It looks like we are in for a nice NYC Spring 2021. The weather is improving with sunny, warmer days ahead. Some previous restrictions are being reduced. Businesses and tourist attractions around New York City are opening up again. Indoor dining has increased to fifty percent capacity. More options are available for dining outside as the weather improves, including rooftops and garden eateries. Movie theatres have reopened at twenty-five percent capacity with nearby options for drive-in theatres as well. Starting April 1st, quarantine for domestic travel will no longer be required for travelers entering New York from another U.S. state or territory. Starting April 2nd, Yankee Stadium and Citi Field will open at twenty percent capacity with other safety protocols in place. Read below for activities you can enjoy throughout New York City that also enable you to social distance.
Things to do in NYC Spring 2021:
Check Out Little Island
Reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland, there is a new park that emerges from the Hudson River near Chelsea and the West Village. Featuring a mushroom-like support platform, this new park called “Little Island” features gardens, overlooks, a 700-seat ampitheatre and great places to relax with friends in nature. Visit littleisland.org for more information.
NY PopsUp is a city-wide festival that will be going on all spring throughout NYC. Featuring spontaneous and unannounced musical and theatrical performances, you just may stumble upon one during a stroll through the city or on your way home from work. Hints will be dropped on Twitter @NYPopsUp and Instagram @NYPopsUp but events will not formally be announced nor designated to a specific location. Learn more about the festival by visiting nypopsup.com.
Light Up Williamsburg by Visiting ‘Reflect’
Visit Domino Park in Williamsburg to experience light in a whole new way. Jen Lewin’s multi-sensory art installation, Reflect, is live in Williamsburg 8am to 10pm, from March 5 to April 15, 2021. Step on interactive platforms that react to each step with splashes of changing colored lights. Spanning 2,400 feet, multiple visitors can interact with the installation while maintaining social distancing. Visit jenlewinstudio.com for more information.
Experience a Baseball Game
According to CBS Sports and Governor Cuomo’s recent announcement, Yankee Stadium and Citi Field will now open to twenty percent capacity for the beginning of the 2021 Spring season.
See a Movie
NYC movie theatres have finally reopened. All theatres must comply with new safety regulations such as maintaining 25% capacity with 50 people per single theatre maximum, assigned seating and social distancing. Masks are required.
Ride Around NYC on the Staten Island Ferry
Come on and take a free ride. Yes, that’s right, the Staten Island Ferry is free and it runs twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. See gorgeous views of the Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor and the Manhattan skyline like you’ve never seen it before.