10 Spring Outings in New York City

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Spring in New York City is officially here and with that, hibernation comes to an end.
For me, this means getting out, enjoying the city, the (hopefully) glorious weather and exploring what N.Y.C has to offer. I did some investigating a la inspector gadget and found 10 suggestions for your go-to spring activities. I’ve already gotten a jump on things and crossed two of these off my list!

  1. This past weekend I visited the Brant Foundation for the Jean Michel Basquiat exhibit. This four-story loft space, formerly occupied by Con Edison, then an art studio, now holds the most impressive collection of Basquiat’s work. If you’re a fan as I am, I highly recommend the visit.
  2. For all the Francophiles or foodies, you must make a reservation at the recently opened L’Avenue at Saks 5th Avenue. This two-story restaurant has an elegant decor and the bar/lounge space is ski chalet inspired. Most importantly, the food is perfection. Come warmer weather and their outdoor space will be open for cocktails.  Please get the tuna tartar and thank me later.
  3. I can’t wait to visit Hudson Yards. This newly opened destination is all the rage with countless restaurants, boutiques, a Neiman Marcus and The Shed which is an incredible art space.
  4. Relive your childhood sleepovers at the New York City Pillow Fight which takes place on Saturday, April 7th at Washington Square Park. BYOP.
  5. Excited for two Broadway debuts, Beetlejuice and Tootsie. These movie remakes are sure to entertain!
  6. If you have never walked the Brooklyn Bridge (thank g-d for school projects), spring is a glorious time to take a walk across the span. The views are beautiful and it makes for a nice workout. The High Line is also another destination which also has beautiful views, art installations and there is no shortage of snacks, sorbets, and smoothies.
  7. Head over to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens on April 27th or April 28th to view the Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival. This Japanese inspired event is sure to be an attraction.
  8. Take a trip to Randall’s Island to experience the International Frieze Art Show from May 2nd- May 5th. Enjoy, appreciate or even purchase contemporary art.
  9. Spring is always synonymous with ball games. Whether a Yankee or Mets fan, this is the perfect family outing.
  10. I’m a bit late on the game with this one, but not too late…I can’t wait to check out the Akari exhibit at The Noguchi Museum which is on display till April 14th. Think paper lanterns that are literally works of art.

Any special plans for spring in New York City? Please share below!

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