NYC Weekend Guide for April 29 – 30, 2017

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Spring is in full swing here in the Big Apple! From music festivals to street fairs to arts and crafts events, the city is simply packed with great things to see and do this weekend. Here’s just a quick look at a few of the things to see and do this weekend in New York City.

Brooklyn Folk Festival

Fans of folk music should definitely head on over to the St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church at 157 Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights for the Brooklyn Folk Festival. The event will feature plenty of live music and even workshop classes on how to play the guitar and banjo!

Sakura Matsuri: Cherry Blossom Festival

This event celebrates Japanese culture and is a fantastic opportunity to see the famed cherry blossom trees at their peak. Features an art gallery, music, flea market and much more. Takes place at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden this Saturday and Sunday. More information can be found at

Hester Street Fair

The popular Hester Street Fair in the Lower East Side offers a wealth of food and crafts vendors to explore. Additional information can be found over at


Smorgasburg is back once again! Brooklyn’s favorite food festival boasts nearly 100 great food vendors to sample at its two locations in Williamsburg on Saturday and Prospect Park on Sunday. More information about this fun and popular event can be found at

New York at Its Core

This new exhibit over at the Museum of the City of New York at 1220 Fifth Avenue in the Upper East Side showcases hundreds of artifacts and interactive exhibitions that explore the city’s rich history from the Dutch colonial period to the present. For history buffs, this is a must!

Visit the City’s Lush Botanical gardens

With spring well underway, now is the perfect opportunity to explore the city’s beautiful botanical gardens. The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx is currently displaying the acclaimed artwork of Dale Chihuly while the Brooklyn Botanic Garden features the Sakura Masturi: Cherry Blossom Festival this weekend as well as a vast collection of plants and trees across 52 beautiful acres. The Queens Botanical Garden, the State Island Botanical Garden and the lush Wave Hill in the Bronx are also worth exploring too.