New York Festivals and Events TOP 10

With its hedge-podge of different musical styles and musical performances, New York City offers fans everything from Country to Jazz. With so many options, it may be hard to find where the best concerts and events are. Who are your favorite artists? Here is a look at 10 Top Concerts and Events in New York City.

March’s Kid Festival – This festival is best known for having a number of games for children six months to tweens. This festival includes a number of festival presentations and exhibits for children and their families to enjoy. The festival focuses on children and their parents.

April’s Earth Day Garden Tour – Enjoy gardener Steph for an hour as she gives the history on the Madison Square Garden, how to identify what plant you have, and give you some information on some of the park’s natives. Guests are invited to bring their cameras and questions. They may enjoy the daffodils in bloom. This tour is open to all ages and may make a great family tour. The tour begins at 1 p.m. by the Southern Fountain.

July’s Indie-pendence Day Festival 2015 – no New Yorker or tourist should miss this one event. Some of the finest Improv teams from across New York and beyond, come to perform at this event with live music, barbecue, and hours of performances and drink specials. The cost in previous years has been $5 for the show and $20 for a festival pass.

Several members of the Met perform opera in the Park/Summer stage – Opera in the Park each year. The Summerstage is where there is a concert at one of many parks around New York City. During the Summerstage, there is music and food,

Restaurant Week – It is an opportunity to try food from several of the New York restaurants in the area. Those who take advantage of Restaurant Week are served three-course meals during the week at one of the more than 300 restaurants in the City. It is not available on the weekends.

NY Challenge – It is a scavenger hunt and run combined. Teams race against each other and time itself in the July sun if they do a good job deciphering clues, the top five teams will win prizes. The 2015 NY Challenge will be held at a location that has yet to be determined. Be on your toes, there are benefits to winning these hunts.

Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean – Why not go to one of the biggest Country concerts of the year in August? There will also be some special guests at the August 15 concert at The MetLife Stadium.

Country Fair on the Hudson – Who does not love carnival rides, games, and concerts? There are also many more things to do and see at this year’s September fair. There is a slideshow, aerialists, reptiles,and a Green Market at the West Side of the County Fair at Riverside Park and 68th streets. The fair is free to attend.

Crafts Festival – If you have not gotten everyone a present for Christmas, this may be the place to find your crafty friends a gift. There are more than 150 artists who participate in the festival. There will also be craft demonstrations in tents outside the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts the first week into October. This event is free.

Macy’s Day Parade – A traditional favorite on Thanksgiving Day, see the parade for yourself, in person. The parade begins near Central Park West and Sixth Street. Watch the giant floating balloons, the marching bands perform, and clowns and performers play.