*Events in NYC
The New York Pops celebrates the revolutionary collaborations of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, the songwriting team behind Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, and more at its 33rd Birthday Gala. The concert is under the baton of Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke. 7 p.m. Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall. Call: 212-315-3199.
Harold Koda, former curator in charge at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will be honored at Pratt Institute's Annual Fashion Show + Cocktail Benefit. 6 p.m. Spring Studios. Call: 718-399-4486.
*WOMEN WHO CARE
Susan Lucci and Liza Huber cohost the 15th annual UCP of NYC Women Who Care Luncheon benefiting Uniting Cerebral Palsy of New York. Founder Loreen Arbus, Tamsen Fadal, Robin Givens, Donna Hanover, Ali Stroker, and Paula Zahn chair the event. 11 a.m. Cipriani 42nd Street. Call: 917- 626-1300.
* FIT honors
The Fashion Institute of Technology and FIT Foundation honor Dennis Basso, John and Laura Pomerantz, and QVC at the FIT Foundation Gala. 7 p.m. Grand Ballroom, The Plaza. Call: 212-217-7999.
Leonard Lauder and Judy Glickman Lauder, Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow, LaToya Ruby Frazier, and Bryan Stevenson will be honored at the Gordon Parks Foundation 10th Anniversary Awards Dinner and Auction. 7 p.m. Cipriani 42nd Street. Call: 914-579-1000.
Enjoy an afternoon in 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, a Bulldog Ball Club fast pitch game, and more! 4 p.m. Heckscher Playground, Central Park. Call: 212-310-6655.
Top interior decorators including Sam Allen, Tracey Cavaniola, Nancy Corzine, John Stedila and Tim Button, Lynda Sylvester, and Eldon Wong 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.
Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic celebrates women's health at its East End Benefit. Guests will enjoy hors d'oeuvres, specialty cocktails, entertainment, and more while celebrating Planned Parenthood's 100th anniversary. 5 p.m. Steven Klein's West Kill Farm, Bridgehampton. Call: 631-240-1128.
WINE AND ROSES
The Southampton Cultural Center hosts its first annual gala: An Evening of Wine and Roses. Kevin Spirtas will MC the evening, featuring live and silent auctions to support the education, exhibitions, and performances of SCC. 5 p.m. Southampton Social Club. Call: 631-287-4377.
Get a sneak peak of the New York Botanical Garden's upcoming exhibition Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas at the Conservatory Ball. Presented by Oscar de la Renta, the black-tie gala celebrates the Garden's 125th anniversary. 7:30 p.m. New York Botanical Gardens. Call: 914-579-1000.
Shop till you drop at the Southampton Fresh Air Home Decorators-Designers-Dealers Sale and Auction Benefit Party. This highly anticipated event is the opening fundraising party of the summer season, and features live, silent, and wine auctions and an extraordinary home furnishings and antiques sale. 5 p.m. Southampton Fresh Air Home. Call: 631-283-5847.
The Drama Desk Awards and TheaterMania honor outstanding achievement by professional theater artists on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off Broadway. Nominees of the event, hosted by Michael Urie, include Jessica Lange, Frank Langella, and Jessie Mueller. 8 p.m. Town Hall. Call: 212-764-7900.
The most brilliant minds in today's culinary scene will conceive and present dishes for more than 1,000 guests at ¡Qué rico! Celebrating Latino Cuisine & Culture: The 31st Annual Chefs' Tribute to Citymeals on Wheels. 7:30 p.m. Rockefeller Center. Call: 212-687-1234.
*TASTE OF SUMMER
Central Park Conservancy's Taste of Summer brings together more than 800 guests for a distinctive kickoff of summer, featuring culinary tastings prepared by celebrated restaurants. 7 p.m. Bethesda Terrace, Central Park. Call: 212-446-2242.
Wildlife Conservation Society celebrates Sir David Attenborough and the Walt Disney Company at its black-tie gala: We Stand for Wildlife. 6:30 p.m. Central Park Zoo. Call: 718-741-1616.
*HALL OF FAME
Musical titans Elvis Costello, Marvin Gaye, Tom Petty, Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards, and Chip Taylor will become the latest inductees of the Songwriters Hall of Fame at the organization's 47th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner. 7 p.m. Marriott Marquis. Call: 914-579-1000.
Whoopi Goldberg hosts amfAR's Inspiration Gala New York, honoring Naomi Campbell and Kim Jones. The black-tie evening, cohosted by R. Martin Chavez and Adam Norbury, will feature an auction of exquisite items, a sensational runway show, and top-notch live entertainment. 6:30 p.m. Skylight at Moynihan Station. Call: 212-806-1615.
