Spring is coming to New York City… even if it still snowing!! No worries, March and April are a great period to visit the city, with a lot of diverse events!
I wrote several articles concerning the coronavirus. You can click on the link to read them:
– Covid-19: what are the consequences for your trip to NYC? With info concerning refunds and more.
– What you need to know about the Covid-19 health crisis in New York , so you can read more about the sanitary and health guidelines in place.
– News from NYC: How is New York City, and how will our next trips look like in the future? With my experience during my last trip to NYC in October 2020.
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 landscape 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 (as a matter of fact below a picture taken in April 2008) and most importantly be able to take amazing pictures!!!
Cultural events in New York City in March- April
St Patrick’s Day is enthusiastically celebrated on March 17 2021 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 (official website).
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, seminars… It will take place from May 2-16 (usually in March).
For more information: www.visitmacysusa.com
The Tribeca Film Festival takes place from June 9-20 (website: www.tribecafilmfestival.com). Founded in 2002 to revive the neighborhood, the Tribeca Film Festival settled in lower Manhattan to revive the south part of the city greatly affected by September 11 2001. The festival creates a buzz every year with the participation of well known actors.
On April 4th, 2021, 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 of spring. It‘s the day where New Yorkers wear their best attires and walk the streets on their way to church. You’ll notice their different choices of clothing : war costumes, couture gowns and a lot of flower hats for the girls.
Earth Day is celebrated at Union Square on April 21-22, 2021 between noon and 6:30.pm. It’s a free festival where performers, singers and people in political office 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 a number of stands selling organic goods. Check out the details here: http://earthdayny.org/
Thousands of visitors will go to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to admire the trees during the “Cherry Blossom”.
Sakura Matsuri will take place in March or April (TBC for 2021) with a lot of activities, honoring the Japanese culture.
Sports in New York in March and April 2021
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:
Hockey games with the New York Rangers or the Islanders at Madison Square Garden:
Show and concerts in New York in March and April 2021
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!
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