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Things To Do in NYC This Weekend

April Fools Parade Today in Manhattan, Opening Art Reception at the Latimer House & Deepfake at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens; Luna Park in Coney Island Opens & Andy Warhol exhibit in Brooklyn, Fotos Femininas & the Orchid Show in the Bronx; Jacques Marchais Tibetan Museum Resumes Activities, the Lighthouse Museum hosts Presentation of the Living Breakwaters Project & Cicadas on Staten Island; Winter Antiques Show Begins, Macy's Flower Show Continues & Art Exhibit ending Manhattan Gallery & Ramadan Holy Month begins Saturday

nyc things to do nyc things to do this weekend nycApril 1, 2022 / Things To Do NYC / NYC Neighborhoods / Gotham Buzz NYC.

Weather. The temperature highs will be around 50 through the weekend and the temperature lows will be around 40. There's a 50 - 80% chance of rain on Sunday between 7 am and 3 pm, otherwise the rest of the weekend should be rain free. Winds will be 15 - 20 mph on Friday, falling to 5 - 10 mph for the rest of the weekend. The humidity will be 60% on Friday, falling to 40% - 50% for the rest of the weekend.

The photo at right was taken on Friday, showing the trees budding what seems almost a month early. The old saying "April showers bring May flowers" may have to be revised to account for climate change.

 

Things to do in Manhattan This Weekend

nyc things to do nyc things to do this weekend nycThe April Fools Parade begins at an undisclosed time [usually it begins at 12 noon or 1 pm] at 59th Street and 5th Avenue and marches down 5th Avenue to Washington Square Park. The King of Fools Award will be given out to a likely absent Vladimir Putin. The event organizer, Joey Skaggs, informs us that this is the 37th year of the parade. For details see www.joeyskaggs.com, where you can also download a mask to wear at the parade and awards ceremony.

The masks at right are being provided to marchers in the April Fools Parade this year. Every year the parade commemorates the 'King of Fools' of the past year. This year the winner is the dictator 'President' of Russia, Vladimir Putin.

April 1 - 10 - Winter Antiques Show at 660 Madison at 61st M. Details to follow.

On Saturday from 10 am - 6 pm there's the West Side Spring Fair along the East Side of Broadway from 110th to 116th Street.

The Macy's Flower Show started Sunday, March 27th and runs through April 10th at Macy's at Herald Square in Manhattan.

The Rick Wester Fine Art Gallery at 526 West 26th Street, Suite 417, is hosting a few exhibits including Rachel Wren's 'Still It Grows' and Wendi Schneider's 'Into The Mist' until April 2nd. The gallery is open until 6 pm Wednesday through Saturday, and closed Sundays.

While the Tartan Day Parade is next Saturday, April 9th, the festivities begin this week. See www.nyctartanweek.org.


Things to do in Queens This Weekend

nyc things to do nyc things to do this weekend nycThe opening reception for “Blood is Thicker than the Water that Separated U.S.,” will be held Saturday April 2, 2022 at 6pm at the Lewis Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th St, Flushing, NY 11354. Free tickets are available to the public at www.lewislatimerhouse.eventbrite.com

The Museum of the Moving Image is hosting an exhibit that began December 18, 2021 and runs through May 15, 2022 entitled Deepfake: Unstable Evidence on Screen. The exhibit explores how fact becomes distorted and fictionalized via the moving image screen. At the centerpiece of it all is the distortion of the Apollo 11 moon mission. The museum is open Friday from 2 - 8 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon - 6 pm. For details and tickets see www.movingimage.us. Admission $15 / $11 / $9.

See Rachel Wren's [of LIC] art on exhibit in Manhattan until April 2nd, above.

In the photo at right you see a multitude of screens with images and video, some of which are real and some of which are fake. We no longer live in the 'Information Age', but rather the 'Disinformation Age' and it's not just the internet, as the TV and newspaper outlets of Australian born Oligarch Rupert Murdoch, have been manipulating images and stories - and thus how their audiences view people, issues, institutions and pols. Murdoch appears to have been manipulating his audiences for decades for propaganda profits. Any legislation that clamps down on the fakes news of the internet also needs to be applied to other mediums - particularly TV - which attracts the highest number of low information and ignorant voters.

On Sunday there's the Queens Blvd Forest Hills Festival from 10 am - 6 pm, along Queens Blvd from 70th Road to Yellowstone Blvd.

 

Things to do in Brooklyn This Weekend

Luna Park [amusement park] opens in Coney Island today, April 2nd.

nyc things to do nyc things to do this weekend nycThe Brooklyn Museum at 200 Eastern Parkway has about a dozen exhibits running at present. The two featured exhibits focus on Andy Warhol's Revelation print which explores the artist's religious faith [closes June 19, 2022]. The other is one entitled A Crack in the Hourglass, An Ongoing COVID-19 Memorial which grapples with the incredible loss of life during the pandemic [closes June 26,2022]. Admission is $25 / $16 / $10 and CoVid protocols remain in effect. Details and tickets at www.brooklynmuseum.org.

In the Peter Jay Sharp Building at the Brooklyn Academy of Music aka BAM at 30 Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn, they will be showing various films all weekend starting at 1.15 pm, with the last showtime at 9.40 pm. CoVid protocols remain in effect and tickets [$16 / $11] may be purchased online at www.bam.org

In the photo at right are some of the participants of the last NYC St. Patrick's Parade held in NYC last Sunday in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn. The parade caught me by surprise, because it's a very big / long one and well worth the trip.

 

Things to do in the Bronx This Weekend

The Orchid Show at the NY Botanical Garden at 2900 Southern Blvd in the Bronx began in late February and continues through May 1.

Fotos Femininas is on exhibit at the Bronx Doc Film Center at 614 Courtlandt Avenue in the Bronx. The exhibit "... focus[es] on the work of photographers Ana Espinal and Erika Morillo, and on Foto Féminas, a platform dedicated to improving the worldwide representation of women photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean...". See www.bronxdoc.org for details and tickets.

 

Things to do on Staten Island This Weekend

At the Staten Island Museum located in the Snug Harbor Cultural Center in the Randall Manor neighborhood is an exhibit entitled Magicicada by Jennifer Angus. The work explores shapes inspired by the Staten Island Museum's cicada collection, which we are told is one of the largest in the world. Cicadas emerge from the ground in large numbers every 13 and 17 years. They cite E.O. Wilson's description of insects as "the little things that run the world". They are open Friday - Sunday from 11 am - 5 pm. Details and $8 tickets at www.statenislandmuseum.org.

On Sunday at the Jacques Marchais Tibetan Museum at 12.45 pm there will be a Meditation Tara. Details to follow.

On Sunday from 2 - 4 pm at the Lighthouse Museum there will be a presentation of the Living Breakwaters Project. Details to follow.

Have a nice weekend.








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