Make-A-Wish New York Gala Hosted By Nigel Barker At Cipriani’s

nigelbarker1Make-A-Wish Metro New York gala will celebrate thirty-three years of granting the wishes of area children with life-threatening medical conditions. The evening will honor Mazdack Rassi, co-founder of Milk, a multi-faceted creative company, and will be hosted by wish granter and celebrity photographer, Nigel Barker.

For more than a decade, Mazdack Rassi and Milk have been important wish-granting partners. With his deep roots in the fashion industry, he has brought together designers, photographers, makeup artists, stylists and many others to make impactful wish experiences happen.

Wishes are more than a just an experience or a moment in time. They can improve the quality of life for a child and his or her family following the diagnosis of a life-threatening illness. Wishes help children look to the future, and instill a sense of hope. The gala will celebrate these children and the many people that it takes to make wishes happen. Make-A-Wish Metro New York is striving to reach every one of the more than 1,000 children in our community who are medically eligible each year.


  • Gala Honoree: Mazdack Rassi, co-founder of Milk
  • Gala Host: Nigel Barker, celebrity photographer and Make-A-Wish ambassador
  • Performance by Alice Smith

Additional Expected Arrivals Include: Jacquelyn Jablonski, Hilary Rhoda, Sean Avery, Keren Craig and Piers North, Mara Hoffman, Pamella Roland, Ben Watts, Chris Zois, Elia and Marianna Zois, Coco Rocha, James Conran

Thursday, June 9, 2016, Red Carpet Arrivals 6:00 p.m.

Cipriani Wall Street, New York, New York

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