Yesterday was a big night on the New York City social calendar. The Whitney Museum of American Art held its annual fall gala and Carnegie Hall celebrated both its 120th anniversary and the start of its new season with an opening night soiree. Both events were attended by distinguished members of the entertainment, arts and business industry.Those in attendance at events included John Paulson, Ken Griffin, and Sandy Weill.
According to Bloomberg, the Whitney event raised $3.2 million and treated their guests to a performance by Los Angeles band Fitz and the Tantrums after dessert. The gala honored New Yorker writer Calvin Tomkins.
Carnegie Hall, on the other hand, raised $2.8 million and started its 120th year with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra of St. Petersburg, Russia. Famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma performed with the group.