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Last Night's Parties: Carnegie Hall Celebrates 120 Years, Meryl Streep & Goldie Hawn Celebrate Women

Bill Clinton and James Taylor wished Carnegie Hall a happy birthday, the New Yorkers for Children gala brought out the beautiful gowns, powerful women congratulated powerful women at Radio City Music Hall, 50 cent lent Harvey Weinstein some street cred, the literary elite remembered that NY is magical and more. Take a look!

CARNEGIE HALL Celebrates 120th Anniversary with Gala Concert & After party

Where: Carnegie Hall, MoMa

Who Was There: Michael Douglas, Amy Alcott, Sandy Weill, Penny Gillison, Barbara Cook, Bette Midler, James Taylor, Clarissa Bronfman, Edgar Bronfman, Clyde Gillison, Dianne Reeves, Erin Featherstone, Gabe Saporta, Harry Belafonte, Trudie Styler, Jeff Zucker, Steve Martin, Sting

Other Details: Last night Carnegie Hall celebrated its 120th anniversary with a two-hour tour through its history with popular music. James Taylor kicked things off with “There’s No Business Like Show Business,’’ and talked about other legends who had been on the same stage such as Sophie Tucker, Bette Midler, Billie Holiday and more. Dianne Reeves joined him for “Don’t Explain,’’ Sting sang  “Penny Lane,’’ and Bill Clinton came up to say a few words about the importance of music education. Steve Martin provided the comic interlude. [Via]

NEW YORKERS FOR CHILDREN Eighth Annual Spring Dinner Dance - "A Fool's Fete" Presented by SOIGNE K

Where: The Mandarin Oriental

Who Was There: Selita Ebanks, Amy McFarland, Wyclef Jean, Kerry Washington, Rose McGowan, Mary Alice Stephenson, Amy Sacco, Olivia Chantecaille, Frederic Fekkai, Yigal Azrouel, Marisa Brown, Soigne Kothari, Alison Aston, Hillary Rhonda, Harley Viera-Newton, Beth Ostrosky Stern, Carson Kressley, Christian Siriano, Euan Rellie, Lucy Sykes Rellie, Adam Lippes, Zac Posen, Crystal Renn, Fern Mallis, Veronica Webb

Other Details: Guests braved the rain in brightly colored gowns to head to the Mandarin Oriental. "The New Yorkers for Children fool's fete is, hands down, one of the best parties of the year. Well done!" [Via]

Good Housekeeping's Annual Shine On Awards Celebrate Women Making History

Where: Radio City Music Hall

Who Was There: Rebecca Romijn, Trisha Yearwood, Eve, Lee Ann Womack, K’Naan, Frangela, Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn, Martha Stewart, Heather Graham, Ashley Tisdale, Kelly Osbourne, Camilla Belle, Lake Bell, Ali Larter, Bridget Moynahan, Alexis Bledel, Kathy Ireland, and Fran Drescher, Christy Turlington Burns

Other Details: The star studded event served as an award ceremony for women who are making history. Celebrity presenters awarded Indra Nooyi (CEO of PepsiCo), Michelle Rhee (CEO of StudentsFirst - Former Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools), Christy Turlington Burns (Model / Documentary filmmaker “No Woman, No Cry”), Elizabeth Blackburn (Nobel Peace Prize winner for cancer research), Lisa Switkin (Lead designer of The Highline in NYC) and a group of girls from Harvard who created a soccer ball that saves energy to light up. Eve kicked things off with a performance, Trisha Yearwood sang James Brown's "It's a Man's World," Lee Ann Womack and her daughter took the stage for "I Hope you Dance," and K'Naan shut down the show with a number that concluded with school aged girls dancing, waving flags and playing soccer. [Via]

Harpers Bazaar & Estee Lauder Celebrate The Winners of The Fabulous at Every Age Contest [See more photos HERE]

Where: Hearst Tower

Who Was There: Elizabeth Hurley, Anh Sundstrom, Nathalie Sajous,  Jane Hertzmark Hudis, William Lauder, Cyd McKenna, Angela Paul, Brandyn Barbara Artis

Other Details: Elizabeth Hurley looked stunning at last night's 'Fabulous at Every Age' event thrown by Harper's Bazaar and Estee Lauder at Hearst Tower. The annual contest honored five women in their 20s through to their 60s for being, what else, but fabulous.Get more details HERE and see more photos HERE.

THE PARIS REVIEW Spring Revel 2011

Where: Cipriani 42nd St

Who Was There: Robert Redford, April Ayers Lawson, Ann Beattie, Ambassador Brooke Anderson, James Salter, Carl Spielvogel, Barbaralee Diamondstein-Spielvogel, Carol Southern, Nile Southern

Other Details: The literary elite came out for the Paris Review's annual Spring gala. Tweeted:  "Lesson #58 of Paris Review Spring Revel: a plate of super-fantastic mozzarella is easiest ever yet most luxurious appetizer. Ne plus ultra." Lesson #57 was that "NYC is in fact still the magical place you think it is." I wasn't there, but I pretty much feel like this every day. [Via]

SCREAM 4 private screening arrivals and after-party

Where: Crosby Street Hotel, Mr. H

Who Was There: Harvey Weinstein, Todd Oldham, David Arquette, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Floyd Mayweather, Courtney Love, Britne Oldford, Danny Flaherty, Eve, Estelle, Gabourey Sidibe, Matthew Settle, Russell Simmons, Malika Sherawat, Terry Richardson, Zoe Kazan, Tika Sumpter, Sky Ferreria

Other Details: Yes, they made another one! 50 Cent, who Tweeted the event to his 4 million followers and caused a security panic, introduced the movie with Harvey Weinstein, joking that he was there to lend the film some "street credibility." After the flick, guests head to Mr H at the Mondrian Soho for cocktails. USA Today caught up with a few stars to ask their worst nightmare: Weinstein said:  "My biggest nightmare in life is making a movie that I think is great and funny and that nobody laughs for two hours." Arquette's worst fear is more personal. "I got into a car accident recently," said Arquette, calling it "pretty frightening." [Via]

Adam Rapoport Debuts THE NEW BON APPETIT with the May Issue

Where: Minetta Tavern

Who Was There: Gwyneth Paltrow, Adam Rapoport, Simone Shubuck, Pamela Drucker Mann, Bill Telepan, Mauro Maccioni, Mario Carbone, Daniel Boulud, Tom Colicchio, Frank Falcinelli, Frank Castronovo, Keith McNally, Aziz Ansari, David Chang

Other Details: Foodies came out last night to celebrate Bon Appetit's May issue, on newsstands the 19th, the first with Adam Rapoport at the helm.  There is great article with Aziz Anasari where readers can discover the deep and burning secret of what constitutes his "ideal burrito," and what is missing from the LA food truck scene.  [Via]

MARY MCBRIDE Concert At Joe's Pub

Where: Joe's Pub

Who Was There: Liza Minnelli, Nathan Lane, Mary McBride, Victor Garber, Danny Driver

Other Details: Singer songwriter Mary McBride had some famous faces in the crowd last night for her show at Joe's pub. The legendary Liza Minelli came out to show her support, as did Nathan Lane.