"The Playground" Your Guide On What To Do Tonight...


We are all preparing for our long weekend out east, but before we get ahead of ourselves, it’s time to figure out where the best parties are tonight. Below are my picks of the night’s best events, and as always, you can find the full details as well as more events on our Calendar Page.

Kick Off the Summer with Hamptons and Gotham Magazines Where: Hudson Terrace Why: Hamptons magazine only kicks off once each year, and this time, Mark Baker is helping along with every other host imaginable. When: 11:00 p.m. – 4 a.m.

Tatiana Platt's Birthday Where: INVITE ONLY Why: This fame gamer and hot mama is kicking off summer in style with a beach party ala St. Tropez style in Soho When: 6:30-8:30

DEPESHA Magazine Designer Fashion Show with Amanda Lepore Where: Helen Yarmak Showroom, Crown Building Penthouse Why: The Russian lifestyle magazine will be hosting a cocktail reception and silent auction to benefit the Russian Children’s Welfare Society, with a special performance by Amanda Lepore and Polina; a three hour open bar; hors d'oeuvres; music by DJ Stashuk, and more. Dress code is cocktail chic. VIEW EVENT DETAILS AND PURCHASE TICKETS AT http://www.depesha.com/charity When: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Starz Presents Gawker Parties Down Where: Gawker HQ Roof Deck Why: You get to hang out with a bunch of the witty commenters who have gold stars next to their names on the website, and enjoy an evening of getting drunk on a roof and being marketed to by the Starz TV Network. When: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Obliterati Where: Sweet & Vicious Why: "Let's mesh again, like we did last summer..." Nick McGlynn invites us back to the halcyon days of the meet and greet for media types of all stripes. 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Shop for the Cure Where: 246 8th Avenue 2nd Floor New York, NY (map) Why: New London Luxe and Operation Smile Invite you to Shop for the Cure Guests will have the opportunity to shop high end jewelry and handbags while giving back to a worthy charity. We will also have a silent auction. Proceeds will go to Operation Smile. Cocktails and hors d'ouvres will be served. When: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Fashion Fix Thursdays Where: One Little West 12th Street Why: The restaurant will be transformed into a runway show with cameras flashing and press buzzing. Models will walk through the middle of the club within arms reach of the audience, donning every fashion imaginable from classic brands to forward thinking designs. When: 10:00 pm - 1:00 am