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Apr
12
Fri
2019
UniverSoul Circus: 25 Years of Fun in Brooklyn, NY
Apr 12 @ 3:24 pm – 4:24 pm

UniverSoul Circus: 25 Years of Fun

Through May 8, 2019

Big Top at Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, NY

Purchase Tickets Here…

A big-top spectacle of global proportions featuring performers from around the world, the 2018 production of UniverSoul Circus takes fans of all ages on an unforgettable journey of light, sound and soul. Get ready for electrifying, edge-of-your-seat performances, including extreme motorsports, mind-bending acrobatics, back-flipping canines, free-flying aerial acts and much, much more. It’s hailed as the most interactive circus in the world, and now you can catch this spectacular show — which is celebrating 25 years of fun under the big top — when it raises its Big Top at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn.

Check out this posted video we’d stumbled across featuring their performance(s) from 2017.

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019 / 7:00pm | $18.50 – $20
Thursday, Apr 18, 2019 / 10:30am | $15
Thursday, Apr 18, 2019 / 7:00pm | $19.50 – $21
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 / 4:00pm | $21.75 – $23.50
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 / 7:30pm | $21.75 – $23.50
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 / Noon | $21.75 – $23.50
Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 / 12:30pm | $21.75 – $23.50
Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 / 6:30pm | $21.75 – $23.50
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 / 7:00pm | $18.50 – $20
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 / 7:00pm | $18.50 – $20
Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 / 7:00pm | $19.50 – $21
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 / 7:00pm | $21.75 – $23.50
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / Noon | $21.75 – $23.50
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 / 12:30pm | $21.75 – $23.50
Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 / 7:00pm | $18.50 – $20
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 / 7:00pm | $18.50 – $20
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 / 7:00pm | $18.50 – $20
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / 7:00pm | $18.50 – $20

Apr
13
Sat
2019
Apple Blossom Children’s Carnival at Queens County Farm Museum
Apr 13 – Apr 14 all-day

At Queens County Farm Museum

Apple Blossom Children’s Carnival

April 6 & 7, 2019
and
April 13 & 14, 2019

11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, 11004

””Celebrate spring down on the farm. Their children’s carnival kicks off their special event season. Tilt-A-Whirl in our orchard and enjoy carnival rides, hayrides and midway games.””

Advance Tickets: $15 all ages ($10 Members)

Door Tickets: $20 all ages
Carnival rides included in admission. Height rules apply at all rides.

Visit this corresponding page at Eventbrite to purchase tickets…

Free event parking available

Easter Eggstravaganza Children’s Workshop at St. John the Divine
Apr 13 all-day

At the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Easter Eggstravaganza Children’s Workshop

Saturday, April 13, 2019
10:00 am – 12:00 PM

Saturday, April 13, 2019
2:00 – 4:00 pm

Visitor’s Center

“”Join them for their popular, annual egg decorating workshop! Children can create colorful patterns on their eggs with tissue paper, glitter, glue, and paint, and build a nest for decorated eggs with twigs, feathers, and clay. Please bring two hard-boiled eggs per child. Recommended for children ages 4 – 8 years old. $10 per child, with accompanying adult. Purchasing tickets in advance is highly suggested for both the 10am and 2pm workshop as there is limited space in the workshop and can be made online or by calling (866) 811-4111. Check in at Visitor Center upon arrival. Please note that this is an egg decorating activity, not an egg hunt!””

 

NYC Premiere of Bound at the Baruch Performing Arts Center
Apr 13 – Apr 18 all-day

Baruch Performing Arts Center

and

Fresh Squeezed Opera

present the NYC Premiere of

Bound

April 13 – 18, 2019

Baruch Performing Arts Center and Fresh Squeezed Opera will co-present the NYC Premiere of composer Huang Ruo and librettist Bao-Long Chu‘s one-act chamber opera Bound in a new production by Ashley Tata. Performances from April 13-18, 2019 at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (25th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues), NYC. Tickets are $16-36 and may be purchased at www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac.

Bound is based on the true story of Diane Tran, a second generation Vietnamese American and 11th grade honor student who takes two jobs to support her family after her parents’ divorce. As the eldest child, she is bound by her Vietnamese heritage to care for her siblings after her mother leaves. When Diane’s overextended schedule results in multiple absences from school, the administration exercises its right under Texas law and sends her to court, where she is sentenced to a short jail term.

