“Kazie Metzger Harvey, our esteemed board member, is the hostess with the mostess,” exclaimed Elizabeth Stribling, chairman of French Heritage Society, at Harvey’s Upper East Side apartment. “Even more so when she receives the new French Ambassador to the United Nations, Nicolas de Rivière. We are proud to welcome him here to announce our Black & White Ball on November 21, where we’ll honor Geoffrey Bradfield and Margaret and Greg Hedberg.”
The Hedbergs, Stribling said, were on holiday celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. “50 is a big number,” she said. A charming Bradfield made an appearance, but politely held back any words until the big night. Stribling then presented the hostess with a set of Lalique glasses, accompanied by a bottle from Lalique’s own vineyard. Cece Black, special events chair, said, “We have board members from France and here working together for an American charity – it’s wonderful.”
Guests included Jean Doyen de Montaillou, April Gow, R. Couri Hay, Michel Longchampt, Aimee and Bill Maroney, Judy McLaren, Ann Nitze, Guy N. Robinson (co-chairman of the New York Chapter), Jean Shafiroff, Barbara and Donald Tober, and Ann van Ness.
On November 21, 2019, French Heritage Society will host the New York Gala Dinner Dance – The Black & White Ball on Thursday, November 21st, 2019, at a private club in Manhattan, from 7pm to 11pm. Buy tickets here: https://frenchheritagesociety.org/event/new-york-gala-2019/
About French Heritage Society
French Heritage Society is dedicated to protecting the French architectural legacy both in France and the United States with particular emphasis on preservation and education. It fosters long-established French-American relationships through cultural exchanges as it strives to ensure that the treasures of our shared heritage will survive to inspire future generations. Its 11 chapters in the U.S. and one in Paris have supported the restoration of nearly 600 buildings and gardens since 1982. FHS also organizes unique student internship opportunities in both countries.
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