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Internet Week Hits Chelsea This Week

By DNAinfo Staff on June 5, 2011 10:36am

Foursquare Co-founder Dennis Crowley and Founder and co-editor of TechCrunch Michael Arrington during TechCrunch Disrupt New York May 2011 at Pier 94 on May 23, 2011 in New York City.
Foursquare Co-founder Dennis Crowley and Founder and co-editor of TechCrunch Michael Arrington during TechCrunch Disrupt New York May 2011 at Pier 94 on May 23, 2011 in New York City.
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By Tim Gorta

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MANHATTAN — New York City's annual Internet Week festival kicks off Monday.

Internet Week, in its fourth year, is a celebration of New York's high tech and online industry. 

The festival, which runs from June 6 to 13, is mostly taking place at the Metropolitan Pavilion and the Altman Building in Chelsea.  Other events are scheduled at various locations in Manhattan.

Highlights of the festival include the 15th annual Webby Awards, which celebrate excellence on the Internet and will be hosted by "Friends" star Lisa Kudrow, on June 13, and speeches from Sen. Chuck Schumer and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof.

Also Mayor Michael Bloomberg is throwing a party at Gracie Mansion Monday night to honor Foursquare, the East Village-based social media site, the New York Post reported.

Internet Week will also feature a series of panel discussions and networking events throughout the festival.

For more information and a schedule of events, visit internetweekny.com.