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Mar
8
Fri
2019
“Experience Spring in Washington, DC” at Grand Central Terminal
Mar 8 all-day
“Experience Spring in Washington, DC” at Grand Central Terminal @ New York | New York | United States

“Experience Spring in Washington, DC”

at Grand Central Terminal

March 8, 2019

“”On March 8, Washington, DC is hosting a springtime pop-up event in Vanderbilt Hall from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Get inspired to travel to the District this spring and summer through various D.C.-themed activities. Visitors can wade into a ball pit modeled after the reflecting pool on the National Mall, have their portrait taken alongside historical figures, create their own street mural, and interact with the Lincoln Memorial. There will also be a sweepstakes where visitors can enter for a chance to win and talk to Washington, DC travel experts. For more information, visit washington.org.””

Learn more at this official page here…

Mar
9
Sat
2019
6th Annual Girls In Science & Engineering Day at the Intrepid Museum
Mar 9 all-day

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum To Host

6th Annual Girls In Science & Engineering Day

March 9, 2019

Event is Free with Registration

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum’s GOALS for Girls program invites families, chaperoned school/youth groups and teens to celebrate science, technology, engineering and math at the sixth annual Girls in Science and Engineering Day on March 9 at the Intrepid Museum located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) from 11:00 am – 3:00pm.

Enjoy hands-on experiences, exciting demonstrations and engaging discussions provided by science-based organizations, college programs and New York City public school students. This event is free, registration is required. For more information or to register, please visit this page.

About the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a non-profit, 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.

Mar
11
Mon
2019
World Water Day: Europa — Astronomy Night at the Intrepid
Mar 11 @ 3:48 pm – 4:48 pm

Astronomy Night at the Intrepid Museum

World Water Day: Europa

Friday, March 22, 2019

FREE, But please register here…

7:30 pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Space is limited

Oceans help make life on Earth possible. So if there are oceans beyond Earth, do living things exist on those worlds? This is a question that NASA scientists are trying to answer. We know that water exists on moons, dwarf planets and even comets. Ice, water vapor in the atmosphere and oceans on other worlds offer clues in the quest to discover life beyond our home planet.

Join NASA engineer Todd Barber and astrobiologist Laurie Barge from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory as they discuss a strong candidate for further study– Europa, one of Jupiter’s 53 moons.

Learn more about the search for water and possibly life on Europa at this family-friendly talk celebrating World Water Day!

7:00 pm: Doors open

7:30 pm: Presentation

8:15 pm – 10:00 pm: Pop-up planetarium shows

Mar
16
Sat
2019
The Westbury Market Fair Opening Weekend 2019
Mar 16 all-day

The Westbury Market Fair
Flea Market’s Spring Opening Weekend Will Be

Saturday, March 16, 2019

960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY

Official Site

The following is from the Westbury Market Fair’s Newsletter:

The weather will be getting more mild by the day. Spring is only around the corner. What better time do start some Spring Shopping. What Better place to get it all at one location than at The Westbury Market Fair Flea Market. As the weather warms, we’ll average almost 100 Vendors each day that sell “A Little bit of Something for Everyone “.

You’ll find Huge Bargains on Brand Name Merchandise Like Cosmetics & Gift Sets, Cellphone Accessories, Toys, Handbags, Wallets & Watches. They’ll be “As Seen On TV ” Gift Items, Women’s Fashions & Jewelry, Groceries, Shoes, Boots & Sneakers along with Designer Coats, Hats and Gloves, & Antiques and Collectables. New vendors & different merchandise each week.

Bring a Friend or Bring the family. Take a break while you shop to enjoy a delicious Breakfast or Lunch. An ATM and restrooms are available on the premises, and Admission is Free, and there’s always plenty of Free Parking.

They will be open every Saturday & Sunday from 8:00 – 4:00 pm Thru December with the exception of rain days and large show days at the NYCB Theatre which will posted at the office and on Facebook.

Text or call for weather closings at 516-669-7541 or email them anytime at Westburymarketfair [at] aol.com. Join their Newsletter or click their vendor link at: WestburyMarketFair.com

Mar
17
Sun
2019
Sunday Platform – Spring Festival: Inch by Inch
Mar 17 all-day
Sunday Platform - Spring Festival: Inch by Inch @ New York | New York | United States

Sunday Platform – Spring Festival: Inch by Inch

Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 11:00 am

NY Society for Ethical Culture
2 W 64th St
Ceremonial Hall – 4th floor

Admission:  Free

Speaker: Leader Dr. Anne Klaeysen and Audrey Kindred

Official Page…

We host many programs on Global Climate Change but what are we doing right here in our meeting house? Children will teach us what they have learned about personal responsibility for our environment in an interactive platform full of art, music, and ethical action.

