Around NYC Today (4/22) Earth Fest Celebration, Spring Awakening, Rumours

THINGS TO DO

Upper West Side Kids Clothing Swap, JCC Manhattan – UWS, 10am – 2pm

Bring clean, reusable, and portable children’s clothing, shoes, and accessories that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. Free.

LUNGS 4th Annual Spring Awakening 2018, El Jardin Del Paraiso – East Village, 11:30am – 4pm

Join LUNGS – Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens on Earth Day for the 4th Annual Spring Awakening parade and party in the Lower East Side to welcome spring and celebrate the opening of their community gardens. Spring Awakening is a touch of Mardi Gras, a taste of charivari, mudballs and seed swaps.

Beginning at 11:30 a.m., everyone will march from garden to garden around the neighborhood, visiting 20 gardens, and arriving about 1:30 p.m. at El Jardin del Paraiso Community Garden, where there will be music, refreshments, environmental workshops, games and other events. Free.

25th Annual Earth Fest Celebration, Playground for All Children in Pelham Bay Park – Bronx, 12pm – 3pm

Enjoy a day that includes a volunteer project, a sensory garden, environmental displays, arts and crafts, music, a live performance, and more. Free.

Tulip Time, Queens Botanical Garden, 12pm – 5:30pm

Celebrate spring during the peak of tulip season. See over 20,000 bulbs. Featuring music by Emily Asher’s Garden Party. Happy Hour between 4pm to 5:30pm.

Earth Day Celebration, El Garden – Brooklyn, 1pm – 7pm

Enjoy a spring day of seed ball making, seed starting, and a community picnic! Bring a dish to share; everyone is welcome. Free.

Balancing Yin and Yang: The Place of Chinese Philosophy in Garden Construction, Chinese Scholar’s Garden, 2pm – 6pm

This lecture, a collaboration between Snug Harbor Education and the CUNY College of Staten Island’s East Asian Studies Department, takes a look at how traditional Chinese ideas are embodied in the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden. After the presentation, tour the garden to see these concepts and design elements in action. $10 for adults, $5 students and seniors.

Devialet Presents Record Listening: Fleetwood Mac Rumours, National Sawdust – Brooklyn, 7pm

The National Sawdust hosts a record listening event like you’ve never heard before—experience Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors album on Devialet’s Phantom speakers: the audio technology of choice for Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Snakeskin, Crazy Pills, Drug Pizza, Virginia and the Woolves, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Junius Karr, Snakeboy, Hit Like A Girl, Figure Eight, Fox Hollow (cellar), Brooklyn Bazaar, 7:30pm, $10.

Bookworms, Searmanas, Jon G, Datatek, Visuals by RATHSKELLER, H0L0 – Queens, 8pm, $8 – $10.

The Slim Kings, New Myths, Mercury Lounge – LES, 8pm, $10.

OLDSPORT, Pacific Radio, Mercury Lounge – LES, 5:30pm, $10.

Bueno, Spring Onion, Human People, Long Neck, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8 – $10.

 

COMEDY

Greetings From Florida w/ Mike Lawrence (South Florida), Andrew Collin (Palm Beach), Milly Tamarez (Hollywood, FL), Paul Schissler (Titusville), Soo Ra (Miami), Jared Waters (Tampa), Hosted by Liz Magee (Orlando) and Paul Julmeus (Miami), QED – Queens, 8pm, $5.

Cat Alvarado (Hilarious), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Michael Verdi (New York Comedy), Old Man Hustle – LES, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant’s Gate, Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday until April 17, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (4/21) High Line’s Season Kick-Off, Cherry Blossom Festival

THINGS TO DO

Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival, Pavillion & Astral Foundation in Flushing Meadows Corona Park – Queens, 11am – 1pm

Sakura Matsuri is an annual festival to celebrate the spring blossoming of the cherry trees at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. This event features live drum performances (Taiko), a traditional Japanese chorus, a Japanese folk dance, and a tea ceremony. Free.

Culture Shock: The High Line’s Season Kick-Off, On the High Line between Gansevoort St. and West 26th St., 1pm -7pm

Culture Shock is an annual, full-day festival of music, art, performance, horticulture, and hands-on activities. Featuring DJ April Hunt, poets Najee Omar and Nick Water and Artist Ander Mikalson. Free. RSVP.

Williamsburg Stop ‘N’ Swap, Williamsburg Community Center – Brooklyn, 12pm – 3pm

Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. Free.

Cherry Blossom Festival, Urban Park in Randall’s Island Park, 12pm – 4pm

Celebrate the spring season and Japanese culture at this festival at Randall’s Island Park. Events include paper flower making, face painting, kite flying, yo-yo balloon fishing and origami. Performances by J.D Patch Band, NY Suwa Taiko Drumming and Taisan Tanaka Calligraphy. Free.

Public Theater Mobile Unit presents Henry V, Faber Park Field House – Staten Island, 1pm – 2:30pm

Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2)) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to communities all across New York with Mobile Unit’s spring production of Henry V. RSVP by emailing benny.adorno@parks.nyc.gov .

