New York Marathon
Date: November 6
Time: Departure is at 8:30 am
The annual New York Marathon is held on the first Sunday of November, with a total 26.2 miles or 42 kilometers across the five boroughs of the city: Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and Manhattan until it reaches Central Park in Manhattan.
Latin America Cultural Week
Date: From 5th to 13th November 2016
On this date in New York, the Latin American Cultural Week is celebrated, where the rich cultural heritage of Latin America shares film, music, literature, theater, visual and arts performances, it also gives a chance to be played by the Latino artists.
During the winter, New York prepares its ice rinks for skaters in different parts of the city, such as Bryant Park, Central Park, Rockefeller Center and Chelsea Piers Sky Ring.
Radio City Christmas Spectacular “The Rockettes”
Location: Radio City Music Hall
Close: From November 11 to January 2, 2017
Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular production of the 2016 festivities is held from November 11 to January 2, 2017, it is the most famous Christmas work of the United States, starring the world-famous Rockettes. The show, premiered in 1933, has become a true Christmas tradition of the city, going to see it is a spectacular experience.
At this time of year we can visit and purchase a wide variety of objects, in different markets that take place in places such as Bryant Park, Columbus Circle Holiday, Union Square, Grand Central Station Christmas Market.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Eve Balloon Blow-up
Date: Wednesday before Thanksgiving
Time: Between 3:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
The protagonists of the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade are the giant balloons flying over the heads of the participants. Testing and inflating balloons are similar to the parade own show. The protocol is made a day before the parade. The entrance is on 79th Street and it begins around 4:30 pm. Trials with the inflated balloons are made around the Museum of Natural History from Columbus Avenue to 77th Street, Central Park West and return to 81st street.
Date: November 24
Start time: 9am
Thanksgiving Day gives us a show lasting approximately three hours; Floats, bands, choreographies, famous personalities and gigantic inflatable dolls are the center of attention.
(November 25th, 2016)Black Friday is the start to the holiday shopping season, where merchants offer their best and strongest discounts, rebates, promotions and offers in retail stores, department stores and large chain supermarkets appliances. The day after Thanksgiving in the US, it’s only celebrated on the last Friday of November.
Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting
Turning on Date:Tuesday, November 30th from 7 to 9 pm
Turning off Date: January 7th, 2017
The tree is shining Daily from 5:30 Until 11:30 pm
Christmas officially begins after the Thanksgiving and after turns on the Christmas Tree on the Rockellefer Center. It is decorated with 45,000 LED lights, drive for 8 kilometers of electric cables and topped with a Swarovski star.
New York Dinner Cruise with Buffet
Departure Point: Chelsea Piers
Departure time: 7pm (Boarding begins at 6:30 pm)
Duration: 3 hours
The cruise offers a spectacular way to see New York City. Hop aboard the boat at Pier 61 in the afternoon and get ready for a night filled with fun and entertainment. Before dinner, you’ll have the opportunity to cruise the ship while the crew loosens the moorings for the fabulous three-hour tour of New York Harbor. Then you will be invited to the free buffet and you can try your favorite dishes, including desserts, salads, meats and casseroles.
Ghosts of New York Walking Tour
Location: Washington Square Park
Schedule: Tuesday to Friday, 7pm
Duration: 2 hours
Experience the spine-tingling thrills of a night traversing the Big Apple’s spookier streets on a tour of New York’s haunted streets. During your fully narrated tour, discover the rich history of West Village and Greenwich Village haunts, including Hangman’s Tree and the New York residence where Edgar Allan Poe penned and published some of his most famous works. You may even encounter local ghosts gliding through their favorite former haunts! The Full narration provides the historical context for the city’s scary stories.
Halloween at the Bronx Zoo
Date: October Weekends (including October 3rd, 4th, and 10th)
Hours: Monday to Friday, 10am – 5pm
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, 10am – 5:30 pm
You can start with the spirit of Halloween with Boo at the Zoo, which takes place at the Bronx Zoo, where you can enjoy family attractions with different themes.
Programming: Jack O’Lantern creatures, What do you see?, Costume parade, Hay Labyrinth, Pumpkin carving, Trick or Treat, Creepy Crafts, Musical shows and Magic show.
New York Comic Con
Date: From 6 to 9 October
Held for the first time in 2006, the New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America, it takes place every year in the capital of the world. Comic-Con convention is dedicated to fan comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and TV, attracting more than 100,000 fans annually.
Date: From September 15th to 25th 2016
Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 11:30am – 11pm
Friday and Saturday: 11:30am – 12 midnight
Parades: Saturday 12th and 19th at 2:00 pm
This year the Feast of San Gennaro will be celebrated for 11 days from Thursday, September 15, through Sunday, September 25, 2016.
