Spring in New York City brings about a kind of excitement that has the streets bustling and the place bursting into color. There’s a bounce in the step that can only the warmer weather after the bitter winter can bring, and the atmosphere can only be described as positively energetic.
April and May brings with its unpredictable weather with temperatures ranging between 10 and 20 degrees Celsius, but the odd rainy day is to be expected so make sure that you pack a pair of rubber boots and a warmer sweater.
St. Patrick’s Day usually marks the beginning of the spring months. In actual fact the largest St. Patrick’s Day parades are right here in New York City and it is almost traditionally expected for the local city politicians to hit the streets. Usually starting on 44th St. along Fifth Avenue and finishing on 86th St, the 69th Infantry Regiment leads the parade, and an air of pride really hits the air.
Just a week later marks the start of Macy’s Flower Show
The Macy’s store in Herald Square holds this now infamous event, and you can expect to see some of the true delights of the flower world. This is actually a free event, which makes it even better, but we can’t promise you that you won’t want to spend a small fortune on flowers!
Easter Sunday brings the annual Easter Parade and the Easter Bonnet Festival, which is sure to amuse and delight you! You will see some of the craziest, most colorful costumes here, and you will see more odd-looking hats than you have ever seen in your life! It would be a shame to come all the way to New York City and leave without seeing these delightful sights!
Of course, there are some out of this world cathedrals and churches nearby, if you fancy a spot of historical religion. What better time than the resurrection of Christ at Easter? St. Peter’s Church, for, example, is on Lexington Avenue is an architectural delight, as is St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Madison Avenue – perhaps another must-see for St. Patrick’s Day?
If you are lucky enough to still be in the beautiful New York City for late April, you should most definitely check out a baseball game, seeing as the season starts around now. New York is the home of baseball; you can’t some here and NOT see a game! Look at the Met’s and the Yankees on the internet and you will soon start to understand the frenzy!
Of course, outdoor dining is a must-do experience when you come to New York City in the spring! These are the months in which cafe and restaurant owners start to put their chairs and tables outside again, and you can leisurely enjoy a coffee right on the streets of Manhattan! How very Sex and The City!