Spring 2011 Calendar

*Events in Hamptons

APRIL 2011
THURSDAY, APRIL 7

CAN-DO!

Join funny man Jon Stewart at the Food Bank’s Can-Do Awards Dinner. Also attending are co-chairs Mario Batali, Susan Cahn, Michael Stipe, and Jimmy Fallon. Highlights of the evening will be an elegant cocktail reception followed by a delectable dinner, thrilling live auction, awards presentation, surprise musical performance, and a champagne and dessert reception. 6:00 p.m. Pier 60. Call: 212-249-6188.

*SPRING FLING
Enjoy the spring weather at Henry Street Settlement’s Spring Gala honoring Ursula Burns. Chairs include Veronica Bulgari, Eva Jeanbart-Lorenzotti, Kalliope Karella, Angela Mariani, Anna Pinheiro, Pilar Crespi Robert, and Lesley Schulhof. 7 p.m. The Plaza. Call: 212-245-6570.
SATURDAY, APRIL 9

WILD THINGS

Go to where the wild things are during New York City Opera’s Family Benefit, where children ages six through 12 can be introduced to the wonderful world of opera through the telling of the story from the book Where the Wild Things Are. Parents and children alike will enjoy the story about a little boy with a wild imagination. Continue the fun with a family-friendly party following. 1:30 p.m. David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center. Call: 212-870-5595.
TUESDAY, APRIL 12

PARIS IN SPRING

Pay tribute to distinguished writers at the Paris Review Spring Revel. Chairing the event are Yves-Andr Istel and Kathleen Begala. Presenters include Robert Redford, Ann Beattie, and Fran Lebowitz.
7 p.m. Cipriani 42nd Street. Call: 212-343-1333.

MUSEUM SPRING LUNCHEON

Step back in time at the American Museum of Natural History’s Spring Environmental Lecture and Luncheon moderated by Lynn Sherr. Chairs include Suzanne Cochran, Katheryn Kempner, Joanne Prager, Catherine Sidamon-Eristoff, Mary C. Solomon, and Constance Spahn. 11:30 a.m. American Museum of Natural History. Call: 212-769-5166.

NEW YEAR’S IN APRIL

Dance the night away at the New Yorkers for Children Spring Dinner Dance, New Year’s in April: A Fool’s Fte, presented by Soign K. The dcor at this Indian-themed evening was designed exclusively by David Stark. Attendees will include Leighton Meester, Rachel Roy, Hilary Rhoda, Zac Posen, Selita Ebanks, Karolina Kurkova, Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Frdric Fekkai, Maggie Cordish, Susan Shin, Julie Macklowe, Alina Cho, and John Demsey. 7:30 p.m. Mandarin Oriental. Call: 212-867-1117.

CARNEGIE HALL’S 120TH

For one night only, sing along with James Taylor and special guests Barbara Cook, Steve Martin, Bette Midler, and Sting for Carnegie Hall’s 120th anniversary. This celebratory evening will highlight the venue’s fantastic history over the past 12 decades. 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. performance. Carnegie Hall.
Call: 212-903-9679.

NYC OPERA CELEBRATION

Defy gravity with the New York City Opera’s celebratory concert honoring award-winning Broadway and film composer Stephen Schwartz. Performers include Kristin Chenoweth, Ral Esparza, Victor Garber, and Ann Hampton Callaway. The concert will be followed by a dinner/dance on the Promenade. 6:30 p.m. David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center. Call: 212-870-5622.

COMING UP ROSES

Smell the roses during the Horticultural Society of New York’s Flower Show dinner/dance. The finest floral, fashion, and interior designers will transform the venue into a magical array of table designs representing the theme, Fire & Ice. 7 p.m. 583 Park Avenue. Call: 212-757-0915 x101.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13

MAGICAL EVENING

Celebrate the harvest at City Harvest’s An Evening of Practical Magic honoring Bill Koenigsberg, president, CEO, and founder of Horizon Media. 6:30 p.m. Cipriani 42nd Street. Call: 917-351-8778.
THURSDAY, APRIL 14

HOT PINK GALA

Enjoy a performance by Sir Elton John and Sting at the Breast Cancer
Research Foundation’s Hot Pink Party charity benefit to raise funds for breast cancer research. Elizabeth Hurley will reprise her role as emcee and Andrea Redmond will present the Roz and Les Goldstein Unsung Hero Award to Terry Savage. 7 p.m. The Waldorf. Call: 646-497-2606 or email: tslaerno@bcrfcure.org.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27

FOOD ALLERGY LUNCHEON

Support the Food Allergy Initiative at its Spring Luncheon, emceed by Lori Stokes. Chairs include Abbey Braverman, Roxanne Palin, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Melissa Rosenbloom, Elizabeth Hecker, Jamie Lichtenberg, Lana Platin, Liana Silverstein Backal, Nicole Lenner, and Jennifer Fisherman Ruff. 11 a.m. Cipriani 42nd Street.
Call: 212-207-1974.
THURSDAY, APRIL 28

SHALL WE DANCE?

