Fun Despite April Showers Monthly Guide ☔️💃🌸

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It’s April, welcome to spring in the city. When you’re avoiding those oh so famous showers make sure to get out and paint the town. From flowers to food trucks to 420 friendly activities we got you covered. 

April 1st

Macy’s Flower Show (151 W 34th St, Manhattan during store hours)

hendrixthechelseagolden Uh-oh.....Are those behind me carnivorous flowers??? 😱😱 . . #scaryplants #carnivorousplant #carnivorousplants #scaryfacts #macys #macysflowershow #flowershow2019 #nycdog #nycdogs #chelseany #goldenstagram #nightmares #scarythoughts #chelseadogs #dogsarebest #goldensarethebest


During the annual Macy’s Flower Show, Macy’s Herald Square location in New York transforms with breathtaking garden like displays to welcome spring.

Shoppers and visitors embark on a relaxing journey through colorful floral terrain that is truly transportive. Enjoy the views and grab your photos during its two-week run.


April 2nd

Baba Brinkman's Rap Guide to Consciousness (15 Vandam St, Manhattan @ 7 PM)

bababrinkman Rap Guide to Consciousness tonight at 9pm, @sohoplayhouse w @anilkseth as expert Q&A guest. Any questions about consciousness and the brain? All will be answered! Use code “QUALIA” for discount tix http://www.sohoplayhouse.com/event/45fadfa0b02552a56f009ed0741c7ea8

Can music and science become one?

Rap Guide to Consciousness dives deep into anatomy and the neuroscience of the human experience, verging from bodily senses to perception. It is a musical performance that leaves the audience in awe of the human mind and the wonders of rap.


April 3rd

West Side Comedy Club (201 West 75th, Manhattan @ 7 PM)

westsidecomedyclub Amazing night @westsidecomedyclub raising money for @animal_lighthouse ! Many thanks to all who came out to support the cause & the comedians that performed tonight! ❤️ @richieredding @johnfugelsang @adrienneiapalucci @monroemartiniii @mralexpavone @thejoematarese #petsandpunchlines #animallighthouserescue #westsayeed under @playabettys #comedy #fundraiser #soldout #sunday #nyc 🐶🐱

Free laughs and free pizza? Yes, please!

The West Side Comedy Club, famous for headliners such as Conan and Fallon is hosting a pizza night! Grab yourself a drink, a slice, and a chair. There will be a full menu available as well. This is a simple and charming way to spend an otherwise work filled day.


April 4th

Art Expo New York (Pier 90 711 12th Avenue, Manhattan @ 12 PM)

pathanbro_97 Went to the NY art expo on Saturday. Loved all the beautiful and unique styles and works. Here's just a few of my favorite paintings. I created the collage using the app MOLDIV

Need an art fix?

1,000’s of art junkies stampede to Art Expo annually for New York’s event. Hosting almost 35,000 avid art enthusiasts every year it's known for being the largest international gathering of certified fine art buyers as well as art dealers, architects, interior designers, gallery owners, framing retailers and project managers.


April 5th

Lupe Fiasco At Villain (307 Kent Ave, Brooklyn @ 8 PM)

lupefiasco MotherLand. ❤️🖤💚 Photo c/o @jas.outoforder


Well known for his lyrics and flow, his music has amassed a fanbase of all ages.

Grammy award winning lyricist and Chicago born performer Lupe Fiasco showcases his complex verses and elite narrative talent for visitors at Villain in Brooklyn.


April 6th

NYC Craft Beer Fest (535 West 28th St, Manhattan @ 1 PM)

nyccraftbeerfest Bam! April 5th & 6th, NYC Craft Beer Festival- Spring Seasonal! Early Bird tickets are on sale now! . New Venue!! Union West- 535 West 28th Street, New York, New York, 10006 #nycbeerfest #nyc #craftbeerlife #brewing #manhattan #nycbeer #beerfest #springseasonal2019 #rarebeers #food #music #cocktails #vip #mixologist #earlybird #instagood #instabeer

The Spring Seasonal is here.  A collection of vendors with great brews and bites are coming together for this Craft Beer Festival in the city. Festival visitors can meet vendors and sample spirits, ciders, food and of course craft beers. 

Mingle and sip the diverse options as you let your curiosity guide you.

