Just Nuts Orchestra to perform at Empire City MGM Casino
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Wave Hill Family Art Project, The Epic of an Eel. Photo courtesy of Joshua Bright
Just Nuts Orchestra and ‘a special
guest’ will be performing at Empire City
MGM Casino’s Main State on Wednesday,
April 10, from noon to 3 p.m.
For further information go to www.justnutsmusic.
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Upcoming Wave Hill events and programs
Saturday, April 5; Sunday, April 7: Hudson
River Eel Weekend: Did you know that
eels swim past Wave Hill every spring? Get
the real deal about eels and their Hudson
River ecosystem at Wave Hill’s Hudson
River Eel Weekend. Meet scientists studying
eel migration, make eel-themed art and
see live eels. You’ll look at the river in a
whole new way!
Saturday, April 5; Sunday, April 7: Family
Art Project: The Epic of an Eel: Celebrate
the arduous journey eels make during their
annual migration, their adaptations and the
place eels call home. Create your own puppet
theater to act out your own stories about
these epic underwater adventures. Free,
and admission to the grounds is free until
noon. Hudson River Eel Weekend event.
Wave Hill House, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, April 6: Meet the Eels: Families
are invited to drop by to see live eels,
with a science educator from the NYS Department
of Environmental Conservation’s
Hudson River Eel Project. Ages fi ve and
older welcome with an adult. Free with admission
to the grounds. Hudson River Eel
Weekend event. Wave Hill House, 1 to 1:30
Saturday, April 6: Nature Talk: The Incredible
Journey of the American Eel: A science
educator from the NYS Department
of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson
River Eel Project shares the incredible journey
of Anguilla rostrata with images, artifacts—
and live eels! Hear how scientists,
students and community volunteers are
gathering information about local eel populations
by catching, counting and releasing
thousands of tiny “glass eels” as they swim
up the Hudson River estuary each spring.
Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult.
Free with admission to the grounds. Hudson
River Eel Weekend event. Wave Hill
House, 2 p.m.
Sunday, April 7: Pre-Concert Tea: Enjoy
Afternoon Tea in the Mark Twain Room
prior to today’s concert in Armor Hall. The
Café at Wave Hill pairs a classic menu
with an assortment of green, black and
herbal teas. This traditional tea service includes
the four classic elements of savory,
scones, sweets and tea. The menu, presented
by Great Performances, includes
an array of tea sandwiches, scones and
bite-sized desserts. Afternoon Tea also includes
a glass of sparkling wine. Afternoon
Tea Service is $36. Wave Hill Members receive
a 10% discount. Advance registration
is required by emailing wavehillreservations@
greatperformances.com or by calling
718.549.3200 x395. We will take reservations
until 5PM on the Thursday prior to
the concert. Wave Hill House, noon.
Sunday, April 7: Concert: Josh Lawrence
& Color Theory: Josh Lawrence is
a critically acclaimed trumpeter and composer.
His ensemble Color Theory was
dubbed “an all-star outfi t” by The New
York Times. Bandmates include pianist Orrin
Evans, drummer Anwar Marshall, the
Curtis Brothers, pianist Zaccai and bassist
Luques, alto saxophonist Caleb Curtis
and trombonist David Gibson. Ticket
prices: adults: $28 (includes admission to
the grounds); Wave Hill members 10% discount;
$12 children ages 8 to 18, unless
otherwise noted. Order tickets online or onsite
at the Perkins Visitor Center. For additional
information, call (718) 549-3200, ext.
251. Wave Hill House, 2 p.m.
Sunday, April 7: Counting Eels at The
Center for the Urban River at Beczak: Every
spring, juvenile American eels swim 1,000
miles from the Sargasso Sea to freshwater
streams along the Hudson River. Join
Wave Hill and environmental educator Jason
Muller at The Center for the Urban
River at Beczak in Yonkers—easily accessible
by car and Metro-North—to collect
data on migrating eels and their ecosystem.
Put on waders and head out into the
river to collect eels and other creatures in
the fyke nets, or stay on shore to assist with
recording water quality data and counting
and weighing the little eels before releasing
them back into the river. The data collected
from CURB and other sites as part of this
community science research project provides
crucial information about young eel
populations in the Hudson River. For adults
and families with kids eight and older. $10;
Wave Hill members save 10%. Registration
required, online or at the Perkins Visitor
Center. Hudson River Eel Weekend event.
Meet at Center for The Urban River at Beczak,
2 to 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 7: Garden Highlights
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an
hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Free with admission to the grounds.
Meet at Perkins Visitor Center, 2 p.m.
Wave Hill is located at 675 West 252nd
Street. For further information call (718)
549-3200, ext. 256.
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The Catholic Widow and Widowers of
the Bronx is having its Anniversary Spring
Dance at Scavello’s on City Island on Sunday,
April 28, from 6 to 10 p.m. The dance
will include a cocktail hour, sit-down dinner,
open bar for one hour, and unlimited wine
for the rest of the evening, There will be a
DJ for your dancing pleasure, prizes and a
The price is $70 per person, and all are
welcome. For details call Connie Andersen,
president, at (718) 829-8142.
