Special Events in New York City
Every Season Offers Something for Everyone
The Loews Regency Hotel loves being in the center of it all in New York. Our year is filled with annual events that welcome travelers near and far. For more information on any of these events, please contact our concierge.
You can also click here to view our calendar of upcoming events.
New York City Parades & Summer Street Fairs
Walk or take a leisurely stroll down some of New York City's busiest avenues when there is a parade or Street Fair happening. (Yes, that means no cars.) Ask our concierge what might be happening when you are in town.
Restaurant Weeks (Winter & Summer)
Twice a year New York offers affordable prix-fixe meals at the best NYC restaurants. Ask our concierge for help with the reservations as they have personal connections to all the hot spots in the city.
New York Fashion Week
The semi-annual New York Fashion Week, branded Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, is held in February and September of each year, with most shows taking place at Lincoln Center. It is one of four major fashion weeks held around the world (along with those in Paris, London, and Milan). More info
The Costume Institute Gala (or Costume Institute Ball), known as the Met Ball or Met Gala, is an annual ball that celebrates the annual opening of the Metropolitan Museum's fashion exhibit at the Costume Institute. The red carpet evening is hosted by Vogue Magazine and is regarded as one of the most high-profile social events in New York City. (May) More info
The Pride Parade traverses southward down Fifth Avenue and ends at Greenwich Village. Heritage of Pride hosts New York City’s Pride events in commemoration of the Stonewall Riots of 1969, the beginning of the modern Gay Rights movement. (June)
Madison Square Garden & Radio City Music Hall
There is an array of concerts, shows and events that happen throughout the year at these world-famous entertainment venues.
Fourth of July Fireworks over one of NY's Grand Rivers
Macy’s always stages a showstopping pyrotechnic show to celebrate our great country on Independence Day. Whether it is over the East River or the Hudson, this is a fireworks display that you will not want to miss.
United Nations General Assembly
Every September, leaders of the world gather at the headquarters of the United Nations on the east side of Manhattan.
Feast of San Gennaro, Little Italy
Every September this week-and-a-half long event brings religious processions and colorful parades to the Little Italy neighborhood in downtown New York. And then there's the food! Delicious food and free musical entertainment that reflects Italian-American culture and heritage are all part of the fun. The Feast brings the world to Little Italy and Little Italy to the world. (And don't forget to catch the cannoli-eating competition!)
New York's Village Halloween Parade
In October, venture down to 6th Avenue from Spring to 21st Streets to see bands, hundreds of puppets, dancers and artists—plus thousands of other New Yorkers in costumes of their own creation—in the nation’s most wildly creative public participatory event.
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
For over 80 years every November, this world-famous parade starts at Central Park West and 77th Street and travels down through Manhattan to end at Macy's Department Store. Don't miss the giant character balloons; ornamental balloons; floats, marching bands, hundreds of clowns; and over a thousand dancers, cheerleaders, singers and performers; includeing a line-up of celebrity performers.
Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting
Located just 10 blocks south of the Loews Regency Hotel is the tree the world waits to see lit on the Wednesday after Thanksgiving every year. Come and see the best performers of our time celebrate this grand moment of the holiday season.
New Year's Eve Ball Drop at Times Square
Millions of people come to Times Square (just 10 minutes away from the Loews Regency Hotel) to celebrate the New Year in the middle of New York City.