April Calendar of Unique Events in NYC

Real Estate Agent with Compass
As the saying goes, "April showers brings May flowers" and we are certainly hopeful that the tentative signs of positive movement will lead to a spring blossoming. This calendar is a compilation of various activities in NYC that have us pause and appreciate the countless things that make our city such a wonderful place to live in. ENJOY!

Date:           Event:                                                                                    Location:           Contact:

02 -
  Taste of Harlem
Harlem   tasteharlem.com
    Harlem is a destination for foodies, and there's little wonder why: As this tour demonstrates on its 13-mile trip, the neighborhood features soul food, as well as Caribbean, African and Italian cuisines

03 -
  Matthew Pillsbury: An American in the City of Light
French Institute Alliance Francaise
    FIAF presents, in partnership with Alcatel-Lucent, its first commissioned exhibition in the FIAF Gallery, featuring the work of Matthew Pillsbury. In a series of exclusive photos taken last fall, this American photographer, raised in France, captures the wondrous city of Paris. Drawing inspiration from his bicultural background, Pillsbury brings a stunning representation of la capitale to New Yorkers.
(If you enjoy this, see also April 8th & 23rd)

04 -
  Family Day: From Taekwondo to Tai Chi
725 Park Avenue asiasociety.org
    Discover why martial arts are about more than just fighting. Participate in family-friendly Taekwondo and Tai Chi workshops that focus on the importance of good health, confidence, and balance.
(If you enjoy this, see also April 11th)

05 -
  Flatiron Walking Tour
Flatiron District flatironbid.org
    The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership is sponsoring free weekly walking tours of the historic Flatiron District. Our professional guides will lead you on a 90-minute journey through this vibrant neighborhood viewing some of the City's most notable landmarks including the MetLife Tower and the Flatiron Building.
(If you enjoy this, see also April 30th)

06 -
  Business Writers Series with Pallavi Aiyar: "Smoke and Mirrors: An Experience of China"
725 Park Avenue asiasociety.org
    While all eyes in business and academia are on China and India, poignant testimonies of personal experiences such as Pallavi Aiyar’s remain hard to come by. An Indian who went to China to teach English, Aiyar has been praised by countless reviewers for her unbiased treatment of both India’s and China’s cultures.
(If you enjoy this, see also April 14th)

07 -
  Northside Center
Norwood Club, 241 W. 14th northsidecenter.org
    Northside Center for Child Development presents their first Art Benefit and Cocktail Reception! They have secured a number of extraordinary works from artists including Ann Tanksley, Stephanie Chisholm, Robert Fullilove, Jim Littles, Tajh Rust and many more! We encourage you to come out and support Northside at what promises to be a wonderful evening of WINE, FOOD and FABULOUS ART!

08 -
  Reflections on Japanese Style - Sherman E. Lee and the Collecting of Japanese Art
725 Park Avenue asiasociety.org
    The final lecture in the Sherman E. Lee series is presented by Samuel C. Morse, Professor of the History of Art and Asian Languages and Civilizations at Amherst College. Morse explores the Japanese elements of the Asia Society’s current exhibition, "Asian Journeys: Collecting Art in Post-war America."
(If you enjoy this, see also April 3rd & 23rd)

09 -
  L'Heure du conte "Story Hour" for Ages 3-6
French Institute Alliance Francaise fiaf.org
    Ages 3-6, A French story time program led by Violette Benzaken, including stories and songs.
(If you enjoy this, see also April 15th, 17th & 29th)

10 -
  Gateway to America Audio Tour on the Harbor
National Parks of New York Harbor nps.gov
    Offering a rich and layered perspective on the world's most significant harbor, this audio-guided boat tour features a sweeping narrative that explores the ways in which geography, defense, immigration and commerce have shaped the history and the future of New York. Narrated by Kathleen Turner, the tour features stories and commentaries by National Park Rangers and other experts.

11 -
  The Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt
Metropolitan Museum of Art watsonadventures.com
    See your world with new eyes on a scavenger hunt! Watson Adventures offers scavenger hunts in locations throughout New York. Teams of up to six people will tackle tricky, humorous questions about the objects and places discovered. Don't have a team? They'll help you find kindred spirits at the start of the hunt. No knowledge of any hunt location is required—you just need a sharp mind and a good pair of shoes.
(If you enjoy this, see also April 4th)

12 -
  The Orchid Show: Brazilian Modern
The New York Botanical Garden nybg.org
    Thousands of brilliantly colored orchids and the lush tropical setting of a contemporary Brazilian garden await visitors to this year’s Orchid Show in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. This year’s exhibition, the 7th annual, is designed by noted Miami-based landscape architect Raymond Jungles. In creating the display he has drawn on his years of work with renowned Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx.

