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  • Green in Queens, Jul 20

    Our friends at Queens Botanical Garden invite you to….

    Planting the Seeds for Green and
    Sustainable Meetings and Events

    Wednesday, July 20th
    5:00 – 8:00 pm
    43-50 Main Street
    Flushing, NY 11355

    Queens Botanical Garden will come alive with an evening of activities:

    • Mix and mingle with green-minded meeting and event professionals.
    • Explore QBG’s LEED® Platinum certified Visitor & Administration Building and green roof
    • Hands-on workshops.
    • Farm-to-table tastings.
    • Broadway entertainment.

    Green travel options to the Garden!

    • Carpool and park in our new Parking Garden.
    • Van from one of our sponsors at three convenient locations (Manhattan, Westchester, and Connecticut
    • #7 train to Main Street/Flushing and walk a few blocks south to QBG.


    $30: Professional rate (purchase by 7/18)
    $35: Professional rate (day of event)
    $15: Student rate




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    Summer Bash 2011, Aug 2

    Our friends at HSMAI of Greater New York cordially invite you to Summer Bash 2011!

    Tuesday, August 2nd
    6:00 – 9:00 pm
    Richard Sandoval’s FOUR at Yotel New York
    570 Tenth Avenue at 42nd Street


    HSMAI is now accepting donations of silent auction items to benefit The American Cancer Society
    Hope Lodge Charity.


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    Oh What a Night!

    On Thursday, June 30th over 200 members and guests of the ISES NY Metro Chapter recognized excellence in the Events industry at the 10th Annual Big Apple Awards held at TimesCenter. To mark this milestone anniversary, the Chapter shook up the dinner gala format from years past by transitioning to a theater awards show with pre and post-show receptions that created a festive mood and lots of networking opportunities.

    Upon arrival, guests were guided downstairs to The Hall via colorful arches furnished by Pink Powered by Moss. The space was transformed into a summer patio lounge and an elegant garden party with décor courtesy of Props for Today, scenic by The Spoon Group, draping by Dynamic Drape & Décor and floral elements by The Flower Loft. Lighting and A/V provided by Corporate A/V. Guests were entertained by the Jacovino Jazz Trio and walk-about costumed greeters from Shien Lee Events & Entertainment. They dined on innovative passed hors d’oeuvres and selections from Gastro-pub and Mexican stations created by Scoozi Events. Additional rental items were provided by Broadway Party Rentals.

    Following dinner, guests moved upstairs to the state-of-the art theater for the main attraction. Hosted by comedian and writer Tom Shillue, the awards were produced by Proteus Productions with assistance from VRTCL Entertainment and stage design by Pink Powered by Moss. Hot on Broadway opened the show with a high-energy musical medley.

    Along with revealing the winners of this year’s awards in 16 categories, ISES inducted industry veterans into the Hall of Legends in recognition of their career achievements. The honorees, Jes Gordon, Jeff Kalpak and Bentley Meeker all gave heartfelt (and colorful) speeches. The Macy’s Parade and Entertainment Group and The Clinton Global Initiative received this year’s C.O.R.E. Awards for exhibiting the best event results to advance their mission. New this year, the Emerging Leader Award was bestowed upon Morgan Steele Connacher. Society Awards created the stunning new designs for the crystal apples and honoree awards.

    Click HERE for the complete list of winners.

    The celebration continued in the Lobby Gallery where guests mingled and congratulated the winners in a chic black and white lounge created by Props for Today with additional lighting provided by PBG Events. Attendees partied to the sounds of DJ Shiran Nicholson of Soulsystem Orchestras and sampled delectable desserts by Scoozi Events. Winners posed at the step-and-repeat and guests mugged in the YouBooth and for the roving photographer. All photographic services courtesy of Fifth Avenue Digital.

    Click HERE to view photos.
    Keep checking the gallery as more photos are added.

    The Chapter gives special thanks to all of our sponsors without whom the night would not have been possible and to Mari O’Connor, Kaila Raines, Jackie Tan and Sandra Winstanley for their on-site coordination.

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    The Big Apple Award Goes To….

    Best Corporate or Association Event
    Barkley Kalpak Associates
    LG Mobile Worldcup

    Best Non Profit Event
    Elizabeth Rose Consulting
    Celebration of Courage

    Best Social Event
    Eventsful, Inc.
    Marvel Wonders

    Best Graphic Design for Invitation, Signage
    and Other Print Collateral

    Ceci New York
    The Knot Industry Gala

    Best Design Decor (Budget over $50,000)
    Marc-Antoine, Inc.
    Chairman’s 2010 Holiday Party

    Best Design Decor (Budget under $50,000)
    Claudia Hanlin’s Wedding Library
    Tuxedo Park Garden Club

    Best Table Top Design
    ZAK Events
    Central Park Zoo Dinner

    Best Venue
    Renaissance Times Square
    R Lounge at Two Times Square

    Best Creative Support Use of Photo/Video
    Proteus Productions, LLC
    Light the Night Walk Video 2010

    Best AV/Lighting
    Levy Lighting NYC
    Celebrations Book Launch

    Best Entertainment Production
    MME Productions
    FFL Players Association

    Best Catered Event
    The World in 2011

    Best Planner – Social Private Event
    Aventina Events
    Celebrate the Miracle: Miracle-on the Hudson

    Best Planner Corporate events
    Wizard Studios
    Star Chefs International Chefs Congress

    Best Rental Product
    Pink Powered by Moss
    Juice Bar Charging Station
    EZ Interactive Wall

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