Now that it’s officially spring (despite a 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.
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).
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.
Frieze Art Fair
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.
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.