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Feb
23
Sat
2019
The Orchid Show: Singapore — 17th Year
Feb 23 – Apr 28 all-day

The Orchid Show: Singapore — 17th Year

February 23 – April 28

Also offered up is

Orchid Evenings

Taking place on March 16, 23, 30; April 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
7:00 – 10:00 pm
(Entry Times at 7:00, 7:30, & 8:00 pm)

You can get some discount tickets here…

Also,

Visit the official page here…

Thousands of orchids climb to the sky in the 17th annual “Orchid Show”, paying tribute to Singapore, the “City in a Garden,” and its beautiful national flower. Developed in partnership with Gardens by the Bay and Singapore Botanic Gardens, the exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx pays homage to the site’s iconic supertrees, dramatic vertical habitats, as well as the famed arches, a highlight of the National Orchid Garden. In the landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, thousands of colorful orchids in every shape and size surround you, reaching up towering structures and clinging to overhead arches to create a horticultural spectacle. You’ll see NYBG’s exquisite orchid collection as well as varieties showcasing Singapore’s achievements in orchid cultivation, research and conservation.

“”The 17th annual Orchid Show is a dazzling tribute to Singapore, the vibrant “City in a Garden” where these storied flowers are an integral part of the culture and landscape. Developed in partnership with Gardens by the Bay and Singapore Botanic Gardens, the exhibition pays homage to the sites’ iconic Supertrees—dramatic vertical habitats, and famed Arches—a highlight of the National Orchid Garden.

This horticultural spectacle, set in the landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, mesmerizes with thousands of orchids in every shape, color, and size. Treasures from NYBG’s exquisite orchid collection as well as varieties showcasing Singapore’s achievements in orchid hybridization, research, and conservation are also on display.””

Here below are videos concerning past years’ shows as posted by the NY Botanical Garden at their Youtube Page. Remember, these are from PAST Years.

 

Mar
16
Sat
2019
“Orchid Evenings”: Experience the Energy & Nightlife of Singapore
Mar 16 – Apr 27 all-day

“Orchid Evenings”: Experience the Energy & Nightlife of Singapore

New York Botanical Garden (Bronx, NY)

March 16 – April 27

Discounted tickets can be found here…

Enjoy an elegant night out at the New York Botanical Garden’s annual “Orchid Evenings”. New York City’s most spectacular evening outings are back, bringing the color and nightlife of Singapore with them. Step into one of the world’s greenest cultures as Supertrees come alive around you, exhilarating with a display of lights and orchids after dark in the Conservatory. Sip a Singapore Sling and purchase a bite to eat from the Bronx Night Market Pop-up while freestyle dancers and DJs perform throughout the night, and explore the kaleidoscope of orchid varieties from the “City in a Garden” and beyond. This is a very special and romantic destination!

Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Friday, Apr 5, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Friday, Apr 12, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Friday, Apr 19, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Apr
6
Sat
2019
Upcoming NYC Tree Giveaways for April 2019
Apr 6 – Apr 27 all-day

Upcoming NYC Tree Giveaways for April 2019

Courtesy of the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) nonprofit organization

Tree Giveaway with the Bethel Tabernacle  AME Church
Saturday, April 6, 9:30 am – 11:30 am
90 Schenectady Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213

Tree Giveaway with the Drew Gardens
Saturday, April 6, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
1070 East Tremont Avenue, Bronx, New York 10462

Tree Giveaway with El Garden
Sunday, April 7, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
120 Jefferson ST, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Tree Giveaway with Artists & Fleas
Saturday, April 13, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
70 N 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Tree Giveaway with Queens Botanical Garden
Saturday, April 13, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
43-50 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355

Tree Giveaway with the Brooklyn Public Library – Midwood Branch
Sunday, April 14, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
975 East 16th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11230

Tree Giveaway with Smiling Hogshead Ranch
Saturday, April 20, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
25-30 Skillman Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101

Tree Giveaway with the Wyckoff House Museum
Saturday, April 27, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
5816 Clarendon Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11203

Apr
7
Sun
2019
City Parks Foundation – Track & Field Programs in NYC
Apr 7 – Jun 23 all-day

City Parks Foundation – Track & Field Programs

April 7 – June 23, 2019

This April, City Parks Foundation is kicking off its 2019 Spring sports programs for young people living in Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, or Manhattan. CityParks Track & Field, presented in partnership with New York Road Runners and supported by the Randall’s Island Park Alliance, gives New York City kids, ages eight to 14, the chance to learn the basics of the sport. From hurdles and relay races, to long jump, shot put and javelin throw, this program runs from April 20 through June 8 in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens, with sessions once per week. The Jesse Owens Track and Field program introduces novice runners to cross country distance running through runs from East Harlem to Randall’s Island Park. This program runs from April 7 – June 23 in Manhattan, and is held once per week. Online registration is now open for all spring programs at CityParksFoundation.org/play. Participants are encouraged to register online in advance, though walk-up participants may register on-site if space permits. For more information and a full list of City Parks Foundation’s 2019 sports programs, please visit www.CityParksFoundation.org. Please contact [email protected] or call (718) 760-6999 for any questions.

CityParks Track & Field presented by New York Road Runners

April 20 – June 9, 2019

BROOKLYN

Kaiser Park
Neptune Ave. & Bayview Ave.
April 21 – June 10
Saturdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

BRONX

Soundview Park
Lafayette Ave. & Morrison Ave.
April 21 – June 10
Sundays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

QUEENS

Forest Park
Myrtle Ave. & Woodhaven Blvd.
April 21 – June 10
Sundays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

CityParks Jesse Owens Track & Field presented in partnership with Randall’s Island Park Alliance

MANHATTAN

Thomas Jefferson Park
112th St. & 1st Ave.
April 7 – June 23
Saturdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Apr
19
Fri
2019
2019 NY International Auto Show (NYIAS)
Apr 19 – Apr 28 all-day
2019 NY International Auto Show (NYIAS) @ New York | New York | United States

2019 NY International Auto Show (NYIAS)

April 19 – April 28, 2019

Monday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sundays: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

The Jacob Javits Convention Center, located between 11th and 12th Avenues, between 34th and 39th Streets on the west side of NYC

You’ll also find photos taken at previous years’ shows on the page linked to above.

2019 NY International Auto Show (NYIAS) at the Javits Center
Apr 19 – Apr 28 all-day

2019 NY International Auto Show (NYIAS)

Public Show Dates and Hours:

April 19 – April 28, 2019

Monday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sundays: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Visit our Corresponding Page Here…

Join in for this annual big event at the Javits Convention Center. We’ve been there year after year after year to take in some the many updates to car models and makes as well as some pretty nifty hot rods as well.

Visit the above linked to page for a glance at some of the many photos taken over the years.

New York Kathak Festival
Apr 19 – Apr 21 all-day

New York Kathak Festival

April 19 – 21, 2019

At The iconic Ailey Studios + Ailey Citigroup Theater
405 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

A 3-day event with concerts, workshops, and discussions, in the heart of Manhattan

Featuring guest of honor Pandit Birju Maharaj, Saswati Sen, as well as performances by Prashant Shah, Pandit Satya Narayana Charka, Janaki Patrik and the Kathak Ensemble, Anjali Nath, Courtyard Dancers, Farah Yasmeen Shaikh and Noorani Dance, Barkha Patel, Labonee Mohanta and many more.

