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New York is a city that never stops. There is always something to celebrate, something to see or an event to attend. Theater, art exhibits, Antiques fairs and Brodway shows, music and dance performances are all part of the Big Apple ongoing appeal. Here is a calendar of the major annual events in New York City : Fairs, Fest, Festivals & Shows - Things to see and not to be missed during your stay. We also have selected sites where you’ll find current happenings in NYC, from theater to concerts to festivals on daily, weekly or monthly basis. The list of festivals & exhibitions listed below features only the most famous ones - There is of course always something going on in New York City.

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Annual Events in New York City : January, February, March, April, May & June

JANUARY: Things to do & see

New York National Boat Show : Showtimes and dates 2007-2008 :  12/29/2007 - 1/6/2008 - Location : Jacob K. Javits Convention Center - 655 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001. Main Entrance: Eleventh Avenue at 35th Street - Telephone: 212 216 2000.
Winter Antiques Show : The Winter Antiques Show is America's most prestigious venue for fine and decorative arts, benefiting East Side House Settlement. The 2008 Show will be held from January 18th to 27th in New York City, with the Opening Night Party on Thursday. Location : Park Avenue Armory - 643 Park Avenue, New York City - Between 66 & 67th Streets. Telephone : 718 292 7392

FEBRUARY: Things to do & see

Chinese New Year: Chinatown, on Manhattan’s lower east side, celebrates the Chinese New Year with 10 days of festivities. In 2008 : Official Chinese New Year date - 7th February.
International Art Expo : Held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Date : February 28 - March 3, 2008. Call (800) 827-7170 for more information.

MARCH: Things to do & see

St. Patrick's Day Parade  : Everything goes green along Fifth Avenue, from 44th to 86th streets on March 17. The parade starts at 11 a.m.
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus : The Circus proudly presents a terrific trio of magnificent family productions touring the nation! No city ever sees the same show twice.
Manhattan Antiques Triple Pier Expo - Fair  : New York's largest antiques show extends over two consecutive weekends : Passenger Ship Terminal Piers, Pier 94, 12th Ave., at 55th St., NYC Admission: $15 The whole show in one big building. 500 Dealers plus Fashion Alley

APRIL: Things to do & see

Easter Parade & Easter Bonnet Festival  : The Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue :  Unlike most New York City Parades, the Easter Parade is a far less organized event. From 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. the area along Fifth Avenue from 49th to 57th Streets is closed to vehicular traffic, and folks wander the street.
The NYC Wedding Show - Fair : This day-long event at Gotham Hall provides a luxury wedding showcase for sophisticated brides and grooms, with tools for planning ceremonies and receptions. Featured are the finest in gowns, cakes, florists, calligraphers, photographers and more. Admission is $125 per person, $150 for couples. Monday April 21, 2008 - New York, NY - Show hours: From 4 pm to 9 pm - Venue: Gotham Hall - Address: 356 Broadway
New York International Auto Show : At the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, the week-long New York International Auto Show includes "concept cars" as well as consumer models - Refer to official website for more details or call (800) 282-3336 or (212) 216-2000 for more information.

MAY: Things to do & see

Great Five Boro Bike Tour : At 32,000 riders, it is the largest recreational cycling event in America. The 2008 ride will take place on Sunday, May 4. A great 42-mile course. For more information about this event refer to official website or call (212) 932-0778.
Ninth Avenue International Food Festival : Every year, the streets of Ninth Avenue are packed with festival goers. They are all eager to taste new foods during the Ninth Avenue International Food Festival from 37th to 5th street into one of New York's best street fairs. Phone : 212 581 7029
Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit : The Festival featured some 250 artists in Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village. Call (212) 982-6255 for more information.

JUNE: Things to do & see

Puerto Rican Day Parade  : Date : On second Sunday in June - It is a very famous parade down Fifth Avenue between 44th and 85th streets that attracts millions of spectators, with entertainers, politicians and other notables taking part. Call (212) 484-1222 for more information.
JuneFest : JuneFest is a series of free exhibits and performances by Staten Island artists, presented by the Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island ...
Lesbian and Gay Pride March : The annual Queens Pride and Festival is the most important event in the gay Queens calendar - a colourful, vibrant celebration of sexuality and community spirit. The parade is expected to attract crowds of over 40,000, processing and partying along 37th Ave fom 89th St to 75th St, Jackson Heights.
Long Island Motorcycle Fair : At the famed Riverhead Raceway, in June and again in September, the Long Island Motorcycle Fair brims with entertainment, bike shows, and vendors to create the ultimate motorcycle weekend getaway.
Metropolitan Opera in the Parks : During much of June and July, Central Park in Manhattan hosts operas & offers free evening performances.
Shakespeare in the Park  :  Free performances in Central Park during the summer, including at least one Shakespeare production each season, have become one of New York's most beloved ... Call (212) 539-8750 or (212) 539-8500 for more information. More about Central Park

Special Events - fairs & exhibitions : July to December

Summer & Fall gather many events : On July 4, New York City activities include tall ships sailing up the Hudson River and a Macy's fireworks extravaganza over the East River... Please follow this link to see the calendar of events - July to December > Calendar of events July to December


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Calendar of events, fairs - festivals in New York City - Dates

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