Fun Winter and Spring Events In New York City and London

Winter and Spring Events In New York City and London

New York City and London are two of the most exciting cities in the world. At the center of food, art, and culture, both cities are bold and vibrant. But what’s New York like during winter?

Honestly, I love New York but winters are the worse!

Expect strong winds, sleet, and lots of snow. We had a few big snow storms this year. The city shut down several times. That meant no school, no work, and no public transportation. Ha! Not all bad, right?

During the winter months, it’s easy to binge watch TV shows instead of braving the elements. I would know. I’ve been guilty of this in the past.

However, instead of letting the weather get in the way, I’ve been out and about. I’ve enjoyed many winter events in New York City this year. From winter festivals to exclusive fashion shows, there’s no excuse to slow down. There are so many fun things to do in New York City throughout the year, especially winter.

Here’s a roundup of my favorite winter events in New York City so far. As a bonus, I’ve also included upcoming events to check out in London.

 

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Meetup with blogger friends at Bryant Park! 

 

Fun Events In New York City

 

Bangerz & Mash by Brunch Theatre

Dates: March 4-13, 2017

Bangerz & Mash by Brunch Theatre

Have to share this on social media! (photo by Ellis Vizcarra)

Playing at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Bangerz & Mash is a refreshing, must-see theatrical performance in New York City. Serving tasty brunch, Bangerz & Mash features eight short plays. From awkward Tinder dates to phone obsessed tendencies, this show pokes fun at millennials. Nothing is off-limits!

 

Related: Bangerz & Mash: 8 New Plays Made For NYC Millennials

 

Why it’s a must?

  • Laugh-out-loud funny
  • Tickets under $15 USD

 

Around the World in 12 Wines

Dates: Throughout The Year

Care to try something new (photo by SarahFunky.com)

Once a month, New York Wine Events invites wine newbies and aficionados to Around the World in 12 Wines. This intimate wine tasting pairs twelve decadent wines with artisanal cheeses. It also highlights the winemaking process.

 

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Why it’s a must?

  • Enjoy a 10% discount to bring your favorite bottles home
  • Walk away with a deeper appreciation for wine

 

Tango the Night Away

Dates: Throughout The Year

Argentine Tango Dance Lesson in New York City

Follow my lead (photo by SarahFunky.com)

Fancy learning the rhythmic movements of the Argentine tango?

Triangulo offers beginner and advanced Argentine tango dance classes. This class will transport you to the heart of Buenos Aires without ever leaving the city. If you’re thinking about going to your first tango lesson, give it a try. Let the music sweep you off your feet, literally!

 

Related: Carried Away With Argentine Tango 

 

Why it’s a must?

  • Attentive and experienced instructors
  • No experience necessary

 

Fun Events In London

 

St. Paddy’s Day Parade

Dates: Weekend closest to March 17th

St Patrick's day 2015, Dublin, Ireland

St. Patrick’s Day by Giuseppe Milo  

Saint Patrick’s Day parade in London is one of the best ways to kick off Spring.

During Saint Patrick’s Day weekend, London transforms into a ranting and raving sea of green, white, and orange. Experience London as its Irish roots come alive to remember Ireland’s beloved patron saint.

 

Why it’s a must?

  • Restaurants and pubs serve their best renditions of Irish specialties
  • Marching bands and decorated floats parade down Piccadilly

 

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Dates: May 23-27

Chelsea Flower Show photo by Karen Roe 

Welcome the blossoming of Spring at the Royal Hospital Chelsea Flower Show. Experience a one of a kind spectacle as the gardens transform the Royal Hospital Chelsea into a modern-day marvel.

 

Why it’s a must?

  • The world’s most prestigious flower show
  • Spectacular floral designs and gardens

 

Party Carnival Style

Dates: August 27-28

Notting Hill Carnival by Edmund Gall 

Stemming from the Trinidad Carnival, the Notting Hill Carnival celebrates Caribbean culture and traditions. The two-day parade fills the streets of West London with upbeat island tunes and the lively colors. 

 

Why it’s a must?

  • Free to attend
  • Experience Caribbean culture and its influence on London

 

Boat River Parties 

From luxury river cruises to intimate dinners on the Thames, cruise in style with MELON, an event company in London. Offering eight unique types of events, you can’t go wrong with any of their incredible venues.

Why it’s a must?

  • Spectacular views
  • Unique cocktail and dining experience

 

What events in New York City or London did YOU enjoy this season? 

Author: Danielle Desir

Danielle Desir is a Travel Finance Strategist that uses her financial background and knack for financial planning to empower those who want to travel afford travel and excel in their personal finances. She shares creative planning strategies, saving tips, cheap flight deals and even talks about her student loan repayment journey on her blog, The Thought Card. Her financial expertise has taken her across the globe to over 19 countries and 3 continents (and counting), all while paying off her student loans, saving for a house and working full-time.

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