Historian David Patrick Columbia Reflects Back on his articles in Quest on Sonja Morgan over the years starting 1994. Her Philanthropy, Marriage, Daughter, Business, and Real World of Entertainment

Sonja Morgan Honored With New York State Assembly Citation & Behind The Scenes RHONY Filming

Sonja was recently honored by Inspired In New York for her accomplishments and contributions in the field of media, arts, entertainment, business and philanthropy. Organized by the wonderful Von Boozier Twins VBTE Events (Sonja In The City took a rest!), the evening took place at the chic venue The Griffin in the West Village.

Sonja on the Red Carpet at Inspired in NY

She received the proclamation from the State of New York which says: "a great state is only as great as those persons who give exemplary service to their community and society, whether through keen business strategies, through unique in their professional or other endeavors or simply through a lifetime of good citizenry."

Actress and comedienne Mindy Cohn with Speakeasy Moderne's Hank Stampfl and Clayton Whitman

Ms Morgan is honored as a "business role model, who approached plans conservatively in order to maximize her final value, adds sensibility to her brands and proves time after time that you can achieve great style while still saving time and money." Further citing her Philanthropy it states: " a long-time supporter of the arts, she has been lauded for her philanthropic achievements, dedicated time and money to helping LGBT Youth and sits on many boards and foundations whose efforts vastly improve the lives of New Yorkers every day."

Sonja with Countess LuAnn and Aviva Drescher

The award cited her personal achievement for her contributions as an innovator and trendsetter in the arts, media and entertainment industries. Sonja was happy to have her dear friends, The Fabulous Beekman Boys - Dr. Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell - who she considers to be achievers of same, present her with the award.

Sonja with Heather Thomson

Ms. Morgan threw a Sonja In The City engagement party shorty for Brent and Josh after MENY (Marriage Equality New York) passed. They recently tied the knot in Upstate NY where they film their show, The Fabulous Beekman Boys, which airs on Planet Green. The boys gave a lovely speech about being neighbors in Manhattan with Sonja, their friendship, love of tradition, fabulous escapades, and their memories of cooking together which was very moving to all. Even Phillip Bloch, stylist to John Travolta and Halle Berry, showed up to support his friend Sonja. He and Sonja are fellow crusaders for the cure for HIV/AIDS.

Sonja with good friends The Fabulous Beekman Boys - Josh Kilmer Purcell and Brent Ridge

It was a wonderful evening and Sonja said she was delighted that so many of her good friends came to support her on this very special occasion. She was joined by fellow Real Housewives of New York City co-stars Ramona Singer, Countess LuAnn deLesseps, Aviva Drescher and Heather Thomson.

Sonja with The Von Boozier Twins

Sonja with Wayne Jones & Ise White

Middleweight Champ Peter Quillin with Sonja

Sonja poses with stylist to the stars and former Inspired in NY recipient Phillip Bloch

Autism Speaks Sixteenth Annual Celebrity Golf Challenge

Sonja Morgan’s Cabralesque skit in full

For my special readers, I've included the full unedited untampered with video of my sing-song skit that I personally wrote for the charity which I call "Cabralesque"! The event was in support of spreading awareness of the launch of David Kilmnick's Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth (LIGALY) center in Long Island.

Sonja Morgan’s Summer in the Hamptons

Every now and then it's nice to get out of the city during the summer; as you know I've been shooting for RHONY quite a bit in the Hamptons and doing some charity work out there, but I've also had time to enjoy myself. I have a beautiful rental from my friends at Nestseekers International in Water Mill. I hosted a brunch at my house a few weeks ago catered by the very talented Seth Levine from Georgica, and along with Team Sonja I was joined by my close friends.
Sonja's summer house in the Hamptons

 

 Getting ready for the brunch, catered by Seth Levine

It hasn't been all smooth sailing because while we were in the Hamptons my car battery died while I was lunching at 75 Main with my friend, owner Zach Erdem. Luckily a member of Southampton's finest was on hand to help us out and he jumped my battery for me!

Southhamptons finest, kindly helping Team Sonja with car trouble

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