Organization Mission: The New York Kathak Festival is a newly formed organization that presents and promotes dancers, scholars, and practitioners of Kathak, a classical dance tracing its origins to India. We produce a festival bringing together established and emerging artists from across the United States and overseas. The New York Kathak Festival is produced by the American Kathak community, inspiring creative exchange between local Kathak artists and diverse New York audiences.

Learn more at the official site here…

Apr
20
Sat
2019
Museum Garden Easter Egg Hunt and More!
Apr 20 all-day

Museum Garden Easter Egg Hunt and More!

April 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm

The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
421 East 61st Street
New York, New York 10065

Join them in the garden and inside the museum for many surprises!

Family fun: water coloring in the garden, toys, games, an Easter Egg Hunt in their blooming garden, and a spirited quest to  “Spot the Bunny”  throughout the museum.

All ages. $5 Adults and Children, please reserve.

Look for Tickets Here at this page on the official site…

If you aren’t familiar with the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum, here is a brief history of our 200-year-old historic site. We were built in 1799 as a carriage house for a grand estate on East 61st Street. In 1826, we were transformed into a hotel for the up and coming middle class to visit on their day adventures above 14th Street. Please come visit us.

Barnyard Egg Hunt at Queens County Farm
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Barnyard Egg Hunt at Queens County Farm

Saturday, April 20, 2019
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Parkway

Visit this related page at eventbrite to learn about purchasing tickets.

””Bring your baskets to the most celebrated egg hunt in Queens! Egg hunts are ongoing throughout the day. Meet Whiskers the Bunny and try your luck at egg tossing and egg rolling games. Visit our farm animals and take a hayride! Food vendors will be on the farm all day selling their treats.””

Advance Tickets Only: $10 all ages

Free for Members

Flushing Meadows’ Annual Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

15th Annual Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival at Flushing

Saturday, April 20, 2019
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Taking place around the cherry blossom grove just west of the Pavilion & Astral Fountain in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens

Free to all

This annual festival is one of a number in our city celebrating the beautiful spring blossoming of the local cherry trees within Flushing Meadows Park. Also on hand will be live drum performances (Taiko), a Japanese folk dance, traditional Japanese chorus and a tea ceremony.

Learn more at this official page within the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation website.

Adult Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 20 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Adult Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, Apr 20, 2019
11:30 am – 2:00 pm

$10

Purchase Tickets Here…

Good Enough To Eat Burgers & Brews (New York, NY)

Experience Central Park in a whole new way with this Adult Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt! It is a fun way to meet new people or hang out with friends! If you don’t have a team, you’ll get set up with one as you set out to find fun things and hidden eggs along the way! Following the hunt, you can join members of the hunt to eat and drink. It all kicks off at Good Enough To Eat Burgers & Brews.

PEOPLES’ VOICE CAFE upcoming Calendar
Apr 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

PEOPLES’ VOICE CAFE
upcoming Calendar

The Peoples’ Voice Cafe is an alternative coffeehouse offering quality entertainment. We provide a space for the artistic expression of a wide variety of humanitarian issues and concerns. The cafe is run as a not-for-profit collective, and is not affiliated with any political organization. New participating members and subscribers are always welcome. The Peoples’ Voice Cafe’s 2018-2019 season program is supported in part by grants from the Puffin Foundation, the Folk Music Society of New York, and the Community Church of New York Unitarian-Universalist (Ethelwyn Doolittle Grant).

At The Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist,
40 East 35th St., NY, NY 10016 (between Madison & Park);
Wheelchair-accessible. For info call 212-787-3903 or see
www.peoplesvoicecafe.org.
Suggested contribution: $20 general/$12 subscribers, youth, students/more if you choose, less if you can’t/no one turned away for lack of money

April 2019

April 6, Saturday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm – Peoples’ Voice Cafe:
Anne Price; Steve Suffet.

April 13, Saturday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm – Peoples’ Voice Cafe:
Lindsey Wilson and The Human Hearts; Vincent Cross.

April 20, Saturday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm – Peoples’ Voice Cafe:
Closed for Easter Weekend and Passover.

April 27, Saturday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm – Peoples’ Voice Cafe:
David Amram (Benefit Concert for PVC).

May 2019

May 4, Saturday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm – Peoples’ Voice Cafe:
Pete Seeger Centennial Celebration, with  Piedmont Blüz, Bev Grant,
Hudson Valley Sally, Lindsey Wilson, Mike Glick, Vincent Cross and others.

May 11, Saturday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm – Peoples’ Voice Cafe:
The Peace Poets; Pam Parker.

May 18, Saturday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm – Peoples’ Voice Cafe:
Carolyn Hester.

Apr
21
Sun
2019
Annual NYC Easter Bonnet Parade 2019
Apr 21 all-day

Annual NYC Easter Bonnet Parade

Sunday, April 21
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fifth Ave. between 49th and 57th Sts

Featuring Wacky hats and other sorts of bonnets are the rage at this annual stroll on 5th Avenue

Also visit our related Easter Events Page

to learn about other events going on in our area!

 

Sunday Platform at the Ethical Society: “Music for Mother Earth” Panel and Performance
Apr 21 all-day
Sunday Platform at the Ethical Society: "Music for Mother Earth" Panel and Performance @ New York | New York | United States

Sunday Platform – The Dream Unfinished: “Music for Mother Earth” Panel and Performance

Sunday, April 21, 2019
11:00 am

At the New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 W 64th St
Ceremonial Hall – 4th floor

Learn more at this official page here…

Admission: Free

Bridging the work of composers and activists who hail from communities impacted by climate change, activist orchestra The Dream Unfinished presents Deep River, a 2019 series of events throughout New York City that use classical music as a platform for dialogue surrounding the under-appreciated intersection of climate and social justice. Kick off our season with us at our launch, hosted by the New York Society for Ethical Culture on April 21st, Earth Day Sunday.

About The Dream Unfinished:

The Dream Unfinished is an activist orchestra. Its mission is to use classical music as a platform to engage audiences in dialogues surrounding social and racial justice. Since 2015, The Dream Unfinished has staged performances throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens, and partnered with organizations such as the Center for Constitutional Rights, Black Women’s Blueprint, African American Policy Forum, and others. Past seasons have centered on police brutality, the #SayHerName movement, the school to prison pipeline, and the current immigration crisis. The Dream Unfinished has people of color in the orchestra, in the music, behind the scenes, and in the audiences. We are an orchestra that looks and sounds like New York City, and through music, explores pressing issues which are affecting our communities.

