Last Night's Parties: Alec Baldwin Recites Poetry, Sarah Jessica Parker Supports The Arts

by Mara Siegler · April 28, 2011

Celebs came out for a star-studded bash held by Vanity Fair, Anna Wintour went back to school, Alec Bladwin recited Edgar Allen Poe's "Annabel Lee," while Patti Smith chanted, Sarah Jessica Parker put on her Manolos to see a play and go to BK, Will Ferrell made faces, Michael Rappoport took heat for his new Tribe Called Quest movie and more.  Last night's parties were exhausting but fun!

BROOKLYN ARTISTS BALL

Where: Brooklyn Museum

Who Was There: Sarah Jessica Parker, Liv  Tyler, Lorna Simpson, Fred Wilson, Arnold Lehman, Fred Tomaselli, Bob Colacello, Dustin Yellin, Vito Schnabel, Mickalene Thomas, Donald Baechler, Carly Cushnie, Michelle Ochs, Bob Colacello, Anthony Haden-Guest, Sean Capone, Matthew Settle, Bettina Prentice

Other Details: SJP showed up in Chanel, Lanvin and Manolo Blahnik to celebrate the art, creativity, and influence of Brooklyn artists and the Museum’s role as a cultural gateway. [Via]

VANITY FAIR Celebrates The 10th Annual TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL [More photos HERE]

Where: State Supreme Courthouse

Who Was There: Robert De Niro, Tommy Mottola, Calvin Klein, Michael Douglas, Chazz Palminteri, Christopher Walken, Nicholas Pileggi, Chazz Palminteri, Raymond Kelly, Harvey Keitel, Robert De Niro, Tommy Mottola, Jerry Inzerillo, Quincy Jones, Jessica Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld, Martha Stewart, Pharrell Williams, Rupert Murdoch, Wendi Murdoch, Saad Mohensi Andre Balazs, Anna Kendrick

Other Details: The stairs of the State Supreme Court House were decorated with metallic globes and the word "Vanity Fair" was spaced out along the building's facade in bright red for the magazine annual party celebrating the Tribeca Film Festival. Be sure to take a look at more details HERE and more photos HERE.

PRATT INSTITUTE Fashion Show 2011 Honoring Hamish Bowles [Take a look at more photos HERE]

Where: The Metropolitan Pavilion

Who Was There: Hamish Bowles, Anna Wintour, Thomas F. Schutte, Diane von Furstenberg, Elizabeth King, Linda de Franco, Ken Smart, Ralph Pucci, Tess Schutte, Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman

Other Details: The students at Pratt put on a fashion show displaying their looks for the likes of the one and only Anna Wintour. Talk about pressure! After the show there was a cocktail benefit honoring Hamish Bowles, who was presented the Pratt Fashion Icon Award by Diane von Furstenberg. Be sure to take a look at more pics HERE.

POETRY & THE CREATIVE MIND - The Ninth Annual Benefit for the Academy of American Poets

Where: Lincoln Center

Who Was There: Alec Baldwin, Adrien Brody, Beth Harrison, J. D. McClatchy, Chip Kidd, Carmen Thompson, Ari Bernstein, Dan Barber, Aria Sloss, Jesse Eisenberg, Helen Houghton, Patti Smith

Other Details: It was an evening full of Whitman, Ginsberg, Bukowski, Schwartz and more. Alec Bladwin recited Edgar Allen Poe's "Annabel Lee," Patti Smith chanted, and Master of ceremonies Chip Kidd read verse by Marilyn Monroe. [Via]

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GOOD SHEPHERD SERVICES SPRING PARTY Hosted by ISAAC MIZRAHI

Where: Highline Studios

Who Was There: Gail Simmons, Kelly Rutherford, Coco Rocha, Veronica Webb, Isaac Mizrahi, Elbe van der Merwe, Dominique Piek, Mariska Hargitay, Arden Wohl, Sky Nellor

Other Details: Guests came out in their best cocktail attire to dance into the night. Isaac Mizrahi  acted as host and the evening included a dinner curated by Mario Batali. Here is Isaac on Good Morning America talking about the event:

"THE NORMAL HEART" Opening Night

Where: The Golden Theatre

Who Was There: Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Andy Cohen, Vanessa Redgrave, Cheyenne Jackson, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Daryl Roth, Larry Kramer, Ellen Barkin, George C. Wolfe, John Benjamin Hickey, Joe Mantello, Julianna Margulies, Keith Lieberthal, Jim Parsons, Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos, Nathan Lane

