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Meet The Duchess Benefit
Hosted by Domenica Cameron-Scorsese and the Young Committee of The Hispanic Society of America
De Santos Restaurant
139 West 10th Street
New York City
January 15, 2009

Written by Wendy R. Williams Photogaphed by
Stephen Grande Jr

Opposite Photo:
Domenica Cameron-Scorsese &
Dr. Mitchell Codding, Director of the
Hispanic Society of America


The Young Committee of The Hispanic Society of American hosted a party at DeSantos restaurant in the West Village to raise funds for the Society's Meet the Duchess program that sponsors bus transportation to bring New York City School public school students to the Hispanic Society Museum at 167th and Broadway.

The restaurant was filled with the young, bright and beautiful from the worlds of art, fashion and just beauty. It was an evening for looking good while doing good, two talents which New York's Spanish socialites possess in abundance.

The event was hosted by filmmaker and actress Domenica Cameron-Scorcese (daughter of filmmaker Martin Scorcese) and the music was by musician and composer Marcos Varela. Innocente Tequila was the drink sponsor for the party. Notable guests included: Bianca Pratt; Christian Cota; Carlos Ponce; Whitney Wolfe; Susan Shin; Richard Turley; Sally Wu; Liam McMullan; Victoria Febrer; Michel Heredia; and Samantha Thompson among others.

Here is a quote from the press release: "The Hispanic Society of America, Museum and Library, was founded by Archer Milton Huntington in New York City on May 18, 1904, as a "free public library, museum and educational institution, containing objects of artistic, historic, and literary interest," for the purposes of the "advancement of the study of the Spanish and Portuguese languages, literature, and history, and advancement of the study of the countries wherein Spanish and Portuguese are or have been spoken languages."

The collections of the Hispanic Society are unparalleled in their scope and quality outside the Iberian Peninsula, addressing nearly every aspect of culture in Spain, as well as a large part of Portugal and Latin America, through the twentieth century."

For more information, log onto hispanicsociety.org.

John Carlino, Domenica Cameron-Scorsese, Marcos Varela

Alexandra Adame and Christian Cota

Andrea Rosario
Victoria Febrer, Mencia Figueroa &
Gabriella Abad
David Wu (R)

Carlos Ponce, Michel Heredia, Guillermo Chavez & Ross Aronowitz

Danny Garwood, Karolina Lach, Victoria Febrer, Mencia Figueroa,
Gabriella Abad & Maxwell Lucas-Drysdale

Kate Legg, Liz Du Bois, Leticia Fernandez de Mesa & Dr. Marcus Burke

Victoria Febrer & Bianca Pratt

Erin Serrano & Rachele Testa
Frank Rahavinosy & Diana Mesion

Marcos Varela & John Carlino


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