Things To Do in NYC: Spring Edition

By: Esther Atri  |  April 6, 2022
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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.

  1. 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/ 

  1. 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/ 

  1. 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/ 

  1. 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 

  1. 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

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