NEW JERSEY

Dating for a Cause Children’s Specialized Hospital (4/8) — Children’s Specialized Hospital, 200 Somerset St., New Brunswick • 516-466-0212 www.eclecticeventsinc.com Join us for a great night of meeting new people & helping a great charity simultaneously! Begin w/a pizza & dessert party & ice breaker games. Then work together on a project to help bring joy to the lives of the children who are residents of the hospital. All of the materials will be provided & there is no creative or artistic skill required! 7pm

22nd Annual Easter Bunny Express (4/12, 4/13 & 4/19) — Whippany Museum, 1 Railroad Plaza, at the Intersection of Route 10 West & Whippany Rd., Whippany • 973-887-8177 www.WhippanyRailwayMuseum.net Celebrate the return of Spring w/a ride on the “Easter Bunny Express”, a 10-mile, 45-min. round trip excursion from Whippany to Roseland w/he Easter Bunny onboard. 1, 2, 3 & 4pm, rain, snow or shine Adult $14, Child $9, Train Fare inc. adm. to Museum.

Free Micro-derm Event (4/16) — Flair, 778 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell • 973-439-0900 Flairstores@optonline.net Meet one of the top consultants in the biz! We are holding this event to show you how you can change your skin and the way you feel about it. The right tools to help you in 1 minute a day & just 5 minutes a week w/the macro machine at home. Please reserve your appointment now. Space is limited. There will be a raffle for a crystal necklace with earrings to match & we will be giving away 4 $50.00 gift certificates to Flair, as well as product giveaways. 7pm

Monster Energy AMA Supercross (4/26) — MetLife Stadium, 1 MetLife Stadium Dr., East Rutherford• 201- 559-1515 800-745-3000 www.supercross.com Premier indoor motocross circuit, comprised of 17 races of heart-stopping action in some of the largest venues in North America. The best riders from across the globe, like champions Ryan Villopoto, James Stewart, Chad Reed, Ryan Dungey NJ native Justin Barcia seek to outrace each other on the sport’s most challenging courses. W/tight corners, fast straightaways, challenging rhythm sections, & vertigo-inducing jumps, these tracks pack excitement into every inch of dirt.

International Bar Athletes Federation Competition (4/26) — Teaneck Armory, 1799 Teaneck Rd., Teaneck • 718-825-2934 or 201-446-4462 www.IBAFCompetition.com This is a calisthenics (body weight) competition bet. Individuals to show who has the greatest physical capabilities. See athletes show off their skills as they compete in this athletic art form doing Pull ups, Push-ups, Dips, Freestyle & a Bonus Competition. Anyone can enter regardless of background & experience: gymnastics, break dancing, street workout or Cross-fit. A special halftime show plus food, beverages, prizes & free samples. Sponsored by Spinal Rehabilitation & Wellness Center. 9am-9pm

3rd Annual Electric Daisy Carnival (5/24 & 5/25) — 1 MetLife Stadium Dr., East Rutherford • 201-559-1515 www.electricdaisycarnival.com With its boundary pushing, creative production, fireworks, larger than life art installations, full-scale carnival rides & more, the show will completely transform the grounds into an audiovisual playground not to be missed this holiday weekend. There is approximately 70 artists.

Newark Museum, The — 49 Washington St., Newark • 973-596-6550 www.NewarkMuseum.org. An art, science & education museum w/many exhibits on display all the time. Open Wed.-Sun. 12-5pm. Thurs. till 8:30pm FREE Adm.

NJ’s Historical Society Museum — 52 Park Pl., Newark • 973-596-8500. There’s a library, self-guided & guided tours, architectural walking tours, decorative arts, contemporary history, lunch time presentations, night time films, & much more.

SpeedDate.com — Meet local singles on the world’s first online speed dating site. A quick & easy online dating service. Go on multiple live 3 min. online dates from the comfort of home using instant messaging, webcam video chat & live audio.

USS Ling 297 — Cor. of Court & River Sts., Hackensack • 201-342-3268 www.njnm.com. World War II Submarine Memorial Naval Museum. Birthday parties avail., group tours. 10am-4pm, $6 adults, $3 kids.


NEW YORK / ROCKLAND

Lord & Taylor Host Artist Hunt Slonem “Bunnies” (4/9) — Lord & Taylor, 424 Fifth Åve.., 3rd Fl., NYC • RSVP@lordandtaylor.com We will host artist Hunt Slonem to celebrate the launch of his painting book “Bunnies” Receive an autograph w/book purchase. 6-8pm.

