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Tribeca Film Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
April 2014 (April.)

This film festival was founded by actor-director Robert De Niro in 2003 as ......

This film festival was founded by actor-director Robert De Niro in 2003 as part of a post-9/11 effort to attract visitors to return to lower Manhattan. In less than a decade, it has become New York's premiere film festival. In addition to film screenings, there are talks, panels and a street fair.

Venue:
Throughout the city.

Address:
New York City, United States

Event cost:
Various.

Category:
Theatre & Film

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Summerstage

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2014 - July 2014 (June until August.)

A fantastic free performing arts festival that takes place in Central Park ......

A fantastic free performing arts festival that takes place in Central Park each year. It was founded in 1986 and features a wide range of top-name performers across genres - including music, dance, theatre and spoken word. Many events are free. Other NYC parks also host similar events throughout the summer.

Venue:
Central Park.

Address:
Central Park, New York, United States

Event cost:
Varies.

Category:
Music

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Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2014 - August 2014 (Mondays between mid-June and mid-August.)

From June to August, this grassy Midtown park screens outdoor films on Mond ......

From June to August, this grassy Midtown park screens outdoor films on Monday nights. Picnics abound, and the film choices are usually well-known classics rather than new releases. Films start around sunset, and the lawn opens at 5pm; go early to get a spot.

Venue:
Bryant Park, 42nd Street.

Address:
Bryant Park, New York, United States

Event cost:
Various.

Category:
Theatre & Film

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Mermaid Parade

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2014 (Last Saturday in June.)

The city's most informal and most lively parade has a nautical theme, and f ......

The city's most informal and most lively parade has a nautical theme, and features women and men alike dressed in glittering and riotous costumes and covered in ample body paint. The city’s classic theme parks provide the perfect backdrop to this celebration of the weird and wonderful.

Venue:
1208 Surf Avenue, Coney Island.

Address:
1208 Surf Avenue, Coney Island, New York, United States

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Spectacle

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NYC Pride

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2014 (Last Sunday in June.)

The annual lesbian and gay pride march, which travels southwards down Fifth ......

The annual lesbian and gay pride march, which travels southwards down Fifth Avenue and ends in Greenwich Village, with a street festival and dance party. Expect outlandish costumes and behaviour, but high spirits and inclusive attitudes.

Venue:
Upper Fifth Avenue to the Village.

Address:
Upper Fifth Avenue, to the village, New York, United States

Event cost:
Free.

Website:

Category:
Gay & Lesbian

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Fourth of July

Date (To be confirmed):
July 2014

Most towns and cities host their own Fourth of July celebrations, but certa ......

Most towns and cities host their own Fourth of July celebrations, but certainly the best known of these is in New York City and is hosted by Macy's. Get a spot early in the day as west side Manhattan streets fill up with spectators eager to see the impressive fireworks show over the Hudson River.

Venue:
West side, Manhattan

Address:
Manhattan, New York City, United States

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Culture

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Greenwich Village Halloween Parade

Date (To be confirmed):
October 2014 (31 October.)

Puppeteers, bands, performers and freaks of all persuasions come out to joi ......

Puppeteers, bands, performers and freaks of all persuasions come out to join the exuberant costume parade. Anyone in costume can join in and it's always one of the city's most jubilant celebrations. The parade starts on the edge of Soho and goes up through Greenwich Village.

Venue:
Along Sixth Avenue.

Address:
Sixth Avenue, New York, United States

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Entertainment

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New York City Marathon

Date (To be confirmed):
November 2014 (First Sunday in November.)

One of the world's most popular marathons, the New York City Marathon has b ......

One of the world's most popular marathons, the New York City Marathon has been held since 1970 and attracts 50,000 runners every year. The race route runs through all five of New York City's boroughs.

Venue:
Throughout the city.

Address:
Central Park, New York, United States

Event cost:
Free to spectate; prices vary to run.

Category:
Sport

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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Date (To be confirmed):
November 2014 (Thanksgiving day.)

This is something of a New York institution, featuring huge hot-air balloon ......

This is something of a New York institution, featuring huge hot-air balloons in the shape of cartoon characters, such as Snoopy, the Pink Panther and Mickey Mouse. Arrive early and dress warmly, as it's often a cold day.

Venue:
72nd Street to 34th Street.

Address:
145th Street, New York, United States

Event cost:
Free.

Website:

Category:
Culture

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New Year's Eve

Date (To be confirmed):
December 2014

A million people come to New York each year with the express purpose of rin ......

A million people come to New York each year with the express purpose of ringing in the new year by watching the ball drop in Times Square. If you dare to brave the cold and the crowds, you can celebrate the more than century-old tradition, too.

Venue:
Times Square.

Address:
42nd Street and Broadway,, Times Square, New York, United States

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Spectacle

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New York City 2015 events

NYC Restaurant Week

Date (To be confirmed):
January 2015 - February 2015

More than 300 restaurants are set to participate in the culinary celebratio ......

More than 300 restaurants are set to participate in the culinary celebrations in which food-lovers get to sample some of New York City's finest dining establishments. Multi-course prix-fixe lunches and dinners provide great values. It's held twice a year in winter and summer.

Venue:
Various venues.

Event cost:
Three-course lunch around $25, three-course dinner around $38.

Category:
Food & Drink

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Chinese New Year

Date (To be confirmed):
January 2015

This is one of the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations in the country, an ......

This is one of the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations in the country, and always draws big crowds. There are several celebrations in New York, with firecrackers, parades and dragon-clad dance troupes. This always falls in either January or February, though the date changes every year.

Venue:
Chinatown.

Address:
Chinatown, New York, United States

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Entertainment

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The Armory Show

Date (To be confirmed):
March 2015

New York has no shortage of art fairs, but the annual Armory Show is consid ......

New York has no shortage of art fairs, but the annual Armory Show is considered by dealers and collectors alike to be one of the most important fairs of international modern and contemporary work.

Venue:
Piers 92 & 94.

Address:
Twelfth Avenue, 55th Street, Manhattan, New York, United States

Event cost:
General admission is $30.

Category:
Art & Literature

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Edited by Tina Banerjee
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