Presider: Leader Dr. Anne Klaeysen

Shared Charity: Rise and Root Farm

Mar
19
Tue
2019
19th Century Irish Immigration and the Revolution
Mar 19 all-day
19th Century Irish Immigration and the Revolution @ New York | New York | United States

At the Merchant’s House Museum

Illustrated Talk

The NEW New York: 19th Century Irish Immigration and the Revolution

Tuesday, March 19, 6:30 pm

This talk by author Dermot McEvoy will look at archbishops, saints-in-waiting, gangsters, rogues, jesters and other colorful characters. There will be a special emphasis on “Fenian New York,” a refuge for Irish revolutionaries since the failed Rising of 1867. FREE. Click here for reservations. This event is fully accessible.

NOTE LOCATION: 6th Street Community Center, 638 East 6th Street
Presented in partnership with the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.

Mar
20
Wed
2019
Call It Grace Book Launch & Panel Discussion
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Call It Grace Book Launch & Panel Discussion

Wednesday, March 20
6:00 – 8:00 pm

 Free and open to the public

Union Theological Seminary
3041 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Call It Grace Book Launch! Join Union Theological Seminary, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on March 20, to celebrate the release of Dr. Rev. Serene Jones’ new book with a panel discussion about the roles memoirs and stories can play in understanding theology in a morally bankrupt world. Part memoir, part American history, part theological teaching, Call It Grace is 100% a new, and urgently necessary, public theology for finding meaning in a fractured world.

Moderated by Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas. Panelists include Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Rev. Dr. David P. Gushee, and Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis.

 

Mar
24
Sun
2019
Sunday Platform – Richard Koral: Is There an Ethical Culture Spirituality?
Mar 24 all-day
Sunday Platform - Richard Koral: Is There an Ethical Culture Spirituality? @ New York | New York | United States

Sunday Platform – Richard Koral: Is There an Ethical Culture Spirituality?

Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 11:00 am

NY Society for Ethical Culture
2 W 64th St
Ceremonial Hall – 4th floor

Admission: Free

Official Page…

As we seek meaning and connection in our lives, the concept of “spirituality” can serve as a defining element of that search. But the term itself defies definition. Over 100 years ago, Ethical Culture founder Felix Adler offered a way of looking at spirituality that can help us bring alive the ideal of one’s interconnectedness with the web of life. Can it serve as a guide for today?

Presider: Barbara Carlsen

Shared Charity: Social Service Board

Mar
29
Fri
2019
FESTIVAL NEUE LITERATUR
Mar 29 – Mar 31 all-day

FESTIVAL NEUE LITERATUR

March 29 – 31, 2019

The following comes to us courtesy of the Austrian Cultural Forum newsletter. 

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Festival Neue Literatur, the first and only festival to spotlight German-language and US fiction together. In honor of this anniversary, the theme of the 2019 festival is “In Memory We Trust,” curated by literary critic, writer and translator Liesl Schillinger and Tim Mohr, celebrated German-language translator and author.

The writers and publishing luminaries featured this year─Jennifer Croft, Stefanie de Velasco, Daniela Emminger, Laura Freudenthaler, Dana Grigorcea, Pierre Jarawan, John Keene, Min Jin Lee, Gianna Molinari, Idra Novey, Karen Phillips, and Jenny Zhang─find truths that explain and define their characters and cross borders of time and place to create ageless maps of identity and connection. The renowned US-Austrian novelist John Wray, author of, most recently, Godsend, will be the chair of this year’s edition.

EVENTS

Words with Writers
Friday, March 29 at 6:00 PM
Austrian Cultural Forum New York
New York’s brightest students take on FNL authors in a lightning round of literary speed-dating. Featuring all six German-language authors and moderated by festival curator, author, and translator Tim Mohr. >> Details

Double Lives: Writers Who Translate
Saturday, March 30 at 2:00 PM
Goethe-Institut New York
The festival’s signature translation event returns and pays homage to writers who translate and translators who write. Please join us as we spotlight storytellers who seamlessly move between genres and languages as writers and literary translators, in an exploration of the connections between these forms. >> Details

Another Country: Distant Lands Up Close and Personal
Saturday, March 30 at 6:00 PM
POWERHOUSE Arena
How does the interplay of geography and time alter the identity of a person, a character, a city, a nation? In this panel, we speak with four novelists whose books travel to foreign lands, delving into past events, personal and political, mining memory, and exposing buried clues that define their characters in the present. >> Details

The Author’s Voice
Sunday, March 31 at 2:00 PM
Deutsches Haus at NYU
The six German-language authors of Festival Neue Literatur pair up with New York City actors to give a sampling from their work, providing a taste of new writing from Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. >> Details

Ghosts in the Machine: Haunted Memories and Reimagined Futures
Sunday, March 31 at 6:00 PM
McNally Jackson Books
In this panel, we speak with four authors whose novels and short stories bring to life the specters that haunt them—some political, some familial, some ineffable. These ghosts in the machine have colored their characters’ views of themselves and the world around them. >> Details

Free Movies at Industry City in Brooklyn
Mar 29 – Mar 30 all-day
Free Movies at Industry City in Brooklyn @ New York | United States

Free Movies at Industry City in Brooklyn

A Star Is Born | Free Event | 18+

Tonight, March 29 @ Industry City

Rooftop Films is back in Sunset Park, celebrating and exploring film, music, and art as part of Friday Nights at IC. Leave the kids at home and join us tonight for a free, adults only screening of A Star Is Born!

