David Patrick Columbia's New York Social Diary

19 September 2008

Fetes all around

Last Thursday night they held the 5th Annual Fete de Swifty at their fancy tented block party on East 73rd Street between Lex and Third and right down the block from Swifty's restaurant. The Fete has become one of the most popular cocktail party fundraisers opening the autumn social season in New York. Monies raised go to the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City. Mayor Bloomberg was among the 800 plus guests attending. The Fete, which is the brainchild of Liz Smith, has raised $2 million for the Mayor's Fund.

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