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Random Happenings in New York City This Week - April 15-April 22

April 15, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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If you're looking for the best of miscellaneous things to do in NYC, check out City Guide's 'Potpourri' category, which has dining specials, pop ups, shopping, charity events, literary events, lectures, readings, awards shows, galas, and even more.

Drop in Tech Support - 92Y
April 15, 2018 - Upper East Side

Meet in the Parenting Center lounge. Bring your device and get your questions answered by two savvy teen Parenting Center alums.

Unity of New York Sunday Service - Symphony Space
April 15, 2018 - New York

Unity of New York is a joyful, diverse, and welcoming spiritual community that honors all paths to God. Their mission is to serve the NYC community through spiritual teaching, music, prayer and outreach. They come together at their weekly Sunday Celebration Services (11am, right here at Symphony Space) to discover the power within all to unleash divine potential, know Oneness with God and each other. Unity affirms the power of prayer and the power of thoughts to create our own reality, helping people experience a stronger connection with God every day. Come for the Music... Stay for the message!

Guest event: Tainted Cabaret - The Slipper Room
April 15, 2018 - New York

Tainted Cabaret brings together four phenomenal acts from New York City's booming variety scene for an 'adults only' variety extravaganza you'll never forget! The worlds of burlesque, sideshow, circus and comedy come together to create an unforgettable, feel-good, live entertainment experience. Weird, wonderful and totally inspirational, a great night out simply doesn't get better – or sexier! – than this. Join Ula Uberbusen, Wilfredo, Miss Ekaterina and James and the Giant Pasty as they end a 30-date US tour at the Slipper Room for a very special final show.

NYC Home Décor & Furniture Bazaar - Grand Bazaar NYC
April 15, 2018 - New York

Shop from an outstanding and wide array of handmade, vintage and antique home décor and furniture goods that will leave your friends asking, "Where did you get that, and where can I get one too?" Be sure to also come hungry and grab a delicious snack from our artisanal food court before strolling refreshed down the aisles and finding new, elaborate and exciting designs at every different booth. From pillows, mirrors and tables to picture frames, chairs and decorations, there is truly something here for everyone. Don't miss out on the fun!

Future City Lab: Mapping the Past, Present, and Future - Museum of the City of New York
April 15, 2018 - Upper East Side

Every New Yorker has their own map of their city – routes, places, and stops that are private moments imprinted upon public spaces. Inspired by the data maps in the Museum's Future City Lab, discover how mapping techniques have evolved over time and how our students can be inspired to create maps that portray the city at large as well as their own individual stories. The Museum is CTLE certified. Participation in this program provides 5 hours of CTLE credit. Questions? Call us at 917.492.3356 or email pd@mcny.org. Free, Registration Required

Textasy! 5-week poetry workshop w/ Adeena Karasick - Bowery Poetry Club
April 15, 2018 - New York

Textasy! 5-week poetry workshop w/ Adeena Karasick This workshop will meet the following Sundays: March 25, April 1, April 8, April 15, April 22 TIME/LOCATION: 12 PM 2 PM at Bowery Poetry located at 308 Bowery INSTRUCTOR: Adeena Karasick Taking as its jumping off point the relationship between text and ecstasy (from the gk ex-stasis), this workshop will investigate the pleasure and play within all aspects of language construction. From sound poetry, concrete poetry, renegade, neo-formalist pataphysical, language-based visual art, it will track through the relationship between language, eros, meaning and being, exploring ways artists, philosophers, poets have subverting colonialist structures of language towards an ever widening scope of potential meaning. To this end, we will try on a range of poetic forms which highlight aspects of translation and subversion -- such as 13th C. Kabbalistic alphabetic incantatory techniques, homophonic translations, emojilations, oulippean improvisation, erasure and vispo, exploring ways poems can be both a site of transgression and revolution. And, foregrounding the poem as an intermediatic, textatic space, celebrating languages inherent v... (read more)

Mother Goose! New York Theatre Ballet - The Egg Performing Arts Center
April 15, 2018 - Albany

Mother GOOSE! brings to life characters from the Mother Goose nursery rhymes. Jack and Jill, Little Bo Peep, Little Boy Blue, Little Miss Muffet, and other favorites kick up their heels in this delightful production by

40th Annual English Handbell Festival - The Riverside Church
April 15, 2018 - New York

The Riverside Ringers host a weekend gathering of bell choirs from throughout the region, combining forces to perform a glorious concert on Sunday afternoon, under the leadership of special guest conductors Eileen Laurence and William H. Griffin. As always, the performance will be a sight to behold and will fill the Nave with splendor!

Creativity Lab - Brooklyn Museum
April 15, 2018 - Brooklyn

Welcome to the Lab! Drop by our studios and explore your creative side. In this drop-in workshop for all ages, take inspiration from our galleries and get messy, experiment with materials, and learn artistic techniques with a new project each month. Bring the whole family and stay as long as you'd like!

Restoration Temple Ministry; Sunday Worship Service - Judson Memorial Church
April 15, 2018 - New York

ASSEMBLY HALL (Enter by way of 239 Thompson St.)

Treasures from the Earth Family Sundays - Rubin Museum of Art
April 15, 2018 - New York

Ages 3 and older with accompanying adults Sundays are for families! Bring your family to the Rubin Museum for a Sunday afternoon of activities both kids and grownups will enjoy. Drop into the Education Center for some art-making, enjoy our 2:00 p.m. family exhibition tour, and go on your own thematic gallery search. March Sundays: Treasures from the Earth This April let's create hidden treasures, inspired by The Second Buddha: Master of Time—an exhibition all about revealing gems of wisdom. It is said that Padmasambhava, the Second Buddha, hid his divine teachings so they could be discovered by the right person at the right time. April is also the month of Buddha Purnima, a festival celebrating the historic Buddha Shakyamuni's birthday, enlightenment, and death on the night of the full moon. As the full moon reveals treasures not typically seen in the night, we'll create unique vegetable prints of the phases of the moon.

