Mind the Swag Basket

Poetry and the Creative Mind celebrity poetry reading. Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, 6:30 p.m. Celeb readers include Lauren Bacall, Glenn Close, Ethan Hawke, and David Halberstam. If this is anything like the Sopranos — as we can only hope — Lauren Bacall will get punched and drop an F-bomb.

Joy Bauer’s Food Cures book party. ROOM Studio, 250 W. Broadway, nr. Walker St., 6 p.m. Expected guests include Jessica Seinfeld, Meredith Viera, and Al Roker. Joy Bauer, a nutritionist, is the daughter of The View’s Joy Behar and secret counterterrorism superagent Jack Bauer.

Hamptons magazine party. Room Service, 35 E. 21st St., nr. Broadway, 6 p.m. The dynamic mother-daughter socialite tag team of Anne and Amanda Hearst will be honored; expected guests include Lauren Bush and the man who was born Derek Watkins before rising to fame as “Farnsworth Bentley,” Puff Daddy’s umbrella holder. He is now known as “Fonzworth” Bentley. What’s the next step, name-wise? We suggest “Zeebertsworth Bententalope.”

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