Out & About

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April 18

Splash_fmtTribeca Film Festival Drive-In: Splash

Arts Brookfield, 220 Vesey Street

8 p.m., Free

Celebrate the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival at the Tribeca Drive-In! Watch new and classic films under the stars, along with fun pre-show activities and treats for the entire family. Come early for Tails of Glory (the award-winning dancers from the Coney Island Mermaid Parade) performing a rockin’ homage to cinema. Plus face-painting, food trucks and more! Celebrating its 30th birthday this year, Ron Howard’s rollicking New York comedy-caper stars Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy, and John Candy.

brookfieldplaceny.com

family_friday10-3_fmtFamily Friday Pizza & Movie Night

Charlotte’s Place, 107 Greenwich Street (rear of 74 Trinity Place), between Rector and Carlisle

6-7 p.m., Free for families and children under 18

It’s Friday night, you made it through the week, the kids are hungry, and you’re too tired to cook. Bring the whole family to Charlotte’s Place. Charlotte’s Place is a free space in Lower Manhattan. Open to everyone, it is supported and operated by Trinity Wall Street, an Episcopal parish in the city of New York.

trinitywallstreet.org

April 19

Museums and CuLtural Institutions Below-Chelsea Hike

Whole Foods Market on 14th St at Union Square Park

9 a.m., Free

8+ miles, 6+ hours, moderate pace. A walk that will guide you past the Museums and Cultural Institutions located in Manhattan below Chelsea. Bring lunch, water, and snacks. Canceled if heavy rain. Hike Leader Z. Baez. Contact before hike; loves2walk@gmail.com

shorewalkers.org

Gaida Celebrates the Arabic Vocal Tradition with Special Guests

Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver St., 4th Floor, btwn Broad St. & Broadway

7:30 p.m., $20

Syrian songstress, Gaida, is one of the most “effusive and charming” singers in the New York world-music scene. With her “filigreed voice” and outstanding ensemble – George Dulin (piano), Amir ElSaffar (trumpet and santur), Zafer Tawil (oud and percussion), and Jennifer Vincent (bass), Gaida delivers “entrancing and luscious” performances. This time out, this band will play songs from their new album, Look at the Moon, in addition to popoular tunes from the Arab world.

alwanforthearts.org

April 20

Spring Art Market

SPACEWOMb Gallery, 57 Stanton Street

12 – 6 p.m., Free

Aaron Wilder works primarily in mixed media and acrylic paint and uses color, line, and text to grab attention and provoke personal interaction with his work. Some of the more dominant themes in his artwork include international politics, political and social commentary, popular culture, contradictions, introspection, the state of humanity, gay rights, gender equality, and questioning the process of our own socialization.

spacewomb.com

Easter Egg Hunt at Battery Park

The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park, 2 West St.

12 p.m., Free

Over 500 eggs with hidden treasures inside of them will be scattered throughout the hotel lobby and outdoor plaza. Whoever uncovers one of the twelve golden eggs will receive an additional prize.

ritzcarlton.com

April 22

Richard-Renaldi_140.Na_fmtRichard Renaldi Artist Lecture

SVA, 136 West 21st Street

7 p.m., Free

Photographer Richard Renaldi discusses his most recent project and forthcoming book, Touching Strangers, for which he enlists strangers to create intimate relationships that exist only for the moment in which the photograph is taken. His talk is part of the i3: Images, Ideas, Inspiration lecture series, which features presentations by digital photographers, hardware and software developers and industry experts. Presented by the MPS Digital Photography Department.

212-592-2010

Wendy Shalen Art Exhibition Opening

Prince Street Gallery, 530 West 25th Street

Various times. Free

Alongside sensitive paintings, drawings and prints, Shalen displays a series of contemporary handmade paper embossments that incorporate and give new purpose to her grandmother’s antique lacework. Show lasts from April 22nd to May 17th.

www.wendyshalen.com

April 23

Mobile Minecraft Game Session

Hamilton Fish Park Library, 415 East Houston Street

3:30 – 5 p.m., Free

Bring your smartphone or tablet and join in a multiplayer Minecraft session. For children 5 – 18 years old. 212-673-2290

Nonfiction Forum: Peter Maass Lecture

The New School, 66 West 12th Street

6:30 p.m., $5

Peter Maass is the author of Love Thy Neighbor: A Story of War, an award-winning memoir of the war in Bosnia, and Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil. He has written for the New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine about Edward Snowden, Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2012, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for his next book, which will focus on the problems of surveillance in the post-9/11 era.

212-229-8900

April 24

Teen Activity Club

Seward Park Library, 192 East Broadway

4 p.m., Free

Teens come for fun science experiments and awesome crafts. For ages 12-18.

212-477-6770

Full Community Board 2 Meeting

P.S. 130, 143 Baxter Street

6 p.m., Free

Speaker cards will be accepted from 6 – 6:30 p.m. Reports from the Chair, District Manager, Borough President, Standing Committees. Individuals who cannot attend are invited to submit written testimony in advance to the board office. Written testimony will be placed into the written record.

212-979-2272

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