Last Night's Parties: Glee Cast Goes To The Movies, Rihanna Hits Cipriani

by Mara Siegler · April 29, 2011

Thor premiered, a super pregnant Kate Hudson came out to support her mother's new charity, Rihanna was given an award for raising awareness of leukemia, Diane von Furstenberg was given an award for her work as an urban pioneer, Turn Around for Children held their annual gala at the Plaza, guests bid on art for Japan, and more. Last night was all about doing good deeds.

The HAWN FOUNDATION's Cocktail Reception Celebrating the Launch of the MINDUP Program

Where: Metropolitan Club

Who Was There: Kate Hudson, Goldie Hawn, Susan Sarandon, Ray Chambers, Meryl Streep, Lewis Katz, Goldie Hawn, Chris Clarke, Kurt Russell, Christine Ebersole

Other Details: Last night Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson and Kurt Russel helped launch the Hawn Foundation's new philanthropy MindUp, aimed at "helping children thrive." Guests enjoyed a light supper, cocktails, and celebrity ogling.  Matchbox 20's Rob Thomas, known for realizing at 3am he's lonely, performed. [Via]





DKMS 5th Annual Gala: Linked Against Leukemia

Where: Cipriani, Wall Street

Who Was There: Rihanna, Vera Wang, Mary Alice Stephenson, Leighton Meester, Keri Hilson, Katharina Harf, Iman, Eva Mendes, Derek Lam, Cyndi Lauper, Carmindy, Anja Rubik, Bernd Beetz , Denise Rich, Pharrell Williams, Solange, Fern Mallis Nanette Lepore

Other Details: You know when Rihanna shows up, it's a good party. The pop star was honored for her work raising awareness about the fight against leukemia, as was Michael Clinton, president, marketing & publishing director at Hearst Magazines. Decked out in Black Tie, partygoers enjoyed dinner and a performance by Mary J Blige.  [Via]




Where: The Plaza Hotel

Who Was There: Ellen Scarborough, Pam Cantor, John Legend, Travis Brown, Chuck Scarborough, Ellen Scarborough, Chuck Scarborough, Chuck Scarborough, Luke Russert, Emily Mortimer, Eleanor Ylvisaker, Fernanda Niven, Jenn Brill, Derek Blasberg, Shoshanna Gruss, Jennifer Creel. Julianna Margulies, Keith Lieberthal, Dr Kelly Posner Gerstenhaber, Julia Koch, Marissa Noel Brown, Perri Peltz, Simone Levinson, Julia Koch, Alison Brod, Jennifer Ruff

Other Details: Dr. Kelly Posner Gerstenhaber, NBC News for Education Nation was given an award which was accepted by Luke Russert. Grammy Award-winner and education reform advocate John Legend took some time off from defending his girlfriend from Avril Lavigne in the dumbest Twitter war ever, to be  honored for his work on the Show Me campaign. Guests bid on auction items and enjoyed an oh-so-adroable performance by the children’s choir of P.S. 32.

THE CINEMA SOCIETY & ACURA host a screening of "THOR"

Where: AMC Loews 19th Street East, Top of the Standard

Who Was There:Chris Hemsworth, Kenneth Branagh, Howard & Beth Stern, Debra Winger, Susan Sarandon, Valentino & Giancarlo Giammetti, Marisa Tomei, Courtney Love, Amar’e Stoudemire, Karolina Kurkova, Gabourey Sidibe, Emma Roberts, Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Amber Riley , Chord Overstreet, Ashley Fink, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, Harry Shum Jr, Heather Morris, Russell Simmons, Adam Duritz (Counting Crows), Miranda Kerr, Justin Theroux, Tika Sumpter, Alice St Clair (William & Kate: A Royal Love Story), Andrew Saffir

Other Details: Cinema Society drew out the top A-listers as usual, as well as half the cast from Glee, for summer's first official, action-packed, blockbuster release. After watching the flick, guests head to the Top of the Standard to discuss the flick, kick back, and have a good time. [Via]

AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY 2011 Museum Dance [Take a look at more photos HERE]

Where: American Museum of Natural History

Other Details: Although from the looks of it, guests were able to shoot the displays in some sort of Night At The Museum 10: Planet of the Ape Apocalypse, they were merely just allowed to pose like that. Because?  The museum is their to teach us about loving and respecting the earth and all its creatures great and small. Along with holding fake weapons, people danced to the music of Jus-Ske and drank cocktails.

Be sure to take a look at pics HERE.

MAS 2011 Annual Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal Gala honoring Diane von Furstenberg

Where: The New York Public Library

Who Was There: Vin Cipolla, David Childs, Diane von Furstenberg, Robert Tierne, Nicole Miller, Diane von Furstenberg, Coco Kopelman, Arie Kopelman, Norma Kamali

Other Details: DVF was given the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal for her work as an urban pioneer, civic activist and preservationist.  Tweeted: "Tonight I received the MAS, Jackie Kennedy award at the NY Public Library for my work on preserving the Highline.. prestigious ! Love Diane."

GQ, Damiani, and Jed Root Host MICHAEL THOMPSON: PORTRAITS Book Party

Where: Bar Basque

Who Was There: Michael Thompson, Leelee Sobieski, Adam Kimmel, Jim Nelson, Glenn O'Brien, Michael Hainey, Jed Root, Christopher Melton, Scott Andrew, Leelee Sobieski, George Holz, Angharad Coates, Bobby Warden, Kt Root, Dana Turner, Axel Miarka, Alex Galan, Derek Miller, Jennifer Vaughn-Miller, Dana Turner, Bobby Warden. Garth Condit, Brigitte Reiss Anderson, Serge Normant, Eilish Morley, Joel Bigat, Jessica Minada Vega

Other Details: Michael Thompson has been dubbed "one of the most important photographers working today," by American Photo. Guests came out to fete his new book which spans his 20 year career and includes photos of such A-listers as Cate Blanchett, Sting, Mariah Carey, Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Julia Roberts, Sting and Meryl Streep.

A Milk Gallery Project, AOL and Scion present JAPAN: RISING, AN ART AUCTION with support from Sapporo, Ty Ku and Ketel One

Where: Milk Gallery

Who Was There: Ben Watts, Summer Strauch, Leilani Bisho, Michelle Harper, Leilani Bishop, Mazdack Rassi, Joy Bryan, Charlotte Ronson, Sarah Howard, Steven Rojas, Youry Lee

Other Details: The hip set stopped by Milk to place bids on artwork to help Japan. Matt Kays Dj's. [Via]




VOGUE and Margherita Maccapani Missoni Launch Party for MISSONI and HAVAIANAS Limited Edition Collection

Where: Missoni

Who Was There: Margherita Maccapani Missoni, Joy Bryan, Susan Plageman, Georgina Chapman,, Rachel Roy, Mick Rock, May Andersen

Other Details: Shoppers came out for the first chance to get their hands on the limited edition Missoni Loves Havaianas line which includes three styles of flip flops, both women’s and unisex, and a pair of espadrilles. [Via]

DAVID YURMAN Cocktails and Shopping Event Supporting PENCILS of PROMISE

Where: David Yurman Townhouse

Who Was There: Coppy Holzman, Mimi Nguyen, Shauna Brook, Evan Yurma, Peter Tunney

Other Details: David Yurman. Cocktails. Shopping. Rich People.