What’s Fresh Around Town: Bye Bye, March… Hello April!

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This is NYC, so we don’t want to hear any excuses about there being “nothing to do!” There’s actually a whole slew of awesome events happening in the city this weekend, and the Jim & Kim morning show is here to tell you all about them.

Don’t say we never give you anything!

Want to check out a movie? Opening This Weekend:

-Wrath of the Titans (24% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes) w/ Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes
-Mirror Mirror (52%) w/ Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer
-Bully (97%), Documentary

Prospect Park Carousel Opens for the Season on Saturday!

The Prospect Park Carousel turns 100 this year. Located in the Children’s Corner, the Carousel is a great place for both kids and adults! Take an old-fashioned ride back in time to the golden age of carnival excitement, right in Brooklyn’s landmark Prospect Park.

Are You a “New Kids” Fan?

Jordan Knight plays Irving Plaza Saturday night at 7pm!

Beer for Beasts Festival On Saturday!

BeerAdvocate and Sixpoint join forces to host the second annual Beer for Beasts charity event showcasing creative beers, food and entertainment, all in the name of compassion toward animals. Beer for Beasts will be held at The Bell House located in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn in New York City. All proceeds to benefit The Humane Society of New York City.

Long Island Spring Home, Hot Tub and Landscape Show

The Nassau Coliseum is hosting the Long Island Spring Home, Hot Tub and Landscape show this weekend. The Home Show is an event designed for homeowners in all stages of remodeling, landscaping and decorating their homes. Each event includes hundreds of home improvement and landscaping exhibits with product demonstrations and sample interior and exterior vignettes.

Earth Hour!

Empire State Building, Best Buy Theater and other places will turn off their lights from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday for Earth Hour. In 2011, Earth Hour saw hundreds of millions of people across 135 countries switch off for an hour.

Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition

Also on Saturday is Long Island’s 13th annual Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition. Teams have six weeks to build, program, and test their robots to meet the season’s engineering challenge, Rebound Rumble. Teams use their robots to shoot as many balls into the baskets as possible. That’s at the Hofstra University Sports and Exhibition Complex at 9am.

Easter Egg Hunt!

Saturday is the Easter Egg Hunt in the Bronx at the Bartow-Pell Mansion! This is one day when it’s okay to put all your eggs in one basket! Children ages 2-12 can hunt for eggs in the formal garden, tap their talent at arts & crafts tables, and have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny. Please bring your own basket. That’s at 10am.

Gore Vidal’s The Best Man

Sunday is opening night on Broadway for the revival of “Gore Vidal’s The Best Man” with James Earl Jones, John Larroquette, Candice Bergen, Eric McCormack, Michael McKean and Angela Lansbury. It runs through July 1.

Daughtry!

Sunday, Fresh artist Daughtry is at the Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom. That’s at 7:30.

Last Skate of the Season!

Sunday is also the last skate of the season at Wollman Rink at Central Park. That’s from 10am to 9pm.

Luna Park at Coney Island

On Sunday, Luna Park at Coney Island opens for the season! Constructed on the former Astroland, Luna Park opened in 2010 and is the first new amusement park to be built in Coney Island in over 40 years, complete with 19 brand new rides, 6 games, 5 food kiosks, and a retail location.

Sports!

And in Sports, the Knicks are playing Cleveland at Madison Square Garden on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. And on Sunday, the Rangers have a home game at Madison Square Garden vs. the Bruins at 3 p.m.

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