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


It's time to figure out where the best parties are tonight. Below are our picks of the night’s top events. And, as always, you can find the full details as well as more events on our Calendar Page.

Seeds of Peace Annual Benefit Dinner Where: The Plaza Hotel, NYC Why:  Because besides some obvious people gawking, you may run into former President Bill Clinton, all while supporting a great cause. When: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friends of Hudson River Park Tenth Anniversary Gala Where: Chelsea Piers, Pier 61 Why: A Gala Evening celebrating Friends of Hudson River Park's ten year commitment to creating and preserving this world-class park. If anything go for the views. When: 6:15 pm - 11:00 pm

Spring into Service: A Festive Cocktail Party to Celebrate Children for Children Where: CHRISTIE'S 20 Rockefeller Plaza INVITE ONLY! Why: Celebrate the nearly 130,000 CFC youth volunteers who have helped make a difference this year, with music dancing, and a silent auction! When: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Green Gala Presented by The Y Society Where: Greenhouse Why: Where else to celebrate a Green Gala than at Greenhouse nightclub? Support the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, with a silent auction, drink specials, and an open bar from Bluecoat Gin. Donate in advance to secure entry: When:Wed, May 27, 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

QUINTESSENTIALLY Foundation - An Evening of Design Where: Philips de Pury & Company INVITE ONLY! Why: In association with the Make It Right Foundation (which works in New Orleans' Ninth Ward), see a preview of the upcoming Design Auction. When: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Stray Station - Cocktails, Canapès, Canines and Cats! Where: Louis K. Meisel Gallery, 141 Prince Street, NYC (map) Why: A preview of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals' Vacancy Subway Ad Campaign, and the satisfaction of showing your love for animals, with a chance to adopt from Animal Haven. When: 7:00pm-10:00pm

Dylan's Unbirthday! Where: Dylan's Candy Bar, 1011 Third Avenue, NYC (map) INVITE ONLY Why: Celebrate one of the 364 unbirthdays of Dylan Lauren, with special treats from a Food Network Chef! Funky Hats Mandatory! When: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Michael Fredo at The Plaza Hotel Where: The Plaza Hotel- The Rose Club (map) Why: Michael Fredo (who also happens to be the nephew of Tommy Hilfiger), and his jazz quintet open a series of performances. When: 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Secrets of the Modeling World Where: Hudson Terrace Why: Hear about the newest blog on the NYC Scene! When: 9:00 pm - 12:00 pm