Summer with the Stars

June 4
Prairie Home Companion Premiere
The opening of Robert Altman’s movie adaptation of the Garrison Keillor radio show will be a star-studded affair even if it’s just the cast: Meryl Streep, Lindsay Lohan, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Kline, Virginia Madsen, Robin Williams, Woody Harrelson, and John C. Reily.
• 6 p.m.
• DGA Theater, 57th St. between Sixth Ave. and Seventh Ave.
• Invitation only

June 5
The Peabody Awards
Jon Stewart may have recently been upstaged by Stephen Colbert’s roast of the president, but The Daily Show host should be in his element entertaining Diane Sawyer and other broadcasting luminaries.
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, 301 Park Ave., between 49th St. and 50th St.; 212-355-3000
• Invitation only

June 5
CFDA Fashion Awards
Jeremy Piven hosts this gala where designers like Marc Jacobs and Ralph Lauren vie for honors. Last year Catherine Deneuve, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Heidi Klum, Seal, and Ms. Wintour herself dressed up to go to the library.
• 6:30 p.m.• New York Public Library, Fifth Ave. and 42nd St.; 212-930-0800

June 5
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Fifth Annual Spring Gala
This year, Tracy Chapman, Joe Cocker, John Mayer, and Natalie Merchant sit in with the Wynton Marsalis Septet, followed by dinner in an adjacent tent. Bernie Mac hosts the benefit.
• 7:30 p.m.
Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St., between Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. and Frederick Douglass Blvd.; 212-531-5300
• $1,000 and up; 212-258-9961

June 6
MoMA’s Annual Party in the Garden
Sarah Jessica Parker and Joan Tisch will be honored with a performance by John Legend at the annual indoor-outdoor dinner and dance. Expect star power along the lines of last year’s attendees: Bjork, Barbara Walters, Brittany Murphy, Henry Kissinger, Mayor Bloomberg, and art-world heavyweights like Matthew Barney and Chuck Close.
• 7 p.m.-midnight
Museum of Modern Art; 11 W. 53 St., between Fifth and Sixth Aves.; 212-708-9680
• $250-$100,000
• 212-708-9429;

June 9
The Friars Club Roast of Jerry Lewis
There’s not much glamour in a luncheon at the New York Hilton, but Master of Ceremonies Richard Belzer along with conspirators Gilbert Gottfried, Pat Cooper, and a host of other borscht belters are sure to make it interesting for guests such as Ice-T, Les Moonves, Martin Scorsese, John Turturro, and Steve Van Zandt.
• Noon
• New York Hilton, 1335 Sixth Ave., at 53rd St.; 212-586-7000
• Invitation only

June 20
Zelda Kaplan’s 90th Birthday Dinner
During Zelda’s 40 years of hard partying, she has gone from Studio 54’s “It” girl to an octogenarian fixture at Bungalow 8 and Lotus. To celebrate being 90 years young, she’ll no doubt be bedecked in her trademark owl glasses and African garb as she’s toasted by 50 of her scenester compatriots.
Lotus; 409 W. 14th St., between Ninth and Tenth Aves.; 212-243-4420
• Invitation only

June 13
DIFFA’s Viva Glam Casino: Shanghai
Skylight Studios is given a twenties Shanghai makeover for this evening of gambling in which chips are cashed out for prizes and losses go to the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. The soirée, hosted again by model Maggie Rizer who lost her father to the disease, has been attended by Petra Nemcova, Andre Leon Talley, Ines Rivero, and other fashion high rollers.
• 8 p.m.-midnight
• $350-$1,000• Skylight, 275 Hudson St., between Spring St. and Dominick St.;; 212-727-3100

June 21
Friends of the High Line Annual Summer Benefit
The High Line has some high-powered friends: Edward Norton, Anderson Cooper, Al Sharpton, Moby, Gillian Hearst-Shaw, and others accepted Diane Von Furstenberg’s invite last year. This year she’s joined in the halls of Cipriani by co-honoree Kevin Bacon.
• 7 p.m.
• Cipriani Wall Street; 55 Wall St., between Hanover St. and Williams St.
• $500-$50,000

June 22
Cipriani Concert Series: Kanye West
If your date sprang for the $18,000 private table (which goes to the Foundation for AIDS Research), prepare to sing along when Kanye breaks out “Golddigger” during this private concert. He joins previous performers like Gloria Estefan and Lionel Richie in entertaining A-list subscribers like Diddy, Harvey Weinstein, and A-Rod and J-Lo.
• 7 p.m.
• Cipriani Wall Street; 55 Wall St., between Hanover St. and Williams St.
• $1,500-$1,800

