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Things to Do

NYC events, concerts and more to hit this week

There's always so much to do in NYC.

But you already knew that.

Of your many, many options, here are our picks.

BRIC Opening: 'Borders' (April 26)

This arts and ideas festival is about borders
Photo Credit: David Andrako

This arts and ideas festival is about borders -- the way real and imagined borders intersect and our capacity to create connections across borders -- and is being kicked off with a talk between activist and film director Paola Mendoza and writer/activist Darnell L. Moore paired with animmersive art installation by Erika Harrasch and more. (Free with RSVP, 6 to 10 p.m., Bric House, 647 Fulton St., Brooklyn, bricartsmedia.org)

'Storefronts of New York: Images and Anecdotes' (April 25)

Explore Greenwich Village's history through its bars (pictured,
Photo Credit: Newsday / Michael E. Ach

Explore Greenwich Village's history through its bars (pictured, The Village Gate Jazz Club), restaurants, cafes and shops portrayed in James and Karla Murray's photography and personal interviews. (Free, 6:30 p.m., Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy St., Greenwich Village Historical Society)

'A Lab of One's Own' book talk (April 25)

Photo Credit: Oxford University Press

"A Lab of One's Own" by Patricia Fara unveils the untold stories of forgotten female scientists, doctors and engineers who found freedom to practice their expertise during World War I. Fara will be at Greenlight to discuss the stories and sign copies. (Free entry, 7:30 p.m., 686 Fulton St., Fort Greene, greenlightbookstore.com)

'The New York Pigeon' book launch (April 25)

Photographer Andrew Garn is celebrating the release of
Photo Credit: Andrew Garn

Photographer Andrew Garn is celebrating the release of his new book, "The New York Pigeon: Behind the Feathers," which includes more than 100 stately photos of local birds, capturing their iridescent colors and seldom seen hatchlings as well as pigeon lovers. "They are really underrated," said Garn. "They are smart and funny with great personalities." (Free but RSVP recommended, 7 to 9 p.m., 28 Adams St., Brooklyn, powerhousearena.com)

'On Love: The art of lines, shapes and symbols' (April 17-29)

Stop for a moment and take some time
Photo Credit: Brookfield Place

Stop for a moment and take some time to contemplate "love." Head over to the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place this week to see the emerging love-themed works of four artists with Iranian, Japanese, Indian and Korean backgrounds, including Masako Inkyo (pictured) who will work for two weeks to create the installation of large-scale calligraphic paintings. Using words, letters, shapes and symbols from the artists' respective languages and alphabets, each artist will pick up where the last one left off, developing an installation that will adorn the windows of the Winter Garden. The exhibit will be on display through April 29. (Free, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey St., artsbrookfield.com/event/on-love

Free costume and puppet workshops (Wednesdays and Saturdays)

Earth Celebrations is holding free, 6-hour workshops that
Photo Credit: William Bourassa Jr.

Earth Celebrations is holding free, 6-hour workshops that will teach you how to create costumes and puppets with help from Michele Brody and Lucrecia Novoa. The costumes and puppets will be used in "Ecological City," a community-based arts and environmental action project that includes a theatrical procession through gardens, neighborhoods and along the East River on the Lower East Side on May 12. Costume workshops are every Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m., and puppet making is on Saturdays, from noon to 4 p.m. -- through May 9. (Free, Loisaida Inc. Center, 710 E. Ninth St., earthcelebrations.com)

'Lucky Chick' (April 19 - May 12)

Listen to wild stories by Felicity Seidel, the
Photo Credit: Susana Millman

Listen to wild stories by Felicity Seidel, the former girlfriend of the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir, who grew up in the city and partied with rock stars. This one-woman show lets you live vicariously through her experiences, which also include having a gun-toting drug kingpin boyfriend and escaping to a ranch in Wyoming -- all set to the music of the 1980s. ($28.50, 7 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays, Paradise Factory, 64 E. 4th St., luckychick.nyc)

'Violated! Women in Holocaust and Genocide' exhibit (April 12-30)

View two artworks done inside Nazi concentration camps
Photo Credit: Rostam Aghala

View two artworks done inside Nazi concentration camps at this exhibit at the Remember the Women Institute's international art exhibition opening on Thursday. The two small drawings were done in secret and are part of a collection of 47 works of art by 28 other people, including Judy Chicago, Nancy Spero and Boris Lurie. The works address sexual violation and will be supplemented with an April 15 dramatic reading. (Free, Opens April 12 at 6 p.m., 31 Mercer St., SoHo, rememberwomen.org)

Pop-up table tennis at Berg'n (Wednesday nights)

Try your hand at table tennis -- it's
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Try your hand at table tennis -- it's not as easy as you think. Berg'n teams up with The Push (a table tennis league) each Wednesday night. You can enter and potentially win a $200 cash prize, too. ($10, 7:30 p.m., 899 Bergen St., Crown Heights, bergn.com)

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