Spring has sprung upon New York City!
Now that the winter is melting away and the weather has started to become warm. It’s time to get excited for fun outdoor activities to enjoy the weather. Below check out 5 Springtime activities from TimeOut magazine to celebrate the season.
1. Cherry blossoms
Cherry blossoms in NYC offer New Yorkers a brief but gorgeous pop of beauty, which is why we flock in droves to see them when they bloom each spring. From the Brooklyn Botanical Garden to Central Park and even some hidden spots around town, we’ve rounded up the best places where you can gaze at the delicate pink flowers.
Cherry blossoms bloom in NYC based on each year’s weather, but they usually begin in earnest by late March. With the warm winter in 2023, we’re already seeing some cherry blossoms start to arrive in early March.
2. The best outdoor art in NYC this spring
Photograph: By Rashmi Gill / The installation of Shahzia Sikander’s “Witness.”
New York City is full of free outdoor art that you don’t even have to go to a museum to see. Sculptures, murals and photographs can be found in its parks, sidewalks and on its buildings!
Best of all, it costs you nothing to pay a visit. Below, find the best outdoor art in NYC to brighten up a spring day.
3. The Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden
Photograph: By Rossilynne Skena Culgan / Time Out
The Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden this year explores the healing power of the natural world through dynamic designs by landscape artist Lily Kwong.
Your ticket will get you daytime access to The Orchid Show, plus all the rest of NYBG’s outdoor gardens and collections. If you want to visit after dark, check out Orchid Nights where you can admire the flowers under the twinkling lights of the conservatory with music in the background and a cocktail in hand.
NYBG’s Orchid show runs through April 23, 2023.
4. The Macy’s Flower Show
Photograph: Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Macy’s, Inc.
Revel in forthcoming warm weather at the annual Macy’s Flower Show 2023. NYC will be budding with blooms all over, but nothing beats roaming the sweet-smelling foliage that suddenly appears at one of the city’s best department stores: Macy’s Herald Square.
This year’s show runs from Sunday, March 26 through Sunday, April 10.
5. Queens Night Market
It’s hard to get good food on the cheap, but for seven years, Queens Night Market has prided itself on offering the city’s best eats for just $5-6.
The foodie festival will return on April 15 and runs on Saturday nights through the summer at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.