Manhattan Parades NYC 2023
Schedule of Parades and Cultural Festivals in Manhattan NYC
June 1, 2023 / Manhattan Neighborhoods / Manhattan Parades / Manhattan Buzz NYC
This report provides a schedule of the parades held in Manhattan each year. We update each parade / festival as we approach the event date. Pay attention to the dates and asterisked events have NOT been updated to 2023. Pay attention to the dates / year.
The parades include the Manhattan St. Patrick's Day Parade in March, the Manhattan Tartan Day Parade and Greek Independence Day Parade in April, the and Sikh Day Parade and Manhattan Memorial Day Parade in May, the Manhattan Puerto Rican Day Parade, Celebrate Israel Parade, Pride Parade and Philippine Parade in June, the Manhattan Dominican Parade in July, the Labor Day Parade in September, the Manhattan Columbus Day Parade in October and the Manhattan Veterans Day Parade in November. We have also included a number of the larger cultural festivals here as well.
At the end of this report there are links to the parades and festivals in the other four boroughs of NYC.
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Manhattan Parades NYC 2023
Schedule of Parades and Cultural Festivals in Manhattan NYC
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February Parades & Cultural Festivals in Manhattan NYC 2023
The Winter Jam is on Saturday from 11 am - 3 pm at the Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. This a winter themed event including skiing, sledding, dodgeball, ice bowling and other wintry sports. As we've really not had any snow this winter, the Parks Department has arranged to have snow machines there to provide what Mother Nature is no longer giving us.
On Sunday, February 12 beginning at 1 pm the Chinese Lunar New Year parade begins in Chinatown. The parade steps off at the corner of Mott and Hester Street marching down to Chatham Square, then heads across East Broadway and up Forsyth Street, ending in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Like the Queens Lunar New Year parade, this actually occurs outside of the official Chinese Lunar New Year dates.
March Parades & Cultural Festivals in Manhattan NYC 2023
On Friday, March 17, 2023, the NYC St Patrick's Day Parade in Manhattan begins on 5th Avenue at 44th Street and marches up to 79th Street. There are generally about 150,000 participants and about two million spectators. Click these links for Irish pub suggestions for each borough. For further details see - https://www.nycstpatricksparade.org/
April Parades & Cultural Festivals in Manhattan NYC 2023
From Friday, April 7 - Sunday, April 16 from 10 am - 10 pm, except Sundays when it closes at 7 pm, the International Auto Show will be at the Javits Center in West Midtown Manhattan. For $21 adults / $7 kids tickets and details see - https://javitscenter.com/
Sunday, April 9, 2023 from 10 am - 3 / 4 pm - Easter & Easter Bonnet Parade. The parade takes place along 5th Avenue from 49th to 57th Streets. It's more of a milling about in bonnets and Easter outfits, than it is a real parade. More like a themed costume party.
Sunday, April 9, 2023 from 10 am - 3 / 4 pm - Easter at the South Street Seaport. This series of events are organized by the Seaport Business District in tandem with participating businesses. Registration begins at 10 am, but the Easter Egg Hunt & Crafts doesn't begin until 11 am in Seaport Square between Pier 16 & 17 - free with rsvp. The Ukrainian egg decorating workshops begin at 11 am for kids and at 5 pm for adults at Malibu Farm in Pier 17 at 89 South Street. From 11 am - 5 pm there's a flower hunt aboard the 1885 tall ship Wavertree. Free but must rsvp as there's limited space. There are also numerous restaurants serving brunch and dinner, a few of which offer East River waterfront views.
March 26 - April 10, 2023 - The Macy's Flower Show at Macy's Herald Square in Midtown. Macy's is open from 10 am - 9 pm weekdays and until 10 pm Friday & Saturday and opening at 11 am on Sunday.
