Events

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

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. 

St. Patrick's Day Parade

(March 16, 2019)

Green pride abounds at this annual event celebrating Irish heritage and culture in New York City. Beginning at 11 am, the parade marches north up Fifth Ave., starting at 44th St. and ending at 79th St. around 4:30 pm.

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

The Orchid Show

(Feb. 23-April 28, 2019)

The 17th annual show pays tribute to Singapore, often called the “city in a garden” and one of the world’s great orchid cultures. Thousands of rare orchids displayed in the New York Botanical Garden’s Enid A. Haupt Conservatory attest to Singapore’s innovative garden designs and floral displays. Ancillary events include care demonstrations, classes, music, cocktail evenings and orchids for sale.

Hours: Tu-Su 10 am-6 pm

All-Garden Pass: $23-$30 adults, $20-$28 seniors (65+)/students, $10-$18 children 2-12, age 2 and under free

Times Square Arts

Times Square, the crossroads of the world, showcases contemporary artists on an ongoing basis. Highlight: Midnight Moment, a simultaneous digital display on multiple screens throughout the area, featuring a different artist each month. Every night 11:57 pm-midnight. Free.

Tony Awards

(June 9, 2019)

The 2018–2019 Broadway season culminates in the gala awards ceremony at Radio City Music Hall, during which achievements in acting, writing, direction, sets, costumes, lighting and more are honored. The show is broadcast live on CBS-TV (local Channel 2) 8–11 pm.

To qualify for a 2019 Tony Award, a play or musical must open on or before April 25, 2019. Nominations are announced on April 30, 2019.

Tribeca Film Festival

(April 24-May 5, 2019)

Celebrities and movie lovers alike catch world premieres of foreign, documentary and independent films (as well as an immersive virtual arcade, video games and online work) presented at this esteemed festival, celebrating its 17th year and held at various venues throughout New York City.

Times, venues and prices vary

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