Mark Your Calendar: What’s Up In New York City – and Our World

New York, N.Y. The Stewardship Report on Connecting Goodness (website/Facebook), in cooperation with the J. Luce Foundation (website/Facebook), Orphans International Worldwide (website/Facebook), and the New York Global Leaders Lions Club (Facebook), maintains this calendar of events for New York City.

All events are open to the public for free/fee and take place in NYC unless otherwise noted.

Note that listed Board Members or Global Advisers to either organization may
choose to pay half of the admission fee of all Foundation and OIWW events.

Sun., Sept. 17 – Central Park
International Peace Day
All the 193 countries of the U.N. unanimously agreed to a Day of Peace. See: www.peacedayparty.orgYouTube.
Sponsored by our friends at the nonprofit Good News Corporation (GNC).

Thurs., Sept. 21 – Times Square
More International Peace Day

McKinsey & Co. expect 1.6 billion people to be aware of Peace Day. See: YouTube.
Sponsored by our friends at the nonprofit Good News Corporation (GNC). 

Fri., September 22, 2017 (6:00-9:00pm)
Orphans International Worldwide Wine & Cheese Benefit
The World Heritage Cultural Center will hold a benefit on behalf of
Orphans International Worldwide (Facebook) at Fountain House Gallery,
702 9th Ave. & 48th St, NYC. $10 per person. See: Evan & Friends


Sat., September 23, 2017 (11:00am-4:00pm)
Fall for Arts Festival
The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation invites local artists for an outdoor artwork creation. The theme for this year is “Relentless Rhythm: City in Motion.” See: Fall for Arts 2017

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Tue., October 17, 2017 (6:00-10:00pm)
Very Special Intro to The Landmark Forum
The Landmark Forum is holding an introductory dinner at the Russian Samovar,
at 256 West 52nd St. & 8th Ave., NYC. Jim Luce, Host. $50 per person. Facebook.


Sat., October 28, 2017 (tbd)
World Fashion Parade 2017 – Fashion for Peace
World Fashion Parade (website) is The World’s Largest Platform representing and promoting Peace through Fashion. The show challenges both designers and models to create unique concepts and change the unsustainable practices in production which negatively affect more than 168 million children around the globe.


Tue., December 12, 2017 (10:00am-12:30pm)
Santa Claus Is Coming to China Town
The New York Global Leaders Lions Club (Facebook) and Cosmopolitan Lions Club are sponsoring a Christmas celebration for 500+ kids at The School of Global Leaders (website)

Wed., December 13, 2017 (6:30pm-7:30pm)
Global Advisor Seminar: Wellness & World Citizenship
The J.Luce Foundation’s Global Advisor, Dr. Alex Eingorn, is hosting Young Global Leaders for a seminar on the importance of personal wellness and how it is connected to global wellness.


Wed., January 10, 2018 (6:00pm-10:00pm)
New York Global Leaders Lions Club 2nd Charter Anniversary
The NY Global Leaders Lions Club (Facebook) welcomes District Governors and representatives of Tribeca, Cosmopolitan, Japanese American, and Chinatown Lions Clubs to its 2nd Charter Anniversary Dinner at the Russian Samovar at 256 West 52nd Street, NYC. $100.


Wed., January 24, 2018 (6:00pm-10:00pm)
Annual Manjushree Dinner Gala
The Manjushree Endowment Fund (Facebook) celebrates its second anniversary with a special dinner at Tibet House, at 22 West 15h Street, NYC. $135.

Wed., February 14, 2018 (6:00pm-7:0pm)
Global Advisor Seminar: Lions Club 101
Ms. Loretta Wu, The J.Luce Foundation’s Global Advisor and New York Cosmopolitan Lions Club Advisor, will offer an introduction to Lions Club for the foundation’s Young Global Leaders.


Thu., March 1, 2018 (6:00pm-11:00pm)
18th Annual J. Luce Foundation Awards Dinner
To be held possibly at the Indonesian Consulate. $90.


Sat., March 24, 2018 (tbd)
40th Annual Lions Day with the United Nations
More than 700 Lions, Leos, ambassadors and guests will gather at the U.N. for the 40th Annual Lions Day with the United Nations to discuss peace and gender equality.

March 2018 (tbd)
Global Advisor Seminar: “The American Dream vs. Nightmare” – Legal Wisdom on Financial Challenges in Handling Bankruptcy
To be held possibly at the Harvard Club. The event is hosted by The J. Luce Foundation’s Global Advisors Attorney Wayne Greenwald, who has built a reputation as one of New York’s most respected attorneys. Attorney Greenwald is a member of a number of organizations, including the American Bankruptcy Institute and DRI — The Voice of the Defense Bar.


Sun., May 20, 2018
AIDS Walk NYC with J. Luce Foundation Leadership Team

Join the J. Luce Foundation in the AIDS Walk New York. Jim Luce first
walked 25 years ago. Join him as our team raises funds for this vital effort!

June 2018
J. Luce Leadership Experience – The Ideals of Hellas
The second year to visit Athens, Greece. Invite. Video. HuffPo. Itinerary.
$3,950 per person (double occupancy) + airfare

June 2018 free!
March with the J. Luce Foundation Leaders in NYC Pride Parade
JOIN US! The J. Luce Foundation marches for the first time in honor of our
brothers and sisters slaughtered in Orlando. Our Foundation affirms Human
Rights, and LGBTQ Rights ARE Human Rights! Biggest Pride Parade in the
world, beginning at 36th St. & Fifth Ave. – ending at Christopher & Greenwich.

Thurs., July 5, 2018
J. Luce Leadership Experience – Breaking Walls 2018 Santiago
The seventh annual global Boot Camp will bring together 42 young people from Amman, Barcelona, Berlin, Bethlehem, Brooklyn, Cape Town, Detroit, Warsaw and Santiago for 14-days to write about issues of self awareness, the thirst for truth, and shaping an accepting, peaceful world.
$2,500 per person (accommodations, travels, and meals)

Fri., 7/6/18
Global Birthday Celebration for H.H. the Dalai Lama’s 83rd BD
Join us, get to know one another, celebrate, and share our deep collective gratitude
for this remarkable human being who has tirelessly worked for world peace and
taught us how to develop compassion for all sentient beings. Ballroom of
JW Marriott, Essex House at 160 Central Park South, NYC. $180 per person.
Join the J. Luce Foundation (3) tables for only $80 per person –
pay $80 online here! (
Celebration dinner sponsored by Tibet House, Tibet Fund, Gaia Holistic with
support from Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW).

August 2018
J. Luce Leadership Experience – Jakarta & Sulawesi

Visiting the children, now college students, from the first home
of Orphans International Worldwide in Indonesia 18 years ago
(website/Facebook)! $2,950 per person (double occupancy) + airfare.

Contributions to the Foundation may be made online at Contributions to OIWW at Checks payable to either may be sent to 540 Main Street #418, New York, N.Y. 10044. Entrance/activity fees may purchased the same way; kindly memo which event the payment is for.

Much goes into each of our events – usually with assistance from members of the New York Global Leaders Lions Club whose mission is to support the work of The J. Luce Foundation and Orphans International Worldwide.

Please note that our New York Global Leaders Lions Club (NYGLLC) now has 35 members – you are welcome to join us! Email

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