Things to do This Weekend in NYC & Boros
Orthodox Holy Friday & Easter Sunday in Queens, Brooklyn & Manhattan, International Auto Show, Tartan Day Parade in Manhattan; Lavender Laughs & Queens Night Market in Queens; Luna Park & BK Museum Pop Up Market in Brooklyn, Bronx Doc Film Editing Workshop Weekend, the Diamond at Pregones & NYBG Orchid Show in the Bronx; Staaten Eylandt Day, Cottage Curiosities, Iftar in the Park & Conference House Opens on Staten Island and , & Ramadan Ends Thursday
April 14, 2023 / NYC Neighborhoods / NYC Things To Do Events / News Analysis & Opinion / Gotham Buzz NYC.
NYC Weather. The temperature highs will fall from the high 80's Friday to the mid 60's Saturday and the temperature lows will fall from the mid 60's Friday to the mid 50's by Sunday. The humidity will rise from a very dry 30% - 50% on Friday into the 70% - 80% on Saturday and Sunday. Winds will be 5 mph all weekend. There's a below 50% chance of rain on Saturday and the amount of rain is forecast to be a quarter of an inch or less, and spread out over the entire day, so you might get a little damp while out, but not soaked by any means. And on Sunday the expectations are well below 25% probable and the amount is less than 1/20th of an inch.
The photo at right was taken a few years back of the Greek Orthodox Holy Friday Procession at St. Demetrios Cathedral in Astoria Queens. It's an interesting cultural event and, in my mind, is one of the many diverse cultural events that makes NYC so interesting. See details regarding the event tonight [Friday] in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan below.
Manhattan Things To Do This Weekend NYC
Friday, April 14, 2023 beginning at 7 pm a Greek Orthodox Church Trisagion Service commemorating Holy Friday and the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ with the carrying of the epitaphios through the streets of Gramercy Park in a candlelit procession. The religious and cultural event includes a procession from the Church of St. John around several nearby blocks, before returning to the church. St. John is located at 148 East 17th Street at 3rd Avenue in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan. For more details, including of Greek Orthodox Easter Sunday mass see - https://www.stjohn.ny.goarch.org/
Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 2 pm to 4 pm - the Tartan Day Parade. Along 6th Avenue at 44th Street, marching north to 55th Street in Midtown. The festivities begin the week preceding it. For details see https://www.nyctartanweek.org/. FYI - There's an after party at Sony Hall 235 West 46th Street in Manhattan [$65].
Saturday, April 15, 2023 from pm to 5 pm the Women in the Heights Art Show will be on exhibit at the United Palace at 4140 Broadway at 175th Street in Washington Heights. The show features 59 works by 52 northern Manhattan artists and runs through June 29th and is only open Tuesdays and Saturdays. For details see the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance - https://www.nomaanyc.org or the United Palace - https://www.unitedpalace.org/. I'm pretty sure it's free.
From Sunday, April 9 - August 12, 2023 there will be an exhibit of Georgia O'Keeffe's works [1887-1986] at the Museum of Modern Art at 11 West 53rd Street at 6th Avenue in Manhattan. For details and $25 tickets see - https://tickets.moma.org/
Friday, April 7 - Sunday, April 16 from 10 am - 10 pm, except Sundays when it closes at 7 pm, the International Auto Show will be at the Javits Center in West Midtown Manhattan. This should be a hot year for Electric Vehicles [EVs]. For $21 adults / $7 kids tickets and details see - https://javitscenter.com/
Friday, April 7th - October 9th from 7 am to 9 pm daily, Pickleball Courts are open at Wollman Rink on the southwest corner of Central Park. For details and tickets that cost $5 and up, see - https://wollmanrinknyc.com.
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/.
OPEN CALL. From March 1 - June 1, 2023, there's an Open Call by the Asian American Film Lab in a project they've entitled the 72 Hour Shoot Out. Early bird entries begin at $25, rising to $50 by April & $75 May. For details see - https://www.asianamericanfilmlab.com/
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Brooklyn Things To Do This Weekend NYC
Friday, April 14, 2023 begins at 10.30 am with the decoration of the epitaphios, followed by the unnailing service at 2.30 pm, and at 7 pm the Lamentation and carrying of the epitaphios around the neighborhood of the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church at 8401 Ridge Blvd in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. For details see - https://www.holycrossbrooklyn.com/.