The Feast of San Gennaro is celebrated since 1926 by the Neapolitan community at the well-known Little Italy, once the house of famous gangsters and Italian mafia; it’s one of the most typical festivities in New York. Mulberry Street between Houston and Canal, it’s full of colors, processions, parades, entertainment, music, and a great variety of delicious Italian meals, one of the most famous events is the competition of who can eat the most cannoli.
Location: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Date: From August 29th to September 11th, 2016
Schedule: During the day from 11am
During the night from 7pm
The US Open is the modern version of one of the oldest tennis tournaments and with no doubt one of the most important sporting events of the world. The championship lasts 2 weeks and has been held since 1978, every year during August and September. This is an excellent program to do during the long weekend “Labor Day” a holiday (which takes place the first Monday of September).
It has 5 modes: Players compete in 5 different ways; individual men and women, double men and women and mixed doubles.
Date: Sep 4, 2016
The Lavagem da Rua 46 / Cleansing of 46th Street is Brazilian Cultural Parade & Festival, a sacred tradition, It’s a metaphor for life’s journey, will celebrate the purification reflecting the different paths of song, music, dancing several culture manifestations of some Brazilian states, they interpret native rhythms, it calls the attention of a multicultural public, anxious to enjoy good music and have a chance to interact with Brazilians, the Caribbean, and Latin American communities involved, including Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Haiti.
Date: First Monday in September (September 5th,2016)
Labor Day is a federal holiday, therefore schools, banks, and post offices are closed on this day, and it’s celebrated on the first Monday of September each year and is a date which seeks to recognize the rights of the working class across the country.
Dragon Boat Festival
The second Sunday of August one of the most important celebrations of the year for the Chinese community in New York is held, the Festival Dragon Boat HONG KONG. This is an event that is organized around a famous rowing boat competition held on Lake Flushing Meadows Park in Queens. This is the biggest festival of its kind in the United States and somehow commemorating a great tradition of rowing boats competitions in China.
Big Apple Roll
Location: Streets of New York
Date: From 4 to 7 August -2016
Schedule: In http://goo.gl/LTx0Hq you can check the schedule
For adrenaline junkies and outdoor sports, we invite you to join the group of skaters in New York City. Every summer there is an event in the Big Apple, where skaters from all over the country and the world come to join the party, adventure, explore and experience the city of New York on skates. It is free.
Shakespeare in the Park
Location: Central Park
Dates: The Taming of the Shrew: May 24 to June 26
Troilus and Cressida: July 19 to August 14
Schedule: 8 pm
Shakespeare in the park is a set of Shakespeare’s plays presented every summer at the Public Theater’s in Central Park; this one of the best free events in the city. Usually, well-known actors are part of the cast, such as Anne Hathaway, Al Pacino, Denzel Washington who have acted in previous editions.
Midsummer Night Festival
Location: Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center.
Date: Tuesday, June 28 to Saturday, July 9, 2016
Time: 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm. Dance Lessons
7:30 pm. Dancing begins 10:00 pm.
Among the summer events in New York is the Dance Festival Midsummer Night, the favorite of dance lovers and those who want to learn or improve technique, the Festival is held outdoors every night between late June and the first half of July, at Lincoln Center, Damrosch Park – can reach suspended due to bad weather.
New York Asian Film Festival
New York Asían Film Festival
Site: Film Society of Lincoln Center
Date: Tuesday, June 28 to Saturday, July 9, 2016
The Asian Film Festival New York is a multi-day event that features some of the best films made in the world of Asian cinema. Although most of the works on display come from East and Southeast Asia, the festival also showcases productions from India and Pakistan.
Silleteros Parade, Flower Festival
Silleteros Parade, Flower Festival
Location: Queens Botanical Garden
Date: 9 July 10, 2016
Admission: Tickets can be found at the Botanical Garden
The Festival is held at the Queens Botanical Garden where you will enjoy music, folklore, and raffles among others. With various acts of craft work, primarily the saddles made with Colombian flowers as pompons, roses, Gerberas, the astronomies, carnations, daisies and hundreds of flowers born in Colombia. The Festival was created in 2010 with the primary purpose of spreading Colombian culture in New York.
Opera in the Park
Opera in the Park
Dates: June to September
Places: City Parks:
Central Park: Naumburg Band Shell, from the streets 66 to 72, free outdoor concerts, Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Washington Square Park: South of 5th Avenue free concerts of the New York Metropolitan Opera.
Inglesia Saint Joseph’s Church, 371 6th Avenue and Washington Place in Greenwich Village.
Parks Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx and Staten Island, New York Philharmonic, offers free summer concerts, Sundays at 3 pm
Museum of Modern Art: Sculpture Patio, every Sunday during the month of July: jazz and classical music – for free. The doors open at 7 pm, concerts start at 8pm.
Harlem Meer Performance Festival: July every Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. concerts of classical music and jazz every Tuesday July for free.
Park Central- Northern part: Sundays from 2:00 to 4:00 pm from June to September the best jazz, blues, gospel and Latin jazz.