April is one of the most spectacular months in New York City and is a good date to visit the Big Apple. The cold disappears little by little, the flowers begins to bloom, the entire city takes an incredible atmosphere and amazing color. As well as in this month the tickets go down in price and the hotels too because this time of the year is low season, so undoubtedly this is a good chance to visit New York City.
So now that you know that April is a wonderful month we are going to tell you how to take advantage of this season, sharing with you the best activities to do in the New York City. Let’s start!
The Orchid Show in NYC
This show allows you to know a world of stunning color, The New York Botanical Garden’s Orchid Show exhibits hundreds of species of blossoming orchids, and it is amazing. This tribute to the beauty of nature is going to leave you speechless, through all garden you can find sculptures decorate with gorgeous orchids with a unique enchant, so you must go prepared to take a lot of photos.
The Orchid show will celebrate until Sunday, April 22 and takes place at the New York Botanical Garden.
The Tribeca Film Festival
This festival created by the film producer Jane Rosenthal and the famous actor Robert De Niro is one of the biggest attractions in New York City. On this festival, you will find film productions of the entire world, becoming a great platform for new filmmakers. Tribeca Film Festival was created with the vision to allow everybody experiment the power of cine and redefine the experience with the big screen. In addition is an effort to bringing independent film to the widest audience.
The Tribeca Film Festival will take place in Lower Manhattan from Mid-March.
Easter Parade & Bonnet Festival
Each Easter Sunday in New York City along the Fifth Avenue to be held a fun parade, where hundreds of people march through the street with peculiar hats. The only thing that you have to do for being part of this fun parade is wearing an extravagant hat that has the colors of Easter. The best place for the start the parade is at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, once there you can gather with the people, takes some photos and enjoy the ambiance.
This spontaneous parade is unique and awesome; this year Easter is on Sunday, April 1, so, don’t hesitate and go with your flamboyant hat.
The Brooklyn Folk Festival
If you love the music you will love this wonderful festival, The Brooklyn Folk Festival commemorates the cultural diversity, giving a unique opportunity for the young an old people to enjoy the music together. The festival brings the best folk music and blues to New York City, growing each year until became in one of the most important music festivals in the Big Apple.
The festival includes 30 bands, jam sessions, Banjo Toss Contest, film screening and much more. The Folk Festival is held at St. Ann’s Church from April 6-8th.
Luna Park Opening
If you want to feel like a New Yorker by one day just visit Coney Island and the Luna Park. Along the years each second week of April, the Luna Park opens its doors to welcome to hundreds tourist. On this park, you will enjoy various attractions, such as rides and games, as well as areas with different themes. An interesting fact about this amusement park is that the Luna Park has the oldest roller coaster in the United States. So, if you want to have a fun day during April visit this incredible park.
The Macy’s Flower Show
One time a year the stores of Macy’s become an incredible spectacle of flowers full of fantasy. This show that welcomes to spring season is amazing, inside the store you could see thousands of plants from all continents and gorgeous gardens meticulously decorate it. The Macy’s Flower Show has been carried out for over sixty years evolving year by year in a vibrant show that never disappoints its visitors. In few words, this spectacle is a delight for the senses.
The Macy’s Flower Show runs from March 25 to April 6 and the theme for this year is “Once Upon A Springtime” and best of all, is free!
The Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival
This festival offers a particular floral landscape in New York City and the same time is a festival that commemorates the Japanese heritage. Indeed, is a good plan to do in the Big Apple, you will contemplate a show of unique colors that give you the chance to take stunning photos. The Sakura Matsuri Festival is celebrated at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden on April 28-29. In addition to dazzling with the blossoming of the trees, you will enjoy different activities such as Taiko drummers, samurai sword masters, dance parties and J-rock bands and much more.