leisure 04.2.18

Signs of Spring

Yes, it's snowing. But signs of spring are here. Crocuses don't lie.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Cherrywatch reports three (count 'em, three) cherry trees in first bloom. But it won't be long for peak bloom. [Photo: Rebecca Bullene]

Soon, it will be time to lay off the binge-watching at home and get out and see actual movies with actual other humans. As it's April, the Tribeca Film Festival conveniently arrives (April 18-29) to point the way. The festival launches with Love, Gilda, a documentary/love letter to Gilda Radner.

Huma Bhabha has created this year's exhibition for The Met's Roof Garden. Titled We Come in Peace, it opens April 17.

Derby Day, May 5.

Through April 22, The Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden features installations by Daniel Ost.

Give your bike a spring cleaning and get out there for the Tour de Staten Island, April 22, and the Five Boro Bike Tour on May 6.

The big Earth Day event in NYC takes place in Union Square on April 15.

It's the first annual crawfish boil at Pig Beach, April 28 and 29th, noon to 4pm each day… More food that weekend: Whole Hog for a Cause, April 29, 5-8pm, benefits the Brownsville Community Culinary Center.

Celebrating the famous Grateful Dead concert in Central Park 50 years ago, catch Free Dead in the Park, a tribute by Stella Blue's Band at the Bandshell, May 8, 4-8pm.

There's one spot left for the two-day James Maher Photography Workshop, May 19-20.

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