What’s On in New York April 2018

Spring brings getaways, fun events and better weather – signaling summer will one day come.  Whether good or bad, hot or cold, this too, shall pass.  It’s almost time to put the winter fashions in storage! Here’s what’s on in New York April 2018:

Save the dates for AWNY events:
April 26: Igniting your Inner Queen
April 30: AWNY Members Morning Tea – save the date.
May 14: AWNY Annual General Meeting – where you can meet the entire Committee and volunteer for the year ahead.  More information to come.

cherry blossoms at Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Saturday March 31 at 10am: Join AWNY’s Mums and Dads group for family fun with the Annual Easter Egg Hunt at River Run Playground near W82nd and Riverside Park.

Easter Sunday April 1 from 10am to 4pm: Annual Easter Bonnet Parade. The parade marches north on Fifth Avenue, from 49th Street to 57th Street. The best place to watch is from the area around St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Better yet, bring your bonnet and join the parade.

April 3: Brooklyn-based, Aussie musician, Greta Gertler will be performing at Joe’s Pub, joined by full band.

April 9, 7pm: Find Madeleine Albright, speaking about her book Fascism: A Warning, at Barnes & Noble Union Square in New York City.

April 12: Nigella Lawson is at Barnes & Noble, Tribeca with “At My Table”

April 13, 4-9pm: Neon Glow Fitness Challenge at Asser Levy Playground near E23rd and the FDR by East River. Pay homage to Olivia Newton John and wear your best neon fitness gear – for adults over 18.  On the hour there is (in order) interval training, jump rope madness, Zumba, hip hop, and power cardio.

April 15-22: The Rubin hosts neuroscientist and NY Times best-selling author, David Eagleman in their program Brainwave: The Future is Fluid

April 18-29: TriBeCa Film Festival has a full array of possibilities. Tickets are on sale now.

April 22: Celebrate Earth Day with concerts, park clean-ups, bike rides and more.

April 23 & 24: ARIA Award winning Aussie singer-songwriter Sarah Blasko will be performing at the Rockwood Music Hall.

April 25 is ANZAC Day this year. Read about the many events to commemorate the day in and around New York.

Easter Bonnet Parade in New York City

April 28 – 29: The Sakura Matsuri festival at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. This is the largest esplanade of cherries outside of Japan. The cherry trees haven’t started blooming yet but you can check the full map to keep tabs on where the blooming is at.

After you visit the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, go visit the David Bowie is exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. This is the last location in the world that this exhibition will be showing. Running until July 15.

Support public education: Sign up in April for the Principal for a Day event by pencil.org on May 8.

May 3-6: Watch out for Art New York at the Amory.

With the warmer weather, check out those walking tours you missed out on over the winter.  Take a lunch down to Bowling Green to see the tulips when they bloom.

How about you? What’s on for you in New York in April 2018?  Let us know in the comments.

Written by Allison Jurjens
Photo credits: featured/top image by Christine Amorose Merrill, bottom image by Kelly Giuliano

Author: Australian Women in New York

Australian Women in New York (AWNY) sources stories and guides that will help make you win the Big Apple. We also love to profile fabulous Aussie and Kiwi women.

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