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Mother's Day Weekend Garden Party

May 02, 2016

Spend Mother's Day outside at the New York Botanical Garden with the whole family. Enjoy live music, picnicking, games, and more. Kids can enjoy crafting Mother's Day cards, watching a bubble show, or adding to giant chalk drawings. Tickets for adults start at $30 per person. The events are ongoing on both Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm. Happy Mother's Day!


Hoboken Arts & Music Festival

April 29, 2016

If you want to get out of Manhattan for the day but don't want to go too far, Hoboken is having their semi-annual Arts & Music Festival this Sunday. Browse or even buy some arts and crafts, listen to live music, taste some local food. If you have the kids there's a special children's section with rides, games, and crafts on 3rd Street. 


TD 5 Boro Bike Tour

April 28, 2016

This Sunday get ready for the annual TD Five Boro Bike Tour. Unfortunately all spots are filled up, including charity spots. But it's still worthwhile to know about if you want to watch or stay out of the way as it's a huge event. The ride starts in lower Manhattan, continues up through Harlem, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and finishes on Staten Island. Beware of various road closures throughout the course as well, especially if you plan on driving.


Sakura Matsuri

April 26, 2016

Once the cherry blossoms have reached full bloom, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden celebrates with the annual Cherry Blossom Festival or Sakura Matsuri, which is a weekend long festival of traditional and contemporary Japenese culture. Enjoy taiko drumming, tea ceremonies, J-pop, samurai sword fighting, cosplay fashion show, traditional kimonos, and more!

The festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1. Tickets cost $25 per adult and children under 12 are free.


Bordeaux Wine Tasting

April 22, 2016

If you're into wine, especially French wine then Le Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux Grand Tasting Event at Pier A Harbor House is an event you can't miss. Taking place on Wednesday, April 27 from 6-9pm right on the waterfront at Pier A Harbor House, sip decadent wines from the Left and Right Banks of Bordeaux. Wines will be paired with passed hors d'oeuvres. The event may seem a bit pricey at $50 per person, but it's a bargain if French wines are your thing.



Hot Sauce Expo

April 19, 2016

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Turn up the heat this weekend at the fourth annual Hot Sauce Expo in Brooklyn. Get ready for hot sauce tastings, craft beer, spicy food, live music, the NYC Bloody Mary mix-down championship, and various eating competitions. General admission tickets are available for $10 per person if you buy them in advance and $15 at the door. The expo is open on Saturday and Sunday. Have fun!


Earth Day

April 15, 2016

April 22 is Earth Day, so come celebrate early on Sunday, April 17 at in Union Square. The event lasts from 12pm to 7pm and includes kid's activities, green vehicle show, environmental exhibits, and a concert. Enjoy the time spent outdoors and a chance to learn about environmental campaigns!



April 12, 2016

The Artexpo is one of the world's largest fine arts trade show and it is going on this weekend April 14-17 at Pier 94. See works by over 400 exhibitors, enjoy educational seminars, cocktail parties, live entertainment, and more! Visit the website for more details and tickets!


Tribeca Film Festival

April 08, 2016

The Tribeca Film Festival started after 9/11 to promote the economic and cultural revival of Lower Manhattan. It has since become a pretty big deal. You can see all kinds of films at the festival, from blockbusters to foreign film, documentaries, shorts, and more. There are also panels, lectures, and even some free outdoor screenings. Tickets are available now; the festival runs from April 13-24. Enjoy!