4/ 2 – 28: 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 on Mondays except April 22.
4/ 4 – 7: The Photography Show by AIPAD exhibits museum-quality work from 120 galleries at Pier 94.
4/ 5 – 6: Sample 150 craft beers and buy local restaurant food at NYC Craft Beer Festival at Union West in Chelsea.
4/ 5 – 7: Billed as the world’s largest fine art trade show, Artexpo New York offers new works by 400 exhibitors, educational seminars, and cocktail parties at Pier 92/94.
4/ 5 – 7 Watch dozens of student teams compete with the robots they built during FIRST Robotics Competition at Armory Track. Free.
4/ 6 (2 to 4 p.m.): Celebrate Scotland by watching bagpipers, dogs, men in kilts, and women in plaid marching up Sixth Avenue from 45th to 55th in the New York Tartan Day Parade. Free.
4/ 6 (3 to 5 p.m.): Pillows fly and teddy bears soar at the giant urban Pillow Fight NYC. Bring a soft pillow that does not contain feathers to Washington Square Park. Free.
4/ 6: Taste hundreds of wines from around the world with live entertainment, interactive games, and food for sale during New York Wine Fest at The Tunnel for age 21+.
4/ 6 – 7: The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art MoCCA Arts Festival features celebrity cartoonists and illustrators, art on display, and hundreds of small-press exhibitors at Metropolitan West.
4/ 7 – 20: (weekends): A ticket to Easter Bunny Express includes a 10-mile roundtrip train ride as the big bunny greets kids and the crew hands out treats, plus admission to the train museum in Whippany, NJ.
4/ 9 – 16: NYC locations Havana Film Festival New York shows 35 full-length feature films, documentaries, shorts, animation, and classics from Latin America with English subtitles.
4/ 11 (7 p.m.): The NYC Pancakes & Booze Art Show is a traveling exhibition by 100 artists, with free pancakes, DJ music, live body painting, and a bar at M1-5 Lounge for age 21+.
4/ 11 – 5/ 18: Enjoy music, creative plays, poetry, and films at Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF), which showcases urban artists and promotes diversity.
4/ 13 (1 to 5 p.m.): Watch Demonstrations in the Making of Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Eggs) by artists using wax-resist batik, see a 14-minute film about pysanky, and visit the exhibition of pysanky at the Ukrainian Museum.
4/ 14: The Greek Independence Day Parade features traditional costumes, music, and lots of blue and white flags on 5th Ave. from 64th to 79th St. Free.
4/ 17 – 28: See a diverse collection of boundary-pushing nonfiction films at Art of the Real at Lincoln Center.
4/ 19 – 28: New York International Auto Show is billed as the nation’s first and most attended at Jacob Javits Center.
April 20 – 21: Easter egg hunts for kids – New York City
4/ 21: Wear an extravagant hat or festive costume and join the people strolling on Fifth Avenue from 49th to 57th Streets in the Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival. It is usually described in the official street closures as “Easter Sunday Mass” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free.
4/ 22: A ticket to Earth Day 5K Green Tour gets you a 3-hour group tour of “green” projects around New York City.
4/ 23 (12 to 6:30 p.m.): Earth Day features environmental exhibitors, green businesses, kids’ activities, and live performances at Union Square. Free.
4/ 24 – 5/ 5: Tribeca Film Festival is a giant festival offering films, music, and cultural events in Lower Manhattan.
4/ 26 – 30: Focus on French Cinema features screenings of French films, receptions, parties, and actor & director Q&As at Lincoln Center.
4/ 27: Wine on Wheels features 200 wines served by 60 sommeliers with hors d’oeuvres, plus 20-minute wine seminars and an auction at City Winery.
4/ 27: The Margarita March includes eight tequila drinks in Manhattan bars.
4/ 27: Play classic low-tech games like hula hoops, yo-yos, pogo sticks, ultimate disc, and obstacle course during Street Games at Thomas Jefferson Park in East Harlem, subject to weather. Children under age 18 may need a guardian with ID for some activities. Free.
4/ 28: The 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk at 250 Vesey Street in Lower Manhattan supports the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Afterwards, visit free Community Day on Greenwich Street near the 9/11 Memorial for food trucks, music, and kids’ activities until 12:30 p.m.