Week of February 21: What’s Ahead on the AVENUE?

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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Welcome back after a relaxing three-day weekend. What better way to get excited for the week than with a lineup of amazing New York City events. Check out our list of top picks below:

National Margarita Day

Wednesday, February 22

What’s the best cure for heading back to work after a three-day weekend? A margarita, of course! Grab your squad and head to your neighborhood Mexican restaurant for a round of margs.


Winter Film Awards 6th Annual Indie Film Festival

Thursday, February 23

Cinema Village, 22 East 12th Street

Need a break from the mainstream? Check out almost 100 indie films of all genres at the 6th Annual Indie Film Festival. The festival runs through March 4.

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Designer Revival and Happy Hearts Fund Shopping Event

Thursday, February 23

Designer Revival, 324 East 81st Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

Shop for a good cause! Head to Designer Revival on Thursday evening, and 10 percent of all sales will benefit Happy Hearts Fund, which was founder by model and activist Petra Nemcova after she survived the 2003 tsunami in Southast Asia. The organization rebuilds schools in areas struck by disaster.

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Gallery Walls: An Evening at Farrow & Ball with the Museum of Modern Art

Thursday, February 23, 6-8 p.m.

Farrow & Ball, 32 East 22nd Street, New York

Head to Farrow & Ball for a talk by Betty Fisher, Senior Design Manager at the Museum of Modern Art, in celebration of the exhibition Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction. Learn how Fisher approaches color on the walls behind the art and the workings of how these world-class exhibitions are mounted.

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Adults in Toyland Casino Night to Benefit NYU Langone

Thursday, February 23, 7:30-10:30 p.m.

The Plaza, 768 Fifth Avenue, New York

The stakes are always high at NYU Langone’s Adults in Toyland Casino Night. This event raises funds to benefit NYU Langone’s Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and Department of Pediatrics, and to support key services and programs for children throughout Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital of New York.

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Skate with the Greats for Ronald McDonald House 

Friday, February 24, 6 p.m.

The Rink at Rockefeller Center, New York

Ronald McDonald House New York’s 23rd Annual Skate with the Greats, is your chance to mingle with alumni from the New York Rangers. Attendees will enjoy ice skating with the Rangers on the Rockefeller Center rink, a live and a silent auction with sports memorabilia, and an autograph session. Proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House.

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The Orchid Show: Thailand

Through April 9

Enid A. Haupt Conevancy, New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, New York

The Orchid Show celebrates its 15the year at the New York Botanical Garden with an homage to the wealth of orchids and rich cultural history of Thailand, home to more than 1,200 native orchid species.

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A Gay-la for Writers at Doubles

The Writing Center at Hunter College honored Gay Talese


All Eyes On Iris Apfel: A Night of Books, Barbie and Bergdorf’s

"More is more and less is a bore."


Book ’em!

Celebrate Small Business Saturday with bookstores of note

by Ben DiamondPhotographed by Billy Farrall