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.

    Derek Lam Cipriani Russell Simmons Mick Rock Emma Roberts Charlotte Ronson Meryl Streep Susan Sarandon Leighton Meester Ben Watts Derek Blasberg Wall Street Georgina Chapman Jim Nelson Diane von Furstenberg Rihanna Vera Wang Nicole Miller GQ Marisa Tomei Mary Alice Stephenson Rachel Roy Cyndi Lauper Andrew Saffir Courtney Love Emily Mortimer John Legend shoshanna gruss American Museum of Natural History Eva Mendes Kate Hudson Kurt Russell Iman Goldie Hawn Missoni Fernanda Niven jenn brill Debra Winger Miranda Kerr Karolina Kurkova Steven Rojas Gabourey Sidibe Sarah Howard Keith Lieberthal Simone Levinson Denise RIch Michelle Harper Chuck Scarborough Julia Koch The Plaza Hotel Pharrell Williams Milk Gallery Dianna Agron Carmindy Leelee Sobieski Justin Theroux Keri Hilson Summer Strauch Leilani Bishop Alison Brod Solange Ellen Scarborough Luke Russert Harry Shum Jr. adam kimmel Peter Tunney Michael Thompson Amar'e Stoudemire Heather Morris Norma Kamali Amber Riley Jenna Ushkowitz Anja Rubik Perri Peltz Christine Ebersole The New York Public Library George Holz Glenn O'Brien Chord Overstreet Chris Colfer Howard & Beth Stern Katharina Harf Tika Sumpter Bar Basque Chris Hemsworth Metropolitan Club Arie Kopelman CoCo Kopelman DAVID YURMAN Cocktails and Shopping Event Supporting PENCILS of PROMISE Coppy Holzman Mimi Nguyen Shauna Brook Evan Yurma David Yurman Townhouse Vin Cipolla David Childs Robert Tierne MAS 2011 Annual Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal Gala honoring Diane von Furstenberg Margherita Maccapani Missoni