Kirsten McCroskrie

What's on in New York

There is so much to see and do in New York; keep up to date with our What's On page and make sure you have a holiday to remember. From one-off events to parades, New York is packed with things to do and places to go from local haunts to famous venues. Check out the New York Pass blog for more local information, suggested itineraries, events calendar, and more.


Three Kings’ Day Parade
Celebrate Three Kings’ Day with a march that begins at 106th Street and Lexington Avenue and travels to Third Avenue to end at 115th Street and Park Avenue. Expect floats, camels and puppets in this quirky event.

Broadway Week/Must-See Week
Keep an eye out for bargains this week as there are loads of Broadway shows and museums are offering half-price tickets.


Chinese New Year
Celebrate the Year of the Pig in Chinatown where you will see the annual Chinese New Year Parade. Expect floats, dancing, and yummy food.

New York Fashion Week
Get your hands on some fashion show tickets or scan the streets for the fashionistas flocking to Manhattan. Cameras at the ready!

Valentine’s Day
New York City is the perfect place to spend Valentine’s Day with a loved one. Go on a date to the top of the Empire State Building, or take a romantic sunset boat cruise around Manhattan Island.

George Washington’s Birthday/Presidents’ Day
There are plenty of events happening in NYC for Presidents’ Day, and as schools have the day off, there are loads of events specifically for kids!


St Patrick’s Day
Celebrate at the St Patrick’s Day Parade before heading to one of New York City’s many Irish pubs for a pint of Guinness.

Macy’s Flower Show
If you need an excuse to go shopping, you have to visit Macy’s for their flower show. See, and smell, the stunning, themed flower arrangements fill up the iconic department store.


Easter Parade
If you’re lucky enough to be in New York City over Easter, you can’t miss the Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival. See the wonderfully weird bonnets at Fifth Avenue, from 49th St to 57th St.


Five Boro Bike Tour
Join 30,000 riders on a 40-mile tour around New York City’s five boroughs, as the cyclists take over the roads.

Mother’s Day
Take your mother to NYC for mother’s day, and go see some art at MoMA, or take a tour around Radio City.

Memorial Day
A day of remembrance for those who have died in service to the United States is commemorated by parades in Queens, Staten Island, and The Bronx and observance in Manhattan.


National Puerto Rican Day Parade
Join the crowds along Fifth Avenue to celebrate National Puerto Rican Day with a parade honoring Puerto Rican culture.

Father’s Day
Treat your dad to a trip to New York for father’s day and take him to see the iconic Madison Square Garden and go on a bike ride around Central Park.

New York Pride Parade
Don your rainbow attire and join the crowds celebrating Pride in the heart of Manhattan.


Independence Day
The fourth of July is one of the most important dates in the US calendar - celebrate in style with many events happening all over NYC.


US Open
Tennis fans have to head to Queens to attend the US Open, one of the most important tennis events of the year.


Throughout September Central Park will be taken over by New York City’s largest free, open-air arts and culture festival.

Labor Day
Celebrate the annual workers’ holiday with parties and barbecues all over New York - or escape the city and head to the beach.

Feast of San Gennaro
There’s only one place to be on 19 September and that’s Little Italy. Head to the district to celebrate the Italian-American holiday with live music and delicious food.


New York Film Festival
Get tickets to the screening at the New York Film Festival to see preview screenings and interviews with the stars.

New York Comic-Con
Join thousands of fans at the annual New York Comic Con and see the amazing costumes and meet your favorite stars.

Columbus Day
The Columbus Day Parade takes place on Fifth Avenue and celebrates Christopher Columbus landing in the Caribbean in 1492.

Village Halloween Parade
The village is the only place to be on Halloween, as thousands of New Yorkers march in amazing costumes.


New York Marathon
Take to the streets to cheer the runners as they make their way through NYC’s five boroughs in the annual marathon.

Veterans Day Parade
Join New Yorkers at the parade as they celebrate with the biggest Veterans Day event across the US.

Thanksgiving Day Parade
If you’re in New York for the holidays then the Thanksgiving Day Parade is a must. See huge floats, balloons and performers make their way down through Manhattan.

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Radio City Christmas Spectacular
A Christmas must in New York is seeing the Rockettes at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

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The Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting
You know the season is upon us when The Rockefeller Center Tree gets lit up.

Christmas has arrived in New York City!

New Year’s Eve
There’s only one place to be on New Year’s Eve and that’s at the iconic Times Square.

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