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The Event Fêted The Most Stylish Cars And Brendan Fallis Was The DJ

Non-profit organization East Side Settlement House kicked off The New York International Auto Show by hosting a private viewing before it opened to the public. The 19thAnnual Gala Preview raised more than $1 million to support the organization’s efforts in providing education and social services to communities throughout the Bronx and northern Manhattan. The gala attracts guests in the worlds of finance, fashion, society, philanthropy, and aficionados to view the most stylish cars. After all, it is billed as ‘America’s First And Biggest Auto Show’.

Notables, including Ice-T and Coco, David Donohue, Elizabeth Kennedy and Brooks Brothers CEO Claudio Del Vecchio enjoyed the private affair that included cocktail hour followed by dinner. Specialty drinks by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Johnnie Walker were served while attendees enjoyed tunes spun by one of the most sought after DJs in the party circuit, Brendan Fallis. Like any good event, expect the unexpected.

It was an evening filled with beauties, including a picturesque display of Porsche vehicles and a live auction of the 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS. A silent auction provided guests the opportunity to bid on treasures and experiences including tickets to the Mets at Citi Field, dinner at The Carlyle, and an 8-day stay at a Private Villa in Costa Rica. The New York International Auto Show is held March 30- April 8. To attend, click here for tickets. To learn more about East Side Settlement House visit their website.

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  • Lee Goldberg

  • Alexandra Diaz, Daniel Diaz, Ice- T, and Coco

  • Brendan Fallis

  • Elizabeth Kennedy