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Thursday, April 6, 2017
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Get out and enjoy the weekend! Between parades, plays, exhibitions and more there's sure to be an activity for everyone. Check out what to do this weekend below. 


New York Tartan Day Parade


April 8, 2 p.m.


Along Sixth Avenue from 45th to 55th Streets


20 years after the U.S. Senate established National Tartan Day, celebrating the achievements by Scottish Americans in the United States. The growing parade includes pipers, marchers and spectators. For more information visit here.


Coney Island Opening Day


April 9


Coney Island Brooklyn


It’s that time of year again! Celebrate the opening day with the “Blessing of the Rides” at Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park, an opening-day ceremony at Luna Park and a visit to Coney Island History Project’s exhibition. There will be free rides, live music and lots of food! For more information visit here.


Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock


April 7-13


Metrograph, 7 Ludlow Street


Experience the work of photographer Mick Rock as he captured David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Queen and Lou Reed. Rock will be in attendance at certain showings. Tickets are $15. For more information visit here.


Circus 1903


Through April 16


The Theater at Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza


An old school circus with a contemporary twist for the whole family! There will be acrobats, jugglers, contortionists and more. Tickets are $39-$129. For more information visit here.


Thomas R. Schiff: The Library Exhibition


Through April 20


Aperture Gallery, 547 West 27th Street


Master of the panoramic photograph Thomas R. Schiff’s latest exhibition features wide shots from labyrinthine libraries of America. Schiff’s work highlights American design history through a variety of civic buildings. For more information visit here.


Oslo


Through June 18


Vivian Beaumont Theater, Lincoln Center


After its sold out Off-Broadway run, it makes sense Oslo has returned on Broadway. Inspired by a true story, this unique play explores unlikely friendships during the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords. Tickets are $77-$147. For more information visit here.


Age of Empires


Through July 16


Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue


Explore the Chinese cultural identity through art at the Met’s newest exhibit. For the first time ever, more than 160 ancient works from museums in China will be displayed in the West. For more information visit here.


Groundhog Day


Through January 7


August Wilson Theatre, 245 West 52nd Street


Based on the unforgettable film, this new musical includes director Matthew Warchus, songwriter Tim Minchin and original screenwriter Danny Rubin. Watch weatherman Phil Connors relive the same day over and over again, until he discovers a world of second chances. Tickets are $79-$169. For more information visit here.


The Regal Cocktail Hour


Ongoing 6-7 p.m.


The Regal, 163 Hope Street


From the owners of Hotel Chantelle comes the Regal, a new diner and cocktail bar. With a series of free cocktails upon entry, why pass it up? For more information visit here.

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