New York City is brimming with culture, great food, and exciting experiences. With Fordham campuses in both the Bronx and Manhattan, you have the opportunity to explore the bustling city streets and vibrant communities of both boroughs.

Check out our list of things to do in NYC!

1. Cherry Blossom Trees in Central Park

Grab your best friend, an iced coffee, and a picnic blanket to experience the beauty of spring in Central Park as the iconic cherry blossom trees burst into full bloom. Check out these spots for the best views of spring.

All throughout April; The best places to view cherry blossom trees in Central Park are around the Reservoir, Cherry Hill, Pilgrim Hill, the Great Lawn, Cedar Hill, and the area just south of Cedar Hill between 74th and 77th streets.

2. The Orchid Show: Florals in Fashion

Experience The Orchid Show at the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, where fashion meets flora! Featuring designs by some of fashion’s most iconic fashionistas, this event invites you to strut your stuff on the catwalk amidst stunning orchid displays. Embrace your personal style and celebrate the everlasting trend of floral fashion at NYBG.

Through April 22, New York Botanical Gardens, Bronx



3. ‘Culture of Creativity’ at Tiffany & Co.

Explore Tiffany & Co.’s new exhibition, curated in collaboration with architect Peter Marino. It showcases nearly 70 unique artworks, celebrating Tiffany’s rich artistic heritage. It’s a captivating display you won’t want to miss!

Through May 20; 727 5th Ave., Manhattan

a man playing the guitar

4. Bronx Night Market

Experience the return of the iconic Bronx Night Market, marking its first appearance of the year! Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere, where 50 local vendors offer delectable treats. It’s every foodie’s dream!  Beyond a mere food festival, it’s an opportunity to unite in celebration of our community and the rich cultural tapestry of the Bronx.

Saturday, April 6, 4 p.m.; 1 Fordham Plaza, Bronx

Ruthie Ann Miles

5. Broadway Celebrates Earth Day

Broadway lights up Times Square once again for the third annual Earth Day concert. This year’s performance will feature Tony Award winner Ruthie Ann Miles from Sweeney Todd, Tony Award nominee Anika Larsen from Almost Famous, Michael Maliakel from Aladdin, and Lissa deGuzman from Wicked.

Saturday, April 20, 11 a.m – 3 p.m. West 47th Street, Manhattan


Patrick Verel is a news producer for Fordham Now. He can be reached at [email protected] or (212) 636-7790.