A few weeks from now, we wave goodbye to winter and say hello to SPRING season! Warmer temperatures, a few raindrops, parks will turn green again. It’s a wonderful season filled with upcoming events in New York City that everyone will surely enjoy: from sports lovers to movie buffs, art enthusiasts and nature lovers! Here are some of the events you should not miss.

New Directors / New Films
March 20-31
Lincoln Center
This annual film festival celebrates the innovative voices of film though showcasing hundreds of movies and discovering new directors and talents, promising a groundbreaking program. It is co-curated by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art.

New York Mets and Yankees Home Openers
April 1
Citi Field & Yankee Stadium
This is the first time New York City’s two Major League Baseball franchises – Mets & Yankees – will open their seasons on the same day. The Mets will face the San Diego Padres at Citi Field, while the Yankees will take on their bitter division rivals, the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium.

Season of Cambodia
April 6-May 31
Various locations
The very best of Cambodian art from sacred music and dance performances, discussions, movie screenings and gallery exhibitions will be showcased in different locations of New York City from April to May. Some includes  a Lunar New Year Celebration at the Rubin Museum of Art on April 13, Cambodian Film Festival on Film Society of Lincoln Center on April 19-25 and a dance-drama “The Legend of Apsara Mera” presented by the Royal Ballet of Cambodia on May 2-4 at Brooklyn Academy of Music.

WrestleMania 29
April 7
MetLife Stadium
The weeklong program of events includes a four-day interactive fan festival, the WWE's annual Hall of Fame Induction ceremony, the Reading Challenge Finals and Be a STAR rallies in support of WWE's anti-bullying initiative

Hanami: Cherry Blossom Viewing
April 7-28
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Cherry-blossom viewing, known as hanami, is a centuries-old Japanese custom, a springtime occasion for merriment and the contemplation of life's beauty and transience. The month culminates in celebration of the brilliant blooms with Sakura Matsuri, a festival of Japanese performances and cultural happenings, on April 28 and 29.

Tribeca Film Festival
April 17-28
Various Locations
The Tribeca Film Festival—launched after 9/11 to promote the cultural and economic revival of Lower Manhattan—provides a platform for innovative filmmakers to showcase their latest work. The 2013 program will feature films of all stripes: crowd-pleasing blockbusters-to-be, provocative documentaries, foreign films, shorts and free outdoor screenings, plus a cornucopia of panel discussions and lectures.

NFL Draft 2013
April 25-27
Radio City Music Hall
American Football fans and sports reports will witness their favorite college players get selected or rejected by professional teams.

TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour
May 5
Approximately 32,000 or more cyclist pedal their way through all five boroughs on a traffic-free, 40-mile course. It is not a race, so participants can relax and enjoy one of the best ways to see the City.

Frieze New York
May 10-13
Randall’s Island
Following Freze’s successful debut in 2012, attendees should expect art-world celebrities, regular-world celebrities and plenty of attendant art action citywide.

Design Week/ICFF
May 18-21
Javits Center
The annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) hosts more than 500 exhibitors from 34 countries and features everything in design that one could imagine—contemporary furniture, seating, carpeting and flooring, lighting, outdoor furniture, materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles, and kitchen and bath for residential and commercial interiors.

Fleet Week
May 22-30
Thousands of men and women from the US Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard will touch down on dry land during Fleet Week, a New York City tradition since 1984. The public can tour ships docked along Manhattan and Staten Island, view military demonstrations, see firsthand the most recent capabilities of the maritime services and enjoy musical performances from the sailors and marines themselves.

Memorial Day Parade
May 27
Various Locations
It is a time to honor those citizens who've served the United States in times of war. The City honors our fallen heroes with multiple parades. You can also follow Brooklyn's Memorial Day Parade (over 145 years old!), which begins at 87th Street and Third Avenue. In Manhattan, head uptown for a smaller parade in Inwood, which begins at Dyckman Street and Broadway.

All information are from www.nycgo.com


Whether it's day or night, in any season and whoever you are with, Brooklyn Bridge Park is the place you should never miss to visit in New York City. It is a world-class waterfront park with rolling hills, river front promenades, lush gardens and spectacular city views of Manhattan skyscrapers, the famous Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty! It is just 15 minutes away from our guesthouse via bus, subway/metro or taxi. The park also features sand volleyball courts, running and bicycle paths, a boat launch for non-motorized boating, several playgrounds, a picnic area as well as a dog-run and pool. You can also take a ferry from there to Manhattan!

The park is now fancier with Jane's Carousel! It is a completely restored historic Carousel made in 1922 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, the first carousel to be placed on the National Register for Historic Places. Surely it will delight children, as well as visitors from around the world, for many generations to come.

Brooklyn Bridge Park is open from 6AM to 1AM.
Address: 334 Furman Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Jane's Carousel hours of operation for Fall/Winter: 11AM-6PM, Sunday-Thursday
Ticket costs $2.
More information: www.janescarousel.com

For directions and other information about the park, just visit this site: 

FROSTY FIRST SUNDAYS at Brooklyn Botanic Garden!

On the first Sunday of each month, Brooklyn Botanic Garden invites visitors to invigorate themselves with a host of daytime activities for all ages. Free with Garden admission.

Sunday, February 3

Bird Walk
Noon–1 p.m. | Meet at the Visitor CenterJoin naturalist Brad Klein on these walks and identify birds and other wildlife around BBG. Learn more »

Guided Tour: Chase Away the Winter Blues
1–2 p.m. | Meet at Magnolia PlazaJoin licensed psychotherapist and veteran BBG guide Lynne Spevack, LCSW, for this hour-long outdoor narrated walk designed to relieve the winter doldrums. Learn more »

Discovery Workshop: Winter Trees
Drop In 1–3 p.m. | Visitor Center AtriumFamilies explore fragrant evergreen trees, investigate amazing pinecones, make a pine needle pillow to take home, and discover winter tree silhouettes around the garden. Learn more »

Conservatory Highlights Tour
2:30–3:15 p.m. | Steinhardt ConservatoryJoin a Garden Guide on a 45-minute family-friendly tour to see some of BBG’s most exquisite conservatory plants. Explore different habitats and get a dose of green to warm up your winter. No registration necessary. Meet at the entrance to the Steinhardt Conservatory. Learn more »