Around NYC Today (5/12) The New 49ers, Spring Fest, Mother’s Day Painting Party


Brooklyn Bike Jumble, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground – Brooklyn, 9am – 4pm

Get yourself a new or used bike, new and used accessories, clothing, collectibles, artwork, overstocks, and bargains. Free.

Highbridge Rocks Community Festival, Adventure Playground in Highbridge Park, 11am – 3pm

Get to know your resilient 450-million-year-old neighbors: the rocks of Highbridge Park. Discover their unique geologic features, make art, and celebrate the park’s adventurous assets. Free.

Rockaway Beach Super Boardwalk Street Fair, Beach 86th Street and Shorefront Parkway in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk – Queens, 10am – 6pm

Craft and gift vendors will be selling handmade and handpicked items. Free.

Spring Fest, Queens County Farm Museum, 11am – 4pm

Celebrate spring’s arrival and pick up flower and vegetable seedlings. There will be live music, kids’ crafts, hayrides, and tasty local food on the farm all day. $0 – $5.

Bushwick Stop ‘N’ Swap, BKLYN Commons – 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. You don’t have to bring something to take something. Free.

Mother’s Day Painting Tea Party, J. Hood Wright Recreation Center – Washington Heights, 12pm – 3pm

Come dressed in your Sunday best and join a painting and tea event to celebrate Mother’s Day. There will be limited supplies available. Tea and cookies will be served. Free.

The Collage Garden Exhibition Opening, 6BC Botanical Garden – East Village, 12pm – 4pm

Garden-themed collages from all over the world were sent to the 6BC Botanical Garden and will be on display throughout the grounds. A collage workshop will take place during the day. Free.

Free Tree Giveaway and Plant Sale, Discovery Community Garden – Queens, 11am – 1pm

Discovery Community Garden will be hosting a free community tree giveaway. The garden we will also be selling plants, flowers, and veggie at super low prices. Free.

Free Bike Skills 101: Learn to Ride – Adults, Boxcar Playground in Crotona Park – Bronx, 11am – 1pm

Bike Skills 101: Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. Learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Free.

Wilder LIC: Good Vibrations Acoustic Cartography Tours, Windmill Community Garden – Queens, 1pm – 5pm

With the use of the Mobile Listening Kits, participants can tune in to subtle acoustic vibrations in the environment and explore the site’s cracks and surfaces. A field guide for urban listening directs aural explorers to acoustic ‘points of interest.’ $5 – $10.

Public Art Discussion: The Future of Chinatown, Seward Park – Lower East Side, 2pm – 4pm

This discussion will explore Chinatown as an enclave for immigrants; the specifics of Manhattan’s Chinatown as well as Chinatowns as a nation-wide network. This program is in conjunction with Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong’s public artwork Constellation. Free.

Exhibition Opening: El Dorado/The New 49ers, Lewis H Latimer House  – Queens, 5pm – 7pm

El Dorado is an art installation that pays tribute to the 49% of New Yorker households that speak a language other than English. The installation consists of 100 colored “guagua” sculptures, 49 of them painted gold, presented as a contemporary archeological site. Join the opening reception with a discussion with the artists. Free.

Public Art Opening Reception: Neighbors Project by John Raymond Mireles, First Street Green Cultural Park Garden – East Village, 5pm – 7pm

Over the past three years, artist John Raymond Mireles has worked to unite Americans across their geographic, racial, political, cultural and other differences by photographing individuals from all 50 U.S. states and publicly exhibiting their portraits. This exhibition contains 86 portraits of individuals from all 50 US states plus Washington, D.C. Included also are several portraits taken in the Lower East Side neighborhood of New York City where Mireles lives and works. Free.



BEARCAT, Riobamba, Lykanthea, Knockdown Center – Queens, 10pm, $0 – $5.

Make Some Noise 2018: A Celebration of Women and Music w/ Bacchantae, Nina Grace, Drunk June, JackLucy, Morissania Band Project, Phantom Vanity, Crabapple Grove North in Riverside Park, 5pm, Free.



Popped Collar Comedy w/ Kerry Coddett, Talib Babb, Raghav Mehta, Carmen Lagala, CJ Browne, Dan Wickes, The Platform – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Art School: A Post-Conceptual Comedy Show w/ Shalewa Sharpe (The Tonight Show, Thug Passion), Max Wittert (The New Yorker, Marvel Comics), Three Busy Debras: Alyssa Stonoha, Sandy Honig, Mitra Jouhari (Carnegie Hall), Hosted by Tim Barnes (HBO), Jordan Mendoza (Comedy Central), and Joanna Solotaroff (Why Oh Why, UnFictional), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 7:45pm, Free.



Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street – Midtown, Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday until May 15, 2pm – 3pm, 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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