Events & Festivals

Your guide to the best events and festivals in NYC


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Big City Fishing

  • Critics choice
  • Free

For this aptly named program, the Hudson River Park Trust runs beginner

  1. Hudson River Park at Pier 25 West St, at North Moore St
  2. Tue Aug 19 - Sun Sep 28
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Life's a Picnic

  • Critics choice
  • Free

There'll be shows, food and live music to keep you occupied at this indoor

  1. Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall 42nd St, between Vanderbilt and Lexington Aves
  2. Fri Aug 22
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Space Shuttle Enterprise

  • Critics choice

In 1977, NASA conducted a series of tests on a new type of craft: the

  1. Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier 86, Twelfth Ave, at 46th St, 10036
  2. Fri Aug 22 - Wed Dec 31
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"Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C.F. Martin”

  • Critics choice

With all due respect to Les Paul, few names loom larger in American

  1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Ave, at 82nd St, 10028
  2. Fri Aug 22 - Sun Dec 7
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  1. Life's a Picnic

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  2. Funland: Pleasures...

    This kooky installation by London-based artistic d...

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    In 1977, NASA conducted a series of tests on a new...

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