Week of January 9: What’s Ahead on the Avenue?

Monday, January 9, 2017

It’s chilly absolutely freezing outside. Welcome to January in New York. Luckily, even for those of us who aren’t wintering down south, there is still fun to be had, albeit indoors. Check out these events to enjoy this week:


Girlfriends Guide to Divorce with Ramy Brook Sneak Peek

Tuesday, January 10, 6 p.m.

Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Avenue, New York

Have you seen Bravo’s hit show Girlfriends Guide to Divorce? The ladies are all styled by none other than Ramy Brook. Inspired? Head to Bloomingdale’s Tuesday for a chat with Ramy Brook creative director Lisa Edelstein, show creator Marti Noxon and costume designer Cynthia Summers, moderated by Bloomingdale’s fashion director Brooke Jaffe. Divorce wasn’t supposed to be this much fun…

The event is free and open to the public.


New York Building Foundation Theatre Benefit

Wednesday, January 11, 5:30 p.m.

Sardi’s, 234 West 44th Street, New York

Celebrate the New York Building Foundation and their mission to support the longterm growth and well-being of the building industry at the Theatre benefit. The event will be held at Sardi’s, followed by a Broadway show. The event honors Learning by Design:NY.

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Cocktails and Coloring

Wednesday, January 11, 7:30 p.m.

Berg’n, 899 Bergen Street, Brooklyn

What? We’re sending our readers to the ambiguous border between Crown Heights and Prospect Heights? If the venue describes itself as “industrial chic” and the event involves microbrews and coloring for “serious adults,” then absolutely. Head to Berg’n for a night of “all-you-can-color.” a very Brooklyn take on the coloring trend that’s sweeping the nation. (In case you’re itching to ask: Yes, we’re referring to actual coloring—colored pencils and a coloring book.) Proven relaxation. Come on, it’s not that far from Park Slope…

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Social Impact and the 21st Century Featuring Lauren Bush Lauren

Thursday, January 12, 7 p.m.

The Museum of Jewish Heritage, Edmond J. Safra Plz, 36 Battery Place, New York

Back to AVENUE’s regularly scheduled programming: Head to the Museum of Jewish Heritage for a discussion on social impact in the 21st century with FEED founded Lauren Bush Lauren. The supermom, super-entrpreneur and superwoman will talk about how she built a powerhouse brand focused on the fight to end hunger. Complimentary cocktails will be served.

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Lord & Taylor Winter 2017 Charity Day

Friday, January 13 and Saturday, January 14

Lord & Taylor, 424 Fifth Avenue at 39th Street

It’s been a busy week. Time to reflect on all we have to be thankful for, and to give back. All Lord & Taylor stores across the nation will be hosting the Winter 2017 Charity Day. Purchase a $5 ticket, and receive 30% off of regular, sale and clearance items; and 10% off of cosmetics. Proceeds from the ticket sales will go toward Look Good Feel Better, an organization that seeks to change the way people with cancer think about how they look, emphasizing both inner and outer beauty.



Cagnacci’s “Repentant Magdelene:” An Italian Baroque Masterpiece from the Norton Simon Museum

Through January 22

The Frick Collection, 1 East 70th Street

Time is running out for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! The Repentant Magdalene is one of the artist’s masterpieces and has not been seen outside California since its acquisition by the Norton Simon Museum in 1982. A testament to Cagnacci’s genius, this extraordinary work will introduce New York audiences to this exceptional and forgotten artist.

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Roméo et Juliette 

Through March 18

Metropolitan Opera House, 30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York

Valentine’s Day treats have already taken over New York City convenience stores. Why not get even more into the mood by checking out Gounod’s adaptation of the classic Shakespeare love story.

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Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016

Through February 5

The Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street, New York

Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016 focuses on the ways in which artists have dismantled and reassembled the conventions of cinema—screen, projection, darkness—to create new experiences of the moving image. A new take on the classic “dinner and a show” date night.

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Max Beckmann in New York

Through February 20

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue

This exhibition puts a spotlight on artist Max Beckmann’s special connection with New York City, featuring 14 paintings that he created while living in New York from 1949 to 1950, as well as 25 earlier works from New York collections.

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Through August 13

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

Haven’t caught the first commercial flights to Cuba yet? Head to the Upper West Side instead of JFK to experience the island nation’s unique culture. This exhibition takes you inside the Cuban experience. Meet its people, explore its landscapes and encounter its rare and unusual species—and come away with new perspectives on this intriguing country so close to our shores. For an insider take on the exhibit, check out what AVENUE has to say.

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Who Runs ABT? Girls!

ABT kicks off fall season

On The Avenue

Our Night at the Opera

Celebrating Marc Chagall, who is not a Marx Brother


All’s Fair at TEFAF Opening

The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering raised funds as a glamorous art fair returned to New York.

by Debbie BancroftPhotographed by Griffin Lipson and Hunter Abrams/