*Events in NYC
The nation's premier show jumping competition culminates at the 2017
Hampton Classic Horse Show $300,000 Grand Prix Sunday, benefiting
Southampton Hospital. VIP tent invitation only. 9 a.m. 240 Snake Hollow
Road, Bridgehampton. Call: 631-537-5446
CHITA RIVERA AWARDS
Bebe Neuwirth hosts the Chita Rivera Awards at the Al Hirschfield Theatre,
with dinner at Sardi's. The inaugural event honors Antonio Vendome for
his outstanding contributions to the arts and humanity. Tommy Tune will
receive a Lifetime Achievement Award, and Diane Paulus will receive an
award for her outstanding contributions to musical theater. 7:30 p.m.
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC OPENING GALA
Join the 106 All-Stars: Opening Gala of New York's Orchestra. Experience
the sheer virtuosity and passion of this orchestra's 106 virtuosos as they
perform Mahler's emotionally powerful Fifth Symphony. Music Director
Designate Jaap van Zweden will conduct the concert, opening a new season
at the New York Philharmonic. Gala chairs include Elizabeth and Frank
Newman, Klara and Larry Silverstein, Maggie Ueng Tsai and Richard Tsai,
Jariya Wanapun, and Arthur Chu. Cocktails, dinner, and concert. 6 p.m.
David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. Call: 212-875-5701 or email: nyphil.org.
NEW YORK CITY BALLET FALL GALA
The fall gala is a celebration of choreography and costume design. The
evening features world-premiere ballets and creative collaborations between
some of today's most exciting artists from the worlds of dance and design.
The event chairs are Sarah Jessica Parker Claire and Christopher Mann,
Tommy Murphy, and Betsy and Rob Pitts. 5:30 p.m. David H. Koch Theater
at Lincoln Center. Call: 212-496-0600 or email: NYCBallet.com.
SIP FOR THE SEA
The Wildlife Conservation Society presents Sip for the Sea, a tasting of
sustainable food and wine to benefi t the New York Aquarium, held at the
Central Park Zoo. Honorary cochairs are David Burtka, Neil Patrick Harris, and
Katie Lee. 6:30 p.m. Central Park Zoo at 64th Street. Call: 718-220-5100.
NEW YORK WOMEN'S FOUNDATION FALL GALA
Attendees celebrate four leaders in the fields of philanthropy, health, and
criminal justice, including Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D., Dr. Angela Diaz, Verna
Eggleston, and Hon. Jonathan Lippman. 6:30 p.m. The Plaza.
Call: 212-763-8589 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Gala Chairs Ann Van Ness, Janice Becker, and Andrew Faas for the fun
Jubilee Gala. The event is hosted by Bebe Neuwirth and honors dancer,
choreographer, and Dancing With the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba.
6 p.m. Marriott Marquis. Call: 212-228-7446 or email:
The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) honors luminaries from the worlds of
art, fashion, real estate, and design at its most highly anticipated event of the
year, the MAD Ball. Madeleine Albright, Barnaba Fornasetti, Jorge Perez, Faith
Ringgold, and Sterling Ruby are this year's honorees. 6 p.m. Cipriani 42nd
Street. Call: 212-299-7729 or email: email@example.com.
FRENCH HERITAGE SOCIETY COCKTAIL DINATOIRE
Join the festive On the Riviera Cocktail Dinatoire honoring the ongoing
American love affair with the French Riviera and the cafes, music, and
joie de vivre found at its epicenter, the Boulevard de la Croisette.
The event features dancing to the music of The Bob Hardwick Sound.
7 p.m. Racquet & Tennis Club. Call: 212-759-6846 or email:
RITA HAYWORTH GALA
The 34th Annual Alzheimer's Association Rita Hayworth Gala is sponsored
by Rolex and chaired by Karyn Kornfeld, Robin Meltzer, and Daryl Simon.
The evening honors Nina Garcia, creative director of Marie Claire.
NBC's Willie Geist emcees. Princess Yasmin Aga Khan began this event in
honor of her mother, actress Rita Hayworth, who died from Alzheimer's.
6 p.m. Cipriani 42nd Street. Call: 914-231-6180 or e-mail:
The Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller, and The
Commandery of New York present a holiday gala benefiting the Guide
Dog Foundation and America's VetDogs, which provide guide and service
dogs for people with disabilities. 6 p.m. The Metropolitan Club.
Call: 631-930-9050 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW YORK CENTER FOR LIVING
The New York Center for Living and its founder, Elizabeth Kabler, host a
holiday party. The outpatient treatment center helps adolescents, young
adults, and families dealing with drug and alcohol abuse. 6:30 p.m.
The River Club. CenterforLiving.org.