Thursday, April 24, 2014

Step Up Women’s Network Power Hour

Join Step Up Women’s Network in honoring Michelle Peluso, CEO of Gilt, and celebrating the power of mentorship. At Power Hour, guests will be able to connect with strong industry personalities, all while enjoying great cocktails and food. Proceeds from the night will support Step Up’s mentoring programs for teen girls. Hearst Tower, 300 West 57th St.; suwn.org

An Evening of Practical Magic

An Evening of Practical Magic will raise funds to support City Harvest’s work and will feature a special night of cocktails and a silent auction, followed by an elegant dinner and live auction. cityharvest.org

Monday, April 28, 2014

Share our Strength’s Taste of the Nation

Support Share our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Network and help thousands of children in need receive meals through the 27th annual Taste of the Nation event. Guests will have access to two floors of unlimited food and cocktails from 75 of New York City’s finest restaurants, an artisan marketplace, raffle, and silent auction. 82 Mercer St.; strength.org

The New York Pops

The gala will celebrate the musical talents of honorees Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, as well as others who are being recognized for their outstanding leadership qualities. Honorary co-chairs this year include Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Debra Messing. The evening will begin with a concert at Carnegie Hall, followed by a black-tie dinner reception. 7 p.m. Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 80 Columbus Circle, 212-765-7677; newyorkpops.org

‘Fancy Pop’ Album Release Show

Nadia Ackerman with the Harold Pinter Orchestra will release their latest album, “Fancy Pop” at SubCulture Arts Underground, a new performance space in NoHo. Ackerman has performed at Carnegie Hall, on SNL, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Tickets are $20 to $25. (7:30 p.m.) 45 Bleecker St., downstairs; subculturenewyork.com 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Project Sunshine's Annual Benefit Celebrationa

Help raise money for children and families facing medical challenges at this annual event for Project Sunshine. The evening will include a "yellow carpet," cocktail hour, dinner, auction, and musical performances. 6:30 p.m. $1,000. Waldorf Astoria, 301 Park Ave., 212-354-2288; projectsunshine.org

Wooster Street Group Benefit

Join actors Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand, Maura Tierney, and more for a dinner by chef Odette Fada to benefit the Wooster Group, a company of artists who make work for theater, and dance, and media. Tickets start at $250. (6 p.m.) 632 Hudson St.; thewoostergroup.org

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Girl’s Inc. of New York City Annual Spring Luncheon

Girls Inc. of New York City delivers programs that inspire girls to become strong, smart, and bold. Join the organization at its annual Spring Luncheon where Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Women program will be honored. The Metropolitan Club, 1 East 60th St.; girlsincnyc.org

Free Arts Annual Art Auction

Marc Jacobs and Robert Duffy will host Free Arts' annual art auction. The night will celebrate tattoo artist Scott Campbell and will include a live auction of one-of-a-kind art pieces. Proceeds from the night will benefit Free Arts and will support educational arts programs for underserved youth and families. The Garage, 611 West 50th St.; auction.freeartsnyc.org

Men of the Twentieth Century, Installation of Drawings by Dora Frost

View the latest installation of photographs by the New York artist. The collection includes 60 black and white drawings of teenagers and men in their 60's. The pen and ink drawings highlight the heads and hands of men like Langston Hughes, Charlie Chaplin, and Henry Miller. 215 Bowery, 631-680-9986; dorafrost.com

Thursday, May 1, 2014

STREETS International Benefit Tasting Event

Join as New York City’s top chefs team up for a decadent tasting event and silent auction at the Astor Center at 7 p.m. The acclaimed culinary masters will offer guests their interpretation of streetfood fare as mixologists prepare Southeast Asian inspired cocktails. The evening will benefit STREETS International, a non-profit organization that helps Vietnamese youth transform their lives and achieve financial independence. Tickets start at $100. 399 Lafayette St., 212-674-7501; streetsinternational.org/events-streets-international 

Friday, May 2, 2014

LUCKYRICE Festival - 5th Anniversary Celebration New York Grand Feast

Celebrate the 5th anniversary of LUCKYRICE at their grand feast to honor the city where they first began, New York. The one-night event will include a cocktail party and night market feast with DIY stations for guests to create their very own Bombay Sapphire East Asian-inspired cocktail. 7 p.m. $150-250. Mandarin Oriental, 80 Columbus Circle; luckyrice.com

Lucky Rice 5th Anniversary Celebration Grand Feast

New York-based LuckyRice's 5th anniversary will include grand tastings, cocktail parties, and night market feasts. There will also be do-it-yourself stations for guests to create their own specialty Bombay Sapphire East Asian-inspired cocktails. 7 p.m. Mandarin Oriental, 80 Columbus Circle; luckyrice.com

