More than Just the Wedding

Friday, May 18, 2018

Sometimes it can be hard to figure out what to do over the weekend. In a city like New York, there are just too many options. Fortunately, AVENUE’s editors have put their collective heads together and come up with a few suggestions. This week, we present to you everything you might do instead of watching the Royal Wedding.


A Patriotic Dinner…

As any U.S. history buffs will tell you, we fought a bloody revolution to rid ourselves of the royal family. Why not celebrate that this weekend at Fraunces Tavern, the legendary Financial District restaurant where Washington said farewell to his troops.

Fraunces Tavern, 54 Pearl Street, New York

Originally opened in 1762


…And a Patriotic Show

After dinner, why not take in Hamilton? It’s a fun musical about history, the American experiment and how loathsome a tyrant Harry’s great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather George III was.

Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 West 46th Street, New York

Open now


Royalty of a Different Kind

The Kennedys continue to excite us, and why shouldn’t they? For one brief, shining moment, we had our own royal family to admire. That extended even to the Beales, Jackie’s shabby cousins featured in Grey Gardens. And now comes That Summer, a new documentary on Big and Little Edie, directed by Göran Olsson from long-lost footage by Peter Beard from 1972.

IFC Center, 323 6th Avenue, New York

Opens Friday, May 18th


Mismatched Lovers

Tony and Maria, that is—not Harry and Meghan! On Saturday, Symphony Space will host an all-day tribute to Leonard Bernstein, featuring music, dance, speeches, and no nuptials.

Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York

Saturday, May 19th from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.


If You Really Have to Celebrate Another Country

There’s another UK to honor this weekend: UKraine. That’s right, it’s the 42nd annual Saint George Ukrainian Festival, featuring dancing, music, crafts and more.

Saint George Ukrainian Festival, 30 East 7th Street, New York

Friday, May 18th through Sunday, May 20th



And for more things to do, be sure to check out Avenue’s Social Calendar.


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