* Things to do This Weekend in NYC & Boros
Earth Day Weekend Events, Persian Day Parade in Manhattan; Ofrenda Fest in Queens; Invisible Dog Art Center & Luna Park in Brooklyn, 'Diamond' at Pregones & the Last Weekend for the NYBG Orchid Show in the Bronx; Jazz Concert & Jacques Tibetan Museum on Staten Island & Open Calls
April 21, 2023 / NYC Neighborhoods / NYC Things To Do Events / Gotham Buzz NYC.
NYC Weather. The temperature highs will be in the mid 60's all weekend long, while the temperature lows will be in the mid 50's on Friday and Saturday, falling to the high 40's on Sunday. Winds will be 10 - 15 mph all weekend. The humidity will rise from the mid 50% to mid 70% on Friday, rising to the mid 70% to mid 80% on Saturday, before falling back to around the mid 50% on Sunday. There's about 2/3 of an inch of rain expected Saturday after 6 pm and ending before 6 am Sunday. Otherwise, for the other parts of the weekend, no rain.
The photo at right captures some of the beauty and mystery of planet Earth. It was taken along an ancient Inca Trail in the Andes in Peru, not far from Macchu Picchu. We can learn a lot from the Incas, who were environmentally compatible engineers.
On Sunday, April 23, 2023 beginning at 11.30 am the Persian Day Parade kicks off from 38th Street at Madison Avenue in Manhattan this weekend. The theme is 'women, life, freedom' which I reckon is in honor of those women seeking freedom from the Supreme Dictator in Iran. For details see - https://persianparade.com/
Thru June 29, 2023 from XX 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 is only open Tuesdays and Saturdays. Began mid April. 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.
Thru 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. Began mid April. For details and $25 tickets see - https://tickets.moma.org/
Thru October 9th from 7 am to 9 pm daily, Pickleball Courts are open at Wollman Rink on the southwest corner of Central Park. Began April 7th. 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/
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.
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]. Then for the rest of April and May it's only open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday, April 22 & Sunday April 23, 2023 - from 11 am - 6 pm FAD Earth Day Pop Up Market at the Invisible Dog Art Center at 51 Bergen Street in the Boerum Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn. About 50 sustainable artists, craftspeople, designers and local businesses offering handmade goods including jewelry, apparrel, tableware, skincare and artisanal goods. Brooklyn street fairs nyc.
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/
On Saturday, April 22, 2023 there's a Climate Fair at the Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing. The fair includes fun for " ... the whole family [including] hands-on activities, art exhibits, music, interactive performances, tours, demonstrations, and ... be sure to check out our Sustainable Vendor Fair to support local businesses ...". The fair will include food, beverages and a wide variety of sustainable offerings. For details see - https://queensbotanical.org/climateartsfestival/
Ofrenda Fest runs all weekend in LIC in Queens. Details coming.
On Saturday, April 22, 2023 there's an Earth Day event at Socrates Sculpture Park in LIC / Astoria. Details coming.
On Saturday, April 22, 2023 there's an Earth Day event in the Rockaways in Queens. Details coming.
On Sunday, April 23, 2023 from 9 am - 2 pm, the Cunningham Farmers Market re-opens for the season.
Open Call - See Neville Dance Theatre Company listing above in the Brooklyn section which has an open audition for dancers next week, Thursday & Friday 4/27 & 4/28 in Long Island City. Details coming.
NEXT WEEK. On Monday, April 24, 2023 from 3 - 4.30 am at LaGuardia College there's a meeting to discuss how the college is going to purpose the $10 million grant it received for clean energy training.
NEXT WEEK. On Tuesday April 25, 2023 beginning at 8.30 am there's an opening reception for a month long art program at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Details coming.
NEXT WEEK. On Wednesday, April 26, 2023, from 6 - 7.30 pm, the Business Outreach Center at LaGuardia College is hosting a workshop on how to prepare to submit for a business loan. Free. Details coming.
NEXT WEEK. On Thursday & Friday, April 27 & 28, 2023 beginning at 7.30 pm the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center at 31-10 Thompson Avenue in LIC is hosting dance performances of Isaac Iskra in 'Fauve'. This is a coming of age tale. For details and $20 tickets see - https://www.lpac.nyc/
NEXT WEEK. On Friday, April 28, 2023, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards to give his State of the Borough Address beginning at 10 am in the Queens Theatre in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. For details and free tickets see - https://queensbp.org/
Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 12 noon - 2 pm, there's an Earth Day event in Loreto Park hosted by the Morris Park BID in the Bronx. There will be a couple of local artists, as well as the Urban Park Rangers and activities for the kids. For details see - https://www.facebook.com/BIDMorrisPark/
Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 12 noon - 2 pm, there's an Earth Day event at the Bartow Pell Mansion at 895 Shore Road in Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx. The event explores natural healing properties in some of the plants which are found in the area. For details & free rsvps see - https://www.bartowpellmansionmuseum.org
Sunday, April 23rd, beginning at 4 pm - Acting Shakespeare - in commemoration of his birthday. At the Bartow Pell Mansion at 895 Shore Road in Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx. For details & free rsvps see - https://www.bartowpellmansionmuseum.org
Daily this weekend thru April 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 ...". Began April 12th. For details and $12 / $28 tickets see - https://pregonesprtt.org.
Thru Sunday, 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.
NEXT WEEK. On Tuesday, April 25, 2023 from 7 - 8.30 pm there's a Book Club meeting at Casita Maria at 928 Simpson Street in the Longwood neighborhood of the Bronx to discuss the book Brother, Sister, Mother Explorer. For details see - https://www.casitamaria.org/
NEXT WEEK. On Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 11 am there's a street naming in honor of Monsignor John A. Ruvo at Belmont Avenue at East 187th Street in Bronx Little Italy. For details see - https://www.bronxlittleitaly.com/
NEXT WEEK. On Wednesday and Thursday, April 26 & 27, 2023 from 4.30 - 6.30 pm, the Bronx High School of Science College Fair at 75 West 205th Street in the Bedford Park neighborhood of the Bronx. Only Bronx Science High School sophmores and juniors are invited to attend. For details see - https://www.bxscience.edu/
NEXT WEEK. On Thursday, April 27, 2023 from 10 am - 3 pm, there's a Job Fair at Bronx Borought Hall. Free. For details see - https://bronxboropres.nyc.gov/event/bronx-borough-president-job-fair/
Staten Island Things To Do This Weekend NYC
On Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 7 - 9 pm, there's a jazz concert at the Conference House at 298 Satterlee Street in Tottenville. For details and $35 tickets see - https://theconferencehouse.org/
On Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 9.30 - 11.30 am [garden grounding] and from 12 noon - 3 pm [garden fair], the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art is hosting an Earth Day event followed by a small market / fair. For details see - https://www.facebook.com/TibetanMuseum/
NEXT WEEK. On Friday, April 28, 2023 beginning at 7 pm, the Staten Island Ferry Hawks host their home opener against the Charleston Dirty, and the series continues on Saturday and Sunday, Aprl 29 & 30 beginning at 1 pm. For details and $14 - $25 tickets see - https://ferryhawks.com/
Have a nice weekend.