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What to Do in New York this Spring

March 7th, 2019 | Events

March is here and New Yorkers are longing for the end of winter. Recent rain may signal the beginning of spring showers. This, in turn, means that colors, blooms and spring festivals are just around the corner. If you’re coming to New York in March or April, check out these events.

St. Patrick’s Day in New York

Thousands upon thousands of Irish immigrants arrived to New York in the 19th Century. As a result, their culture became ingrained in the city. Irish heritage is palpable today thanks to the remaining historical sites and descendants of the first immigrants from Ireland. This is one of the main reasons why the biggest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the world is in New York and not Ireland!

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Date: March 16, 2019 from 11am to 5pm
Parade Route: 5th Avenue, between 46th and 57th streets.

Flower Shows in New York

When the city blooms, New Yorkers like to share their precious flowers with the world.  There is no better place than a botanical garden to bask in the sun while admiring the delicate flowers. Each year, these events showcase the best blossoms.

The Orchid Show
Date: February 23, 2019 – Sunday, April 28, 2019
Location: New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10458

Macy’s Flower Show
Date: March 24 – April 7, 2019
Location: Macy’s Herald Square, 151 West 34th Street New York, NY 10001

Sakura Matsuri 2019
Date: April 27 – April 28, 2019
Location: Brooklyn Botanical Garden. Use the entrances at 455 Flatbush Avenue or 990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225

two-men-wearing-easter-bonnets-in-new-york-paradeEaster Events in New York

Easter is the only time of year when pastel colors are mandatory for everyone. If you’re in New York over Easter weekend, you have to take a walk along 5th Avenue to see the craziest and most colorful collection of flower bonnets. Take photos or bring your own bonnet and join in the fun.

Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival
Date: April 21, 2019 from 10am to 4pm
Parade Route: 5th Avenue, between 46th and 57th streets.

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