Tis the time to don your greenest clothes, embrace the madness and stop to smell the flowers! The warmer weather of spring creates an energetic atmosphere bringing New Yorkers out of hibernation and inviting tourists to enjoy the outdoor attractions.
New York is the perfect place to spend spring break this year with plenty of events for all ages.
The Orchid Show – March 1-April 21, 2014
The flowers of America’s most southern locale, Key West, are coming to The New York Botanical Garden’s Orchid Show. Dubbed ‘Key West Contemporary’, the show will include several events, activities, musical performances on the weekends, a curated poetry walk, and more. On Saturday evenings, the Orchid Show becomes one of the most popular date destinations with its Orchid Evenings where you can walk around with a drink and then have a special dinner at their restaurant partners. For more information, visit www.nybg.org.
BIG EAST – March 12-15, 2014
Let the madness begin! The 2014 BIG EAST is back and it’s right across the street from us – literally, a three-point shot away! Madison Square Garden will host the NCAA East Regional Men’s Basketball Championships. It’s college basketball at its best and New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania hosts teams, fans, and media members attending the event each year. There’s no better place to be for all of the action! For more information, visit http://bigeast.com/
St. Patrick’s Day Parade – March 17, 2014
The New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade has been bringing New Yorkers together in celebration since 1762. America’s oldest and largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade will make its way along Fifth Avenue, where over a million spectators will watch and take part in the festivities. Don’t forget to dress in green! For more information, visit nycstpatricksparade.org.
Macy’s Flower Show: The Secret Garden – March 23 – April 6, 2014
Every year, Macy’s transforms Herald’s Square into a blooming oasis of flowers. The world famous department store is known for its extravagant displays throughout the year and the flower show is a must see spring event. Located just a block away from New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania, the Flower Show is an ideal event to attend while you are out for a stroll, and best of all, it’s free! For more information, visit http://social.macys.com/flowershow/#/home
Hot Sauce Festival – March 29-30, 2014
Spice up your visit at the Hot Sauce Festival where you’ll find tastings, food vendors, eating challenges, live music, craft beer and more right next door at the Penn Pavilion. The event will feature some of the best hot sauces in North America. Contests include: the Bloody Mary Mix Down Championship, Spicy Pizza Eating Contest, the Spicy Knish Eating Contest, the Chicken Wing Eating Contest and more. The weekend promises to bring the heat! For more information, visit www.nychotsauceexpo.com/