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New York City “In The Spring Time”

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March 30, 2019

New York City is one of the best city in the world. A city that never sleeps and I can attest that it is true. Even if it’s a lively city to visit still, there are lots of things to do here if you’re a type of person who doesn’t like a crowded place and or is not fond of drinking and or nightlife. The city has so many things to do in any travelers.

New York City has a lot to do all season long, but in my perspective, I would love to visit here in spring, summer, and fall. I visited this place two times during the winter and oh boy not fun especially you have to haul small children with you plus need to bundle up because of the cold. The highlight of our visit is to witnessed the Christmas season in the city and to see the massive tree. Visiting during this time of year with small children and as a Filipino its not fun you can be holding your little kid, and your face is in somebody butt! Lol, it’s true. My favorite is during Spring season. I went here together with my sister in law and went back again with my daughter, aunt, and sister.

Flower Show

Ate Miriam was having fun in Macys Flower Show.

Why visit New York City during Spring season?
  • Perfect time to roam around the area as the weather can be ideal not too hot and not too cold.
  • The flowers bloom, and it’s pretty to look at them around especially those flowers planted in front of a lovely classy building.
  • It means you can see a lot of attractions both indoor and outdoor without freezing your butt off.
  • The attractions in NYC are blooming.
  • More fun things to do and it’s lively to look at outside with all the green leaves coming to life.

I’ll list the events that will happen during the Springtime in case if anyone of you will be interested to see one of them during your visit. I witnessed the Macy’s, Flower Show. We both love this store so much so that’s why we can’t miss going into this store. It’s one of the biggest Department Store in the world and too many to shop and see around. What surprises us is its the week of Macy’s Flower Show, and the Department Store looks more lovely with all the fresh spring flowers decorated everywhere in the store. Honestly, it feels magical and the best birthday gift ever from my hubby and sister in law. I love spring, and I love flowers so, to be honest, I’m like a small kid for awhile enjoying the simple things in life.

Macys Flower Show

Macys Flower Show

Spring Festivals in New York City
Macy’s Flower Show
  • This festival happens every year around the end of March to the first or second week of April. The ground floor in Macy’s will be decorated with all the different varieties of flowers and is perfect for visiting during the Spring season where the park is still close and too cold to venture outside. You’ll be amazed at how it brings joys to the shoppers and visitors around the world who got to enjoy and visit the city during the season. The show this year will be held during the week of March 24- April 7, 2019.
Yankees Baseball
  • Do you love sports? Are you a Yankee fan? Then it’s the best time of the year to visit and see your favorite baseball team as they open the season from March- September.
Orchid Show
  • Orchid Show is a Flower Festival that features thousands of orchids one of the best events in New York City. It’s in New York Botanical Garden particularly in 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx inside the Enid A. Haupt Observatory. They start on the 23rd of February and will last on the 28th of April this year 2019. Tickets will vary by days $23 on the weekdays and $28 during the weekends. Tickets can be purchased here.
Tilt Kids Festival
  • This festival incorporates the French arts and culture mostly targeted the youngsters. Through a series of programs in music, dance, philosophy, magic, design, and arts combined that incorporate the work of globally the French artist.  They celebrate it on the 2nd of March to 31st of this month year 2019.
Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossoms Festival
  • The Festival is on April 27th- 28th this year 2019 from 10: 00 am to 6: 00 pm in Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Take the 2/3 train on the subway to Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn Museum. This festival is one of the picturesque event in Brooklyn that a lot of visitors flock the area. It is a fantastic event featuring the famous Japanese Cherry Blossoms and Japanese culture. Ticket prices vary by age $30 for Adults, Students and Seniors will be $25, and Children under the age of 12 are free. Tickets will be available here and if you need more information about it.
Brooklyn Folk Festival
  • This Folk Festival is held on April 5- April 7, 2019, in Brooklyn Heights. It is a three days events featuring films that you can never see anywhere in New York City, a different genre of music from a different country with total 40 plus band joined together to celebrate this event. They accept volunteers and those who volunteer they will receive Tix and can get free whole admission tickets to the game if you volunteer the entire duration of the event. It’s good to witness and learn other culture through music and participating activities like this. Tickets can be purchased here.
Muppets

