I received the following e-mail from Meryl Zegarek:
Mayor Bloomberg will declare the week of April 25th as Mystery Week in New York, to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Edgar® Awards in NYC. The Edgars are presented each year in New York to the best mystery writers in books, short stories, plays, and TV teleplays. The Edgars are considered 'the Oscars' of mystery writing, and an Edgar is a coveted and prestigious prize.
Help us celebrate by telling everyone to mark their calendars for several days and nights of mystery and mayhem in NYC!
Monday, April 25th
8–10pm - FREE - Bar 82 at 149 2nd Ave. (near 10th St/St. Marks, train #6 to Astor)
Bar 82 Literary Series presents writers from Mystery Writers of America’s NY Chapter who will read from new & upcoming books. Featuring: Megan Abbott, Peter Blauner, Jane Cleland, Stefanie Pintoff, Charles Salzberg, Persia Walker
Tuesday, April 26th
6-8pm - FREE - The Mysterious Bookshop at 58 Warren Street, (train #2 to Chambers)
Mystery Writers of America launch party for their newest anthology, The Rich and the Dead Anthology edited by Nelson DeMille.
Mr. DeMille, several contributors will attend, as well as many of this year's Edgar nominees.
Wednesday, April 27
2011 Edgar® Week Symposium: 65 Years of Edgar: The Past, Present and Future of Mystery Writing (It is a full day of top-notch panels.)
Location: Lighthouse International, 111 E 59th St, – Auditorium, Lower Level (trains R, N, Q to Lex or #4, 5, 6 to 59th)
Advance registration required: members $90, non-members $125 - Tickets at http://www.theedgars.com
Thursday, April 28
The Edgar Awards - 65th Gala Banquet at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, East 42nd at Lexington Ave.
The annual black tie gala celebrating the best and brightest in crime fiction, non-fiction, plays and television honors our Edgar nominees and winners, and also presents the Grand Master and Raven Awards.
Reception: 6:30 -7:30 pm • Dinner & Awards 7:30 - 11:00pm
Advance tickets required: $175 at http://www.theedgars.com
And more mysterious happenings to follow......