The Rest of the Photos: 4th Annual Shyamaween bash

I hope everyone had an awesome week. What a great Halloween Week. I think this year more than any there were more parties, and more people serious about dressing up for the spooktacular event. No where was it more evident than at this year’s Shyamaween, and how excited was I that I was able to photograph the event. So grateful for the opportunity, as most of you know it was a bucket list item for me. I’m a huge fan of The Shyamalan’s having photographed them over the past decade and being familiar with their work, and charity work. Plus they throw one heck of a party. I didn’t stay long as I was also shooting Philly Fights Cancer Round 3 the same night. Thankfully they were both located near exits on 95 so I was able to jet between each of the events. I started with Whoopi & John Legend at 5 – 730PM, then Shyamaween, then back to PFC and Earth Wind & Fire. I’ll write about that event Monday or Tuesday. Amazing, so beautiful too.

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M. Night and Dr. Bhavna Shyamalan hosted their fourth annual Shyamaween bash on Saturday, October 28th at the Punch Line Club in Fishtown. The tagline for the event is very appropriately: Be Bad. Do Good.  The 400+ guests, all dressed in wickedly good costumes, partied the night away for a great cause!    Guests enjoyed a special performance by two-time Grammy nominee Andra Day and then danced to the wee hours to the spinning of DJ Ed Christof.  Catering for the main event was provided by the Vetri Family, and the Shyamalans’ friends Kate Jacoby and Rich Landau, celebrated chef owners of vegan restaurants Vedge, V Street, and Whiz Kid, provided late-night eats at the after party. All proceeds from the party benefit the M. Night Shyamalan Foundation  a charitable foundation that invests in emerging leaders whose grassroots efforts are putting an end to poverty and inequality in their communities around the world.





Far Right: Kim Lincon, graphic designer, Lynx & Co, who tackles all the designs for MNSFoundation and does all the event collateral, branding, etc for Shyamaween.

RestWINNING HALLOWEEN: Stephen J. Eads and Bruce Willis dress as the Grady twins


The M. Night Shyamalan Foundation supports remarkable leaders, through their organizations, working to remove the barriers created by poverty and inequality, which prevent individuals and communities from unleashing their full potential. They do this in the United States by closing the educational achievement gap focusing on MNSF’s five tenets. They do this in developing countries by assuring that basic human needs are met and rights are protected, and ultimately providing increased access to educational opportunities.

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I like it, ultimate tribute to wear a costume where both writer, director and star will be attending the same party If you don’t see your photo here, it may still show up in Philly Mag print magazine in January. Or may be found at one of the media outlets below:

CBS Philly

Metro Philly

Philly Style Magazine


Halloween Costumes 2016: What Philebrities Wore When They Hit The Parties – Marisa Magnatta, James McAvoy, Alycia Lane

Halloween Costumes 2016: What Philebrities Wore When They Hit The Parties this past weekend


First we’ll start with a celebrity. Actor James McAvoy was M Night Shyamalan’s annual Halloween bash called Shyamaween, which was held Saturday night at The Fillmore, at the Foundry. McAvoy is starring in the upcoming M Night film called “Split”; it was during that shoot he met production assistant Lisa Liberati
Since the filming ended nearly a year ago, James has been spotted all over town, in Northern Libs, around Rittenhouse Square at 30th Street Station. I like that he’s smitten with a
Philly Girl.  Split opens January 20, 2017


When she’s not stumping for Trumplicans, Erin Elmore is hanging with her adorable family in Rittenhouse Square; here with hubby Craig Spitzer.
Catch Erin on Election night with Piers Morgan


Bill Gerhman wondering when I will actually show up at his and Chris Mullins fabulous Halloween Party. This year I thought it was on 10/28 and I held the date, later to find out it was
really 10/27. I’m usually much better with my schedule. Anywho the costumes I saw on line were fabulous. I was shooting the Monster Ball for the Young Friends of the Academy of Music.


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Tom Louden produces The Q Show Monday through Friday on Fox 29. Check it out at NOON. Which reminds me I’ll be on Good Day
this morning in the 9″oClock hour.


