MON-WED, 3/29-31: VACCINE ELIGIBILITY FOR 30+, FLOATING BAR REOPENINGS, CHERRY BLOSSOMS, AND MORE

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vaccine eligibility for new yorkers over 30 starts tuesday: in case you missed the news: starting tuesday at 8am, all new yorkers over the age of 30 will be eligible to sign up for the covid-19 vaccine. the expansion will continue on april 6, when anyone over the age of 16 will become eligible. >>

cherry blossom trees have started blooming around nyc: the welcome signs of spring are popping up in central park, tompkins square park, and more. >>

the boatstaurants are returning: time out ny has the inside scoop on when nyc’s floating bars and restaurants are reopening for the season. >>

central park’s loeb boathouse reopens: for the first time since the iconic lakeside restaurant shuttered last march, you can wine, dine, and row, row, row your boat in central park. >>

new map unearths new york’s oldest and rarest trees: from the 350-year-old ‘alley pond giant’ in queens to prospect park’s gnarled camperdown elm, uncover some of the city’s most unusual and historic greenery with allison c. meier’s great trees of new york map ($10.50). >>

our roundup of 50 ongoing events: public art, soundwalks, flea markets, and more. >>

monday

mon thru 4/4: patrice johnson chevannes and david harbour set for reading of alice childress play: san francisco’s american conservatory theatre presents a filmed reading of alice childress’s play trouble in mind, directed by awoye timpo and starring patrice johnson chevannes (chambers) and david harbour (stranger things). an indictment of racism in the commercial theater industry, the 1955 play follows broadway rehearsals for a anti-lynching drama and the black actor who stands up against the show’s white creative team. online, $5. >>

mon 6pm: building an herbal kitchen pantry for spring: spring to life with the kosmic kitchen’s sarah kate benjamin, who’ll teach you about healing plants, foods, and practices that will help ease your transition into a new season. presented by the alchemist’s kitchen. online, $10. >>

mon 7pm: new wild city series explores the wildlife of nyc: take a walk on the wild side with author thomas hynes (wild city: a brief history of new york city in 40 animals), who’ll introduce you to nyc’s motley assortment of non-human citizens. tonight, come out of your shell as hynes delves into the history of new york city oysters. presented by untapped new york. online, $10. >>

mon 7pm: barack obama on a promised land: barnes + noble presents a discussion with barack obama and pulitzer prize winning journalist and author isabel wilkerson (caste: the origins of our discontents) about the former presidents’ autobiography, a promised land. online, free. >>

mon 7pm, 9pm (weekly): monday night travel with rick steves: hit the (virtual) road with iconic travel expert rick steves, who’ll host a travel happy hour from his living room, complete with behind-the-scenes tales and an audience q+a session. tonight: ‘celebrate a european easter.’ online, free. >>

tuesday

tues 6pm: so to speak: 11,000 expressions that’ll knock your socks off: what’s the word? authors beth kobliner (get a financial life) and geraldine woods (25 great sentences and how they got that way) discuss shirley and harold kobliner’s 2020 book so to speak, an encyclopedic collection of expressions, idioms, figures of speech, and word games compiled by the kobliners over the course of 13 years. presented by new york society library. online, free (donations welcome). >>

tues 6:30pm (monthly): brooklyn poetry slam: brooklyn slam poets gather for a night of words and wisdom. hosted by mahogany l. browne and jive poetic, and featuring poet dasha kelly. presented by bric. free. >>

tues 7pm: pbs’ american masters – oliver sacks: his own life: emmy-winning documentary filmmaker ric burns discusses his 2019 doc about the life and work of neurologist and writer oliver sacks in a conversation with oliver sacks foundation executive director kate edgar, radiolab host emeritus robert krulwich, and university of rochester medical center spanish language neurology clinic director dr. blanca valdovinos. moderated by jenna flanagan (thirteen’s metrofocus). presented by 92y. online, free (donations welcome). >>

tues 9pm: pandora live powered by women: pandora closes out women’s history month with livestream performances by gwen stefani and jazmine sullivan, who’ll also join host hoda kotb (sirius xm’s today) for a roundtable discussion with guests lauren aliana and becky g. online, free. >>

wednesday

weds 3pm-3am: quiz daddy’s livestreamed moving sale + charity auction: comedian scott rogowsky (hq trivia) is moving to the west coast, but not before auctioning off his vast collections of sports cards and memorabilia, comic books, vintage clothes, records and tapes, and collectibles in a marathon 12-hour livestream. all proceeds will be donated to feeding america-affiliated food banks across the country. app download required. >>

weds 5pm: broadway baby! dance class: spend an hour ‘dancing through life’ at this wicked-themed broadway dance class, taught by house of yes resident performer beatriz bb. online, $10. >>

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we know there’s no shortage of sources for news and safety updates. what is scarce is periodic distraction. so for the time being, in keeping with our efforts to support our performance and cultural community, the skint will be sending out periodic emails about local event streams and other related resources to help occupy your time. if you know of something that might fit the bill, feel free to send us the details using the contact form on our website.

stay safe and healthy.

– the skint