The Week Ahead: April 24-28 on the AVENUE

Monday, April 24, 2017
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Check out the lineup of great events this week.


National Dance Institute Gala

Monday, April 24

PlayStation Theater, 1515 Broadway, New York

The National Dance Institute, a nonprofit that offers free in-school arts education programs to New York City Children, will host its annual gala Monday night. Honorees include Josh Groban, Arnold S. Penner and Madaleine Berley.

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Lincoln Center Theater Benefit

Monday, April 24, 7 p.m.

Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center, 150 West 65th Street, New York

Commemorate André Bishop’s 25 years at Lincoln Center Theater. Proceeds from the evening will support Lincoln Center Theater’s productions and education programs.

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2017 PEN America Literary Gala Benefit

Tuesday, April 25

The American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and 79th Street, New York

Celebrate the power of words! Legendary lyricist and composter Stephen Sondheim will receive the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award, and Macmillan CEO John Sargent is the publisher honoree. PEN will also confer the PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award on an imprisoned writer of conscience, as well as the PEN/Toni and James C. Goodale Freedom of Expression Courage Award.

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Skowhegan Awards Dinner 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 6:30 p.m.

The Plaza, 770 Fifth Avenue, New York

The event will honor Jack Whitten with the Skowhegan Medal for Painting; The Studio Museum in Harlem and William T. Williams with the Skowhegan Governors’ Award for Outstanding Service to Artists; and the Pollock-Kasner Foundation and Charles C. Bergman with the Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Award for Outstanding Patronage of the Arts. Established in 946, Skowhegan is an intensive nine-week summer residency program for emerging visual artists.

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City Harvest’s Evening of Practical Magic

Tuesday, April 25, 6:30 p.m.

Cipriani 42nd Street, 110 East 42nd Street, New York

City Harvest’s Evening of Practical Magic is the organization’s 23rd annual gala honoring the City Harvest supporters whose efforts have played a significant role in the fight against hunger in New York City.

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New Yorkers for Children Dinner Dance

Tuesday, April 25, 7:30 p.m.

The Ballroom at the Mandarin Oriental, Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Circle, New York

Support New Yorkers for Children, a nonprofit that seeks to improve the lives of youth in foster care, at the organization’s annual dinner dance—A Fool’s Fête: Enchanted Garden. The event will feature special guest artist Donald Robertson.

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International Sculpture Center 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award

Wednesday, April 26, 6 p.m.

Tribeca Rooftop, 2 Desbrosses Street, New York

The International Sculpture Center 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to artists Lynda Benglis and Tony Cragg.

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Jazz at Lincoln Center 2017 Gala

Wednesday, April 26, 7 p.m.

Frederick P Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street, New York

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2017 Annual Fundraising Gala is a one-night-only centennial celebration of the First Lady of Song—Ella Fitzgerald. This year’s gala will be hosted by Harry Connick, Jr., and some of the greatest vocalists alive will take the stage to honor Ella. Featured artists include Renée Fleming, Roberta Gambarini, Alison Krauss, Marilyn Maye, Audra McDonald, Camille Thurman, Kenny Washington and Cécile McLorin Salvant in duet with pianist Sullivan Fortner. 

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