Last Night's Parties: BMW Guggenheim Lab Opens, 'Wet Hot American Summer' Celebrates 10 Years

by Mara Siegler · August 3, 2011

BMW Guggenheim Lab opened to special VIPs last night; David Wain, Janeane Garofalo, Michael Ian Black and more of the cast of Wet Hot American Summer celebrated the 10th anniversary in Williamsburg; The Real Housewives of New York cast parties with GLAAD at 230 5th, and more. Last night's parties were decked in glitter!

BMW Guggenheim Lab VIP Opening

Where: BMW Guggenheim Lab at First Park (Houston and 2nd Ave)

Who Was There: Lisa Phillips, Richard Armstrong, Charlie Ahearn, Carlo McCormick, Bill Powers,  Glenn O'Brien, Busso von Alvensleben, Dr. Thomas Girst

Other Details: We are super excited about the opening of the BMW Giggenheim Lab. Described as “A mixture between an urban think-tank, a community center, and a gathering space” it will offer free programs aimed at finding solutions for current urban problems.  Movies like "Blank City" and “Hip-Hop Short Films” will be screened. Bushwick's best pizza joint, Roberta's, will has a pop-up in the cafeteria. [Via]

WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER 10 Year Anniversary Show Hosted by STELLA with Special Guests

Where: Music Hall of Williamsburg

Who Was There: Judah Friedlander, David Wain, Janeane Garofalo, Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, Marguerite Moreau, A.D. Miles, Ken Marino

Other Details: It's been ten whole years since the cult camp spoof Wet Hot American Summer hit theaters. Writer-Director David Wain and members of the cast came out last night to celebrate the movie’s release by performing sketches on stage. Paul Rudd was not there. Where were you, Paul? Joe McGinty and the Loser’s Lounge were on hand to play selections from the soundtrack.  [Via]

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CARNIVAL GLAAD Manhattan

Where: 230 Fifth Avenue Rooftop Garden

Who Was There: Shontelle, Lisa Lampanelli, Bianca Del Rio, Ramona Singer, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Alex McCord, Rodiney Santiago, TJ Kelly, Reichen Lehmkuhl, Derek Saathoff, Logan Hardcore, Yara Sofia, India Ferrah, Stacy Lane Matthews, Mimi Imfurst, Carmen Carrera, Manila Luzon, Sahara Davenport, Jonathan Adler, Simon Doonan

Other Details:Tony Fornabaio and Brandon Voss hosted this year's Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Annual Manhattan Event at 230 Fifth.  Shonetlle came out, as did the cast members of The Real Housewives of New York, The A-List,  and RuPaul's Drag Race.  It was an evening of cocktails, glitter, and some seriously glam outfits.

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS NYC Summer Social [Take a look at pictures HERE!]

Where: Hudson Terrance

Other Details: Special Olympics New York held its Third Annual Junior Committee Summer Social at Hudson Terrance where guests partook in a silent auction, bidding on items from Harry Winston, U.S Airlines, Nanette Lepore, NY Giants,  and more to benefit the 51,809 athletes competing in the games. Take a look at who came. CharityHappenings has called this event ""The best place to meet your husband."  Be sure to take a look at pictures HERE!