New York City is one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in the world. The mix of cultures and people is just one of the reasons to love the city. Many different annual events in NYC bring the people of the city – and from all over the world – together.
The Westminster Kennel Club Show is one of the most popular events in New York each year. The event lasts for two days, and it features all dog breeds. The show is held in Madison Square Garden, and it is televised. Dog lovers do not want to miss the show if they get an opportunity to see it in person.
Another popular NYC event is the annual U.S. Tennis Open. The tennis championships are held each year in August and September over a two-week period. Since 1978, the championships have been held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens.
The city boasts a number of cultural events as well, as would be expected of a city that holds so many different cultures. Every February, visitors will be able to enjoy ten days of festivities in Chinatown when they attend the Chinese New Year's celebration. On St. Patrick's Day, residents line Fifth Avenue to watch the annual parade. The Easter Parade and the Thanksgiving Day Parade are huge crowd pleasers every year as well.
You can get into museums free in June during the Museum Mile Festival. The museums on Fifth Avenue from 82nd Street to 105th street are free from 6PM to 9PM.
Every year in the summer time the Big Apple circus comes to Cunningham Park to entertain people of all ages.
From film festivals to art walks and fairs, to celebrations of food, there is always something happening in New York. No matter what you love, you will probably be able to find a celebration of it somewhere around the five boroughs!