Friday, April 18, 2014
The Annual Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival
By Heather Cross
On Easter Sunday, (April 20, 2014) you have the opportunity to see Easter bonnets to the New York City extreme as "paraders" wander along Fifth Avenue from 49th to 57th Streets. The area around St. Patrick's Cathedral is the ideal place to see the parade. The Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
What You Should Know About the Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival
Unlike most New York City Parades, the Easter Parade is a far less organized event. From 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. the area along Fifth Avenue from 49th to 57th Streets is closed to vehicular traffic, and folks wander the street admiring various Easter Bonnets and Easter outfits. Visitors in town during Easter will enjoy stopping by the area for a bit during the festivities, but seeing the various Easter bonnets and costumed pets .
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
The Tribeca Film Festival April 16 - 27, 2014
The Tribeca Film Festival is a film festival that was founded in 2002 by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro and Craig Hatkoff . Many claim the festival was a response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the consequent loss of vitality in the Tribeca neighborhood in Lower Manhattan , some put the planning for the festival prior to the events of 9/11.
The mission of the festival is "to enable the international film community and the general public to experience the power of film by redefining the film festival experience." The Tribeca Film Festival was founded to celebrate New York City as a major filmmaking center and to contribute to the long-term recovery of lower Manhattan.
By 2006 and 2007, the Festival received over 8600 film submissions and held 1,500 screenings.
The Festival's program line-up includes a variety of independent films including documentaries, narrative features and shorts, as well as a program of family-friendly films.
The Festival also features panel discussions with personalities in the entertainment world and a music lounge produced with ASCAP to showcase artists.
One of the more distinctive components of the Festival is its Artists Awards program in which emerging and renowned artists celebrate filmmakers by providing original works of art that are given to the filmmakers' competition winners. Past artists of the Artists Awards program have included Chuck Close, Alex Katz, and Julian Schnabel.
The festival now draws an estimated three million people—including often-elusive celebrities from the worlds of art, film, and music—and generates $600 million annually.
Friday, April 4, 2014
National Tartan Day Parade - Saturday 4/5
The National Tartan Day Parade is tomorrow. The info you need to know is as follows.
The Parade starts at 2.00pm on April 5th at W45th Street and marches up 6th Avenue to 55th Street. Here are links to the websites for more info on the parade and related events.