New York Intellectual Property Law Association

• 1st meeting of the Association, at the time called NY County Lawyers Association, was on Nov. 29th 1921. 2nd meeting of the Association, name changed to NY Patent Law Association,...

Elton John

Sir Elton John attends regularly the Breast Cancer Research Foundation's annual Hot Pink Party at the Waldorf-Astoria. The BCRF was founded in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder, vice-chairman of The Estee Lauder...

IBM Personal Computer Launch

•On August 12, 1981, at a press conference at the Waldorf Astoria ballroom in New York City, the IBM Personal Computer was announced with a price tag of $1,565. Two decades earlier,...

World Economic Forum – 2002

• The foundation was founded in 1971 by Klaus Schwab, a German-born business professor at the University of Geneva. Originally named the European Management Forum, it changed its name to...

Opening Day

• October 1, 1931 • The George Washington Bridge opened that same day • The hotel was built in 22 months • Xavier...

United Nations General Assembly

• UNGA was established in 1945 • The General Assembly occupies a central position as the chief deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations.

The Explorers Club

• The Explorers Club is an international multidisciplinary professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research and the ideal that it is vital to preserve the instinct to explore. Since its...

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

• The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was established in 1986 and is located in Cleveland, Ohio. • Induction ceremonies are annually held in NYC at The Waldorf=Astoria since 1986 except...

The Viennese Opera Ball

• The Viennese Opera Ball in New York has been in existence since 1955 held under the auspices of the U.S.-Austrian Chamber of Commerce. • The earliest Viennese Opera...

Alfred E. Smith Foundation Dinner

• Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner takes place each year at The Waldorf Astoria on the 3rd Thursday of October. • The dinner takes place in October as...

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