Combining Eastern and Western instruments and musical techniques, Boundfluidly interweaves the past and the present as it explores the cultural conflicts immigrants face on a daily basis. “To me, a Vietnamese refugee living in America,” says librettist Bao-Long Chu, “the notion of being bound to one’s culture (and the struggles therein) is not just an idea, but my life writ large.”

The cast features soprano Fang-Tao Jiang as Diane, mezzo-soprano Guang Yang as Diana’s mother Khan, baritone Andrew Wannigman as Stanley, bass/baritone Daniel Klein as Judge Moriarty, and Zhou Yi on pipa. The production team includes Alex Wen (Music Director), Ashley Tata (Stage Director), Aislinn Curry (Production Manager), Carl Whipple (Technical Director), David Bengali (Projection/Video Designer), Corina Louise Chase (Costume Designer), Abigail Hoke-Brady (Lighting Designer), and Stephan Moravski (Scenic Designer).

Huang Ruo (Composer/Music Director) has been lauded by The New Yorkeras “one of the world’s leading young composers” and by The New York Timesfor having “a distinctive style.” His vibrant and inventive musical voice draws equal inspiration from Chinese ancient and folk music, Western avant-garde, experimental, noise, natural and processed sound, rock, and jazz. As a member of the new generation of Chinese composers, his goal is not just to mix both Western and Eastern elements, but also to create a seamless, organic integration. Huang Ruo’s diverse compositional works span from orchestra, chamber music, opera, theater, and dance, to cross-genre, sound installation, multi-media, experimental improvisation, folk rock, and film. Huang Ruo was the first composer-in-residence of Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam. He is also in residence at the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan. Huang Ruo was born in Hainan Island, China in 1976-the year the Chinese Cultural Revolution ended. His father, who is also a composer, began teaching him composition and piano when he was six years old. Growing up in the 1980s and 1990s, when China was opening its gate to the Western world, he received both traditional and Western education at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. He moved to the United States to further his education, earning his Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in composition from the Juilliard School.

Ashley Tata (Director) is a director of multi-media works of theater, contemporary opera, performance, live music and immersive experiences. Her work has been presented in venues and festivals throughout the U.S. and internationally including LA Opera, The Miller Theater, Mass MoCA, National Sawdust, The Kitchen, EMPAC, Dixon Place, Roulette Intermedium, HERE Arts Center, PROTOTYPE Festival, The Crossing the Line Festival, the Holland Festival, The National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Fargo-Moorhead Opera, and the Bard Fisher Center. She earned her MFA at Columbia University and has taught or guest taught at Harvard University, MIT, Marymount Manhattan College, Colgate College, Bard College, LIU Post and NYU. She is the recipient of the Lotos Foundation’s Emerging Artist Award in Arts and Sciences and a winner of the 2017 Robert L. B. Tobin Director/Designer grant. Recently: Found Sound Nation’s Mosaic International (Big Ears Festival); David T. Little’s Soldier Songs (LA Opera); Kate Soper’s Ipsa Dixit (Miller Theater); and Associate Director of Oklahoma! (St. Ann’s Warehouse).ashleytata.com

Fang-Tao Jiang (Diane Tran) Since soprano Fang Tao Jiang’s solo debut in Rutter’s Requiem at Carnegie Hall, her career has found a home both on opera and concert stages. Recent career credits include solo and operatic roles with Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Utah Festival Opera, Rome Opera, and Carnegie Hall Music Explorer Concerts, among others. Her critically acclaimed contributions to new music include the leading role Song Ching-Ling in composer Huang Ruo’s opera Dr. Sun Yat-sen in concert. The New York Times heralded her performance as “strong” and praised her “ably brought out the drama and intensity…” Jiang is frequently featured on WQXR, WNYC, CCBC and Xinhua News.

