We’re in total spring mode– by the way, have you seen our lovely spring inspired artwork? Blooming cherry blossom trees, spring bird collages, and colorful kites — you name it, we’re making it. And one of our favorite spring activities? Flying kites!
It’s been windy here which means it great kite flying season. Here is a list of our favorite places to fly kites in New York City and the surrounding area.
1. Coney Island
Kite flying may not be the first thing to come to mind when you think of Coney Island, but it’s more than hot dogs and Ferris wheels! Hop on the Q train and bring your kite for a day of fun in the windy sun.
2. Liberty State Park
The trek to Jersey is worth it. Liberty State Park is a beautiful lush area just miles from the Statue of Liberty. It’s quite windy in the spring temperatures, so bring a coat!
3. The Great Lawn in Central Park
Is it just us, or are you dreaming of days on the Great Lawn? With winter coming to an end, every weekend looks like the prime time to grab a quilt and a kite and spend a day in the park. The Great Lawn is spacious and green, and a great place to give your kite a fly.
4. Jones Beach State Park
For kite flying, wind is a must, and the North Shore will provide just that. Visit Cedar Beach at Jones Beach for prime kite-flying land.
5. Long Branch, New Jersey
If you spend your summers in the Jersey Shore, you’re in luck. Long Branch boasts some of the best kite-flying winds in the area, and great events too, like this Kites at the Pier event.
Though kite flying season is starting now, there’s events and meet-ups for fellow kite flyers in the area all throughout spring and summer! If you’re new to kite flying, spend the season practicing and show off your stuff at a fun meet-up in August.
If you’re planning to fly a kite this season, show us! Tag us in your post on Instagram.