It’s another beautiful spring in NYC! Let’s start off with the best thing about it — it’s the start of rooftop season. We love Pod 39 and Pod 51 equally, but we often get asked to compare the two locations. At Pod 39, our rooftop (pictured below) features one of the top rated rooftop bars in NYC, operated by Salvation Taco. It’s a great spot to grab one of their signature cocktails and some chips and guac!
The rooftop at Pod 51 (pictured in the header), is a great place to kick back and relax, and you’re always welcome to BYOB (breakfast, beverage, book, or bae!) For al fresco drinks, you can pick up a cocktail, beer, or glass of wine at our lobby cafe window, and also enjoy snacks and drinks by Salvation Burger in the back terrace and yard.
We’re excited to share that our two upcoming Pod Hotel locations in NYC will also have awesome outdoor spaces. Pod Brooklyn will feature FOUR rooftops with amazing views of the city skyline, and three courtyards. Pod Times Square’s expansive terrace is likely to be the next NYC hot spot (you heard it here first!)
Passover starts on the evening of Monday, April 10th, and NYC restaurants offer amazing and unexpected specials for the holiday week. Check out this list from Eater.com.
The New York International Auto Show starts Friday, April 14th at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Tickets are available via autoshowny.com/tickets. Pod 39 is conveniently located near Grand Central Terminal, making the Javits Center easily reached on the 7 train to Hudson Yards. Our proximity to other great attractions, like Bryant Park, Rockefeller Center, and the Empire State Building, and our FREE weekday Pod Walks, make us a great option for any NYC spring, summer, or fall convention trip!
The Easter Parade, on Sunday, April 17th, marches straight up Fifth Avenue between 49th Street and 57th Street. Starting at about 10am, catch — or march in — the parade.
The Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 19–30th. Tickets for individual films and passes can be purchased in advance via tribecafilm.com.
On April 29-30th, the Bacon and Beer Classic returns to Citi Field. Tickets are available via baconandbeerclassic.com, and all tickets include unlimited beer and food tastings. Citi Field is easy to reach on the 7 train from Grand Central.
April and May are great months for museum lovers! The Whitney Biennial, the museums signature event, is being held in their new Meatpacking location for the first time. It runs through early June and is a must see for anyone who enjoys contemporary art. The Whitney Museum of American Art is a great place to spend an afternoon — with its expansive outdoor spaces and prime location near the High Line, plan on dedicating at least a half a day for exploring the museum and surrounding neighborhood. Our Thursday #PodWalk of Chelsea and the Meatpacking District is a great way to get started!
The Metropolitan Museum of Art started spring strong with opening of the Age of Empires, featuring renowned Chinese terracotta army warriors. The Met also has an outstanding rooftop gallery / bar, and it’s scheduled to reopen on April 14th with The Theater of Disappearance. Expect oversized sculptures representing objects in the museum’s collection, and themed cocktails. On May 4th, the Costume Institute’s spring 2017 exhibit, Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons – Art of the in Between, will open to the public.
As we look forward to May, the clear highlight of the month is Memorial Day Weekend — the unofficial kickoff to summer ’17. If you’re hoping to visit New York City for Memorial Day weekend, we advise making reservations as soon as possible, as it’s one of the busiest times of year.
Fleet Week, which falls around the Memorial Day holiday, runs from Wednesday, May 24, 2017 to Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Fleet Week honors members of the United States Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps and kicks-off with a flotilla of ships down the Hudson River. Make sure you’re following us on social media for more details on specific events taking place during the week!