April 13, 2018

Holy Hai! May 12

What: Another chance to have Holi fun outdoors. There will be lots of dancing, workshops, and food. Powders can be purchased in advance or on-site. A family-friendly daytime festival.  
When: May 12, 2018  |  10am - 5:30pm
Where: Governors Island, Play Lawn
Cost: FREE, tickets recommended

Annual Persian Parade NYC #Nowruz

What: Persian Parade is a joyous annual march held each year in April in celebration of Persian heritage and culture. The event’s impetus is the celebration of Persian New Year “Nowruz,” which means “new day,” corresponding to the arrival of spring. The parade’s participant lineup is open to the public and welcomes not only Persians, but Iranians of all ethnic backgrounds to participate. Attendees of this merry parade can expect to see various traditional music and dance performances throughout the day as well as a fun fashion show and various other activities.
When: Sunday, April 15, 2018, 11am
Where: Madison Avenue between 38th and 26th Streets  |  Madison Ave & E 32nd St New York, NY
Cost: FREE

April 12, 2018

Sakura Matsuri 2018 #sakuramatsuri

What: Sakura Matsuri offers nearly 60 events and performances that celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture.
When: Saturday, April 28 – Sunday, April 29, 2018 | 10 am–6 pm
Where: Brooklyn Botanic Garden: 990 Washington Avenue
Cost: Members: Free
Adults: $30
Students (12+ with ID): $25
Seniors (65+ with ID): $25
Children under 12: Free
Purchase tickets here>>


What: Come to Brooklyn for this 2 day Fiery Foods Festival to get the ultimate endorphin rush. The weekend promises to be like no other. FREE Hot Sauce Tastings from the BEST Hot Sauce Companies around the World, The Stage of DOOM, Booze & Infuse Cocktail Competion, Guinness Book of Records Reaper Eating Contest, Chihuahua Beauty Pageant, Craft Beers, Specialty Cocktails & So Much More!! No Dogs Allowed. 21 & Older to order from bar.
When: April 21 & 22, 2018  }  10am - 6pm
Where: Brooklyn EXPO Center: 79 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Cost: $10+. Tickets will be available for purchase same day of Expo at the side gate.

Weekend Walks 2018

There will be 125+ Weekend Walk events between April and December 2018 in all 5 boroughs. Complete listing here>>

the Bronx
Circle the Square Movie Nights
Lane Ave from East Tremont Ave to Westchester Ave
5/12, 7/21, 8/11, 9/15, 10/13
6 pm – 9 pm
Hosted by Westchester Square BID

Design Walk Brooklyn Weekend Walks
Bond St from Pacific St to State St
11 am – 6 pm
Hosted by Atlantic Ave BID

Songkran Weekend Walks 2018
Woodside Avenue from 75th St to 77th St
4/21, 4/28
11:30 am to 6 pm
Hosted by Thai Community USA NYC

Earth Day Weekend Walk
Eldridge St from Division St to Hester St
11 am – 4 pm
Hosted by Chinatown District Management Association
Asian Pacific American Weekend Walk and ADA Weekend Walk

Mott St from Canal St to Worth St
5/20, 7/22
11 am – 4 pm
Hosted by Chinatown District Management Association

Staten Island
New Dorp BID Spring Family Day
New Dorp Ln from 8th St to 10th St
12 pm – 3 pm
Hosted by New Dorp BID

Big Apple Comic Con 2018

What: An amazing 2 day Comic Book and Popular Culture Fair in NYC.
When: Saturday, April 14th 2018, 10am to 7pm (early admission 9am)
Sunday, April 15th 2018, 10am to 6pm (early admission 9am)
Where: PENN PLAZA PAVILION: 401 7th Ave, Pennsylvania Hotel, New York, NY 10001
Cost: $25+
Buy Tickets Here>>

Festival of Colors: Holi NYC 2018

What: Holi Phagwa is the Hindu festival of colors. It celebrates the coming of spring, fruitful harvests, unity, joy, and a tale from the Bhagavad Gita. It is traditional to celebrate by, among other things, throwing vibrantly colored powder (Holi Gulal) at one another.
When: April 28th 1-7:30 PM
Where: 485 Johnson Ave, Brooklyn NY
Cost: $25+

April 11, 2018

30th Annual Phagwah Parade

What: This year the parade will celebrate its 30th Year as one of New York City’s largest street event with 30 floats and a variety of cultural shows.
When: Saturday, April 14, 2018  |  10AM
Where: Liberty Ave. and 133rd St., Queens > West on Liberty > North on 125th Street > to Smokey Oval Park at 125th Street.
Cost: FREE