*Events in NYC
The New York Pops and Music Director Steven Reineke honor Kelli O'Hara and Bartlett Sher at the New York Pops 34th Birthday Gala, followed by a dinner dance at the Mandarin Oriental. 7 p.m. Carnegie Hall. Call: 212-765-7677.
*IN THE WORKS
The Pratt Institute honors Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia at its annual Fashion Show and Cocktail Benefit, Pratt Shows: Fashion the Works. Spring Studios. 6 p.m. Call: 718-399-4548.
Celebrate your four-legged friends at the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons's Pet Celebration Day and annual meeting. Humans and pets alike will enjoy treats, activities, and more. 10 a.m. ARF Adoption Center, Wainscott. Call: 631-537-0400.
*PINK ON PARK
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation's signature New York event moves to the Park Avenue Armory for its 2017 Hot Pink Party. 6 p.m. Park Avenue Armory. Call: 646-497-2650.
Tee off for Tuesday's Children for a round of golf in the morning. Join the cocktail party later during the Piping Rock Golf Classic. 11:30 a.m. Piping Rock Club, Locust Valley. Call: 212-332-2980.
*ART OF PACKAGING
Pratt Institute honors Batallure Beauty and its founders Robin Burns-McNeill and Sam Ghusson for their outstanding commitment to package design at Marc Rosen's annual Art of Packaging Award Gala. 6:30 p.m. Private club. Call: 212-925-2507.
Enjoy an afternoon at the park at the Playground Partners of the Women's Committee of Central Park Conservancy's Annual Family Party. This family-friendly fundraiser features all sorts of activities for the kids, including face-painting, performances by Magic Al, lots of sports, Mommy and MiniMe Yoga with Sweaty Betty, and more! 4 p.m. Heckscher Playground, Central Park. Call: 212-310-6655.
Top interior decorators, including Tamara Fraser, Cathy Kincaid, Ann Pyne, and Iris Zonlight, will transform the ARF Thrift & Treasure Shop into a designer showhouse at the ARF Thrift Shop Designer Showhouse and Sale. 5 p.m. Sagaponack. Call: 631-537-0400.
Flex some female power as you support Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic at its annual East End Benefit. The evening will feature cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and a private screening of the virtual reality documentary Across the Line. 5 p.m. Private home, Bridgehampton. Call: 631-240-1128.
Get a sneak peak of the New York Botanical Garden's upcoming exhibition CHIHULY at the black-tie Conservatory Ball, in partnership with Northern Trust, Verdura Belperron, and Naeem Khan. 7:30 p.m. The New York Botanical Gardens. Call: 914-579-1000.
TEE OFF FOR CHARITY
Tee off with the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation at its 35th annual Golf Tournament and Dinner Celebration. 10:30 a.m. The Creek Club, Locust Valley. Call: 212-867-4502.
Southampton Fresh Air Home ushers in the summer season with its Decorators-Designers-Dealers Sale and Auction Benefit Party. Shop till you drop at the event, featuring live, silent, and wine auctions, plus an extraordinary home furnishings and antiques sale. 5 p.m. Southampton Fresh Air Home. Call: 631-283-5847.
* DRAMA DESK AWARDS
Michael Urie returns to host the 62nd annual Drama Desk Awards, saluting outstanding achievement by professional theater artists on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off-Broadway. The event, presented by TheaterMania.com, will honor Daniel Craig, Cate Blanchett, Laura Linney, and more. 8 p.m. Town Hall. Call: 212-764-7900.
WINE AND DINE
Celebrate 31 years of education, exhibition, and performance at the Southampton Cultural Center's Annual Gala: An Evening of Wine and Roses. The benefit, MC'd by NBC's Gus Rosendale, will honor Tom Clavin, Bonnie Grice, Phil Keith, and Paton Miller. 5 p.m. Southampton Social Club. Call: 631-287-4377.
Nigel Barker serves as MC and auctioneer at Caring Kind's 2017 Forget-Me-Not Gala, honoring Brent Saunders and Allergan. 6:30 p.m. The Pierre. Call: 646-744-2927.
Alicia Keys and Kasseem Dean, Karl Lagerfeld, Janelle Monáe, Usher IV and Grace Raymond, and Leonard Lauder and Judy Glickman Lauder invite you to the Gordon Parks Foundation Awards Dinner and Auction, honoring Jon Batiste, the Honorable John Lewis, Alexander Soros, Mavis Staples, and Kathryn and Kenneth Chenault. 7 p.m. Cipriani 42nd Street. Call: 914-579-1000.
*GET A TASTE
Take a bite out of the new season at the Central Park Conservancy's Taste of Summer, featuring culinary tastings prepared by celebrated restaurants. 7 p.m. Bethesda Terrace, Central Park. Call: 718-741-1616.
Join the Happy Hearts Fund for its Graduation Gala, an incredible celebration honoring Tony Robbins and his wife, Sage, with a Lifetime Achievement Award. David Foster performs. 6:30 p.m. One World Trade. Call: 917-689-4125.
The Wildlife Conservation Society salutes Julian Robertson and George Schaller at its annual black-tie gala, Big Cats. 6:30 p.m. Central Park Zoo. Call: 718-741-1616.
MIDSUMMER NIGHT DRINKS
Calvin Klein hosts a memorable evening of cocktails, music, and spectacular views at the annual Midsummer Night Drinks event, benefiting God's Love We Deliver. 6 p.m. Private home, Southampton. Call: 212-294-8162.
The Parrish Art Museum hosts its popular Landscape Pleasures weekend, with tours of beautiful gardens and talks from Page Dickey, Christy Ten Eyck, and Bill Thomas. The weekend kicks off with the Benefit Committee Cocktail Party Saturday night. 8:30 a.m. Private Hamptons homes. Call: 631-283-2118 ext. 150.
GOTTA HAVE HEART
Celebrate and support the American Heart Association at its 20th annual Hamptons Heart Ball, widely recognized as the premier philanthropic event of the season. 6 p.m. Southampton Arts Center. Call: 631-734-2804.
Sample the delicacies of the sea at the 32nd annual Chef's Tribute to Citymeals on Wheels, Ports of Call Mediterranea: A Culinary Journey. The chefs for this event, hosted by Nick Valenti, include culinary luminaries Cristina Bowerman, David Darmanin, Jimmy Bannos, Jr., Maura Kilpatrick and Ana Sortun, as well as returning favorites Daniel Boulud and Larry Forgione. 7:30 p.m. Rockefeller Center. Call: 212-687-1234.
*HALL OF FAME
Shawn "Jay Z" Carter will become the first rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame at its 48th annual Induction and Awards Dinner. The evening also honors inductees Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Robert Lamm and James Pankow, p/k/a "Chicago," and Max Martin. 7 p.m. Marriott Marquis. Call: 212-878-5026.
Say hello to summer with the Group for the East End at its Summer Benefit: Swing Into Summer at the Bridge. The evening features cocktails, dinner, dancing, and spectacular hilltop water views. 6:30. The Bridge Golf Club. Call: 631-765-6450.
Travel to Cuba without a passport or visa during the Retreat's All Against Abuse Gala: A Night in Havana. 6:30 p.m. The Ross School, Bridgehampton. Call: 631-329-4398.
Join the Animal Rescue Fund for the 31st annual ARF Garden Tour, and take an amble across the village of East Hampton's lushest private gardens. 10 a.m. Southampton. Call: 631-537-0400 ext. 219.
Join Tyson Beckford, Billy Eichner, Kelly Osbourne, and more at amfAR's sixth annual generationCURE Solstice event, featuring DJs, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction, and special guests. 7 p.m. Mr. Purple. Call: 212-806-1764.
Kick off Art Hamptons with its Opening Night Preview party, the Hamptons art-buying and social event of the year. Make your art selections before the fair opens to the public on Friday, and benefit Guild Hall and the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation. 5 p.m. Home of Maria and Kenneth Fishel, Bridgehampton. Call: 800-563-7632.
Lucas Hunt MC's the East End Hospice's Summer Gala: An Evening in Paris. The French fete honors the 103rd Rescue Squadron with the 18th Annual Dorothy Pell Savage Good Samaritan Award. 6 p.m. The Jeffrey's, Quogue. Call: 631-288 8400.
DAY OF PLAY
Join the Ellen Hermanson Foundation for its Day of Play, featuring friendly tennis, BBQ, and children's entertainment. 11 a.m. Hampton Racquet, East Hampton. Call: 212-840-0916.
JAZZ FOR JENNINGS
Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center honors the memory of the late Peter Jennings at its summer benefit, Jazz for Jennings Brunch and Concert. This afternoon always always promises good music, great food, and spectacular surroundings along with the world's finest Jazz musicians. 12:30 p.m. Watermill Center, Water Mill. Call: 631-537-3188.
