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  1. Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Eric Konon
    Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Eric Konon

    January 3. Right before the polar vortex came to bury us all until early spring, New Yorkers were excitedly sledding in Prospect Park. If only we'd known what was to come.

  2. Photograph: Filip Wolak
    Photograph: Filip Wolak

    January 29–February 1. Times Square became Super Bowl Boulevard as the city went football crazy (despite the game actually taking place in Jersey).

  3. Photograph: Filip Wolak
    Photograph: Filip Wolak

    February 2. The 15th annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival brought a much-needed shot of color to the white-and-gray streets.

  4. Photograph: Courtesy MRNY
    Photograph: Courtesy MRNY

    February 27. The 35th Annual Black Party at Roseland Ballroom was every bit as over-the-top as we've come to expect.

  5. Photograph: Courtesy Bunnyx
    Photograph: Courtesy Bunnyx

    Just a touch risqué.

  6. Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Diana Robinson
    Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Diana Robinson

    March 17. The Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade served as the backdrop to a day of Herculean booze consumption.

  7. Photograph: Filip Wolak
    Photograph: Filip Wolak

    April 5. New Yorkers flung the feathers at the 9th Annual Pillow Fight at Washington Square Park.

  8. Photograph: Alex Strada
    Photograph: Alex Strada

    May 10–July 6. Kara Walker’s A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby is displayed in the Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg. After seeing it, Time Out New York's art editor Howard Halle wrote, "Walker’s Molotov cocktail of racial and female caricature lands with its usual effect—only here the explosion is measured in kilotons."

  9. Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Gigi_Nyc
    Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Gigi_Nyc

    May 30. Manhattanhenge returned to wow New Yorkers.

  10. Photograph: Michael Chen
    Photograph: Michael Chen

    June 6–8. Governors Ball saw the Strokes, OutKast and more pack Randall's Island Park for three straight days.

  11. Photograph: Michael Chen
    Photograph: Michael Chen

    We went every day. We regret nothing.

  12. Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Monolitica
    Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Monolitica

    June 14. The Thunderbolt opened at Coney Island, offering New Yorkers a whole new way to lose their hot dogs.

  13. Photograph: Filip Wolak
    Photograph: Filip Wolak

    June 21. The Mermaid Parade returned to bring colorful chaos to the streets of Coney Island.

  14. Photograph: Filip Wolak
    Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Oh, and tasteful nudity, obviously.

  15. Photograph: Filip Wolak
    Photograph: Filip Wolak

    June 29. The Pride Parade came, saw and conquered.

  16. Photograph: Filip Wolak
    Photograph: Filip Wolak

    As ever, it was one of the most feel-good days of the year.

  17. Photograph: Filip Wolak
    Photograph: Filip Wolak

    There were a few rainbows, in case you didn't notice.

  18. Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Douglas Palmer
    Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Douglas Palmer

    July 4. The Macy's Independence Day fireworks finally moved back to the East River.

  19. Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
    Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    August 3. The Algonquin Cat Fashion Show brought looks of adorable despair to kitties everywhere.

  20. Photograph: Filip Wolak
    Photograph: Filip Wolak

    August 9. Full Moon Fest at Governors Island gives New Yorkers exactly what they want: an excuse to party.

  21. Photograph: Filip Wolak
    Photograph: Filip Wolak

    And party we did.

  22. Photograph: Filip Wolak
    Photograph: Filip Wolak

    August 17. The Jazz Age Lawn Party at Governors Island went full Gatsby, and we loved it.

  23. Photograph: Filip Wolak
    Photograph: Filip Wolak

    August 23. The wonderfully eclectic Afropunk Fest brought Bad Brains, Body Count, and Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings to Commodore Barry Park.

  24. Photograph: Filip Wolak
    Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Eclectic and very, very energetic.

  25. Photograph: Courtesy Instagram/@Andreabakacs
    Photograph: Courtesy Instagram/@Andreabakacs

    August 27. New Yorkers take advantage of a warm summer by heading to the Rockaways.

  26. Photograph: Sam Yee/Strykapose on Flickr
    Photograph: Sam Yee/Strykapose on Flickr

    August 28. A supermoon rose above the city, and we super-swooned.

