Eleven Things to Do in NYC this Spring

Although the weather has been wacky in NYC, the lush greenery, cherry blossoms, and 60 degrees plus weather indicate springtime. So today, we are sharing eleven things to do in NYC during the Spring season.

I enjoy the rainy days, and I am incredibly grateful for the additional gloomy, cool days still popping up here and there. I love to enjoy each season as they come and not feel rushed into the next.

First on our list is the Orchid Show at New York Botanical Gardens (NYBG). The Orchid Show is a yearly ritual for me. Orchids are my favorite type of flowers. It is always an excellent start to Spring when I am immerse myself in the garden of Orchids. We have also included a stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge, which is still on my bucket list, but I believe everyone should do this at least once.

Here is Our List of 11 Things to do in NYC this Spring

The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope
COURTESY OF New York Botanical Garden

The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope

The Orchid Show at The NYBG immerses visitors in a beautiful blend of vibrant colors with designs by floral designer Jeff Leatham.

The beautiful festival is titled The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope.” The display that started in 2020 was cut short due to the pandemic but returns in all its beauty. The garden’s conservatory transforms into a tunnel of mesmerizing floral designs resembling a look through a kaleidoscope.

NYBG’s Orchid show began on February 26 and runs through May 1, 2022.

The Orchid Show takes place at the New York Botanical Garden inside the Enid A. Haupt Observatory.

New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard — Bronx

Cherry blossoms in the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden
COURTESY OF Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Cherry Blossom Season in The Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Cherry Blossoms are synonymous with Spring in NYC. These beauties almost warrant a trip to Japan. How fortunate for us that we can experience the beauty of Cherry Blossom right here in Brooklyn. At the  Brooklyn Botanic Garden, cherry blossoms bloom from April first to the end of the month. The exhibit at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden attracts visitors from all over the world to watch this spectacle.

And if you are unable to see the Cherry Blossom Exhibit, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden is worth a visit.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
990 Washington Ave – Park Slope

Frieze New York

Frieze New York

Art lovers can attend Frieze New York 2022, a leading international art fair launched in 2012. Hosted on The Shed at the Hudson Yards, Frieze New York will feature over 65 worthy of attention galleries with a strong representation of New York, celebrating the city’s creative spirit.

The Frame section also returns to support galleries that has been operational ten years or less and to present solo presentations by today’s most remarkable artists. Frieze New York will also bring together galleries from the US and worldwide, ranging from renowned names to the most exciting young spaces. Explore hundreds of works as the fair returns to The Shed in Manhattan.

Additionally the Art Fair visitors can sit in on famous panel discussions, experience the breathtaking views of The Vessel, or indulge in a bit of imagination as you explore creative outdoor and indoor projects.

The Shed
545 W 30th Street – Hudson Yards

Brooklyn Bridge

Take a Stroll Over The Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the iconic NYC landmarks. It is the destination that gives us a path from Brooklyn and Manhattan. So take a stroll this Spring and experience this once-in-a-lifetime experience as you immerse yourself in the beauty of the skyline.

The Brooklyn Bridge
New York

Ninth Avenue International Food Festival

Ninth Avenue International Food Festival

Voted the Best Street Fair in NYC, the Ninth Avenue International Food Festival is the oldest and largest continuing food fair in NYC. Explore some of the best-tasting foods on one street. 

On May 14th and 15th, children and adults can experience food and entertainment. Admission is free, and the cost of food varies.

Ninth Avenue International Food Festival
Ninth Avenue – 47 – 57 Streets

Kings Theater
COURTESY OF Kings Theater

Historical tour of the Kings Theater

The Legendary Kings Theater re-launched its 75 minutes tour. On the tour, you will experience a trip behind the scene of the past, almost 100 years of the authentically restored theater. The experienced tour guide will highlight historical and architectural discoveries. The tour will commence in the majestic grand lobby through the ornate speakeasy lounges and on both levels of the 3,055-seat auditorium.

Learn about the baroque stylings of this opulent theatre, the “Queen of Kings,” our Robert Morgan Wonder Organ, and gain insight into the daily workings of a theatre.

Tour dates are as follows:

Saturdays at 1 PM: April 23, May 7, May 28, June 11, June 18, July 9, and July 16.

Kings Theater
1027 Flatbush Avenue – Flatbush

The Photography Show

The Photography Show

The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) presents its forty-first edition of the fine art Photography Show on May 19th through May 22nd at Center415.

Forty-five plus of the world’s leading fine art photography galleries will present museum-quality work, including cutting-edge contemporary, modern, and exemplary 19th-century photographs. As well as photo-based art, video, and new media, at the premier fine art photography fair.

After being absent for almost three years due to the pandemic, photography dealers, collectors, curators, and museum groups will once again gather and experience some of the leading galleries from across the U.S. and worldwide, including Europe, Asia, Canada, and South America.

The Photography Show
Center415 – Fifth Avenue Between 37 and 38 Streets

Twisted potato -"The Bronx Market"

The Bronx Night Market

The Bronx Market at Fordham Plaza commences on April 30th at 1:30 PM. Once a month, you can experience:

delicious food
beverage vendors
a rotation of more than two dozen arts and crafts merchants
uptown-based live performances and art installations on the large stage, and so much more

Make it an experience for the family.

The Bronx Night Market
Fordham Plaza – Bronx

Corn dog - "Smorgasburg Food Market"

Smorgasburg Food Market

Smorgasburg is the largest weekly open-air food market in America. And it attracts thousands of people from Brooklyn, Manhattan, New Jersey, Los Angeles, and Miami. Each weekend droves of people gather at their local smorgasbord location to experience delicious dishes from local vendors.

The food market in Williamsburg is prevalent, and it is a delightful experience.

Marsha P. Johnson State Park – Williamsburg

Summer Movies In New York City Parks

Free Summer Movies In New York City Parks

New York City Department of Parks and Recreation features Summer Movies in New York City Parks. The summer films series feature films from different genres and normally plays around NYC. This includes Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx.

Check out the list of parks here and showing times.

Whitney Biennial Exhibition

Whitney Biennial Exhibition

The 2022 Whitney Biennial Exhibition is titled “Quiet as It’s Kept.” The exhibit features an intergenerational and interdisciplinary group of sixty-three artists. Not to mention collectives whose works reflect the challenges and complexities and also the possibilities that we have faced in America in the last few years.

The eightieth edition of the landmark exhibition is co-curated by David Breslin and Adrienne Edwards. While the subtitle is inspired by novelist Toni Morrison, jazz drummer Max Roach, and artist David Hammons.

Most importantly you can experience this exhibit in two spaces with varying atmospheres.There is an area of complication, irregularity of difficulty, and darkness. As well as another area of clearing, open and light-filled.

Dispite the fact that “Quiet as It’s Kept” exhibitation was initially slated to open in 2021, it has made its long-awaited debut on April 6th. And will continue through September 5th.

Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street – Meatpacking District

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