The Week Ahead: March 27–31

Monday, March 27, 2017
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We’ve all heard that March goes in like a lion and out like a lamb. That was certainly true this year, as New York was socked with its fair share of snow. Hopefully, the bitter cold has gone away, and we can look forward to more spring activities on the calendar. Check out what’s going on this week:


Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts Meeting and Award Ceremony

Monday, March 27, 6:30 p.m.

Cosmopolitan Club, 122 East 66th Street, New York

The event will honor 34 East 68th Street, the environmental playscape at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, the Met Breuer, the New York Preservation Archive Project, the Veterans’ Room at the Park Avenue Armory and the Yorkville Bank Building. Enjoy discussion, awards and refreshments.

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National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA Gala

Wednesday, March 29, 6:30 p.m.

Metropolitan Club, 1 East 60th Street, New York

Don your best tartan (or black tie!) and celebrate Scotland’s treasures at the National Trust for Scotland Foundation’s 10th annual gala. The event will feature cocktails, dinner, a live auction, dancing and entertainment. 

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Dean & Deluca Spring Tasting Event

Thursday, March 30, 6 p.m.

Dean & Deluca SoHo, 560 Broadway, New York

Get a taste of everyone’s favorite gourmet food shop! Dean & Deluca will be hosting a preview of its new full-service spring catering menu, with tastings, vendor showcases and light bites.

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Aperture Foundation 2017 Spring Benefit Dinner and Party

Friday, March 31, 6 p.m.

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore, 547 West 27th Street

The spring party and auction is inspired by Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style. Change into “dandy style attire” and enjoy cocktails and bites. The after-party will feature entertainment and dancing.

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The Orchid Show: Thailand

Through April 9

Enid A. Haupt Conevancy, New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, New York

Time is running out to check out the Orchid Show, which celebrates its 15the year at the New York Botanical Garden. This season’s exhibit pays homage to the wealth of orchids and rich cultural history of Thailand, home to more than 1,200 native orchid species.

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New York Historical Society: Tattooed New York

Through April 30

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

Tattoos and society? Both have made their mark on New York City. This week, the New York Historical Society celebrates the development of modern tattooing with an exhibition that spans the history of tattoos: from their origins in Native American body art to the introduction of the craft by sailors in colonial New York, from the development of a New York style to the three-decade tattoo ban instituted in 1961 and the subsequent underground tattoo culture. 

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Whitney Biennial 2017

Through June 11

The Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street, New York

The 2017 Whitney Biennial, the 78th installment of the longest-running survey of American art, arrives at a time rife with racial tensions, economic inequities, and polarizing politics. Throughout the exhibition, artists challenge us to consider how these realities affect our senses of self and community. The Biennial features sixty-three individuals and collectives whose work takes a wide variety of forms, from painting and installation to activism and video-game design.

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A Gay-la for Writers at Doubles

The Writing Center at Hunter College honored Gay Talese


All Eyes On Iris Apfel: A Night of Books, Barbie and Bergdorf’s

"More is more and less is a bore."


Book ’em!

Celebrate Small Business Saturday with bookstores of note

by Ben DiamondPhotographed by Billy Farrall