To Do Thursday: Five of One Hundred

David N. Dinkins.

The One Hundred Black Men Inc. Annual Benefit Gala is honoring five civic and business leaders: the Honorable David N. Dinkins, the former New York City mayor and One Hundred Black Men Founder; Kevin Newell, executive vice president and global chief brand officer of McDonald’s (free Big Macs?); Carl McCall, former New York State comptroller and chairman of the board of trustees of SUNY; Vivian Pickard, president of the GM Foundation; and James Reynolds Jr., chairman and CEO of Loop Capital Markets. If the crowd sounds heavy and heady, well, it is. There’s a cocktail reception, followed by dinner, a program with plenty of speeches and then dancing. No word yet on whether Jay-Z will show up.

The Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, (212) 777-7070, reception begins at 6:30pm.