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Upcoming events

Freedom Rising Art Exhibition
Today until May 31, 2024  06:00 PM-08:00 PM  Brooklyn Art Haus

Freedom Rising Art ExhibitionExhibitions

Freedom Rising art exhibition is curated by art activist, Genesis Be, in collaboration with HeartBound Ministries.
Published: March 28, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Thursday night movies “Speedy” (1928)
Today  06:00 PM-08:00 PM  Jefferson Market Library

Thursday night movies “Speedy” (1928)Movies

“Speedy” (1928) is a silent comedy classic starring Harold Lloyd as the titular Speedy, a young man with a good heart and a head full of baseball, but who can’t seem to hold down a job. When his sweetheart’s grandfather, Pop Dillon, faces losing his beloved horse-drawn trolley business to a ruthless transportation tycoon, Speedy vows to help.
Published: May 23, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Spring Film Series: “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” (2023)
Today  01:00 PM-03:15 PM  Macomb's Bridge Library

Spring Film Series: “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” (2023)Movies

“Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” is a coming-of-age comedy-drama based on Judy Blume’s beloved 1970 novel of the same name. The story follows eleven-year-old Margaret Simon as her family moves from the bustling streets of New York City to the seemingly quiet suburbs of New Jersey.
Published: May 23, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
World MS Day: Discussing Diagnosis Webinar
Today  08:30 AM-09:30 AM

World MS Day: Discussing Diagnosis WebinarWebinars

In this webinar, we’ll be joined by MS Together and a panel of speakers as they discuss all things related to diagnosis.
Published: May 19, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Ping-pong/table tennis meetup
Today until Dec 30, 2024 (Mon, Thu)  07:00 PM-08:00 PM

Ping-pong/table tennis meetupSports events

Let’s smash some balls and have a blast at the PING-PONG/TABLE TENNIS MEETUP every Monday & Thursday @ 7:00 pm!
Published: January 25, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Booty Bands Thursday
Today until Dec 26, 2024 (on Thu)  07:00 PM-08:00 PM  AB event

Booty Bands ThursdaySports events

A high-intensity resistance band cardio class. Come build those glutes and snatch that waist!
Published: January 18, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
White Label World Expo
Today until May 31, 2024  09:00 AM-06:00 PM  Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

White Label World ExpoExhibitions

The world’s leading event for White & Private Label Products
Published: May 22, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Exhibition “Armida and Rinaldo”
Today until Jul 03, 2024 (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)  10:00 AM-06:00 PM  Winston Wachter Fine Art

Exhibition “Armida and Rinaldo”Exhibitions

Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York is excited to announce Armida & Rinaldo, a series of new paintings by Eric Uhlir and the artist’s first.
Published: May 2, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Exhibition “ReImagine Lefferts”
Today  05:00 PM-07:00 PM  Lefferts Historic House

Exhibition “ReImagine Lefferts”Exhibitions

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to celebrate a significant milestone in our ReImagine Lefferts initiative!
Published: May 21, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Free Sala Dance Workshop
Today until Dec 26, 2024 (on Thu)  07:30 PM-08:30 PM

Free Sala Dance WorkshopWorkshops

Come join us every Thursday for a free Sala Dance Workshop at Little Mexico Restaurant, Medford!
Published: May 9, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Stanford STOmics Webinar
Today  12:00 PM-01:00 PM

Stanford STOmics WebinarWebinars

Join us for a virtual STOmics Webinar where we’ll delve into our groundbreaking SUB-CELLULAR resolution spatial transcriptomics technology!
Published: May 20, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Tour of The Battery Urban Farm
Today until May 30, 2024 (on Thu)  01:00 PM-02:00 PM  The Battery Urban Farm

Tour of The Battery Urban FarmTours

Take a tour of The Battery Urban Farm to learn about how we grow to produce in the heart of downtown New York City
Published: May 4, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Axel Quincke in Piano Concert
Today  05:00 PM-06:30 PM  Consulate General of Argentina

Axel Quincke in Piano ConcertConcerts

Axel Quincke is an Argentine pianist, composer, environmental lawyer, and producer.
Published: May 14, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
NYC Free Tour
Today until Jun 29, 2024 (Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)  11:00 AM-12:00 PM

NYC Free TourTours

Uncover the Secrets of the Big Apple with a local!
Published: May 26, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Craic Fest
Tomorrow  08:00 PM-10:30 PM  The Wolfhound

