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June Parades

Philippine Independence Day Parade & Festival
When:
1st Sunday in June
Where: Madison Avenue from 39th to 26th Street
More Info: Philippine Independence Celebration Committee
Celebrates the 1898 anniversary of Philippine independence from Spain

Queens Pride Parade
When:
1st Sunday in June
Where: 37th Avenue from 89th to 75th Street
More Info:
518 474 4116
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.

Brooklyn Pride Parade and Festival
When: Second weekend
Where: 15th Street from Bartel-Pritchard Circle to 7th Avenue | 7th Avenue from 15th Street to Lincoln Place

More info: 718-670-3337  (fax) 718-836-9535
Brooklyn Pride
PO Box 150508  Brooklyn, NY 11215
The Brooklyn Pride Committee seeks to create a new bridge, whereby local gay people, organizations, businesses, friends and supporters of equal human rights can come together in solidarity and celebration, and bring visibility to o
red_star.gif (2190 bytes) Hare Krishna (Hindu) Parade
When: Usually 2nd Saturday in June
Where:
 
5th Avenue from 57th Street to Washington Square Park
Produced by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness 

The Puerto Rican Day Parade
When: 2nd Sunday in June
Where: 5th Avenue from 44th Street to 86th Street
More info:
Puerto Rican Day Parade in our Image Server
The largest of several Puerto Rican celebrations in the city with 3 hours of bands, batons twirling and bodies swaying.  A traditional celebration of the heritage, culture and history of over 800,000 New Yorkers of Puerto Rican descent. The first Puerto Rican parade was held in New York City in 1958. In 1998 organizers said parade would contains almost 100,000 marchers and nearly 3 million spectators.

red_star.gif (2190 bytes) Children's Evangelical Parade
When: Third Sunday in June
Where: 3rd Avenue from 96th Street to 116th Street

Bronx Week Parade
When: Last Saturday in June
Where: Moshulu Parkway

More info: I Love the Bronx

Mermaid Parade
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hen: First Saturday after June 21st [Summer Solistice]
Where: Boardwalk in Brooklyn
More info:
Mermaid Parade in our Image Server
 718.372.5159 ||
Everyone dresses as mermaids and King Neptunes and parades the boardwalk. Afterwards, fruit is thrown into the Atlantic to appease the sea gods.


GLBT June Pride Parade
 Heritage of Pride Parade (formerly
Gay Pride Parade)
Commemorating the New York Stonewall riots of 1968, and culminates a month of Lesbian and Gay events held throughout the country in major cities. The packed special club schedule includes mega events like the open-air dance party on the West Side Piers
When: Last Sunday in June 
Where: 5th Avenue from 52nd Street to 8th Street | 8th Street to Christopher Street | Christopher Street to 7th Avenue South
More Info:
GLBT Pride Parade in our Image Server  ||  Heritage of Pride Inc.
red_star.gif (2190 bytes)InterPride.org, the Global Directory of Pride Events || San Francisco Pride Parade
|| NY Pride Photos
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More June Events
These are usual times and locations. Make sure to check ahead for confirmation!

* Theatre in the Park - Central Park, all summer long.
* at Central Park. One of New York City's greatest summer institutions, filling Central Park with free music, theatre, opera and dance for over two months each summer.
* River to River Festival
is a summer-long series of free and low-cost events downtown.
* The Big Apple Circus
spring engagement has become an NYC tradition.
* American Ballet Theatre
Season at the Met begins in mid-May and runs until early July.
* Harlem Meer Performance Festival starts on Labor Day weekend and runs until late July. More info: 212 860 1370
* Burlesque on the Beach runs from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend at Coney Island. A blend of old-fashioned girlies revues, freak shows, and toe tappin' music.
* Brooklyn International Film Festival
runs through early June and features more than 100 films from 30 countries. At the Brooklen Museum of Art.
* Metropolitan Opera in the Parks
takes place during the second half of June in Parks around the city.
* Celebrate Brooklyn Festival:
July to August | Prospect Park | Two months of free outdoor events including concerts in celebration of Brooklyn.
* Israel Film Festival takes place over the second half of June, and features more than thirty shorts, documentaries, features and television films showcase the work of Israel-based directors. Clearview 59th Street East Theater.
* Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
begins in late June and runs until late August. Grab a picnic and catch a great classic film under the stars in Midtown NYC.

