April Events in NYC

Bright purple spring flowers along a sidewalk in a garden.
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With the arrival of April, New Yorkers generally have one mission in common: to get outside as much as possible! After months of hibernating and shielding ourselves from the frigid temperatures, the weather is finally playing nice, and we can’t get outdoors fast enough. Below, we’ve corralled mostly all activities that take place in the great outdoors, where you’ll be able to enjoy the onset of blossoming blooms and the warmth of springtime sunbeams.

Pillow Fight New York City: April 7th

On April 7th, the annual event Pillow Fight NYC will be taking place Downtown in Washington Square Park. The premise is simple: this giant urban outdoor pillow fight is designed to get kids and adults alike to let loose, play around, and have fun!

Taking place from 3 pm to 5 pm, the event is completely free and only requires you to bring a soft pillow that doesn’t contain feathers. You’re encouraged to run around, bonk strangers in the head with your pillow, sip in loads of fresh air, and forget your age for a while.

A red and white striped container of fresh popcorn at the Tribeca Film Festival.
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Tribeca Film Festival: April 18-29th

While this is the one recommendation we’re giving this month that does, indeed, happen indoors, we couldn’t possibly not mention the legendary Tribeca Film Festival. This annual festival has grown tremendously over the years, and now comprises one of the world’s most popular film festivals, as well as plenty of music, culture, panels, and celebrity appearances. It’s pretty much the social event to have on your calendar this April. The film screenings and events happen at a variety of places, but they are all located in Lower Manhattan, which is absolutely perfect for any Glenwood residents living in Tribeca Bridge Tower or Liberty Plaza.

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Earth Day 5K Green Tour: April 20th

There’s no better time to celebrate our sweet Mother Earth than on Earth Day! This year, you can score a ticket to the hottest Earth Day event in town: the Earth Day 5K Green Tour. Don’t let the “5K” confuse you, this isn’t a race. Instead, it’s a group tour of “green” projects happening around New York City, focused on building a city that’s kinder to our environment in a host of ways. Some sites you can expect to see include:

  • A Broadway theater that’s going green
  • A living green wall
  • NYC sustainable beauty brands

The tour lasts about four hours, and there will be approximately twenty people in each tour group. While the tour covers a variety of locations, Glenwood residents living on the Westside will be in close proximity to the Broadway theater that’s being showcased!

A view of the water fountain at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in Manhattan.
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9/11 Memorial 5K Run and Walk: April 22nd

The 9/11 Memorial 5K Run and Walk is happening at Pier 26 in Lower Manhattan and will be supporting the National September 11th Memorial and Museum. Not only will you be getting exercise while enjoying a beautiful spring day, but you’ll be fundraising for a wonderful cause as well. After the run, you can continue the outdoor fun by heading to the neighborhood’s Community Day on Greenwich Street.

The race begins at 8 am, but the festivities, including food trucks, music, and children’s activities, will be going on until 2 pm. The event is ideal for Glenwood residents living in Barclay Tower – the location couldn’t be more perfect!

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Street Games: April 28th

Another wonderful way to get outside this month is by heading uptown to Thomas Jefferson Park, where there will be a host of outdoor games to engage in, hosted by NYC Parks and Disney!

At least one was probably a favorite from your own childhood, so both children and their parents will have a blast with games such as obstacle courses, pogo sticks, yo-yos, hula-hoops, stickball, skateboards, bikes, and roller skates. The event is free, and only requires that you BYOH (bring your own helmet) if you wish to ride anything with wheels, and also a photo ID to check out the equipment. The fun goes from 11 am to 3 pm, rain or shine.

Upper East Side residents will love the proximity of this event to their Glenwood buildings.

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