Want to know what’s happening in New York today, this weekend or in the coming months? Use our NYC events calendar 2020 as your guide to find the best things to do in the fall, winter and spring. Major events to look forward to this time of year include The Village Halloween Parade, Oktoberfest and the best places to see fall foliage in the city. Ready to unleash your inner culture vulture? Peep our top picks for the best art shows and concerts this year. All you need to do is buy the tickets!
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The Winter Jazzfest guide
During the typically bleak post–New Year’s Eve concert lull, Winter Jazzfest is a bright spot on the city’s calendar. With shows spread across nine nights, the fest brings top jazzers to venues like Le Poisson Rouge, Nublu and, for the first time, a full night of brooklyn venues. The festivities has its signature two-night Greenwich Village marathon: a buzzy, multi-stage blowout that’s typically one of the best concerts in NYC. The marathon shows aren't individually ticketed, so a wristband grants you access to any of each night's gigs—as long as a given club doesn't hit capacity. It’s a model that encourages sampling and venue-hopping. The event also requires patience and an open mind: If your preferred show is full, pull out the schedule, and head to one of the nearby spots for something unexpected. This year's fest continues to stand with movements including #blacklivesmatter, #metoo, and #wehavevoice, and seeks to address mental health, discrimination, sexism, immigration and environmental injustice. RECOMMENDED: Full coverage of jazz in NYC When is Winter Jazzfest? This year's fest runs Thursday January 9 2020 to Friday January 17 2020, with immense "Marathon" events in Manhattan Jan 10 and 11, and Brooklyn on Jan 17. Who is appearing at Winter Jazzfest? More than 100 groups perform at this year's Winter Jazzfest from all around the world. Multi-talented drummer-bandleader, Mark Guiliana is artist-in-residence at this year’s Winter Jazzfest (Thu 9, 10, 11, 16, 1
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The best things to do in Brooklyn
A list of the best things to do in Brooklyn can be pretty hefty, especially since Kings County is large enough to be its own state. Chock-full of stellar Brooklyn attractions, fantastic restaurants and bars, there are plenty of spots to entertain yourself in various neighborhoods. Some examples like the ever-beautiful and lush Prospect Park or Brooklyn Botanic Garden, definitely earn the right to be included here. But we made sure to highlight a few hidden gems amid the well-known haunts. From Williamsburg to Red Hook and Dumbo to Crown Heights, here are the best things to do the next time you cross the bridge. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Brooklyn, NY