Plumage Alert: Stars and Socialites Take a Flight of Fancy

All of New York society is getting ready to don feathers tonight during the Wildlife Conservation Society’s annual Spring Gala hosted at the Central Park Zoo. This year’s Flights of Fancy will immerse us in the vibrant and extraordinary world of birds — magnificent dancing cranes, crooning penguins, brilliantly colored flamingos and fierce raptors.

I’ll be dancing with fashionable flocks of philanthropists in the spectacular outdoor setting of the Central Park Zoo. I hope to run into Emmy Rossum, Devon Aoki, Bernadette Peters, Mira Sorvino, Marchesa designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, Gillian Hearst Simonds, Chuck Scarborough, DJ Cassidy, event designer Preston Bailey and more.

The Central Park Zoo, located at 64th Street and Fifth Avenue, brings the Wildlife Conservation Society’s global conservation work to life through innovative exhibits such as the Allison Maher Stern Snow Leopard and Tropic Zone Rainforest exhibits. The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony.