The Week Ahead: May 14-18 on the AVENUE

Monday, May 14, 2018

What’s going on this week in New York:

Free Opera at Bryant Park

The time for outdoor park programming is here! Kick off the season with a free performance of Carmen in Bryant Park. The hour-long event is produced by the New York City Opera.

Monday, May 15, 6 p.m.

Bryant Park, New York

What She Said: Women in Design & Architecture

On Tuesday night, learn how women are shaping urban landscapes, as moderator Parker Bowie Larson leads an hour-long discussion among female luminaries in the fields of design and architecture. The What Said Series happening at W Hotels throughout the world mixes national marquee events with locally known women to inspire and motivate the next generation of female travelers. 

May 15, 6:30-8 p.m.

W New York Times Square, 1567 Broadway, New York

Solving Kids’ Cancer 2018 Annual Spring Celebration and Gala 

Join notable attendees

Carolina Herrera, Frederique Van der Wal, Gabby and Gianpaolo De Felice, Josh Lucas, Alex Lundqvist and Kelly Klein at the annual Solving Kids’ Cancer Spring Celebration, which directly impacts the lives of children with cancer and honors leading public figures who have made important contributions to the fight against childhood cancer.

Wednesday, May 16, 6:30 p.m.

Mandarin Oriental, 250 West 57th Street, New York

Party for the Park

Break out your best springtime attire for a taste of Brooklyn and a celebration of the Prospect Park Alliance’s founding 30 years ago with an 80s dance party. Enjoy music, light bites from some of Brooklyn’s top restaurants and specialty cocktails from some of the borough’s top mixologists at the annual Party for the Park.

Thursday, May 17, 6:30-11 p.m.

Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Wine & Cheese Fest

Is there a better way to kick off the weekend than with a Wine and Cheese Fest? Head to Eataly downtown for the ultimate evening of pairings, including 15 different wines, 15 different food stations and cheese from seven different producers. 

Friday, May 18, 6-8 p.m.

Eataly Downtown, 1010 Liberty Street, New York


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