Happy March, New Yorkers! It’s finally feeling more like spring thanks to the amazing warm weather the past few days. Prep and get ready for all of the fun events this month has in store – Spring has sprung!
The Orchid Show: New York Botanic Gardens
February 27-April 17
The theme of this year’s event is “Orchidelirium,” exploring the risks and adventures of explores who voyaged to far-flung locales in search of rare and exquisite breeds of these beautiful flowers. On both weekdays and weekends, adult tickets are $20, but NYC residents can score $13 tickets to the grounds. The cheaper ticket, however, won’t get you into special exhibitions, so pick wisely.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The famous New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at 11am on this Irish holiday. The parade, which runs down 5th Avenue from 44th St. uptown to 79th St. The 45 block trek takes roughly 5.5 hours, ending around 4:30pm. Partiers, beware: drinking is strictly prohibited, and anyone displaying “excessive public drunkenness” will be removed.
The Met Breuer
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is expanding. The Met is taking over the former home of the Whitney Museum on the Upper East Side – The Met Breuer will house a range of performances and exhibitions in the bold building on the corner of 75th and Madison.
Macy’s Flower Show
March 20-April 3
This annual display is a can’t-miss. Millions of flowers take over the world’s largest Macy’s, covering every nook and cranny. I attended last year and was totally blown away. Don’t miss this year’s floral extravaganza.
Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival
Dig out your Sunday best and your fanciest hat, and head to Fifth Avenue to celebrate Easter how only New Yorkers can. Each year, continuing a tradition that began in the 1800s, people don crazy toppers for the parade that runs down Fifth beginning at 10am and running through late afternoon.