Manhattan is home to great shopping, dining, and entertainment destinations as well as exciting yearly events that celebrate art and the unique cultures of the borough. With so many great events, you’ll always have something to look forward to.
Take a look at these exciting annual events in Manhattan:
Lunar New Year Parade and Festival
Manhattan’s Chinatown celebrates the Lunar New Year with a colorful parade, extraordinary performances, and delicious traditional treats filling the streets.
The Annual Chinatown Lunar Year Parade starsat Mott and Hester streets and goes through Chinatownalong East Broadway. The route goes up Eldridge Street to Forsyth Street and ends in Roosevelt Park. It features dragon troupes, lion dances,intricate floats, marching bands, Asian musicians and performers, acrobats, and martial artists. There are also processions made by local organizations.
The streets are filled with all kinds of vendors and festivities perfectly for all ages to welcome the new year. This is the holiday season’s biggest event with over half a million revelers coming to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
Tribeca Film Festival
The Tribeca Film Festival is a place where visionaries and audiences can celebrate the unique power of storytelling.The festival is where emerging and established voices can showcase their work to a diverse audience.
Tribeca screen over a hundred films from all over the world and almost every film is a North American, international or world premiere. During the festival, the Lower Manhattan neighborhood transforms into a hub of movie premieres and Hollywood events. This year the festival starts on April 24 until May 5.
The festival was created by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkofffollowing the events of 9/11 to revitalize the Lower Manhattan economy. Since then, Tribeca has grown into one of the most notable film festivals in the world. It has screened over a thousand films including documentaries and shorts from 80 countries.
National Puerto Rican Day Parade
The National Puerto Rican Day Parade is “America’s largest cultural celebration” and welcomes around two million revelers each year. The parade consists of over 80,000 Puerto Ricans marching the streets of Manhattan accompanied with lively musical acts, floats, and countless of Puerto Rican celebrities.
The whole event promotes the rich culture of Puerto Rico, its people, and the contributions they’ve made to the US. There will be special tributes to important historical figures as well as campaigns to raise awareness about issues relating to the community. This year’s parade will be on the 9th of June.
Feast of San Gennaro
Manhattan’s Little Italy turns even livelier during the Feast of San Gennaro with the streets lined with banners and lights. It celebrates the Italian-American culture and features religious processions, live music, parades, and food vendors.
The Feast starts on September 19 and is an 11-dayevent attracts almost a million visitors to the area every year. It’s also the biggest and longest running religious festival in New York City.
During the festival, a stature of the patron saint of Naples, San Gennaro, is carried from along Little Italy from the Most Precious Blood Church. The procession comes right after the Celebratory Mass held at the church.
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