5 events to plan your trip to New York around

New York is one of the busiest, most multi-cultural cities in the world, and its impressive events calendar demonstrates this. From food to fashion, theatre to dance, there’s something for everyone in the city that never sleeps.

Here are just a few of the events you can plan to enjoy during your trip.


1) Tribeca Film Festival

Founded back in 2002 by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro and Craig Hatkoff, the Tribeca Film Festival takes place each year in April and celebrates New York City as a major film making centre. Showcasing over 100 films from around the world, the festival also offers free outdoor screenings.

2) Shakespeare in the Park

Lovers of theatre can take to Central Park each summer to watch some of the Bard’s most famous plays performed live. However, while tickets are free, demand is incredibly high, so be prepared to queue. Or try your luck with the online ticket lottery.

3) 4th of July

4th of July, or Independence Day, is a public holiday celebrated across America. However, as with most things, New York City likes to do things bigger and better. One prime example of this is the Macy’s 4th of July fireworks display, which must be seen to be believed.

4) New York International Fringe Festival

The New York International Fringe Festival is one of the largest multi-arts events in North America, taking place over the course of two weeks each August. During this time the city plays host to all manner of unique performances, from stand-up comedies to experimental theatre, burlesque routines to multi-media displays, and everything in between.

5)     Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is another public holiday in America. If you’re in New York City for Thanksgiving, which falls on the fourth Thursday in November, head to Manhattan to watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade, which features giant balloons, floats, dancers, marching bands and more.

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