Second Weekend in April Guide 🗽☔️🌸

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April has brought sun to the city and the flowers to a full and bight bloom. Enjoy everything from floral shows to parties in the guide below.

 Friday, April 12th

The Orchid Show ( 2900 Southern Blvd, the Bronx @ 10AM)

juliannavezza Be patient with yourself 💫Nothing in nature blooms all year 🌸dressed in @lulus head-to-toe #lovelulus #lulusambassador ✲ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Spent yesterday morning exploring @nybg Orchid Exhibit and it really felt like I stepped into the Singapore Botanic Gardens 🇸🇬see my stories for #bts

Tall healthy botanic displays are flourishing in the city! Springtime welcomes flushing color and delightful scents, some of which take center stage at the New York Botanical Garden. Thousands of orchids fill the conservatory, in an amazing assortment of colors, shades and sizes, attracting tons of city folk in need of some nature.

Fusion Lounge Unik Friday (34-19 Steinway, Queens @ 9 PM)

fusionloungeny Every Friday Night @ #FusionLoungeNY #UNIKFridays The Hottest Friday Night Party in Queens Music by NYCs Top DJs Ladies Always FREE & Gents FREE til 12am w/EventBrite Ticket OPEN BAR & FREE HOOKAH for the LADIES before 12am 🌎 ☎️ 718-470-2086

In the mood for a night of dancing? If you’re looking for lots of hip hop and Latin music, good drinks, small plates, and smooth hookah, Fusion Lounge is hosting Unik Friday. The small lounge is full of festive lights and amazing speakers, as well as timely and attentive staff. Women drink free at the open bar until midnight!

The Nerdlesque Fest ( 1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn @ 8 PM)

nerdlesquefest We've got FREE stuff! Win TWO tickets to either FRIDAY or SATURDAY nights shows!!! To be entered in the Nerdlesque Festival Ticket Giveaway, 1. Like this post! 2. Share this post! 3. Follow us on IG! 4. Hashtag #nf2019 Winners will be drawn Friday morning and Saturday morning! Enter now! . . . . #NerdlesqueFest #nf2019 #nerdy #nerdyburlesque #nerd #burlesque #nerdlesque #coneyisland #ny #nyc #april #spring #festival #5thanniversary #giveaway #free #freetickets #win

Tassels and prescription glasses crossroads on the boardwalk. This original festival combines two things in a surprising fashion, the art of burlesque and nerd centered culture! Created in 2014, visitors get to view performances of a cabaret-style that celebrate nerdy pop culture. It is a showcase of the best acts in the quickly growing Nerdlesque field.

Saturday April 13th

Seventh Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo ( 79 Franklin Street, Brooklyn @ 10 AM)

flowercityflavorcompany On our way down to NYC for the weekend to attend the #nychotsauceexpo! Looking forward to meeting the crafters of #hotsauce that we carry, that we like and that we’ve been wanting to try! #hotsaucelover #brooklyn #weekendgetaway #hotsauceexpo

Get your glass of milk ready! A little spice goes a long way, and the experts are showing us how in this hot sauce centered Expo! The event features free tastings of specialty hot sauces from all of the vendors, lots of different food on sale ranging from Vegan bites to traditional BBQ, refreshing cocktails and different beers.

Black Web Fest 2019 ( 155 Water Street, Brooklyn @ 12 PM)

blackwebfest This Saturday, @socialworkdiva , La Shawn Paul, will be joining our Mind over Media Panel. This panel will discuss #mentalhealth in the current landscape. Don't miss out get your passes now. Link is in th bio. * * #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #socialwork #theraphy #counseling #wellness #health #blackhealth #blackcreators #blackinmedia #mediamakers #contentcreators #blackwomen #blackmen

A festival is celebrating the content creators and digital media figures in black communities, showcasing innovators in the fields of film, media, discovery, and technology. There will be wine tastings, educational panels and most excitingly featured films from the speakers themselves.

