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#SEENPartyPreview: Things to do in Pittsburgh on New Year's Eve

What are you doing New Year’s Eve? Two great party options for New Year’s Eve.

5 days ago


 Melanie Crockard.

Here’s looking at you: Pittsburgh's best dressed in 2014

Pittsburghers brought the fashion hits, one party at a time!

5 days ago


 Mentor Stephanie with mentee Kenay, who have been matched for more than a year, at Stephanie's graduate school graduation.

#LetsMakeASEEN: Amachi Pittsburgh

Amachi Pittsburgh aims to break the cycle of generational incarceration by supporting children who have a parent in jail.

5 days ago


 Ellen Roth and Dr. Loren Roth.

'Ten Fingers Touching' book launch

More than 120 guests came out to celebrate Ellen Roth’s debut novella, “Ten Fingers Touching,”

5 days ago


 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, from left, Gov.-elect Tom Wolf, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and former Gov. Ed Rendell chat during a reception held by the mayor and county executive at Inside Park at St. Bart's in New York City.

Natalie Bencivenga's #SEEN: Pittsburghers in New York City

Over the weekend, Pittsburghers attended parties in New York. Learn more about events and partygoers in SEEN column.

1 week ago


 The Notre Dame mascot attends the Pennsylvania Society Gala honoring Jim Rohr, a Notre Dame alumni, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

The Pennsylvania Society hosts its 116th annual gala

More than 1,500 guests attended the 116th annual Pennsylvania Society Gala which honored Jim Rohr, former chairman of PNC.

1 week ago


 Jay Cleveland Jr., left, with Diane and Clifford Rowe Jr., at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC cocktail party at the W Hotel in New York City.

New York parties filled with Pittsburgh guests

Friday night, Pittsburghers attending the Pennsylvania Society’s Gala enjoyed parties in New York City at the Waldorf Astoria and surrounds.

1 week ago


 Joan Mills, manager of A Child's Place at Pittsburgh Mercy Health System poses with an elf, played by Peter Hughes and Sister Susan Welsh, right, president and CEO of Pittsburgh Mercy Health System.

Pittsburgh Mercy Health System holds 11th annual Reindeer Ball

Pittsburgh Mercy Health System’s 11th annual Reindeer Ball was a sellout with 500 guests, raising more than $100,000.

1 week ago


 Urban League Gala: Jody Doherty, Judith Davenport, Esther Bush and Annie Hanna Cestra.

#SeenHolidayParties

Catch up on other great events happening in December.

1 week ago


 Rev. Shanea Leonard and La'Tasha Mayes.

Living Our Legacy: New Voices Pittsburgh celebrates 10 Years

Roughly 200 partygoers helped make HERstory by celebrating New Voices Pittsburgh’s 10 year anniversary at The Warhol Museum.

2 weeks ago


 Melissa Ferrari and Jo Ellen Parker.

Winter wonders at the Carnegie

More than 400 partygoers celebrate the opening of the Carnegie Museum of Art’s Winter Wonders tree exhibit.

2 weeks ago


 Suzanne Karlovich, Patti Matty Blenko and Clare Donahue.

CLO Guild’s ‘Parisian Chic’ held at the LeMont

A little bit of Paris came to Pittsburgh during the CLO Guild’s annual Holiday Party, “Parisian Chic.”

2 weeks ago


 Meryl Hellring and Rosemary Mendel.

Imagine Nation Ungala

The 20th anniversary of Tickets for Kids Charities, “Imagine Nation Ungala,” was celebrated at Inventionland in RIDC Park, O’Hara,

2 weeks ago


 Barbara Fisher and Honoree Richard B. Fisher

YMCA’s Season of Giving Gala

Richard B. Fisher is honored during the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh’s Season of Giving Gala.

2 weeks ago


 Lt. Matt Porter of the Port Authority Police and Special Olympian Michael Maker, 23, celebrate after making the Pittsburgh Polar Plunge in the Ohio River on Saturday.

Pittsburgh Polar Plunge raises funds for Special Olympics

Pittsburgh Police Commander Scott Schubert again led the top team from Zone 6, helping to raise more than $400,000 for Special Olympics.

2 weeks ago


 Sarah Hanna White, Bishop David Zubik and Rebecca Freyvogel Mousseau.

The 51st Medallion Ball held at the Wyndham Grand

Excitement ran high in a sea of white gowns as 122 Medallion candidates celebrated the completion of more than 23,000 volunteer hours.

3 weeks ago


 The C Street Band performs at the Billy Strayhorn Birthday Bash concert.

Kelly Strayhorn Theater event celebrates life of jazz legend

Roughly 200 guests gathered to celebrate the 99th birthday of jazz legend and KST namesake, Billy Strayhorn on Saturday night.

3 weeks ago


 Tickets for Kids.

#SEENPartyPreview: Tickets for Kids 20th Anniversary Celebration

Tickets for Kids is an organization that has given away more than $40 million dollars in tickets to underserved and at-risk children.

3 weeks ago


 Thomas Jamison of Dream Cream on Liberty Ave.

