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The Ultimate NYC Spring Bucket List
The Ultimate NYC Spring Bucket List

The Ultimate NYC Spring Bucket List

Must-do experiences in the city this spring.​🗽​💐​


Published March 15, 2022

Spring in NYC may feel brief, but it still brings a blossoming new social calendar, set amongst orchid shows, outdoor movie showings, art fairs, and more. Plus, now that we can shed our winter coats, there’s a range of outdoor sights to see and parks to  bask in.  

As usual with the city that never sleeps, the hardest part may be knowing what awesome thing to start with. For a hit list of springtime adventures New Yorker’s can enjoy, read on:

Attend a whiskey tasting festival and concert | May 11

Attend a whiskey tasting festival and concert | May 11

Taste, discover, and learn about more than 60 premium whiskey brands and cocktails– the best of Bourbon, American, Irish, Scotch, Rye, Single Malt, and more as part of the WhiskyX festival in Brooklyn! Cuisine will be available from Industry City's Food Hall and there will also be a cigar lounge, complimentary hair-and-beard trims, and, best of all, a live concert by Dawes. General admission tickets are available for entry at 7pm, but if you upgrade to VIP you get access to the event an hour earlier, plus a free cigar. Who will you take?

Where: Industry City: 220 36th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232

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Handmade Gnocchi Making Class

location_on Bat House Brooklyn, NYC

Handmade Gnocchi Making Class

$59 $56 5% OFF
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Taste, discover, and learn about more than 60 premium whiskey brands and cocktails– the best of Bourbon, American, Irish, Scotch, Rye, Single Malt, and more as part of the WhiskyX festival in Brooklyn! Cuisine will be available from Industry City's Food Hall and there will also be a cigar lounge, complimentary hair-and-beard trims, and, best of all, a live concert by Dawes. General admission tickets are available for entry at 7pm, but if you upgrade to VIP you get access to the event an hour earlier, plus a free cigar. Who will you take?

Where: Industry City: 220 36th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232

For more information on The WhiskyX Experience.

Go on a Long Island winery tour

Go on a Long Island winery tour

Hop on a winery tour to Long Island’s North Fork wine region. The tour will take you to three vineyards to taste some of the best wines in the New York area. Lunch and a designated bus driver are included, so you don’t have to worry about anything but answering the question “Red or white?” On most days the tour visits either Sparkling Pointe or Raphael before continuing to The Lenz Winery, and Osprey’s Dominion. Round-trip transportation from Manhattan makes the whole experience a breeze.

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Live Jazz on a Cruise Around NYC

location_on Chelsea Piers, NYC

Live Jazz on a Cruise Around NYC

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Hop on a winery tour to Long Island’s North Fork wine region. The tour will take you to three vineyards to taste some of the best wines in the New York area. Lunch and a designated bus driver are included, so you don’t have to worry about anything but answering the question “Red or white?” On most days the tour visits either Sparkling Pointe or Raphael before continuing to The Lenz Winery, and Osprey’s Dominion. Round-trip transportation from Manhattan makes the whole experience a breeze.

For tickets to the Long Island winery tour.

Take advantage of seasonal rooftop dining

Take advantage of seasonal rooftop dining

With the snow letting up and outdoor heaters abound, New Yorkers are ready and able to explore the ton of rooftops the greatest city in the world has to offer once again! For a lineup of all the best ones, check out NYC's ultimate rooftop guide.

With the snow letting up and outdoor heaters abound, New Yorkers are ready and able to explore the ton of rooftops the greatest city in the world has to offer once again! For a lineup of all the best ones, check out NYC's ultimate rooftop guide.

Charter a private yacht with a group of friends

Charter a private yacht with a group of friends

Embark on the ultimate adventure and rent a private yacht with up to 30 friends. You’ll sail for two-hour on the Ventura, enjoying views of the city skyline along the way. You can bring your own food and drinks at no additional cost or you can upgrade to a no-hassle experience where it will all be provided for you. 

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location_on North Cove Marina, NYC

Ventura Private Yacht Charter

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Embark on the ultimate adventure and rent a private yacht with up to 30 friends. You’ll sail for two-hour on the Ventura, enjoying views of the city skyline along the way. You can bring your own food and drinks at no additional cost or you can upgrade to a no-hassle experience where it will all be provided for you. 

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Have a spring tea party at this Alice in Wonderland cocktail pop-up

Have a spring tea party at this Alice in Wonderland cocktail pop-up

Enjoy a spring tea party—or better put: a 90 minute topsy-turvy journey into the magical realm of Wonderland! For those both curious and curiouser – this will be the cocktail-making, riddle solving tea party to end all tea parties.