David Eagleman + Sean Carroll From Eternity to Here - Rubin Museum of Art
April 15, 2018 - New York

When a cosmologist and a neuroscientist get together, how do you imagine they might spend their time? In this case, talking about time. The theoretical physicist Sean Carroll is the author of From Eternity to Here. He and Brainwave curator David Eagleman test concepts and theories of time from the vantage point of their different scientific disciplines. Will they both come out in favor of the block universe theory? Only time will tell. "The ancient Greeks, according to [Robert] Pirsig, 'saw the future as something that came upon them from behind their backs, with the past receding away before their eyes.'" ?Sean Carroll, From Eternity to Here The program will be followed by a book signing.

The Telephone Show - The PIT Loft
April 15, 2018 - New York

Patrick Keene hosts a show inspired by Chicago's Mullaney Chain, where improvisers call each other one by one to form a team! No one knows what the line-up will be! $1 for both the audience and participants!

Magic at Coney!!! - The Sunday Matinee - Coney Island USA
April 15, 2018 - Brooklyn

Magical Promotions, together with Coney Island USA, presents an afternoon of fun and wonder for the entire family. "Magic at Coney!!!" is a magical variety show highlighting a vast array of magicians; featuring illusionists, escape artists, mentalists and close-up magicians from around the world

Jesse Krakow Presents The Krak House - Sid Gold's Request Room
April 15, 2018 - New York

Jesse Krakow is a multi-instrumentalist who currently plays in the cult 1960's avant-garde band THE SHAGGS, with Nona Hendryx & Gary Lucas in THE WORLD OF CAPTAIN BEEFHEART, and the all-male Madonna tribute MANDONNA. He has worked with Shudder To Think, Julee Cruise, Nina Persson, Robyn Hitchcock, Kate Pierson, Gene Ween, Paul Rudd, Michael Showalter, Bill Laswell, John Zorn, Dr. Know, Gail Ann Dorsey, The Loser's Lounge, Joy Askew, and a zillion others. He has hosted his own show on NJ's legendary radio station WFMU, been a professor at Bootsy Collins' online "Funk University" – alongside bassists such as Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke, & Jack Bruce, been commissioned by The Brooklyn Philharmonic, recorded for Sony, Team Love, Alternative Tentacles, & Tzadik, and toured the country more times than he remembers.

Family Bowl - Brooklyn Bowl
Through April 15, 2018 - Brooklyn

Bring the whole family and get your bowl on. Food by Blue Ribbon will also be available, as well as local brews & more!

Long Island Boat Show - Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Through April 15, 2018 - Uniondale

The Long Island Boat Show is coming to NYCB April 13-15. This is the largest of the Long Island boat shows and is a great place to learn about boats for sale on Long Island. This show has new boats for sale, as well as detailed listings of used boats for sale. The event also features retailers with a large selection of boat supplies.

Congress of Curious Peoples: The Strange and Unusual Market - Coney Island USA
Through April 15, 2018 - Brooklyn

The Strange and Unusual Market, a showcase of unique artist, crafters and creators, selling their amazing products. For the two weekends of The Congress of Curious Peoples, we will have a variety of vendors selling things you wont find just anywhere. We have selected vendors who embrace the spirit of what The Congress of Curious Peoples is all about. So if you are looking for that special gift or item for yourself, come check out The Congress of Curious Peoples and The Strange and Unusual Market!

Material Witness Witness Material - Knockdown Center
Through April 15, 2018 - Maspeth

Knockdown Center is pleased to present MATERIAL WITNESS WITNESS MATERIAL, a group exhibition on view March 3 – April 15, 2018. The exhibition brings together the work of Amber Atiya, Amy Khoshbin, Esteban Jefferson, DonChristian Jones, SomBlackGuy, Chris Watts, and Lachell Workman, all of whom embrace experimental and rigorous ways of considering how violence and resistance are inscribed on and internalized in the body. These artists employ diverse mediums to translate the aftermath of trauma and discrimination. Featuring: Amber Atiya Esteban Jefferson DonChristian Jones Amy Khoshbin SomBlackGuy Chris Watts Lachell Workman Alessandra Gomez

Frank Wildhorn - Birdland
April 16, 2018 - New York

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is pleased to welcome back songwriter Scott Alan in a very special concert on Monday, April 2nd at 7pm.Some of today's brightest theater stars will sing from Alan's extensive collection of albums. Alan, who will accompany the performers at the piano, will also perform some of his own material. The audience can expect to hear tunes from all of Alan's seven albums as well as songs from his upcoming recording, "Lifeline." Scott Alan is an internationally award-winning songwriter who has released seven albums of his work, including his debut album "Dreaming Wide Awake." The album of stand alone songs features Tony Award nominees Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening), Stephanie J. Block (The Mystery of Edwin Drood; Falsettos) and Liz Callaway (Baby), Cheyenne Jackson (Xanadu), Shoshana Bean (Wicked) and Eden Espinosa (RENT). The album will celebrate it's ten year anniversary release this October.

Base Jam - The PIT Underground
April 16, 2018 - New York

Come to Base Jam: New York City's most fun improv jam with an awesome party vibe! This jam is not only ideal for those new to the stage, but also improv veterans. We welcome all to participate. Let's face it: Getting better at improv is about getting stage time and practicing in front of an audience. So leap first, then look for a place to land....or just keep flying!

