New York is the nation's third most populous state and first most populous city in the United States. New York is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south, and by Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont to the east. New York City consists of five boroughs: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. The weather in New York is generally a humid subtropical climate. Winters are cold and damp with temperatures as as low as 10 °F (−12 °C). Summers are typically hot and humid with a July average of 76.5 °F (24.7 °C), however temperatures also exceed 90 °F (32 °C). It is one of the most metropolitan areas in the world. Located within it are the world's most recognizable, cherished landmarks and attractions. There's no shortage of fun things to do in New York City and it is guranteed to leave you with a lasting impression.
The Rockefeller Center, New York
Empire State Building
The Empire State Building is a 102-story landmark Art Deco skyscraper in New York City. It stood as the world's tallest building for more than 40 years. It is currently the third tallest skyscraper in the United States. It has been named one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. The Empire State Building has one of the most popular outdoor observatories in the world offering impressive 360-degree views of the city.
Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. The statue is situated in Upper New York Bay on Liberty Island, south of Ellis Island. Entrance to the Statue of Liberty National Monument is free, but there is a charge for the ferry service that all visitors must use. The statue has become an iconic symbol of freedom and of the United States.
Broadway is located in the Theatre District and in Lincoln Center, in Manhattan in New York City. It roughly comprises of 40 large professional theatres and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in New York. Most Broadway shows are commercial productions. The TKTS booths sell same-day tickets, for many Broadway and Off-Broadway shows.
Broadway, New York
Central Park is a public park in the center of Manhattan in New York City. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1963. It is the most visited urban park in the United States. Central Park is bordered on the north by West 110th Street, on the south by West 59th Street, on the west by Eighth Avenue, and on the east by Fifth Avenue.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
A View of Central Park, New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is an art museum on the eastern edge of Central Park. It's permanent collection contains more than two million works of art. Represented in the permanent collection are works of art from classical antiquity, Ancient Egypt and an extensive collection of American and modern art. The Met also maintains extensive holdings of African, Asian, Oceanic, Byzantine, and Islamic art.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Times Square is a major commercial intersection in the borough of Manhattan. Times Square, nicknamed "The Crossroads of the World" and "The Great White Way," has achieved the status of an iconic world landmark and is a symbol of New York City and the United States. Times Square is also the site of the annual New Year's Eve ball drop.
Times Square, New York
The Bronx Zoo is located in the Bronx borough of New York City, within Bronx Park. It is the largest metropolitan zoo in the United States. the Bronx Zoo is home to more than 4,000 animals of 650 species, many of which are endangered or threatened.
New York Botanical Garden
Washington Square Park
New York Botanical Garden is one of the largest botanical gardens in the United States located in the Bronx. It contains fifty diverse gardens to explore. Plant collections range over 250 acres of land and includes 30,000 trees. There are also seasonal exhibitions housed within a landmark glasshouse.
Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, this historic park is characterized by its large, central fountain, proximity to New York University and triumphal stone arch. The park includes children's play areas, trees and gardens, paths to stroll on, a chess and scrabble playing area, park benches, picnic tables, commemorative statuary and two dog runs. The central fountain and triumphal arch serve as focal points that create a space for people to gather, see and be seen.
Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States, located at 881 Seventh Avenue. It is one of the most prestigious venues in the world for both classical music and popular music. Carnegie hall presents about 250 performances each season. It contains three seperate performance spaces: the main hall (Isaac Stern Auditorium), Zankel Hall and the Weill Recital Hall.
Metropolitan Opera House
The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City is America's largest classical music organization, and annually presents some 220 opera performances. It presents all types of opea including Grand Opera. It is also considered by many to be one of the premier opera stages in the world, and is among the largest in the world. The performance season lasts from late September through to early May.
Central Station, New York
New Year's Day
January 1 every year
New Year's Day is the first day of the year. It is a public holiday, often celebrated with fireworks at the stroke of midnight as the new year starts.
Statue of Liberty
Photo: William Warby
Martin Luther King Day
3rd Monday in January
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a United States Federal holiday marking the birthdate of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King's birthday, January 15. King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. He was assassinated in 1968.
3rd Monday in February
Washington's Birthday is a United States federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February. It is also commonly known as Presidents Day (or Presidents' Day). As Washington's Birthday or Presidents Day, it is also the official name of a concurrent state holiday celebrated on the same day in a number of states.
The White House
Last Monday in May
Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War (it is celebrated near the day of reunification after the Civil War), it was expanded after World War I.
Devils Tower National Monument
July 4th every year
Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, political speeches and ceremonies, and various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the national day of the United States
1st Monday in September
Traditionally, Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer. The holiday is often regarded as a day of rest and parades. Speeches or political demonstrations are more low-key than May 1. Forms of celebration include picnics, barbecues, fireworks displays
2nd Monday in October
Columbus Day first became an official state holiday in Colorado in 1906, and became a federal holiday in 1934. However, people have celebrated Columbus' voyage since the colonial period. In 1792, New York City and other U.S. cities celebrated the 300th anniversary of his landing in the New World. In 1892, President Benjamin Harrison called upon the people of the United States to celebrate Columbus Day on the 400th anniversary of the event. During the 400-year anniversary in 1892, teachers, preachers, poets and politicians used Columbus Day rituals to teach ideals of patriotism.
November 11 every year
The largest summer festival in Hamburg is the Alster-Vergnügen, which takes place from August 30 through September 2, 2002. Featuring everything from street theatre to music and art on the waterfront in Hamburg, the ‘Venice of the North’ is a magnificent host for this upbeat, exciting festival.
4th thursday in November
Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day, presently celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, has been an annual tradition in the United States since 1863. Thanksgiving was historically a religious observation to give thanks to God.
Hollywood Los Angeles
December 25 every year