... more The Ecstatic Music Festival is a series of unique concerts pairing experimental indie musicians and bands with progressive classical ensembles and composers. Held each year at theMerkin Concert Hall
Film Festival / Holiday Event
... more The New Year’s Eve Silver Screen Festival is an annual event in New York City featuring screenings of timeless black and white films that play throughout the night and intoAMC Loews 34th
312 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
Comedy Show / Holiday Event
... more New York City is full of massive New Year’s Eve parties, but for sidesplitting laughs, comedy fans flock to the New Year’s Eve Comedy Festival. Since 2011, the AMC LoewsAMC Loews 34th
312 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
... more Since 2003, emerging musicians from around the world have showcased their best sounds at the annual globalFEST. Held on a Sunday in January, globalFEST takes place each year at WebsterWebster Hall
125 East 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
... more The Zlatne Uste Golden Festival is the biggest celebration of Balkan music and culture in New York. Every year for two days in January, the Zlatne Uste Golden Festival 2014 takesGrand Prospect Hall (Brooklyn, NY)
263 Prospect Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
... more On a Saturday in January, oenophiles flock to the annual New York City Pinot Days held at City Winery. Since 2008, New York City Pinot Days has featured the best in domestic pinotCity Winery
155 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013
Holiday Event / Parade
... more The New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade is not only the largest St. Paddy’s parade in the entire world, it’s also the oldest, having been an annual NYC event since5th Avenue and 44th Street
New York, NY 10173
... more From Henry Darger’s Realms of the Unreal to Daniel Johnston’s Jeremiah the Innocent, outsider art has won the hearts of fans all around the world. To celebrate art thatCenter548
548 West 22nd Street
New York City,NY 10011
... more Beer lovers and punks enjoy a day of moshing and brews at the annual East Coast vs. West Coast Punk Rock Brew Tour. Held from March through April, the East Coast vs. West Coast PunkThroughout the city
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If there’s one thing New Yorkers know how to do well – and they, in fact, know how to do many things well – it’s throw themselves a rockin’ New York festival. With so many people living in this always-hopping metropolis, finding a festival in New York can be as easy as ambling down the nearest block, and include massive food festivals, crazy popular film festivals, boisterous outdoor music festivals, and everything in-between.
The New York Film Festival in September is one of the most famous and prestigious in the country, but this city being so big you also have tons of stellar niche film festivals like the NYC Food Film Festival in October and the Big Apple Film Festival in November, to say nothing of that little Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan that Robert De Niro helped found after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
From the sexy Burlesque Festival to the chichi Wine and Food Festival, there’s always a reason to get out and be festive in NYC. Major parks like Central Park and Prospect Park host killer jazz, blues, and all other sorts of music festivals throughout the year, and also play key roles in big outdoor theater festivals that give struggling actors who aren’t thrilling audiences on Broadway a shot at some action.
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is kind of a big deal, attracting more than 2.5 million people and another 44 million who tune in to watch the balloons, floats, bands and celebrities in the most spectacular Thanksgiving holiday celebration in the country. Think the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is the most ridiculous waste of time in the history of the universe? Don’t worry, there are plenty of other NYC festivals for you to enjoy.