The Week Ahead: June 5-9 on the AVENUE

Monday, June 5, 2017


In New York City this week? Check out what’s going on:

The Public Theater’s Annual Gala

Monday, June 5, 6 p.m.

Delacorte Theater, Central Park, New York

The Public Theater will celebrate its annual gala with Hair to Hamilton, 50 Years of Revolutionary Musicals. The event will start with cocktails and dinner in Central Park, followed by a one-act performance of Hair to Hamilton, directed by Daniel Sullivan with musical direction by Rob Disher and Nadia DiHiallonardo, at the Delacorte Theater. Please note: Due to weather, the dinner has been cancelled.

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MoMA Party in the Garden

Monday, June 5, 7 p.m.

The Museum of Modern Art, 11West 53rd Street, New York

Celebrate summer! The evening will honor Eva and Glenn Dubin, Susan and David Rockefeller, and artists Vija Celmins and Carrie Mae Weems, as well as feature a live musical performance by James Blake. Proceeds benefit the general operating fund of The Museum of Modern Art.

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2017 Performing Arts Hall of Fame at Lincoln Center Induction Ceremony and Gala

Tuesday, June 6, 6 p.m.

Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, 1941 Broadway, New York

Join Lincoln Center in recognizing the indelible contributions made by inductees Louis Armstrong, Plácido Domingo, Yo-Yo Ma, Audra McDonald, Leontyne Price and Harold Prince. Proceeds benefit all organizations on the Lincoln Center campus.

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2017 Moth Ball

Tuesday, June 6

Capitale, 130 Bowery, New York

Storied nonprofit The Moth will host A Moth Summer’s Night Dream: The 20th Anniversary Moth Ball. This year’s honoree is comedian Aziz Ansari.

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Park Avenue Armory Opening Benefit Celebrating Hansel and Gretel

Tuesday, June 6, 6:30 p.m.

Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue, New York

Dinner and opening fundraiser for Hansel & Gretel, a new installation by Pritzker Prize-winning architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron and artist/activist Ai Weiwei. The exhibit explores the meaning of public space in today’s highly surveillanced world, referencing the story of Hansel and Gretel. Hansel & Gretel will be on view until August 6.

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Central Park Conservancy “Taste of Summer”

Wednesday, June 7, 7–11 p.m.

Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, New York

Taste of Summer, the annual benefit for Central Park Conservancy, kicks off summer in the city. This event features culinary tastings prepared by the city’s best restaurants, craft cocktails, a live DJ and a luxury-filled silent auction.

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Wildlife Conservation Society Gala

Thursday, June 8, 6:30–9:30 p.m.

Central Park Zoo, Fifth Avenue at 64th Street, New  York

The Wildlife Conservation Society will host its annual Big Cats gala, with a reception, dinner and dancing. Proceeds will benefit WCS, which runs the world’s largest field programs for gorilla elephant, and tiger conservation.

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