Keep your eyes open for hoaxes, tricks, fast ones and gotchas next Tuesday, because believe it or not, April 1 is almost upon us. The first full month of spring promises not only warmer days, but also a calendar packed with music, food and literary events, as well as a few only-in-Brooklyn experiences you won’t want to miss.
Swoon and Ai WeiWei are both coming to the Brooklyn Museum in April. The Alright Festival gets to the roots of punk rock, while the Central Brooklyn Jazz Fest explores an entirely different genre and Greenlight Bookstore screens Ladies and Gentlemen, Leonard Cohen, a documentary about the legendary musician.
The Bell House is hosting a taxidermy competition, Judy Chicago will celebrate her 75th birthday in pyrotechnic splendor, and if taking a tour of a 100-year-old wooden barge isn’t enough to get you to Red Hook, what about all-you-can-eat oysters?
April is also the month when the cherry blossoms bloom at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and, of course, what would Easter be without an Easter-egg-hunt/pub-crawl combo?
All of the month’s highlights are on our April Fun Map.