The Week Ahead: August 14-18 on the AVENUE

Monday, August 14, 2017

What’s going on this week in New York and the Hamptons.

Hudson River Park’s Community Ecopaddle

Monday, August 14, 6-8 p.m.

Pier 84, Cross at West 44th Street, New York

Hudson River Park and Manhattan Kayak Company will host an evening of kayaking and oyster restoration. Community EcoPaddle allows participants to explore local aquatic wildlife and learn to paddle in the Hudson.

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Summer Sweat Sessions

Tuesday, August 15, 6 p.m.

Hudson River Park, West 14th Street at 10th Avenue, New York

The Summer Sweat sessions features free fitness classes in The Meatpacking District.

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Summer Block Parties at Charlie Palmer Steak

Thursday, August 17, 5-7 p.m.

47 West 38th Street Patio, New York

Charlie Palmer Steak hosts special drink experiences each week. This Thursday, Wine Ambassador Janet Pouchot will lead a patio tasting of New Zealand’s Craggy Range.

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The Duchess of Carnegie Hall: Photographs by Editta Sherman

Friday, August 18

New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York

Working—and living—in one of the artist studios above Carnegie Hall for more than 60 years, Sherman charmed her celebrity clients with a vivacity and warmth that was reflected in the portraits of her subjects. The show is on view through October 15.

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The Dig at Surf Lodge

Friday, August 18, 6 p.m.

The Surf Lodge, 183 Edgemere Street, Montauk

The Dig is an American rock band based in New York City.

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Avedon’s America at Guild Hall

Through October 9

Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton

Displaying over fifty years of Richard Avedon’s photographic career, the show is a comprehensive presentation of black and white images that are as visually striking as they are psychologically intriguing.  Avedon’s work stands as a testament to his dedicated desire to understand the unifying beauty in diversity.

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Local Boy Makes Images

An exhibition of work by Christophe von Hohenberg

On The Avenue

Caroline’s Comedy Cure

A sit-down with the queen of standup


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