York City Event Calendar
| February | March
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June | July
August | September
| October | November
York National Boat Show
Join the crowds at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
at 35th Street & 11th Avenue to see the latest in luxury
yachts, speed boats and pleasure cruisers.
York Antiques & Fine Art Fair
A funky mix of old and new at the Armory, Park Avenue and
67th Street, exhibiting ancient through modern art from
the U.S., Asia and the UK including paintings, sculpture,
ceramics, antiques, maps & posters.
Head to Chinatown for two weeks worth of fireworks, special
performances, feasting, dragon parades, and lion dances.
Kennel Club Show
150 breeds are put through their paces at this New York
annual institution held at Madison Square Garden, as top
dogs compete in several categories culminating in "Best
One of the world's top art extravaganzas kicks off every
Februrary at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center as dealers,
agents and painters come together to show off their original
works in oil, watercolors, sculpture, prints & posters.
Patrick's Day Parade
Everybody's Irish in New York on March 17th as a green line
is painted down Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to 86th Street
to lead thousands marching (and crowds cheering) to the
tune of drums and bagpipes.
Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus
Follow the horses and elephants as they parade through the
streets toward Madison Square Garden for another "Greatest
Show on Earth."
gear up for another winning season of classic American baseball.
Get ya peanuts hear!
This almost century-old tradition gets loonier every year,
starting at St. Patrick's Cathedral around 10AM. Watch for
lots of purple and pink flowery get-ups including bird cage
hats inhabited by real live birds.
York International Auto Show
The latest models and concept cars roar into town at the
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center for a week-long
Avenue International Food Festival
The mother of all street fairs stretches through Hell's
Kitchen from 37th to 57th Street featuring foods from every
corner of the earth, as well as local fare. Bring the kids.
Square Outdoor Art Exhibit
Another New York institution featuring more than 200 local
and international artists exhibiting their work around Washington
Square Park during Memorial Day Weekend.
The final and most demanding leg in the Triple Crown. Place
your bets at OTB, or watch all the action at Belmont Park
in Elmont, Long Island.
A month-long jazz fest starring top performers at venues
such as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, the Beacon Theater
and Town Hall.
Rican Day Parade
The city's biggest ethnic get-together is an exhuberant
mix of pride and street fiesta featuring colorful floats,
music and dancing down Fifth Avenue.
and Gay Pride March
A lavender line is painted down Fifth Avenue for this annual
extravaganza of floats, marchers and celebrities expressing
gay pride and commemorating the Stonewall Riot of June 27,
Opera in the Parks
The Great Lawn in Central Park as well as other park venues
throughout the city are turned into al fresco opera halls
for free evening performances. Pack a picnic, and get their
in the Park
Join the long line of natives and tourists vying for free
tickets to star performances at the Delacorte Theater in
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July Fourth Fireworks
Fireworks barges sail in along the East River, South Street
Seaport and the Statue of Liberty for an evening spectacular
celebrating American Independence Day.
The place where great classical artists, music devotees
and casual listeners all join together to celebrate the
music of Mozart-plus Beethoven, Schubert, Haydn, and other
Classical and Baroque favorites. At Lincoln Center.
York International Fringe Festival
A fun alternative to the canned Broadway musical, this annual
happening on the Lower East Side features almost two dozen
venues including live theater, musicals, dance and comedy
New York City becomes the world capital of tennis beginning
in late August with the action centering around Arthur Ashe
Stadium in Flushing Meadows.
of San Gennaro
Head for Mulberry street in Little Italy for a 10-day festa
of zeppolis, sausage & peppers, music, carnival rides,
religious processions and street parades.
Indian-American Day Parade
Combination food festival, street fair and one of the "jumpin'
-est parades this side of the Caribbean featuring wild and
colorful costumes, music and dance throughout Labor Day
weekend in Brooklyn.
York Film Festival
Lincoln Center hosts this two-week long festival featuring
first-run and indy films.
The first Columbus Day celebration was held in 1792,
when New York City celebrated the 300th anniversary of his
landing in the New World. Today, thousands come to watch
this hearty mix of national and Italian-American pride,
on parade up Fifth Avenue.
Village Halloween Parade
One of the nation's most famous Halloween spooktaculars
kicks off on Spring Street up Sixth Avenue to 23rd Street
for the wildest and wackiest costume fest anywhere.
York Fall Foliage, Apple & Pumpkin Picking
There's no place like Autumn in New York for weekend
drives to apple and pumpkin farms in Westchester and throughout
the Hudson Valley ...
York City Marathon
of runners and thousands more New Yorkers come out to cheer
on participants in the New York Marathon in early November,
beginning at the Verrazano Narrows Bridge in Staten Island
and ending in Central Park.
Thanksgiving Day Parade
The official kick-off of the city's holiday season features
giant balloons, floats, Broadway stars and the Rockettes
... and the arrival of Santa!
Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center
Head for Rockefeller Center in late November, or stay home
and watch the holiday entertainment on local NBC Channel
Square New Years Eve
Ring in the New Year with millions of strangers who gather
'round to watch the ball drop at the stroke of midnight,
accompanied by an explosion of fireworks. Happy New Year!
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