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The Best Things To Do In NYC This April
by New York Bucket List
This spring might just be the most hotly anticipated in years; and New York City is ready to take it up a notch with all its pop-up, Broadway, and wildlife-related event greatness.
We’ve got the Yankees and Mets welcoming back fans, outdoor music performances at Lincoln Center, and a cosmic nature exhibit at the NYBG to revel in—not to mention a secret blindfolded tasting to wow any first date—so let’s get to the breakdown:
Seamore’s x Bucket Listers Mixology Class
As we return to party hosting—why not add a notch to your mixology belt? Seamore’s Dumbo Mixology class will take you through making three diverse craft cocktails (both in flavors and spirits). Each week’s class has a new theme of entirely different cocktails, allowing you to quite literally pick your poison – and come back more than once!
When: Mondays & Tuesdays from April 12 through May 25th
Where: Seamore’s DUMBO, 66 Water St.
WINEFOLDED: Wine Tasting In The Dark
Whether you’re looking to test your chops as a wine aficionado; or just looking for a sensual and unique date activity—achieve it all at Winefolded. The event serves guests four different wine and cheese pairings from across the world, all while blindfolded. Prominently stimulate your other senses with expert sommelier pairings, plus learn the details and techniques behind each wine for an extra party trick to take home.
When: Starting April 2021
Where: Secret Location in Manhattan
KUSAMA at NYBG
At NYBG starting April 10th, step into a greenhouse-world of the colors, patterns and life cycles of botany at Kusama: Cosmic Nature. Yayoi Kusama, one of the most popular artists in the world, draws millions to experience her immersive (and highly instagramable) installations in every city she visits. This one explores the concepts of obliteration, infinity, and eternity.
When: Saturday, April 10 – Sunday, October 31, 2021
Where: 2900 Southern Blvd
Roundtrip Bus From NYC to Long Island For Wine Tasting
Escape the big apple for an all-inclusive day tour as we take you to three vineyards in Long Island’s world-renowned North Fork region. Our team has hand-selected three award-winning wineries to visit and give you a variety of the best flavors while blending great vintages into a great day. On most days we’ll be visiting either Sparkling Pointe or Raphael before continuing to The Lenz Winery, and Osprey’s Dominion. Lunch and roundtrip transportation to and from NYC is included.
When: Sundays in April
Where: 1st NYC pickup: 85 Delancey St, Lower East Side | 2nd NYC pickup: West 45th & 11th Ave
Date Night at the Museum of Ice Cream
Extended through April: grab your lover (or best friends!) to experience an exclusive Date Night at MOIC in collaboration with We’re Not Really Strangers, a card game all about empowering meaningful connections. Enjoy the 13 magical installations, along with special activities and treats designed to celebrate love in all its forms!
When: Date Night Package can be booked Thursday - Sunday
Where: 558 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
For more information on Date Night Package.
For more information on Flex Passes.
See the April Line-Up at Skyline Drive-in
Skyline Drive-In NYC is a unique drive-in cinema experience situated on the East River with killer views of the Manhattan Skyline. Their diverse April lineup has something for everyone, from cult classics like Shrek and Silence of the Lambs to the critically acclaimed, newer flicks of Joker and Crazy Rich Asians. This season, as the temperatures heat up, New Yorkers without the luxury of a vehicle (read: everyone) can purchase lawn seating in front of the big screen.
When: New movies run 7 days a week.
Where: 1 Oak Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222
For more information and the full April Lineup.
Game of 1000 Boxes
Part live game show, part audio-visual thrill ride – Game of 1000 Boxes is a brand new social gaming experience in NYC. You and your friends (up to 4) team up IRL for a rollercoaster of high-energy party games that test collective wits, gut instincts, and button-finger agility.
When: Opening April 9th
Where: Lightbox, 248 West 37th Street
Attend a Baseball Game
MLB will soon be back in New York and so will the fans—or at least 10% of them. Snag a coveted low-capacity spot at the Mets Season opener against Miami Marlins on April 7, or at the Yankees’ home opener against Toronto Blue Jays April 1.
Ticketmaster currently has Yankees tickets on sale, while TicketNetwork has put up Mets tickets. Fans can also check out StubHub for Yankees and Mets tickets.
Cooking Classes In NYC & Hoboken
For the same cost of dining at a restaurant, CocuSocial provides hands-on cooking or tasting classes led by professional chefs at unique venues. Bring your foodie friends, dates or parents to learn a new recipe and technique from around the world in a relaxed social setting.
March options include: delicious Neapolitan Pizza, French Macarons, Classic Handmade Pasta (Fettuccine & Pappardelle), Hand Rolled Sushi, and a Spanish Tapas classes.
Where: Hyatt House Chelsea, 815 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY
Experience the Off Broadway Performance: Blindness
An innovative and unusual off Broadway performance is taking over the Daryl Roth Theater—with zero live actors. Guests are invited to attend in twos, while wearing masks and following temperature checks, to experience the production of Nobel Prize-winner Jose Saramago’s dystopian novel. The socially-distanced sound and light experience features a "the gripping story of a world changed forever, reminding us that from the darkness, we will all emerge stronger."
When: Starting April 2
Where: Daryl Roth Theatre in Union Square, 101 E 15th St New York
Outdoor Performances at the Lincoln Center
Credit: Lincoln Center at Home
Restart Stages—an outdoor performing arts center with 10 performance and rehearsal spaces—has been unveiled to kickstart the performing arts sector and NYC’s revival. Fostering a dynamic environment for artists, community organizations, and audiences, Restart Stages is a safe place for live performances, family activities, and civic engagement.
It launches on World Health Day, April 7, with a special performance for healthcare workers.
When: Starting April 7
Where: 10 Lincoln Center Plz New York
Ride Bikes & Explore Central Park for Earth Day
With over 47 miles of paths traversing 843 acres, Central Park provides an excellent ride for both experienced and casual bike riders. Whether you’re looking to rent a ride, or have a complete and personalized tour—we’ve rounded up all the bike and tour rental go-tos located in the city’s oasis. (Hint, earth day is April 20th, if you want to celebrate by exploring!).
For more information.
Goodnight Home, the Goodnight Moon pop-up
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Want to re-experience the serenity of your two-year-old bedtime story? Fort Makers has created a nostalgia-driven immersive exhibit just for you.
Inspired by the dreamy American children's classic: Goodnight Moon, Goodnight House reinterprets the bunny protagonist's bedroom with newly commissioned artworks and home goods, made by and for those who practice childlike curiosity.
When: Sat, 12-6pm, Wednesday - Sunday 12-6 pm by appointment
Where: 38 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002