Things to Do in New York in April: Events for Each Day This Month
By Alison Durkee
It’s been a long winter for us New Yorkers, but springtime may finally be here. As the weather warms and flowers bloom, spend your April learning about everything from activism to artificial intelligence at these upcoming April talks and events.
Monday, April 1. There’ll be “no collusion” at this talk on Trump, Putin, and the American and Russian governments with Russian author Mikhail Iossel and leading KGB scholar Amy Knight. Shakespeare & Co.
Wednesday, April 3. Address author Jeanne Marie Laskas as she discusses To Obama, a book centered on the constituent letters sent to President Barack Obama and how they shaped his presidency. powerHouse Arena.
Friday, April 5. Dance over to Everyman’s Reroof, an evening of performances by Loretta Thomas’ Moving Visions and the Ensemble 212 Chamber Orchestra.
Saturday, April 6. Check the forecast before this talk on how weather has changed history in the past – and how that affects our thinking about climate change in the present. New York Institute of Technology.
Sunday, April 7. Grab some popcorn for this feminist film mashup with The Mary Sue, which will bring together clips and tropes from science fiction, horror films, and TV.
Monday, April 8. Go interstellar with astrophysicist Paul M. Sutter, who leads a panel looking at life, death, and origins, as inspired by his book Your Place in the Universe. Housing Works Bookstore Cafe.
Thursday, April 11. Automate your trip to this lecture on artificial intelligence and how it’s on its way to controlling nearly every aspect of our lives.
Saturday, April 13. Head uptown for this walking tour of Harlem and its storied past, going all the way back to the 1600s.
Sunday, April 14. “Chag sameach” at the annual Holocaust Freedom Seder, which pays tribute to the community’s Holocaust survivors by recreating the first Passover seder held after World War II in 1946. Queensborough Community College.
Thursday, April 18. Travel back to Chinatown’s past at this screening and conversation on the 1960 documentary Forever Chinatown, which includes rare footage of the neighborhood during the mid-century. Museum of Chinese in America.
Sunday, April 21. Give an Earth Day listen to activist orchestra The Dream Unfinished and a panel and performance on the intersection of climate change and social justice. New York Society for Ethical Culture.
Tuesday, April 23. Bridge the generation gap at this conversation on LGBTQ+ activism between student activists and the movement’s founders, which will commemorate Stonewall’s 50th anniversary. Pace University.
Sunday, April 28. Discover the “world of tomorrow” at this event commemorating the 80th anniversary of the 1939 World’s Fair’s opening day on its former site.
For a printable PDF of the April 2019 calendar, click here.
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