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NYC April Events and Activities Calendar

New York City Events April include Drake, Mirror, Olivia Rodrigo, PAW Patrol Live!, Davido, tons of comedy shows (April Fools!!!), NY Auto Show and Earth Day. The New York Yankees, Mets and NYCFC kick off their seasons, just as the Nets, Knicks and Rangers are (hopefully) heading to the Playoffs. April is also a fantastic shopping and sample sale month, and the weather is usually quite nice, unless we get too much rain.

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Top NYC April Events

  • New York City International Auto Show
  • Yankees, Mets, Rangers, Islanders
  • Orchid Show at NY Botanical Garden
  • Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom) Festival
  • NYC Ballet Spring Season
  • Earth Day in New York City
  • Drake, Mirror, Olivia Rodrigo, PAW Patrol Live!, Davido
  • The Met Martini Bar & Roof Garden Opens
  • Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace

April Concerts, Shows and Events

  • Billy Joel – Feb 9, March 28, April 26, May 9 & June 8, 2024 @ MSG
  • Drake – April 4 & 5 @ UBS Arena
  • Mirror – April 13 @ UBS Arena
  • Olivia Rodrigo – April 5, 6, 8 & 9 @ MSG
  • PAW Patrol Live! – April 20-21 @ MSG
  • Davido – April 17 @ MSG

More NYC Concerts Shows April – the New York Philharmonic and more.

April New York City Concerts Shows

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Sports New York City Events April

April is a killer sports month in NYC! Baseball and FC seasons are kicking off, just as as basketball and hockey seasons are entering the Playoffs. The sports atmosphere in New York is exhilarating year round and some of the most intense competition is within our own rivalries.

Sports Events New York City April

Make sure to add a NYC Game Day to your NYC vacation – it’s an absolute MUST in NYC! NHL hockey and NBA basketball playoffs usually start in April.


Knicks MSG Schedule

New York Knicks Tickets

No matter how they are performing, Knicks games are always a blast and there’s nothing like an event at MSG! Come join our NY basketball team live in action at Madison Square Garden, “The World’s Most Famous Arena.” Go NYC style with cheap seats, fast paced sports action, hot dogs and beer and cheer on the New York Knicks today! As a general rule, with plenty of exceptions, basketball games start at either 7:30pm or 12:00pm, November through April.

April Knicks Games @ MSG

  • Thu, Apr 4 7:30 PM vs Sacramento
  • Fri, Apr 12 7:30 PM vs Brooklyn
  • Sun, Apr 14 1:00 PM vs Chicago

Rangers MSG Schedule

New York Rangers Tickets

Get your New York Rangers tickets and schedule to see our NY hockey team live in action at Madison Square Garden. The NY Rangers have made the finals and/or playoffs the last six consecutive seasons. Their games are the easiest sporting
events in NYC to attend, right in Midtown Manhattan, a block from the Empire State Building.

April Rangers Games @ MSG

  • Mon, Apr 01 7:00 PM vs Penguins
  • Wed, Apr 03 7:00 PM vs Devils
  • Sun, Apr 07 7:00 PM vs Canadiens
  • Tues, Apr 09 7:00 PM at Islanders
  • Thurs, Apr 11 7:00 PM vs Flyers
  • Sat, Apr 13 12:30 PM vs Islanders
  • Mon, Apr 15 7:30 PM vs Senators

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Hotels Near Penn Station, NYC

Staying near Penn Station / Madison Square Garden is a great idea when staying late for the Rangers, Knicks or your favorite concert, arrive or leave early via Amtrak or LIRR or just want to stay in a very affordable area of Manhattan steps from the Empire State Building, Macy’s and no more than a 15 minute subway ride anywhere in Manhattan. Some of our top picks near Penn Station include:

Hotels Near Penn Station NYC

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New York City International Auto Show

March 29-April 7, 2024
Tickets

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
(11th/12th Aves, 34th/ 39th St)

Neighborhood Guide: Midtown West

New York International Auto Show

Check out concept and future vehicles, ultra luxury sports cars and more. With their cool, new iPhone app, the Auto Show is better than ever. They were the first and largest attended Auto Show in North America, and one of the most popular events in New York City each year, receiving over one million visitors during its 10-day run. Filling the Javits Center with over 1,000 vehicles from major auto manufacturers and more, it is a must see for all auto enthusiasts.

