* Things to do This Weekend in NYC & Boros
Sikh Day and Greek Independence Day Parades & Anitquarian Book Fair in Manhattan, Eight Tales of Pedro, Irish & West Ghanaian Concert & Queens Symphony in Queens; Prospect Park Tour, Street Naming for MTA Member in Midwood & Luna Park in Brooklyn, Bronx Arts Ensemble Concert at the NYBG in the Bronx; Staten Island Ferry Hawks Home Opener All Weekend & Outdoor Markets on Staten Island, Moving Open Calls & Met Gala Monday
April 28, 2023 / NYC Neighborhoods / NYC Things To Do Events / Gotham Buzz NYC.
NYC Weather. The temperature highs will be around 60 all weekend long, while the temperature lows will be around 50 all weekend long. Winds will be 10 - 15 mph all weekend. The humidity will rise from 60% to 70% on Friday, rising to the mid 70% to mid 80% on Saturday, and rising to 80% - 90% on Sunday. There's about 2/3 of an inch of rain expected Saturday and another inch between 11 am - 11 pm on Sunday.
The photo at right, of the Greek Independence Day Parade, was taken a number of years back. The cultural pageantry references the lore of the heroics and democracy of ancient Greece.
May 1st, 2023 is the Last Chance for Free NYC Summer Rising Enrollment
CLICK to see how to enroll in the free NYC Summer Rising program for kids in grades K - 8. Enroll today - it's easy and it's fast - because enrollment ends May 1.
Next Week - May Day, Cinco de Mayo, Jane's Walk & 5 Boro Bike Tour
FYI - Monday is International Workers Day or May Day. Next Friday is Cinco de Mayo, and all next weekend starting on Friday is Jane's Walk [art & architecture], and on Sunday there's the 5 Boro Bike Tour in NYC.
Mostly Free Things to do this Weekend in Manhattan
Thursday thru Sunday, April 27 - 30, 2023 the Antiquarian Book Fair will be at the Park Avenue Armory at 643 Park Avenue at 66th Street on the UES. There will be over 200 exhibitors from about 17 countries with thousands and thousands of old books. For details and $32 / $10 tickets see - https://www.nyantiquarianbookfair.com/
On Saturday, April 29, 2023 beginning at 12.30 pm the Sikh Day Parade begins at 37th Street, marching south along Madison Avenue, ending at Madison Square Park at 24th Street where there will likely be a big after party. For details see the Facebook page of the organizers - FB - https://www.facebook.com/SikhDayParadeNewYork/ or FB - https://www.facebook.com/Gurdwara.Sangat.Sikh.Cultural.Society.Ny/
On Sunday, April 30, 2023 beginning at 1.30 pm the Greek Independence Day Parade returns to Manhattan in its full glory. During the pandemic the parade went on hiatus, returning last year  but in early June. The parade begins on 5th Avenue at 64th Street and marches north to 79th Street. For details and related events see - https://www.hellenicsocieties.org/
On Monday, May 1st, 2023, Tony Award Tickets go on Sale. For the first time ever, the Tony Awards ceremony will be held at the United Palace at 4140 Broadway at 175th Street in Washington Heights. For details see the United Palace - https://www.unitedpalace.org/.
On Monday, May 1st, 2023 the Met Gala returns. This is a billionaire, celebrity, high society fashion event that raises funds to support the Metropolitan Museum. It's held at the Metropolitan Museum on 5th Avenue at 83rd Street. For details about past Met Gala events see - https://www.metmuseum.org. Tickets are very hard to get and range from $350 to $150,000 for a table.
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.
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Mostly Free Things to do this Weekend in Brooklyn NYC
On Sunday, April 30, 2023 from 11 am - 1 pm there's a Prospect Park Tour with the Friends of the Olmsted Bell House in Brooklyn.
On Sunday, April 30, 2023 beginning at 4 pm there's a ceremony and street naming in honor of Benjamin W. Schaeffer at Avenue N and East 15th Street in Midwood in Brooklyn. Schaeffer was an MTA transit worker who in 2018 evacuated a subway train after a suspected arsonist began spilling gasoline in one of the cars. He was also a Vice Chair of the Local 100 Transit Workers Union of America.
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.
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Mostly Free Things to do this Weekend in Queens NYC
Post facto post - County Mayo Foundation hosts celebration of County Mayo - at the NY Irish Center at 1040 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City. My grandfather's family came from there and my mother used to say, "County Mayo, God Help Us."
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, beginning April 28 - May 7, 2023 at 8 pm on Fridays & Saturdays and at 2 pm and 3 pm respectively on Saturdays and Sundays, there's a performance of Eight Tales of Pedro at the Queens Theatre in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. It's an original work developed in tandem with Queens Theatre. For details and $24 tickets see - https://queenstheatre.org/
Saturday, April 29, 2023 beginning at 7 pm, there's an exploration of the similarities between the traditional music of West Ghana and Ireland at the NY Irish Center at 1040 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City. For details and $29 tickets see - https://www.newyorkirishcenter.org
On Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 3 pm the Queens Symphony Orchestra is performing some Louis Armstrong tunes at Queens College in the LeFrak Concert Hall in Flushing. Free.
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Mostly Free Things to do this Weekend in the Bronx NYC
On Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 2 - 3 pm there's going to be a concert given by the Bronx Arts Ensemble at the NYBG near the Bedford Park and Belmont neighborhoods in the Bronx.
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NEXT WEEK. On Thursday, May 4, 2023 from 6.30 - 10.30 pm the Bronx Arts Ensemble is hosting its annual fundraiser at the Pelham Bay and Spit Rock Golf Course at 870 Shore Road in Pelham Bay Park. For details and $300 / $350 tickets see - https://www.bronxartsensemble.org
Mostly Free Things to do this Weekend on Staten Island NYC
Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 12 noon - 4 pm - Outdoor Market / Rain Date is April 30, 2023 - at the Conference House Park at 7455 Hylan Blvd in the Tottenville neighborhood of Staten Island. Items include home decor and trinkets, hand poured candles, sweet treats. From 1 - 3.30 pm there will also be live music. St fairs / art festivals in the Tottenville neighborhood of Staten Island.
On Saturday and Sunday,April 29 & 30, 2023 from 11 am - 7 pm, Empire Outlets at 55 Richmond Terrace is hosting an outdoor market. The market is comprised of local artists, artisans and craftsmen and women. For details see - https://createdforyouartistsmarket.com.
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Have a nice weekend.