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The Marvels of the Carnival Await You


Although the forecasts predicted torrential downpours, there was no
raining on Coach’s carnival last night. Guests at the brand’s annual
fund-raiser for (and on) the High Line enjoyed a balmy evening of
cocktails, contortionists, and dunk-the-hot-model games. The prizes? Not
giant teddy bears, but Coach accessories. The Coach Foundation also
announced a $5 million gift to help open the final undeveloped section of
the elevated railway: the High Line at the Rail Yards.

“In New York, when it’s that right temperature, when it’s not too muggy, it’s so nice to hang out outside,” Aziz Ansari told “I just had my fortune told in Hong Kong, so I’ve gotta go check out the fortune-tellers here.” Olivia Thirlby hopped in line right behind him. The Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine was busy trying her hand at the dunk tank. “I really wouldn’t mind looking at this handsome gentleman all night, but then again, I would like to see him fall in the water.” Eventually, she enlisted the help of her husband, Abie Cohen.

At a quieter end of the party, Katie Holmes and Naomi Watts discussed how their kids would have loved a carnival like this. “There’s nothing like getting out for the festivities, but I think it’s just a bit too grown-up for the children,” Watts said. It suited her just fine.

—Todd Plummer

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