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Hotels Near NYC Javits Center

Coming to town for the Boat Show, Comic Con, Motorcycle Show, NYT Travel Show, BroadwayCon, International Toy Fair, Restaurant and Food, The Auto Show, Chocolate Show or any one of dozens of fashion, technology or other industry shows? If your goal is to work hard, play harder, you’ll definitely want to stay as close to the Javits Center as possible. Here are our top picks for Hotels Near NYC Javits Center.

Hotels Near NYC Javits Center

  • Ink48 Hotel – about 10 blocks from Javits Center, right next to the Intrepid Museum and my ALL time favorite rooftop! (photo)
  • Midtown Convention Center Hotel – the closest hotel to the JC, less than a block away. Small, clean rooms, geared towards convention exhibitors and attendees.
  • Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel – new “digitally enhanced” hotel in Garment District, 15 min walk to JC, modern, though modest.

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April Things to do with Kids in New York

Flower Show, Baseball, Central Park, the Zoo and more. Great things to do with kids in April include:

Things to do with Kids in New York

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Broadway Shows NYC April

Hot Broadway Shows!

Spamalot Musical Broadway

Spamalot Tickets

Spamalot is one of my ALL TIME favorite Broadway Shows and it is hilarious! This revival of the 2005 TONY award winning Best Musical is sure to be a runaway hit and you do not need to know anything about Monty Python to see it. Lovingly lovingly ripped off from the film classic, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot has everything that makes a great knight at the theatre, from flying cows to killer rabbits, British royalty to French taunters, dancing girls, rubbery shrubbery, and of course, the lady of the lake. Spamalot features well-known song titles such as “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life,” “The Song That Goes Like This” and “Find Your Grail” Previews Oct 31, 2023, Opens Nov 16, 2023.

Back to the Future The Musical

Back to the Future The Musical

Back to the Future The Musical – Set your destination time, New York, and get ready to make musical theater history. Welcome to Hill Valley! When Marty McFly finds himself transported back to 1955 in a time machine built by the eccentric scientist Doc Brown, he accidentally changes the course of history. Now he’s in a race against time to fix the present, escape the past and send himself… back to the future. Previews June 30, Opens Aug 3, 2023. Ages 6+. Tickets already selling through February 2024.

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney ToddAaron Tveit & Sutton Foster

A revival of Stephen Sondheim’s 1979 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical, based on the 1973 play “Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” Sweeney Todd, whose real name is Benjamin Barker, uses his new alias to resume work in his barber shop above Mrs. Lovett’s struggling pie shop after being wrongfully sentenced to life imprisonment by the corrupt Judge Turpin. After swearing vengeance against the judge that tore his family apart, Todd and Lovett plot a unique plan that helps them both and leads them down a dangerous, thrilling path with deadly consequences. (Previews Feb 26, Opened Mar 26, 2023)

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MJ the Musical Broadway

MJ the Musical Broadway

MJ is the electrifying new Broadway musical that takes audiences inside the creative process of one of the greatest entertainers in history. Featuring over 25 of Michael Jackson’s biggest hits, MJ allows us to rediscover the man in the mirror.

