Once the weather starts warming up, check out the amazing list of unmissable things you can do in spring in New York City that will give you an excuse to soak up the sun. As the flowers start blooming, New York City comes to life. There are a number of delightful events that are held in NYC parks, and you can’t miss the food festivals and street fairs that light up New York during spring.
You should also get excited about the biggest event in spring, which is the Time Out Market New York held in Dumbo that is the highlight of everyone in the spring. So, without further ado, here are the best things to do and places to explore during spring in New York City.
1. The Orchid Show
The New York Botanical Garden is a must-visit place during spring due to the many exhibitions. The theme this year for the 17th annual flora festival is The Orchid Show: Singapore. This display will feature thousands of orchids in different sizes, shapes, and colors.
There are going to be special Orchid Evenings as well, where visitors can enjoy the attraction after dark and witness the Supertrees, which will include a stunning display of lights among the orchids. There is also going to be snacks and alcoholic beverages for purchase, along with live entertainment.
2. Women’s History Month
The Women’s History Month in New York City means the time where you can attend some incredible panels, parties, and movie screenings hosted by some of the badass females that are making New York City the place to be at. Most of these affairs led by ladies are regarded as the best events in NYC in March, so you should get your tickets early.
You can blast your favorite feminist songs everywhere you go to show your support for the women of New York and everywhere around in the world. You can also get involved by donating to nonprofits such as Planned Parenthood or volunteering at women’s shelters.
3. The Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival
Checking out the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s picturesque cherry blossoms is the icing on the cake when you can attend the popular Sakura Matsuri festival. J-rock bands, samurai-sword masters, Taiko drummers, and stand-up comics grace the two stages of the festival.
You will also find an art gallery, a Japanese tearoom, and a mini flea market that sells mouthwatering Raaka Chocolate, silk wraps, wall scrolls, and majestic flowers.
4. The Macy’s Flower Show
People from outside New York and New Yorker’s flock to this floral exhibition where you can witness jaw-dropping arrangements that have been decorated to fit a particular theme and are on display for around two weeks. The subject for 2019’s installment at the megachain’s Herald Square location is going to be Journey to Paradisios.
It’s going to be like a cosmic dream that offers revelers an out-of-this-world representation of outer space. The flower arrangements are going to be designed to present the ‘mystery of the cosmos,’ and there are going to be nods to planets, stars, comets, and other astrological wonders.
5. Frieze New York
For the aesthetes, spring presents another chance to be themselves, and they will happily hop on a ferry or on the bus to Randall’s Island Park to enjoy the Frieze New York festival. It is an expansive art festival that will feature displays from over 200 international galleries.
You can get immersed in the imaginative outdoor and indoor projects throughout the day, gawk at the new Daniel Birnbaum-curated exhibition of virtual reality artwork, check out the panel discussions, and take in breathtaking views of Manhattan all in the backdrop of majestic artwork.
6. The Tribeca Film Festival
Robert De Niro and co.’s Tribeca Film Festival is going to steal the limelight ahead of other festivals when spring comes around. It is going to feature a host of local indie features, foreign films, documentaries, and the greatest movies from up-and-coming filmmakers.
You can hop in to check out the must-see picks, get information on tickets, and movie screenings, and also check out the latest nearby bars and restaurants that you can check out.