Can’t think of spending your time in the most famous city in the world? The Big Apple has an assortment of things to see and do. You will need to spend a lot of time just to get a small sampling of the city that never sleeps. Here are some suggestions that you can do during your stay in New York City.
Arriving during the fourth of July festivities in New York will give you a glimpse of the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks. Revered by Green Day in one of their songs; Macy’s festivities showcase the all-American festive spirit celebrating one of America’s greatest legacy, which is democracy and freedom.
If you are the sporty kind, why not sample the athletic tradition of New York. Depending on the season you can see the Yankees. The New York Yankees are the most successful baseball club in the history of North American professional baseball. Visit the fabled Yankee Stadium, which is home to the Yankees. If you like American football then you can visit the Met Life Stadium, home to New York’s two American football teams the Jets and the Giants. This magnificent stadium made with aluminum panels that depict the home team is an engineering feat in itself.
If you like basketball, then there is no better suggestion than to visit the New York Knicks. Madison Square Garden is the most famous indoor stadium in the world. Aside, from its regular tenant, MSG is also home to world-class sporting events. If you want more basketball, head off across town to Brooklyn at the $1-billion Barclay’s Center, which is the most advanced arena in the world today. It is home to the Brooklyn Nets, which transferred from nearby New Jersey.
If you want a piece of the action, why not join the New York City Marathon. It is the world’s biggest marathon. It showcases the best of the best in the marathon world. World and Olympic champions often use the race to show their stuff in front of an international audience. Whether you want to see the race as a spectator or to become part of the action as a participant; the marathon will surely be one fun-filled event that you will never forget.
If you are a film buff, then you might be interested with the New York Film Festival every September. Two weeks of intense film watching galore awaits you during the festival run. The festival has featured films from venerable film directors and producers all over the globe. Names like Martin Scorsese, Alain Resnais and Pedro Almodovar are just some of the filmmakers that exhibited their work at the festival. The festival has been running for 50 years and there is no sign of waning interest.
A piece of New York art is what you want? Then it is highly suggested to see the DUMBO Arts Festival which is homage of wholesome performances for the enjoyment of the whole family. It also features open galleries and installations as well as open studios. It is also being held each September.
Take a bite out of green pride during the city’s annual celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Each year, hundreds of Irish-Americans converge in the city to celebrate the feast day of Ireland’s patron saint—St. Patrick. The festival was first celebrated in 1762, the day showcases the Irish’s Catholic faith and celebrates all that is good in Irish culture.