Cook traditional Iranian dishes with cook Louisa Shafia to celebrate Nowruz, or the Persian New Year, which falls on March 20th this year, in a class at the Museum of Food and Drink. Ms. Shafia, the author of The New Persian Kitchen, guides viewers through the culinary traditions and rituals of the holiday as she cooks Ash Reshteh, a noodle soup with herbs, beans, fried onions and mint, and Mahi Sorkh Kardeh, fried fish with turmeric and green herbs. She will also be accompanied by the Iranian journalist Yeganeh Rezaian for a conversation about her own Nowruz traditions, moderated by Nazli Parvizi, President of the Museum of Food and Drink. For those who want to collect ingredients and cook them at home, there are recipes in advance. Tickets for this event are $ 15.
When 7 p.m. Easter
Attend a listening party for the world premiere of “Romeo y Julieta,“A bilingual Spanish and English audio adaptation of Shakespeare’s play presented by WNYC Studios, the Public Theater and Greene Space. Directed by Saheem Ali, this podcast stars Lupita Nyong’o as Julieta and Juan Castano as Romeo. WNYC presenter Rebeca Ibarra will do a cocktail demo before the show and a live Q after the presentation. and A. to lead with the actors and the director. This event is free.
When 6:45 p.m. Easter
Stream a virtual dance tour from Dance Rising, a group created in response to the pandemic and its impact on the dance community. The tour features videos of more than 300 artists who participated in hyperlocal dance-outs in the five boroughs of New York City in 2020. The event can be streamed at any time.
When At any time
Fight hunger and listen to the music by Dan + Shay, Sara Bareilles, Jewel, Infinity Song, Darius Rucker, Daryl Hall and others for Oates Song Fest 7908, a performance and fundraiser for Feeding America. The show will be moderated by John Oates from the band Hall & Oates; his wife Aimee Oates; Drive Entertainment Group; and NugsTV. Mr. Oates will host with musical artist Saxsquatch. This event is free of charge, but donations are welcome.