Spring has sprung in New York City and we couldn't be happier! Here is our list of top 5 events not to miss in April!
1. A Celebration of NYC's Best Margaritas (April 29)
A Grand Ole Fiesta sampling the city's best margaritas as your favorite restaurants duke it out for the title at the Margarita Rumble! Fiesta like there's no mañana when the Margarita Rumble kicks off at Dobbin St. Over 15 specially curated, best of the best, bars & restaurants send their mixologists in to compete for the title of Best Margarita in NYC. Sample the best margaritas (and then vote for your favorite!) while live music keeps you la bamba'ing.
VIP tickets get you early admission to beat the crowds, so get your tickets ASAP!
2. Cherry Blossom Festival, Sakura Matsuri, at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden! (April 29 & 30)
From 10am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday, you can enjoy over 200 blossoming Cherry Trees, and over 60 events and performances celebrating traditional and contemporary Japanese culture.
The festival marks the end of hanami, the Japanese tradition of enjoying every moment of cherry blossom season. Tickets can be purchased online, and are free to children 12 and under.
There is also a Seasonal Highlights Tour as well as many other fantastic events. See the list here.
3. Tribeca Film Festival (April 19th-30th)
From films support my major stars, tech talks and true indie film, you can catch it all at the 16th Annual Tribeca Film Festival!
4. Vegan Pop-Up Market (April 23rd)
The Seed is bringing it's vegan and plant-based shopping experience to NYC's largest weekly curated market, Grand Bazaar NYC. Over 30 of The Seed's top merchants will be joining the over 100 vendors of the Upper West Side market.
Date & Time: Sunday, April 23 from 10am - 5:30pm. Grand Bazaar NYC, 100 West 77th St. (Corner of Columbus Ave.)
About Grand Bazaar NYC: Grand Bazaar NYC is open every Sunday, all year-round, and is the funding source for four local public schools, benefiting over 4,000 children. It's the largest curated weekly market in New York City, with over 43,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor space. Each weekend the best and most unique artist, designers, craft makers, and independent antique and vintage dealers set-up shop for the thousands of neighborhood, local and international visitors.
5. New York Hot Sauce Expo! (April 22 & 23)
From TimeOutNY, "Feel the burn at this two-do celebration of all things spicy. You can sample dozens of vendors’ wares and take part in tongue-searing challenges, like the burrito, guacamole or pizza eating contests. Champs of sauce will be announced at the Screaming Mi Mi Awards, in categories such as Asian Style, Fruit-Based and Best Hot Sauce Label Artwork."