Spring in New York City

Travel by bus–a proven method of cheap travel–now ranks higher in other important categories such as convenience and speed. Taking the bus to New York City is the best travel option if you live nearby in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York State suburbs. That’s because you can forget about traffic stress, enjoy your trip and never worry about parking.

Minimal Travel Costs and More Ways to Enjoy Your April Trip to New York

Travel groups can commute together by bus instead of booking separate travel arrangements. Whether you travel individually or in a family or group, everyone can save money and avoid crowded airline routes and security delays. You can spend your travel time reading, surfing the internet, or socializing with your friends. New York offers an astonishing range of activities for tourists in April when the city comes alive with festivals, attractions, and events. Five of the best reasons to travel to NYC by bus include:

Pillow Fight in the Park

International Pillow Fight Day is April 6, 2019, and Washington Square Park hosts the NYC Pillow Fight in the Park at 5th Avenue, Waverly Place and West 4th street. This is a fun and wacky happening that locals and tourists enjoy, plus it’s completely free. All you need is a soft pillow without feathers. Many people come dressed in the costumes of their favorite cartoon and movie characters to ramp up the excitement. Most importantly, you can make use of your pillow for comfort while on the ride into the city.

The New York City Ballet’s Spring Season

New York City Ballet at 20 Lincoln Center Plaza begins its Spring season in April with a new artistic director and associate artistic director. Jonathan Stafford was recently named artistic director, and Wendy Whelan was named associate artistic director. The NYC Ballet has also named its resident choreographer and soloist, Justin Peck, as Artistic Advisor. One of the world’s most pre-eminent dance companies, NYC Ballet features the New York City Ballet Orchestra and more than 90 dancers. Tickets are available for performances from April 23, 2019, until April 30, 2019.

The Met Roof Garden

The Met Roof Garden is open throughout the month of April, and this year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will feature an exhibit called “Alicja Kwade, Para Pivot”. The exhibit will run from April 16, 2019, until October 27, 2019, at the Met’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. This is an excellent place to unwind after a day of touring the city or to enjoy food or a beverage after visiting the art museum. There are also indoor dining venues throughout the museum with views of Central Park, so you’re covered no matter what the weather is like.

The New York City Auto Show

The New York City International Auto Show runs from Friday, April 19, 2019, until Sunday, April 28, 2019. Located at the Jacob Javits Convention Center on 11th Avenue between 34th and 39th streets, the venue is ideal to complement your itinerary in the latter part of the month. You can book group tours or individual admission if you’re traveling alone. Get the latest information on self-driving cars, technology upgrades and available merchandise from the NYIAS official store.

The Tribeca Film Festival

Although held in New York, the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival features films with a distinctively Louisiana setting. These films include:

  • Burning Cane
    This is a film that’s written and directed by New Orleans native Phillip Youmans. The film explores a deeply religious woman’s struggle to reconcile her faith with the love of a deeply troubled son.
  • Lost Bayou
    New Orleans native Brian C. Miller directs this film written by locals, Hunter Burley and Nick Lavin. An addict returns home to reconnect with her father only to find he’s hiding a secret of his own on his houseboat.
  • A Woman’s Work: the NFL’s Cheerleader Problem
    This film features an in-depth interview with New Orleans Saints cheerleader, Bailey Davis. Local filmmaker Zac Manuel’s work also features in this documentary to help audiences understand how feminism and football collide.

There are many other films and documentaries, but Louisiana-based films tend to dominate this year’s festival. The Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 24, 2019, until May 5, 2019. Closing films have yet to be announced, and the films play at various local theaters. The complete schedule can be found after March 13, 2019, at Tribecafilm.com.

Dozens of Spring Events for Bus Travelers

There are just too many festivals in NYC in the Spring to be able to cover them all. You might be interested in tattoos, kinky films, or comic books. Check out these listings to discover dozens of additional options for your itinerary. April in New York is generally a wonderful time for mild weather and is just as exciting as April in Paris. However, you could get rain. It’s wise to plan indoor and outdoor events to cover all the options. Contact Martz Trailways today to book a New York City trip by bus for yourself or your group.