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March Book Launch

Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch : 7:00 p.m. April 8

In the 1940s, Superman fought the Klan, as the creators of the Superman radio show subjected the hate group to the scorn it deserved. But it took another hero to inspire a young John Lewis with a comic book: Dr. Martin Luther King, in 1957's The Montgomery Story. Now Congressman Lewis has... More >>

Brooklyn Literary Events

Kehinde Wiley

Brooklyn Museum : 11:00 a.m. daily until May 24

Kehinde Wiley, only 38 years old but with a career spanning 14 years, already has his own retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum, and rightly so. The works in Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic feature young black subjects in poses associated with historical paintings. In Napoleon Leading the Army... More >>

Prospect Heights Art - Museums

Yankees Home Opener

Yankee Stadium : 1:00 p.m. April 6

Before you despair about the Yankees' upcoming season, keep two things in mind: First, there is no clear favorite in the A.L. East this year; the Orioles, who owned last year, lost a lot of power. The Red Sox and Blue Jays have acquired some gaudy free agents, but there's still no clear... More >>

Bronx Sports - Spectator

Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca Cinemas : 8:00 p.m. daily from April 15 until April 26

The world­-famous festival brings the international film community to Manhattan, and each year it's a massive Hollywood-­infused affair: The 2014 festival drew a total of 400,000 attendees celebrating 89 features and 57 short films from 40 countries. This year's festival opens with the... More >>

Tribeca Film - Repertory and Special Screenings

Hip-Hop Revolution

Museum of the City of New York : 10:00 a.m. daily until September 13

Jazz was invented in New Orleans, and London has some claim to punk (or so the Brits insist), but hip-hop is all New York's own. Today the Museum of the City of New York opens Hip-Hop Revolution, a photography exhibit showcasing the early days of a new cultural movement, from its birth on city... More >>

East Harlem Art - Museums

Space Is the Place: Afrofuturism on Film

BAM Rose Cinemas : 7:00 p.m. daily from April 3 until April 15

Curated by the terrific critic Ashley Clark — whose book on Spike Lee's Bamboozled is set to be published by The Critical Press in October 2015 — BAM's high-concept "Space Is the Place: Afrofuturism on Film" incorporates a diverse assortment of work (science fiction, documentary,... More >>

Fort Greene Film - Repertory and Special Screenings

This Is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) : 10:00 a.m. every 7 days until January 1

“This is for everyone” is a tweet by computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee — the inventor of the internet — that was used to light up an Olympic stadium in 2012. In This Is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good, MoMA borrows the tweet for its latest exhibit,... More >>

West 50s Art - Museums

Ghosts

BAM Harvey Theater : 3:00 p.m. every Sun. from April 5 until May 3; 2:00 p.m. every Sat. from April 5 until May 3; 7:30 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. from April 5 until May 3

Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts, much like the playwright's A Doll's House, was considered shocking, licentious, and inflammatory at the time of its premiere, and this award­winning production — arriving at BAM after praise­garnering runs at the Almeida Theatre and the West End —... More >>

Fort Greene Theater

Queens Museum Studio Program Exhibition

Queens Museum of Art : 5:00 p.m. daily until June 28

The Queens Museum is perhaps best known for its massive panorama of the city, but there's a lot more going on, especially since its dramatic renovation in 2013. The institution celebrates its diverse home borough with cutting-edge and international art, and its studio program, which hosts... More >>

Flushing Art - Museums

Tsai Ming-­liang

Museum of the Moving Image : 7:00 p.m. daily from April 10 until April 26

Taiwanese director Tsai Ming­liang has been among the most profound voices in world cinema over the past quarter­century, making this overview of his work — the most comprehensive Tsai showcase in New York to date — perhaps the crucial repertory event of the season. Tsai's... More >>

Astoria Film - Repertory and Special Screenings

Kill City: Lower East Side Squatters 1992-2000

PowerHouse Arena : 6:00 p.m. April 2

Squatting gets a bad rap, legal-wise, but drifting by it is not. Between 1992 and 2000, the infamous squatters of the LES — a very different, derelict, drug-addled LES — became tired of sitting on long, fruitless low-income housing waitlists and decided to build their own homes in... More >>

