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The annual Gay Pride celebration continues, capped off on Sunday by the Dance on the Pier, 4pm-10:30pm, plus fireworks.

Christo's The Gates gave us a fresh perspective on Central Park; perhaps Olafur Eliasson's NYC Waterfalls will do the same for the East River.

Just as She & Him celebrates bygone radio pop, Clare and the Reasons, at Joe's Pub tomorrow night, provides a delightful soundtrack for an indie feature in which you'd want to star.



art… It's group show season, and I Won't Grow Up at Cheim & Read, 547 W. 25th [10th/11th] 212.242.7727, may be the most engaging of them. Curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody and Donald Baechler, the exhibition features works that "that embrace a child-like sensibility" from an impressive range of artists including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Louise Bourgeois, Jeff Koons, McDermott & McGough, Takashi Murakami, and Andy Warhol. Opens tonight.



shopping… Today at Auto, 805 Washington [Gansevoort/Horatio] 212.229.2292, 11-7pm, is having a trunk show of Missoni Home accessories that includes bedding, towels, throws, and rugs. You'll get a 10% discount for in-store and online orders all day.



food… Beyond Oregano: Expand Your Herbal Palate in the Garden and Kitchen is a class at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, this Saturday, 2-5pm, $39, that will teach you how to grow and cook with things like monarda and use orange thyme, chocolate mint, and golden marjoram.



books… One of the most memorable books we've ever read is Philip Gourevitch's We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda, a heartbreaking account of the unspeakable genocide there. In Mr. Gourevitch's new book, Standard Operating Procedure, written with documentary filmmaker Errol Morris, we get the full horrors of Abu Ghraib. The authors will be at Barnes & Noble on W. 82nd this Monday night, 7pm.






Uniting Neighbors, in Fun and Sorrow
(NY Times)
Everything Coconut
(Cravings)
After Bruno
(Gotham Gazette)
Dining in 2015
(designboom)
The Glass From Terminal 8
(Tropolism)


third street, brooklyn (by pasqualina azzarello)

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