Founded in 2013, Fresh Squeezed Opera dedicates itself to providing composers with a platform to present their new music, specifically focusing on vocal works and fully-staged opera. In its five years of operation, the company has presented over 25 composers’ works, with consistently sold-out houses as a testament to the power of new music. Fully staged operatic productions include the World Premieres of Spencer Snyder’s Scopes, Whitney George’sThe Yellow Wallpaper, and Jillian Flexner’s La Zombiata, as well asthe New York Premieres of Constantin Basica’s Knot An Opera!, Kevin Wilt’s Prix Fixe, and Bruce Trinkley’s Baby Shower.

www.FreshSqueezedOpera.com

Baruch Performing Arts Center is an acclaimed performing arts presence. Located in the heart of Manhattan just east of Chelsea and the famed flatiron building, BPAC presents renowned classical music, opera, jazz, theater, dance, discussion, film, and innovative cross-genre programming. BPAC has presented over 1,000 cultural programs in its 5 spaces since 2003. Its curated season of 40 programs annually emphasizes new work experienced in intimate settings, the diversity of American culture as exemplified by Baruch students (who come from 130 different countries), and work that lives at the confluence of art and social justice.

Past presentations have included theatre companies such as the National Asian American Theatre Company, Folksbiene, New Georges, The Acting Company, Aquilla and MCC.  Dance companies such as Dzul Dance, José Limón, and Urban Bush Women.  BPAC is the New York home of the Alexander String Quartet and presents a rich chamber music season including ensembles such as the Israeli Chamber Project, Cantata Profana, and pianists Sara Davis Buechner and 2018 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist, Michael Brown.  BPAC offers a jazz series named for bassist and faculty member Milt Hinton, which has featured artists such as Grammy-Award winner Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks. Discussion program have included writers Teju Cole, Colum McCann and Amitav Ghosh, actress Linda Lavin, and thought leaders such as Gloria Steinem and U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan.  Visit www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac for complete and up-to-date information on the 2018-19 season.

 

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

At Fort Tryon Park:

Annual Shearing of the Heather Celebration

April 13, 2019
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Learn more at this official page here…

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

A Wine Tasting for Music Lovers
Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

City Winery’s

A Wine Tasting for Music Lovers

Saturday, April 13, 2019
6:30 – 8:30 pm

City Winery
155 Varick Street 

Tickets: $50

Learn more and get tix at this official page here…

With a love for people and a passion for spirits, acclaimed Southside Chicago-based sommelier,Derrick C. Westbrook is taking his talents to City Winery New York on Saturday, April 13th to host his signature event, Samples & Samples. Westbrook will explore the relationship between music and wine with seven hand-selected wine pours. Each will be uniquely paired with hip hop, soul, R&B and funk music for a special sensory experience!

With 10+ years of professional experience in Chicago’s food & wine scene, Westbrook is dedicated to simplifying the wine discovery process for newcomers, while making it accessible through both traditional and experiential learning. As a 2018 Wine Enthusiast 40 Under 40 Tastemaker and October 2018 cover star, Westbrook is excited to share his wine knowledge with the NYC area, for a fun evening filled with delicious spirits and good music!

PEOPLES’ VOICE CAFE upcoming Calendar
Apr 13 @ 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
14
Sun
2019
A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho 
Apr 14 all-day
A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho 

Merchant’s House Museum

A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho

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

12:30 pm

(Second & Fourth Sunday of Every Month)

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

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

Click here to purchase tickets.

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

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

Sunday, April 14, 2019
11:00 am

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

Admission: Free

Learn more at this official page here…

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

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

Presider: Henryka Komanska

Shared Charity: NYC H20

The 12th Annual VEGGIE PRIDE PARADE
Apr 14 all-day

The 12th Annual

VEGGIE PRIDE PARADE

April 14, 2019

Learn more at this official page here…

Parade Route: Gansevoort Street to Hudson Street to Horatio Street to Greenwich Avenue to 8th Street to University Place to Union Square West to Union Square Park (north end) at 17th Street.

“”VEGGIE PRIDE PARADE is a free annual event that brings the community together to celebrate an animal-friendly, environmentally sustainable and healthy lifestyle!

Come dressed like your favorite fruit, vegetable, animal, or other themed costume. All are welcome to join the parade and/or the festivities afterwards.

The parade lines up at 11:00 am at 40 Gansevoort Street in the old meatpacking district of Manhattan, and proceeds to Union Square Park where there will be speakers, performers, exhibitors— and new this year, a cooking demonstration stage— from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

At 7:30 p.m. will have the after-party at VSpot Organic at 12 Saint Marks Place in Manhattan. It is going to be a fun day! Tell your friends, and see you there!””

