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President Barack Obama will be Barnard College's commencement speaker, replacing New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson, who had been already scheduled to speak. The New York Times confirmed yesterday that the White House had contacted Barnard to "offer the president as the commencement speak ... More >>
At Edible Manhattan's cocktail pairing event, which takes place on Tuesday, February 28 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., you can try out drinks made by New York City mixologists with craft spirits. Tickets are $45.
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