Things to do in NYC in April
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Things to do in NYC in April

Published: March 30th, 2017

There is always an abundant amount of activities to do in New York City, but each month offers limited time events and fresh new openings. Our concierges at the Library Hotel Collection hope you are visiting NYC this April. Check out some fun-filled things to do during your visit.

The Orchid Show: Thailand at New York Botanical Gardens

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The Orchid Show: Thailand; is open until April 9th. The Orchid Show is celebrating their 15th year at NYBG by honoring Thailand’s rich cultural history and wealth of orchids. This year’s exhibition offers an amazing display of blooming orchids in a tropical garden, including the most beautiful of them all, the rainbow orchid. Their large patterned blooms are very popular in Thai homes and gardens. You and your travel companions can also enjoy an enchanting Thai dance performance, film screenings, tours, and even learn about orchid care.

Ticket prices start at $20 per adult on weekdays. Visit for more information.

Circus 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus

Instead of using animals, the award-winning puppeteer from War Horse and the producers of The Illusionists, use their amazing artistry to bring animals to life in

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a different way. From April 5-16 you can experience elephants put back in the ring as puppets and see with your own eyes a tradition circus with a fresh spin on it. People of all ages will enjoy this magnificent show full of unique, amazing and dangerous circus acts.

Price Range: $39.00 – $129.00. See Circus 1903 for details and tickets.

NYC International Auto Show

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This is the most popular event in New York City since 1900. Now is your chance to find out what makes it so extraordinary. The NYC International Auto Show rolls into town on April 14 and runs through April 23, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center located at 655 West 34th Street (at 11th Ave.), New York, NY 10001.

The auto show offers all auto enthusiasts to check out the latest trends, extraordinary innovations, various ultra luxury sports cars and more. For 10 days the 4 floors of the Javits Center will be filled with over 1,000 vehicles.

Tickets $16 Adult, $7 Child

Spa Week – The Best NYC Spa Services for $50

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If you would rather treat yourself to a day of pampering, spa week is for you! From April 17-23 hundreds of top spas around NYC are offering a variety of treatments, including facials, massages, laser hair removal and more for only $50. A favorite of ours is Elizabeth Arden – Red Door Spa on 5th Ave. In addition to all your sightseeing and culinary experience, every vacation should enjoy a bit of me time. Book your spa getaway now.

See Spa Week for details.

Easter Parade

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It’s time to break out your Easter bonnet and join along in New York City’s Annual Easter Parade taking place on April 16th.  The Easter parade has been a NYC tradition since the 1870s and encourages parade goers to wear their Sunday best! If you would prefer to watch, the best place is near St. Patrick’s Cathedral, where the parade begins at 10 A.M. and travels up 5th Avenue to 55th Street.

Art of Japanese Flower Arrangement

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The “Sound of Ikebana (Spring),” created by Naoko Tosa, will light up Times Square’s billboards each night in April between 11:57 p.m. and midnight as part of the “Midnight Moment” series by Times Square Arts and the Times Square Advertising Coalition.

Tosa’s design is part of a four-video art series. The “Sound of Ikebana (Spring)” expresses Japan’s spring season by using vibrant colors inspired by cherry blossoms as well as white and gold of Japanese New Year. Let this unpredictable display take you on a contemplative journey with traditional Japanese culture and history. See you in Duffy Square!

Baseball Season Begins

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Last but not least, no trip to NYC is complete without going to the ball game! The season begins as the weather warms up. Visit the new Yankee Stadium in the Bronx to witness one of the most loved (and hated) teams return to their stomping ground.

Subway directions: Take the 4 train from Grand Central by the Library Hotel, from 28th Street by Hotel Giraffe or 59th Street and Lexington by the Hotel Elysée. Take the B or D train from 42nd Street and 6th Ave by the Casablanca Hotel


If you have any questions about any of the events taking place in April or need help reserving tickets please contact our concierge desk directly at the hotel