Big Apple Celebration: It’s Showtime, New York City!

When:  Jun 15, 2022 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  New York Metro Chapter
The Big Apple Celebration is about recognizing the ILEA NY Metro Chapter and board, and welcoming Steve Paster to the Hall of Legends!

About this event

Please join the ILEA NY Metro Chapter and Feinstein's/54 Below for the Big Apple Celebration on Wednesday, June 15, as we celebrate this year's successes! This event is also an opportunity to induct the new board and welcome esteemed past ILEA NY Metro chapter President, Steve Paster of Alpine Creative Group, The Event Doc, and Non-Profits Night Out into the Hall of Legends.


Attire is cocktail.

Tickets are $75 for members and $90 for nonmembers.

Please bring your tickets and vaccine cards to help expedite the check-in process. Please see below for Covid protocols.


  • 6:00 - 6:45pm: Cocktail Reception
  • 6:45 - 6:50pm: Welcome
  • 6:50 - 6:55pm: Chapter Awards
  • 6:55 - 7:05pm: Hall of Legends Induction with Steve Paster by Julie Roth Novack of PartySlate
  • 7:05 - 7:10pm: Remarks by Current President, Sabrina Shore, and Board Swearing-In
  • 7:15 - 7:20pm: Induction and Remarks by Incoming President, Fernando Coehlo
  • 7:20 - 8:00pm: Cocktail Reception
  • 8:00pm: Event Closes
  • 8:00pm+: Optional Afterparty at the Room Mate Hotel**

*Agenda subject to change.

** One complimentary drink is included at the afterparty and then it's a cash bar.

To support ILEA NY Metro, please consider making a gift at ticket checkout to help us continue our mission of ensuring a thriving and creative global events community.

About Steve Paster

Steve Paster is the founder and President of Alpine Creative Group, which just celebrated its 35th year in business! Steve has served as a board member of Gilda's Club of Northern New Jersey, Governance Matters, the Harvard Kennedy School, and the Harvard Club of NYC. He is a past President of the ILEA NY Metro Chapter. He is also a founder of an MMA school in the South Bronx for underprivileged youths, is the co-founder of Non-Profits Night Out, and is a member of the Biz Bash Hall of Fame.

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COVID Protocols

Feinstein’s/54 Below is excited to welcome artists, staff, and audiences back to “Broadway’s Living Room.” Please note that all guidelines and policies are subject to change in accordance with government mandates and recommendations. All guests entering the club age 5 and older must provide proof of full vaccination at the door.

An individual is considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after the required dosage. For example, recipients of the Pfizer vaccine are not considered fully vaccinated until 2 weeks after their second shot.

Proof of full vaccination can be your actual card, a photo of your card, the Excelsior Pass, or proof provided by a foreign government. Additional details are available on the Feinstein's/54 Below website here.


  • How can I volunteer at this event?! If you are interested in volunteering for registration and check-in, please email Jaclyn Zendrian at
  • How can I contact the organizer with questions? Please email us at
  • How can I update my registration information? You can do that through your confirmation email or email us at
  • Will this event be hybrid? No, it will only be in person.

Strategic Partnership Investments

Share your strategy and current plans with us and we can work with your organization to develop custom programs aligned to your individual needs. Any budget is welcome! There’s something for your company, and every partnership can be tailored to your specific organizational development needs!

Current opportunities are available here and include but are not limited to branding in emails, tagging, hashtags, and mentions in social media; signage and activations onsite; and so much more!

If interested please contact Jaclyn Zendrian at or Jeff Wibben at 631-681-1330 for more information or check out a few opportunities at ticket checkout!

About the ILEA NY Metro Chapter

The NY metropolitan area is host to the most events, the most high-profile events, and the most event industry professionals of any city in the world. Our ILEA Metro chapter, founded in 1988, has supported the local members, and the industry at large, through cutting-edge educational programs, dynamic networking events, partnerships with tangential associations, and a peer-to-peer support system that helps our members grow their businesses and their careers.

ILEA NY Metro is a 501(c)6 nonprofit organization, tax ID number 13-3520192. Contributions to the organization are not deductible for federal income tax purposes as charitable contributions. However, you may be able to deduct the donation from your taxes as an expense of doing business. Donations to a 501(c)(6) organization are not required to be disclosed. Please consult a tax professional for advice.

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Feinstein's 54 Below
254 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019