New York Citizens

Community Day Socials


Spring Activities

  • Macy's Flower Show (March  - April , Herald Square 
  • Vulture Festival (May), NYC
  • Tribeca Film Festival (April 19 - 30)
  • American Black Film Festival (end of June)
  • Vegetarian Food and Natural Living Fest (end of June, begins at 10 a.m.), Bronx
  • River to River Festival (end of June)

Summer Activities

  • Click Now to view 2018's 4th of July New York City's Community Activities and Times of Fireworks
  • Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Display (@ 9:25 p.m.)
  • Nathan's Famous 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest
  • Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (July), NYC
  • Panorama Festival (July 27 - 29, 2018) Randall's Island Park NYC 
  • Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival ,
  • Bard Summerscape, Bard College, Hudson
  • Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival
  • Caramoor Summer Festival, Katona
  • Moe Down Festival, Twin
  • Catskill Chill Music Festival, Hancock
  • Afro Punk (August 25 -26, 2018) Brooklyn
  • 2 for 1 Broadway Week (September)
  • The Governos Island Art Fair (September, weekends)

Autumn Activities

  • New York Film Festival (Sept. - Oct)
  • The Meadows Music and Arts Festival (Oct 1 & 2) Citi Field
  • The New Yorker Festival (October)
  • Alvin Ailey DanceTheater (Nov. - Dec. 31), New York Center

Winter Activities

  • St. Patrick's Day Parade
  • Black Comic Book Festival (Jan.) 



Informational Journal Note

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Dance by the Decade Parties

*Scheduled dates, call ahead.

1860s - Brooklyn Contra, Camp Friendship, 339 8th St.

1920s - Each Wednesday @ Clover Club, 210 Smith St.

1930s - Harlem Swing Dance Society, Joseph P. Kennedy Community Center

1940s - Jimmy Anton Social, Dance Manhattan, 39 W. 19th St.

1950s - Safari Night @ Riff Raff's

1960s - Cosmic Yoga Party @ Body Actualized

1970s - Salvation Army, 110 Kosciuzsko St

1980s - Temptation at the Pyramid Club, 101 Ave. A., No. 1

1990s - The Bell House, 149 7th St.

2000s - Le Bump, Over the Eight, 594 Union Ave.

Hip Hop Party - Lil Charlie's, 19 Kenmare St, near Bowery

Bushwick Disco - Bossa Nova Civic Club, 1271 Myrtle Ave., near Hart St.


Dance Lessons

Old-Fashioned Dance - Battery Harris, 64 Frost St., near Lorimer St.

West African and Hip Hop - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, 405 W. 55th St.

Broadway - Broadway Dance Center, 322 W. 45th St.

Michael Jackson Style - Chelsea Studios, 151 W. 26th St.

Ballroom and Latin - Stepping Out Studios, 27 W. 26th St., near Sixth Ave. | Happenings Posted By Sherlene

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