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New York Events
Spring in New York City is a celebration of culture in all its forms. The traditional St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a huge hit among New Yorkers and includes bagpipes and memorial floats. If film is your thing, the Tribeca Film Festival brings the neighborhood of Tribeca to life each April with a series of film screening, question and answer sessions, seminars, and autograph sessions with some of the world’s biggest stars. You’ll have the chance to see the next big movies before they hit the theaters.
Men will love the New York International Auto Show, which is a playground for car enthusiasts and includes vintage, custom, and celebrity cars as well as seminars and job fairs about the industry. And if you’re traveling with kids, the MLB opening days are the perfect way to celebrate the new baseball season, and root for your favorite New York team.
Summer Events in New York
There’s nothing better than summer in the Big Apple, and there are too many iconic events to count. Watching the Macy’s 4th of July fireworks is a favorite of New Yorkers, where the best seats are on the West Side or New Jersey. SummerStage is an opportunity for visitors to take in all that the theater and art community has to offer in a series of open air performance throughout the five boroughs. Pride Week is a change to be political and celebrate the progressive culture of the city of New York, and the US Open Tennis matches lure everyone, including big name celebrities, to sit in the stands and root on the best players in the business.
Fall in New York is a great opportunity to celebrate unique, American holidays with a New York City twist. The Village Halloween Parade is an adult-friendly party of a celebration, with a new theme each year and some of the best costume spotting in the city. The parade takes place on 6th Avenue, and there’s always plenty of fun to be had.
The Thanksgiving Day Parade is another New York City icon, and lining the streets on Turkey day to take in the floats and balloons is always an exciting option, especially if you’re traveling with children. And days after Thanksgiving, another symbol of the holidays descends on the city in the form of the tree lighting at Rockefeller Center. The massive tree coming to life over the ice rink in the plaza is a sight you’ll never forget. And if you’re in the mood to test your luck in the raffle and challenge yourself like you’ve never been challenged, sign up for the annual NYC Marathon that takes place early each November.
Winter in New York City is all about celebrating the spirit of the holiday season and finding a way to making even the coldest months cozy and exciting. The season starts off when the Manhattan’s store windows light up with their annual holiday displays, a tradition that has beckoned to adults and children alike for decades. If you’re in the mood to brave the crowds, celebrating New Years Eve in Times Square is one of those iconic lifetime moments that you might not be able to resist, but if you simply can’t stand the crowds, there are other more low-key ways to ring in the New Year.
If you’re into health and fitness, sign up for the New York Road Runners Emerald Nuts Midnight Run. The four mile race starts as the ball begins to drop, and your run through Central Park with spectacular views of the New Years fireworks. For a slightly more quirky celebration, postpone your New Years until Chinese New Years, when the streets of Manhattan’s Chinatown explode in a celebration of song, dance, and color.