By Esther Atri
Year round, there are many things to do in the busy and bustling city of New York. With spring break (or Pesach break for YU students) around the corner, I compiled a list of attractions that accompany the spring season in NYC.
- Cherry Blossom Watching at Roosevelt Island
What: Take the air tram to Roosevelt Island and enjoy the amazing view of the cherry blossoms at the Cherry Walk that were gifted to the United States by Japan in 1909
Where: The tramway to Roosevelt Island runs every 7-15 minutes from 59th Street and 2nd Ave
Price: Attendance is free, but you need to pay for the Roosevelt Island Tram via Metrocard
To find out more: https://newyorksimply.com/cherry-blossoms-new-york-city/
- Central Park Rowboats
What: Soak up the sun and enjoy the peace and nature of Central Park while rowing a boat!
When: Open from April through November (on weather permitting days)
Where: Loeb Boathouse at Central Park
Price: $20 per hour (cash only)
To find out more: https://www.centralpark.com/things-to-do/sports/boating/
- Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Gardens
What: Take-in the most beautiful orchids on Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope exhibition
When: February 26 through May 1
Where: New York Botanical Gardens
Price: $23 on weekdays, $30 on weekends
To find out more: https://www.nybg.org/event/the-orchid-show/
- Anita Gelato
What: Enjoy the warm weather with Tel Aviv’s famous Anita Gelato
When: Open daily from 8am to 12am
Where: 1561 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028
Price: Ice cream starts at $5
To find out more: https://www.anita-gelato.com
- Summit One Vanderbilt
What: Experience the most thrilling view you’ll get in NYC standing over 1,000 feet above Midtown!
Where: One Vanderbilt (42nd and Madison)
Price: Tickets start at $39
To find out more: https://summitov.com
Be sure to check out my Instagram, @eestandthecity, for more great NYC activity ideas!
Photo Credit: Esther Atri