Hello, spring! We're welcoming you back with open arms, you sexy son of a b*tch!
We're finally into April and even though it doesn't feel much like spring just yet, we know that we're one step closer to that warm weather we've been yearning for so badly.
I mean really, how could you not want to know what our awesome city has in store for us this month?!
Especially knowing that our most exciting events and festivals are finally moving outdoors, New York City and its 8 million plus inhabitants are primed and ready. So here they are, the 8 absolute must-do events in NYC this April.
The Bacon and Beer Classic will be held inside the home of the New York Mets, Citi Field, on Saturday April 25th.
And with the help from our good friends over at Fever, you can get exclusively-discounted rates for either the 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. brunch session or the 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. evening session. (P.S., if you haven't downloaded their app yet, it's a must-have... here's why.)
This premier experience focuses on where the nostalgia of baseball meets a love for bacon and beer. As you walk through Citi Field, you'll get a taste of history through hundreds of craft brew samples and mouth-watering bacon-inspired snacks local restaurants cook up.
There will be music to get you dancing, interactive games to bring out your inner child, and cooking demos and beer schools to teach all levels a thing or two about bacon and beer.
2. New York International Auto Show
Attention: calling all car enthusiasts to the Javits Center! If you didn't already know, the NY International Auto Show opens its doors on Friday April 3rd right through Sunday April 12th.
If cars are your thing, this is the best way to check out the hottest whips all under one roof. The tickets start at $7 for children and $16 for adults; you can check out more information here.
3. Easter Day Parade and Bonnet Festival
A day filled with pastels, festive hats, and crazy costumes wouldn't be the same if not in New York City, am I right? Thousands of marchers will gather near St. Patrick's Cathedral on Sunday, April 5th for NYC's Annual Easter Day Parade and Bonnet Festival.
The march begins at 10 a.m. and lasts until 4 p.m., right along 5th Avenue from 49th to 57th Streets. With colorful ensembles and extravagant headwear that will give the Mad Hatter himself a run for his money, this is one spectacular event you can't really miss.
4. NCAA Final Four
So this event isn't actually taking place in New York City and your bracket has most likely been demolished by now, but that shouldn't stop you from getting together with friends at your favorite college basketball bar in NYC during the first weekend in April.
If your teams aren't in the running anymore, you can at least stuff your face with chicken wings and sliders, and then chase it all down with a cold one.
Because if there's one thing New York sports fans have learned how to do best lately, it's how to the best out of a seriously crappy sports situation.