Panelists: Laura Kaminsky, Eun Lee, Kyle Walker, Emily Kalish

Program:

Harry Burleigh/Samuel Coleridge Taylor/Maud Powell – Deep River

Laura Kaminsky – undercurrent

Roberto Sierra – Sonata para violín y piano (2010) – I. Expresivo, IV. Rítmico

Bios

Laura Kaminsky, “one of the top 35 female composers in classical music” (The Washington Post), frequently addresses issues including sustainability, war, and human rights in her work. “Full of fire as well as ice, (she writes) in an idiom that contrasts dissonance and violence with tonal beauty and meditative reflection. It is strong stuff.” (American Record Guide) With co-librettists Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed she has created the most widely-produced contemporary opera in the U.S., As One (2014), Some Light Emerges(Houston Grand Opera 2017), and the forthcoming Today It Rains(Opera Parallèle/American Opera Projects 2019). Upcoming: a Piano Quintet for Ursula Oppens and the Cassatt String Quartet; and with Reed, Postville, inspired by the unprecedented and devastating immigration raid there in 2008, for a consortium led by Santa Fe and San Francisco Operas. She is head of composition at the Conservatory of Music/SUNY Purchase.

As a teacher, musician and arts professional, Eun Lee has prioritized socially relevant musical experiences for audiences of all ages. From 2012 to 2016 Eun worked as a teaching artist throughout New York City, and since 2015 has worked as an administrator at institutions such as the Diller-Quaile School of Music and Orchestra of St. Luke’s. She currently serves as a Manager of Learning and Engagement Programs at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. Eun is also the executive director of The Dream Unfinished, an Activist Orchestra, which she co-founded in 2014. She has been invited to speak on The Dream Unfinished at Chamber Music America, the Kennedy Center, Harvard University, and others.

Emily Kalish, violinist, is committed to bringing audiences thoughtful, imaginative and emotionally honest interpretations of the classical repertoire as well as exciting new works by 21st-century composers. She is a producer and performer for The Dream Unfinished, an activist orchestra which supports NYC-based civil rights organizations through concerts and presentations. She currently holds positions in the Binghamton Philharmonic and Hudson Valley Philharmonic. A dedicated teacher, she is on the faculty of Concordia Conservatory of Music. In 2016 she and James Bergin co-founded Williamstown Orchestra Workshop, an intensive summer workshop for children ages 8-16. Ms. Kalish holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Hartt School in Connecticut, where she studied with Dr. Katie Lansdale, and a Master’s from Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Burton Kaplan.

Critically-acclaimed pianist Kyle P. Walker has been featured on WNYC, WQXR, NPR, and UNC-TV. Recent performances include his debut solo recital at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, The Tantaloona Cave of Australia, and the Lied Center of Kansas. Highlights of this season include concerto, chamber, and solo appearances with the Colour of Music Festival Orchestra, a Lincoln Center appearance alongside Miss America 2019, and a U.S. solo recital tour. He is currently touring a solo performance project entitled Bach to BlackNotes, which features the music of J.S. Bach juxtaposed with music of neglected composers who speak to issues of oppression and inequality. See and hear more of Kyle’s musicianship on Instagram @klassicalkyle and at www.kylewalkerpiano.com.

Presider: Leader Anne Klaeysen

Shared Charity: The Dream Unfinished

10th Annual NYC Multicultural Festival Preview
Apr 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

In Honor of Immigrant Heritage Week:

10th Annual NYC Multicultural Festival Preview

Sunday, April 21, 2019
5:00 – 7:00 pm

The Harlem Collective
1867 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10031
(Between 152nd and 153rd Street)

FREE ADMISSION* Space is limited.

To attend, register at www.multiculturalfestival.nyc

The following comes courtesy of their newsletter:

In the beautiful village of West Harlem, at The Harlem Collective, enjoy an evening of live acoustic performances, storytelling and discussion about our diverse cultural traditions by immigrant artists

Some of our featured artists include:

  • Adichie-Traditional Kola Nut  Breaking  ceremony of the Igbos of Nigeria.
  • Cristian Allexis & Urbanova~a mixture of bachata, merengue and ballads from the Dominican Republic.
  • Albert Alabedra & Noemí Pérez~ a multicultural band who play a Flamenco, Jazz and World music.
  • New York African Chorus Ensemble – sharing songs and stories about Yeye Osun (Nigeria).
  • Come join in the celebration of  us. Food from different countries will be available to sample.
Apr
22
Mon
2019
At the Met in the wake of the Notre-Dame Fire
Apr 22 all-day
Southeast view of cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris, France
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

At the Met in the wake of the Notre-Dame Fire

April 18 & April 22, 2019

Following the recent disastrous fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is offering two occasions for the community to gather:

At The Met Cloisters, on Thursday, April 18, at 2:00 pm, a bell in the Museum’s tower will toll for one minute, coinciding with the ringing of bells scheduled to take place across the UK, during which time visitors may observe a minute of silence.

At The Met Fifth Avenue, on Monday, April 22, at 4:00 pm, an informal program will take place in the Medieval Sculpture Hall, where Met experts who are familiar with Notre-Dame Cathedral will speak briefly about its importance. On special display for this occasion will be a mid-15th-century manuscript by Jean Fouquet, The Right Hand of God Protecting the Faithful against the Demons,that depicts Notre-Dame. Also nearby will be The Met’s 12th-century  Head of King David—originally part of the rich sculptural decoration program of Notre-Dame, but decapitated during the French Revolution. Johan Barthold Jongkind’s The Pont Neuf (1849–50), in which the skyline is punctuated by the cathedral’s towers, will also be on view in European Paintings Gallery 812.

Speakers include:

Daniel Weiss, President and CEO, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Max Hollein, Director, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Barbara Drake Boehm, Paul and Jill Ruddock Senior Curator for The Met Cloisters

Lucretia Kargère, Conservator, The Met Cloisters

Nancy Wu, Senior Managing Educator, Public Programs, The Met Cloisters

These events are free with Museum admission.

About The Met

The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City—The Met Fifth AvenueThe Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. Millions of people also take part in The Met experience online.

Since it was founded in 1870, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the Museum’s galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures.

Located in northern Manhattan, The Met Cloisters is the branch of The Met dedicated to the art and architecture of medieval Europe.

City Parks Foundation – Seniors Fitness Programs
Apr 22 – Jun 14 all-day

City Parks Foundation – Seniors Fitness Programs

April 22 – June 14

City Parks Foundation is kicking off its 2019 Spring sports program for seniors this April. CityParks Seniors Fitness, presented in partnership with New York Road Runners, is held in 17 neighborhood parks in all 5 boroughs. Seniors Fitness, offered from April 22 – June 14,  gives New Yorkers 60+ the chance to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga and fitness walking. All equipment is provided. The program has served over 10,000 participants since it began in 2006 and encourages older New Yorkers to maximize their health benefits by staying active. Online registration is now open for all spring programs at CityParksFoundation.org/play. Participants are encouraged to register online in advance, though walk-up participants may register on-site if space permits. For more information and a full list of City Parks Foundation’s 2019 sports programs, please visit www.CityParksFoundation.org

Please contact [email protected] or call (718) 760-6999 for any questions.