 

The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo
Apr 14 all-day

The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo

Saturday, January 19
Saturday, February 16
Saturday, March 16
Sunday, April 14
Saturday, May 18
Saturday, June 15
Saturday, July 20
Saturday, August 17
Saturday, September 21
Saturday, October 19
Saturday, November 16
Saturday, December 21

Learn more at this official page here…As well as their page within Facebook here…

 The Watson Hotel, 440 West 57th St. (formerly the Holiday Inn)
(between 9th & 10 Aves), New York City, NY

8:00 am – 10:00 am
Early Admission: $25 ($15 with ePostcard or postcard)

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Regular Admission: $6 ($3 with ePostcard, $5 with postcard)

Oratorio Society Of Queens Annual Spring Concert 2019
Apr 14 @ 2:49 am – 3:49 am

Oratorio Society Of Queens Sings Mozart’s REQUIEM and Vivaldi’s GLORIA at Annual Spring Concert

May 19, 2019 At 4:00 pm

At Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs R. C. Church

Maestro DAVID CLOSE leads ORATORIO SOCIETY OF QUEENS and The Orchestral Ensemble of Queens

The Oratorio Society of Queens (OSQ) performs W.A. Mozart’s Requiem, Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria and

Vivaldi’s Concerto No. 1, Spring from “The Four Seasons” on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 4:00 pm at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs R. C. Church, Forest Hills, New York.

As a hallmark of the vibrant arts community in Queens, OSQ will perform with its 125-plus member chorus under the direction of Maestro David Close featuring soloists and OSQ’s orchestra, the Orchestral Arts Ensemble of Queens.

Did Mozart write the Requiem in anticipation of his own demise? Or was that just a 19th century legend? Who knows for sure? Come and hear this most beloved of choral works by one of history’s greatest musical geniuses and see if you can answer the question yourself with some help from the Oratorio Society of Queens!

A masterpiece of the Italian Baroque, Vivaldi’s Gloria remained little known until its revival by Alfredo Casella during “Vivaldi Week” in 1939 and has become a favorite with choruses and audiences worldwide. It is a sparkling and joyful work that will have you almost dancing!

Our Lady Queen of Martyrs R. C. Church is located at 110-06 Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills, NY, 11375. On-street parking available.

Advance Sale Tickets are $40; $35 for seniors (62+) and students with ID; $10 for children (12 and under) accompanied by an adult. Tickets on the day of the concert will be $40 at the box office; $10 for children (12 and under) accompanied by an adult. For additional information, please call the Oratorio Society of Queens at 718.279.3006 or visit www.QueensOratorio.org

In Like a Lion: March at the Merchant’s House Tours
Apr 14 @ 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
16
Tue
2019
Attraction Lab: Outer Space Edition, A Deconstruction Of The Romantic Spark
Apr 16 all-day

Unlock The Science Of Attraction At

Attraction Lab: Outer Space Edition, A Deconstruction Of The Romantic Spark

At The Intrepid Museum

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
7:30 pm; doors open at 7:00 pm

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue)

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, in partnership with Guerilla Science, will host Attraction Lab: Outer Space Edition, an evening of sensory experiments to unlock the science of attraction on Tuesday, April 16 at the Intrepid Museum located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) at 7:00 pm.

Beneath the space shuttle Enterprise, participants will throw on blindfolds to deconstruct the “romantic spark.” Think you might want to go to Mars one day? Find out what might be the key to pairing up for a long-term space trip. Through a series of interactive rounds, explore how sight, touch, taste, smell and movement influence romantic desires, and how you can spice up date night—or even prepare for a voyage into the cosmos—with a new friend or your significant other. No matter where you are in your journey of love or in the universe, this playful evening will have something for you to experience, enjoy, and discover.

Attraction Lab will be hosted by Chris Duffy, a comedian and staff writer for Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas on HBO. He’s also the creator and host of You’re the Expert, a live show and podcast where three comedians try to guess what a scientist studies all day.

General Admission tickets are $20. Alcoholic beverages will be available for those 21+. Valid ID required. Credit card only. Seating is first come, first served.

