* Events in the Hamptons


Join United Cerebral Palsy of NYC in Celebrating the Creative Spirit! The evening includes a reception and silent auction featuring the work of adults served by UCP. The event is hosted by Dr. Gerald Curatola, with master of ceremony Dr. Manny Alvarez. Committee includes: Diana Aceti, David Egan, Joan Jedell, John MacLachlan, Patricia Del Rio, Jeffrey Sachs, Robert Zimmerman, and Dr. David and Donna Schlessinger. 5 p.m. East Hampton Dental Associates. Call: 631-232-0015


Experience the excitement of the Hampton Classic Horse Show $150,000 FTI Grand Prix finale. Past guests have included: Brooke Shields, Jessica Biel, Howard Stern and Beth Ostrosky, Katie Joel, Calvin and Kelly Klein, Bruce Springsteen, Mayor Bloomberg, Alec Baldwin, Katie Couric, and Kelly Ripa. 2 p.m. Bridgehampton. Call: 631-537-3177


Can you imagine a shoe department so big it has its own zip code? New Yorkers for Children have teamed up with Saks to host a cocktail party that will reveal the newest department on the eighth floor, 10022-SHOE. Giuseppe Zanotti will make a personal appearance. 6:30 p.m. Saks Fifth Avenue. Call: 212-753-4000


A new name and location will transform the 27th annual International Tennis Hall of Fame gala into this year's The Legends Ball to celebrate the 2007 Hall of Fame inductees: Pete Sampras, Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, Russ Adams, and Sven Davidson. Guests will have an opportunity to schmooze with tennis stars while enjoying a night of dinner and dancing. Highlights of the evening include a silent auction and the presentation of the Eugene L. Scott award to tennis all-star Andre Agassi. Chairs include: Jim Courier, Monica Seles, and Pam Shriver. 6 p.m. Cipriani 42nd St. Call: 212-843-1740


The historic tale of struggle and survival comes alive at the opening night of Margaret Garner at the New York City Opera. This moving opera, directed by Tazwell Thompson, features music from Grammy Award-winning composer Richard Danielpour and the poetic work of Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison. This fabulous evening, chaired by Pamela Thomas-Grahm, will begin with dinner on the Grand Promenade with performances to follow. 5:45 p.m. New York State Theater. Call: 212-870-5622


Dress in your most festive attire for a star-studded evening. Join master of ceremonies Regis Philbin and special guest Jack McGee at the Our Future-Your Hands Capital Campaign Gala. Ambassador Robert Finn is the keynote speaker for the evening.

6 p.m. Cipriani 42nd St. Call: 718-292-6100 x104


A Second Helping of Life tasting event and auction benefiting SHARE will feature executive chef Rebecca Charles of Pearl Oyster Bar and culinary chairs Abigail Kirsch and Alison Awerbuch. “Celebrity sous chefs” for the scrumptious soiree include Kathleen Chalfant, Angela Lansbury, Swoosie Kurtz, Marsha Mason, Martha Byrne, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Carol Higgins Clark, Karen Page, Judy Gold, Linda Stasi, Wendy Kaufman, and Brenda Blackmon. 6 p.m. Chelsea Piers Pier 60. Call: 212-937-5570


New Yorkers know how to make a big difference and always in a most glam way! One of the most anticipated affairs of the season, the New Yorkers for Children Fall Gala, will be chaired by Oscar de la Renta and LeAnn Rimes and will honor Laura Baudo Sillerman . The who's who list for the event boasts an exclusive social set, including vice chairs Muffie Potter Aston, Frederic Fekkai and Shirin von Wulffen , Richard Frick, and Rory and Elie Tahari. The theme of the evening, “Help Starts With You,” will be visible throughout 583 Park when Stark Design transforms the location into a glimmering scene of reflection. 6:30 p.m. 583 Park Ave. Call: 212-245-6570 x19


Rock out with VH1's Save the Music Foundation's 10th anniversary gala honoring former President Bill Clinton and Junior Senator Hilary Rodham Clinton, Mariah Carey, John Sykes, NAMM, and the International Music Products Association for a night of music and fun. Pink Floyd's Roger Waters, Jon Bon Jovi, and John Mayer will perform for the star-studded guest list. Maria Menounos is scheduled to host, and Tim Gunn will emcee the live auction. Proceeds will go toward bringing music programs into public schools. 6 p.m. Lincoln Center. Call: 212-846-7325


