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Spring in New York City

Spring in New York is full of excitement. When the sun comes out, the flowers start blooming and the weather warms up, New Yorkers can head out and explore new exhibits, flower shows at the botanic gardens and there are always new public art displays outdoors to brighten up a spring day. Check out our curated list below on what’s happening in NYC.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Cherry Blossom Season 
Visit Brooklyn Botanic Garden and take a walk through the Japanese Garden and witness the cherry blossom season on display now.

Scandinavia House
Explore one of the city’s top cultural centers, Scandinavia House, for a rich cultural experience featuring diverse exhibitions, film series, concerts, and performances from Nordic countries, including the captivating Fog Swept Island exhibition.

Little Island
Head over to Little Island at Pier 55 and enjoy the blossoming flowers, gentle breeze off the Hudson River and the park’s lush greenery. Experience nature and art along the perfect vantage point to see iconic views of the city.

NYC Spring Ballet 
Experience the magic of dance at the NYC Ballet’s spring season, featuring iconic works by Balanchine and Robbins, along with captivating premieres by Peck and Garner. From the graceful elegance of classical ballet to the vibrant energy of contemporary pieces, immerse yourself in a season filled with artistic brilliance and storytelling that culminates in Balanchine’s enchanting adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (April 23 – June 2, 2024).

The Met Cloisters
The Cloisters, also known as the Met Cloisters located in Fort Tryon Park, is the perfect day escape this spring. Roam the halls with fascinating exhibits from the European medieval art and architecture period, with a focus on the Romanesque and Gothic periods.

The High Line
Stop and smell the flowers on The High Line, the west side’s most famous walkway, especially when the weather gets nice. You make an entire day out of it…check out the art installations, nearby Little Island, Chelsea Market, and more. Make sure to check out the new art installations along the way designed by national and international artists, like Thank You Darling, Curtain Call and Old Tree. While you are there be sure to stop by Little Island and Chelsea Market.

Little Island at Pier55
Explore Manhattan’s new park – Little Island at Pier55 floating above the Hudson River. Discover lively performances, self-guided audio tours of the park’s landscape and free art activities in The Glade with the family.

Chelsea Market
Spend the day exploring Chelsea Market, which is a cool indoor open space market located in the heart of the Meatpacking District of Manhattan. There are tons of cool restaurants, shops, as well as exciting pop-up events happening throughout.