11th Anniversary More Magazine/Fitness Women’s Half Marathon on 4/13 (4/11-4/13) — Central Park • www.morefitnesshalf.com. 10,000 Runners expected for country’s largest women’s-only half-marathon More & FITNESS magazines are co-hosting the event in conjunction w/NY Road Runners & expect to welcome more than 20,000 race participants & spectators. Athleta & Skechers are the presenting sponsors, Duane Reade & Tonalin are the official product sponsors, CARE & Girls on the Run NYC are the charitable partners & The Better Show is the official media partner. The event weekend kicks off on 4/ 11th w/a 2-day Health & Wellness Expo at NYC’s Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th St.), women can pick up their runners’ information & participate in various health-oriented activities, inc. consulting w/running experts & meeting magazine editors. The two-day Expo is free & features health screenings, fitness seminars, food & product sampling, shopping, sweepstakes & more. 8am - ?

Full Bunny Contact (4/17-4/20) — The Clemente, 107 Suffolk St., NYC • www.fullbunnycontact.com Games inspired by the Easter holiday have been cranked into insane overdrive. In the main event, patrons are locked in a 16’ X 20’ steel cage, to test their wits against three massive, highly competitive Easter bunnies & a shot clock, all trying to keep you from collecting eggs filled w/cash & prizes. The four-day festival features dozens of game booths that get the adrenaline pumping inc. a dunk tank, “Shoot The Peep,” “Duck Like Rabbits,” “The Keister Bunny,” “E.S.P-STER Island,” “Egg Putt,” “Little Bunny Fu Fu’s Revenge,” “Hare-y Up” & more. Food trucks & an on-site bar.

Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding (4/17-4/19, 4/24-4/26, 5/1-5/3-5/3) — Known as the “Godfather of Interactive Theater,” Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding set the gold standard for the genre w/an all-inclusive two-part event where audience members take on the roles of family & friends of the bride & groom. As with the original production, this 25th Anniversary production begins w/a sidesplitting ceremony, now held at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School (120 West 46th St). Immediately following the ceremony, the bridal party will escort their family & friends through the heart of Times Square & Shubert Alley to Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar (220 West 44th St)! Once at Guy’s American, guests will enjoy an Italian-style buffet dinner, as well as dancing all night long to DJ Donny Dulce, NYC’s #1 wedding singer/DJ. Tony Lauria directs. And you’re invited to join the family!

Flex Events Presents Flex in the City (4/19) — 69th Reginment Armory, NYC • www.flexeventshq.com One of a kind functional fitness event. 100+ Coed teams of 4 (2 men & 2 women) compete indoors in the heart of the city.

Middle Eastersn Based Pop Up Fashion Boutique Shopping Experience (4/22-4/27) — The Open Gallery, 335 Bowery St., NYC • www.trickponi.com Trickponi, a themed fashion boutique that pop up in the Middle East seasonally is trilled to announce its first ever launch w/a 5 day retail experience. 25+ New designers global scale.

Black Dress Exhibition (Now thru 4/26) — Pratt’s Manhattan Campus, 144 West 14th Street, 2nd Fl., Room 213, NYC • exhibits@pratt.edu. In conjunction w/Black Dress: Ten Contemporary Fashion Designers, the first group exhibition to focus on the ground breaking work of contemporary black fashion designers, Pratt Institute will host a panel discussion about the contributions black designers have made to the fashion industry.

9th Annual Brooke Jackman Race for Literacy (5/18) — Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School, 150 W Main St, Oyster Bay, NY • www.brookejackmanfoundation.org Funds raised through the event, which will inc. a 5K run/walk as well as a 1⁄4 mile fun run for children ages eight & under, will support BJF’s many literacy initiatives that benefit children in need throughout the NY area. Kid’s arts & crafts & the 11th Annual Health & Fitness Fair.

Summer Vibe Tattoo Festival (5/2-5/4) — Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike Uniondale, NY • www.nytattooshow.com It’s not an industry insider-only convention, you’re welcome to come party w/us!
You can get work done right here at United Ink! 100 of the best artists in the country to choose from. Awesome live music, super sexy contests for the ladies like United Ink Angels & our Pin-Up Girl competitions, Tattoo Contest, amazing speakers who will take you on journeys deep inside the world of body art from their unique perspectives. And so much more! Fri. 2-11pm Sat. 12-11pm Sun. 12-7pm.

Take Steps To End Lupus (5/3) — South Street Seaport, 89 South St., NYC • Joan Pendleton Pendleton@Lupus.org 202-689-5516 or 877-910-9779 America’s largest Lupus walk program to take place. Bringing together local NYC residents to raise money for lupus research& education programs, increase awareness of lupus & rally public support for those who suffer from its brutal impact. Every step you take & every dollar you raise supports the Lupus Foundation of America and its efforts to solve the mystery of lupus, one of the world’s cruelest, most unpredictable & devastating diseases.

