Events

Art on Paper

(March 7-10, 2019)

More that 85 galleries from around the world present modern and contemporary paper-based artworks, including sculpture, drawing, painting and photography, which use paper as their medium.

Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

(Feb. 17, 2019)

Starting on Mott St. in Little Italy at 1 pm, this vibrant parade, celebrating the Year of the Pig, weaves through the streets of Chinatown and features floats, marching bands, musical and cultural performers, and lion and dragon dancers. The parade ends at Sara D. Roosevelt Park at approximately 3 pm, when an outdoor festival presents yet more martial artists and performers.

Columbus Circle Holiday Market

Winter holiday shoppers browse a multitude of vendors, from handmade home items and crafts to jewelry, apparel and candy, all within Columbus Circle and steps away from Central Park.

Governors Island Art Fair

During every full weekend in September, art lovers explore an abandoned military barracks, featuring 100 rooms filled with paintings, photography and sculpture, as well as video, sound and performance art. Live music and food stands on the surrounding lawns. Sat & Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free.

Kids’ Night on Broadway

(Feb. 26, 2019)

During this one-night-only promotion, an annual program of The Broadway League, children 18 and under can experience a participating Broadway show for free, when accompanied by a full-paying adult. A Kids’ Night on Broadway ticket includes in-theater activities (including talkbacks), restaurant discounts, parking discounts, educational programs and more.

Tickets go on sale in December 2018.

Macy’s Flower Show

(March 24-April 7, 2019)

Massive floral displays fill the department store’s Broadway windows and main level. The theme for 2019 is “Journey to Paradisios,” a floral celebration of the cosmos.

Store hours: M-Sa 10 am-10 pm, Su 10 am-9 pm

Free

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

(Nov. 28, 2019)

Almost 3 million people line the streets for the annual event, which features giant balloons, marching bands, celebrities riding on elaborate floats and performances from Broadway shows and pop sensations.

The parade kicks off at 9 am at W. 77th St. & Central Park West and continues south to Columbus Circle, where it turns east onto Central Park South, marches to Sixth Ave., where it heads south to W. 34th St. and ends at noon at Macy’s Herald Square.

New Year's Eve Ball Drop

(Dec. 31)

It’s a tradition: The Waterford crystal ball makes its descent down the flagpole atop 1 Times Square at 11:59 pm on the last day of every year. Spectators are welcomed into the revelry area starting at 6 pm.

New York International Auto Show

(April 19-28, 2019)

A four-floor showcase of approximately 1,000 of the world’s newest vehicles and concept cars and trucks, including sneak peeks and production models.

Hours: M-Sa 10 am-10 pm, Su 10 am-7 pm

Tickets: $17 adults, $7 age 12 and under

NYC Restaurant Week

(Jan. 21-Feb. 8, 2019)

More than 380 local restaurants offer prix fixe menus for $26 at lunch (two courses) and $42 at dinner (three courses) in this annual citywide promotion. Beverage, tax and gratuity are extra.

For a list of participating restaurants, go online.

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