New York City Events April 2010

NYC April Events and Activities Calendar

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NYC in April is usually quite nice, unless we get too much rain. For local children, Spring Break is March 29-April 6th, so expect the City to be very crowded, and also check sightseeing hours for Easter Sunday, April 4th.

Ongoing: Orchid Show at Botanical Garden.


New York Yankees Opening Day at Yankee Stadium

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April 13, 2010, 1:05 PM

Yankees Stadium

Tickets on Sale Now (direct)

Best seats in the house (StubHub)

April Yankees Home Games

April 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 30

2009 World Series Champions, and 27-Time World Series Champions, return to our 2nd Season at the new Yankees Stadium against the Los Angeles Angels, the team they beat in the American League playoffs to go on and win the World Series last year. With our favorites, A-Rod and Derek Jeter, there are few things in NYC better than a Yankees game, an old-fashioned hot dog and our new Yankee Stadium. More Info: New York Yankees


Million Dollar Quartet Broadway Premiere

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Opening Night – April 11, 2010

Previews – March 13, 2010

Nederlander Theatre
208 West 41st St (7th/8th Aves)

Songs by Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the new smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley for the first and only time.

On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary night to life, featuring a score of rock hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more.


Fences on Broadway, Starring Denzel Washington

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Previews – April 14, 2010

Opening Night – April 26, 2010

Strictly limited 13-week engagement

Cort Theater, 138 W 48th Street

(7th and 6th Aves)

Tickets on Sale Now

Two-time Academy Award® winner Denzel Washington returns to Broadway, alongside Academy Award nominee and Tony Award® winner Viola Davis, in August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

The story is about Troy Maxson, a Pittsburgh sanitation worker, who once dreamed of a baseball career, but was too old when the major leagues finally admitted black players. As he faces off against the racial barrier at work and his own disappointments, Troy also grapples with his son, Cory, over the teenager’s hope for a football scholarship and with his wife, Rose, who confronts Troy over a child he has fathered with another woman. Denzel talks about Fences on YouTube


Miami Heat vs. New York Knicks, Free T-Shirt

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Sunday, April 11, 2010, 6pm

David Lee and the New York Knicks host the Miami Heat at Madison Square Garden. The Heat are led by Dwyane Wade, the superstar guard who led the NBA in scoring last season. All guests will receive a free Knicks t-shirt. More on Knicks and tickets.


Ringling Bros. Circus: Barnum’s Funundrum!

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Barnum’s Funundrum!

Madison Square Garden

Mar 25, 2010 – Apr 04, 2010

Tickets on Sale Now

The Greatest Show On Earth® just got Greater. Featuring 130 performers from six continents, almost 100,000 pounds of performing pachyderms, cowboys, pirates, and mermaids, Barnum’s FUNundrum! is a super-sized spectacle so massive you just can’t miss it!


New York International Auto Show

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April 2-11, 2010

Tickets $12 Adult, $4 Child
The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 West 34th Street

New York, NY 10001

(11th/12th Aves, 34th/ 39th St)

Check out concept and future vehicles, ultra luxury sports cars and more. With their cool, new iPhone app, the Auto Show is better than ever. They were the first and the largest attended Auto Show in North America, and one of the most popular events in New York City each year, receiving over one million visitors during its 10-day run. Filling the Jacob K. Javits Center with over 1,000 vehicles from major auto manufacturers and more it is a must see for all auto enthusiasts.


Tribeca Film Festival 2010

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April 21-May 2, 2010

Tickets usually on sale first to American Express cardmembers, then the public, closer to the opening. Tickets range in price, depending on the event, but some screenings are even lower than a regular priced movie ticket.

The multi-week Film Festival festival takes place at various venues, mostly near Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street and showcases every film genre while attracting blockbuster global celebrities, probably more so than Fashion Week.

Robert De Niro and colleagues founded the Tribeca Film Festival in 2001, following the attacks on the World Trade Center to spur the revitalization of lower Manhattan. The Festival’s mission focuses on assisting filmmakers to reach the broadest possible audience, enabling the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema and promoting New York City as a major filmmaking center.


101 Dalmations Musical at Madison Square Garden

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April 7th – 18th


The Theater at Madison Square Garden

Just released!

One of world’s greatest classic tales hits the stage and features a surprise grand finale showcasing the tremendous talents of the professional and rescued Dalmatians that will leave audiences cheering!

$10 off $59.50 and $35 tickets on select shows. Code: ROCK at www.theateratmsg.com/ROCK


Spa Week – Get the best NYC Spa Services for $50

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April 12-18, 2010

My favorite spa is Great Jones (at left), because of their amazing water lounge, steam and sauna. It is great way to escape to the bustling city, especially in the winter. However, they don’t have the best spa week deals anymore (the value of a mani/pedi is not nearly as good as a facial or massage). Another great spa that partakes in Spa Week is Elizabeth Arden.


Green Day’s American Idiot Broadway Premiere

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Previews March 24, 2010

Opening April 20, 2010

Green Day’s American Idiot

Includes every song from Green Day’s acclaimed album, American Idiot, and several songs from their new album. Green Day won two Grammy Awards for the groundbreaking rock opera American Idiot, which sold more than 12 million copies worldwide.

St. James Theater

246 W 44th Street

American Idiot follows the exhilarating journey of a new generation of young Americans as they struggle to find meaning in a post 9/11 world, borne along by Green Day’s electrifying score. Now Billie Joe Armstrong and the band collaborate with one of the theatre’s most acclaimed creative teams, led by the Tony Award-winning director of Spring Awakening, Michael Mayer, two-time Tony Award-winning composer and orchestrator Tom Kitt, and Olivier Award-winning choreographer Steven Hoggett, to bring this explosive, iconic album to the stage.


More New York City Events April

More New York City April Events:

  • Enron – Broadway Premiere, April 8, 2010, Tickets on Sale February 20
  • La Cage Aux Folles – starring Kelsey Grammer, previews April 5th
  • Earth Day 4/20/2010, Exhibits, street fairs, artwork, live music, entertainment

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