April Events

“You see, it’s never the environment; it’s never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events – how we interpret them – that shapes who we are today and who we’ll become tomorrow.” –  Tony Robbins 

The month of April is full of events! Starting out, my birthday is this week (yay me)!! Now, onto the events that the rest of the world will find more exciting…The 2013 Tribeca Film Festival also begins this week, along with the Toyota Grand Prix. Following those events, Earth Day is next Monday so keep an eye out for those celebrations.

Tribeca Film Festival

The 2013 Tribeca Film Festival is from April 17th to April 28th. “The Festival’s mission is to to help filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, enable the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema and promote New York City as a major filmmaking center.” The first festival was in 2002 and since then, it has become well known for being diverse and helping to support both emerging and established directors. Since the festival was founded, it has also “attracted an international audience of more than 3.7 million attendees and has generated an estimated $725 million in economic activity for New York City.” According to an article by Matt Barone on Complex-Pop Culture, The 15 Most Anticipated Movies at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival are:

  1. Big Bad Wolves
  2. Oxyana
  3. A Single Shot
  4. Teenage
  5. Six Acts
  6. Frankenstein’s Army
  7. Almost Christmas
  8. The Kill Team
  9. The Machine
  10. Harmony Lessons
  11. Flex is Kings
  12. A Birder’s Guide to Everything
  13. The Pretty One
  14. Raze
  15. Adult World

For a teaser of the festival, check out this video:


You can also watch trailers for some of the upcoming movies by visiting their YouTube Page.

Toyota Grand Prix

The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, California is single largest event in the city of Long Beach. The attendance normally reaches or exceeds 200,000 people. The event is an open-wheel race held that is held on a street circuit in the city. There are seven events that “highlight a weekend of fun and thrills for the whole family.” These events are known as:

  1. The IZOD IndyCar® Series
  2. Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series
  3. Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race
  4. Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge
  5. Pirelli World Challenge
  6. Firestone Indy Lights
  7. Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD Stadium SUPER Trucks

For more information on these events, see: The Racing Experience.

This event will be held from April 19th to April 21st. Watch this promo video to see what the Toyota Grand Prix has to offer:


Earth Day

Earth Day 2013 will take place on April 22nd. Every year more than one billion people across the globe (individuals, communities, organizations, and governments), take part in Earth Day in order to “acknowledge the amazing planet we call home and take action to protect it.” Monday, April 22nd, will mark the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day. Many people consider each year of Earth Day, the “anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement,” which began in 1970 and was founded by Gaylord Nelson. This year the focus is on The Face of Climate Change.

“Climate change has very real effects on people, animals, and the ecosystems and natural resources on which we all depend. Left unchecked, they’ll spread like wildfire. Luckily…Every person who does his or her part to fix the problem is also a Face of Climate Change: the entrepreneurs who see opportunity in creating the new green economy, the activists who organize community action and awareness campaigns, the engineers who design the clean technology of the future, the public servants who fight for climate change laws and for mitigation efforts, the ordinary people who commit to living sustainably…”

Images of “people, animals, and places directly affected or threatened by climate change – as well as images of people stepping up to do something about it” will be collected until Earth Day for an interactive display that will help tell the world about solutions and to show the power of individuals taking action for a cause that they believe in.

Watch this video to see more about The Face of Climate Change:


Find out more information, here: Earth Day 2013 – About. Celebrate Earth Day!

I hope everyone enjoys the events that are coming up!

-Melissa Woodring 🙂

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