Friday, April 14, 2023 beginning at 7 pm a Greek Orthodox Church Trisagion Service commemorating Holy Friday and the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ with the carrying of the epitaphios through the streets of Gramercy Park in a candlelit procession. The religious and cultural event includes a procession from the Church of St. John around several nearby blocks, before returning to the church. St. John is located at 148 East 17th Street at 3rd Avenue in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan. For more details, including of Greek Orthodox Easter Sunday mass see - https://www.stjohn.ny.goarch.org/
Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 2 pm to 4 pm - the Tartan Day Parade. Along 6th Avenue at 44th Street, marching north to 55th Street in Midtown. The festivities begin the week preceding it. For details see https://www.nyctartanweek.org/. FYI - There's an after party at Sony Hall 235 West 46th Street in Manhattan [$65].
On Sunday, April 23, 2023 beginning at 11.30 am the Persian Day Parade kicks off from 38th Street at Madison Avenue in Manhattan this weekend. The theme is 'women, life, freedom' which I reckon is in honor of those women seeking freedom from the Supreme Dictator in Iran. For details see - https://persianparade.com/
On Saturday, April 29, 2023 beginning at 12.30 pm the Sikh Day Parade begins at 37th Street, marching south along Madison Avenue, ending at Madison Square Park at 24th Street where there will likely be a big after party. For details see the Facebook page of the organizers - FB - https://www.facebook.com/SikhDayParadeNewYork/ or FB - https://www.facebook.com/Gurdwara.Sangat.Sikh.Cultural.Society.Ny/
On Sunday, April 30, 2023 beginning at 1.30 pm the Greek Independence Day Parade returns to Manhattan in its full glory. During the pandemic the parade went on hiatus, returning last year  but in early June. The parade begins on 5th Avenue at 64th Street and marches north to 79th Street. For details and related events see - https://www.hellenicsocieties.org/
May Parades & Cultural Festivals in Manhattan NYC 2023
On Monday, May 1st, 2023 the Met Gala returns. This is a billionaire, celebrity, high society fashion event that raises funds to support the Metropolitan Museum. It's held at the Metropolitan Museum on 5th Avenue at 83rd Street. For details about past Met Gala events see - https://www.metmuseum.org. Tickets are very hard to get and range from $350 to $150,000 for a table.
Saturday, May 6, 2023 - Cannabis Parade from 11 am to 1 pm. In the past the parade began at 12.30 pm, and marches south from 32nd Street along Broadway to Union Square Park. This year it might be bigger because of the legalization of pot, so that could change things a bit. Saturday, May 6, 2023 from 1 - 5 pm. The Cannabis Parade after party festivities are held in Union Square Park.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, May 5, 6 & 7, 2023 - Janes Walk - Various art, culture, history and architectural tours throughout all five boros of NYC. Organized by the Municipal Art Society. See https://www.mas.org/events/ for details.
Sunday, May 7, 2023 first wave beginning at 7.30 am & officially over at 6 pm - 5 Boro Bike Ride. It starts between Canal Street and the Battery in Manhattan, depending on the cyclist wave folks are in. And it ends at Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island. For details see - https://www.bike.nyc
Saturday, May 13, 2023, Opening Ceremony begins at 12.30 pm and the Japan Parade begins at 1 pm. The parade begins at Central Park West at West 81st Street and marches down to West 67th Street where it ends. There's a Japan Parade Street Fair that runs from 1 pm - 4.30 pm along 69th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West. Street fairs on the UWS in NYC. For details see - https://japanparadenyc.org/
Saturday, May 20, 2023 the Dance Parade begins at 12 noon at 20th Street and Broadway. It marches down along Broadway and University to Washington Square Park where it turns [left] east on 8th Street and heads into Tompkins Square Park in the East Village. A Dance Festival follows the Dance Parade in Tompkins Square Park in the East Village from 3 - 7 pm. Free. For details see - https://danceparade.org/
Sunday, May 21, 2023 beginning at 7.30 / 8 am - AIDS Walk / Run in Central Park. The Naumberg Bandshell just south of the Bethesda Fountain is the hub of all activities. Enter the park from east or west at 72nd Street. It's a four mile walk / run around the interior of the park. Free to enter. Donations go to support the Gay Men's Health Crisis [GMHC]. For details see - https://aidswalkny.org
