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January

New York National Boat Show - New York City
Luxury motor yachts, performance boats and other craft, along with accessories and marine equipment fill the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center- 655 W. 34th Street (at 35th Street & 11th Avenue), New York City. Call (212) 922-1212 for more information.

February

Chinese New Year - Manhattan
Chinatown, on Manhattan’s lower east side, celebrates the Chinese New Year with 10 days of festivities featuring parades with dragon and lion dancers and elaborate costumes. Call (212) 484-1222 for more information.

March

St. Patrick's Day Parade - New York City
Everything goes green along Fifth Avenue, from 44th to 86th streets on March 17 when the world-famous parade starts at 11 a.m. Call (212) 484-1222 for more information.

April

Easter Parade - New York City
The Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue provides a showcase of finery from elegant to outlandish. Call (212) 484-1222 for more information.

May

Great Five Boro Bike Tour - New York City
As the nation’s largest cycling event, the Great Five Boro Bike Tour attracts some 30,000 competitors to weave through the five boroughs on a 42-mile course. For more information, call (212) 932-0778.

Ninth Avenue International Food Festival - New York City
May transforms portions of Ninth Avenue from 37th to 5th street into one of New York's best street fairs. Call (212) 581-7217 for more information.

June

The Belmont Stakes - Long Island
As a Triple Crown jewel to accompany the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, Belmont Stakes action takes place at Belmont Park in Elmont, Long Island. Call (516) 667-5055 or (718) 641-4700 for more information.

The Taste of Syracuse - Clinton Square, Syracuse, NY
Enjoy delectable samples from dozens of area restaurants, wineries, and purveyors of spirits. Live music, cooking demonstrations, a cigar bar, arts and crafts, and spectacular fireworks

July

July Fourth - New York City
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. Call (212) 484-1222 for more information

Annual Rochester MusicFest
Genesee Valley Park, Rochester NY

Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival
Trumansburg Fairgrounds, Trumansburg NY
Four days and four nights of the best Cajun, Zydeco, stringband, African, Latino, world beat, roots rock, and more on four stages - plus camping.

New York State Rhythm & Blues Fest
Annual Blues Fest with three days and nights of the best Blues. Clinton Square, Armory Square, and Downtown Syracuse NY

Harborfest
Huge annual festival with music, food and crafts in Oswego N.Y.

August

The Seneca Lake Whale Watch
Lakeshore Park, Geneva, NY. Two live stages, many great performers from all over our county and region. Also arts and crafts, food and fun!

It’s been around for over one hundred and sixty years, giving reason for the ‘Great’ in the Great New York State Fair held from late August to early September in Syracuse, New York. Visitors can come and check out what makes New York, great.

You can see what farm life was like over a hundred years ago at the Agricultural Museum with demonstrations of Broom making, Flax weaving, Wood working and Soap Making daily....read more about New York State Fair

September

New York Film Festival
This 17-day festival showcases new cinematic works from around the world. Call (212) 875-5050 for more information.

The Jordan Fall Festival
Free Live Entertainment, Classic Car Show, Food, Games, Rides, and much more! Jordan NY

October

Greater New York Wine & Food Expo
At the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, the Greater New York Wine & Food Expo celebrates the finer things in life in affluent, historic Westchester County. Featured are a Grand Tasting Tent showcasing more than 250 wineries, tasting seminars with experts such as Mark Oldman, and celebrity chef demonstrations. (888) 454-3011 for more information.

Greenwich Village Halloween Day Parade
Marching up 6th Avenue through The Village from 7 PM Halloween

November

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Times Square provides an excellent view of this spectacular parade, known for elaborate floats and marching bands. Call (212) 695-4400 for more information.

Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center
The city's holiday season kicks off with Rockefeller Center’s annual tree lighting and ice skating show. Call (212) 332-6868 for more information.

New York City Marathon
First Sunday of November - New York City

December

Times Square New Year’s Eve
Crowds gather early in the day for the thrill of watching the Times Square ball drop at the stroke of midnight. Call (212) 768-1560, ext. 44 for more information.