CityParks Seniors Fitness presented by New York Road Runners

April 22 – June 14, 2019

BRONX

Pelham Bay Park
Watt Ave. & Middletown Rd.
Yoga – Tuesday / Thursday, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Tennis – Monday / Wednesday, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Soundview Park
Lafayette Ave. btw Boynton & Colgate Aves.
Fitness Walking – Monday / Wednesday, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga – Monday / Wednesday, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Van Cortlandt Park
Broadway & Mosholu Aves.
Fitness Walking – Tuesday / Thursday, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Williamsbridge Oval
3225 Reservoir Oval E.
Yoga – Monday / Wednesday, 9:00 am – 10:00 am

BROOKLYN

Kaiser Park
Neptune & Bayview Aves.
Tennis – Tuesday / Thursday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Marine Park Nature Center
Ave. U & E. 32nd St.
Yoga – Monday / Wednesday, 9:00 am – 10:00 am

South Oxford Park
Oxford St. & Atlantic Ave.
Yoga – Wednesday / Friday, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

MANHATTAN

Carl Schurz Park
86th St. & East End Ave.
Fitness Walking – Monday / Friday, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga – Tuesday / Thursday, 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Central Park Tennis Courts
93rd St. near West Dr.
Tennis – Friday, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Inwood Hill Tennis Courts
207th St. & Se aman Ave.
Yoga – Monday / Wednesday, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tennis – Tuesday / Thursday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sara D. Roosevelt Park
Chrystie & Forsyth Sts.
Yoga – Tuesday / Thursday, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fitness Walking – Monday / Friday, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

QUEENS

Astoria Park Tennis Courts
21st. St. & Hoyt Ave. S
Tennis – Monday / Wednesday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cunningham Park
Union Turnpike & 193rd. St.
Tennis – Tuesday / Thursday, 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Yoga – Tuesday / Thursday, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Tennis Courts Meridian Rd.
Tennis – Monday / Wednesday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Roy Wilkins Park
Baisley Blvd. & 177th St.
Tennis – Tuesday / Thursday, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Yoga – Tuesday / Thursday, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

STATEN ISLAND

Faber Park
Richmond Terrace & Faber St.
Yoga – Tuesday / Thursday, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Greenbelt Park
Brielle Ave. btw Rockland & Wolcott Aves.
Tennis – Monday / Friday, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

Earth Day at Union Square NYC :: Earth Day Initiative
Apr 22 – Apr 23 all-day

Earth Day at Union Square NYC

Earth Day 50th Anniversary Countdown Art Installation And Action Center

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
12:00 – 6:30 pm
Union Square (E. 17th and Broadway)

The following comes courtesy of their official page here…

Earth Day New York In Union Square

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
12:00 – 7:00 pm

Their Union Square event draws on the 380,000+ people who pass through Union Square daily, in addition to the thousands of people who come out specifically for the event. The event includes exhibits by a wide range of organizations, including environmental campaigns, local businesses, government agencies, and national corporate partners. The event also includes live performances, interactive displays, and family-friendly activities. Features dozens of exhibitors, including environmental non-profits, green businesses, kids’ activities, and live performances. With more than 70 organizations represented, there is something for everyone.

 

Earth Day 5K Green Tour

Monday, April 22, 2019

Learn more about this and how to get tickets at this official eventbrite page…

Their Earth Day 5K Green Tour is a 5K with a twist. Participants raise money for their year-round programs while visiting sites around New York City, such as the Lowline (the world’s first underground park), a rooftop farm, a composting site, a natural food cooking school, and other great green places.

Chroniclers of the Climate Apocalypse
Apr 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Fumarole on Mount Redoubt, Alaska, USA. One day before the eruption of 2009-03-22 the volcano shows steam venting and the summit glacier melting and breaking in an “ice piston” feature.

Chroniclers of the Climate Apocalypse

Monday, April 22, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn

Visit this page at DowntownBrooklyn as well as this page for tickets at EventBrite

The journalists who report on climate change have stories of their own. Tasked with remaining objective as they make a daunting, politicized topic tangible, they embed in smoldering landscapes and inundated shores. Hear front-line stories from Pulitzer Prize-winning NYT correspondent Sheri Fink, The Guardian environmental reporter Oliver Milman, and author of The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption Dahr Jamail. Moderated by National Geographic Society Strategic Adviser for Environmental and Science Journalism Andrew Revkin.

Apr
23
Tue
2019
Twilight Tuesdays at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Apr 23 all-day

Twilight Tuesdays at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Tuesdays on April 16 – September 24, 2019

Brooklyn Botanic Garden (Brooklyn, NY)

Purchase Your Tickets Here…

On Tuesday evenings this spring, stay awhile and enjoy an evening stroll through Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s lush, fragrant grounds. Enjoy evening access to the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, Magnolia Plaza, Water Garden, Discovery Garden, Bonsai Collection, Conservatories, as well as the Cherry Esplanade and Cherry Walk—which feature over 100 flowering cherry trees. Treat yourself to sunset views, spring blooms and seasonal cocktails at the Garden’s Yellow Magnolia Café.

Make Your Own Pinhole Camera Workshop at Staten Island Makerspace
Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Make Your Own Pinhole Camera Workshop at Staten Island Makerspace @ New York | United States

Make Your Own Pinhole Camera Workshop at Staten Island Makerspace

April 23, 2019
5:30 – 7:00 pm

Join them for one of two pinhole photography events they’re hosting with Staten Island Makerspace this April.

In this workshop, you will learn how to make your own pinhole camera, which you can bring back to our celebration of Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day, on April 28th, and take a picture and develop it in our “pop-up” darkroom.

Cost is $5 per person and space is limited. RSVP to amy [at] aliceausten.org or call 718-816-4506 Ext. 10 to reserve your spot. Staten Island Makerspace is located at 450 Front Street, Staten Island, NY 10304

Apr
24
Wed
2019
Design on a Dime New York City
Apr 24 – Apr 27 all-day

Design on a Dime New York City

April 24 – 27, 2019

Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th St.

Join them for their Annual Design on a Dime NYC benefit! From April 24-27, Housing Works will be taking over the Metropolitan Pavilion to present one-of-a-kind shoppable room vignettes created by tens of top New York designers. Shop luxe furniture, art, home decor and more, all while supporting their mission to end AIDS by 2020.

