Sat., April 13th
An all-day program of events, from early-morning yoga to special performances, visitors will be immersed in art, science, and culture at this festival honoring Earth Day. Participate in hands-on activities, join surprise guest stars on our main stage, and celebrate the beautiful planet we call home.
- Beginning at 7 am at the American Museum of Natural History
- Free with Museum admission
Join Four Freedoms State Park in celebrating the Roosevelt Island Community Cherry Blossom Festival featuring traditional and contemporary Japanese performances, including Taiko drumming, a cultural fair with vendors, and more.
11:00am – Tea Ceremony, Southpoint Park
11:00am – 2:00pm -Japanese Cultural Fair, Gallery RIVAA
12:30pm – 5:00pm -Music and Dance Performances, Four Freedoms State Park
NYC Record Store Day 2019
33rpms are alive and well at record stores throughout NYC, and NYC Record Store Day celebrates the artists and those of us who still love vinyl, with new releases, giveaways and live performances at NYC record stores.
Here’s some of what’s happening in Manhattan and Brooklyn –
NYC Record Store Day events and deals in Brooklyn –
Rough Trade in Williamsburg opens at 9am and will have the most RSD exclusives in town, plus performances by Steve Gunn, Cochemea (The Dap Kings), TEEN, Elijah Wolf, Pearl Charles, and Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed; DJ sets from Charly Bliss, Chris Cohen, Sad 13 (Speedy Ortiz), Madison McFerrin, Ian Williams (Battles), The Range, and Blake Schwarzenbach (Jawbreaker); signings with Wayne Coyne (Flaming Lips), T Bone Burnett, and David J (Bauhaus / Love & Rockets). Plus, Richard Barone moderates a panel discussion on Lou Reed’s Ecstacy, and Rough Trade also hosts The Flaming Lips’ Kings Mouth art installation and screenings of Kevin Morby’s ‘Oh My God’ The Film.
- Details here.
Down the street at Halcyon (74 Wythe Ave) opens at 10 AM with a selection of RSD19 exclusives, an “extended selection of used records,” and a full roster of DJs.
- Details here.
Academy Records Annex in Greenpoint (85 Oak St) opens at 10 AM with lots of RSD19 exclusives and in-store performances. They’ll be serving coffee, and possibly donuts for those waiting in line in the morning, and beer in the afternoon. Or, get your suds at the Hot Sauce Expo around the corner at the Brooklyn Expo Center.
Earwax in Williamsburg (167 N. 9th) will open at 10:30 AM, and Captured Tracks in Greenpoint (195 Calyer) open at 10 AM and both have a selection of RSD titles.
Record Grouch in Greenpoint (986 Manhattan Ave) won’t have any RSD exclusives but they will have boxes of $1 records (and it’s just a great store).
NYC Record Store Day events and deals In Manhattan:
Turntable Lab (84 E. 10th St) opens at 10 AM and they’ve got a dedicated pop-up shop for all RSD Exclusives across the street at City of Saints Roasters (79 E. 10th St). To speed things up, Turntable Lab makes a printable checklist of all the titles they’re getting in that you can mark with the titles you want, hand to the clerks and they’ll pull what’s still in stock. (Pretty cool.) There’s free cold brew for the first 200 people in line, and you get a limited edition tote with any RSD exclusive. Over at the main store, they’ve got DJs all day, plus raffles and more.
Greenwich village mainstay Generation Records (210 Thompson) opens at 8 AM. I addition to RSD titles, there are limited Youth of Today “One Night Stand” 7”s and “one time only t-shirts for sale,” plus live performances by Mike Peters of The Alarm and The Drew Stone Hit Squad.
- More details are on Generation’s Facebook event page
Stranded Records (218 E. 5th Street), formerly Good Records, re-opened last weekend and will have regular hours (noon – 8 PM).
SONOS Store in SoHo is hosting a special event where onetime Other Music staffers Amanda, Chris, Duane, Gerald and Josh will be in conversation, sharing stories about their favorite records, and also presenting a special sneak peek of the Other Music Documentary (which is premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival). Logan Rockwell is also DJing and the event goes from 11 AM – 7 PM. It’s free:
- Schedule and RSVP, here.
