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Kristy Rao is the NYC Editor for Miss A and a Certified Holistic Health Coach. She attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she studied hundreds of dietary theories, contemporary health issues and topics, as well as both Eastern and Western nutrition. Being a Manhattan native, she loves her city and enjoys supporting it in any way possible. She is passionate about animals, nutrition, fitness, fashion, theater, film, music and art. If you have a NYC charity or cultural event that you would like to have covered on Miss A, please email her at kristy.rao@askmissa.com.

Recap: 2012 Fall Ball For Catholic Big Sisters And Big Brothers At The MoMA

Party Scene at Fall Ball

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On October 13, I attended the Fall Ball held at the Museum of Modern Art in support of Catholic Big Sisters and Big Brothers (CBSBB). The CBSBB is a non-profit which provide at-risk youth and their families with mentoring programs. The ball has been around for 15 years now and attracts a big enough crowd to populate both the first and second levels of the MoMA.

Edible Art

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DJ Vito Fun

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There was a silent auction and bids were placed on iPads, which were in abundant circulation. Prizes included tickets to Milly’s Fall Fashion Show, a 2-3 hour set from DJ Vito Fun, a crystal embroidered Marchesa clutch, a one-year supply of Vita Coco, vacation packages, exclusive dining and sporting experiences, and much more.


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Auction items

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The guests, who were mostly young professionals, enjoyed various open bars, hors d’oeuvres and tunes by DJ Vito Fun. There was a VIP section both upstairs and downstairs, which included areas for the guests to sit down and private bars. The VIP guests also took a gift bag home with them. Men were mostly clad in black ties and women had on cocktail dresses, which were mostly short. As the night progressed, party-goers danced the night at the open-bar after-party held at Avenue.

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