Learn more by visiting the official site here…

Groundbreaker Awards Dinner

Wednesday, April 24 at 6:00 pm

Opening Night Reception 

Thursday, April 25
VIP Cocktail + Preview Hour from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
General Admission & Shopping from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Late Entry Shopping from 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Free Public Sale Days

Friday, April 26 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Apr
25
Thu
2019
Mastervoices Presents World Premiere Of New Adaptation Of ‘Lady In The Dark’
Apr 25 – Apr 27 all-day

Mastervoices Presents World Premiere Of New Adaptation Of

Lady In The Dark

April 25-27

As Part Of New York City Center’s 75th-Anniversary Season

Victoria Clark Heads Up Cast In Production That Features Costumes By Zac Posen, Carolina Herrera, And Thom Browne 

Tickets Now Available for Newly-Added Third Performance on April 27

Thursday, April 25, 2019, 8:00 pm
Friday, April 26, 2019, 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 2:00 pm

Lady in the Dark

Book by Moss Hart

Music and Lyrics by Kurt Weill and Ira Gershwin

MasterVoices

Ted Sperling, Artistic Director and Conductor

Orchestra of St. Luke’s

Doug Varone Dancers

Scenic design by Doug Fitch

Costume design by Tracy Christensen

Lighting design by James Ingalls

Sound design by Scott Lehrer

Additional select designs by Zac PosenCarolina Herrera, and Thom Browne

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Victoria Clark LIZA ELLIOTT, editor-in-chief of the fashion magazine Allure
Amy Irving DR. BROOKS, a psychiatrist
Ashley Park MISS FOSTER, Liza’s secretary / SUTTON, Liza’s maid
Montego Glover MAGGIE GRANT, fashion editor of Allure
David Pittu RUSSELL PAXTON, staff photographer of Allure / Beekman, Liza’s chauffeur
Christopher Innvar CHARLEY JOHNSON, advertising manager of Allure / a Marine
Ben Davis RANDY CURTIS, a Hollywood star
Ron Raines KENDALL NESBITT, publisher of Allure / PIERRE, headwaiter at The Seventh Heaven

Tickets:

Priced from $30 to $140, may be purchased online at NYCityCenter.org, by calling 212.581.1212, or in person at the City Center Box Office, 131 W 55th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.

New York, NY, March 25, 2019 – MasterVoices will conclude its 2018-19 season with the world premiere of a new adaptation of the legendary Kurt Weill, Ira Gershwin, Moss Hart musical Lady in the Dark. Presented as part of New York City Center’s 75th–anniversary season, it is directed and conducted by MasterVoices Artistic Director Ted Sperling, and choreographed by Doug Varone. The musical will star Tony Award winner Victoria Clark in the lead role of Liza Elliott. In addition to the previously announced performances on April 25 and 26, because of high-ticket demand, a matinee has been added for April 27. Opening on Broadway in 1941, Lady in the Dark was groundbreaking in its unusual subject matter—psychoanalysis—and unconventional structure. It has not been seen in New York in 25 years, since it was presented as part of the inaugural Encores! season at New York City Center in 1994.

Lady in the Dark will feature MasterVoices’ 120 singers, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and Doug Varone and Dancers. Varone’s new choreography makes dance an integral element in Liza’s story, as dancers act out her thoughts sung by the chorus. In addition to Miss Clark, the cast of eight includes Tony Nominees Montego GloverAshley Park, and Ron RainesBen DavisChristopher Innvar, and David Pittu; and Golden Globe Award and Academy Award Nominee Amy Irving.

MasterVoices has performed several of Kurt Weill’s lesser-known works, including The Firebrand of Florence, Knickerbocker Holiday, and The Road of Promise. The City Center Lady in the Darkperformances premiere the new edition of the script and score; the music will be performed in its entirety, and the script has been edited for this presentation by Christopher Hart and Kim KowalkeDoug Fitch, who recently collaborated with MasterVoices on Orphic Moments, is the scenic designer, and close collaborators Tracy Christensen (costume design), James Ingalls (lighting design), and Scott Lehrer (sound design) join the artistic team.

For the surreal Glamour, Wedding, and Circus dream sequences for which the revolutionary Broadway musical is known, MasterVoices enlisted the curatorial help of Vogue international editor-at-large Hamish Bowles to identify designers to collaborate on the costumes. He selectedZac Posen to bring his glamour and period-inspired sophistication to the design of the Glamour Dream in which Liza dreams that she is the toast of New York high society. Carolina Herrera will employ her signature avant-elegant style to the disturbing Wedding Dream with its themes of sex and death. Thom Browne’s sense of whimsy, playful use of bright colors and oversized patterns, and signature upending of expectations on proportion, will help visualize the Circus Dream with its “house-of-mirrors” effect representing Liza’s tortured mind. Thanks to a Zac Posen collaboration with Brooks Brothers, the brand is dressing the male dancers in the Glamour Dream. Costume designer Tracy Christensen—who worked previously on MasterVoices projects including The Pirates of PenzanceSong of Norway, and Babes in Toyland—will provide the clothing for the real-life scenes, and also supplement and coordinate the work of the three fashion designers for the dreams.

“I’ve been fascinated with this musical since I discovered it in college,” said Artistic Director Ted Sperling. “I staged a production in Philadelphia in 2001, and it’s been my dream to stage it in New York with my wonderful friend Victoria Clark, ever since. This is a rare chance to experience this groundbreaking work in all its musical glory. Like almost all shows of the golden age, Lady in the Dark is built on period expectations of how men and women are supposed to fit into society. But I think the authors were quite forward-thinking, and I admire their choice to center the show on a woman in charge who is trying to find the right balance in her life, as so many of us—both men and women—are today.”

Apr
27
Sat
2019
“Holi in the City”: Festival of Colors Party – April 27, 2019
Apr 27 all-day

Festival of Colors Party

“Holi in the City”: Festival of Colors Party

Stage 48
605 W. 48th Street, NYC

Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 at 1:00 pm

$25 – $29

Purchase Your Tickets Here…

Join a beautiful crowd at Stage48 and get painted in reds, yellows, greens and pinks. “Holi in the City” celebrates the Festival of Colors in style with amazing beats by NYC’s top entertainers, plus food and drink for purchase. India’s Festival of Colors celebrates the coming of spring and the joy of friendship and equality, so all nationalities and ethnicities are encouraged to participate. The colored powders used in Holi represent happiness, love and the freedom to live vibrantly. Come dressed in white and take the opportunity to cover yourself and your friends in colorful powders while dancing your heart out. Enjoy musical performances, delicious food and an afternoon of messy, colorful fun in New York City.

Monthly Free Fridays at the Intrepid Museum
Apr 27 all-day

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum To Launch Monthly Free Fridays Beginning April 26

New after-hours series will run once a month through October

New York, NY (March 15, 2019) – On April 26, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will launch a new Free Fridays series as part of its ongoing efforts to expand community access to the Museum. For one Friday evening each month, from April to October, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, visitors will be granted free admission to the Museum. Free Fridays will also include a variety of programming such as lively educational conversations, movie screenings on the flight deck, live performances, telescopes for viewing the night sky and more.

Program highlights for each Free Friday is listed below:

APRIL 26, 2019

Visit the Intergalactic Travel Bureau, presented by Guerilla Science, a live, interactive experience exploring the incredible possibilities of space tourism through personalized space vacation planning. Speak with one of the Bureau’s astrophysicist travel agents and plan your ultimate getaway to outer space!

First-come, first-serve. All ages.

Join us in the Space Shuttle Pavilion for Innovators, where Robert Bell of Space & Satellite Professionals International will discuss the many ways satellites drive our world—from TVs and computers to weather forecasts and humanitarian efforts. Beer and wine will be available for purchase with valid ID.

Advanced registration required. Ages 21+.

MAY 31, 2019

Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline while you watch Dunkirk from Intrepid’s flight deck. The movie begins at sunset, weather permitting.

First-come, first-served.

