If it seems social obligations have been light the last few weeks, fear not. The party train is back on the tracks, full steam ahead.

Christie’s is holding a major Earth Day bash with Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz and every eco-happy celeb out there on April 22, the same night Dior Beauty is having a dinner at the LVMH building. The annual Costume Institute gala falls on May 3, and there’s the Almay Concert to Celebrate the Rainforest Fund at Carnegie Hall on May 13 with Lady Gaga, Elton John, Shirley Bassey and Sting. The Whitney’s annual Art Party is scheduled for June 9.

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But before even thinking about all that, there’s next week to plow through. At least 10 events are scheduled over the course of four evenings. All aboard!

Monday, April 12:
The Metropolitan Opera’s gala benefit premiere of Armida, sponsored by Yves Saint Laurent; the Art Production Fund’s 10th anniversary celebration at the 18th floor of The Standard Hotel.

Tuesday, April 13:
Hale House Center’s annual dinner and dance honoring Frederick Anderson and Judith Giuliani; the Turnaround for Children inaugural benefit dinner hosted by Julianna Margulies, Emily Mortimer, Mary-Louise Parker, Brooke Shields, Uma Thurman and Naomi Watts.

Wednesday, April 14:
Isabel Marant opens its New York flagship and hosts a dinner at Kenmare; the premiere of HBO Films’ “You Don’t Know Jack,” a Jack Kevorkian biopic starring Al Pacino, Susan Sarandon, Danny Huston and John Goodman; Loft (Ann Taylor) celebrates its Style Studio with stylists and Alexa Chung at The Bowery Hotel.

Thursday April 15:
The American Museum of Natural History Spring Safari benefit sponsored by Lilly Pulitzer; Benetton’s bash for its global ad campaign at the 18th floor of The Standard Hotel.

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