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

The Orchid Show: Singapore — 17th Year

February 23 – April 28

Also offered up is

Orchid Evenings

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

You can get some discount tickets here…

Also,

Visit the official page here…

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

New York Botanical Garden (Bronx, NY)

March 16 – April 27

Discounted tickets can be found here…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming NYC Tree Giveaways for April 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

City Parks Foundation – Track & Field Programs

April 7 – June 23, 2019

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

CityParks Track & Field presented by New York Road Runners

April 20 – June 9, 2019

BROOKLYN

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

BRONX

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

QUEENS

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

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

MANHATTAN

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

 

Apr
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.

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.

Apr
27
Sat
2019
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.

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.””

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.””

 

 

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
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
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

 

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

16TH ANNUAL GOLF FEST

Saturday, May 4, 2019
12:00 – 6:00 pm

At Chelsea Piers Sports Complex

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

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.

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
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.

2019 Spring Sheep Shearing Festival at Queens County Farm
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sheep Shearing Festival at Queens County Farm Museum

Saturday, May 11, 2019
11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Advance Tickets: $5 all ages
Door Tickets: $8 all ages
Free for Members

Visit the official events page here…

Check out this related video posted on youtube:

“”Ever see a sheep get a haircut? Join us on the farm for one of our signature events! Check out shearing demos throughout the afternoon with our flock of Cotswold and Cormo sheep. The fiber arts will be celebrated at the festival through craft-making activities and demonstrations in needle-felting, yarn dyeing, wool spinning, weaving and patchwork quilting. Enjoy in-depth tours with our farmers and stop by the Con Edison Ecology booth to Adopt-a-Worm for vermicomposting. Move to the foot-stomping rhythms of bluegrass duo Coyote & Crow and enjoy kids crafts, hayrides and tasty local food on the farm all day. Pick up flower and vegetable seedlings for your spring garden at our Plant Sale. New this year, Queens’ own Bridge & Tunnel Brewery will host a Beer Garden with featured brews for Sheep Shearing Festival!””

Visit as well their related page for tickets at EventBrite.

May
12
Sun
2019
A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho 
May 12 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.

Fourth Semi-Annual Spring Pop-Up On All-Handmade Artisanal Market
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Fourth Semi-Annual Spring Pop-Up On All-Handmade Artisanal Market

Sunday, May 12, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

New York Handmade Collective (NYHC) Kicks Off Its Fourth Semi-Annual Spring Pop-Up On May 12 In Collaboration With Grand Bazaar USA.

Unique pop-up shopping extravaganza will offer a juried selection of one-of-a-kind, exclusively handcrafted, locally made, artisanal crafts and accessories/

New York Handmade Collective (NYHC) in collaboration with Grand Bazaar
100 West 77 Street & Columbus Ave., NY, NY

New York, NY (April 1, 2019) –For the fourth time in partnership with Grand Bazaar USA, the NY Handmade Collective (NYHC) – formerly known as the Etsy NY Street Team – will present “The NY Handmade Collective Pop-Up Spring 2019″.  This dynamic handcrafted product showcase, which will feature a juried selection of the NYHC’s local talent, will take place on Sunday, May 12, from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, at the popular shopping destination located at 100 West 77 Street and Columbus Avenue.

“Grand Bazaar NYC firmly believes in supporting local artists, designers and craft-makers, which helps keep our city vibrant and creative,” said Marc Seago, Executive Director at Grand Bazaar NYC. “We’re thrilled that the NY Handmade Collective will once again be joining us for this exciting Spring shopping experience.”

Shoppers are sure to find a diverse selection of outstanding, one-of-a-kind, exclusively handcrafted merchandise from over 40 talented, multi-disciplined artisans and designers from the New York metropolitan area.  The vast array of exceptional goods will run the gamut from fine art, stationery, unusual jewelry, distinctive fashions, home decor and amazing skincare products to items for children and pets.

“This year’s new and improved market is a rare opportunity to go behind-the-scenes, interact with and shop directly from our cadre of diverse, talented local artisans who’ll be offering special discounts and customization options on their unique products which aren’t even available online,” said Andi B. O’Connor, co-organizer.  “Situated within the long-established Upper West Side market that is the Grand Bazaar NYC, the NYHC Show will highlight the value of quality handmade crafts in today’s society when so much is mass-produced and disposable.”

The Importance of Handmade

Last year NYHC surveyed over 200 artisans to gather impressions and data on the importance of quality handmade products. At this year’s show, NYHC will have a table with information and materials on this subject, staffed by members who can answer visitors’ questions.  For example, creators of handcrafted goods are part of a community dedicated to connecting with customers and bringing back the personal touch that is so rare in today’s digital global marketplace.

Other survey findings:  Handmade products tend to be of higher quality, singular and authentic, that reflect rich cultures and traditions and an eco-friendly, sustainable, environmental awareness that is present in these artisans’ practices and processes.  Handcrafted items also nurture creativity and individuality and perpetuate the art of crafting.  In addition, handmade products are beautiful, one-of-a-kind and well-made.  As a result, they tend to be more valuable and durable than mass-produced, disposable items.

