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Best Events of New York

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New York is full of fun and excitement, here we have compiled a list of the best events New York has to offer. Be it nightlife or art, you will find it all here.

If you are looking for a celebration in New York to remember, this is the right place to find one. We have listed some of the major and most happening events in New York so that you always have an exciting thing up to your sleeve.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

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New Year’s Eve Fireworks | Pinterest

Nothing beats a New Years’ party with fireworks at midnight. Celebrations start early as the night before every year, revelers gather on Broadway for free public shows and watch as confetti fall from Times Square building roofs just as Big Ben chimes midnight. 2 million people attend the event annually making it one of the largest gatherings in history!

Halloween Parade & Halloween Carnival

Halloween Parade & Halloween Carnival | Pinterest

Pumpkins, costumes, candy… they are all here for this two-day spooktacular carnival held each year during the Halloween season. People dress up and parade around Tompkins Square Park for a chance to win a $2000 prize! People also get free chocolate as they walk along the streets.

St Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

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St Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival | Pinterest

An annual 17th of March event, this is one of the biggest street parades in New York where participants celebrate their Irish heritage and culture. Bagpipe players, marching bands, and dancers make this an amazing festivity to be at. You can find people dressed up as leprechauns and other green-clad folks dancing all over the streets that day. There is plenty of food and drink too to go around.

Brooklyn Museum Free Wednesday Nights

Brooklyn Museum Free Wednesday Nights | Pinterest

This ongoing 18th-century mansion turned museum houses some truly unique artwork from ancient civilizations around the world. The museum has a wide collection of Egyptian, American, and Asian artwork. On every Wednesday evening, the museum is free to all people who wish to visit it which makes it a cheap yet amazing event in New York City.

Lunar New Year Parade

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Lunar New Year Parade | Pinterest

This Taiwanese Parade welcomes the Chinese new year with dragon dances music and firecrackers! People dress up in their traditional clothes and go around playing drums, cymbals flags all while celebrating the act of renewal for good fortune. You can expect plenty of food during this time too!

Winter Restaurant Week

Winter Restaurant Week | Pinterest

An annual two-week-long food festival where over 200 top restaurants in NYC serve at discounted prices ($25/meal). This is an easy way to sample some of New York’s best restaurants at a very low cost!

Hot Chocolate Festival

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Hot Chocolate Festival | Pinterst

Who wouldn’t want to go to a festival where they can drink hot chocolate? This annual event which goes around for about 10 days in February offers snow-related activities like snow sculpture, food stalls, and outdoor shows. You also get samples of different flavored chocolates from the many vendors participating. Annual attendance is over 90 thousand people making it one of the largest events in New York City.

New Amsterdam Market

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New Amsterdam Market | Pinterest

This monthly open-air market invites farmers and food producers from all over New York state. You can look forward to purchasing fresh produce and specialty foods at a reasonable price. The market also happens during the summer months allowing you multiple chances of checking out this amazing event!


Manhattanhenge | Pinterest

Every year twice a year, the sun sets perfectly with gridlines crossing through Manhattan making for an awesome photo opportunity. All you need is a camera and clear weather in order to capture this event in New York when it occurs.

New York Bike Show

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New York Bike Show | Pinterest

Held every year for three days during February, this is the perfect time of the year to check out new bike models and buy your favorite one. There are all kinds of bikes on display by manufacturers from across America. You can also try them out before buying or just hang around for some free entertainment or samples that they give away!

Strawberry Festival

Strawberry Festival | Pinterest

Held annually at Brooklyn Botanical Garden, this is yet another amazing celebration where you get to sample strawberries of different types, watch live music shows and participate in games and fun activities. This event only occurs once a year so make sure not to miss it if you are visiting New York City in the month of May!

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