A Beautiful Noise Neil Diamond Broadway Musical

A Beautiful Noise – Neil Diamond Broadway Musical

The story of the legendary Neil Diamond comes to life on stage in a gripping and uplifting new musical featuring his hit songs Sweet Caroline, America, and Cracklin’ Rosie. Directed by Tony Award® winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), choreographed by Olivier Award winner Steven Hoggett (Once, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), and written by four-time Academy Award® nominee Anthony McCarten (Bohemian Rhapsody, The Two Popes). Good times never seemed so good. Previews November 2, Opens December 4, 2022

&Juliet Broadway Musical

&Juliet Broadway Musical

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&Juliet – Nominated for 9 TONY Awards

This hilarious new musical flips the script on the greatest love story ever told. & Juliet asks: what would happen next if Juliet didn’t end it all over Romeo? Get whisked away on a fabulous journey as she ditches her famous ending for a fresh beginning and a second chance at life and love—her way. Juliet’s new story bursts to life through a playlist of pop anthems, including “Since U Been Gone‚” “Roar,” “Baby One More Time,” “Larger Than Life‚” “That’s The Way It Is,“ and “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” Previews Oct 28, Opens November 17, 2022. Ages 6+.

Celebrities on Broadway

Merrily We Roll Along Broadway Musical

  • Gutenberg! The Musical – Starring Andrew Rannells & Josh Gad – the original Book of Mormon Cast(Sept 15 – January 28, 2024)
  • Merrily We Roll AlongJonathan Groff, Daniel Radcliffe & Lindsay Mendez (Sept 19, 2023 – March 24, 2024)
  • Sweeney ToddJosh Groban & Annaleigh Ashford (Will be Aaron Tveit & Sutton Foster starting February 9, 2024)
  • I Need ThatDanny DeVito (October 13 – December 30, 2023)
  • Mother PlayJessica Lange, Jim Parsons (April 2, 2024 – ?)
  • Mary JaneRachel McAdams (April 2024)

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NYC Hotels Times Square

The best NYC Hotels Times Square chosen by a NYC local! If you want to be in the heart of Broadway, all the tourist action, Restaurant Row, lounge by a pool, check out the best views from a rooftop or splurge on the live NYE Ball Drop, we will show you the best places to stay.

See All: NYC Hotels Times Square & Broadway

NYC Hotels Times Square

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NYC Sightseeing Cruises – NYC Insider Guide Favorites!

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Which is the BEST New York City Discount Pass?

Save with a New York City Attractions Pass

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Fun Things to do in New York in Spring

There are hundreds of fun things to do in New York in Spring. With the cherry blossoms, green foliage, sparkling rivers and warm weather as your backdrop, Spring is the time to take advantage of rooftops, biking, tennis, volleyball, walking tours and so much more.

Things to do in New York in Spring

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Things to do in New York in April

The best Things To Do in New York in April include cheering on any of 7 sports teams, exploring Central Park and getting your tennis gear and bicycles ready for warmer weather. Some of our top April picks include:

Things to do in New York in April

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New York City Spring Break

New York City Spring Break runs from April 14-18, 2024 and here are some of the best things to do.

New York City Spring Break

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Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace at Rockefeller Center

TBD 2024

Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace may returnat Rockefeller Center during the ice skating off-season, April-October. There is roller skating, musical acts, disco lights and a whole lot of fun all spring and summer at the Rink. Flipper’s is open seven days a week, 12pm-10pm, Sunday through Wednesday and until 12am Thursday through Saturday. Tickets required to skate.

Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace NYC

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Hudson Yards

Happy Anniversary to Hudson Yards! Hudson Yards is a new development and destination near Chelsea that runs from W 30-34th Streets and 10-12th Avenues. It offers Little Island, Edge, The Vessel, The Shops at Hudson Yards.

The Vessel (now closed to climbing) was an art-sculpture-park-excercise combination open to the public with 2,500 steps, 154 flights of stairs and wonderful NYC views.

Download the FREE: Chelsea & Hudson Yards Map & Guide

The Vessel @ Hudson Yards


Sightsee from the Sky

Top of the Rock, Empire State Building, One World Observatory, Edge or Summit? Which is best and, if we have to choose, which should we visit? There is no easy answer, but here are some facts to help guide your choice.

