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New York City Events Guide

New York's Annual Events
January
- February - March - April - May - June - July -
August - September - October
- November - December

January

Chinese New Year. Late January.Ten days of celebrations starting on first full moon after January 21, in Chinatown.

February

Chinese New Year. Early February.Ten days of celebrations starting on first full moon after January 21, in Chinatown.

March

St. Patrick's Day Parade. Mid-March.Parade celebrating St. Patrick's Day marches down New York's Fifth Avenue.

Greek Independence Day. Celebration of Greek independence.

Easter Parade. Floats and marching bands parading down New York's Fifth Avenue.

Annual Egg Rolling Contest. Yearly event held in Central Park the Saturday before Easter

Israeli Day Parade.

April

Easter Parade. The Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue is without floats or marching bands, but there is still plenty to see. Come dressed up in Easter finery and be part of the parade. Some people wear elegant, extravagant and outrageously wild outfits involving live animals such as birds.

Israeli Day Parade.

American Ethnic Parade.

Annual Egg Rolling Contest. Held in Central Park, the Saturday before Easter

May

Solidarity Day Parade.

Armed Forces Day Parade.

Norwegian Constitution Day Parade.

Ukranian Festival.

Ninth Avenue International Food Festival.

Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors.

June

Puerto Rican Day Parade. Floats sponsored by businesses, with people singing and dancing to their native tunes, also high school bands march. Parade takes place along NY's Fifth Avenue.

St. Anthony Festival.

Shakespeare Festival. Literary affair celebrated in small town north of New York.

Museum Mile.

Washington Square Outdoor Art Show. Running from late May through June

July

Shakespeare Festival. Literary affair celebrated in small town north of New York.

Fourth of July Fireworks. Display of fireworks celebrating 4th of July.

August

Shakespeare Festival. Literary affair celebrated in small town north of New York.

Washington Square Outdoor Art Show. Running from late August through mid-September.

Greenwich Village Jazz Festival.

Harlem Week.

September

Labor Day Parade.

Caribbean American Family Day Festival. Event free to the public. Located at Webster Ave. Bronx.

Washington Square Outdoor Art Show. Running from late August through mid-September.

Metropolitan Opera. Opening of the Opera season.

Steuben Day Parade.

African American Day Parade.

West-Indian American Day Parade.

Greenwich Village Jazz Festival.

Feast of San Gennaro. Celebration of the patron saint of Naples, the saint's statue is paraded through the streets in a procession. The festival lasts 10 days and is located in Little Italy. Food (such as italian sausages) and drinks available.

New York is Book Country-Day.

October

Pulaski Day Parade.

Desfile de la Hispanidad. Floats sponsored by businesses, with people singing and dancing to their native tunes, high school marching bands, and local community groups parade down New Yorks's Fifth Avenue.

Chelsea Piers Halloween Carnival. Located on Chelsea Piers - Sports Center, featuring carnival games, a haunted ship, a toddler gymnastics arena, miniature golf and much more.

Greenwich Village Halloween. Special Halloween celebration in the Greenwich Village area.

November

Veterans Day Parade.

Thanksgiving Day Parade. Floats, high school band, and huge floating balloons shaped in cartoon characters, march down New York's Fifth Avenue.

December

New Year's Eve at Times Square. Watch the world famous Time Square ball, drop to the countdown to midnight.

Tree Lighting Ceremony. And Christmas Carols at the Rockefeller Center.


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