Sunday, May 21, 2023 from 12 noon - 3 pm - Asian American Pacific Islander Parade - 2nd parade - AAPI is comprised of thirty ethnic groups, speaking 50 different languages. Marching up 6th Avenue from West 44th to West 53rd streets in Midtown. For details see - https://aaari.info
Wednesday, May 24 - Tuesday, May 30, 2023 - MANHATTAN FLEET WEEK. There was a fly over by the U.S. Navy on Tuesday afternoon [5/23/23] over the East Coast Memorial at Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan. In addition to three U.S. Navy ships, there will also be ships from Italy, Canada and the U.K. The ships will be docked at Piers 88 & 90 on the west side of Manhattan, as well as at the Homeport Pier on Staten Island. For details of the events see - http://militarynews.com/app/fleetweeknewyork/events.html
There does not appear to be any Memorial Day Parades planned in Manhattan BUT there are Memorial Day related events at the Intrepid Air & Space Museum, as well as at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn and at Port Pier at 305 Front Street in Stapleton on Staten Island. Fleet Week runs from the middle of the week prior to Memorial Day and ends the Tuesday 5/30/23 following Memorial Day. So say hello and greet / salute the visiting members of the U.S. Navy when you see them. For details of the Memorial Day Fleet Week events see - http://militarynews.com/app/fleetweeknewyork/events.html
June Parades & Cultural Festivals in Manhattan NYC 2023
Also use the links below to find additional events this weekend.
Sunday, June 4, 2023 - 10 am - 6 pm - Philippine Independence Parade & Fair - The parade begins at noon along Madison Avenue starting at 38th south to 26th Street where it ends about 2.30 pm. The Street Fair & Festival is along Madison Square Park between 24th and 26th Streets in Midtown NYC. For details see - https://pidci.org
Sunday June 4, 2023 from 11 am - 4 pm - Israeli Celebration Parade - Along 5th Avenue between 57th Street and 74th Street. Upper East Side NYC parades Manhattan. For details see - https://celebrateisraelny.org/
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The photo above right shows people enjoying and participating in the Sri Jagannath Parade in Midtown last year. The parade and festival in Washington Park returns this weekend - see details below.
* Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 11 am to 7 pm - Festival of India Parade & Sri Jagannath Ratha Yatra Festival - Parade starts at 45th St & 5th Avenue at 11 am - Parade ends at Washington Square Park where there's the festival.
* Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 11 am - 5 pm - 34nd Annual 116th Street Festival - Along 3rd Avenue from 106th St to 122nd street in the El Barrio section of East Harlem. Food, shopping & entertainment at www.116thstfestival.com.
* Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 11 am - 4 pm - Puerto Rican Day Parade & Street Festival - Along 5th Avenue from 44th Street to 79th Street on the Upper East Side. Also scroll up to see Saturday street fair on 116th Street in Spanish Harlem at 3rd Avenue - nprdpinc.org.
July Parades & Cultural Festivals in Manhattan NYC
* Saturday, July 20, 2019, there's the Fashion on the Hudson Show - At Riverbank State Park at West 145th Street at Riverside Drive near the Washington Heights neighborhood, but in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan. The fashion show is FREE and open to the public [www.fashionavenuenews.wordpress.com]. Begins 12 noon to 4 pm [Designers & Stylists at 9 am / VIP & Handicapped Seating 11 am / free ticket seating begins at 12 - 12.30 pm/ show begins at 1 pm].
August Parades & Cultural Festivals in Manhattan NYC
* Sunday August 4, 2019 - begins at 1 pm - Pakistan Independence Parade - Along Madison Avenue from 38th to 27th streets. Manhattan street fairs in Midtown Manhattan.
* Saturday, August 10, 2019 - Dominican Parade begins at 12 noon marching up 6th Avenue from 36th to 52nd Street.
* Sunday, August 18, 2019 - India Day Parade begins at 12 noon - fair in Madison Square Park runs until 6 pm - Along Madison Avenue from 38th to 26th Street, followed by an Indian food, shopping and entertainment fair in Madison Square Park in Midtown.
FALL PARADES TO FOLLOW INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO.
In September the Hispanic Day Parade, the Steuben Day Parade, the Pulaski Day Parade.
In October the Halloween Day & Columbus Day Parades.
in November the Veterans Day Parade and Thanksgiving Day Parade.