Unless you’re of the same mind as Mark Oppenheimer in Slate, you may be looking forward to Friday’s royal nuptials. If you’re enough of a hard-core Anglophile or insomniac, you can hie yourself to The Archway, where Water Street crosses under the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO, at 5:30 a.m. for a free giant screening of the ceremony presented by DUMBO Improvement District in partnership with BBC America. If you wish, you may stick around for more wedding-related activities “including contests and prizes for the best fancy hat and costumes for both children and adults.”
As might be expected, the Atlantic Chip Shop, 129 Atlantic Avenue (between Henry and Clinton) will be celebrating the event, though it won’t be open in the wee hours for live viewing.
YourNabe.com: For the past few weeks now, the restaurant has featured a caricature of Wills and Kate in its front window, leading up to the wedding. On the big day, you can celebrate the British couple by dining on traditional “old boys club” type food, including kippers — smoked herring — and kedgeree — a curried rice with smoked haddock and hard-boiled eggs.
“Every time I say it, it sounds awful, but it’s really quite nice,” said [owner Chris] Sell. “I’m putting it on the menu because I want to eat it.”
Festivities at the Chip Shop begin at 11:00 a.m., and will include a toast to the newlyweds and a royal quiz.