Hooray! Spring has finally arrived. Here are five ways to celebrate in New York City. By Carly Petrone.
With the first week of spring already behind us it’s definitely time to start smelling the roses! And what better way than to stop and smell them at the Macy’s Spring 2015 Flower Show? Now in its 41st year, this annual art-themed show brings breathtaking floral arrangements to Herald Square, as well as inspiring events hosted by some of the biggest names in art, media, and design. Meet interior designer and lifestyle expert Lulu DK, attend Whitney Museum of American Art Paint Nite, or enjoy a Starbright Floral Seminar. Check website for dates and times. Show runs now through April 4.
Okay, let’s face it – we all live for the day when Smorgasburg is back outside. Starting April 4, you can eat your way through the Brooklyn Flea, courtesy of almost 100 food vendors. From Burma Noodle Bar and mofonGO to Dough and Butter & Scotch, there’s something for everyone to nosh on. And don’t forget to wash it all down with coffee, drinks, and sodas from Brooklyn Roasting Company, Kevin Natural Slush Co., and Thirstea Café. Spring has arrived with everyone’s favorite outdoor weekend hot spot officially open for business.
Nothing say spring like pillow fighting? Well, it’s true if you’re around on April 4 because thousands of people will congregate at Washington Square Park for the annual Pillow Fight NYC. Let out all of your pent up winter aggression and take it out on complete strangers. Keep cozy in your pajamas and stick around to attend the official after party at The Wick in Bushwick. Donate your pillow afterward or take it with you. Either way, it’ll be a day to remember. The fun begins at 3 p.m.
There’s only a few weeks left to check out The Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden. Revel in the exotic aerial displays hanging above, take part in hands-on orchid care demonstrations, or live it up during the popular Orchid Evenings celebration happening on April 19. Breathe in these fragrant plants and get a detailed look at the colorful columns and centerpieces that have taken over the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Check website for ticket prices and visiting hours.
Radio City Music Hall and the legendary Rockettes welcome you to the New York Spring Spectacular, running now through May 3rd. Tony Award winning actress Laura Benanti and Emmy winning choreographer Derek Hough star in this production that takes audiences away on a whimsical adventure across the city. You may also recognize some of the voices in the production including Whoopi Goldberg as the voice of the Statue of Libery, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as the voices of the New York Public Library puppets, Bella Thorne as the voice of the Alice in Wonderland, and many more. Get your ticket before it’s too late! Check website for show times. Tickets range from $46-$130.