Get ready for some sizzlin’ excitement at Mad Science: Fire & Ice. Learn about the properties of fire and combustion in this live, interactive (and safe!) experience on the ship’s hangar deck.

First-come, first-served. All ages.

Immerse yourself in history on the ship’s flight deck. Meet an Intrepid Aviator or take in our Tales from the Flight Deck talk by one of our Museum educators.

First-come, first-serve. All ages.

Join us for intergalactic yoga—led by Guerilla Science—in the Space Shuttle Pavilion. Stretch like an astronaut and uncover what happens when your mind and body leave the soothing gravity of Earth. Mats will be provided.

First-come, first-served. All ages.

JUNE 21, 2019

Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline while you watch a feature film (selection TBD) from Intrepid’s flight deck. The movie begins at sunset, weather permitting.

First-come, first-served.

With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing less than a month away, visit the Museum’s Space Shuttle Pavilion for our new installation—Media, the Moon and Beyond. Experience the feelings and emotions of that historical moment through archival news media from the era.

JULY 19, 2019

Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline while screening the film First Man from Intrepid’s flight deck. The movie begins at sunset, weather permitting.

First-come, first-served.

Explore the universe in the Museum’s pop-up planetarium with our educator-led shows that will take you around our galaxy and back again. Shows will be running throughout the evening.
First-come, first-served. All ages.

Celebrate the Apollo missions with Dr. Noah Petro who will share images from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at the Museum’s Astronomy Night. Following the talk, enjoy stargazing on the flight deck with high-powered telescopes (weather permitting).
Advanced registration required. All ages.

AUGUST 16, 2019

Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline while screening a feature film from Intrepid’s flight deck. This film will be selected by the community; check the Museum’s website to vote on your favorite! The movie begins at sunset, weather permitting.

First-come, first-served.

Celebrate the design, innovation and inspiration behind the Concorde with Lawrence Azerrad, author of Supersonic: The Design and Lifestyle of Concorde.
Advanced registration required. All ages.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

Learn about the forces of flight and NASA’s journey to the red planet at our special Spanish-language education demos and tour guide talks taking place throughout the evening.

First-come, first-served. All ages.

Join us in the Space Shuttle Pavilion for Innovators, where you’ll hear from entrepreneurs using NASA technology for the betterment of all. Beer and wine are available for purchase with valid ID.

Advanced registration required. Ages 21+.

Calling all college students! Head to the Museum for a night of tours, flight simulator rides and trivia while hanging out with friends or making new ones from other schools.

Advanced registration required. College students, ID required. 

OCTOBER 25, 2019

Explore the universe in the Museum’s pop-up planetarium, with our educator-led shows that will take you around our galaxy and back again. Shows will be running throughout the evening.

First-come, first-served. All ages.

Celebrate Halloween with a special Astronomy Night and learn about the spookiest planets in the universe from American Museum of Natural History senior scientist, Jackie Faherty. Following the talk, enjoy stargazing on the flight deck with high-powered telescopes (weather permitting).

Advanced registration required. All ages. 

Program schedule is subject to change. For updated Free Fridays info, visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.

About the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a nonprofit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Through exhibitions, educational programming and the foremost collection of technologically groundbreaking aircraft and vessels, visitors of all ages and abilities are taken on an interactive journey through history to learn about American innovation and bravery.

The Intrepid Museum fulfills its mission to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth by connecting them to history through hands-on exploration while bridging the future by inspiring innovation.

Sakura Matsuri at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Apr 27 – Apr 28 all-day

Sakura Matsuri at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

April 27 – 28, 2019

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
900 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn

This annual, highly anticipated event draws multitudes of attendees as we all gather in celebration of the season, the beautiful blossoms from/of the cherry trees and enjoy all the many Japanese cultural offerings.

From taiko drumming, other musical performances (indie , punk, pop genres and others), martial arts demonstrations to dance performances, Kabuki Buyo dance and much more.

One needs a ticket for either or both days and you can head on over to the official website to learn more.  Members of the garden, as is the case with many other venues, get discounted access. Students and seniors get discounts as well.

Also, visit this page at the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation for info as well.

Please do keep in mind how this is merely a special event taking place over two days. You can always visit the garden on other days to experience the luscious pinks of the cherry blossoms as they’ll be in bloom for a period of time. We’ve done it repeatedly, paying close attention to the one day of the week when admission is free. Be sure to visit their site for details in that regard.

Car Free Earth Day NYC 2019
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

NYC Car Free Earth Day

Saturday, April 27, 2019
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

30 blocks worth of traffic free streets!

New Yorkled’s always looked forward to that other similar event (Summer Streets) which takes place in the Summer. So it’s with great anticipation that we look forward to this day earlier in the year to be able to walk about the streets with camera in hand for the sake of capturing the city in a way not usually possible.

The following is borrowed from the official page here…

“”Car Free Earth Day is an annual car-free event, which will be held this year on Saturday, April 27th, the Saturday immediately following Earth Day. The Event opens thirty blocks of Broadway from Times Square to Union Square for people to explore on foot during event hours, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Programming is presented at six rest stops: Times Square (42nd Street and Broadway), Garment (38th Street and Broadway), Herald Square (34th Street and Broadway), City Zone (26th Street and Broadway), Flatiron (23rd Street and Broadway), and Union Square (17th Street and Broadway). Environmental programming is offered by City agencies and nonprofit organizations along the route to promote activism and education surrounding climate change, sustainability and other relevant topics.

Car Free Earth Day (Washington Heights)

“”In uptown Manhattan, Car Free Earth Day opens up 9 blocks on St. Nicholas Avenue from 181st Street to 190th Street. All along the street there will be performances and educational programming highlighting the importance of sustainability, tackling climate change, and rethinking how we use our streets. Come join us between 10am and 4pm! For updates, check their Facebook page,www.facebook.com/CarFreeNYC/.””

DISCOVER GREEN-WOOD’S SPECTACULAR STAINED GLASS
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
DISCOVER GREEN-WOOD’S SPECTACULAR STAINED GLASS @ New York | United States

DISCOVER GREEN-WOOD’S SPECTACULAR STAINED GLASS

Saturday, April 27, 2019
11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Trolley Tour Highlights a Unique Collection of Tiffany Designed Windows and Gravestones

Green-Wood is home to an extraordinary collection of nineteenth-century stained glass windows — many of which were made by Green-Wood permanent resident Louis Comfort Tiffany, his staff, and his contemporaries. Join Julie Sloan, one of the leading stained glass experts in the United States, and Green-Wood historian Jeff Richman, for this eye opening tour of Tiffany windows, and the lesser-known, Tiffany designed gravestones.

This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Green-Wood – 25th Street at 5th Avenue, Brooklyn – Meet inside at the Gothic Arch. Take the “R” train to 25th Street in Brooklyn and walk up the hill one block and into the Cemetery.

Free parking is available.

COST: Trolley tour is $40; $35 for members of The Green-Wood Historic Fund and members of the Brooklyn Historical Society.  Reservations are recommended. To make an online reservation or to find out more information, visit www.green-wood.com/toursevents or call 718-210-3080.

