New York City is warming up: trees are beginning to bloom, layers of coats are being shed and going out for drinks is becoming less of a burden. Much of the city has been in hibernation for the last few months, but don't worry, everyone is ready to get spring started. If you're visiting the city this month and are looking for something to do, we'll help you out with that.
The Macy's Flower Show
Though you can't quite frolic through the flowers in Central Park just yet, head to the Macy's department store in Herald Square starting March 24 for the annual Macy's Flower Show. What you can expect from this floral-filled exhbition are incredible arrangements of sci-fi-inspired scenes to fit this year's theme: "Journey to Paradisios." The in-store restaurant will also include a special display and an exclusive Flower Show cocktail and a three-course prix-fixe menu created by Chef Jarett Appell who adds a twist to classic Italian spring dishes.
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Andy Warhol at the Whitney
If you haven't been to the re-opened Whitney Museum of American Art in the Meatpacking District, it's time for you to go there, especially with the museum's latest exhibition: Andy Warhol - From A to B and Back Again. Explore the American artist's non-traditional art-making techniques through this powerful exhibition, as it is the first Warhol retrospective organized by a U.S. institution since 1989. Revealing new complexities about Warhol, the exhibit takes you through his influential life and work. It's open until March 31, and you don't want to miss it.
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Shopping in SoHo
SoHo is the equivalent of Brera in Milan: you want to buy everything you see, the art is more interesting than what you've found anywhere else, and the window displays are equally as beautiful as the architecture. For a day of unforgettable shopping, this is where you want to be. You'll find everything from your favorite designer boutiques to eclectic indie shops, art galleries, interior design stores and incredible restaurants. Stroll down Lafayette Street and weave your way through the neighborhoods while enjoying the views of the cast-iron-fronted buildings lining the cobblestone streets.
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Coffee & Tea Festival
Whether you're obsessed with coffee, tea or both, there's no judgment at NYC's 14th Annual Coffee & Tea Festival. Experience over 75 exhibitors bringing the best of the best in beverages to the Big Apple. You'll be able to learn from industry pros while tasting flavorful drinks and even enjoying some tasty treats. The festival is happening March 23-24, so you'll want to plan ahead to make the most out of your trip.
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Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream
In case you haven't heard, New York has a sweet tooth. No matter what time of the year you're visiting the city, you're sure to find some delicious treats in any neighborhood, and one of the places you might pass is Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream. With multiple popular locations and an ice cream truck, we shouldn't have to explain how good this ice cream is. As the weather turns warmer, you're going to be craving some ice cream, so why not go for the best? With rotating flavors and new creations every season, each experience at Van Leeuwen's is different.
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