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Spring 2018 Party Highlights
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by Devin Parker, Sarah Prawl, Shaun Roberts

To sum it up, April was a month of historic numbers – Jazz at Lincoln Center turned 30, Time celebrated THE 100 most influential people of the past year and Brooks Brothers turned 200!

It was also a month that we recognized genius, from David Bowie to Pablo Picasso. April is the month that inspires young things to grow - and we were in no short supply of inspiration. From collaborating with our not for profit partners as they create intriguing new ways to reach their fundraising goals, to the inspiration of happy love and being witness to the start of a few new marriages, the season is off to a beautiful start.

Enjoy the following round-up and some great photos of some of our most proud event moments of the Spring 2018 season so far.

Brooks Brothers 200th Year Anniversary Party

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at Jazz at Lincoln Center

In honor of Brooks Brothers’ 200-year legacy, nearly 1,000 guests came together to celebrate the fashion brand’s achievement through a concert and black-tie party at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The concert portion of the night included a vast and notable musical lineup, led by Wynton Marsalis. The party, proudly catered by Great Performances, was complete butlered hors-d'oeuvres and desserts, as well as vintage stations and carts designed by our friends at THE FIRM, which offered upscale versions of New York specialties like soft pretzels and hot dogs. The event was followed by an after-party at our very own Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.

Time 100 Gala

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Time celebrated it’s annual Time 100 Gala at the Jazz at Lincoln Center and the stars definitely shined at this exclusive event honoring the most influential individuals of 2018. This year’s Gala was a celebration of culture, activism, and change, with some of the heaviest hitters in entertainment, politics, and journalism in attendance. TIME photographer Landon Nordeman captured all the highlights.

Jazz at Lincoln Center 30th Anniversary Gala

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrated their 30th Anniversary with some of the best artists in the business. The star-studded event featured spectacular performances as well as dinner by Great Performances. All proceeds from the Gala help fund programs and resources created by Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Brooklyn Artists Ball

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Brooklyn Museum

A celebration David Bowie's life and legacy at Brooklyn Artists Ball, designed by David Stark Design, and honoring Robert Gober and Donald Moffett. Attendees viewed David Bowie is and experienced artist activations and performances, all while supporting the Brooklyn Museum.

National Geographic Genius Premiere Party

Friday, April 20, 2018, at 100 Avenue of the Americas

Great Performances had the opportunity to premier our newest interactive food stations at a truly artful party. Immediately following the NYC premier of National Geographic Channel's of the Emmy-nominated series, Genius: Picasso, event goers were ushered to the experiential and interactive art lab inspired by the new season, Genius: Studio located at 100 Avenue of the Americas. The after party acted the exclusive opening night of the total immersive art experience which opened to the public for the remainder of the weekend. Genius: Picasso is the story behind Pablo Picasso, one of the 20th century's most influential, controversial and celebrated artists. Our stations featured at the premier party of art enthusiast included Cheese for the Growing Season, Pintxos & Contorni Misto(pictured above), Chef’s Palate (pictured below) and Spanish Cocas.

Photos ©Elena Olivo, ©Meryl Cooper, ©Ben Hider Images, ©Jazz at Lincoln Center, ©Landon Nordeman

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