What To Do In New York City This Weekend (April 13 – April 15)

Ashley Falzone
Ashley is your semi-above-average 20 something living in Astoria who lives and breathes NYC life. She goes about her days looking forward to all the food she will consume. She also loves referencing Kanye West quotes in her articles whenever applicable.

Spring fever is upon us, with many people on Spring Break, while others celebrate Passover and Easter. Get festive this weekend with some old-fashioned bonnets, partying, eats and cherry blossom viewing.


Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival

Get your best bonnet ready for this fabulous display of pageantry at the Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival on Sunday. The parade starts at 10am and continues until 4 p.m., with the best viewing spot by St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Obviously you would be joining in on the fun.


The Secret Eats and Gritty Past of Chinatown

The New York Adventure club will help you to journey through the best eats of the twisted back streets of Chinatown, all while learning about its gritty past filled with gangs and violence. Tickets are $35, and they include tastings at every eatery on the tour.

Queuing up… #bestdimsumintown #nomwahteaparlor

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Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival — Queens

There is no better way to celebrate spring than with a viewing of the beloved cherry blossoms, even if it isn’t in the famed Washington D.C. The Queens Sakura Matsuri event will take place at Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Saturday. This annual festival is a true celebration of the spring blossoming of the cherry trees. The event is free, and will also feature a live drum performance, along with a tea ceremony and traditional Japanese dances.


Midnight Market Jersey City

People say there aren’t too many good reasons to head to Joisey, but this is definitely one of them. Take the PATH train over to Jersey City this Friday for the Midnight Market-Dessert First edition. It’s a $5 cover and each of the over 20 vendors selling desserts at $5 or fewer — it’s a foodie deal to be reckoned with. Many vendors hail from our beloved NYC and its cash only, so you’ll still feel right at home in this foreign land.


Wasabassco’s Spring Break: Gowanus

Time to pretend like you’re back in college experiencing Spring Break: MTV style in all its foolish glory. Wasabassco’s Burlesque Spring Break is taking place this Friday at the Bell House in Gowanus, and it’s promising to be a wild evening. Tickets are $20, so start preparing for the twirling tassels and tequila shots now.


For events to keep you going throughout April, check out the below:

The Butterfly Conservatory at the Museum of Natural History

Open until May 28, this is one of the museum’s most popular annual seasonal exhibitions. Featuring the anatomy, evolution, and conservation of butterflies, this conservatory will get you into the spring/summer bug-loving spirit.

The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity -George Carlin

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Hester Street Fair

This weekend calls for the opening of the Hester Street fair for the season, which features many street eats and artisan good along Hester Street. This weekly Saturday market is now on its eighth year.


New Restaurant Openings/Art to Check Out:


This Vietnamese-inspired fast-casual restaurant just opened this week on the Upper West Side, with another location in the Flatiron District. The menu features non-traditional Bahn Mi sandwiches, greens, and rice and noodle bowls that are all made from scratch.


Zia Esterina Sorbillo

This famed pizza fritta and fried calzone spot from Gino Sorbillo of Naples, Italy is making its way to NYC. Opening next Thursday at 112 Mulberry St., this will be the first of two NYC locations, so snag a spot before all discover it.

About yesterday. Ripenso all'unto. #ZiaEsterina #Sorbillo #Napoli

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Making Space-MoMa

Get your ladies together for this new exhibition opening at MoMa this Saturday called Making Space. The exhibit shines a spotlight on the achievements of women artists between the end of World War II (1945) and the start of the Feminist movement (around 1968). Abstract art dominated artistic practice during these years, as many artists working in the aftermath of World War II sought an international language that might transcend national and regional narratives. The exhibition will remain open until August 13.


Met Rooftop-The Theater of Disappearance

As the Met Roof turns 30, it will celebrate by featuring the work of the youngest artist to ever take on the outdoor terrace. Adrian Villar Rojas of Argentina will have his work presented this Friday, April 14 with “The Theater of Disappearance,” a series of roughly 20 large-scale sculptures referencing (and toying with) artworks and objects the artist has cherry-picked from among the 17 curatorial departments at the Met, including the Egyptian wing and Arms and Armor. If you go to the Met often, you may recognize a lot of this super cool artwork.


Liminial Scope at Industry City

This incredibly cool immersive light and sound installation by artist collaborative Hovver is open at Industry City’s Gallery until April 20. In a completely blacked out gallery space the installation offers an otherworldly experience to visitors with a stunning and hypnotic audio-visuals.

NOMOFOMO WHAT: LIMINAL SCOPE. "…an immersive light and sound installation, in which three rings frame the transit of light through space. The audiovisual score enmeshes harmonic frequencies, rhythmic motion, and gradients of color, orchestrating a narrative which navigates tension and release. In a completely blacked out gallery space, the installation offers an otherworldly experience to visitors with a stunning and hypnotic audio-visual display". WHO: Chris Lunney and Kat Brice (@hovver_), presented by @industrycity and @wallplayground WHERE: Industry City 274 36th St, Brooklyn WHEN: Through April 19, 2017 M-Sa from 11am to 6pm (4pm on Saturdays). If you go on April 13 from 1-4 pm, they are doing "Hovver Portraits"–free high def pictures taken in the installation. FREE. FEED INSPIRATION: #hovver #industrycity #wallplayground 📷: @artworldnyc

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