Events

Affordable Art Fair New York

(Sept. 27-30, 2018)

This fair limits its selection to pieces priced between $100 and $10,000, with more than half under $5,000. International galleries and exhibitors present works—including illustrations, contemporary photographs and paintings—from emerging and established artists.

Th noon-9 pm, F noon-8 pm, Sa 11 am-8 pm, Su 11 am-5 pm

General admission: $20, $10 seniors and students; free admission F 6-8 pm

Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction

(Sept. 30, 2018)

Broadway and Off-Broadway’s biggest stars come out to help sell costumes, props, photographs, posters, autographed phrases, tickets to opening-night performances and more to raise funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the most prominent not-for-profit and industry-based AIDS fundraising organization in the country. At the Autograph Table and Photo Booth, actors gather to sign autographs and pose for pictures in exchange for donations.

10 am-7 pm

Citi Concert Series on Today

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

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.

Governors Island Art Fair

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.

IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair

(Oct. 25-28, 2018)

This annual fair, presented by members of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA), features 81 international art dealers showcasing prints from old master to modern to contemporary editions.

Th-Sa noon-8 p.m, Su noon-6 pm

Independent Art Book Fair 2018

(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

Free

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

(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.

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 Comic Con

(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

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