Thursday, October 30, 2014

UNICEF Adventures in Wonderland Masquerade Ball

UNICEF hosts a masquerade ball to benefit the organization’s programs for Syrian children. SBND and Matt Winter will provide entertainment, and the preferred attire is costume or black tie. $200. 8 p.m. Marquee Nightclub, 289 10th Ave.; unicefusa.org/NYMASQ

Nancy Gonzalez Resort 2015 Collection Preview

Join Santiago Gonzalez, the Creative Director of luxury handbag label Nancy Gonzalez, at Bergdorf Goodman for a public appearance and a preview of the Nancy Gonzalez Resort 2015 collection. The pieces will be available for pre-order through November 1, 2014. 1 p.m. Bergdorf Goodman, 745 Fifth Ave., 212-753-7300; bergdorfgoodman.com

Park Avenue Armory Gala

The Armory’s annual gala will be themed "Masquerade," given its proximity to Halloween.6:30 p.m. armoryonpark.org

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Food and Wine Tasting to benefit Partnership with Children

Now in its 12th year, the annual Food and Wine Tasting to benefit Partnership with Children, which provides emotional and social support to young men and women in the city’s highest-need communities, will feature fine wines from around the world, courtesy of Daniel Posner of Grapes the Wine Company as well as tastings from some of New York’s best-known chefs. Enjoy offerings from Rachel Goulet of Amali, Ivy Stark of Dos Caminos, Craig Wallen of ’Cesca, Elisa Marshal of Maman, and The Sea Grill’s Yuhi Fujinaga, among others. Broad Street Ballroom, 41 Broad St.; partnershipwithchildrennyc.org

Thursday, November 6, 2014

New York’s First Annual Festival of Light

In partnership with the DUMBO Improvement District, New York will be holding its first lighting festival. London, Berlin, and Sydney already have festivals of light in their cities. The three-night event will feature about 10 lighting installations created by local and internationally renowned lighting designers. This includes Tupac Martir, visual artist and production designer, who is the lighting director for stars like Elton John, Beyoncé, and Sting. The event will take place in the archway under the Manhattan Bridge and the surrounding plaza. Thursday, 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. Through November 8. 212-925-8485; nyfol.org

Editions/Artists Books Fair

The Editions/Artists Books Fair showcases contemporary art publishers and dealers, and will feature over 40 global exhibitors presenting works from emerging and established artists. 11 a.m. Lower East Side Print Shop, 306 W 37th St. 212-673-5390; eabfair.org

Monday, November 10, 2014

Wall Street Rocks Veterans Benefit Show Featuring All-Star Musicians

Wall Street Rocks will take over Highline Ballroom for a one night only concert that will feature Warren Haynes from Allman Brothers, John Popper from Blues Traveler, Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top, Will Lee and Anton Fig from the Late Show with David Letterman, along with other all-star musicians. Tickets begin at $125. 7 p.m. Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St.; wallstreetrocks.org

French Heritage Society’s Fall Gala Dinner Dance

French Heritage Society (FHS) will honor Hermès International and Timothy Corrigan at a Fall Gala Dinner Dance. The Gala will include an elegant dinner and music by the Alex Donner Orchestra. The event will be held under the High Patronage of His Excellency Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France to the U.S., and of The Honorable Bertrand Lortholary, Consul General of France in New York, and in the presence of FHS Chairman Elizabeth Stribling. Tickets begin at $1,000. 7 p.m. The Pierre Hotel, 2 E. 61st St.; frenchheritagesociety.org

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Argos Fall Benefit

Animal Zone International (AZI), filmmaker Richard Ledes, and Dr. Paola Mieli host the Argos Fall Benefit to raise money to help save animals and the environment. Benefit committee members include Kick Kennedy, Cornelia Guest, Christine Schott Ledes, George Ledes, Lorenzo Borghese, Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin, Kate Falchi, and Lisa Anastos. 6-8 p.m. Thalassa Restaurant, 179 Franklin St., 212-581-1400; animal-zone.org

