On Friday, June 2nd, 2017 at 8pm, Carnival of Love Foundation will present their annual benefit at Melrose Ballroom, 36-08 33rd St, LIC, NY 11106. This event aptly named “6th Sense”, alludes to the fact that children with autism spectrum disorder experience life through enhanced sensory perception. The Carnival-esque event will feature activities that play on all 6 senses: Sight, Taste, Smell, Touch, Hearing and Extrasensory Perception (ESP). For instance, the “Taste” section will feature local restaurants who will offer “Love Bites” -- delectable samplings of food from their menus, and the “Smell” section will offer aromatherapy samplings, among many other surprises. Proceeds from the events will directly fund their current and future “Center” programming.
The Greek Independence Day Parade commemorates the Declaration of Greek Independence from Ottoman Empire on March 25, 1821. The parade is a NYC tradition that has been celebrated since 1938. Keep an eye out for the "Carnival of Love Mobile" as we march with pride on 5th Avenue in Manhattan along 64th Street rolling north to 79th Street.