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2021-11-08 00:00:00 Avenue Magazine This Week's Best New York Parties

This Week's Best New York Parties

Last night, Clive Davis and Greg Schriefer hosted an opening reception for The Pharaoh and the Celtic Gods, a new solo show at G23NY by South American artist Fernanda Lavera.

Clive Davis Greg Schriefer
Clive Davis and Greg Schriefer
Photo by Trevor Craker
Fernanda Lavera Don Lemon
Fernanda Lavera and Don Lemon
Photo by Trevor Craker
Kelly Bensimon
Kelly Bensimon
Photo by Trevor Craker
Nikki Haskell
Nikki Haskell
Photo by Trevor Craker
Joel Madden Benji Madden
Joel and Benji Madden
Photo by Trevor Craker


On Thursday, the White House Historical Association celebrated its 60th anniversary with its annual in honor of Jacqueline Kennedy. Al Roker was the evening’s emcee. The night also included remarks by First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Caroline Kennedy and David Rubenstein, as well as performances by 22nd Grey Coat Battalion Fife and Drum Corps, opera singer Brandie Sutton (accompanied by Ramón Braxton), pianist Laura Ward, and the NYU Steinhardt Orchestra.

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden
Photo by Tony Powell
Caroline Kennedy and Al Roker
Photo by Tony Powell
Photo by Tony Powell
Photo by Tony Powell


On Wednesday, The Art Show (an art fair organized by the Art Dealers Association of America) held a benefit preview for its week-long show. The night was in support of Henry Street Settlement.

Fran Lebowitz
Photo by BFA
Victor Glemaud
Photo by BFA
Ronald Lauder
Photo by BFA
Chloe Wise
Photo by BFA
DeRay McKesson
Photo by BFA


Also on Wednesday, PEN America held an In Conversation event with Emily Ratajkowski at Tory Burch’s boutique. Ratajkowski recently penned the essay collection My Body.

Ziwe Fumudo, Emily Ratajkowski, and Tory Burch
Photo by BFA
Karlie Kloss
Photo by BFA
Hannah Bronfman
Photo by BFA
Tommy Dorfman
Photo by BFA
Deborah Wilson
Photo by BFA


On Tuesday, the Accessories Council held its 25th annual ACE Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street. Iris Apfel was given the Super Hero award. Other honorees included Wes Gordon for Carolina Herrera, Christian Siriano, LaQuan Smith, Crocs, Stephanie Roberson of Shopbop, Caleres/Allen Edmonds, Qurate Retail Group, and Karyn Schoenbart, CEO of The NPD Group.

Christian Siriano and Whoopi Goldberg
Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images
LaQuan Smith and Ciara
Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images
Wes Gordon
Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images
Iris Apfel
Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images
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