1. Macy's Flower Show
Celebrate the arrival of spring with the city's best flower show,
free to the public. Beginning in late March, Macy's Herald Square
puts on a spectacular show of blooms featuring over 30,000
varieties of flowers and flowering trees. You are also likely to
be treated to extras like cooking demonstrations, centerpiece
design, drawings for prizes, seminars, and other special events.
For those who are interested in learning more about the featured
plants, guided tours are available every half-hour between 11am and
2. Easter Parade
Fifth Avenue's iconic Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival is a
one-of-a-kind event. The parade begins at 49th street and marches
up Fifth Avenue to 57th Street. The best viewing spot is at Saint
Patrick's Cathedral, and if you want to actually be a part of the
parade, all that's required is your own unique Easter bonnet.
Either way, you'll want to join the crowds for a delicious Easter
brunch at one of the area restaurants.
3. Adult Easter Egg Hunts
Get a team together and join NYC's Amazing Easter Egg Scavenger
Hunt. Use the city as your backyard and solve the clues to fill
your basket. The winning team is awarded an NYC gift basket. There
is also a family-friendly option for kids.
4. Cherry Festival Blossoms
This festival at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden is a favourite April
event. Get your tickets in advance for this fabulous event
featuring cultural performances, family-friendly activities, lots
of vendors, and more.
5. Earth Day
The city hosts many Earth Day events during the month of April.
One of the best can be found at Union Square with dozens of
exhibitors, kid's activities and live performances.