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September

Labor Day Weekend & Carnival

October

Village Halloween Parade

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November

Thanks- giving

 
 
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September

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Labor day weekend not only marks a national holiday -- it's also time for Fall Carnaval events! Learn more about the history of Labor Day here, or check out or section on New York Carnaval.

Panonthenet is a good source for finding steel pan music events -- many of which take place during Carnaval.

Labor Day Weekend & Carnaval
1st Monday in September - Public Holiday

NY Carnaval: 2003 || 2004

red_star.gif (2190 bytes)Labor Day Parade
Where: 5th Avenue from 44th to 72nd Street

West Indian American Day Carnival Parade (Brooklyn Carnival)
Where: Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn
More info: New York Carnavalwww.wiadca.com [official]
Many call it the largest parade in North America. Join up to two million spectators, thousands of paraders and dozens of bands for this four day event.
The children's parade takes place Labor Day Saturday at Kingston Avenue & St John's Place to the Brooklyn Museum
More in

Caribbean American Family Day Festival
When: Early September, around Carnaval
Where:
Bronx
More info: 718-773-4052 or Call the Caribbean American Center of New York: 718-547-9700 or 718-547-0404

red_star.gif (2190 bytes) Brazil Independence Day Festival
Carnaval Event
|| NY-Brazil
Where: Labor Day Monday in Astoria Queens
More Info: Brazil Fair in our image server
Thousands of Brazil lovers appreciated the warmth, excitement, food, music and culture on the street dubbed "Little Brazil."

SoHo Art Parade
WHEN: 2nd  SAT in SEPT  SEP 8th 2007 is the 3rd annual
WHERE:  Along West Broadway at 4PM
More Info:
SoHo Art Parade in our image server

red_star.gif (2190 bytes) Brooklyn Latinos Unidos Parade
Where: Eastern Pkwy between Utica Avenue & Grand Army Plaza

Other Major Parades/Events


Feast of San Gennaro

When: Mid-September
Where: Mulberry Street between Canal & Houston Streets.
11 days long, the Feast will again bring more than 1 million people to the streets of Little Italy in the annual salute to the Patron Saint of Naples.


The Steuben Day Parade
When: Third Weekend
Where: On 5th Street from 63rd to 86th Streets
More Info:
Steuben German-American Parade in our Image Server  Phone (516) 239-0741 Fax 239-1174
The big German-American event. The annual parade is named after General Frederick Wilhem von Steuben, a Prussian army officer who volunteered his services to General George Washington during the Revolutionary War.

International Cultures Parade
When: Second Weekend
Where: Either Madison Ave. between 42nd and 26th Streets or Broadway -- be sure to check ahead fo time!
Features contingents from all over the world with floats, dance customs & music in a true carnival of colorful multicultural traits.

red_star.gif (2190 bytes) Muslim Day Parade
When: Late September
Where:Madison Avenue from 41st Street south to 26th Street

red_star.gif (2190 bytes) Mexican Day Parade
When: Second Weekend
Where: Madison Avenue between 41st & 23rd Streets

red_star.gif (2190 bytes) African-American Day Parade
When: Late September
Where: Manhattan Adam Clayton Powell Blvd bet 111th to 142nd & Fifth Ave
More Info:  (212) 862-8497 Harlemlive.org || links.


Wigstock

Where: Held on Pier 54, 14th Street and West Side Highway.
More info: (212) 213-3958.
New York City's legendary dragstravaganza features tens of thousands of spectators, hundreds of wigs, a show, and drag everywhere.

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit
When: First two weekends
Where: LaGuardia Place between Bleecker & E 4th Streets | University Place between E 3rd & E 12th Streets
More info: Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit by Jim's Deli
One of the oldest juried art shows in New York City, featuring the caliber of artists who display in museums. Also runs the second weekend of September.

More September Events
These are usual times and locations of events. Make sure to confirm ahead of time!
Pigskin fans are in football heaven, as the Giants and Jets kick off their seasons.

