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Trim’s Favorite Spring Happenings in NYC

New York City is the place to be, and luckily for us Rutgers students it’s only a train ride away!



  • CAZZETE– The Swedish EDM group will at Pacha NYC on April 17th. Tickets are available on for about $25.

  • Lady Gaga– This pop mama will be at Roseland Ballroom and Madison Square Garden from March 28th to May 13th. She will also be having a show in Atlantic City in June. Get your tickets now before they sell out!


  • Grouplove/ MS MR/Smallpools– Terminal 5. Super cool bands. Only $32.50 via

  • Seaport Music Festival– Even though this starts in June, mark your calendar! Various indie artists play and the concerts are free of charge. Best Coast, Tokyo Police Club, the xx, Hot Chip, and other artists have played in the past. Keep your eyes peeled on their website to see the 2014 line-up!


  • Museum @ FIT– The well-known fashion school offers free admission to their museum with exhibitions such as “Fashion of the 1930s”, “Beyond Rebellion: Fashioning the Biker Jacket”, and many more. The museum also offers special events such as a conference with designer Elie Tahari on April 3rd.

  • The Bronx Museum of Arts– Admission to this contemporary art museum is always free, woohoo! The museum always running exciting exhibitions and events such as film screenings, film festivals, and art workshops.


  • The Museum of American Illustration– Illustration students or hobbyists rejoice! This museum is free on Tuesdays from 5 to 8pm and is only $5 to students.  They offer lectures, workshops, film screenings, sketch nights, and many other exhilarating events!

  • Whitney Museum– If you are into modern American art, this museum is for you! Admission for students is $16, but with this admission the tours are free. The tour’s subjects vary from day to day, so visit the website to check out one that would interest you:


  • The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon– See new Late Night host Jimmy Fallon at a live taping of the show! Free tickets are available via, however they do sell out super fast! Make sure to keep a lookout when tickets become available.

  • MoMa Films– Not only is the MoMa an ultra cool place to view modern art, but they are also hosting film screenings for about $8 for students. Here is the website to purchase tickets and see what films are playing:

  • Free Tours by Foot– If you aren’t a savvy New Yorker, don’t fret! This free tour service (tips are allowed) provides walking tours through Downtown Manhattan, SoHo, Central Park, and more. If you are a total foodie, don’t forget to check out their food tour in areas such as Chinatown, Greenwich Village, and Lower East Side.

  • Brooklyn Brewery– Want to learn and see how beer is made? Visit this 20 year old brewery on a Saturday to learn about the company and see factory for free! “Beer tokens” are $5 a pop or 5 for $20.  Visit their website for moe information:

  • Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden– Located on Staten Island, NY, this arts center is filled with tons to do including free admission to their grounds and botanical garden. Their performing arts center offers music, film, dance, and theater shows and their visual arts museum is only $4 for students. Plan a day trip to here in the spring!


  • Socrates Sculpture Garden– Plan your next picnic here and enjoy a variety of outdoor exhibitions and an outdoor cinema series! With it’s beautiful relaxing atmosphere, view of Manhattan, and free admission to boot you can’t go wrong!

  • Conversations with Chevaliers: Annie Leibovitz and Adam Gopnik- The famed photographer will be speaking at Kaufmann Concert Hall and guess what? Tickets are only $15 for those 35 years old and under.

Festivals and Outdoor Activties:

  • Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market– Open every Saturday & Sunday (weather permitting) this flea market ranges from vintage Dooney & Bourke bags, to 1950s luggage. With tons of clothes, accessories, furniture, art and music, this flea market located in the Hell’s Kitchen area of NYC is perfect on a nice weekend!


  • NYC Hot Sauce Expo– Taste test some of the spiciest hot sauces in the world March 29th & 30th at the Penn Plaza Pavillion! Cool of with some beer and  bloody mary competition! Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 the day of, and include unlimited taste testing of all hot sauces plus access to the many awards and competitions. Additional foods and beverages are available to purchase.

  • Tribeca Film Festival– Located at Bow Tie Cinemas in Chelsea (and other various locations throughout the city) April 16th-27th. Come see an amazing array of awarding winning films and documentaries. Tickets are $9 for matinee and late night, $17 for evening and weekend, and $30 for Tribeca Talks. There are also packages available online!

  • Five Boro Craft Beer Festival– With unlimited taste testings, live music and great food, what’s not to love? Come on down to Studio Square in Long Island City April 25th and let your inner beer geek run free! There will be over one hundred different craft beers to choose from! You must be 21 to purchase tickets. Tickets are $85 but include unlimited taste testings, food, a commemorative tasting glass and gift, a VIP gift, a musical performance by Stolen Rhodes, and the chance to meet some of the finest brewers in the world!

The Trim Team hopes you have a fantastic time at these exciting events! Comment below and tell us which events you plan on attending.


Nicole Klock and Tyler Okeefe


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