It isn't Fourth of July in the Hamptons without the Southampton Fresh Air Home American Picnic with Fireworks by Grucci. Festivities feature a fun-filled carnival with games, music, dancing, and, of course, a spectacular fireworks display over Shinnecock Bay. 7:00 p.m. 1030 Meadow Lane, Southampton. Call: 631-283-5847.
Celebrate Fourth of July weekend with a few laughs at the Guild Hall's Season Spectacular, featuring a performance by and private dinner with Jay Leno. 7 p.m. Guild Hall, East Hampton. Call: 631-324-0806.
Travel Channel's Adam Richman hosts a new event for Dan's Taste of Summer: Dan's Corona MonTaco presented by Don Julio. Guests are invited to experience a Latin-inspired celebration like no other, featuring celebrated chefs' culinary twists on classic Mexican cuisine. 7:30 p.m. Gurney's Montauk. Call: 631-537-0500.
Jean Shafiroff and Sony Schotland will be honored at the Great Gatsby-themed Unconditional Love Gala, benefiting the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation. 6:30 p.m. Gin Lane, Southampton. Call: 631-488-8000.
Join hosts Alex Guarnaschelli, Debra Halpert, and Kerry Heffernan as the South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center honors Nejma and Peter Bread and Chris Fischer and Alan Rabinowitz at its 28th annual Summer Gala: A Journey Into the Wild. 6 p.m. The South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center, Bridgehampton. Call: 631-537-97-35.
Join the Southampton Historical Museum at its festive lawn party, the Halsey House Gala: Sur la Plage. Enjoy music, sunset cocktails, plentiful farm-to-table hors d'oeuvres, as well as a silent auction at Southampton's oldest home and museum. 5:30 p.m. Thomas Halsey Homestead, Southampton. Call: 631-283-2494.
HAPPY AS A CLAM
Meet up in Montauk for the ultimate seaside soiree: Dan's ClambakeMTK. Guests will sink their teeth into surf and turf from top East End restaurants while celebrating the beach life, coastal cuisine, and everything else Montauk. 7:30 p.m. Gurney's Montauk. Call: 631-629-8037
Release your wild side at Quogue Wildlife Refuge's Wild Night for Wildlife. The evening features hors d'oeuvres by Dockers Waterside, cocktails, wine from Martha Clara Vineyards, beer from Southampton Publick House, live music by Souled Out, live and silent auctions, and a chance to meet resident animals up close. 7 p.m. Quogue Wildlife Refuge. Call: 631-653-4771.
ART FOR LIFE
Danny Simmons, Russell Simmons, and Joseph "Rev. Run" Simmons honor Esi Eggleston Bracey, Chuck D of Public Enemy, Bozoma Saint John, and Sanford Biggers at Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation's Art for Life Hamptons Benefit Gala. 6 p.m. Fairview Farms, Bridgehampton. Call: 212-254-6677.
Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder will be honored alongside Dorothy Lichtenstein at the Parrish Art Museum's Midsummer Party. A highlight of the Hamptons summer social season, this annual event brings together almost 1,000 artists, philanthropists, business leaders, and art world guests in support of the Parrish. 6:30 p.m. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill. Call: 631-283-2118 ext. 133.
BAY STREET BASH
Leading stars of Broadway and beyond take to the Long Wharf to perform at the Bay Street Theater's 26th annual Summer Gala. 6 p.m. The Long Wharf, Sag Harbor. Call: 631-725-9500.
GRILL AND CHILL
Be there as Grillhampton pits East End chefs against NYC chefs in a one-of-a-kind cooking competition and tasting event benefiting All for the East End. 8 p.m. Fairview Farm, Bridgehampton. Call: 631-537-0500.
Treat your kids to a roaring good time at the Children's Museum of the East End Family Fair: Animals A to Z. The fun-filled day features live animals, games, crafts, rides, performances, and more. 10:30 a.m. Children's Museum of the East End, Bridgehampton. Call: 631-537-8250.
TASTE OF TWO FORKS
Dan's Taste of Summer and its Taste of Two Forks event celebrates its seventh year as the créme de la créme of the East End summer scene, spotlighting countless top restaurants, chefs, and purveyors from the Hamptons and North Fork. 7:30 p.m. Fairview Farm, Bridgehampton. Call: 631-537-0500.
Amidst all the bangs and blowups in our enveloping explosive environment, LongHouse Reserve offers an artistic explosion for its summer soiree: Boom! Our Cosmic Benefit. The evening celebrates honorees Alexandra Munroe and Cai Guo-Qiang, as well founder Jack Larsen's 90th birthday. 6 p.m. LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton. Call: 631-329-3568.
