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Spring Activities in New York City

Gabriela Popeti
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Concierge, The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York
Gabriela Popeti
Concierge, The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York
2 E. 61st St.
212.838.8000

Now that the weather is finally warmer, there are several new and exciting activities and attractions—both indoors and out—making their way to New York City. Gabriela Popeti, Concierge at The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York shares her top recommendations of places to go and things to do now that this long winter is finally behind us. With Easter around the corner, she suggests taking part in The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt April 1 thru 17, which she calls “the biggest event to take place in the month of April.” More than 200 egg sculptures—designed by Diane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Jacques Torres and more—will be hidden in public spaces throughout the five boroughs and kids both young and old alike are encouraged to find them. To help with the hunt, a smart phone app will allow people to “check in” each time an egg is found. Once 10 people “check in” at a particular location, that egg’s whereabouts will be made public. Participants are eligible for prizes and all eggs will be on display at Rockefeller Center April 18 thru 25. “This is something that will captivate the interests of all ages,” Popeti says of the citywide event. This May, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will welcome a new exhibit: The Monuments Men at the Met: Treasures Saved During World War II. This exhibition will showcase paintings that were hidden during World War II by hundreds of men and women who volunteered for service in the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program to protect Europe’s monuments and cultural treasures from the destruction of war and seizure by the Nazis. “It’s magnificent how they were able to save all these famous paintings,” Popeti says. “It’s part of history and The Met.” The new George Clooney flick, The Monuments Men is based on these heroic men and women. Right outside The Met in Central Park, Popeti says a walking tour of the famed landscape is definitely a worthwhile activity for spring, suggesting The Hidden Secrets of Central Park Walking Tour. On the tour, which operates daily all year, participants can learn all about the mysteries of Central Park. Taking the tour in the spring allows park-goers the chance to see the city’s famed cherry blossoms—given to the park as a gift from Japan in 1912 and what Popeti calls “a crucial part of Central Park.”