for your 2015 calendar: nyc’s top charity galas..

cab0243-2000  The Frick Collections Young Fellows Ball
When: March 26, 2015 Where: The Frick Collection
The Details: The Frick’s annual Donna Karan sponsored event, the Young Fellows ball, is often ranked by the New York Times as one of the most “memorable” social events of the year, right up there with the Met Gala. The theme of this year’s 16th annual ball is “A Dance at the Spanish Court.” Guests in attendance will be treated to the ambiance of the Frick mansion, as well as the chance to view some invaluable artwork while adorning ‘Don Quixotic Black Tie’ as per the invitations request. All donations and ticket sales go to support the Frick Education Program.

 

 

screen-shot-2015-03-19-at-25707-pmThe New York Botanical Gardens Young Garden Circle Evening
When: March 27, 2015 Where: The New York Botanical Gardens
The Details: Join the Young Garden Circle of the New York Botanical Gardens in a private view of the annual Orchid show taking on the theme of “Chandeliers” with DJ Nick Cohen.

 

 

screen-shot-2015-03-19-at-51220-pmArt Production Fund “Gangs of New York” Annual Spring Gala
When: March 31, 2015 Where: Down Town Association, 60 Pine Street
The Details: This year’s Art Production Fund Benefit has taken a “Gangs of New York” theme with Jack McCollough and Lazaro Herenandez of Proenza Schouler and Haim Steinbach slated to be honored at this years spring benefit sponsored by Dom Perignon, Art Production Fund and Pandiscio Co.

atribeca-ball2015 Tribeca Ball
When: April 13, 2015 Where: 111 Franklin Street
The Details: The 2015 Tribeca Ball, honoring Peter M. Brant has taken on a fairy tale theme of “Once Upon A Time” as Van Cleef & Arpels celebrates with event chairs, Virginie and Nicolas Bos, Bob Colacello, and Shelly and Vincent Fremont.

Minds_Matter_Spring_SoireeThe 2015 Minds Matter Soiree
When: April 16, 2015 Where: The Liberty Theater
The Details: What could be better than networking, partying, and getting exclusive access all for a great cause? Minds Matter NYC places leading career professionals with underprivileged high school students to help prepare them for college success. On April 16th, Minds Matter will be hosting its annual Spring Soirée, a signature event that attracts over 1000 guests each year. Party for a great cause at the stunning Liberty Theater, where the opulence of a Broadway theater meets the exciting atmosphere of a nightclub. Join a hip crowd of professionals in finance, media, and entertainment, with proceeds going towards the bright students of low-income New York families. 100% of Minds Matter students enroll in a 4-year college or university – and you can help transform their lives!

 

 

new-yorkers-for-children-with-fools-fete1New Yorkers for Children’s Fools Fete Spring Benefit
When: April 16, 2015 Where: Mandarin Oriental
The Details: This year’s New Yorkers for Children’s A Fools Fete benefit presented by Saks Fifth Avenue, is set to honor Oscar de la Renta and his tremendous impact on the New Yorkers for Children organization. The always festive and fashionable evening benefits the over 10,000 youth living in foster care in New York City with dinner, dancing, cocktails and a silent auction.

 

 

amnhAmerican Museum of Natural History Museum Dance
When: April 17, 2015 Where: The American Museum of Natural History
The Details: Potentially one of the longest running annual philanthropic events, the Museum Dance a the American Museum of Natural History has been going for over four decades, and this year’s event is expected to be just as grand as the ones preceding it. Over 800 young New Yorkers are expected to come together for a night of dinner and drinks under the blue whale in the Milsten Hall of Ocean Life. Afterwords, the event goes out of this world with dancing in the Hall of the Universe.

 

 

10299838_289605004536888_28290422_nThe New Whitney Museum Opening
When: Late April 2015 Where: The Whitney
The Details: Potentially the most ambiguous, yet talked about event coming up, the “new” Whitney Museum on Washington Street is set to open to the public on May 1, though we’re sure as is the case with any opening in New York, that there will be a major VIP party prior to the public opening.

productionsnycCostume Institute Gala (The Met Ball)
When: May 5, 2015 Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Details: Often claimed to be the East Coast’s equivalent of the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, the 2015 Met Gala is sure to be the most talked about event of the spring. Chair Aerin Lauder and co-chairs Bradley Cooper, Oscar de la Renta, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch and Anna Wintour are behind the most exclusive event taking place this spring. With a guest list carefully combed over by Anna Wintour, you can be sure that only the crème de la crème of New York City will be in attendance for the unveiling of China: Through the Looking Glass.

 

 NY-BQ543_NY_HEA_G_20120511204527New York City Ballet Spring Gala
When: May 7, 2015 Where: Lincoln Center
The Details: The 2015 NYCB Spring Gala sponsored by Vacheron Constantin marks the Company premiere of Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martin’s staging of August Bournonville’s La Sylphide. The gala will also feature a celebration of some of Bournonville’s most popular works entitled Bournonville Divertissements

1725686_421408717994807_902016338_nLincoln Center for the Performing Arts Spring Gala
When: May 11, 2015 Where: Hearst Plaza, Alice Tully Hall, The Tent at Damrosch Park
The Details: The 2015 Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Spring Gala expands over three venues on the Upper West Side. The event starts at the Hearst Corporation building for a cocktail reception, prior to a special performance by nine time Grammy winner, singer and songwriter, Natalie Cole at Alice Tully Hall. Finally the event will finish with a dinner reminiscent of the days of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week under a tent in Damrosch Park. This years spring gala is set to honor Hearst Corporation, Frank A, Bennack, Jr. and Steven R. Swartz and celebrate the completion of the Bravo Lincoln Centercampaign. [Photo @guestofaguest]

 

 

screen-shot-2015-03-19-at-42930-pmFriends of the Highline Annual Spring Benefit
When: May 20, 2015 Where: Pier 36 Why: Support the High Line and its Friends of the Highline members group to ensure that the High Line – which now operates a full mile and a half from Gansevoort Street to 34th Street – will have the resources it needs to ensure a thriving future. The benefit will honor President and Co-Founder of Friends of the High Line, Joshua David; Susan Sarandon, Matt Bronfman, Christopher Kahl of Jamestown; and Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick of Major Food Group which just launched Santina earlier this year underneath the Highline.

 

 

 desynWildlife Conservation Society Annual Spring Gala: Turning Tides
When: June 11, 2015 Where: Central Park Zoo Why: Turning Tides is the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) annual spring benefit. This black tie event includes cocktails by the sea lion pool and dinner and dancing under the stars. Conservation supporters and social leaders from New York gather to celebrate WCS’s mission to save wildlife and wild places. Proceeds from this event support WCS’s five New York parks, education and global conservation programs.

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