* SOFA
(Sculpture Objects and Functional Art) take splace at Sevent Regiment Armory in early June. Over 50 exhibitors from across the world show everything from furniture, ceramics and glass works to innovative lighting designs and tribal art.
* Human Rights Watch International Film Festival
takes place over two weeks in mid-June at Walter Reade Theater. The world's leading showcase for distinguished fiction, documentary and animated films and videos that incorporate human rights themes.
* JVC Jazz Festival New York spans the second half of June. See some of the biggest names injazz at various venues throughout Manhattan. More info: 212 496 9000

First Weekend:
* Washington Square Outdoor Exhibit in Greenwich Village offers more than 20 blocks of museum- and gallery-quality art. More info: 212-982-6255
*
More than 2,000 bikers tour the city for Bikers Against Breast Cancer. BABC by Jim's Deli
*
Broadway's homage to the best shows and performers of the past season, the Tony Awards, takes place at Radio City Music Hall.
* The Belmont Stakes, the third and most challenging leg of the US Triple Crown, takes place at Belmont Park.
* During the Museum Mile Festival, some of NY's biggest museums along 5th Ave. open their doors free of charge to the public.

 

Second Weekend:
*
Women's Mini-Marathon in Central Park is open to women of all ages and abilities, including top-class female athletes. more info: nyrrc.org
* Paddle with Pride
offers gays and lesbians the opportunity to get fit and raise money for New York's Lesbian, Gay Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.
* Taste of Times Square draws more than 15,000 foodies to sample the signature dishes of top NY restaurants.
*

Third Weekend:
* Gateway to Nations Pow Wow celebrates Native American culture. At Floyd Bennett Field. More info: Redhawk Indian Arts Council.

Last Weekend:
* Empire Autorama is a free one-day event allowing you to check out 50 to 60 vintage cars from the '30s through the '50s. At Dag Hammarskjold Plaza.
* The gruelling New York City Triathlon
draws more than 1,000 competitors to swim the Hudson River, bike along the Henry Hudson Parkway and run through Central Park.

 

July 

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4th of July!

red_star.gif (2190 bytes)Travis Fourth of July Parade/Macy's Fireworks Display
Where: Staten Island: Victory Blvd to Glen St-Cannon Ave, Victory Blvd.
More Info: (212) 494-4495 Macy's Fireworks Hotline
A full blown extravaganza with firworks, live music, a water show and more.

red_star.gif (2190 bytes)Great 4th of July Festival
Where: Water Street between Fulton & Broad Streets
For info call 212-809-4900

Chinatown Independence Day Festival
Where: Manhatten: Columbus Park and all through Chinatown (Canal,
Mott, Bayard and Pell Streets, plus the Bowery).
Information: Explore Chinatown or call 212-754-6500

Other Major Parades/Festivals:

red_star.gif (2190 bytes)Captive Nations Parade
When: Third Weekend
Where: Manhattan: 5th Av North to 72nd St and Central Park Band Shell.
The Captive Nations Committee is an organization dedicated to the freedom and liberation of nations and peoples still under the control and influence of oppressive governments.

red_star.gif (2190 bytes)Festival de Gran Parada Dominicana del Bronx
When: Runs one week in mid-July.
Where:
Clay Avenue between 173rd Street & Claremont Parkway.

More July Events
These are usual times and locations of events. Make sure to confirm ahead of time!

* Shakespeare in the Park: Central Park, all summer. publictheater.org
* New York Philharmonic Free Concerts in the Park. All throuh the city. Check Harlem Week Features ongoing events in July and August. For more info check the web site, or call (212) 862-8473
* Celebrate Brooklyn Festival:
June to August | Prospect Park | Two months of free outdoor events including concerts in celebration of Brooklyn
* Central Park Summerstage June to August | Central Park | One of New York City's greatest summer institutions, filling Central Park with free music, theatre, opera and dance for over two months each summer.
* River to River Festival
is a summer-long series of free and low-cost events downtown.
* American Ballet Theatre Season at the Met begins in mid-May and runs until early July.
* Harlem Meer Performance Festival starts on Labor Day weekend and runs until late July. More info: 212 860 1370
* Burlesque on the Beach runs from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend at Coney Island. A blend of old-fashioned girlies revues, freak shows, and toe tappin' music.
* Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
begins in late June and runs until late August. Grab a picnic and catch a great classic film under the stars in Midtown NYC.

