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7 Fun Things to Do in New York City, Spring 2023

Ahoy NY Food Tours Di Palos Cheese and Prosciutto Tasting

Looking for fun foodie things to do in New York City?

Spring officially starts on March 20th this year but with all the nice weather lately it really does feel like spring is around the corner. Spring is one of the best seasons when it comes to special events, annual festivals, foodie holidays and more. So here is our list of 7 fun things to do in New York City, spring 2023. There is a little something for everyone!

Get Tickets for the New York, New York Musical – Starts on March 24

New York New York Musical CastP.C.: twitter, nynybway

There are always new, exciting Broadway shows and musicals that debut in NYC but this year we are especially excited to learn about the debut of New York, New York and we can’t wait to learn more. What we do know is that it takes place in our favorite city in the world, and it is loosely based on the 1977 film with the same name.

International Pillow Fight Day – April 1

International Pillow Fight Day NYCP.C.:

April 1 is not only April Fool’s Day, but it is also the International Pillow Fight Day! This is no joke as there will be huge pillow fights in cities across the world. Come to Washington Square Park with your fluffy pillows to participate and to join in on all the fun.

Check out the Easter Parade & Bonnet Festival – April 9

Easter Parade and Bonnet FestivalP.C.:

A fun way to celebrate Easter with friends and family is to check out all the crazy and outlandish hats at the Easter Parade & Bonnet Festival. Plus, if you have a crazy hat, you can participate too. This festival will take place on Fifth Avenue from 49th Street to 57th Street (centered around the St Patrick’s Cathedral) and starts at 10 AM.

Visit a Botanical Garden

New York Botanical Garden Rose GardenP.C.: wikipedia, Jim Henderson

You can celebrate spring and all the beautiful blooming flowers by visiting one of the seven botanical gardens in New York City. Be on the lookout for the Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden too. Similarly, there is also the Macy’s Flower Show if you are looking for breathtaking floral displays.

Skate at Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace

Flippers Roller Boogie Palace NightP.C.: yelp, Elle L.

The world’s famous ice-skating rink at Rockefeller Center becomes a groovy roller skate rink during the warmer months and this is where you can relive the magic of the 1970’s. This sounds like a ton of fun for all ages. It will open sometime in April.

Go on a Food Tour with Ahoy New York

Ahoy NY Food Tours Piemonte Ravioli

Spring is the perfect time to visit New York City and to go on a food tour with Ahoy New York! Chinatown, Little Italy and Nolita are renowned for their food and history, and you can explore all that and more on our two food tours, Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest and Tasty Global Bites — A Culinary Journey through Nolita, Little Italy and Chinatown. Both tours feature a bunch of delicious tastings at both popular neighborhood hot spots and off the beaten path hidden gems.

National Burger Day – May 28

David Burke Kitchen Kitchen Burger

Finally, we love, love a good juicy burger and we will definitely be having one on National Burger Day! Some of our favorite burger joints include Shake Shack (Madison Square Park & Other Locations), Holy Cow (34 Canal St) and Burger By Day (242 Grand St).