Cultural and literary notes, plus self-guided walks, courtesy of Walking Off the Big Apple, a strolling guide to New York City.
A New York Spring Calendar 2011
After this past snowy winter, too long and too deep according to many observers, New Yorkers deserve a great spring. Let's get on with it. If you start seeing small yellow flowers on the bare stems of small ornamental trees this coming week, you're likely looking at the Cornelian Cherry Dogwood, an excellent harbinger of spring. Keep your eye out also for the sunny small flowers of yellow jessamine and forsythia.
It's time to take note of our seasonal blooming times, the best locations for witnessing spring's beginnings, and springtime events in the big city. We're just a short time away from parades and opening days. Though we typically will slosh through a few more weeks with chilly days, it's time to play ball. [Continued]