Obama to Deliver Commencement Address at Barnard College

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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 8: U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a keynote address during the 18th Annual Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies Gala Dinner on May 8, 2012 in Washington, D.C. APAIC is a non-profit group that works to develop Asian American leaders and politicians. (Photo by Kristoffer Tripplaar-Pool/Getty Images) Photo: Pool/2012 Getty Images

The president will be arriving in the city late Monday morning and will deliver the commencement address before the 600 graduates of all-female Barnard College at 1 p.m. Consider this your traffic report. Before heading back to the Washington, Obama will to head to a $5,000-a-ticket fund-raiser at the Rubin Museum of Art in Chelsea. The event will be co-hosted by LGBT Leadership Council and singer Ricky Martin. The president will also appear at private $35,800-per-plate fund-raising dinner where guests will enjoy a meal by chef Vikas Khanna. Not exactly George Clooney, but Martin and Khanna will have to do.