Got to see Elmos

Puppetry Art Festival
  • The Puppetry Art Festival is a free family event and will be good for families to enjoy together. The event will be in the 4th- 5th Avenue from 11: 00 am to 3: 00 pm no matter what the weather condition. All ages can enjoy the arts and craft activities prepared on this event with a fee of $2- $5 including tote decorating, spin art and puppet making there are also gift bags to first 200 kids. It will be on April 27, 2019, in Old Stone House Park in Brooklyn.
Apple Blossoms Children Carnival
  • It starts on April 6 until April 14 every Saturday and Sunday of the week only in Glen Oaks, Queen New York. This festival is just right for families with younger age children from 2-12 years old. The kids will enjoy playing the farm museums, carnival rides, hay rides and kids craft in Con Ecology booth. The admission tickets include all that mentioned and the farm ground. Please bring cash as you need money on some activities. There is an ATM on site but due to demand better to be prepared.
New York City

Mamma Mia the best Broadway Show

Broadway Spring Festival
  • This festival will be during May, and this year it will be on the 5th of May 2019. It will be in the upper west side in New York City between 86th street to 93rd street. There will be art and crafts, food and music to enjoy.
In visiting the city, I recommend you research the weather or make sure you bring a different set of clothes so you can have the right clothes for the weather temperature. Sometimes the weather can be tricky today will be around ’60s and the next can be in the ’40s which it happens to us. If you have the proper attire in roaming around the city, then you make your trip enjoyable as you won’t be too cold or too hot.
New York City

Time Square in New York City

We did purchase the City Pass booklet in visiting the sites in New York City, and I recommend it in doing so. You can save money for buying the whole booklet than paying each attraction. Aside from that some of the tourists’ spots they have a line for city pass or for people who still need to purchase an entrance ticket so by buying the booklet in advance it helps you economically and help save time for waiting in the long line.
I would like to add though is when you buy the City Pass make sure you plan your day ahead of time and check the city map and plan the attractions you’ll be visiting to avoid long train ride or walking back and forth. The train ride isn’t fun sometimes as it can be full of people and you’ll end up squish and standing. My kids don’t like the idea of riding a train in New York City.
Things To See And Do With Your City Pass
  • Empire State Building
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Guggenheim Museum or Top of the Rock Observation Deck
  • Ferry Access to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island or Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
  • 9/11 Memorial & Museum or Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
City Pass in New York

On our way to Ellis Island with City Pass tickets.

Summary: The City Pass attractions together with Macys Flower Show can be done in total three days visit for younger people but elders, it might need more days to complete this. Per my understanding when you visit between the end of March to April, you got to do the Macys Flower Show, Brooklyn Folk Festival, Orchid Show, Apple Blossoms Festival. If you visit during the end of April, you have many things to do and see in Brooklyn area aside from the City Pass attraction. When you decide to visit around this time and trying to do everything at once make sure you have at least 5- 7 days allocated time to see it if you’re older plan to add more days to add rest in between of your travel time as it can be tiring to walk from one attraction to the other.

Disclaimer: Please direct to their website for the exact dates and time for the events all ideas are mine.

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Reply

    Christine

    March 31, 2019

    Wow, there is so much to see and do in New York in the spring time, thanks for sharing! I’ve only ever been in the summer and it is so hot.

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      April

      March 31, 2019

      Yes, I went during winter and Spring most of the time and I know summer in New York City is hotter compared here in Rochester. I’m glad you find it helpful.

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    Danik

    March 31, 2019

    I really hope those Elmos were nice to you. I heard rumours he likes to cuddles tourists a lot and dance with children in Times Square. 😀 Last time I was there I was hugged by a Cookie Monster and I left quite square. 😀 Back on track…get me back to New York City any time of the year, I love that place so much. Not sure if I go to Macy’s mind you, not my type of thing to do.

