The Seven NYC Spring Events You Can’t Miss

It’s often said the springtime is the season of rebirth and renewal, and there aren’t many cities where this is more apparent than New York. While the fall and winter parades and festivals are generally tied to holidays such as Halloween and Christmas, springtime boasts amazing public programs even when there isn’t a larger nation-wide or worldwide celebration. Here’s a guide to some of our favorite NYC spring events.

Orchid Show

The Orchid Show is a truly astonishing event for anyone who loves floral design. This year’s displays of the namesake flower were designed by florist-to-the-stars Jeff Leatham. Purple, red, orange, and hot-pink blossoms cascade over the arches, mirrors, sculptures, and light fixtures of the Enid Haupt Conservatory.

February 15-April 18: https://www.nybg.org/event/the-orchid-show/

Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival is where many up-and-coming film talents make their début, and this year sees a long list of short and documentary film premieres by new directors and producers. Established filmmakers will also share groundbreaking work, such as the buzzed-about documentary Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President, where the opening-night screening will be accompanied by a performance by Willie Nelson.

April 15-26: https://www.tribecafilm.com/

Sakura Matsuri

Sakura Matsuri is a perfect way to partake in NYC’s traditions surrounding hanami, or the season of viewing cherry blossoms. You’ll be invited to take in an immense bloom of the namesake flowers throughout the park, while enjoying Japanese art forms such as taiko drumming, and watching geishas perform their traditional dances. Read a larger guide to cherry-blossom season here.

April 25-26: https://www.bbg.org/visit/event/sakura_matsuri_2020

Macy’s Flower Show

The Macy’s Flower Show sees the flagship Macy’s in New York transforming into a floral wonderland, complete with curtains of flowers and enormous sculptures made of blossoms. This year’s theme, Voyage to Oceanum, evokes a lost underwater kingdom through blossoms in aquatic colors and arrangements reminiscent of sea creatures.

Dates TBA: http://macys.com/flowershow

Fleet Week

Fleet Week is when the Navy and Marines can disembark and experience Manhattan’s exciting shopping, dining, and nightlife scenes for themselves—making for a unique, one-of-a-kind social event for New Yorkers. The 2020 public programs tied to the event will run from special tours at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, to the al-fresco Marine Day Bryant Park cocktail party.

May 20-26

Governor’s Ball

Governor’s Ball comprises three days of music by leading pop, rock, and alternative bands and vocalists. This year’s event includes Stevie Nicks, Ellie Goulding, Missy Elliott, and Solange. It has also become something of a culinary festival, as vendors from Doughnuttery to Gordo’s Cantina to Milk and Cream Cereal Bar proffer their delicious signature snacks.

June 5-8: https://www.governorsballmusicfestival.com/

NYC Pride

NYC Pride 2020 is the 50th annual New York Pride Week. Expect parties all over the city’s rooftop bars and through some of its biggest nightclubs, along with historic signature events. These include workshops, the Greenwich Village rally, and the massive Pride Parade itself on Sunday.

June 14-28: https://www.nycpride.org/

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