Heart of the Park Tour - Central Park Conservancy
April 16, 2018 - New York

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer. Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields. Details Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location Terrain: A few stairs Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes Cost: Free. Register in advance for easiest check-in! (Pre-registration not required)

The Commandments: Honor and Love in a New Paradigm - Museum at Eldridge Street
April 16, 2018 - New York

In recent years family structures have taken on entirely new forms. How do we reinterpret the age-old commandment to Honor Thy Father and Mother in a time of blended families, same-sex parents, and new definitions? Author Marjorie Ingall and Tenement Museum Director Kevin Jennings consider what it means to honor Patriarchs and Matriarchs today. This program is part of a series exploring the Ten Commandments at Eldridge Street.

Open Mic Monday - Nuyorican Poets Café
April 16, 2018 - New York

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $8 online and at the door.

David Eagleman + Harlan Coben The Science of Suspense - Rubin Museum of Art
April 16, 2018 - New York

What makes suspense so agonizing and so thrilling? How does our perception of time change during moments of heightened anticipation? Acclaimed thriller writer Harlan Coben (Tell No One) joins the neuroscientist and Brainwave curator David Eagleman in an investigation into what keeps us enticed by mystery and why we continually seek that perfect combination of pleasure and fear. The program will be followed by a book signing.

Amber Martin Presents The Amber Zone! - Sid Gold's Request Room
April 16, 2018 - New York

Celebrated comedian, singer and cabaret star, Amber Martin, curates and hosts a weekly showcase of some of the most brilliant performers in NYC, thus the world. A TimeOutNY Pick! The Amber Zone happens each Monday, with doors at 7pm and show at 8pm, Amber Martin will present a different one-hour program starring a bevy of downtown and beyond artists (Amber's very talented friends!). Each week, a different show by a different performer. You never know who or what you'll get, but you can rest assured it will be fun, truly brilliant and most importantly, intimate. No reservations. Please note… First come first served, and the room is intimate, so it will fill up quickly. Amber Martin is a NYC – based performing artist, vocalist and funny lady with a pretty great resume in downtown performance chic. Each Monday, Amber plays producer of the show as well as her own version of Joe the Bartender! She'll be serving them up cold and classy in the front bar while you sip away and enjoy a true NYC – style show experience in the back!

Crimes of the Fifth Avenue Gold Coast - 92Y
April 17, 2018 - Upper East Side

The creation of Central Park in the 1870s destined Fifth Avenue, the park's eastern border, to become one of New York's most elegant addresses.But as the wealth moved in, so did chicanery and violence. Great historic mansions housed both perpetrators and victims, sometimes both living together. Highlights include: The American Dream and its dark side American tycoons with aristocratic yearnings Grandiose homes and what happened to them Private armies, criminal intent, financial skullduggery

Get Schwifty (PIT ATTIC) - PIT Striker Mainstage
April 17, 2018 - New York

It's time to get SCHWIFTY at this Attic Open Mic!

Twosense: Ashley Bathgate & Lisa Moore Peform Spun - Le Poisson Rouge
April 17, 2018 - West Village

Ashley Bathgate Ashley Bathgate official site | Ashley Bathgate on Facebook | Ashley Bathgate on Twitter | Ashley Bathgate on Instagram | Ashley Bathgate on YouTube American cellist Ashley Bathgate has been described as an "eloquent new music interpreter" (New York Times) and "a glorious cellist" (Washington Post) who combines "bittersweet lyricism along with ferocious chops" (New York Magazine). Her "impish ferocity", "rich tone" and "imaginative phrasing" (New York Times) have made her one of the most sought after performers of her time. The desire to create a dynamic energy exchange with her audience and build upon the ensuing chemistry is a pillar of Bathgate's philosophy as a performer. Her affinity to dynamism drives Bathgate to venture into previously uncharted areas of ground-breaking sounds and techniques, breaking the mold of a cello's traditionally perceived voice. Collaborators and fans alike describe her vitality as nothing short of remarkable and magical for all who are involved. Bathgate is a member of the award winning, internationally acclaimed sextet, Bang on a Can All-Stars, the chamber music group HOWL and is also a founding member of TwoSense, a duo with ... (read more)

Colin Benton, Tuba - Morse Hall - The Juilliard School
April 18, 2018 - New York

Three Jewish Movements, Three Famed Cantors, One Voice - The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center
April 18, 2018 - New York

Music has the power to bridge religious divides. To celebrate the unifying occasion of the 70th birthday of the State of Israel, Orthodox, Conservative and Reform cantors will perform together in a historic intra-faith concert. Not your zaydeh's cantorial musicale, this kaleidoscope of styles will redefine the genre—as will the evening's three distinct voices.

Recess - PIT Striker Mainstage
April 18, 2018 - New York

Come play at RECESS. A weekly open jam where master improvisers from the PIT's Super Free Monday and Wednesday shows, students taking PIT classes, and YOU (the public, the curious, at any or no skill levels) come together to perform scenes, play, polish skills, watch the fun and have a great ol' time. And it's FREE! Hosted by Gregory Levine.

Wednesday Night Poetry Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic - Nuyorican Poets Café
April 18, 2018 - New York

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic! Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $10.

I Am No Bird: An Evening of Fiction - Housing Works - Bookstore Cafe
April 18, 2018 - New York

National Poetry Slam Champion, Elizabeth Acevedo will read from her debut novel, The Poet X, accompanied by readings from PEN Open Book Award nominee Jade Sharma, and 2017 Prairie Schooner Prize Winner Sara Batkie.

