April has always been our marker that the art world is finally ready to come out and play. It’s the start of gala season, warm weather activities and art parties. We’ve selected a list of things to do for you to check out this week.


April 3rd

Event: Brooklyn Artists Ball 2017 / Tickets

Photo// courtesy of Inez and Vinoodh

Brooklyn Artists Ball is one of the most engaging and unique ways to celebrate Brooklyn’s artists and support Brooklyn Museum’s programs. Honoring Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will start at 6:30 p.m. Dinner starts at 8 p.m., followed by the dance party at 9 p.m. This year’s dress code is blue. Read our outfit guide here.

Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn, New York 11238



Event: Tribeca Ball 2017 / Tickets

Photo // courtesy of New York Academy of Art’s Tribeca Ball

The 22nd annual Tribeca Ball will take place at 111 Franklin Street starting at 6pm with cocktails. Dinner begins at 8:30pm. Chairs Alain Bernard, Christina Di Donna, Brooke Shields and Naomi Watts will honor artist Will Cotton to benefit the New York Academy of Art. Note that this year’s dress code is “animal instinct.”

Tribeca Ball 2017 11 Franklin Street, New York, NY 10013



April 4th

Event: New Museum 40th Anniversary Gala / Tickets

Photo // courtesy of Cipriani 55

The New Museum is celebrating their 40th Anniversary Gala with a cocktail reception, dinner, award ceremony, auction, and a performance. The attire is tux and trainers, which is kind of genius. The event is hosted by Massimiliano Gioni and Lisa Phillips and it’s honoring Saul Dennison, Chris Ofili, Allan Schwartzman.

Cipriani 55 55 Wall St, New York, NY 10005



April 5th

Performance: Art Battle New York / Tickets

Photo // courtesy of Art Battle

A night of Art Battle® live competitive painting connects the New York live painting community to the national and global tournaments. Twelve artists compete in timed rounds of live painting, the audience votes for winners, and all works are auctioned. The winner of this event will qualify for New York City Championships and ultimately the US and International Finals later in 2017.

(Le) Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012



April 8th

Event: Afro-Greco Exhibition Reception & Conversation Between Fab Five Freddy and Greg Tate / RSVP

Photo // courtesy of Pioneer Works

Pioneer Works is pleased to present a conversation between artist and hip hop avatar Fred Brathwaite, aka Fab 5 Freddy, and Greg Tate, iconic Village Voice columnist, leader of Burnt Sugar and one of the ‘Godfathers of Hip Hop Journalism.’ The conversation will be held in conjunction with Fab 5 Freddy’s exhibition Afro-Greco, on view in the Second Floor gallery space.

Pioneer Works 159 Pioneer Street Brooklyn, NY 11231


top image // courtesy of New York Academy of Art’s Tribeca Ball