MSK Annual Fall Party

For an ultra glamorous evening of cocktails, dinner and, dancing, The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Associates Committee is set to host its annual fall fête at the Four Seasons. Sponsored by the ever-elegant Monique Lhuillier, this year’s event will benefit the Pediatrics Department at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Four Seasons Restaurant, 99 E., 52nd St.,; thesocietyofmskcc.org

Uniting Against Lung Cancer

Brian Williams will serve as honorary chair at the nonprofit’s annual gala, Strolling Supper with Blues & News, to raise funds for lung cancer research. This star-studded event will also feature a performance by Grammy Award-winning blues artist Delbert McClinton as well as a silent auction for luxe items.Gotham Hall, 1356 Broadway; unitingagainstlungcancer.org

Women Helping Women New York Luncheon

Voss Foundation hosts its fifth annual Women Helping Women New York Luncheon, benefiting the lives of African women by facilitating access to clean water. 11:30 a.m. Dream Downtown, 355 W. 16th St.; vossfoundation.org

Hope for Depression Research Foundation’s 8th Annual Luncheon

Join the Hope for Depression Research Foundation, a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to advanced depression research, at the 8th annual Hope Luncheon Seminar, honoring keynote speakers David O Russell and Chiara de Blasio with the 2014 Hope Award for Depression Advocacy for their work to reduce the stigma still surrounding mind-brain health issues. Tickets begin at $250. NOON-2 p.m. 583 Park Ave.; hopefordepression.org

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Change for Kids Presents Super Chefs

For an evening of delectable food and philanthropy, Change for Kids and their partner schools invite you to indulge in the culinary creations of six master chefs. The evening will feature signature cocktails, food and dessert tastings, and live and silent auctions. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Prince George Ballroom, 15 E. 27th St.;

changeforkids.org

Friday, November 14, 2014

The James Beard Foundation's Annual Gala

Such renowned chefs as Emeril Lagasse, Carrie Nahabedian, Guillermo Tellez, Tetsuya Wakuda, and Larry Stone will join host—and James Beard Foundation award winner—Norman Van Aken, for the foundation’s annual gala, which will pay tribute to Charlie Trotter and his enduring influence on American cuisine. Four Seasons Restaurant, 99 E. 52nd St.; jamesbeard.org

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

25th Wall Street Taste of New York

The 25th Wall Street Taste of New York will bring together more than 600 attendees from the city’s top businesses. Honoring Catherine Rosen and Michael Lynch, the event will feature silent and live auctions to benefit various St. Jude programs and allow guests to sample cuisine from some of the finest restaurants in New York. Guastavino’s, 409 E. 59th St.; stjude.org

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Save the Children Illumination Gala

Ben Affleck, Tony Blair, Austin Hearst, T.J. Maxx, and more will be honored at the Save the Children Illumination gala at The Plaza Hotel. The gala will benefit the organization’s efforts to give more children a stronger start in life by helping end preventable maternal, newborn, and child deaths and supporting early childhood education. Artist ambassador and trustee of Save the Children will host the event. The Plaza Hotel, 768 5th Ave.; savethechildren.org/gala

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The IDEAL School & Academy’s 10th Annual Gala

The IDEAL School & Academy will host the 10th annual Gala and present The Founders Award to 2014 recipient Kenneth Mehlman, Global Head of Public Affairs at KKR. The event will feature cocktails, dinner, an auction and dancing. Tickets begin at $300. 6:30 p.m. Metropolitan West, 639 West 46th St.; theidealschool.org

Friday, November 21, 2014

Humane Society of the United States' To The Rescue Benefit

The Humane Society of the United States is hosting its To The Rescue Benefit to celebrate the organization’s 60th anniversary as its Animal Rescue Team works to save animals across the nation. 6 p.m. Cirpriani 42nd St., 110 East 42nd St., 240-477-2251; regonline.com

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Dewar's Holiday Pop-Up

Come taste Dewar's 15 year-old whiskey while searching for the perfect holiday gift for the gentleman in your life. Dewar's will showcase up-and-coming men's fashion and accessories brands that personify their motto. Guests will also have the opportunity to purchase a bottle of the limited edition 15 year-aged blended Scotch whiskey. 5 p.m. Wythe Hotel, 80 Wythe Ave., 718-460-8000; livetrue.dewars.com

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