In this new take on the iconic love story, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga fuse their considerable talents to depict the raw and passionate tale of Jack and Ally, two artistic souls coming together on stage and in life. Theirs is a complex journey through the beauty and the heartbreak of a relationship struggling to survive.

Friday, March 29
Industry City
274 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232

7:30 PM: Doors Open | 8:00 PM: Film Begins

RSVP Here…

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Mary Poppins Returns | Free Event | All Ages

Tomorrow, March 30 @ Industry City

Every Saturday from the end of March to the end of April, we host the Sunset Park Kids’ Cinema Club with Industry City. Join us tomorrow, March 30th, for a free, family-focused  screening of Mary Poppins Returns!

The magic continues in Disney’s classic as Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) helps the Banks family remember the joy of being a child. Together with her friend Jack the lamplighter (Lin-Manuel Miranda), fun is brought back to the streets of London in celebration that everything is possible…even the impossible.

Saturday, March 30
Industry City
274 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232

10:00 AM: Doors Open | 11:00 AM: Film Begins | 12:30-1:30 PM: Hands-On Family Craft Activities

RSVP Here…

Free Native Cinema Showcase at the National Museum of the American Indian
Mar 29 – Mar 31 all-day

At Native Cinema Showcase in New York,

Theme of “Narrative Sovereignty” Returns the Voice to Native Storytellers

Women Filmmakers, Indigenous Languages Highlighted in this Three-Day Festival

The Native Cinema Showcase in New York will take place at the National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center, March 29–31. The three-day celebration of films by Indigenous filmmakers will serve as a preview of the museum’s annual showcase every August in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This year’s theme is “narrative sovereignty.” A combination of full-length features and shorts, dramas and music videos, the films represent contemporary perspectives and themes of Indigenous people as they experience the world. All screenings are free, and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All programs are subject to change. The full schedule is available on the museum’s website.

Elevating the Voices of Women

Of the 46 films selected for the showcase, 22 were made by women, including the opening and closing films. The films were selected by a panel of three Indigenous women whose stated goal is to empower Native storytellers to share their own cultural narratives: Rebekka Schlichting (Ioway Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska), assistant director of Vision Maker MediaGénesis Mancheren Abaj (Kaqchikel), co-founder, producer and writer for Tierra Narrative, a multimedia storytelling platform and production house; and Sally Kewayosh (Walpole Island First Nation), who recently founded her own production company, Achimowin Films.

Affirming the Power of Indigenous Languages

The festival opens with SGaawaay K’uuna (Edge of the Knife). Winner of Best Canadian Film at the 2018 Vancouver International Film Festival, SGaawaay K’uuna is the first feature-length film to be spoken only in the Haida language. Set in 19th-century Haida Gwaii (the homeland of the Haida people), the film is an adaptation of one of Haida’s most popular stories of pride, tragedy and penance. The feature will be followed by a discussion and Q&A session with director Helen Haig-Brown (Tsilhqot’in) and members of the cast. The closing film, Vai, incorporates languages of Oceania as it follows the journey of one woman across eight Indigenous communities throughout the Pacific Islands. In all, the showcase includes dialogue and narration in 19 Indigenous languages.                               

Native Cinema Showcase in New York 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. Additional funding provided by the James Simmons and Karen Rudolph Fidelity Charitable Fund and support from the Consulate General of Canada in New York.

About the National Museum of the American Indian

The National Museum of the American Indian is committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of the Native cultures of the Western Hemisphere—past, present and future—through partnership with Native people and others. The museum’s George Gustav Heye Center is located at One Bowling Green in New York City. For additional information, including hours and directions, visit AmericanIndian.SI.edu. Follow the museum via social media on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

Mar
31
Sun
2019
7th Annual Queens Jazz Overground Spring JazzFest 2019
Mar 31 all-day

7th Annual Queens Jazz Overground Spring JazzFest 2019

Sunday, March 31, 2019
12:15 – 9:00 pm

FREE – All Ages Welcome

At Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY

Learn more at their Facebook Page as well as at the official site here…

The Queens Jazz OverGround is excited to announce the lineup for our 2019 Spring Jazz Fest. This is our seventh annual Spring Jazz Fest, and we’re excited to bring you more music every year, and as always, all of the bandleaders call Queens their home.

3:00 pm: Lauren Lee Trio/Open Jam Session
Lauren Lee, piano/vocal; Brad Mulholland; alto sax/flute/clarinet; Marcos Varela, bass

3:45 pm: Ken Fowser Quartet
Ken Fowser, tenor sax, Steve Einerson, piano; Peter Brendler, bass; Aaron Seeber, drums

6:15 pm: Sam Bevan Quintet
Evan Francis, alto sax/flute; Kenny Brooks, tenor sax; Phil Robson, guitar; Sam Bevan, bass; @Jerrad Lippi, drums

6:45 pm: Coalescence
Kenny Shanker, guitar; Daisuke Abe, guitar; Mike Eckroth, piano; Yoshi Waki, bass; Brian Fishler, drums

