Guide to Spring Break in New York City

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For those of you who opted to stay put this spring break and work on your thesis, go to your internship, or just to  avoid seeing your parents, we’ve compiled (a continually updating) list of activities to keep you busy. * designates free.


Mountain Goats and the Moaners @ Webster Hall 3/18 $18. (Note: this show is not sold out, it is the Williamsburg show that is sold out.)

* Manhattan School of Music Percussion Ensemble: Marimba Concert; 7:30 PM @ the John C. Borden Auditorium

Attention all dairy and hops lovers: tonight is the Cheesening at Pacific Standard. This Park Slope bar plays host to a tasting of a half-dozen different cheeses, from Wisconsin, Oregon, Vermont and Texas. You can wash them down with Sixpoint?s Hop Obama, a presidential candidate “tribute beer.” Whatever your political persuasion, you’ll probably be persuaded to raise a glass. (At Pacific Standard 82 4th Avenue between Bergen and St Marks Streets. Take the downtown 2 or 3 to Atlantic Avenue)


Lots of new arrivals at MoMA today, including Projects 87: Sigalit Landau and Geometry of Motion 1920s/1970s. For a complete list of all MoMAs film screenings, go here.

* Also at Pete’s Candy Store in Williamsburg: Quizz-Off 7:30 PM. Test your mental mettle in areas of general knowledge, music, top tens, and visual identification. With prizes!

* Lecture: Fashion 101: How to Start Your Own Fashion Line in Today’s Market (with Mercedes Gonzalez of Global Purchasing Group). The New York Public Library’s Science, Industry and Business Library; 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

* Panel: Voces: Contemporary Actions by Latino Artists (moderated Jose Munoz; featuring the work of contemporary Latino performance artists Nao Bustamante and Nicolás Dumit Estévez.) For advance registration e-mail [email protected]. El Museo del Barrio; 1230 Fifth Avenue (at 104th Street) #2 or #3 train to 110th Street and Lenox Avenue, walk one block east to Fifth Avenue, then south to 104th Street.


Much Ado About Nothing at the Gene Frankel Theatre; Thu-Sat 7:30 PM; Sun 3 PM (through 3/16/08)

* “In the Flesh” erotic reading series. @ Happy Ending Lounge, 302 Broome St. (B/D to Grand, J/M/Z to Bowery, F to Delancey or F/V to 2nd Avenue

With God on Our Side 01: A Tale of Two Cities –A Conversation between Daniel Cohn-Bendit and David M. Reimers. Goethe-Institut New York; 1014 Fifth [email protected] Street; 7:30 PM


If the name “Socrates Johnson” means anything to you, you’ll be pleased to know that there is a screening of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure at the IFC Center as part of their Waverly Midnights series. 12 AM. (Also playing Saturday)

* MoMA: Ling yi ban (The Other Half). 2006. China. Directed by Ying Liang.

Poetry Slam at  Nuyorican Poets Cafe (Spotlight: Ebony). 10 PM; $10. 236 E. 3rd St.


* The World’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt @ Central Park. Egg-dyeing, Easter

bunnies, Easter bonnets, and a lot of pastels. 11 AM, enter at 72nd street, from Bethesda Fountain and south.

* The Lower Eastside Girls Club: Rachel McKibbens & Ihsan (as part of the the club’s Saturday Performance Series). 56 East 1st Street (1st/2nd Aves); 3:30 PM

* Newmindspace NYC Pillow Fight at Union Square; 3 PM @ Union Sq.


* Easter Parade, 5th Avenue (49th-57th). Also featuring pastels and springtime merriment.  10 AM-4 PM.

* ASSSSCATS at the UCB theatre Sunday nights. For the SNL afficianodos among us. 9:30 PM.

If you know of anything else worth adding to the calendar, send information to [email protected] and we’ll add it to the list. 



  1. So disappointed...

    To be away from NYC during the Mountain Goats concerts.

  2. hot tip  

    for people like me who have no real money but an unlimited supply of fake money (read: dining dollars)... blue java butler and cafe east are open this week! yes!

  3. likewise

    incredibly disappointed to be missing the Mountain Goats! I just got into them, do they have concerts in NY often?

  4. More  

    For daily goings-on:

    Free wine tasting today at Hudson River Café.

  5. the concert was

    ok. could have used more (some) "all hail west texas."

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