Saturday, February 17, 2024

On Tuesday night, at a candlelit event space near Penn Station in Manhattan, Mayor David Holt of Oklahoma City leaned over and introduced himself to Lily Gladstone, a star of Martin Scorsese’s new film, “Killers of the Flower Moon.” Victor J. Glover Jr., the first Black astronaut on the International Space Station for an extended stay, was seated behind him.

They were all members of this year’s “Time100 Next” list, a collection of individuals from fields including food, science, activism, politics and the arts. Dan Macsai, the executive editor of Time, said that the publication looked for people who had done something “extraordinary” and were on the rise.

Honorees included the musicians Noah Kahan, Kali Uchis and Tems; the activists Xiye Bastida and Dylan Brandt; the actors Maya Hawke and Rachel Zegler; and mayors from across the globe. More than half of the people honored were in attendance.

Mr. Holt said he was also hoping to meet Jalen Hurts, the quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, former player for the University of Oklahoma and one of the issue’s cover stars.

“We’ll just have to commiserate about the Eagles’ chances this year,” Mr. Holt said.

Guests were seated at long tables for dinner — burrata and branzino — topped with flowers and cans of La Croix, which was one of the event’s sponsors.

Seating assignments were a shuffle of names: Celine Song, a director and playwright, sat across from the chef Silver Iocovozzi, who was sandwiched between the designers Grace Wales Bonner and Emily Adams Bode Aujla. The comedian and actor Mae Martin shared a table with Eriona Hysolli, a scientist who is overseeing efforts to reintroduce the extinct woolly mammoth in Siberia.

Tom Steyer, the billionaire and former Democratic presidential candidate, who is not on the “Time100 Next” list, nevertheless appeared onstage as a recipient of Time’s Earth Award, which honors leaders addressing the climate crisis. He was followed by Kelsea Ballerini, the country music star, who performed her songs “If You Go Down” and “Penthouse.”

Julio Torres, the co-creator of the HBO series “Los Espookys,” reflected on the challenge of lists.

“There is an inherent ranking that comes with a list, which I feel, like, is always difficult to wrap your mind around when you’re talking about art,” he said.

Mr. Torres said he turned preparation for the evening “into a project” by making an outfit, which included a pointy gold hat with a matching gold jacket and a blue tie around his waist.

“I wanted to be like a little bureaucratic office wizard,” he said, adding, “So I have my blinds. I have my tie. I wanted to give a nine-to-five fantasy, for all the suits to feel seen.”

Below, see photos from the “Time100 Next” event and a gala to honor Elmhurst Hospital, which were held in New York City this week.

On Wednesday night, under the 94-foot-long blue whale at the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan, a room full of people stood and applauded the care workers who filled the gala’s tables.

More than 400 guests — a group that included local officials, hospital executives, doctors, nurses and artists — attended the benefit that celebrated the 190-year history of Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, the institution’s first in-person gala since 2019.

The evening honored Dr. Jasmin Moshirpur, chief medical officer at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, who has spent more than 50 years at the institution. Other honorees included American Airlines and Hyatt, which provided free flights and accommodations to the hospital’s staff during the pandemic; and Pictures for Elmhurst, a fund-raiser that raised more than $1.5 million for the hospital.

During the cocktail hour, a single violin echoed around the Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda. Large dinosaur models towered over hors d’oeuvre trays of poached lobster, Wagyu beef and shot glasses of warm pumpkin bisque, as guests, like the photographers Martin Parr and Paola Kudacki, and the Queens borough president, Donovan Richards, circled the room.

“I’m here with the people that, really, I grew up with, practically,” said Dr. Laura Iavicoli, the hospital’s deputy chief medical officer, who has been at Elmhurst since 1998.

It gained nationwide attention after being among the hardest-hit hospitals at the height of the pandemic.

“There is a huge disparity between the way that our city funds our public hospitals and our private hospitals,” said Shekar Krishnan, a City Council member who recently announced a $17.5 million investment toward Elmhurst, one of two public hospitals in Queens.

Mr. Krishnan said the gala is an opportunity to “lift them up, too, to celebrate them as the heroes they are, to thank them and remind everyone in our city of the responsibility to invest in and support Elmhurst Hospital and our public hospitals.”

The benefit raised more than $1 million, which would go toward what Helen Arteaga Landaverde, the chief executive of NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, called “Elmhurst 2.0.” The decade-long plan includes an expansion of the hospital’s emergency department and labor and delivery suites; increased intensive care unit capacity; an L.G.B.T.Q. center and a neonatal intensive care unit.

Dr. Suzanne Bentley, an emergency medicine doctor who works as the chief wellness officer at Elmhurst Hospital, said people were excited to gather outside of the hospital.

“Events like this, that bring everybody together,” she said, “remind us all we made it to the other side.”

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