Where: Pekarna, 594 Amsterdam Ave

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Arlo SoHo NYE Bash

location_on Arlo Soho Hotel, NYC

Arlo SoHo NYE Bash

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Enjoy a spring tea party—or better put: a 90 minute topsy-turvy journey into the magical realm of Wonderland! For those both curious and curiouser – this will be the cocktail-making, riddle solving tea party to end all tea parties.

Where: Pekarna, 594 Amsterdam Ave

For tickets to Alice in Wonderland: Immersive Cocktail Experience.

 

Attend Spring Fest ft. Jai Wolf, Audien, SNBRN and more | May 7

Attend Spring Fest ft. Jai Wolf, Audien, SNBRN and more | May 7

Come kick off spring and summer for an amazing day of music at a beautiful outdoor venue located in Brooklyn! This year there is a full day of feel good house music featuring Brooklyn native, Jai Wolf, alongside support acts Audien, SNBRN, Frank Walker & MADDS. If you want to take the experience to the next level, VIP includes an elevated viewing area, preferred seating lounge, views of the park, and bottle service options! 

Where: Secret Brooklyn location to be announced 

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Arlo SoHo NYE Bash

location_on Arlo Soho Hotel, NYC

Arlo SoHo NYE Bash

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Come kick off spring and summer for an amazing day of music at a beautiful outdoor venue located in Brooklyn! This year there is a full day of feel good house music featuring Brooklyn native, Jai Wolf, alongside support acts Audien, SNBRN, Frank Walker & MADDS. If you want to take the experience to the next level, VIP includes an elevated viewing area, preferred seating lounge, views of the park, and bottle service options! 

Where: Secret Brooklyn location to be announced 

For tickets to Spring Fest.

Have date night at Ayza Wine and Chocolate Bar

Have date night at Ayza Wine and Chocolate Bar

Have the best date night under the stars enjoying the best combination of chocolate and wine! AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar offers a unique menu of over 110 wines and champagnes. They decorated their indoor area with dozens of handmade light fixtures, mimicking a cosmic constellation by artist Sinem Dişli. The whole ambiance is perfect for your next date night or friends night out. Did we mention they have chocolate martini flights? Two different tasting packages are available, you can learn more here.

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Handmade Gnocchi Making Class

location_on Bat House Brooklyn, NYC

Handmade Gnocchi Making Class

$59 $56 5% OFF
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Have the best date night under the stars enjoying the best combination of chocolate and wine! AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar offers a unique menu of over 110 wines and champagnes. They decorated their indoor area with dozens of handmade light fixtures, mimicking a cosmic constellation by artist Sinem Dişli. The whole ambiance is perfect for your next date night or friends night out. Did we mention they have chocolate martini flights? Two different tasting packages are available, you can learn more here.

For tickets to Ayza’s Date Night Package for 2.

Watch an outdoor movie

Watch an outdoor movie

As we dip our toes into warmer weather seasons, we can start to enjoy some more outdoor activities! Enjoy small bites, popcorn, cocktails (and outdoor heaters, if needed), while you watch cult classics like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Mean Girls at the Standard, High Line.

Where: 848 Washington St

For tickets to Pix on the Plaza.

As we dip our toes into warmer weather seasons, we can start to enjoy some more outdoor activities! Enjoy small bites, popcorn, cocktails (and outdoor heaters, if needed), while you watch cult classics like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Mean Girls at the Standard, High Line.

Where: 848 Washington St

For tickets to Pix on the Plaza.

Race your friends at go-karting on ice

Race your friends at go-karting on ice

Although the winter season is melting away—you still can experience drifting on go-karts on the Staten Island Skating Pavilion—complete with LED lighting and themed skate nights.

​​Where: Staten Island Skating Pavilion, 3080 Arthur Kill Rd Staten Island

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Live Jazz on a Cruise Around NYC

location_on Chelsea Piers, NYC

Live Jazz on a Cruise Around NYC

$104 $99 5% OFF
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Although the winter season is melting away—you still can experience drifting on go-karts on the Staten Island Skating Pavilion—complete with LED lighting and themed skate nights.

​​Where: Staten Island Skating Pavilion, 3080 Arthur Kill Rd Staten Island

For tickets to Go-Karting on Ice,

See spring blossoms across the city

See spring blossoms across the city

There is—dare we say—nothing more quintessential spring celebration than cherry blossoms. And in the behemoth New York city, there’s so many amazing places to catch the limited time bloom. From public parks, botanical gardens, and stunning dining patios—check out the 19 best places to see the cherry blossoms this spring.

There is—dare we say—nothing more quintessential spring celebration than cherry blossoms. And in the behemoth New York city, there’s so many amazing places to catch the limited time bloom. From public parks, botanical gardens, and stunning dining patios—check out the 19 best places to see the cherry blossoms this spring.

Have a picnic in Prospect Park

Have a picnic in Prospect Park

A classic for a reason—there’s something so spring about a picnic basket, blanket…and the beautifully manicured, tree-lined slopes of city park greens.  May we suggest the crowd pleasing Prospect Park? The massive 585-acre park offers plenty of space to picnic and you can grab any supplies you need from Prospect Provisions’ menu of artisanal sandwiches.

For more information on the park.

A classic for a reason—there’s something so spring about a picnic basket, blanket…and the beautifully manicured, tree-lined slopes of city park greens.  May we suggest the crowd pleasing Prospect Park? The massive 585-acre park offers plenty of space to picnic and you can grab any supplies you need from Prospect Provisions’ menu of artisanal sandwiches.

For more information on the park.

Walk through the New York Botanical Garden

Walk through the New York Botanical Garden

Spring greenery is bursting at the New York Botanical Garden, the largest city-bound botanical garden in the U.S. Stroll the 250 acre grounds, smell the azalea blossoms and flowering cherry trees, and definitely don’t miss their stunning exhibit: Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope, on February 26th through May 1st at the garden. 

Multi colored orchid towers and overhead plumes of purple are weaved together with artistic embellishments and a kaleidoscopic tunnel of lights, providing visitors a dazzling sight. 

Where: New York Botanical Garden: 2900,Southern Boulevard, 10458, New York

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Live Jazz on a Cruise Around NYC

location_on Chelsea Piers, NYC

Live Jazz on a Cruise Around NYC

$104 $99 5% OFF
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Spring greenery is bursting at the New York Botanical Garden, the largest city-bound botanical garden in the U.S. Stroll the 250 acre grounds, smell the azalea blossoms and flowering cherry trees, and definitely don’t miss their stunning exhibit: Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope, on February 26th through May 1st at the garden. 

Multi colored orchid towers and overhead plumes of purple are weaved together with artistic embellishments and a kaleidoscopic tunnel of lights, providing visitors a dazzling sight. 

Where: New York Botanical Garden: 2900,Southern Boulevard, 10458, New York

For tickets to the New York Botanical Garden.

Attend Wine Fest: April 9

Attend Wine Fest: April 9

Cheers to the new season with an all access pass to hundreds of new wines from around the world. Plus you’ll pair your delicious wine samples for the entire evening with live entertainment, food and interactive games.

Where: Chelsea Industrial, 535 W 28th St.

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Handmade Gnocchi Making Class

location_on Bat House Brooklyn, NYC

Handmade Gnocchi Making Class

$59 $56 5% OFF
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Cheers to the new season with an all access pass to hundreds of new wines from around the world. Plus you’ll pair your delicious wine samples for the entire evening with live entertainment, food and interactive games.

Where: Chelsea Industrial, 535 W 28th St.

For tickets to Wine Fest.

Participate in NYCRuns Spring Fling 5k & 10k: March 26

Participate in NYCRuns Spring Fling 5k & 10k: March 26

Start warming up those summer bodies right with an as-active-as-you’d-like running tour of Governor’s Island (it’s the first time the yearly running event calendar has started there!)

Where: Governors Island, Colonels Row. 

To register for the NYCRuns Spring Fling.

Start warming up those summer bodies right with an as-active-as-you’d-like running tour of Governor’s Island (it’s the first time the yearly running event calendar has started there!)

Where: Governors Island, Colonels Row. 

To register for the NYCRuns Spring Fling.

Explore Artchehouse: Trust

Explore Artchehouse: Trust

Our favorite digital and uber innovative art series is back with TRUST, an immersive exhibit exploring the “many meanings…of the concept of trust in a continuously evolving real time data experience.” Today’s world is filled with the blending of personal feelings and the internet like never before—and exploring that relationship is a fascinating and necessary deep dive for us all. Plus, the wall to wall kaleidoscope visuals.

Where: 439 W 15th St

For tickets to Artchehouse: Trust.

location_on Chelsea Market, NYC

ARTECHOUSE NYC: Spectacular Factory

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Our favorite digital and uber innovative art series is back with TRUST, an immersive exhibit exploring the “many meanings…of the concept of trust in a continuously evolving real time data experience.” Today’s world is filled with the blending of personal feelings and the internet like never before—and exploring that relationship is a fascinating and necessary deep dive for us all. Plus, the wall to wall kaleidoscope visuals.

Where: 439 W 15th St

For tickets to Artchehouse: Trust.