Craic FestFestivals

The Craic Session with Mark Geary is a one-night event featuring a diverse lineup of Irish musicians.
Published: May 21, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Family Movies: “Paddington 2” (2017)
Tomorrow  02:00 PM-03:45 PM  53rd Street Library, Theater

Family Movies: “Paddington 2” (2017)Movies

In “Paddington 2” (2017), our beloved marmalade-loving bear is happily settled with the Brown family in London. He’s become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and kindness wherever he goes. To purchase a unique antique pop-up book for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, Paddington takes on a series of odd jobs, but the book is stolen!
Published: May 23, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Free Zumba Class
Tomorrow until Dec 27, 2024 (on Fri)  11:00 AM-12:00 PM  Moore Street Market

Free Zumba ClassSports events

Join our Zumba class for fun dancing and fitness. Feel the beat and boost your mood!
Published: May 24, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Concert “Echoes of War”
Tomorrow  07:30 PM-08:30 PM  Saint John`s In the Village

Concert “Echoes of War”Concerts

The concert “Echoes of War” is scheduled for Friday, May 31, 2024. It will be a poignant evening of music featuring cello and piano.
Published: May 21, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Community Unity Fest
Tomorrow  05:00 PM-09:00 PM

Community Unity FestFestivals

Community Unity Fest: A day of music, games, and unity at Middlebush Park. Join us for family fun & community resources!
Published: May 7, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
One Crate Vinyl Market
June 1, 2024  04:00 PM-10:00 PM  Here Coffee + Beer

One Crate Vinyl MarketFairs

Buy Records. Eat BBQ. Drink Brews. Hang out!
Published: May 24, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Jersey City Night Market
June 1, 2024  03:00 PM-09:00 PM

Jersey City Night MarketFairs

Join us as we celebrate small business and everything chill about Chilltown. Explore 50 incredible companies and discover new favorites! Eat delicious food, shop from our local artists & artisans, enjoy craft brews, and dance as our DJs bring the energy!
Published: May 24, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
NYC Running Group
June 1, 2024 until Jul 20, 2024 (on Sat)  08:30 AM-09:30 AM

NYC Running GroupSports events

Let’s Race to Saturday! Come enjoy an early run with us.
Published: February 8, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
FAD Market
June 1, 2024 until Jun 02, 2024  11:00 AM-07:00 PM  Empire Stores

FAD MarketFairs

This summer, FAD Market will continue its monthly pop-up at Dumbo’s Empire Stores in June, July, and August!
Published: May 24, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Environmental Arts Concert
June 1, 2024  01:00 PM-03:00 PM  The Westport Library

Environmental Arts ConcertConcerts

Members of the Staples Environmental Arts club will perform music in a variety of styles, and debut a piece written by a club member.
Published: May 21, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Wayne Farmers Market
June 1, 2024 until Nov 23, 2024 (on Sat)  09:00 AM-02:00 PM

Wayne Farmers MarketFairs

Hey y’all! Come on down to Wayne Farmers Market for fresh produce, homemade goods, and a good time!
Published: April 26, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Free Virtual Class to Banish Anxiety and Fears
June 1, 2024 until Dec 31, 2024 (Tue, Sat)  08:00 PM-09:30 PM

Free Virtual Class to Banish Anxiety and FearsCourses

Want to improve your public speaking skills, and become more influential in business & life, this is a MUST-attend training.
Published: May 16, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
New York Lights Art Exhibition
June 1, 2024  05:00 PM-09:00 PM  Awita New York

New York Lights Art ExhibitionExhibitions

Artistic Fusion: A Global Perspective" is a captivating art exhibition presented by the IKSAD Institute in partnership with Haliç University
Published: May 21, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Concert “The Jazzmen”
June 2, 2024  06:30 PM-07:30 PM  Saint Peter`s Church

Concert “The Jazzmen”Concerts

Catherine Russell interviewed Larry Tye about his new book “The Jazzmen” published by Mariner Books.
Published: May 28, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Family Fun Open House | Momma’s Pop-Up Market
June 2, 2024  10:00 AM-02:00 PM

Family Fun Open House | Momma’s Pop-Up MarketFairs

The Studio Ligaya is a unique, AAPI woman-owned venue in New Jersey that caters to fitness, wellness, and events for moms and families.
Published: May 25, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
NYC Tennis & Pickleball Group
June 2, 2024 until Jun 23, 2024 (on Sun)  04:00 PM-07:00 PM  Juniper Valley Tennis Courts

