New York City Events April 2018

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NYC April Events and Activities Calendar

New York City Events April 2018 include Bon Jovi, Billy Joel and P!nk in concert, Tribeca Film Festival, NY Auto Show and Spa Week. Newest Broadway shows include Frozen, Denzel Washington in The Iceman Cometh, Harry Potter and more.

The New York Yankees, Mets and NYCFC kick off their seasons, just as the Nets, Knicks and Rangers are (hopefully) heading to the Playoffs. April is also a fantastic shopping and sample sale month, and the weather is usually quite nice, unless we get too much rain.

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April Concerts, Shows and Events

April New York City Concerts Shows

More NYC Concerts Shows April – the New York Philharmonic and more.

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Hotels Near Penn Station, NYC

Staying near Penn Station / Madison Square Garden is a great idea when staying late for the Rangers, Knicks or your favorite concert, arrive or leave early via Amtrak or LIRR or just want to stay in a very affordable area of Manhattan steps from the Empire State Building, Macy's and no more than a 15 minute subway ride anywhere in Manhattan. Some of our top picks near Penn Station include:

Hotels Near Penn Station NYC

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Sports New York City Events April

April is a killer sports month in NYC! Baseball and FC seasons are kicking off, just as as basketball and hockey seasons are entering the Playoffs. The sports atmosphere in New York is exhilarating year round and some of the most intense competition is within our own rivalries.

Make sure to add a NYC Game Day to your NYC vacation – it’s an absolute MUST in NYC! NHL hockey playoffs start April ?? and NBA basketball playoffs start April ??.

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NYC Insider Print Map and Guide to Manhattan

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New York City International Auto Show

New York International Auto Show

March 30-April 8, 2018
Tickets $16 Adult, $7 Child

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
(11th/12th Aves, 34th/ 39th St)

Neighborhood Guide: Midtown West

Check out concept and future vehicles, ultra luxury sports cars and more. With their cool, new iPhone app, the Auto Show is better than ever. They were the first and largest attended Auto Show in North America, and one of the most popular events in New York City each year, receiving over one million visitors during its 10-day run. Filling the Javits Center with over 1,000 vehicles from major auto manufacturers and more, it is a must see for all auto enthusiasts.

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Hotels Near NYC Javits Center

Coming to town for the Boat Show, Comic Con, Motorcycle Show, NYT Travel Show, BroadwayCon, International Toy Fair, Restaurant and Food, The Auto Show, Chocolate Show or any one of dozens of fashion, technology or other industry shows? If your goal is to work hard, play harder, you'll definitely want to stay as close to the Javits Center as possible. Here are our top picks for Hotels Near NYC Javits Center.

Hotels Near NYC Javits Center

  • Ink48 Hotel - about 10 blocks from Javits Center, right next to the Intrepid Museum and my ALL time favorite rooftop! (photo)
  • Magnuson Convention Center Hotel - the closest hotel to the JC, less than a block away. Small, clean rooms, geared towards convention exhibitors and attendees.
  • Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel - new "digitally enhanced" hotel in Garment District, 15 min walk to JC, modern, though modest.

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Which is the BEST New York City Discount Pass?

Compare all the New York City Discount Passes, get savings coupons and find out how to get free entry to hundreds of tours, museums and attractions, plus skip the line privileges. Which is the BEST – New York City Explorer Pass, New York Pass or New York City Pass?

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April Things to do with Kids in New York

Flowers, Cirque du Soleil, Baseball, Central Park, the Zoo and more. Great things to do with kids in April include:

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April Broadway Show Picks

Broadway has a TON of new shows and legends on stage.

The Iceman Cometh Denzel Washington

The Iceman Cometh - Starring Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington returns to Broadway this Spring in Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh, as the central character of Hickey, a conflicted man who passionately encourages fellow alcoholics in a New York City bar to abandon their pipe dreams and take hold of harsh realities. Previews March 22nd. Opens April 26th. Through July 1, 2018 only.

