New York City Festivals
With so much going on in NYC, you know you can find some great festivals. There’s something for everyone, from movie and music lovers to art and food. From now until June, you’ll never be lacking for something fresh and fun to do.
#1 Something for the Movie-Buffs
Get your fill of big names in film as well as up-and-coming filmmakers at the Tribeca Film Festival in Lower Manhattan. Come visit for everything from indie and local work, documentaries, and foreign films, as well as movie screenings, music, and the latest in virtual reality innovation. Movie buffs, music lovers, and tech geeks, get ready.
Where? Tribeca Film Festival; Various Theaters in Lower Manhattan
When? April 18 – 29, 2018
#2 Something for the Joyful and Eclectic
A festival that calls itself the “happiest festival of New York” and celebrates joy and life itself? What more can we ask for? The Holi Hai Festival of Colors is a time when people of all ages can let out their inner child and dance the day away under the sun. Live music and performances, food, and all the color you could wish for are what await these festival goers.
Where? Festival of Colors; Governors Island, NYC (45 min drive/ferry from The Lombardy Hotel)
When? May 12th, 2018
#3 Something for the Art Lovers
Art and spring go together like peanut butter and jelly. At Frieze New York, you’ll be able to enjoy, or buy, art from more than 1,000 artists from all over the world. This fair celebrates art from both galleries and individual artists, marking an expansion in the acceptance of “galleryless” art. This year, highlights will focus on modern art, architectural elements, and live performances and events. The point of art isn’t just to consume it, but to engage with it.
Where? Frieze New York; Randall’s Island Park, NYC (20 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When? May 2 – 6, 2018
#4 Something for the Mood Music
If you love music and good weather and Brooklyn, then this festival is a must-see. With hundreds of bands, both local and not, you’ll find old favorites and new alike. The venues are basically all over Brooklyn, so you can easily walk or bike between them and hit up your favorites. They also boast an innovation fair, where you can see what’s new for tech, media, and entrepreneurs for the future.
Where? Northside Festival, Everywhere in the Williamsburg and Greenpoint neighborhoods of Brooklyn (25 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When? June 6 – 10, 2018
#5 Something for the Thirsty
In an attempt to improve upon other beer festivals, the Five Boro Craft Beer Fest emphasizes their VIP nature with a limited number of tickets sold. However, the smaller, more controlled scale means there will be no lines, warm beer, nasty bathrooms, and other staples of beer festivals. Come and drink the fresh brews from over 50 local and out-of-state breweries and good food.
Where? Five Boro Craft Beer Fest; The Well, 272 Meserole St., Brooklyn (30 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When? May 19th, 2018
#6 Something for the Flower Power
Once upon a springtime is the theme of this year’s magical flower wonderland, hosted by Macy’s. Come visit as the marquee stores in NYC, as well as Chicago and San Francisco, are transformed into fantasy lands of flowers and color. Flowers are brought in from all over the world, contrasting nicely with local blooms. We know you’ll love this floral fantasy as much as we have.
Where? Macy’s Flower Show; Macy’s Herald Square, W 34th St., Manhattan (15 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When? March 25th – April 8th, 2018
#7 Something for the Children
NYC Parks and the Walt Disney Company join forces to offer Street Games in Harlem, where you and your kids can enjoy all sorts of vintage games from the 60s and 70s, such as pogo sticks, double dutch, box car derby, and an obstacle course and imagination playground- everything your kids need to have a genuine good time.
Where? Street Games; Thomas Jefferson Park, 114th St. and Pleasant Ave., Manhattan (30 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When? April 28th, 2018
Staying in New York City – About The Lombardy Hotel
The Lombardy Hotel loves to welcome the beginning of spring. Due to our convenient Midtown Manhattan location, we get to be in the thick of the city as it tucks away the parkas and snow boots and brings out the tank tops and shorts. If you are welcoming the change in season or spring break in NYC, we welcome you to stay with us. We’re your home away from home.
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