NYC Events Picks Through April 26-May 7

April 26, 2011 Updated: October 1, 2015
PURE ART: Soledad Barrio's Noche Flamenca will perform at the Kingsborough Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 29. (Courtesy of Noche Flamenca)
PURE ART: Soledad Barrio's Noche Flamenca will perform at the Kingsborough Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 29. (Courtesy of Noche Flamenca)

Soledad Barrio’s Noche Flamenca

Hailed as the most authentic flamenco touring company in the field today, the Soledad Barrio’s Noche Flamenca will offer a Brooklyn exclusive engagement at the Kingsborough Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 29 at 8 p.m. Artistic Director Martin Santangelo has been credited with successfully bringing true flamenco to the stage “without the use of tricks or gimmicks.”

Tickets: $30. For more information visit:

Exhibition, Sale of 19th Century European Fine Art

Ahead of an auction on May 5, Sotheby’s is exhibiting 19th century European art from the diverse artistic traditions that preceded and coincided with Impressionism. The sale and exhibit includes a group of marble sculptures Sotheby’s calls “exquisite.” The most prominent painting in the group is Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s neoclassical “Meeting of Antony and Cleopatra: 41 B.C.,” which Sotheby’s describes as a “cinematic opus.”

Exhibition: Friday April 29–Wednesday May 4. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information visit:

Bike Bonanza and LES Kids' Bike Parade

With the spring sun warming the air, now is the time to get reacquainted with your bike. On Saturday, April 30, the city and various groups will be offering a day of bike fun and enhancement at the 10th Street Walking Bridge in East River Park, in Manhattan. Get a free helmet fitted for yourself and kids courtesy of the city’s Department of Transportation; upgrade your child's bike at the Kids Bike Swap (ages 10 and under) with Recycle-A-Bicycle; and join the Lower East Side Kid's Bike Parade.

This event is free. Activities from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Parade starts at 1 p.m. For more information email

Panel Discussion: What If America Loses Its Credit Rating?

Perhaps America’s most critical financial topic, “What would the fallout on the capital markets be if the United States were to lose its AAA credit rating?” will be debated by Wall Street and academic experts at the second annual Queens College Risk Management Symposium. The panel discussion, presented in partnership with the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA), will be held Wednesday, May 4, 6–8 p.m., at the SUNY School of Optometry in Manhattan, 33 W. 42nd St., New York, directly across from Bryant Park.

General admission: $35. Seating is limited and advanced registration is required. Call to RSVP: (718) 997-5700. For more information visit

Riverside Choral Society: Bach Mass in B Minor

A staple of choral excellence in New York, Riverside Choral Society will celebrate director Patrick Gardner’s 20th anniversary with the group at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on Saturday, May 7, at 8 p.m. The society will present Bach’s Mass in B Minor, which is widely regarded as one of the finest compositions in the classical repertoire.

Tickets: $45–$75. For more information visit: