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Everything New Yorkers Must Do This Week, 4/24-4/30

Updated On 04/21/2017 at 04:09PM EST Updated On 04/21/2017 at 04:09PM EST
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Apr 24 Mon

Stuff your face with mac & cheese at the Mac & Cheese Smackdown Taste six types of mac & cheese from Brooklyn restaurants including Lumpia Shack, Butterfunk Kitchen, and more contenders fighting for cheesy noodle fame. Thirty-five dollar tickets get you six tastings and two beers.

Crown Heights

Stuff your face with mac & cheese at the Mac & Cheese Smackdown Crown Heights Taste six types of mac & cheese from Brooklyn restaurants including Lumpia Shack, Butterfunk Kitchen, and more contenders fighting for cheesy noodle fame. Thirty-five dollar tickets get you six tastings and two beers.

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Apr 24 Mon

Taste plates from the most popular restaurants in NYC at Taste of the Nation This annual fundraiser for No Kid Hungry brings out some of the city’s best chefs, including
Sam Mason of OddFellows, Junghyun Park of Atoboy, Nick Anderer of Maialino and Marta, and more for unlimited tastings and an open bar. Tickets are $250.

Financial District

Taste plates from the most popular restaurants in NYC at Taste of the Nation Financial District This annual fundraiser for No Kid Hungry brings out some of the city’s best chefs, including
Sam Mason of OddFellows, Junghyun Park of Atoboy, Nick Anderer of Maialino and Marta, and more for unlimited tastings and an open bar. Tickets are $250.

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Apr 25 Tue

Have breakfast tacos and beer for dinner at a Slacker screening Threes Brewing has teamed up with Alamo Drafthouse for a night of Texas-themed eats (like breakfast tacos and BBQ brisket on Texas toast) paired with beers for a throwback screening of this 1991 indie film. Tickets are $70.

Have breakfast tacos and beer for dinner at a Slacker screening Threes Brewing has teamed up with Alamo Drafthouse for a night of Texas-themed eats (like breakfast tacos and BBQ brisket on Texas toast) paired with beers for a throwback screening of this 1991 indie film. Tickets are $70.

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Apr 25 Tue

Party at the Tenement Museum after dark You may not be able to afford a $10,000 seat at the annual gala for the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, but you can take advantage of the gussied up space at the official after-party and fundraiser for young professionals who also want to support the museum. The $150 entry fee includes an open bar.

Financial District

Party at the Tenement Museum after dark Financial District You may not be able to afford a $10,000 seat at the annual gala for the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, but you can take advantage of the gussied up space at the official after-party and fundraiser for young professionals who also want to support the museum. The $150 entry fee includes an open bar.

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Apr 26 Wed

Celebrate the debut of Doree Shafrir’s new novel Startup Buzzfeed Senior Culture Writer Doree Shafrir will discuss her first novel, a story about the tech industry, media, and Manhattan scandals that is sure to be your next subway read. She’ll be joined in conversation with The New York Times Magazine’s Jenna Wortham at Housing Works Bookstore.

SoHo

Celebrate the debut of Doree Shafrir’s new novel Startup SoHo Buzzfeed Senior Culture Writer Doree Shafrir will discuss her first novel, a story about the tech industry, media, and Manhattan scandals that is sure to be your next subway read. She’ll be joined in conversation with The New York Times Magazine’s Jenna Wortham at Housing Works Bookstore.

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Apr 26 Wed

Master a new dance workout and then fill up on snacks The cast of Broadway’s Mamma Mia will lead an hour-long Garjana (that’s a new immersive dance workout) class to benefit Food Tank, a non-profit advocating for a sustainable food system. And because this is all about food, the sweat session will be followed by serious snacking including chips, skyr, coffee, and more. Forty dollar requested donation.

Meatpacking District

Master a new dance workout and then fill up on snacks Meatpacking District The cast of Broadway’s Mamma Mia will lead an hour-long Garjana (that’s a new immersive dance workout) class to benefit Food Tank, a non-profit advocating for a sustainable food system. And because this is all about food, the sweat session will be followed by serious snacking including chips, skyr, coffee, and more. Forty dollar requested donation.