Tartan Day Parade (6th Avenue 46th St, Manhattan @ 2 PM)

morganjoh Went to see @samheughan in the NYC Tartan Day Parade and managed to shake his hand!!! 😍😍😍 #lovethescots #jamiefraser #outlander #samheughan

The Tartan parade celebrates Scotland and highlights their pride! Watch the parade along sixth avenue. Admire performers such as the bagpipers, men in kilts and women in plaid! There are also extremely cute pups making their way out in proud colors. It is completely free and open to the public.


April 7th

Queen Of Hearts Burlesque (383 Troutman St, Brooklyn @ Assorted Showtimes)

companyxiv Are you ready to fall down our rabbit hole? Queen of Hearts, the decadent baroque burlesque adventure in Wonderland is calling for you. ❤️ 🥂 Book your VIP experience now! Link in bio. #companyxiv #queenofheartsxiv #baroqueburlesque #drinkme

Inspired by the well-known tale of, “Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland,” Austin McCormick invites the thrill seekers of New York City to witness his Queen Of Hearts Burlesque show. It merges dance, circus, magic, and opera to create an immersive show. There is also a matching cocktail menu to truly transport viewers down the rabbit hole.


April 8th

Pair Cheese And Drink Wine (900 Broadway, Manhattan @ 7 PM)

beechersny Join us Tuesday for our Cheese and Wine Pairing Classes - featuring select cheeses from our case alongside a collection of delicious American wines! Make a reservation and taste for yourself why the classic pairing of wine and cheese has never gone out of style #wineandcheeseclasses #everytuesday #wineandcheese #food #wine #foodandwine #dayatthebeech #cellaratbeechers #beecherscellar

Wine and cheese pairing for the win! Beecher's awesome team of wine and cheese experts have created a delicious and approachable take on traditional wine and cheese. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere with creamy or sharp bites and pungent or sweet sips.

11th Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival (Assorted Locations in New York and showtimes)

careerdiscoveryproject @reelabilitiesny Is happening this April 2-9! See amazing films taking a deeper look into lives of people with disabilities. Program link in bio. if you would like info on volunteering email mmagid@jccmanhattan.org #film #art #filmfestival #media #social #education #nyc #volunteer #help #support #youth #justice #festival #reelabilitiesfilmfestival

Looking to watch something with a little more substance? Enrichment and art cross paths thanks to Marlene Meyerson, founder of the JCC Manhattan, ReelAbilities Film Festival. The film festival is now the largest one in the country working to highlight the lives, stories and art of people with different abilities. The festival spans over a week offers a vast film selection for viewing, enlightening panels and performances, presented at dozens of different venues across New York.

The 2019 NYC Hospitality Alliance Awards (92 Street 9th Avenue, Manhattan @ 6:30 PM)

thenycalliance The 2019 NYC Hospitality Alliance Awards are right around the corner. Head to the link in bio to join us for a night full of celebration, drinks, and great entertainment. #AllianceAwards19 #NYCHospitalityAlliance


TAO’s downtown location will host the 4th annual Hospitality Alliance Awards, showcasing the best names in cuisine, cocktails, and culture from the city. The event pays homage to some of the most influential restaurants and nightlife establishments part of NYC’s awesome hospitality industry. Tickets start at $250, and give eaters access to passed hors d’oeuvres the craft cocktails that will be served and the award ceremony. Get your cocktail attire ready and grab your ticket!

April 9th

Havana Film Festival ( 333 West 23rd Street, Manhattan @ 6:15 PM)

hffny Join us for OPENING NIGHT to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Havana Film Festival in New York with the NY premiere of The Extraordinary Journey of Celeste García by Cuban filmmaker @arturo.infante.v You’re invited to an exclusive after-party at the The Copacabana Times Square Nightclub. Tickets at HFFNY.com #HFFNY #HFFNY2019 #Aliens #CubanCinema #PeliculasCubanas #ArturoInfante #LatinxFilm #ViajaconelCine #Cuba #FilmFestival #HavanaFilm #NYC #Havana #CineLatino #Cinecubano #Film #Cinema #Party #FiestaLatina #LatinParty #OpeningNight

The 20th annual Havana Film Festival is celebrating another year of Hispanic heritage and history through film and media. The participating theatres will screen 35 full-length films, documentaries, short films, animated films and significant classics from Latin America along with English subtitles.


