Festivals in NYC: From food to film, there's a festival for you
No matter your interest, there's a festival for you.
Several events are on the horizon for foodies, film nerds and those who like to partake in alcoholic beverages.
So, mark your calendars for these upcoming events happening in the city — and remember that New Yorkers buy tickets quickly.
Artexpo (April 4-7)
The annual fine art expo returns with a
Photo Credit: Craig Alan / Deljou Art Group
The annual fine art expo returns with a new theme -- "[TRANSFORM]," which highlights the transformative power of art. Running concurrently with the Photography Show by AIPAD, Artexpo will offer meet the artist sessions, live art demonstrations, art labs and showcase the work of hundreds of artists and designers like pop artist Craig Alan's "Populus" (pictured). ($20-$45, Pier 90, artexponewyork.com)
Lift Off: A Waterfront Kite Festival (May 11)
Brooklyn Bridge Park will transform into a haven
Photo Credit: Alexa Hoyer
Brooklyn Bridge Park will transform into a haven for kite flyers and those who want to take in the view of the colorful sight with the Manhattan skyline behind it. People of all ages can take part in special activities exploring the science of flight and enjoy stilt walkers, live music, face-painters and more. (noon to 3 p.m., Pier 5 at Brooklyn Bridge Park)
Bloody Mary Festival (April 7)
Brunch aficionados will be able to enjoy their
Photo Credit: Bloody Mary Liberation Party
Brunch aficionados will be able to enjoy their favorite cocktail to the extreme at this Bloody Mary-centered festival in April. Try innovative mixes by local bars and restaurants, vote for your favorite and enjoy a bagel bar, live music, get temporary tattoos and more. ($50-$65, 10:30 to 6 p.m., Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Ave., Brooklyn, facebook.com)
AIPAD Photography Show (April 4-7)
Leading fine art photography galleries will present modern
Photo Credit: Julienne Schaer
Leading fine art photography galleries will present modern and 19th century photographs, photo-based art, video, and new media at the 2019 AIPAD Photography Show at Pier 94. In addition, the show will present a lively bookseller and publisher section; a specially-curated exhibition by Elton John; and talks with leading curators, collectors, artists, and journalists. aipadshow.com
Whiskey Extravaganza (April 11)
Whiskey lovers will gather for this one-day festival
Photo Credit: Whiskey Extravaganza
Whiskey lovers will gather for this one-day festival that will showcase more than 100 varieties of single malts, premium scotch whiskies and other unique whiskies from across the globe. Tickets include a souvenir tasting glass, tastings, light bites and more. Those who purchase the Connoisseur ticket will get to sit in on a master class. ($95-$195, 7:30 to 10 p.m., The Weylin, 175 Broadway, Brooklyn, thewhiskyextravaganza.com)