Harry Potter on Broadway

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - 2018 TONY Award Winner Best Play

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father to three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. Previews March 16, Opens April 22, 2018. (Ages 10+).

Frozen Broadway Musical

Frozen on Broadway Tickets

With twice as many songs as the movie, Frozen on Broadway, is the timeless tale sisters, Elsa and Anna, pulled apart by a mysterious secret. As one young woman struggles to find her voice and harness her powers within, the other embarks on an epic adventure to bring her family together once and for all. Both are searching for love. They just don’t know where to find it. Previews Feb 22, 2018, Opens March 22, 2018. (Ages 8+).

Escape to Margaritaville Broadway Musical

Escape to Margaritaville – Music by Jimmy Buffett

Featuring a rousing score of original songs and Jimmy Buffett’s most beloved classics, including “Come Monday,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and many more, Escape to Margaritaville invites the audience to a place where the sun is hot, the water’s warm and the drinks are as cold as they are plentiful. Opened February 16, 2018

Once on this Island Broadway Musical

Once on this Island - A modern, socially-aware fairytale musical based on both Romeo and Juliet and The Little Mermaid. Transporting audiences to a small village across the sea, Once on This Island tells the tale of love and culture on the Broadway stage. After a terrible storm, Ti Moune, a loving and fearless peasant girl is left caring for an ailing but wealthy boy Daniel Beauxhomme. While their cultures divide them and the island, their love transcends the divide.

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Celebrities on Broadway

The Iceman Cometh Denzel Washington

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Annual Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca Film Festival NYC

April 18-29, 2018

The multi-week Film Festival takes place at various venues, mostly near Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street and showcases every film genre while attracting blockbuster global celebrities, probably more so than Fashion Week.

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More Info: www.tribecafilm.com

Robert De Niro and colleagues founded the Tribeca Film Festival in 2001, following the attacks on the World Trade Center to spur the revitalization of lower Manhattan. The Festival’s mission focuses on assisting filmmakers to reach the broadest possible audience, enabling the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema and promoting New York City as a major film making center.

Tribeca Film festival tickets are usually on sale first to American Express cardmembers, then the public, closer to the opening. Tickets range in price, depending on the event, but some screenings are even lower than a regular priced movie ticket.

Boutique Downtown Hotels New York

Boutique Downtown Hotels put you right next to some of NYC's most popular attractions: The 9-11 Memorial and Museum, Statue of Liberty, One World Observatory, Wall Street, St. Paul's Cathedral, Charging Bull and every major subway station.

Boutique Downtown Hotels New York

Some of our top boutique accomodation picks downtown include:

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More Downtown Hotels: Tribeca/Battery Park and Financial District/ Wall St

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Popular New York City Tours and Activities

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island: 4-Hour Guided Tour (StatueTour)

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Empire State Building: Silver Access (86 + 102 for Fee)

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Gulliver's Gate Exhibit NYC

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Ocean Odyssey Exhibit Times Square NYC

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One World Observatory: Skip The Line (Priority Reserved)

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Fun Things to do in New York in Spring

Things to do in New York in Spring

There are hundreds of fun things to do in New York in Spring. With the cherry blossoms, green foliage, sparkling rivers and warm weather as your backdrop, Spring is the time to take advantage of rooftops, biking, tennis, volleyball, walking tours and so much more.

Here are some of our top picks for Fun Things to do in New York in Spring.

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New York City Hotel Rooftops

New York City Hotel Rooftops offer some of the best skyline views and amenities in the whole City. Our top picks for the most surreal views and cocktails include:

New York City Hotel Rooftops

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Lincoln Center - Opera, Ballet, NY Philharmonic, Jazz, Broadway

You really haven't been to NYC until you experience THE beating heart of our Arts & Culture scene, Lincoln Center, home to the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, NYC Ballet, Julliard School, Broadway and so much more. See what NYC's (always amazing) classic cultural scene has to offer while you are here.

