American Watercolor Society Exhibition

(April 1-21, 2019)

At the 152nd annual juried exhibition of this historic society, which was founded in 1866 and whose past members included impressionist Childe Hassam and realist Edward Hopper, art lovers take in original works in water-soluble media (watercolor, acrylic, casein, gouache and egg tempera) on paper by contemporary American and international artists.

Daily 1-5 pm


Architectural Digest Design Show

(March 21-24, 2019)

Luxury home furnishings from hundreds of retailers and brands are on display and include one-of-a-kind and custom work, antiques, midcentury furniture and the latest design ideas for kitchen and bath, floor coverings, outdoor furnishings, lighting and accessories. Events include design seminars, celebrity chef cooking demonstrations and a cash-and-carry retail market. 

Hours: Th 10 am-6 pm (open to the trade and VIP ticket holders only), F-Sa 10 am-6 pm (open to all), Su 10 am-5 pm (open to all)

Art on Paper

(March 7-10, 2019)

More than 85 galleries from around the world present modern and contemporary paper-based artworks, including sculpture, drawing, painting and photography, which use paper as their medium.

Th (VIP preview) 6-10 pm, F-Sa 11 am-7 pm, Su noon-6 pm

$25 single-day admission, $35 multiday admission, $50 VIP preview and multiday admission

Asia Week New York

(March 13-23, 2019)

Asian art and antiques dealers, auction houses, museums and cultural institutions celebrate Asian art and culture, with exhibits, lectures, discussions and much more.

Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

(Feb. 17, 2019)

Starting on Mott St. in Little Italy at 1 pm, this vibrant parade, celebrating the Year of the Pig, weaves through the streets of Chinatown and features floats, marching bands, musical and cultural performers, and lion and dragon dancers. The parade ends at Sara D. Roosevelt Park at approximately 3 pm, when an outdoor festival presents yet more martial artists and performers.

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.

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 Flower Show

(March 24-April 7, 2019)

Massive floral displays fill the department store’s Broadway windows and main level. The theme for 2019 is “Journey to Paradisios,” a floral celebration of the cosmos.

Store hours: M-Sa 10 am-10 pm, Su 10 am-9 pm


Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

(Nov. 28, 2019)

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.


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