Springtime in the city is near magical at times, and although the weather quite hasn't warmed up yet, there’s always a lot to look forward to. Get ready to put away your winter jackets and get out into the world with this list of early spring activities in New York City.
David Bowie is
March 2 – July 15, 2018
Prepare for a fresh dose of inspiration and celebrate David Bowie’s creative spirit. This is your chance to view an exclusive collection of pieces from Bowie’s personal archive—including original costumes, album art, photographs, videos, and even handwritten lyric sheets. After globally touring for five years, the show is now on display at the Brooklyn Museum for its final exhibit.
The Orchid Show
New York Botanic Garden
March 3 – April 22, 2018
Find an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city. NYBG presents The Orchid Show for its 16th year of awe-inspiring displays of some of nature’s best creations. With installations by acclaimed Belgian floral artist Daniel Ost, the show highlights the magic and beauty of orchid plants as “living sculptures,” each variety unique and bursting with expression.
Sound River Studios, Long Island City
March 17-18, 24-25, 2018
Just a spoonful of sugar—or lots of it—can turn any day into a sweet one. Indulge your sweet tooth and bring a fully-charged phone for delicious, Instagram-worthy desserts—all in one place at Dessert Goals, an NYC dessert fest. This year’s festivities are paired with a new concept—a spring disco theme that encourages you to bring on the 70s’ disco & floral vibes with your best outfits. With exclusive desserts including everything from mochi ice cream to coconut macaroons, a curated Instagram garden, waterfront views, and a savory Salt Bar, this one is not to miss.
Opening Day at Luna Park
Luna Park in Coney Island
March 24, 2018
It’s almost that time of the year again… Coney Island’s Luna Park is opening for the spring and summer season, a week ahead of Easter. This year, admission will be free on opening day with a small donation (minimum $5/person) that will benefit The Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC & Girl Scout Troop 6000.
St. Patrick's Cathedral—Fifth Avenue btw. 50th-51st Streets
April 1, 2018
Put the April Fool’s Day jokes aside—Easter Sunday this year is on April 1st. If, in the past you thought of parades as a reason to avoid Fifth Avenue for its crowds, challenge yourself this year to witness a longtime NYC tradition. If you’re celebrating with kids, be sure to check out an Easter egg hunt in your borough.