Support the importance of literacy development for children at Literacy's 10th Anniversary Dinner. The evening will include cocktails, dinner, and a silent auction, and will honor Claire Flom and Mimi Levin Lieber. Honorary chairs include: Joyce Epstein, Kirsten Gillibrand, Carl and Barbara Levin, Sander and Vicki Levin, and Hugh Price. Chaired by: Deborah Lans, Shari Levine, and Kylie A. D. Sachs. 6:30 p.m. The Yale Club. Call: 866-938-3686


The Metropolitan Opera has revamped its schedule to include more shows and events. The season opener, Mary Zimmerman's new production of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, will enthrall guests both inside and outside the theater. While the performance takes place it will be simulcast on Panasonic's AstroVision screen in Times Square. The 2007-'08 season will feature seven new productions­­—the highest number the Met has presented in one season since its inaugural year. 6:30 p.m. Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center. Call: 212-799-3100


You won't want to miss the 16th annual amfAR Rocks benefit for AIDS research. Dance the night away, sample some of New York's finest fare, and participate in an exclusive silent auction. Chairs for the evening include: Cynthia Nixon, Michael Ball, Andrea Bernholtz, Greg Grunberg, Jack MacBrayer, and Orfeh . 7 p.m. Platinum Ticket Holder and VIP Reception, 8 p.m. General admission. The Puck Building. Call: 212-806-1612


Join Tuesday's Children in honoring Katie Couric, Patrick Ryan, and Larry Levy at the fifth annual A Toast to New York benefit to assist families who lost loved ones on 9/11.

6:30 p.m. The Marriott. Call: 212-319-3988 x22


Have fun under the grand tent at the Fête de Swifty. The event, brainchild of Liz Smith, features a street-fair cocktail party. Proceeds benefit the Family Justice Initiative of the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City. Honorary chairs: Nicole Kidman, Joe Torre. This oh-so-social event begins at 6 p.m. 73rd St. and Lexington Ave. Call: 212-788-7760


A concert and black-tie gala benefit will kick off the 117th season at Carnegie Hall. The North American debut of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, led by Claudio Abbado, will feature an all-Beethoven program. The evening includes a pre-concert cocktail reception and a post-concert dinner. 5:30 p.m. Concert at Carnegie Hall, gala at The Waldorf. Call: 212-903-9682


The magic of moviemaking will be celebrated with a gala honoring New Line Cinema's 40th anniversary. The black-tie affair, hosted by Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and New Line CEOs Michael Lynne and Bob Shaye, will benefit the Film Society's campaign to build a new film center. The gala will celebrate New Line's cinematic achievements and present a private screening of The Golden Compass . 7:30 p.m. Lincoln Center . Call: 212-581-2646


Beauty is more than skin deep at this year's Achiever Awards Luncheon. Recipients include: Pamela Baxter, Thia Breen , Virginia C. Drosos, Helena Foulkes, and Candace Matthews. Cosmetic Executive Women strives to improve career development programs and networking opportunities for professional women in the beauty industry.

11 a.m. The Waldorf. Call: 212-685-5955 x17


Although the theme of the annual Alzheimer's Association Rita Hayworth Gala is Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered, guests are sure to leave pleased and delighted after a glamorous evening of cocktails, silent auction, awards, and dinner and dancing. Famed singer Patty Smyth will perform for Princess Yasmin Aga Khan and her guests. The event will honor Nurit Kahane Haase and John Castle. Co-chairs and committee members include: Michael Fuchs, Mark Locks, Anne Hearst, Joan Jedell, Hilary Dick , Andrea Stark, Michele Herbert, Muffie Potter Aston, Margo Catsimatidis, Somers Farkas, and Judith Ripka. 6:30 p.m. Grand Ballroom, The Waldorf. Call: 212-843-1712


After soaking in the Hamptons sun all summer, it's time to come inside and learn about the importance of protecting your skin from the dangers of cancer at the Skin Cancer Foundation's Skin Sense Award Gala. The dinner will honor Colleen Goggins of Johnson & Johnson and O beauty director Valerie Monroe. Members of the cosmetics, publishing, and pharmaceutical communities will join the social set in supporting this important cause. It will be an informative evening of cocktails, dinner, and awards. 6 p.m. The Pierre . Call: 212-725-5176 x112


