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New York Auto Show
Dying to find out what new cars are hitting the streets? Rev your engine and floor it to the West Side for a week of auto-related symposiums, exhibits, award programs and seminars.
3/25-4/3
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 W. 34th St. at Eleventh Ave.; 718-746-5300, autoshowny.com

Dine In Brooklyn
Step up to the plate in Brooklyn to celebrate 1955, the only year the Brooklyn Dodgers won the World Series. Foodies can enjoy a three-course meal for $19.55 at more than 150 restaurants. Find the participants here.
4/11-4/20
Visit brooklyntourism.org for participating restaurants

Tribeca Film Festival
Hollywood comes to the Hudson for the fourth year, flooding downtown with cinephiles and celebrities alike. Check out the glitzy premier of Nicole Kidman's and Sean Penn's The Interpreter, or catch the much-hyped New York story Great New Wonderful.
4/19-5/1
Locations vary, visit tribecafilmfestival.org for complete schedule and ticket info

Earth Day
New York isn't just a concrete jungle—there's plenty of parks and gardens to enjoy, especially on Earth Day. Plant a tree in Prospect Park or sample organic food in Grand Central to celebrate.
4/22-4/24
Events throughout the city; 212-922-0048 or earthdayny.org for information

New York Antiquarian Book Fair
Calling all bibliophiles! The longest-running book fair in the country features an enormous selection of rare books, first editions, maps, manuscripts, and cloth-bound volumes.
4/28-5/1
Preview 4/28, 5pm-9pm; 4/29, noon -8pm; 4/30, noon-7pm; 5/1, noon-5pm; Park Avenue Armory, Park Ave. at 67th St.; 212-777-5218; sanfordsmith.com; $15 daily admission

Verizon Music Festival
Established in 1988 by the owner of the Knitting Factory, the festival formerly known as "What is Jazz?" runs for two days, with a lineup of some of the city's greatest musicians.
4/30-5/1
Location varies, visit verizon.com/musicfestival for more information