About NYHC:

Founded in 2007 and representing one of the oldest, largest and most professionally organized teams of local active sellers on Etsy, Inc., the NYHC has cultivated a long-established, local presence in the NYC metro area by hosting a number of successful and highly curated in-person markets, workshops and events:  Holiday Handmade Cavalcade, Crafts in Chelsea, and Celebrate Brooklyn, to name a few. NYHC is also known for its all-volunteer organization dedicated to the promotion and marketing of online selling opportunities on behalf of its members through its wide-ranging press outreach, expansive social media presence, informative blogs and beautiful website.

About Grand Bazaar NYC:

Open year-round and located at 100 West 77th St and Columbus Avenue, Grand Bazaar NYC is one of the oldest and largest weekly curated markets in this city with over 43,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space. It is the only market with a social mission for the exclusive purpose of raising much-needed funding for the four neighboring public schools, benefiting over 4,000 children.

In Like a Lion: March at the Merchant’s House Tours
May 12 @ 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.

May
14
Tue
2019
Twilight Tuesdays at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
May 14 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
16
Thu
2019
Grand Opening Of The Statue Of Liberty Museum
May 16 all-day

Grand Opening Of The Statue Of Liberty Museum

May 16, 2019

New Museum Celebrates The Statue Of Liberty’s History, Influence, And Legacy In The World

The Statue of Liberty Museum, a new museum that celebrates the Statue of Liberty’s history, influence, and legacy in the world, will open on Thursday, May 16, 2019 on Liberty Island.

The new 26,000-square-foot museum features three gallery spaces, each one meant to inspire visitors and educate them about the Statue of Liberty in interactive and thought-provoking ways.

Visit as well this other posting within New Yorkled.

 

May
18
Sat
2019
2019 Ninth (9th) Avenue International Food Festival NYC
May 18 @ 10:00 am – May 19 @ 6:00 pm

Ninth (9th) Avenue International Food Festival NYC

May 18 – 19, 2019
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Rain or Shine!

Ninth Avenue between 42nd and 57th Street

The largest and oldest food festival of its kind that’s been taking place for well over 40 years will be back this year and remember, it’s one of the most highly anticipated item of its kind…so expect huge crowds! Huge…!

Be sure to visit the official site as well

“”Their Mission at the Ninth Avenue Association, is to promote the individual merchant and to produce quality events, and promotions, that generate business for all participants and foster a strong and unified sense of community.

Each member of the Ninth Avenue Association, knows and understands the level of quality that is expected when working on any of our events, and or promotions.””

May
21
Tue
2019
Twilight Tuesdays at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
May 21 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
23
Thu
2019
Todd Crow, a “Pianist’s Pianist,” Presented in Recital at Zankel Hall
May 23 all-day
Todd Crow, photo by Karl Rabe

Vassar College Department of Music Presents

Todd Crow, a “Pianist’s Pianist,” Presented in Recital at Zankel Hall

Thursday, May 23, 2019
at 7:30 pm

Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

MENDELSSOHN
Fantasia in F-sharp Minor, Op. 28 (Sonate écossaise)

SCHUMANN
Kreisleriana

DEBUSSY
Etude No. 10, “Pour les Sonorités opposées”

HENRI DUTILLEUX
Three Préludes

BARTÓK
Dance Suite

Tickets: $25
Call 212-247-7800 or visit www.carnegiehall.org
For discounted tickets for Vassar College alumnae/i, email the Music Department Office at [email protected].

Todd Crow is a pianist whose artistry has brought him critical superlatives in the U.S. and notably in England – there largely through regular appearances on the BBC. The New York Times has described his playing as “heroic, [showing] endless flair, color and stamina.” The Times of London has praised his performances as “spine-chilling” and “exhilarating,” and The Wall Street Journal said that his playing exhibited “stunning control and a wonderful sense of musical architecture.”

Todd was a member of the Vassar College faculty for 49 years, retiring in June 2018 as the George Sherman Dickinson Professor of Music. The Vassar College Department of Music is presenting Todd Crow in recital at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, March 23, 2019, at 7:30 pm. His program is a hearty meal of virtuoso pianism: Mendelssohn’s Fantasy in F-sharp minor, Op. 28; Schumann’sKreisleriana, Op. 16; Debussy’s Etude No. 10 “pour les Sonorités opposées”; Three Préludes by Henri Dutilleux; and Bartók’s Dance Suite.

Thomas Sauer, a colleague of Todd Crow’s at Vassar, had this to say: “It was my good fortune to have served on the Vassar piano faculty with Todd Crow for 19 years. He was the kindest, most selfless and generously supportive colleague imaginable, and his personal pianistic standards would be the envy of a performer at any stage of a performing career.”

