March 26, 2018 Madison Avenue Presents Spring Events on America’s Longest Luxury Shopping Street
Madison Avenue Presents Spring Events on America’s Longest Luxury Shopping Street
2Nd Annual Madison Avenue Gallery Walk – April 28, 2018
CURATOR AND ARTIST TALKS & TOURS IN 46 RENOWNED GALLERIES
The 2nd Annual Madison Avenue Gallery Walk will take place on April 28, the Saturday preceding the TEFAF, Art New York and Frieze New York fairs. It has been organized to give art collectors and enthusiasts the time and space to visit the 46 participating galleries that span Madison Avenue and its adjacent side streets from East 57 to East 86 Streets.
Throughout the day, curators and artists at participating galleries will present Gallery Talks discussing their respective exhibitions. A print edition of the Madison Avenue Gallery Map will be available as a visitor’s guide.
In conjunction with the Gallery Walk, for the fourth time, the Madison Avenue BID is partnering on a public art exhibition with New York’s School of Visual Arts (SVA). On Madison Avenue’s sidewalks, students from SVA will be displaying, in Lucite-enclosed 8-foot-tall pedestals artworks that represent their respective inspiration for pursuing a career as an artist. The SVA’s Chair of the 3D Design Program and Art Directors Club Hall of Fame Laureate Kevin T. O’Callaghan, is mentoring the students showcased in this public exhibition.
Madison Avenue Gallery Walk will be free and open to the public, with programming taking place from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. This event is organized by the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District (BID). ARTnews is the media sponsor. The public can sign up to attend and create their Gallery Talk itinerary by registering at:
8TH ANNUAL MADISON AVENUE WATCH WEEK – MAY 14 – 19, 2018
PREMIERING THE WORLD’S FINEST TIMEPIECES
An established and much anticipated event drawing distinguished watch clients from the New York region, the 8th Annual Madison Avenue Watch Week is scheduled for Monday, May 14 to Saturday, May 19th. Madison Avenue Watch Week is a premiere experience for the watch connoisseur offering a “first look” at the timepieces launched at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie and the 2018 Baselworld World Watch and Jewelry Show.
Open to the public, premier watch brands welcome enthusiasts and collectors with special events and offerings during business hours in the participating Madison Avenue stores located between 57th and 86th Streets. By visiting the
dedicated event website, www.madisonavenuewatchweek.com, collectors and connoisseurs can register to participate in events of their choosing, as well as to schedule individual appointments with participating brands.
Madison Avenue Watch Week will include artisan demonstrations; discussions with watchmakers; presentations regarding trends in design, manufacturing and mechanism technology; exhibitions of antique and historic timepieces and exclusive VIP sales appointments. Madison Avenue Watch Week is presented by the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District (BID), sponsored by The Wall Street Journal and supported by the Horological Society of New York.
MADISON AVENUE: HIGH FASHION & HISTORIC PRESERVATION- MAY 15, 5PM-7PM
AN ARCHITECTURAL WALKING TOUR
New York City historic district regulations have played a tremendous role in maintaining Madison Avenue as an eclectic, enticing and elegant shopping destination. Tour Madison Avenue with leaders from its business and preservation communities to learn how cutting edge retail design has been successfully incorporated with historic building fabric on Tuesday, May 15; 5pm-7pm
As a participant in NYCxDesign, the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) is presenting this curated tour of landmark buildings on Madison Avenue in the Upper East Side. For more details and to register, visit www.madisonavenuebid.org.
ABOUT MADISON AVENUE
Madison Avenue, from East 57 to East 86 Streets, is the largest luxury shopping district in North America, containing over 400 establishments in this 1.5 mile historic area. Madison Avenue exhibits timeless elegance with a contemporary flare that is distinctively New York. The district is surrounded by internationally renowned hotels and located just a short walk from the City’s most popular attractions, including art galleries, Museum Mile and Central Park.
Madison Avenue is the exclusive NYC partner of the USA Luxury Shopping Consortium, a distinctive portfolio of luxury shopping centers and retail districts located throughout the U.S. As a result, Madison Avenue is an official Lifestyle Partner and recognized as a Preferred Shopping Destination of the Virtuoso Travel Network, an international agency network comprised of over 11,400 elite travel advisors in over 40 countries that serve the most affluent, well-traveled individuals in the world.
Domestic and international visitors are eligible to receive Madison Avenue Preferred Privileges, which provides an array of special offers, luxury services and experiences provided by participating retailers, galleries, salons and personal service providers located along the nation’s longest luxury shopping street. In addition, Madison Avenue offers an uber-luxe shopping experience by appointment with a renowned NYC personal shopper.
For further information and a listing of retailers, galleries and restaurants, visit www.madisonavenuebid.org