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New Yorkers for Children’s Fall Fete Heads Downtown

For their annual Fall Fete, New Yorkers for Children did something rather out of the ordinary for the gala-going crowd: they headed downtown.
For the first time, the organization — which works in tandem with the New York City Administration for Children’s Services to provide additional private funding to the city’s children and teens in the foster care system — moved the event on Thursday from Cipriani 42nd Street to the Highline Stages in the Chelsea neighborhood. Christie’s senior vice president and cochair of the gala Lydia Fenet Delaney explained this move kept the evening fresh — and, she noted, “to make it feel like we weren’t doing the same thing over and over again.”
Fenet Delaney led a lively auction at dinnertime, after attendees had spent some time hanging out in the front room drinking cocktails and snacking on the seemingly endless stream of hors d’oeuvres coming from the kitchen.
In her signature fashion, Fenet Delaney ribbed the crowd: “If you bid tonight, I will call you the most attractive person in the room in front of all your friends,” she said. She urged guests to donate money and ultimately helped raise more than $100,000 for the cause. The

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