American Crafts Festival

(June 3-4, 10-11, 2017)

This annual outdoor show and sale on the plazas at Lincoln Center for the Performing Art showcases hundreds of juried craft displays from every region of the United States and features original pieces, including pottery, jewelry, handwoven apparel and more. Entertainment and craft demonstrations throughout the day.

Sa noon-9 pm, Su 10 am-7 pm


Anish Kapoor: Descension

(May 3-Sept. 10, 2017)

Sculptor Anish Kapoor’s public-art installation invites spectators to experience how a seemingly ordinary element like water can behave in an out-of-the-ordinary way. Twenty-six feet in diameter and surrounded by a railing, “Descension” is a continuously spiraling funnel of water that has been treated with an all-natural black dye. Kapoor has created a mesmerizing negative space alive with energy as it bores into the ground. 

Operating hours: 9 am-9 pm


Arthur Ashe Kids' Day

(Aug. 26, 2017)

The kickoff to the US Open tennis tournament, this family-oriented event features children’s clinics and interactive games, plus live musical performances and exhibition tennis.

Time: 9:30 am-3 pm

Games and clinics: Free 

Stadium show: Tickets start at $10

Atlantic Antic

(Sept. 24, 2017)

The 43rd annual street festival welcomes autumn to this main thoroughfare in Brooklyn. Featured on a 10-block stretch are foods from around the world, live music, pony rides, art, shopping and more.

Noon-6 pm, rain or shine


Broadway in Bryant Park

(July 6-Aug. 10, 2017)

This Thursday lunchtime performance series on Bryant Park’s lawn in Midtown showcases hit songs and casts from current Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals.

July 6: “Stomp,” “Groundhog Day,” “Wicked,” “The Phantom of the Opera”

July 13: “Kinky Boots,” “Beautiful,” “School of Rock,” “Soulpepper”

July 20: “Waitress,” “Chicago,” “Cats,” “Spamilton”

July 27: “A Bronx Tale,” “Anastasia.” “Avenue Q.” “The Imbible”

Citi Concert Series on Today

(June 2-Aug. 25, 2017)

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 2: Thomas Rhett

June 9: Halsey

June 16: Shania Twain

June 30: Charlie Puth

July 6: Ed Sheeran

July 7: Flo Rida

July 18: Chris Stapleton

Columbus Circle Holiday Market

Winter holiday shoppers browse a multitude of vendors, from handmade home items and crafts to jewelry, apparel and candy, all within Columbus Circle and steps away from Central Park.

Couture Fashion Week

(Sept. 8-10, 2017)

International designers present their creations at this spectacle of couture and luxury products.

Runway shows: F-Su 4, 6 & 8 pm

After-Parties: F-Su 9:30 pm-midnight

Tickets vary for both shows and parties.

Electric Zoo: New York's Electronic Music Festival

(Sept. 1-3, 2017) Electronic dance music rocks Labor Day weekend on the outdoor stages in Randall’s Island Park.

Doors open F 3 pm, Sa-Su 1 pm, rain or shine.

Three-day passes: $240-plus fees; single-day and two-day combo passes available

Feast of San Gennaro

(Sept. 14-24, 2017)

In honor of the patron saint of Naples, for whom this 91st 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


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