Ms. Lynn Wyatt, Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg, and Santiago Calatrava were among the revered honorees at Castia Maria's “2014 Fiesta” gala benefiting the Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education at The Plaza in New York City on October 20, 2014. As has become the tradition, Jacqueline Weld Drake (see photo above far right), Aileen Mehle, and Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia again served as the Dinner Chairmen. The New York Times Journalist Christopher Mason, of Beyond the MansionWalls, was fantastic master ceremonies. This year marked Casita Maria’s 80th year in New York City - no small feat for any organization. The benefit returned to The Plaza Hotel for this milestone year. Cocktails were served in the Terrace Room with the majority of attendees remaining for the seated dinner*** in The Grand Ballroom. As in previous years guests danced into the early morning hours. The Bob Hardwick Sound and his Latino All Star Sound delighted guests playing musical selections that included oye como va among many other favorites.