Art on Paper
Start the month of March with a fantastic art event. The annual Art on Paper fair takes place at Pier 36 in the Two Bridges neighbourhood. Galleries come together to showcase their artists, and you can buy what you see. There's photography, drawing, painting and even sculpture. Look out for famous names: Robert Raushenberg, Dave Eggers and the like have been exhibited in past years.
Glitzy new sports cars are hidden under covers and then dramatically unveiled to the press
St Patrick’s Day
New Yorkers look back at their Irish roots in a citywide celebration.Book New York flights
See a legendary team play a quintessentially American sport. Yankees games start in early April.Book your trip to New York
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St Patrick’s Day
The biggest and best St Patrick’s Day parade in the US, the NYC Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, sees hundreds of thousands of people don green to celebrate their Irish heritage. It’s a time-honoured tradition, dating back from 1762 and honouring the 5th century saint. On the 17 March, make sure to head down to Fifth Avenue to join in and watch the procession of bands, performers, and societies. Then be sure to follow them to the party afterwards.
When? 17 March
Where? 5th Avenue between 44th Street and 79th Street
Nearest Subway: 5 Avenue
April means baseball. In New York, the Yankees are the team to watch, for their reputation as one of the most historically successful teams of all time, and their iconic players – Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio. Catch the team playing one of the first games of the season in their home stadium. Enjoy the atmosphere and paraphernalia of a classic American game: the hot dogs, the bleachers, the dugout and watching playbacks on the truly massive screen: the jumbotron.
When: From mid-April
Where: Yankee Stadium, 1 E 161st St, Bronx, NY 10451
Nearest Subway: 161st Street – Yankee Stadium
You take the high road
In the springtime the High Line is a great spot for a stroll in the sun.Book your trip to New York
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Art on Paper at Pier 36
Buy original art or just browse the booths on Pier 36.Book New York flights
New York International Auto Show
This massive automobile show is a catwalk for cars, held under the sparkling glass roof of the Javits Convention Center. Glitzy new sports cars are hidden under covers and then dramatically unveiled to the press. There are VR headsets in the driver’s seats and surprisingly sentimental famous cars – from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to a time-travelling DeLorean.
When: From mid-April
Where: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001
Nearest Subway: 34th Street – Hudson Yards
Where to stay: Staybridge Suites Times Square
The High Line walking tours
Beating Central Park for views, the High Line is one of New York's most unusual public spaces. Set near the trendy Meatpacking District, it consists of a walkway along an elevated freight line that stretches for 22 blocks. In the fine May weather, eat at food vans and an open-air café, catch the sunset, walk around public art and banks of grasses and flowers. From May and throughout the summer, you can take a tour that tells the story of how a whole garden sprang up in the air.
When? Tours from the start of May
Where? 34th Street and 12th Avenue
Nearest Subway: 34th Street - Hudson Yards Subway Station
Where to stay: The Standard Highline
Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit
May means public holidays. In the US, everyone celebrates Memorial Day on the last Monday in May (29th May) with a public parade to commemorate those who have died serving in the armed forces. It coincides with ‘Fleet Week’, which brings a flotilla of military ships to the Hudson. To celebrate the long weekend, visit the twice-yearly outdoor art exhibition in Washington Square, an art fair that was founded by a cash-strapped Jackson Pollock in 1931. Buy art, sculpture, jewellery, and meet some local artists.
When? Last weekend in May
Where? University Place, East 13th Street
Nearest Subway: 14th Street - Union Square Station
Where to stay: The Roger