Awaken from your winter slumber and hop into an array of springtime activities as NYC welcomes back outdoor programming and feel-good energy. Picture-perfect tulips flower along iconic Park Avenue, cherry blossoms pop up in Central Park, and sidewalk cafés set out their tables once again as the boroughs pulse with life. Here are the top things to do this spring in NYC.
1. Look for Cherry Blossoms
Each April, the exuberant display of pink cherry blossoms brings a wave of spectators into the city seeking out the vibrant hue which signals the turn of the season. Some of the best places to see cherry blossoms in the city include the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, Roosevelt Island in the East River, New York Botanical Garden, and Central Park, which has a handy online cherry blossom tracker where you can see where the blooms are in real time.
2. Get tickets to a Mets or Yankees Game
For many, springtime means baseball. After a long winter without ‘America’s national pastime’, baseball is back, and our Manhattan hotel is a 20-minute drive from both Citi Field and Yankee Stadium. See your favorite team this spring by purchasing tickets to a Yankees or Mets game.
3. Smell the flowers at the Macy’s Flower Show
The prestigious Macy’s Flower Show returns with glorious designs and fabulous floral displays at Macy’s flagship in Herald Square at 151 W 34 St., between 6th and 7th Avenues. The multi-sensory flower experience takes over the store’s main floor, balcony level, and window displays. Flower lovers will appreciate the show’s robust event programming which includes flower demos, tours, fashion shows, workshops, and more.
The Manhattan Club is within walking distance of the Macy’s Flower Show…and has all the extras you need to make your trip convenient and comfortable. See our special offers here.
4. Go to the NYBG 20th Annual Orchid Show
The garden’s annual Orchid Show displays colorful blooms and an abundance of programs centered around the exotic flower. The year 2023 marks the show’s 20th anniversary and NYBG is going all-out, now through April 23. Visit our Blog for everything you need to know about The Orchid Show: Natural Heritage.
5. Attend the Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival
Put on your fanciest pastel-hued clothes, don an Easter bonnet, and march north on 5th Avenue, from 49th Street to 57th Street, during the annual Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival. This NYC tradition stretches back to the 1870s! The parade starts at 10 a.m. on Easter Sunday. Discover the best candy shops this Easter.
6. Visit NYC’s green spaces this Earth Day
Join billions around the globe on April 22 to celebrate Earth Day and promote awareness for the health of the environment. NYC’s open green spaces boast something for everyone, and we're breaking down 10 of the best Manhattan parks here. Find even more ways to get involved with NYC Dept. of Parks & Rec’s Earth Day events.
7. See a new show on Broadway
Each spring, the biggest and splashiest shows and musicals open on Broadway in NYC, so put new theatrical experiences like Bad Cinderella, Sweeney Todd, and Life of Pi on your cultural agenda this season. See the full list of what’s new on Broadway this spring here.
Enjoy a classic night of theater while you’re staying with us at The Manhattan Club. We're perfectly located in Midtown, just steps from the Theater District.
8. Watch ‘Hamlet’ at Shakespeare in the Park
The 61st Free Shakespeare in the Park at the beautiful Delacorte Theater in Central Park will feature a nine-week, tour-de-force production of the classic drama Hamlet, directed by Tony Award-winner Kenny Lion. See the play from June 8 - Aug. 9.
9. Catch a movie at the Tribeca Film Festival
What started in 2001 to help revitalize the city, the Tribeca Film Festival will take place June 7 - 18, 2023 at various locations throughout the city. This celebrity-studded affair is the perfect creative platform for established and emerging artists to present their work in a variety of formats including film, television, virtual reality, gaming, music, and online mediums.
10. Enjoy three days of work-free bliss on Memorial Day weekend
This year, the holiday falls on Monday, May 29. If you’re planning to stay with The Manhattan Club over the weekend, show off your red, white, and blue pride and check out Memorial Day weekend events like Fleet Week New York 2023 (May 24 - 30), the Memorial Day 5K/10K Run, and Memorial Day parades in Queens (the largest), Brooklyn (the oldest), and a smaller parade in Manhattan, which begins at Dyckman Street and Broadway.
Before you set out on your NYC spring adventure, visit us in the Private Club Lounge for a delicious breakfast (grab-and-go options available) and spectacular views of Midtown.
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