#ItsGoodToGive: Thomas Jamison

#ItsGoodtoGive features local people giving back in big and small ways in the ’Burgh.

3 weeks ago


 Manfred Honeck with Marina Lehn in her home the Negley-Gwinner-Harter house on the Shadyside Splendor, a walking tour to benefit the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Shadyside mansions open to raise funds for the PSO

The Pittsburgh Symphony Association’s first event to benefit the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra brought roughly 2,000 visitors.

3 weeks ago


 A factory farm turkey at Hope Haven Farm Sanctuary, a rescue for farm animals founded by Karen Phillips.

#LetsMakeASEEN: Hope Haven Farm

Farm animals get a second chance at Hope Haven Farm, a sanctuary founded by veterinarian Karen Phillips.

1 month ago


 Dan and Bonnie Sandman with Sandy and Bill Lambert.

1879 Founders Dinner held at Heinz History Center

The Heinz History Center welcomed 150 patrons to the 1879 Founders Dinner as a way to show appreciation.

1 month ago


 Jessica Romano, Brett Diamond and Laura Saulson.

'Mockingjay' premiere raises funds for Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

Roughly 250 moviegoers eagerly awaited the special premiere of the highly anticipated blockbuster “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I.”

1 month ago


 Jabari Weatherspoon, Omega Man of the Year, with Krista Brassell.

Iota Phi Foundation hosts Achievement Awards Dinner

The evening welcomed 280 attendees gathered to recognize outstanding leaders in the community who are making a difference.

1 month ago


 Steve and Brenda Schlotterbeck check out a sun conure parrot held by Nikki Majeran.

Allegheny Land Trust hosts anniversary party at the National Aviary

More than 130 guests attended the “Come Fly with Me” event and mingled with feathered friends at the Aviary.

1 month ago


 Friendship Dinner & Awards Ceremony: Ali Sezer and Serif Ali Tekelan.

#SEENFallPartyRoundUp

All around town, there were plenty of great events to enjoy.

1 month ago


 Netane Polynesian Productions dancers provide entertainment.

Polamalu's Polynesian Luau

The Westin Convention Center became a fantasy island for more than 450 partygoers who joined Troy and Theodora Polamalu for a luau.

1 month ago


 Joan Turner, Christine McCormick Chopra, Rhonda Gay Hartman and Jill Nolan.

LHAS hosts Art in Autumn event at the Duquesne Club

Roughly $27,000 was raised at the Art for Autumn luncheon at the Duquesne Club on Thursday to help fund the LHAS programs.

1 month ago


 Sgt. Dan Kysela of Scott comes alive for guests at the Cannon Ball at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum.

Cannon Ball raises funds for Soldiers & Sailors

More than 310 guests attended the annual fundraising gala for Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum in Oakland.

1 month ago


 Brenda Tate and Kim Slater-Wood.

Hill of Hope Gala raises funds for the YMCA

Nearly 200 guests attended the Hill of Hope Gala held at the Marriott City Center.

1 month ago


 Christina Weir Ripley, left, and Libby Mascaro, co-chairs

Go Red for Women raises funds for the American Heart Association

About 450 attended the fashion show that raised $50,000 for the cause.

1 month ago


 James Bryant, Val Porter and Brett Spitale.

Chefs create dishes in support of Autism Speaks foundation

Roughly 240 guests tasted their way through town without having to leave the Fairmont’s ballroom on Thursday night.

1 month ago


 Eco Art PGH: From left, Bill Godfrey, Ziggy Sawdust, Carolyn Peeks, State Sen. Jim Ferlo and Tom Bartnik.

#SEENFallPartyRoundUp

Check out this week's #SEENFallPartyRoundUp to learn about other great events happening around town.

1 month ago


 Steve Blass, Ronald McDonald and Mark Giaquinto.

Red Shoe Ball presents Monte Carlo Night

More than 270 partygoers arrived dressed to impress at the Westin Convention Center to help raise money for the Ronald McDonald House.

1 month ago


 Eileen Sharbaugh, Mary Jo Lincoln, LouAnn Ross and LaTrenda Leonard.

Fashionistas! 2014 held at the LeMont

A day of fun, fashion awaited about 250 guests as they arrived to shop to help support Jeremiah’s Place and the Family Life Fund.

1 month ago


 Baron Batch with his painting "Pittsburgh is Changing" at Studio A.M. in Homestead.

West to East: An Art Exhibit

Studio A.M. held West to East: An Art Exhibit in Homestead on Nov. 2. showcasing work by Baron Batch and Colleen Allison.

1 month ago


  Amy Looney and Brig. Gen. Dave Papak, USMC.

31 Heroes hosts Pittsburgh Pays Tribute

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Music Hall Foyer was filled with guests honoring U.S. military heroes and their families.

1 month ago


 Sally Wiggin, Voni Woods and Dr. Vonda Wright.

Women's Health Conversations held at the Westin

More than 600 guests came to the Westin Downtown to talk about health and wellness at the second annual Women’s Health Conversations.

1 month ago


 Sister Linda Yankoski and Greta Rooney.