Tuffy Tiger’s Family Festival in Park Slope  
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Tuffy Tiger’s Family Festival in Park Slope

Saturday, April 27
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

4th Street at 5th Ave near Old Stone House

Free and open to the public

Tuffy Tiger’s Family Festival is a free community event for the whole family filled with arts and crafts and Tuffy Tiger! Hosted along 4th St at 5th Ave rain or shine 11:00 am – 3:00 pm on April 27th. Admission is free. Activities are $2-$5 including tote decorating, spin art, and puppet making. Local and National businesses will host free activity booths and tons of giveaways! Free gift bags for first 200 kids. The event is sponsored by the 5th Ave BID of Park Slope and will host visits by the 501st Empire City Garrison, Empire Saber Guild and performances by Tuffy Tiger himself. Spin the prize wheel to win a free autographed copy of Tuffy Tiger’s new album “Songs & Music For Me!”

For information or to contribute to the organization’s mission visit www.puppetryarts.org or call 718-578-8471

 

PEOPLES’ VOICE CAFE upcoming Calendar
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

PEOPLES’ VOICE CAFE
upcoming Calendar

The Peoples’ Voice Cafe is an alternative coffeehouse offering quality entertainment. We provide a space for the artistic expression of a wide variety of humanitarian issues and concerns. The cafe is run as a not-for-profit collective, and is not affiliated with any political organization. New participating members and subscribers are always welcome. The Peoples’ Voice Cafe’s 2018-2019 season program is supported in part by grants from the Puffin Foundation, the Folk Music Society of New York, and the Community Church of New York Unitarian-Universalist (Ethelwyn Doolittle Grant).

At The Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist,
40 East 35th St., NY, NY 10016 (between Madison & Park);
Wheelchair-accessible. For info call 212-787-3903 or see
www.peoplesvoicecafe.org.
Suggested contribution: $20 general/$12 subscribers, youth, students/more if you choose, less if you can’t/no one turned away for lack of money

April 2019

April 6, Saturday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm – Peoples’ Voice Cafe:
Anne Price; Steve Suffet.

April 13, Saturday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm – Peoples’ Voice Cafe:
Lindsey Wilson and The Human Hearts; Vincent Cross.

April 20, Saturday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm – Peoples’ Voice Cafe:
Closed for Easter Weekend and Passover.

April 27, Saturday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm – Peoples’ Voice Cafe:
David Amram (Benefit Concert for PVC).

May 2019

May 4, Saturday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm – Peoples’ Voice Cafe:
Pete Seeger Centennial Celebration, with  Piedmont Blüz, Bev Grant,
Hudson Valley Sally, Lindsey Wilson, Mike Glick, Vincent Cross and others.

May 11, Saturday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm – Peoples’ Voice Cafe:
The Peace Poets; Pam Parker.

May 18, Saturday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm – Peoples’ Voice Cafe:
Carolyn Hester.

Apr
28
Sun
2019
A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho 
Apr 28 all-day
A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho 

Merchant’s House Museum

A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho

Upcoming walking tours: March 24, April 14, 28; May 12, 26; June 9, 23; July 14, 28

12:30 pm

(Second & Fourth Sunday of Every Month)

Please be sure to consult with the official website to check for last minute cancellations or changes.

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area,’ home to the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House.  You’ll see how the neighborhood surrounding the Tredwells’ home evolved from a refined and tranquil residential enclave into a busy commercial center. Visit important 19th century landmark buildings on this tour through 21st century NoHo. Tour is one hour and begins outside the Merchant’s House Museum. $15; FREE for Members.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Sunday Platform – Curt Collier: The Biology of Political Conflicts
Apr 28 all-day
Sunday Platform - Curt Collier: The Biology of Political Conflicts @ New York | New York | United States

Sunday Platform – Curt Collier: The Biology of Political Conflicts

Sunday, April 28, 2019
11:00 am

At the New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 W 64th St
Ceremonial Hall – 4th floor

Admission: Free

Learn more at this official page here…

Recent work of noted evolutionary biologists suggest that what may drive our political conflicts may have less to do with ideas and more to do with deep-seated survival skills. Evidence for this is seen in field observations of species closely related to humans, but sociologists also spot this same behavior within humans as well. While biology drives most of human behavior, as is often the case, “biology is not destiny.” How can we ameliorate our biological drive towards conflicts with others, and might other biological drives be used to counter this challenge?

Curt Collier is the National Youth Programs Director for Groundwork USA, an organization created by the National Park Service and the EPA. He has created a number of award-winning programs that bring new audiences into the national parks and has created a number of career pipelines for youth of color to enter conservation related fields. Annually, Collier oversees corps and training programs in Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Glacier National Parks, as well as youth programs in Gateway National Recreation Area in New York. He served as an Ethical Culture leader for over 20 years at Societies in St. Louis, Riverdale-Yonkers, and for the New York Society.

Presider: Monica Weiss

Shared Charity: Groundwork USA

St. George Day Festival 2019 in Staten Island
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

St. George Day Festival

A local Earth Day and arts celebration

Saturday, April 28, 2019
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Taking place in and around Tompkinsville Park in Staten Island

Learn more at the official site here: www.stgeorgedaysi.com.

Visit, as well, their corresponding Facebook page here…

The following would be from a previous posting:

“”This free, North Shore event–a community pageant, performing arts showcase, literary event and interactive science fair rolled into one–will include kids’ activities, family-oriented fun, outdoor art installations, live music, street performance, crafts and Earth Day demonstrations. Three of St. George Day’s signature offerings, the Earth Day Zone, the Festival Dragon Parade, and the giant puppet spectacle, “St. George & the Friendly Dragon,” will again be presented. An Earth Day event like no other, the festival invites visitors to imagine the possibilities of what their neighborhood can be when bonded by a deep commitment to the arts, humanities, and the environment.””

 

 

19th Annual Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day at Staten Island Makerspace
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
19th Annual Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day at Staten Island Makerspace @ New York | United States

19th Annual Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day at Staten Island Makerspace

April 28, 2019
12:00 – 4:00pm

The following comes courtesy of the Alice Austen House Newsletter:

“”We invite you to join us on Sunday, April 28th from 12:00 – 4:00 PM for our celebration of Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. The event will take place at Staten Island Makerspace located at 450 Front Street, Staten Island, NY 10304

As the official site host in New York City, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the ancient image-making process and join photographers around the world in making pinhole photographs as part of this international event that promotes and celebrates the art of pinhole photography.

The Alice Austen House and Staten Island Makerspace will host an afternoon of photographic activities and will provide materials, darkroom facilities and offer professional guidance from photographers. Each participant may take one pinhole photograph for FREE. Additional exposures can be purchased for $5.00. Participants will process their photographs in a “pop-up” darkroom. Cameras will be provided but we encourage participants to bring their own pinhole cameras as well.

For more information please email info [at] aliceausten.org or call 718-816-4506″”

In Like a Lion: March at the Merchant’s House Tours
Apr 28 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

In Like a Lion: March at the Merchant’s House

Next walking tours:

March 10, March 24; April 14, 28; May 12, 26; June 9, 23; July 14, 28
12:30 to 1:30 pm

Second & Fourth Sunday Walking Tours Resume!