About the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

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

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.

About Guerilla Science

Guerilla Science creates events and installations for festivals, museums, galleries and other cultural partners. They are committed to connecting people with science in new ways and producing live experiences that entertain, inspire, challenge and amaze. Based in London and New York, Guerilla Science works with a diverse set of clients including Glastonbury Festival, Burning Man, Kensington Palace and the Smithsonian. All of their projects involve collaborations with practicing scientists, who they work with to develop everything from games and workshops to dining events and theatre.

Visit this page to learn more about purchasing tickets…

Twilight Tuesdays at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Apr 16 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
17
Wed
2019
NYC’s Taste of the Nation
Apr 17 all-day

NYC’s Taste of the Nation

April 17, 2019
6:00 – 9:00 pm

Brooklyn Expo Center
72 Noble Street, Brooklyn

Visit the official site here…

Join 40 of NYC’s hottest chefs, bartenders, and sommeliers at the Brooklyn Expo Center for the food event of the season in NYC!

Ensure that no kid goes hungry, whether in New York or across the nation, by joining the city’s finest chefs, sommeliers and mixologists on April 17, 2019 for Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry, a remarkable night of dining in support of No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in America.

Guests will mix, mingle, and enjoy food and drink prepared by more than 40 top chefs and bartenders – an impressive list of talent curated by our co-chairs and host committee.

2019 Host Committee
Chris Jaeckle | Kitchen Connect Consulting
Jack Logue | The Clocktower
Grayson Schmitz
Eli Sussman | Samesa
Emily Yuen | Bessou

Pop-Up Memory Book: Art Making Workshop for Seniors
Apr 17 all-day
Pop-Up Memory Book: Art Making Workshop for Seniors @ New York | United States

At Flushing Town Hall

Pop-Up Memory Book: Art Making Workshop for Seniors

Workshop Dates: MAR 13, MAR 20, MAR 27, APR 3, APR 10, APR 17

at 11:00 am

$10/$7 Members (per workshop)

Please be sure to check at the official site for any changes in scheduling.

This workshop series for senior citizens helps find creative ways to tell stories through art. Design and make a pop-up book, inspired by your life events! Each week, seniors will learn new skills, book making, puppetry manipulation, and warm-up theater games. At the end of the 6 sessions, each participant will have their own memory book as a tangible keepsake, a remembrance and a motivator for them to continue telling their stories.

Authors in Kind Literary Luncheon
Apr 17 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Authors in Kind Literary Luncheon

April 17, 2019
11:30 am – 2:30 pm

God’s Love We Deliver
166 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10013

The 16th Annual Authors in Kind will be held in April 17, 2019 with a stellar line-up of authors including New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein; award-winning and sought after host, chef, caterer, actor David Burtka; acclaimed presidential historian Michael Beschloss; and New York Times bestselling thriller novelist Lisa Gardner.

Learn more at the related Facebook Event Listing herePlus Ticketing Info Here…

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

At the New York Society for Ethical Culture

Panel: Anti-Science and the Crisis of Contemporary Democracy

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

2 West 64th Street, New York, NY

The following comes courtesy of their newsletter:

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

FREE! Click here to RSVP!

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

Panelists:

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

Books will be available for purchase!

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

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

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

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

Apr
18
Thu
2019
At the Met in the wake of the Notre-Dame Fire
Apr 18 all-day
Southeast view of cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris, France
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

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

April 18 & April 22, 2019

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

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

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

Speakers include:

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

Max Hollein, Director, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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

Lucretia Kargère, Conservator, The Met Cloisters

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

These events are free with Museum admission.

About The Met

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

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

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

GOOD COOKS! : The Live Comedy Show About All Things Food
Apr 18 – Apr 19 all-day

THE TANK

PRESENTS

GOOD COOKS!

February 12, March 14, April 18

The Live Comedy Show About All Things Food

Every Month @ The Tank
312 West 36th Street

The Tank (Meghan Finn and Rosalind Grush, Artistic Directors) will present the live comedy show for food lovers, GOOD COOKS! created by Deby Xiadani, Alec Ring, and Luke Katler at The Tank (312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues) on Tuesday, January 22 at 9:30pm, Tuesday, February 12 at 9:30pm, Thursday, March 14 at 9:30pm, and Thursday, April 18 at 9:30pm. Runtime is 1 (delicious) hour. Tickets ($10) are available for advance purchase at www.thetanknyc.org.

