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New York Events in January

Winter Antiques Fair - held at Park Avenue at East 66th Street, this is a major antiques fair

New York National Boat Show - early January, this boat shows lasts for a week and is held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Chinese New Year - late January / early February - this popular New York festival is celebrated in Chinatown and includes dragon dances and firecrackers

New York Events in February

Black History Month - featuring lectures and exhibitions on African-American themes throughout the city

Valentine's Day Marriage Marathon - February 14th, every year over 100 people are married at the top of New York's tallest skyscrapers

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show - attracting 30,000 dog loves and over 2,500 dogs, this large event is held at New York's Madison Square Garden

New York Events in March

Manhattan Antique and Collectibles Triple Pier Expo - mid-March, this antiques show is New York's largest and most comprehensive and takes place over two consecutive weekends

Greek Independence Day Parade - held on Fifth Avenue, between 59th and 79th streets, this parade honors the regaining of Greek independence in 1821

St. Patrick's Day Parade - March 17th, with more than 150,000 marchers in the world's largest civilian parade, the event is held in Fifth Avenue, from 44th to 86th streets and dates back over 150 years

New York Events in April

Easter Parade - held along Fifth Avenue, beginning near St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York's Easter Parade is a popular event

New York International Auto Show - sporty cars from all over the world drive to the largest auto show in America, held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival - celebrating the arrival of spring, this festival is held in Central Park's Conservatory Garden and also at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

New York Events in May

Memorial Day Parades - celebrated in many locations around New York

Bike New York - the Great Five Boro Bike Tour is the largest cycling event in America and attracts around 30,000 cyclists from all over the world and starts at Battery Park in Manhattan

Martin Luther King Memorial Day Parade - this large parade is held along Fifth Avenue from 44th to 86th streets

Ninth Avenue International Food Festival - this festival is a two-day feast of the city's ethnic cuisine and is held on Ninth Avenue between 37th and 57th streets

SoHo Festival - this festival is held along Prince Street and is a popular event in New York

Ukrainian Festival - held during the weekend closest to May 17th, this festival takes place in the East Village along 7th Street

Washington Square Outdoor Arts Show - a large gathering of local New York artists exhibit and sell their works over three weekends

Fleet Week - around 10,000 Navy and Coast Guard personnel attend this event and ships dock at the piers on the west side of Manhattan and are opened to the public

New York Events in June

Belmont Stakes - this racing event is held at the Belmont Park Race Track in Elmont, Long Island, close to New York

Lesbian and Gay Pride Week and March - held along Fifth Avenue to to Washington Street and around Greenwich Village, this is a major event for the gay community in New York

Metropolitan Opera in the Parks - free evening opera performances are given in many of New York's parks

Summer Stage - June to August, this summer-long festival of free or low-cost concerts is held in Central Park

Shakespeare in the Park - the Delacorte Theater in New York's Central Park is the setting for these excellent, free performances of Shakespeare plays

Restaurant Week - late June, many of New York's finest restaurants offer lunch at reduced prices and reservations are often necessary

American Crafts Festival - held at Lincoln Center over two successive weekends, this festival features exhibitors from all over America displaying their handmade jewelry, sculpture and art work

Feast of St. Anthony of Padua - held in the Little Italy District of New York, this feast has food stalls along Sullivan Street

Museum Mile Celebration - the museums located in Fifth Avenue's Museum Mile hold special events and stay open later than usual

New York Events in July

Feast of O-Bon - Japanese music and dance in the Upper West Side's Riverside Park, marking the full moon

Independence Day Celebrations - July 4th, the celebrations include Macy's popular firework display from barges moored on the Hudson River

Mostly Mozart Festival - this New York festival is held at the Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall

Midsummer Night's Swing - romantic evening of big band ballroom dancing, held at the Lincoln Center Fountain Plaza, with dance lessons available

New York Events in August

Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors - August to September, this series of free music and dance performances is held outdoors at the Lincoln Center

New York Fringe Festival - this popular arts festivals is held in a variety of small venues in the Lower East Side district of Manhattan in New York

US Open Tennis Championships - the final Grand Slam of the tennis season is held at Flushing Meadows Park in Queens and this is a major sporting event in New York. Tickets are sold in late May or early June and the event sells out quickly

Harlem Week - this event is a two-week celebration of Harlem's rich history and culture

New York Philharmonic - open-air concerts are held in many of New York's parks, including Central Park

New York Events in September

Labor Day Parade - the parade is held along New York's Fifth Avenue and celebrates the American worker and the end of summer

New York Book Fair - held between 48th and 59th streets on Fifth Avenue, the large New York Book Fair is a major event for publishers and many famous authors attend

New York Film Festival - this film festival is held at New York's Lincoln Center

Feast of St. Gennaro - lasting ten days, this popular feast takes place along Little Italy's Mulberry Street where kitchens serve pizza, sausages and much more besides

Washington Square Outdoor Art Show - this art show includes stands with local works of art

Wigstock - many top New York drag Queens, this event attracts large crowds at the 11th Street pier on the Hudson River

Broadway on Broadway - early or mid-September, this free afternoon show features the songs and casts from virtually every Broadway production and the event is staged in the middle of Times Square

New York Events in October

Feast of St. Francis - first Sunday in October, animals are blessed at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and tickets should be purchased in advance for this unusual New York event

Greenwich Village Halloween Parade - people dressed up in Halloween costumes parade along New York's Sixth Avenue in this popular event

Columbus Day Parade - celebrating America's heritage and culture, the Columbus Day Parade takes place along Fifth Avenue, between 44th and 72nd streets

New York City Marathon - late October / early November, this enormous event attracts many thousands of athletes and spectators and the route runs from Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to Central Park's Tavern on the Green

New York Events in November

Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular - mid-November to early January, starring the Radio City Rockettes and an enormous supporting cast

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - with enormous helium filled balloons, the parade marches along Central Park West and Broadway and is a landmark event in New York

Big Apple Circus - New York City's not-for-profit circus, with strict animal welfare policies, in held in Damrosch Park at Lincoln Square

Manhattan Antique and Collectibles Triple Pier Expo - mid-November, this antiques show is New York's largest and most comprehensive and takes place over two consecutive weekends

New York Events in December

Rockefeller Center Christmas Festivities - the lighting of the Christmas tree at the Rockefeller Center is legendary in New York and marks the official start of Christmas festivities

Holiday Trimmings - New York City is filled with decorations, including large red ribbons, wreaths and some doormen along Fifth Avenue dress up in costume

Lighting of the Hanukkah Menorah - in Manhattan's Grand Army Plaza, this tall menorah is 32 feet / 10 meters high

New Year's Eve Celebrations - parties and general festivities take place throughout New York and in particular at Times Square, where the New Year is counted down