Israel at 70: Ari Shavit - 92Y
April 18, 2018 - Upper East Side

On its 70th birthday, Israel is stronger than it has ever been. The embattled yet determined nation founded on May 15, 1948, has become a robust military, economic and technological power, enjoying sustained prosperity. But today, Israel faces new existential challenges: the danger of losing its Jewish majority (due to its continuing rule over the Palestinians), the danger of losing its democratic identity (due to the rise of nationalist and religious extremism) and the danger of losing the support of the Jewish diaspora (due to its changing character). How do we face these dramatic challenges? In a special event to mark Israel's Independence Day, Ari Shavit, author of the award-winning bestseller My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel, offers a timely, thoughtful discussion based on his forthcoming book.

Leslie Jamison and Gregory Pardlo - 92nd Street Y
April 19, 2018 - New York

Leslie Jamison explores addiction in The Recovering, her new work of nonfiction. "Her essays—risky, brilliant, and full of heart—ricochet between what it is to be alive and to be a creature wondering what it is to be alive," wrote Nick Flynn. "Jamison's words, torqued to a perfect balance, shine brightly, allowing both fury and wonder to open inside us." Gregory Pardlo, who won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 2015, now publishes the memoir Air Traffic, an ode to his father, to fatherhood and to family ties. "A showcase for Pardlo's ample and agile mind, his courageous social conscience, and his mighty voice," wrote Tracy K. Smith

Modern Dance (Open Level) - 92Y
April 19, 2018 - Upper East Side

Explore the body's relationship to breath, weight and space through standing and floor work and traveling combinations.Develop strength and movement flexibility. Move through space with longer, more complex combinations.

Chance Encounters Jam - The PIT Loft
April 19, 2018 - New York

Chance Encounters is an improv jam where a dice roll determines the number of performers on stage. $3 to watch or play! Hosted by: Jon Monje, Glorillis Tavarez, Trumane Alston, and Julien Darmon. $3 for Citizens, $1 for PITizens

Alastair Macaulay on Merce Cunningham's Signals danced by the Stephen Petronio Company - 92nd Street Y
April 20, 2018 - New York

Alastair Macaulay, chief dance critic, The New York Times, discusses and analyzes this performance of Merce Cunningham's Signals danced by the Stephen Petronio Company. In Signals (1970) dancers initiate cues which indicate the next series of movements resulting in each show having its own, unique order.

Jonathan Gentry, Oboe - Paul Hall - The Juilliard School
April 20, 2018 - New York

David Krakauer Presents: on Pitom - National Sawdust
April 20, 2018 - Brooklyn

Avant-garde rock meets the Jewish tradition in On Pitom, a shredding instrumental band led by guitarist Yoshie Fruchter. This fiery quartet combines influences from Frank Zappa, The Melvins and Masada into an exciting band performing catchy compostions that both pay tribute to and challenge its heritage. With two releases on John Zorn's Tzadik Records, the Radical Jewish Culture series, and more music on the way, On Pitom continues their exploration of the New Jewish rock sound.

Heart of the Park Tour - Central Park Conservancy
April 20, 2018 - New York

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer. Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields. Details Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location Terrain: A few stairs Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes Cost: Free. Register in advance for easiest check-in! (Pre-registration not required)

United Ink 'No Limits' Tattoo Festival-April - No Limits
April 20, 2018 - Jamaica

United Ink New York Tattoo Show "No Limits" Tattoo Festival. Presented by Tattoo Lou's & Sponsored by Inked Magazine. This festival brings together the tattoo lifestyle under one roof. Get tattooed by famous artists from around the world and your favorite reality TV stars, purchase from vendors with unique wares, watch live stage shows perform never before scene acts and much more! Show hours:

United Ink 'No Limits' Tattoo Festival-April - No Limits
April 20, 2018 - Jamaica

United Ink New York Tattoo Show "No Limits" Tattoo Festival. Presented by Tattoo Lou's & Sponsored by Inked Magazine. This festival brings together the tattoo lifestyle under one roof. Get tattooed by famous artists from around the world and your favorite reality TV stars, purchase from vendors with unique wares, watch live stage shows perform never before scene acts and much more! Show hours:

Teen Night: Currents and Bolts - Brooklyn Museum
April 20, 2018 - Brooklyn

Brought to you by BkM Teens, Teen Nights are free events inspired by our special exhibitions. Celebrate the groundbreaking cultural influence of musical artist David Bowie and: Meet other teens from all over NYC Experience live music and performances See and create art Watch films Participate in discussions and workshops Enjoy refreshments Win raffles, and more! April's Teen Night explores the exhibition David Bowie is and is planned by our Teen Night Planning Committee. Free and open to all teens 14+.

Friday Night Poetry Slam - Nuyorican Poets Café
April 20, 2018 - New York

Come check out the Nuyorican's most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!). $13 General admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm). Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets! $25 VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

Break Of Reality - Le Poisson Rouge
April 20, 2018 - West Village

Break of Reality official site | Break of Reality on Facebook | Break of Reality on Twitter | Break of Reality on Bandcamp | Break of Reality on YouTube Break of Reality has been applauded for their "genuine technique", and their ability to "rock out like they mean it." (Time Out New York). Their sound has been described as having "excitement, originality, and an undeniable intensity that louder, heavier bands only dream of. Break of Reality is going to win a Grammy someday. Bank on it." (Rochester City Newspaper). Break of Reality is a cello rock band originally formed at the Eastman School of Music in 2003. The band is filling concert venues around the country with fans eager to hear their original music, as well as interpretations of music by Tool, Metallica, and System of a Down. Their sound is cinematic, subdued and heavy all at once, and their live audiences are equally diverse; fans of Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, and Yo-Yo Ma are finally getting acquainted. Break of Reality has given hundreds of performances across the country at performing arts centers, colleges, rock clubs, and music festivals such as South By Southwest in Austin, TX. Along with performing, the group'... (read more)

From Poland to Israel: the March of the Living - The Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center
Through April 20, 2018 - New York

A 12-Day Journey of Remembrance and Celebration. Remembering the Past. Rejoicing in the Present. On April 12, 2018, thousands of Jews and non-Jews from five continents will begin a march from the anguish of the past to the pride of the present, a pilgrimage beginning at Auschwitz on Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) and ending at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Israel's 70th Independence Day. The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center invites you to join us for this extraordinary journey of remembrance and celebration.

