Calendar

Saturday, May 7, 2016 to Sunday, June 5, 2016
RUNNING OF THE PREAKNESS STAKES
Baltimore

The second leg of horseracing’s Triple Crown. Info: preakness.com

Saturday, May 7, 2016
KENTUCKY DERBY
Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville

Run for the Roses…and a Julep Jubilee

The Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville is part one of horseracing’s Triple Crown. (The Preakness and Belmont Stakes follow.) The race, set for May 7, is known as “the most exciting two minutes in sports”—and for the more than 100,000 mint juleps that will be served during the event. Can’t attend? You can make your own perfect mint julep. Just muddle four fresh mint leaves, a teaspoon of powdered sugar, and two teaspoons of water in a highball glass or silver julep cup. Add two ounces of Kentucky bourbon, stir well, and garnish with fresh mint.
Info: kentuckyderby.com

Monday, May 9, 2016
GREATER WASHINGTON AVIATION OPEN
Leesburg, Virginia

This annual golf and tennis tournament raises money for several charities.
Info: gwao.org

Monday, May 9, 2016 to Saturday, July 2, 2016
AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE
Lincoln Center, New York City.

 The season includes Sylvia, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, and more. Info: abt.org

Monday, May 16, 2016 to Sunday, June 5, 2016
THE FRENCH OPEN
Paris

Also known as Roland Garros, after the famous French aviator, this is the only tennis grand-slam event played on clay courts. Info: rolandgarros.com

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 to Thursday, May 26, 2016
EUROPEAN BUSINESS AVIATION CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION
Geneva

Our sister publication, EBACE Convention News, and ainonline.com will provide daily coverage at Europe’s premier annual bizav gathering.
Info: ebace.aero

Thursday, May 26, 2016 to Sunday, May 29, 2016
MONACO FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX
Monte Carlo, Monaco

The race, which dates back to 1929, employs a track that consists largely of curvy city streets. Info: monaco-grand-prix.com

Thursday, May 26, 2016 to Sunday, May 29, 2016
MONACO FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX
Monte Carlo, Monaco

The race, which dates back to 1929, employs a track that consists largely of curvy city streets. Info: monaco-grand-prix.com

Sunday, May 29, 2016
INDIANAPOLIS 500
Indianapolis

Billed as “the greatest spectacle in racing,” this 500-mile auto competition offers 200 laps of pure speed.
Info: indy500.com

Friday, June 10, 2016 to Sunday, June 12, 2016
CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL
Chicago

Three days of music, food, and people watching in a city long known for great blues.
Info: cityofchicago.org

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“"Many years ago, our company founder, Al Conklin, sold a new twin-engine business aircraft to a very successful entrepreneur. He had established a bit of a rapport with the individual and, after the sale, asked him straight out, 'How can you justify the cost of this airplane?' His reply? 'What is the cost of a divorce?'"–David Wyndham, president, Conklin & de Decker”

-David Wyndham