Locked & Loaded: 8 Must-Do Things to Cross Off Your Manhattan Bucket List This Spring

Guess what, New Yorkers? 

Even though it doesn't feel like it, this Sunday marks the first day of spring, and although we could be blanketed with 6-12 inches of snow, we're still looking forward to some warmer weather. 

To get us in the mood for sunshine and blooming trees, we're looking forward to all of the events and activities that you absolutely cannot miss this spring. 

What better place to usher in the spring than the borough of Manhattan? 

Here are the absolute cannot miss events happening in Manhattan this spring.

Macy's Flower Show (March 20th to April 3rd)


Springtime means flowers, and to jumpstart the season, we're heading to Macy's Annual Flower Show at Macy's Herald Square. 

If you've never had the opportunity to check out the incredible blooms at Macy's Flower Show, you need to check them out this year. 


Between stunning displays of colorful florals and greenery to live chocolate demonstrations to performances from the cast of The Carole King Musical, this is one event you cannot miss. 

NYC Craft Beer Festival (March 25th & March 26th)

The fifth year of the NYC Craft Beer Festival is happening on March 25th and 26th at the Lexington Armory. This massive beer festival will serve over 150 beers, ciders, and meads from 75 different breweries from across the country. 

Not only will you get two-and-a-half hours of unlimited 2-ounce tastings, but you will also get the opportunity to taste limited-release brews and seasonal selections. 

Act a Fool (Friday, April 1st)


What are you doing on April Fool's? 

Uh, you're heading to our 'Act a Fool'  at No. 8 for a night full of great drinks, free spoiled NYC sunglasses and t-shirts, and an hour-long open bar brought to you by Tequila Avión and The Hidden Sea Wines. 

If you missed out on our epic parties last year, this is your first shot to make up for it. We're kicking off our monthly event series with this party from 9 p.m. until who-knows-when.

Get your tickets here. See you there then, right? 

Pillow Fight NYC (April 2nd) 


Grab your pillows, ladies and gents, because this year's annual Pillow Fight NYC is going down at Washington Square Park. 

The pillows will start flying at 3 p.m. and the fight won't stop until 6 p.m. Just make sure to bring a soft, feather-free pillow, because you don't want to be the jerk who breaks someone's nose with a pillow.

You can deposit your pillow in a donation truck when you're finished in order to help Dare2B fight child poverty and homelessness in NYC, or you can take it with you. 


Rooftop bars

Springtime weather is the best time to start your outdoor, rooftop drinking. It's time to prep your liver for the sh*tshow that is summer booze season. 

Alright, so we really don't want you to destroy your liver, but it is the perfect time to indulge while overlooking the most beautiful city in the world... NYC (uh, duh!?). 


Head out to bars like Refinery Rooftop or Haven Rooftop to check out the bright lights of our big city while sipping on an insanely delicious cocktail. 

NYC Craft Distillers Festival (April 2nd)


If you're a fan of jazz, speakeasies, and craft spirits, you absolutely cannot miss the NYC Craft Distillers Festival happening on April 2nd at the Bowery Hotel. 

With a 1920s era jazz band, and over 60 craft spirits to sample in a two-hour session, you're guaranteed to have a swinging good time. 

Even better? Dress up in a modern-Gatsby themed outfit to really get in the prohibition era spirit. 

Tribeca Film Festival (April 13th through April 24th)


The Tribeca Film Festival is back between April 13th and April 24th, screening a selection of films chosen from over 6,000 submissions from around the world. 

Whether you're interested in documentaries, animated films, dramas, or inspirational films, there's something showing for everyone. 


Additionally, Robert De Niro recently announced that he, Martin Scorsese, Jodi Foster, Cybill Shepherd, and Paul Schrader will be in attendance for the screening of Taxi Driver on April 21st at the Beacon Theatre to commemorate its 40th anniversary. 

Wine On Wheels 2016 (April 16th) 


Saturday April 16th, you should drink some wine for a good cause.

If you attend Wine on Wheels, 100% of the proceeds will go towards the charity, Wheeling Forward, a nonprofit that helps people with disabilities live their lives to the fullest through advocacy, mentoring, and support services. 

At the Wine on Wheels Grand Tasting and Silent Auction at City Winery, you'll have the opportunity to taste over 200 wines served by 60 of NYC's knowledgeable sommeliers. 

Check out 8 Must-Do Things to Cross Off Your Bucket List in Brooklyn This Spring.

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