April 10th

A Taste Of Fifth 2019 (263 Prospect Ave, Brooklyn @ 6:30 PM)

hffny Do not miss the epic closing night to the 20th anniversary of #HFFNY with the NY Premiere of “Yuli” by @IciarBollain. Reserve your ticket now and enjoy the film about Cuban ballet icon @CarlosAcosta who traveled around the world bringing joy to audiences while performing as principal dancer. #Savethedate Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 at the @DGATheater at 6:00 PM. Tickets available on hffny.com. #ViajaConElCine #HFFNY2019 #filmfestival #latinx #newyork#cubancinema #latinxculture #dancers #ballet #cubanballet @vargasher1


Brooklyn is famous for its diverse restaurants and culture. At A Taste of Fifth, attendees can experience some of that magic in one day. Purchasing a ticket gives you a chance to sample some of the most delicious and fresh local food and drinks from 40 restaurants and bars.


April 11th

Shaken Not Stirred (44 E 32nd St, Manhattan @ 9:30 PM)

cuttingroomnyc This weekend at The Cutting Room! 4/5 Mike Masse (7:30p) & The Linda Ronstadt Experience (10p) 4/6 Miss Empire State Open Competitions- final day (3p), Mike Masse (7:30p) (sold out!) & Hayley Jane and The Primates (10p) 4/7 “Brunch with Buddy” (2p) & Rob Scheps Core-tet (7p) Tickets are available online! Link in bio 🎸

Bond inspired cabaret anyone? 

Drop in for a pre-show hour of mingling and cocktails with a cast of characters including Neil Down, Plenty O’Toole, Mona Lott and some seductive Romanova dancers. Promising explosive musical performances of Bond theme songs from the past and present, the cabaret will feature numbers from Matt Hetherington, Julia Haltigan, Amy Gordon and Charissa Hogeland. 

Comedy and saucy variety acts bedazzle the evening as well as a live band led by Andy Peterson.

The Whisky Extravaganza (263 Prospect Ave, Brooklyn @ 6:30 PM)

thewhiskyextravaganza NYC! Explore the wonderful world of whisky with us on April 11th 🌎🥃 Save 15% on tickets now through Sunday only with code SPRING15 🔗 Ticket link in our bio. #WhiskyExtravaganza

Whisky aficionados and rookies alike will enjoy this Whisky centered event! While fellow whisky enthusiasts browse elbow to elbow, vendors will fill tasting glasses with some of the most notable and well-crafted malt, scotch and numerous other whiskeys from around the globe. Visitors can keep souvenir tasting glasses and munch on yummy pairings too.


April 12th

Wine Riot (175 Broadway, Brooklyn @ 7:30 PM)

wineriot Up first on the #WineRiot2019 tour: NYC 🍎 Grab your ticket early and join us at the @weylin1875. Each ticket includes access to the Somm Sit Down Series, The Sparkling Lounge and more!

Grab a ticket to Wine Riot and experience unlimited tastings of over 100 different wines from around the world, access to the sparkling lounge, viewing of the programming like Wine 101 or the Somm Sit down series, a scavenger hunt, photo booth and crafted bites from local restaurants.


April 13th

NYC's 3rd Annual NYC Food Truck Fest ( 100 W 77th, Manhattan St @ 11 AM)

grandbazaarnyc NYC FOOD TRUCK FEST 2019 - Saturday, April 13th, 10am - 5:30pm! 15 of NYC’s most famous and award-winning gourmet food trucks will be come together to raise funds for 4,000 local public school children we support. 30 of our most unique weekly vendors will also be present.  TICKETS & DETAILS ($3 - $15): https://nyc-food-truck-fest.eventbrite.com . . . TRUCK LINE-UP:  @theguacspot @makinacafe @meatoss_truck/ @eltororojotruck @stufdtruck @cousinsmainelobster @chefsamirtruck @usafoodtruck @neaexpress @yumpling @nycmactruck @angry_archies @hard_times_sundaes/ The Crepes Truck, Deli & Dogz . . . . #GrandBazaarNYC #FoodTruck #Foodtrucks #nycfoodtruck #nycevents #upperwestSide #NYC #nycgo @nycgo #thingstodonyc @eventbritenyc #grubstreet  #eaterny @eater_ny #zagatnyc #nycfoodies #nycmarkets #foodiehub #foodspotting #f52grams #nytfood #foodwithfriends #myfab5 #EventBriteNYC #nycfoodgals #eatingnyc #eatupnewyork #thingstodonyc #newyorkfoodie #nyceats #nyceeeeeats #nycfoodies


Grand Bazaar features 15 of the best gourmet food trucks around alongside 30 unique weekly vendors. Arrive hungry and shop NYC’s famous and award-winning gourmet food trucks featuring dishes like tacos and mac and cheese. The first 4,000 guests will receive a coupon for a drink of Honest Tea, Zico Coconut Water or Hubert’s Lemonade redeemable at any of the participating food trucks! VIP Admission tickets will include early entry at 10 AM, allowing the visitors first dibs and a free beverage from Honest Tea, Zico Coconut Water or Hubert’s Lemonade! General Admission starts at $3 but VIP at $15 and gets you in at 10 AM.