Lincoln Center NYC

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NYC Ballet Spring Season: April 24 – June 3, 2018

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Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) Rooftop Open

Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) Roof

April 17 - October 28, 2018
Daily @ 11am, 2pm, 5pm, 8pm (some variations)
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden

Skyline Views, Art and Cocktails - what more could you want?

Every summer, the Met opens the Martini Bar on the Roof Garden Café, an 8,000-square-foot, informal, outdoor setting with breathtaking panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline and Central Park.

More info: 2018 Met Roof Martini Bar Schedule.

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Things to do in New York in April

The best Things To Do in New York in April include cheering on any of 7 sports teams, exploring Central Park and getting your tennis gear and bicycles ready for warmer weather. Some of our top April picks include:

Things to do in New York in April

  • Central Park Bike Tour with Photoshoot – guided two-hour bike tour through the spring cherry blossoms with a personal photographer taking pictures the entire way!
  • NYC Rooftop Lounge Tour – guaranteed access to some of our exclusive nighttime hot spots as you ascend to the city’s rooftop bars to sip cocktails under the starry sky.
  • Tennis in New York City – NYC public parks tennis season generally runs from the first Saturday in April to the Sunday before Thanksgiving

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Spa Week – The best NYC Spa Services for $50

Spa Week NYC - Great Jones Spa

April 16-22, 2018; Reservations open March 19

Hundreds of top spas around the city offer treatments for $50. Facials, massages, laser hair removal and more. My favorite spa is Great Jones (at left), because of their amazing water lounge, steam and sauna, however, they no longer have the best spa week deals. Another great spa that partakes in Spa Week is Elizabeth Arden. See Spa Week for details.

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New York Yankees Schedule

New York Yankees Tickets

The New York Yankees, 27-Time World Series Champions, and likely the most simultaneously loved and hated team in baseball, return to the new Yankee Stadium. There are few things in NYC better than a Yankee game, an old-fashioned hot dog and our new Yankee Stadium.

NY Yankees Schedule – Home Games April

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New York Mets Schedule

New York Mets Schedule

Catch NYC’s National baseball team, and last year’s World Series contenders, in action at the awesome Citi Field, one of baseball’s nicest stadiums. Tickets are easy to get and the Mets are an easy 30 minute subway from Times Square or Grand Central. Grab a burger from Shake Shack and get ready to see some baseball action. Check out the NYC Insider Guide to New York Mets Tickets, Schedule and Directions.

NY Mets Schedule – Home Games

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New York Rangers Schedule

New York Rangers Tickets

Get your New York Rangers tickets and schedule to see our NY hockey team live in action at Madison Square Garden. With our All-Star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, the NY Rangers bring us some serious hockey action. Entering their 91st season, the Rangers have built their reputation on pride, passion, tradition and truly die-hard fans. Their games are the easiest sporting events in NYC to attend, right in Midtown Manhattan, a block from the Empire State Building.

NY Rangers Schedule – Home Games April

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Knicks MSG Schedule

New York Knicks Tickets

The NY Knicks, in their 71st Season, have a great roster, so come join our NY basketball team live in action at Madison Square Garden, “The World’s Most Famous Arena.” As a general rule (with plenty of exceptions), evening basketball games start at 7:30 and daytime at 12:00pm.

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NY Knicks Schedule – Home Games April

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Brooklyn Nets Schedule

Brooklyn Nets Tickets

The Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center is a true NYC experience. They offer classic Brooklyn foods like Nathan’s hot dogs and Juniors’ cheesecake, and have Jay-Z as a part owner! Jay-Z’s 40/40 club in the luxury sections of Barclays center serves drinks until 2am. With 2,000 seats at Barclay’s Center costing $25 or less, professional basketball is now available to everyone! See Brooklyn’s newest team bring it New York style and check our insider guide to Brooklyn Nets Tickets, Schedule and Directions!

Brooklyn Nets Schedule – Home Games April

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Things to Do in NYC by Month

Our Event Calendars show you exactly which events occur by day, but our Things to Do monthly guides highlight seasonal tours, bike rides, best time for boat cruises, when to buy tickets, the biggest sales and all the optimal times to do activities by month.

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