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People/Events/Accounts: News about 29Rooms, Coney Island Mermaid Parade, the National Ballet of Canada, and More

AUSTIN: The 13th annual African American Book Festival will take place June 22 at George Washington Carver Museum & Library.

CHICAGO: Hyatt House Chicago/West Loop-Fulton Market will open June 13. The 200-room hotel has appointed six people to its leadership team: Richard Sasso as general manager, Iyonna Rivers as director of sales, ToniAnn Fedele as sales manager, Lexi Salloum as assistant general manager, Rick Munson as assistant general manager, and Tiffany Johnson as sales and service coordinator.

Refinery29’s 29Rooms will debut a new immersive experience, 29Rooms: Expand Your Reality, July 18-28 at Skylight Chicago Board of Trade.

The 28th annual Dance for Life Chicago performance will take place August 17 at the Auditorium Theatre. The gala reception will take place after the show at the Hilton Chicago.

LOS ANGELES: George P. Johnson has appointed Sherri Ferren senior vice president of client success and co-lead of the experiential marketing agency’s L.A. office.

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NEW YORK: Grand Bazaar NYC's Handmade Bazaar will take place June 2. The event will feature goods from more than 200 local artisans.

The 37th annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade will take place June 22 along Surf Avenue.

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ORLANDO/CENTRAL FLORIDA: Runway to Hope raised approximately $1.5 million at the Adam Michael Rosen Foundation Presents Runway to Hope's 2019 Spring Soirée, which took place May 18 at Rosen Shingle Creek.

TORONTO: The National Ballet of Canada’s Mad Hot Ballet: Desert Dream gala will take place June 12 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.

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