Join the American Museum of Natural History on the eve before the royal wedding to support the museum’s outreach to NYC schoolchildren. The Museum Dance, one of New York’s longest-running benefits, will include a luxurious silent auction. Guests are encouraged to celebrate British culture by dressing for the theme.
7 p.m. American Museum of Natural History. Call: 212-496-3495.

MAY 2011

MONDAY, MAY 2

NY POPS B-DAY GALA

The New York Pops 28th Birthday Gala, A Celebration of Hope, will feature a concert at Carnegie Hall conducted by music director Steven Reineke in celebration of the legacy of Bob Hope and honoring the Interpublic Group for its support. Special guests include Brooke Shields, Angela Lansbury, Kelli O’Hara, Christine Ebersole, and Maurice Hines, with performances by the Camp Broadway Chorus and the West Point Cadet Glee Club.
7 p.m. performances at Carnegie Hall. 8:30 p.m. reception at The Plaza. Call: 212-765-7677.

THURSDAY, MAY 5


WOMEN WHO CARE


United Cerebral Palsy of New York City’s Women Who Care Luncheon will be hosted by Donna Hanover
and include honorees Lauren Bush, Roxanne Mankin Cason, Carolee Friedlander, Petra Nemcova, and the Trush family, the founders of Daniel’s Music Foundation. Chairs Robin Givens and Paula Zahn, as well as many celebrity guests, will be in attendance. 12 p.m. Cipriani 42nd Street. Call: 212-683-6700 x205.

SPIRIT UP


Bring the spirit to Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s National Women’s Division’s Spirit of Achievement Luncheon to benefit vital research in women’s health. Honorees include Natalie Morales, Barbara Corcoran, and Iris Apfel. MSNBC’s Willie Geist plays emcee and chairs include Jackie Harris Hochberg, Andrea Stark, and Renee Steinberg. 12 p.m. The Plaza.
Call: 718-430-2818.

TUESDAY, MAY 10


BAL DU PRINTEMPS


Join the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation for its annual Bal Du Printemps gala. Dr. Herbert Pardes, president and CEO of New York- Presbyterian Hospital, will be honored with the Page and William Black Humanitarian Award. Chairs in attendance will include Page Morton Black, Amy Goldman, Marsha Ackerman, John and Margo Catsimatidis, Jill Taub Drury, Stephanie Goldman-Pittel, Stevi Gurkoff, Dr. Karen Burke Goulandris, Isobel Robins Konecky, John Castle, Howard DeWitt Morgan, Domna Stanton, and Sandra Stern. 6:30 p.m. The Pierre. Call: 212-213-1166.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11

BALLET GALA

Come to the New York City Ballet’s Spring Gala and enjoy the premiere of the new production, The Seven Deadly Sins, performed by Broadway legend Patti LuPone, as well as a black-tie dinner on the promenade. Chairs include Kristin Chenoweth, Nicole Kidman, Nathan Lane, Liza Minnelli, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jeremy Piven, Natalie Portman, Lonny Price, Hal Prince, Brooke Shields, Ben Vereen, and Kerry Washington. 5:30 p.m. David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center. Call: 212-870-5585.

MONDAY, MAY 16

LITERACY GALA

Join Liz Smith, Arnold Scaasi and Parker Ladd, and Jacqueline Weld
Drake at the Literacy Partners Evening of Readings Gala honoring Louise and Leonard Riggio. The evening will feature readings by best-selling author Michael Connelly (City of Bones, Chasing the Dime, and The Lincoln Lawyer), Katie Couric, Whoopi Goldberg, and Stacy Schiff. 6:30 p.m. Lincoln Center. Call: 212-573-6933.

TUESDAY, MAY 17

ART OF PACKAGING

Join Pratt University for the Art of Packaging Award Gala honoring Sumit Bhasin of P&G Prestige, “Global Leader of Innovation.” The evening will support the Marc Rosen Scholarship Fund for Graduate Packaging Design at Pratt University. 6:30 p.m. The University Club.
Call: 212-925-2507.

FRIDAY, MAY 20

DRAMA LEAGUE LUNCHEON

Celebrate the 77th annual Drama League Awards. Kathleen Turner will host the star-studded luncheon, where Liza Minnelli, Whoopi Goldberg, and Susan Stroman will be honored for their extraordinary career achievements.
11:30 a.m. Marriott Marquis. Call: 212-244-9494 x26.

MONDAY, MAY 23

ACTORS FUND LUNCHEON

Support the Actors Fund at its annual gala honoring Bebe Neuwirth, Al Pacino, and Michael Stengel. Chairs include Alec Baldwin, Phil Smith, and Jon and Lizzie Tisch. 6 p.m. Marriott Marquis. Call: 212-627-1000.

THURSDAY, MAY 26

FIESTA TIME

Join El Museo del Barrio at its annual gala to support Latino culture. This festive soire, chaired by Yaz and Valentin Hernndez, Alex Gonzlez, and Ral Martnez, will be attended by many international guests and will honor fashion photographer Mario Testino. The Honorary Committee includes Naomi Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Oscar de la Renta, Linda Evangelista, Victoria Fernandez, Anne Hathaway, Josh Hartnett, Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors, Courtney Love, Sienna Miller, Narciso Rodriguez, and Donatella Versace. 6:30 p.m. Cipriani 42nd Street. Call: 212-831-7272.