Tulip Time, Queens Botanical Garden, 12pm – 5:30pm

Celebrate spring during the peak of tulip season. See over 20,000 bulbs. Featuring music by Emily Asher’s Garden Party. Happy Hour between 4pm to 5:30pm.

Spring Double Dutch Tournament, Sorrentino Recreation Center – Queens, 9:30am – 4pm

Register as a team or unattached for this competition. Divisions include novice, intermediate and advanced. Free.

Earth Day Garden Mediation, Wave Hill – Bronx, 11am – 12pm

Use the garden landscape as inspiration this Earth Day weekend, with artist and yogi Sara Hart of iHart Lens. Free with admission to the grounds.

 

MUSIC

Frankie Consent, Yourszlf, Sofia D’angelo, Clara Joy, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Spanish Love Songs, Early Riser, Awful Din, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.

Janna Pelle, Chnnll, Mikki Hommel, Cosmonaut Radio, Tiffany Baira, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $10.

The Shacks, Chris Stamey (Record Store Day), Rough Trade – Brooklyn, 12pm, Free.

House of Blondes Time Trip Album Release Party, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Bomb Shelter Comedy Festival w/ Austin Rogers (Jeopardy Champion, Jimmy Fallon Show), Von Decarlo (ABC, BET, Comedy Central), Krishna Reddy (TBS, MTV), Tyler Richardson (New York Comedy Club), TJ Del Reno (MTV, CollegeHumor), The Gaf West – Midtown, 9pm, $5.

Comedy at Stonewall w/ Matteo Lane (The Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert), Doug Smith (Comedy Central’s This Is Not Happening), Luke Touma (Sirius XM), Margo Reiss (All over NYC!), Ratnesh Dubey (Yoga Teacher from Coincidance YouTube Video), The Stonewall Inn – Greenwich Village, 7:30pm, $5.

 

ONGOING

The Bronx-La Villette Exhibition: Matteo Pellegrinuzzi, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until April 28, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Washington Square Park Tour, Meet at Holley Plaza, 1pm – 2pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, Every Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday until April 30, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

Union Square Walking Tour, Meet in front of Barnes and Noble (33 East 17th Street), Every Saturday until June 30, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (4/20) Henry V, Bryant Park Fencing, High Ponytail Comedy

THINGS TO DO

Bryant Park Fencing, Fifth Avenue Terrace in Bryant Park – Midtown, 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Learn the basics with instructors from Manhattan Fencing Center. You must be 16 years old or older to participate. Registration is required at manhattanfencing.com. Free.

Public Theater Mobile Unit presents Henry V, Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center – Bronx, 1pm – 2:30pm

Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2)) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to communities all across New York with Mobile Unit’s spring production of Henry V. RSVP by emailing artsculturefun@parks.nyc.gov .

Shame!, QED – Queens, 9:30pm – 11pm

Repent! Come witness shameful St. Patrick’s confessions of some of New York’s funniest. Performers share jokes and tales of less-than-proud drunken moments experiences in this cringe-worthy comedy show. Hosted by Brendan Busee & Ron Raganella. $8.

 

MUSIC

Sun Voyager (Record Release), Stuyedeyed, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.

HELLTRAP NIGHTMARE feat. Dougie Poole, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Cold Fronts Album Release, Grim Streaker, Vexxed, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

The Zells, Baked, Sharkmuffin, Lost Boy?, Secret Loft – Chelsea, 8pm, $5 – $420.

Haram, Mommy, Blu Anxxiety, Flower, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8.

The Hipp Pipps, Exit 99, The Rewd Onez, The Map Room at the Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, Free.

Desert Sharks, Grace Vonderkuhn, Sister Munch , Nevva, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

The Greatest Comedy Show of All Time w/ Stewie Vill (6 pack @ Brit Pack), Jeena Bloom (Get Nailed at the Toolbox Show), Ja-Ron Young (6 pack @ Brit Pack), Gregory Hall (Moth Ball Comedy Show), Carlos Garcia (Baltimore Comedy Festival), Chris Moore (Blackout Diaries), Shane Morrison (Otto’s Shrunken Head), Broadway Comedy Club – Midtown, 7pm, $7 – $10.

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Gordy McNiff, Katharyn Henson, Nick Brigis, Olga Namer, Stephen Lewis, Vanetta Schoefield, Brian Kim, Cassandra Noel, The Gaf West – Midtown, 9pm, $10.

High Ponytail w/ Catherine Cohen (Difficult People), Steven Markow (The New Yorkers), Clare O’Kane (VICE), Clark Jones (Crashing), Drew Anderson (Cards Against Humanity), Hosted by Ben Wasserman, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Exhibition: Natural Impact, Arsenal in Central Park, 6pm – 8pm, Free.

