Fun for Everyone in NYC
When warm weather finally arrives to New York City, everyone starts heading outside to embrace the sunshine. We have plenty of spring and summertime activities for you to indulge in on your next trip to the city, and here are some of our all-time favorites.
Sail boating in Central Park on the Conservatory Water
Now through October; Mon-Thurs 11am-5pm, Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 1-7pm, Sunday 10am-6pm East 72nd Street Entrance, Central Park
This tradition has taken place at “the model boat pond” in Central Park for over 130 years. Here, visitors can rent mini radio and wind-powered sailboats at Kerbs Memorial Boathouse located just east of the pond. Rentals cost $11 for 30 minutes, and while you’re there, you can take a peek (and photos) of the nearby beloved Hans Christian Anderson statue. Be sure to also soak up the surrounding beautiful landscape. Perfect for family time or date time.
Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival
April 29 - April 30; Brooklyn Botanic Garden (990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn).
Every year the Brooklyn Botanic Garden reveals their gorgeous, picturesque Japanese cherry blossoms, and they are a sight to see. While you're gawking at the beautiful florals, you can also explore and enjoy activities like an authentic Japanese tea room, art gallery and mini flea market. When the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, prepare to have your breath taken away!
Jazz Age Lawn Party, Governors Island
June 10-11 and August 26-27, Governors Island.
The 12th year in a row of this nostalgic, prohibition era-inspired gathering. Get all dressed up in your finest 20's styles and enjoy Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra headlining an affair that’s straight out of The Great Gatsby. Enjoy dance lessons, a 1920s motorcar expo, Charleston dance contest, vintage portraits, a pie contest, as well as carnival games and prizes in the Kidland area.
Bacon and Beer Classic
April 29 - April 30, CitiField (123-01 Roosevelt Ave, Queens)
Bacon and beer = a match made in heaven. For three hours, indulge in unlimited craft beer and bacon samples from over 50 vendors and local chefs from your favorite restaurants like Blue Smoke, Delaney BBQ and more. Purchase your tickets to enjoy the sun, the bacon dishes and cold brews to wash it down.