The Week Ahead: December 11-15 on the AVENUE

Monday, December 11, 2017
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What’s going on this week in New York:

Metropolitan Museum of Art Holiday Party

Monday, December 11, 6:30-9 p.m.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 100 Fifth Avenue, New York

Celebrate the season with fellow Members and Patrons at the Holiday Soirée with live music by Evan Sherman Entourage featuring Joy Brown.

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Animal Cares Center of NYC 2017 Gala

Tuesday, December 12, 6:30 p.m.

The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, Pier 61 at 23rd Street and West Side Highway

Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) is one of the largest animal welfare organizations in the country, taking in more than 35,000 animals each year. The gala will honor John Bartlett of Tiny Tim Rescue.

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Winter Wish Gala

Tuesday, December 12, 6:30 p.m.

1356 Broadway, New York

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Winter Wish Gala is a chance to honor the people and organizations that support its mission. This year’s event will feature a Corporate Citizenship Award honoring Facebook and David A. Katz of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; the Philanthropist Award honoring Christine Mack and Natasha Silver Bell; and the James E. Burke Award honoring Thomas McLellan.

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Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice Celebration

December 14-16

Cathedral of St. John of the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue, New York

Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice celebrates the spirit of the holidays within the extraordinary acoustics of New York’s greatest Cathedral. This multi-media event features musicians, vocalists and the 25 dancers and drummers of the Forces of Nature Dance Theatre.

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Handel Messiah Sing-in

Friday, December 15

Lincoln Center, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York

Celebrate the National Chorale’s 50th Anniversary Season at Lincoln Center. The National Chorale is devoted to inspiring diverse audiences through education, performance and increasing awareness of music’s power to engage and inform through artistic expression.

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Ask Mindy: The Great Escape

Mindy takes on vacations in this week's column

At Home

They’d Leave it All for Budapest

The Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra held their annual gala


Some Like it Haute at Phantom Thread Premiere

A screening and party for the new film on fashion and Daniel Day Lewis' swansong

by Debbie BancroftPhotographed by Billy Farrall