Join the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement at their 14th annual Sharing Hope Dinner as they honor the Maccioni family, owners of Le Cirque, with the Community Service Award. Honorary chairs for the elegant di nner include: Mary Higgins Clark , Florence D'Urso, and Valerie and Nicholas Mastronardi. 7 p.m. The Pierre . Call: 845-424-3671 x3126


Renee Zellweger , who summers in the Hamptons , will pick up a paint brush and serve as honorary chair for the third annual Artist and Celebrity Bird House Auction to benefit the South Fork Breast Health Coalition. Zellweger will be joined by other celebrities, designers, and artists as they paint bird houses that will be displayed and auctioned to the public. Creator Karyn Mannix promises some great surprises! 5:30 p.m. Southampton Cultural Center. Call: 631-726-8606


As the summer landscape quickly fades, the social landscape is in full gear for The Frick's Autumn Dinner. This fabulous black-tie evening honors Anne and John Marion. Co-chairs include: Kay and Benjamin Fortson and Suzette de Marigny Smith. Proceeds will benefit educational and curatorial initiatives. 7 p.m. The Frick Collection. Call: 212-547-0706


Support the powerful political women in the city at the Eleanor Roosevelt's Annual Campaign Luncheon. Join special guest Hillary Clinton and honoree Ellen Malcolm at this fabulous female fete! 12 p.m. The Grand Hyatt. Call: 212-868-4080


Guests will dance and dine the night away at the Casita Maria Fiesta. Honorees presented with the Casita Maria Gold Medal of Honor include: Emilia Fanjul, Israel Klabin, Joel Klein, and Hola! 's Carmen Sanchez Perez. The black-tie affair will benefit Casita Maria , New York 's oldest settlement house serving the Hispanic communities. Mario Buatta will play master of ceremonies. Chairs include: Wolfgang and Anne Eisenhower Flottl, Jacqueline Weld Drake, Caroline Herrera, Aileen Mehle, and H.R.H. Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia . Bring your dancing shoes to this fun and most glam evening. 7:30 p.m. Mandarin Oriental. 212-868-4043


Celebrate the importance of design in everyday life at this year's National Design Awards gala. The awards recognize the excellence of design in a variety of fields, including architecture, communications, fashion, interior design, landscaping, and product design. Honorary patron for the evening is Laura Bush and chairs include Richard Meier, Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie, Yves Behar, Beth Comstock and Chris Travers, and Deedie Rose. 6:30 p.m. Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum . Call: 212-849-8304


Dance and dine the night away at the Henry Street Settlement Gala and auction. The evening will honor Glenn Dubin and Sol Kerzner. Dinner chairs for this black-tie affair include: Carlos Souza, Eva Jeanbart-Lorenzotti, Pilar Crespi Robert, and Angela Mariani. 7 p.m. 583 Park Ave. Call: 212-245-6570


For those who enjoy a taste of perfection, this event is for you! Premier chefs, including Ilan Hall and Sam Talbot, will show off their tricks in the kitchen at COOK.EAT.DRINK.LIVE. The lavish culinary event will also feature the city's largest sampling of specially prepared food and drinks. Wine tasting and workshops on eating green will keep guests occupied. Satisfy your hunger while supporting the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 12 p.m. Pier 94. Call: 212-207-8486


Enjoy a heavenly evening at this year's Angel Ball, organized by Denise Rich's G&P Foundation for Cancer Research. Celebrity performers and presenters at this glittering black-tie event will include Liz Smith, John Legend, and Petra Nemcova. An after-party and dancing will conclude the celestial evening. 6:30 p.m. Marriott Marquis. Call: 212-254-6677


Honor human landmarks from our fabulous city! The New York Landmarks Conservancy will host the Living Landmarks Celebration, hosted by Liz Smith. Honorees include: Lauren Bacall, Oscar de la Renta, Mica Ertegun, Jessye Norman, Gerald Schoenfeld, and John C. Whitehead. 7 p.m. Cipriani 42nd Street . Call: 212-995-5260

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