Cherry Blossoms in Central Park. Photo by Adrian Sas/NYC Parks
The cherry trees are in bloom! NYC Parks is sharing its top 10 places to see them!
Can’t make it out to a park? Enjoy these stunning scenes of blooming cherry trees taken today on one of Parks’ “Wednesday Walks” through Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Some of NYC Parks’ top locations to view cherry trees in bloom include:
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
Experience the arrival of cherry blossom season at the “world’s park”! This not-to-be-missed grove of Okame cherry trees is usually the first to blossom in New York City (they’re in full bloom right now!). See them near the Unisphere!
Riverside Park, Manhattan
Head to Cherry Walk for a runway of fluffy flowers, from the pink tufts of the Kwanzan cherry blooms to the even fluffier bunches of crabapple blossoms. See it between 100th Street and 125th Street.
Silver Lake Park, Staten Island
The poetry of spring delights at the lakeside in this beautiful Staten Island park. And it’s not just the Kwanzan cherry blossoms that add to its spring beauty, there are also crabapples and red maple trees, too! The lake is also probably where famed poet Audre Lorde found some inspiration, as she lived just blocks away from this park. The lake’s eastern promenade was recently renamed in her honor.