Week of January 30: What’s Ahead on the AVENUE?

Monday, January 30, 2017

February rolls in this week, and with it some holiday highlights. Goundhog Day on Thursday will tell us whether we’ll have an early spring or six more weeks of winter; and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Until then, celebrate your love of all things New York with the below event picks:


New York Fashion Week: Men’s

January 30 – February 2

Skylight Clarkson Square, 550 Washington Street

New Fork Fashion Week: Men’s begins today and will run for four days. The shows features debuts and up-and-comers, with heads of major labels showcasing their personal designs. While the shows may not have the clout of next week’s Fashion Week, featuring women’s lines, this is the fourth running of the Men’s shows, and they’ve steadily grown in popularity. Everyone just wants to look good!

For additional information, visit


W New York – Union Square presents Misconnections

Monday, January 30, 6–8 p.m.

W New York – Union Square, 201 Park Avenue South

Have you ever scrolled through the Missed Connections tab on Craigslist? It’s filled with people posting about “the one that got away.” Learn how to make an unforgettable first impression at the W’s Misconnections event, which features insider tips from male models on how to date in New York City. There will also be a lipstick reader, who will determine a person’s personality, energy, stress and health.

For additional information, visit the W’s Facebook page.


The Museum of Modern Art’s Artist Members Open House

Monday, January 30, 6:30–9:30 p.m.

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

There are some definite parks to being a member of MoMA, including private time in the galleries. The Artist Member Open House is an evening designed to offer quiet time and space to appreciate the museum’s collection, exhibitions and resources. All galleries will be open; and Terrace 5 will be serving wine, cocktails and light fare.

For additional information on the event and how to become a member, visit


New York Philharmonic Chinese New Year Gala

Tuesday, January 31

David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster with the New York Philharmonic. The event will feature the U.S. premiere of Chen Qigang’s Joie Éternelle with trumpet player Alison Balsom Puccini’s selection from Turandor and traditional Chinese folk songs with soprano Sumi Jo Saint-Saëns’s introduction and Rondo Capriccioso with concertmaster Frank Huang.

For tickets and additional information, visit


Open House: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

Wednesday, February 1, 1–4 p.m.

Central Park Hallett Nature Sanctuary, East Side from 60th – 62nd Streets just south of Wollman Rink

Get outside! During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally closed Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

For additional information, visit


Blue Jacket Fashion Show Benefitting the Prostate Cancer Foundation

Wednesday, February 1, 6 p.m.

Pier 59 Studios, Chelsea Piers, West Side Highway and 18th Street, New York

Kick off February by doing some good while partaking in the excitement of the upcoming New York Fashion Week. The fashion, entertainment, sports and media worlds will come together to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer research at the Blue Jacket Fashion Show. Top fashion designers will reinvent the traditional blue jacket and actors, athletes and other leaders in entertainment, arts and business will walk the runway in these one-of-a-kind creations. All jackets will be auctioned off with 100% of the proceeds benefitting the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

For tickets and additional information, visit


Lincoln Center American Songbook Gala

Wednesday, February 1, 6:30 p.m.

Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Broadway between 65th and 66th Streets, New York

This is the week for Lincoln Center! Enjoy cocktails, a performance, and tastings and the American Songbook Gala.  The event honors Leslie Moonves and CBS; and the evening’s performance will be hosted by James Corden.

For additional information, visit


Groundhog Day

Thursday, February 2

Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow? Are we in for an early spring, or six more weeks of winter? For those of us who didn’t head south this year, here’s to hoping that spring comes a bit early. The world’s most famous groundhog will make his prediction at approximately 7:25 a.m. today. Keep those fingers crossed!


New York Historical Society Opening: Tattooed New York

Thursday, February 2

New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York

Tattoos and society? Both have made their mark on New York City. This week, the New York Historical Society celebrates the development of modern tattooing with an exhibition that spans the history of tattoos: from their origins in Native American body art to the introduction of the craft by sailors in colonial New York, from the development of a New York style to the three-decade tattoo ban instituted in 1961 and the subsequent underground tattoo culture. Thursday’s opening is invitation only, but the exhibition runs from February 3 through April 30.

For tickets and additional information, visit


City of Tomorrow: Real Estate, Architecture and Design Summit

Friday, February 3 – Saturday, February 4

92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York

Anyone who lives near the West Side Highway knows that the landscape of New York is changing. With glassy high rises popping up next to historic brownstones, New York will look much different in the future. Learn more about trends in real estate, architecture and interior design at the inaugural City of Tomorrow summit. The perfect place to fantasize about your dream home.

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