*Rihanna’s Diamond Ball is back and headed East for the first time.
The singer announced Tuesday that she has booked Cipriani Wall Street in New York on Sept. 14 for her third annual fundraiser, marking the first time that the event will be on the East Coast following previous outings in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica.
The ball is the signature event of RiRi’s Clara Lionel Foundation, a charity that disperses aid in the form of global education projects, scholarships, healthcare, grants, emergency response programs and other initiatives.
“New York always offers the perfect backdrop for an amazing event,” said Robyn Rihanna Fenty in a statement, which also revealed Chopard as presenting sponsor. “It’s a great way to celebrate the Clara Lionel Foundation’s accomplishments as well as bring awareness to our mission globally. I know it’ll be a night to remember!”
The first ball was held on Dec. 11, 2014, at a private Beverly Hills estate known as The Vineyard, and was followed with a second in Santa Monica on Dec. 10, 2015. The Diamond Ball was not held in 2016.
Previous Diamond Ball guests have included Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Brad Pitt, Salma Hayek, Kim Kardashian, Kris and Kylie Jenner, Kevin Hart and Elon Musk.