The Friday Party Report

UNICEF's 5th annual Snowflake Gala took place on Wednesday night at Cipriani 42nd Street. Bryant Gumbel entertained the crowd of 500 and Lucy Liu was honored with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian award. Attendees included Michael Bloomberg, Jenna and Barbara Bush, Maggie Betts, Roland Betts, Lauren Bush and David Lauren (left), Marcus Samuelsson, Charlie Trotter, Charlotte Moss, Pamela Fiori, Gillian Miniter, Douglas Hannant and Frederick Anderson, Elyse Newhouse, Donny Deutsch, Alexandra Lebenthal, Jessica Joffe, Tea Leoni, Matt Lauer, Meredith Melling Burke, Cynthia Lufkin, and CNN's Sanjay Gupta. [PMc, Wireimage, Style.com, The Daily]

Vera Wang threw a fete last night to celebrate the opening of her new Mercer Street store. Guests on hand for the occasion included Anna Wintour, Glenda Bailey, Tory Burch, Patrick Robinson, Linda Fargo, Robert Burke, Tom Florio, Amy Astley, Aby and Samantha Rosen, Pat Wexler, Meredith Melling Burke, Hal Rubenstein, Allen and Deborah Grubman, Gigi Mortimer, Debbie Bancroft, and Steven Kolb, along with Vera's husband Arthur and daughters Cecilia and Josephine. [PMc, NYO, The Daily]

The Friday Party Report

Judith Jamison, Joan Weill, and Queen Oprah hosted Alvin Ailey's 50th anniversary celebration gala at the New York City Center on Wednesday night. The trio watched performances by Ailey students and mingled with guests like Soledad O'Brien, Deborah Roberts, Bill Cunningham, Sandy Weill, Mark Badgley and James Mischka, André Leon Talley, Calvin Hunt, Geoffrey Holder, Gayle King , Susan Fales-Hill, Michelle Paterson, Jesse Jackson, Herb and Simin Allison, Tina and Terry Lundgren, and Jessye Norman. [PMc, Wireimage, NYT]

Gabrielle Union hosted Ideal Bite's "Best in Green Awards" at Greenhouse last night, where she was joined by guests like Josie Maran, Vikram Chatwal, Vanessa Carlton, Sky Nellor, and Veronica De La Cruz. [PMc, Wireimage, GoaG]