Here’s where to get the royal treatment in the Big Apple this weekend.
Fans of the royal family are going crazy over the Queen’s Jubilee in British pubs and restaurants across New York City – with a facility offering performances, a build-your-own crown station and the Queen for a Day competition.
Tea & Sympathy, which serves British home cooking in the West Village, is hosting a party starting Saturday morning with live music and a contest to dress up as a monarch and win a prize.
To celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s record seven decades on the throne, the restaurant will see outdoor anniversary events including the Epsom Derby horse race, workers said.
“I just think it’s a fantastic celebration of 70 years of service to our country,” said Stephanie Kessell, a 34-year-old British transplant recipient who works at the restaurant.
The festivities, which begin at 9:30 am, will also include a “crowning station” where people can build a crown out of paper and stick-on jewels.
Jazz band Max Dolgin Trio Plus will play a set and the restaurant will give away the Brut Rose of Chapel Down – the wine that will be served at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton – along with Union Jack-shaped crackers, workers said.
The restaurant also serves the traditional Jubilee Pudding, a British dessert made with sponge cake and lemon curd.
Dan Howarth, 33, a creative consultant from England, called it a touch of home.
“It’s important to celebrate milestones like this. We can’t join the celebrations at home, but we can be here,” he said.
On Friday, the bar hung British flags outside and decorated the store with a cardboard cutout of the 96-year-old monarch.
“It’s going to be busy tomorrow,” said Nicky Perry, the restaurant’s owner. “People love it when you party a little bit.
Traditional British dance group, the Bouwerie Boys Morris Dancers, will perform outdoors on Sunday from 11am, along with a jazz band.
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