Times Square, New York City

Events in New York City

New York Jazz Fest

At the New York Winter Jazz Fest, 70 bands and singers perform in different locations in the city.

Date: January 8, 2020 – January 18, 2020
Location: Various venues in the city.
Website: http://www.winterjazzfest.com
Admission: With admission fee.

Chinese New Year Parade

The Lunar New Year celebrations take place every year in Chinatown. Visitors can expect colorful parades and Chinese delicacies. The New Year Parade begins in Little Italy and runs through the streets of Lower Chinatown.

Date: January 25, 2020 – January 25, 2020
Place: Chinatown, Manhattan, New York City
Website: http://betterchinatown.com/
Admission: Free for viewers.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The world’s largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade is always celebrated on March 17th in New York. The streets around Fifth Avenue become a large, green party mile with lots of small events and plenty of culinary highlights, mostly in green.

Date: March 17, 2020 – March 17, 2020
Place: 5th Avenue, New York
Website: http://www.newyorkcity.de

Easter parade on Fifth Avenue

Easter Sunday is shown on a large costume parade along Fifth Avenue, which is currently fashionable.

Date: April 12, 2020 – April 12, 2020
Location: Fifth Avenue
Admission: Free entry.


The gay and lesbian festival PrideFest takes place every year on the last weekend in June on Hudson St. between Abingdon Sq. & W. 14th St. instead. It is a street festival with concerts, delicious food and entertainers.

Date: June 14, 2020 – June 28, 2020
Place: Hudson St. between Abingdon Sq. & W. 14th St.
Website: http://www.nycpride.org/

Celebrations on July 4th

American Independence Day celebrations include costume parades, street parties, and large fireworks such as those over the East River and over the Hudson River.

Date: July 4th, 2020 – July 4th, 2020
Venue: different venues

Summerstage cultural festival

The Summerstage Culture Festival offers a colorful program for the whole family in Central Park every year. Well-known artists of the dance, music and theater scene present their art from opera to hip-hop, sometimes without admission. There are parallel events in other New York parks throughout the summer.

Date: July 8, 2020 – July 29, 2020
(not yet determined)
Location: Central Park.
Website: http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/summerstage/
Admission: Without admission fee.

San Gennaro Festival

The Italian culinary San Gennaro Festival is celebrated in Little Italy every year in mid-September. The religious processions and parades, Italian delicacies and musical performances attract over a million visitors.

Date: September 17th, 2020 – September 27th, 2020
Place: Little Italy
Website: https://sangennaronyc.org/
Admission: Without admission fee.

New York Film Festival

The New York Film Festival features premieres and classics every year at Lincoln Center.

Date: September 27, 2020 – October 13, 2020
(not yet determined)
Place: Lincoln Center
Website: http://www.filmlinc.com
Admission: With admission fee.

TCS New York City Marathon

One of the biggest events is the New York Marathon. Every year there are more than 45,000 runners who finally make it to the finish in Central Park through the five boroughs of Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and Manhattan.

Date: November 2nd, 2020
Place: Start in Staten Island and finish in Central Park
Website: http://www.ingnycmarathon.org/
Entry: Free for viewers.

New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Every year on New Year’s Eve, Times Square greets the New Year with a giant light ball. For families with children there is a beautiful firework display in Central Park, there is also a concert stage. The New Year can also be celebrated on a boat, the good view of Manhattan and the fireworks on the Hudson River are the perfect start for a night full of parties and celebrations all over the city.

Date: December 31, 2020 – December 31, 2020
Place: Times Square and other venues.
Entry: Without admission fee.

Times Square, New York City