Broadway Sessions - Laurie Beechman Theatre
Through April 20, 2018 - New York

Every Thursday night, as the curtains fall on Broadway, Host BEN D (from Broadway's Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and his crew of amazingly talented folks welcome a new Broadway cast to perform in this fun and zany musical theater variety show. Get up close and personal with Broadway's brightest as the stars bare their souls, interact with the crowd and celebrate all things BROADWAY.

Jewelry and Decorative Arts Tour of Israel - 92nd Street Y
April 21, 2018 - New York

with Devoney Looser Published upon the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, Devoney Looser's The Making of Jane Austen charts the iconic author's fascinating afterlife by taking a closer look at the people, performances, activism and images that fostered Austen's initial fame and radically altered her evolving image. "Looser has already made a reputation as one of her generation's foremost Austen scholars. Here she takes her game to the next level," wrote Jenny Davidson.

BKBXKids! presents: Destination: Everywhere LIVE at the PIT! - PIT Striker Mainstage
April 21, 2018 - New York

Broken Box Mime Theater celebrates storytelling beyond words with their weekly children's show, Destination: Everywhere! Set to contemporary music and guided by a speaking emcee, this hour-long collection of stories includes a tale of unlikely friendship with a giant, the multitasking troubles of a superhero on date night, and an intergalactic odyssey that won't be complete without the audience's help. Children age 3-8 and their families are invited to stick around after the interactive show to learn how to mime with the cast!

NYC Boozin' Through the 90's Bar Crawl - DROM
April 21, 2018 - New York

The Elastic Time Cannon - The PIT Loft
April 21, 2018 - New York

The Elastic Time Cannon is a mind bending, time blending, never ending adventure through the space-time continuum. With the suggestion of an opening line of dialogue this extratemporal cast creates an expanding and eventually collapsing universe of characters all born from the same moment in time. ETC shows are marked with causal loops, dimensional incursions, and a multiverse of high stakes moments. It's an absurd, laugh out loud thrill ride of a show!

Heart of the Park Tour - Central Park Conservancy
April 21, 2018 - New York

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer. Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields. Details Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location Terrain: A few stairs Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes Cost: Free. Register in advance for easiest check-in! (Pre-registration not required)

United Ink 'No Limits' Tattoo Festival - No Limits
April 21, 2018 - Jamaica

United Ink New York Tattoo Show "No Limits" Tattoo Festival. Presented by Tattoo Lou's & Sponsored by Inked Magazine. This festival brings together the tattoo lifestyle under one roof. Get tattooed by famous artists from around the world and your favorite reality TV stars, purchase from vendors with unique wares, watch live stage shows perform never before scene acts and much more! Show hours:

Lescandal - Laurie Beechman Theatre
April 21, 2018 - New York

Le Scandal Cabaret is NYC's longest running burlesque variety show. For over 15 years producer Miss Bonnie Dunn's, Le Scandal has featured variety acts, circus performers, live music and a bevy of burlesque beauties. NY Magazine called Le Scandal, "the rock star of the NY burlesque scene!" And the show is a NY Times "critics pick." New performers every week! Expect belly dancers, magicians, contortionists, torch singing fan dancers and comedic aerobats, all set to the live music of the Le Scandal Orchestra.

Words: Hip Hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic with Wiseguy and Gaston - Nuyorican Poets Café
April 21, 2018 - New York

WORDS was created by Rocky LaMontagne & Bobbito the Barber to give young up-and-coming poets & emcees the opportunity to showcase their work to an audience of their peers. This showcase and open mic has featured Company Flow, Canibus, Mos Def, M.C. Search, Willie Perdomo, Saul Williams, and Suheir Hammad, among others. The open mic gives new artists a chance to perform in front of an audience. WORDS! is hosted by WiseGuy & Gaston and is held on the third Saturday of every month. $13 at the door, $10 with Student ID.

NYCRUNS Prospect Park 5K & 10K - Prospect Park
April 21, 2018 - Brooklyn

Join us in Prospect Park for either a 5k or a 10k. We're excited about running in the warmer, spring weather and even more excited to be in this absolutely breathtaking part of Brooklyn. But the best part? This race benefits CAMBA, a nonprofit that provides services that connect people with opportunities to enhance their quality of life.

Coney Island Circus Sideshow - Coney Island USA
April 21, 2018 - Brooklyn

Sideshows by the Seashore is the last permanently housed venue in the USA where you can experience the thrill of a traditional ten-in-one circus sideshow. They're here, they're real and they're alive! Freaks, wonders and human curiosities! We perform continuous admission (enter the show during operating hours and stay until you've seen all of the acts) and we are conveniently located at the world famous Coney Island amusement park. Think about it folks, the ten-in-one circus sideshow is another Coney Island gift to culture along with other Brooklyn beach inventions like the hot dog and the roller coaster. Established by Coney Island, USA in 1985, where else would you find the world's first professional non-profit theatre dedicated to keeping alive the American sideshow?

