Things to do This Weekend in NYC & Boros
Street Fairs Begin, Chain Theatre Performance Continues, Fresh, Fly & Fabulous Exhibit at FIT in Manhattan; Bayside St Patrick's Day Parade & Rough Draft Festival continues at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center Queens; Bay Ridge St Patrick's Day Parade, Rachel Wren Exhibit & Final Performance of Lorraine Hansberry Play Tonight in Brooklyn, March is Music Month at Pregones, Bronx Art Space Exhibit about Homosexuality in Nature, NYBG Orchid Show & Yankees Home Opener in the Bronx; on Staten Island & The Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan Began Thursday
March 24, 2023 / NYC Neighborhoods / NYC Things To Do Events / News Analysis & Opinion / Gotham Buzz NYC.
NYC Weather. The temperature highs will be around 50 on Friday and Saturday, rising to 60 on Sunday. The temperature lows will be in the low to mid 40's all weekend. The wind will be 5 - 10 mph on Friday, rising to 10 - 15 on Saturday and Sunday. The humidity will be 40% - 50% on Friday and Sunday, popping up to around 80% on Saturday. There will be about a half inch of rain on Saturday, spread out over the course of the day from around 9 am to 11 pm, so you can likely do whatever you plan to, without any serious rain interruption.
The Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan began yesterday [Thursday 3/23/23] and will continue until Friday, April 21. Ramadan is a month where Muslims fast, pray and reflect on their lives. Not unlike the Christian Lent.
Manhattan Things To Do This Weekend
On Saturday, beginning at 3 pm and 7.30 pm, the Neville Dance Theatre Company will perform a half dozen different works choreographed to the works of various female composers at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center at 248 West 60th Street on the UWS. The works include world premieres and the program is entitled, Celebrating Woman Composers. For $28 / $28 tickets and details see - https://www.nevilledance.org/.
Through Saturday, April 8th beginning at 7 pm [most nights], the Chain Theatre at 312 West 36th Street [3rd Floor] will be hosting live performances of THIS G*D DAMN HOUSE. The play is described as follows, " ... Jet lagged, without warning, Danny is summoned from NYC by his brother Jacob to Florida. Their mother has 24 hrs to vacate their childhood home. The problem is, their mother is a hoarder and the house is an indoor trash heap. The brothers dig through the filth and garbage with memories, trauma, and the past rising to the surface as the deadline closes in...". For tickets and details see - https://www.chaintheatre.org.
OPEN CALL. The Chain NYC Film Festival is accepting submissions. The early bird deadline is April 29, 2023. Producers, Directors and Actors can save on entry fees by submitting their work early on Film Freeway. For details see - https://www.chaintheatre.org/.
Fresh, Fly and Fabulous is on exhibit at the Fashion Institute of Management at 227 West 27th Street in Chelsea from February 8th to April 23rd. The exhibit is dedicated to Hip Hop not just as music and fashion, but as a lifestyle and cultural statement. Hip Hop celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Wednesday - Friday from noon to 8 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10 am - 5 pm. There's an all day symposium on Friday, February 24th. For details see - https://www.fitnyc.edu/
On Monday, March 27, at 6.30 pm the United Palace will be " ... official[ly] unveiling ... four new digital monitors and two illuminated attraction boxes that upgrade the theatre’s ability to communicate with passersby ...".
On Friday, March 31st, the AIPAD [Association of International Photography Art Dealers] Show opens at Center 415 at 415 5th Avenue. The show ends on Sunday, April 2nd.
FYI - Our Manhattan street fairs schedule will be updated this weekend / next week, with weekly updates happening thereafter. Eg. Grand Bazaar on Columbus and West 77th Street opens Sunday, March 6th at 10 am.
Brooklyn Things To Do This Weekend
LAST PERFORMANCE. On Friday at 7.30 pm there is the last performances of Black female author Lorraine Hansberry's epic drama entitled The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window in the Harvey Theatre at the Brooklyn Academy of Music at 651 Fulton Street in Brooklyn. They describe the play as follows, " ... Hansberry invites us into Greenwich Village in the 60s, crafting a razor-sharp portrait of a diverse group of friends whose progressive dreams can’t quite match reality. At the center are Sidney and Iris Brustein, fighting to see if their marriage—with all its crackling wit, passion, and petty cruelty—can survive Sidney’s ideals...". The play runs daily, except Mondays, through March 24th. For $35 & up tickets and details see - https://www.bam.org.
On Sunday, March 26, 2023 the Bay Ridge Brooklyn Saint Patrick's Parade kicks off at 1 pm on 3rd and Marine Avenues and marches north along 3rd Avenue to 67th Street ending in Owl's Head Park in Bayridge. This parade was first established in 1993. For further details see - https://www.brparade.com/
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The photo at right was taken at the 2022 St Pats Parade in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn.
FYI - Our Brooklyn street fairs schedule will be updated this weekend / next week, with weekly updates happening thereafter.
