Annual Events


New York Boat Show @ 
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
All about boats, Kayaks, Yachts. Come to the event to check out the latest in boats and fishing equipment. 

Jewish Film Festival @ The Jewish Museum
Previous NYJFFs have featured films that went on to great national acclaim, like Nowhere in Africa, Beaufort and Empty Nest.

Three Kings Day Parade and Celebration @ El Museo del Barrio
One of the only New York City parades populated almost entirely by children! Paraders will join camels, sheep, a donkey, colorful puppets, brightly-dressed community leaders posing as the Three Kings, and thousands of spectators for a festive day replete with music and gift giveaways.

Winter Antiques Show @ Park Avenue Armory
The most prestigious antiques show in America comes to the Park Avenue Armory.

New York Times Arts & Leisure Weekend @ The Times Center


Lunar New Year Parade & Festival @
Come to watch thousands of participants, Dancing Dragons, floats, marching bands, martial artists, Asian musicians, magicians, acrobats and food vendors.

Chinese New Year
Chinese Fireworks Show. (known to ward off evil spirits)

Westminster Dog Show @ Madison Square Garden

Orchid Show @ New York Botanical Garden

New York International Children's Film Festival
From animated shorts to full-length, live-action dramas, the NYICFF covers nearly every style, age group and cultural background.

St. Patrick's Day Parade @ 
Fifth Ave. from 44th St. to 86th St.
The parade, which was first held on March 17, 1762, is the City’s oldest and largest. Officiated by the archbishop of New York, the parade celebrates Irish culture and the Catholic faith. The parade begins at 11am, led by members of the 165th “Fighting Irish” Infantry.
Armory Show  @ Pier 92/94
The International Fair of New Art, has become the world’s leading art fair devoted exclusively to contemporary art. 
Macy's Flower Show @ Macy's Herald Square
The show features blooms from around the world.
Sing Into Spring Festival @ Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
Jazz singing with performances by Benny Green, Ron Carter, Ernestine Anderson, Catherine Russell & Friends and more. For Schedule visit link above.
Big East Tournament @ Madison Square Garden
The Big East Men's Basketball Championship

Tribeca Film Festival
Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Film Festival, Founded in the wake of September 11 to help lower Manhattan. Celebrating film, music and culture. The festival screens more than a hundred films from around the world and even offers free outdoor “drive-in” screenings.
New York International Auto Show @ Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Come see the new cars and the new technology being driven. Mercedez, Audi, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Maserati, BMW, Mini Copper, Lamborghini, Tesla, & many more.
Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival @ Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
Each year on Easter along Fifth Avenue as New Yorkers celebrate the holiday, the parade marches north on Fifth Avenue, starting at 49th Street.
Earth Day/Week
Celebrate a Green Day in NYC
Mets and Yankees Season Openers
Take a trip to queens to watch the Mets play, or the bronx to watch the yankee's. Either way it going to be a great ball game!

Cherry Blossom Festival @ 
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Botanical Garden is open to celebrate weekend-long Cherry Blossom Festival, known in Japanese as Sakura Matsuri. Celebrating Japanese culture including J-pop concerts, traditional Japanese music and dance, taiko drumming, martial arts, bonsai-pruning workshops, tea ceremonies and manga art.
Five Boro Bike Tour
The Five Boro Bike Tour is an annual tradition that attracts more than 30,000 cyclists of all ages. The ride is 42 miles long, over five bridges (Queensboro and Verrazano-Narrows Bridges) Enjoy the View of all NY, New York.
Ninth Avenue Food Festival
Food Festival from every corner of the world. 20 blocks worth of cuisine from Greece, Brazil, Italy, Morocco, Senegal, Ukraine, Thailand and everywhere else you can think of, wit hmusic of course.
River to River Festival
Free River to River Art & Cultural festivals. Past performances by the Bang on a Can All-Stars, the New York City Opera and Superchunk.
Fleet Week
Since 1984 thousands of military men and women come to land. You can watch and enjoy the show of boats, cruisers, & other military vehicles arrive in style.

Museum Mile Festival
Nine of the country’s finest museums offer free admission and activities for kids. From the Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Museum of Natural History, and more in New York City.
SummerStage @ Central Park
Since 1986, Central Park SummerStage has great live music for free. Past performers over the years have included Taj Mahal, Dinosaur Jr., Joni Mitchell and Q-Tip.
Celebrate Brooklyn
Celebrate Brooklyn! has three decades of free music, dance, theater, film and specially commissioned projects. One of the City’s longest-running outdoor art festivals, past acts such as They Might Be Giants and Maceo Parker.
Pride Week
New York City is home to one of the world's most vibrant, thriving gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. During Pride Week the five boroughs celebrate the progress made in NYC.
Puerto Rican Day Parade @ Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
80,000 Puerto Ricans march from 44th to 86th Streets in Manhattan. Three million spectators every year, musical performances, floats, and Puerto Rican celebrities.

Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks
Fireworks in the skyline, with music by the New York Pops orchestra and special guest stars. 
Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest @ Coney Island
Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest. A select group of skilled eaters eat Nathan’s hot dogs for 10 minutes straight. Tradition established in 1916.
P.S.1 Warm Up @ P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
A true artistic laboratory, MoMA PS1 aspires to maintain its diverse and innovative activities to continue to bring contemporary art to international audiences.
Harlem Week
The annual celebration features performances, vendors and tributes. 
Lincoln Center Festival Center is the world’s leading performing arts center. Located on 16.3 acres in New York City, the Lincoln Center complex comprises 12 Resident Organizations, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is one of those 12.

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival @ 
Flushing Meadows–Corona Park
The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York is an annual sporting and multicultural event held in August on Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, New York to celebrate the fifth moon (or the fifth month) of the lunar calendar. In addition to providing audiences with traditional Chinese foods and performances, the festival hosts over 120 dragon boat teams from across North America, making it one of the largest dragon boat festivals in the United States. Depending on the competitive division, teams compete for cash prizes, trophies and other prizes. 
New York International Fringe Festival
FringeNYC? The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) is the largest multi-arts festival in North America, with more than 200 companies from all over the world performing for 16 days in more than 20 venues. In addition to 1200 incredible performances
US Open Tennis @ USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
It’s the final Grand Slam tournament of the year. Watch tennis superstars battle it out. Andy Roddick & Roger Federer. 
Lincoln Center Out of Doors
The setting is outdoors. Music, dance and spoken word, more than 100 live performances in Damrosch Park. FREE.

New York Film Festival
The Film Society is best known for two world-class international festivals – the New York Film Festival (the most famous and prestigious in the country), and New Directors/New Films (celebrating new cinematic artists). It runs a state-of-the-art year-round cinema, the Walter Reade Theater (capacity: 268), and publishes the country’s most respected cinematic journal, Film Comment. Each year the organization presents its annual Gala Tribute honoring legendary stars and industry leaders of our generation at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.
Feast of San Gennaro

Presented annually since 1996 by Figli di San Gennaro, Inc. (Children of San Gennaro), a not-for-profit community organization dedicated to keeping alive the spirit and faith of the early Italian immigrants, this year’s Feast is expected once again to attract more than one-million people from the four corners of the globe to the streets of Little Italy to participate in the annual Salute to the Patron Saint of Naples.
Although this is an annual celebration of faith, the Feast of San Gennaro is known the world over for its festive atmosphere, an 11-day event featuring religious processions and colorful parades, free musical entertainment every day, a wide variety of ethnic food delicacies, charming restaurants and cafes and even a world-famous cannoli-eating competition! The central focus of the celebration takes place every September 19th, the official Saint Day when a celebratory Mass is held in Most Precious Blood Church, followed immediately by a religious procession in which the Statue of San Gennaro is carried from its permanent home in the church through the streets that comprise Little Italy.
Richmond County Fair @ Historic Richmond Town

Amusement rides, Children's rides, County Fair contests, Traditional Crafts, Competitions, Magic, Specialty Acts, Farm Animals, Pig Races, Historical Presentations, Demonstrations, Attractions, Classic Cars, Museum Exhibits, Pro Sho Sound Stages with MUSIC, Performances and Entertainment, The AWE Zone with the AWE rock stage, AND MORE ON 25 ACRES. You'll also discover, Over 100 specialty vendors, Carnival and Fair Food, Pony Rides, & Fun Merchandise.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The world’s top designers with their spring collections on the runways.
Atlantic Antic @ Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn
The Atlantic Antic is a Brooklyn institution, embracing the myriad of heritages that coexist in the Borough. Spanning four Brooklyn neighborhoods from Hicks Street to Fourth Avenue, the Antic is the largest street festival in New York City! From start to finish, Atlantic Avenue is transformed into a sea of entertainment offering something for everyone. 
BAM Next Wave Festival @ Brooklyn Academy of Music
- BAM is America's oldest performing arts center, founded in 1861- In 2008, BAM had a record breaking attendance of 550,000- BAM is a not-for-profit organization reliant on contributions to fulfill its mission.- BAM presents or produces up to 220 stage performances each year, many of international origin- BAM has a four-screen cinema, open 365 days a year, presenting new releases and BAMcinématek repertory films- During its first century, BAM hosted political events, speeches, and rallies on the pressing issues of the day. Speakers included Henry Beecher Stowe, Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Gertrude Stein, Langston Hughes, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Amelia Earhart.- BAMcafé Live features up to 75 free performances annually.- BAM has an in-house restaurant and bar.- BAM Education serves up to 24,000 students and 200 New York City schools annually. - BAM hosts The Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the largest commemoration event to Dr. King in New York City. 
Commemorating September 11th
Each September, New York City continues its tradition of remembering and honoring the victims of the World Trade Center attacks at a variety of memorial events. 
DUMBO Arts Festival
The DUMBO Arts Festival is a feast for the senses that attracts 200,000 visitors over 3 days with the participation of over 500 artists from a variety of disciplines, 100 studios, 50 galleries and stages and 100 programming partners.
Metropolitan Opera Fall–Spring Season @ The Metropolitan Opera
The Metropolitan Opera, now in its 127th season, is a vibrant home for the most creative and talented artists, including singers, conductors, composers, orchestra musicians, stage directors, designers, visual artists, choreographers, and dancers from around the world. Known as the venue for the world’s greatest voices, the Met has been under the musical direction of James Levine since 1976. Maestro Levine is credited with having created one of opera’s finest orchestras and choruses.