Back To The Eighties Show with Jessie's Girl - Le Poisson Rouge
April 21, 2018 - West Village

Jessie's Girl official site | Jessie's Girl on Facebook | Jessie's Girl on Instagram | #jessiesgirlnyc This amazing 7-piece band brings back the '80s like no other, performing all the greatest hits live! JESSIE'S GIRL's primary line-up includes a team of NYC's top rock and pop vocalists: Up-and-coming superstar Jenna O'Gara, Off-Broadway's Chris Hall and renown "Sting" impersonator Mark Rinzel. They are backed by one of the tightest bands in the city comprised of 20+ year veterans of the NYC music scene: Eric Presti on guitar, Sky on keys, Drew Mortali on bass, and Michael Maenza on drums, each with dozens of credits performing with authentic 80's icons who made the music famous to begin with! In fact, BRET MICHAELS, MC HAMMER, COLIN HAY from MEN AT WORK, TIFFANY, DEBBIE GIBSON, TAYLOR DANE, MIKE SCORE from A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS, TONE LOC, ROB BASE and many more have all performed at the BACK TO THE EIGHTIES SHOW.

The Pipeline Festival - Power Strip - Women's Project Theater
Through April 21, 2018 - New York

Want to catch the best new work by the most exciting new artists in town? Wondering where to meet the next generation of incredible women and trans theatermakers? Don't miss WP's Pipeline Festival, a unique opportunity to see 5 new plays, created by 5 collaborative teams created from WP Theater's celebrated two-year Lab residency. Don't miss your chance to say you saw it here first.

Paul Anka - Celebrating 60 Yrs - His Way - The Theatre at Westbury
April 21, 2018 - Westbury

Be a Vip for the Night! Upgrade to Lounge 960 and Enjoy an Exclusive Menu and Drink Specials! Performed in the Full Round. Everyone Needs a Ticket Regardless of Age. Interested in Vip Membership and Premium Seating for Our Events? for Information Please Call 516-247-5211 Members Get the Best Seats!

Gunhild Carling - Birdland
April 22, 2018 - New York

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is pleased to welcome back songwriter Scott Alan in a very special concert on Monday, April 2nd at 7pm.Some of today's brightest theater stars will sing from Alan's extensive collection of albums. Alan, who will accompany the performers at the piano, will also perform some of his own material. The audience can expect to hear tunes from all of Alan's seven albums as well as songs from his upcoming recording, "Lifeline." Scott Alan is an internationally award-winning songwriter who has released seven albums of his work, including his debut album "Dreaming Wide Awake." The album of stand alone songs features Tony Award nominees Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening), Stephanie J. Block (The Mystery of Edwin Drood; Falsettos) and Liz Callaway (Baby), Cheyenne Jackson (Xanadu), Shoshana Bean (Wicked) and Eden Espinosa (RENT). The album will celebrate it's ten year anniversary release this October.

Drop in Tech Support - 92Y
April 22, 2018 - Upper East Side

Meet in the Parenting Center lounge. Bring your device and get your questions answered by two savvy teen Parenting Center alums.

The King's Singers - Carnegie Hall
April 22, 2018 - New York

This evening celebrates the 50th anniversary of The King's Singers with a reunion concert featuring past and present members of the noted British a cappella ensemble and the Distinguished Concerts Singers International. The program features works by Eric Whitacre, Billy Joel, and an anniversary commission by Nico Muhly conducted by King's Singers alumni Simon Carrington and Bob Chilcott.

The Slim Kings Luke Elliot - Mercury Lounge
April 22, 2018 - New York

The Slim Kings feature two young guns - singer and guitarist Michael Sackler-Berner, best known for songs on Sons of Anarchy, and R&B bassist Andy Attanasio alongside iconic drummer Liberty Devitto. DeVitto spent over three decades playing on seminal records for and performing with Billy Joel, Stevie Nicks and Paul McCartney. The Slim Kings have over a dozen primetime TV placements and thousands of followers online. They have shared the stage with Los Lonely Boys, ZZ Top, Southside Johnny, and The Spin Doctors - amongst others. In the studio they work with producers like Joel Hamilton (Tom Waites, Black Keys) and Steve Jordan (Keith Richards, Solomon Burke). The band is based in Kings County, USA.

On Jane Austen - 92nd Street Y
April 22, 2018 - New York

with Devoney Looser Published upon the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, Devoney Looser's The Making of Jane Austen charts the iconic author's fascinating afterlife by taking a closer look at the people, performances, activism and images that fostered Austen's initial fame and radically altered her evolving image. "Looser has already made a reputation as one of her generation's foremost Austen scholars. Here she takes her game to the next level," wrote Jenny Davidson.

Earth Day Celebration - Museum of the City of New York
April 22, 2018 - Upper East Side

Drop in for a family celebration in honor of the 49th annual Earth Day! Participate in a scavenger hunt in the exhibition Activist New York to learn about the various ways that New Yorkers work to protect our planet. Enjoy activities, songs, books, and healthy snacks. Then design a pot inspired by the environment, and plant a seed to take home with you! Family programs are free with Museum admission and for Members, geared toward families with children ages 6-12 years old, and include a snack. Activities are designed for adults and children to complete together. Registration suggested but not required.

Textasy! 5-week poetry workshop w/ Adeena Karasick - Bowery Poetry Club
April 22, 2018 - New York

Textasy! 5-week poetry workshop w/ Adeena Karasick This workshop will meet the following Sundays: March 25, April 1, April 8, April 15, April 22 TIME/LOCATION: 12 PM 2 PM at Bowery Poetry located at 308 Bowery INSTRUCTOR: Adeena Karasick Taking as its jumping off point the relationship between text and ecstasy (from the gk ex-stasis), this workshop will investigate the pleasure and play within all aspects of language construction. From sound poetry, concrete poetry, renegade, neo-formalist pataphysical, language-based visual art, it will track through the relationship between language, eros, meaning and being, exploring ways artists, philosophers, poets have subverting colonialist structures of language towards an ever widening scope of potential meaning. To this end, we will try on a range of poetic forms which highlight aspects of translation and subversion -- such as 13th C. Kabbalistic alphabetic incantatory techniques, homophonic translations, emojilations, oulippean improvisation, erasure and vispo, exploring ways poems can be both a site of transgression and revolution. And, foregrounding the poem as an intermediatic, textatic space, celebrating languages inherent v... (read more)

