Last Night's Parties: Donna Karan Honors Bill Clinton, Wildlife Conservatory Hold Spring Gala

by Mara Siegler · June 10, 2011

Donan Karan honored President Bill Clinton; society types came to Central Park for an event to save the elephants; Zoe Kravitz screened her new film with Gen Art; The Standard celebrated their new statue by KAWS; two lucky gals had a party at Dream Hotel downtown; Greenhouse had a fashion show, Fergie showed up at Avenue's 2nd birthday and more! Last night's parties put the pow in Boom Boom Pow.

Donna Karan and Urban Zen present the First Annual Stephan Weiss Apple Awards honoring President Bill Clinton, Courtney Ross and Dr. Mehmet Oz

Where: Urban Zen Center at the Stephan Weiss Studio N.Y.C

Who Was There: Robert DeNiro, Grace Hightower DeNiro, Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Sarah Jessica Parker, Uma Thurman, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Courtney Ross, Donna Karan, Michael Douglas, Calvin Klein, Russell Simmons, Andre Balazs, Anna Wintour, Glenda Bailey, Keith Richards, Patti Hansen, Kenneth Cole,  Ingrid Sischy, Ross Bleckner, Russell Simmons, Trudie Styler, Deborra-Lee Jackman, Wyclef Jean

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Other Details: In celebration of the life and work of her late husband Stephan Weiss, Donna Karan established The Urban Zen Stephan Weiss Apple Awards, which gave Bill Clinton the first award last night. The former President was on hand  and gave a long acceptance speech to the crowd which included SJP, Robert Deniro, and Michael Douglas. Following the presentation  and dinner, guests bid on auction items and saw a performance of Wyclef.  [Via]

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY 2011 Spring Gala, "Elephants and Ivory"

Where: Central Park Zoo

Who Was There: Kristen Davis, Alejandro Santo Domingo, Julie Henderson, George Wambold, Melanie Wambold, John Wambold Jr, Sharon Kerr, Jimmy Nederlander, Roz Jacobs, Peggy Jacobs Bader, John Bader,  Meredith Ostrom, Angel Blankenstein

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Other Details: Socialites put on their finest for dinner, drinks, and dancing to the tunes of DJ Cassidy in the Central Park Zoo. The evening benefited nature's gentle giants, the elephant.

Avenue's 2nd Anniversary Celebration

Where: Avenue

Who Was There: Donna Karan, Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Nicky Hilton, Fergie, Black Eyed Peas

Other Details: Noah Tepperberg and Jason Strauss celebrated the 2 year anniversary of Avenue with an all night rager. Donna Karan, Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore and Nicky Hilton were in the house but none of those celebs were the real attention grabbers. Fergie performed! Get more details HERE! [Via]

16th Annual Gen Art Film Festival presents "Yelling to The Sky"

Where: The Visual Arts Theater

Who Was There: Jeffrey Abramson, Zoe Kravitz, Victoria Mahoney, Gabourey Sidibe, Victoria Mahoney, Victoria Mahoney, Jennifer Suhr

Other Details: The resurrected Gen Art Film Festival rolled on last night with Yelling to The Sky, starring Zoe Kravitz, Jason Clarke, Antonique Smith, Yolonda Ross, Tim Blake Nelson and Gabourey Sidibe.

Cancer Research Institute Young Philanthropists 4th Annual Midsummer Social [Take a look at photos HERE!]

Where: Kiss & Fly

Other Details: Charity is always a good thing. Cancer Research Institute Young Philanthropists put on their finest and tipped back at their 4th Annual Midsummer Social. Be sure to take a look at more photos HERE!




The Standard Celebrates the Arrival of cancer’s Companion (Passing Through)

Where: The Top of The Standard

Who Was There: Rey Parla, Al Moran, Brian Donnelly "KAWS", Jose Parl, Questlove, China Chow, Andre Saraiva, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Ann Dexter-Jones, Andre Saraiva, Samantha Ronson, Chantelle

Other Details: Graffiti artist, illustrator, toymaker, sculptor and painter Brian Donnelly, better known as KAWS,  celebrated his largest public artwork to date last night at the Standard Hotel. Companion (Passing Through) is a sixteen-foot-tall sculpture hanging its head in shame (or crying???). It will be in the front plaza until October 2011. [Via]



-'s My So-Called Internet Week party [Take a look at photos HERE!]

Where: Tribeca Grand

Other Details:, the dating site that is less about the generic and standard "I like travel, food, air, things that are good, Arrested Development, etc" profiles and more about ideas for actual dates, held its My So-Called Internet Week party last night at the Tribeca Grand. Guests, which included Foursquare's Dennis Crowley, came dressed in '90's gear, chowed down on candy, shared date suggestions and sparked some new romances. Take a look at more pics HERE!

Greenhouse Fashion Show and Party [Take a look at photos HERE!]

Where: Greenhouse

Other Details: Second Time Around held their first fashion show ever in the basement of Greenhouse showing off fashion savvy consignment looks from top designers. Be sure to take a look at more photos HERE!




FoundersCard Signature Event: NY, in Partnership with General Assembly [Take a look at photos HERE!]

Where: General Assembly

Other Details: Entrepreneurs came out, networked, chatted start ups, and had a good time. Be sure to take a look at more photos HERE!




TASTING TABLE'S 2011 Lobster Roll Rumble

Where: Center 548

Who Was There: Katie Lee, Harold Dieterle, Donatella Arpai, Nick Fauchald, Scott Hocker, Brooks Spellings, Jennifer Rhee, Marc Murphy, Trixie Ferguson

Other Details: This mouth watering event brought out 18 of the nation's best lobster rolls for a taste off. New York competitors included Luke's Lobster, the Lamb's Club, BLT, Fish, Lure Fishbar, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Ditch Plains, and Ed's Chowder House.

The Beach at Dream Downtown preview party celebrating DANI STAHL + ALI WISE's Birthday

Where: Dream Downtown

Who Was There: Ann Dexter-Jones, Andrew Ege, Frederick Wasserman, Krista Schulz, Andrew Levitas, Charlotte Ronson, Brian Atwood, Dani Stahl, Ali Wise, Fabiola Beracasa, Leigh Lezark

Other Details: Ali Wise and Nylon's Dani Stahl were two lucky birthday girls, being the first ones to get a look at the new Dream Downtown.

Kristian Schmidt "Audacity" Exhibition Opening

Where: Milk Studios

Who Was There: Kristian Schmidt, Bentley the Chimp, Dasha Krasniakova, Tatiana Kamneva, James Marshall, Elettra Wiedemann,Monkey Monkey, Bunny and Panda

Other Details: Kristian Schmidt opened his photography exhibition last night at Milk. There was a monkey there. Named Bentley. A real one. There was also a man going by the name of Monkey Monkey and a person dressed as a bunny and someone dressed as a panda. So yeah, that happened.

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