There are very few places in the world that has as many parades, street fairs, festivals, fireworks displays and other types of events then New York City.
Enjoyable by natives and tourists a like, go to a New York City event is a wonderful way to spend time with family and friends, and one of the bonuses is a lot of them are free! Here's an every growing list of events taking place in New York City. Enjoy!!
The New York Boat Show - January 6-10, 2016 - This is the 110th year of the boat show and again its taking place at the Jacob Javits Center. Thousands of boating enthusiast flock to the boat show to see the latest in everything that has to do with boating, from canoes to yachts and everything in between. For more information got to the www.nyboatshow.com
140th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show - Monday and Tuesday, February 15-16, 2016 - Held at Madison Square Garden, the Dog Show is the place to be for pure breed dog lovers. Click Here for more information about the Dog show and how to obtain tickets to the event.
The Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden - February 27 to April 17, 2016 - Over 300 types of orchids will be on displayed in dramatic curtains, arcades, and chandeliers under the domes of America's largest glasshouse. For more information, go to The New York Botanical Garden.org
St. Patrick's Day Parade - Thursday, March 17, 2016 - Since 1762 the Irish have been proudly marching in New York City in celebration of their heritage. The parade starts at 11:00 am at 44th Street and continues up Fifth Avenue past St. Patrick's Cathedral at 50th Street and beyond. Its a lively and colorful parade that's enjoyable by all. For more information, go to NYC St Patrick's Parade.org
The Tribeca Film Festival - April 13 - 24, 2016 - See some of the best independent films in the industry. See The Tribeca Film Festival for more information.
Fleet Week - May 25 - 31, 2016 - Fleet Week kicks off with the famous Parade of Ships sailing into New York Harbor followed by a week of activities from air shows to tank parked right in Times Square. For more info about Fleet Week activities, got to Fleet Week New York
Museum Mile Festival - Tuesday, June 9, 2016 - Visit nine of New York's greatest museums for free. For the places and times go to 38th Annual Museum Mile Festival
The Puerto Rican Day Parade - Sunday, June 12, 2016 - Colorful, exciting and fun, watching the Puerto Rican Day Parade is a great way to spend a sunny Sunday. To learn more about the parade, go to The National Puerto Rican Day Parade Organization
The Mermaid Parade - Sunday, June 18, 2016 - Have a fun filled day watching the participants dressed as mermaids, mermen and other fish folk parade down Surf Avenue in Coney Island. Its fun for the entire family. For more information, go to The Coney Island Mermaid Parade
Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular - Monday, July 4, 2016 - The crowds are enormous, but there's nothing better than celebrating America's birthday then the amazing fireworks show Macy's puts on each year. Check it out at Macy's Fireworks
The Panasonic New York City Triathlon - July 24, 2016 - All you have to do is swim the Hudson River for 1500m (), ride your bike for 40k and run 10k. In other words, you have to be a stellar athlete. Whether you want to sign up or just cheer the athletes on, go to www.nyctri.com
The US Open - August 29 to September 11, 2016 - Tennis anyone? See the world's top tennis players compete in five major championships that constitute the US Open (men's and women's singles, men's and women's doubles, and mixed doubles) at the beautiful USTA Billy Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows in Queens. Well worth the trip and the cost of admission, there no better place to see a tennis match then live in center court at Arthur Ashe Stadium. For information about the players, the schedule, ticket prices and more, go to usopen.org.
New York Village Halloween Parade - Sunday, October 31, 2016 - This is the parade's 42nd year, and anyone in a costume is welcome to join the giant puppets, 50 bands and thousands of other participants for the world's most creative and unique parade. Find out more by visiting www.halloween-nyc.com. Boo.
The ING NYC Marathon - Sunday, November 6, 2016 This 26.2 mile race that passes through New York City's boroughs is one of the world's greatest road races, drawing more than 100,000 participants annually NYC Marathon.org.
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - Thursday, November 24, 2016 - There isn't a parade in the world that is more well know then the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. For over 90 years the parade has entertained New Yorkers, people from around the country, and from around the world. To confirm the parade route for this year, be sure to visit Macys.com for more information.
New Years Eve in Times Square - Thursday, December 31, 2016 - Watch the ball drop in person and bid farewell to 2016. If you don't mind crowds and cold weather, this last big event of the year is the place to be.