Schimanski’s Rave of Thrones with GOT Star Kristian Nairn (54 N. 11th St, Brooklyn @ 9 PM)

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Williamsburg’s nightclub Schimanski is bringing winter back for one night for RAVE OF THRONES. Party with Kristian Nairn, known for his role as Hodor from Game of Thrones. On the night before the final season premiere, fans can celebrate together during this leg in The Evolution Tour crisscrossing the globe. The high demand tickets for the party are starting at $25 and are on sale now!


April 14th

Greek Independence Day Parade (5th Avenue 64th St, Manhattan @ 1:30 PM)

nepomakusa Ζήτω η Ελλάδα! 🇬🇷🇺🇸🇨🇾 Join us on April 14th as we march in the Greek Independence Day Parade on 5th Ave in Manhattan! Sign up link in our bio - After party details coming soon #happygreekindependenceday

The Greek Independence Day Parade returns for another day of honor and pride this year. Parade performers and visitors can enjoy the traditional music, clothing, and raising of waving blue and white flags on display. The free event is open to the public and allows everyone to celebrate Greek history for a day.


April 17th

Taste Of The Nation (72 Noble St, Brooklyn @ 6 PM)

walterstrucklife We’re honored to be attending for our third year in a row and heading up this years food truck park for @nokidhungry Taste of the Nation NYC tomorrow night. See you in Brooklyn! Tickets available at events.nokidhungry.com

Eat with the city’s top chefs and mixologists in support of No Kid Hungry’s initiative to end childhood hunger in America. Attendees mingle and eat bites and drinks prepared by the over 40 bartenders and chefs selected.


April 20th

4/20 with Golnesa 'GG' Gharachedaghi from Shahs of Sunset (54 W 21st St, Manhattan @ 10:30 PM)

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We love good vibes and we love GG! Shahs of Sunset star Golnesa 'GG' Gharachedaghi is hosting at Slate for one night to celebrate the launch of a custom Wusah CBD Infused Cocktail dubbed The Mood Lifter. The drink will be available at the club from 4/20-4/30. Bring your best attitude and enjoy the high spirits!


April 21st

Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival ( 5th Avenue 49th St, Manhattan @ 10 AM)

debrarapoport Repost @advancedstyle from a few Easter’s ago at the NYC parade. This foto has gone viral!! Valerie of @idiosyncraticfashionistas @debrarapoport @carolmarkel, jean @idiosyncraticfashionistas #advancedstyleolderandwiser #advancedstyle #bff #bffsforever #hattitude #easterparade #easterparadenyc

Wear your most festive outfits and stroll down to the start of the Easter parade! The participants will be wearing their most seasonal costumes to celebrate Easter and all that it represents. This is a free event open to the public, making it an easy inclusion for your week.


April 22nd

Earth Day 5K Green Tour (Varied locations in New York City @ 9 AM)

jiasinthezoo Happy #EarthDay, dear friends and loved ones. As far as I am aware, and last I checked - as far as science is certain - just one awesome living planet exists. On this planet, lives all the people I love. It nourishes all the wildlife, wild places, cultures, food, music and languages that makes me come alive. And it's where I got to know all the beauty I have learned to know - and more that I yearn to know of. This is the only planet I know and I love. Here is where I break and in Nature is where I heal. Feeling inspired by the #Earthdaygreentour organised by @earthdaynetwork in #NewYork, where we visited @1hotelcp to learn about their sustainability commitment, the demo for the upcoming #Lowline underground park to be powered by #solar (first in the world), the @naturalgourmetinstitute where chefs are trained on food sustainability and met the director of #LoveThyNature whose love of nature took her on a 10 year journey to finish this work.

Curious about going green? 

The Earth Day Initiative is hosting their 5th annual 5K Green Tour on Earth Day! Guests can get outside and enjoy fresh air while visiting green organizations around the city including a river ecology school on the Hudson River, a state-of-the-art waste and recycling center, a zero waste office and a rooftop farm on top of an office building. Learn more about the city’s green side and enjoy lunch provided by Just Salad. This is a great way to support crucial green sites and find out how to get involved and stay green all year long.


