About the Event:
The Classic New York Gala was a black-tie gala held on the evening of Sept. 22, 2018, at Capitale. The event celebrated fashion, arts, and community and the purpose was to promote unity and the humanitarian efforts of the Global Unity Foundation.
The Classic New York Gala was co-hosted by Extra TV's Mario Lopez. The evening started with a VIP cocktail reception, silent auction, and celebrities walked the red carpet. Throughout the night, entertainment included the announcement of brand spokesmodels for the Classic New York Beer, a performance by opera singer Nunu, live poker tournaments, and a fashion show by Shekhar Rahate Haute Couture.
New York, NY 10013
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TALENT THAT ATTENDED:
- Mario Lopez, Actor and Host of EXTRA!
- Dale Godboldo, Actor “The People vs. O.J. Simpson” and Philanthropist
- Mariahlynn, Artist & Reality Star, Love and Hip Hop: New York
- Dorinda Medley, Reality Star, Real Housewives of New York
- Yandy Smith, Reality Star, Love and Hip Hop: NY
- Domo, Singer "NBC The Voice"
- Chrissy Monroe, Reality Star, Love and Hip Hop: NY
- Thalia Almodovar, Reality TV Star, "VH1 Beauty Bar"
Gary Sze Kong, J.D., is a successful Chinese American self-made real estate mogul and philanthropist. Born in Fujian, China, Gary Kong attended school in Hong Kong until the age of sixteen before immigrating to the United States. He went on to attend New York University Stern School of Business and to graduate with a Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws, and ultimately a Juris Doctor from the Law School of Southwest International University. In 2013, Gary became the first Chinese immigrant to open and own his own vineyard in the United States, The 1 Wine. In 2016, he launched Classic New York Beer. Gary Kong serves as an investor, executive producer and co-founder of the Classic New York Gala.
About Ryan Long:
Ryan Long is a social entrepreneur whose mission is to educate, network, and inspire entrepreneurs. He is the Founder of Global Unity Foundation and the City Summit and City Gala - a world-class, socially conscious business acceleration summit and gala that takes place during the weekend of the Academy Awards.
About Global Unity Foundation:
Global Unity Foundation's mission is to unite the world through humanitarian efforts by working with governments, influential individuals, and organizations to support the eradication of poverty, the advancement of health and wellness, the creation of economic sustainability, and the promotion of universal quality education and opportunity.