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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
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.

Apr
22
Mon
2019
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.

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/.””

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.

 

 

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.

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.””

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.

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.

May
1
Wed
2019
Moniker International Art Fair 2019
May 1 – May 5 all-day

Moniker International Art Fair

May 1 – 5, 2019

718 Broadway, NoHo, Manhattan, New York 10003

Official Site

Wednesday 1 May 2019

Collectors Day: 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm | $75

(Includes $50 towards your first original artwork purchase)

A program of educational talks, panel discussions and network­ing sessions around collecting contemporary and urban art.

Thursday 2 May 2019

Public Opening | 1:00 pm – 9:30 pm | $25

General Fair Days

Friday 3 May | 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm | $15
Saturday 4 May | 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm | $15
Sunday 5 May | 11:00 am – 6:00 pm | $15

Free Access

Entrance to the fair is free during these times
Friday, 3 May | 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Sunday, 5 May | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Friday, May 3 – Sunday, May 5, 2019

Downtown Double Dip | Superfine! + Moniker

Superfine! has partnered with Moniker Art Fair to provide access to both fairs during open admission hours from Friday May 3 to Sunday May 5, 2019. Both fairs will also reciprocally welcome VIP guests and collectors to enjoy the full program of each fair.

$25

Press Release:

Moniker Art Fair is pleased to announce the exhibitors for its second, New York edition, taking place May 1 – 5, 2019 at a new, central location in NoHo ( 718 Broadway). Celebrat­ing its 10th year, the five-day event will feature some of the world’s most renowned urban & contemporary artists and galleries, in booth exhibitions as well as solo presentations and installations.

Moniker’s new NoHo space will host a curated lineup of 28 exhibitors and four Special Projects, hailing from 13 coun­tries around the globe. These are presented in alignment with this year’s theme, Cause & Effect, which examines our shared roles and commitments in addressing the current state of political, social and ecological injustices. New ex­hibitors to this year include: Parlor Gallery from New Jersey, Mazel Galerie from Brussels, Perseus Gallery from New York and 11.12 Gallery from Moscow.

Complimenting Moniker’s lineup of gallery exhibitors will be a focus on solo artist presentations, with the fair’s Open Studios section and its installations by Spotlight Artists . “Open Studios” will be a dedicated section for solo artists to design a booth that best exemplifies their practice and work. Spotlight Artists are picked to create interactive and large-scale installations that can be found throughout the fair. Both initiatives amplify Moniker’s commitment to creating a sensational, immersive environment that highly engages its audience.

“We are thrilled to be returning to New York again this year following a strong debut,” said Tina Ziegler, Fair Director . “At a time when across the world we’re increasingly seeing closed borders, fear of divide, and exclusionary, divisive pol­itics, it’s an important moment for the art world to celebrate inclusivity, global activism and a community that operates with a proudly international outlook. That’s a particularly strong part of the exhibitions and installations we’re hosting at this year’s fair, and one that I’m excited about.”

Last year’s inaugural US edition reported over 6,000 visitors, who attended to see work by pioneers within the urban art scene and enjoy Moniker’s many unique programs and events. Programming for this year’s fair was created around the desire to make art collecting more accessible, and includes Collector’s Day, an alternative for the typical art fair Vernissage, which provides early access to the fair and a series of special events.

New York Superfine! Art Fair 2019
May 1 – May 5 all-day

New York Superfine! Art Fair 2019

May 1 – 5, 2019

107 Grand Street in Soho

Superfine! Brings Unstuffy Art Fair Experience to Soho for Third Annual May Show

Visit the official site here…

Basquiat and Warhol once roamed these streets, but there’s a new kid in town. Enter Superfine! Art Fair. Equal parts punk rock spirit and accessible art market innovation, Superfine! brings a new look and location to its 2019 New York fair, leaving the Meatpacking and landing at 107 Grand Street in Soho from May 1-5. A transparent, approachable player in an often stuffy and opaque art market, Superfine! believes that buying art should be a simple process and that an art fair should be an enjoyable atmosphere where anyone who wants to collect art can do so.