Sunday, April 16, 2023 from 10.30 am - 5.30 pm there's a Brooklyn Pop Up Market at the Brooklyn Museum. at 200 Eastern Parkway in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. The market is described as follows, " ... one-of-a-kind, handmade items from local artisans. This weekly event features more than twenty vendors offering artwork, jewelry, fashion, home and apothecary goods ...". For details see - https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/
Luna Park Amusement Park at Coney Island opened Friday, March 31, 2023 from 12 noon - 8 pm. It's open 11 am - 8 pm weekends in April and ALL WEEK between the Christian and Orthodox Easter Sundays [April 9 - 16].
NEXT WEEK. Thursday, April 20 - 23, 2023 beginning at 7 pm nightly [weekend matinees begin at 3 pm], the Brooklyn Ballet will be performing at The Mark O'Donnell Theater at the Entertainment Community Fund Arts Center at 160 Schermerhorn Street in Downtown Brooklyn. The performances are described as follows, " ... music and dance, with two signature ballet and street dance mash-ups by Lynn Parkerson and “Big Mike” Fields plus a masterwork by Antony Tudor! Music by Bach, Soler, and Stravinsky ...". For details and $50 tickets see - https://www.brooklynballet.org.
NEXT WEEK. Thursday, April 20, 2023 from 6 - 8 pm, Coney Island USA's "Science of the Sideshow" with Adam Realman & Writing Workshop with Framacho at Materials for the Arts at 33-00 Nothern Blvd, 3rd Floor, in LIC Queens. For details and to rsvp FREE, see - https://www.materialsforthearts.org
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Openings / Auditions on April 27 & 28th, 2023 from 6 - 9 pm in Long Island City, for the Neville Dance Theatre which is hosting NYC auditions. They tell us, "... Opportunities for male and female classical-contemporary dancers (includes strong pointework and partnerning) for our upcoming 2023 Spring/Summer Season performances and endeavors ...". If interested email them your resume, video links, dance photos, and let them know which of the above dates you would like to attend. For details see - https://www.nevilledance.org/
Queens Things To Do This Weekend NYC
Friday, April 14, 2023 beginning at 7 pm a Greek Orthodox Church Lamentation Service commemorating Holy Friday and the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ with the carrying of the epitaphios through the streets of Astoria in a candlelit procession. The religious and cultural event includes a procession from the St. Demetrios Cathedral in Astoria around several nearby blocks before returning to the church. In past year, several of the Astoria Greek Orthodox churches held their own Holy Friday celebrations and processions, but as of this posting [4.2.23], only St. Demetrios has posted any specifics for 2023. The other two churches which I have reported on in the past include St Irene Chrysovalantou and St Markella. For more details see - https://www.saintdemetriosastoria.com/church/ https://www.stirene.org / https://www.saintmarkellagoc.org
Saturday, April 15, 2023 beginning at 4 pm, there's Musiquita at the Secret Theatre at 38-02 61st Street in Woodside Queens. They bill the performances as follows, " ... The duo will perform their originals, as well as covers from a wide variety of genres, in Spanish and English. The audience will be encouraged to sing and move along. There will be props/noisemakers for the kids ...". For details and $20 / adult tickets [two kids free par adult], see - https://www.musiquita.nyc/store/p/musiquita-secret-theatre
Saturday, April 15, 2023 beginning at 8 pm, there's a performance by Lavender Laughs NYC. The show is billed as, " ... Very Jewish, Much Muslim, Passover and Ramadan ..." to which I might add that it sounds "very interesting". There are a dozen people involved in the production. For details and $15 tickets see - https://lavenderlaughs.org/new-york-city/
Saturdays beginning April 15, 2023 from 5 - 12 midnight, there's the Queens Night Market at the NY Hall of Science at 47-01 111th Street in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in the Corona neighbohood of Queens. Food vendors representing culinary treats from around the world. Free admittance. https://queensnightmarket.com/
Sunday April 16, 2023 from 2 - 4 pm there's an opening reception for a new photo exhibit at the Voelker Orth Museum at 149-19 38th Avenue in Flushing. For details & $5 tickets, see - http://vomuseum.org/
Sunday April 16, 2023 beginning at 1 pm there's a Mini Mash Up with Brazilian and Chinese musicians at Flushing Town Hall.
