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Top 5 Things to Do in NYC During Spring Break

Spring has come again! With brighter evenings and warmer weather ahead, you might be looking for what to do in New York City this season. Whether you’re here on a spring break vacation or you’re a local looking for new activities, we’ve got you covered!


1. Spring on Broadway

Every spring, Broadway welcomes many new shows for audiences. We’re particularly excited about the shows below.

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

Attend the tale this spring! If you missed Into the Woods, the Stephen Sondheim offering of the fall Broadway season, never fear: One of his most beloved shows is back on Broadway in a glorious new production. Sweeney Todd, starring Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford, is now playing at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Also including fan-favorite stars like Gaten Matatrazzo and Jordan Fisher, this is a revival you will not want to miss.

Shucked

Shucked

In the mood for a new original musical? Shucked at the Nederlander Theatre is a must-see! The comedy features a book by Tony Award winner Robert Horn, music and lyrics by Nashville music stars and frequent collaborators Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally, and direction by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien. With nearly a laugh a second, this corny musical (literally) that will have you laughing nonstop is the perfect show to welcome in the spring season


2. Spring Exhibits

If you end up in the Theatre District for a Broadway show, you can take in two experiences right on 45th Street!

Museum of Broadway

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Museum of Broadway

Having officially opened to the public in late 2022, the Museum of Broadway is a great attraction to add on to your trip. Plus, now through April 30, you can experience the Al Hirschfeld exhibit titled “The American Theatre as Seen by Hirschfeld,” which features nine decades of his iconic artwork.

RiseNY

Hop on across the street after a visit to the Museum of Broadway for RiseNY. Visitors will explore galleries detailing the evolution of pop culture, and then soar through a ride experiencing New York City’s skyline along the way. The galleries range from Finance and TV/Radio to Broadway and Film, making this experience both educational and fun.


3. Spring Flowers

Want to take in some of the lovely botanical arts this season? Here are our two recommendations!

The New York Botanical Garden

The 20th annual Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden is open through April 23, with floral creations designed by acclaimed artist Lily Kwong. The exhibit is described as “a meditative and captivating design inspired by her ancestral connections to the natural world.” If you want to check out this once-in-a-lifetime event, make sure to grab tickets in advance — it does sell out.

Macy’s Flower Show

The Macy’s Flower Show blooms all over at the largest Macy’s in the United States, on 34th Street. This annual event is free and one we always look forward to, so it’s sure to be a spectacle you won’t want to miss. Amazing floral arrangements decorate the store according to a specific theme; this year, in partnership with Dior, it will resemble a “dreamscape of fluffy clouds and whimsical floral landscapes.”


4. Spring Brunch

Broadway Brunch

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Since it’s so nice outside, it’s the perfect time for the many brunch selections throughout the city. Sticking with a Theatre District theme, some of our personal recommendations include Friedman’s at the Edison Hotel, Blue Dog, and Rosa Mexicano. You can find all these and more in our Broadway Brunch Guide.


5. Spring Baseball

 

Josh Donaldson hitting a home run. Photo courtesy of New York Yankees.
Josh Donaldson hitting a home run. Photo courtesy of New York Yankees.

No, there’s no revival of Damn Yankees on the horizon, and you just missed the return engagement of Take Me Out, but you can head to a real baseball game this spring. These months will see the return of New York teams the Yankees and the Mets. We wouldn’t dare to choose a favorite, but heading to a game is a classic New York City tradition, making this spring a great time to take yourself out to the ball game!


Curious about all the new shows opening on Broadway this spring? Check out our 2023 Broadway Spring Preview!