Spring is Finally Here!!! The flowers emerge, the trees come alive again, the weather warms, and the sunny days bring so much joy into our lives! There are a lot of things to do in New York City, but here’s my selection of affordable things (well some of them are) to do this Spring.
Museums: Suggested Admissions’ Nights and Museum Hack
Whether it is the Whitney’s Biennial or other cool exhibits happening this Spring, take advantage of Suggested Admissions’ Nights or pay as you wish. These usually happen on Thursdays, 6-9pm, although many museums have different schedules. Make sure to check your favorite museum’s websites to find out more information. There’s literally something for everyone to see!
In addition, Museum Hack allows the public to experience The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) in unexpected ways, focusing on works that are not very visible in the exhibition spaces. This experience might be a little pricy, but I’ve heard great things about it. Ticket Prices: $39.
Go see Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel
If your dream is to become an art director some day or you simply love seeing creative movies, this is for you! To not spoil it for you, The Grand Budapest Hotel it’s a dark, colorful, funny, and most of all, creative films that I have seen in a while. This might be a little bit more expensive, but the money is worth it.
The Cherry Blossoms at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens (BBG) are one of the most amazing things to see this Spring. The beautiful color tones serve as tons of inspiration for photographers, painters, and creatives alike. Word has it in the streets that the cherry trees blossom between April and May. Go to bbg.org for more information on these and other events celebrating the cherry blossoms.
If Fashion is Your Thing…
There are a few exhibitions happenings in New York City for those of you who love fashion. From the legendary NYC photographer Bill Cunningham’s exhibit “Bill Cunningham: Facades” to “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” at the MET, fashion exhibitions continue this spring in NYC. In addition, don’t miss “Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art” at the American Folk Art Museum, in which a selection of fashion designers from the NY area where asked to create a unique piece inspired by artworks found in the museum’s permanent collection (perk: admission is free).
Creative Time Presents Kara Walker’s “first large-scale public project”
Yes! Above is the title of Kara E. Walker’s largest installation ever to this date, at the site of the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn, presented by Creative Time. Creative Time explains that it will “…Be an eye-opening experience for both those who are familiar with Walker’s work and those who are new to it.” Opening Date: May 10, 2014. The exhibition runs through July 6. Go to Creative Time’s website to find out more about this project. Admission: Free
Fun-trepreneur Mix & Mingle Woman’s Event
Organized by Femfessionals – FemCityNYC, this event offers “…An amazing night for Women Entrepreneurs all around NYC.” Ticket Prices: $15 and $45.. Date: April 8, 2014. Click here to register for event.
By the way, the iconic Roseland Ballroom will be closing this Spring. Click here or go to roselandballroom.com for information on their last shows.
Now it is your turn! Any other things to do around New York City this Spring? If so, please share in your comments below.