SATURDAY 11-SUNDAY 12
The Parrish Art Museum hosts its popular Landscape Pleasures weekend, with talks and tours of beautiful gardens. Andrea Cochran, Charles Birnbaum, and Darrel Morrison will be among the speakers that weekend, culminating at the benefit cocktail party Saturday night at a private Hamptons home. 6 p.m. Southampton. Call: 631-283-2118 ext. 133.
Join MC Nigel Barker and special guest David Hyde Pierce at the Forget-Me-Not Gala. The evening will benefit CaringKind, formerly known as the Alzheimer Association, NYC Chapter. 6:30 p.m. The Pierre. Call: 646-744-2927.
Swing into summer at the 18th Annual Play for Pink Ladies golf tournament, benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. If you're not comfortable on the green, nongolfers are invited to enjoy some lunchtime shopping instead. 7:30 a.m. Hampton Hills Golf and Country Club, Westhampton. Call: 917-679-9433.
Come out swinging for Petra Nemcova's Happy Heart Fund's Fight for Education charity boxing event, featuring contenders Oliver Dacshel, George Etienne, Scott Hobart, Franco Mazurett, and more. 6 p.m. Hammerstein Ballroom. Call: 212-488-2602.
Join the Animal Rescue Fund for the 30th annual ARF Garden Tour, and take an amble across Southampton and Bridgehampton's lushest private gardens. 10 a.m. Southampton. Call: 631-537-0400 ext. 219.
MIDSUMMER NIGHT DRINKS
Enjoy a memorable June evening of cocktails, music, and spectacular views at the annual Midsummer Night Drinks event, benefiting God's Love We Deliver. 6 p.m. Home of Ophelia and Bill Rudin and Alex Papachristidis and Scott Nelson, Bridgehampton. Call: 212-294-8162.
SWING INTO SUMMER
Enjoy the beauty of a summer in nature while protecting its well-being during the Group for the East End Summer Benefit: Swing into Summer at the Bridge. The evening will be hosted by Stéphane Samuel and Robert M. Rubin 6:30 p.m. The Bridge Golf Club, Bridgehampton. Call: 631-765-6450 ext. 216.
*ART OF PACKAGING
Pratt Institute honors Inter Parfums Inc. and Jean Madar for outstanding commitment to package design at its annual Marc Rosen Art of Packaging Award Gala. 6:30 p.m. The University Club of New York. Call: 212-925-2507.
ART HAMPTONS KICKOFF
Kick off Art Hamptons with its Opening Night Preview party, benefiting LongHouse Reserve and Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation. The region's original and longest-running art fair, Art Hamptons will run until June 26. 5 p.m. 900 Lumber Lane, Bridgehampton. Call: 800-563-7632.
The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association host the 20th annual Hamptons Heart Ball. This event promises to be an engaging evening of fun and passion, bringing community and philanthropic leaders together. 6 p.m. The Hayground School, Bridgehampton. Call: 631-734-2804.
NIGHT IN MONTE CARLO
All Against Abuse presents A Night in Monte Carlo to benefit the Retreat. The evening will feature dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions, and more. 6:30 p.m. Ross School Lower Campus Field House, Bridgehampton. Call: 631-329-4398.
SAIL INTO SUMMER
Join the East End Hospice in its celebration of the U.S. Coast Guard during the Sail Into Summer East End Hospice Summer Gala. The evening will be MC'd by Lucas Hunt. 6 p.m. Sandacres Estate, Quogue. Call: 631-288-8400.
JAZZ FOR JENNINGS
Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center honors the memory of the late Peter Jennings at its summer benefit, Jazz for Jennings Brunch and Concert. This afternoon always proves an extraordinary gathering of the world's finest jazz musicians. 12 p.m. Watermill Center, Water Mill. Call: 631-537-3188.
There is no summer tradition Hamptonites anticipate with more excitement than the Southampton Fresh Air Home American Picnic with Fireworks by Grucci. 9:15 p.m. Southampton. Call: 631-283-5847.
Celebrate Fourth of July weekend with Kathy Griffin at the Guild Hall's Season Spectacular, followed by a private dinner. 7 p.m. Guild Hall, East Hampton. Call: 631-324-0806.
ON THE HOUSE
Join the Southampton Historical Museum at its festive lawn party, the Halsey House Gala, held at Southampton's oldest home and museum. Enjoy music, sunset cocktails, plentiful farm-to-table hors d'oeuvres, as well as a silent auction. 5:30 p.m. Thomas Halsey Homestead, Southampton. Call: 631-283-2494.
