Seven Spring Events Near NYC

Manayunk Canal Tom Ipri
Connecticut
New Haven| The International Arts and Idea Festival returns for its 15th year – expect a full program of talks, theater, tours and themed bike rides like last year to occupy you any day of its nearly two-week duration.
Stamford|See Brooklyn based guru of recycling, Steve Gerberich’s Gadgetry exhibit chronicling a 25 year career in making old stuff new again at the Stamford Museum.
In April, 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.” Call 203-322-1646.
Philadelphia
In May, walk a carless Walnut street during Philadelphia’s annual Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival. You along with 50,000 visitors from the Delaware Valley will eat, see and shop the best of the brotherly city.
Philly’s week long Beer Festival is slated as America’s biggest beer event. Head out on an Amtrak train to see what all the tap talk is about.
Boston
Nothing like Boston’s Old Brick Power Station to host the town’s first Bacon and Beer Festival, Sunday, April 24th. Enjoy pairings of bacon themed dishes with beer from New England’s top breweries.
Loiter, laugh and shop local at Boston’s SOWA market – the only open weekly weekend artisan market of its kind beginning MayIf y 15th.

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.

Massachusetts

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.

Connecticut

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.”

Pennsylvania

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.

New York

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.

 

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Comment(5)

  • Allison
    April 1, 2010 at 10:46 am

    The Philly Beer festival sounds fun, thanks for letting me know about it!

  • Ebony Ellis
    April 1, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    So glad I stopped by here! I’m liking the sound of the SOWA Market in Boston. This is a great website to find cool new stuff to do, keep it coming!

  • Cormelle
    April 2, 2010 at 11:57 am

    I love NY – I dont wanna leave but if I did -this is a definitely good to know- I wouldn’t mind going to Connecticut. How far is that from Brooklyn?

  • Vanina
    April 2, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Wow! SOWA Market sounds good! I like the Gadgetry Museum as well. More and more places to go when I visit the East Coast. 🙂

  • chermelle
    April 5, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    @EE – Thanks,I’ll be visiting Boston just for that purpose, I’ll let you know how it is.
    @Cormelle – Not that far – depending on where you go – you can be there within two hours.
    @Vanina – glad you are keeping all of the East Coast in mind.

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