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Celebrate Year End Holidays in New York City
There’s no better place to be during holiday time than New York City. As always, the Holiday Markets and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off the season, with floats, balloons and marching bands. Other exciting, family-friendly events include the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, the Holiday Train Shows at the New York Botanical Garden and Grand Central Terminal, Kwanzaa celebrations at the Apollo Theater and American Museum of Natural History, and the informal competition for largest Hanukkah menorah. For details on these and many other happenings, read on.
NYC Ice-Skating Rinks
Oct 15 – March 31, 2019
New York City’s many ice-skating rinks are synonymous with winter and the first glimpse of the holiday season. If you prefer your skating experience to come with a killer view, take a spin at Wollman Rink (open late-October through March), with its amazing skyline vistas from inside Central Park, or enjoy the spectacular surroundings of the seasonal Rink at Rockefeller Center (in December, the famous tree will be there too). The Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park, which is open October to March, is another fine option with stunning architecture nearby. For an indoor experience that will make you feel like a professional hockey or skating star, visit City Ice Pavilion in Queens or the Aviator Sports & Events Center in Brooklyn; both operate year-round.
The Holiday Shops at Winter Village at Bryant Park
Oct 27— Dec 31
After taking a few turns around the ice-skating rink, finish up your holiday shopping at The Holiday Shops at Winter Village at Bryant Park. Browse the many vendor booths offering clothing, jewelry, household gifts, crafts, art and more.
Oct 27, 2018— Jan 2, 2019
New York City takes its shopping experience to a new level with the many holiday markets that pop up for the season. So grab a cup of hot cocoa and brave the cold to find homemade wares for everyone on your list at the three big outdoor markets—Union Square Holiday Market, Holiday Shops at Winter Village at Bryant Park and Columbus Circle Holiday Market—or stay warm at the indoor Grand Central Holiday Fair.
Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes
Nov 9, 2018— Jan 1, 2019
This iconic song-and-dance extravaganza, featuring the legendary Rockettes, is one of the holiday season’s must-see attractions. This year’s show combines such classic scenes as “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” and “New York at Christmas” with new numbers and cutting-edge digital projection and digital mapping technology, which transforms Radio City Music Hall’s interior into a giant canvas.
Nov 10, 2018— Jan 13, 2019
The New York Hall of Science hosts the world’s largest gingerbread village, as determined by Guinness World Records for the past five years. In its sixth year in contention for the title, the 2018 event is sure to be as delicious and amazing as its predecessors. Creator and chef Jon Lovitch drafts, designs, bakes and constructs the homemade gingerbread houses, which are made of edible gingerbread, royal icing and candy. This confectionary wonderland is a sight for the whole family to enjoy.
Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Terminal
Nov 15, 2018— Feb 3, 2019
The New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store at Grand Central Terminal is back with its annual Holiday Train Show, whose layout features Lionel trains traveling through a two-level, 34-foot-long miniature New York City and countryside scene. Vintage trains from the museum’s collection, including New York Central models, travel all the way to the diorama’s North Pole.
New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show
Nov 17, 2018— Jan 21, 2019
Model trains navigate painstakingly crafted miniatures of New York City’s built environment, all made entirely out of plant parts. The Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and Yankee Stadium are among the 150 landmarks that form a fantastically rendered city landscape built from seeds, bark, leaves and twigs, serviced by a robust half-mile of track, all nestled within the stunning and historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. This year’s train show showcases Lower Manhattan’s famous skyscrapers with replicas of the Woolworth Building and One World Trade Center—and some vintage ferry boats, too. Other events coinciding with the train show include a cappella performances, classical music concerts, a poetry reading and activities for kids.
