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Things to Look Forward to in New York City this Spring

Grub Street Fair

Spring is finally here! The weather is perfect and it is a great time to explore New York City. Some of the excitement includes fun and tasty food festivals and Coney Island officially opening up. We hope you enjoy our list of seven things to look forward in New York City this spring.

Dining Outdoors aka Al Fresco Dining

Shake Shack Madison Sq Park

With the rising temperatures, we can dine outdoors aka al fresco dining! There are countless delicious options across the city and some of our favorites include De Maria (19 Kenmare St), Hudson Clearwater (447 Hudson St), Shake Shack (Madison Square Park) and Lafayette (380 Lafayette St).

Outdoor Food Festivals

Hester Street Fair 2014

Similarly, spring means the return of outdoor food festivals! You can always find something interesting to try. Some of the bigger food festivals are Smorgasburg (returning March 31), Hester Street Fair (returning April 14) and the Urbanspace Markets which include Madison Square Eats and Broadway Bites (both returning early May).

Luna Park and Coney Island Reopening

Cyclone Roller Coaster

Luna Park and Coney Island are very popular attractions during the spring and summer months. You can definitely plan a fun weekend getaway here. You can ride the iconic Cyclone roller coaster, hang out on the beach and get lunch at Nathan’s Famous (1310 Surf Ave, Brooklyn). Luna Park reopens on March 24th and lifeguards will be on duty at Coney Island beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

The Return of Baseball

Citi Field

Spring also means that baseball is returning! New York City is home to the New York Yankees and the New York Mets and it is looking like both teams will have a great year. The Yankees home opener is April 2 and the Mets home opener is March 29. There are also the Brooklyn Cyclones and Staten Island Yankees minor league teams whose opening dates are in June.

Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca Film Festival

P.C.: wikipedia, brianga

The Tribeca Film Festival is one of the biggest events in New York City every year. It is a must for anyone who loves film and it will feature a strong film lineup, world premieres and celebrity talks. The Tribeca Film Festival will begin April 18 and will last until April 29.

Spring Festivals

Cherry Blossoms Brooklyn Botanical Garden

P.C.: yelp, Helen Y.

Some of the biggest spring festivals in New York City include the annual Macy’s Flower Show which will lasts until April 3 and the Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden which will take place on April 28- 29. Both are a ton of fun and they are both a great way to welcome spring. We can’t wait to see all the beautiful flowers!

Ahoy New York Walking Food Tours

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Finally, the weather is just perfect for a walking food tour! Check out our two tours, Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest and Taste of Mulberry Street and see which one is perfect for you. On these tours, you can try something new and learn about what makes Chinatown, Little Italy and Nolita so fascinating.