 

Labor Day Weekend
* M.E.C.A. Family Festival
Third Avenue from 34th to 42nd St. | 212-809-4900
* Manhattan: Katherine Hepburn Garden Festival
Second Avenue from 43rd to 53rd St. | 212-809-4900
* Manhattan: 8th Avenue Fall Festival
8th Avenue from 23rd to 34th St. | 212-809-4900
* Manhattan: Autumn Crafts Festival
Lincoln Center Columbus Avenue at 64th Street
* Queens: Astoria 30th Avenue Street Fair
30th Avenue between 29th & 42nd Streets

Second Weekend:
* Manhattan: Fulton Street Follies
Fulton Street from Broadway to Gold St.212-809-4900
* Manhattan: University Place - Core Festival
University Pl. from Waverly Pl. to 14th St. | 212-809-4900
* Manhattan: Newsday NYC Edition presents the MCC 3rd Avenue Community Benefit Festival
3rd Avenue between 66th and 86th streets | 212-473-7805
800 vendors and food stalls, 2 stages of entertainment featuring Radio Disney and the Gramercy Brass Orchestra. Live radio broadcast by Power 105.
* Manhattan: Avenue of the Americas Street Fair
6th Avenue between 14th & 23rd Streets
* Manhattan: Bleecker Street Fair
Bleecker Street between 7th & 8th Avenues
* Manhattan: Big Apple Performing Arts Festival
7th Avenue between 47th & 57th Streets
* Bronx: Economic Development Council Fair
Fordham Road between Morris Avenue & Kingsbridge Road
* Manhattan: East Manhattan Community Chamber Festival
3rd Avenue between 66th & 86th Streets
* Big Apple Performing Arts Festival | Manhatten, 7th Ave.
Celebration of the New York City gay men’s chorus creates a “carnival” along 7th Avenue.

Third Weekend:
* New York Armory Antiques Show: Covering 5000 years of antiquities, this is one of New York's biggest and best antiques shows. It takes place every year in September on New York's glitzy Upper East Side at the Seventh Regiment Armory.
* Queens County Fair: Queens County Fair at Queens Farm Museum is a traditional American county fair with Blue Ribbon competitions in livestock, produce, home crafts, arts and crafts
* Manhattan: Wall Street Community Day Festival Series
Wall St. from South to Water St. | 212-809-4900
* Manhattan: Avenue of the Americas Great Irish Fair
Avenue of the Americas from 42nd to 57th St. | 212-809-4900
* Manhattan: Tudor City Festival
Second Avenue from 43rd to 53rd St. | 212-809-4900
* Manhattan: Ancient Order of Hibernians Street Festival
6th Avenue between 42nd & 56th Streets
* Manhattan: Chelsea Midtown Democratic Club Street Fair
8th Avenue between 14th & 23rd Streets
* Manhattan: Upper Broadway Autumn Festival
Broadway between 110th & 118th Streets
* Queens: Jackson Heights Kiwanis Festival
37th Avenue between 83rd & 89th Streets
* Manhattan: Tudor City Family Festival
2nd Avenue between 43rd & 53rd Streets
* Manhattan: 92nd Street Y Festival
Lexington Avenue between 79th & 96th Streets
* Brooklyn: Cortelyou Road Flatbush Frolic Street Fair
Cortelyou Road between Ocean & Coney Island Avenues

Fourth Weekend:
* Manhattan: 7th Avenue - Guardian Angel Fair
7th Avenue from 47th to 59th St. | 212-809-4900
* Manhattan: 4th Avenue Street Fair
4th Avenue between Astor Place & E 5th Street
* Manhattan: Greenwich Village Festival
Greenwich Avenue between 6th & 7th Avenues
* Manhattan: West 4th Street Festival
W 4th Street between Lafayette Street & Washington Square
* Queens: Astoria Fall Festival
Broadway between Crescent & Steinway Streets

Late September:
* Atlantic Antic Street Festival
Where: Brooklyn  Atlantic Ave bet 4th Ave - Columbia St (10 blocks)
More Info 718-875-8993
* Louis Vuitton Classic Car Show
Rockafeller Center
* Fifth Avenue Mile
Street Race with categories for contestants of all ages.
* New York Film Festival | Runs to early October | More Info: (212) 875-5050.
The newest and most significant works by new and established directors from the world over.
 

