*Events in Hamptons

APRIL

TUESDAY 1

HEARTFELT GALA

NewYork Presbyterian Hospital hosts its annual fundraiser benefiting its cardiac services. The evening will celebrate the achievements of the Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center and the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute. 6:30 p.m. The Waldorf. Call: 212-921-9070.

WEDNESDAY 2

SERIOUS FUN

Tony Bennett and Sara Bareilles will perform at SeriousFun Childrens Networks New York City Gala, honoring Tim Rose. Be sure to wear festive cocktail attire with a touch of blue! 6:30 p.m. Cipriani 42nd Street. Call: 646-480-6194.

THURSDAY 3

COP IT

Salute the men and women in blue at the New York City Police Foundations annual gala. The evening will honor the Rudin family and raise resources that help support the departments crime-fighting efforts. 7 p.m. The Waldorf. Call: 212-751-8170.

FRIDAY 4

SAVE VENICE

Grab your best Venetian mask and head to Save Venices Un Ballo in Maschera Enchanted Garden Ball, sponsored by Dolce & Gabbana, Ferrari, and HFZ Capital Group. The evening is sure to be an elegant affair. 7:30 p.m. The Pierre. Call: 212-737-3141.

MONDAY 7

POINT HONORS

The Point Foundation celebrates LGBTQ champions Dr. Neal Baer and Lena Dunham, star of HBOs Girls, at its Point Honors awards. 6:30 p.m. New York Public Library. Call: 212-512-5339.

TUESDAY 8

JE T'AIME PARIS

Charlotte Rampling will read at the Paris Review Spring Revel, honoring Frederick Seidel. John Jeremiah Sullivan and Lydia Davis will also be on hand as presenters. 7 p.m. Cipriani 42nd Street. Call: 212-343-1333.

WEDNESDAY 9

LITERARY LUNCHEON

Come break bread with Linda Fairstein, Chef Michael Anthony, and other notable authors at Gods Love We Delivers 11th annual Authors in Kind literary luncheon. 11:30 a.m. The Metropolitan Club. Call: 212-294-8162.

CAN-DO DINNER

Join honorary chairs Mario Batali and Susan Cahn at the Food Bank for New York Citys Can-Do Awards Dinner. Guests will enjoy an evening of cocktails, dinner, live auction, and awards presentation, all to benefit the fight against hunger. 6 p.m. Cipriani Wall Street. Call: 212-678-0231.

THURSDAY 10

PARTY ANIMALS

ASPCA hosts its annual Bergh Ball. The signature event gathers animal lovers from all over the city to fight animal cruelty. 6 p.m. The Plaza. Call: 212-876-7700.

ROCK & ROLL

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation hosts its Annual Induction Ceremony, honoring rock legends Brian Epstein, Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Kiss, Nirvana, and more. 5 p.m. Barclays Center, Brooklyn. Call: 212-245-6570.

SUNDAY 13

AT THE MET

Hosts Joyce DiDonato and David Hyde Pierce honor Juan Diego Flrez, Christa Ludwig, James Morris, Nina Stemme, and the late Patrice Chreau at the Metropolitan Opera Guilds ninth annual Opera News Awards. 6 p.m. The Plaza. Call: 212-769-7009.

MONDAY 21

SPRING DINNER DANCE

Dance the night away at the New Yorkers for Childrens annual Spring Dinner DanceNew Years in April: A Fools Fete. The evening, presented by Lauren X Khoo, will feature dinner, dancing, and a silent auction. 7:30 p.m. Mandarin Oriental. Call: 212-867-1117.

MONTE CRISTO

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, Tony Kushner, and Kevin Spacey are on the honorary committee for the Eugene ONeill Theater Centers 14th Annual Monte Cristo Awards ceremony, honoring Meryl Streep. 6:30 p.m. The Edison Ballroom. Call: 860-443-5378 ext. 285.

TUESDAY 22

WALK THE WALK

Soledad OBrien MCs the 32nd annual Sidewalks of New York Dinner, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC. 6:30 p.m. The Waldorf. Call: 212-888-7003.

