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Cultural programming

With a mission to inspire and enlighten, The Fifth presents elevated cultural and intellectual experiences that are designed to cultivate curiosity and encourage discovery. A reimagining of salon culture, our year-round calendar of thoughtful, unique, and inspiring programming features impactful talent, dynamic audiences, and transportive settings.

An Evening with Hilton Als and Margo Jefferson

The Fifth Avenue Hotel 1 West 28th Street, New York, United States

Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Hilton Als and Margo Jefferson came together for one night to kick off Jefferson’s forthcoming Art of Nonfiction interview—soon to be published in The Paris Review as part of the Writers at Work series—live at The Fifth Avenue Hotel. Jefferson is the author of Constructing a Nervous System (2022), Negroland (2015), and... Read more »

Spring Equinox Sound Bath

The Fifth Avenue Hotel 1 West 28th Street, New York, United States

In the sanctuary of The Fifth Avenue Hotel's Mansion Ballroom and guests recharged with sounds of Humming Puppy Yoga and Meditation Center's signature crystal singing bowls, combined with “The Hum”—a unique soundscape of Humming Puppy's own design. The Hum combines digital and organic sound frequencies of 7.83hz and 40hz. 7.83hz, or the "Schumann Resonance," mimics... Read more »

Floral Design Workshop

The Fifth Avenue Hotel 1 West 28th Street, New York, United States

In partnership with FLOWERBX, The Fifth Avenue Hotel hosted two intimate floral design workshops in The Conservatory. Guests learned about the seasonality of spring flowers and were led by Senior Floral Designer Adam Perry through hands-on experience building an elaborate arrangement to take home. Through the process, they were taught best practices and design tips,... Read more »

Alanna Airitam in conversation with Dr. Rebecca Senf

The Fifth Avenue Hotel 1 West 28th Street, New York, United States

On the occasion of AIPAD: The Photography Show, The Fifth Avenue Hotel hosted a conversation between artist Alanna Airitam and Dr. Rebecca Senf, Chief Curator, Center for Creative Photography. Airitam is a photographer whose work transcends traditional boundaries, incorporating elements of other materials such as metal, resin, varnish, and gold leaf into her captivating compositions.... Read more »

The Art of Collaboration: Panel Discussion and Breakfast

The Fifth Avenue Hotel 1 West 28th Street, New York, United States

The Fifth Avenue Hotel, in collaboration with Artlogic, hosted an exclusive breakfast event and panel discussion on the relationship between art collectors and dealers to coincide with the leading art fair Frieze New York. The discussion focused on the romance between collectors and dancers, which is often considered a nuanced dance, blending mutual passion for... Read more »

Celebrating “Matty Davis: Die No Die (The High Line)”

The Fifth Avenue Hotel 1 West 28th Street, New York, United States

On the evening before Frieze Art Fair’s VIP opening day, a captivating experience unfolded on The High Line, Matty Davis's Die No Die (The High Line). Organized by Taylor Zakarin, Associate Curator, High Line Art, this multi-artist performance moved through four distinct choreographic stages, stretching from Gansevoort Street to the Spur. As the city transitioned... Read more »

The Enduring Legacy of Lee Krasner

The Fifth Avenue Hotel 1 West 28th Street, New York, United States

Following Kasmin Gallery's exhibition Lee Krasner: The Edge of Color, Geometric Abstractions 1948–53 and on the occasion of The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF), The Fifth Avenue Hotel presented a conversation between Caroline Black, Executive Director of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation; and Eleanor Nairne, Curator and Head of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum... Read more »

Essential Oils Blending Workshop

The Fifth Avenue Hotel 1 West 28th Street, New York, United States

In this intimate, hands-on workshop, led by Amy Apgar, guests will learn the core concepts of aromatherapy blending. Throughout the evening, they will be taught how to select the essential oils for a blend with intention, distinguish perfumery notes and fragrance families, formulate the desired aroma and therapeutic benefits, and calculate safe dilution rates. This... Read more »