deVivre's April Culture Report
As spring hasn't exactly sprung this year (more like tripped and fallen flat on its face), we thought you might like some goings-on around town that will get you out of the house without leaving you drenched by April showers. As always there's so much going on in NYC in April, it's hard not to let the FOMO (or FOGettingCaughtInATorrentialDounpourWhenYouCouldBeSittingAtHome) get you, so we've rounded up the best indoor activities that should definitely get you off the couch and out of that Winter funk pronto.
After a decades long "pay-what-you-wish" loophole for all, the Metropolitan Museum of Art finally started charging admission to non-residents in March. Never fear, NYC-natives, if you can show proof of residency, you can still wander the galleries for the suggested donation of your choosing. The new Impressionist exhibition looks lovely, but we would high tail it to the William Eggleston: Los Alamos exhibit (showing through May 28th). Eggleston put color photography on the map as a legit art form and his saturated palettes are just the brightness you need after a season of slushy snow. The colors are intense and the just-nostalgic-enough sense of slightly-decaying Americana feels right on point.
What could be better for a rainy day than a movie? Individual tickets went on sale this week for this year's Tribeca Film Fest (Apr 18-29th) and this year's line up looks as interesting and diverse as ever, with movie premiere's, thought-provoking documentaries, many free talks (especially during the day) and a whole Virtual Reality section for those techies among you. Not sure where to start? We can snag you tickets and save you seats! deVivre Concierge pick: The sure-to-sell-out showings of "Prince of Nigeria" (pictured above).
Really looking to double down on the whole "staying inside" thing? Head on over to The Gowanus loft. On weekends until Apr 8th they'll be hosting Obscura/Gowanus II a "3,000 sq. ft. epistemic machine powered by the sun — evolving through a month of experimentation to capture an ephemeral Brooklyn panorama and personal moment in time." Woah. Timed tickets are every 30 minutes and you have to be prepared to spend 30 mins in total darkness. Take it from us, if there's any way to make April's sunlight feel like August in Provence, it's stepping outside after time spent in utter blackness.
This of course barely scratches the surface of all the festivals, new shows and pillow fights going on if the weather decided to be kind. Need help putting together a list? Get in touch and we'll be happy to live vicariously through you because we simply can't be everywhere at once!