4/1 – 8, (begins March 25): See spectacular arrangements of flowers from around the world and attend scheduled events at Macy’s Flower Show in the store on Herald Square. Free.
4/1 – 8 (begins March 30): New York International Auto Show is billed as the nation’s first and most attended at Jacob Javits Center.
4/1 – 22 (begins March 3): The Orchid Show fills the conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden with thousands of orchids in an amazing array of colors, shapes, sizes, and textures. Closed Mondays except April 2.
4/7 – 8: The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art MoCCA Arts Festivalfeatures celebrity cartoonists and illustrators, art on display, and hundreds of small-press exhibitors at Metropolitan West.
4/7 – 8: Taste coffee, see exhibits, and attend classes at the consumer CoffeeCon at Tribeca 360°.
4/7 – May 12: See creative plays, films, music, and poetry at the Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF), which showcases urban artists and promotes diversity.
4/5, (12 to 7 p.m.): Earth Day features environmental exhibitors, green businesses, kids’ activities, and live performances at Union Square. Free.
4/20: A ticket to Earth Day 5K Green Tour gets you a group tour of “green” projects around New York City, which lasts three to four hours.
4/27 – 29: Hear speakers share travel tips and stories, attend a workshop, and visit exhibitors at the New York Travel Festival in multiple Manhattan locations.
4/27 – May 1: Focus on French Cinema features screenings of French films, receptions, parties, and actor & director Q&As.
4/28: Wine on Wheels features 200 wines served by 60 sommeliers with hors d’oeuvres, plus 20-minute wine seminars, and a silent auction at City Winery.
4/28, (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.): Play classic low-tech games like stickball, hula hoop, pogo stick, and yo-yo. Bring a helmet & parent with ID for skateboard, bikes, and skates at Street Games in Thomas Jefferson Park in East Harlem. Free.