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




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