Free concerts are performed by some of the music industry’s biggest names on the Today show. For best viewing, which is on a first-come, first-served basis, fans should plan on arriving by 5 am. Performances from 7 am.
June 22: 5 Seconds of Summer
June 25: Dan + Shay
June 29: Panic at the Disco
July 6: Antebellum
July 13: Maroon 5
July 20: Charlie Puth
July 27: Julia Michaels
Aug. 2: Keith Urban
(Sept. 13-23, 2018)
In honor of the patron saint of Naples, for whom this 92nd annual festival is named, Italians celebrate their cultural and religious heritage on the streets of Little Italy, where many of the first Italian immigrants made their home.
Highlights include processions, live music and ethnic food
Festival hours: Su-Th 11:30 am-11 pm, F-Sa 11:30 am-midnight
During every full weekend in September, art lovers explore an abandoned military barracks, featuring 100 rooms filled with paintings, photography and sculpture, as well as video, sound and performance art. Live music and food stands on the surrounding lawns. Sat & Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free.
(Sept. 21-23, 2018)
The third annual fair provides an immersive environment in which American and international contemporary artists, galleries and publishers present their projects, editions and publications to each other and the public.
Daily 11 am-7 pm
(Nov. 22, 2018)
Almost 3 million people line the streets for the annual event, which features giant balloons, marching bands, celebrities riding on elaborate floats and performances from Broadway shows and pop sensations.
The parade kicks off at 9 am at W. 77th St. & Central Park West and continues south to Columbus Circle, where it turns east onto Central Park South, marches to Sixth Ave., where it heads south to W. 34th St. and ends at noon at Macy’s Herald Square.
(Oct. 11-14, 2018)
Food lovers enjoy more than 80 walk-around tastings, intimate chef and winemaker dinners, culinary demonstrations, interactive cooking lessons and other events at the annual feast, with 100 percent of the net proceeds benefiting Food Bank for New York City and the No Kid Hungry campaign.
(Nov. 5-11, 2018)
Up-and-coming comedians, as well as seasoned veterans perform in various venues around town. Highlights:
Nov. 5: Stand Up for Heroes, a benefit for the Bob Woodruff Foundation, featuring perofrmances by Jimmy Carr, Eric Church, Jim Gaffigan, Seth Meyers, Bruce Springsteen and Jon Stewart (Carolines on Broadway)
Nov. 6: Jay Mewes (Carolines on Broadway)
Nov. 6: Jimmy Carr (Town Hall)
Nov. 7: Bill Burr (Madison Square Garden)
(Oct. 4-7, 2018)
Comic books, graphic novels, anime, video games, movies, TV shows and more are on display at this pop-culture convention (the largest in the United States), which also features panels, screenings and autograph sessions.
Hours: Th-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su 10 am-5 pm
Tickets: Prices vary