March 2017

MAJOR EVENTS

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

It’s that time of the year again when you can get drunk and wear green. NYC loves St. Patrick’s Day and the celebration kicks off with a Day Parade, which goes along Fifth Avenue and other key attractions in the city.  St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in honor of Ireland’s most beloved saint. This year, this special annual day takes place on Friday, March 17. So before you hit an Irish pub, make sure you catch the parade.

New York Botanical Garden’s Orchid Show

Spring is just around the corner, and the New York Botanical Garden wants to start this festive season with their 14th Annual Orchid Show. Come and be mesmerized by this one-of-a-kind floral show.  Colorful orchid displays will set up throughout the galleries of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. The show will run from February 18 to April 9, 2017.

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Grand Tasting

Make your visit to NYC more memorable by attending the NY Drinks NY Grand Tasting. This special event will feature approximately 200 wine variations from 40 wineries from all over the state of New York including areas like the Niagara Escarpment and the Finger Lakes.  NY Grand Tasting will take place on March 7 at the Altman Building. It is scheduled to run for two hours. Along with the wine, local artisans will also offer cheese and other snacks.

AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD

 Exciting Puppet Show

Treat your little ones to a spectacular puppet show presented by Puppetworks. For the month March, Pupperworks will showcase “Puss in Boots”, a 1697 French story about a cat with magical boots, which allows it to speak. Puppetworks is located on 338 Sixth Ave. at Fourth Street within the Park Slope neighborhood.

Comedy Show At Union Hall

Do you like to enjoy the weekend with laughter and fun? Head out to Union Hall on Sunday, March 12 to catch Sasheer Zamata’s Party Time Show in action. Zamata, a famed Saturday Night Live comedian, is set to stage her own month show starting, so go and get tickets, while you still can!

Baking Workshop

If you want to learn something useful and have fun at the same time, then you should definitely consider attending the Wood Fire Oven Baking Workshop at the Old Stone House. This special workshop, which will run for two days, will be run by Sarah Owens, the award-winning author of Sourdough.  Wood Fire Oven Baking Workshop will start on Saturday, March 25 until March 26th. Tickets available online at Brown Paper Tickets.

 

Party at the Bell House

Are you up for a great night in Brooklyn? If the answer is yes, you only need to head out to the Bell House, you will get your wish and more.   Bell House always have amazing events lined up especially during the weekend.  One event to look forward to this month is “Party Like it’s 1999”, which is scheduled on Saturday, March 4. So if you’re a fan of 90’s music, this is one of the best ways to spend  your holiday in Brooklyn.

 

 April 2017

MAJOR EVENTS

The Black Party

This ‘outrageous’ party is one of the most anticipated LGBTQ events in NYC during spring.  The party’s main draw are men wearing the kinkiest outfits you can ever imagine. Guests are also treated to some great albeit strange performances. The Black Party promises to be unique and crazy. The event starts at 11 pm on Saturday, April 1, 2017, and goes on until Sunday, April 2 at 2:00 pm.

Tribeca Film Festival

April is the month for the cool Tribeca Film Festival. Produced by Robert De Niro and company, this film festival shines the spotlight to local indie films, documentaries, and features. It is the event where budding filmmakers show what they are made of. This year, the Tribeca Film Festival will start from April 19 to 30 and will who screenings in Lower Manhattan.  You can buy tickets at the official festival website.

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Brooklyn Folk Festival

It’s time for the beloved Brooklyn Folk Festival! This year, this live musical extravaganza will be held at St. Ann’s Church in the historic Brooklyn Heights. The church’s interior is the perfect setting to listen to those melodious acoustic strings. Watch world-class acts perform folk and blues to your heart’s desire. The Brooklyn Folk Festival will run for three days, from Friday, April 28, 2016, to Sunday, April 30, 2016. For advance tickets, visit the official festival website.

AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD

 Vintage Shopping

Do you like shopping with a twist? Make your way to Park Slope’s Vintage District along Fifth Avenue. Here you find a collection of shops that sell favorite vintage clothing such as Levi’s wide leg jeans and Pucci minidresses. You are guaranteed to find great bargains compared to shopping at SoHo or the Lower East Side.

Karaoke Night

Sing your heart out this April 5th at Freddy’s Bar and Backroom, 627 5th Ave. South Park Slope. This fun Karaoke Grand Prix event will be hosted by performers H-Bomb & Emma C. Hammer. The event starts at 9:00 pm; entrance is free! So what are you waiting for? Get those vocal chords ready.

 Farmers’ Market

Rub shoulders with locals while enjoying the freshest produce the city has to offer at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket. Situated at the northwest entrance of Prospect Park, Brooklyn, the market is open for business every Saturdays, starting from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Aside from selling some of the best farm-fresh products in the region, the market also constantly organizes events like cooking demonstrations and barbecue picnics.

 

Virtual Reality Bar

Do you want to experience the power of virtual reality? Head out to VR Bar, the first and only virtual reality arcade in Brooklyn. Alcohol is not the main offering at VR Bar. Instead, you will be treated to a wide range of games, films, and experiences that will let you enter the incredible world of virtual reality. They are open from 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm every day, and is also open to party rentals as well corporate events.