The Week Ahead: December 4-8 on the AVENUE

Monday, December 4, 2017

What’s going on this week in New York:

Opening of Quicksilver Brilliance: Adolf de Meyer Photographs

December 4 – March 18

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

A member of the “international set” in fin-de-siècle Europe, Baron Adolf de Meyer (1868–1946) was also a pioneering photographer, known for creating works that transformed reality into a beautiful fantasy. Quicksilver Brilliance will be the first museum exhibition devoted to the artist in more than 20 years and the first ever at The Met.

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2017 Belvedere Ball

Wednesday, December 6

Central Park at 72nd Street

The annual event benefits the Central Park Conservancy, and will honor Douglas Blonsky, President & CEO, Central Park Conservancy and Central Park Administrator.

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New York Philharmonic 175th Birthday Celebration

Thursday, December 7

David Geffen Hall, 10 Lincoln Center, New York

Celebrate the Philharmonic’s 175th birthday with Alan Gilbert conducting Beethoven’s immortal Fifth Symphony. Rising from the unmistakable four-note opening, it transports us from tragedy to triumph, from darkness into the light.

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Annual Scandinavian Christmas Ball

December 8, 7 p.m.

Metropolitan Club, 1 East 60th Street, New York

This year, the Society celebrates Claus Meyer, Culinary Entrepreneur, as our Guest of Honor 2017.

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Deck the Walls at the New York Academy of Art

December 8, 6:30-9 p.m.

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

The holiday party features small work by Academy artists.

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Beer, Horror and Other Weekend Ideas

Our editors' picks for where to go and what to see


Casita Tears Down Walls

And its supporters tore up the dance floor at a colorful gala

On The Avenue
On The Avenue

A Recipe for Philanthropy

A delicious luncheon overlooking and benefitting Central Park

by Debbie BancroftPhotographed by Ben Rosser/