amNY Weekender: 7 Things to Do in New York


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Friday April 30

KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature: The New York Botanical Gardens are home to the work of contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, who draws millions of people to explore his immersive installations. Immerse yourself in Kusama’s lifelong fascination with the natural world, beginning with his childhood spent in the greenhouses and fields of his family’s nursery in an exhibition filled with colors, patterns and plant life cycles. New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx. Until October 31, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., $ 35.

Art history course – Julie Mehretu: Painter Agora: Do you want to know more about the relationship between art and public space? The Whitney hosts a virtual class where you explore Julie Mehretu’s work and her relationship to the agora, or public space. Led by Mehretu herself, attendees can engage in a question-and-answer session after the conference is over. Virtual, free, but registration is required previously.

Saturday May 1

Spring Makers Fair: This pop-up market takes over City Point and celebrates diversity and small businesses. The Spring Makers Show was founded by women and will feature over 40 designers with a wide range of unique gifts, crafts and clothing to celebrate Mother’s Day and refresh your spring wardrobe. Be sure to stop by and see some old fan favorites that will be returning this year! City Point, 445 Albee Square West, Brooklyn. May 1 and 2, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free admission.

The Roller Wave: Silent Outdoor Disco: Grab your skates and head to the nightclub! The Roller Wave delivers a one-of-a-kind roller disco experience by incorporating the popular activity of silent clubbing into the mix. Grab headphones and listen to House & Disco, Hip-Hop and Soca / Reggae, created by in-house DJs. Sara D. Roosevelt Park, Chrystie Street and Forsyth Street, Manhattan. $ 20 for the rental of headphones, $ 25 for the rental of headphones and skates.

Bronx Night Market: The Bronx Night Market has proudly served the Bronx, Upper Manhattan and Westchester County for years. Come discover more than 20 vendors and support local businesses in your neighborhood while enjoying a plethora of family activities. 1 Fordham Plaza. 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free admission.

Sunday May 2

Give. Love. Flowering. Macy’s Flower Show: It’s that time of year again! Macy’s launches its annual flower show at its flagship location in Herald Square. Entitled Give. Love. Flowering. This year’s thematic presentation will feature beautifully landscaped gardens inspired by the sense of hope for a brighter year ahead. Come discover the beautiful flowers, the souvenir shop and much more to enjoy spring! Macy’s Herald Square, 151 W 34th St, Manhattan. Open during normal store hours until May 16. Free.

Walk in the port spring 2021: Join fellow cycling enthusiasts for a self-guided tour of New York City. Whether you take the entire 60 mile ride or start at one of the checkpoints, you’re ready for a fun ride with tons of scenic views. Remember to wear blue for your ride and be sure to complete the waiver online previously! Starts at John Paul Jones Park in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn at 9:00 a.m. Free.


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