THINGS TO DO
Flushing Cemetery Walking Tour, Flushing Cemetery – Queens, 2pm – 4pm
Local historian James Driscoll and horticultural specialists Fred Gerber and Chuck Wade lead an informative tour highlighting key figures and features of this park-like burial ground. The cemetery was first established on the 20 acre farmland of John Purchase, when Queens’ population was 20,000 and expanded in 1875. It is the final resting place of many Bayside Quaker families and such notables as Louis Armstrong, Bernard Baruch, Dr. Adam Clayton Powell, Sr., Vincent Sardi Sr., and Dizzy Gillespie. The tour group meets at 1:45 p.m. near the door to the Flushing Cemetery Chapel, inside the main gate. $10.
Carousel Opening Day, Willowbrook Park – Staten Island, 12pm – 4pm
This year, the start of a new carousel season in Willowbrook Park falls on Cinco de Mayo. Festivities begin at noon with a live musical performance by “Music with Patrick”.
Urban Wildlife Festival, Highbridge Park – Washington Heights, 12pm – 3pm
Get up close and personal with owls, hawks, porcupines, tortoises, and more at this festival in Highbridge Park. Learn about their traits and behaviors from park rangers. Free.
Boardwalk Barrels of Fun, Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk – Brooklyn, 10am – 2pm
Boardwalk Barrels of Fun is an art competition and family fun day event. We will be painting trash barrels with colorful landscapes, seascapes, and carnival-themed art. No need to register, just show up! All supplies will be provided. Free.
P.S. Bklyn: Plus Size Fashion Market, City Point BKLYN, 12pm – 7pm
Curated by Liz Black, founder of the website P.S. It’s Fashion. Vendors Include All 67, Always for Me And Comfort, Bandelettes and more. Free.
Queens Night Market, New York Hall of Science, 6pm – 11:59pm
Take full advantage of the $5 price cap on food — only a handful of dishes will be selling at $6. Performers on the lineup include: DJ Lil Buddy, The Queens Cartoonists, MEGA SURYA, and Consumata. Free.
Dark Tea, Dougie Poole, Babies’ Babies, Drag Sounds, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.
Broncos, Gustaf, Def.GRLS, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.
Fiona Silver, Kelley Swindall, A Shadow of Jaguar, Coney Island Baby – East Village, 7pm, $10.
Rest Ashore, Mystery Friends, Morus Alba, Goldsounds – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.
Kieran Loftus, Neana, Felis Catus, Callosum, Gooddroid b2b Lars Warn, H0L0 – Queens, 11pm, $6 – $8.
Lost Boy ?, Emmerson & Her Clammy Hands, Bueno, Baglady, Maddy Rojas (Readings / MC), Union Hall – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.
Stationary Circus Comedy w/ Stephen Bolles, Zilla Vodnas, Marlon Jean-Baptiste, Clint Nohr, Amarie Castillo, Jericho Davidson, Gianmarco Soresi, The Platform – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.
Coco, Maria Hernandez Park – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.
Coco, Clove Lakes Park – Staten Island, 7:30pm, Free.
Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (West 59th and Central Park West), Every Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday until April 28, 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.
Seasonal Garden Tours, Queens Botanical Garden, First weekend of each month, 1pm – 2pm, Free.
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