2010 Parties
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The National Liberty Museum held its Glass Now Gala & Auction on October 30, 2010, to benefit its free, educational programs for thousands of Delaware Valley teachers, students and schools. Attracting more than 400 attendees and 300 works of glass art donated from artists internationally, the museum’s Glass Now Gala is the undisputed leader for dazzling glass art in the Delaware Valley. For the 11th year, the National Liberty Museum’s Glass Now Gala, part of a three day weekend itinerary, raised important funds for the Museum’s work to empower children and teachers to celebrate diversity and defuse violence. The weekend event featured visits to glass collectors’ homes, glass work demonstrations, cocktails, dinner and glass art auction. Photography by Maggie Pagel
 
On October 30, local families were invited to the Shops at Liberty Place for Rittenhouse Row’s annual Halloween celebration, sponsored by Infiniti. The fun-filled day featured holiday-inspired activities including a costume contest and trick-or-treating at participating Rittenhouse Row stores. As a “treat” for the adults, the Infiniti M® and the Infiniti QX were on display at Liberty Place. Photography by Jake Schell
 
On Friday, October 29th, the Capitol Steps entertained guests with an evening of political comedy at The Choice Event, Planned Parenthood’s 22nd Annual Fall Choice Event and Auction. The uproarious, Washington-based troupe of Congressional staffers turned songwriters performed their special brand of musical and political satire, proving again that they “put the ‘mock’ in democracy!” Throughout the evening, guests dined on delicious food and drink and placed bids on a variety of silent auction items, including vacation homes, and dinners at Philadelphia’s culinary hot spots. The event, held at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia, raised over $85,000 with proceeds supporting the services Planned Parenthood provides to the local community. Photography by Doug Weissman
 
On October 29, 2010, Breast Health International, a division of the Foundation for Breast & Prostate Health, proved that giving back is always in style at the annual Black Tie Gala honoring Neiman Marcus and benefiting breast cancer research and development. Guests dressed to impress in designer evening wear and are treated to remarkable dcor by Evantine Design, food by the five-star Rittenhouse Hotel and music by the Eddie Bruce Band. This year's silent auction primarily featured fashion items such as designer handbags and accessories, authentic designer sketches and tickets to exclusive fashion events. Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception and silent auction starting at 9p.m., followed by dessert and dancing in the main ballroom.
 
On October 28, The Philadelphia History Museum presented “Conversations on Beer.” The night featured an engaging discussion with local brewery historian Rich Wagner, who was interviewed live by Philadelphia magazine’s food editor, Kirsten Henri. Guests also were given the opportunity to sample local brews, and be among the first to see the city's renovated history museum. Photography by Jessica Vermeer Hawkes
 
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