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      April

      March 31, 2019

      Hahahah thanks for the great laugh! I think I look squeeze here, lol Yes, only a few men love to shop but if you’re around that time worth checking just for the decoration but still have too many things to do in the Spring. If not go head to Orchid Festival in Brooklyn 🙂

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    Carol Colborn

    March 31, 2019

    From the Macy Flower Show to the Orchids Festival to the Cherry Blossoms at the Garden, best time would be second to fourth weeks of April. And that’s your bane! Also my daughter’s!

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      April

      March 31, 2019

      Yes, That’s the perfect time to visit the place it would be nice to go to Ellis Island as it won’t be too cold to ride the boat. Thank you

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    Miriam Bridges

    April 1, 2019

    What a fun girls trip to NYC we had, with memories to last a lifetime! I highly recommend a trip to NYC for anyone who hasn’t visited!

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      April

      April 1, 2019

      Yes, it was a fun girls trip! 😍

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    Leah

    April 2, 2019

    Every time I see photo’s from Macy’s flower show it tears me further between NY in spring, or NY in winter! It’s great to know about the City Pass too, that must save a lot of money on attractions

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      April

      April 2, 2019

      So true, Leah I can agree with you! Honestly, when the kids will be older enough and taller it will be easy for us to walk around with thousands of people beside you during Christmas seasons.

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    Michael Hodgson

    April 2, 2019

    We love New York City … Therese lived there for a year long ago. And we try to visit fairly frequently, though in all of our visits, I can’t say I have ever been hugged by one Elmo, let alone two. Nicely done. 😉

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      April

      April 2, 2019

      Thanks! Glad to hear you love it there and were able to visit frequently.

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    Nitin Singhal

    April 4, 2019

    Wow, so many festivals in New York during the spring. You have created a very detailed guide and also included the attractions that can be visited which make this guide complete. Now I know if I visit New York in future, it must be in March-April month.

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    April

    April 4, 2019

    Hello Nitin, I’m glad you find it very helpful and you got the information you want to do during the Spring season. All season long has a lot of things to do in New York City but I personally love it in the Springtime especially we have children.

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    Sandy N Vyjay

    April 5, 2019

    New York is indeed a dream city for us. We have heard and read so much about it and are waiting to get there someday. New York in spring seems so colourful and vibrant, and there is so much to do. The flowers and the vibes seem really infectious and heading over to Broadway would be like living our dream.

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      April

      April 5, 2019

      Yes so true. Broadway shows can’t be missed in visiting New York City. I hope you’ll make it one day and will be happy to read your write up!

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    Kevin | Caffeinated Excursions

    April 5, 2019

    The idea of a spring-centered NYC blog post is really great! It can be so hard to write about such a big city in one single post, but by focusing on spring you make it really easy and fun to read 🙂 I’ve been to NYC probably a dozen times and hadn’t heard of anything on your list, so it’s also incredibly informative even for those who’ve been there before. Thanks for sharing!

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      April

      April 5, 2019

      Thank you so much for the great feedback Kevin it means so much. I’m happy that you find it helpful!

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    Akriti

    April 6, 2019

    Being from New York myself, I can completely agree! NYC is really beautiful in the Spring. Try strolling in the Central Park then, the flowers are blooming, it’s just so beautiful.

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      April

      April 6, 2019

      Yay! Thank you

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    Don

    April 6, 2019

    I experienced NYC for the 1st last winter and fell in love with it but kept hearing about festivals that would happen later in spring. Thanks for sharing the details on these spring time events and festivals!

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      April

      April 6, 2019

      You are very welcome!

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    melody pittman

    April 7, 2019

    Wow! I’ve been to NYC over 100 times and never once knew about all of these springtime activities. Fun! The Macy’s Flower show looks really cool and the special Broadway activity. That’s always my #1 reason for going anyway. 😉 Thanks for sharing!

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      April

      April 7, 2019

      Your welcome!

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April Key Rode
New York, USA

April Key Rode is a Bachelor graduate of Hospitality and Tourism Management. One of the researchers in Tabuelan "As An Eco-Tourism Destination." She loves to do research, writing, cross-stitching and dancing. Her favorite sports are badminton, biking, soccer, basketball, and bowling. She is a mother of two, and she loves traveling with her own family and friends.

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