Annual Events in NYC
Twice a year, in the winter and summer, a wide variety of New York city resturaunts offer delicious and affordable prix-fixe meals. Foodies flock from all around the globe to take a bite of the Big Apple in this inviting and invigorating event. Tourists can relax: Resturaunt week in NYC may tempt your tastebuds, but it won't break your wallet.
New York Fashion Week
New York Fashion Week is a semi-annual event, held in February and September, with most shows taking place at Lincoln Center. Open to the public, the press, and buyers, the event shines a spotlight on the latest ideas, trends, and styles in the fashion industry.
A very high-profile social event in NYC, The Costume Institute Gala, also known as the Met Gala, is an annual ball that celebrates the annual opening of the Metropolitan Museum's fashion exhibit at the Costume Institute. The ball is hosted by Vogue Magazine and takes place in May.
Tribeca Film Festival
he Festival’s mission is to help filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, enable the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema and promote New York City as a major filmmaking center. Tribeca Film Festival is well known for being a diverse international film festival that supports emerging and established directors. The Festival has screened over 1400 films from over 80 countries since its first festival in 2002.
New York City Marathon
The New York City Marathon is an annual marathon (42.195 km or 26.219 mi) that courses through the five boroughs of New York City. It is one of the largest marathons in the world, with 50,304 finishers in 2013.Along with the Boston Marathon and Chicago Marathon, it is among the pre-eminent long-distance annual running events in the United States and is one of the World Marathon Majors.
Gay Pride Parade
The Gay Pride Parade starts southward down Fifth Avenue and ends at Greenwich Village. Hosted by Heritage of Pride, the parade takes place in June and commemorates the Stonewall Riots of 1969, the beginning of the modern Gay Rights movement.
Madison Square Garden & Radio City Music Hall
Featuring a wide variety of concerts, shows and events that change throughout the year, Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall are "must see" tourist destinations. Events vary by season so be sure to check their websites for up to date entertainment listings.
Fourth of July Fireworks
Every Year, Macy’s launches their ariel pyrotechnic display over the East River or the Hudson River. Naturally, the show takes place on the 4th of July.
Feast of San Gennaro
Every September in Little Italy, a week-and-a-half long event completely transforms the neighborhood with religious processions, parades, special food offerings and free musical entertainment. The feast is a celebration of Italian-American culture and heritage.
New York's Village Halloween Parade
The NYC Halloween Parade takes place in October, and runs straight up 6th Ave. from Spring to 16th Street. Attendees will witness a creative range of costumes, street performers and musicions.
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Every November, this parade starts at Central Park West and 77th Street and travels down through Manhattan to end at Macy's Department Store. A family fun event that features balloon floats, marching bands, dancers, performers, and celebrity sight seeing.
Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting
The world-famous Rockefeller Center tree lighting takes palce on the Wednesday after Thanksgiving every year.
New Year's Eve Ball Drop at Times Square
Watch the ball drop and ring in the new year at the center of Times Square.
The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
This is a two-day, all-breed benched conformation show that takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York City every year. The first Westminster show was held in 1877. The winning dog becomes "America's Dog" for the next year. It begins its reign with a media tour on the day following the show with appearances on virtually all television network morning shows, a visit to the Observation Deck at the Empire State Building, and much more.