7:30 pm: Hashem Assadullahi Quartet
Hashem Assadullahi, alto; Andrew Washburn, piano; Peter Brendler, bass; Brian Woodruff, drums

8:00 pm: Stafford Hunter’s Continuum, featuring Taeko Fukao
Stafford Hunter, trombone/sea shells; Taeko Fukao, vocals; Davis Whitfield, piano; Paul Beaudry, bass; Darrell Green, drums

Sunday Platform – Jason Haber: Robert Moses, Jane Jacobs, and the Battle for New York
Mar 31 all-day
Sunday Platform - Jason Haber: Robert Moses, Jane Jacobs, and the Battle for New York @ New York | New York | United States

Sunday Platform – Jason Haber: Robert Moses, Jane Jacobs, and the Battle for New York

Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 11:00 am

NY Society for Ethical Culture
2 W 64th St
Ceremonial Hall – 4th floor

Admission:  Free

Official Page…

Jane Jacobs called it a ballet. It was a soaring, stimulating, and safe place. Neighborhoods had density. Buildings had character. Streets had eyes. By the 1960’s, urban planning had changed. Led by Robert Moses, the ballet of the City would come to a grinding halt. It was replaced by the superblock, the highrise and the highway. The wrecking ball sealed the fate of neighborhoods. What implications did this have on life in New York and how do those fateful decisions still impact us today?

JASON HABER is a serial and social entrepreneur. His extensive career has intersected the worlds of business, politics, academia and technology. In 2010 he co-founded Rubicon Property, a social entrepreneurial real estate firm based in Manhattan. Warburg Realty acquired Rubicon in 2013. He has vast experience in government and public policy. Haber has worked as an adviser for several elected officials and candidates in New York City and in Washington, D.C. Haber was an adjunct professor at John Jay College where he taught public policy courses. In 2016, his first book, The Business of Good, became a best seller in 3 different categories on Amazon and has since become a must-read for social entrepreneurs. Haber is a frequent commentator on CNBC and Fox Business News and has been covered in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Communication from The George Washington University and a master’s degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Haber currently lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.

Presider: Hazel May

Shared Charity: Charity Water

Spring Open House at MoMA PS1
Mar 31 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Spring Open House at MoMA PS1 @ New York | United States

Spring Open House

Sunday, March 31
Noon to 6:00 pm

MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Avenue, Queens

Following info comes courtesy of their newsletter

“”Spring means a new slate of exhibitions at MoMA PS1—discover eight new exhibitions at our free open house on Sunday. Hear from artistsSimone FattalGina BeaversTitus Kaphar and Reginald Dwayne Betts, and members of the Australia-based Karrabing Film Collective.

Be among the first to see Nancy Spero: Paper Mirrortracing the full of arc of an iconic artist, activist, and feminist’s career, bringing together more than 100 works made over six decades in the first major museum exhibition in the US since the artist’s death in 2009.””

Learn more at this official page here…

Apr
2
Tue
2019
Discussion On The Culture Around Incarceration In American Society at St. John the Divine
Apr 2 @ 6:30 am – 8:00 am
Discussion On The Culture Around Incarceration In American Society at St. John the Divine @ New York | New York | United States

Close Conversation: Incarceration

The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine Presents A Discussion On The Culture Around Incarceration In American Society

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
6:30 – 8:00 pm

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan

COST: Free

This event is presented in conjunction with The Value of Sanctuary: Building a House Without Walls.

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine will welcome Robert Pollock, Samuel Cabassa and Lanetta Hill as they each share their experiences and insights gained from their time spent incarcerated in New York State prisons at Close Conversation: Incarceration on Tuesday, April 2 at 6:30 PM at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street).

The discussion will be led by the Cathedral’s Madeleine L’Engle Fellow, Elizabeth Howard and will be introduced by Bruce MacLeod, President of the Board of Trustees of the Cathedral and member of the Board of Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison. Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison provides college education, life skills and re-entry support to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated men and women to help them make a positive impact on their own lives, their families and communities, resulting in lower rates of recidivism, incarceration and poverty.

Robert Pollock is PEN America’s Prison Writing coordinator. For over a decade, he has worked with the justice system and its intersection with the arts. He has participated in workshops and panels at several universities to advocate for the power of the arts in prison education and rehabilitation. As a singer-songwriter, his compositions have been heard at the Obama White House, the New York Ethical Society, and Carnegie Hall.

Lanetta Hill is a Senior Case Manager at Services for the Underserved, which provides services for individuals and families dealing with homelessness. She served 13 years of a 15 year sentence. Ms. Hill is a single parent with four children and is a motivational speaker utilizing her experiences to inspire and educate others.

Samuel Cabassa is a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate, certified by the NYS Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services at the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation. From 1982 to 2017, Mr. Cabassa served a 34-year prison sentence in various upstate correctional facilities. He trains others to become certified Recovery Coaches.

Elizabeth Howard, the inaugural Madeleine L’Engle Fellow at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, is an author and journalist. She is currently working on a book entitled Uncommon Vision: Extraordinary Lives.

