Blue Mermaids and Pink Haired Skaters

Spring weather arrived in New York, and despite rising Covid-19 cases, partygoers got dressed up and hit the town. A sea of mermaid gowns and penguin tuxedos flooded this year’s Save Venice ball, held on April 6 at Cipriani South Street. Lauren Santo Domingo was joined by 500 guests at an event that raised $2.1 million to restore Venice’s artistic treasures.

Also that night, the Poetry Project celebrated its 55th year as a harborage for contemporary poets with a gala at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery. Rene Ricard and Patricia Spears Jones were honored. See more at The New York Times.