The Week Ahead: June 19-23 on the AVENUE

Monday, June 19, 2017
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What’s going on this week in New York City and on the East End. 

New York Historical Society Strawberry Festival Benefit Luncheon

Tuesday, June 20, 11:30 a.m.

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

This year’s luncheon will honor Loretta Lynch, who served as the U.S.’s 83rd Attorney General, as she receives the Women in Public Life Award in recognition of her public service.

For additional information, visit


La Mer Wave Walk in Support of Project 0 Auction

Wednesday, June 21, 6–8 p.m.

Sotheby’s, 1334 York Avenue, New York

Dreaming of being on the beach this summer? Protect the ocean with Project 0 and La Mer, as they host a live auction of works by Keith Richards, Dustin Yellin, Julian Schnabel, Oliver Clegg, David King Reuben, Sienna Miller, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Anna Ewers, Joan Hornig and La Mer. All net proceeds benefit the La Mer Blue Heart Oceans Fund for Project 0 to help support restoring and preserve marine protected areas around the world. The pieces will also be available on Paddle 8 through June 23.

For additional information, visit


Central Park Conservancy Greensward Circle Gala 

Wednesday, June 21, 6–8:30 p.m.

The Conservatory Garden, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and East 105th Street 

Celebrate the first day of summer with the Greensward Circle, Central Park Conservancy’s network of young professionals. Enjoy cocktails and live music on the garden’s pergola beneath a canopy of wisteria and overlooking six acres of fountains, blooms and landscapes.

For tickets and additional information, visit


City Harvest Summer in the City 

Wednesday, June 21, 6:30 p.m.

IAC HQ, 527 W 18th Street, New York

City Harvest’s 15th annual Summer in the City is a culinary experience featuring some of New York City’s hottest chefs and mixologists. Last year, the event raised nearly $350,000, enough to help feed 450,000 children and their families. This year Culinary Hosts are Michael Chernow of Seamore’s, Suzanne Cupps of Untitled, Dale Talde of Rice & Gold and Pamela Wiznitzer of Seamstress.

Tickets are sold out. For additional information, visit


A Jazz Night in Harlem Walking Tour 

Tuesday, June 20, 6–8 p.m.

National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 58 West 129th Street, New York

In 1920s New York, Harlem was the undisputed center of the jazz world. This tour connects the themes of The Jazz Age: American Style of the 1920s to the built environment of this historic neighborhood. Starting at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, historian John Reddick will lead attendees through the streets of Harlem, with stops at historic homes and Jazz Age landmarks. The walk will conclude at a local music venue.

For tickets and additional information, visit


Summer Solstice in Times Square

Wednesday, June 21, 7:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m.

Times Square, New York

Achieve inner zen at the Crossroads of the World. The first day of summer is also national yoga day, and Times Square will be celebrating with a full lineup of outdoor yoga classes.

For a schedule and additional information, visit


Opening: Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel

Friday, June 23

The Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center, 185 Greenwich Street, New York

Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel recreates the wonder of one of Michelangelo’s artistic achievements, while allowing its visitors to experience this art from a new perspective. With special expertise and care, the ceiling paintings from the Sistine Chapel have been reproduced using state-of-the-art technology. The show runs through July 23.

For tickets and additional information, visit


Grand Opening of EMP Summer House

Friday, June 23

EMP Summer House, 341 Pantigo Road, East Hampton

Celebrate the grand opening of EMP Summer House, the Hamptons home of Eleven Madison Park as the acclaimed New York City restaurant undergoes renovations. The restaurant is a collaboration with American Express, which is the only form of credit card payment accepted at the restaurant. 

The event is invite-only. For additional information, visit



All’s Fair

Our art diarist, Anthony Haden-Guest, finds something fair at the recent fairs


Celebrating Women at the NYSE

Celebrating National Women's History Month and International Women's Day


15 CPW Apartment with Russian past brings $10 million profit

A lawyer who sues lawyers dropped his price but still made a small fortune

by Michael GrossPhotographed by Billy Farrall