Happy spring, Manhattanites and visitors!
After a long and dreary winter, at long last, glimpses of spring have begun peeking through (dear fireball in the sky, how we've missed you!). Predictably, our attention has slowly turned to the outdoors, as city parks begin to reveal their long-dormant blooms, spring break releases the kiddies for a week of citywide adventuring, and the arts scene thrives with special exhibitions and gallery shows. Here are some of April's top stories, some of which look further ahead into spring:
I'd like to introduce myself, Elissa Richard, as the new Manhattan Travel and Local expert for About.com. A longtime travel journalist, with a quenchless cultural curiosity and insatiable appetite for all that's new and noteworthy, I've tirelessly traveled the world while out on the prowl for the next big "scoop." Still, I've yet to turn up any contender as captivating as my New York City hometown--the dynamic, cultured, and one-of-a-kind metropolis that it is. Here, I set out to report back on the best of all that's new--without overlooking the tried and true--in Manhattan proper, covering events, openings, neighborhood profiles, and more, for NYC locals and visitors alike.
Here are quick links to March's top stories:
Get ready for five days of scientific breakthroughs at the World Science Festival in New York from May 29 through June 2, 2013.
The festival will bring together Nobel Laureates, leading researchers, top-level technologists, creative artists, filmmakers, and performers for 40+ unique events around New York City.
The goal of the World Science Festival is to shine a spotlight on science and explore the many ways in which scientific discovery and innovation are shaping modern life.
Topics covered will include beer, whales, human consciousness, nanomedicine, pie, infinity, and insect sex (just to name a few).
See the full schedule of World Science Festival events.
Street fair season is here. The weather is warm and the gyro makers, psychics, and bulk tube sock vendors are hitting the streets of New York again for your shopping pleasure.
Check out our street fair listings for May in New York.
Find May farmers' markets in New York.
Browse our gallery of NYC summer street fair photos.