New York events in March -April 2014:The Coffee & Tea Festival, Easter parade,.Tibetan medicine and more...

The Coffee & Tea Festival, March 22-23
69th Regiment Armory 68 Lexington Avenue (between 25th - 26th)

Saturday, March 22, 2014: 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday, March 23, 2014: 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Join more than 60 exhibitors from around the globe as they pour tastings of their finest coffees and teas and introduce you to new and award-winning products – the 2014 lineup will surpass all years past and include more coffee, as requested! This international extravaganza celebrating all things coffee and tea will offer two days of programs from well-known industry pros and pioneers, pairings,tastings, and more!
The 25,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall will also feature some of the most delectable sweet and savory foods to compliment the spectacular collection of coffees and teas. Plus, the first 1,500 attendees to walk through the doors each day will be handed a free gift bag with samples from top brands to take home! Bring your family, bring your friends – make it an inexpensive and delicious day out! Tickets will not be sold at the door once the event sells out.
January 8th - April 14th, 2014

The SkySkate Ticket offers you a combination of two magical winter traditions – The Rink at Rockefeller Center and Top of the Rock Observation Deck – for one price.
Enjoy Two Experiences for one great price:
•Admission to The Rink with complimentary skate rentals available
•Admission to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck
•You can choose any time from January 8–April 14, 2014 to redeem your tickets. You do not need to do both on the same day
The Rate is $40 pp.

If you buy the tickets separately:
Top Of The Rock: $27
Rink: $27

Skate Rental $12

Japanese Restaurant Week , February 17 – March 16

The week brings together various Manhattan restaurants in celebrating the regional cuisines of Japan. Following this year’s theme of honoring the centennial of Tokyo Station, many of the participating restaurants will create dishes that allow diners to take a journey back in time to that era. Japanese Restaurant Week will coincide with Japan Week 2014, a three-day event to be held at Grand Central Terminal that aims to attract foodies and tourists alike to Japan by promoting the diverse array of regional foods that Japan has to offer.

It's time to sybscribe to American Ballet Theatre  Series  for 2014 spring season now - the price will be higher after April 7!
2014 Spring Season  is from  May 12 till July 4  in MET house,Lincoln Center

Ballet on show:
Don Quixote ,Coppélia, Giselle, Swan Lake,Cinderella,La Bayadère,Manon 
My favourite family series are:

Series 106
Don Quixote Saturday, May 17, 2014 2:00 pm
Coppélia Saturday, May 31, 2014 2:00 pm
GiselleSaturday, June 21, 20142 2:00 pm
 Series 108
Don Quixote Saturday, May 17, 2014 8:00 pm
Coppélia Saturday, May 31, 2014 8:00 pm
Swan Lake  Saturday, June 21, 20142 8:00 pm
My favourite 4- night  set is :
Don Quixote  Thursday, May 15, 2014 7:30 pm
La Bayadère Thursday, May 29, 2014 7:30 pm
Giselle Thursday, June 19, 2014 7:30 pm
Swan Lake Thursday, June 26, 2014 7:30 pm

Rubin Museum of Art,150 W 17th St
Bodies in Balance (Tibetan medicine)

March 15, 2014 - September 8, 2014
Bodies in Balance presents the complex, integrated medical, spiritual, and artistic system of Tibetan medicine, providing a new perspective on the relationship between mind, body, and sustained wellbeing. The first major exhibition to examine Tibetan medicine through its diverse visual history, the exhibition  illuminates how this healing system has been passed down over a millennium and remains relevant to our  21st-century lives.

Museum is open late on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Gallery admission is free for all every Friday from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
On Wednesday nights all visitors enjoy 10% off the Serai café menu, featuring specialty teas, wine, beer, cocktails, and snacks.
Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937
March 13-June 30, 2014, in  Neue Galerie
1048 Fifth Avenue , near The Metropolitan Museum of art
The Degenerate Art Exhibition (German: Die Ausstellung "Entartete Kunst") was an art exhibition organized by Adolf Ziegler and the Nazi Party in Munich from 19 July to 30 November 1937. The exhibition presented 650 works of art, confiscated from German museums.
The New York exhibition  will be the first major U.S. museum exhibition devoted to the infamous display of modern art by the Nazis since the 1991 presentation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Museum Hours
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission General $20 Students and seniors (65 and older) $10. Children under 12 not admitted. 
The museum is open to the public free from 6 to 8 p.m. on the first Friday of every month, so you have just three Fridays to visit the exhibition free- April 4, May 2 and  June 6.
The Easter Parade will take place on Easter Sunday,  April 20, 2014 along Fifth Avenue from 49th to 57th Streets.
Revelers will march  along Fifth Avenue   dressed in their Sunday best, and donning extravagant, colorful hats and bonnets. The parade tradition began as a 19th-century gathering of New York's social elite in their Easter best after church services — along with similar parades around the nation that took off after the Civil War. New York's version has become a semi-secular feast.The street is closed to traffic for parade participants and people watchers from roughly 10am until 4pm.

 April 2-6, 2014, Affordable Art  Fair at the Metropolitan Pavilion  125 W. 18th St

You can find thousands of original paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs all under one roof, ranging from $100-$10,000, with more than half priced under $5,000.
Thursday, April 3  1am – 8pm
 Friday, April 4     11am – 8pm*
 Saturday, April 5   11am – 8pm
 Sunday, April 6  11am – 6pm
The price: Online $15 , at the door-$20
CHILDREN'S  CARNIVAL Saturday & Sunday April 5-6 & 12-13, 2014 73-50 Little Neck Parkway

Floral Park, New York 11004-1129

Apple orchard in The Queens County Farm and Museum
ADMISSION:  $11.00 per person all ages to enter the grounds.The farm  includes historic farm buildings, a greenhouse complex, livestock, farm vehicles and implements, planting fields, an orchard, and an herb garden. General admission to the farm is free, except during public events. The farm has sheep, pigs, hens,goats and cows.

Guggenheim Museum ,February 21–September 1, 2014
Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe

The first comprehensive overview of Italian Futurism to be presented in the United States, this multidisciplinary exhibition examines the historical sweep of the movement from its inception with F. T. Marinetti’s Futurist manifesto in 1909 through its demise at the end of World War II. Presenting over 300 works executed between 1909 and 1944, the chronological exhibition encompasses not only painting and sculpture, but also architecture, design, ceramics, fashion, film, photography, advertising, free-form poetry, publications, music, theater, and performance. To convey the myriad artistic languages employed by the Futurists as they evolved over a 35-year period, the exhibition integrates multiple disciplines in each section

Saturday  Pay what you wish: 5:45–7:45 Last ticket issued 30 minutes before close.Adults $22

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