New York City Annual Events
Major Events in NYC, New York, USA
New York City Annual Events
Independence Day In New York City : July 4
Each year Macy’s kicks off the world’s largest fireworks display at approximately 9:20pm on July 4th. At approximately 9:20 pm on July 4th, the 26-minute display will be set off from six barges positioned between 24th and 50th Streets on the Hudson River. Four barges stationed between 23rd and 42nd Streets in the East River set off 20,000 aerial shells and special effects. There are electric set pieces on the barges, and the New York Fire Department gets in on the act with fire boats shooting red, clear, and blue water 300 feet over the river.
July 4th Events in New York
Macy’s July 4th Fireworks
Halloween : October 31
The annual Halloween Day parade taking place in Greenwich VIllage in New York city is one of the most popular parades in the city. The Halloween parade boasts more than 50,000 costumed participants and 2 million spectators. Don your finest costume and join the hundreds of puppets, dancers, artists and thousands of New Yorkers for the Village Halloween Parade, the most over-the-top and largest celebration of its kind in the United States Over-the-top haunted houses, scary movies, costume parties and parades provide plenty of chills and thrills for Halloween revelers in the Big Apple. There are also a number of not-to be-missed celebrations taking place in the days leading up to Halloween. The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine throws the annual Halloween Extravaganza and Procession of Ghouls with a scary film feature followed by a dazzling display of costumes and special effects, while the Brooklyn Botanic Garden hosts its annual Ghouls and Gourds program featuring pumpkin carving, musical performances and a costume parade.
Halloween Day Parade in Greenwich Village
Thanksgiving Day : November 23
Giant balloons and millions of spectators fill up the midtown streets in New York during the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Many famous celebrities and artists will also be part of the parade every year. Join the thousands of spectators as they kick off the winter holiday season at the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with spectacular floats, performances, marching bands and a whole lot more. New York City also has many wonderful restaurants where you can have a hearty Thanksgiving dinner afterwards.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Christmas : December 25
The Big Apple brings out the Yuletide spirit with spectacular activities for all ages. The Buckingham Hotel welcomes visitors with a Christmas Spectacular package complete with a two-night stay in a one bedroom suite and four tickets to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular from December 17 through 27 (www.buckinghamhotel.com). There are entertainment options for everyone including the classic ballet George Balachine’s The Nutcracker at the New York State Theater at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. Shoppers will delight in the whimsical window displays on view at Bloomingdales , Lord & Taylor and Macy’s , while those looking for unique gifts should stop by the holiday markets at Bryant Park , Grand Central Terminal and Union Square.
New Year’s Eve : December 31
Ring in 2007 in the world’s most exciting New Year’s Eve destination. On December 31, all eyes will be on Times Square for the official countdown as the Waterford Crystal ball descends before a crowd of thousands. For prime viewing, consider checking into the New York Marriott Marquis located right in the middle of all the action. Visitors can also celebrate with a bang at one of the midnight firework shows around the city. Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, New York Harbor above the Statue of Liberty and Central Park will all be alight with fantastic fireworks to welcome the new year. Or enjoy champagne toasts at popular party spots such as BED New York , crobar , Lotus , Pacha and Webster Hall .