The Bronx-La Villette Exhibition: Matteo Pellegrinuzzi, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until April 28, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, Every Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday until April 30, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (4/19) Home Front, Bomb Shelter Comedy, George Braith

THINGS TO DO

Home Front, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm

Home Front brings together six artists whose work explores public and private acts of strength and resistance by women in times of social or political upheaval. A prevailing theme is the idea of home itself, and, by extension, preserving associated cultural and familial traditions, as a political act in places where one is made to feel unwelcome or invisible (i.e. due to race, class, or immigration status), especially during times of transition or loss. Featuring artists Lauren Frances Adams, Golnar Adili, Aisha Cousins, Maya Jeffereis, Lorena Molina and Katherine Toukhy. Free.

Curator Talk with Jahtiek Long, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art – Staten Island, 7pm – 9pm

Join Shaolin: Into the 36 Chambers curator Jahtiek Long to discuss the exhibit’s themes of a changing Staten Island community, the power of representation, and the importance of embracing multiple narratives. Free with gallery admission ($4-$5).

Mekong Group Music Class, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Mekong Arts and Music (MAM) will be teaching a beginner’s course of Dan Tranh, a 16-string Vietnamese zither. Free.

 

MUSIC

George Braith, Hansborough Recreation Center – UWS, 1pm, Free, RSVP.

Ricky Lewis, Haley Zoller, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Modern Diet, The Brazen Youth, Vassals, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Emily Yacina, The Grapes, Tris, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 7pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Nathan Macintosh (Conan), Louis Katz (Comedy Central’s This is Not Happening), Martin Urbano (Jimmy Kimmel Live), Leah Bonnema (IFC, VH1, AXS TV), The Gaf West – Midtown, 8:30pm, $5.

Punch Comedy Hour w/ Clark Jones, Venessa Lince, and Freddy Sheffield, Amarachi Restaurant – Brooklyn, 8pm, $7.

Good Knight w/ Dekunle Somade, Conrad Roth, Melissa Diaz, Ace Reyes, Maya Klausner, Alexx Starr, Malorie Bryant, Gotham City Lounge – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

Tito/ Ryan Comedy Show w/ Sean Donnelly (Comedy Central), Sarah Tollemach (Colbert), Casey James Salengo (Kimmel), Rosebud Baker (NYCF), Ryan Schutt (Laughs), Kevin Iso (Comedy Central), Art Café + Bar – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 31, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Exhibition: Natural Impact, Arsenal in Central Park, 6pm – 8pm, Free.

Tour of The Battery, Netherland Monument in The Battery – Lower Manhattan, Every Thursday until Oct. 25, 1pm – 2pm, Free.

The Bronx-La Villette Exhibition: Matteo Pellegrinuzzi, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until April 28, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street – Midtown, 2pm – 3pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (4/18) House of Vogue, Comedians You Should Know, Hack City

THINGS TO DO

House of Vogue, House of Yes – Brooklyn, 10pm – 4am

Vogue Balls are a space for queer and trans people of color. You may know about Vogue from Madonna, but it has roots in the historically marginalised urban black and Latino gay and trans communities. Featuring DJ Mike Q and special guests. $10.

Dark Nights, Bright Lights, Tony Dapolito Recreation Center – Greenwich Village, 7:30pm – 9pm

Although we’ve yet to find life beyond Earth, we continue to search for it every single day. But, what exactly are we searching for? And since the Universe is so big, where should we look first? Find out in this presentation by Jaclyn Avidon, former Board member of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York and NASA Fellow. The event ends with a skygazing session at the rooftop. Free. RSVP.

Missing Stories Exhibition Opening, Consulate General of Hungary – UES, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Missing Stories is an exhibition presenting ten stories of struggle and survival in Hungary during the Shoah. Hungary had lost over 500 thousand souls in the Shoah, and many others were forced to escape. Photographer Ildi Hermann reached out to Hungarian Jewish Holocaust survivors living in today’s New York and their descendants. Through their eyes, her exhibition sheds light on the darkest days of history and the losses suffered individually, as families, as communities, and as a nation. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Verona, No Kill, Shining Mirrors, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Motel Radio, Quiet Hollers, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

The Fancy Show w/ Rebecca Vigil (Your Musical Our Love), Charles McBee (MTV’s Wild N Out), Liza Treyger (Comedy Central Half Hour), Nate Simmons (Zanies), Erica Spera (Gotham Comedy Live on AXS TV), Hosted by Lane Pieschel, The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedians You Should Know w/ Ronny Chieng (The Daily Show), Drew Michael (Comedy Central), Megan Gailey (Comedy Central), Chanel Ali (Seeso’s Night Train), Ryan Schutt (2 Dope Queens), Stavros Halkias (You Know What Dude), David Drake (CYSK), Hosted by Mike Lebovitz, The Gutter – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5.

Hack City Comedy w/ Chris Scopo (New York Comedy Club), Malia Sias (The Stand), Rob Haze (Desus and Mero, The Tonight Show w/ Jimmy Fallon), Alex Pavone (Just For Laughs), Emma Willmann (Netflix, Late Show w Stephen Colbert), Black Cat – LES, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Exhibition: Natural Impact, Arsenal in Central Park, 6pm – 8pm, Free.

The Bronx-La Villette Exhibition: Matteo Pellegrinuzzi, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until April 28, 9am – 5pm, Free.

 

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