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Monday, May 29, 2017

Summer is (almost) here. Check out what’s going on in New York this week:

Memorial Day Parades

New York City

New York’s City has a number of parades commemorating Memorial Day. The Queens parade, the city’s largest, starts at 1 p.m. on Grand Avenue at 72nd Street. The Brooklyn parade begins in Bay Ridge at 10 a.m. In Manhattan, the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Day Observance begins at 10 a.m. on Riverside Drive and 89th Street.


The Southampton Memorial Day Parade begins at 10:15 a.m. on Jobs Lane and finishes at Agawam Park. The East Hampton Memorial Day Parade will begin with a service at 9 a.m. and a parade down Main Street at 10 a.m.


Opening Night: Rioult Dance NY

Wednesday, May 31

175 Eighth Avenue, New York

For its Joyce season, the RIOULT Dance NY Company performs a world premiere set to ‘70s progressive rock music that harkens back to Rioult’s days of club dancing, and a re-staging of the 1995 work Te Deum, one of his most acclaimed pieces. Costumes by Patricia Field.

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GOOD+ Foundation New York Bash

Wednesday, May 31

Victoria Gardens, Wollman Rink in Central Park, New York

The 2017 GOOD+ Bash features carnival rides, games, arts and crafts, face painting, balloon artists, and other kid-friendly activities. All ticket proceeds benefit GOOD+ Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing essential equipment, products, clothing, and services to parents and children in need.

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Bryant Park Scooper Bowl 

Thursday, June 1, noon

Bryant Park’s Fountain Terrace, off Sixth Avenue and 41st Street

All who scraem for ice cream will be able to enjoy the sweet treat at the Scooper Bowl New York, a three-day charity event that will feature all-you-can-eat ice cream from purveyors across the country. Proceeds will benefit the Jimmy Fund, which supports cancer crare at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

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United Nations Association Annual Cocktail Party

Wednesday, May 31, 7-9:30 p.m.

The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York

The United Nations Association will host its annual cocktail party and silent auction.

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The Met Spring Gala

Thursday, June 1, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 

1000 Fifth Avenue, New York

The annual Spring Gala will honor Lynne Doughtie, Chairman and CEO of KPMG LLP, and Daniel S. Glaser, President and CEO of March & McLennan Companies, with the Business Committee Civic Leadership Award. This event raises general operating support for all aspects of The Met’s programming and features an exhibition viewing, cocktails and dinner.

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New York Botanical Garden Conservatory Ball

Thursday, June 1, 7:30 p.m.

New York Botanical Gardens, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx

The New York Botanical Gardens will host its annual Conservatory Ball in celebrating of the works by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly. Proceeds from the ball will help underwrite the Garden’s children education programs.

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New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award

Thursday, June 1, 7 p.m.

New York Public Library, 476 Fifth Avenue, New York

The New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award is a $10,000 prize awarded to a writer age 35 or younger for a novel or a collection of short stories. 

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