Go Green: The 4-20 and Earth Day Weekend Guide 🍀💚🌎

Smile! The weekend is here, and let’s roll ladies and gentlemen.

Happy 4-20! the Music of Bob Marley is going to be played at the Cafe Wha, And a pot-loving comedy duo, Syd & Mike is back in NYC to crack you up!

How about challenging yourself to enter the Guinness World Records Reaper Pepper Eating Challenge at Hot Sauce Expo?

Or, go out with your family and friends to Astoria Park to celebrate the National Earth Day festival?

So, here we go, let’s have another lively and lovely weekend in NYC!


Friday, April 20th

The Darkness at Brooklyn Steel (Brooklyn Steel @ 8PM)

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The Darkness is performing at Brooklyn Steel. 

Formed in 2000, the British rock band released debut album, Permission to Land was certified quadruple platinum in the UK with sales of over 1.3 million copies.

Let's rock n' roll this Friday night and dance all over your problems with the Darkness!


4/20 Music of Bob Marley ft. The Cafe Wha? House Band (115 Macdougal, Manhattan @ 5:30 PM)

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4/20 is back, and Baby, don't worry about a thing. Because every little thing is gonna be alright.

The Cafe Wha? House Band is paying tribute to Bob Marley who brought reggae out of Jamaica and inspired people all over the world.

His music, messages, activism, and voice still impacts our soul and the world today.


Borders of our Imagination (211 E 49th St, New York @ 7 PM)

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Immigration is one of the most polarizing topics in America.

The borderland or “the wall” on the southern US Border has a grip on our imagination by visioning deprivation, violence, and even terror.

At the Instituto Cervantes, Francisco Cantu, Valeria Luiselli, and Amalia Rojas are going to talk about how the Mexican border issues have to come to enclose a general hostility to immigrants in America.


A Night With Syd & Mike (352 West 44th St, Manhattan @ 9:30 PM)

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Syd & Mike are back!

The pot-loving, food-crazed besties/producer and filmmaker comedy duo have returned. Join the two as they host a night with drinks, sets, clips, and screening of their new content at this 4/20 party.


 Saturday, April 21st

Patches and Pins Expo New York City (639 West 46th St, Manhattan @ 7 PM)

Patches and Pins Expo arrive in New York for the first time ever!

Enjoy exploring an array of pins, patches, art, and fashion. See industry favorites 
@johnnycupcakes@thefuneralclub@zenmonkeystudios,  @nostalgiavault@pinlord,  @trippypins, and @kneehighhorror.


Extra plus, the first 400 attendees will get a free commemorative pin!  


Culture Shock: The High Line's Season Kick-Off (High Line between Gansevoort and West 26th St, New York @ 1PM)

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We can smell the spring vibes now, and the High line is hosting its annual event Culture Shock, a full-day festival of music, art, performance, horticulture, and hands-on activities.

There will DJ April Hunt mixing genres from the 70s through today, a garden soundscape, natural graffiti, Michael & the Rockness Monsters, Falu’s Bazaar and! and experience the High line with the spring vibes!


SkyYoga at One World Observatory presented by Equinox (One World Observatory, Manhattan @ 10 AM)

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Namaste, New Yorkers!

Yoga is a very powerful path to recharge and free your mind and body, and Equinox and One World Observatory are hosting Skyyoga, a 60-minute yoga session on the 102nd floor of One World Observatory.

Experience views etc, ride in one of the fastest elevators in the world and  connect with your inner zen and other New Yorkers on the top of NYC!


6th Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo (72 Noble St, Brooklyn @ 10 AM)

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The spiciest food festival is coming to Brooklyn, the 6th Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo!

Witness the insanity of hot sauce tasting.

Enjoy great events such as Screaming Mi Mi Awards and Rock’d vodka cocktail demo, awesome food and drinks, and a huge selection of challenges and contests.

The brave can take their chances and enter the Guinness World Records Reaper Pepper Eating Challenge!


Sunday, April 22nd

NYC Earth Day Bazaar (100 West 77th St, Manhattan @ 10 AM)

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Grand Bazaar NYC, the largest curated market in NYC, is hosting the Earth Day Bazaar with Earth Day Initiative.

Discover and shop from talented local artists, vintage/antique dealers, and other merchants on the National Earth Day.  

There will be jewelry, clothes, furniture, art, home accessories, and a lot more made out of recycled materials.

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here will be an opportunity to learn about environmental solutions and how to reduce pollution and what programs are available in NYC


Earth Day Shore Fest Spring Kickoff (Astoria Park, Astoria @ 1 PM)

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Astoria Park is hosting the 2018 Shore Fest Season!

This event is free for all and will feature live music, dance performances, face painting, earth themed magic show, relay races, free raffles and more.

In addition, learning activities such as gardening, recycling and riverside cleanliness will be set up so you could do something for the earth with your friends and families.


Casablanca with a French 75+ Noah Isenberg Q+A (308 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn @ 5:30 or 8:30 PM)