Bid on work by leading photographers including Pulitzer-prize winners Catherine Spangler and Adrees Latif at the Newswomen’s Club of New York’s annual silent auction and reception. Founded in 1922 and located on leafy Gramercy Park, the Newswomen’s Club is the oldest professional organization for women journalists in the city. Proceeds from the annual benefit will help fund educational programs for journalists as well as panels on job hunting, book writing and ethics in a new media environment. There is only room for 150 guests, so book your reservation fast.
Tommy Hilfiger is ready for the summer sun and is launching a capsule collection called “Surf Shack,” which features Baja-inspired pullovers (like those favored by Spicoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, also known as “drug rugs”), chambray playsuits and a surfboard-shaped wooden clutch for girls to carry their iPhones in so they can log onto Tinder when baking their bods on Ditch Plains Beach in Montauk. The best part of the collection? Limited-edition surfboards, made in collaboration with Art Production Fund, by artists like former tattoo king Scott Campbell, art world “It” boy Richard Phillips and Julian’s daughter Lola Montes Schnabel.
Newswomen’s Club benefit, The Ukrainian Institute of America, 2 East 79th Street, (212) 288-8660, 6-9pm. Tommy Hilfiger launch, No. 8, 357 West 16th Street, (212) 206-1096, 8-10pm, by invitation only.