Show your skills at a Brooklyn graffiti workshop

Show your skills at a Brooklyn graffiti workshop

Shake up your routine with a unique, hands-on workshop that will have you creating your very own graffiti art project, led by a professional NYC artist. Learn the tips and techniques of aerosol art, from fill-ins to masterpieces, as you immerse yourself in graffiti art culture.

Where: Brooklyn Graffiti Workshop, 282 Meserole St, Brooklyn, NY 11206

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Shot of Art Exclusive Masterclass

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Shot of Art Exclusive Masterclass

$88 $65 26% OFF
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Shake up your routine with a unique, hands-on workshop that will have you creating your very own graffiti art project, led by a professional NYC artist. Learn the tips and techniques of aerosol art, from fill-ins to masterpieces, as you immerse yourself in graffiti art culture.

Where: Brooklyn Graffiti Workshop, 282 Meserole St, Brooklyn, NY 11206

For tickets to Brooklyn Graffiti Workshop.

Have a dance party on a yacht

Have a dance party on a yacht

With temperatures climbing,  comes one of our favorite pastimes: Day Parties on yachts! Access special pricing to differently themed parties (Boatchella, Yachty Gras, Christmas in July, etc), on this two floor yacht—complete with an onboard full production indoor club if spring rain or wind comes your way. 

Where: Skyport Marina, 2430 FDR Dr. 

For tickets to the Rose Gold Exclusive Boat Series.

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Arlo SoHo NYE Bash

location_on Arlo Soho Hotel, NYC

Arlo SoHo NYE Bash

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With temperatures climbing,  comes one of our favorite pastimes: Day Parties on yachts! Access special pricing to differently themed parties (Boatchella, Yachty Gras, Christmas in July, etc), on this two floor yacht—complete with an onboard full production indoor club if spring rain or wind comes your way. 

Where: Skyport Marina, 2430 FDR Dr. 

For tickets to the Rose Gold Exclusive Boat Series.

Grab a bite to eat at Bronx Night Market

Grab a bite to eat at Bronx Night Market

The monthly Bronx Night Market is back to Fordham Plaza starting April 30th! Join in on the largest, all-family foodie celebration in the Bronx, where you can enjoy your favorite food and beverage vendors, plus a steady rotation of more than two dozen arts and crafts merchants at every event.

Where: 1 Fordham Plaza, Bronx, NY 10458

For tickets to the Bronx Night Market.

 

The monthly Bronx Night Market is back to Fordham Plaza starting April 30th! Join in on the largest, all-family foodie celebration in the Bronx, where you can enjoy your favorite food and beverage vendors, plus a steady rotation of more than two dozen arts and crafts merchants at every event.

Where: 1 Fordham Plaza, Bronx, NY 10458

For tickets to the Bronx Night Market.

 

View Macy’s Flower Show

View Macy’s Flower Show

Come see over one million flowers and fauna in the two week show at Macy’s marquee stores in New York! Locals and out of towners alike will flock to enjoy this crowd pleasing array March 27th through April 10th.

Where: 151 W 34st Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.

For more information on the Macy’s Flower Show.

Come see over one million flowers and fauna in the two week show at Macy’s marquee stores in New York! Locals and out of towners alike will flock to enjoy this crowd pleasing array March 27th through April 10th.

Where: 151 W 34st Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.

For more information on the Macy’s Flower Show.

Attend the Affordable Art Fair NY Spring: March 23-27

Attend the Affordable Art Fair NY Spring: March 23-27

The art fair for the people returns to the Metropolitan Pavilion this March 23–27, where you can find 1000’s of original contemporary artworks starting around $100. Spruce up your space with a bright new piece.

Where: 25 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011

For tickets to Affordable Art Fair New York Spring.

The art fair for the people returns to the Metropolitan Pavilion this March 23–27, where you can find 1000’s of original contemporary artworks starting around $100. Spruce up your space with a bright new piece.

Where: 25 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011

For tickets to Affordable Art Fair New York Spring.

Attend The Rose Room: Circus Nightlife Experience

Attend The Rose Room: Circus Nightlife Experience

Within this flower-named space lies a night of circus, cabaret, magic and a unique immersive nightlife experience, blending an old-world vaudeville club with New York's underground queer circus scene.

Where: 358 W 44th St, New York, NY  10036

For tickets to the Rose Room.

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Arlo SoHo NYE Bash

location_on Arlo Soho Hotel, NYC

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Within this flower-named space lies a night of circus, cabaret, magic and a unique immersive nightlife experience, blending an old-world vaudeville club with New York's underground queer circus scene.

Where: 358 W 44th St, New York, NY  10036

For tickets to the Rose Room.

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