Arts & Culture
New York’s very own Tribeca Film Festival returns at the end of this month. Starting April 24th and running until May 5th, the festival showcases the new and pioneering films being released this year. With a range of different ticket types and prices to choose from it’s perfect for anyone wanting to see for themselves. A festival with true star power, you never know who you might bump into.
Go to a Broadway show. This month on offer we have My Fair Lady, King Kong, Oklahoma!, Mean Girls, Hamilton and Dear Evan Hanson to name a few. So whether you buy online or wait at the Times Square or Lincoln Center box office, or even enter the lottery — it’s very worth it.
Hudson Yards has been the talk about town recently, landing on the cover of New York Magazine helped to fuel all that buzz. Most notably is the very Instagrammable stairway to nowhere structure called The Vessel. While the observation deck isn’t open until next year, a visit is still high on our list.
The New York Botanical Garden Orchid Show is still under way! You have until April 28th to visit this collaboration with Gardens by the Bay and Singapore Botanic Gardens paying tribute to “City in a Garden.” Plus, for those ages 21+ there are cocktail evenings on select dates where you can sip and stroll.
The New York International Auto Show is coming to Javits Center April 19th to April 28th. This show has been a New York staple for over 100 years and this year will boast nearly 1,000 auto displays. If you’re a car fan or just a fan of luxury in general, it’s well worth a visit to experience the crossroads of history and innovation.
Catch a Game
April (and October) are the only months in that sports sweet spot where there are the most number of league sports with seasons in full swing. Attend a game of America’s favorite pastime, baseball. Whether you want to head up to Yankee Stadium or out to Citi Field for a Mets game, tickets are usually pretty reasonable and it’s a nice way to spend a few hours outside.
The hockey is starting to wrap up with April signifying a closing of the regular season and the beginning of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Get tickets to a Rangers game at MSG or an Islanders game at Barclays Center. The games this time of year are bound to be fight-ridden with the season coming to a close.
Basketball too is seeing its regular season to come to an end with the playoffs on the horizon. The hype around basketball this time of year is undeniable with March Madness also well underway. Be a part of the conversation and get tickets to attend a Knicks or Nets game.
If none of these (or all of these) pique your interest, why not seek the VIP treatment and take a tour of the world-famous Madison Square Garden. Learn about the venue and the sports played here. Also, here’s a guide to some places that also serve brunch and show games.
More Food, More Drinks
Smorgasburg returns this month, yay! If you’re not too stuffed from brunch a visit to this outdoor market is a must. Held every Saturday on the Williamsburg waterfront as well as every Sunday at Prospect Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., you can stop by to enjoy one or more of the many vendors offering delicious food with lots of dining and dietary options. Stay awhile and enjoy the waterfront views.
The Met Rooftop is opening on April 16th and we couldn’t be more excited. Enjoy more cocktails and some light fare if you dare at this rooftop patio garden with the skyline serving as a picturesque backdrop. This year’s artist chosen to design and create the rooftop installation is Berlin based artist Alicja Kwade whose work often focuses on the subjectivity or time and space.
The rooftop is open: Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m., and Sunday to Thursday: 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Now that winter is behind us and we’re rounding the corner to warmer weather, the plants are starting to show it. There’s nothing better than taking a stroll through Central Park and it’s even better this time of year as the flowers will start to bloom and the trees turn green again. Whether you’ve got time to kill or you want to walk off a full stomach there’s no better place to do it.
Want a more rigorous way to work off the brunch belly? Good news, the tennis courts start opening this month. Dotted all around the city, purchase a season permit or single-use pass and book a court for an hour here.