GAL APPROVED! On The Roots Red Carpet With the First Kunta Kinte (WATCH)! Plus: Hot Rooftop For Cocktails. Eating and Drinking … For A Good Cause! May 27, 2016May 27, 2016The DivaGals Leave a Comment WATCH. At the Roots premiere screening in New York City, the DivaGals spoke exclusively with co-executive producer LeVar Burton. He originated the role of Kunta Kinte in the first televised broadcast of Alex Haley‘s moving novel, back in 1977. Mr. Burton is now serving as co-executive producer of the remake, which is airing over four nights on History Channel. Find out why he felt this story needed to be retold 40 years later (hint, it’s all about you millennials!). Check back Monday for all our exclusive Diva-licious interviews from the Roots red carpet. Roots, the event series, starts Monday, May 30 at 9 p.m. on History Channel. VISIT. Looking for a nice spot to grab a tasty cocktail in New York City? Wouldn’t that cocktail be even better if you were looking out on NYC’s skyline? That’s the scene and vibe you get at Haven Rooftop! Located in midtown – the heart of Manhattan — this breezy spot is nestled on the 10th floor of hotel. At their summer kick-off launch party, we were treated to a Mardi-Gras/Outerspace theme, with cocktail servers and hostesses dressed in out-of-this-world costumes. It totally went with our specialty cocktails, which included the Cielo, the Solstice and the Passionate Affair. Haven also serves light bites, and offers a happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. Hosting a private event? The area above the main roof is Haven’s Private Dining Roof, which can be rented out for private parties. This summer, make sure you cool down at this hot rooftop spot! SUPPORT. We have all been touched by the stories of cancer survivors, and friends and family members who have won or lost their battles with cancer. The search continues for cures and treatments. The American Cancer Society continues their wonderful research to best treatments and cures. They need our financial help, and what better way to galvanize support than to host a tasteful soiree? The American Cancer Society hosted its 11th annual Taste of Hope event on Wednesday, May 25, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. The prominent culinary, wine and spirits event features some of New York’s most popular restaurants, chefs and wine companies. Guests sipped and nibbled on wines cocktails and signature dishes. Additional funds were raised via a silent auction. We had a blast eating and drinking our way through helping cancer. Get involved at AmericanCancerSociety.org. #tasteofhopenyc Share This!