Category Archives: Festivals
Summer time in NYC is filled with a number of street fairs and festivals. Each festivity has it’s own special offerings that include live entertainment, ethnic street foods and shops that carry unique goods. Make sure to mark your calendar so that you don’t miss out on all the fun.
We are heading into the summer months and NYC street fairs are starting to heat up. There will be a number of festivities in the city that will be offering live entertainment, street food from different countries with shops that will carry unique goods. June is also Pride month in New York City so mark your calendar so that you know whats going on and when.
The Great GoogaMooga Festival will transform Brooklyn’s Prospect Park into a grand celebration for foodies and music lovers alike. The two-day event will feature 35 brewers, 75 food vendors, 30 winemakers and 20 live music performances. There will be two stages for live music with a mix of national and local artists from different genres. The line up has yet to be announced.
The Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival took place on April 8. This annual New York City tradition goes back to the mid-1800′s when the social elite would parade their new fashions down Fifth Avenue after attending Easter services in one of the Fifth Avenue churches. Unlike most parade’s in the city, this one is unorganized and it suits it very well. There were no barricades that stopped the crowd from getting into the action with all of the participants. Those who like to be seen where seen and it was a lot of fun for all.
For the last 9 years, the Bamboozle festival has brought it’s one of a kind music experience to Asbury Park, New Jersey. This year, the oceanfront festival will take place May 18-20. There will be a main stage on the beach and eight other stages that will feature the best in mainstream pop, rock, metal, comedy and more.
The 13th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year’s Day Firecracker Ceremony and New Year Parade & Festival are two of New York City’s big Chinese cultural celebrations. January 23rd marks the first day of the 2012 Lunar New Year, which will be kicked off with 600,000 rounds of colorful firecrackers, which is a traditional Lunar New Year practice, believed to scare away evil spirits.
The Lincoln Square Business Improvement District and Time Warner will host the Twelfth Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square tonight to kick off New York City’s largest holiday festival!
As we head into the holiday months, there are many street festivals and fairs in New York City to explore. The street fair and festival schedule for the month of November includes, numerous block parties along with holiday and winter fairs. From Brooklyn to Manhattan, the weekends and weekdays will be filled with many different events.
The 14th annual New York Chocolate Show will take place, November 10 – 13. Founded in 1997 by Sylvie Douce and François Jeantet, two French entrepreneurs with a great passion for chocolate, The Chocolate Show was quickly adopted by New York City as one of its favorite shows, and has become the largest and one of the most popular events devoted to chocolate in the United States.
The 14th annual WhiskyFest will hit New York City on November 1st. The Marriott Marquis Times Square will be hosting the event, that will feature a selection of more than 250 whiskies from around the world. Whisky enthusiasts will be treated to some of the rarest and most expensive whiskies you can find.