New York City Festivals & Shows

New York City Festivals & ShowsNew York City is one of the oldest and most diverse cities in the country, so it's no surprise that there's a never ending list of festivals and events happening throughout the city and its boroughs. We went ahead and picked out a few of our favorites for you to enjoy.

Times Square New Year's Eve
Be a part of one of the world's biggest celebrations at the Times Square New Year's Eve event. Nothing compares to the energy of the crowd when the ball drops at this historic event. An estimated one million people head to Times Square annually for this famous ceremony, and even more people throughout the nation and across the globe watch the event on television.

Web: www.timessquarenyc.org

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting
If watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has been a tradition in your family, what better way to celebrate that tradition than to see it live? This event has been wowing audiences since 1924 and is essential a part of the cultural fabric of New York. Be there in person to see the amazing floats, celebrity performing acts, and much more.

Web: www.social.macys.com

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting
Witness another New York City holiday tradition by being present for the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting. Although you've probably seen this event on television, it's definitely not the same as being there to see the humongous, brightly-lit tree in person. The tree lighting has taken place at the famous Rockefeller Center since 1933.

Address: 30 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY 10112- MAP
Web: www.rockefellercenter.com

Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival
World famous chefs, out-of-this-world cuisine, and some of the best wines ever made can all be found at the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival, presented by Food & Wine magazine. Along with meeting celebrity chefs, tasting world-class entrees, and guzzling sumptuous wines, you'll be doing the city a favor as all the proceeds from this event benefit the Food Bank for New York City.

Web: www.nycwineandfoodfestival.com

The New York Film Festival
Celebrate your love for cinema at one of the most lauded film festivals in the country, The New York Film Festival. The Film Society of Lincoln Center founded this event in the 1960s and has since presented and awarded the frontrunners in international cinema. Get your tickets to this star-studded event, where you'll be rubbing elbows with some of the most talented and famous actors in the business.

Web: www.filmlinc.com

Tribeca Film Festival
Founded to celebrate the city's status as a major producer of relevant films, the Tribeca Film Festival has garnered tons of publicity since its debut in 2002. This event showcases a broad spectrum of films, including independent films, documentaries, narratives, family-friendly flicks, and plenty more as over 1,500 screenings take place. The Tribeca Film Festival is unique in the way that it applauds film makers for their works. Following in suit with the New York Film Festival, this event is also attended by some of the brightest stars of Hollywood.

Web: www.tribecafilm.com

SummerStage
Check out a SummerStage event, held throughout various parks in New York City. SummerStage is a free arts event that hosts everything from live concerts to a flea market. Visit the official website to see when a SummerStage event is going to be held in a neighborhood near you. You'll find the mainstage at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.

Address: 830 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10065 - MAP
Phone: (212) 360-2756
Web: www.facebook.com/SummerStageNYC