13 -
  Don Giovanni
Imperial Theatre metoperafamily.org
    Peter Mattei stars as opera’s greatest lover, with an ensemble of both up-and-coming and veteran Met stars, including Soile Isokoski, Barbara Frittoli, Isabel Bayrakdarian, Pavol Breslik, and Samuel Ramey. Louis Langrée conducts
(If you enjoy this, see also April 20th)

14 -
  President’s Forum with PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi
725 Park Avenue asiasociety.org
    In 2008 Indra K. Nooyi became CEO of PepsiCo. Best known for its Pepsi soft drinks, the multi-national billion dollar corporation that Nooyi oversees is one of the world's largest snack-food companies. Recently ranked 4th in Forbes Magazine’s List of The 100 Most Powerful Women, Nooyi is one of the top female executives in the United States and the highest-ranking woman of Indian heritage in corporate America.
(If you enjoy this, see also April 6th)

15 -
  Crafts for Tots
Central Park   centralpark.com
    When its too cold to play outside, step into the Chess & Checkers House for a festive afternoon filled with seasonally-themed arts and crafts. Ideal for toddlers ages three and up!
(If you enjoy this, see also April 9th, 17th & 29th)

16 -
  European Book Club
French Institute Alliance Francaise fiaf.org
    The European Book Club - a new program created by the Austrian, Czech, French, German, Italian and Spanish cultural institutes in NYC—offers you the unique opportunity to discuss well-known, contemporary novels of the respective countries.

17 -
  Story Time at the Museum
Museum of the City of New York mvhm.org
    On the third Friday of the month, meet in the Museum where children can enjoy historically-themed stories, dress up in the Children's Corner, role-play with the "Touch Collection," and create a simple craft. On warm days storytime will be held in the garden gazebo, and afterwards children can play outdoors with assorted wooden toys. Recommended for children under 6.
(If you enjoy this, see also April 9th, 15th & 29th)

18 -
  NYC Green Markets

Multiple locations around NYC greenopia.com
    For some of the freshest produce and locally made/grown food, head to the City's famous Greenmarkets. These outdoor gems are sprinkled throughout the five boroughs. Some are open only during the warmer spring and summer months; some are open all year, no matter what the weather.
(If you enjoy this, see also April 24th & 28th)

19 -
  New York International Auto Show
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center autoshowny.com
    See tomorrow’s hottest cars before they hit the streets at the New York International Auto Show. This high-octane event is North America’s oldest and most-attended auto show, featuring the latest space-age concept vehicles, new green technology and more. Nostalgic drivers can also check out a classic-car gallery.

20 -
  The Met Opera 125th Anniversary Season
The Met metoperafamily.org
    World-renowned singers, directors, composers, designers and more are all pitching in to make the Met Opera’s 125th anniversary season a fabulous affair. Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Lacroix and John Galliano created designs for the stunning Renée Fleming kickoff performance.
(If you enjoy this, see also April 13th)

21 -
  Sweet and Sour
FIAF fiaf.org
    Flush with inspiration from the New Wave, young film goers set out to make their own movies, creating a series of unscripted shorts with immediacy and irreverence in this playful, dizzying film featuring a stunning cast of European stars.

22 -
  Multimedia Presentation & Panel for Yom Hashoah
Museum of Jewish Heritage mjhnyc.org
    This program will explore, through art and staged readings, how societies rebuild and heal through remembrance. With editor Clifford Chanin, The Legacy Project; Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, New York University.

23 -
  Color & Light: Embroidery from India and Pakistan
Rubin Museum of Art rmanyc.org
    The Rubin Museum of Art presents Color & Light: Embroidery from India and Pakistan. The exhibition shows the extraordinary stylistic diversity apparent in the wide range of colors, patterns, and imagery of South Asian textiles. Ranging from the 18th to the 20th century, the works are divided into sections that address the variety of functions that textiles held and to a large extent still hold in the secular and spiritual life of the communities in which they were created.
(If you enjoy this, see also April 3rd & 8th)

24 -
  Climate Change: The Threat to Life and a New Energy Future

American Museum of Natural History amnh.org
    This exhibition will explore the science, history, and impact of climate change, and illuminate ways in which individuals, communities and nations can reduce their carbon footprints.
(If you enjoy this, see also April 18th & 28th)

25 -
  Life by Design: 'Genetic Engineering' From the Experimental Garden to Synthetic Biology
CUNY Graduate Center   nyas.org
    The History and Philosophy of Science Section of the New York Academy of Sciences holds multiple meetings covering a wide range of topics within the field. The Section's advisory committee works to bring together distinguished lecturers and scholars to promote discussion of their most recent research, or topics of critical current interest on issues related to the history and philosophy of science, technology, medicine, and relevant social and ethical questions.