A short reception will follow the conversation. The reception is being underwritten by the J.C. Flowers Foundation a, key funder of Circles of Support: a partnership of grass root organizations supporting successful re-entry for people coming home from prison.

 

Apr
6
Sat
2019
21st Annual Tartan Day Parade 2019
Apr 6 all-day

21st Annual Tartan Day Parade 2019

Saturday, April 6, 2019

West 45th Street and marches up 6th Avenue to 55th Street

Visit as well the official site here…

Featuring solo pipers, drummers, full pipe bands, highland dancers, Scottish clans and Scottish dogs.

This year’s Grand Marshal will be comedian, artist, musician, presenter, actor and artist

New Yorkled’s attended this parade a couple times and it’s quite the delight…what with all the pipes and drums marching up the avenue!

At 2:00 pm, beginning at 45th Street, the parade marches up along 6th avenue to 55th street.

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

 

Suicide: The Ripple Effect film screening at the Intrepid
Apr 7 all-day

Suicide: The Ripple Effect film screening at the Intrepid

Sunday, April 7, 2019
2:00pm

Directed by Kevin Hines and Greg Dicharry,
93 minutes, USA, Documentary

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
West 46th Street

At age 19, Kevin Hines attempted to take his own life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Seventeen years later, he still struggles with many of the same symptoms that led him to attempt suicide, but he is on a mission to use his story to help others stay alive.

Event will include a post-film discussion and Q&A with Kevin Hines.

Register here…

FREE WITH ADVANCE REGISTRATION
Day of inquiries must purchase general admission tickets to the Museum.

This special event is part of ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York. ReelAbilities Film Festival is the largest film festival in the world dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with different abilities.

Apr
11
Thu
2019
Grand Central Terminal 2019 Holiday Fair Casting Call in April
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grand Central Holiday Fair April Event Calling upon Artisans to Participate

April 11, 2019
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

As in years past , Grand Central Terminal’s calling upon artisans to vie for a spot at this year’s Holiday Fair. Taking place at Vanderbilt Hall within Grand Central the event, on April 11, 2019 will span from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. It’ll all be based upon a ‘first come, first served’ standard with no guarantee that all artisans will be seen.

Below would be their official statement on the event which can also be seen at the official site here…

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A CALL FOR POTENTIAL VENDORS TO JOIN GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL’S ACCLAIMED ANNUAL HOLIDAY SHOPPING EVENT

“”Grand Central Terminal is hosting a call to artists in April for its 2019 Holiday Fair. Artisans are invited to the Terminal to show samples of their products and receive feedback from Holiday Fair merchandising consultants. The focus for this year’s Holiday Fair is on locally made and American-made merchandise. Products are required to be made by hand. Highly selective about the artists chosen to participate, planners spend the year looking for unique vendors. A range of products and price points guarantees that New Yorkers, commuters, and tourists alike can find interesting gift items for others as well as covet-worthy items for themselves. Each year, products include artwork, clothing for all ages, men’s and women’s accessories, children’s clothing and toys, and home goods.

More than 1 million shoppers visit Grand Central Terminal each day of the Holiday Fair. Artisans who participated in recent fairs not only have sold high volumes of product, but also have landed high-profile wholesale accounts with major retailers, sold pieces to museums, broadened their retail client bases, and have been profiled on local and national TV.

For this year, merchandising consultants are primarily interested in the following categories: men’s accessories, tabletop, children’s, home décor, pottery, glassware, art, photography, jewelry. Food products will not be evaluated at this time.””

Apr
13
Sat
2019
Annual Shearing of the Heather Celebration
Apr 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

At Fort Tryon Park:

Annual Shearing of the Heather Celebration

April 13, 2019
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Learn more at this official page here…

“”The three-acre Heather Garden is the site of our annual rite of spring – the Shearing of the Heather by members of the Northeast Heather Society and Heather Garden staff.
Bring your musical instruments and join in our community parade through the Heather Garden led by NYPD bagpipers. Learn why Fort Tryon Park has the largest heath and heather collection in the northeast, and how to propagate your own heathers with clippings from the shearing.””

Apr
14
Sun
2019
Sunday Platform at the Ethical Society: Loving Our Neighbor and the World…
Apr 14 all-day
Sunday Platform at the Ethical Society: Loving Our Neighbor and the World... @ New York | New York | United States

Sunday Platform – Joe Chuman – Loving Our Neighbor and the World: Cosmopolitanism and the American Future

Sunday, April 14, 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…

American society is stridently divided. There are those whose primary identities and loyalties are centered on communities which share their values — ethnic, religious and political. Their dedications tend to be parochial and local. By contrast, many Americans profess broader loyalties. They are committed to others not of their own group and who are different from themselves – to minorities, and to strangers as well as those beyond their family and who hold to similar values.

In my address, Joe will explore different ways of framing American identity as we look toward the future. Joe will focus on the values of cosmopolitanism, which requires a global outlook but does discount the more immediate loyalties of family, neighborhood and to those like oneself. Joe will propose that cosmopolitanism promotes a vision which may enable us to get beyond the polarization which characterizes and plagues American society at this perilous moment.

