Things to do in March and April 2024 (Easter and Spring break)

Spring is coming to New York City… even if the temperatures are still low!! No worries, March and April are great periods to visit the city, with a lot of diverse events!

March and April weather in New York:

Average High: March: 10°C (50°F) //// April: 16°C (60°F)
Average Low: March: 2°C (35°F) ////  April: 7°C (44°F)
March has a tendency to be rainy, but for the most part, temperatures stay above freezing. There is an average of 10 cm of precipitation in March.
April tends to have more precipitation, but the temperatures are warmer, therefore, making your stay more enjoyable.
Besides, it’s the beginning of spring which implies the season of beautiful blossoming trees and gorgeous tulips planted by gardeners in Central Park and green landscapes throughout NYC. I personally think that April is one of the best times to visit New York.

For a more accurate weather forecast, read this post in NYCTT.

The real good tips of March – April in New York:

Just like January and February, the month of March is the calmest before the big rush of April-May-June and especially summertime (July-August). Therefore, take advantage and travel during that time frame particularly if you want to enjoy a warmer climate than the winter season from November through February.

April is the ideal time to visit Central Park and watch the flowers and wildlife coming back to life and most importantly be able to take amazing pictures!!!

Things to do in March and April (Easter and Spring breaks)

Cultural events in New York City in March- April

St Patrick’s Day
St Patrick’s Day is enthusiastically celebrated on March 17, 2024, by all New Yorkers in crowded Irish pubs. Please note that the parade will take place on March 17!
St Patrick’s Day is a religious and cultural holiday from the Republic of Ireland and is widely celebrated by descendants of Irish immigrants with a visit to St Patrick’s cathedral and a parade in the streets of Manhattan.

St Patrick official site

Things to do in March and April (Easter and Spring breaks)

Luna Park
The famous Coney Island amusement park will open on March 23, 2024, on the weekends. It opens every day later in the year. But if you want to spend a sunny day by the beach, Luna Park can be a great option.

Luna Park info

Macy’s Flower Show
In Broadway Plaza, outside the iconic department store Macy’s, you’ll find incredible floral arrangements.
Inside the store, it will be a real flower show with maybe more flowers than clothing 🙂
The event features live music, kid’s activities, and seminars… The free event will take place from March 24 to April 7, 2024.

Macy’s official site

Easter day Parade
On March 31, 2024, you will have the opportunity to see the City of New York’s Easter day Parade.
The parade marches on 5th avenue between 49th and 57th streets.
The best tip to enjoy the parade is around St Patrick’s Cathedral area. It’s the ideal spot to see the parade which takes place between 10 am and 4 pm.

This particular Sunday is a synonym for spring. It‘s the day when New Yorkers wear their best attires and walk the streets on their way to church. You’ll notice their different choices of clothing: costumes, couture gowns, and a lot of flower hats for the girls.

Things to do in March and April (Easter and Spring breaks)

Earth Day
Earth Day is celebrated at Union Square on April 22, 2024. It’s a free festival where performers, singers, and people in political offices are invited on a big stage to talk and promote ecology and the preservation of our beautiful planet. You will see many activities for the whole family to enjoy as well as many stands selling organic goods. 

Earth Day official site

Weekends in Bloom
Thousands of visitors will go to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to admire the trees during the “Cherry Blossom”.

The trees are not in bloom at the time I am updating this article, but click on the button below to check the dates.

Cherry Blossom at BBG

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Sports in New York in March and April 2024

To reserve your seats for these games, I advise you to book right away on Ticketnetwork so that this will allow you to choose your seats according to your budget and most importantly to make sure you can get tickets!!! So the best deal is to hurry and reserve early.

New York Knicks or Brooklyn Nets NBA basketball games at Madison Square Garden:

New York Knicks Brooklyn Nets

Things to do in March and April (Easter and Spring breaks)

Hockey games with the New York Rangers or the Islanders at Madison Square Garden:

New York Rangers New York Islanders

Things to do in March and April (Easter and Spring breaks)

The baseball season is back in April!

New York Yankees New York Mets

Things to do in March and April (Easter and Spring breaks)

Show and concerts in New York in March and April 2024

New York is well-known for its shows on Broadway and concerts in its typical venues, like Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, and the Barclays Center, to only name a few.

The best thing you can do is to revise the calendar of events that I keep up to date on the NYCTT calendar.

Suppose you want to search for a particular artist or venue in New York. In that case, you can also visit the TicketNetwork webpage and find out if your favorite singer will be in NYC during your stay there!

Visit TicketNetwork

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My fist trip to New York was in 2007 when I was working for an airline company. I was born in the US, I lived in Mexico, in Europe in between Belgium, Spain and France… Well, let’s say I know about travelling! I bring my experience of NYC to the blog, to provide the best travel tips you could imagine!

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