By Christine Oleynick
Spring isn't just for flowers and warm weather, but for all of the chic events that go on around the world as well! Read below for options all over the world.
The Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Gardens
March 3 - April 22
This year’s exhibition showcases a series of installations crafted by Belgian floral artist Daniel Ost— each a living sculpture celebrating the complex beauty of these stunning flowers. Explore the exhibition after hours and enjoy music and performers with a sea of vibrant orchids cascading behind them.
Palm Beach Polo
The Sport of Kings
If the characters from “The Crown” or “Downton Abbey” vacationed in the United States today, they most certainly would spend their days enjoying the one-of-a-kind festivities at the International Polo Club Palm Beach, where $10 tickets and field-side brunch are American traditions worth observing.
Today the world’s premier polo players and polo enthusiasts head to South Florida from January to April for top-level competition at the International Polo Club Palm Beach. The polo club in Wellington presents weekly and often daily events, including the U.S. Open Polo Championship, scheduled for the afternoon of April 8, 2018, and followed immediately by International Gay Polo Week April 9–12, 2018.
April 2 - April 8
The 2018 Masters tournament will be played during the week of Monday, April 2 through Sunday, April 8.
The Masters, known as “A tradition unlike any other” is the first major of the year in professional golf. The Masters tournament is held each year at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. The course and the tournament were both inspired by Georgia native and Georgia Tech graduate Robert “Bobby” Jones.
Antigua Sailing week
April 28 - May 4th
Over the last two decades, Antigua Sailing Week has become one of the biggest events in the international sailing calendar. It is one of the most magnetic times to visit Antigua and you can take advantage of a full island party. The first race started back in 1967 with only 10 boats, now the race has grown to a popular 200 boats that rally together in late April.
Westport Country Playhouse Spring Gala:
Thursday, April 12, 7pm
An evening to honor the memory of A.R. (“Pete”) Gurney starring Alec Baldwin & Kelli O’Hara
“Love Letters shows Pete Gurney - the single most produced playwright at WCP - at the top of his form. To do it justice, and to honor his memory, we are thrilled to present the play with two glowing stars at the very top of their game.” — Mark Lamos
Greenwich Film Festival
May 31 - June 4, 2018
Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF) celebrates these gifted artists annually and promotes Greenwich, Connecticut, as a film and visual arts epicenter. The Festival’s supporting workshops, panels and screenings throughout the year help to cultivate a burgeoning visual arts community in Greenwich. GIFF was founded by Carina Crain, Colleen deVeer, and Wendy Stapleton Reyes to bridge the worlds of film, finance, and philanthropy. It features more than 70 events including film premieres and screenings, educational panels, networking events, parties, and more.
Saturday, May 5th
The Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve is a horse race that is held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, United States, on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival.
Kips Bay Decorator Show House
MAY 1st - MAY 31st
Each year, celebrated interior designers transform a luxury Manhattan home into an elegant exhibition of fine furnishings, art and technology. This all began in 1973 when several dedicated supporters of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club launched the Kips Bay Decorator Show House to raise critical funds for much needed after school and enrichment programs for New York City children. Over the course of four decades, this project has grown into a must-see event for thousands of design enthusiasts and is renowned for sparking interior design trends throughout the world.
The French Open
May 27 – Jun 10, 2018 | Paris, France
Roland Garros, also called The French Open, is the largest clay court tournament of the year. Because of the slow playing surface and the five-set men’s singles matches without a final set tiebreak, it is considered to be the most physically demanding major.
Cannes Film Festival
May 9th -May 18th
The 71st annual Cannes Film Festival is scheduled to be held from 8 to 19 May 2018.Australian actress Cate Blanchett has been named as the President of the Jury.
The Cannes Festival named until 2002 as the International Film Festival (Festival international du film) and known in English as the Cannes Film Festival, is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from all around the world. Founded in 1946, the invitation-only festival is held annually (usually in May) at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès.
75th Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco FIA Formula 1 World Championship
May 24 - May 27
The most legendary meeting of the calendar, The Monaco Grand Prix perpetuate year after year it's flagship’s reputation of the Formula 1 season. Adored by fans as much as feared by all the drivers, the Monegasque’s track has always reserved a lot of surprises. Merciless for both men and machines, the circuit close to the rock and the casino underwent a tiny modification at the port last season bringing its total distance at 3, 337 km.