Superfine! NYC’s roster particularly emphasizes queer art, including the Call Me By Your Preferred Pronoun special project by Brooklyn artist Adam Chuck. The artist’s Polaroid-style paintings specially commissioned by the fair’s directors evoke the continued narrative of Oliver and Elio in last year’s Oscar-winning film – reimagined in the personage of the broader LGBTQ+ community. Provincetown’s On Center Gallery will also present their first fair booth blending homegrown charm with cutting-edge LGBTQ+ new contemporary work by artists including Andrew Moncrief and Thom Jackson.

Other exhibition highlights include mysterious Brooklyn-based artist Andy Blank, whose none-too-understated mission is to create “f*&%ing awesome” artwork under $200 using museum-quality materials. As rumors swirl about the real identity of the artist, their first major fair install will take place at Superfine! NYC.

New York’s Untitled Space, fresh from their much-lauded “Eden” presentation at curatorial darling SPRING/BREAK will show fiercely feminist and political works by artists from NYC and abroad. New Orleans and Santa Fe’s Antieau Gallery will present self-taught artist Chris Roberts-Antieau’s work in their second Superfine! Booth, DC being the first. Chris’ signature tapestry-based mixed media paintings pull from a variety of source material ranging from pop culture absurdism to traditional NoLA occult imagery.

Announcing: Two Fairs / One Pass, Superfine! + Moniker Partner for Dual Fair Access

Superfine! has partnered with Moniker Art Fair in nearby NoHo to provide access to both fairs via a Downtown Double Dip fair pass allowing guests access to both fairs during open admission hours from Friday, May 3 to Sunday, May 5. The pass, at $25, shakes out to a 20% discount and encourages fairgoers to experience both fairs’ perspectives in the same day. Moniker, borne from London’s Shoreditch urban art scene, exemplifies the best in emerging and established artists from the urban and street art genres. Both fairs will also reciprocally welcome VIP guests and collectors to enjoy the full program of each fair.

Superfine! NYC will take place from May 1-5 at 107 Grand Street in Soho, Manhattan. Tickets are available at superfinenyc.eventbrite.com and include complimentary beer or wine for fairgoers.

May
2
Thu
2019
8th Edition of Frieze New York 2019
May 2 – May 5 all-day

8th Edition of Frieze New York 2019

May 2 – 5, 2019

Randall’s Island Park

Tickets for Frieze New York 2017 start at $27 for students and young ones

Visit the official site here…

2019 Fair Opening Days

Wednesday Preview, May 1 (invitation only). The fair closes at 7:00 pm
Thursday Preview, May 2, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday Private View, May 2, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday, May 3, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, May 4, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, May 5, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Tickets

Tickets are now on sale and only available online in advance. Buy yours now.

Frieze Announces Gallery Highlights and Curated Programs of Eighth Edition of Frieze New York

Frieze New York Seeks to Expand the Conversation about Art in its 2019 Edition, Representing an Exceptional Diversity and Quality of Artists and Artwork – from 20th-Century Icons to Self-Taught Visionaries, Virtual Reality, New York Pioneers and Figures at the Vanguard of Contemporary Practice

Featuring Unprecedented Number of Collaborations with Leading Museum Directors

Frieze Sculpture Launches in New York at Rockefeller Center

Frieze today reveals full details and highlights, including new exhibitions and dynamic themed sections for Frieze New York 2019, which opens in Randall’s Island Park from May 2 through 5. Featuring leading galleries from 26 countries, Frieze New York showcases an extraordinary cross-section of work, from today’s most exciting emerging artists to seminal figures of the 20th century. Building on Frieze’s history as a platform for discovery and challenging the traditional art fair format, the eighth edition introduces new curators and collaborations with leading museum directors; including two exhibitions exploring virtual reality and the significance of self-taught artists, and two new sections celebrating Latino and Latin American art and New York’s pioneering gallery community. Frieze New York is supported by global lead partner Deutsche Bank for the eighth consecutive year.

