Best time to visit New York

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May 29–May 30 | July 11–July 12 • nature

A magnificent view of the setting sun right between the buildings in Manhattan

Summer Music Events

May–September • event

New York offers a wide range of free and open-air music festivals and concerts with fun and vibrant atmospheres

Secret Gardens

April–October • nature

While the parks can be crowded and noisy, these little oases are perfect for escaping from Hell's Kitchen

Street Fairs and Festivals

April–October • event

The street fairs in New York are all about tasting great food, finding bargains, and enjoying a little people watching​

Shakespeare in the Park

May–August • event

Central Park turns into a theater for Shakespeare lovers during the open-air summer productions

Open-Air Movie Nights

May–September • activity

Movie screenings beneath the starry sky are a nice tradition for summer in the city

Flea Markets

April–November • activity

A New York favourite and a must see for any traveler

The High Line Sightseeing

April–October • activity

The only elevated urban park and a very pleasant place to be on a sunny afternoon

Rooftop Gardens and Farms

May–September • nature

It may sound strange but even in a concrete jungle of New York City you'll find farms and gardens. Although they are a bit unusual!

Rooftop Bars

April–October • activity

The views make the drinks even better!

Picnic Season in Central Park

May–mid-October • activity

Take a checkered blanket, some snacks, and enjoy the sun on the lush green lawn of Sheep Meadow

Waterfront Workouts

June–September • event

New York is not only about bars and parties. It's also about exercise and wellness


All year • event

The heart of theater production and the Big Apple's main attraction

Al Fresco Brunch

April–October • food

Brunch is a New Yorker's favourite meal, especially outdoors


April–October | April 02, 2017 (Opening Day) • event

Watch the most famous players of America's favourite sport

Bike the Big Apple

April–October • activity

The best way to explore the scenic views of the Big Apple on a nice warm day is by bike ​


late April–October • activity

Explore the skyline of the city while sipping a cocktail and enjoying a cool breeze

Kayaking on the Hudson

May–September • activity

Being on the water in New York City is an unforgettable experience

Beach Season

June–August • activity

The water that surrounds New York helps to survive​ a hot summer in the concrete jungle


West Indian Day Parade

September 03, 2018 • event

A colourful and vibrant celebration of the Caribbean culture

International Pillow Fight Day

April 07, 2018 • event

If you see feathers all over the street, it's probably the International Pillow Fight Day, the fluffiest fight in the world

The 9th Avenue International Food Festival

May 19–20, 2018 • event

Try out some of the best food Hell's Kitchen can offer

Easter Parade

April 01, 2018 • event

One of the best Easter traditions is the bonnet parade on 5th Avenue

Village Halloween Parade

October 31 • event

The Village Halloween Parade is the world’s largest Halloween procession as well as the only major nighttime parade in the U.S.

Metropolitan Opera in the Parks

June 2018 • event

Beautiful opera music in the relaxed atmosphere during the Summer Recital Series

New York Comic Con

October 04–07, 2018 • event

A popular culture convention for adults and kids

Cinco de Mayo

May 05 • event

Bring your amigos and enjoy the fiesta with some Mexican flavour. There will be the fair, fresh margaritas, and mariachi music!

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

November 22, 2018 • event

Giant balloons and millions of people on the streets of the Big Apple during Thanksgiving Day

Tribute in Light

September 11 • event

The solemn annual commemoration of the victims of 9/11 attack lights up the sky

Chinese New Year

February 05, 2019 • event

Dragons, dancers, and some of the best Chinese food highlight the celebration of Lunar New Year in Chinatown

Macy's Flower Show

March 25–April 08, 2018 • event

When spring has sprung what better way to celebrate than to stop by and adore some blooming flowers?

No Pants Subway Ride

January 07, 2018 • activity

An annual prank originated in NYC in 2002

New York City Marathon

November 04, 2018 • event

The NYC Marathon, the largest in the world, is a nice sporting tradition for a great cause

St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 17 • event

Watch the 5th Avenue turn green and celebrate the Irish culture

Governors Ball Music Festival

June 01–03, 2018 • event

A hot summer music festival on the island known for its numerous athletic fields

Empire State Building Run-Up

February 07, 2018 • event

Only 1,576 stairs and you're on the top of the city

Vintage Trains and Buses

late November–December • activity

It must be programmed in human nature to feel some nostalgy for yesteryear—New York's vintage train on Christmas provides a chance to soothe that pain

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

November 29–December 07, 2017 • activity

For over seven decades, the Christmas Tree at the Rockefeller Center has stood as a holiday beacon for New Yorkers

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

July 26–August 13, 2017 • event

Performers from around the world make this summer festival wonderful

Electric Zoo Festival

August 31–September 02, 2018 • event

A wild music festival is a perfect place to spend a hot summer night

Sakura Matsuri: Cherry Blossom Festival

April • nature

One of the best ways to celebrate the arrival of spring is viewing cherry blossoms

Times Square New Year's Eve

December 31–January 01 • event

Join the world's biggest New Year's Eve party!

Ice Skating

late October–early April • activity

Visit the iconic ice skating rinks in Central Park or next to the Rockefeller Center

Coney Island Mermaid Parade

June 16, 2018 • event

One of the weirdest and freakiest parades that celebrates the beginning of summer

The 4th of July

July 04 • event

Celebrate one of America's favourite holidays in its most iconic city

Frieze New York

May 03–06, 2018 • event

Wander around Randell's Island and observe some of the best works of contemporary artists


December 09, 2017 • event

If you are not afraid of looking a bit silly join New Yorkers in this fun tradition

New York International Fringe Festival

October 01–31, 2018 • event

The f​est​ival with over a thousand performances is a true celebration of talent and creativity

Christmas Markets

mid-November–December • event

Get into the festive spirit and buy some presents for the whole family

Fleet Week NYC

May 23–29, 2018 • event

A week during which the city is flooded by sailors in beautiful white uniforms

Tribeca Film Festival

April 18–29, 2018 • event

This vibrant film festival brings life to the Tribeca neighbourhood

Independence Day BBQ

July 04 • food

There's only a few things more American than a classic backyard barbeque

Columbus Day Parade

October 08, 2018 • event

The celebration of the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the Americas

New York Road Runners Midnight Run

December 31–January 01 • activity

A fun alternative to traditional celebrations that might just define your year

Oyster Season

September–April • food

Oyster culture has a special place in the New York lifestyle

Thanksgiving Day Food

November 22, 2018 • food

The tastiest food can always be found on the Thanksgiving table!

Earth Day

April 22 • event

The annual Earth Day is made to show that being eco-friendly doesn't have to be a burden