“Many of his colleagues consider him to be a pianist’s pianist,” wrote the critic Jed Distler on ClassicsToday about Chopin: The Late Mazurkas (MSR, 2018), Crow’s latest in a series of distinguished recordings that have earned him a string of critical acclaim over the years. Two discs in particular of performances recorded for BBC broadcast – Todd Crow: The BBC Recordings, Volume 1 (2010), music of Mendelssohn, Mendelssohn/Liszt, Moscheles, and Schumann; and Volume 2 (2013), piano variations of Brahms and Dvorák – elicited from Fanfare magazine what is perhaps definitive praise for this pianist, calling him “…among the aristocrats of keyboard artists,” and saying this: “Todd Crow is an American treasure. He combines a solid technique and beautiful keyboard touch with complete mastery of the music.”

In recent years he has appeared as soloist with orchestras in the United States, England, Italy, Israel, the Czech Republic, and elsewhere, and in recital or chamber music at the Berlioz/Dutilleux Festival in Manchester, England, Washington’s National Gallery of Art, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, London’s Wigmore Hall, and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. He has performed frequently with such groups as the Brentano, Borromeo, Composers, Concord, Shanghai, Miami, Daedalus, Jupiter, Miró, Parker, Dover and Escher string quartets, the New York Philharmonic Ensembles, St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, and with many eminent soloists including famed jazz clarinetist Benny Goodman.  He made his Carnegie Hall debut as soloist with the American Symphony in 1992 and his London orchestral debut at the Barbican Centre with the London Philharmonic in 1986.  He has been heard on BBC Radio for many years in both live and recorded performances, and on National Public Radio in the USA, as well as many other American radio stations.

Since 1996, he has been music director and pianist of the Mt. Desert Festival of Chamber Music in Northeast Harbor, Maine, now looking forward to its 55th season. In addition to frequent appearances at the Bard Music Festival, he has been heard at the Casals Festival, Music Mountain, Maverick Concerts, and other festivals. His CDs include sonatas of Haydn and Schubert, Liszt’s transcription for piano solo of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, works of Sergei Taneyev and Dohnányi, the complete works for cello and piano by Mendelssohn (with cellist Mark Shuman), and Ernst Toch’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the NDR-Hamburg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leon Botstein. Released in 2016, a CD entitled Of Love of You–A Tribute to Emery W. Harper features world premiere recordings of new American works for piano, soprano, and bass-baritone by Bolcom, Liebermann, Rands, Stucky, Del Tredici, Wyner, and others. Todd Crow can also be heard on the Albany, ASV, Bridge, First Impression, Golden String, New World, and Toccata Classics labels.

Born in Santa Barbara, California, Todd Crow is an honors graduate of the University of California and The Juilliard School. Among his teachers have been Erno Dániel, Ania Dorfmann, and at the Music Academy of the West, Emanuel Bay. At the age of 13 he was awarded an indefinitely renewable scholarship for the study of music composition by the Epstein Foundation of Chicago, and as a teenager he won prizes for his works including a competition sponsored by the National Society of Arts and Letters.  At age fifteen, he won the Santa Barbara Symphony Young Artists Competition.  He is also editor of the volume Bartók Studies (Detroit, 1976).  In 1986 he received the University of California’s Distinguished Alumni Award. www.toddcrowpiano.com

May
24
Fri
2019
16th Annual Bethpage Air Show at Jone Beach
May 24 – May 26 all-day

16th Annual Bethpage Air Show at Jone Beach

May 24 – 26, 2019

Admission Price: Free
Parking: $10.00

If you’re going then be sure to get there early…REAL EARLY! The official site makes note of how the parking lots can get filled as early as 8:00 am. Thereafter, folks are turned away.

No Kites, No Pets allowed.

Visit the official site right here…

Practice on Friday, May 24: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Saturday, May 25 & Sunday, May 26:
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Performers expected: United States Air Force Thunderbirds / US Army Golden Knights / Sean D. Tucker / Team Oracle / John Klatt Airshows / “Screamin Sasquatch” / Matt Chapman / Embry Riddle / GEICO Skytypers / American Air Power Museum Warbirds / SUNY Farmingdale Aviation / 106th Rescue Wing

May
26
Sun
2019
A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho 
May 26 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.

In Like a Lion: March at the Merchant’s House Tours
May 26 @ 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.

May
27
Mon
2019
Annual Free Memorial Day at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
May 27 all-day
Annual Free Memorial Day at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine @ New York | New York | United States

Annual Free Memorial Day at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Monday, May 27, 2019
7:00 pm

Learn more at the official page here…

The free Memorial Day Concert at The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine features Bruckner’s Eighth. “Beauty is what Bruckner is talking about,” says Jaap van Zweden. In this symphony beauty takes many forms: its gradual unfolding, burnished brass sonorities, soaring lyricism, and a triumphant ending. An inspiring, spiritual way to remember those who died while serving in America’s armed forces.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the performance; ticket distribution will begin at 5:00 PM. The audio of the performance will be broadcast onto the adjacent Pulpit Green, weather permitting.

May
28
Tue
2019
Twilight Tuesdays at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
May 28 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.