The Week Ahead: May 8-12 on the AVENUE

Monday, May 8, 2017
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What’s going on this week in New York? Galas galore! Check out the lineup below:


Film Society of Lincoln Center 44th Annual Chaplin Award Gala

Monday, May 8, 7 p.m.

David H. Koch Theater, 20 Lincoln Center Plaza

Celebrate the remarkable talent of honoree Robert DeNiro, the two-time Academy Award winner who has portrayed some of the most memorable characters in film history. The event will be attended by a host of notable presenters and will include movie and interview clips, culminating in the presentation of the Chaplin Award.

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Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering 10th Annual Spring Ball

Tuesday, May 9

The Plaza Hotel, 768 Fifth Avenue

The 10th Annual Spring Ball is being sponsored by Carolina Herrera and the chairs are Shoshanna Gruss, Patricia Herrera Lansing, Alexi Ashe Meyers and Kathy Thomas.

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Rainforest Alliance 2017 Gala

Wednesday, May 10

American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and 79th Street

Conservationists, innovators and renowned leaders in the business and diplomatic communities will gather at the American Museum of Natural History to recognize the outstanding achievements made by individuals and companies in the areas of sustainable agriculture, forestry and tourism.

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Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation Connoisseur’s Dinner

Wednesday, May 10, 6:30 p.m.

Sotheby’s, 1334 York Avenue, New York

The annual gala will feature highlights of Sotheby’s Spring Impressionist & Modern Art and Contemporary Art exhibition, and the lively “Fund a Scientist” Auction, giving guests an opportunity to support the ADDF’s promising Alzheimer’s research. The annual Chairman’s Award will be presented to Tad Smith, President and CEO of Sotheby’s, in recognition of his efforts to prevent, treat and ultimately cure Alzheimer’s disease.

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New York Philharmonic 2017 Spring Gala

Thursday, May 11, 6 p.m.

David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza

Joshua Gersen conducts the Orchestra in Henry Mancini’s Oscar-winning score, live while the complete, classic New York film is projected on a giant screen. Experience this timeless romantic comedy, starring Audrey Hepburn in one of her most iconic roles.

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The 27th Annual Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards

Thursday, May 11

New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue

The Moses Awards are the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s highest honors for outstanding preservation. This year honors Ruth Pierpont, Gale Brewer, Daniel R. Garodnick and The Episcopal Diocese of New York Property Support Program, as well as the owners and stewards of historic buildings across the City, who completed extraordinary restoration and reuse projects in 2016.

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El Museo Gala 2017

Thursday, May 11, 7 p.m.

The Plaza Hotel, 768 Fifth Avenue

Celebrating its 24th year, the gala raises essential support for the El Museo’s critically acclaimed exhibitions and valued public and educational programs. Funds raised at the Gala enable El Museo to continue their important work and keep expanding the scope of their reach. The theme for the 2017 gala celebrates Women in the Arts, and the creative talents of this years’ honorees: artist Carmen Herrera and designer Nancy Gonzalez, and the philanthropic achievements of the MetLife Foundation.

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Breast Cancer Research Foundation Hot Pink Party

Friday, May 12, 7 p.m.

Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue, New York

More than 1,200 of New York City’s most prominent philanthropists and celebrities will support BCRF’s mission and raise much-needed funds for lifesaving breast cancer research. 2017 will see the Hot Pink Party take on a new venue, the Park Avenue Armory.

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New Yorkers Come Together to Solve Kids’ Cancer

A gala for good

On The Avenue

City of Hope in Our City

City of Hope hosts annual Spirit of Life Luncheon

On The Avenue

European Culture, New York Flair

The Frick Collection celebrates European Year of Cultural Heritage