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