Origami Holiday Tree
Nov 20, 2018— Jan 7, 2019
Holiday decor gets a historical makeover with the American Museum of Natural History’s annual Origami Holiday Tree. The museum draws inspiration from its own items for the nearly 1,000 folded-paper works, constructed by volunteers throughout the year. After exploring the permanent-exhibition halls, current shows and expansive collections, see which pieces made their way onto the 13-foot tree.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Nov 22, 2018
A Thanksgiving tradition for more than 90 years, this parade is one of the most famous holiday events in the world. Millions line the streets of Manhattan to watch celebrities, Broadway performers, clowns, marching bands, floats (including Santa himself riding a reindeer-powered sleigh) and the true headliners of the day: the all-star roster of floating balloons—Snoopy, Hello Kitty and friends—flying high above the route. The procession heads south down Central Park West from 77th Street, east along Central Park South to Sixth Avenue and then south along Sixth Avenue to West 34th Street, ending in front of Macy’s in Herald Square. Also, the balloon inflation along the perimeter of the American Museum of Natural History has become its own beloved Thanksgiving eve tradition.
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
Nov 23— Dec 30
It’s likely you already know the fanciful, fantastical Christmas Eve story and Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable melodies—but it’s certain that no NYC holiday season is complete without seeing choreographer George Balanchine’s confection come to life. The glittering classic, performed annually by the New York City Ballet since 1954, has become one of the City’s signature family-friendly traditions. Expect to warm your spirits with visions of the Sugarplum Fairy dancing in your head.
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting
Nov 28, 2018— Jan 7, 2019
It doesn’t get much more picture-postcard NYC Christmas than the sight of the stately Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, towering above the ice rink below, all decked out in its finest holiday bling. Things get even more festive when thousands of revelers fill the area for the lighting of the Norway spruce. A star-studded lineup, usually hosted by NBC Today show anchors, provides plenty of live entertainment. The crowning moment comes when the switch is flipped and the Swarovski star–topped tree’s tens of thousands of (energy-efficient LED) lights come alive. Expect plenty of “oohs” and “ahs” from the crowd. If you can’t make it to the big event on November 28, worry not—you can see the tree (and snap plenty of photos of it) through early January.
Christmas Lights Tour of Dyker Heights
Dec 1— Dec 30
Each December tour company A Slice of Brooklyn presents this bus tour of the famous Dyker Heights Christmas lights. More than 100,000 people visit the Brooklyn neighborhood annually to see the awe-inspiring decorations—many of which have lights synchronized to music and animatronic features. Rather than wander the neighborhood yourself, let A Slice of Brooklyn guide you on this 3.5-hour jaunt—during which you’ll learn stories of the homeowners so dedicated to the art of holiday cheer. Some may even come out and greet you.
Holidays at the Apollo
Dec 1— Dec 29
The legendary Apollo Theater presents several holiday events this month, kicking off with the free annual Coca-Cola Winter Wonderland festival. Take pictures with Santa and hear music from local a cappella groups and choirs; in the evening, there’s a special holiday edition of Amateur Night. Other events include a Holiday Joy Gospel Concert and Kwanzaa Celebration on December 29.
23 Days of Flatiron Cheer
Dec 1— Dec 23
The annual 23 Days of Flatiron Cheer brings many holiday-time traditions to this proud neighborhood. Throughout the three-plus weeks, expect an interactive installation in the North Public Plaza at Broadway and 23rd Street, performances from local groups, contests and giveaways from local businesses. Most of the events will take place in the public plazas surrounding the Flatiron Building.
The Magic Flute
Dec 19, 2018— Jan 5, 2019
The Metropolitan Opera takes Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Magic Flute and adapts it into a family-friendly, English-language version that’s full of holiday spirit and enchantment. Conductor Harry Bicket leads the production directed by Juile Taymor (from Broadway’s The Lion King), which stars Nathan Gunn as bird catcher Papageno, along with Erin Morley and Ben Bliss as the princess and prince.
New Year’s Eve Grand Army Plaza Fireworks Display
Check out Brooklyn’s dazzling New Year Eve’s display with the Grand Army Plaza fireworks, just off Prospect Park. This free event is fun for all ages. The fireworks begin at midnight, but get there early if you come by car; parking spots can be scarce. The best places for viewing are along Prospect Park’s West Drive and between Grand Army Plaza and 9th Street.
