The Benjamin Hotel has created a curated list of fun Spring Activities in New York City for you to discover with family and friends.
Check out the wildlife and exotic animals at the Bronx Zoo. With so much outdoor space and exhibitions, you can spend hours exploring.
Pier 55 Island
Coming Spring 2021, get ready to discover Little Island located at Pier 55. Little Island is a park that merges nature and art together in the city. Plus enjoy outdoor performances as well in the park.
Located in Central Park, explore this hidden gem tucked away with a spiral staircase to live out your fairy tale fantasies. Kids will love it, plus enjoy breathtaking Central Park and city views from the multiple levels of the castle.
A great spot to relax and catch your breath after exploring Midtown. This park is situated right next to the New York Public Library and close to Grand Central Station. Let your kids ride the famous Carousel and after enjoy a nice walk around the park.
Brighten up your day with a visit the the Color Factory! View exciting exhibitions and immersive experiences in this over the top colorful sensation.
Walk the high line along the west side in New York City. Take in water views of the Hudson River while also immersing yourself in history and art along the way.
Shop to you drop and than enjoy an al fresco lunch or dinner at one of the outdoor restaurants located along the Hudson River. Take in views of the Statue of Liberty while walking the West Side Highway or watch the boats go by.
Mini Golf in NYC
Play Manhattan’s only outdoor 18-hole mini golf course with the family! Take in city skyline views of downtown NYC and than enjoy lunch or dinner at one of the many restaurants in Tribeca.
Central Park Zoo
Another great zoo to explore in the city. A little bit smaller than the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo is located right in the park with exciting animal exhibitions and a playground for the little ones.
Take a bike ride over the iconic Brooklyn Bridge to the trendy neighborhood of Dumbo. Shop, explore and dine in this urban oasis. Or take your bikes and plan a picnic at Brooklyn Bridge Park and end the day taking in the NYC skyline and sunset.
Explore Museum Mile located on the Upper East Side along 5th Avenue. Discover priceless exhibitions and over 1,000 of paintings, prints, photographs and artifacts. From the Museum of Modern Art, The Guggenheim to the Museum of the City of New York, you will not get bored.
Restart Stages at Lincoln Center
An outdoor performing arts center with 10 outdoor performance and rehearsal spaces—to help kickstart the performing arts sector and New York City’s revival. Fostering a dynamic environment for artists, community organizations, and audiences, Restart Stages is a welcoming and safe place for live performances, family activities, and civic engagement.
Guggenheim’s Off the Record
Off the Record challenges this pretense, bringing together the work of contemporary artists from the Guggenheim’s collection who interrogate, revise, or otherwise query dominant narratives and the transmission of culture through official “records.” View now.
Twelve ticketed, one-night-only events will take place beginning March 20, each highlighting a commission developed during the bubble residencies. The series kicks off that first day of spring with Rhapsody in Blue from choreographer Caleb Teicher and pianist-composer Conrad Tao. Later performances will include countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo with The American Modern Opera Company (April 4), excerpts from Isaac Mizrahi and Nico Muhly’s Third Bird with Dance Heginbotham (April 18), and Omari Wiles’ New York Is Burning as performed by Les Ballet Afrik (May 4).
These scheduled events will take place at 8 PM in the Guggenheim’s rotunda. Tickets will go on sale 72 hours prior to each performance. Click here for the complete lineup and more information.
Guggenheim visitors may also catch unannounced daytime performances at the venue as part of the NY PopsUp Festival, following Department of Health protocols.
This exhibition sheds new light on the philosophical, aesthetic, and artistic dialogue between Claes Oldenburg and the late Coosje van Bruggen—among the best-known artist-couples of the post-1960s era.