city wide events

Photos from GBD Fashion Show, Hillel WW 2 lecture, GMB Open Mic and  Anime Karaoke Thursday events soon to be posted.  More weekend citywide events listed Friday night.
Hip-Hop Revolution 10:00 a.m. daily until September 13 at Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave. New York, NY, $14, mcny.org. Featured are Afrika Bambaataa, Kool Herc, Run-D.M.C., and the Beastie Boys. Tribeca Film Festival April 15–26 includes hundreds of films spread over 12 days, including 64 feature-length world premieres, plus lectures, panel discussions and many other special events. Stephen Colbert interviews George Lucas, tribecafilm.com.  Old-School Kung-Fu Fest 2015: Enter the Ninja 7:00 p.m. daily until April 19, Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Ave. New York, NY, $10, anthologyfilmarchives.org. The films range from serious Sixties thrillers (Shinobi no Mono Parts 1 and 2, Sunday at 5:15 and 7:30) to the gung-ho cheese-fu of 1985’s American Ninja, Saturday at 3. (And for sheer crazytown fun, stick around for Five Element Ninjas. Ninja stilts, everybody. Ninja trees!) Friday’s 7:20 screening of a rare 1970s gem is shrouded in secrecy, as the ninja code demands. Show times vary. Film – Repertory and Special Screenings.  AIPAD Photography Show April 16–19 at the Park Avenue Armory, is one of the biggest fine-art photography shows in the world, featuring museum-quality work—everything from 19th-century photos to contemporary images. aipad.com. Earth Day festivities extend through all five boroughs, with such highlights as volunteer cleanups, tours, a 5K walk, a weekend-long green expo at the Javits Center and opportunities to recycle old materials for new uses. The majority of these events are family friendly, and as a bonus many of them are free. April 19 Earth Day at Prospect Park at the Audubon Center with eco-conscious activities. There are fishing lessons, observe birds of prey up close, help clean the park’s lakeshore and transform recycled materials into musical instruments. The day culminates with a musical performance and parade that promise to put the aforementioned instruments to good use. April 19 Earth Day in Union Square Park with a full day of events and informative activities. See a showcase of green vehicles; live music; and kids’ activities. The Great American Pin-Up Returns: The AK Collection 10:00 a.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until May 2, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, 141 Prince St. New York, NY, free, meiselgallery.com. Brooklyn Folk Festival 8:00 p.m. daily from April 17 until April 19, St. Ann’s Church, 157 Montague St. Brooklyn, NY, $20-$80, brooklynfolkfest.com. One day there is a banjo hurling contest, impress your date.

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