Presider: Henryka Komanska

Shared Charity: NYC H20

Apr
17
Wed
2019
Panel: Anti-Science and the Crisis of Contemporary Democracy
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At the New York Society for Ethical Culture

Panel: Anti-Science and the Crisis of Contemporary Democracy

FREE Wednesday, April 17
7:00 – 9:00 pm

2 West 64th Street, New York, NY

The following comes courtesy of their newsletter:

An attack on science and reason is underway in modern societies. Join us for a conversation with authors of a new book on this important topic, Anti-Science and the Assault on Democracy: Defending Reason in a Free Society. Learn about the threats that the rise of anti-science attitudes poses to democratic society.

FREE! Click here to RSVP!

Defending the role that science must play in democratic society–science defined not just in terms of technology but as a way of approaching problems and viewing the world. In this collection of original essays, experts in political science, the hard sciences, philosophy, history, and other disciplines examine contemporary anti-science trends, and make a strong case that respect for science is essential for a healthy democracy.

Panelists:

Dr. Diana M. Judd, Ramapo College of New Jersey
Gregory Smulewicz-Zucker, Rutgers University
Prof. Michael J. Thompson, William Paterson University

Books will be available for purchase!

More from the publisher about Anti-Science and the Assault on Democracy:

The editors note that a contradiction lies at the heart of modern society. On the one hand, we inhabit a world increasingly dominated by science and technology. On the other, opposition to science is prevalent in many forms–from arguments against the teaching of evolution and the denial of climate change to the promotion of alternative medicine and outlandish claims about the effects of vaccinations. Adding to this grass-roots hostility toward science are academics espousing postmodern relativism, which equates the methods of science with regimes of “power-knowledge.”

While these cultural trends are sometimes marketed in the name of “democratic pluralism,” the contributors contend that such views are actually destructive of a broader culture appropriate for a democratic society. This is especially true when facts are degraded as “fake news” and scientists are dismissed as elitists. Rather than enhancing the capacity for rational debate and critical discourse, the authors view such anti-science stances on either the right or the left as a return to premodern forms of subservience to authority and an unwillingness to submit beliefs to rational scrutiny.

Beyond critiquing attitudes hostile to science, the essays in this collection put forward a positive vision for how we might better articulate the relation between science and democracy and the benefits that accrue from cultivating this relationship.

Apr
18
Thu
2019
Lecture: Postcards from the Penitentiary Lecture at Roosevelt Island
Apr 18 all-day

Lecture: Postcards from the Penitentiary Lecture at Roosevelt Island

Thursday, April 18, 2019

(Roosevelt Island, NY, March 14, 2019) –Travel to the late 1800’s as you review a collection of penny postcards depicting the buildings of Roosevelt Island. Judith Berdy, President of the Roosevelt Island Historical Society will be a guide on a pictorial tour at a lecture presented by the Roosevelt Island Historical Society at the New York Public Library Branch on Roosevelt Island, on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

The event is FREE and open to the public. It is the first in the Society’s annual series of spring lectures, which is supported by funds provided by Amalgamated Bank, Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation’s I Public Purpose Fund and New York City Council Member Ben Kallos, with funding from the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development.

DIRECTIONS: Take the Tram at 59th Street and Second Avenue or the F train to Roosevelt Island. Take the red bus (no charge) or walk eight minutes north to 524 Main Street.

The Roosevelt Island Historical Society promotes awareness of the Island’s unique story and pursues preservation of its landmarks and artifacts. For more information, please visit www.rihs.us.

Apr
20
Sat
2019
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.

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
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.

NYC Cannabis Parade & Rally 2019
Apr 22 @ 5:14 pm – 6:14 pm

NYC Cannabis Parade & Rally 2019

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Public Advocate Jumaane Williams To Speak At NYC Cannabis Parade & Rally On May 4

New York’s oldest marijuana event starts in Midtown and marches to Union Square Park for a day-long rally with speakers and music

NEW YORK, NY, April 9, 2019 – New York’s longest-running annual pro-cannabis event, the NYC Cannabis Parade and Rally, returns on May 4.

This year’s Event will take place as New York State lawmakers debate the merits of two legalization measures: The Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act and the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act.

A lineup of elected officials and musical performers will educate and entertain the crowd throughout the day.

The Event begins at 11 am with a pro-legalization speak-out at the assembly point at W. 32 St. and Broadway. At 12:30 pm, the Parade marches down Broadway to Union Square Park. The Rally there runs from 1-5 pm.

Speakers will include recently-elected New York City Public Advocate Jumaane WilliamsAssembly Member Richard Gottfried (State Assembly District 75, Manhattan) and other elected officials, industry experts and activists.

The musical lineup features Clip Payne’s 420 Funk Mob (including members of Parliament-Funkadelic), Brooklyn’s High & Mighty Brass Band, the CCB Reggae All Stars (formerly the High Times Cannabis Cup Band), rappers Cambatta and SCRIBE the Verbalist, and the East Village’s SoulCake.

