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UNICEF awards Harry Belafonte Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award

Yvonne Delaney Mitchell | 11/21/2012, 3:41 p.m.

I was unable to attend this next event, but it was such an auspicious occasion that I would like to mention it just the same. The Manhattan School of Music Jazz Arts Program recently honored the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, celebrating its 116th anniversary. The reception, held at the Manhattan School of Music performance space, preceded the performance by the Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, with Bobby Sanabria, director, and Candido Camero, guest artist, held at the school's auditorium.

The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce (GHCC), originally incorporated in 1886 as the Harlem Board of Trade, has always focused on the business, arts and culture, education and housing renaissance and revitalization of upper Manhattan. Now, under the watchful and dedicated eye of Lloyd Williams and his staff, the mission is to improve the quality of life for all who live, work, worship or are educated in upper Manhattan, as well as to develop and attract quality business and professional services. And they do it so well.

Hannah Bronfman (daughter of Shari) continues to charm and dazzle, as she looked absolutely gorgeous at the reception where the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and Vogue announced the recipients of the ninth annual awards from the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. Also there were Chelsea Clinton and designer Patrick Robinson. Diane Von Furstenberg was, in my opinion, the best-dressed woman, while designer Thakoon Panichgul looked too cool for school, dressed in a black suit, white shirt and black tie--got that, fellas?

Have a healthy and happy Thanksgiving. Remember all that we have to be thankful for.

Until next week ... kisses.