April 30, 2014 6:23 AM EDT

It was an event unlike any other.

The stars were there — Amy Adams, Alfonso Cuarón, Seth Meyers, among others — but there were also scientists and athletes, political leaders and activists, artists, designers and musicians, entrepreneurs and moguls, writers and inventors. Together, they are the TIME 100, an eclectic mix of the most influential people in the world, gathered together for a single evening in New York City.

Watch them mix, mingle and make new friends as they came together on the red carpet.

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