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Mar 15, 2024 | Seasonal Things to Do

15 Things to Do this Spring in NYC 2024

Picture-perfect tulips bloom along Park Avenue, cherry blossoms pop up in Central Park, and sidewalk cafés set out their tables once again as the boroughs begin to pulse with life. As NYC welcomes back outdoor programming and feel-good energy, it’s time to awaken from your winter slumber and hop into an array of springtime activities. Here are the top things to do this spring 2024 in NYC.

1. Look for Cherry Blossoms

Every April, an exuberant display of pink cherry blossoms brings a wave of spectators to 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 to see where the blooms are in real time.

2. Attend the Largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the World

The oldest and largest St. Patrick's Day parade in the world will be held the day before the holiday, March 16, beginning at 11 a.m. Anywhere on Fifth Avenue (44th Street to 79th Street) is the place to be for prime parade viewing, but stake out your spot early, as the event draws around two million spectators. Afterwards, the Irish Arts Center in Hell’s Kitchen opens at noon for its annual St. Paddy’s party with authentic music, clogging dance performances, crafts, and workshops in Irish language and tin whistle. If you’re looking to imbibe, Stone Street’s annual St. Patrick’s Street Fest will be held March 16 - 17 from noon to midnight with traditional bagpipers, a dozen outdoor bars slinging Guinness, green margaritas, Irish dishes, and so much more.

3. Get Tickets to a Yankees or Mets 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 (beginning April 5) or Mets (beginning March 28) home game.


4. 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 (March 24 - April 7). 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, 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.

5. Go to the New York Botanical Garden’s 21st Annual Orchid Show

The garden’s annual Orchid Show displays colorful blooms and an abundance of programs centered around the exotic flower. The year 2024 marks the show’s 21st anniversary and NYBG is going all-out with the theme ‘Florals in Fashion.’ The show runs now through April 21.

6. See ‘Colors in Bloom’ at the Color Factory

The interactive art experience in Soho immerses you in larger-than-life cherry blossoms, the Central Park Confetti Room, a scavenger hunt exploring the language of flowers and hidden blooms, and more “budding” surprises spread across 12 immersive exhibits in the 20,000-square-foot venue. On view now until May 14.

7. Attend the Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival

Put on your fanciest pastel-hued clothes, don an Easter bonnet, and march north on Fifth 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, March 31. Discover some of the most iconic candy shops in NYC this Easter.


8. 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 break down 10 of the best Manhattan parks on our NYC Travel Guide. Find even more ways to get involved with NYC Dept. of Parks & Rec’s Earth Day events.

9. See “The End of Fossil Fuel” at the NYC Climate Museum and “COAL + ICE” Exhibitions at Asia Society Museum

Keeping Earth Day in mind, spring brings two highly anticipated exhibitions to Manhattan. “The End of Fossil Fuel” family-friendly pop-up at Soho’s NYC Climate Museum runs through April 30, and traces the origins of the climate and inequality crises (it’s also free). Now through Aug. 11, the Asia Society’s “COAL + ICE” brings together the works of more than 50 photographers and video artists from China and around the world to visualize the causes and consequences of the climate crisis.

Other exhibitions we’re excited about this spring: “Paul McCartney Photographs 1963 - 64: Eyes of the Storm” at the Brooklyn Museum (May 3 - Aug. 18), “Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature” at The Morgan Library & Museum (Now through June 9), and “The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism” at The Met (Now through June 28).

10. 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 The Notebook, Water for Elephants, and The Wiz on your cultural agenda this season. See the full list of what’s new on Broadway in 2024.

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.

11. Watch Shakespeare in the “Parks”

The beautiful Delacorte Theater in Central Park, which normally hosts the free Shakespeare in the Park, is taking some time off in 2024 for renovations. This summer, Shakespeare’s works will instead travel to various parks, plazas, and other public spaces throughout the city beginning in May with The Comedy of Errors and free screenings of Much Ado About Nothing.


12. Catch a Film at the Tribeca Film Festival

What started in 2001 to help revitalize the city, the Tribeca Film Festival will take place June 5 - 16 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. From June 14 - 16, the fest will host a special ‘De Niro Con,’ a tribute to the legendary actor with set recreations, costume exhibits, behind-the-scenes chats, screenings, and an archive gallery with De Niro’s annotated scripts, rare photos, and other film-related memorabilia.

13. Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend

This year, the holiday falls on Mond., May 27. If you’re planning to stay with The Manhattan Club over the weekend, don your red, white, and blues and check out Memorial Day weekend events like Fleet Week New York 2024 (May 23 - 28), 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.

14. Get Tickets to the Governors Ball Music Festival

The multi-day summer music festival returns to Flushing Meadows Corona Park June 7 - 9, with a stacked lineup of more than 60 artists including headliners Post Malone, Rauw Alejandro, The Killers, 21 Savage, SZA, and Peso Pluma.

15. See The Morgan Library & Museum Turn 100 Years Old

The world-renowned library that began as Pierpont Morgan’s personal collection of historic books and manuscripts, old master drawings and prints, photographs, and important research turns 100 years old in 2024. A free day of celebration will be held Sun., May 5, but you can visit the library and Tues., Wed., Thurs., Sat., and Sun. from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Fri. from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed Mondays.


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 from the 26th floor.

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