Spring is upon us, and as usual, New York City will have a variety of exciting celebrations of art, culture, coffee and more. There’s no reason for any spring breakers in New York to be void of fun things to do with these unique NYC spring festivals coming up.
Queens World Film Festival
New York City is incredible, because on any given day, you can find a celebration of art or creativity that is positively world class. The Queens World Film Festival is one of the best examples this spring, screening bold international films at the Museum of the Moving Image.
Affordable Art Fair
Every year, The Affordable Art Fair brings work from over 80 galleries from around the world to exhibit an array of contemporary paintings, sculptures, and various works of art in Chelsea. Set in the sprawling Metropolitan Pavilion, it’s a fascinating event for buyers and spectators, with all art priced between $100 and $10,000.
In the age where cold brews and espressos reign supreme, there’s unprecedented opportunity to try new beans and discover new flavors. CoffeeCon is the place to explore, with exhibits, classes and tastings for two full days.
Downtown Urban Arts Festival
April 7 – May 12
Spread throughout Lower Manhattan, this fantastic arts festival features over a month of plays, films, music, and poetry that celebrate diversity, and showcase a diverse range of artists. The variety of mediums and long-running nature of this festival makes it one of spring’s most anticipated events in New York City.
Tribeca Film Festival
Annually screening some of the most critically-acclaimed independent feature-length films, shorts, and documentaries in the world, the Robert de Niro-helmed event is a cultural touchstone for the Tribeca community and film world at large. Begun in the wake of 9/11 as a way to bring the downtown neighborhood back together, it’s become one of the city’s premier annual events.