New York City is a place that you can visit at any time of year, but with spring just around the corner, there
are few great activities to keep in mind if you’re planning on heading to the Big Apple!
Just as the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers,” there are so many opportunities to attend floral events in NYC during the spring. From March 19th to April 2nd, experience the annual Macy’s Flower Show in Herald’s Square. You can also go to the New York Botanical Garden for the Orchid Flower Show. This year’s theme is Thailand, and will be happening from February 18th to April 9th. Lastly, make sure not to miss the Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanical gardens. It is hard to predict when the cherry blossoms will bloom, so make sure to research before you go!
If you’re looking to drink some beer, try to hit NYC during the St. Patrick’s Day parade, and make sure to bring some green clothes with you! You can also attend the NYC Craft Beer Festival, happening on March 24th and 25th.
For those of you who are into sports, make sure to head to the Brookfield Place Waterfront Plaza just across from the Statue of Liberty in early May to watch the America’s Cup! The view just along the Hudson River will make it well worthwhile. You can also stick around during May because it’s Bike Month in NYC! At the end of May, prepare yourself for the arrival of America’s sea services with Fleet Week! Admire the US Navy, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps and their brilliant ships!
For some relaxation, go for a stroll in Central Park and pack a picnic. You can even race or rent boats at the Central Park Lake! Also, head over to the Brooklyn Bridge for a breathtaking view of the city.
With Broadway being a major attraction to those who come to Manhattan, keep in mind that with the spring comes new Broadway openings! This spring, shows such as The Glass Menagerie, Hello Dolly!, Sweeney Todd, and Joan of Arc will be hitting the stage which can be exciting for theater lovers! Also, the 16th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival will be happening from April 19th to April 30th, which is just another great event for those who love the arts.