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

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

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

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

Around NYC Today (4/17) David Cross, Winter Poetry, Privileged Form, Unrest

THINGS TO DO Almir Mavignier: Privileged Form, Galeria Nara Roesler – UES, 6pm – 8pm ISLAA Founder & President Ariel Aisiks will appear at Galeria Nara Roesler | New York for a special gallery talk on the occasion of Almir Mavignier: Privileged Form, the exhibition of 40 rare posters designed by the Brazilian artist Almir da Silva Mavignier. Free. RSVP. Bryant Park Reading Room: Winter Poetry with YesYes … Continue reading Around NYC Today (4/17) David Cross, Winter Poetry, Privileged Form, Unrest

Around NYC Today (4/16) Side Ponytail, Learn to Chachacha, Bingo n’ Laughs

THINGS TO DO Learn to Chachacha, Salsa Salsa Dance Studio – Brooklyn, 9pm – 10pm Join a beginner Cha-Cha class. This class will start at a beginner’s level and progress weekly. $10. Bingo n’ Laughs, The Rochard NYC – UES, 8:30pm – 10pm Join a free weekly bingo comedy show. Craft beers and prizes to be won.   MUSIC Language, Worse, Dead Painters, Alphaville – … Continue reading Around NYC Today (4/16) Side Ponytail, Learn to Chachacha, Bingo n’ Laughs

Around NYC Today (4/15) Spring Performance Festival, Secret Brooklyn

THINGS TO DO Spring Performance Festival, MoMA PS1 – Queens, 12pm – 6pm In conjunction with MoMA PS1’s Spring Open House, VW Sunday Sessions presents a performance festival in collaboration with Brooklyn-based artist-run venue Secret Project Robot featuring more than 35 artists. Featuring music performances by Bottoms, Bunny Michael, Macy Rodman, Jennifer Vanilla, and DJ Dog Dick. FLUCT will premiere a new video work and Kathleen … Continue reading Around NYC Today (4/15) Spring Performance Festival, Secret Brooklyn

Around NYC Today (4/14) Palehound, Henry V, That Good Good, The Killing Joke

THINGS TO DO That Good Good, The Footlight – Queens, 7pm – 9pm That Good Good is a night of comedy and music hosted by Julienne Jones where you can laugh and cry and get sloshed and walk away knowing that you contributed to something GOOD. For the April edition of That Good Good, all proceeds will be going to Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. Featuring … Continue reading Around NYC Today (4/14) Palehound, Henry V, That Good Good, The Killing Joke

Around NYC Today (4/13) Bryant Park Fencing, Neon Glow Fitness Challenge

THINGS TO DO Bryant Park Fencing, Fifth Avenue Terrace in Bryant Park – Midtown, 1:30pm – 2:30pm Learn the basics with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. You must be 16 years old or older to participate. Registration is required at manhattanfencing.com. Free. Neon Glow Fitness Challenge, Asser Levy Recreation Center – Peter Cooper Village, 4pm – 9pm Wear your best neon fitness gear and take part a neon glow exercise … Continue reading Around NYC Today (4/13) Bryant Park Fencing, Neon Glow Fitness Challenge

Around NYC Today (4/12) Julia Santoli, Aeolus Quartet, Trobadour, Unwashed

THINGS TO DO Julia Santoli: Siren Sore, Issue Project – Brooklyn, 8pm Julia Santoli opens her 2018 ISSUE residency with the premiere of two new works within her Siren Sore cycle: a mutant project of myriad form manifesting as visual project, recording album, and live performance through genre-crossing collaborations. Santoli describes the work as retaining the narrative accessibility of song structures, but melding with the … Continue reading Around NYC Today (4/12) Julia Santoli, Aeolus Quartet, Trobadour, Unwashed

Around NYC Today (4/11) Animation Nights New York, Henry V, Fancy Show

THINGS TO DO Public Theater Mobile Unit presents Henry V, Roy Wilkins Recreation Center – Queens, 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 vivian.jett@parks.nyc.gov . The Bowery — Past, Present & Future on NYC’s … Continue reading Around NYC Today (4/11) Animation Nights New York, Henry V, Fancy Show

Around NYC Today (4/10) Sloshed SATs, Xylouris White, Tyrannosaurus Comedy

THINGS TO DO Sloshed SATs, Caveat – LES, 8pm – 9:30pm Sloshed SATs is part bar-room trivia, part drinking game, and part comedy show. Are you an incredible test taker? Do you crack under pressure? This is your chance to relive the most stressful day of high school in a fun, supportive and totally sloshed environment. Work as an individual or as a team to answer real SAT questions … Continue reading Around NYC Today (4/10) Sloshed SATs, Xylouris White, Tyrannosaurus Comedy

Around NYC Today (4/9) Joy and the Good Life, Around the World, Side Ponytail

THINGS TO DO Around the World – One Acts Set Around the Globe, Theater for the New City – East Village, 8pm – 9:30pm Theater For the New City presents this one night only special event with one-act plays by Claude Solnik and Craig Pospisil that take you on a trip around the nation and the world. See stories set in Manhattan, New Orleans; Vermont, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (4/9) Joy and the Good Life, Around the World, Side Ponytail

Around NYC Today (4/8) Milk ‘N’ Cookies, Second Sundays, Musical Mayhem

THINGS TO DO Second Sundays, Pioneer Works – Brooklyn, 4pm – 9pm Second Sundays is a free event series presented on the second Sunday of every month. The program features open studios with current artists in residence, live music, exhibitions and participatory programs exploring art, science, technology and education. Free. RSVP. Kerouac International Festival (Day 5), InsBowery Poetry Club – LES, 7pm – 9pm The … Continue reading Around NYC Today (4/8) Milk ‘N’ Cookies, Second Sundays, Musical Mayhem

Around NYC Today (4/7) Prospect Park Opening Weekend, Target First Saturdays

THINGS TO DO Opening Weekend in Prospect Park, Prospect Park – Brooklyn, 9am – 6pm Kick off the start of spring with a full weekend of special events and activities! Events include an Opening Day Parade and Fair, an 1860s-style ballgame, a campfire conversation, scavenger hunt, Smorgasburg Prospect Park. Free. RSVP. Target First Saturdays, Brooklyn Museum, 5pm – 11pm Brooklyn Museum hosts a David Bowie-themed … Continue reading Around NYC Today (4/7) Prospect Park Opening Weekend, Target First Saturdays