Weekend events

Saturday: Coney Island Circus Sideshow, 1-8 pm, 1208 Surf Avenue, $10 for Adults, $5 for children under 12, also on Sunday.
Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed 10 a.m.–5 p.m. See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari and explore how animatronics work, 2300 Southern Boulevard Bronx, Bronx Zoo (in the Bronx Park).This event repeats every day till 11/2/2014.
Hands-on History: Let’s Go Fly a Kite. 12–3 p.m. Kites are fun, but they have also been used for scientific experiments and discovery. Create and decorate your own kite and try flying it in our backyard. Families with children of all ages are welcome.
King Manor Museum in Rufus King Park, Queens. Easter Egg Hunt Weekend: Petting zoo, egg hunts, 11 am–4 pm, daily, Thursday, also Sunday, April 20, $6, Aviator Sports and Events Center, 3159 Flatbush Ave. in Floyd Bennett Field, Bklyn and also the next event there.
Univesoul Circus:
Chinese aerialists, pretzel twisting contortionists, pampered pooches, ferocious tigers. Aviator Sports and Events Center , 3159 Flatbush Ave. in Floyd Bennett Field, Noon, 4 pm and 7:30 pm and daily for another week, $18.50 – $26.
Opening Party Wrecords By Monkey celebrates new storefront The Crate with silkscreening, free beer, DJ sets, and after party. The Crate, 304 Boerum St. at White Street http://wrecordsbymonkey.com Noon–9 pm, free in Bushwick.
Brown Girls Burlesque: Multimedia theatrical spectacle based on reality TV. Kumble Theater at Long Island University, DeKalb and Flatbush Avenues, 8 pm, $20–$25 http://www.brooklyn.liu.edu/KumbleTheater/.
Brooklyn Folk Fest: Weekend festival of old-time revelry; day and evening concerts; highlights include R. Crumb with the East River String Band, Hubby Jenkins and Dom Flemons, 8 pm, Bell House, 149 Seventh St. at Third Avenue , Bklyn, $15-$75.
VaVa Variety Show: Music, burlesque, circus performers, spoken word, writers. Goodbye Blue Monday, 1087 Broadway, between Lawton and Dodworth Streets, 9 pm, $7.
Pop-Up: Food Book Fair Bookstore: A closely-curated selection of food books and periodicals, salon-style talks with chefs and authors. 10:30 am–8 pm. Wythe Hotel , 80 Wythe Ave. at North 11th Street. 10:30 am–8 pm, daily, till Sunday, April 27, free.
Sunday: Easter Sunday at the Coney Island History Project, admission is free of charge, 1- 6 PM, 3059 West 12th Street.
New York Botanical Garden’s annual orchid show 10 a.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until April 21 $20-$25 Alongside the cherry blossoms at the institution’s Brooklyn cousin, nothing marks approaching seasonal change as brilliantly as the orchid show (Bronx).
Tribeca Film Festival: See documentaries, foreign films, blockbusters-to-be and more in Lower Manhattan till April 27 feature films of all stripes: crowd-pleasing blockbusters-to-be, provocative documentaries, foreign films, shorts and free outdoor screenings, plus a cornucopia of panel discussions and lectures. tribecafilm.com.
Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet starting at about 10 am and continuing until 4 pm, the parade marches north on Fifth Avenue, from 49th Street to 57th Street. The best place to watch is from the area around St. Patrick’s Cathedral; you can join the parade (Manhattan).


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