For a certain segment of Champagne-thirsty New Yorkers, life is a party. And as long as the mercury’s rising, the party just doesn’t stop. There are beloved museums to support, international charities to fund and new perfumes to sniff among 300 close friends. Swap the Havaianas for a Givenchy wedge and surrender to the silliness of a “Grease” sing-along. “Summer lovin’, had me a blast….”
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Yves Saint Laurent fragrance launch.
Jo Malone and John Demsey host a dinner for Carlos Mota’s “Flowers: Cheap and Chic.”
The opening party for Shakespeare in the Park. This season’s program includes productions of “The Winter’s Tale” and “The Merchant of Venice,” the latter starring Al Pacino, through August 1.
The Creators Project, a partnership with Intel and Vice, features live performances by Mark Ronson, Sleigh Bells and Interpol, among others, and exhibits by Spike Jonze, United Visual Artists and Nick Zinner.
Robbie Myers, Joe Zee and Edgar Huber’s dinner in East Hampton for Erin Fetherston’s collaboration with Juicy Couture.
Prince Harry plays in Veuve Clicquot’s annual polo classic on Governors Island.
Dree Hemingway, Gaia Repossi (pictured), Fabiola Beracasa, Chiara Clemente and Lady Alice St. Clair Erskine toast Salvatore Ferragamo’s new Attimo fragrance.
Cinema Society, Dior Beauty and Moët & Chandon bring “Grease” out to the Hamptons for an alfresco screening.
London’s Serpentine Gallery hosts its annual summer soiree. This year’s pavilion is being designed by Pritzker Prize-winner Jean Nouvel. It’s a fire engine red geometric structure which will house Christian Boltanski’s installation “Heartbeat.”
Beth Rudin DeWoody and Ross Bleckner are honored at the Parrish Art Museum’s annual midsummer party in Southampton.
Bill Clinton, Whoopi Goldberg and Francisco Costa, among others, travel to Vienna for the Life Ball.
Chloé’s summer party at its East Hampton shop.
Robert Wilson’s annual Watermill summer benefit, themed “Paradiso.”
The shopping bonanza that is Super Saturday in Watermill. Donna Karan, Ariel Foxman, InStyle and Kelly Ripa host and proceeds benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. There will be a Nintendo Wii lounge for the guys.