United Ink 'No Limits' Tattoo Festival - No Limits
April 22, 2018 - Jamaica

United Ink New York Tattoo Show "No Limits" Tattoo Festival. Presented by Tattoo Lou's & Sponsored by Inked Magazine. This festival brings together the tattoo lifestyle under one roof. Get tattooed by famous artists from around the world and your favorite reality TV stars, purchase from vendors with unique wares, watch live stage shows perform never before scene acts and much more! Show hours:

NYC Earth Day Bazaar - Grand Bazaar NYC
April 22, 2018 - New York

Together with Earth Day Initiative we invite you to come discover and shop from talented local artists, makers and independent vintage/antique dealers. Many merchants creatively use recycled materials to make incredible jewelry, fashion, furniture, art, home accessories, and more. Others use sustainable and fair-trade materials to locally make beauty and skincare products, clothing, children's accessories and toys, and artisanal foods. Learn from our partners about environmental solutions and how to reduce your overall footprint and what programs are available in NYC.

adidas: Art & Yoga - Brooklyn Museum
April 22, 2018 - Brooklyn

Join us for a morning of exhilaration and inspiration, courtesy of adidas. Following more than an hour of yoga and mindfulness meditation led by local instructors, explore our galleries on a self-guided tour of specially selected contemplative objects. Yoga mats are provided.

The Urbanite's Earth Day Retreat - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
April 22, 2018 - Brooklyn

Celebrate earth's special day with a guided walk through lush gardenscapes, taking time to indulge your senses, tune your ears to birdsong, reflect, and reconnect with the pace of the natural world. Hear stories about nature's amazing evolutionary strategies as you explore, spend some time quietly nature-crafting, and feel yourself a little closer to nature. Please bring this confirmation for Garden admission. The Security Guard in the lobby of the Administration Bldg. at 1000 Washington Avenue will direct you to your classroom.

The Telephone Show - The PIT Loft
April 22, 2018 - New York

Patrick Keene hosts a show inspired by Chicago's Mullaney Chain, where improvisers call each other one by one to form a team! No one knows what the line-up will be! $1 for both the audience and participants!

Earth Day Spring Clean-Up at the Castle - Bayside Historical Society
April 22, 2018 - Bayside

Help Bayside Historical Society celebrate Earth Day by making our garden beautiful again! We'll be clearing out last year's weeds and old plants, and refreshing the beds with new flowers and plants. This free event runs from 10:00am - 2:00pm

Becoming Bettie Page - Coney Island USA
Through April 22, 2018 - Brooklyn

Friday Stories and Glories: World Mythology at The Met (Ages 6–8) - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through April 27, 2018 - New York

Lauren Ebin, instructor Uncover the world of art at The Met! Jump into stories, mythology, and folklore from around the globe during this interactive gallery program just for kids. This is a drop-off program; however, interested adults are welcome to attend. Please register interested siblings separately. Classes are limited to 20 children and registration is required.

Pause for Pegasus: The Inspiration of Antiquity (Ages 9–12) - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through April 27, 2018 - New York

Barbara Woods, instructor Jean Sorabella, instructor The timeless myths and legends of ancient Greece and Rome come alive in this unique class! Explore connections between art and literature through readings from classical authors, role play, sketching, and discussion of works of art throughout the Museum's galleries. Make creative connections that reach across space and time. This is a drop-off program; however, interested adults are welcome to attend. Please register interested siblings separately. Classes are limited to 20 children and registration is required.

Saturday Stories and Glories: World Mythology at The Met (Ages 6–8) - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through April 28, 2018 - New York

Lauren Ebin, instructor Uncover the world of art at The Met! Jump into stories, mythology, and folklore from around the globe during this interactive gallery program just for kids. This is a drop-off program; however, interested adults are welcome to attend. Please register interested siblings separately. Classes are limited to 20 children and registration is required.

The Pipeline Festival - Women's Project Theater
Through April 29, 2018 - New York

Want to catch the best new work by the most exciting new artists in town? Wondering where to meet the next generation of incredible women and trans theatermakers? Don't miss WP's Pipeline Festival, a unique opportunity to see 5 new plays, created by 5 collaborative teams created from WP Theater's celebrated two-year Lab residency. Don't miss your chance to say you saw it here first.

Rockland Free Fair - Palisades Center
Through April 29, 2018 - West Nyack

This family-fun event features exciting sideshow acts under the big top, a petting zoo, favorite fair food, carnival games and midway rides for all ages. There is no charge for fair parking and admission, including the Records and Burpee Children's Zoo and the World of Wonders Amazement Show, starring a sword swallower, fire eater, knife thrower, escape artists and more. Showtimes are 7 and 9 pm weekdays and 3, 7 and 9 pm weekends. Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are $25 Monday - Thursday, $30 Friday - Sunday, or online in advance for $30 for 2 wristbands (until 5 pm Thurs., April 12). Ride tickets are $1.50 each, $25 for 20 tickets, or $50 for 50 tickets plus 1 free ride. Rides take 3 or more tickets each. Visit the website for coupon savings on rides and food. Fair hours are 5 to 11 pm Monday - Friday and noon to 11 pm Saturday - Sunday. The petting zoo closes daily at 10 pm. For more information, call 866-666-3247.

