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Uniquely New York City (NYC)
Festivals, Parades, Games and Competitions, Entertainment

 
 

New York City (NYC) has millions of people, diversity, boundless energy, and enthusiasm for celebrations, games and parades. Here we have descriptions of all the big ones, organized by festivals (17), parades (18), games and competitions (8) and unique types of entertainment (4) – 47 in all.

All of these either originated here or were expanded and refined over the years by their participants. They add to NYC’s color and character.

 
     
 

Content:

 
 
I.
Events/Festivals
 
II.
Parades
 
 
A.
The Beefsteak Party  
A.
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade  
 
B.
New Year's Eve Ball Drop - Times Square  
B.
LGBT "Gay" Pride  
 
C.
Christmas Tree Lighting - Rockefeller Center  
C.
Halloween  
 
D.
Chinese Lunar New Year  
D.
Veteran's Day  
 
E.
Dance of the Giglio  
E.
Ticker Tape  
 
F.
Feast of San Gennaro  
F.
Mermaid  
 
G.
West Indian Carnival  
G.
Martin Luther King, Jr./ 369th Regiment  
 
H.
Macy's 4th of July Fireworks  
Ethnic Parades
 
 
I.
Ninth Avenue Intl. Food Festival  
H.
St. Patrick's Day  
 
J.
Easter "Parade"  
I.
Puerto Rican Day  
 
K.
Ukrainian Festival  
J.
Israeli Day  
 
L.
Chanukah/Hanukkah Celebration  
K.
African-American Day  
 
M.
Children's Book Week  
L.
Columbus Day  
 
N.
Fleet Week  
M.
Greek Independence Day  
 
O.
Diving for the Greek Cross  
N.
Pulaski Day (Polish)  
 
P.
Big Apple BBQ  
O.
German-American Steuben Day  
 
Q.
Tribeca Film Festival  
P.
Norwegian Day  
       
Q.
Tartan (Scottish)  
 
   
R.
India Day  
 
 
III.
Games and Competitions
IV.
Entertainment
 
 
A.
NYC Marathon  
A.
Christmas Spectacular at Radio City  
 
B.
Empire State Building Run-Up  
B.
Empire State Building Lighting Display  
 
C.
Manhattan Island Marathon Swim  
C.
Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show  
 
D.
"Polar Bear" Swim  
D.
Shakespeare in the Park  
 
E.
Stickball        
 
F.
Stoopball  
   
 
G.
Double Dutch Jump Rope  
   
 
H.
Five Boro Bike Tour