The NYC Cannabis Parade & Rally’s Coalition Partners include Empire State NORML, Women Grow NYC, Drug Policy Alliance, Marijuana Policy Project, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Cannabis Cultural Association, Start SMART New York, New Jersey Cannabusiness Association, High NY, Revel, LatinoJustice, Hemp Industry Association, Patients Out of Time, Marijuana Business Association, Green Party of New York State, A Rebel Minded Society, Freedom Leaf, Honeysuckle, Infuzes and Good Deed Entertainment.

The Event sponsors are Dutch company Sensi Seeds; Etain Health, one of New York’s medical cannabis providers with dispensaries in Manhattan (142 E. 39 St.), Yonkers and Kingston; hemp supplier Tonic; grow-box manufacturer SunBud Solutions; CannaGather; Presto Doctor;  Curved Papers; and TribeTokes.

Following the Parade & Rally, there will be an Afterparty at SOB’s (204 Varick St.) featuring speakers, music and sponsor tables from 5-10 pm. Tickets cost $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

About the NYC Cannabis Parade & Rally

The New York City Cannabis Parade & Rally (NYCCPR) is among the longest running marijuana legalization events in the world. What began as a “Smoke-In” in Washington Square Park organized by the Yippies in 1973 has evolved into a two-part Event: A Parade down Broadway and a Rally in Union Square Park, all on the first Saturday in May. Sister events take place in more than 300 cities worldwide on the same day. NYCCPR is the founding chapter of the Global Marijuana March.

The event’s mission is to end the prohibition of cannabis at all levels – international, federal, state and local. Ten states have legalized marijuana since 2012. New York and New Jersey are both on paths to legalization. Thirty-three states allow access to medical marijuana, including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. By June, perhaps New York will pass legislation.

These factors make this year’s Parade & Rally all the more important. New York has come a long way from when 50,000 residents were being arrested a year for marijuana possession. Arrests are down and policy has changed since last year. Now the goal is complete legalization, with a fair and equitable commercial marketplace, like in California and Massachusetts.

Please note: Final Parade & Rally details are subject to change by NYPD and New York City Parks Department.

Apr
26
Fri
2019
Monthly Free Fridays at the Intrepid Museum
Apr 26 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.

Apr
27
Sat
2019
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/.””

3rd Annual Madison Avenue Gallery Walk 2019
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

3rd Annual Madison Avenue Gallery Walk

Kicks Off

New York Art Week

Saturday, April 27
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Madison Avenue and its adjacent side streets from East 57th to East 86th Streets.

50 World Class Madison Avenue Galleries Offer Artist & Curator Talks

50 World Class Madison Avenue Galleries including Acquavella Galleries, Baahng Gallery, Boers-Li Gallery, Di Donna, DAG, Erik Thomsen Gallery Galerie Gmurzynska, Helly Nahmad Gallery, Howard Greenberg, Leila Heller, Levy Gorvy, James Goodman, Mnuchin Gallery, Petzel Gallery, Richard Gray Gallery, & Co., Tagore Gallery, Van de Weghe Fine Art, and White Cube.

Madison Avenue will become an epicenter of art during the 3rd annual Madison Avenue Gallery Walk. Curators from internationally acclaimed participating galleries will open their doors to the public to offer gallery talks and tours discussing their respective exhibitions by curators and artists.  Madison Avenue Gallery Walk has been organized to give art collectors and enthusiasts the time and space to visit the participating galleries.

A print edition of the Madison Avenue Gallery Map will be available, as well as information about the tours and talks, at the two ARTnews information tents located at 790 Madison at East 67thand at 1020 Madison Avenue at East 79th Streets.

Organized by the Madison Avenue BID, and presented by ARTnews, the event is free and open to the public. For more information and to register to attend a talk: www.artnews.com/madison-avenue-gallery-walk-2019/

Highlight of the talks & tours include:

Acquavella Galleries – “Lucian Freud: Monumental” featuring large scale naked portraits by Freud from 1990-2007,

Baahng Gallery – Artist Talk & Opening Reception for Porte Aguas, and a solo exhibition by Pilar Goutas.

Boers-Li Gallery – “Worlds without Borders,” a solo exhibition of Esteban Cabeza de Baca, a walk-through with the artist, followed by a reception

Di Donna, – Exhibition Tour: Surrealism in Mexico led by Jennifer Field, Ph.D., Director of Exhibitions

DAG – Introduction to Indian Modernism

Erik Thomsen Gallery – Modern Japanese Screens

Galerie Gmurzynska – Karl Lagerfeld and his very private passion of photography

Helly Nahmad Gallery – A guided tour of “Works by 20th Century Masters”

Howard Greenberg – James Van Der Zee: Studio

Leila Heller – Jane’s World, curated by Jane “Baby Jane” Holzer on the works featured in the space

Levy Gorvy – “Warhol Women”

James Goodman – “Black & White & Red all over.” The talk will focus on works of a monochrome nature.

Mnuchin Gallery – De Kooning: Five Decades

Petzel Gallery – Audio tour of Jorge Pardo exhibition “Reflexivity 1988 – 1994”

Richard Gray Gallery – Introduction to Ewan Gibbs: New York / Chicago

Rosenberg & Co. – Rosenberg Family Legacy and World War II Looted Art

Sundaram Tagore Gallery – A presentation of works by female gallery artists Anila Quayyum Agha, Tayeba Begum Lipi, and Kamolpan Chotvichai.