Barbara J. Slifka will be honored at the Parrish Art Museum's Midsummer Party. This annual event brings together almost 1,000 artists, philanthropists, business leaders, and art world followers in support of the Parrish. 6:30 p.m. Parrish Art Museum. Water Mill. Call: 631-283-2118 ext. 133
Sandra Lee, Jayma Cardoso, and Deirdre Quinn will be honored at the A Hamptons Happening Feast, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation. 6:30 p.m. Maria and Kenneth Fishel's home, Bridgehampton. Call: 212-867-4502.
BAY STREET BASH
Arlene and Alan Alda chair the Bay Street 25th Annual Summer Gala, honoring Adrianne and Jerry Cohen, Emma Walton-Hamilton and Steve Hamilton, and Patrick Malloy III. Richard Kind will return as the evening's celebrity auctioneer. 6 p.m. The Long Wharf, Sag Harbor. Call: 631-725-0818.
Jim McLean will be honored at Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation's 34th annual Golf Tournament and Dinner Celebration. 1 p.m. The Creek Club, Locust Valley. Call: 212-867-4502.
Jean Shafiroff will host the Unconditional Love Dinner Dance, benefiting the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation. 6:30 p.m. Gin Lane, Southampton. Call: 631-488-8000.
Celebrate and support Quogue Wildlife Refuge at its Wild Night for Wildlife Gala, celebrating its landmark 10th anniversary. 7 p.m. Quogue Wildlife Refuge. Call: 631-653-4771.
Dan's Taste of Summer kicks off with GrillHampton. The one-of-a-kind cooking competition pits East End chefs against NYC chefs. The evening, hosted by Adam Richman, also features live music by New Life Crisis. 7 p.m. Fairview Farm, Bridgehampton. Call: 631-629-8037.
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's 50th anniversary celebration runs through Aug. 27. Lincoln Center. Call: 212-721-6500.
TASTE OF TWO FORKS
Dan's Taste of Two Forks Presented by Farrell Building Company is the Hamptons' premier culinary event. It's hosted by Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, and features top chefs, great winemakers, and over 40 of the finest restaurants from the North and South Forks. 6:30 p.m. Fairview Farm, Bridgehampton. Call: 631-629-8037.
Don silver shades under the night sky to celebrate honorees Molly Chappellet and Luanne Wells, as well as Jack Lenor Larsen, at the LongHouse Summer Benefit: Serious Moonlight. 6 p.m. LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton. Call: 631-329-3568.
CHEFS & CHAMPAGNE
The James Beard Foundation hosts its annual summer tasting party: Chefs & Champagne. The evening features flowing champagne, the wines of Wölffer Estate Vineyard, and culinary offerings from a select group of over 30 celebrated chefs, with many from JBF Award–winning restaurants. 6 p.m. Wölffer Estate Vineyard, Sagaponack. Call: 212-627-2308.
Be a superparent and take your kids to the Children's Museum of the East End Family Fair: CMEE Celebrates Heroes. The fun-filled day features games, crafts, rides, performances, and more. 10:30 a.m. Children's Museum of the East End, Bridgehampton. Call: 631-537-8250.
The Hampton Designer Showhouse Presented by Traditional Home hosts its Gala Preview Cocktail Party. The Showhouse, which runs until September 5, benefits the Southampton Hospital. 6 p.m. Sag Harbor. Call: 212-980-1711.
Jennifer Finkelstein will be honored at Ellen Hermanson Foundation's Starry Night summer party. 7 p.m. Wickapogue Road and Old Town Lane, Southampton. Call: 212-840-0916.
Donna Karan, Kelly Ripa, and Gabby Karan de Felice host Super Saturday, benefiting the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. 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.
The Watermill Center once again brings together the worlds of theater, art, fashion, design, and society for its 23rd annual Summer Benefit: FADA House of Madness. Watermill International Summer Program Participants come from over 25 countries to create installations and performances to wow attendees. 6 p.m. Watermill Center, Water Mill. Call: 631-726-4628.
WALK OF HOPE
Join the Hope for Depression Research Foundation for a 5k walk around Lake Agawam Park, followed by a wellness fair at its first annual Walk of Hope to Defeat Depression. 7:30 a.m. Lake Agawam, Southampton. Call: 212-676-3200.
HAPPY AS A CLAM
Meet up in Montauk for the ultimate seaside soiree: Dan's ClambakeMTK, hosted by Chef Marc Murphy. Guests will sink their teeth into surf and turf from top East End restaurants while celebrating the beach life, the coastal cuisine, and everything Montauk. 7:30 p.m. Gurney's Montauk. Call: 631-629-8037.