2 p.m. Weill Recital Hall. Call: 212-247-7800.

THURSDAY 24

IN FASHION

Carnegie Hall honors legendary fashion icon Oscar de la Renta at its Medal of Excellence gala, followed by a one-night-only concert by renowned singer-songwriter Julio Iglesias. 6:30 p.m. The Plaza. Call: 212-903-9679.

MAGICAL EVENING

City Harvest honors Benjamin Bram, board member and managing member of Watermill Institutional Trading, alongside Eric Ripert, Maguy Le Coze, and the Team of Le Bernardin, at its An Evening of Practical Magic benefit. 6:30 p.m. Cipriani 42nd Street. Call: 646-412-0656.

POETIC MIND

Meryl Streep, Parker Posey, and Esperanza Spalding will speak at the Academy of American Poets 12th annual Poetry & the Creative Mind event. 6:30 p.m. Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. Call: 212-629-8748.

MONDAY 28

HOT PINK PARTY

Honor and celebrate the life of the beloved Evelyn Lauder at the Breast Cancer Research Foundations Hot Pink Party. Elizabeth Hurley will serve as MC, and Sir Elton John will give a special performance. 7 p.m. The Waldorf. Call: 646-497-2606.

MAKE IT POP

The New York Pops will honor Tony Award-winning Hairspray songwriter Marc Shaiman and real estate leader Paul Massey Jr. at its 31st birthday gala. The event begins with a concert featuring a spectacular lineup of guests under the baton of music director Steven Reineke, celebrating highlights of Shaimans career. 7 p.m. Carnegie Hall. Call: 212-765-7677.

GIVE IT A SHOT

The National Meningitis Association hosts its Give Kids a Shot! Gala Celebration, honoring Richard Besser, Carol Tufano, and Errol Rappaport. 6:30 p.m. New York Athletic Club. Call: 212-244-7333.

DISNEY MAGIC

The Actors Fund honors 20 years of Disney Theatrical Productions on Broadway at its annual gala. The celebration tribute will be followed by a post-performance cast party at the Marriott Marquis. 7 p.m. New Amsterdam Theatre. Call: 212-627-1000.

TUESDAY 29

DREAMS COME TRUE

Juilliard assembles illustrious alumniincluding conductors Alan Gilbert and Evan Rogister, mezzosoprano Isabel Leonard, soprano Susanna Phillips, violinist Charles Yang, and pianist Peter Dugan to perform at its benefit concert and gala, Dreams Come True: A Celebration of Juilliard Music. 7 p.m. Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Juilliard School. Call: 212-799-5000 ext. 329.

WEDNESDAY 30

SPRING LUNCHEON

Enjoy fare and flair at the Food Allergy Research and Education Spring Luncheon, supporting the organizations mission to find a cure for food allergies and to protect those who are afflicted. 11 a.m. Cipriani 42nd Street. Call: 212-207-1974.

 

MAY

THURSDAY 1

FASHIONABLE FETE

Join fashion-industry leaders, critics, and cognoscenti as the Pratt Institute honors Stephen Burrows and Byron Lars. The evening also spotlights innovative student fashion designs at its Fashion Show + Cocktail Benefit. 6 p.m. Center 548. Call: 718-399-4548.

MONDAY 5

ANALYZE THIS

Fountain House brings together great minds in the field of psychiatry for its annual Symposium and Luncheon. This years event focuses on The Challenges of Dual-Diagnosis, Mental Illness, and Substance Abuse. 11:15 a.m. The Pierre. Call: 212-874-5457.

MET COSTUME GALA

Bradley Cooper, Oscar de la Renta, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Anna Wintour are among the chairs at the Costume Institutes Exhibition Gala, famously known as the Met Gala. The evening will launch the newly renovated Costume Institute, now known as the Anna Wintour Costume Center, as well as its inaugural exhibition Charles James: Beyond Fashion. The exhibition runs through August. 6:30 p.m. Metropolitan Museum of Art. Invitation only.