Village Halloween Parade
All those in Costume are Welcome to Join Hundreds of Puppets,
53 Bands of Different Types of Music, Dancers and Artists, and Thousands of other New Yorkers in Costumes of their Own Creation in the Nation’s Most Wildly Creative Public Participatory Event in the Greatest City in the World !
openhousenewyork Weekend
openhousenewyork® hosts year-round educational programs celebrating New York City’s built-environment, culminating in America’s largest architecture and design event, the Annual openhousenewyork Weekend. openhousenewyork also founded openhouseamericaSM, a national initiative to dedicated to inspiring, engaging and educating the public about architecture, design and cultural heritage.
CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival
CMJ Network connects music fans and music industry professionals with the best in new music through interactive media, live events and print.
New Yorker Festival
Every year the New Yorker Festival is an event that brings together talents and top minds from politics, the arts, journalism, television, etc. Last year's panels and special guests included Salman Rushdie, Stephen Colbert, Clint Eastwood, Elmore Leonard, Matt Groening, Sherman Alexie and Oliver Stone.
New York Comic-Con/Anime Festival
New York Comic Con is the East Coast's biggest and most exciting popular culture convention. Our show floor plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. Our panels and autograph sessions give fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators. Our screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either big or small screens. And with dedicated professional hours, New York Comic Con is a market place, bringing together the major players in the entertainment industry. New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media, and licensing capital of the world -- Gotham City. Maybe Borat will grace us with another kino, Yes! Very Nice.
Columbus Day Parade
35,000 marchers. Over 100 groups, including bands, floats and contingents. Nearly one million spectators. The parade celebrates the spirit of exploration and courage that inspired Christopher Columbus’s 1492 expedition and the important contributions Italian-Americans have made to the United States. Over a dozen high school bands, as well as virtuosi professional groups from the United States and Italy, marched up Fifth Avenue and filled the canyons of midtown with joyous, heart-pounding music. Traditional folk groups performed centuries-old dances, and cutting-edge designs were brought to the parade route in displays of the vibrant culture that is Italy today.

Holiday Train Show @ 
New York Botanical Garden
Experience the magic of New York City dressed to the nines for the holidays.  The New York Botanical Garden's annual Holiday Train Showhas become a cherished seasonal tradition for families not just in New York, but across the country.  Marvel as G-scale model trains puff along a half-mile of track in and around the 140 landmark buildings constructed entirely of natural materials: nuts, tree bark, fruits, pinecones, and leaves, housed within the warmth of the historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

The Orchid Show @ New York Botanical Garden

Experience the thrill of opening night at The Orchid Show: On Broadway as Tony award-winning set designer Scott Pask and image-maker Drew Hodges bring the allure, excitement, and glamour of Broadway to The New York Botanical Garden. This must-see, limited run horticultural engagement takes place in the dramatic galleries of the landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Echoing elements from some of Broadway's most iconic theaters, including the Walter Kerr Theater and the New Amsterdam Theater, The Orchid Show: On Broadway showcases 5,000 dazzling specimens from one of the most distinguished orchid collections in the world.
Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting
The Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center. Past performers have included the Rockettes and American Idol’s Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson. The tree remains lit until the week after New Year’s Day.
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Every year, more than 2.5 million cheering spectators watch as SpongeBob, Snoopy, Garfield and other giant helium-filled characters float along the 2.5-mile route. You can come and even see how they inflate the giant balloons.
Radio City Christmas Spectacular @ Radio City Music Hall
ING NYC Marathon
The New York City race covers 26.2 miles from start to finish. NYC Marathon’s five-borough course, which extends from Staten Island to Central Park. Thousands run, millions watch.
New York Chocolate Show

Presented by Event International, the New York Chocolate Show is the largest show completely dedicated to chocolate in the United States. Considered the chocolate hub of North America, this show will bring together more than 65 fine chocolate companies who will present a diverse array of fine chocolates and chocolate-inspired products that tantalize the senses!

New York Comedy Festival                                                                                             
Past performers have included Adam Carolla, Rosie O'Donnell, Ricky Gervais, Dane Cook, Andy Samberg, Bill Maher and Tracy Morgan. 
Times Square New Year's Eve
Watch the crystal ball drop in Times Square. Million's people gather for the world’s most famous New Year’s Eve party. 
George Balanchine's The Nutcracker @ David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center
New York Road Runners Emerald Nuts Midnight Run
Race through Central Park, costume contest and parade, a four-mile fun run and plenty of nuts. 
Lighting of the Hanukkah Menorah
The world's largest menorah at Fifth Avenue and 59th Street (right in front of the Plaza Hotel). This 32-foot-high, gold-colored, 4,000-pound steel icon. A candle will be lit every evening during the holiday.