 

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Bam New Wave Festival
When: End of September to December
Where: Brooklyn Academy of Music
More Info: (800) 755-4000
BAM presents new dance, theater, concerts, performance art, theater for young people, and repertory and first run films.

Columbus Day
2nd Mon in October - Public Holiday

Columbus Day Parade & Festival
When: 11am Monday, Columbus Day
Where: Fifth Avenue from 44th to 79th Streets, then east
to Third Avenue.
More Info: Columbus Day Parade in our Image Server   (212) 249-9923.
Dignitaries, Folkloric bands in traditional costumes, Italian American Associations, Floats, Children, Beauty Queens in Convertibles Waving to You and all with that charming Italian emphasis. More than 500 international food, art, craft, antique and merchandise exhibitors create a midway along lower Broadway. The entertainment is multi-ethnic.

red_star.gif (2190 bytes)Hispanic Day Parade
Where: 5th Avenue from 44th Street to 86th Street
When: Sunday before Columbus Day
More Info: Hispanic Day Columbus Parade in our Image Server 212-249-9923

Major Parades/Events

red_star.gif (2190 bytes)Nigerian Parade
When: 1st Saturday in October 10am
Where: 54th Street/Second Avenue and terminates at the Nigeria House, 44th Street/2nd Avenue
More Info: A yearly program of the Organization for the Advancement of Nigerians (OAN). To learn more about OAN, please click here
NigeriaToday.com/


Pulaski Day Parade

When: 11am; 1st Sunday in October
Where: 5th Avenue between 26th St north to 52nd Street
More Info: (877) 4-PULASKI.
Commemorates the Polish Revolutionary War general, Casimir Pulaski for the city's Polish immigrants
"...the Parade as a forum to put on public display their inner-self. Anniversaries are the soul in a daily living."

red_star.gif (2190 bytes)Korean Harvest Day Parade
When: Noon 1st Sunday in October10am-7pm; parade 2-4 pm. One Week festival
Where: South on Broadway bet 41st St and 23rd St
More info: 212-255-6969.

New York Is Book Country Children's Parade
When: First Weekend
Where: 5th Avenue from 55th to 42nd Street
A collection of events and activities that celebrate the City as the center of the country's publishing industry, kicked off by a children's parade along 5th Ave.

 

Halloween:

Village Halloween Parade


The Village Halloween Parade

When: October 31. Usually begins around 6-7pm. Live Telecast on NY1  from 7 - 9 PM
Where: The parade begins 6th avenue and Houston street and proceeds north to 14th or 23rd Street. More Info: 914 / 758-5519
The signature costumes are the Giant Puppets. Come! Join our procession. 

More Info: Village halloween parade in our Image Server


More October Events:

These are the usual times and locations. Please make sure to confirm ahead of time.
* An exciting time for sports fans! October marks the beggining of the basketball season for Knicks fans, and hockey for NY Rangers fans.
* The New York Film Festival takes place during the first two weeks of October at Lincoln Center. The Festival's special events include retrospectives of individual film makers, specific film styles and genres, countries or periods. NYFF by Jim's Deli
* Running until January, it's the Big Apple Circus at Lincoln Center. A classic one-ring show best known for its fun-loving clowns. For more info: 212 307 4100
* A holiday tradition: iceskating at the Rockefeller Center through January. More info: 212 332 6868
* Bam New Wave Festival runs from the September to December at Brooklyn Academy of Music.
More Info: (800) 755-4000
BAM presents new dance, theater, concerts, performance art, theater for young people, and repertory and first run films.

