Special Events in New York City

For art and musical enthusiasts, a trip to New York's River to River Arts Festival is a real treat! This festival features over sixty events and attractions each year in dance, music, art, film, and poetry. Not only is the River to River Arts Festival appropriate for all ages, but every event is free!

If you are looking for a fun and visually-appealing way to spend the day in New York, look no further than the Mermaid Parade in the month of June! The parade has been a staple in New York for over thirty years, and is always promised to draw a crowd. This mermaid-themed event features wild costumes, unique floats, car shows, and is fun for the whole family!

Singles, couples, and families alike enjoy New York's Midsummer Night Swing festival. For over twenty years, New York streets have been taken over by the sounds of salsa, swing, and hiphop expression. Midsummer Night Swing gives you the opportunity to share your moves, participate in dance workshops, and work out new skills in front of live musical entertainment!

A Taste of New York is an international food event including delicacies all over the Big Apple. Many chefs and world-class restaurants participate in cooking demonstrations and free sampling. Next time you're in New York, plan to attend A Taste of New York, and visit up to twenty booths filled with delicious surprises and gifts!

New York is also home to the annual Rockabilly Music Festival. Visitors will enjoy musical performances, as well as sideshows and activity booths. For adults, the Rockabilly Music Festival also features burlesque acts from all over the world. With unique music and entertainment, the Rockabilly Music Festival is definitely worth the trip!

Being such a large city, New York is home to many different communities including Manhattan's "Chinatown". Each year, thousands of tourists flock to Chinatown to celebrate the Chinese New Year. This ultimate celebration includes ten days of fun, food, dancing, and parades! Chinese New Year is also celebrated with the Chinese New Year Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall.

Can't make it to Louisiana for Mardi Gras? Well, that is no problem if you're in New York City. Every year Mardi Gras is celebrated in Manhattan. The event is a day filled with beads, costumes, and amazing drinks! You'll feel like you've transported to New Orleans once you've arrived at New York's official Mardi Gras parade.