Monday, May 5, 2014

George Eastman House Light & Motion Gala

The gala will bring awareness to photograph and film preservation and restoration while honoring the accomplishments of influencers including Alexander Payne, Mary Ellen Mark, and Leonard Maltin. Cocktails and dinner will be served. The suggested attire is black and white. Tickets start at $500. (7 p.m.) Three Sixty Degrees, 10 Desbrosses St.; RSVP EastmanHouseGala@geh.org; eastmanhouse.org

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Spring Dinner

Enjoy a cocktail reception and seated dinner with live auction at Barbuto and join the fight against childhood hunger in America at Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Spring Dinner. The host chef, Jonathan Waxman, will be joined by guest chefs Paul Kahan, Michael Symon, and Marc Vetri to create a fabulous meal in honor of No Kid Hungry. Barbuto, 775 Washington St.; nokidhungry.org

DreamYard 14th Annual Benefit

DreamYard is celebrating its 14th annual benefit at Three Sixty. Join them for dinner and a silent auction where all proceeds will go towards DreamYard’s effort to brighten student’s futures through art-based programs. This year’s event will honor the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was a dedicated board member for the organization. A scholarship will be given to a lucky student in his honor at the event. Three Sixty, 10 Desbrosses St., 11th fl.; 917-769-5886; dreamyard.com

Harding's Monthly Mixology Class Series

In honor of May, Harding's restaurant’s head mixologist will lead participants through an interactive one-hour session on floral cocktails, using ingredients like lavender bitters, rosewater, and elderflower liquor. Complimentary light snacks will be served. Tickets are $35. (6:30 – 7:30 p.m.) 32 East 21st St., 212-600-2105; hardingsnyc.com

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

3rd Annual “Choice Streets!” Food Truck Tasting Event

Over 20 of New York’s best food trucks will be parked at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex for this Village Voice event. Guests will enjoy tastings, an open bar, and DJ sets by Andy Rourke of The Smiths. A portion of ticket sales will benefit Slow Food NYC. Tickets are $50 to $60. (8 p.m.) Pier 86 at W. 46th St. and 12th Ave.; ticketfly.com

Thursday, May 8, 2014

The Brotherhood/Sister Sol’s Annual Benefit: Voices 10

The Brotherhood/Sister Sol has been building youth programs for over 18 years. Join them as they celebrate the tenth annual Voices Gala. The event will honor Catherine L. Hughes, founder and chairperson of Radio One. This very special night will feature an awards ceremony, silent auction, and performances by youth members and alumni. Edison Ballroom, 240 West 47th St.; brotherhood-sistersoul.org

Saturday, May 10, 2014

AC&C’s Mobile Adoption Center

The Animal Care & Control of NYC recently released the first dedicated Mobile Adoption Center–a state-of-the-art vehicle that will play a vital role in promoting and increasing adoptions by creating more accessible locations throughout the city–made possible by the ASPCA and Fenwick Keats Real Estate. The Mobile Adoption Center will be at Fenwick Keats, stop by to find your furry match. Fenwick Keats, 45 7th Ave.; nycacc.org

Monday, May 12, 2014

MPIA's Second Annual Open Market

The Meatpacking District Improvement Association is hosting its second annual Open Market. Co-chaired by Diane von Furstenberg, Andrew Rosen, and André Balazs, the evening will celebrate all that the neighborhood has to offer. Immerse yourself in the retail, restaurant, hospitality, and cultural world of the Meatpacking District. 100 percent of proceeds will go to The Meatpacking District Improvement Association’s efforts to improving the neighborhood. (8-11 p.m.) Highline Stages, 440 West 14th St.; openmarketnyc.com 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

New York Police & Fire Widows’ and Children's Fund Kick Off To Summer Benefit

The second annual benefit will raise funds for families of fallen first responders. The event is led by honorary chairs Scarlett Johansson, Debi Mazar, Vincent Piazza, and Kenan Thompson. The evening will include outdoor cocktails and music by DJ Raffael De Luca with hors d’oeuvres, raffles, a silent auction, and gift bags. 6 p.m. $150. Empire Hotel Rooftop, 44 West 63rd St.; eventbrite.com

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

New Taste of the Upper West Side

Join Travel Network's Adam Richman for a 3-night culinary celebration that will leave your taste buds more-than-satisfied. Over 85 restaurants will participate in the 7th annual event, with appearances by celebrity chefs Daniel Boulud and Alex Guarnaschelli, who will be hosting some of the festivities. Tickets for each event start at around $100. Through May 31. 212-8772678; newtasteuws.com

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Apollo Spring Gala

The famed Apollo Theater is hosting its 80th birthday gala. Hosted by Wayne Brady, the evening will highlight 80 years of great music and entertainment. The Isley Brothers and Smokey Robinson will perform amongst other special guests. Proceeds from the night will benefit the Apollo’s various performing arts, education, and community programs. 253 West 125th St.; apollotheater.org

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