It seems like every day in New York offers up possibilities for adventure and new experiences. In the city that doesn’t sleep, there’s always something going on, 24/7. Some events, like the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, happen as regularly as clockwork, and are famous and beloved throughout the country. Others are more low key, or mainly enjoyed by locals. Here are just a few events in NYC that we find particularly intriguing.
Watch movies under the stars? Absolutely! During the spring and summer months, the Rooftop Film Club screens cult favorites, new movies and contemporary classics. Held on the YOTEL Terrace, you can add food and drink to the price of your ticket, bought in advance and costing under $28. Habana Outpost Brooklyn, New York’s “first eco-eatery” offering Cuban and Mexican cuisine, and also offers free movie screenings every Sunday night.
New York Festivals
Celebrate with community at a variety of local fests. Atlantic Antic Festival, a street fair on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, features crafts, food and live music, from country and rock to jazz and R&B. There’s something for kids too, like pony rides and story time. New York International Fringe Festival showcases over 1,000 stage productions. These include everything from lighthearted musicals to politically charged dramas. In October, the Comic-Con/Anime Festival comes to the city, a nerdtastic extravaganza of hipster/geeky amazement.
Held at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, the U.S. Open Tennis Championships marks the final Grand Slam tournament of the season in September. The New York City Marathon takes place in November, drawing elite athletes and weekend warriors from around the globe, as well as their loyal supporters.