First Weekend
* North Flatbush BID Bonanza Festival
Flatbush Ave bet Plaza Street to Atlantic Ave (8 blocks)
* 3rd Avenue Merchants Assn. Festival
3rd Ave bet 69th St to 92nd St (23 blocks)
* Wall Street Festival - Broad Street between South & Pearl Streets

* 8th Avenue Fall Festival: 8th Avenue between 23rd & 34th Streets
* Astor Place Festival: Astor Place between Broadway & Lafayette Street
* Washington Square Festival - Waverly Place between Broadway & MacDougal Street
* Jerome Avenue Festival - Jerome Avenue between Gun Hill Road & Mosholu Parkway
* Austin Street Festival - Austin Street between Ascan Street & Yellowstone Boulevard
* New York Octoberfest - Lexington Avenue between 42nd & 57th Streets

Second Weekend
* Flatbush Dev. Corp. Festival - Cortelyou Road bet Coney Island Ave-Ocean Ave (10 blocks) Union Square
* Autumn Street Fair - Park Avenue South between 17th & 23rd Street
* Greenwich Avenue Street Fair - Greenwich Avenue between 6th & 7th Avenues
* Upper Broadway Fall Festival - Broadway between 110th & 118th Streets
* Rego Park Festival - 63rd Drive between Queens Boulevard & Alderton Streets
* Amsterdam Avenue Street Fair - Amsterdam Avenue between 76th & 86th Streets
* Soldier's Sailor's Marines Airmen's Club Fair - Lexington Avenue between 34th & 42nd Streets

Third Weekend
* Kensington Merchants Assoc. Street Fair
Church Ave bet McDonald Ave-Ocean Pkway (5 blocks)
* 8th Avenue Autumn Festival -
8th Avenue between 42nd & 57th Streets
* United Methodist Church Fall Festival - 4th Street between University Place & 6th Avenue
* Avenue of the Americas Family Expo - 6th Avenue between 42nd & 56th Streets
* Upper Broadway Fall Festival - Broadway between 86th & 96th Streets

Fourth Weekend
* Sunset Park DMA (BID) Street Fair
Fifth Ave bet 44th – 59th Sts (15 blocks)
* 70th Pct Community Council Street Fair
18th Ave bet McDonald Ave-Ocean Pkway (5 blocks)
* Gramercy Park Antiques & Textiles Show | 4th Weekend | The Armory on Lexington @ 26th Street
* Wall Street Community Festival - Maiden Lane between Water & South Streets
* Washington Place Festival - Washington Place between Grove & Macdougal Streets
* Washington Square Street Fair - Waverly Place between Broadway & 5th Avenues
* Great Third Avenue Street Fair - 3rd Avenue between 23rd & 34th Streets
* Upper Broadway Harvest Festival - Broadway between 86th & 96th Streets
* Greenpoint Manhattan Avenue Festival - Manhattan Avenue between Bedford & Greenpoint Avenues

Last Weekend
* Greenpoint Manhattan Avenue Festival - Manhattan Avenue between Bedford & Greenpoint Avenues
* Bleecker Street Festival - Bleecker Street between 6th & 7th Avenues
* Park Avenue South Autumn Street Fair - Park Avenue South between 17th & 23rd Streets
* American Jazz Festival - 52nd Street between Madison & 7th Avenues
* Times Square Halloween Carnival - 7th Avenue between 47th & 57th Streets
* Washington Place Street Fair - Washington Place between MacDougal Street & 6th Avenue

 

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Don't forget to vote on Election Day: 1st Tue in Nov - Public Holiday.

Thanksgiving
4th Thursday in November: Public Holiday

MACY'S
Thanksgiving Day Parade

When::
  9AM-NOON, THANKSGIVING DAY
Where: The parade 2.5 mile route begins on Central Park West (CPW) at 77th street and travels downtown to 59th street at Columbus Circle then down Broadway to Macy's.
More Info:
Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade in our Image Server  212-494-4495. Macys.com

dot_clear.gif (54 bytes)One of the world's best known parades and a great global tradition that symbolizes New York City for the many TV viewers. When it's not freezing this parade competes with the Labor Day Brooklyn Carnival for largest attendance in North America and has the third largest TV viewing audience (only New Year's Rose Parade and Rio Carnaval Parade are larger) as 45 million will tune in on the tradition across the USA. Since 1924, the 4,000 employee-volunteers are the key to the parade's success, and 1200 attendants alone are needed to pull the world's largest giant hot air balloons along the parade route.