The Hampton Designer Showhouse Presented by Traditional Home hosts its Gala Preview Cocktail Party. The Showhouse, which runs until September 4, benefits Southampton Hospital. 6 p.m. Southampton. Call: 212-980-1711.
Experience music at its finest during the Mostly Mozart Festival, a celebration of the composer's genius through dynamic performances of both classic and contemporary music. The festival-led by Renée and Robert Belfer, Music Director Louis Langrée, and dynamic guest conductors from around the world-runs through August 20. Lincoln Center. Call: 212-721-6500.
CHEFS & CHAMPAGNE
Marcus Samuelsson will be honored at the James Beard Foundation's annual summer tasting party: Chefs & Champagne. The party of the summer will feature flowing champagne and culinary offerings from a select group of more than 40 celebrated chefs. 6 p.m. Wölffer Estate Vineyard, Sagaponack. Call: 212-627-2308.
Shop till you drop at Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance's Super Saturday. The extremely posh designer garage sale features fashions from the most esteemed designers.12 p.m. Nova's Ark Project, Water Mill. Call: 212-268-1002.
FLY INTO THE SUN
Channel your inner Icarus at the 24th annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit: Fly into the Sun. Uniting the worlds of art, performance, music, theater, design, architecture, and fashion, the evening honors Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed, and raises funds for the Center's year-round residencies. 6 p.m. Watermill Center, Water Mill. Call: 212-253-7484 ext. 115.
PADDLE & PARTY
Hit the beach for the sixth annual Hamptons Paddle and Party for Pink benefit for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The day kicks off with a WPA-sanctioned paddleboard race, followed by a sunset party at night. 8 a.m. Havens Beach. Call: 646-497-2675.
Glenn Myles will be honored at the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation's 13th annual benefit: A Hamptons Happening. Call: 212-563-2040.
WALK OF HOPE
Join the Hope for Depression Research Foundation for a 5k around Lake Agawam Park, followed by a wellness fair at its second annual Walk of Hope and 5k Run to Defeat Depression. 7:30 a.m. Lake Agawam, Southampton. Call: 212-676-3200.
Georgina Bloomberg will be honored at Southampton Hospital's 59th annual Summer Party, benefiting the Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department. 6:30 p.m. Wickapogue Road and Old Town Road, Southampton. Call: 631-726-8700 ext. 3.
Join Guild Hall for its Summer Gala: Celebrating Avedon's America. Guests will enjoy VIP access to an exclusive exhibition preview of Avedon's America exhibition, followed by a convivial evening of music, dancing, dining, and an exhilarating live fine art auction. 5 p.m. Guild Hall, East Hampton. Call: 631-324-0806.
Leslie Alexander and Liz Brown invite posh party animals into their Southampton home for the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center's summer benefit: Get Wild. 6 p.m. Private home, Southampton. Call: 631-728-9453.
Join Founding Cochair Alec Baldwin and Honorary Cochairs Christie Brinkley and Gwyneth Paltrow as you wine and dine with your favorite authors at the premier literary event of the Hamptons, East Hampton Library's Authors Night. 5 p.m. East Hampton Library. Call: 631-324-0222 ext. 7.
Start your day off with a 3-mile fun run/walk at Strides for Life, hosted by the Lung Cancer Research Foundation. Join professional and new runners, families, children, current and former lung cancer patients and survivors, and anyone who wants to be active for a cause! 7:30 a.m. Lake Agawam, Southampton. Call: 212-588-1580.
BOW WOW MEOW
Nan Bush and Bruce Weber will be honored at the Animal Rescue Fund's Bow Wow Meow Ball, attended by animal lovers and lovable animals alike. 6:30 p.m. ARF Adoption Center, Wainscott. Call: 631-537-0400.
Modern maestros swap out their pens and paintbrushes for bats at the annual Artists and Writers Charity Softball Game. The afternoon benefits the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center, East End Hospice, Phoenix House Academy of Long Island, and the Retreat. 12 p.m. Herrick Park, East Hampton. Call: 631-725-1294.
The nation's premier showjumping competition trots back into town for the annual Hampton Classic Horse Show. Watch local equestrians, Olympians, and world-class riders compete while enjoying boutique shopping, international food, pony rides, and more. The show runs until September 3. 9 a.m. 240 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton. Call: 631-537-5446.