Times Square Ball Drop
Dec 31, 2018
Celebrate the arrival of 2019 with the world’s biggest New Year’s celebration. It’s a chance to catch live music and other performances before and after midnight, and be part of this unique party that the whole world is watching. Last year’s performers were Nick Jonas, Sugarland, Camilla Cabello and Mariah Carey. It’s best to get to Times Square as early as possible; street closures begin during the midafternoon, and the choicest spots are usually filled by 3pm or earlier.
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Best July Events in New York City
June 19th, 2018 – July is synonymous with our nation’s independence, which NYC celebrates with the world-famous Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks blasting off from barges in the East River to the sounds of a patriotic score. Earlier in the day, the legendary Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest takes place in Coney Island. Film series abound this month, including Outdoor Cinema at Socrates Sculpture Park, Hudson RiverFlicks, Movies With a View in Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Asian American International Film Festival. On the music front, there’s the Mostly Mozart Festival, Panorama and the 92Y’s Jazz in July Festival. For details on these and other happenings, read on.
Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks
July 4, 2018
It wouldn’t be the Fourth of July in New York City without the annual Macy’s fireworks show, which made its debut in 1976 to commemorate the nation’s bicentennial. Thousands of shells will launch along the East River in Midtown, synchronized to a patriotic score from the West Point Band and Glee Club. Expect fireworks set to start at approximately 9:25pm.
Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest
July 4, 2018
With a combination of steely grit, limber lips and highly expandable stomachs, competitors in the annual Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest devour wieners galore to the delight of throngs of screaming fans. A select group of skilled eaters convene at high noon, eating Nathan’s dogs (and buns) for 10 minutes straight, stopping for nothing—not ketchup, not mustard, not even a french fry.
Obsession: Nudes by Klimt, Schiele, and Picasso from the Scofield Thayer Collection
July 3— Oct 7
Nudes with attitude are the subjects of this exhibit drawn from The Met’s Scofield Thayer Collection. On tap are erotic drawings and prints by Gustave Klimt, Egon Schiele and Pablo Picasso. This is the first time these holdings have been shown together.
Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival
July 9— July 14
The 14th annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival brings more to the table than just music—last year’s weeklong series included conversations with prominent hip-hop personalities like Rakim, a film festival and a “Juice Hip-Hop” exhibition. Last year also brought headliners DMX and The Lox, along with performances from DJ Rob Swift, EarthGang, Mister Cee and Oshun. Visit the website for updates on this year’s lineup.
Movies with a View
July 12— Aug 30
A gently sloping hillside provides the perfect setting for outdoor movies in Brooklyn Bridge Park, easily the borough’s most dramatic green space. The views of Lower Manhattan’s famed skyline often compete for viewers’ attention with a lineup featuring recent (Wonder Woman) and classic (Desperately Seeking Susan) films.
2018 Qatar Airways New York City E-Prix
July 14— July 15
You can see it; it’s electric! Formula E, the open-wheel formula auto-racing series that uses only electric cars, returns to Brooklyn. It’s a showcase for how powerful the technology has become—the vehicles reach 150 miles per hour and go from 0 to 60 in 3 seconds. Come check it out at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Red Hook. There will also be an “eVillage” where fans can check out race simulators, see electric vehicles up close and meet drivers. For more information about the Brooklyn race, including the event schedule, visit fiaformulae.com.
Shakespeare in the Park
July 17— Aug 19
Shakespeare in the Park is a consummate New York City institution that has drawn more than 5 million people since it was first staged in Central Park’s Delacorte Theater in 1962. Each summer the Public Theater presents two shows, with free tickets distributed in the park and other locations around the City. This year, things turn lighter with a musical adaptation of the fanciful Twelfth Night, directed by the Public Theater’s artistic director Oskar Eustis and Kwame Kwei-Armah, who also conceived this new adaptation as part of the theater’s Public Works project. It runs from July 17 to August 19.
