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New York
annual events

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

Gigantic helium-inflated cartoon-character balloons and bouncy-stepped marching bands slowly make their way down from 77th to Macy's Department Store on 34th Street. The top five event is a family favorite. Daytime on November 27th.

Times Square New Year's Eve

This top 5 New York event is seen around the world. The celebrated ball drops to mark New Year as a million spectators packing the square and nearby streets gleefully scream and shout. Evening of Dec 31st.

New York Marathon

This top 5 event passes through all five New York boroughs, from Staten Island to Manhattan's Central Park. Over 30,000 runners participate and a million sidewalk spectators cheer them on. Daytime on the first Sunday in November.

Fourth of July Fireworks

Macy's sponsored waterside event is one of the world's most exciting firework displays. This top five New York event employs the latest pyrotechnics modules. Spectacular. Evening of July 4th.

Christmas Tree Lighting

A freshly cut, skyscraping Christmas tree is placed in front of the Rockefeller Center ice skating rink and adorned with countless lights. It's ceremoniously lit with great fanfare to countless onlookers who jam the streets for this top 5 New York event. On one evening in the last week of November.

Best of the other
New  York annual events

Chinese Lunar New Year
Columbus Day Parade
Easter Parade*
Feast of San Gennaro
Five Boro Bike Tour
Greek Day Parade
Halloween Parade
Israel Day Parade
Lincoln Center Festival
Metropolitan Opera in the Park
Millrose Games
Museum Mile Festival
New York Auto Show
New York Boat Show
NY Philharmonic in the Park
Ninth Avenue Food Festival
Puerto Rican Day Parade
Pulaski Day Parade
Radio City Christmas Spectacular
Shakespeare in the Park
St. Patrick's Day Parade
Tribeca Film Festival
US Open Tennis Tournament
Washington Square Art Exhibit
West Indian Parade/Carnival
Westminster Kennel Club Show


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