Spring NYC 1200x450
Spring NYC 1200x450

Top 5 Things To Do in NYC this Spring

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 spring break or you’re a local searching 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.

The Wiz

The Wiz
Experience Oz like you’ve never seen it before when you ease on down to the Marquis Theatre to catch a brand-new adaptation of The Wiz. The award-winning favorite took the theater scene by storm when it first opened in 1975, and is returning to the Broadway stage this spring. Starring Nichelle Lewis as Dorothy and Deborah Cox as Glinda, the show will be arriving fresh off its pre-Broadway national tour.


The Who’s TOMMY
If you’re looking for something electrifying, you don’t want to miss this dazzling new production of the rock opera created by The Who, coming straight to the Nederlander Theatre from a critically acclaimed, award-winning run at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. Myth and spectacle combine in adaptation of the exhilarating 1969 rock-opera film TOMMY—including the unforgettable anthems “I’m Free,” “See Me, Feel Me,” “Sensation,” and “Pinball Wizard.”

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

The Museum of Broadway: Everything You Need to Know About the New Exhibit

Think of a famous museum and you might name the Smithsonian,…

Read More

Museum of Broadway
If you are a theater lover, the Museum of Broadway is a great attraction to add to your trip. Time-travel through Broadway history, snap pictures at exhibits of your favorite shows, and learn about everything that goes into the making of a Broadway show. Right now you can catch the new special exhibit, “SIX: The Royal Gallery,” where you can enjoy costumes, fan art, photo ops, and even have a chance to sit on the SIX throne.

Hop across the street from 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. 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 lovely botanical arts this season? Here are our two recommendations:

New York Botanical Garden
This year’s orchid show, Florals in Fashion, is in full swing at the New York Botanical Garden. The show is open through April 21 and features designs by Hillary Taymour, Olivia Cheng, and Kristen Alpaugh. The exhibit is described as “a fashion-inspired celebration of all things orchids,” where you can “catch the bold new designs of New York’s rising stars of the stitch.” 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 features designs by students from the Fashion Institute of Technology that take viewers through a floral feature to showcase how the brand creates its famous fragrances.

4. Spring Brunch

Broadway Brunch

7 Delicious Restaurants for Brunch Before a Weekend Broadway Matinee

Heading to a Broadway matinee on a Saturday or Sunday? Here are…

Read More

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 — but you can head to a real baseball game this spring. These months will see the return of the New York Yankees and the New York Mets to their homes in the Bronx and Queens. We wouldn’t dare 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 2024 Broadway Spring Preview!