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Monday, October 9, 2017
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What’s going on this week in New York:

New York City Ballet 20th Century Violin Concertos

Tuesday, October 7

David H Koch Center, 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York

NYCB’s three artistic leaders contribute their interpretations of three world-famous violin concertos to this program. Inspired by the instrument’s immense range, these works convey moments of reflection, poignancy, and brilliance. The performances run through October 11.

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2017 Parktoberfest

Wednesday, October 11, 6:30-9 p.m.

Madison Square Park Oval Lawn, enter at 25th Street and Madison Avenue

Enjoy an evening of local fare, drinks, live music, and dancing. Proceeds from this event will benefit Madison Square Park Conservancy’s maintenance of the Park’s tree canopy.

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New York Academy of Art “Take Home a Nude” Auction

Wednesday, October 11

 Sotheby’s, 28 East 61 Street, New York

Works by Daniel Heidkamp, Damian Loeb, Kiki Smith and many others headline The 26th Annual Take Home a Nude auction. The auction, which honors John Alexander, features over 100 works and all proceeds support the New York Academy of Art’s scholarship and programming.

For additional information and to view the online auction, visit


Friends of Hudson River Park 2017 Gala

Thursday, October 12, 6 p.m.

Pier 62 at West 23 Street, New York

The Friends of Hudson River Park Gala joins Friends from myriad communities and all facets of industry for one unifying purpose: to celebrate New York’s Park for Play and lend support to its continued care and ongoing, exciting expansion. This year’s gala honors Robert DeNiro.

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Fall for Truffles with CityMeals on Wheels

Thursday, October 12, 6:45 p.m.

Urbani Truffles USA, 10 West End Avenue, New York

Join the Friends of Citymeals for a cocktail party at Urbani Truffles USA. Mix and mingle with fellow gourmands and indulge in a deluxe truffle experience curated by Chefs Michael White, Stephanie Sarikaya and Lauren DeSteno. Proceeds benefit CityMeals on Wheels.

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Feast of India at The Met

Friday, October 13, 7 p.m.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York

Following the delicious success of his 2016 Feast of Jerusalem, chef, restaurateur, author, and now The New York Times food writer Yotam Ottolenghi returns with another lavish banquet inspired by the vibrant and evocative colors of India, with the legendary Madhur Jaffrey, the global authority on Indian cuisine, and a menu curated by celebrated chef, Floyd Cardoz.

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by Kelly LaffeyPhotographed by Billy Farrall