UniverSoul Circus - Aviator Sports and Events Center
Through April 29, 2018 - Brooklyn

UniverSoul Circus is a highly interactive combination of circus arts, theater, and music. Under the single ring big top circus arts, theater and music come together as one. Embracing and celebrating the unique and familiar aspects of urban pop culture globally by bringing them center stage with a cast of international performers that reflect the cultural diversity of the world in which we live. The show adds different and thrilling acts each year! Don't miss all that's new! Aviator Sports will have tickets on sale at Customer Service for the shows below. For all other tickets and information please visit their website.

2018 Step Challenge - University at Buffalo
Through April 30, 2018 - New York

The University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) will host the third annual Step Challenge as a way to unite the university and greater community while promoting healthy and active lifestyle choices. Sponsored by Whole Foods, the challenge will take place throughout the entire month of April as a part of the school's celebrations for National Public Health Week (NPHW); a campaign organized by the American Public Health Association serving as a time to recognize and celebrate public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation's health. The 2018 Step Challenge is free and open to the public to participate. Participants will be asked to log their individual step counts, with each participant's submissions contributing towards the collective goal of reaching 300 million steps during the month of April. All participants will qualify to win various prizes each week throughout the contest ranging from yoga mats to iPads. Registration opens for all on March 14.

The Knitting Crawl Tour of Manhattan - New York
Through May 01, 2018 - New York

Knitting fanatic? You'll love visiting New York's unique knitting, bead and trimming shops and galleries with Susan. As we hop the subways and stroll through the Manhattan streets, learn about the history and culture of the neighborhoods. Shop 'til you drop for lush yarns, discover funky beads and trimmings! Knitting fanatic? You'll love visiting New York's unique knitting, bead and trimming shops and galleries with Susan.

Taste the Hudson Valley Bike Tour - New York
Through May 01, 2018 - New York

Take a bike ride to one of the most spectacular regions for both scenery and artisanal food and wine on this full-day tour in the Hudson Valley. Vault across the Hudson River on the Walkway Over the Hudson, then experience two beautiful rail trails on a mostly car-free ride to the town of Gardiner, where your bicycling excursion takes a turn to explore the local flavors of the Hudson Valley. Make three stops to taste it all, with lunch included. No car or driving required. THE DETAILS This tour is only offered to individuals on the following dates in 2017. May 20, September 23 and October 14. We can arrange a special tour for groups of 6 or more on any day. Take the Metro-North Hudson Line train to Poughkeepsie with bike in tow (bikes are allowed on the train) and meet the group to start the day's journey. The train leaves Grand Central at 8:48am and Harlem-125th Street at 8:59am, then arrives in Poughkeepsie at 10:47am. (If not arriving from NYC, drive to the Poughkeepsie train station and park for free before meeting the group at 10:47am). Guides will provide energy bars, snacks, and water before sending the group on their way. It's a 15.5 mile ride to the first stop at Gardiner ... (read more)

Walking tour - West Harlem/Washington Ht - New York
Through May 01, 2018 - New York

We will walk a total of approximately 3 miles, and see various historical sites and points of interest in West Harlem, as well as Washington Heights. After our walk, we can dine at a local restaurant (I will suggest a few options from which you can choose).

Future Foodies, Created For Kids - New York
Through May 01, 2018 - New York

This tour meets on Bleeker Street in the West Village where you will meet your licensed tour guide. Our Future Foodies Tour was created especially for kids with four balanced tastings, and less than 5 minutes of walking. This tour is only available upon request, and can be tailored to your personal tastes. Please inform us of any allergies 2 weeks in advance so that alternative tasting options may be made. This tour is perfect for kids birthday parties, for educational field trips, and much more! Here is a perfect balance of sweets, education, and fun!Kids will love the chance to be creative, and adults love when the kids are having so much fun they don't realize how much they are learning at the same time! Put it all together, and we have the perfect recipe for a group outing. This tour was created especially for our future foodies, with four balanced and appropriately sized tasting portions alongside a healthy dose of culinary and cultural history.

Drawing in the Galleries (Ages 9–12) - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through May 05, 2018 - New York

Padma Rajendran, instructor Build drawing skills, including observation, composition, perspective, and shading, and create your own works inspired by objects at The Met. Explore the Museum's galleries, from Egyptian to Modern and Contemporary, and see things in a new way through sketching.

Painting Lab (Ages 9–12) - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through May 05, 2018 - New York

Rosemarie Fiore, instructor Mix your own paints and learn a variety of techniques used in works of art in the Museum, by artists from Vincent van Gogh to Chuck Close. Use a variety of media, including watercolor, acrylic, and tempera, to build your own painting portfolio.

Geniuses - TADA! Youth Theater
Through May 20, 2018 - New York

Two kids from a school for kids who learn differently sneak into an elite private school for students with exceptionally high IQs and shake things up for the better, especially when they uncover one student's evil plot to take control of the world.

Voss Event's Drag Brunch - Highline Ballroom
Through May 27, 2018 - New York

Unleash your inner diva at our world famous Drag Brunch at Highline Ballroom with wild performances by NYC's top female impersonators and special guests from the hit television series RuPaul's Drag Race. The fun is fueled by bottomless cocktails from the bar.

Garden After Hours - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through May 31, 2018 - Brooklyn

Spring at Brooklyn Botanic Garden is not to be missed—and this year, the Garden is offering an extended hours opportunity during peak bloom season! On Tuesdays during April and May, purchase a Garden After Hours ticket, enter at any time, and stay up till 8:30! (Visitors purchasing regular admissions must leave by 6 p.m.) Enjoy an evening stroll through the Garden's vibrant spring blooms—progressing from daffodils and magnolias to peonies, cherry blossoms, and azaleas—and treat yourself to dinner, cocktails, and sunset views of Lily Pool Terrace in Yellow Magnolia Café. Advance tickets on sale in March.

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