TUESDAY 6

ART OF PACKAGING

Pratt Institute honors Mary Kay Inc. for its outstanding commitment to package design at the 2014 Art of Packaging Award Gala, benefiting the Marc Rosen Scholarship and Education Fund for Packaging by Design. 6:30 p.m. The University Club. Call: 212-925-2507

WEDNESDAY 7

HATS ON!

The Central Park Conservancy Womens Committee hosts its famous Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon, known affectionately as the Hat Party. The event is cochaired by Lise Evans, Vicki Foley, Alexia Leuschen, and Yesim Philip. 11 a.m. Central Park Conservatory Garden. Call: 212-310-6675.

WOMEN WHO CARE

Support the accomplishments of extraordinary women at the United Cerebral Palsy of NYC Women Who Care Luncheon. Attendees include founder and chair Loreen Arbus, host Susan Lucci, and cochairs Robin Givens, Ali Stroker, and Paula Zahn. 11 a.m. Cipriani 42nd Street. Call: 212-678-0231.

THURSDAY 8

SPRING GALA

The New York City Ballet celebrates the 50th anniversary of the David H. Koch Theater and the companys residency at Lincoln Center at its Spring Gala. The evenings performance will include the world premiere of choreographer and NYCB soloist Justin Peck to a commissioned score by renowned American composer Sufjan Stevens. 7 p.m. Lincoln Center, David H. Koch Theater. Call: 212-870-5585.

MOTHER AWARDS

The National Mothers Day Committee honors Brooke Shields, Norah ODonnell, Jill Granoff, and Mary Dillon at its 2014 Outstanding Mother Awards, benefiting Save the Children. The evening will be MCd by Mindy Grossman. 11:30 a.m. The Pierre. Call: 212-994-4660.

THURSDAY 13

LIVING LEGENDS

The Animal Medical Center celebrates six years at its annual Living Legends Luncheon, celebrating the living legends from the AMCs internal and integrative medicine services. 11:30 a.m. The Metropolitan Club. Call: 212-329-8668.

ACHIEVEMENT LUNCHEON

Celebrate the Albert Einstein College of Medicines National Womens Division at its flagship fundraising event, the Spirit of Achievement Luncheon. 12 p.m. The Plaza. Call: 718-430-2818.

WEDNESDAY 14

EXPLORERS' PARTY

The entire family will love the Wildlife Conservation Societys Explorers Party, Under the Canopy: A Rainforest Adventure. Enjoy live entertainment, crafts and activities, a sea lion feeding, and more family fun! Rain or Shine. 6 p.m. Central Park Zoo. Call: 718-741-1639.

PARKINSON'S HONORS

The Parkinsons Disease Foundation honors Lucien Ct with the Lifetime Achievement Award at its annual Bal du Printemps Gala, hosted by Willie Geist. 6:30 p.m. The Plaza. Call: 212-923-4700.

WEDNESDAY 21

PLAYGROUND PARTY

A playground may seem an unusual place for a party, but the Central Park Conservancys Adventure in Your Playground event is sure to delight guests of all ages. The family-friendly fundraiser will have activities such as cupcake decorating, The Little Gym obstacle course, face painting, and more. 3:30 p.m. Heckscher Playground, Central Park. Call: 212-310-6600.

EL MUSEO GALA

Support Latin culture with chairs Cucu Diamantes, Andres Levin, Anita Durst, and Lex Fenwick at the El Museo del Barrio Gala. The evening blends Latino and non-Latino cultural luminaries and leaders in business, art, entertainment, and philanthropy. 7 p.m. Cipriani 42nd Street. Call: 212-868-8450 ext. 205.

SATURDAY 24

*ANIMAL HOUSE

Get a sneak peak at the ARF Thrift Shop Designer Showhouse and Sale at its Preview Cocktail Party. Some of New Yorks most illustrious interior decoratorsincluding Byron James, Chris Mead, John Bjornen, Rod Winterrowd, and Suzanne Caldwell and Maria Greenlawwill transform the space to benefit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons. 5 p.m. ARF Thift & Treasure Shop. Call: 631-537-0400 ext. 215.