Paperless (ny.com) Guide to Thanksgiving || Parade Map || cartoon characters
Not always up-to-date, but provides valuable advice on hotels, restaurants and best spots to watch the parade.
Macy's Parade by theInsider.com
|| Night before blow-up
"Our favorite spot to view the parade remains Duffy Square (where Broadway crosses Seventh Avenue at 46th Street)"
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade by nyctourist.com
Photos of years past, parade history and fun things like Parade Wallpaper.

Major Parades/Festivals:

red_star.gif (2190 bytes) Veteran’s Day Parade
When: Second Thursday in November .
Where:  Up Fifth Ave. in Manhattan from 42nd St. to 79th St
More Info:
Telephone: (212) 693-1476 Fax: (212) 693-1475
Service at Eternal Light Memorial in Madison Square Park following parade. 
The Nations Parade is intended to be the largest Veterans Day parade in the country, states parade coordinator Pat Gualtieri. We're eager to have veterans groups from around the world, as well as marching bands, floats, military vehicles and active duty troops all take part in this commemoration.

red_star.gif (2190 bytes)Toys R Us Holiday Parade
When: Second Weekend
Where: Broadway from 56th to 44th Streets
More info: ToyRUs.com
A Cornerstone event for the beginning of the holiday season.

Reggae Carifest
When: Second Weekend
Where: Keyspan Park
More info: 718.856.5946 or 718.856.3336
A nonstop musical celebration of Caribbean culture and cuisine which features some of the finest artists and musicians.

Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting
When: November 30, every year
Where: Rockafeller Center
More info: 212 332 6868
The spectacular annual lighting ceremony of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree, glittering with more than 25,000 multicoloured bulbs, signals the start of the Christmas season in New York City.

More November Events
These are usual times and locations. Make sure to check ahead of time for confirmation.
New York City Marathon

When: Sunday, 9am; 1st Sunday in November
Where: This is a 26.2-mile run on city pavement through the five boroughs.SI-Bklyn-Qns-Man-Bronx-Finish in Central Park
More Info: 212-860-4455 or www.nyrrc.org
Runners come from all over the world to compete. Organized by the New York Road Runners Club (NYRRC). With over 34,000 members from all 50 states and more than 50 foreign countries, NYRRC is the largest and most respected organization of its kind in the world. Founded in 1958, the Club is  dedicated to d fitness activities for competition, physical fitness and fun. 
Tips: One of the best places to watch is Central Park South, almost at the finish line.

More November Events:
These are the usual times and locations. Please make sure to confirm ahead of time.

* Running until January, it's the Big Apple Circus at Lincoln Center. A classic one-ring show best known for its fun-loving clowns.
* For more info: 212 307 4100A holiday tradition: iceskating at the Rockefeller Center through January. More info: 212 332 6868
* Another classic holiday tradition, The Nutcracker, opens in late November at Lincoln Center.
* The Radio City Christmas Spectacular runs from November to January. Don't miss out on this essential slice of holiday kitsch.
* Bam New Wave Festival runs from September to December at Brooklyn Academy of Music.
More Info: (800) 755-4000
BAM presents new dance, theater, concerts, performance art, theater for young people, and repertory and first run films.

* The Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival is the oldest and largest documentary film festival in the USA. Takes place at the Museum of Natural History. More info: 212-769-5000.
*Triple Pier Expo Antiques show runs two weekends in mid-November at Piers 88, 90 and 92. Over 600 exhibits each weekend. More info at stellashow.com  

First Weekend:
* World's Largest Block Party - Madison Avenue between 42nd & 57th Streets
* W 4th Street Festival - 4th Street between Lafayette Street & Washington Square
* Union Square Parkside Festival - Broadway between 17th & 23rd Streets

Second Weekend:
* University Place Fall Fair - University Place between Waverly Place & 14th Street
* Women's Dem Club Astor Place Festival - Astor Place between Broadway & Lafayette Street
* Madison Avenue Holiday Expo - Madison Avenue between 42nd & 57th Streets

Third Weekend:
* Times Square Holiday Fare - 45th Street between 6th & 7th Avenues
* Lullaby of Broadway Street Fair - Broadway between Fulton Street & Battery Place
* MIX NYC, the New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film and Video Festival. One of the more underground and original film festivals. More info: 212 571 4242

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