blanc-Philadelphia; a real blast!

To view some of the images please select this link or the “LE DÎNER EN BLANC 2019-Boat House Row” album in the right column of this photo weblog.

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BOAT HOUSE ROW is “Home to twelve rowing clubs from which four of the city’s universities also compete, “Boathouse Row” is maintained by the individual clubs who together are members of the Schuylkill Navy of Philadelphia.  Founded in 1858 to promote amateurism on the river and secure collective action among and for the clubs, the Schuylkill Navy today partners with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, the Philadelphia Water Department, and the Fairmount Park Conservancy not only to improve the river’s infrastructure but also to promote strategic initiatives like stewardship and access and inclusion.

To view some of the images please select this link or the “LE DÎNER EN BLANC 2019-Boat House Row” album in the right column of this photo weblog.

EIGHT YEARS OF “LE DINER EN BLANC-PHILADELPHIA”

Aug 16, 2018 Le Diner en Blanc       Aug 21, 2014 Le Diner en Blanc

Aug 17, 2017 Le Diner en Blanc      Aug 22, 2013 Le Diner en Blanc

Aug 18, 2016 Le Diner en Blanc      Aug 23, 2012 Le Diner en Blanc

Aug 20, 2015 Le Diner en Blanc

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To view some of the images please select this link or the “LE DÎNER EN BLANC 2019-Boat House Row” album in the right column of this photo weblog.

 


UNION TRUST |   CHARITY/HEALTH

THURSDAYThe Jason Thompson Foundation annual summer soiree benefiting cardiovascular health at Union Trust. A very important cause recognizing Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).

 

FOR A VIEW OF SOME OF THE IMAGES from this event please select this link or the “Aug 1, 2019 The Jason Thompson Foundation” in the right column of this picture weblog it will link you to the images.


THE KIMMEL CENTER |   PHILADELPHIA STYLE

THURSDAY.  Confirmed! This is Philadelphia’s yearly “Red Carpet” event. Platinum party at the Kimmel Center.

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Modern Luxury’s Philadelphia Style Magazine celebrated it 20th Anniversary. Congratulations to John Colabelli and the Modern Luxury team and especally Nichole Maurer.

FOR A VIEW OF SOME OF THE IMAGES from this event please select this link or the “July 25, 2019 Philadelphia Style Magazine’s Best of Style party 20th Anniversary“ in the right column of this picture weblog it will link you to the images.

Posted by: albfor | July 21, 2019

July 17, 2019 DFTI Boutique X Bravado Rose’ Event


CITY HALL | NEAR AVENUE OF THE ARTS

1414 SOUTH PENN SQUARE. A great Soiree at the Rittenhouse Residence hosted by DFTI Boutique (located at 2026 Chestnut St)…a pink inspired Wednesday evening it was a blast with elegant style.

FOR A VIEW OF SOME OF THE IMAGES from this event please select this link or the “DFTI Boutique X Bravado Rose Event“. Large event at the Ritz residents” in the right column of this picture weblog it will link you to the images.

Posted by: albfor | June 24, 2019

June 21, 2019 Soiree on the Square 2019


19TH AND WALNUT STREETS | RITTENHOUSE SQUARE

IN THE SQUARE. This two day event (Thursday & Friday) is getting better and better. I missed this year’s “Ball on the Square” (always a fantastic occasion) on Thursday but the second day event was a blast.

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FOR A VIEW OF SOME OF THE IMAGES from this event please select this link or the “June 21, 2019 Soiree on the Square.”  in the right column of this picture weblog it will link you to the images.

Posted by: albfor | April 7, 2019

Apr 4, 2019 Porsche & Power Players


CONSHOHOCKEN, PA | PORSCHE & POWER PLAYERS

PORSCHE OF CONSHOHOCKEN. Thursday evening Christina Henck & Marc Franzoni hosted a fantastic upscale professional networking event at Conshohocken’s world-class Porsche dealership in Montgomery County, PA; it was a blast!

To view some of the images please select this link or the “Apr 4, 2019 Porsche & Power Players” album in the right column of this photo weblog.


FISHTOWN | THE CRANE ARTS BUILDING

SATURDAY.   Invariably a must experience event with a myriad perspectives of Artist’s work and interesting patrons, collectors and people to meet. Great food by 12th street.

 

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InLiquid Benefit | Roger Wing sculpturing on a “mean” piece of ice.

 

For a view of the images from this event please select this link or the “Feb 2, 2019 InLiquid Benefit”  album in the right column of this photo weblog.

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