Top 10 Annual Events in New York City
From SummerStage to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, here are 10 good reasons to visit the city
- By Marina Koren
- Smithsonian.com, June 24, 2013
(City Parks Foundation)
June to August, 2013
SummerStage, held in 17 parks in all five New York City boroughs, is a series of 100 free shows, featuring American and international music, modern dance and spoken word performances, and family-friendly concerts. This year’s series includes performances by the band She & Him, the Metropolitan Opera and several dance companies. Since space is limited, get to the venues early; lines often form more than an hour before gates open when popular artists are set to perform. SummerStage’s main site—also its best—is the outdoor stage in Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield.