Bowling Green in Lower Manhattan. Image via Flickr: Prayitno
The weather is finally getting warmer as we head into April. In celebration, we’ve rounded up a list of New York City events for this coming weekend and week, from our tour of Dutch New Amsterdam to historical panel talks and more.
Saturday, April 1st
Prospect Park’s 150th Anniversary opening weekend celebration continues through to April 2nd. Join the Prospect Park Alliance for a weekend full of special events and festivities including a running history tour and a bird watching walk.
It’s still not too late to join our tour of Dutch New Amsterdam. Discover the hidden remnants of New York City’s past in Lower Manhattan: we’ll learn about the original street grid and hear about the city’s founding myths and facts while standing in the very spots they all happened.
Wall Works NY is launching its newest exhibit, The Art of Spray Paint, curated by Lori Zimmer and featuring artists like Logan Hicks, Joe Iurato, BR163 and more.
Sunday, April 2nd
Our friends at the Museum at Eldridge Street are hosting a Pre-Passover Nosh & Stroll, which will delve into the history of the old Jewish Lower East Side. The event starts at the Eldridge Street Synagogue and covers the neighborhood’s various sites, including the Forward Newspaper Building, Loew’s Theatre, the former home of Streit’s Matzo and more.
Monday, April 3rd
The Brooklyn Historical Society is hosting a film screening of Only the Dead Know the Brooklyn Americans, which focuses on a little-known professional hockey team named the Brooklyn Americans. The event will be followed by a talk with MSG sportscaster Stan Fischler and New York Times hockey reporter Allan Kreda.
Tuesday, April 4th
Go on a self-guided tour at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, which is hosting a three-part exhibit, called HOME, MEMORY, AND FUTURE, featuring a variety of work that chronicles the history of East and West Harlem as far back as the 1970s.
Wednesday, April 5th
A distinguished panel of speakers are coming together at the CUNY graduate center to discuss the politics of electoral reform.
Thursday, April 6th
Taking place at the General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York, another panel of speakers will be exploring important questions regarding preservation, zoning and development surrounding neighborhoods across the city.
New York Times’s Sam Roberts will be at the Brooklyn Historical Society for a talk about life, writing, and coming home to Brooklyn, alongside award-winning writer Pete Hamill.
Friday, April 7th
The first episode of the Bowery Boys: New York City History podcast came out in the middle of June 2007! Celebrate its anniversary at the annual NYC Podfest, a weekend of live podcasts, which kicks off today. Bowery Boys will be joining on April 9th.