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


Kids’ Night on Broadway

(Feb. 26, 2019)

During this one-night-only promotion, an annual program of The Broadway League, children 18 and under can experience a participating Broadway show for free, when accompanied by a full-paying adult. A Kids’ Night on Broadway ticket includes in-theater activities (including talkbacks), restaurant discounts, parking discounts, educational programs and more.

Tickets go on sale in December 2018.

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 Year's Eve Ball Drop

(Dec. 31, 2018)

The Waterford crystal ball makes its descent down the flagpole atop 1 Times Square at 11:59 pm. Spectators are welcomed into the revelry area starting at 6 pm.

No Pants Subway Ride

(Jan. 13, 2019)

Engage your silliness (and release your inhibitions) in this annual happening, staged by Improv Everywhere. Participants ride the subway bundled up against the cold, with one exception: no pants. For details, including meeting points and subway lines, log on to the website.

NYC Restaurant Week

(Jan. 21-Feb. 8, 2019)

More than 380 local restaurants offer prix fixe menus for $26 at lunch (two courses) and $42 at dinner (three courses) in this annual citywide promotion. Beverage, tax and gratuity are extra.

For a list of participating restaurants, go online.

Outsider Art Fair

(Jan. 17-20, 2019)

The fair, which is dedicated to self-taught artists, Art Brut, folk and outsider art, celebrates the diverse nationalities and backgrounds of its featured artists in its 27th anniversary edition, which showcases 60 galleries representing 27 cities from nine countries.

Th 2-6 pm (early access), 6-9 pm (vernissage), F-Sa 11 am-8 pm, Su 11 am-6 pm


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