Arthur J. Rooney Sr. Courage House luncheon

Sean Spence, Steelers linebacker received the Ed Block Courage Award at the the 22nd annual Arthur J. Rooney Sr. Courage House Luncheon.

1 month ago


 Dr. Norman Wolmark and Eva Blum.

A Pointe in Time Ball held at the Westin Convention Center

The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre put on an enchanted evening for more than 500 glamorous guests on Saturday.

1 month ago


 Rowna Sutin, Kathleen Hower and Stu Sutin.

Global Links hosts Day of the Dead party

Global Links honored 25 years of service with a wickedly fun Day of the Dead party.

1 month ago


 Andrew the Impaled (aka Andrew Lasswell) performs some fire art.

PICT hosts a 'spooky' good time at J. Verno Studios

“Witches and Wizards” gala attracts partygoers to the South Side.

1 month ago


 Robin Nicholson and Grace Dickerson with the painting, "The Goldfish" (1904).

Curran exhibit opens at the Frick

More than 350 guests attended the opening of “Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal.”

1 month ago


 Kathleen Hess,  Debbie Barbarita and  Jeanne Caligiuri.

The 25 Club celebrates 75 years of service

The 25 Club celebrated at the Omni William Penn on Saturday night by pledging $500,000 to pre-natal and neonatal care and research,

1 month ago


 Dina Clark, Jackie Simon, Peg Rosenzweig and Magdeline E Jensen.

YWCA’s Racial Justice Awards Luncheon

The 23rd annual YWCA’s Racial Justice Awards Luncheon celebrates those who are helping to eliminate racism and empower women in Pittsburgh.

1 month ago


 Phat Man Dee sings.

barebones’ ‘Rocky Horror’ fund-raiser

The  barebones productions fund-raiser combined a screening and live performances of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” for a ghoulish good

1 month ago


 Pink Ribbon Round-up: Perry and Claudia Johnson with son Alex.

#SEEN Fall Party Round-Up

Catch up on more fun fall festivities in this week’s #SEENFallPartyRoundUp.

1 month ago


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Natalie Bencivenga's SEEN documents Pittsburgh social life in all its diversity. Beyond the galas, the glitterati and the glamour, it chronicles the way we live today and the people who are engaged in making this community a vibrant place to live.

A Pittsburgh native who has a master's degree in social work, Ms. Bencivenga ran her own online lifestyle magazine for five years. She is broadening the reach of SEEN by expanding the kinds of events the Post-Gazette covers. She also heavily uses social media to engage readers so that even if they can't be at the party with SEEN, they'll be part of the party.

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DEC

Dec 27:16th annual Western Pennsylvania’s All Service Academies Ball; Westin Downtown; wpaserviceacademiesball.com
Dec. 31: Pittsburgh Opera’s New Year’s Event Celebration; at Carnegie Music Hall Oakland; www.pittsburghopera.org or call 412-281-0912 X 225
Dec. 31: Secret Masquerade Society’s NYE Soiree; at The Smart House Mansion; https://nye2015masque.eventbrite.com


JAN

Jan. 8: 27th annual Cummerbund Society Meeting; at Duquesne Club; 412-882-9002
Jan. 10: Chatham Baroque’s 16th annual Twelfth Night Gala; at Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Arts Center; 412-687-1788 or www.chathambaroque.org
Jan 16: Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh presents Burns Bash; The Pittsburgh Golf Club; http://members.carnegiemuseums.org/burns or call 412-622-5772
Jan 24: 89th annual Cinderella Ball; at Omni William Penn; 412-731-5562
Jan 31: Shady Lane A is for Art fundraiser; at 201 N. Braddock Ave.; rachelschlosser@gmail.com


FEB

Partners for Quality 16th annual Heart of Caring; Embassy Suites Hotel at Pittsburgh Airport; 412-226-0702 or visit www.pfq.org
Feb. 21: Autism Connection of PA Gala; at Phipps Conservatory; www.autsimofpa.org or 412-781-4116


MARCH

March 7: Mt. Lebanon Junior Women’s Club 18th Annual Charity Gala, “Puttin’ on the Ritz” to benefit the Education Partnership; at the Twentieth Century Club in Oakland; www.theeducationpartnership.org/
March 10: Crossroads: A One-Day Conference for Women presented by the Women and Girls Foundation of PA; at Wyndham Grand Hotel Downtown; www.wgfpa.org
March 15: A Chocolate Sunday to benefit McGuire Memorial’s Special People; at Seven Oaks Country Club in Beaver, PA; 724-847-2692
Mar 21: Achieva’s Pittsburgh Promenade; at Westin Convention Center; www.achieva.info
Mar. 26: 29th annual Pittsburgh AIDS Taskforce Benefit; at J. Verno Studios; www.patf.org/


APRIL

April 16: An Affair to Care to benefit Family Resources; at 1425 Forbes Ave.; www.familyresourcesofpa.org
Apr 18: JDRF’s Rainbow Gala; Westin Convention Center; https://jdrf-westernpa.ejoinme.org/RainbowGala2015
Apr 18: Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s Denim & Diamonds; at Greensburg Country Club; 724-837-1850

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