SpotHero Spring Picks: Our Top 6 Things to Do in NYC This Spring

Spring is here! If you’re like us, you’re ready for the city to emerge from its winter slumber. It’s time to get outside and enjoy the sunny days and warmer temps ahead. Here are six of our favorite things to do in NYC this spring, hand-picked by SpotHero’s New York team!

Macy’s Flower Show

Recommended by Unna

Dates: March 26 – April 9

Location: Macy’s Herald Square

Parking: Reserve parking here

Cost: Free!

Details: Each year, Macy’s Herald Square transforms into breathtaking floral scenes with blooms, fantasy flowers, and lush plants from around the world. This year’s theme is “Carnival”, so step right up and see the magic of spring bloom before your eyes. There will be several special events and spectacular gardens that bring the magic of the carnival to life. You can find more details here

Courtesy of Macy’s Flower Show

Earth Day at Union Square

Recommended by Adrian 

Dates: April 18, 12pm – 7pm

Location: Union Square

Parking: Reserve parking here

Cost: Free

Details: Think of this as an Earth Day block party! This annual outdoor event in Union Square features dozens of exhibitors and vendors, including environmental non-profits, green businesses, live performances and activities for the whole family. Stay tuned for more details here.

 

Tribeca Film Festival

Recommended by Unna

Dates: April 19 – 30

Location: Various locations throughout the city

Parking: You can reserve parking near several venues, including Radio City Music Hall, The Beacon, Spring Studios (Festival Hub), Cinepolis Chelsea, SVA Theatre, Regal Cinemas Battery Park, and Tribeca Performing Arts Center

Cost: Varies by event – you can purchase tickets here

Details: The Tribeca Film Festival is one of New York’s premier spring events! The festival offers a line-up from independent filmmakers showcasing feature-length and short films, documentaries and family-friendly films. Typically, festival screenings also feature panel discussions with directors and actors after the film. You can find more info here.

 

Brooklyn Folk Festival

Recommended by Adrian

Dates: April 28 – 30

Location: St. Ann’s Church – 157 Montague St., Brooklyn

Parking: Reserve parking nearby here

Cost: Individual tickets $20-$25 | All Day Pass $35 | 3-Day Pass $85 – purchase tickets here

Details: One of the best spring festivals in NYC, this gathering brings together acts that deal in Americana and blues, as well as global sounds from places like the Middle East and Guinea. The 3-day festival includes more than 30 bands, vocal and instrumental workshops, square dancing, jam sessions, film screenings, and the famous Banjo Toss contest!

 

Walk the Highline

Recommended by Will

Dates & hours: Dec 1 – Mar 31, 7am-7pm | Apr 1 – May 31 7am-10pm | June 1 – Sept 30 7am – 11pm | Oct 1 – Nov 30 7am – 10pm

Location: Access points from Gansevoort to 34th St. (map below)

Parking: Find and reserve parking here

Cost: Free!

Details: Looking for the perfect spring day activity? Take a stroll on the Highline. What began as an out-of-use railroad trestle has since been converted to one of New York’s most-visited public green spaces. The elevated park stretches 1.45 miles along the west side of Manhattan with several access points along the way. You can find more information here.

Courtesy of thehighline.org

Jet off on spring break

If you’re heading out of town for spring break, we wouldn’t hold it against you. Catching a flight? Just remember to reserve your airport parking spot in advance:

JFK

LGA

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Happy spring, New York!