If you’re looking for a little out-of-state adventure this season, we’ve got seven spring events near NYC that are sure to reawaken winter-trodden spirits.
From a family hike week to an outdoor artisan market that rivals the Brooklyn Flea, you will be anything but bored this season.
Beginning May 5th, get ready to loiter, eat, and shop local in the South End at Boston’s annual SOWA market—the only open weekly artisan market of its kind.
On June 9-29, the International Arts and Ideas Festival returns to New Haven for its 22nd year. Expect a full program of talks, theater, tours and themed bike rides similar to previous years to occupy you any day of its two-week duration.
Attend an Astronomy Night event, being offered each month in conjunction with a featured presentation. The night will teach you how to study the sky coupled with a chance to look through the museum’s 22-inch diameter telescope.
From April 10-12, get the whole family to enjoy the outdoors during Stamford’s Family Take a Hike Week. Experience a weekend of eco-filled activities engaging the five senses with themed hikes like; “bug and beasts” “for the birds” and “wild edibles.”
On May 19 from 12-5pm, walk a car-free Walnut street during Philadelphia’s annual Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival. Join 50,000 visitors from the Delaware Valley to eat, stroll, and shop the best of the brotherly city.
On April 28th, head to the 20th annual Manayunk Tacos, Tequila and Tunes Craft Beer Festival, hosted by the Manneyunk Brewery features over 70 breweries from across the country. Plus, enjoy tacos and live music as you relax on the patio overlooking the Schuylkill River.
Stay local and head to the Bronx for the 2018 New York Botanical Garden Orchid Show. This year’s show is open from March 3 through April 22 and features Belgian floral artist Daniel Ost.
Header photo by Tom Ipri