Van de Weghe Fine Art – Keith Haring Paintings

White Cube – Works by artist Al Held, who created works of great complexity during his 50-year career.

 

 

Street Games 2019 at Thomas Jefferson Park, NYC
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Street Games 2019 at Thomas Jefferson Park, NYC

A Throwback Block Party in Harlem

Saturday, April 27, 2019
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Thomas Jefferson Park, Manhattan
114th Street and Pleasant Avenue

Free Event taking place Rain or shine

Be sure, as well, to visit the official page here from which the information on this page was borrowed…

On Saturday, April 27, 2019, NYC Parks and the Walt Disney Company will host the 12th Annual Street Games at Thomas Jefferson Park in East Harlem!

Join them for a throwback party to play retro games from the ’60s and ’70s, dance to classic music, and watch live performances. The event is open to all ages and abilities.

Classic Street Games to be featured:

  • Pogo Sticks
  • Hula Hoops
  • Double-Dutch
  • Box Car Derby
  • Learn to skate
  • Stickball
  • Basketball with the New York Knicks
  • Street Hockey with the New York Rangers
  • Jumbo Games
  • Ultimate Disc

In the event of heavy rain or extreme weather, Street Games may be canceled. The decision to cancel the event will be made by 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2019 and will be prominently posted on our website and social media channels.

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

 

Dachshund Spring Fiesta in Washington Square Park
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Dachshund Spring Fiesta in Washington Square Park

Saturday, April 27 2019
12:00 –  2:00 pm

Be sure to visit this official page here…

“”The Dachshund Friendship Club annual dachshund parade brings together this celebrated breed and their guardians for a meet and greet in Washington Square Park. Meet fellow dachshund owners, enjoy the dogs on parade, and have a dog-gone fun day.

Dachshunds and dog-lovers of all ages will meet between the Arch and the Fountain. This event is free and open to all.””

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NYC Stargazing – Night Sky Observing Events
Apr 28 – Dec 6 all-day

NYC Stargazing – Night Sky Observing Events

Courtesy of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York

Taking place through the year on various nights and locations.

Please be sure to check at the related links provided on this page, but especially on the official AAA.org site for info regarding exact locations and for the sake of keeping on top of any changes in scheduling or cancellations due to inclement weather and such. Mind you, there’s also the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation site calendar at which you might find of some of the below listed items.

High Line in Manhattan

High Line Page / AAA’s Page

Every Tuesday night from the start of April through the end of October.

Beginning at dusk.

According to the official site, most of the observing will take place at little W 12th Street, south of the Standard Hotel

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Lincoln Center’s Plaza in Manhattan

Beginning at and around sunset.

Friday and Saturday evenings from April 5 & 6 until June 28, 29

Following by August 2, 3 / 9, 10

Then September 13, 14 / 20, 21 / 27, 28

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Summer on the Hudson Stargazing and Sungazing in Manhattan

Riverside Park South in front of Pier i Cafe at 70th Street down on the Hudson River waterfront.

Stargazing Saturdays (8:00 – 11:00 pm):

June 1
July 6
August 3
September 7

SunGazing Sundays (1:00 – 4:00 pm):

May 26
June 30
July 28
August 25
September 29

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Carl Schurz Park in Manhattan

Meet at the park esplanade overlooking the East River. 86th Street entrance would be the closest to where they set up.

At 8:30 pm

One Friday Evening each month from April to October

April 5
May 10
June 7
July 5
August 2
September 6
October 4

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Great Kills in Staten Island

The time at which this begins varies from 7:30 to 8:30 pm depending upon the time of year.

Saturdays on the following dates:

March 30
April 6
May 4
June 8
July 20
August 3
September 7
October 26
November 23

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Floyd Bennet Field

Gateway National Park in Brooklyn

Fridays on the following dates:

May 10
June 7
September 6
October 4
November 1
December 6

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Pioneer Works, Brooklyn

159 Pioneer Street, in Red Hook, Brooklyn

Beginning at 7:30 pm

Second Sunday Meets

May 12
June 9
July
August
September 8
October 13

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Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 1

Also, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s official page…

Beginning at 8:30 pm

Select Fridays in June, July and August

June 7
June 14
July 12
July 26
August 2
August 9

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Hunters Point Park, Queens

Beginning at Sunset

Certain Friday nights from May to August

West of the oval, at the far west end of Borden Avenue

May 10
May 17
June 7
June 14
July 5
July 12
August 9
August 16

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Brooklyn Museum Plaza

First Saturday night of each month through November

Beginning at 9:00 pm

May 4
June 1
July 6
August 3
October 5
November 2

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Riverdale Bronx

Beginning at about 30 minutes past sunset.

West 235th Street and Johnson Avenue

Select Wednesdays and Thursdays from April 10, 11 to Wednesday, October 9

April 10
April 11
May 8
May 9
June 12
June 13
July 10
July 11
August 14
August 15
September 11
September 12
October 9

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.””