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 (4/14) 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 comedians Pat Regan, Farah Brook, Tim Platt and Eudora Peterson. Music by LIL FREX, Maya Sharpe, Joanna Teters, Josh Roberts, Nick Marks and Stefan Haerle. $10 – $15.

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 bronxacf@parks.nyc.gov .

Art in the Garden: Hope Closing Reception, Queens Botanical Garden, 2pm – 4pm

Meet the artist behind Hope, Laura Fantini, and enjoy one last look at the exhibit. Free with garden admission.

 

MUSIC

Palehound, Weaves, pinkcaravan!, Crosslegged, Barnard Quad – UWS, 12pm, Free.

Afternoon Men, Bailey Outerbridge, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Arc Waves, Rvby My Dear, Oracle Room, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Riot Antigone, Choked Up, Lady Bits, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

LionDub, DJ Squake, INNA K, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 11:59pm, $10.

Meek is murder, Mary Todd, Drive-By Bukkake, Wreath of Tongues, Brooklyn Bazaar, 7pm, $10.

The Katy, Dave Jones, Rebecca Ryskalczyk, MELTRICKnoiz, The Footlight – Queens, 2pm, $8.

 

COMEDY

End of the Line w/ Patrick Holbert, Peter Revello, Henry Sir, Sam Grittner, Andrea Shapiro, Sam Mushman, QED – Queens, 9:30pm, $8 – $10.

Popped Collar Comedy w/ Dave Sirus, Peter Revello, Rachel McCartney, Guitler Raphael, Sallie Smith-Fitch, Dan Wickes, Hosted by Jimmy Peoples, The Platform – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Grill on the Hill Comedy w/ Petey DeAbreu (Comedy Central, The Hope of The Hood Podcast), Randy Syphax (Late-night with Jimmy Fallon, Montreal’s Just For Laughs), Alex Babbit (HBO’s All def Comedy), Abby Rosenquist (Montreal’s Just For Laughs), 1624 Amsterdam Avenue – Harlem, 8pm, $10.

The Killing Joke w/ Mike Recine (Comedy Central), Dina Hashem (Conan), Sam Evans (Just for Laughs), Fareeha Khan (MTV), Nasser Khan (Bridgetown), Pine Box Rock Shop – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park – Staten Island, 12pm – 3pm, Free.

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.

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

 

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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 Oldest Street, Cooper Union’s Frederick P. Rose Auditorium – East Village, 6:30pm – 8pm

Native American footpath, Dutch farm road, and site of NYC’s first free Black settlement, the Bowery stretches 1.25 miles from Chatham Square to Cooper Square. It was an early hub for the working class, gangs, gays, and immigrants. It has seminal links to dance, theater, baseball, streetcars, modern tattooing, Stephen Foster, Irving Berlin, Abe Lincoln, and Harry Houdini. In the 20th century, it helped launch Abstract Expressionism, Beat Literature, and punk rock. It is one of NYC’s most architecturally diverse streets, home to its oldest brick house and more. Now, it’s one of America’s most endangered historic streetscapes. This program includes an illustrated talk by David Mulkins, vintage songs by Poor Baby Bree, and an interview with architectural historian Kerri Culhane, celebrating 5 years of the Bowery’s listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Free. RSVP.

Animation Nights New York, WeWork Dumbo Heights – Brookyln, 8pm – 10pm

Animation Nights New York is a monthly curated screening of Animated Short films from all around the world. Beer and wine are on offer. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Kyle Forester, Cheap Sneakers, Pickled Onion, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

The Big Pink, Uni, BB TAY VEE, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Dan Abraham, LUECK, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Schmave, Grampfather, Shred Flintstone, Necter, The Footlight – Queens, 7:30pm, $8.

The Collection, The Westward Movement, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

The Fancy Show w/ Megan Gailey (Conan), Django Gold (Colbert), Jacob Williams (Colbert), Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight), Hosted by Shalewa Sharpe (Tonight Show), 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.

Backfat Variety w/ Dave Hill (Author of Dave Hill Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, as seen on Comedy Central, Samantha Bee, @midnight), Adam Wade (20-time Moth Storyslam Champ, as heard on The Moth Radio Hour), Marie Faustin (from The Unofficial Experts Podcast), All Female Reboot (the sketch group that reimagines popular movies with female casts), Sarh Kenedy (writer for Reductress), Union Hall – Brooklyn, 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.

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 (4/3) Loud Laughs, Stargazing, Henry V, Tyrannosaurus

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 cultureartsfun@parks.nyc.gov .

Stargazing, The High Line at 14th Street – Chelsea, 6:45pm – 9:30pm

Head to the High Line for a walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights. Free.

 

MUSIC

2 Ambiguous Figures, Miserable Chillers, Din-R, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

The Lovelace Band, Josh Weidmann’s Shaking Trees, Kane Dulaney, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Les Lullies, True Confessions, The Daddies, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Skull Practitioners, Casey Neill & The Norway Rats, Disturbed Furniture, The Hipp Pipps, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

 

COMEDY

Tyrannosaurus w/ Henry Sir (CBC), Mike Szar (Gilda’s Laughfest), Diego Attanasio (Beast Village Comedy Festival), Molly Kornfeld (Boston Comedy Festival), R’A’R Bar – Queens, April 3 (Tues.), 9pm, Free.

Loud Laughs Comedy w/ Richie Redding (MTV, Last Comic Standing), Larry Beyah (Gotham AXS TV, The Unmovers Optimum), Casey Balsham (Carolines, Gotham AXS TV), Jatty Robinson (Wilding Out, FOX Laughs), Suraiyah Ortiz (Comic Strip Live, NY Comedy Club), Carlos Garcia (Broadway Comedy Club), Lee Valentin (CollegeHumor, Stand Up NY, Comic Strip Live), Jaron Young (Cinderblock Comedy Festival, NY Comedy Club), Whispers – UWS, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedy at the Corner w/ Charles McBee (Wild N Out), Chrissie Mayr (Hulu), Mookie Thompson (Everything’s For Sale on Complex), Hanna Dickinson (TruTV), Andrew Casertano (BK Comedy Fest), Meno Fernandez, Hosted by Keenan Steiner (NY Comedy Festival), Hungry Ghost – Brooklyn, 8pm, 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.

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, Every day except Wednesday until March 31, 2pm – 3:30pm, 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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