26 -
  International Artexpo New York
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center artexpos.com
    International Artexpo is the premier trade show of the fine-art industry. As the only show providing dealers with access to thousands of wholesale works from artists and publishers in a single venue, International Artexpo offers unmatched opportunities to network, discover new talent and close deals.

27 -
  Asia Society Family Benefit
725 Park Avenue asiasociety.org
    Join Asia Society for a special party benefiting the Society's Family Programming. Exploring Asia’s cultures through the "Enchanted Animals of Asia," the event features interactive musical performances, arts and crafts booths, pan-Asian cuisine, and much more. Designed for families with children from toddlers to pre-teens, it will be sure to delight one and all!

28 -
  Clothing and Textile Recycling
Union Square West cenyc.org
    Did you know that 5.7% of NYC's residential waste is textiles yet they are 100% Recyclable! Recycle your unwanted textile materials at the Union Square Greenmarket! Recycle your old clothing and textile materials at the Union Square Greenmarket every Monday and Saturday. Acceptable donations include clothing, shoes, boots, hats, jackets, towels, bedding, linens, and more. CENYC will provide receipts upon request for those who may want to use their donation as a charitable contribution
(If you enjoy this, see also April 18th & 24th)

29 -
  Tea for Tots
Waldorf Astoria hilton.com
    The Waldorf Astoria hosts Tea for Tots, a traditional afternoon tea, complete with a three-course repast and live piano accompaniment. Kids will take part in a lively discussion of tea lore and etiquette from the authorities of Harney & Sons. Later, they'll gather around Cole Porter's baby grand for a sing-along.
(If you enjoy this, see also April 9th, 15th & 17th)

30 -
  Patriot Tours
Lower Manhattan patriottoursnyc.com
    Revolutionary Era Walking tour of lower Manhattan. Visit historic landmarks St. Paul’s Chapel, John St. Methodist Church, Federal Hall, Fraunces Tavern and more. Learn about the incredible ways in which colonial New Yorkers shaped the city and country. On the tour, talk of political rivalries, protests, riots and amazing acts of bravery.
(If you enjoy this, see also April 5th)


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Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
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What a list! I sure wish I could attend some of these events. I miss being in NYC.

Apr 02, 2009 04:42 AM #1
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
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Mitchell:  This is a great post for all of your local readers.  And all-in-one post format is also great.  There are "several" Active Rain bloggers here in Texas who take something like this list... wait until about nine o'clock Saturday night, and then submit a series of "single events"... one by one... like those in your above post.  That way... submitting them one by one... they end up gaming the system, and posting their ten posts for the week... in about two hours... to get their ten weekly posts and their 2,000 points.  

Apr 02, 2009 07:33 AM #2
Mitchell J Hall
Compass - Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

Hi Lizette, So many things to do so little time. Thanks for stoping by.

Karen Anne, Thank you. I've been on Active Rain since June 2006 there have always been the gamers. It really has never been about points for me. I blog for the consumer and enjoy having discussions with other agents. I would still blog even if there were no points.

Apr 02, 2009 11:43 AM #3
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Michelle, I take a lot of those walking tours, I love to find out things I never would have known. Thanks for the info (and I can't even imagine trying to get into the Met that night!)

Apr 02, 2009 04:26 PM #4
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Mitchell..Wow ..You must never get bored in NYC..I really enjoyed seeing everthing it was so was so interesting ..Thank youtweet

HelpfulHannah your friend in Philadelphia

Apr 18, 2009 09:34 AM #5
Kathy Knight
Intracoastal Realty Corp - Wilmington, NC

How do you keep up with all the goings on in NYC - night and day the place is hopping Mitchell....

Apr 19, 2009 12:52 PM #6
Maureen Maureen
Orangeburg, NY

Mitchell - I forgot to come back and thank you for this post. I was looking for something to do when the kids were off from school and I read your post and decided to take them to the auto show at that Javits Center. I brought 5 kids with me and they had a blast. We too photos next to a Lamborghini and climbed in and out of all the cars. What a great time. 

Thanks for you what to do in NYC posts!!!!  Keep them coming.

May 13, 2009 07:50 AM #7
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