Spring on the Upper West Side
After this long and brutally cold winter, it’s finally starting to feel like spring. One of the perks of living at One Riverside Park is the abundance of activities one can enjoy. Whether it’s a stroll along the Hudson River or flocking to some of the cultural events during these warmer months, there are plenty of events to enjoy this season.
The art and theater community thrives on the Upper West Side and the resident Broadway Theater at Lincoln Center will be presenting Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I from April 7th through July 5. This new staging of the Broadway musical will star five-time Tony Award® nominee Kelli O‘Hara and Academy Award® nominee Ken Watanabe. Interested in film screenings? You’re in luck! The Film Society of Lincoln Center celebrates international cinema, new filmmakers and brings the world’s most diverse films right here to the city. The New York City Ballet also has extensive programming scheduled throughout the year, including the Balanchine Black and White Festival, a collection of 12 iconic and minimalistic ballets performed in Balanchine’s signature style of elaborate costumes, music and movement.
If you’re looking to start or maintain an active lifestyle, try a spin class at PEDAL NYC right across from One Riverside Park or rent a bike and take in the scenery from the bike zone that stretches from the southern tip of the city to Riverside Park South.
For pet lovers, the neighborhood has the highest pet population in Manhattan. Enjoy the sunshine with your pooch at one of the many dog runs like the 72nd Street & Riverside Drive dog run. Central Park is also a short walk away and you can let your pet leash-free during specific hours in the morning and evenings. The neighborhood is also a nice area to spend time with your friends and family. Visit Central Park’s Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre and Belvedere Castle which offers a variety of interactive activities such as birding, especially this time of year when the birds are starting fly back up north.