· The Figment Festival returns to Governors Island with grass couches and zany interactive exhibits June 11-13—but first the event will make a new stop in Boston on June 5. [figmentproject.org]

· If you like salsa music, free admission to cultural institutions, and mingling with local artists and authors, check out the Brooklyn Museum’s 2nd annual Eco Fair on Saturday. [BrooklynBased]

· Randall’s Island got a new 40-tree orchard this week that will be fruitful and multiply sometime in 2015. [gothamist]

· The Lucky Rice Asian Food Festival is already underway, and will be followed by its own restaurant week at 20 venues, including Zenkichi in Williamsburg. [luckyrice.com]

· The University District’s Dining Days will now stretch your prix-fixe appetite for two weeks this summer July 15-29. [philly.com]

· For the Kentucky Derby, Floyd in Brooklyn will have $5 Mint Juleps and a prize for the best hat; Union Hall will have backwards bocce and a cookout. [newyorker]

· The much anticipated Le Meridien Philly is reported to open as early as May. [hotelchatter]


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