Monday, April 18, 2011

Celebrate the Royal Wedding in NYC

While we're just an ocean away from London but that doesn't stop New York City from celebrating the Royal Wedding Friday April 29th. Check out these events going on around town and celebrate with your fellow Anglophiles:

The Paley Center for Media is open bright and early for a viewing party at 5:30AM. Celebrate in style with tea, scones, and, of course, champagne. There will be wedding trivia and eventgoers are encourage to wear their best bridesmaid dress for "Most Unique Bridesmaid" contest.

The DUMBO Improvement District and the BBC America are holding a grand old party under the Manhattan Bridge, known as "The Archway." Featuring:

  • costume contests
  • facepainting
  • retro British music
  • traditional British games
  • a photobooth for keepsake memories
  • quizzes and raffles
  • and of course food such as scones and wedding cake
The event is free, but if you would like to attend a special evening wedding reception you can purchase your tickets here. (Note: if your not an early bird, it will be replayed after the wedding takes place. 

Tea & Sympathy is also getting in on the action to and encourages restaurant goers to come in their best (or even their wedding dress if you like). There will be a raffle where ticket proceeds will go to William and Kate's charity. They'll be open at 10:30AM. 

Lyon will open bright and early at 6AM, and hold a viewing party where you can order breakfast and English beer.

So grab your best hat (or make your own) and set your alarms for that early wake up call. Or if your not into going out, why not throw your own wedding party? Here's a link for some party ideas.

Royal Wedding Viewing Party
Paley Center for Media
25 West 52 Street
New York, NY 10019
Admission: Free (but reserve your space here)

The Archway (under Manhattan Bridge)
Admission: Free

Evening Wedding Reception
8PM - 1AM
All Day VIP Pass Only $60
Evening Pass (8pm – 1am) Only $40

Tea & Sympathy
108 Greenwich Avenue
New York, NY 10011

118 Greenwich Ave
New York, NY 10011

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