June 24
Love Heals at Luna Farm
Last year’s barbecue benefiting the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS education was dubbed “A Night With Gatsby.” In the backyard of a private horse farm, Samantha Ronson D.J.’d while Fabian Basabe, Minnie Mortimer, Donny Deutsch, Anne Hearst, and Star Jones mamboed. This year, the after-party will be at Star Room.
• 7:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
• Luna Farm, Sagaponack, NY
• $200-$4,500

July 1
P.S. 1 Warm-Up Opening Day
Braving the crowds to get a first view of the Warm-Up has become a rite of summer among the hipsterati. Show up early to avoid a line spanning three blocks and you’ll have space to explore architectural firm OBRA’s “BEATFUSE!” installation, consisting of seven curved, interconnected shells, three climactically disparate areas, and tidal pools. This summer’s performers include the Idjut Boys on July 8, local favorites Kudu on July 15, and the Glimmers from Belgium on August 26.
• 3:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m
• P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center; 22-25 Jackson Ave., at 46th Ave.; Long Island City, Queens

July 8
Parrish Art Museum’s Midsummer Party
Bust out the loud jacket and funky designer horn-rims. Last year, James Lipton, restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow, Tinsley Mortimer, Barry Levinson, and many others mingled in the museum’s garden. This year’s party celebrates the Swiss architects of the new museum, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, who previously designed the Tate Modern in London.
• 7 p.m.
• The Parrish Museum, 25 Job’s Lane; Southampton
• $1,000; $150 for the after-party; $10,000 and up for a table
• 631-283-2118;

July 15
The Watermill Summer Benefit
A Who’s Who of fashionistas (Calvin Klein, Douglas Hannant, Carlos Miele, Kate Spade, and Zac Posen showed up last year) along with socialites like Fabiola Beracasa, Anthony Haden-Guest, and Shosanna Lonstein, and art royalty like Larry Gagosian— not to mention actual royalty like Princess Mimi Romanoff and Princess Elena of Spain will explore the sculptures in the wooded acres of Robert Wilson’s artist retreat.
• Watermill Center
• $1,000-$1,500
• Call 212-253-7484 ex. 10;

July 15
Hamptons Magazine Cover Model Party
Be there when Hamptons Magazine honors model Beth Ostrosky, or get the post-game recap from her boyfriend Howard Stern on his radio show.
• Star Room; 378 Montauk Hwy., at Eastgate Rd., Wainscott; 631-537-3332;• Invitation only

July 28
VH1 Save the Music Benefit
The music guest hasn’t been announced but expect someone of the caliber of Toni Braxton to grace the makeshift stage on this $2 million estate. Last year, when a “Music of Love” theme called for daybeds and votive candles, Braxton gave a preview of her forthcoming album while 5,000 pieces of sashimi tuna on wonton crisps were consumed by invitees like Russell Simmons and famous progeny Victoria Gotti, Alexandra Richards, and Osama bin Laden’s pinup niece Wafah DuFour.
• 7:00 p.m. • The Estate of Jaci Wilson Reid and Morris L. Reid, East Hampton
• $300
• 212-846-7882,

July 29
Art for Life
Russell and Kimora Lee have split, but they’re still united for a good cause as once again they open their home to hundreds of fellow power brokers such as Usher, Jon Bon Jovi, and Cynthia Nixon. At last year’s fundraiser for Rush Philharmonic (televised on MTV’s Run’s House), auctioneer Star Jones Reynolds fetched $11,000 for a tennis lesson with Serena Williams. Everyone who attends pays $1,000 and up.
• 6 p.m.• The Home of Russell and Kimmora Lee Simmons, East Hampton; 212-997-3010

July 29
Super Saturday 9
This “Rolls Royce of garage sales” (as christened by the New York Times) is co-hosted by Donna Karan, Charla Lawhon, and Kelly Ripa. Last year, Christy Turlington, Petra Nemcova, and Rudy Giuliani trolled clothes, furnishings and beauty products on the grounds of the 100-acre sculpture garden in order to raise money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. (All items—donated by over 200 designers—are discounted 30-50 percent.)
• Noon-6 p.m.
• Nova’s Ark Project; 60 Millstone Rd., Water Mill, NY
• $400-$600; official website, 212-268-1002.

Summer with the Stars