If you hibernate during the winter to avoid wearing layers of clothing and freezing cold subways, spring has sprung with the best New York City events to add to your social calendar. From attending the New York Havana Film Festival to joining conversations with a diverse line up of authors, chefs, and restaurateurs at the Food Book Fair of Brooklyn, opportunities are endless. So whether you’re looking for family friendly activities or a girl’s night out, here are a few events to consider.
First Fridays: 80’s Edition
April 3, 6 PM – 9 PM
Harlem: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
If you’re an 80’s baby and still in love with high top fades and acid wash jeans, join the 80’s themed party event at the Schomburg Center. Sahara FM Radio’s Humble Prince Olu is the host for the night and DJ Masai and DJ LA is set to “wow” the crowd the 1 and 2’s in the Langston Hughes Lobby. You can also enjoy extended viewing hours and signature cocktails. Visit the Schomburg Center website for more information.
April 4, 12 PM – 2 PM
Queens Botanical Garden
A Spring Egg-stravaganza for the entire family—including a Egg scavenger hunt egg and old-fashioned games. Visit Eventbrite to get tickets.
Chaos Cooking Class: Sushi
April 8, 6 PM – 10:30 PM
120 East Broadway
Chef Joe is set to teach everything from how to cut fresh fish to where to place your finishing touches. And, in the midst of your exquisite sushi making lessons you’ll sip on sake, socialize with others, enter a contest for the best looking rolls, and watch traditional Japanese dance performance. Tickets are limited, visit Eventbrite for tickets.
Introduction to Adobe Photo Shop
April 8, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
If you’re ready to take your photo editing skills beyond Instagram filters the “Introduction Adobe Photoshop” is for you. In this three part series from General Assembly, you’ll learn the basics of Photoshop including basic photo editing, body toning, color correction, blemish removal and more. Visit the General Assembly to learn more.
Havana Film Festival
April 9 – 17,
Emerging and prominent artists from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the U.S. Latino community will introduce New York City to the movies and programming of Havana, Cuba. Plus a special tribute to Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist is also planned. Visit the Havana Film Festival for more information.
Food Book Fair of Brooklyn
April 10 – 12, 9 AM – 7 PM
From eating and drinking to panel discussions with a diverse line up of leading authors, chefs, farmers, restaurateurs, magazine writers, butchers, and bakers; for three days you’ll get up close and personal with innovations in culinary art, science, technology, and politics. Follow @foodbookfair on Twitter for updates and purchase tickets on Eventbrite.
The Bloody Mary Festival
April 12, 1 PM – 4 PM
For 3 hours you can indulge in an unlimited taste of booze from some of Brooklyn’s favorite hot spots including Lucky Luna (2014′s prestigious winner), Pok Pok/Whiskey Soda Lounge, Black Swan, Beast of Bourbon, Mominette and Cain’s Tavern. It also includes lunch from Delaney BBQ, live music, and more. Visit Eventbrite for tickets.
Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life
April 12, 8 PM
The Legendary singer, songwriter, musician and producer Stevie Wonder is set to grace the stage with “Songs in the Key of Life Performance” tour at the Barclays on April 12. Visit Barclays Center.com for ticket information.
Learn more about upcoming events this Spring on Eventbrite.com