With over eight million residents in the five boroughs, there are a ton of overlapping interests, hobbies, and obsessions. From writers and poets to filmmakers and musicians to kids and sailors, New Yorkers will jump at almost any reason to get together with like-minded people. Here's where you'll find them.
The Tribeca Film Institute successfully launched the First Annual Tribeca Film Festival in 2002. Created by Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro, the mission of the Tribeca Film Festival is to enable the international film community and the general public to experience the power of ...Tribeca and Vicinity
NYC Pride Fest includes events through June 30th, culminating in the most exciting parade of the year! There are always a multitude of events, so make sure to visit the official Pride Week website. Beginning with the opening rally and ending with the dance on the pier, Pride W...Fifth Avenue to Greenwich Village (42nd Street to Christopher Street)
New York City has officially designated Fifth Avenue from 82nd to 104th Streets as "Museum Mile" because of the vast richness and diversity of the cultural institutions found there. The second Tuesday of every June is the Annual Museum Mile Festival. In the past two decades, ...1000 Fifth Avenue
Lower Manhattan welcomes the world downtown — to the Financial District — and shows that New York's oldest neighborhood is more unified, more vital, and more exciting than ever before. The NYC River to River Festival, features hundreds of cultural, arts, and musical events over f...Lower Manhattan
Sadly the 2020 season has been canceled due to the Coronavirus. We look forward to sitting together and raising a glass to those we have lost, those that worked at the forefront of this awful moment. To raise a cheer for Brooklyn. For Queens. For Staten Island, the Bronx and Manh...Prospect Park Bandshell
2019 Season has concluded. We look forward to picnicing in the park in 2020! Outdoor movies in Bryant Park has become an NYC institution. Think drive-in for sophisticated picnickers and you’ll begin to get the idea. Veterans know the drill: Secure your gourmet deli food and ...West 40th Street (Sixth Avenue)
Rooftop Films is one of the premiere venues, in New York City and beyond, for new, underground and independent short films and underexposed feature films. Movies come from around the globe, and include both world premieres and festival award-winners. Since 2002, Rooftop has scree...232 Third Street, Studio E103
Fleet Week is a week long celebration of the U.S. Navy hosted by the City of New York. During Fleet Week, approximately 15 U.S. Navy and foreign warships, as well as U.S. Coast guard Vessels, anchor in and around the city. The public is invited to tour some of the ships, as well ...Piers near the Intrepid, Pier 86
JANUARY Chinese New Year (through Chinatown from Columbus Park) FEBRUARY Frigid Festival (various venues) BAMkids Film Festival (BAM Rose Cinemas) MARCH New York Int'l Independent Film & Video Festival (Village East Cinema, 181 2nd Ave) APRIL Tribeca Film Fest...50 east 42nd Street
A month-long celebration of everything that Harlem has been, is, and will be, Harlem Week is a series of summer events that unite and celebrate the diverse cultures and groups that have always made the neighborhood a thriving community for residents and artists alike. With over a...West 135th Street & 7th Avenue
New York City's best known and longest running street festival, The Annual Feast of San Gennaro has taken place every September in Little Italy since 1926. The feast began when newly arrived immigrants from Naples continued the tradition they had followed in Italy, celebrating t...Mulberry Street
The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) is the largest multi-arts festival in North America, with more than 200 companies from all over the world performing for 16 days in more than 20 venues, with a total of more than 1300 performances. The event showcases some of...520 8th Ave
Our Guide To Annual Festivals in New York City gives you descriptions below about the major festivals taking place in the city throughout the calendar year, in particular tips regarding getting around town, as well as hotel and restaurant recommendations for each venue. For detai...
Started in 2007 by the founder of the San Francisco Fringe Festival, the New York Fringe Festival often features almost two hundred performances by theater companies of all stripes and three of New York's best independent theaters.85 East 4th Street
The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York is an annual sporting and multicultural event held in August on Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, New York to celebrate the fifth moon (or the fifth month) of the lunar calendar. In addition to providing audience...
The Brooklyn Book Festival is a huge, free public event presenting an array of literary stars and emerging authors who represent the exciting world of literature today. One of America’s premier literary and literacy events, this hip, smart, diverse gathering attracts thousands of...Brooklyn Borough Hall
An open air book festival held in front of the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park every year with the intention of heralding books that deserve wider circulation and recognition. Attendees are treated to the expected mass quantities of books, as well as live music and readings.Central Park - Naumburg Bandshell
The Next Wave Festival connects some of the most innovative artists around the world with New York City’s most curious and adventurous audiences. Every autumn, the Festival offers an extraordinary range of contemporary performance, artist talks, literature, film, and visual art t...30 Lafayette Ave