Everything You Need to Do in NYC This Spring
It’s finally warm and you can’t stop us
New Yorkers, it’s time.
Time to peel off your Snuggie, emerge from your couch fort and transform into a beautiful social butterfly.
Presenting the official spring bucket list. Let the brunch picnics, birthday cake milkshakes and rosé begin.
1. Who needs D.C.? Take a walk through the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s gorgeous cherry blossoms in April instead.
2. It’s finally nice enough to wait outside (for a while) for a table at Momofuku Nishi. Ceci e Pepe pasta, here we come.
3. Check out the Tribeca Film Festival from April 13 through 24: We’re psyched for The Fixer, starring James Franco and Melissa Leo, and Nerdland, an animated comedy voiced by Paul Rudd and Patton Oswalt.
4. Guys, there’s free ping-pong right this second in Bryant Park.
5. Spicy food fanatics, rejoice! There’s an NYC Hot Sauce Expo just for you on April 23 and 24.
6. Bathing suit season be damned--it’s time to cool down with a delicious crazy mega-milkshake from Black Tap. (Yeah, stare at it for as long as you need and then go get one!)
7. Drank too many Black Tap milkshakes? Get into the best shape of your life at TS Fitness Studio’s hardcore Spring Training Program. (There are only six people in each class, so you can't hide in the back of the room.)
8. It’s your last chance to catch Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland at the Brooklyn Museum…and now you don't even have to lug your coat through it.
9. Sip seasonal vino at the NYC Spring Wine Festival on May 9. Maybe you’ll find your new signature rosé.
10. Take a stroll over to Park Avenue just to check out the tulips (preferably while munching some equally colorful macarons from Ladurée).
11. Nab original art from independent designers (like this beauty by painter Erin Lynn Welsh) at the Architectural Digest Design Show’s MADE gallery, March 17 through 20.
12. Beginning in May, melt away winter stress at Wave Hill’s outdoor meditation class.
13. Catch new Broadway shows galore, including Lupita Nyong’o in Eclipsed, Michelle Williams and Jeff Daniels in Blackbird and Saoirse Ronan in The Crucible. Oh, and a new musical adaptation of Waitress by Sara Bareilles, NBD.
14. See what orchids look like when you actually water them correctly at the Macy’s Flower Show, from March 22 through April 4. (Oh, and it’s free.)
15. Watch movies like Beyoncé does at the Crosby Street Hotel’s private screening room, a hidden gem that’s open to the public. Next up, Spotlight (March 13) and Joy (March 20).
16. Nab some fiddleheads from the farmers' market in late April, then sauté them with lemon juice and butter. They’re like delicious little curly asparaguses, and they’re only in season for two weeks.
17. Bike through every borough in NYC with no cars in sight during the TD Five Boro Bike Tour on May 1.
19. Drink green beer and make friends with some friendly leprechauns at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17. (Or avoid it like the plague--your choice.)
20. Sample tasty veggie eats from all over the country at the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival May 7 and 8.
21. We can wear cute clothes again! This Cienne NY jumpsuit is our new spring uniform. Wear it well.
22. It’s officially time to start dining alfresco at all of our favorite restaurants, like Alta Linea, Riverpark and Gran Electrica.
23. Rock out (well, quietly) at the Brooklyn Folk Festival, from April 8 through 10 at St. Ann’s Church.
24. Have your first spring picnic of the year at Sheep Meadow--we don’t care how cliché it is; it’s the best tradition ever.