Whether it is going to outdoor festivals, live concerts or new museum exhibits, there are plenty of fun events happening in New York City. Here are some events that will help you celebrate Spring.
Through April 29, the Tribeca Film Festival will feature a variety of film documentaries, foreign films and shorts. The festival was launched after 9/11 to promote the revival of Lower Manhattan and provides an outlet for filmmakers to display their films. The festival includes free outdoor screenings and events for the entire family. Tickets for films are $16.00 for evening and weekend screenings, $8.00 for weekday matinee and late night screenings.
Tribeca Film Festival
54 Varick Street
If you love art, check out the Frieze Art Fair taking place on Randall’s Island Park in Manhattan from May 4 to May 7. This event features over 170 art galleries from around the world and includes panel discussions. Tickets are available only online and cost $40.00 for one day admission to the event. There are reduced tickets for senior citizens and adults for $25.00. All tickets include ferry and bus services to and from Randall’s Island during fair opening hours.
Frieze Art Fair
41 Union Square West, Suite 1001
The Bronx is known as the home of the New York Yankees. During May, visit the Bronx for Bronx Week celebrations including live concerts, career panels and health screenings. Famous Bronxites will also be added to the famous Bronx Walk of Fame. The festivities start May 10 to May 20.
Bronx Week 2012
851 Grand Concourse, Suite 123
Bronx, NY 10451
DanceAfrica is a Memorial Day Weekend tradition for many people. This annual event is sponsored by the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) celebrating African and African American dance, music and culture. This year, DanceAfrica 2012 will feature performances by a variety of dance companies including Ammamere Mma Dance Theatre from Ghana and the BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble. The celebration, which is centered around the dance performances at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House starting May 25 through May 28, also includes the popular free outdoor DanceAfrica Bazaar with over 200 craft, food, and fashion vendors. Ticket prices for the performances range from $20.00 to $50.00 for adults and $10.00 to $25.00 for youth ages 16 and under. For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.bam.org.
DanceAfrica 2012 at BAM
Howard Gilman Opera House
30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217