Things to do in New York in April 2019

April brings Mets baseball, the AIPAD Photography Show, ArtExpo, Havana Film Festival NY, International Romani Day, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Youth American Gran Prix, Calpulli Mexican Dance, Palm Sunday and Holy Week, Good Friday, Passover, Easter and the Easter Parade, Tribeca Film Festival and the Latin Dance Fiesta.

March 2019 Calendar


WEEK 14 ~ April 1-7


Monday, April 1

April Fools!

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Tuesday, April 2

(2018) Drama Desk Awards tickets went on sale.

The Photographs auction is at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center at 2pm.

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Wednesday, April 3

The Off-Broadway League announces Lucille Lortel Awards nominations today.

The Photography Show by AIPAD opens with a preview at Pier 94 in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan. Through Sunday.

Forro in the Dark plays Brazilian forro at Nublu Classic in Manhattan’s East Village with sets at 9 & 11pm.


Thursday, April 4

Remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King who was assassinated on this day in 1968.

The Photography Show by AIPAD is at Pier 94 in Hells Kitchen, Manhattan through Sunday.

The Artexpo New York art fair is at Pier 94 through Sunday.

The Photographs auction at Phillips in Midtown East is at 10am ET. FREE

The New York Mets home opener is against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field in Willets Point, Queens at 1:10pm. From $52

The Metropolitan Opera performs Mozart’s Italian opera ‘Don Giovanni’ at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8pm. From $30


Friday, April 5

The Photographs auction at Sotheby’s in Manhattan’s Upper East Side is at 11am. FREE

The 20th Havana Film Festival New York opens today and runs through April 16.

Calypso Rose and Kobo Town play Trinidadian calypso and soca for the World Music Institute at Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village at 8pm. From $20


Saturday, April 6

NYCFC plays Major League Soccer against the Montreal Impact at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 1pm. From $30

The New York Mets play the Washington Nationals  at Citi Field in Willets Point, Queens at 1:10pm. From $19

The NY Red Bulls play Major League Soccer against Minnesota United FC at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ (Newark) at 7pm. From $20

Colombian comic Saulo García does his stand-up comedy show ‘I am Latino’ at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8pm. From $17

Il Divo’s Spanish and French singers bring their Timeless Tour of classical music crossover to the Beacon Theatre in Manhattan’s Upper West Side at 8:30pm. From $89


Sunday, April 7

CLOSING
The Macy’s Flower Show at Macy’s in Manhattan’s Garment District ends today.

OPENING
‘Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas,’ opens at the Queens Museum from 11am to 5pm. $8

New York Mets vs Washington Nationals at Citi Field in Willets Point, Queens at 1:10pm. From $19

Colombian comic Saulo García does his stand-up comedy show ‘I am Latino’ at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 3pm. From $17

Grammy-nominated band Tiempo Libre plays Cuban timba (contemporary Cuban dance music) at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College in Purchase, New York at 3pm. From $11.25

CLOSING NIGHT
The 48th New Directors / New Films festival closes at Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art in Midtown, Manhattan.


WEEK 15 ~ April 8-14


Monday, April 8

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Tuesday, April 9

OPENING NIGHT
The 20th Havana Film Festival New York opens at SVA Theatre in Chelsea, Manhattan at 7pm. $75 (early bird to March 18, $20)

New York Mets vs Twins at Citi Field in Willets Point, Queens at 7:10pm. From $15

Italian tenor Alessandro Safina, Paraguayan harp master Victor Espinola & The Forbidden Saints play pop opera at the Beacon Theatre in Manhattan’s Upper West Side at 8pm. From $59

The Metropolitan Opera performs Mozart’s Italian opera ‘Don Giovanni’ at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8pm. From $30

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Wednesday, April 10

Ballet Hispánico presents its spring season at the Joyce Theater in Chelsea, Manhattan through Sunday.

The 10th annual Women in the World Summit is at the David H Koch Theater in Lincoln Center at 6pm. From $75

Dance Theatre of Harlem celebrates its 50th Anniversary with a Gala performance and dinner in honor of Arthur Mitchell at New York City Center in Midtown, Manhattan at 7pm. Performance from $35. Gala from $1,500.

