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NYC events calendar for 2016

Find the best things to do all year with our NYC events calendar of 2016’s coolest events, including parades, concerts, films and art exhibits

If you’re looking for a fantastic event to attend today, this weekend or in the coming months, look no further than our NYC events calendar for 2016. Our calendars are chock-full of fantastic annual holiday happenings like the Village Halloween Parade, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and more. If you’re looking to unleash your inner culture vulture, we’ve included our top picks for the best art shows. And, if you want to attend an awesome concert, we have all the best show listings. All you need to do is buy the tickets.

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Time Out Night: Tick, Tick... BOOM!

Time Out Night: Tick, Tick... BOOM!

Join Time Out for a special musical performance.

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Rooftop Cinema Club

Rooftop Cinema Club

Check out a classic, sip Champagne and experience a Manhattan or Brooklyn sunset at the sultriest of film series

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Saturday Night Dance Cruise

Saturday Night Dance Cruise

Come aboard ZEPHYR’s three-hour cruise boasting signature cocktails, and three indoor and outdoor levels of pulsating energy.

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Drunk Shakespeare

Drunk Shakespeare

Save 46% on a debaucherous good time. Tickets starting at $29!

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The Woodsman

The Woodsman

This hauntingly beautiful Land of Oz is brought to life through spectacular life-size puppetry and original music. 

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Save 40% on Gazillion Bubbleshow!

Save 40% on Gazillion Bubbleshow!

Prepare to be dazzled by spellbinding lasers, spectacular lighting effects, and jaw-dropping masterpieces of bubble artistry.

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48 amazing things to do in NYC in October

Enjoy delicious food festivals, hilarious comedy shows and awesome live music

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The best things to do in the fall in NYC

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Enjoy delicious food festivals, hilarious comedy shows and awesome live music

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The best new movies on Netflix in September
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The best new movies on Netflix in September

War is hell with Netflix’s explosive assortment of military-related fare, highlights in a strong streaming lineup

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Best of 2016

The best songs of 2016 so far
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The best songs of 2016 so far

It’s been a great year for new music—here are our picks for the best songs of 2016 thus far, from Rihanna to Tortoise

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The best new artists of 2016
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From West Coast rap to experimental club music, we count down the best new artists breaking out in 2016

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The 15 best movies of 2016 (so far)
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From heartwrenching animation and foreign surrealism to Blake Lively fighting a shark, the year is shaping up nicely

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The best albums of 2016 so far
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The best albums of 2016 so far

It’s been a great year for new music—here are our picks for the best albums of 2016 thus far, from Anohni to Rihanna

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The 10 best restaurants in NYC of 2016 so far
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The 10 best restaurants in NYC of 2016 so far

From megawatt Indian to high-profile Italian, these are New York’s 10 best restaurants of (the first half of) 2016

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The top 10 NYC art events to see in 2016
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The top 10 NYC art events to see in 2016

It's a new year, with plenty of great new art to see

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The 20 best theater shows in NYC in 2016
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The 20 best theater shows in NYC in 2016

New dramas, old favorites, bold experiments and a very bloody musical are among the shows to watch out for in 2016

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The most anticipated new albums of 2016
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The most anticipated new albums of 2016

It's a new year—time for some new tunes. Resolve to expand your music library with these promising releases set for 2016

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The best NYC restaurants opening in 2016
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The best NYC restaurants opening in 2016

From international imports to hotly-anticipated hometown sequels, ready your bellies for the best spots opening this year

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The 16 best exhibits we can’t wait to see in 2016
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The 16 best exhibits we can’t wait to see in 2016

Fairy-tale fashion, textbook sculptures and medicinal plants all get the exhibit treatment this year

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Find the best concerts, variety shows and more things to do this week

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Things to do in New York today
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The day's best things to do in New York—including free and cheap activities, concerts, screenings, shows, parties and more. It's your social emergency savior.

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The best things to do this week in NYC
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The best things to do this week in NYC

Find the biggest and best events, activities and things to do in New York City this week, as chosen by Time Out's editors

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101 things to do in New York
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Who knows New York better than anyone else? New Yorkers, of course! We hit the streets (and social media) and asked you to tell us your favorite things to do in the city, and tell us you did! Below you’ll find the results, a fantastic mix of the best New York restaurants, clubs, shows, parks, bars and anything else you could possibly want to do here. If you needed proof that NYC is the greatest city in the world, this is it.

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Free things to do in NYC
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Mon 26 Woody Allen & the Eddy David New Orleans Band Café Carlyle; 8:45pm; $165–$215Woody Allen has always been a better clarinetist than he'd care to admit, which means that his weekly hit with a hot-jazz band isn't just some superstar vanity trip. Cheap, though, it's no.  Adele Madison Square Garden; 8pm; $40–$150Adele is a one-word answer to people who think they just don't make them like Dusty Springfield anymore. But the preternaturally self-possessed young English singer-songwriter is not just some retro knock-off: She's a genuinely soulful vocalist whose lyrics reflect a rare emotional maturity, as you can hear on her chart-busting second album, 21. Whiplash Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre; 11pm; freeThis always-packed show, hosted by Leo Allen, features the city’s best up-and-coming comedians. But it’s the surprise special guests—Chris Rock, Louis C.K. and David Cross have appeared—who keep audiences hooked. Tue 27  Buffy the Vampire Slayer Trivia Stone Creek Bar and Lounge; 8pm; freeSunnydale survivors unite! Test your knowledge of the Watchers' Council, demonology and bunnies at this trivia battle covering all 144 episodes of one of TV's most legendary series. Register a team of up to four scoobies online, slip into your leather pants and pack your holy water: you're going to have some fierce competition.   Mean Girls Trivia Joshua Tree; 8pm; freeRegister a team of up to four plastics for this cut-throat trivia showdown, based on the definitive teen movie of

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Time Out event recaps

Battle of the Burger 2016
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Battle of the Burger 2016

Close to 2,000 burger lovers showed up to watch the showdown, drink beer, sway to the live performances

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Tequila Express brings a wild fiesta to Hell's Kitchen 2016
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Tequila Express brings a wild fiesta to Hell's Kitchen 2016

Tequila Express was nothing short of a full-blown fiesta!

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Meatball & Beer Chowdown 2015

Meatball & Beer Chowdown 2015

The winner of Meatball & Beer Chowdown is the Ainsworth!

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Mac & Cheese Smackdown 2015

Mac & Cheese Smackdown 2015

We came, we saw, we conquered all the mac and cheese.

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Comments

7 comments
Blog D
Blog D

I recently took the art museum tour while visiting New York City and it was phenomenal. The Shady Ladies Tours of the Metropolitan Museum. It was fun, interesting and educational. Highly recommend it!

n j
n j

This is super overwhelming. All I want is to see events on specific dates... why is that sooooo hard to find :(

Rohan D
Rohan D

Luxury yacht out of Howard beach www.bamnyacht.com

They cruise around Manhattan real affordable price up to 15 private guest, they offer sunset sails

Bill H
Bill H

I am only in the city for 4 days and want to restrict my search to that time period.

How do I do this?


Bill

Alyssa G
Alyssa G

What about an actual calendar?  You know, where things are listed by date?

Nicole
Nicole

There are some good options here but I wish they had listed the Valentine's Dome Double Feature event happening at MoMA PS1 Friday night. A friend just told me about it and it seems like a lot of fun to see two awesome movies(Some Like it Hot and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) with friends or a date for only $10. It is definitely another great option for anyone without Valentine's day plans.