GOOD COOKS! is a monthly sketch comedy show all about food. Each month, we invite two amazing guests who work in the world of food. We interview them about their passions and their work and help them plan AUDIENCE TASTINGS and LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS. Between interviews, original comedy sketches keep the atmosphere upbeat and energized. We’ve featured chefs, small business owners, social media influencers, publicists, sommeliers, and more. The show was born out of our shared love of food, comedy, and creating a sense of community for our audience.

Deby Xiadani (Director/Writer/Producer) is a Mexican-American woman specializing in new work and comedy. She won the fictitious award for Most Likely To Make Friends on the Train and has actually been nominated Best Director 2018 for Leurana (by Enrique Huili). Deby’s been asked back to Dartmouth College (her alma mater) seven times to direct, emcee, and produce live events because she can collaborate with a wide-range of skill sets. She’s assisted Broadway Director Gabriel Barre on Billy Elliot in Mexico City and designed a writer’s workshop for playwright, Elise Wien, in preparation for Corkscrew Festival in NYC. In her spare time, she teaches fitness to active adults. (“Xiadani” pronounced: Shee-ah-daw-nee)

Alec Ring (Director/Writer/Producer) is a director, writer, and producer with training at UCB and Improv Olympic based in New York. After living in Los Angeles, Alec moved to New York to begin working at Cinetic Media – a full service sales, finance, management, and production company in film and television. Most recently, he has assisted with the production of Ethan Hawke’s Blaze which premiered at Sundance 2018 and Peter Farrelly’s Green Book starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali.

Luke Katler (Director/Writer/Producer) hails from sunny south Florida where he spent his days staring longingly at the beach from a darkened room watching 90s comedies. Luke works at Barbara Whitman Productions as Barbara’s Associate Producer, where he helps shepherd plays and musicals to the Great White Way. Luke has spent his life as a performer and director in everything ranging from Shakespeare, musical theatre, and improv comedy at Chicago’s Improv Olympic. On any given day or night you can likely find Luke at the theatre or huffing and puffing on a strained run along the Hudson. He has strong opinions about the most authentic Italian cuisine in New York, so just don’t even bring it up. For your own sake. Trust him on this.

The Tank is a non-profit arts presenter serving emerging artists engaged in the pursuit of new ideas and forms of expression. We serve over 2,000 artists every year in over 400 performances, and work across all disciplines, including theater, comedy, dance, film, music, public affairs, and storytelling. Our goal is to foster an environment of inclusiveness and remove the burden of cost from the creation of new work for artists launching their careers and experimenting within their art form. The heart of our services is providing free performance space in our 98-seat proscenium and 56-seat blackbox that we operate in Manhattan, and we also offer a suite of other services such as free rehearsal space, promotional support, artist fees, and much more. We keep ticket prices affordable and view our work as democratic, opening up both the creation and attendance of the arts to all.

Past Tank produced-work includes Drama Desk-nominated productions Ada/Ava (2016), youarenowhere (2016), The Paper Hat Game (2017), the ephemera trilogy (2017), and The Hunger Artist (2018), as well as New York Times Critics’ Pick’s The Offending Gesture by Mac Wellman, directed by Meghan Finn (2016) and Red Emma & The Mad Monk by Alexis Roblan, directed by Katie Lindsay (2018). Since its founding in 2003, artists who have come through The Tank include Alex Timbers, Amy Herzog, Lucy Alibar, Reggie Watts, Kyle Abraham, Andrew Bujalski, We Are Scientists, and tens of thousands of others. www.thetanknyc.org

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

Lecture: Postcards from the Penitentiary Lecture at Roosevelt Island

Thursday, April 18, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

2019 NY International Auto Show (NYIAS)

April 19 – April 28, 2019

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

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

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

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

2019 NY International Auto Show (NYIAS)

Public Show Dates and Hours:

April 19 – April 28, 2019

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

Visit our Corresponding Page Here…

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

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

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

New York Kathak Festival

April 19 – 21, 2019

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

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

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

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

Learn more at the official site here…

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

Museum Garden Easter Egg Hunt and More!