Shecky's Girls Night Out Fresh Off Spring Event (5/30 & 5/31) — Center 548, 548 West 22nd St., (Bet. 10th & 11th Aves.), NYC • www.sheck.com Fresh off our Spring 2014 Event, Shecky’s is proud to announce that we will be returning to Center 548 for a 2-day Girl’s Night Out. W/3 floors & over 80 different vendors, this event is set to be our biggest event in 10 years. More designers, more beauty services, more drinks, more DJ’s, & more giveaways. Not to mention, a few surprises up our sleeves.

Shecky’s Ultimate Hamptons Girl’s Day Out/Wine Getaway (7/12) — Southampton Historical Museum, 17 Meeting House Ln., Southampton, NY• www.sheck.com Shecky’s is coming back for the Ultimate Hamptons Girl’s Day Out/Wine Getaway combo this year we’re changing things up by offering the Girl’s Day Out with the wine trip which includes a scrumptious BBQ lunch at the Southampton Historical Museum. This event is one of the best event days of the year & a perfect day escape from the city.

Cuff Me: A Fifty Shades of Grey Musical Parody (Now until ?) — The Actors Temple Theater, 339 West 47th St., NYC • 212-239-6200. A hilarious parody of the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ book phenomenon! Grab your girlfriends & get ready to laugh at this sexy, & hysterical romp! Cuff Me! It’ ll have you dancing in the aisles as the cast of four belts out hilarious parodies of hit songs from your favorite artists, all while spoofing the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ book!”
The Greatest Pirate Story Ever Told! (Now till ?) — The Snapple Theater Center, 1627 Broadway at 50th St., NYC • 212-921-7862 www.greatestpiratestory.com A never-before-seen, combination of short-form improvisation set in an old-fashioned musical comedy, & follows Captain Henry Martin & his misfit pirate crew, who have been flung in to the future by a befuddled sea witch. Now their only chance of returning home is performing the greatest pirate epic ever seen on stage! But w/their script torn asunder, these pirates-turned-players are forced to improvise their show based upon the audience’s suggestions.
Til Divorce Do Us Part: The Musical (Now till ?) — The DR2 Theatre, Box Office (103 East 15th St., NYC • 212-239-6200 www.tildivorcethemusical.com An original musical comedy inspired by the true story of Ms. Ponturo, a Broadway producer’s wife who was unceremoniously dumped by her husband after decades of marriage. Determined to celebrate a new chapter in her life, Ponturo’s character turns to her wickedly witty friends, who together sing, dance & laugh their way through the ripple effects of divorce & self-discovery in this musical comedy revue.
Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding (Now thru - ?) — The show starts in the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School, 20 West 46th St., NYC • 866-811-4111 www.TonyLovesTina.com Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding is a one-of-a-kind entrainment. It’s an Off-Broadway show staged as a festive celebration in which the audience doesn’t just watch but participates directly, from the first toast to the last slice of cake. As two colorful & madcap Italian-American families come together as one, everyone in attendance joins in the fun as guests of the bride & groom. After the ceremony guests follow the bridal party through Times Square to Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar for the official reception.

Totally Tubular Time Machine (Now thru - ?) — Culture Club, 20 West 39th St., NYC • 212-971-1999 www.totallytubulartimemachine.com. The new pop musical where gossip takes the drivers seat & audience members are thrust into the celebrity limelight. Features pop songs from 80s, 90s & today. Back to the Future meets MTV Music Awards & your the star!

Fuerza Bruta: Look Up (Now thru ?) — Daryl Roth Theatre, 20 Union Square East, NYC • 212-239-6200 www.LookUpNYC.com. Featuring the men of Fuerza Bruta at the center of the action in one of the show’s signature scenes a mylur pool suspended inches above the audience! Come watch, touch & feel the sexy men as they make their splash. A physical & visual extravaganza! Dynamic music as performers run through moving walls, non stop action!

American Museum of Natural History — Central Park West at 79th St., NYC • 212-769-5800 www.amnh.org. Exhibit is presented in 2 sec.: Flora Portrayed: 88 images, inc. ind. plant portraits, detailed scientific studies & decorative floral subjects since the 16th century. $6, $4 students/seniors, $3 kids 12.

Ellis Island Immigration Museum — NY Harbor, NYC • 212-344-0996. Stunning & stirring exhibits of immigrant experience.

NY Hall of Science — 47-01 11th St., Flushing Meadows Corona Pk., NYC • 718-699-0005. We’re the largest Science Playground in the Western Hemisphere. So much to do hanging upside down on the 3-D Spider, listen to music & stories of faraway place, watch roller coaster videos or learn circus tricks. A must see museum!


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Boogie Knights (4/11) — Mount Airy Casino, 312 Woodland Rd., Mount Pocono, PA • 1-877-682-4791. Complete w/choreography, polyester, afro’s and bell bottoms the Boogie Knights are heralded as “The greatest disco revival show in the world.”

 


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