30 Events and Lectures for Each Day in April
Round out your calendar with our guide to the best lectures, discussions, film screenings and readings this April.
April 1. Discover how the Gilded Age changed New York City and examine the Vanderbilt dynasty with author T.J. Stiles of The First Tycoon, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biography. Museum of the City of New York, 6:30 p.m.
April 2. Enjoy drinks and mingle with peers as you explore the roots of human irrationality by observing primates with Yale University comparative psychologist Laurie Santos. American Museum of Natural History, 7 p.m.
April 3. Join Twitter co-founder Biz Stone as he discusses the power of creativity and introduces his new book Things a Little Bird Told Me. Barnes & Noble – Union Square, 7 p.m.
April 4. Enjoy an enlightened discussion with the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs and Steel about the next generation. 92nd Street Y, 8 p.m.
April 5. Explore Guastavino sites in Midtown Manhattan and enjoy tapas tastings at landmark restaurants. Get on the wait list by calling 917-492-3395. Museum of the City of New York, 2-4:30 p.m.
April 6. Examine the relationship between American Jews and America’s favorite pastime with New York Times baseball writer Murray Chass, retired MLB pitcher Bob Tufts and others. Museum of Jewish Heritage, 2:30 p.m.
April 7. Join award-winning Irish writer Emma Donoghue as she introduces her latest novel Frog Music, a thriller about a long-forgotten, unsolved crime. Barnes & Noble – Union Square, 7 p.m.
April 8. Meet best-selling biographer Amanda Vaill, author of new historical non-fiction Hotel Florida: Truth, Love and Death in the Spanish Civil War. Macaulay Honors College, 7 p.m.
April 9. Attend a lively debate on whether the Millennial generation is underrated. Merkin Concert Hall, 6:45 p.m.
April 10. Enjoy a delightful book talk with author and comic John Leguizamo who will present his own piece from Greenwich Village Stories, a book with reflections penned by the neighborhood’s numerous residents. Strand Bookstore, 7 p.m.
April 11. Get ready for an unexpected evening of conversation with authors Douglas Coupland and Chuck Palahniuk, part of LIVE from the NYPL. New York Public Library, 7 p.m.
April 12. Discover the mesmerizing screen paintings of Kyoto, Japan’s capital for more than 1,000 years, with Japanese art professor Matthew P. McKelway. Japan Society, 2 p.m.
April 13. Listen to some of the most popular romantic symphonies and participate in a discussion with music director Leon Botstein. A Q-and-A will follow. Symphony Space, 4 p.m.
April 14. Get a behind-the-scenes look into the culinary world with chef Michael Gibney, who will introduce his book Sous Chef and answer audience questions. Strand Bookstore, 7 p.m.
April 15. Join former chairperson of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Sheila C. Bair who will discuss her career and book Bull by the Horns: Fighting to Save Main Street from Wall Street, and Wall Street from Itself. Museum of American Finance, 5:30 p.m.
April 16. Catch the first U.S. screening of Across Land, Across Sea and join director Hark-Joon Lee, a long-time reporter turned filmmaker who has filmed life in North Korea while undercover, for a talk back. Korea Society, 6 p.m.
April 17. Hear first-hand the story of Philip Bailey, the lead singer of Earth, Wind & Fire and an iconic American R&B, pop, soul, jazz and gospel singer-songwriter. Barnes & Noble – Upper West Side, 7 p.m.
April 18. Attend a free film screening of Strangers on a Train, created by internationally recognized documentary filmmaker Ric Burns. New-York Historical Society, 7 p.m.
April 19. Watch a screening of T-Men about undercover agents who try to penetrate a Los Angeles gang. A book signing will follow. Museum of the Moving Image, 4 p.m.
April 20. For the family: Take the kids to Archaeology Zone where they can sketch, magnify interesting objects and dress in costume from the past. The Jewish Museum, 12-3 p.m.
April 21. Meet talented new novelist Mike Harvkey when he introduces his debut novel In the Course of Human Events, a story of a young man living in worn-down town in rural Missouri. Strand Bookstore, 7 p.m.
April 22. Explore the history of famed children’s book The Little Prince at this conversation with Peter Sís, author of upcoming book The Little Prince: The Life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry with Christine Nelson. Morgan Library & Museum, 6:30 p.m.
April 23. Name one of New Yorker‘s “20 Under 40,” author Daniel Alarcón presents a talk, part of BAM’s Eat, Drink & Be Literary series. BAM, 6:30 p.m.
April 24. Meet American sculpture artist Jeff Koons who will discuss the importance of small-scale bronze statues, in conjunction with the exhibition Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes at The Frick. The Frick Collection, 6 p.m.
April 25. Discuss Irish literature, history, culture visual arts and more at this symposium on modern Ireland and revolution. Glucksman Ireland House NYU; programs throughout the day: 10:30 – 8:30 p.m.
April 26. Get a deeper look into the works of Pablo Picasso at this gallery session. Museum of Modern Art, 1:30 p.m.
April 27. Discover The Santa Fe Opera’s new production of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, which depicts the struggle to overthrow China’s ancient monarchy to build a modern nation identity. Guggenheim Museum, 7:30 p.m.
April 28. Travel back in time to see the effects of income equality in this conversation about poverty in the past and present. Tenement Museum, 6:30 p.m.
April 29. Learn about the world’s most remarkable buildings with Judith Dupré, author of Skyscrapers: A History of the World’s Most Extraordinary Buildings. Skyscraper Museum, 6:30-8 p.m.
April 30. Get to know Academy Award-winner Diane Keaton as she shares her candid and hilarious take on beauty and aging. 92nd Street Y, 8 p.m.