United Nations Association of New York
Holds First Summer Soirée for New Members




Over 500 people gathered in The Yard at SoHo Grand Hotel in Tribeca on July 24 for the United Nations Association of New York's first Summer Soirée. The event attracted existing UNA-NY members and potential hopefuls in a fun, relaxed setting aimed at facilitating networking and camaraderie throughout the 700-plus member strong organization.

Guests mingled amongst themselves and the white-draped divans of the chic urban sanctuary, while Executive Director Ann Nicol provided a warm welcome, stopping to greet new faces and UNA-NY President Paula Rice-Jackson was on hand to answer new membership questions.

"We wanted to bring together this group of young professionals who have expressed an interest in supporting the humanitarian and global issues in which the UN engages," said Ms. Nicol. "It is important that all of our members and those who want to join us realize they are part of a bigger picture and their involvement with our organization counts."

The evening's festivities began with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and kicked into high gear with music by SoHo Grand DJ Tennessee Thomas. Silent auction prizes were also featured including items donated by Coach, Destiny Day Spa, Grand Hotels NYC, the Mama Necklace, Smile Boutique Dental, and Zubi Rosner, LLP.

Party photos: MichaelWinslowPhotography.com


SEE MORE in the Photo Gallery for the 2012 Summer Soirée HERE