The Weekender

Photo courtesy of The New York Botanical Garden (

Spring has sprung(ish) in New York! It’s Easter weekend, and despite the sub-50 degree weather, there is still lots to celebrate. The cherry blossoms are out, baseball season has started and restaurant patios are opening up. This weekend there is plenty to do and see – it’s Springtime in NYC.

Here’s your Uber-approved weekend guide:

  • Take a moment to stop and smell the roses — err, orchids. This is the last weekend of the New York Botanical Garden’s annual Orchid Show, and if your family is in town, it’s a great time to take an Uber up to the Bronx to see the flowers in full bloom. The Orchid Evenings events are completely sold out but the exhibit is open to the public during it’s daytime hours. For tickets click here.

  • Enjoy America’s favorite pastime. While everyone hustles to make their last-minute Easter brunch reservations, it’s important to remember there’s more to do on Easter Sunday than enjoy Eggs Benedict and mimosas – like having a beer and watching the game. The Mets are in town and playing the Atlanta Braves at 1pm on Sunday. The weather forecast looks good, and so do the available seats. Make it a home run and take an Uber home after the game. (Tip: The best place to request an Uber at Citi Field is along 126th street.)

  • The 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival has officially kicked off and is now in full swing. This weekend there are quite a few events open to the public that any film aficionado would enjoy. There is also an al fresco viewing of SPLASH tonight at Brookfield Place and then it’s Next Goal Wins on Saturday night. These outdoor viewings are FREE to the public. Don’t forget to bring a blanket and some snacks (but there will be food trucks!). For a full list of festival events click here.

  • It’s an eggcellent time to go to the Queens Zoo. This weekend the Queens Zoo is hosting its two-day Easter Eggstravaganza. The zoo will have lots of family-friendly activities happening throughout the day, including an egg hunt and arts and crafts. The fun starts at 10am and continues all day until 4pm (both Saturday and Sunday).

  • If you prefer cars to crafts, then perhaps the International Auto Show is more your style. Get a sneak peek of the cars of the future and wander through the massive Javits Center with fellow car enthusiasts. If you’re reading this and still have yet to take your first Uber trip (wait, really?), then apply promo code: NYAUTOSHOW for $30 off your trip to the show.

And last but not least, remember to stock up on coveted chocolate Mini Eggs before the shelves run out for the season. We hope you have a lovely weekend. Uber on!

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