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November in New York is one of the happiest months, with the most fun and entertaining events of all.

Starting on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving Parade, where I prepare myself from 3pm to witness Macy’s Thanksgiving Eve Ballon Blow-Up, The protagonists of the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade are the giant balloons flying over the heads of the participants. Testing and inflating balloons are similar to the parade. The inflating balloons protocol is made a day before the parade.

The entrance is on 79th Street and they start to inflate the balloons around 4:30 pm. Trials with the inflated balloons are made around the Museum of Natural History from Columbus Avenue to 77th Street, Central Park West and return to 81st street. To Get here ( take the train 1 or 2 trains to the 79th Street or the B, A or C trains to the 81st Street Museum of Natural History)

The balloons are usually for approximately four hours. Be prepared for a long wait. Lots of families with children choose to go early to get good spots for pictures while the balloons are tied to the ground by giant ropes.

I would recommend, if you’re going with family, bring snacks and water; Once you leave the viewing area, it will be very difficult to re-enter, it will take a good time due to the crowds.. and accept my advice for next year:

Get to know someone who lives on 81st Street or 77th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue so that you can watch the parade like a Prince.

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It is a very fun event, at the end I’m a little bit tired, so I return to my apartment where I enjoy my pet and look forward for Thursday, the great Thanksgiving Day where most people in the United States, celebrate this holiday with family reunions at their homes or travel great distances to do so with distant family members. The traditional baked or roasted turkey is served with jelly or cranberry sauce. It also goes with vegetable dishes such as green beans, sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes with gravy, a sauce made from the turkey’s juice.

They also usually prepare a variety of desserts, the pumpkin pie is the most popular. Meals are usually served with hot apple cider with spices or the sparkling fermented apple cider. In many homes, the first thing done is to say a Thanksgiving prayer for everything received.

pavoHummmm it’s morning, I even had nightmares thinking of today's dinner! I am getting ready for the Thanksgiving parade, sponsored by Macy's. It is a show with that lasts approximately three hours, involving floats, bands, choreography and famous personalities.

I'm looking for a good location, this parade starts at 9 am, at 77th Street and Central Park West. Go down to Columbus Circle, there is a spectacular view as the parade turn into Central Park South and take Sixth Avenue to 34th Street to get to Macy's.

I have been attending this event for several years and I like it more every year, so I will give you some recommendations:

1- One of the best locations is on Central Park South, from Columbus Circle to Sixth Avenue.

2- Keep warm because the temperatures can go down a lot and we’ll be a good time out in the open.

3- To get the best spots you have to arrive no later than 6:30 a.m. and hopefully bring a chair so you can wait, and when the parade goes by you can stand up on it.

4- If you go with children and they get bored, there is a playground in front of Tavern on the Green restaurant, between Central Park and 67th Street.​

July’s Events

Midsummer Night Festival


Location: Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center.
Date: Tuesday, June 28 to Saturday, July 9, 2016
Time: 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm. Dance Lessons
             7:30 pm. Dancing begins 10:00 pm.

Among the summer events in New York is the Dance Festival Midsummer Night, the favorite of dance lovers and those who want to learn or improve technique, the Festival is held outdoors every night between late June and the first half of July, at Lincoln Center, Damrosch Park – can reach suspended due to bad weather.

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New York Asian Film Festival


New York Asían Film Festival
Site: Film Society of Lincoln Center
Date: Tuesday, June 28 to Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Asian Film Festival New York is a multi-day event that features some of the best films made in the world of Asian cinema. Although most of the works on display come from East and Southeast Asia, the festival also showcases productions from India and Pakistan.

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Silleteros Parade, Flower Festival


Silleteros Parade, Flower Festival
Location: Queens Botanical Garden
Date: 9 July 10, 2016
Admission: Tickets can be found at the Botanical Garden

The Festival is held at the Queens Botanical Garden where you will enjoy music, folklore, and raffles among others. With various acts of craft work, primarily the saddles made with Colombian flowers as pompons, roses, Gerberas, the astronomies, carnations, daisies and hundreds of flowers born in Colombia. The Festival was created in 2010 with the primary purpose of spreading Colombian culture in New York.

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Opera in the Park


Opera in the Park
Dates:  June to September
Places: City Parks:

Central Park: Naumburg Band Shell, from the streets 66 to 72, free outdoor concerts, Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Washington Square Park: South of 5th Avenue free concerts of the New York Metropolitan Opera.

Inglesia Saint Joseph’s Church, 371 6th Avenue and Washington Place in Greenwich Village.

Parks Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx and Staten Island, New York Philharmonic, offers free summer concerts, Sundays at 3 pm

Museum of Modern Art: Sculpture Patio, every Sunday during the month of July: jazz and classical music – for free. The doors open at 7 pm, concerts start at 8pm.

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: July every Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. concerts of classical music and jazz every Tuesday July for free.

Park Central- Northern part: Sundays from 2:00 to 4:00 pm from June to September the best jazz, blues, gospel and Latin jazz.

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July 4th Independence Day U.S.A.

On July 4 Independence Day of the United States is celebrated. American flags, multiply this day. Everything is tinged with blue, red and white. Nationwide concerts, parades, family reunions, baseball games, fireworks and lots of activities are organized.

In Coney Island holds the annual competition who eat as many hot dogs in female and male category organized by Nathan’s, the famous restaurant chain hot dogs and hamburgers since 1916, the event is quite popular, but without certainly more striking are the fireworks offered by Macy’s. Thousands of people gather in various strategic locations in the city to observe this spectacular light show.

Our advice:

East River, Fulton Street from 23rd Street to 42nd the best place to see this light is from the FDR Drive, South Street Seaport from the highest terraces in New York.

The games begin at 9 pm that, try to arrive early as possible in order to have a good view.

So if you plan to visit New York during the summer not miss this spectacular event so you can enjoy and feel the fires American patriotism. For more information visit this link.

June’s Events

Figment New York



Location: The Island Of The Governor
Date: From 3 to 5 June 2016

It is a festival held at Governors Island in every June, this event is organized to allow the public to interact with artists and is free. You can interact with the sculptures, minigolf a tree house, the pavilion of the city of dreams, which is a place to learn and dream about like New York will look in the future, and different programs designed by artists for visitors.
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National Puerto Rican Parade



Location: Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to 79th Street
Date: June 12th, 2016

The National Day Parade Puerto Rico is a cultural and vibrant show which follows a new theme each year, and since 1958 New York celebrates Puerto Rican culture attracts crowds. It is a colorful event with costumes, dancing and music with colorful floats and dancers. All ages are welcome to experience a bit of Puerto Rican culture.
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NYC Bhangras Holi Hai

NYC Bhangras Holi Hai

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016
Hours: From 11:00 am to 6:00pm

The Holi Hai Festival is celebrated at the park near  United Nations on 47th street and 2nd Avenue, this event takes place in Manhattan from noon till 6 in the evening. This festival is free open to the public and it’s filled with sweets, Indian food, dancing and opulent colors.

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