NYC Poetry Festival
July 28— July 29
For the last eight years, a number of the city’s poetry-reading series and their affiliated collectives have taken over Governors Island for a day, creating a stage for the many voices of NYC, both celebrated and underground. This year, the crew of the Poetry Society of New York does it again, presenting readings from more than 200 poets and 50 organizations.
Lincoln Center Out of Doors
July 24— Aug 12
Artists from around the world perform at music, dance and spoken-word events—including world, US and New York City premieres—and it’s all free. Expect talent like the Dance Theatre of Harlem, an NPR celebration of female songwriters, Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band and several family day celebrations taking place on July 28.
July 29— Aug 25
What began in 1974 as a one-day tribute to Harlem has evolved over four decades into a monthlong celebration of the community’s rich economic, political and cultural history. Things kick off on July 29 with “A Great Day in Harlem” and reach a fever pitch during the bursting-at-the-seams weekend of events held under the banner of “Summer in the City” and “Harlem Day,” including an auto show, children’s festival, small-business expo, fashion show, educational fair, outdoor film screening and a dancing-in-the-street party. And on the final day of this celebration (August 25), there’s the Percy Sutton 5K Run.
Warm Up at MoMA PS1
June 30— Sep 1
MoMA PS1’s annual concert series, Warm Up, features an array of live and electronic music performances spanning 10 weeks this summer. The series, now in its 21st year, unfailingly features innovative and emerging artists; past seasons have included performances from Solange, Grimes and DJ Derrick May. MoMA PS1 integrates Warm Up with its gallery experience by inviting audience members to view exhibits and staging the series itself within an architectural installation of photoluminescent textiles.
Summer at Lincoln Center
June 26— Aug 12
Throughout the summer, Lincoln Center presents a number of annually recurring programs, each with a bit of a different theme. First up is the family-friendly Midsummer Night Swing, which allows you to take dance lessons and then try out your moves to live music under the stars. Out of Doors includes music, dance, spoken-word events, family shows and specially commissioned works—all for free. And, finally, Mostly Mozart showcases works of its famous namesake composer through opera, dance, symphonic and contemporary music performances.
HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
June 25— Aug 20
This HBO-sponsored series has been screening movies in Bryant Park for more than two decades. It’s one of the most popular summer movie series in the City, so arrive early to claim a spot on the lawn. It opens at 5pm on Mondays. And be prepared to get up and shimmy for the traditional preshow “HBO dance.”
June 19— Aug 11
A favorite among Brooklyn’s summertime concert series, Celebrate Brooklyn! is set at the Prospect Park Bandshell; tons of seating and tree-shaded areas make the venue a lovely spot for a picnic, a plastic cup of wine and a free show.
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Madame Tussauds New York will bring Bollywood to life in Times Square with an all new limited-time-only Bollywood Experience launching Tuesday April 10th.
Visitors will come face-to-face with figures of some of India’s most iconic stars including Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Amitabh Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif andMadhuri Dixit. Celebrating all things Bollywood, vibrant art installations, projections and music will bring the experience to life. Special Bhangra Beat DJs will also get the weekends started, entertaining crowds on Friday evenings.
For one day only, to launch the festivities, Madame Tussauds is taking over the streets of New York on Tuesday April 10, staging pop-up Bollywood dance performances on top of Big Buses at iconic locations around Times Square. This once-in-a-lifetime Indian experience is here for a limited time so celebrate with Madame Tussauds, April 10th – May 31st!
WHAT: Madame Tussauds New York Launches New Bollywood Experience
Photo & Video opportunities inside the experience and Bollywood dancers in iconic Times Square locations
WHO: 1:1 interviews available with Madame Tussauds New York Representatives
Wax figures of renowned stars Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Madhuri Dixit, Ashwarya Rai, Amitabh Bachchan, Kareena Kappor and Hrithik Roshan.
WHEN:Tuesday, April 10, 2018
11:00am – Event Begins
WHERE: Madame Tussauds New York
234 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036 (between 7th and 8th Avenues)
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