Friday, November 20
Citymeals-on-Wheels, Power Lunch for Women: Food for thought
Imagine the tussles for elbowroom à la table at Citymeals-on-Wheels 29th annual invitation-only fundraiser. Some 400 of NYC’s leading women in business, art, politics and entertainment will network through the event, co-conceived by critic Gael Greeneand hosted by Norah O’Donnell of CBS This Morning. If you’re female and the Power Lunch Committee approves, you’re in. If you’re male, and “allowed the privilege,” admission costs $10,000.
The Plaza Hotel, 11:45 a.m., (212) 687-1290, tickets $450 and up
Tuesday, December 1
UNICEF Snowflake Ball: A one of a kind
Following the lighting of the UNICEF Snowflake at 57th Street and Fifth Avenue, the 11th annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball will see dazzling decor by HGTV star Vern Yip, menu by Marcus Samuelsson and entertainment by Grammy-winner Pink. Among many honors, current Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom will receive the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award for his efforts on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable children.
Cipriani Wall Street, 7:30 p.m. (cocktails at 6:30), (212) 880-9131, tickets $2,500 and up