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The New York Botanical Garden will
hold the following programs and upcoming
Orchid Evening, Friday, April 5 and Saturday,
April 6, 7 to 10 p.m. (Entry times at
7, 7:30, and 8 p.m.): The 17th annual Orchid
Show is a dazzling tribute to Singapore,
the vibrant “City in a Garden” where
these storied fl owers are an integral part of
the culture and landscape. The energy and
nightlife of Singapore come to the Bronx
in Orchid Evenings. Step into one of the
world’s greenest cultures as Supertrees
come alive around you, exhilarating with a
display of lights and orchids after dark in
the Conservatory. The Bronx Night Market’s
special pop-up during Orchid Evenings
features a rotating selection of Market
favorites and Asian-inspired dishes.
Visitors can purchase a signature cocktail
like the Singapore Sling, beer, wine, and
more from one of our seasonal bars and
experience the sights and sounds of Singaporean
nightlife with Chua Yun Chun and
her dance company as they take turns performing
urban choreography to the sounds
of DJ Eli Tyler.
Non-member $38; member $28—are
recommended. Check nybg.org for details
and to purchase tickets.
Orchid Care Demonstrations: Troubleshooting
with Orchids, Saturday, April 6
and Sunday, April 7; 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.: Is
your orchid distressed? Join us for a lesson
on basic orchid care and a list of dos
and don’ts that will keep your plants thriving.
Some of the most common mistakes
and maladies will be covered, including tips
on how to rescue ailing orchids. In the Conservatory
Biophilia: Sharing our #plantlove, ongoing:
Discover the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory’s
permanent collections anew—
palms, cycads, Monstera, ferns, cacti, and
so many more—through the lens of the curators
and gardeners who care for them.
Explore their love for plants and the stories
they reveal about nature, adaptation, and
human culture. In Ross Hall.
Crazy Real Singapore, Saturday, April
6 and Sunday, April 7, 1to 2 p.m.: You may
have seen Singapore on the big screen
with Crazy Rich Asians, but do you know
the real Singapore? This April uncover Singapore’s
rich cultural diversity, and depth
and breadth of experiences.
Join award-winning Singaporean actress
and producer Tan Kheng Hua (best
known to audiences as Kerry Chu, Rachel’s
mom in Crazy Rich Asians) in a series
of intimate and compelling talks with
notable Singaporean talent from the creative
industries to discuss Singapore food,
arts, culture and more.
On Saturday, April 6, Tan Kheng Hua
is in conversation with Max Ng, Executive
Chef at Momofuku Ssäm Bar. Singapore
native, Max Ng came to New York with the
sole intention of working for Momofuku.
Prior to the move, he worked within the Les
Amis Group in Singapore. At Momofuku,
he started off as a CIA extern at Ssäm Bar,
then moved on to Ko as a commis, eventually
rising to Chef de Cuisine before moving
over to Ssäm Bar.
On Sunday, April 7, Hua will be talking
with Singaporean journalist and author
Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan. Tan has written Sarong
Party Girls and A Tiger in the Kitchen:
A Memoir of Food & Family, and edited the
fi ction anthology Singapore Noir. She is a
staff writer at The Wall Street Journal, In
Style Magazine, and The Baltimore Sun.
Her stories have also appeared in The New
York Times, The Paris Review, The Washington
Post, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine,
National Geographic, Foreign Policy, Marie
Claire, Newsweek, Bloomberg Businessweek,
Chicago Tribune, The (Portland)
Oregonian, The (Topeka) Capital-Journal,
and The (Singapore) Straits Times, among
Dig! Plant! Grow! Wake Up, Garden!
through May 12: Friday, April 5, 1:30 to 5:30
p.m.; Saturday, April 6 and Sunay, April 7,
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Celebrate spring at
the Edible Academy! Get started gardening
by sowing seeds, digging, and watering.
Explore our soil and learn more about
compost with our wild, wiggly worms and
take home your own worm castings to “get
growing” at home.
Budding Botanist through June 7: Friday,
April 5, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday,
April 6 and Sunday, April 7, 10 a.m. to 5:30
p.m.: Stand up for plants! Become a plant
champion in the Children’s Garden this
spring. Discover bulbs and buds as they
wake up and seeds sprout. Search for
plants and animals in the Children’s Garden
as they grow and change through the
season. Make a seed sprouting tape to
plant at home and design a button that proclaims
why you love plants.
Putting Down Roots: Celebrating 30
Years of Bronx Green-Up through April 28:
NYBG is commemorating the 30th Anniversary
of its community gardening outreach
program with a photo exhibit including 36
photographs from 15 of the gardens and
urban farms where NYBG’s Bronx Green-
Bronx Green-Up supports more than
200 local greening groups, schools, and
community organizations in their missions
to improve their neighborhoods through
greening projects. In honor of this anniversary,
four teen photographers from the
Bronx Documentary Center’s Bronx Junior
Photo League—18-year-old Tony Baizan-
Garcia, 19-year-old Kayla Beltran, 18-yearold
Mitchell Harris-Dennis, and 16-year-old
Tianna Maldonado—spent the summer
visiting Bronx Green-Up community gardens
and urban farms, documenting the
activity of these organizations, from planting,
weeding, and composting to harvest
and celebration. Their dynamic photos will
be on view showcasing community-building
and activism taking place all across the
Bird Walk Saturday, April 6, 11 a.m.:
Bring your binoculars and walk the Garden
grounds with a bird expert. You’ll search for
our feathered friends and learn more about
bird-friendly habitats, passage birds, and
those that make a permanent home at the
For more information, call (718) 817-
8700 or visit nybg.org.