Brooklyn Literary Events

The Devil Wears Prada+The Word Alive+Born of Osiris

Irving Plaza : 6:00 p.m. April 9

East Village Music

When the Curtain Never Comes Down

American Folk Art Museum : 12:00 p.m. daily until July 5

This fresh collection of outsider art explores ritual, self­promotion, and performance in the creative acts of the self­taught. The efforts are wonderfully odd. In homage to a sea goddess, Raimundo Borges Falcão roller­skates in elaborate outfits assembled from trash.... More >>

West 50s Art - Museums

Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival

Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church : 10:00 a.m. April 5

New York has the Annual Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival for the same reason Britain has royal weddings — absolutely insane and enthralling headgear. The tradition goes back to the 1870s, when the city's elite used to strut their stuff after church to show off their Easter Day finery.... More >>

West 50s Parades

Gabriel Figueroa

El Museo Del Barrio : 11:00 a.m. daily until June 27

Gabriel Figueroa was a prolific cinematographer who worked in both American and Mexican film, lending his singular imagery to the work of such legendary directors as John Huston, Luis Buñuel, and John Ford. He left his mark on over 200 films, and his sweeping, contemplative, often... More >>

East Harlem Art - Museums

Widespread Panic

Kings Theatre : 8:00 p.m. April 24; 8:00 p.m. April 25

Brooklyn Music

Kevin Hart

Barclays Center : 7:00 p.m. July 9

Brooklyn Comedy

39 Steps

Union Square Theatre : 2:00 p.m. every Wed., Sat. until September 7; 8:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until September 7; 3:00 p.m. every Sun. from April 5 until September 7; 7:00 p.m. every Mon. from April 6 until September 7

This Tony­-winning spoof of Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 classic has played in New York numerous times before — prior venues include the American Airlines Theatre, the Cort Theatre, and the Helen Hayes — and was such a rousing success that a return run ought to be embraced with open... More >>

Union Square Theater

Dance Theatre of Harlem

New York City Center : 7:00 p.m. daily from April 8 until April 11

Founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell, a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem has built a fresh troupe, and a new reputation, since its reconstitution in 2012 under the direction of former prima ballerina Virginia Johnson. Returning to its City Center stomping... More >>

West 50s Dance

Pillow Fight NYC

Washington Square Park : 3:00 p.m. April 4

Battle your fellow New Yorkers in the most fun way possible: an urban pillow fight! Select a feather-­free pillow or teddy bear, bring your cuddly weapon to Washington Square Park, and on the organizers' signal, start swinging. It's a hilarious scene in the middle of the city, with some... More >>

Greenwich Village Recreation

Chelsea Nights Concert Series

The Chelsea Market : 7:00 p.m. first Fri. of every month

Ever since it got cozy with the High Line in 2009, Chelsea Market has solidified its status as the classiest shopping mall that ever there was — where else can you pry into top-notch lobster while enjoying the sprawling vistas of an Anthropologie store? It also houses the Food Network... More >>

Chelsea Music

Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) : 10:30 a.m. daily until July 19

In 1955, the MoMA exhibited a ten-year survey called "Latin American Architecture Since 1945." You can imagine how much building in Latin America has expanded, parsed down, twisted, and gone beyond the imaginations of anybody who saw that original exhibit 60 years ago. Latin America in... More >>

West 50s Art - Museums

Cock Sparrer

Warsaw : 7:00 p.m. April 11

Back in 1976, the young punks in Cock Sparrer coulda been the next Sex Pistols, but they famously wouldn't cut their hair into a punk style for Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren (another story has the reason as McLaren wouldn't buy them a second round of beers). Yet, as any punk worth her Docs... More >>

Greenpoint Music

Life at the Limits: Stories of Amazing Species

American Museum of Natural History : 10:00 a.m. daily from April 4 until January 3

Now that the Discovery Channel only airs programs about white men building things in Alaska and white men building things in the Bayou with some white men busting myths in between, we sorely miss all the animals, plants, and weird nature stuff that we took for granted as kids. The American... More >>

East 80s Museum Exhibits and Events

Björk

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) : 10:30 a.m. daily until June 7

It’s about time Björk Guðmundsdóttir got herself a retrospective. As the mononymous singer, songwriter, and composer, she’s been freaking us out consistently for two decades now — in the best possible way. Starting today, the Icelandic artist claims three... More >>

West 50s Art - Museums
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