Have you heard the fantastic news, New Yorkers? It's going to feel like spring this weekend!
No joke, Mother Nature has finally decided to give us some warmer weather and sunlight.
So instead of keeping up with your winter hibernation lifestyle this weekend, aka Netflix binges and cheap wine, take the wine outdoors and experience spring!
C'mon, we have no idea how long 70˚F weather will actually last... we could see a polar vortex come Monday, so we say make the most of the warm weather while you have the chance.
So to make your weekend the best weekend this side of winter so far, check out these amazing events going down in NYC.
Friday, April 15th
Tribeca Film Festival (various locations)
The Tribeca Film Festival is in full swing this weekend. Incredible creative talents will be screening short films, documentaries, and narratives this year, so it's one you won't want to miss out on.
Whether you're hoping to score a ticket to a talk between your favorite artist or director or just catch a screening, grab your ticket now.
Green Festival (Javits Center)
Earth Day is almost upon us, New Yorkers, so the largest and longest running sustainability & green living event is happening at the Javits Center all weekend long.
Whether you're looking to drink sustainable beer, check out inspirational speakers, or shop for some environmentally friendly products, this festival is chock full of green lovin'. The event is happening on Friday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 16th
Wine on Wheels (155 Varick Street)
Drink wine AND help charity? Where do we sign up? Well... here.
Wine on Wheels is an event serving up 200 wines from 60 of the city's best wineries for Wheeling Forward, a nonprofit dedicated to helping those with disabilities live life to the fullest.
The event is going down on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at City Winery.
National Record Store Day (various locations)
Throwback is the new modern, so prepare your vinyls because and hit your favorite stores because we're celebrating National Record Store Day.
Doesn't matter whether you're into rock, rap, techno, or whatever you may be listening to- this day is all medium and the stores that are still groovy enough to stock them: the records. For a list of participating stores, check this out.
Tulip Festival (123 West 89th Street)
We've all heard of the Cherry Blossom Festival, but what about the under appreciated tulip? Tulips are beautiful flowers that only last from the spring until early to mid summer, but in an abundance such as they have at the West Side Community Garden, the sights and smells are simply beautiful.
Head to their display of over 13,000 tulips, spring blossoming flowers, and blossoming trees. With weather as beautiful as is expected this weekend, it's the perfect time to check out some spring florals. Can't make it this weekend? It's going on next weekend as well!
Boat bars (various locations)
Want to know how it's officially spring? When the weather is so nice it incentivizes waterside bars to officially open for the season.
Break out your life jackets and koozies and head down to the waterside, because this weekend marks the official opening of the Frying Pan, the Brooklyn Barge Bar, and the North River Lobster Co.
Sunday, April 17th
Earth Day 2016 (Union Square)
Time to bring out your inner-treehugger in preparation of this year's Earth Day celebrations. The Earth Day Initiative is holding their annual Earth Day New York at Union Square this Sunday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The event includes live music, talks about sustainable food and urban farming, and even an appearance by Celebrity Chef Tom Colicchio. Plus, it's completely free! Get yourself in the mood to go green (and carless) this Earth Day, which is Friday, April 22.