About NYC: New York City Annual Events

We all know there's no shortage of things to do in New York City. From shopping to museums to sporting events, it's hard to step outside and not find something to do for the day. That's one of the many reasons it's great to buy or rent real estate in New York City. But with so many exciting events and attractions, how can you make sure that you don't miss something that you know you will like? Read the papers, sign up for reminders and look around. Be prepared ahead of time and enter it into your calendar.

There are many events that happen only once, but some of the biggest and best ones are ones that happen each and every year. Here are some of the most anticipated events that you can plan for each year.

Empire State Building Run Up Foot Race
Empire State Building
February

St. Patrick's Day Parade
5th Avenue
Usually on March 17th

New York International Auto Show
Javits Center
April

Earth Day
Central Park
April 22nd

Belmont Stakes
Belmont Park, Elmont
1st or 2nd Saturday in June (5 weeks from the first Saturday in May)

River to River Festival
Downtown New York City
June through August

July 4th Celebration
East River (and throughout the City)
July 4th

US Open Tennis Championships
Flushing, Queens
Late August into early September

New York Film Festival
End of September (2 weeks long)
Lincoln Center

New York City Marathon
All 5 Boroughs, Starting at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and ending in Central Park
First Sunday in November

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Manhattan, including round Central Park and through Time Square
Thanksgiving Morning

Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Center
Early December

New Year's Eve Celebration
Time Square
December 31st

All dates are subject to change - please research further for this year's actual dates. Plan a whole day around one of these events by visiting some great restaurants in New York City, as well as some of the top landmarks.