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Apr 27 Thu

Put on your bell bottoms and dance it out at a Rumours rave Fleetwood Mac may not be back in New York City until July (and the tickets won’t be cheap), but Fleetmac Wood is here in Brooklyn, hosting a dance party to the music of the iconic band. Tickets are $15.

Williamsburg

Put on your bell bottoms and dance it out at a Rumours rave Williamsburg Fleetwood Mac may not be back in New York City until July (and the tickets won’t be cheap), but Fleetmac Wood is here in Brooklyn, hosting a dance party to the music of the iconic band. Tickets are $15.

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Apr 28 Fri

Peruse local art at Greenpoint Gallery Night If wandering through Greenpoint with some intermittent cultural and cocktail stops constitutes a perfect night for you, this annual event that lets you into over a dozen local galleries and workspaces will provide the perfect artistic start to your weekend.

Greenpoint

Peruse local art at Greenpoint Gallery Night Greenpoint If wandering through Greenpoint with some intermittent cultural and cocktail stops constitutes a perfect night for you, this annual event that lets you into over a dozen local galleries and workspaces will provide the perfect artistic start to your weekend.

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Apr 28-30

Hit the Brooklyn Folk Fest This 9th Annual all-weekend festival will bring out over 100 folk musicians, so you can chill out and just sway with the music for three straight days. Tickets start at $20.

Downtown Brooklyn

Hit the Brooklyn Folk Fest Downtown Brooklyn This 9th Annual all-weekend festival will bring out over 100 folk musicians, so you can chill out and just sway with the music for three straight days. Tickets start at $20.

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Apr 29 Sat

Get a sneak peak of this summer’s Queens Night Market The breakout food festival of last summer, inspired by Asia’s late-night noodle stands, is back on May 6. Get a taste of what’s to come at this preview where vendors will be selling bites from all over the world, including Valencian paella, Burmese palatas, and Puerto Rican mofongo. Five dollars tickets required for entry.

Flushing

Get a sneak peak of this summer’s Queens Night Market Flushing The breakout food festival of last summer, inspired by Asia’s late-night noodle stands, is back on May 6. Get a taste of what’s to come at this preview where vendors will be selling bites from all over the world, including Valencian paella, Burmese palatas, and Puerto Rican mofongo. Five dollars tickets required for entry.

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Apr 29 Sat

Bask in the cherry blossom beauty at Sakura Matsuri Brooklyn Botanic Gardens’ official spring welcoming party is here, complete with over 60 performances and events celebrating Japanese culture. Plus, all the cherry blossoms you can ‘Gram. Tickets are $30.

Prospect Heights

Bask in the cherry blossom beauty at Sakura Matsuri Prospect Heights Brooklyn Botanic Gardens’ official spring welcoming party is here, complete with over 60 performances and events celebrating Japanese culture. Plus, all the cherry blossoms you can ‘Gram. Tickets are $30.

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Apr 29-30

Stroll through Green-Wood Cemetery Before New York City had its lush public parks, New Yorkers congregated in cemeteries. Seriously. French conceptual artist Sophie Calle is celebrating the community origins of this public space with an outdoor art exhibit that encourages visitors to stroll among the tombstones.

Greenwood

Stroll through Green-Wood Cemetery Greenwood Before New York City had its lush public parks, New Yorkers congregated in cemeteries. Seriously. French conceptual artist Sophie Calle is celebrating the community origins of this public space with an outdoor art exhibit that encourages visitors to stroll among the tombstones.

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Apr 30 Sun

Share your affection for fellow New Yorkers at the Love Parade Bring flowers, hearts, and loved ones to this rally/march/party/workshop celebrating all things love.

Union Square

Share your affection for fellow New Yorkers at the Love Parade Union Square Bring flowers, hearts, and loved ones to this rally/march/party/workshop celebrating all things love.

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