Nature in the City

It looks like spring is finally here in New York City.  After a low-key holiday season, and a cold and snowy February and March, My New York City Tours is ready to welcome daffodils, crocuses, and new clients to the city!

Many museums have wonderful new spring exhibitions, including “Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and “Inventing Abstraction” at MoMA.  Families on spring break will love the American Museum of Natural History‘s new exhibit, “Whales: Giants of the Deep” and don’t forget to visit some of the smaller museums, including the Frick Collection and the Pierpont Morgan Library.

But of course New York is not just about museums, and in the spring, there is nothing better than a walk in one of the city’s great parks.  Central Park has pride of place, but you should also visit Riverside Park, the Battery, Prospect Park in Brooklyn, Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, Flushing Meadow Corona Park in Queens, and don’t forget Staten Island!  One of our favorite springtime walks is in Fort Tryon Park with its magnificent views over the Hudson River and the George Washington Bridge.  There you can eat at the lovely New Leaf Restaurant and Bar nestled just at the park entrance, and, of course, you should not miss the Cloisters Museum and Garden.  This exquisite set of buildings was constructed for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the 1930s, and it houses one of the most important collections of medieval art in the United States.

For the spring time visitor, My New York City Tours recommends a walk through Central Park to see the daffodils, crocuses, and all of the trees in bloom.  Springtime is also wonderful for birders who “flock” (how could we resist…) to the park to admire hundreds of species of migrating birds as they rest in one of the prime locations along the Atlantic Flyway, a migration corridor stretching the southern tip of South America all the way to the Arctic Circle.  While the peak period is in early May, many birds are already coming through the park on their way north in late March and early April.  Information about birding in Central Park can be found here and here.  The Central Park Conservancy also has information about birding in the park.

Contact My New York City tours and make your reservation today for a once in a lifetime spring experience!

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