 

First weekend in July:
* International African Festival | Commodore Barry Park at Park, Navy and Flushing Avenues | 718-638-6700.
* Manhattan: Seaport Community Coalition Street Fair. Water Street between Fulton & Broad Streets
* Queens: Woodside on the Move Street Festival. Woodside Avenue between Roosevelt Avenue & 65th Place | 61st & 62nd Streets between Roosevelt & Woodside Avenues
* Manhattan: McBurney YMCA Street Fair. 6th Avenue between 14th & 23rd Streets
* Brooklyn: Fulton Art Fair (night event). Fulton Street between Malcolm X Boulevard & Lewis Street.

Early-mid July:
* Feast of Our Lady of Mt Carmel. Runs 2 weeks. Manhatten: Pleasant Avenue between 114th & 116th Streets. Brooklyn: N 8th Street between Meeker Avenue & Roebling Street | Havemeyer Street between Metropolitan & Union Avenues.

Second weekend in July:
* USO - Avenue of the Americas Summer Festival. (on Avenue of the Americas from 42nd - 56th Street)
* 6th Avenue Summer Festival. (on 6th Avenue from 23rd - 33rd Street)
* Manhattan: Wall Street Community Festival. Maiden Lane between Water & South Streets
* Manhattan: Church of St John the Baptist Festival. 6th Avenue between 23rd & 33rd Streets
* Manhattan: East Village Visiting Neighbors Street Fair. 4th Avenue between Astor Place & E 5th Street
* Manhattan: Our Lady of Pompei Church Festival. Bleecker Street between 6th & 7th Avenues.
* Queens: Colombia Independence Day Festival. Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.
* Manhattan: USO Avenue of the Americas Summer Festival. 6th Avenue between 42nd & 56th Streets.
* Manhattan: Lexington Avenue Summerfest. Lexington Avenue between 34th & 42nd Streets.
* Manhattan: E 79th Street Block Association Street Fair. 60th Street between Lexington & 5th Avenues.
* Brooklyn: South Brooklyn Bastille Day Festival. Smith Street between Pacific & Bergen Streets.

Third Weekend:
* Queens: Peruvian Festival. Corona Park, Flushing Meadows | 718-760-6562 | Regional Peruvian cuisine, dancing, and concerts.
*Manhattan: Celebration of Nations Festival. Madison Avenue from 42nd to 57th St. | Madison Avenue from 42nd to 57th St. | 212-809-4900.
* Manhattan: Harlem Festival. 116th Street between Lenox & 7th Avenues
* Manhattan: Park Avenue South Summer Festival. Park Avenue South between 17th & 23rd Streets.
* Manhattan: Democratic Club Festival. Waverly Place between Broadway & 5th Avenue.
* Brooklyn: Flatbush Empire Parkside Merchants Festival. Flatbush Avenue between Empire Boulevard & Parkside Avenue
* Queens: Astoria Summer Festival. 30th Avenue between 29th & 41st Streets.
* Manhattan: Celebration of Nations Festival. Madison Avenue between 42nd & 57th Streets.
* Manhattan: Hermanos Fraternos de Loiza Aldea. E 105th Street between Lexington & Park Avenues.
* Queens: Queens Community Board One Street Fair. 30th Avenue between 29th & 42nd Streets.
* Manhattan: Theater District Street Fair. 47th Street between 8th & 9th Avenues.
* Park Avenue Summer Festival. (on Park Avenue South from 17th - 23rd Street)

Late July:
* Queens: St Irene Chrysovalantou Church Festival. 23rd Avenue between 35th & 37th Streets.
* Manhattan: Retired Fighters of Puerto Rico Street Fair. Runs one week. 109th Street between 2nd & 3rd Avenues.
* NY Video Festival Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center | 150 West 65th Street | More Info: 212-721-6500
* Thunderbird American Indian Midsummer |
Queens County Farm Museum | More Info: 718-347-3276.

Fourth Weekend in July:
* Manhattan: Harlem Book Fair. 135th Street between 5th Avenue & Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard.
* Manhattan: St Bernard Church Festival. 14th Street between 7th & 8th Avenues.
* Manhattan: University Place Street Fair. University Place between Waverly Place & 14th Street.
* Manhattan: NYC Unfolds / The Names Project Street Fair. 3rd Street between Broadway* & La Guardia Place | La Guardia Place between 3rd Street & Washington Square
* Manhattan: East Side Summer Festival. 3rd Avenue between 42nd & 57th Streets.
* Manhattan: Motion Picture Club Festival. 7th Avenue between 47th & 57th Streets.
* Queens: 114th Precinct COP Street Fair. Broadway between Steinway & 47th Streets.
* Manhattan: Tepeyac Sun Festival. 14th Street between 7th & 8th Avenues.

