The Week Ahead: September 25-29 on the AVENUE

Monday, September 25, 2017
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Portable Storage: Tribal Weavings from the Collection of of William and Inger Ginsberg

Monday, September 25 through May 17

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue New York

This exhibition will highlight 19 distinctly patterned examples of woven bags from nomadic cultures in Iran, Turkey, and the Caucasus, along with one striking pile-woven saddle cover.

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New York Botanical Gardens 2017 Rose Party

Wednesday, September 27, 5:30 p.m.

New York Botanical Gardens, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx

The dinner will honor Jeanie and Harry Burn for their leadership and generosity in enhancing the Garden’s renowned landscape and support of plant research and conservation programs. Proceeds from the Dinner will support the Fund for Horticulture and the continued preservation and development of the historic Rockefeller Rose Garden.

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New York City Ballet Fall Gala

Thursday, September 28, 5:30 p.m.

David H. Koch Theater, 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York

The 2017 Fall Gala: Uniting the Worlds of Ballet and Fashion, pairs together renowned choreographers and designers.The evening will begin with an elegant cocktail reception hosted by Ruinart at 5:30 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. performance, and will conclude with a black-tie Supper Ball on the Promenade of the David H. Koch Theater.

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Sip for the Sea

Thursday, September 28, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

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

The fifth annual Sip for the Sea, hosted by the Wildlife Conservation Society, supports the New York Aquarium and its efforts to rebuild and transform the exhibits and the Brooklyn Coney Island campus into a premier destination.  This signature benefit features pairings of sustainable wines with sustainable seafood and other special offerings from many of New York’s and Brooklyn’s top restaurants. 

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MoMA PS1’s Back to School Benefit for the Annual Exhibition Fund

Thursday, September 28, 7 p.m.

MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City

The evening will feature a one-night-only event featuring music, performances, and activations organized by New York-based collective DIS. Experience the highs and lows of those formative years all over again—navigating the landscape of squads, secret societies, and competing on-campus communities.

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Closing Soon: Willa Nastier at The Whitney

Through October 1

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

The emerging artist Willa Nasatir creates photographs routinely informed by a cinematic vocabulary, inspired by the shifting landscape and individuals who inhabit New York, where she works and lives.

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by Kelly LaffeyPhotographed by Billy Farrall