Led by Victoria Siddall (Director, Frieze Fairs) and Loring Randolph (Artistic Director, Americas), Frieze New York introduces an unprecedented number of collaborations with leading museum directors from institutions in New York and across the US. Patrick Charpenel (Executive Director of El Museo del Barrio, New York) and Susanna V. Temkin (Curator) will curate Diálogos, a new themed section for Latino and Latin American art. Franklin Sirmans (Director of the Perez Art Museum Miami) also joins the fair to oversee this year’s tribute section celebrating the enduring legacy of Linda Goode Bryant and her pivotal New York gallery, Just Above Midtown (JAM). A new exhibition of Virtual Reality artwork will be curated by Daniel Birnbaum (renowned curator, Director of Acute Art and formerly Director of the Moderna Museet in Stockholm); and artist, Javier Téllez will curate an exhibition of self-taught artists in collaboration with the Outsider Art Fair…

May
3
Fri
2019
Bike Expo New York 2019
May 3 – May 4 all-day

Bike Expo New York, America’s Most-Attended Consumer Bike Expo

Friday, May 3 & Saturday, May 4, 2019

Pier 36 at Basketball City (299 South Street, Manhattan)

Free and Open to the Public

Here’s a previous year’s (2017) related video as featured within youtube.

The following would be from a previous year’s press release so’s to help give you an idea as to what to expect. A newer, updated one is hopefully on the horizon.

On the two days prior to the TD Five Boro Bike Tour Presented by REI, more than 60,000 cyclists will roll through Basketball City to meet, greet, & talk shop with one another and 100+ exhibitors. Like the Tour, the event is produced by Bike New York, New York City’s leading bike education nonprofit.

Among the exhibitors are top bike and gear brands (including Raleigh, Giant, Brompton, Manhattan Portage, Giro, Bern); bike apparel labels (Primal Wear, Terry Bicycles); tourism companies (Trek Travel, Taiwan Tourism); bike events (Braking AIDS® Ride, Bike MS); advocacy groups (New York Bicycling Coalition, Transportation Alternatives, Recycle-A-Bicycle); local companies (Redbeard Bikes, Paragon Sports, Vespertine), and many others dedicated to active lifestyles (REI, Citi Bike, Momentum magazine).

In addition to exhibitor booths, Bike Expo New York is packed with programming for the casual and serious cyclists alike. Events include a fashion show featuring the latest in apparel and accessories, how-to demonstrations, and much more. An outdoor bike skills zone will feature on-bike classes from Bike New York’s free curriculum. Attendees will also find a beer garden sponsored by Taste NY and several food vendors overlooking the East River.

For a full list of exhibitors and programming, go to www.bike.nyc/events/bikeexpo-new-york

May
4
Sat
2019
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

The Annual Blessing of the Bikes 2019 at St. John the Divine
May 4 all-day

The Annual Blessing of the Bikes

Saturday May 4, 2019
Doors Open at 8:30 am

Taking place at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
112th Street & Amsterdam Avenue

Learn more here at this official page…

FREE to all

This is the day before BIKE NEW YORK/The Five Boro Bike Tour

(This event is wonderful but BRIEF. Don’t be late!)

Rain or Shine

All Faiths (or lack thereof) Welcome

Kids Welcome

Hundreds of cyclists of all religious backgrounds, some in preparation for the Sunday’s Bike New York/Five Boro Bike Tour, will kick off the biking season at the annual Blessing of the Bicycles celebration on Saturday, May 4, 2019 inside the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan.

