METS HOME OPENER
The buzz is pretty loud this year for the New York Mets after their recent trip to the World Series, and this weekend brings your first chance to head out to Flushing, don your orange and blue, and root for the home team. The Mets play at Citi Field every day through Wednesday giving you five chances to get to a game before they head out on the road until later in the month. Weather permitting, Saturday night will feature a fireworks show following the game!
NEW YORK ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR
Book lovers should book it (get it? get it?) to this weekend’s New York Antiquarian Book Fair, where over 200 American and International dealers will exhibit a huge selection of rare books, maps, manuscripts, illuminated manuscripts and ephemera. Officially sanctioned to assure authenticity, it’s Heaven on Earth for all those looking to relive memories from their old school book fairs!
BROOKLYN FOLK FESTIVAL
St. Ann’s Church in Brooklyn Heights plays host to this annual festival, now in its eighth year, that pays tribute to all things folk! Featuring 30 bands playing old-time string-band music, folk, blues, bluegrass, traditional Irish and Balkan music and more along with workshops, film screenings, jam sessions and a square dance, it’s not to be missed! There’s even a well loved event called the Banjo Toss contest that involves seeing who can toss a banjo with a string tied to the farthest into a river!
NYC PAWS PARADE
Don’t let the gross weather keep you from showing support to the ASPCA this weekend during the first NYC Paws Parade! Honor the history of animal protection, support local groups dedicated to protecting our furry friends, and see some really cute pups.Celebrated animal lover and activist Bernadette Peters serves as Grand Marshal!
HEY! HO! LET’S GO: RAMONES AND THE BIRTH OF PUNK
The famous band that put punk rock on the map returns to its Queens roots with this unprecedented exhibition from the Queens Museum and the GRAMMY Museum celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Ramones’ first album. Set up in two parts, one will examine the Ramones’ roots and ascendancy in music and visual culture, and the other their influence on pop culture and music history.
Opens April 10