Week of February 13: What’s Ahead on the AVENUE?

Monday, February 13, 2017
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Love is in the air this week! Celebrate your love all week long with our top picks for events:


New York Fashion Week

Through February 16

Skylight Clarkson Square and Industria Studios

New York Fashion week continues through Thursday. Check out your favorite designers’ Fall/Winter 2017 collections.

For additional information, visit


Westminister Kennel Club 141st Annual Dog Show Opening Day

Through February 14, begins at 8 a.m.

Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York

It’s a dog’s life this week. Check out the annual Westminster Kennel Club show on Monday and Tuesday.

For additional information, visit


Valentine’s Day

Tuesday, February 14

I <3 NY

Single? Taken? Doesn’t matter. We all love New York. Celebrate Valentine’s Day. Restaurants across town will be hosting specials. Take in four-course dinner and cruise at Fish Bar; enjoy reading love notes at Viceroy Central Park New York; or make pizza with your love at Pizza Beach. Wherever you go, spread the love.


New York City Ballet 2017 Luncheon

Tuesday, February 14

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

The 2017 annual luncheon will include an onstage presentation of never-before-seen dance demonstrations and video, followed by a champagne reception and a seated luncheon.

For additional information, visit


Love in Times Square: Annual Vow Renewal

Tuesday, February 14, 6 p.m.

Duffy Square, 46th Street and Broadway, New York

We’ve hit that part of a New York winter where it seems like it’ll never end. Turn up the heat and give your relationship some TLC with the annual vow renewal ceremony in Times Square this year. The event is free and all are welcome, but interested couples are asked to RSVP.

For additional information, visit


Unwritten Rules Cannot Be Broken: Tea Gatherings

Wednesday, February 15, 1:30–5:45 p.m.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York 

Converse and contemplate calligraphy over a cup of tea. Tea gatherings are free with admission.

For additional information, visit


Hamilton: An American Musical Performance to Benefit Teach for America

Wednesday, February 15 8 p.m.

Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 West 46th Street, New York

Who doesn’t want to see Hamilton? Last time we checked, the wait list to get tickets was longer than the time it takes you to get around al the different venues at Fashion Week. Score a seat at the hit musical and help Teach for America with the special Wednesday evening performance.

For tickets and additional information, visit or email


2017 Longhouse Winter Benefit

Wednesday, February 15, 6 p.m.

David Rubinstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets, New York

It’s winter. But a Hamptons summer isn’t too far away. Pretend that you’re soaking in the East Hampton sunshine at the annual Longhouse Winter benefit, honoring Tod Williams and Billie Tien with the LongHouse Award for their outstanding architecture achievement.

For tickets and additional information, visit


Back Porch Lecture Series at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Alliance

Thursday, February 16, 6:30–8 p.m.

Dykman Farmhouse Museum Alliance, 4881 Broadway at 204th Street, New York

The Back Porch Lecture Series will take place in a warm room by the fireplace during the winter. Head to Inwood of a hands-on-history approach with Don Rice, and enjoy “white gloves” access to the DFM collection.

For additional information, visit


Machines. 2016. Directed by Rahul Jain at MoMA

Thursday, February 16. 7:30 p.m.

Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street

In Rahul Jain’s debut film, the camera patrols the labyrinthine passages of an enormous textile factory in Gujarat, India, fixated on the pulsing machines that make art from fabric—and the ostensibly mechanized humans who run them.

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All’s Fair

Our art diarist, Anthony Haden-Guest, finds something fair at the recent fairs


Celebrating Women at the NYSE

Celebrating National Women's History Month and International Women's Day


15 CPW Apartment with Russian past brings $10 million profit

A lawyer who sues lawyers dropped his price but still made a small fortune

by Michael GrossPhotographed by Billy Farrall