To Do SPRINGTIME IN NYC

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Now that it’s officially spring (despite recent dusting of snow), we’re getting out our calendars to flag some of our favorite events of the season. From art to music, food to film, here’s our itinerary for spring’s must-dos:

 

The Flower Show

March 20 – April 3

This year’s two-week-long flower show pays homage to "America the Beautiful. You can find the exhibit on the main floor of Macy’s Herald Square (the OG Macy’s), where world-renowned florists have designed arrangements that emulate the Americana landscape of the Rockies, Northeast Shores, and more.

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Smorgasburg

Opening Weekend April 2 – 3

A foodie’s paradise, the original Williamsburg location opens its outdoor market for the season on April 2nd. With over 100 food vendors spread out across the Williamsburg waterfront, this is the perfect place to sample dishes ranging from ramen burgers to vegan ice cream sandwiches (If you need us, we'll be getting Boardwalk Fries at Pomme Frites).

Smorgasburg Brooklyn Flea Food Market, Brooklyn, NY. September 2014.

Tribeca Film Festival

April 13 – 24

 One of New York’s premiere film events (and co-founded by Robert de Niro), the Tribeca Film Festival highlights dozens of short films, documentaries, narratives and feature films. Buy a ticket for one film, or snag a pass to one of many “Tribeca Talks”—panels held by legendary filmmakers like JJ Abrams and Catherine Hardwick. 

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Frieze Art Fair

May 5-8

 The Frieze Art Fair, held annually on Randall’s Island, is like all of your favorite museums and artists got together for one major party. This event combines artwork from world-renowned creators, on-site architectural constructions, culinary creations, and live artist panels into a massive weekend affair. It’s the perfect weekend reprieve from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan.

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Summer Stage in Central Park 

May – August

Summer Stage is one of the most lauded and exhilarating spring/summer events in the city. Their programming, which spans from April to August, includes mainstream rock and pop musical acts like Cage the Elephant and Barenaked Ladies, as well as performances by pianist McCoy Tyler and saxophonist Kamasi Washington.

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By Michaela Rollings
Header images courtesy of NYTimes.