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Your New York City Weekend MARCH 18-20

The official first day of spring falls on this Sunday (and so does a potential snowstorm oddly enough), and the city is coming to life with events. Whether you’re celebrating your Spring Break weekend, still recovering from St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans, or just looking for something fun to do, check out our list of some of the coolest things happening around town.

STREET OF SHIPS: THE PORT AND ITS PEOPLE
Currently undergoing a massive restoration, this week the South Street Seaport Museum’s flagship location opens the first exhibit since the destruction it faced during Hurricane Sandy. Entitled Street of Ships: The Port and Its People, the exhibit showcases pieces from the Museum’s permanent collections related to the 19th Century history of the Port of New York, examining the Seaport’s huge role in making New York America’s largest city. It will also rotate around the reconstruction of the Museum’s 1885 full-rigged sailing cargo ship, Wavertree, set to return to the Seaport in July 2016 after the completion of a 15 month restoration.
Opened March 17
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THE MET BREUER
The famous Metropolitan Museum of Art has taken over the old Whitney Museum location on Madison Avenue and 75th Street and officially opens it to the public this weekend as The Met Breuer! Housing its 20th and 21st century collection, the new space will be showing a very cool inaugural exhibition entitled Unfinished, showcasing “incomplete” works and examining the question of when a work of art is actually finished. The Met Breuer will also be hosting a schedule of fun events all weekend to celebrate its opening, check out the full schedule on their website!
Opened March 18
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COFFEE AND TEA FESTIVAL
Browse through over 60 exhibitors from all around the world and sample the finest coffees and teas from each at this two day festival at the Brooklyn EXPO Center. In addition to delicious drinks you can try savory and sweet pairings and attend seminars from industry pros!
March 19-20
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UNITED AIRLINES NYC HALF
It may be chilly on Sunday but that won’t stop all of the hardcore runners of New York City from hitting the pavement for 13.1 miles throughout the city, from Central Park to Times Square to the South Street Seaport. Download the route online and go out to cheer the runners of New York on!
March 20
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MACY’S FLOWER SHOW
Ring in spring in a most beautiful way when the annual Macy’s Flower Show returns to Herald Square this Sunday! The theme this year is “America the Beautiful,” and the flowers chosen will represent the varied landscape of the U.S.A. and the plants indigenous to each area.
March 20 – April 3
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