’Tis the season not just for feasts but also fetes—and doing good. Tonight you can do both at the ninth annual Unicef Snowflake Ball, which has raised more than $18 million since its start and will honor Unicef Goodwill Ambassador Danny Glover, who will receive the the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award, and CEO of Barneys New York Mark Lee, who will receive the Spirit of Compassion Award. You’ll enjoy a custom menu created by chef Marcus Samuelsson and chief committee member Amanda Freitag and be serenaded by Katy Perry. The star-studded host committee includes Orlando Bloom, Harry Belafonte, Whoopi Goldberg, Christina Ricci, Kristin Chenowith, Kyra Sedgwick, Emmy Rossum and fashion committee members Cindi Leive, Deborah Needleman, Glenda Bailey, Ingrid Sischy, Linda Wells, Marcus Wainwright and Prabal Gurung. Also confirmed to attend are Unicef Ambassador Angie Harmon, Katie Couric, Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos, Jamie Colby and Jenna Bush Hager. Even if you can’t make it, you can check out the Unicef Snowflake at 57th and Fifth Avenues, designed by Ingo Maurer using 16,000 Baccarat crystals, a reminder of the organization’s “commitment to reach a day when zero children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood.
Cipriani Wall Street, 55 Wall Street, 212-880-9136, 6:30 p.m. reception, 10:30 p.m. after-party, $2,500
Want another option for giving back tonight? Join Hillary Clinton at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation for its 25th anniversary Global Impact Award dinner. The gala will be emceed by The Face host Nigel Barker and will feature actresses Julianna Margulies, Gloria Reuben and Mary Steenburgen reading from Glaser’s book, In the Absence of Angels: A Hollywood Family’s Courageous Story, along with performances by Michael Feinstein and the cast of musical Fela!
Best Buy Theater, 1515 Broadway, 7 p.m., $1,000-$2,500, firstname.lastname@example.org