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Swimming Cities of Serenissima
What: Remember the flotilla of vessels graffiti artist Swoon helped send down the East River? The project manager talks about the process of creating handmade ships out of junk and how they managed to take the fleet from Slovenia to Venice and beyond.
Why: It will float your boat. (Join the India adventure.)
When: Fri., noon.
Where: NYU’s Barney Building, 34 Stuyvesant St., b/t Second & Third Aves., rm. 105.
What: Brooklyn’s City Reliquary hosts the opening reception of Miss Subways, Past and Present. Bluegrass band Frankenpine plays in the backyard.
Why: Think of it as your civic duty.
When: Thurs., 7-10 p.m.
Where: 370 Metropolitan Ave., at Havemeyer St., Williamsburg (718-782-4842).
What: Delicatessen’s adjacent outpost serves twelve kinds of dressed macaroni, including Mayan chipotle; a lobster and mascarpone version; and one with duck confit, fontina, caramelized onion, and fine herbs.
Why: Of course, it’s a little cheesy.
When: Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 54 Prince St., at Lafayette St. (212-226-8877).
Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Trunk Show
What: Models, raffles, vodka, and the bright new collection.
Why: Update your color palette.
When: Thurs., 6-8 p.m.
Where: Kisan Concept Store, 125 Greene St., at Prince St. (212-475-2470).
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