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From New York City’s best attractions to our favorite fairs and festivals, this is your one-stop source for insider intel on all the Big Apple has to offer.

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Björk: Cornucopia

Björk is one of the most unique voices in music. However, she is more than just a singer--she’s a songwriter, actress, record producer, and most importantly a performance artist. Be one of the first to experience what the artist describes as her “most elaborate” stage creation yet. Cornucopia begins May 6th and runs until June 1st at New York City’s new arts and theater space, The Shed.

Catch one of the eight performances that feature the Icelandic artist collaborating with a series are talented creatives, including award-winning director, filmmaker, and screenwriter, Lucrecia Martel. The staged concert is a combination of live musical arrangements, stunning visuals, and digital technology. Despite the anticipation, details about the show have been sparse creating a mysterious air of excitement. There’s only one thing we know for sure--it’s guaranteed to be a fantastic work of art you’ll never forget! 

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Manhattan In Springtime

Sunny spring days have arrived in Manhattan. As the temperatures warm up, chic Manhattanites strip their elegant layers and the trees begin to bloom into a kaleidoscope of colors. Cherry blossom pink, daffodil yellow, crabapple white—the streets are adorned with hints of spring inviting visitors to stroll.

This year, head up to world-famous Central Park to tour the cherry blossoms. Walk hand-in-hand with your beloved while taking in the rich history of the area as well as learning about the origin of the stunning trees that brighten the park with their pink petals. Discover the winding trails, rocks, and streams while viewing the blooms along the bridal path at 90th St, East Drive at 66th St, the east side of the Boathouse at 74th St, and Cherry Hill mid-park at 72nd Street. Finish your adventures at Belvedere Castle, because the only thing more magical than a castle nestled in a park, is one fringed by exotic flowers. After a day of exploring, head back to Hotel Hendricks to unwind with a sumptuous cocktail on our rooftop. A lot can happen in a New York minute, use yours wisely.

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Insider’s Guide to The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Expand your horizons with an enlightening trip to “the Met,” the largest art museum in the United States. Whether you are a frequent visitor or it’s your first time, there is always something new to see.

The Greek and Roman Sculpture Court is an optimal place to start. Find your own intimate corner and take in the two-story hall filled with the museum’s prolific collection of Greek and Roman art focusing on ancient statues. Next, immerse yourself in an Impressionist Treasury to explore 19th century and 20th-century European paintings and sculptures featuring 16 works by Post-Impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh. Finally, round out your adventures by visiting the Temple of Dendur, the only complete Egyptian temple in the Western Hemisphere. Take note of the stunning papyrus and lotus plant details towards the base leading up towards the sun and the wings of Horus, the sky god. Most importantly, get lost, wander the galleries, and remember there will always be more to see. That’s the beauty of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

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Celebrate An (Inter)Stellar Spring

Even if New York City does get hit by a late-season snowfall, indoors, you can embrace the promise of a sweet-smelling spring at Macy’s annual Flower Show. This year, the sprawling 11-story flagship department store takes us on a “Journey to Paradisios,” an out-of-this-world, flower-filled reverie into “the mystery of the cosmos.” 

Think arrangement after stunning arrangement in every size, shape, and shade in the galaxy. While you’re there, you can also get a jump start on your spring wardrobe essentials, check out the latest gear at the new Apple Shop on the first floor or grab a bite at one of four NYC food trucks that have permanently parked on “Chef Street.”

The Macy’s Flower Show is on view March 24 - April 7, 2019, and is free and open to the public during normal shopping hours.

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