Entertainment, the arts, museums, major-league sports, shopping, park activities, festivals, food tours-whatever your interest, you'll find the best of everything here in all four seasons. With so much to see and do, your next trip to New York City is as exciting as your first.
Check out iconic attractions and great performances throughout the five boroughs. From Broadway shows and
museum exhibits to enormous parades and free movies under the stars, there's something for everyone. Find year-round events at Manhattan landmarks like Times Square, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and Rockefeller Center. Celebrate the world's most famous jazz musician at the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Queens.
See the latest offspring at the Bronx Zoo. Take in miles of cityscape from atop the Empire State Building and Top of the Rock. Photograph scenes of the harbor and Statue of Liberty during a free ride on the Staten Island Ferry. Or walk across the magnificent Brooklyn Bridge. Day or night, the views are spectacular. A staircase off the bridge leads to Brooklyn's DUMBO neighborhood, with art galleries, shops, and Bargemusic, a floating concert hall. Stop by the popular Grimaldi's Pizzeria. Sit beside the river in Brooklyn Bridge Park; its beautiful Jane's Carousel delights kids of all ages. Vogue magazine named it a top 10 reason to love New York.
Shakespeare in the Park, one of New York's most beloved summer traditions, presents free celebrity-studded performances all summer in Central Park. Another summer tradition, Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular lights up the city's waterfront.
Along with palatial museums like The Met and the American Museum of Natural History, there are hundreds of art galleries in neighborhoods from Chelsea in Manhattan and Williamsburg in Brooklyn to Long Island City in Queens.
Shopping options range from discount electronics at B&H to department store flagships like Saks on Fifth Avenue to the Brooklyn Flea, an outdoor marketplace with hundreds of vendors selling everything from antiques to organic produce.
And don't miss the city's great food. From international cuisine in hundreds of neighborhoods to summer-fresh greenmarkets in all five boroughs, every season offers peak dining experiences for all budgets.
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This month's NeighborhoodxNeighborhood feature covers the Upper West Side you know-world-renowned museums and performing arts centers, landmark buildings lining Central Park, boutiques and restaurants-plus some surprises. For more info visit: NYCgo.com.