Seen & Heard: High tea is up at Warren Street Hotel

WARREN STREET HOTEL ADDS HIGH TEA
B. sent a note that high tea is being served at the Warren Street Hotel — he and his wife and a friend caught it on the first day. I will get in there soonish. “The Spode china is lovely and the sandwiches, scones and pastries were really good. There is a very good selection of teas and also a champagne option. Probably not an every day place but nice for a celebration.” The price is $75/person, more for champagne. Monday to Friday, 1:30 to 5. Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5p.

VICTORIA MEAKIN MAKES THE FORBES 50 OVER 50
Longtime Tribeca Victoria Meakin has made Forbes’ list of 50 Over 50 Women in Investment. She is the cofounder and president of Ocrolus, one of the fastest growing fintechs in the U.S., and an alum of the 2022 Forbes Next Billion Dollar Startup List. Ocrolus uses AI technology to automate the lending process and sells its data and analytics products to small businesses and mortgage providers. Initially, Meakin raised funds from family and friends to build Ocrolus. The firm later received venture funding from the Fintech Collective, QED Investors, Finventure Capital and Laconia, among others. Meakin also leads the boards of two nonprofits: All In Together, whose mission is to amplify women’s voices and impact in politics, and Soho Rep. on Walker Street. Before starting Ocrolus in 2014, Meakin cofounded PhoneCharge, a pioneer in the e-payment space. She started it in 1994, and CheckFree acquired it in 2006.

ADOPT A BEST FRIEND
Best Friends Animal Shelter will be hosting an adoption event this Saturday, May 11, 8:30 to 10:30, in front of 310 Greenwich. Adoption fees will be waived. Mother’s Day gift??

APEXART IS 30!
Apexart, the non-profit gallery founded in 1994 on 291 Church, is marking its 30th anniversary this month. Its first exhibition was “Landscape…Ideas” curated by Michael Toledo, and since then, 10,842 jurors have voted on 13,664 proposals resulting in 256 exhibitions across the globe and on every continent. They have also hosted 229 artists and curators from more than 80 countries through their fellowship program. You can donate $5 to help them cover artist honorariums and fees here.

 

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