Generation Records, Rough Trade and Academy Annex are the three places where you can get free tickets to the Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Recordsevent at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Monday (4/15) with live performances by Ministry and Cold Cave.
- More details here.
Thanks to Brooklyn Vegan for assembling this list.
Stop by the Brooklyn Museum Plaza for a spring pop-up market to shop one-of-kind, handmade items from local artisans and vendors.
Includes more than 24 vendors offering artwork, jewelry, fashion, home and apothecary goods, and more.
- One day only, 11am to 7pm
The growing foodie scene in Gowanus is being celebrated in the first-ever Tastes of Gowanus Food and Drink Crawl on Saturday, April 13.
Take a stroll along the industrial, artistic, historic streets near the Gowanus Canal waterfront and discover culinary gems tucked between Park Slope and Carroll Gardens.
- Details here in this previous NYCOTC posting.
Saturday Street Fairs and Egg Hunts
Easter Egg Hunt at Carl Schurz Park 11am-1pm 86th St and East End Ave
Easter Eggstravagana at The Evergreens Cemetery 2pm-4pm, 1629 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn
Easter Egg Hunt at Green Meadows Park 10am-4pm, Alley Park, Bayside, Queens
- NOTE that this event repeats on Sunday, April 14 and again next weekend.
Saturday/Sunday, April 13/14
Hot stuff! Feel the heat at the Seventh Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo next weekend, with unlimited tastes from more than 50 hot sauce vendors from around the world, food and drink to cool down the tastebuds, a hot sauce eating contest and more.
Join Village Preservation to celebrate years of the Greenwich Village Historic District. Events include Village Alliance walking tours, a Washington Square Park concert, open houses, special offers and promotions at local businesess, and more.
Greenwich Village Historic District-wide Open House lasting the entire weekend which includes over 70 participating local businesses, houses of worship, theaters, educational institutions, bars, restaurants, walking tours, and parks, from Chumley’s to the Edward Hopper Studio, from Jefferson Market Garden to the Cherry Lane Theatre.
A full list of partners, weekend-long calendar, and list of promotions is here.
Washington Square Park Celebration Saturday, Noon to 3pm in Garibaldi Plaza
This FREE event in Washington Square Park will feature folk, jazz, and rock performers, with nods to the music that has been made and recorded over the years in Greenwich Village, from Woody Guthrie to Bob Dylan to Adele.
- Music will be performed by: · Richard Barone & Friends · Eli Smith with John Cohen of the New Lost City Ramblers and Ali Dineen · Ryo Sasaki & The Jazz Park Rangers · Greenwich House Music School’s Faculty Duo, Lynn Bechtold and Alon Bisk.
For complete festival information click here
About the Greenwich Village Historic District
It covers 2,300 buildings and about 100 blocks, is one of New York City’s oldest and still largest historic districts. Its oldest building dates to 1799, and it contains an unparalleled array of churches, row houses, theaters, schools, jazz clubs, bars, cafes, and apartment buildings which have housed an extraordinary collection of figures connected to some of the most important social, political, artistic, and cultural movements in America in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Many of these local cultural, educational, religious, and civic groups and small businesses will be offering special opportunities and opening their doors to the public with special tours, access, activities, and deals, including free drinks and happy hours, and other promotions like 20% off C.O. Bigelow Products and a special giveaway at ethical fashion boutique Zuri.
See the full list of promotions here.
Sunday Street Fairs, Easter Egg Hunts and Parades
- Unless otherwise noted, street fairs are 10am to 6pm.
Astoria Pop New York Food Street Fair – Steinway St .at 31st Ave.
Veggie Pride Parade – 11am-5pm – Ninth Ave and Gansevoort St to Union Square
Bleecker Street Festival – Bleecker St between Broadway and Lafayette
Steinway Street Cultural Festival – Steinway St between 28th Ave and 34th Ave
Persian Parade – 12pm – Madison Ave and 39th St
Easter Holiday Market at Flagship Brewery – 1pm-6pm – 40 Minthorne St, Staten Island
Bengali New Year Festival and Parade – 1pm-6pm – Diversity Plaza, 73-19 37th Rd, Flushing, Queens