NY Events

New York City is one of the most exciting cities in the world and there is a full calendar of NY events to enjoy, bringing different communities together. The Chinese New Year Global Gala kicks off in January at the world famous Radio City Hall.  The month is also fun for antique hunters at the Antiques at the Piers event, a showcase for American and European silver, art work, glassware and furniture.

The International Art Expo takes place in February with displays of posters, paintings, photography, jewelry and sculpture. Of all the NY events, the St.Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17 is the most famous internationally. It’s green all the way from 44th street to 86th street. Blades Over Broadway is a spectacular, staged in Harlem. Two figure skating ice shows delight audiences at the Riverbank State Park.

Car lovers go to the New York International Auto Show in April, a collection of road models and customized vehicles. The Big Swim is a race in a 50 meter pool with more than 1,000 children taking part. The age range is 6-16 and it’s held at the Asphalt Green in Manhattan. The Ninth Avenue International Food Festival is a street fair in May. Adults and children who want to learn how to rollerblade can go along to Camp Rollerblade for two days instruction in inline skating in June.

Independence Day goes off with a bang at the traditional fireworks display at Macy’s and there is the spectacle of the tall ships sailing up the Hudson River. The biggest of the NY events in August is the US Open Tennis Championships, which is televised throughout the world. It’s also the time for the New York International Fringe Festival with performances in musicals, dance, theatre and comedy.

The Katherine Hepburn Garden Festival takes place in September with arts and crafts, ethnic food, antiques and jewelry for sale. New and established stand up comics from across the world gather at the NYC Underground Comedy Festival over seven nights in October at various venues. The NY events calendar wouldn’t be the same without Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Times Square is the place to be to see the floats and marching bands. The year ends with another cherished tradition in Times Square when revelers come together on New Year’s Eve. The crowd counts down and then the famous ball drops down at the stroke of midnight.