The Week Ahead: April 3–7 on the AVENUE

Monday, April 3, 2017

If this past Sunday was any indication, spring has come to New York and the city has emerged from its winter hibernation. Check out the below events coming up this week: 


Museum of Arts and Design LOOT 2017 Opening Benefit

Monday, April 3, 4:30–8 p.m.

The Museum of Arts and Design, Jerome and Simona Chazen Building, 2 Columbus Circle, New York

The evening’s events include first access for patrons to meet the 2017 LOOT artists and acquire their designs, a cocktail hour and reception, as well as a dinner honoring the 2017 LOOT Award recipients. The dinner begins at 7:30 p.m.

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Tribeca Ball to Benefit New York Academy of Art

Monday, April 3, 6 p.m.

New York Academy of Art, 111 Franklin Street, New York

New York Academy of Art’s 22nd annual Tribeca Ball will honor artist Will Cotton. The event is presented by Van Clef & Arpels, and will bring together guests from the worlds of media, fashion and the arts to raise scholarship funds for the Academy’s roster of artists. 

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God’s Love We Deliver Authors in Kind

Tuesday, April 4, 11:30 a.m.

Metropolitan Club, 1 East 60th Street, New York

Authors in Kind is a literary luncheon that features famed authors who sign and speak about their work during an intimate luncheon where guests can meet the authors, have books signed and enjoy lunch, all which support God’s Love We Deliver. This year’s authors are David France, Daphne Oz, Jacqueline Woodson and Linda Fairstein.

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New Museum of Contemporary Art 2017 Spring Gala

Tuesday, April 4, 6:30 p.m.

Cipriani Wall Street, 55 Wall Street, New York

Enjoy cocktails and dinner, followed by an awards ceremony, auction and after party.

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The Paris Review Spring Revel

Tuesday, April 4, 7 p.m.

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

The Spring Revel brings together Paris Review readers, supporters and writers for cocktails, dinner, conversation and revelry.

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Celebrate Spring New York

Wednesday, April 5, 8 p.m.–midnight

LAVO, 39 East 58th Street, New York

Enjoy a night of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dancing with music by DJ Brenda Black, dessert and a live auction. The event benefits Parkinson’s research. 

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CityMeals on Wheels Don’t Eat Til Brooklyn

Thursday, April 6, 7 p.m.

307 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn

The CityMeals on Wheels Young Professionals Group will host its inaugural event, Don’t Eat Til Brooklyn. The event will feature a night of delicious eats from a unique selection of chefs and food trucks. This walk-around tasting will also feature wine and cocktails from top sommeliers, all in the fight to end elder hunger.

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American Heart Association Red Ball 2017

Friday, April 7, 7–10 p.m.

Stage 48, 605 West 48th Street, New York

The event is hosted by the American Heart Association’s Young Professionals Group. The goal of the event is to educate on the importance of a healthy lifestyle and to raise funds for the American Heart Association’s life-saving mission.

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National Beer Day at Grand Central Terminal

Friday, April 7

Grand Central Terminal, 89 East 42nd Street, New York

Who says the Friday commute has to be rough? Celebrate the start of the weekend and National Beer Day at Grand Central Terminal, where the restaurants will offer specials on their suds.

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Save Venice Masked Ball

Friday, April 7

The Pierre Hotel, 2 East 61st Street, New York

The Save Venice masked ball has taken place every April. Since the catastrophic floods of 1966, enormous funds have been raised to save and restore architecture and art that would have otherwise been destroyed through climate change.

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Who Runs ABT? Girls!

ABT kicks off fall season

On The Avenue

Our Night at the Opera

Celebrating Marc Chagall, who is not a Marx Brother


All’s Fair at TEFAF Opening

The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering raised funds as a glamorous art fair returned to New York.

by Debbie BancroftPhotographed by Griffin Lipson and Hunter Abrams/