Upcoming Events By Nicole Redona
There is always something to do in New York City. Whether you are addicted to nightlife, a self-proclaimed foodie, or a passionate artist, Manhattan has what you need to experience living in New York City to the fullest. Try to come out to experience the city’s hustle at one of New York’s events below:
Japan Day – May 14th
Japan Day is a day set aside for anyone who has a love for Japanese culture and would like to help the Japanese Community celebrate its appreciation for New York City. The New York Road Runners will be holding their Japan Run event, which in cludes Kid’s Races and a four mile mini-marathon. It will continue throughout the day, with a special performance called the New York Ondo, a Bon Odori dance choreographed by Momo Suzuki. Japan Day takes place every year, with this year being held in the Bandshell Area in Central Park. And it’s for FREE.
World Science Festival – May 30th – June 4th
Founded by Brian Greene and Tracy Day, the World Science Festival is held every year in hopes to educate the public and inspire scientific innovation and discovery. It is for anyone who values the principals of science or is willing to explore ideas that will create a better tomorrow. The festival will showcase performers Joshua Bell and Pilobus, among a group of others.
U.S. Open Tennis Championships – August 28th – September 10th
For all the tennis fans out there, come to the U.S. Open Tennis Championships to watch some of the best tennis players from around the world compete for thousands of dollars in prizes. It is held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, NY, accessible by the 7 subway train via Grand Central Station or the Long Island Railroad to Mets-Willets Point Station. The U.S. Open Tennis Championships is one of the most popular annual sporting events to attend, so get your tickets today!
Village Halloween Parade – Oct 31st
Another event that is fun to attend is the Village Halloween Parade, held every year in Greenwich Village. This is a great way to celebrate Halloween as anyone who comes in costume are invited. All you needvto do is meet the parade crowd in Sixth Avenue at Canal Street between 7pm and 9pm. You can even perform in the parade by volunteering to animate a puppet. Or, if it is more fitting, they are always looking for volunteers to help behind the scenes, using artistic and technological skills to create the puppets used in the parade.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – Nov 23rd
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been an American tradition for ninety years – with Felix the Cat being the first giant balloon and the Snoopy float holding the record of having the most balloons. Famous celebrities and performers come together to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. You can view the two-and-a- half mile march from 77th Street down Central Park West to Columbus Circle, then down Broadway to Herald Square.
Tree Lighting at the Rockefeller Center – Nov 29th
If you are ever around the Rockefeller Center, stop by on the 29th of November for the annual Christmas Tree lighting event. This event, which began in 1933, has become symbolic of the Christmas Spirit. Rockefeller Center stands between 48th and 51st Streets in Midtown Manhattan, New York City and between Fifth and Sixth Avenue.
So sign those leases for the year before time runs out and before you develop a FOMO for these events. Now is the time to finalize your plans and save these dates in your calendar. Apartments are filling up fast, and you wouldn’t want to miss this opportunity to experience New York City at its best!