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Cool Things to Do This Month in Brooklyn

April 2014 IN BROOKLYN

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Here are some things to do IN BROOKLYN, the best slice of the Big Apple, this month! There's so much going on in Brooklyn, we can't list it all.  But if you're planning on spending the holidays in Brooklyn, check out restaurants for Easter dinner, where to hear Easter music in Brooklyn, a dozen different Easter egg hunts, Passover seder tips for non Jews and Jews who don't consider themselves knowledgeable about the holiday, and things to do with kids on school break. Oh and did we mention the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Cherry Blossom festival?

1. Fri April 11: Beginning of School Break

Photo by Ellen Freudenheim

Public schools are on holiday for Passover and Easter. Yay!

Have some fun! Take one of these 6 bike tour itineraries in Brooklyn. Bring the kids to Prospect Park's new Donald and Barbara Zucker Natural Exploration Area. Go eat pizza in Brooklyn!

Great Things to do in Brooklyn over Spring Break.

 

2. Sat April 12: Easter Egg Hunts

Faberge Big Egg Hunt 2014
Faberge
Enjoy over a dozen different Easter egg hunts in Brooklyn! The Faberge Big Egg Hunt goes on until the 17th. Many more local Brooklyn egg hunts are held the weekend of the 19th. Happy hunting...

 

3. Sat Apr 12: Judy Chicago and Arts of the Radical 60s- Brooklyn Museum

Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties at Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum's having a retro radical moment:

 

4. April is Jazz Month in Brooklyn

Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival in April: 2014 poster
Check out the great jazz performances in cool small venues in Brooklyn.

5. Sat April 12: Gospel Music at Brooklyn College (Free)

Brooklyn College Gospel Music

Love gospel music but don't want to go to church? Here's a solution. Go to college instead. Brooklyn College students of diverse backgrounds come together for a night of gospel music.

  • 7pm,  Studio 312, Roosevelt Hall

 

 

6. Sat April 12: Tour the Brooklyn Navy Yard (Sat & Sun)

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Bike Tour
Photo by E. Freudenheim
For over 150 years, the Brooklyn Navy Yard churned out America’s most famous fighting ships, from the USS Maine to the USS Missouri. Today, it's morphing into a s sustainable urban industrial park. Fun, by bus or bike....reserve in advance!

7. Sun April 13: Katherine Boo at Brooklyn Public Library

Katherine Boo Brooklyn By the Book at BPL
Free. Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo will discuss Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, a hard-hitting and emotionally charged chronicle of children and families struggling to survive in Mumbai’s slums.  In conversation with Amy Waldman, author of The Submission.

At Dweck Auditorium at the Brooklyn Public Library. Please note that seating is first-come, first-served. Register online.

 

8. Monday April 14: First Night Passover

Why IS this night different from all other nights? There's so much to ask..like:

9. Brooklyn Historical Society

Photo © Ellen Freudenheim

 Don't miss this great exhibit at the Brooklyn Historical SocietyIn Pursuit of Freedom.

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