April 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Barnyard Egg Hunt at Queens County Farm

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

Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Parkway

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

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

Advance Tickets Only: $10 all ages

Free for Members

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

15th Annual Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival at Flushing

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

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

Free to all

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

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

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

Adult Easter Egg Hunt

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

$10

Purchase Tickets Here…

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

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

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

PEOPLES’ VOICE CAFE
upcoming Calendar

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

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

April 2019

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

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

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

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

May 2019

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

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

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

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

Annual NYC Easter Bonnet Parade

Sunday, April 21
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fifth Ave. between 49th and 57th Sts

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

Also visit our related Easter Events Page

to learn about other events going on in our area!

 

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

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

Sunday, April 21, 2019
11:00 am

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

Learn more at this official page here…

Admission: Free

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

About The Dream Unfinished:

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

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

Program:

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

Laura Kaminsky – undercurrent

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

Bios

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

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

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

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

Presider: Leader Anne Klaeysen

Shared Charity: The Dream Unfinished

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

In Honor of Immigrant Heritage Week:

10th Annual NYC Multicultural Festival Preview

Sunday, April 21, 2019
5:00 – 7:00 pm

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

FREE ADMISSION* Space is limited.

To attend, register at www.multiculturalfestival.nyc

The following comes courtesy of their newsletter:

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

Some of our featured artists include:

  • Adichie-Traditional Kola Nut  Breaking  ceremony of the Igbos of Nigeria.
  • Cristian Allexis & Urbanova~a mixture of bachata, merengue and ballads from the Dominican Republic.
  • Albert Alabedra & Noemí Pérez~ a multicultural band who play a Flamenco, Jazz and World music.
  • New York African Chorus Ensemble – sharing songs and stories about Yeye Osun (Nigeria).
  • Come join in the celebration of  us. Food from different countries will be available to sample.
Art New York Pier 94 2019
Apr 21 @ 10:12 pm – 11:12 pm

Art New York Pier 94

May 2 – 5, 2019

12th Avenue at 55th Street
New York, NY 10019

Visit the official site here…

The highly-anticipated fifth edition of Art New York returns to Pier 94 Thursday,, May 2 through Sunday,, May 5 during the height of New York’s art and cultural season. The fair will kick off with an elegant, invitation-only VIP Preview on Thursday, May 2 at 2:00 pm before the fair opens to the public at 5:00 pm.

VIP PREVIEW

(By invitation only)
Thursday, May 2 : 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

FAIR HOURS

Thursday, May 2 : 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday, May 3 : 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 4 : 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 5 : 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

TICKETS

One Day : $25
Multi Day : $55
VIP Ticket : $200
Seniors 62 years+ : $15
Groups of 10 or more : $15

Apr
22
Mon
2019
At the Met in the wake of the Notre-Dame Fire
Apr 22 all-day
Southeast view of cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris, France
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

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

April 18 & April 22, 2019

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

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

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

Speakers include:

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

Max Hollein, Director, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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

Lucretia Kargère, Conservator, The Met Cloisters

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

These events are free with Museum admission.

About The Met

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

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

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

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

City Parks Foundation – Seniors Fitness Programs

April 22 – June 14

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

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

CityParks Seniors Fitness presented by New York Road Runners

April 22 – June 14, 2019

BRONX

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

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

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

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

BROOKLYN

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

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

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

MANHATTAN

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

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

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

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

QUEENS

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

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

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

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

STATEN ISLAND

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

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

 

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

Earth Day at Union Square NYC

Earth Day 50th Anniversary Countdown Art Installation And Action Center

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

The following comes courtesy of their official page here…

Earth Day New York In Union Square

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

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

 

Earth Day 5K Green Tour

Monday, April 22, 2019

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

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

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

NYC Cannabis Parade & Rally 2019

Saturday, May 4, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About the NYC Cannabis Parade & Rally

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

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

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

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

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Fumarole on Mount Redoubt, Alaska, USA. One day before the eruption of 2009-03-22 the volcano shows steam venting and the summit glacier melting and breaking in an “ice piston” feature.

Chroniclers of the Climate Apocalypse

Monday, April 22, 2019
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