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Plate of Mole Rojo from Claro in Brooklyn

Mexican culture thrives in New York State, especially on May  5, better known as Cinco de Mayo. Contrary to popular belief, this holiday is not Mexico’s Independence Day. It’s the anniversary of the Mexican army’s victory over the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Today, New Yorkers celebrate with dancing, music, and of course, food and drink. Here’s where to experience Cinco de Mayo in New York State.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Since 1924, the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade has been the official kick-off to the holiday season. Each year, more than 50 million TV viewers joined by 3.5 million people in New York City tune in for this beloved event through Manhattan. In 2020, the parade will take place with no audience and will air on NBC and Telemundo on Thursday, November 26 from 9 am to 12 pm in all time zones. The parade will not take place along its usual route, but the broadcast will feature theatrical and musical performances from the casts of Hamilton, Jagged Little Pill, and Mean Girls, as well as the Rockettes, Jimmy Fallon and the Roots, the Muppets from Sesame Street, and many others. 

Museum of the moving image - Photo by Marley White - Courtesy of NYC & CO

Oscar night is upon us on March 4 -- and that's the closest thing we have to a national holiday for film. So it’s a perfect time to look at all the attractions and locations there are for movie lovers to visit all across New York State.

Skate Rink at Empire State Plaza

Midwinter school breaks can be a blast for the whole family— as long as you've got a solid plan in place. Avoid cabin fever this winter with a fabulous New York adventure. Check out some of these great ideas—we've got something for all ages—and start planning your winter break now. It will be here before you know it.  

Bicyclists cruising across the walkway over the Hudson River

Grab your two-wheeler! The weather is just right for some al fresco cycling in New York State. Whether you're looking for serious thrills or tricycle-friendly rolls, you'll find the perfect pathway in New York State. Here are some of the best spots to get started on your next bike adventure. (And don't forget your helmet.) Please check with each specific site before making plans, as availability and amenities may have changed. …