• We Will See You in 2021!


    Thank you for your patience as we took the time to review our options for the Inner Circle Show. For nearly 100 years, our annual event has raised much-needed funds for local charities. This year, we’re taking a pause to allow our beautiful city to stay inside and #FlattenTheCurve.


    We will not be gathering together to celebrate in person this year, but we know you’ll make next year’s show the best one yet. Meanwhile, your continued support during this unprecedented time allows us to carry on our mission. Click here to support us.


    And stay tuned as we explore ways to provide a virtual glimpse into what we were working on this year!


    Stay safe. Stay healthy. We’ll see you next year!

RIP: Joe Bragg, Past President


Joe Bragg, described by members as one of the Inner Circle’s greats, passed away on Labor Day 2014.

Joe was a radio news reporter in the New York tri-state regtion for more than 30 years on WHN-AM, WILB-AM, WWRL-AM and WRKS-FM. He was also an ordained minister with the title of Reverend Doctor.

Joe became a member of the Inner Circle in 1971 and president in 1979. He also was president of the New York Press Club in 1977.


Joe Bragg was President for 1979’s “What Me Worry?”

Click this link to watch Joe Bragg perfroming in 1991’s “Empty Pockets, Empty Suits.” http://bit.ly/XdFm1H

Larry Sutton said Joe was “arguably our best singer ever.” Shelly Strickler remembered “how audiences reacted the moment Joe Bragg walked on the stage. They looked forward each year to hearing his romantic baritone voice.”Others praised his reporting skills, and some recalled his expose of several City Council members who had accepted a trip to visit South Africa while that country still practiced apartheid. Joe was a fixture up front in Room 9 during several mayoral administrations through 2002. He also covered news in Sudan, South Africa, Japan, The Congo, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Europe.


Click this link to watch Joe Bragg perfroming in 1990’s “Have a Nice Dave.”http://bit.ly/1piuoPl


The Rev, Dr. Bragg died at his home on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. He was 87 years old.

(Photo of Joe Bragg, Courtesy NY1 News)


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