Elizabeth and Todd Herremans


Erin Como used to be the traffic gal on NBC10 and now does the duty on Fox5 in DC. She’s dating Chris Smith, also from Fox 5, who grew up
in the Philly burbs.hits

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By day Sarah Maiellano is the PR princess for the Philly Pops, by night she writes a column for Philly Eater.


The WMMR Crew at M Night Shyamalan’s #Shyamaween hits

Former Mob Wife, now clothing queen Alicia DeMichele makes a dynamic duo with beau Rob LaScala hits

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Philly Eye Opener WPHL 17 Weather Gal Gina Gannon looks wonderful


Dan Kessler,
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Everyone looks spectacular but these last 4 knocked it out of the Walking Dead Park


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Heather Mitts and AJ Feeley win Halloween

Happy Halloween!!!


Monster’s Ball 10/25/12 7PM The Orpheus Club of Phila

To My Favorite Witches and Wizards,
The bewitching hour is upon us…
The Young Friends of the Academy of Music
present the 2nd Annual
Monster’s Ball
Thursday, October 25th
The Orpheus Club of Philadelphia
254 S. Van Pelt Street
Philadelphia, PA 19013
 Costumed guests will enjoy frightfully delicious bites and wickedly
strong spirits provided by Philadelphia Distilling Co.  Performance
bartenders will tempt you with their skills and DJ Adrian Hardy will
give you chills.
The most spooktacular costumes will win scary good prizes! 
Enter into the costume contest in support of the Young Friend’s Restoration Fund
and win prizes, like a pair of Prada sunglasses courtesy of Precision Watches & Jewelry.

You won’t want to miss this bloody good time.  

You won’t want to miss this bloody good time.  
Co Chairs: Teresa C. Nino & Samuel M.V. Hamilton III
Tickets are $65 and are all inclusive.
***Mention The Monster’s Ball when booking services at SunMyst Tanning (www.mysunmyst.com) or Jason Matthew Salon (www.jasonmatthew.com) and receive 40% off all pre-event services (excluding waxing)
Presented by The Honigman Group, powered by Mole Street

About Academy of Music

as “The Grand Old Lady of Locust Street,” the Academy of Music is the
oldest grand opera house in the United States still used for its
original purpose. Each January, the Anniversary Concert and Ball is
the primary annual fundraising event for this National Historic
Landmark, original home of The Philadelphia Orchestra and current home
to resident companies The Opera Company of Philadelphia and The
Pennsylvania Ballet.  Proceeds provide the restoration and preservation
support necessary to maintain the Academy of Music as an architectural
and cultural jewel and a tremendous source of pride for our region.  For
more information please visit http://www.academyofmusic.org

support of the Young Friends of the Academy of Music is a crucial part
of ensuring that this iconic building—that has been an integral part of
the fabric of Philadelphia’s arts and culture community for more than a
century and a half—continues for generations to come. The Young Friends
are truly the future of the Academy of Music!


Event: Rittenhouse Row annual Halloween Celebration 10/27/12

On Saturday, October
27, Rittenhouse Row will host our annual Halloween Celebration. The
event includes a children’s party and costume contest at the Radisson
Plaza-Warwick Hotel from 10AM until noon and FREE public
trick-or-treating at participating Rittenhouse Row member locations. 

WHO:                     Rittenhouse Row
WHAT:                   The 2012 Rittenhouse Row Halloween Celebration and Trick-or-Treat
WHERE:                  The Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel Philadelphia (Halloween Celebration)
220 South 17th Street
Trick-or-Treat all over Rittenhouse Row
WHEN:                   Saturday, October 27th from 10AM until 12PM (Halloween Celebration)
                                Trick-or-Treat from 10AM until 5PM
WHY:                      Families
will enjoy a children’s costume contest with prizes, a mini brunch
buffet and fun Halloween themed activities from Rittenhouse Row member
bring a book to donate to The Gift of Life House and remember to grab
your map for Trick-or-Treating at Rittenhouse Row member locations.
HOW:                     Tickets for the Halloween Celebration are $15 for adults and $10 for children and can be purchased in advance by visiting http://rittenhouse-row.ticketleap.com/rittenhouse-row-halloween-celebration/

PS I’ll be there taking photos for PhillyChitChat.com so I hope to see you!!