The days of ticker-tape may be long gone, but that doesn't mean you won't find New Yorkers streaming down avenues and side streets, costumed or in plain clothes, singing or chanting, and having a generally great time. But when and where to find these festivities? We'll tell you the exact route!
NYC Pride Fest includes events through June 30th, culminating in the most exciting parade of the year! There are always a multitude of events, so make sure to visit the official Pride Week website. Beginning with the opening rally and ending with the dance on the pier, Pride Week...Fifth Avenue to Greenwich Village (42nd Street to Christopher Street)
The famous Mermaid Parade takes place every year in Coney Island on the first Saturday after the summer solstice. Join thousands of other Mer-creatures and celebrate the beginning of summer. Mermaid-type costumes highly recommended! The parade begins at 1:00 pm and can best be vi...Surf Ave (at West 10th Street)
West Indian Americans come out in force to celebrate their history during this five-day carnival. The festivities include a Children's Carnival Parade, costume competitions, music, and of course the huge West Indian American Day Parade. This is New York City's largest parade, and...Eastern Parkway
Started by Greenwich Village mask maker and puppeteer Ralph Lee in 1973, the Village Halloween Parade takes place every year on October 31st, at 7PM. Given the size and scope of this parade, it is hard to believe it all began as a simple walk from house to house in Mr. Lee's neig...145 Avenue of the Americas (Spring Street at Sixth Avenue)
The parade is FREE, so find a spot along the parade route early! In order to get a good viewing spot we suggest you arrive before 8:00am to stake your place along the route. If you are really serious about being in the front row, consider arriving before 7:00am. If you plan to sh...Begins 77th St. and Central Park West<br>Ends at Macys, Herald Square, 34th St. and 6th Ave
The annual St. Patricks Day Parade takes place every year on March 17th, The parade begins at 11am on Fifth Avenue at 44th Street and marches up 5th Avenue to 86th Street. You can plan on it lasting about three hours. Wear green and join the other 150,000 people celebrating our n...530 5th Ave (at 44th Street)
A medium-size but subdued parade down Fifth Avenue; definitely appears to a smaller group every year.
New York City's best known and longest running street festival, The Annual Feast of San Gennaro has taken place every September in Little Italy since 1926. The feast began when newly arrived immigrants from Naples continued the tradition they had followed in Italy, celebrating t...Mulberry Street
The New York City Dance Parade brings nearly 5,000 dancers and scores of supporters to the streets of Manhattan in May in celebration of culture, community and the art of movement. Dance Parade cuts across ethnic, geographical and age delineation through one of the city’s greates...
The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York organizes the annual Greek Independence Day Parade in New York City every April on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue. Since 1938 this annual celebration of Hellenic identity, through which all Hellenes can express and promote their ...
Started in 1986 by notable pranksters Joey Skaggs, the April Fools' Day Parade is now a New York tradition, with parade members dressing and acting as foolish as possible. The public is encouraged to get into the spirit of things (i.e. acting like fools) whether they're in street...
Of the many festivals and parades in New York, El Museo del Barrio's Three Kings Day Parade is easily one of the most outlandish. Paraders dressed as kings and the like, along with more camels than New York's ever seen wind their way around Spanish Harlem, making it a perfect par...
The Parade route begins on West 43rd, 44th and 45th Streets, on 6th Avenue. From here, the parade will march north into Central Park. The parade starts at 2.00 pm. Bands will begin forming up at 12:00 pm. For a useful map, visit the Parade Web site (link above). What is Tartan da...W 44th St At 6th Ave
New York's own Puerto Rican Day Parade is, in fact, the city's largest parade and second biggest public celebration after the Labor Day West Indian American Day Carnival in Brooklyn.This annual parade day takes place every year on the second Sunday in June, with more than 80,000 ...E 44th St At 5th Ave