Noteworthy New Yorkers: The International Debutantes

On Saturday, December 29, 2012, forty three women of distinction from the United States and abroad will make their bow to society at the 58th International Debutante Ball and Dinner Dance. These debutantes will represent England, France, Scotland, The Netherlands and thirteen American states.  This very colorful and patriotic event will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel, 301 Park Avenue, New York, NY.



The tradition of The International Debutante Ball began in l954 by Beatrice Dinsmore Joyce, and since 1983, her niece, Margaret Hedberg, has continued on as The General Chairman. In addition, The International Debutante Ball Foundation has donated to many charities, but primarily it donates to The Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’, Coast Guard and Airmen’s Club of New York City.

The Soldiers’s and Sailors’s Club was originally founded in 1919, by Mrs. Cornelia Barnes Rogers and Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. along with General John J. Pershing.  The mission of the club is to promote the general welfare of the men and women of The Armed Forces of the United States, its Allies, and their respective families.  This is all done by maintaining and offering club-type facilities along with lodging accommodations at a very subsidized rate.

If you’d like to attend a festive, holiday evening out and want to support our Armed Forces then click HERE and RSVP!


By: Sora Vernikoff



10 Responses to “Noteworthy New Yorkers: The International Debutantes”

  1. I don’t even think I knew this still existed!
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  2. Stevie says:

    while I missed this one, that’s one stellar party!

  3. Cari Lorine says:

    This sounds amazing! I bet it’s the most glamorous event!
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    • Used York City says:

      A good ball always reminds me of what it must have been like to have been alive and friends with the likes of Marie Antoinette:-)

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  5. Sounds wonderful, I hope we get some pictures