  27. Photograph: Jena Cumbo
    Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    August 29. Electric Zoo brought EDM back to Randall's Island, and the ground shook.

  28. Photograph: Jena Cumbo
    Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    Electric Zoo fashion: Not subtle but fun.

  29. Photograph: Luciana Golcman
    Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    September 1. The West Indian Day Parade brought its own brand of spectacular showmanship to the city.

  30. Photography: Jake Chessum
    Photography: Jake Chessum

    September 10. New York icons Julian Casablancas and Karen O returned to their old stomping grounds and interviewed each other for the cover of Time Out New York.

  31. Photography: Jake Chessum
    Photography: Jake Chessum

    It was worth it just for the photos.

  32. Photograph: Filip Wolak
    Photograph: Filip Wolak

    September 12. The 12th annual Miss Coney Island Pageant celebrated old-school glamor with a pinch of sideshow freakiness.

  33. Photograph: Lauren Spinelli
    Photograph: Lauren Spinelli

    October 27. Pooches got fancy for the Tompkins Square Dog Parade.

  34. Photograph: Filip Wolak
    Photograph: Filip Wolak

    October 31. The annual Village Halloween Parade brought out the ghoul in everybody, as armies of the weird and wonderful danced through the city.

  35. Photograph: Filip Wolak
    Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Well, some danced. Others just thrashed about a bit.

  36. Photograph: Filip Wolak
    Photograph: Filip Wolak

    November 2. This year's New York Marathon showcased stamina, athleticism and the best signs we've seen yet.

  37. Photograph: Filip Wolak
    Photograph: Filip Wolak

    The best costumes, too.

  38. Photograph: Filip Wolak
    Photograph: Filip Wolak

    And the best supporters, of course.

  39. Photograph: Filip Wolak
    Photograph: Filip Wolak

    November 6. The Festival of Light premiered in Dumbo and quickly became so popular it had to be shut down early.

  40. Photograph: Jake Chessum
    Photograph: Jake Chessum

    November 10. Chris Rock was photographed for the cover of Time Out New York in advance of his new movie, Top Five.

  41. Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/gigi_nyc
    Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/gigi_nyc

    November 11. Fall hit Central Park. New Yorkers fell in love all over again.

  42. Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Tech. Sgt. Carl Clegg
    Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Tech. Sgt. Carl Clegg

    November 11. New Yorkers showed their respect as the Veterans Day parade marched down Fifth Avenue.

  43. Photograph: Luciana Golcman
    Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    November 20. Macy's unveiled its holiday windows, and like magic, tourists appeared in thousands.

  44. Photograph: Filip Wolak
    Photograph: Filip Wolak

    November 27. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade brought balloons and waving in equal measure.

  45. Photograph: Filip Wolak
    Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Did we mention the waving?

  46. Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Nathan Congleton
    Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Nathan Congleton

    December 3. Following the tragic events in Ferguson, protesters gathered around Radio City Music Hall and many other areas of the city.

  47. Photograph: Filip Wolak
    Photograph: Filip Wolak

    December 3. The Rockefeller Tree Lighting ceremony brought Lady Gaga, the Rockettes and 45,000 LED lights to the heart of Manhattan.

  48. Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Ryan Sorensen
    Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Ryan Sorensen

    December 8. In a case much closer to home, protesters gathered on an unprecedented scale to express their anger over the verdict of the Eric Garner case.

  49. Photograph: Nadia Croes
    Photograph: Nadia Croes

    December 13. The Millions March NYC saw tens of thousands of New Yorkers come together in largely peaceful protest.

  50. Photograph: Brett Carlsen
    Photograph: Brett Carlsen

    December 13. Despite being banned from several neighborhoods and taking place on the same day as the Millions March, SantaCon went ahead (kind of, sort of) as planned.

New York 2014: The year in pictures

Relive the year with these 50 photos showing all the major events, festivals, parties and parades that made up 12 months in NYC

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2014, huh? It’s been a hell of a year in New York. From the polar vortex to the supermoon, from the Mermaid Parade to SantaCon, from anguished protests to joyful celebrations, it’s definitely one to remember. Take a look back at all the amazing things we’ve done together over the last year as we get ready to welcome what is surely going to be an epic 2015.

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