Visit as well the official site here for additional details…AND, be sure to check for any cancellations or scheduling changes and such.

In the Footsteps of Bridget Murphy: A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho

On this special walking tour, we’ll explore the world of Irish immigrants, who flooded into New York City in the 19th century to escape famine and hardship in Ireland; many worked as servants for wealthy families like the Tredwells. We’ll explore neighborhood and see sites associated with a servant’s life outside the walls of her employer’s home. $15; FREE for Members. Reservations strongly recommended; click here to purchase tickets.

Apr
30
Tue
2019
Twilight Tuesdays at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Apr 30 all-day

Twilight Tuesdays at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Tuesdays on April 16 – September 24, 2019

Brooklyn Botanic Garden (Brooklyn, NY)

Purchase Your Tickets Here…

On Tuesday evenings this spring, stay awhile and enjoy an evening stroll through Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s lush, fragrant grounds. Enjoy evening access to the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, Magnolia Plaza, Water Garden, Discovery Garden, Bonsai Collection, Conservatories, as well as the Cherry Esplanade and Cherry Walk—which feature over 100 flowering cherry trees. Treat yourself to sunset views, spring blooms and seasonal cocktails at the Garden’s Yellow Magnolia Café.

The Cooper Union/Citi Mayoral Forum Series :: Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Cooper Union/Citi Mayoral Forum Series – Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan / April 30 with special appearance by Detroit DJ Juan Atkins

April 30, 2019 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm

The Great Hall of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues
New York, NY 10003
(6 to Astor Place/R-W to 8th Street)

The event is free and open to the public. General public should reserve a space at http://bit.ly/DetroitCU. Please note seating is on a first come basis; an RSVP does not guarantee admission as we generally overbook to ensure a full house. Made possible with support from Citi.

With declining federal resources, aging infrastructure, and shifting economies, city leaders are activating all available assets, including grassroots organizations, non-profits, private philanthropists, and corporate leaders to initiate transformational progress. Nowhere is this more true than in Detroit, a city undergoing a near-complete metamorphosis.

While other cities are experiencing industry-related growth, Detroit’s growth is unique in that the change is driven and informed by the vision of a citizen-focused, inclusive city that is responsive to new, emerging, and nascent social, political, and economic needs. Mayor Mike Duggan has been at the helm of this transformation since taking office in 2013. Duggan has formed and relied upon expansive, cross-sector public-private partnerships. For example, the City of Detroit has partnered with the Kresge Foundation to promote and expand strategic transit-oriented development to increase long-term equitable opportunity, with Quicken Loans to spur homeownership and inclusive economic growth, and with local non-profit organizations like Osborn Neighborhood Alliance for social services. And don’t forget how art and music are also integral to a city’s growth.

Hear from Mayor Duggan about this work and more as part of the first program of The Cooper Union/Citi Mayoral Forum Series. Following his talk, Mayor Duggan will be joined by Rip Rapson, President and CEO, Kresge Foundation, Maurice Cox, Director of Planning and Development for the City of Detroit, and Juan Atkins, a Kresge Artist Fellow and a pioneer of Detroit techno, for a conversation about Detroit. Jennifer Bradley, Executive Director for the Center for Urban Innovation at the Aspen Institute, moderates.

Juan Atkins will also perform a set as part of the evening’s program.

Michael E. “Mike” Duggan is the 75th mayor of Detroit, Michigan – elected in 2013. He received 52% of the primary vote as a write-in candidate, then 55% of the vote in the mayoral run-off in November 2013. He ran for Mayor of Detroit on a platform of financial turnaround, crime reduction and economic development – believing that, “Every neighborhood has a future.”

Rip Rapson is president and CEO of The Kresge Foundation, a private, national foundation dedicated to expanding opportunities in America’s cities through grantmaking and social investing. He has led foundation to adopt an array of grantmaking and investing tools to improve the economic, social, cultural and environmental conditions of urban life through six defined programs: arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services and community development in Kresge’s hometown of Detroit.

An 1983 alumnus of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union, Maurice Cox is the director of planning and development for the City of Detroit. Cox previously served as mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia; design director of the National Endowment of the Arts; and director of the Tulane City Center in New Orleans.

As an originator of techno music, Juan Atkins transformed electronic music and joined the ranks of Detroit’s musical legacy. In 1981, Atkins and Richard “3070” Davis co-founded the groundbreaking electro group Cybotron, which laid the foundation for Detroit techno. In 1985, Atkins founded his own label Metroplex Records and recorded his first single with his new group Model 500. Toward the end of the 1980s, techno music swept the planet with Atkins in high demand for live performances around the world.

Jennifer Bradley is the founding director of the Center for Urban Innovation where she has led projects on: how local-level regulations can help or hinder innovation and economic inclusion; how cities can prepare for the advent of autonomous vehicles; how inclusive innovation happens in businesses, philanthropies, local governments, and non-profits; and the challenges that women and people of color have in accessing capital.

 

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Historic Workshop: Herbs at the Mount Vernon Hotel, Museum & Garden
May 4 all-day

Historic Workshop: Herbs

May 4, 2019 at 2:00 pm

The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
421 East 61st Street
New York, New York 10065

Bask in the scents of the garden, pluck your favorite herbs and create special scent jars and soaps to perk up your home and enliven your senses. Learn how herbs were used in the past for medicines, cleaning supplies and cosmetics and take your herbal creations and some new tricks home with you.

$15 Adults, $10 members and Students

For more information and tickets:

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4187668

Healthy Body, Mind & Spirit HEALTH FAIR
May 4 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Healthy Body, Mind & Spirit HEALTH FAIR @ New York | United States

Healthy Body, Mind & Spirit HEALTH FAIR

Saturday May 4, 2019
8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Brooklyn Community Pride Center
1360 Fulton Street, Ground Floor

Brooklyn, NY  11216

In observances of National Health Observances, Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month Sacred Fellow Ministries host of a FREE health fair to encourage non-profits, health professionals, and families work together and to welcome a diverse community congregation.  With the generous support of Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield medical professionals and physicians will offer educational seminars, tables of various medical screenings and health tips to community members. Also a special workshop for clergy of all denominations, focusing on membership growth and development. Limited space, lunch and give-aways provided to first 100 to pre-register.

For info and to register visit this official page here…

16TH ANNUAL GOLF FEST at Chelsea Piers
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

16TH ANNUAL GOLF FEST

Saturday, May 4, 2019
12:00 – 6:00 pm

At Chelsea Piers Sports Complex

Join more than 600 golf enthusiasts for Golf Fest, NYC’s longest-running Golf Expo and the city’s only club demo event, held at Manhattan’s premier facility for children and adults to learn and practice golf. Golf Fest attendees enjoy club demos from the industries top manufacturers, vacation packages from local and regional golf courses, kids’ activities, refreshments, contests and raffles, 15-minute lessons from the Golf Academy’s teaching staff and so much more.