Top Spring Festivals in NYC Right Now

Spring is in the air in NYC and so are exciting spring flower festivals, food fairs and cocktail expos for every type of event you’d like to participate in. From the Coffee and Tea Festival to the Orchid Show, there has never been a more opportune time to explore the city as the temperature rises and the sun sets later.

The Orchid Show

This year at the 15th annual Orchid Show visitors can experience various flowers and plants that reminisce a tropical Thai forest. The Orchid Show has a stunning Thai pavilion decorated with endless exotic plants throughout the NY Botanical Garden. Although this time of year is dedicated to Cherry Blossoms, the entire atmosphere at this Botanical Garden is quite unlike any park you have experienced thus far.

Coffee & Tea Festival

The 12th year of this film festival will have around sixty vendors from all around the country such as companies like Birds & Beans and Brooklyn’s Tea Dealers. While many of the beverage festivals in NYC this spring/summer season are alcohol focused, be sure to not miss this amazing opportunity to taste amazing brews and unique oolong teas.

Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival

While there are two locations for the Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival (Flushing Meadows–Corona Park and Brooklyn Botanic Garden), many say that the Queens location is less crowded and generally more relaxing. So take out your camera and be sure to take the time to explore countless cherry blossoms at Corona Park anytime now until the first week of May.

NYC Grand Tasting

With over 200 wines available for tasters to try, this event will sample reds and whites from over forty different wineries across upstate NY. Some wines will include regions such as the Finger Lakes and Niagara area. The endless list of wine will also be accompanied with local artisan cheeses, hor d’oeuvres and charcuterie making this two-hour end absolutely worth it.  

Melissa Ko is the Managing Member of Covepoint Capital Advisors, LLC and serves as the Chief Investment Officer of its flagship, the Covepoint Emerging Markets Macro Fund. Please visit, and to learn more!