A prime cherry blossom destination, a buzzy open-air food bazaar, and more fun things to see and do this weekend:
Enter from East Harlem by foot or bike via the 103rd Street Footbridge or the RFK Triborough Bridge
Randall's Island features eight varieties of flowering cherry trees that blossom over the course of the season, and the first have started to bloom. Use the island's excellent cherry blossom guide to help you identify the different tree species, their locations, and when they'll be in peak bloom.
Saturdays through November
1 Fordham Plaza, the Bronx
This vibrant open-air food bazaar is back for the season, featuring 20-plus food vendors selling bites like fried chicken and waffle sandwiches and birria tacos. Due to health safety protocols, reservations for a one-hour visit are required (but free).
Saturday, April 10 at noon
Meet under the train tracks at Park Ave and E 125th St
East Harlem community cheerleader Uptown Grand Central is kicking off its first clean-up of the season with gloves, brooms—and most likely snacks.
In case you missed it:
From April 1
Yankee Stadium, 1 E 161st St, the Bronx
Yankee Stadium reopens this month, kicking off the 2021 Major League Baseball season at 20 percent capacity and other new safety protocols.
Through August 1
Upper East Side The Met, 100 Fifth Ave at E 82nd St
This career retrospective of Alice Neel includes a treasure trove of portraits and streetscapes from the 24-year period the painter lived in East Harlem.
Through Saturday, April 10; weekends at 10am, weekdays at 6pm; FREE
Harlem's small fitness and wellness businesses—Harlem Cycle, Harlem Pilates, and more—have joined together to offer three weeks of free classes, including meditation, cardio, HIIT, yoga, and strength & conditioning.
Hamilton Heights The Grange Bar & Eatery, 1635 Amsterdam Ave at W 141st St
After a brief hiatus, the Grange has reopened and is back to hosting the Sam Taylor jazz trio on Sunday nights.
Through April 25; Wed-Fri, Sat & Sun noon-8pm
Central Harlem Kente Royal Gallery, 2373 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd between W 138th and W 139th Sts
Bronx-based artist Daryl Myntia Daniels explores the stereotype of the strong Black woman in this solo exhibition of her vibrant paintings.
Through September 26; Sat & Sun 11am-5pm
East Harlem El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Ave between E 104th and E 105th Sts
The culmination of two years of research and studio visits by the museum's curators, this national survey takes a closer look at the work of 42 Latinx artists and collectives from the United States and Puerto Rico, exploring themes such as identity, structural racism, migration and more.
Central Harlem AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9, 2309 Frederick Douglass Blvd and W 124th St
Starting March 5, NYC movie theaters can reopen at 25% capacity (mask-wearing is mandatory). Current offerings at Harlem's only cineplex include "Godzilla Vs. Kong" and "Raya and the Last Dragon."