Mexican contemporary Ballet Nepantla makes the New York City premiere of its new show ‘Valentina’ at the 14th Street Y in Chelsea, Manhattan at 8pm. From $20

Forro in the Dark plays Brazilian forro at Nublu Classic in Manhattan’s East Village with sets at 9 & 11pm.


Thursday, April 11

The 10th annual Women in the World Summit is at the David H Koch Theater in Lincoln Center from 9am to 6pm. From $100


Friday, April 12

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California through April 21.

Youth America Grand Prix Finals ballet talent competition is at Lincoln Center through next Friday, April 19.

The 10th annual Women in the World Summit is at the David H Koch Theater in Lincoln Center from 9am to 2pm. From $75

Mexican contemporary Ballet Nepantla makes the New York City premiere of its new show ‘Valentina’ at the 14th Street Y in Chelsea, Manhattan at 8pm. From $20

Dance Theatre of Harlem performs classics from repertoire at New York City Center in Midtown, Manhattan at 8pm. From $45

The Metropolitan Opera performs Mozart’s Italian opera ‘Don Giovanni’ at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8pm. From $30

Spanish Golden Age comedy ‘La celestina’ is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8pm. From $17


Saturday, April 13

The Prints & Multiples auction exhibition goes on view at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center from 10am – 5pm. FREE

Dance Argentine Tango at the NYC All Night Milonga at Stepping Out Studios in NoMad, Manhattan from 10pm – 4am. $18

Dance Theatre of Harlem performs a special family matinee at New York City Center in Midtown, Manhattan at 2pm. From $45

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company premieres ‘Puebla: The Story of Cinco de Mayo’ at Queens Theatre in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens at 8pm. From $20

Mexican contemporary Ballet Nepantla makes the New York City premiere of its new show ‘Valentina’ at the 14th Street Y in Chelsea, Manhattan at 8pm. From $20

Dance Theatre of Harlem performs classics from repertoire at New York City Center in Midtown, Manhattan at 8pm, followed by a closing night party with the dancers. From $45

Italian-American pop star Tony Bennett plays Radio City Music Hall in Midtown, Manhattan at 8pm. From $72


Sunday, April 14

Celebrate Palm Sunday, the start of Holy Week, the week leading up to Easter.

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company premieres ‘Puebla: The Story of Cinco de Mayo’ at Queens Theatre in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens at 2pm. From $20

Mexican contemporary Ballet Nepantla makes the New York City premiere of its new show ‘Valentina’ at the 14th Street Y in Chelsea, Manhattan at 3pm. From $20


WEEK 16 ~ April 15-21


Monday, April 15

April 15-26 is a congressional state work period. Find a local town hall where you can speak directly with your congressional representatives and senators.

The Metropolitan Opera performs Mozart’s Italian opera ‘Don Giovanni’ at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8pm. From $30

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Tuesday, April 16

Dance Argentine tango at the VolvoTango LIC Landing outdoor milonga on the LIC Landing pier in Long Island City, Queens around 4pm. FREE

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20

Joao Bosco plays Brazilian samba and bossa nova at Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan at 8:30 & 11pm. From $30


Wednesday, April 17

The Prints & Multiples auction is at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center at 6pm. FREE

Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP) ballet scholarship audition finals are at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center at 7pm. $50

Spanish singer Rosario Flores plays Sony Hall in Time Square, Manhattan at 8pm. From $79

Joao Bosco plays Brazilian samba and bossa nova at Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan at 8:30 & 11pm. From $30

Forro in the Dark plays Brazilian forro at Nublu Classic in Manhattan’s East Village with sets at 9 & 11pm.


Thursday, April 18

Maundy Thursday commemorates the day when Jesus washed the feet of his disciples.

The Prints & Multiples auctions continue at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center at 10am, 2pm and 4pm. FREE

The Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP) 20th Anniversary Gala featuring Bolshoi Prima Ballerina Olga Smirnova is at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center at 7pm. From $45

The Metropolitan Opera performs Mozart’s Italian opera ‘Don Giovanni’ at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8pm. From $30

Joao Bosco plays Brazilian samba and bossa nova at Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan at 8:30 & 11pm. From $30


Friday, April 19

Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus.

