Tues., April 23rd
Celebrate Shakespeare’s 455th Birthday in Bryant Park with this special birthday party that puts a modern and musical twist on his timeless stories.
The evening features classic monologues and scenes performed by The Drilling Company, as well as original Shakespeare-inspired music written for past Bryant Park productions.
- FREE, 6pm to 8pm
- It’s part of the annual Bryant Park Shakespeare program.
The Gaia space telescope recently released its second catalog of more than 1.3 billion stellar distances, which is helping astronomers visualize the universe and map the Milky Way like never before.
Join American Museum of Natural History astrophysicist Jackie Faherty to explore the data in this immersive full-dome experience.
- 7pm at the Hayden Planetarium Space Theater, AMNH
- Enter at 81st Street entrance
- $15($13.50 seniors, students), $12 Members
Sat./Sun., April 27/28
The annual celebration of all things Japanese, including cherry blossoms, with two full days of events at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, including tradtitional dance and drumming performances, flower arranging classes, martial arts demos, special events for kids and more.
Noon–12:45 p.m. – Soh Daiko – Thunderous taiko drumming
1:15–2 p.m. – Dancejapan with Sachiyo Ito – Elegant and colorful Kabuki Buyo
2:15–3 p.m. – Japanese Folk Dance Institute of NY – Vibrant traditional Minbu dances
3:15–4 p.m. – Samurai Sword Soul – Action-packed drama by martial arts masters
4:15–5 p.m. – Pinky Doodle Poodle – High-energy, punky female-fronted rock from Japan
5:15–6 p.m. – The Molice – Tokyo’s indie rockers with an edgy twist
Noon–12:45 p.m. – Taiko Masala – Traditional taiko drumming and martial arts, Brooklyn-style
1–1:45 p.m. – Dancejapan with Sachiyo Ito – Elegant and colorful Kabuki Buyo
2–2:45 p.m. – Samurai Sword Soul – Action-packed drama by martial arts masters
3–3:45 p.m. – J-Music Ensemble – High-octane jazz inspired by anime and video game themes
4–4:45 p.m. – Twisty Bonbon – Japanese producer Twisty’s techno-infused music project
5–5:45 p.m. – Lust – Trippy, edgy Japanese rock from NYC-based trio
- FREE with admission.
- NEW this year requires purchasing tickets in advance
- Tickets are $30, Seniors and students pay $25, children under 12 FREE with a ticket holder (one child per paid ticket)
- All festival attendees must present ticket for entry.
Sun., April 28
This annual event at the Temple of Emanu-el honors the victims and the survivors of the Holocaust. Presented in conjunction with the Museum of Jewish Heritage, the event includes elderly survivors lighting candles of remembrance, songs and more. Because we must #NeverForget.
- FREE, 2pm, Temple Emanu-el main sanctuary, Fifth Ave. at 65th St.
- Note – A major new exhibition on Auschwitz opens at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in May. Purchase tickets here directly from the museum with no service charge.
Regina Opera Company presents the final concert of its 49th season with a two-hour show of Broadway and popular music, including 3 world premiers by young composer Julian Raheb performed by members of the Queens-based Regina Opera orchestra.
The show is family-friendly, and tickets are just $15 (plus a small service fee).
- 3pm at OLPH Catholic Academy, 5902 6th Ave between 59th & 60th Streets, Brooklyn