Coney Island Reopening
Due to the forecasted snowstorm last weekend, Coney Island’s opening was postponed to March 27th at 11 a.m. The annual blessing of the rides will take place at Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park, and in celebration of its 96th season, there will be free rides for the first 96 riders. The Cyclone will also be offering free rides to the first 100 riders. Visitors can see the Coney Island History Project for free for the entire season.
New at the Coney Island Boardwalk is a massive amphitheater for indoor entertainment, which will be open just in time for this summer’s concert season. Formerly known as The Child’s Restaurant, the amphitheater includes 5,000 seats and 40,000 sqft of open space, perfect for picnics and lounging.
On March 25th and 26th, this beer festival is offering unlimited samples of 150 different kinds of rare and seasonal brews, ciders, and meads from 75 different breweries. The tour also includes craft beer seminars led by Sense Lab and others. General admission tickets get you 2.5 hours of sample tasting, access to unlimited brews and the Craft Concierge Center. A VIP ticket gets you an extra hour of all of this! Make your way to the Lexington Avenue Armory on Friday night or Saturday afternoon for the largest selection of hand-crafted beers in the city.
It’s hard not get lost in the aromas of this free two-week floral exhibition, this year themed “America the Beautiful.” Located in the ground floor of Macy’s Herald Square, witness floor-to-ceiling greenery everyday at 10 a.m. until April 3rd. Take your flower visit to the next level by visiting Macy’s mobile site for a guided audio tour, which tells the story of the flora from the enchanting southeast to the majestic rockies.
Located at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, the international car show is open from March 25th to April 3rd. Featuring the latest in automotive technology, the show will showcase more than four floors and nearly 1,000 of the newest latest designs and concepts. This is the first and most popular car show to date, for ticket prices you won’t believe. Opening day ceremonies begin at 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 26th, and wheelchairs and strollers are available for those who need them. Photos and videos are encouraged and there are plenty of eating options available at the various restaurants in the Javits food courts.