New York City Ballet

(Sept. 18-Oct. 14, 2018)

Highlights of the company’s fall season include programs devoted to works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins and 21st-century choreographers.

Schedule: Tu-Th 7:30 pm, F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 3 pm

Tickets: $30-$145

New York City Center

A former Shriners Temple, this performing arts venue, celebrating its 75th anniversary, hosts music, dance and theater events. Highlights:

Oct. 1-13: Fall for Dance Festival

Oct. 20-21: “Song of the Mermaid,” K’Arts Ballet of Korea

Oct. 31-Nov. 4: Balanchine: The City Center Years, featuring American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet, Miami City Ballet, New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, The Royal Ballet and San Francisco Ballet


New York City FC

That’s football as in soccer, the world’s most popular sport. New York’s professional Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise, featuring players from the U.S., Latin America, Europe and Africa, plays its 2018 home matches at Yankee Stadium. 

March 11: LA Galaxy

March 17: Orlando City SC

April 11: Real Salt Lake

April 29: FC Dallas

May 19: Colorado Rapids

June 2: Orlando City SC

June 9: Atlanta United FC

New York Comedy Festival

(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)

New York Film Festival

(Sept. 28-Oct. 14, 2018)

Established and up-and-coming moviemakers present their feature-length and short works in the 56th noncompetitive—no prizes are awarded—celebration of international film talent.


Sept. 28: Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite,” starring Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone

Oct. 5: Alberto Cuaron’s “Roma”

Oct. 14: Julian Schnabel’s “At Eternity’s Gate,” starring Willem Dafoe as Vincent van Gogh

New York Giants

The football Giants, 2012 Super Bowl champions, play home games at state-of-the-art MetLife Stadium. The 2018 preseason games are in August, while the regular season gets underway in September.

2018 preseason home games:

Aug. 9: Cleveland Browns

Aug. 30: New England Patriots

Regular 2018 season:

Sept. 9: Jacksonville Jaguars

Sept. 30: New Orleans Saints

Oct. 11: Philadelphia Eagles

Oct. 28: Washington Redskins

New York Islanders

The National Hockey League franchise, founded in 1972, plays its 2018-2019 home games at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. 

2018-2019 preseason highlights:

Sept. 18: Philadelphia Flyers

Sept. 20: New Jersey Devils

2018-2019 regular season highlights:

Oct. 6: Nashville Predators

Oct. 8: San Jose Sharks

Oct. 24: Florida Panthers

Oct. 24: Arizona Coyotes

Oct. 30: Vegas Golden Knights

New York Jets

New York’s Men in Green tackle the opposition on their home turf during the 2018 NFL pro-football season. Preseason kickoff is in August.

2018 preseason home games:

Aug. 10: Atlanta Falcons

Aug. 24: New York Giants

2018 regular season home games:

Sept. 16: Miami Dolphins

Oct. 7: Denver Broncos

Oct. 14: Indianapolis Colts

Oct. 21: Minnesota Vikings

Nov. 11: Buffalo Bills

New York Knicks

The Knicks’ 2018-2019 home campaign is on the ball.

Preseason highlights:

Oct. 5: New Orleans Pelicans

Oct. 8: Washington Wizards

Oct. 12: Brooklyn Nets

Regular season highlights:

Oct. 17: Atlanta Hawks

Oct. 20: Boston Celtics

Oct. 26: Golden State Warriors

Oct. 29: Brooklyn Nets

Oct. 31: Indiana Pacers

Nov. 5: Chicago Bulls

New York Mets

The Amazin’ Mets chase the National League pennant in their 2018 home-game season.

March 29, 31, April 1, 2018: St. Louis Cardinals

April 2-4: Philadelphia Phillies

April 13-15: Milwaukee Brewers

April 16-18: Washington Nationals

May 1-3: Atlanta Braves

May 4-6: Colorado Rockies

May 15-16: Toronto Blue Jays

May 18-20: Arizona Diamondbacks

May 21-23: Miami Marlins


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