I am sitting here looking at the calendar in disbelief that April came and went in a flash [ok, so it is not over, but you get it?]. This has been the fastest month of the year so far. It is Spring in New York City, and most of us are happy to be back to having fun outside of our homes. So today, we are back with our final week of New York City Events happening April 26 through the 30.
Ten Events Just for you.
Enjoy an interactive, stroller-friendly tour on April 26 for the youngest museumgoers and their caregivers. Designed for children up to 24 months old, this baby-friendly program features touchable objects, songs, exploring artworks on view, and an opportunity to connect with other adults. April’s tour visits Thierry Mugler: Couturissime.
Single-seat strollers only. Breastfeeding is welcome.
Tickets are $29 (per adult); Members receive 10% off.
200 Eastern Parkway — Prospect Park
Willoughby Walks returns on April 27. On April 27 and May 3, A unique Brooklyn Block Party transforms Willoughby and Pearl Streets into a car-free sanctuary for two weeks. Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and DOT close the streets, transforming them with live music, giant games, and fun-filled activities.
Dance or lounge the afternoon away with special musical guests LayeRhythm, learn graffiti art with artist Koz and dance to DJs from The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music.
Willoughby Street + Pearl Street — Downtown Brooklyn
Wild Roots: Afro-Indigenous Food Sovereignty + Traditions w/ Elena Terry + Yusuf Bin-Rella
Ace Hotel Brooklyn and GBA/Guilty by Association invite you to a conversation and a cooking demo with Yusuf Bin-Rella and Elena Terry, exploring how Indigenous and African-American cuisines supported and influenced each other. This program is part of celebrating the Duvernay Collective‘s work, currently on view in The Gallery and at GBA.
Chef Bin-Rella and Chef Terry will make hominy grits with an Afro-Indigenous gumbo highlighting ingredients from both cultures. The dish utilizes okra, ancestral beans & corn, and other locally available fresh vegetables and authentic herbs that tell a story of the African diaspora and Indigenous reclamation. April 27.
The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience
Party like it is 1813 — Step back in time and enter the magical world of Bridgerton. An immersive Bridgerton experience with stunning costumes and decor opens on April 27. This unique immersive party features drinks, music, dancing, and romance.
You can get your tickets now.
Mediapro Manhattan Studio
508 West 37th Street — Hudson Yards
The Spaghetti Disco party is back in Manhattan for one night only. Join designer and DJ Bianca Bosso as she brings her infamous Spaghetti Disco party to the Georgia Room lounge above the Freehand Hotel on Thursday, April 27.
Prosecco and red checkered wine will be served upon arrival, with dancefloor spaghetti dropping at 10 PM by Chef Torrin Emory. So come hungry, leave pasta happy. Vegan and gluten-free options will also be available.
DJ sets will feature AMALIE, PopSamCam, Bianca DJing under her music alias BUNX and disco legend Danilo Braca.
Bianca’s fashion-forward brand BUNX will be on site for you to carb-load on pasta-shaped jewelry & other paraphernalia. Buy tickets here.
23 Lexington Avenue, 2nd floor — Flatiron
The Midnight Theatre Follies
In the legendary spirit of Ziegfeld’s Midnight Frolic and the Follies of Yore, a new late-night, intimate, theatrical imagining arrives in Manhattan West.
Inspired by the exquisite state-of-the-art deco Midnight Theatre, and the storied history of NYC cabarets and revues, The Midnight Follies welcomes all (21+) for a night of glamorous burlesque, scintillating circus, laugh-out-loud comedy, wonderful music, miraculous magic, and vaudeville variety on April 28.
Kick off your weekend in grand style while imbibing extravagant cocktails and dining on delectable bites from Hidden Leaf as the swirl of The Follies sweeps you into a glorious haze of frolic and fun.
Created and produced by circus impresarios Joshua Dean & Ben Franklin and star burlesque headliner Rosie Cheeks, The Midnight Follies is guaranteed to quench your entertainment thirsts and send you dancing out into the night eager for new adventures and a subsequent return to The Follies.
All tickets come with a $25 Food & Beverage minimum in the theatre.
75 Manhattan West Plaza — Midtown
Antiquarian Book Fair
In its 63rd year, Antiquarian Book Fair is a festival for book collectors. For an entire weekend at Park Avenue Armory, explore first editions, maps, manuscripts, et cetera. Nearly 200 exhibitors from 17 countries will grace the world’s finest antiquarian book fair.
Tickets can be purchased for just one day or the entire show. Get tickets here — it runs from April 27-30.
Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue — Upper East Side
Setting New Standards Carole J. Bufford
The Great American Songbook is an ever-expanding canon of musical treasures. With “Setting New Standards,” Carole J. Bufford mines the 2000s for musical gems that, had they been written in earlier decades, could have been designated as standards and included in that canon.
Expect an evening of powerhouse vocals and captivating storytelling with songs you know and love [and perhaps a few discoveries].
Featuring songs made famous by John Legend, Bruno Mars, Amy Winehouse, Norah Jones, Jennifer Nettles, Chris Stapleton, Melody Gardot, Duffy, Little Big Town and more!
Musical Director: Ian Herman
Chelsea Table & Stage
Hilton Fashion District Hotel, 152 West 26th Street — Chelsea
Bronx Night Market
The Bronx Night Market is back for a sixth season — a food event that has become a Bronx staple. Join over four thousand attendees for delightful cuisine and a cultural experience of diversity.
The market opens on April 29, featuring a curated selection of Bronx and New York City food, beverage, arts and crafts., and packaged goods vendors representing New York’s diversity.
1 Fordham Plaza — Bronx
House Is A Feeling @ Sankofa Haus – Drink. Dance. Celebrate.
THE ONLY HOUSE MUSIC DANCE PARTY IN THE BRONX IS BACK, with drinks, dancing, and celebrating at the South Bronx’s premier event space, Sankofa Haus.
For this installment, one of Uptown’s favorite DJs and fellow Bronx natives, DJ Ultraviolet, will join residents DJ Sabrosura and Jay Boogie in setting the high-frequency vibes for the night.
Live percussion and instrumentation all night.
Food and Drink are available for purchase — Get tickets here.
2422 3rd Avenue — Bronx
Brisket King NYC 2023
Brisket King NYC is coming to a Brand New Location — who will be crown Brisket King. Taste every dish from local and visiting chefs with our all-inclusive tickets. Every year brings various food, participants, vendors, and fun.
Pig Beach BBQ Queens
35-37 36th St Ground Floor — Astoria
So how do you plan on ending the month of April? Please feel free to comment below and share your plans. Happy almost the end of April.