White Christmas: A celebration of the life and music of Irving Berlin
In December 2021, theConsulate General of Luxembourg to New York produced a show celebrating the 80th Anniversary of Irving Berlin’s first ever rendition of his song “White Christmas” introduced to the world by Bing Crosby on his weekly NBC Radio Program “The Kraft Music Hall” on Christmas Eve 1941, 17 days after the attacks on Pearl Harbor (December 7, 1941). The show also tells the life story of the late songwriter as well as his many connections to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
84th Birthday Celebration of Emperor Akihito
A birthday reception in honor of Japanese Emperor Akihito took place November 14, 2017 at the beautiful townhouse of Ambassador Koro Bessho to the United Nations and his spouse. The celebration honored the 84th birthday of the Emperor in the presence of many Ambassadors and United Nations' dignitaries.
30th Annual Ellis Island Medals of Honor
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey (Ret.), Former U.S. Army General Ann E. Dunwoody, Former Sandy Hook First-Grade Teacher Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis, Ali Torre, Co-Founder of the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation, TV Host Padma Lakshmi, Former NFL Player Mike Utley, Entertainer Tony Orlando, WPIX News Anchor Tamsen Fadal, WABC Meteorologist Bill Evans, Philanthropist Lorraine Thomas, And Ten Members of the U.S. Military Among the More than Ninety Honorees who received the 2016 Ellis Island Medals of Honor