****With springtime comes endless opportunities to explore the vibrant neighborhoods of the Bronx. Colorful blossoms bloom at the New York Botanical Garden, and its annual Orchid Show brings beautifully designed displays of the exotic flower to the garden’s conservatory.
The borough’s energy is contagious: from gregarious Arthur Avenue shop owners selling authentic Italian eats to cheering baseball fans returning for a brand-new season at Yankee Stadium. Spring is also the perfect time to explore the Bronx’s Grand Concourse, a wide boulevard dotted with cultural institutions like Bronx Art Space and the Bronx Museum of the Arts plus the nation’s largest collection of art Deco and art modern apartment buildings.
****Bronx Zoo | bronxzoo.com | 718-220-5100
Home to more than 5,000 animals representing 600 species from around the globe.
****Pregones Theater | pregones.org | 718-585-1202
Musical theater and dramatic plays rooted in Latino and Puerto Rican culture.
****Wave Hill | wavehill.org | 718-549-3200
Picturesque public garden and cultural center overlooking Hudson River
****Yankee Stadium | yankees.com | 718-293-4300
Home of the New York Yankees, with a museum, sports bar and restaurant