5 Things to Do This Spring on the Upper West Side

Every year, New Yorkers welcome spring and the thawing out of the city from cold winter temperatures. While tourists head to the flower shows, festivals, and outdoor activities in Midtown, there are plenty of spring-friendly activities to enjoy right here on the Upper West Side. Here are five unmissable things to do this spring in the neighborhood.

Start the day with an iced coffee at Irving Farm New York.

The return of warm weather means you can switch back to iced coffee. Celebrating 20 years of expertly roasting in the Hudson Valley, Irving Farm is one of the neighborhood’s favorite coffee shops. Head hear for single-origin coffees from around the world.

Explore Unseen Oceans at The American Museum of Natural History.

Celebrate spring by diving into the ocean — at The American Museum of Natural History. In Unseen Oceans, you’ll go deep to discover dramatic undersea landscapes and the secret lives of the extraordinary organisms that inhabit them.

Eat and drink outdoors at Boat Basin Cafe.

This April, The Boat Basin Cafe reopens for the season. Take a leisurely walk down 79th Street to the famous cafe where generations of New Yorkers have gone to spend sunny days with cocktails, light bites, and music on the banks of the Hudson River.

Shop the sale at Patagonia.

With winter ending, all of New York’s most popular shops will start discounting last season’s most popular styles. Don’t miss Patagonia’s Upper West Side location on Columbus Avenue, where you can shop the sale and score a discount on winter gear for next year.

Get tickets for Shakespeare in the Park.

This spring, Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater returns for its 56th year. Starting May 29, see Shakespeare’s great tragedy Othello.

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