New York City Events April 2018


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.

Top NYC April Events

  • New York City International Auto Show
  • Tribeca Film Festival
  • Orchid Show at NY Botanical Garden
  • NYC Ballet Spring Season
  • Earth Day in New York City
  • Billy Joel @ MSG
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) Rooftop Open
  • Spa Week
  • New York City Comedy Week
  • Yankees, Mets, Rangers, Islanders

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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:

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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!

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New York City International Auto Show

New York International Auto Show

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

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

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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)
  • Midtown 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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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. (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. Closed January 6, 2019.

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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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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.

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Some of our top boutique accomodation picks downtown include:

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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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Best New York City Hotel Rooftops

NYC Hotel Rooftops offer some of the best skyline views in the whole City, along with cocktails and food, views, pools, cabanas, sundecks and retractable roofs. Our top picks for the most surreal views and cocktails include:

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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.

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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 16 - October 27, 2019
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden
The Roof Garden is open daily and The Martini Bar is open Friday and Saturday evenings (5:30-8 pm)

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: 2019 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

  • Private Central Park Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer – get professional photos of you and your loved ones in Times Square, The Plaza Hotel, Central Park and more on this 2 hour guided tour.
  • 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.

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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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