It’s been a frenetic, family-filled weekend and you’re ready to reimmerse yourself in high-society happenings. Happily, the New York City Opera’s fall gala has saved you from another dreary night at the homestead. You’ll fête one of New York’s most hallowed cultural institutions at the Waldorf-Astoria’s newly renovated Vanderbilt Room. (The fabled hotel, the patrician room, the monied guests, oh my!) The elixir of the city’s premiere pedigree will baptize you as a scion of artistic philanthropy. You’ll be treated to performances by this season’s operatic stars, sipping Champagne as the sopranos and falsettos wail away for your enjoyment. Cheeeeeeeeeeeeers!
New York City Opera’s Fall Gala, the Waldorf-Astoria, 301 Park Avenue, 6:30 p.m.; tickets, from $1,250, are available through the New York City Opera Special Events Department at 212-870-5622.