Also have a look at some videos posted on Youtube about past years’ blessings:

Blessing of the Bikes by The Long Bike Back

Blessing of the Bikes Cathedral St. John the Divine by Virtual Trips

 

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…

PEOPLES’ VOICE CAFE upcoming Calendar
May 4 @ 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.

May
5
Sun
2019
QSO’s All Mozart Concert  at Mary’s Nativity Church
May 5 all-day

QSO’s All Mozart Concert at Mary’s Nativity Church

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Mary’s Nativity Church
46-02 Parsons Blvd. (at Holly Ave.)
Flushing, NY 11355
(718) 359-5996

The Queensboro Symphony Orchestra returns to Mary’s Nativity Church on Sunday, May 5th at 7:30pm to perform an all Mozart concert.

The program includes his Symphony No.29, Apollo et Hyacinthus Overture and Flute Concerto No.1 featuring Sojung Moon. Maestro Dong-Hyun Kim will lead the orchestra.

No tickets are necessary but a free-will offering will graciously be accepted.

TD Five Boro Bike Tour 2019
May 5 all-day

TD Five Boro Bike Tour

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Be sure to visit the official site here…

Here’s a youtube video as taken from a participant at the 2017 ride:

The following is from a previous year (2016)

32,000 cyclists to ride 40 miles through five boroughs of NYC on car-free streets in America’s largest bike ride; proceeds fund largest free urban bike education program of its kind in the world.

(New York, NY) On the morning of May 1st, 32,000 cyclists from every state in the nation and dozens of countries around the world will come together in lower Manhattan in support of Bike New York’s free bike education programs. From there, they will ride 40 miles through the five boroughs of New York City on car-free streets, which will include the FDR Drive, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, and the Queensboro and Verrazano-Narrows Bridges. Using proceeds from the Tour, Bike New York has, over the years, taught bike skills to tens of thousands of kids and adults throughout the five boroughs. The nonprofit’s free bike education program is the largest of its kind in the world—last year alone, more than 17,000 kids and adults learned bike skills.

PARTY ON WHEELS at the New York Transit Museum
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
PARTY ON WHEELS at the New York Transit Museum @ New York | United States

PARTY ON WHEELS
at the New York Transit Museum

Sunday, May 5, 2019
9:00 – 11:00 am

New York Transit Museum
99 Schermerhorn Street, Downtown Brooklyn

Learn more at the official page here…

“”Mark your calendar for the 6th annual Party on Wheels! Our festive family benefit features exclusive early morning access, crafts and facepainting, and rides on our vintage subway cars right from the Museum platform to Hoyt-Schermerhorn Station and back. To be listed in the Benefit Committee, get your tickets by March 15, 2019!””

Grand Central VIP Package: $500 8 tickets, goodie bags, and listing as a Co-Chair!
Atlantic Terminal VIP Package: $275 6 tickets, goodie bags, and listing as a Co-Chair!
Family Package: $165 4 tickets
Adult (age 18+): $60 1 ticket
Child (ages 2-17): $40 1 ticket Children ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Babies under 2 are free!

Proceeds from the event support the Transit Museum’s education programs, which serve nearly 30,000 children and teachers every year, including 3,000 participants in access programs for people who have disabilities.

May
7
Tue
2019
Twilight Tuesdays at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
May 7 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.

May
8
Wed
2019
The Heart (Réparer les vivants) US Premiere at FIAF
May 8 all-day

The Heart
Réparer les vivants

Based on the novel by Maylis de Kerangal

US Premiere

Wednesday, May 8 at 7:30 pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

An international best-seller, Maylis de Kerangal’s poetic medical masterpiece The Heart (Réparer les vivants) is a stirring race against time adapted, performed, and directed by French actor Emmanuel Noblet. This touching and sometimes amusing play tells the story of 19-year-old Simon’s tragic surfing accident and his organ donation to save another’s life.

The acclaimed production, which won the 2017 Molière Award for Solo Performance, has been described by Le Figaro as “absolutely remarkable… breathtaking and deeply moving theater that leads us to reflect on the most important questions we can ask ourselves.”