Last Weekend in July:
*
Brooklyn: Chinese Promise Baptist Church Festival. 8th Avenue between 47th & 54th Streets.
* Manhattan: Children's Aid Society Festival. Bleecker Street between Broadway & 6th Avenue.
* Manhattan: Greenwich Avenue Street Fair. Greenwich Avenue between 6th & 7th Avenues.
* Manhattan: Stonewall Democratic Club Festival. Waverly Place between Broadway & 5th Avenue.
* Manhattan: Vanderbilt YMCA Summer Festival. 2nd Avenue between 42nd & 57th Streets.
* Queens: Hellenic Orthodox Church Festival. 26th Street between 23rd Avenue & Ditmars Boulevard.
* Manhattan: Washington Square Summer Fair. University Pl. from Waverly Pl. to 14th St. | 212-809-4900.

August

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Major Parades/Festivals:


Dragon Boat Festival

When: 1st Weekend
Where: Meadow Lake, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
More Info: 718-767-1776
Free! Dragon boat racing championships, opening-day parade, dragon dance, food, arts, crafts, cultural programs, and performances.

 

red_star.gif (2190 bytes)Bronx & Brooklyn Puerto Rican Day Parade
When: Bronx: First Weekend, Brooklyn: Third Weekend
Where: Bronx: Grand Concourse from East Tremont Avenue to Bedford Park. Brooklyn: Graham Avenue from Broadway to Grand Street & Lindsay Park
More Info: Tel. (718) 401-0404 Fax (718) 585-9110
Celebrates the outstanding contributions of the Puerto Rican people to the history of New York City.

red_star.gif (2190 bytes)Christian Youth Parade
When: Third Weekend
Where: E Tremont Avenue to 161st Street

red_star.gif (2190 bytes)India Independence Day Parade
When: Third Weekend
Where: 40th and 41st Sts. between Fifth and Park Aves., then south on Madison Ave. to 27th St.
More Info: 718-932-3240 || For Indian and Indian-American news, check out Indianpost.com.
Celebrating India's independence from British rule, and the largest event of this kind held outside India.

red_star.gif (2190 bytes)Dominican Day Parade
When: Third Weekend
Where: 6th Ave. Between 39th and 58th Streets

red_star.gif (2190 bytes)Pakistan Independence Day Parade & Fair
When: End of August
Where: Madison Ave. from 41st to 26th Sts.
More Info: 718-693-1660 or 212-693-1660
Celebrating Pakistan's independence.

More August Events
These are usual times and locations of events. Make sure to confirm ahead of time!

* Harlem Week Features ongoing events in July and August. For more info check the web site, or call (212) 862-8473
* Celebrate Brooklyn Festival: July to August | Prospect Park | Two months of free outdoor events including concerts in celebration of Brooklyn
* Shakespeare in the Park: All summer. publictheater.org All performances are free and take place at the Delacorte Theatre, an open-air amphitheatre in the middle of Central Park.
* Mostly Mozart Festival | Lincoln Center
| Month-long celebration of Classical and Baroque favorites.
* Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors
| All August | A free international summer festival with four weeks of music, dance, and more. Events include specially designed programs for children and families, including interactive workshops.
* Central Park Summerstage
June to August | Central Park | One of New York City's greatest summer institutions, filling Central Park with free music, theatre, opera and dance for over two months each summer.
* Burlesque on the Beach runs from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend at Coney Island. A blend of old-fashioned girlies revues, freak shows, and toe tappin' music.
* Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
begins in late June and runs until late August. Grab a picnic and catch a great classic film under the stars in Midtown NYC.
* River to River Festival
is a summer-long series of free and low-cost events downtown.

First Weekend:
* Manhattan: Festival of the Americas. Free!
6th Avenue from 42nd to 57th St. | 212-809-4900
* The Bronx:Fordham Road Summer Festival
Fordham Road & Grand Concourse
* Queens: Junction Boulevard Festival
Junction Boulevard between Roosevelt & 37th Avenues
* Manhattan: Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center Festival
Columbus Avenue between 66th & 72nd StreetsManhattan: Columbus Avenue Summer Fair - on Columbus Avenue 66th -72nd Streets

Early August:
* Brooklyn: Hispanos Unidos de Greenpoint Festival. Manhattan Avenue between Box Street & the waterfront
* Brooklyn: St Finbar's Street Fair & Bazaar
Bay 19th Street between Bath & Benson Avenues

