SHAKE AWAY THE BLUES
Bluhammock music is proud to present the 2nd annual Blu Party, in conjunction with the Hampton Classic horse show. This year’s event will feature live performances by bluhammock artists: The Break and Repair Method (fronted by Matchbox Twenty’s Paul Doucette), and Swedish sensation Kristoffer Rangstam. 8 pm. Water Mill. Tickets available at www.bluhammock.com.
With the summer winding down, it’s only appropriate to attend the Watermill Concert 2008: Last Song of Summer. Rufus Wainwright and Jessye Norman will be headlining the concert. Cocktails will get you in the mood for music before the performance begins, and there is even a chance to meet the artists after the show is over. Cocktails: 4 p.m. Performances Begin: 4:30 p.m. Watermill Center. Tickets available at hamptonclassic.com.
This year’s Hampton Classic Horse Show returns, and has upped the ante to a whopping $200,000 for the FTI Grand Prix and FEI World Cup Qualifier.
Don’t miss all of the excitement! 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Bridgehampton.
HAVE A BALL
Pros and tennis aficionados alike will attend the Legends Ball to honor Billie Jean King, Michael Chang, Mark McCormack and Eugene Scott. This event raises money for the International Tennis Hall of Fame and celebrates great tennis players with a scrumptious meal provided by Cipriani. Attendees can also participate in a unique silent and live auction, which in the past has included items and experiences such as hit sessions with tennis pros, travel packages to Grand Slam events and even a meet and greet with Tiger Woods. 6:30 p.m. Cipriani 42nd Street. Call 212-843-1740.
FOR THE CHILDREN
Join co-chairs Oscar de la Renta, Nancy and Andrew Jarecki, Dayssi and Paul Kanavos, Ashley and Jeff McDermott, and Caryn and Jeff Zucker, along with honorary chairs, Commish Nicholas Scoppetta and Commish John B. Mattingly at the New Yorkers for Children Ninth Annual Fall Gala. Special guests Mariska Hargitay and Jimmy Fallon, who will appear for a special performance, will honor Kevin Liles, Executive Vice President of Warner Music Group, for his tireless work of promoting education for disadvantaged youth. This black tie event is sure to please, with cocktails, dinner, live auction and entertainment. 6:30 p.m. Cocktails. 7 p.m. Dinner. Cipriani 42nd Street. Call: 212-581-1400.
A mix between a street fair and a cocktail party, the Fete de Swifty is sure to be a celebrity-filled event. This year’s fete will raise money for the Family Justice Center Initiative administered by the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence. The honorary chairs for the annual event include Mariska Hargitay, Nicole Kidman, and Calvin Klein. 6 p.m. 73rd Street at Lexington Avenue.
We all know that we spent too much time in the sun this summer, so come learn how to protect your skin for the future! Join chairs Jonathan Levine and Dr. Daniel Baker for the Skin Sense Award Gala. This event will honor David Suliteanu, the President and CEO of Sephora USA, and Lois Joy Johnson, the Beauty and Fashion Director of More magazine, for their role in educating the public about the dangers of skin cancer and the importance of sun protection. 6 p.m. Cocktails. 7:30 p.m. Dinner and Awards. The Pierre.
Carnegie Hall’s Opening Night is always an event to look forward to, especially with celebs who will be performing this year! Launching the city-wide festival will be Michael Tilson Thomas conducting a program of Bernstein stage highlights with the San Francisco Symphony, vocalist Christine Ebersole, soprano Dawn Upshaw, baritone Thomas Hampson, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. 5:30-7 p.m. Reception 8 p.m. Concert. Carnegie Hall’s Rohatyn Room and Stern. Call: 212-247-7800.
Instead of bird watching this fall, let’s do some people watching! Join Renee Zellweger in her third year as honorary chair, at the 4th annual Artist and Celebrity Bird House Auction, benefiting the South Fork Breast Health Coalition. Celebrities and designers like Patti LaBelle, Preston Phillips, Betsey Johnson, Robert Wilson, Michael Lownie, David Salle, John Torreano, Eric Ernst, Jeff Muhs, Tony Rosenthal, Dan Rizzie, and David Gamble, will be designing and creating birdhouses to be auctioned off. Proceeds will go to breast cancer support programs. 5:30-8 p.m. Southampton Cultural Center. Call 631-726-8606.
Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” The Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee took this quote to heart and is continually fulfilling Roosevelt’s legacy in supporting female leaders. Join Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Governor David Paterson and First Lady Michelle Paige Paterson, to honor ERLC Founder Judith Hope at the ERLC annual fall luncheon. Noon. Call: 212-868-4080.
THE ROYAL TREATMENT
Enjoy cocktails, dinner and dancing at the second annual benefit of the Rubin
Museum of Art, with the arrival of the exhibition The Dragon’s Gift: The Sacred Arts of Bhutan, which includes many rarely-seen treasures. Her Royal Highness Ashi Kesang Wangmo Wangchuck, Princess of Bhutan, and Dr. Matthieu Ricard, a French biologist-turned-Buddhist monk, will be honored by the museum with the Art and Humanitarian Achievement Award. 6:30 p.m. Cocktails. 8 p.m.
Dinner and Dancing. Rubin Museum of Art. Call: 212-763-8599.
SHARE THE HOPE
You couldn’t hope for a more dazzling evening. Mary Higgins Clark will be the master of ceremonies for the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement’s 15th Annual Sharing Hope Celebration Dinner. The delicacies will be devoured in honor of Anthony J. Cernera, PhD, Frank Lucente, MD, and others for their continual commitment to helping others and inspiring hope. 7 p.m. Dinner. The Pierre.
Call: 845-424-3671 ext. 3126.
The annual Autumn Dinner is the highlight of The Frick Collection’s social and fund-raising calendar. This year’s black tie dinner honors Countess Giulia Maria Mozzoni Crespi, founder of The National Trust for Italy. Proceeds from this event support all of the programs of The Frick Collections. 7 p.m. Cocktails. 8 p.m. Dinner. The Frick Museum. Call: 212-547-0706.
Join the Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research (founded by Denise Rich) in honoring Howard Lutnick with cocktails and a silent auction to be followed by a fabulous performance by Gladys Knight and a live auction during dinner. This event is sponsored by Continental Airlines. 6:30 p.m. Cocktails and Silent Auction. 7:30 p.m. Dinner and Live Auction. Cipriani Wall Street.
RITA HAYWORTH GALA
The theme of this year’s Rita Hayworth Gala is After 25 Years … A Sparkling Silver Celebration, which can only mean that this will surely be the best one yet! The event will honor both Lily Safra and the Vice Chairman and CEO of Hearst Corporation, Frank A. Bennack, Jr. Last year, the Gala raised more than
$2 mil for the Alzheimer’s Association. The Waldorf. 7 p.m. Call: 212-843-1712.
Help keep New York beautiful for generations to come with New York Landmarks Conservancy. The 15th annual Living Landmarks Celebration will be honoring Congressman Charles Rangel, among several others. Peter Duchin and his Orchestra will keep guests entertained all evening with help from host Liz Smith. Cipriani 42nd Street. 7 p.m. Call: 212-995-5260
Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of GOAL in the US, which raises millions of dollars for the poorest of the poor in 12 countries across the developing world. The night’s festivities will include a black tie champagne reception and dinner, live auction, casino, and a live band. 7:30 p.m. Cipriani Wall Street.
TASTE OF THE BIG APPLE
Come hungry to this year’s “Tastings NYC” because all of your cravings for NYC culture and fare will be satisfied. The 150,000 square feet of space will hold food from the area’s best restaurants, including a Pan-Asian Pavilion, a Finewaters Pavilion, food items, wine provided by The Grape Exchange of New Rochelle, spas, and even the newest cars. Celebrity chef Jon Ashton and master mixologists Junior Merino and Chris Cardone will be featured on the main stage along with many others. Pier 94. Tickets available at tastingsnyc.com.
Join the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation in honoring Jimmy Nederlander, Chuck Close, and the New York Rangers for their efforts in supporting the foundation and its mission. Co-chairs Glenn Close, Barbara and Paul Daversa, Meryl Streep, Francine LeFrak and Rick Friedberg are extremely excited about another star studded, spectacular evening of good company and food. 6:30 p.m. Cocktails. 7:30 p.m. Dinner. Marriott Marquis.