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Winter and Spring Tip Sheet

WWD's guide to parties and events for the upcoming social season.

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Jennifer Connelly

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If your New Year’s resolution involved getting more sleep, you’re out of luck. The coming months offer enough social opportunities in New York and beyond to keep you perpetually in party mode — and that doesn’t even take into account the fact that there are dozens more fetes being planned at this very moment. On your marks, get set, go.


JANUARY

6
Opening reception for Patti Smith and Steven Sebring’s “Objects of Life” at Robert Miller Gallery.

12
Gossip girls and preppy fanboys flock to Henri Bendel where Leighton Meester and Ed Westwick toast the release of “Gossip Girl” costume designer Eric Daman’s new book “You Know You Want It.”

Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly screen their new film “Creation,” in which they play Charles and Emma Darwin, with the Cinema Society.

14
Jennifer Lopez helps makeup buddy Scott Barnes celebrate his new book “About Face” at Provocateur at the Hotel Gansevoort.

17
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Expect nominees including Penélope Cruz, Julia Roberts and George Clooney.

21
One of the year’s more unlikely trios — Harrison Ford, Keri Russell and Brendan Fraser — walk the red carpet for their film “Extraordinary Measures” at a Cinema Society screening.

23
Diddy’s son Justin Combs celebrates his sweet 16 with a bash planned by Bronson Van Wyck. Sure to be a low-key affair.

28
The Winter Antiques Show Young Collectors’ Night benefits the East Side Settlement. Chairs include Kipton Cronkite, Billy Gilbane, Elizabeth Meigher and Tatiana Perkins.

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Charlotte Moss

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Celerie Kemble in Fendi.

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FEBRUARY

2
Henry Street Settlement Art Show with chairs Dan Brodsky, Byron and Anita Volz Wien and Alexandra Lebenthal.

The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center hosts the 2nd Annual Associates Council Lunch, honoring Dr. Michael La Quaglia, with chairs Leslie Coleman, Anne Grauso, Melanie Holland, Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Suzie Kovner, Christina Smith and Leslie Stevens at The Oak Room at the The Plaza Hotel. Shoshanna sponsors.

9
Tiffany and Co. hosts a “Sparkling Evening” at the brand’s Fifth Avenue flagship in anticipation of The Young Fellows Diamond Deco Ball.

10
Alexandra Kerry and Charlotte Moss cochair the New York City Ballet’s annual luncheon with sponsor Valentino. Principal dancer Darci Kistler performs at the David H. Koch Theater for all attendees.

12
Celerie Kemble, Hilary and Wilbur Ross, Christine and Steve Schwarzman and John McEnroe are among the chairs of the Everglades Foundation benefit in Palm Beach. Sting performs during the fete at The Breakers.

23
The Museum of the City of New York Director’s Council Winter Ball sponsored by J.Mendel. Chairs include Allison Rockefeller, Cynthia Lufkin, Phoebe Gubelmann, Heather Mnuchin, Shafi Roepers, Mark Gilbertson and Andrew Roosevelt.

25
Young Fellows of the Frick with the Diamond Deco Ball with chairs Coralie Charriol Paul, Elisabeth Saint Amand, Allison Aston, Lydia Fenet and Joann Pailey. Tiffany & Co. and Vera Wang sponsor.

Also this month…
Isabel Marant opens her first U.S. store at 55 Greene Street in SoHo. Famous fans include Kirsten Dunst, Rachel Bilson and Emmanuelle Alt.


MARCH

3
The Health Education seminar and lunch at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, chaired by Jamee Gregory and Karen LeFrak. Cobb salad boxed lunch included.

7
Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin cohost the 82nd annual Academy Awards at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre.

 

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Patrick Robinson

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Oprah Winfrey in Maria Pinto.

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APRIL

8
The Friends of New Yorkers for Children host A Fool’s Fete at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel with honorary chair Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos and co-chairs Allison Aston, Marisa Brown, Lydia Fenet, Rory Hermelee, Susan Shin and Shirin von Wulffen. Akris sponsors.

15
The American Museum of Natural History’s Spring Safari dance with chairs including Fabiola Beracasa, Dana Wallach Jones, Tinsley Mortimer and Arden Wohl. Lilly Pulitzer sponsors.

 

MAY

3
The Costume Institute gala celebrates “American Woman” with co-chairs Oprah Winfrey, Patrick Robinson and Anna Wintour at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

17
American Ballet Theater’s spring gala at Lincoln Center. Graff and NBC Universal sponsor. Can it top last year’s appearance by Michelle Obama?

18
The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s spring ball with co-chairs Tory Burch and Dee Dee Ricks at the Pierre Hotel. Since Burch has been dating hip-hop executive Lyor Cohen, this otherwise conservative affair has been energized by lively musical performances.

 

JUNE

7
The CFDA Awards are presented at Lincoln Center.

Also this month…
The Whitney Museum’s annual Art Party will close out the season before everyone heads out to all points East.

 

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