NYC Tennis & Pickleball GroupSports events

Come show off your skills with Tennis and Pickleball!
Published: February 8, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Free Live Jazz Music — Jam session & Open Mic
June 2, 2024 until Dec 28, 2025 (on Sun)  03:30 PM-06:30 PM  Sour Mouse

Free Live Jazz Music — Jam session & Open MicConcerts

Every Sunday Jorei Jazz hosts free Live Jazz Jam Session & Open Mic. Starting with Featured Artist Showcase, followed by the Jam & Open Mic
Published: April 15, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Exhibition “Faces of Fantasy”
June 2, 2024  02:00 PM-04:00 PM  Tompkins Corners Cultural Center

Exhibition “Faces of Fantasy”Exhibitions

An exhibit of surreal portraiture by four-time New York Times best-selling author and illustrator Michael Garland.
Published: May 22, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Documentary Screening “Lift”
June 2, 2024  01:00 PM-02:00 PM  St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery

Documentary Screening “Lift”Movies

Join us for a night of inspiration and empowerment at the LIFT Documentary Screening — you won’t want to miss it!
Published: May 24, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Push Your Boundaries Book Club
June 2, 2024 until Jun 02, 2024 (on Sun)  02:00 PM-03:30 PM

Push Your Boundaries Book ClubLiterature

Get ready to expand your reading horizons and challenge your comfort zone with the Push Your Boundaries Book Club.
Published: January 19, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
BxPE Farmers Market & CSA
June 2, 2024 until Nov 24, 2024 (on Sun)  09:00 AM-04:00 PM  Brady Playground

BxPE Farmers Market & CSAFairs

Follow us at @bxpemarket to learn more about our upcoming events, farm share program, and vendor opportunities.
Published: May 24, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Rookie Runners Workshop
June 3, 2024 until Jun 03, 2024 (on Mon)  06:00 PM-07:00 PM

Rookie Runners WorkshopSports events

Join us for this free 7-week program that will condition the body and will cover running-related topics like stretching, cross-training, and running up to 3 miles.
Published: April 20, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Read with Me at the Action Center
June 3, 2024 until Jun 24, 2024 (on Mon)  12:00 PM-01:00 PM  Brownsville Neighborhood Health Action Center

Read with Me at the Action CenterLiterature

Let’s dive into the magical world of books together at “Read with Me”
Published: April 5, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Excel Upper Charter School Tours
June 4, 2024 until Jun 25, 2024 (on Tue)  09:30 AM-10:30 AM

Excel Upper Charter School ToursTours

Beginning in January, join us for school tours every Tuesday at 9:30 AM
Published: February 10, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Kids Concert with Mike Messer Music
June 4, 2024 until Sep 24, 2024 (on Tue)  11:30 AM-12:15 PM

Kids Concert with Mike Messer MusicConcerts

Join Mike Messer Music for an acoustic kids’ concert at the playground! Stop by Tuesdays from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm, to dance and sing along.
Published: May 1, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Brooklyn Networking Dinner and Learn
June 4, 2024 until Jun 25, 2024 (on Tue)  07:00 PM-09:00 PM  Junior's Restaurant & Bakery

Brooklyn Networking Dinner and LearnWorkshops

Come meet industry professionals, and learn about services that can help you expand your business and income!
Published: April 20, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Bryant Park Public Tours
June 5, 2024 until Dec 11, 2024 (on Wed)  11:00 AM-12:00 PM  Fountain at 41st and 6th

Bryant Park Public ToursTours

Go on an enjoyable walking tour of Bryant Park, and discover how Bryant Park Corporation successfully transformed “Needle Park” of the 1970s into Manhattan’s Town Square of today. The guides are loaded with expertise on the park’s rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts.
Published: February 3, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Concert of Katerina Steinerova
June 5, 2024  07:00 PM-10:00 PM  Bohemian National Hall

Concert of Katerina SteinerovaConcerts

Swing Concert and Talk Show of singer Kateřina Steinerová and Her Swing Boys together with saying thank-you to Miroslav Konvalina
Published: May 28, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Summer Exhibitions Opening Reception
June 5, 2024  06:00 PM-08:00 PM  Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling

Summer Exhibitions Opening ReceptionExhibitions

Join Sugar Hill Museum to celebrate the summer exhibitions with the artists and curators of Conduit and Mental Spaces II.
Published: May 29, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Exhibition “Traces: Memory, Nature and the Body”
June 5, 2024  05:00 PM-07:00 PM  SVA Flatiron Gallery

Exhibition “Traces: Memory, Nature and the Body”Exhibitions

The School of Visual Arts (SVA) is proud to present a group exhibition that showcases the work of five artists and alumni from SVA’s Artist Residency programs.
Published: May 28, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Thursday night movies: “Athena” (1954)
June 6, 2024  06:00 PM-08:00 PM  Jefferson Market Library

Thursday night movies: “Athena” (1954)Movies

Athena Mulvane and her six sisters live under the care of their grandparents, who promote a healthy lifestyle.
Published: May 29, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Movies at Hudson Park: “Irma la Douce” (1963)
June 6, 2024  02:00 PM-04:00 PM  Hudson Park Library

Movies at Hudson Park: “Irma la Douce” (1963)Movies

“Irma la Douce” is a romantic comedy that follows the story of Nestor, a struggling Parisian law student, who falls head over heels for Irma, a beautiful and charming prostitute.
Published: May 29, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Cornelius Eady Group Concert
June 7, 2024  06:30 PM-07:30 PM  The Van Cortlandt House Museum

Cornelius Eady Group ConcertConcerts

Come see the Cornelius Eady Group perform live and in concert on the lawn of Van Cortlandt House Museum- it’s gonna be a night to remember!
Published: May 28, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Family Movies: “Kung Fu Panda 3” (2016)
June 7, 2024  02:00 PM-03:45 PM  53rd Street Library, Theater

Family Movies: “Kung Fu Panda 3” (2016)Movies

Po the panda, now a skilled kung fu master and the Dragon Warrior, enjoys his peaceful life in the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters. However, his idyllic existence is shattered when his long-lost father, Li, suddenly appears.
Published: May 29, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Double Entendre Concert
June 8, 2024  04:00 PM-07:00 PM  Morris-Jumel Mansion

Double Entendre ConcertConcerts

Join us June 8th or 9th to see Double Entendre perform at the Morris-Jumel Mansion!
Published: May 28, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Latin Fest
June 8, 2024  02:00 PM-03:00 PM  The Backyard

Latin FestFestivals

All The Latinas and Latinos Are Needed In Attendance!
Published: May 21, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Festewell Fest
June 8, 2024  10:00 AM-08:00 PM  Salvation Wellness

Festewell FestFestivals

Join us in celebrating Salvation Wellness’ 10th anniversary with a spectacular wellness festival years in the making!
Published: May 28, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
The Village Fest
June 8, 2024  09:00 AM-01:00 PM

The Village FestFestivals

Join us at The Village Fest, where MPTCS Foundation sponsors a fun-filled day of community celebration!
Published: May 28, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Dragon Fest New York 2024 #6
June 8, 2024  10:00 AM-06:00 PM

Dragon Fest New York 2024 #6Festivals

An annual outdoor Chinese food & culture festival with experiential activities, tastings, and market fairs.
Published: May 28, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Course “Educated Filmmakers 2024”
June 8, 2024 until Jul 27, 2024 (Tue, Sat)  01:00 PM-08:00 PM  The Thomas Berry Place

Course “Educated Filmmakers 2024”Courses

An 8-week crash course.16 Workshops. Learn The Business of Filmmaking, while making a short film. A Unique Experience
Published: May 24, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Uptown Good Food Farmers Market
June 8, 2024  08:00 PM-09:00 PM

Uptown Good Food Farmers MarketFairs

Exciting News! Introducing Uptown Good Food Farmers Market, your one-stop destination for locally grown farm-fresh food, delectable baked goods, tantalizing condiments, and mouthwatering desserts.
Published: May 24, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Photography Exhibition
June 9, 2024  02:00 PM-06:00 PM  Creative O. Studios

Photography ExhibitionExhibitions

Come check out some amazing photos at our Photography Exhibition — it’s going to be a feast for the eyes!
Published: May 29, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Studio D’Ottavio Spring Recital
June 9, 2024  01:00 PM-02:00 PM  St. Michael's Church

Studio D’Ottavio Spring RecitalConcerts

Join us for an afternoon of piano and vocal music in a beautiful space, performed by the music students of Ms. Lauren D’Ottavio.
Published: May 28, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa