Get ready for New York City’s largest holiday festival next Monday, November 30. From 5:30-9pm head over to Lincoln Square to really kick off the holiday season. Enjoy free live music and other entertainment, fun for the kids, a tree lighting ceremony and more. There will also be food to purchase from top local kitchens like A Voce, Landmarc, Porter House New York, and more. Other than the food, it is completely free, so don’t forget to check it out!



If you want to get out of Manhattan for the day but don’t want to go too far, Hoboken is having their semi-annual Arts & Music Festival this Sunday. Browse or even buy some arts and crafts, listen to live music, taste some local food. If you have the kids there’s a special children’s section with rides, games, and crafts on 3rd Street.



The Tribeca Film Festival started after 9/11 to promote the economic and cultural revival of Lower Manhattan. It has since become a pretty big deal. You can see all kinds of films at the festival, from blockbusters to foreign film, documentaries, shorts, and more. There are also panels, lectures, and even some free outdoor screenings. Tickets are available now; the festival runs from April 13-24. Enjoy!



Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day and if you’re in New York City you have the opportunity to see the biggest and most famous parade in the city. The parade starts at 11am on 5th Avenue at 44th Street and continues to march uptown to 79th Street. It ends around 4:30-5pm. No big floats or balloons, just good old fashion marchers and bands, celebrating Irish culture. And on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is Irish. Have fun!



The annual Children’s Film Festival is set for February 26- March 20 this year and tickets are already on sale. Tickets sometimes sell out, so we’re letting you know about it early so you can get in and watch independent shorts and full-length feature films with the kids. There’s films from all over the world for kids ages 3-18. Additionally, check out filmmaking camps where kids can learn to make their own movies.



Enjoy a winter carnival in Bryant Park on Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-10pm. Enjoy ice skating, ice golf, curling lessons, and ice ball, and more fun winter activities. In addition, enjoy the outdoor winter brew house on the skating deck for food and drinks. Skating is free of course, and rentals are charged at normal costs. Have fun!