NYC Living - Events - New York, New York, USA

New York City is famous for its diverse events year-round
  • Listings: Connect to online calendars and databases; show what's going on and where
    • NYC Arts: Listings of events and information about arts events in NYC; provided by the Alliance for the Arts
    • Broadway Guide: Guide to Broadway; lists shows, gives information about attending shows and tickets
    • Broadway Playbill: Theatre guide; find theatre performances, news, feature articles; Broadway, off-Broadway, regional
    • Entertainment-Link: guide to Broadway shows and tickets; independent, objective, and comprehensive information to get the best seats, the best prices, and the best service on Broadway tickets and more
    • Social Diary: New York social life and style; see what the beautiful people are doing
  • Performing: NYC is home to many performing arts and cultural groups
    • Ballet ABT: American Ballet Theatre; Professional dance company
    • Ballet NYC: New York City Ballet; Professional dance company; creates its own works; has two permanent homes, the New York State Theater at Lincoln Center and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York
    • Dance Ailey: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; promotes the uniqueness of African-American cultural expression
    • Dance Joyce: Joyce Theater Foundation; serves and supports the art of dance and choreography
    • Film Society: Film Society of Lincoln Center; dedicated to film; New York Film Festival; Film Comment Magazine; Gala Tribute
    • Jazz@LC: Jazz at Lincoln Center; arts organization dedicated to jazz. With the world-renowned Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra
    • Opera Met: The Metropolitan Opera
    • Opera NYC: New York City Opera; dedicated to the development of American opera
    • Philharmonic: New York Philharmonic; founded in 1842; performs in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center
    • Pops: New York Pops; popular American music
    • Queens Theatre: Queens Theatre in the Park; presents programs for adults and children by a host of international, national and local-based performing artists whose work reflects the diverse composition of the borough of Queen's population
  • Periodic: NYC has many annual or special events, ongoing summer concert series, and recurring art or trade shows
    • AIDS Walk: AIDS Walk New York; an annual, 10-kilometer fundraising walkathon
    • Antique: Antiques shows in NYC by Stella; Stella Show Management presents a variety of shows including the Triple Pier Antiques Show, Antiques at the Armory, The Modern Show, Gramercy Garden & Antiques Show
    • Art & Antique: art and antique shows in NYC by Sanford Smith; includes Ifpda print fair, modernism, 20th century art, outsider art (displays of self-taught, naive, and similar art), works on paper, and New York Antiquarian book fair
    • Auto Show: New York International Automobile Show
    • Belmont Stakes: Horse race; final trace of the Triple Crown, held at Long Island's Belmont Park racetrack
    • Bike Month: Celebrates bicycling; includes rides, movies, events, safety
    • Big Apple Circus: Performing-arts circus; classical circus with animals that have a traditional working relationship with people
    • Boat Show: New York National Boat Show; since the world's first boat show in New York in 1905, boats, yachts, and nautical-related stuff has been shown off in this annual event
    • Brasil Summerfest: Brazilian music and arts festival
    • Broadway: free, outdoor Times Square concert; previews new and long-running musicals and Broadway plays; co-produced by the League of American Theatres and Producers and the Times Square Alliance
    • Chinese New Year: Chinatown
    • Circus Amok: Circus-theater company; provides free public art addressing contemporary issues of social justice to the people of New York City
    • Columbus Parade: Columbus Day Parade; Columbus Citizens Foundation founded this parade; site includes information about other activities of the foundation
    • Crafts Festivals: at Lincoln Center for the Performing Art; American Crafts Festival, Autumn Crafts Festival, Craft and Fine Art Festival
    • Dance Parade: and festival down Broadway; free outdoor dance parade and festival; over 70 styles of dance, over 200 dance organizations, and over 10 thousand dancers will dance down Broadway; DanceFest in Tompkins Square Park
    • Dog Show Westminster: The Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show; Madison Square Garden, New York City
    • Fashion Week: Fashion Week; information about the annual display of fashion collections
    • Film Bryant: Bryant Park Summer Film Festival; classic films shown on the lawn behind the NY Public Library
    • Film Festival: NYC Film Festival at Lincoln Center; dedicated to film; New York Film Festival; Film Comment Magazine; Gala Tribute
    • Fireworks Macy's: Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks
    • Fleet Week: Events celebrating the US Navy; parade of ships; ship tours; parades; sponsored by the Commander Navy Region Northeast
    • Fringe Fest: New York International Fringe Festival
    • Harlem Week: music, shows, festivals; celebrates Harlem
    • HK Dragon: Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York
    • Horror Film Fest: New York City Horror Film Festival
    • Horse Show: National Horse Show; New York--The Metropolitan
    • Howl Fest: Howl Festival; celebration of East Village arts, culture, mayhem; fest named after eponymous Ginsberg poem
    • Human Rights/Film: Human Rights Watch International Film Festival; presents fiction, documentary and animated films and videos with a distinctive human rights theme
    • Lincoln Ctr Fest: Lincoln Center Festival; performances and art from around the world at Lincoln Center
    • Marathon: ING New York City Marathon; 42.195 kilometer running race through New York's five boroughs
    • Mermaid Parade: Parade at Coney Island celebrating the opening of the swimming season; includes mermaids, neptunes, sea creatures, antique cars and other oddities flooding Surf Avenue
    • Museum 1.6 km Fest: Annual museum festival; nine museums are open for free along Fifth Avenue from 82nd to 104th streets, known as "Museum Mile" (1.6 km) although it is actually about 2.2 km long
    • Music Washington Sq: Washington Square Music Festival; free outdoor classical and classic jazz concert series
    • Ninth Ave Food Fest: Ninth Avenue International Food Festival; culture and cuisine against the picturesque backdrop of Legendary Times Square
    • Open House: Open House NY; annual program of public access to significant buildings and sites in all five boroughs
    • Out of Doors: Lincoln Center Out of Doors; music, dance, and spoken word to the plazas of Lincoln Center
    • Pride Week: New York City's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender; pride march, rally, dance and pridefest
    • Pulaski Day Parade: Polish-American hero Casimir Pulaski
    • Restaurant Week: New York's restaurants offer special meals for a fixed price
    • River 2 River: River (Hudson) to River (East) Festival; Free Arts festival--music, dance, art, architecture, museums, monuments; takes place over months in lower Manhattan
    • San Gennaro: Feast of San Gennaro; in Little Italy
    • St Pat's Parade: Saint Patrick's Day Parade; up Fifth Avenue, from 44th Street to 86th Street
    • Siren Music: Siren Music Festival; at Coney Island; outdoor indie rock festival
    • SOFA Expo: International Exposition of Sculpture Objects and Functional Art; exhibits of one-of-a-kind three-dimensional works bridging the decorative and fine arts; artwork is for sale
    • Stuben Parade: German American Steuben Parade of New York
    • SummerStage: Central Park SummerStage; a program of the City Park Foundations, presents performances, free of charge, to serve the diverse communities of New York City
    • Thanksgiving Macy's Parade: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
    • Vision Fest: Vision Festival; multi-arts festival devoted to the presentation of innovative American music and arts from an Afro-American perspective and tradition
    • W Indian Amer Day: West Indian American Day Carnival; parade and carnival; "West Indian" meaning West Indies, Caribbean; popularly known as the Labor Day Parade; weeklong festivities
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