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Things to do in March and April 2018 (Easter and Spring break)

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!

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 precipitations 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!!!

Things to do in March and April 2013 (Easter and Spring breaks)

March- April events happening in New York:

St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s Day is enthusiastically celebrated on March 17 2018 by all New Yorkers in crowded Irish pubs. 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).

Things to do in March and April 2013 (Easter and Spring breaks)

Easter day Parade

On Easter April 1, 2018, 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 watch 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.

Things to do in March and April 2013 (Easter and Spring breaks)

Tribeca Film Festival 2018

Starting the April 18-29, 2018, the Tribeca Film Festival takes place (website:  http://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.

Things to do in March and April 2013 (Easter and Spring breaks)

Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated in Union Square on April 15, 2018 between noon and 7.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/

There will be a Earth Day 5K Walk & Green Tour too! It's a 5K walk to raise money for environmental programs, and a tour of green sites green sites including a rooftop farm, green skyscrapers, composting sites, etc.  Groups will start out near Union Square and proceed along a designated path, visiting these different green sites and learning more about what each site does.  All of the groups will wind up in one location where they will have a lunch outside, allowing the various groups to mingle and meet one another.  Each team should allocate roughly 3-4 hours for the tour and lunch and should plan on starting the route sometime between 9 am and 10:30 am on Friday, April 20.

Sports in New York in March and April 2018

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:

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Things to do in March and April 2013 (Easter and Spring breaks)

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

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Things to do in March and April 2013 (Easter and Spring breaks)

The baseball season is back in April!

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Things to do in March and April 2013 (Easter and Spring breaks)

Show and concerts in New York in March and April 2018

New York is well-known for its shows on Broadway and concerts in one of it's typical venues, like Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden or 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.

If you want to search for a special artist or venue in New York, 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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