The City of New York is one of the most populous and happening cities in the United States of America. It is one of the dream destinations for travel enthusiasts and explorers. Whether you are a resident or visiting NYC for a vacation; make sure to read about the top ten annual events in New York City that you can attend.
Here goes the list-
1. Tribeca Film Festival
Tribeca Film Festival was founded in the year 2002 by actor Robert De Niro and producer Jane Rosenthal. It was an effort on their part to help lower Manhattan recover after 9/11. In this festival, films like independents, documentaries and shorts are showcased from different countries around the world.
2. NY Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks
If you are planning a visit to New York City in the summer, make sure to include NY Philharmonic Concerts in your to-do list. It is one of the best things to explore in NYC if you are a music lover. You will get to hear the best classical music at the NY Philharmonic Concert which ends with a majestic firework display.
3. New York Chocolate Show
New York Chocolate Show is a very popular annual festival that is nothing less than a heaven for foodies. You can see the participating chefs make cakes and pastries from scratch.
4. Museum Mile Festival
In this festival, ten museums situated from 82nd-105th Avenue keep their doors open for one day in June for the public to enjoy for free. Museum Mile Festival features street performances, live music, chalk drawing, face painting and other enjoyable events to attract the public.
5. Central Park SummerStage
Central Park SummerStage, a series of a hundred free shows, is yet another annual festival in New York City that you would love to enjoy. SummerStage features both American and international modern dance, music and spoken word performances for visitors.
6. New York International Fringe Festival
FringeNYC is one of the largest multi-arts events in New York City. If you are planning a visit to NYC in the month of August, make sure to attend FringeNYC and savour your time in the midst of talented directors, choreographers, playwrights, composers, and performers.
7. U.S. Open
Started in the year 1978, the United States Open Tennis Championships is yet another place for all the sports lovers visiting NYC to check out. U.S. Open starts in late August and continues for two weeks.
8. Feast of San Gennaro
The Feast of San Gennaro is an annual festival in NYC that celebrates Italian-American culture and continues for 11 days. Live music, food vendors, religious processions, and a cannoli-eating competition are some of the main attractions of this festival
9. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
If you are visiting NYC in December, make sure to watch Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It is tradition that was originally started by Louis Bamberger in Newark, New Jersey.
10. Times Square New Year's Eve
Make new year eve a memorable one by visiting Times Square New Year’s Eve if you are in NYC on December 31st. This word-renowned celebration has continued since 1904. Ring in the New Year with musical performances fireworks, and wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.
By: Tonya Carroll