Don’t miss the special 300th performance of this award-winning play!

90 minutes
In French with English supertitles
FIAF Members: $30, Non-Members: $40

Purchase Tickets Here…

 

May
9
Thu
2019
Revisiting Hart Island Lecture on Roosevelt Island
May 9 all-day
City Island and Hart Island, off Orchard Beach, Pelham Bay and Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, New York. Also featured are The Blauzes and Chimney Sweeps Islands. The small island between those two, on a thin causeway off the north (right) end of City Island, is the home of one tower radiating the signals of two of New York’s original landmark 50,000-watt “clear channel” signals: WFAN/660 and WCBS/880. Earlier incarnations of WFAN were WNBC and WEAF. WCBS was originally WABC, and radiated from a tower on Columbia Island, off this shot to the right. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Revisiting Hart Island Lecture on Roosevelt Island

Thursday, May 9, 2019

(Roosevelt Island, NY, April 22, 2019) – For decades, Potter’s Field on Hart Island and the island itself have been run by the Corrections Department. Melinda Hunt, Trustee of the Hart Island Project, will update us on proposals to change administration of the island to the Parks Department, their implications, and other issues that have emerged since 2014 at a lecture presented by the Roosevelt Island Historical Society at the New York Public Library Branch on Roosevelt Island,on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

The event is FREE and open to the public. It is the second in the Society’s annual series of spring lectures, which is supported by funds provided by Amalgamated Bank, Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation’s 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.

May
11
Sat
2019
Lift Off: A Waterfront Kite Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park
May 11 all-day

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Announces 

Lift Off: A Waterfront Kite Festival 

Saturday, May 11, 2018
12:00 – 3:00 PM 

Kickoff Event of 2019 Spring and Summer Programming Season
Featuring Over 500+ Free and Low-Cost Public Events in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Pier 5 of Brooklyn Bridge Park

BROOKLYN, NY — The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (Conservancy) is proud to announce the kick-off event of the 2019 Spring and Summer programming season with the first event of the season, “Lift Off: A Waterfront Kite Festival” on Saturday, May 11, 2019. This FREE family-friendly event will take place at its new home on Pier 5 of Brooklyn Bridge Park and offers all ages the opportunity to watch their kites soar above the Manhattan skyline, while enjoying special activities exploring the science of flight. The event will emphasize S.T.E.A.M (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) concepts such as wind tunnels, robotic air propellers, and outdoor adventures. Kites will be available for purchase at the event, or participants can bring their own kites to fly on Pier 5. Live music, stilt walkers, and face-painters will round out the event this year. Pack a picnic and enjoy the first event of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s soon to be announced full event schedule.

 

Magicians & Mediums & Green-Wood, Oh My! Tour at Green-Wood
May 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Magicians & Mediums & Green-Wood, Oh My! Tour at Green-Wood @ New York | United States

Magicians & Mediums & Green-Wood, Oh My!

Trolley Tour Explores the Conflicts Between

Saturday, May 11, 2019
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Nineteenth-Century Spiritualism and Stage MagicIn the 1850s, New York City was absolutely agog for the three young Fox sisters who claimed they communicated with the spirit world. Later proven to be a hoax, the phenomenon sparked the popular and enduring Spiritualism religious movement. This trolley tour will explore the legacies of  Spiritualists and stage magicians, two groups that often came into conflict with one another. Visit the gravesites of many bizarre and fascinating practitioners (including one of the Fox sisters) of these two nineteenth-century phenomena.

Green-Wood – 25th Street at 5th Avenue, Brooklyn – Meet inside the main gate.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 $25; $20 for members of The Green-Wood Historic Fund and members of the Brooklyn Historical Society.  Reservations are recommended. If the event is not sold out, walk-ups will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. To make an online reservation or to find out more information, visitwww.green-wood.com/toursevents or call 718-210-3080.