Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ethical Shopping Event

Henri Bendel and Francine LeFrak will host an exclusive shopping event featuring new Bendel pieces as well as SAME SKY's latest spring and summer colors from their signature jewelry collections. Stars of the likes of Meryl Streep, Alicia Keys, and Goldie Hawn adorn themselves with SAME SKY jewelry, which benefits the employment of women artisans in Africa. The even begins at 6 p.m.; RSVP is required. Henri Bendel, 712 5th Ave., 212-247-1100; samesky.com/

Friday, April 18, 2014

Le Cercle Rive Droite Host Grand Tasting

Revel in Le Cercle Rive Droite’s  6 p.m. grand tasting event at the Millesime at The Carlton Hotel. The evening will feature recently released 2010 vintages from 32 participating chateaux, in addition to top rated 2009s, along with hors d’oeuvres, cheese, and delicious French pastries to pair. A silent auction will also be held. Tickets are $150. 92 Madison Ave., 212-873-1974; cerclewinetasting.eventbrite.com

Monday, April 21, 2014

14th Annual Monte Cristo Award

Celebrate Meryl Streep as she is honored by the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center for exemplifying American dramatist Eugene O'Neill's "pioneering spirit, unceasing artistic commitment, excellence, and accomplishment." 6:30 p.m. $750. Edison Ballroom, 240 W 47th St.; theoneill.org

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

Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation

Foodies unite! Join New York City's top chefs and mixologists for a culinary fundraiser to prevent childhood hunger. The annual tasting event is expected to bring in over 1,200 guests who will sample an array of dishes and drinks from 75 of the city's most influential tastemakers. Guests will also have a chance to meet celebrity chefs, like Alex Guarnaschelli, for book signings and shop at the event's marketplace. 7-10 p.m. $225. 82 Mercer St.; tasteofthenation.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

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

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

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

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 2nd annual Open Market. Hosted by Diane von Furstenberg, Andrew Rosen, and André Balazs, the evening will celebrate all that this neighborhood has to offer. Immerse yourself in the retail, restaurant, hospitality, and cultural world of the Meatpacking District. 100% 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.; meatpacking-district.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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