Passover, the Jewish spring festival, begins at sundown and continues through April 27.

The Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP) 20th Anniversary Gala featuring Bolshoi Prima Ballerina Olga Smirnova is at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center at 7pm. From $45

Joao Bosco plays Brazilian samba and bossa nova at Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan at 8:30 & 11pm. From $30


Saturday, April 20

The Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP) International Dance School Festival is at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center at 3pm. From $45

Joao Bosco plays Brazilian samba and bossa nova at Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan at 8:30 & 11pm. From $30


Sunday, April 21

Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus.

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California ends today.

The 11th annual PRIDA Taino Awards are at the Bronx Museum in Fleetwood – Concourse Village, The Bronx at 4pm.

Joao Bosco plays Brazilian samba and bossa nova at Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan at 8:30 & 11pm. From $30


WEEK 17 ~ April 22-28


Monday, April 22

New York Mets vs Phillies at Citi Field in Willets Point, Queens at 7:10pm. From $15

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Tuesday, April 23

Dance Argentine tango at the VolvoTango LIC Landing outdoor milonga on the LIC Landing pier in Long Island City, Queens around 4pm. FREE

New York Mets vs Phillies at Citi Field in Willets Point, Queens at 7:10pm. From $15

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Wednesday, April 24

New York Mets vs Phillies at Citi Field in Willets Point, Queens at 7:10pm. From $15

Forro in the Dark plays Brazilian forro at Nublu Classic in Manhattan’s East Village with sets at 9 & 11pm.


Thursday, April 25

The Antiquities and Old Masters auction exhibitions at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center go on view from 10am – 5pm. FREE

Moonlight Benjamin plays Haitian Voodoo blues rock at the David Rubenstein Atrium in Lincoln Center at 7:30pm. FREE

Puerto Rican pop singer Chayanne brings his Desde El Alma Tour Parte 2 to the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in Chelsea, Manhattan at 8pm. From $77


Friday, April 26

(2018) The Art of the Real documentary film festival at Film Society of Lincoln Center was April 26 – May 6, 2018.

New York Mets vs Brewers at Citi Field in Willets Point, Queens at 7:10pm. From $19

Legendary Cuban singer Omara Portuondo plays Sony Hall in Times Square, Manhattan at 8pm. From $60

Italian soprano Rosa Feola and American tenor Bryan Hymel star in Verdi’s Italian opera ‘Rigoletto’ at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8pm. From $20


Saturday, April 27

The Jewish spring festival Passover ends at sundown.

The NY Red Bulls play Major League Soccer against FC Cincinnati at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ (Newark) at 7pm. It’s Autism Awareness Day. From $35

New York Mets vs Brewers at Citi Field in Willets Point, Queens at 7:10pm. From $19

Bad Bunny brings his X100Pre Tour of Puerto Rican Latin trap to Madison Square Garden in Chelsea, Manhattan at 8pm. From $77

The 4th Annual Latin Dance Fiesta features Latin dance companies with a Chilean, Guatemalan, Haitian and Uruguayan heritage at Queens Theatre in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens at 8pm. From $20

Dance Argentine Tango at the NYC All Night Milonga at Stepping Out Studios in NoMad, Manhattan from 10pm – 4am. $18


Sunday, April 28

New York Mets vs Brewers at Citi Field in Willets Point, Queens at 1:10pm. From $19


WEEK 18 ~ April 29 to May 5


Monday, April 29

The Antiquities auction is at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center at 11am. FREE

New York Mets vs Reds at Citi Field in Willets Point, Queens at 1:10pm. From $15

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Tuesday, April 30

New York Mets vs Reds at Citi Field in Willets Point, Queens at 1:10pm. From $15

Dance Argentine tango at the VolvoTango LIC Landing outdoor milonga on the LIC Landing pier in Long Island City, Queens around 4pm. FREE

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


May 2019 Calendar


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