Edge NYC Observation Deck

  • Empire State Building – (86 and 102 floors) Best for patient movie and history buffs who need to check it off their bucket list. Recently redone indoor 102nd Floor Observatory
  • Top of the Rock – (67-70 floors) Best for sweeping 360° vista views, including of the Empire State Building and Central Park. Shorter lines and cheaper than the ESB.
  • One World Observatory – (100-102 floors) Best for homage to the Twin Towers. Modern and high tech, with phenomenal views
  • Edge – (100-101 floors) Highest outdoor observation deck, glass bottom floor, deck extends 80 feet away from building (photo)
  • Summit One Vanderbilt – (91-93 floors) Opens Oct 2021, all glass elevator, indoor and outdoor decks and glass terraces off the side of the building

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New Hotels in Manhattan

New hotels in Manhattan give you access to crisp sheets, new linens, towels, restaurants, rooftops and more before anyone else gets to them. While you may have to deal with some grand opening kinks, you’ll often get amazing rates at the newest Manhattan hotels before the full buzz is out there for everyone to discover. Recently opened hotels include:

New Hotels in Manhattan

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Secret NYC Insider Tours

Explore our subways secrets with a local guide, go behind-the-scenes at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, uncover surprising gems and historical tales of Grand Central Station, cocktail your way through Manhattan’s best and most secretive speakeasies and much more!

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Best New York City Hotel Rooftops

NYC Hotel Rooftops offer some of the best skyline views in the whole City, along with cocktails and food, views, pools, cabanas, sundecks and retractable roofs. Our top picks for the most surreal views and cocktails include:

New York City Hotel Rooftops

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Celebrate Earth Day in New York City

Earth Day, designed to celebrate and protect our planet, is celebrated across all 5 NYC Boroughs and there are lots of activities in which to take part. NYC Parks hosts dozens of activities in all our parks for Earth Day & Arbor Day. The Department of Transportation closes about 30 blocks of Broadway to cars. The American Museum of Natural History hosts EarthFest. There is a block party in Union Square and so much more.

Celebrate Earth Day in New York City

Earth Day Festival
Park Avenue South and East 17th Street, Union Square
Earth Day 223 is here!  Show up for the environment this spring, learn what you can do in your own life, and check out our amazing line-up of virtual speakers and partners that in recent years have included Bill Nye, Al Gore, Elizabeth Warren, Robert Downey Jr, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Broadway performers from Hamilton and Jagged Little Pill, experts, and activists. The event includes dozens of environmental organizations and climate campaigns like March for Science and Fridays for Future, kids’ activities, and food and drinks.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) Rooftop Open

Skyline Views, Art and Cocktails – what more could you want? Every summer, the Met opens the Martini Bar on the Roof Garden Café, an 8,000-square-foot, informal, outdoor setting with breathtaking panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline and Central Park.

Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) Roof

April 18 – October 22, 2023 (Exhibition)
May 18, 2023 (Rooftop Bar Reopens)
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden

The 2023 Roof Garden Commission: Lauren Halsey will be on view April-October and showcases “a full-scale architectural structure inspired by sources as varied as ancient Egyptian symbolism, 1960s utopian architecture, and contemporary visual expressions such as tagging.” On Friday & Saturday Nights, The Met hosts Sun Sets, which celebrates the freedom, inclusivity, and creativity of electronic music culture with a series of rooftop events showcasing the diversity of sounds emanating from the city’s ever-evolving music underground.

More info: 2023 Met Roof Martini Bar Schedule.

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NYC Travel Vacation Advice

New York Travel Planning

Looking for personalized New York Travel Planning? Want a “Plan My Vacation for Me” Service? How about your own personal NYC Concierge, NYC Insider Guide, to help with exactly what you want to know? I can offer customized planning for the best events, show tickets, hotels, shopping, restaurants and more.

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Little Island NYC

Little Island NYC

Pier 55 & Hudson River Park Greenway, NY 10014
Roughly 14th St, West of Chelsea Market

NYC’s new Little Island in the Hudson River resembles a leaf floating on water with a base of tulip-shaped pots and seating lawns, gentle slopes, winding pathways leading to dazzling views, and a variety of spaces for performances, play rest and relaxation. The island is open daily and for 2023, no reservations or tickets are required to visit or attend any of the programming.

Perform in the Park, Events in the Amph ++
June – September
Beginning Wednesday, June 7 join Little Island for another summer of free programming including intimate performances from Tony and Grammy Award winners in The Glade, late night djs, drag bingo, and dance parties in The Play Ground, weekly artmaking activities for all ages and Teen Night every Friday.

More Info: Little Island


NYC Airport Guides – LGA, JFK, EWR

Our detailed NYC Airport Guides go in-depth on everything you need to know about each airport. Free shuttles, nearby hotels, Stay & Fly Free Parking, Taxis, Limos, Shuttles, Parking, Cheap Flights and more.

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Orchid Show @ New York Botanical Garden

February 17–April 21, 2024

Florals in Fashion. Thousands of orchids provide bursts of forms and colors—in purples, reds, oranges, and hot pink—revealed through overhead arches, vine-inspired ribbons, mirrored sculpture, dramatic lighting, and other artistic embellishments. The largest exhibition of its kind in the United States also offers insight into caring for orchids, music from around the world, and a gorgeous setting for evening cocktails. And don’t miss the return of Orchid Nights, the spectacular after-dark viewings of the exhibition for adults 21-and-up.

Orchid Show New York Botanical Garden

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More New York City Events April

  • Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom) Festival – Brooklyn Botanic Garden. late March or early April through mid-May.
  • Grand Banks Oyster Bar reopens April

    More Info: bbg.org/collections/cherries

  • Artexpo New York – @ Pier 36 – in the Big Apple, Artexpo New York is the world’s largest fine art marketplace. In addition to all the fabulous art, there are Art Labs, the Spotlight Program, Meet the Artist sessions, live art demonstrations and more!

    More Info: redwoodartgroup.com/artexpo-new-york

  • Ice Skating in New York City

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New York Yankees Schedule

New York Yankees Tickets

The New York Yankees, 27-Time World Series Champions, and likely the most simultaneously loved and hated team in baseball, return to Yankee Stadium with our Captain, Aaron Judge, pitcher Gerrit Cole and shortstop Anthony Volpe. There are few things in NYC better than a Yankee game, an old-fashioned hot dog and a beer.

NY Yankees Schedule – Home Games April

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New York Mets Schedule

New York Mets Tickets

Catch NYC’s National baseball team in action at the amazing Citi Field, one of baseball’s nicest stadiums and now home to baseball’s highest payroll as of 2023! Top recruits include Francisco Álvarez, Brett Baty, Ronny Mauricio and Mark Vientos. Tickets are easy to get and the Mets are an easy 30 minute subway from Times Square or Grand Central. Grab a burger from Shake Shack and get ready to see some baseball action.

NY Mets Schedule – Home Games

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Brooklyn Nets Schedule

Brooklyn Nets Tickets

The Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center is a true NYC experience. They offer classic Brooklyn foods like Nathan’s hot dogs and Juniors’ cheesecake, and have Jay-Z as a part owner! Jay-Z’s 40/40 club in the luxury sections of Barclays center serves drinks until 2am. With 2,000 seats at Barclay’s Center costing $25 or less, professional basketball is now available to everyone! See Brooklyn’s newest team bring it New York style.

Brooklyn Nets Schedule – Home Games April

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New York City Events Calendar


Things to Do in NYC by Month

Our Event Calendars show you exactly which events occur by day, but our Things to Do monthly guides highlight seasonal tours, bike rides, best time for boat cruises, when to buy tickets, the biggest sales and all the optimal times to do activities by month. Check out our Monthly Things to do in NYC Guides.

Things to do in NYC by Month


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