Open Call - See Neville Dance Theatre Company listing above in the Brooklyn section.
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NEXT WEEK. Thursday, April 20, 2023, the Quintet of the Americas is performing at the Queens Library in Rego Park beginning at 5.30 pm, and on April 27 in Long Island City beginning at 6 pm at the Hunters Point Library. Free. For details see - http://www.quintet.org/concerts.html.
NEXT WEEK. On Wednesday, April 19, 2023 beginning at 9 am the Long Island City Partnership is hosting its annual Real Estate Breakfast at the Ravel Hotel at 8-08 Queens Plaza South. The event is described as follows, "... Though Long Island City continues to see remarkable growth across residential, bio/life sciences, and via ground floor retail development in its commercial corridor, significant transitions have emerged that bring to question Long Island City’s preparedness for the years ahead: How is the real estate industry responding to the reduced need for office space? What does the neighborhood’s demographic shift mean for real estate development? How do we reimagine Long Island City in this critical time following the pandemic?... ". For details and $64 tickets see - https://www.longislandcityqueens.com.
Bronx Things To Do This Weekend NYC
Saturday & Sunday, April 15 & 16, 2023 from 10 am - 5 pm each day, there's an Intensive Editing Workshop at Bronx Documentary Film Center at 614 Courtlandt Avenue in the Melrose neighborhood of the Bronx. For details and to pay the $350 tuition see - https://www.bronxdoc.org.
All Days Except Monday & Tuesday, April 12 - 23, 2023 beginning at 7 pm, The Diamond, at Pregones PRTT at 571 Walton Avenue in the Concourse Village / Mott Haven neighborhoods of the Bronx. The play is described as follows, "... The Diamond follows a group of detained immigrants who conspire against a dystopian government. They lead a revolution, but realize they will only be free when they remember who they are ...". For details and $12 / $28 tickets see - https://pregonesprtt.org.
Through April 23rd, the Orchid Show will be at the New York Botanical Garden. This year the installation was designed by Lily Kwong a landscape artist who explores Asian cultural themes.
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Staten Island Things To Do This Weekend NYC
Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 11 am - 4 pm, there's the Staaten Eylandt Day at the Billiou-Stillwell-Perine House
1476 Richmond Road in the Todt Hill / Dongan Hills neighborhoods of Staten Island. This is a 360 year old house, the land of which was deeded to Billou by Peter Stuyvesant and which extended down to the water. The Lenape Indians had hunted and fished this area for centuries before the Dutch arrived and with whom the Dutch fought. Staten Eylandt was named after the Staten-Generaal of the Netherlands. This event includes the following, "... [colonial era] costuming, tools and accouterments used in the everyday life of the Eastern Woodland peoples and the European newcomers to this land. Historic trades and firearms will be demonstrated throughout the day ...". For details and $5 tickets see - https://www.historicrichmondtown.org/events/2023/4/15/staaten-eylandt-day
Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 11 am - 4 pm, there's the Cottage Row Curiosities at Snug Harbor Cultural Center at 1000 Richmond Terrace Street in the Randall Manor neighborhood of Staten Island. There will be over 40 local vendors selling artisanal goods, food, music, entertainment and information. https://snug-harbor.org
Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 12 noon - 4 pm, there's the Conference House opening weekend. Free admission on this day. For details see - https://theconferencehouse.org
Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 6 - 8.30 pm - Iftar in the Park at Building P in the Snug Harbor Cultural Center at 1000 Richmond Terrace Street in the Randall Manor neighborhood of Staten Island. This is the third year of this community celebration of Ramadan. Free but registration requested at - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-community-iftar-in-the-park-tickets-576882560267
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You can tell we're back to normal. Have a nice weekend.