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Royal Viewing

Grab some Champagne and watch Wills and Kate get hitched at these events on Friday, April 29.

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The Paley Center's Royal Wedding Viewing Party
Paley Center for Media; 25 W. 52nd St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-621-6800; 5:30 a.m.
Watch footage of the wedding at the Paley Center's exclusive screening room—free, but reservations required—from 5:30 a.m. streamed live from London in HD. Tea, scones, and Champagne will be served. The truly dedicated are invited to come wearing their most unique bridesmaid dress for a chance at a special prize.

St. George's Society of New York's Royal Wedding Bash
Edison Ballroom; 240 W. 47th St., nr. Broadway; 212-201-7650; $150, prime spots $200, table of ten $2,000; 7 p.m.—1 a.m.
Join the gentrified revelry at an event hosted by one of New York's oldest British expat clubs—founded in 1770 by early English settlers—at the Edison Ballroom. St. George’s is throwing a three-course-meal extravaganza, complete with live band, Champagne reception, and open bar. And you can even wear a bowler hat, if that’s your thing.

Royal Wedding Party at Lyon Bouchon Moderne
Lyon Bouchon Moderne; 118 Greenwich Ave., nr. Jane St.; 212-242-5966; 6 a.m.
The Lyonnaise bistro will be hosting a live viewing with a traditional British menu and cocktails. There's also a raffle—tickets are $10 a pop—with prizes including round-trip airfare to London and one of Liz Hurley's old leopard-print bikinis. When the crowd gets to capacity (projected to be around noon), they'll host a party on the street along with Tea & Sympathy, with bagpipe players and costume contests.

BBC America’s Screening of the Royal Wedding
Archway under the Manhattan Bridge; Dumbo; 5:30 a.m, 9 a.m., and noon
BBC America and the DUMBO Improvement District will host a (giant) screening of the ceremony at the Archway under the Manhattan Bridge. Fancy dress is encouraged, with contests during the day for the best adult, child, and dog’s costumes (!), and there’ll even be a photobooth on site to commemorate the madness. If 5:30 a.m. is too early for you, the whole thing will be replayed from 9 a.m., with the nuptials re-airing at noon.

The Royal Wedding '11 Celebration Party
155 Water St., nr. Pearl St.; 718-310-3040; 5 a.m—1 a.m.
Expat group Big Apple Brits' bash starts at 5 a.m. and runs all the way through to 1 a.m. An all-day pass ($60) gets you an open bar, the chance to compete in a fancy-hat competition (ladies only!), a royal trivia quiz, and, of course, wedding cake.

The ChipShop’s Viewing Events
ChipShop; Fifth Ave., at 6th St. (Brooklyn), 718-832-7701 & 129 Atlantic Ave., nr. Henry St., 718-855-7775; 11 a.m
Hearty festivities start at 11 a.m. with a special English breakfast—including the quintessential smoked kippers—and continue on with lunch at 3 p.m., featuring the regular menu plus a full English roast and wedding cupcakes. Gaudy wedding-style hats are encouraged.

Royal Wedding Breakfast at the Jones Wood Foundry
Jones Wood Foundry ; 401 E. 76th St., nr. First Ave.; 212-249-2700; 5:30 a.m.
Catch the event live at this UES gastropub, where you can have a $60 three-course breakfast that includes a piece of wedding cake.

Trump International Hotel Royal Wedding Package
Trump International Hotel and Tower; 1 Central Park West, at Columbus Circle; 212-299-1059; 5:30 a.m
Wake up to the wedding at the Trump International Hotel, which is offering a special package that includes breakfast at Jean Georges and a screening, plus a piece of official Royal Wedding china as a memento. Suites from $1,075; tickets for the breakfast only are $149.


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