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.

IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair

(Oct. 23-27, 2019)

This annual fair, presented by members of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA), features 70 galleries and published from 10 countries showcasing prints from old master to modern to contemporary editions.

W 5-9 pm (opening reception), Th noon-7 pm, F-Sa noon-8 pm, Su noon-5 pm

$100 opening night, $50 run-of-show ticket, $25 day ticket, $15 senior/student

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


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 City Wine & Food Festival

(Oct. 10-13, 2019)

Food lovers enjoy more than 100 events, including walk-around tastings, intimate chef and winemaker dinners, culinary demonstrations, interactive cooking lessons, wine tastings and more at the annual Food Network & Cooking Channel feast presented by Capital One. Proceeds benefit Food Bank for New York City and the No Kid Hungry campaign.

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

NYC Restaurant Week

(July 22-Aug. 16, 2019)

More than 300 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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