N E W S
A P R I L 15
L E H A V R E
WWW.QNS.COM | APRIL 2021 | LEHAVRE COURIER 15
OUT & ABOUT
BY JILL DAVIS
Spring technically started last month, but it never feels
like the season is truly here until April. And we celebrate
several spring-like events in April, including Easter (April
4), Earth Day (April 22) and, of course, the start of a new
baseball season (see below).
Orthodox Easter will be much later than usual this year
(May 2) while Mother’s Day will be pretty early (May
9). And if you haven’t already heard, Tax Day has been
moved to May 15, which is a good thing since after this
past year, who can tell the difference between April 15 and
May 15 anyway.
“In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of
weather inside of 24 hours.” - Mark Twain
“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’” - Robin
“Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe
full of slush.” - Doug Larson
“Finally my winter fat is gone. Now I have spring rolls.”
NAME THAT TUNE ON QPAC LIVE!
Tuesday, April 13 & 20, 7 pm
DJ Bucciarelli returns to host the show (on Facebook
and YouTube) with a special appearance by the
Queensborough Performing Art Center’s Executive
Director, Susan Agin, to test your knowledge of
music for a fun family night. Compete against friends
or relatives around the corner or across the country.
There will be a different theme each time and the
winners will receive an Amazon gift card. This is
a free event, but donations are appreciated and any
amount will be accepted.
FLOWERS AT QUEENS BOTANICAL
Sundays, April 18 through May 9, 11 am – 5:30 pm
43-50 Main Street, Flushing
What nicer way to enjoy spring than with an amazing
array of flowers? Unique floral and garden
creature installations transform the QBG Farm into
a fantastic flower spectacle creating an immersive
environment and stunning backdrop for photos.
Pick your own pot of flowers and a floral themed
grab-and-go craft activity kit to take home with
you. You can also buy additional flowers for $6
per pot. Timed ticket fee includes general Garden
admission. Tickets are $15 per adult and $12 for
seniors and kids 4 – 12. Parking is available for
DAVE KOZ & GUESTS
Tilles Center Livestream Concert
Sunday, April 18, 2pm & 5pm
Take a virtual cruise with jazz saxophonist Dave
Koz and special guests by “Cruisin’ on a Sunday
Afternoon.” Dave welcomes Keiko Matsui, Eric
Darius, Vincent Ingala, Adam Hawley, Chris
Walker and legendary radio host Pat Prescott for
an afternoon of fun, amazing live music, cruise
memories and surprises. Tickets are $25 and
include a digital copy of Dave Koz Presents “Live
from the Dave Koz Cruise” album.
EARTH DAY AT QUEENS FARM
Thursday, April 22, Time TBA
73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park
The Queens Farm is inviting everyone to
commemorate Earth Day and learn how it
celebrates every day. Advance tickets are
required. Hours were not posted a press
time, so check out the website as the date
gets closer and view their list of Covid-19
SPRING MODEL SKETCHING
Manhasset Art Association
Wednesdays starting May 5, 10 am – 12:30 pm
This is a members-only workshop; annual
membership is $45 which includes participation
in all exhibits, Tuesday or Friday
sketch workshops, and Saturday demos/lectures.
Admission to this special Wednesday
workshop is an additional $15. Visit the association’s
website for more information.
MLB OPENING DAY
Thursday, April 1
Batter up! Major League
Baseball is back and yes,
you can go see a game
in person! There are a
bunch of restrictions, of course, but die-hard fans
are no doubt happy. Note that both Yankee Stadium
and Citi Field are permitted to operate at a maximum
20% capacity, so tickets could be hard to come by.
Spectators will be seated in “pods” separated from
other groups, all tickets will be mobile tickets and
transactions at concession stands will only be cashless.
Oh, and if you want to catch a Subway Series
game, they’re scheduled for July and September, so
plan ahead. Go to the MLB site for more information,
and keep an eye out for news updates since rules and
restrictions can change quickly.