When living in the city, it’s hard to keep track of everything going on. We all click on that “Interested” button for a Facebook event, but do we really end up going to the event? Probably not. It’s why I’m introducing another blog series on Lost & Found in the City called “City Happenings” so you can actually see what events are worth checking out. Check out the events picked out for April 2017.
City Happenings: April 2017
Macy’s Flower Show
The annual flower show occurs in Macy’s stores across the country, but the department store in Herald Square showcases bright floral arrangements in its humongous space. This year’s theme is Carnival, and the store will also host live music and seminars.
Wowfulls Grand Opening Weekend
The popular Smorgasburg waffle maker is opening its very first brick-and-mortar store in the Lower East Side. Wowfulls will reveal news creations and ice cream flavors so you have to check it out ASAP, and the first 50 customers can purchase Wowfulls for only $1!
Brooklyn Flea Opens Outdoors
Spring is here and that means the Brooklyn Flea is moving outdoors! Plan a chill weekend by making a trip out to Dumbo for a classic flea market visit. There’s nothing like spending a nice day under the sun while shopping and eating too.
Celebrate the first day of April with the biggest pillow fight you have ever seen! Participants gather in Washington Square Park for the epic Vikings theme event, and wearing pajamas is encouraged.
Quiet Mornings at the Museum of Modern Art
While this event happens the first Wednesday of every month, it’s something you should experience at least once in your life. Avoid the crowd and noise with mediation sessions and lots of art. Students with an ID only have to pay $10 for their early morning visit!
Official Opening of Coney Island
Thanks to the unpredictable New York winter weather, Coney Island isn’t open all year round. April marks the official opening of the famous attraction, and you can spend time at Luna Park, which is opened from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. during the entire week of April 9.
Grab your best Easter bonnet and travel to Fifth Avenue for the annual Easter Parade. The pageant has been around since the 1870s with participants showing off the bonnets from 49th Street to 57th Street. NYC Go says the prime stop to watch is from the area around St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Tribeca Film Festival
The Tribeca Film Festival, launched after 9/11, promotes the revival of Lower Manhattan and filmmakers present their latest work. There are so many different films, shorts, talks, and TV shows to see. How can you decide? Don’t worry, the film festival has provided an interactive discovery mode to help find the best events for you.
Cherry Blossom Festival
The flowers are beginning to bloom, and you should stop by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to see something amazing. In the last weekend of April, the Cherry Blossom Festival features 200 blossoming cherry trees including events and performances that celebrate Japanese culture.
Wine in the Garden
If you needed another excuse to smell the bloomed spring flowers, the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx is offering the ultimate wine lover’s weekend. Celebrate the bloom of over 300,000 newly planted daffodil bulbs while enjoying a selection of wines from New York.
Do any of these events catch your eye? Have you heard of anything else going on in the city this April? Share your thoughts in the comments below!