The Week Ahead: February 5–9 on the AVENUE

Monday, February 5, 2018

What’s going on this week in New York

Ben & Jerry’s New Creations Launch Party

With the Super Bowl on Sunday, most Americans will opt to skip out on work on Monday. Buck the trend and skip work on Tuesday instead to head be one of the first to try an entirely new product line from Ben & Jerry’s. The popular ice cream dup will be serving scoops all day at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place.

Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey Street

Tuesday, February 7, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Empire State Building Run Up

The Empire State Building observatory is on the 86th floor, accessible via a 1 minute elevator ride—or 1,576 steps. On Wednesday, the world’s fastest stair climbers will race to the top in the 41st annual Empire State Building Run Up. The men’s record is 9:33; 11:23 for the women.

Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Avenue

Wednesday, February 8 at 8 p.m.


2018 The Orchid Dinner

The groundhog says that we’re still pretty far from spring, but New Yorkers can immerse themselves in flowers right now at the New York Botanical Garden’s annual Orchid Dinner. The event will be the stage for a magnificent showcase of orchid centerpieces created by the world’s leading fashion, interior, landscape and floral designers. During the cocktail hour, guests can purchase exceptional and rare orchids. All proceeds underwrite the development of the Garden’s orchid research collection.

The Grand Ballroom at The Plaza, Fifth Avenue at Central Park South

Wednesday, February 8, 7 p.m.


New York Fashion Week Opening Day

Just in case you were thinking that this winter has been way too short, you can look forward to what you’ll be wearing when the weather starts to cool toward the end of the year at New York Fashion Week: Fall 2018.

Thursday, February 9 – Saturday, February 17




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by Barbara Hodes and NYC Private Shopping TourPhotographed by Barbara Hodes and Marni