April 25th

EBE NATION presents ICE-T & MR. X (54 N. 11th St, Brooklyn @ 9 PM)

electronicbeatempire Schimanski Brooklyn (NYC), Thursday, April 25th, 2019 --- For the first time ever, rap legend & celebrity icon, ICE-T, teams up with multi-Platinum music producer, hip-hop pioneer and techno DJ/producer, MR. X (aka Afrika Islam) for a very special performance for their new electronic dance music label, ELECTRONIC BEAT EMPIRE (EBE NATION) @ Schimanski on Thursday, April 25th, 2019. Hosted by the one-and-only ICE-T on the microphone with killer beats by MR. X on-the-decks, this is "EBE NATION presents ICE-T & MR. X." In addition to giving you the rawest, most lively techno/tech-house, rap-rock-pop and EDM music to rip your face off, we'll also be scouting for new talent to sign to ICE-T's new record label, ELECTRONIC BEAT EMPIRE (EBE NATION)!!! Link in bio

In a rare partnership, rap legend and icon ICE-T will team up with multi-platinum music producer and techno DJ/producer MR. X for a very special performance celebrating their new electronic dance music label, ELECTRONIC BEAT EMPIRE (EBE NATION). The FREE event is open to the public, and will feature the one-and-only ICE-T on the mic along with killer beats by MR. X. In addition to giving you the rawest, most lively techno/tech-house, rap-rock-pop and EDM music the duo will also be scouting for new talent to sign to ICE-T's new label.


April 27th

ESSENCE Beauty Carnival (299 South St, Manhattan @ 10 AM)

hennamotifsnyc Essence Beauty Carnival is coming to NYC 💕 Get your early bird weekend package now. Great opportunity to vend, meet new people & Network!! See you there 💅🏾 . . . . #essence #essencecarnival #essencebeautycarnival #nyc #newyork #blackbusiness #womenempowerment #hennaartist #smallbusiness #beauty #earlybird #networking

Lashes, skincare and products! 100’s of beauty influencers and professionals will come together for the launch of the Essence Beauty Carnival, recognizable the largest events focused on women of color in the industry. Visitors experience tutorials by makeup artists and icons, interviews, panels and live performances.

Sakura Matsuri 2019 (990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn @ 1:45 pm)

jack_angie 滨海湾花穹樱花🌸🌸🌸展9-31/3/2019 #sakuramatsuri #sakuramatsuri2019 #saysakura #Sakura #樱花🌸 #flowerdomesingapore #visitsingapore #visitsingapore2018 #igscflowers #flowerslovers #ip_blossoms #flowerstagram #lory_and_flowers #loveflowers #lovely_flowergarden #loves_garden #flower_special #flowerzdelight #garden #garden_explorers #gardenlife #lovely_flowergarden #nature #naturelover #nature_perfection #naturebeauty #instaflower #splendid_flowers #flowerstalking #garden_explorers #lovely_flowergarden #fleurs #flora_perfection

Sakura Matsuri, the annual cherry blossom festival honors Japanese culture. The schedule of events include a graceful performance of taiko drumming and martial arts, kabuki buyo dancing, jazz, techno and rock performances influenced by anime.

Margarita Rumble (64 Dobbin Street, Brooklyn @ 12 PM)

margaritarumble Who will be voted Best Margarita?!?!🏆 Help determine the winner at Margarita Rumble on April 27th . . Ticket link in bio . . . . #tequila #lime #margaritaday #withorwithoutsalt #cheers #spring #battle #best #whowillwin

Party like an animal at this year’s Margarita Rumble. At this expertly curated event, the top bars & restaurants show up to battle for the title of best margarita in town. As an attendee, browse the candidates and sample a taste. In the end, guests will have to vote for the favorite! There’s also live music and food bites to purchase for your tummy grumbles.


April 30th

Color Factory: Interactive Fun (251 Spring Street, Manhattan @ Assorted Times)

colorfactoryco Andrew Kuo turns his observations about the joys and frustrations of city life into a series of merry-go-rounds! The wall legends will help you find the pie chart that suits your personality. Lay down on your favorite one, spin the wheel, and smile at the ceiling (there's a camera up there!) @studioakak @earlboykins2 #colorfactoryco


Local and interactive artists have come together to create a beautiful and colorful collection of installations in Soho! Enter the 20,000 square foot location, and view the way different artists, creatives and designers create their own unique color story. The exciting exhibit will run through April. 

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