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April 2016 events calendar for New York City

Plan your month with our events calendar of the very best activities, the Tribeca Film Festival and our picks from theater, the arts and music

Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

Let spring sweep you up in its lovely embrace. Celebrate Easter in New York by donning your favorite hat for the Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival or enjoying a meal at one of NYC's best brunch spots. There's even something for hay-fever sufferers, who can make a beeline for the cool, dark confines of theaters for the Tribeca Film Festival.

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Featured events in April 2016

Easter in New York

Easter Sunday: The day of pastels, egg rolling and rabbity propaganda doesn't seem very "cool New York" at first blush, but as with all holidays in the city, it's as entertaining as you make it. You can gawk at the Easter Parade, seek out the city's tastiest egg dishes, or use it as an excuse for some leisurely day drinking.

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By: Tazi Phillips

Tribeca Film Festival

Robert De Niro and co.'s Tribeca Film Festival has long shown a spotlight on local indie features, documentaries, foreign films, the latest from big-name talent and the greatest from up-and-coming filmmakers. We've got your complete one-stop-shopping guide to this year's festival: our personal must-see picks, showtimes, ticket info, a list of nearby bars and restaurants and oh-so-much more.

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By: Joshua Rothkopf

Earth Day events in NYC

Earth Day—it's a bit like Mother's Day, but for Mother Nature, although you don't have to buy her a card. Celebrate and get outdoors at parks in the city, turn off the lights in your NYC apartment, unplug your gadgets, and hit up these fun Earth Day events in New York City.

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By: Tazi Phillips