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AROUND TOWN: Events, seminars, meetings & talks

LIREG Ladies Networking
Oct. 26: The Long Island Real Estate Group’s women’s division, Networking Evening (women only) with wine and hors d’oeuvres. Seasons 52 Fresh Grill, Roosevelt Field, 630 Old Country Rd., Garden City, NY, from 6-8:30 pm. Free to paid LIREGW members, $25 for non-members. RSVP: Attendees must pre-register at Walk-ins cannot be accommodated. For details go to

Oct. 27: The New York Building Congress will host a Construction Industry Breakfast, which will feature the release of the latest Building Congress research report, New York City Construction Outlook 2017-2019, at 583 Park Avenue, Manhattan. Registration and networking at 8:00 AM, followed by breakfast and program at 8:30 AM. Fee: $125 for NYBC members; $175 for non-members; $1,150 for member table; $1,750 for non-member table; $4,500 to co-host. For more information on reservations or sponsorship opportunities, contact Alanna Draudt at To register online, visit

Fall Cooperator Expo
Nov. 2: The Cooperator and its parent company, Yale Robbins Publications, host the The Cooperator Expo New York at the Jacob K. Javits Center at 655 West 34th Street in Manhattan from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Expo is an opportunity for anyone involved in their building or association’s day-to-day operations to learn about the latest in building services from over 250 exhibitors, whose industries include law, property management, banking, insurance, and energy. It will also feature educational seminars throughout the day and free advice booths. For more information and FREE registration, visit

Tribute Dinner
Nov. 6: St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children announced their annual Tribute Dinner honoring Steve Chen, Crystal Window & Door Systems. The fundraiser will be held at Guastavino’s in New York City and attracts the construction, development and real estate industries. For more information, contact 718-281-8816 or

LIREG Networking
Nov. 9: Long Island Real Estate Group Farm-to-Table networking event featuring locally produced food, wine, craft beer and acoustic music. Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, from 6 to 9 p.m. LIREG members, free; non-members, $100. RSVP: For details email or call Deena Galante 631-721-7400.

Bnai Zion Foundation Gala
Nov. 9: Bnai Zion Foundation, which supports humanitarian projects in Israel, will host a New York Gala Dinner at 6:00pm at 45 East 45th Street, New York. The evening will honor: Kevin Roche, FAIA – Design Principal Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates; and Shoshana Bederman – Cofounder and President of Students & Parents Against Campus Anti-Semitism. Entertainment will be provided by comedian Joel Chasnoff. For more information contact Cheryl Bier at 646-485-7980 or

Housing Partnership Benefit
Nov. 9:– Congressman Jim Himes is the keynote speaker at the NYC Housing Partnership’s annual Wine and Jazz Benefit at the Gansevoort Park Rooftop, 420 Park Ave South at East 29 Street, 6-8pm. Congressman Himes represents Connecticut’s 4th District in the United States House of Representatives where he is serving his fifth term. He is a member of the House Committee on Financial Services, serves as the ranking member of the NSA and Cybersecurity Subcommittee of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and is Chair of the New Democrat Coalition. For details go to or contact Heidy Trinidad at 646·217-3391 or

WX Woman of the Year
Nov. 16: WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate (WX) t will host its 2017 Woman of the Year Gala from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at The Pierre, 2 East 61st Street in New York City. The gala will honor former Brookfield Property Partners Executive Vice President, Asset Management Sara Queen, for her accomplishments as a leader in real estate and her contributions to WX. For more information, visit

Expert Panel
Nov. 13: Panelists will discuss “Stunning Second Acts: Adaptive Reuse” from 2:30 – 3:30pm, during Boutique Design New York Trade Fair at the Jacob K. Javits Center. From regulatory questions to boosting market appeal and the bottom line, key players discuss best practices and the issues architects and designers need to understand to help clients succeed. CEU credits available for this program for both IDCEC and AIA registrants. The panel will be moderated by Nancy Ruddy, co-founder, CetraRuddy with panelists Frank Fortino, Metropolis Group; Lauren Rottet, Rottet Studio; Mark Gordon, Instrinsic Hotel Capital; Michael Overington, vice chairman and president, Ian Schrager Co.

Nov. 16: The New York Building Congress hosts its 2017 Industry Recognition Gala on Thursday, November 16, at the Grand Hyatt New York, 109 East 42nd Street. Reception starts at 6:00 PM followed by dinner and program at 7:00 PM. Individual tickets start at $975. Tables of 10 are available starting at $9,500. For more information on reservations and sponsorship opportunities, contact Jeanine Badalamenti at (212) 481-9099 or email To register online, visit

The Make-A-Wish NY Real Estate Council
Nov. 29: The Make-A-Wish Metro New York Real Estate Council will hold its Building Wishes cocktail party with industry professionals coming together to help grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses. It will be held from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the MetLife Building, Vanderbilt Suite, 200 Park Avenue. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Tickets are $80. To find out more, please contact Elizabeth Merkouris at 516-944-6212, ext 154 or

Magen David Adom New York Gala
Nov. 30: Kent M. Swig will receive the Visionary Award at the Magen David Adom New York Gala at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers. The gala will begin at 6:30 p.m. To register, visit For more information, please contact Adi Ben-Ezra at 646.388.7508 or email

Empire Ball
Dec. 13: The 34th annual Empire Ball, that raises funds for the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) and its mission to find a biological cure for diabetes, takes place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. This year’s Empire Ball will honor Normandy Real Estate Partners’ Paul H. Teti, with the Leadership Award; Structure Tone’s Robert Mullen, with the Camillo Ricordi Humanitarian Award; and Alliance Building Services’ Jeffrey A. Duarte, with the Peter L. DiCapua Distinguished Service Award on this unforgettable night. To purchase tickets for the Empire Ball, which begins at 6 pm with a cocktail reception and networking followed by dinner and a night of dancing, visit or call 212-888-2217.

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