On The Avenue

The Week Ahead: September 4–8

Monday, September 4, 2017
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The final day of summer is here. As New Yorkers return to their permanent residences, check out what’s going on in the city:


Closing: Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between

Monday, September 4

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York

The Costume Institute’s spring 2017 exhibition examines the work of fashion designer Rei Kawakubo, known for her avant-garde designs and ability to challenge conventional notions of beauty, good taste, and fashionability. Check it out before it closes on Labor Day!

For tickets and additional information, visit metmuseum.org.


U.S. Open

Through September 10

Arthur Ashe Stadium, 124-02 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing

Catch all the action of the final tournament of the Grand Slam.

For tickets and additional information, visit usopen.org.


Drawing Session: Thinking like Frank Lloyd Wright

Tuesday, September 5, 2 p.m.

Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York

Frank Lloyd Wright believed that a building should exist in harmony with its surrounding space, and the outside environment should be reflected inside the structure. This is an aspect of what Wright called “organic architecture.” In this collaborative activity, participants will employ Wright’s theories in designing their own building for a chosen site.

For tickets and additional information, visit moma.org.


Early-Morning Bird Walks in Central Park

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York

Observe the fall migration of birds in Central Park. Learn how to use field marks, habitat, and behavior to identify warblers, thrushes, sparrows, and raptors as they pass through Central Park en route to their winter homes. The guided tours meet on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 a.m.; and Fridays at 9 a.m.

For tickets and additional information, visit amnh.org.

For more great events, check our AVENUE’s new social calendar here.


A Bridge Tour, a Ghost Hunt and Other Weekend Ideas

Our editors' picks for where to go and what to see


It’s Official: Columbus Stays

Columbus Circle will stay that way


UPDATED: Sad News for Booklovers

Fred Bass of the Strand has passed away.

by Ben DiamondPhotographed by Billy Farrall