Other Details: Ellen Barkin stars in Larry Kramer's ground-breaking play The Normal Heart. She tells Cindy Adams: "You get very nervous doing this play. Especially how we're having to do it is what's terrifying because we're behind in our schedule. That changes your kind of work. You rush to reach an emotion instead of languorously getting there." [Via]

Everything Must Go After Party

Where: Macao

Who Was There: Will Ferrell, Lake Bell

Other Details: Will Ferrell came out to celebrate his new flick. He sat at a table with friends drinking Heinekn, eating spring rolls, and making the sort of facial expressions you have come to expect from him.

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THE TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL Premiere of BEATS, RHYMES, & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST

Where: BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center

Who Was There: Pharell, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Monica J. Talavera, Cheryl Taylor, Malik "Phife Dawg" Taylor, Dan Burks, Niraj Bhatia, DJ Prince Paul, Fab 5 Freddy, Mark Fraser, Dylan Reese, Christian Hanson

Other Details: Three out of the four members of A Tribe Called Quest are not happy with actor Michael Rapaport's movie.  From NY Mag: First came an unapproved (by the band or by Rapaport) trailer for the movie called Beats, Rhymes & Fights, highlighting a fight between Phife Dawg and Q-Tip that Rapaport had captured on film and that had never been seen. Then Q-Tip went on Twitter blast after the film got accepted to Sundance, saying that he didn’t support the movie. Then the movie premiered at Sundance and no one from the band except for Phife, who showed up and cried that Q-Tip and his other boys weren’t there to see all the love in the room. The latest lob was an interview that Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed gave with Jarobi on the phone (Phife refused to show or call) to MTV’s Sway, explaining their side of things." [Via]

LOWER MANHATTAN CULTURAL COUNCIL hosts the 2011 Downtown Dinner

Where: Cipriani Wall St

Who Was There: Anne Boardman, Linda Shelton, Bill Irwin, Sam Miller, Branford Marsalis, Cherrie Nanninga, Bill T. Jones, Coleen Fitzgibbons, Tom Otterness, Jane Goldberg, Kenneth Chenault, Katherine Chenault, Timur Galen, Reno Cappello, Marisa Olsen

Other Details: Patrons and supporters of the arts came out for the benefit to support the arts downtown.

The Food Allergy Initiative's Spring 2011 Luncheon

Where: Cipriani 42nd St.

Who Was There: Andrea Adelstein, Abbey Braverman, Steve Braverman, Lori Stokes, Roxanne Palin, Liana Silverstein Backal, Arthur Backal, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Julie Menin, Todd Slotkin, Abby Doft, Karyn Kornfeld

Other Details: Lori Stokes, Anchor, WABC-TV, is the Mistress of Ceremonies for this luncheon benefiting The Food Allergy Initiative.

BARNEYS NEW YORK Celebrates IRENE NEUWIRTH's Diamond Collection

Where: Barney's

Who Was There: Michelle Williams, Busy Philipps, Lake Bell, Maggie Kazmierowski, Lindsay Sloan, Harvey Weinstein, Busy Phillips

Other Details: Barneys. Celebrites. Diamonds. Fancy.

NICOLE MILLER Store Event and Dinner in Honor of NICK VON K

Where: Nicole Miller 77 Greene St

Who Was There: Nick Von K, Nicole Miller, Andrew Fitzsimons, Linda Pagan, Andrew Kanakis, Taylor Bagley, Bernard Grenier, Belinda Martin, Helen Anstif, Pierce Gibson, Blaine Morris, Gabriel Leyner, June Ambrose, Carlee Ackin, Melanie Norman, Colleen Brown, Nicholas Parnell, Donna D'Cruz, Derek Fabulous, Zach Braff

Other Details: Shopping! Zach Braff was weirdly in the house.

The Diller-Quaile School of Music Spring Benefit

Where: The Harmonie Club

Who Was There: Vanessa Trump, Michelle-Marie Heinemann, Jon Heinemann, Kirsten Morgan

Other Details: Founded in 1920, the mission of the Diller-Quaile School of Music is to develop the innate musicality in each individual, inspiring participation for a lifetime. The school's uniqueness lies in the philosophical premise that there is music in all of us, which is a LIE. I am sorry children. Life is harsh and almost all of you will never be front seat at the Philharmonic.