Events

Kips Bay Decorator Show House

(May 2-31, 2019)

Twenty-two top interior designers transform the six-level town house at 36-38 E. 74th St. on the Upper East Side into a showcase for trendsetting ideas for the home, with room after room of fine furnishings, art and technology. The 12,425-square-foot town house, with 10 fireplaces, a garden and an art studio is currently on the market for $30 million.

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.

Museum Mile Festival

(June 11, 2019)

The stretch of Fifth Ave. between 82nd and 104th sts. is closed to traffic, allowing museumgoers to stroll at their leisure and take in seven of New York’s finest museums for free, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; The Jewish Museum; Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; Neue Galerie; and The Museum of the City of New York. Other highlights up and down the mile include street performers, live music and children’s activities.

6-9 pm, rain or shine

Free

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

Ninth Avenue International Food Festival

(May 18-19, 2019)

Over a million spectators and food lovers promenade along this 15-block-long street fair, sampling regional, ethnic and global foods and enjoying live entertainment.

10 am-6 pm each day, rain or shine

Pride March

(June 30, 2019)

The culmination of New York City’s Pride Week celebrations, this colorful, annual parade celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising of 1969 and the start of the modern LGBTQ rights movement. Kick off is at noon on Fifth Ave., at 26th St. The march travels south on Fifth Ave. to 8th St., where it turns west to Christopher St. past the Stonewall Inn, then north on Seventh Ave. to 23rd St., where it disperses.

Prudential Center

This multi-purpose indoor arena in Newark, New Jersey is home to the National Hockey League's New Jersey Devils and the NCAA's SEton Hall Pirates men's basketball team. The arena, which seats 16,514 fans for hockey and 18,711 for basketball, is noted for its handsome red and gray exterior (paying homage to the red and black colors of the New Jersey Devils) and its 4,800-square-foot LED display. 

Taste of Times Square

(June 3, 2019)

Visitors can sample signature dishes from dozens of restaurants in the Theater District neighborhood and watch local entertainment at this outdoor festival.

Time: 5-9 pm, rain or shine

Admission: Free. “Taste” tickets cost $1 each, which can then be redeemed for dishes, which range from $1 to $6 at each restaurant booth. 

TEFAF New York Spring

(May 3-7, 2019)

The emphasis of the international art fair is on modern and contemporary art and design. Attending are 91 acclaimed exhibitors from around the world.

TEFAF is an acronym for The European Fine Art Foundation.

Th VIP preview 1-8 pm, F-Sa noon-8 pm, Su noon-6 pm, M noon-8 pm, Tu noon-6 pm

$55 adults, $25 students, $75 multiday pass

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