Start the year in style
The most famous of all events in New York is New Year, when travellers to New York can experience some of the most stunning fireworks in the world and it seems like literally everyone is out celebrating until the morning. To do New Year properly the outdoor party in New York has got to be experienced at least once in a lifetime.
In January those who travel to New York can catch the Three Kings Day parade, one of hundreds of parades happening in New York through the year, because New Yorkers just love to show off, and certainly do it in style. Chinatown is the venue for the Chinese New Year parade plus festival.
If you are a fan of films, don’t miss the International Children’s Film Festival in February, and if pooches are your thing, the Westminster Dog Show is sure to be an event to remember.
Mad as a March hare?
Nearly as huge as New Year are the massive St Patrick’s Day celebrations in New York, which have 250 years of history behind them; the Parade marks the start of an event filled spring in this energy filled city.
Spring into Spring
There is something for everyone who wants to travel to New York and that is the Tribeca Film Festival, the International Auto Show and another grand event, the Easter Parade down Fifth Avenue. April also marks the start of the season for the Mets and the Yankees at their New York stadiums.
If you like your entertainment to be a little more genteel visit the Brooklyn Botanic garden to witness the amazing sight of over 200 cherry trees fully blossomed. After that you can get on your bike and join in the Five Boro Bike Tour, at a mere 42 miles.
Summer is Free in New York
In the summer you can enjoy one free concert after another in Central Park, and in June especially take advantage of the Museum Mile Festival where you can visit museums absolutely free too. There are plenty more parades and festivals to watch and enjoy at your leisure, including the dragon boat racing on Meadow Lake. Be sure to catch the dazzling Fourth of July fireworks.
Fall for New York
Every year the city remembers 9/11 and this is moving experience which never gets any less powerful. The early Fall also means Fashion Week, and New York moves on relentlessly to Halloween events and a major Village Halloween Parade in October.
Don’t miss the iconic lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in November when you travel to New York as the Thanksgiving Parade, the Comedy Festival and the city’s marathon are all in the same month.
New York’s Winter Wonderland
Then it’s a case of the big build up to Christmas and New Year, where literally millions travel to New York to complete their gift shopping, party season and Christmas preparations. The major stores all have beautiful window displays and the Christmas lights along the main shopping thoroughfares such as Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue ensure you can overdose on Christmas spirit to your heart’s content.
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I spent a couple of years in New York and really liked the city. This is why, when I got back to my country – Denmark, I decided to start advising people on travels to New York or Rejser til New York as we call it. For any questions, please contact me.