Home | Calendar of Events | Arts | Theater | TV | NY Tourism | Travel | Gallery | Organizations | Letters
    Sports | Bars & Clubs | Restaurants | Business | Real Estate | Personals | Classified | Mega-Mall | Links
Bailey House Throws Hot Bash to Benefit Homeless with HIV/AIDS
photo by GuyFriday Productions
the Bailey House bash at the Lexington Avenue Armory
On the evening of February 23, the colossal Lexington Avenue Armory was aglow, playing host to the hottest winter benefit, the Bailey House annual charity Auction and Party. Usual host duo of ten years, Tim Gunn and Simon Doonan, passed the baton over to renowned fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo and “The View” co-host Sherri Shepherd as the evening’s star commères.

New York trendsetters, red-carpet glitterati, and a swarm of affluent, philanthropic good-doers opened hearts and wallets for the auction’s prime picks. My chances at waving my paddle, an electronic hand-held doodad, for a date with Bravo’s own Andy Cohen, a Costa Rica getaway, or a Herb Ritts original, zapped out mighty quickly, as thousands of dollars bounced back and forth as if auction bidders were playing a casual round of poker, with nearly $400,000 raised. My win was a sleek pair of Marc Jacobs sunglasses. I may not roll with the big dogs, but I sure can accessorize like one!

For the past twenty-eight years, Bailey House has provided housing and support services to homeless men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in New York City. Addressing vital needs such as food, shelter and safety, Bailey House helps its clients to develop a sense of stability, free from most of the pressures of being homeless, to focus on individual healthcare, job training, and support services.

As for the glitterati, Kathy Griffin, Robert Verdi, Jane Pauley, and “Real Housewives of New York City Countess LuAnn de Lesseps mingled amid a sea of party-goers, but as much as I adore star-searching, I was mostly dazzled by the décor. Tiffany’s holiday interior expert Geoff Howell lassoed the expansive space, twisting it into a Busby Berkeley backdrop of deco-styled skyline, with sharp lighting for a modern take on a very old New York.

To learn more or volunteer your time to about Bailey House check out www.baileyhouse.org.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    Sponsored Links
The Best Of Fire Island
Fire Island Pines, Cherry Grove, Davis Park, Water Island Residentials Sales and Summer Rentals.

Fire Island Realtors
The best summer rentals properties and homes for sale in all of Fire Island, The Pines and the Grove

Fire Island Q News
Monthly Gay Webzine, Fire Island Pines & Cherry Grove, LGBT Resort Communities on the Atlantic.

New York Q News
Gay E-zine with everything hip and happening in New York City. News and events all around the city.

Residential Sales & Summer Rentals
Fire Island Pines & Cherry Grove Homes For Sale & Summer Rentals: Season, Month & Weekly.

New York City Homes
Looking to Sell or Buy your new home. Contact two specialist in the Manhattan market.

New York's Performances & Arts
Theater, Performing Arts and Entertainment Reviews in the New York City metropolitan area.

Shopping Online? - Gives Us a Try!
Online Mega Mall. Your community online shopping mall/Apparel, Books, Movies and more ...



Apple iPod nano


Carnival Cruises





Palm Pilot Store







New York City or Fire Island Dream Home



USA Today


Your well being
tips and more

Care, tips and
more for your pet
Weather forecast
for New York City

Parties, concerts,
exhibitions, etc.

New York, the
world, and you

Bars & clubs, dining,
and entertainment
See what the
stars say for you

Tips and guide to
New York's best

 Home | Calendar of Events | Arts | Theater | TV | NY Tourism | Travel | Gallery | Organizations | Letters | Sports
Bars & Clubs | Restaurants | Business | Real Estate | Personals | Classified | Mega-Mall | Links | Contact Us

Lifestyle | Culture | Golden Years

Heart and Soul | Pets | Weather | Horoscope | NY Tourism

2009-2010© NewYorkQnews.com, All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy, Disclaimer, Advertising


Images of people portrayed on this website do not indicate sexual preference.

New York Gay News | New York City Events | New York City Real Estate | Gay Fire Island | New York Theater | New York City Performances