New Year's Eve Ball Drop

(Dec. 31)

It’s a tradition: The Waterford crystal ball makes its descent down the flagpole atop 1 Times Square at 11:59 pm on the last day of every year. Spectators are welcomed into the revelry area starting at 6 pm.

New York Antiquarian Book Fair

(March 7-10, 2019)

Thousands of rare books, manuscripts and maps are exhibited and sold at this expansive and vetted book fair, featuring more than 200 American and international dealers. Specialties include literature, children’s books, philsophy, photography, fashion, medicine and more.

Th 5-9 pm (preview), F noon-8 pm, Sa noon-7 pm, Su noon-5 pm

$25 daily admission, $45 run of show, $10 students, free for children 16 and under, $60 preview

New York International Auto Show

(April 19-28, 2019)

A four-floor showcase of approximately 1,000 of the world’s newest vehicles and concept cars and trucks, including sneak peeks and production models.

Hours: M-Sa 10 am-10 pm, Su 10 am-7 pm

Tickets: $17 adults, $7 age 12 and under

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.

Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show

(Jan. 23-27, 2019)

The annual show marks the start of the season for boating and fishing aficionados with luxury motor yachts, cruisers, sport fishers, performance boats and runabouts, as well as marine accessories, electronics, engines and more on display.

Hours: W-F noon-9 pm, Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su 10 am-6 pm

Admission: $16 adults, free for children 12 and under when accompanied by an adult

Prudential Center

This multi-purpose indoor arena in Newark, New Jersey is home to the National Hockey League's New Jersey Devils and the NCAA's SEton Hall Pirates men's basketball team. The arena, which seats 16,514 fans for hockey and 18,711 for basketball, is noted for its handsome red and gray exterior (paying homage to the red and black colors of the New Jersey Devils) and its 4,800-square-foot LED display. 

St. Patrick's Day Parade

(March 16, 2019)

Green pride abounds at this annual event celebrating Irish heritage and culture in New York City. Beginning at 11 am, the parade marches north up Fifth Ave., starting at 44th St. and ending at 79th St. around 4:30 pm.

The Armory Show

(March 7-10, 2019)

Devoted exclusively to modern and contemporary art, this prestigious, annual event—now in its 25th anniversary year—is a showcase for 194 international exhibitors from 33 countries.

Th-F noon-8 pm, Sa noon-7 pm, Su noon-6 pm

Th-F: $52 general admission, $33 seniors and students

Sa-Su: $57 general admission, $36 seniors and students

$88 run of show


The Art Show

(Feb. 28-March 3, 2019)

Leading fine art dealers from the United States, members of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), show and sell works from the late-19th century through today. Ticket proceeds benefit Henry Street Settlement, a New York social services organization.

Th-F noon-8 pm, Sa noon-7 pm, Su noon-5 pm

Gala preview W 5-9:30 pm

$25 single-day admission

The New York Times Travel Show

(Jan. 25-27, 2019)

Visitors and globe-trotters can find travel deals and special giveaways at this expansive travel show, featuring 550+ exhibitors from more than 170 destinations, plus travel seminars and workshops, food tastings and cultural stage performances.

Hours: F (travel professionals only, 9 am-7 pm), Sa 10 am-6 pm, Su 11 am-5 pm

Admission: $20 ($25 two-day pass), free for children under 18


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