Springtime Fair & Fleamarket ( 82-60 Austin Street, Queens @ 9AM)

A walk in the sun while viewing art and trinkets is all anyone needs on a Sunday. Small handmade creations will be on sale amongst different vendors at the fair and flea market. Interestingly, if you’re not looking to buy anything artisan crafted, you can always meet the cats and dogs up for adoption and take one home!

Sunday, April 14th

NYC Maple Fest (100 West 77th Street, Manhattan @10 AM)

grandbazaarnyc Join NYC's first Maple Fest, co-host by @maplecraftfoods. Come taste and smell the sweetness of maple throughout our Spring market. Enjoy sampling and shopping a curated selection of artisanal natural, organic and infused maple syrups, maple candy, maple beverages, waffles with maple syrup, and other yummy maple-inspired bites. Expand your knowledge and taste buds with interactive demonstrations and delicious samples. Come learn the art and science behind harvesting sap from maple trees and the process of transforming it into real maple syrup. Our Co-host, Maple Craft Foods, is generously donating $1 from every sale to our social cause, and we always donate 100% of our profits to four local public schools, benefiting over 4,000 children. The Maple Fest will take place within our weekly market, the biggest and most diverse in New York City! Be sure to come hungry and ready to shop local! Admission is FREE. WHEN: Sunday, April 14 from 10am - 5:30pm  WHERE: 100 W. 77th St. (At Columbus Ave.) - Indoors & Outdoors CAUSE: 100% of Grand Bazaar NYC's profits are donated to four local public schools, benefiting over 4,000 children . . . . . . #GrandBazaarNYC #NYCMapleFest #maplefest #maplefestival #maplefest2019  #nycevents #upperwestSide #NYC #nycgo @nycgo #thingstodonyc #grubstreet  #eaterny  #nycfoodies #nycmarkets #foodiehub #foodspotting #f52grams #nytfood #timeoutnewyork #myfab5 #nycfat  #nycfoodgals #eatingnyc #eatupnewyork  #newyorkfoodie #nyceats #nyceeeeeats #nycfoodies  #maplesyrup

How many ways can maple syrup shine? New York is hosting its first ever Maple focused festival! Maple syrup on waffles, maple infused desserts, infused maple strips and maple flavored beverages are front and center in a rare celebration of maples bold and warm sweetness. Visitors will have access to the collection of rare and delightful treats.

Hokkaido Beer & Dr. Clark’s Hokkaido Festival (25 Essex Street, Manhattan @ 11 AM)

hokkaidobeers You're Invited: Hokkaido Brewing & Dr. Clark’s Hokkaido Festival NYC! For the first time ever in America legendary Jingisukan chef Munetake Ogata will prepare Hokkaido style Lamb BBQ alongside Hokkaido Brewing's Otaru and Fruit beers. . . . . . . #craftbeer #beer #beers #instabeer #ratebeer #birra #untappd #beerchat #beeradvocate #microbrew #craftbrew #craftbeergreek #beerstagram #beerpulse #beergeek #beerquest #beerporn #craftbeerporn #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity #lowereastside #les #foodie #food #foodporn #katzs #katz #yum #foodstagram

A taste of Japan is only a ticket away. For the first time ever, jingisukan chef Ogata-San will prepare BBQ lamb among an assortment of Hokkaido fruit and Otaru beers. Entry to the public is free but tickets are available for access to the Hokkaido menu of dishes and beverages.

Veggie Pride Parade (Union Square, Manhattan @ 11 AM)

jillcarnegie Happy to be speaking and repping @numuvegan at @veggieprideparadenyc on Sunday, April 14th, along with so many incredible animal advocates! My slot will be approximately 4pm in Union Sq, but you should definitely come for the whole thing to be inspired and explore the tables ❤️❤️

In the return of this annual parade, vegetarians and vegans come together to celebrate and inform the public. Visitors can arrive in their own costumes that are expressive of animal-friendly or eco-conscious lifestyles and watch the parade take place. 

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