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The three-day Hamptons Auto Classic kicks off with a preview party Friday evening, a prelude to the 2002 Classic Car Auction on Saturday. On Sunday, Alec judges and the Baldwin Clan shows up (along with Chris and Christina Cuomo, Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld, and Christie Brinkley) for the
privately-owned classic cars competition, which benefits the Carol Baldwin Breast Cancer Research fund. Bridgehampton. 631-537-1868.
Chevy Chase, Steven Spielberg, Donna Karan, Lorne Michaels, and artists Ross Bleckner, Chuck Close, and April Gornik and Eric Fischl are expected at the Georgica Pond home and studio of sculptor Bryan Hunt for this year’s Planned Parenthood cocktail event. 5:30–7:30 p.m. Wainscott. 631-361-7526, ext. 235.
Pat and Jack Lentz tent their yard in Quogue for Southampton Hospital’s annual Memorial Day Weekend Party with silent auction, cocktails, seated dinner, dancing, and performers from the Dance Center of the Hamptons. 6–10 p.m. 516-222-0236.
FASHION'S PICK'S *
Join New York’s style superstars when they salute Marc Jacobs and Ralph Lauren as Women’s and Menswear designers of the year at the CFDA annual Oscar, 2002 Fashion Awards. Celebrated Union Pacific chef Rocco DiSpirito cooks it up and Colin Cowie decorates the New York Public Library for the post-ceremony dinner. 7 p.m. 212-302-1821.
Over 600 guests will cavort among the peonies in full boom, dine, and dance at The New York Botanical Garden’s annual spring Conservatory Ball.
7:30 p.m. 718-817-8826.
Union Square Café chefs take on Villa Maria, joining celeb cooking expert David Rosengarten to nosh on “Beyond Barbecue” to raise funds for the Maryhaven Center of Hope’s work with disabled children. 6–8 p.m. Water Mill, 516-742-5302.
BABE & BIBS
A poolside silent auction and performance by Baby Jane Dexter plus hors d’oeuvres prepared by top Hamptons caterers highlight the Annual Benefit for AIDS Services hosted at the oceanfront spread of Jerry Della Femina and Judy Licht. 5–8 p.m. Drew Lane, East Hampton. 212-566-7333, ext. 23.
SWANK CLUB *
The Promenade of Lincoln Center’s New York State Theater is transformed into a jazz supper club for “Jazzin’ at the Swank Club,” at the New York City Ballet’s annual “Dance with the Dancers” event, where young pros can pirouette and swing along with Peter Martins, Darci Kistler, and Damian Woetzel. 8 p.m. New York State Theater. 212-870-5585.
MOVIES BY MINIS
The Children’s Museum of the East End celebrates kid-made movies at “Kids Create!” Food, drinks, and festivities highlight the premiers on 32 acres just off Montauk Highway. 3–6 p.m. Corner of Poxabogue and Montauk Highway. 631-537-8250
Speaking after breakfast on passions for landscape design, Elizabeth Barlow Rogers opens “2002 Landscape Pleasures,” the Parrish Art Museum’s morning of lectures winding up with a late-afternoon cocktail reception at “Old Trees” in Southampton and preceding tomorrow’s tours of eight notable local gardens. 8:30 a.m. 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton. 631-283-2118, ext. 41.
The Wolffer Estate is the setting for bids, bites, and boogie when the Group for the South Fork celebrates its 30th Anniversary Benefit dinner dance and auction. 6:30 p.m. Sagaponack. 631-537-1400.
LION KINGS *
“An Evening at the Central Park Zoo” raises bucks for the Wildlife Conservation Society and offers cocktails, a buffet dinner, and dancing. 7:30 p.m. Fifth Avenue at 65th Street. 718-220-5090.
Find treasures from rustic antiques to modern art at the 16th annual Historic Mulford Farm Antiques Show & Sale to benefit the East Hampton Historical Society. Rain-or-shine shopping on the edge of East Hampton Village. 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. James Lane. 631-537-0333.
ARTY AUCTION *
Bid on a picture created by HRH Prince of Wales—along with “Take Home a Nude” works by Louise Bourgeois, William Wegmen, and Damian Loeb, among others, in an auction for the New York Academy of Art. Pink Nudie cocktails and hors d’oeuvres are served before the auction at Sotheby’s. 7 p.m. 1334 York Avenue. 212-966-0300, ext. 331.
“Calypso by the Sea” is the theme and Bob Hurst’s digs by the sea is the setting for the Phoenix House summer bash. 7 p.m. Sagaponack. 631-329-5480.
Be the first to catch Juan Montoya’s Malaysian leather carpets in the Great Room when a gala preview cocktail party launches the Hampton Designer Showhouse at Villa Maria. The showhouse is on view through July 28. 6:30 p.m. Water Mill. 631-726-4740.
Long Island wineries and top East End eateries show their stuff at the annual “Taste of the Hamptons” cocktail sampling at the Wolffer Estate to benefit The Family Service League. 5–8 p.m. Sagaponack. 631-427-3700, ext. 255.