Monday, January 23, 2017



Gong to the Mall was a nightmare of long long lines, closed subway stops, blocked streets and
hours waiting in line to go through security.  But getting there and watching the big screen
was amazing .  The President got out of his car at the parade and waved and walked. The
experience was en masse, a wave of Americans united in attendance.
I went to 2 balls. I also visited the exquisite estate of PRESDIENT GEORGE WASHINGTON.
I learned that he manufactured and sold whiskey  and also sold fish from the Potomac River.
And finally I had brunch at the Trump Hotel, with Dr. Ekaterini Malliou of the US Department of Health,  a non-stop American voyage.

                                      CONGRESSWOMAN CAROLYN B. MALONEY
                                   DR. EKATERINI MALLIOU (l), DEMETRIA DANIELS (r)



Thursday, December 29, 2016

JOHN GLENN said, "get the girl, if she says (the numbers) they're good, then I'm ready to go."
Portrait of Katherine Johnson
Portrait of Katherine Johnson
Credits: NAS
A NEW YORK FIRST, when the audience applauded after the movie  'HIDDEN FIGURES"
from the original book by MARGOT LEE SHETTERLY.  The story of three black women, overcoming  segregation,
math majors that affected the NASA programs.
Ms KATHERINE JOHNSON, was the girl who calculated Astronaut Glenn's trajectory, was awarded the Medal of Freedom, 2015; MARY JACKSON became the first black engineer at NASA; DOROTHY VAUGHAM became an expert in Fortran programming for the first IBM computer  at Langley, NASA

Friday, November 11, 2016


Wonderful news for all of us.
CHANGE is coming, and isn't that wonderful.
As a New Yorker I will always remember that he fixed the Wollman ice skating  rink
when New York City couldn't.
He can fix anything.
Following is a picture of him at a rally  in Trump Tower.
I was at the Trump rally at the NY Hilton. He humbly  thanked his large family first, and and mentioned Chris Christie, Ben Carson, and Rudy Guiliani. He said he will "bind the wounds" and will be" President  for all the people", and help unify a great country, and "renew the American dream." He will work on infrastructure, veterans, economics.
No challenge will be too great; only the best dreams for the USA. And he will make America great again.

BARBRA STREISAND, at Barclays; The Hubble Cantata at Celebrate Brooklyn,
NY Women in Film luncheon invited by Terry Lawler  in East Hampton.

Monday, August 15, 2016


The weather was perfect, the beach marvelous, the food glorious, entertainment great
and the ocean perfect. All this in front of the Alegria Hotel.  Partners Long Beach and Nassau County
put on a spectacular event.
The co-Founders of the Festival , Ingrid Dodd, and Craig Weintraub organized a great day and evening.
The sponsors, Porsche of South Shore, Global Audio System ,PIX 11, Elovich & Adele, Stella Artois, News 12 threw the best party on the beach.
Hundreds of movie fans congregated on the beach  after watching the new movies.
Best feature:  MONEY, directed by Martin Rosete.  Other movies included Aviatrix: The Katherine Sui Fun Cheung Story , a Chinese immigrant who became a stunt pilot during the 1930's; Beauty and the Beer, about the Miss Rheingold contest from l941-l964; Saving Jamaica Bay, about the fight to preserve  precious land around Jamaica Bay;Leaves of the Tree about a mystical tree in Sicily.

More than one thousand people huddled inside the huge tent on the beach to taste the wonderful foods  and drinks.  Shrimp abounded. 
What summer fun.  I'll definitely go again.  Don't miss this gala.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Hundreds of people attended the eleventh TASTE OF HOPE benefit  for the American Cancer Society.
 Sixty-five vendors contributed mouth-watering "tastes", in bite-sized hors d'oeuvres, wines and desserts. Everyone was thrilled with the wonderful food and wine choices, and so many to choose from, it was difficult to eat everything.
Jean Shafiroff, a sponsor of the event has written a book "Successful Philanthropy" and sits on
numerous charities and boards, helping women, children and animals.She has expertise with a BS in physical therapy, as well as an MBA. Jamie Koff joins her as chair for the event. 
The emcee of the evening was Chris Bragg of CBS  and Richard Kind,Drama Desk Award Winner  . and actor in  film and television.

Both chefs- ,David Burke,was the culinary  honoree  and Drew Nieporent was the corporate honoree.
Both men received shinny frying pans.
A silent auction added excitement to the savory,sweets and sips of the fantastic evening

Monday, April 11, 2016

MAYOR OF NEW YORK BILL DE BLASIO entertained 1,000 guests at the NY Hilton
INNER CIRCLE production of 'SHAMILTON".Every year people from the media
put on a show, and then the Mayor  responds with his own skit.
This year's event was headed by Andrew Siff, President of the Inner Circle
The clever political  spoof has  20 skits, of songs with revised political
The surprise of the evening was the appearance of Democratic frontrunner
HILLARY CLINTON, looking rested in a canary yellow top.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

JOHNNY MATHIS concert was in Newark at the beautiful performing arts center.
His voice "can melt steel", and takes us back to yesterday when we danced cheek-to-cheek.
Thank god for the memories:  Chances Are, The Twelfth of Never, Misty - He sang them
all.  Same fabulous voice, same fabulous person and he is singing again in Westbury, June 10.

RUSH RUSH RUSH to see him

Johnny Mathis