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Cork Tree by Larry Lederman.  

To Inform and Delight—and Shop
The Williamsburg antiquary Open Air Modern continues its weekly Spring Design Events Series tonight with a screening of the Milton Glaser–dedicated documentary To Inform and Delight. Join fellow Glaser fans for drinks as you peruse the store’s midcentury-modern stock and toast the designer behind the iconic I ♥ NY campaign (489 Lorimer St., nr. Powers, Williamsburg; 718-383-6465; 7 p.m.; free; through 6/30).

Schmoozing at the Smithsonian
The Smithsonian joins the museum-party movement tomorrow with Cocktails@Cooper-Hewitt. After ogling centuries of the decorative arts inside (current highlight: “Color Moves: Art & Fashion by Sonia Delaunay”), step out into the garden where cocktails and snacks are available for purchase while a D.J. spins. This week, L.A. D.J. Sabo’s on the decks (Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden, 2 E. 91st St., at Fifth Ave.; 212-849-8400; free with admission; weekly through 6/30)

The Four Season’s Endless Spring
A pop-up gallery has sprouted in the lobby of the Four Seasons, featuring a decadelong photo series of the New York Botanical Garden by photographer Larry Lederman. Sizable shots of willows, sycamores, and cherry blossoms in springtime bloom, starting at 40 by 60 inches at the smallest, are on sale to benefit the New York Botanical Garden (99 E. 52nd St., at Park Ave.; 718-817-8700; through 6/20).


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