Second Weekend:
* Manhattan: Manhattan Youth Fair
Fulton St. from Broadway to Gold St. | 212-809-4900
* Queens: Jamaica Arts and Music Festival. Free!
Jamaica Avenue (Parsons Blvd. -169th Street) | 718-526-3217
Free performances of jazz, gospel, comedy, and R&B. Also, a children's street filled with rides, games and events, international food, shopping, art and dance.
* Manhattan: Times Square Summer Fair
7th Avenue from 47th to 59th St. | 212-809-4900
* Manhattan: Asian Americans for Equality's Chinatown Summer Festival
Bayard Street | 212-754-6500
Cultural performances such as Chinese Opera singing contests, awards ceremonies, children’s activities and information booths.
* Manhattan: Madison Avenue Summer Fair
Madison Avenue from 42nd to 57th St. | 212-809-4900
* Manhattan: Manhattan Youth Street Fair
Murray Street between Broadway & Gold Street
* The Bronx: Tanima Carnaval Santurce
Crotona Parkway between E 175th Strett & Fairmont Place
* Manhattan: Congress of Racial Equality Festival
7th Avenue between 47th & 57th Streets
* Queens: JAMS Cultural Collaborative Festival
Jamaica Avenue between Parsons Boulevard & 169th Street
* Manhattan: Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen Street Fair
23rd Street between 8th & 9th Avenues
* Manhattan: Christopher Street SummerFest
Christopher Street between Greenwich & 7th Avenues
* Manhattan: Workmen's Circle Festival
Madison Avenue between 42nd & 57th Streets
* Queens: Myrtle Avenue Summer Street Fair
Myrtle Avenue between Fresh Pond Road & Wyckoff Avenue

Third Weekend:
* Manhattan: Belizean Park Fest
Colonel Charles Young Park | 7th Avenue and 153rd Street | 212-639-9675
The culture, music, food, and arts of Belize.
* Manhattan: Wall Street Community Day Festival Series
Wall St. from South to Water St. | 212-809-4900
* Manhattan: Lexington Avenue Summerfest
Lexington Avenue from 45th to 57th St. | 212-809-4900
* Manhattan: E 55th Street Synagogue Street Fair
Lexington Avenue between 42nd & 57th Streets
* Queens: Steinway Street Fair
Steinway Street between 28th & 34th Avenues
* E 60s Neighborhood Association Street Fair
60th Street between Madison & Park Avenues

Mid-August:
Queens: Borgetto Cultural Association Street Fair
Steinway Street between 25th & 28th Avenues. 4-day event.

Late August:
* Brooklyn: St Rosalia Society Feast
18th Avenue between 67th Street & Bay Ridge Parkway. 11-day festival.
* Beginning of the US Open tennis tournament | Flushing, New York
Two weeks of high stakes tennis with the top players in the world!
* HOWL! Festival | Avenue A and Tompkins Square Park | More Info: 212-505-2225
Week-long arts festival: the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Festival, Art Around the Park, Way Off-Broadway, the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, the Avenue A Processional, the Bluegrass Ball, and more. Film expo screenings at local cinemas and live performances at area theaters. A countercultural bazaar complements the weekend festivities.
* Fringe Festival | Brooklyn & Manhatten
Two week event is the largest multi-arts festival in North America, with more than 200 companies from all over the world performing for 16 days in more than 20 venues.
* Manhattan Half-Marathon For those who don't fancy a full marathon, the Manhattan Half-Marathon offers an opportunity to get into shape and raise some money for charity. So get to the gym, get sponsored and take on this 13.1 mile (21km) run through Central Park. More info: 212 484 1222

Fourth Weekend:
* Brooklyn: Pitkin Avenue Community Festival
Pitkin Avenue between Thomas S Boyland Street & Rockaway Avenue
* Manhattan: University Place Street Fair
University Place between Waverly Place & 14th Street
* Queens: Sunnyside Summer Street Fair
Greenpoint between 44th & 48th Streets
* Brooklyn: Brighton Beach Jubilee
Brighton Beach Avenue between Corbin Place & Brightwater Court
* Manhattan: Daytop Village Street Festival
Madison Avenue between 42nd & 57th Streets
* Manhattan: Federation of E Village Artists Street Fair
Tompkins Square Park
* Brooklyn: Park Slope Summer Festival
Flatbush Avenue between Grand Army Plaza & Atlantic Avenue
* Manhattan: Pakistani Day Festival
Madison Avenue between 23rd to 26th Streets

Last Weekend:
Brooklyn: Annual Battle of Brooklyn Parade
The Green-Wood Historic Fund | 5th Avenue & 25th Street | 718-788-7850

 


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