Queens Things To Do This Weekend
On Friday, beginning at 8 pm, Octogenarian Women of Jazz, will perform at Flushing Town Hall at 137-35 Northern Blvd. For $15 / $10 tickets see - https://www.flushingtownhall.org
Saturday, March 25, 2023 beginning at 1 pm the Bayside St. Patrick's Day Parade marches down Bell Blvd between 35th and 42nd Avenues. The parade is a fairly new one, now in its fifth or sixth year . For further details see their Facebook page - www.facebook.com/baysidestpatricksdayparade as their website as of this post on 2.28.23 is currently having issues - www.baysidesaintpatricksdayparade.org.
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FYI - Our Queens street fairs schedule will be updated this weekend / next week, with weekly updates happening thereafter. Eg. HBCU College Fair beginning at 11 am this Saturday 3/25/23 in Rochdale Village.
NEXT WEEK. On Tuesday and Wednesday, beginning at 7.30 pm, there will be performances by eight emerging dancers / choreographers at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center at 31-10 Thomson Avenue in Long Island City. The event is described as follows, " ... The Emerging Choreographer Series is an intensive crash-course in self-producing; offering rehearsal space, compensation, career development consultations, and professional mentorship to selected choreographers. During the course of the program, choreographers will create, develop, and premiere a new work at CUNY’s LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC) in Long Island City. The program is free of charge—no application fees, no production fees, and no rental costs will be charged to the applicants or selected choreographers ...". Next week we get to see these folks perform. Pre-Sale [$20] and regular [$30] tickets may be purchased at - https://www.lpac.nyc.
Bronx Things To Do This Weekend
March is Music Month at the Pregones PRTT Theater at 575 Walton Avenue in the Bronx. On Saturday beginning at 7 pm the Villalobos Brothers will perform, "... Contemporary Mexican [music including] ... jazz, harmonies ... ". And on Sunday, beginning at 3 pm, Siyumeng Wang whose performance is described as a classical piano concert. For $18 - $36 and $0 - $36 tickets see - https://pregonesprtt.org/.
NEXT WEEK. On Friday, March 31st, the final concert of the March is Music Month at Pregones will be performed. It's billed as Appalachian / Puerto Rican. See listing above for address / website / tickets.
An exhibit entitled Queer Nature is at Bronx Art Space at 700 Manida Street [near Spofford Avenue] in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the Bronx. The exhibit is described as, " ... One of the primary arguments against homosexuality is the belief that it is not deemed as "natural", therefore cannot be considered normal. Nature is often weaponized to justify homophobia and transphobia, falsely using biology as a means to enforce social constructs. Some cells reproduce asexually, same-sex behaviors occur in hundreds of species of animals, numerous plants and animals are hermaphroditic; many of them switching genders. How can one consider homosexuality unnatural when it is evident in nature? ...". One of the reasons people's understanding and conversations about gender and race are so messed up is that the mainstream media teleprompter readers seem at least as ignorant as their audiences. For details on the exhibit which also has a closing party on April 1st may be found at - http://www.bronxartspace.com.
The Orchid Show has returned to the New York Botanical Garden and will be there until April 23rd. This year the installation was designed by Lily Kwong a landscape artist who explores Asian cultural themes.
There are gardening classes being given at the Bartow Pell Mansion for the next three Saturdays in March [11th, 18th & 25th] from 10 am - 12 noon. Tickets for all three days are $75 for non-members [$25 / class], or $50 for members [$17 / class].
NEXT WEEK. On Thursday, March 30th, beginning at 1.05 pm, the NY Yankees play the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium in their home opening game of the 2023 season.
FYI - Our Bronx street fairs schedule will be updated this weekend / next week, with weekly updates happening thereafter.
Staten Island Things To Do This Weekend
On Saturday from 3 - 4.15 pm at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Main Hall Gallery, Building C in the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, there will be a modern dance performance by Nathan Trice & Co, an NYC-based choreographer.
On Saturday, from 1 - 2 pm there will be a lecture about the life of Mary of the Olmsted Beil House at the Alice Austen House Museum at 2 Hylan Blvd in the Rosebank neighborhood of Staten Island. Mary Cleveland Olmsted was the wife of Frederick Olmsted who was one of the original American landscape architects, who designed Central and Prospect Parks. Free. For details see https://aliceausten.org.
On Saturday from 6 - 8 pm at the Historic Richmond Town at the Guyon Tavern at 441 Clarke Avenue there's a concert by Mike Agranoff whose performances are described as, " ... a superb fingerstyle guitar in idioms ranging from traditional fiddle tunes to the American Songbook to contemporary Americana. He is a master of the little-known English Concertina, applying it anywhere from a haunting and poignant song accompaniment to an unexpected virtuoso transcription of a Bach concerto.......". For $18 tickets and event details see - https://www.historicrichmondtown.org
FYI - Our Staten Island street fairs schedule will be updated this weekend / next week, with weekly updates happening thereafter. Eg. There's a fair on Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm at Immanuel Union Church at 693 Jewett Avenue, which is in the National Register of Historic places. For details see - https://immanuelunionchurch.org/.
Have a good one.