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Cambridge English: Advanced, also known as Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), is a high-level qualification in English for demanding academic and professional situations. It offers you a globally accepted English certificate – more than 3,000 universities, employers and government departments around the world accept Cambridge English: Advanced
On April 22, 1970, in response to widespread environmental degradation, Gaylord Nelson, a United States Senator from Wisconsin, called for an environmental teach-in, or Earth Day. Over 20 million people participated that year, and Earth Day is now observed each year on April 22 by more than 500 million people and national governments in 175 countries.
Enjoy these wonderful events in New York City to celebrate Earth Day 2012!
Earth Day Grand Central Indoors
April 19-21, 2012
An exhibit area in Vanderbilt Hall featuring technological innovations, a photography exhibit illustrating the effects of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking”, previews of environmentally themed films and events focused on youth.
This indoor event brings together environmentalists, youth, green companies, and artists to celebrate Earth Day in New York City.
EarthFair is free and open to the public with fun, interactive exhibits that help educate and inspire New Yorkers on how to be conscious consumers and more active citizens.
Location : Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal
Earth Day in Times Square
Friday, April 20 2012, 11am-5pm
Green Car show, speakers, and an interactive exhibit area.
A public celebration in Times Square featuring speakers and an interactive exhibit area highlighting green businesses, non-profits, and our sponsors. One exciting feature will be the CO2 E drive, a “runway show” with all kinds of green vehicles.
Location: Times Square
April 20-21, 2012
A two-day festival of art, music, and the environment featuring a large exhibit area highlighting environmental groups, green businesses and kid’s activities that will include educational interactive displays.
Location: Grand Central – Vanderbilt Avenue, between 42nd and 45th Streets
Earth Day Crafts
Thursday, April 19, 2012, 2-4pm (rain or shine)
Craft the colors of spring into a larger-than-life paper flower.
FREE. No advance registration. Families only; no groups, please. All ages welcome. For more information, call 212-794-4064.
Locations: Chess & Checkers House (mid-Park at 64th Street)
This weekend, Nathan, is taking students to the Brooklyn Museum for the Keith Haring Expo and dance party!
Keith Haring: 1978–1982 is the first large-scale exhibition to explore the early career of one of the best-known American artists of the twentieth century. Tracing the development of Haring’s extraordinary visual vocabulary, the exhibition includes 155 works on paper, numerous experimental videos, and over 150 archival objects, including rarely seen sketchbooks, journals, exhibition flyers, posters, subway drawings, and documentary photographs.
The exhibition chronicles the period in Haring’s career from his arrival in New York City through the years when he started his studio practice and began making public and political art on the city streets. Immersing himself in New York’s downtown culture, he quickly became a fixture on the artistic scene, befriending other artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Kenny Scharf, as well as many of the most innovative cultural figures of the period. The critical role that these relationships played in Haring’s development as a public artist and facilitator of group exhibitions and performances is also explored. Pieces on view include a number of very early works never before seen in public; seven video pieces, including Painting Myself into a Corner (his first video piece) and Tribute to Gloria Vanderbilt; and collages created from cut-up fragments of his own writing, history textbooks, and newspapers.
Keith Haring: 1978–1982 is curated by Raphaela Platow. The exhibition is co-organized by the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, and the Kunsthalle Wien. The Brooklyn presentation is organized by Tricia Laughlin Bloom, Project Curator, and Patrick Amsellem, former Associate Curator of Photography, Brooklyn Museum.
On Easter Sunday, April 8, you have the opportunity to see Easter bonnets to the New York City extreme as “paraders” wander along Fifth Avenue from 49th to 57th Streets. The area around St. Patrick’s Cathedral is the ideal place to see the parade. The Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
What You Should Know About the Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival-
Unlike most New York City Parades, the Easter Parade is a far less organized event. From 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. the area along Fifth Avenue from 49th to 57th Streets is closed to vehicular traffic, and folks wander the street admiring various Easter Bonnets and Easter outfits. Visitors in town during Easter will enjoy stopping by the area for a bit during the festivities, but seeing the various Easter bonnets and costumed pets is probably only worth a short visit.
This parade doesn’t have any floats or marching bands but it is a spectacle nonetheless. From around the world people come to New York City to participate. Outfits range from elegant to outrageous. From outfits accented with live animals to civil war period costumes and the latest high fashions, there is a little bit of everything for the parade viewer.