The Friday Party Report

The New Yorkers for Children benefit attracted a predictably star-studded crowd to the Mandarin Oriental on Wednesday night. In addition to Zac Posen and Coco Rocha in matching ensembles, guests included Josh Hartnett, Emmy Rossum, Andre Balazs, Christine and Steve Schwarzman, Rachel Roy, Rachel Zoe, Topper and Tinsley Mortimer, Lucy Sykes Rellie and husband Euan Rellie, Andres and Lauren Santo Domingo, Alexis Bryan, Fabiola Beracasa, Gillian Hearst Simonds, Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson, Gillian and Sylvester Miniter, Olivia Palermo ...

... Zani Gugelmann, Tara Subkoff, Joy Bryant, Hilary Rhoda, Helen Lee Schifter, Maggie Betts, Genevieve Jones, Maggie Rizer, Byrdie Bell, Amy Sacco, Serena Williams and Common, Andrew Saffir and Daniel Benedict, Erica and Geraldo Rivera, Peggy Siegal, Poppy Delevigne, Richard Johnson, Julie Macklowe, John Demsey, Dennis Basso, Marjorie Gubelmann, Bettina Zilkha, Chris Benz, Eva Amurri, Mickey Boardman, Carson Kressley, Brian Reyes, Bob Colacello, Lydia Fenet, Peter Davis, Kevin Liles, Hana Soukupova, Paul and Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Valesca Guerrand-Hermès, Ali Wise, Geoffrey Bradfield, and social scenester/fire commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta. [PMc, Wireimage, WWD, NYSD, VF, Style.com, FWD]

• Choreographer Merce Cunningham celebrated his 90th birthday at BAM on Thursday with the premiere of his latest work, "Nearly Ninety." Attendees at the event included Parker Posey, Steve Buscemi, Marisa Tomei, Dorothy and Harvey Lichtenstein, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon, Anne Bass, John Paul Jones, Judith and Alan Fishman, Trisha Brown, Todd Thomas, Susan and Alvin Chereskin, Danny Simmons, and BAM's Karen Brooks Hopkins and Joseph Melillo. [PMc]

• Converse hosted at at Aquavit last night to celebrate its 1HUND(RED) project, which benefits the fight against AIDS in Africa. Guests on hand for the good cause included Thelma Golden, Kim Hastreiter, Terence Koh, Emil Wilbekin, Lupe Fiasco, Waris Ahluwalia, Glenn O'Brien, Cecilia Dean, Susan Smith Ellis, Dave Ortiz, Michael White, Converse creative director Scott Patt, and Aquavit's very own Marcus Samuelsson. [PMc]