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Cherry Blossoms at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

From a screening of Empire Records (can you believe it’s been 20 years?) to talks about food, Art Deco architecture and the future of cities,  there’s a lot to see and do in New York City this week.

Monday, April 6th

At the Gallatin School NYU, Antanas Mockus the former mayor of Bogota, Columbia and professor will lead the talk “The Right to Have Rights: Citizenship Culture and the Future of Cities” about how to get citizens to work together to devise and apply solutions to urban problems. Free, RSVP here.

It’s also the Yankees Home Opener at 1pm part of Opening Week. On Thursday’s game with the Toronto Bluejays, tickets start at just $6 ($5 with Mastercard). Take the opportunity to explore the Bronx!

Tuesday, April 7th

Producer Brian Grazer will have a conversation with author Malcolm Gladwell at 92Y about “The Genius of the Underdog,” pulling from Gladwell’s book David and Goliath and Grazer’s new book A Curious MindWhy does the dark horse win the race, and what are the habits of mind that get him or her there? Discover how genius can emerge from unexpected corners—and how it flourishes.

Wednesday, April 8th

Our friends at BBQFilms will present a 20th Anniversary Screening of Empire Records at Rough Trade in Williamsburg with their usual over-the-top flair including a head shaving station, a house band, and DIY button station.

Thursday, April 9th

Historic Districts Council will host a book talk by Annie Alt, author of  Boak & Paris | Boak & Raad about Art Deco and mid-century Modern architects Russell Boak, Hyman Paris and Thomas Raad at the Neighborhood Preservation Center. New Yorkers will recognize the Metro Theatre on Broadway at West 99th Street, which graces the cover of the book. 6:30pm.

Friday, April 10th

The Food Book Fair arrives to Brooklyn for the 4th year, bringing together three days of diverse perspectives from authors, chefs, scholars, farmers, restaurateurs, butchers, bakers and magazine-makers. Panel discussions will take place in the Wythe Hotel basement screening room and bar, only open for events. Goes until Sunday, April 12th.

Saturday, April 11th

Our popular Remnants of Penn Station tour is sold out, but sign up for our waiting list here for notifications of openings and a new tour date in June.

Sunday, April 12th

Don’t miss the Cherry Blossom viewing at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, going on the month of April. See a previous year’s photographs here.

Check out other upcoming Untapped Cities events, including a ghost tour of Edgar Allan Poe’s Greenwich Village and a tour of Dead Horse Bay.

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