Spring Events & Activities in New York City

Seasonal Fun on the Upper West Side and Beyond

Planning a visit to New York City this spring? There’s always something to do in the Big Apple, but the warmer weather brings with it some of the hottest and most anticipated events on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and beyond. Whether you’re traveling with friends, planning a fun family vacation, or are visiting solo, be sure to include any of these popular activities and seasonal events during your spring stay in NYC!

Macy’s Flower Show

March 29 – April 9, 2017

The most popular and historic shopping destination in Manhattan transforms into a spectacular spring destination when the Macy’s Flower Show returns to Midtown. Taking place in the iconic Macy’s Herald Square, the bright and beautiful displays include floral arrangements, poster art, live music, and much more, reflecting the 2017 theme of “Carnival.”

Cherry Blossoms in NYC

April - May 2017

Prefer to catch the season’s blooms outdoors? Head to Central Park where hundreds of Kwanzan and Yoshino Cherry Blossom trees bud and bloom in full swing during the spring, beginning in mid-April. Our hotel near Central Park is also minutes from the Conservatory Gardens, the pedestrian-only garden featuring perfectly landscaped greens, plants, and flora.

Tribeca Film Festival  

April 19 – 30, 2017

The 16th annual Tribeca Film Festival returns to downtown Manhattan this spring in a celebration of cinema and storytelling. Featuring 11 days of film premieres, movie and documentary screenings, live events with filmmakers and writers, roundtables and panel discussions, and a new immersive virtual reality/arcade experience, the Tribeca Film Festival is not to be missed. While many programs take place in Lower Manhattan, the festival is a city-wide experience, with several events occurring near The Milburn Hotel, including Radio City Music Hall and special retrospectives at Upper West Side museums.

Broadway Spring Festival

May 7, 2017

The perfect way to spend a spring day in NYC happens during the 29th annual Broadway Spring Festival on the Upper West Side. Taking place on Broadway, between 86th – 93rd Streets and steps from The Milburn Hotel, the Broadway Spring Festival promises a fun-filled day for the whole family, with children’s games, puppet shows, live entertainment, food trucks, and much, much more!

Looking for even more things do this spring in New York City? Browse our events calendar for seasonal activities and events on the Upper West Side and beyond!