The Week Ahead: May 15-19 on the AVENUE

Monday, May 15, 2017

Check out what’s going on this week in New York:


Friends of the High Line 2017 Spring Benefit

Monday, May 15, 6:30 p.m.

Skylight Modern, 537 West 27th Street, New York

Are you a friend of the High Line? Twenty million visit a year, so, probably. Celebrate New York’s tallest park at the annual spring benefit. This year’s event will honor Ellen Fitzsimmons, a leader on Friends of the High Line’s Board. The evening will begin with cocktails at Skylight Modern followed by dinner at the waterfront.

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92nd Street Y 2017 Gala

Monday, May 15, 6 p.m.

92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue

The 92nd Street Y is known for its diverse programming and speakers. So, it’s only fitting that the gala offers a choose-your-own-adventure style of dinner. Select one of eight dining experiences, including The Café, The Club or The Salon.

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Robin Hood Foundation 2017 Benefit

Monday, May 15, 5:45 p.m.

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 West 34th Street

The event continuously grosses millions for the Robin Hood Foundation, which is New York City’s largest private funder of food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, job training programs and public charter schools.

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Madison Square Park Conservancy Party in the Park

Tuesday, May 16, 6 p.m.

Madison Square Park, Oval Lawn

Head to Madison Square Park for a celebratory evening under the stars with a dinner prepared by chefs from Eataly, ilili, The John Dory Oyster Bar, and Black Barn. The gala will honor Jim Heekin, CEO of Grey Group, on the agency’s centennial, and celebrate Mad. Sq. Artist Josiah McElheny.

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Wildlife Conservation Society 2017 Explorers’ Party

Wednesday, May 17, 5–8 p.m.

Central Park Zoo, Fifth Avenue at 64th Street

If you’re “wild about gorillas,” you’ll love this family-friendly benefit for the Wildlife Conservation Society. The event welcomes parents and children to the Central Park Zoo for a unique experience that introduces kids to the thrill of scientific exploration.

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Riverkeeper 2017 Fishermen’s Ball

Wednesday, May 17, 6:30–10:30 p.m.

On the Hudson at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers

Help Riverkeeper shape a new vistion for New York City’s waterways. The event will feature a performance by Grace Potter, and will honor Alec Baldwin for his work to close Indian Point and ban fracking in New York.

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New York Public Library Spring Dinner

Thursday, May 18, 7–10 p.m.

The New York Public Library’s annual Spring Dinner brings together prominent business, philanthropic, and political leaders to celebrate and strengthen the Library’s commitment to quality education and lifelong learning.

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