Colour, lights, glam and festivities will make their mark on New York City this September, want to be a part of it? September hosts a month of celebrations in the Big Apple, including 6 huge parades through the streets of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Harlem. There is no better time to enjoy this incredible cosmopolitan city than now.
September 5th, 2010
Did you know that there is a Little Brazil in Manhattan? An estimated 1 million Americans are from Brazil, about 300,000 in New York City alone. This small neighbourhood of NYC will be celebrating its roots and Brazilian culture for the 26th year in a row on Brazilian Day. 46th Street on New York Island will explode in colour and flavour on the 5th, so don’t forget to come clad in yellow and green!
Brooklyn Carnival (West Indian Carnival)
September 6th, 2010
The Brooklyn Carnival is the largest street festival in New York, attracting more than 2 million people to celebrate Caribbean culture. The city transforms itself with island vibes, street food and dancers in dazzling costumes. This year the proceeds of the festival will go towards helping Haiti, thanks to the participation of Wyclef Jean.
Broadway on Broadway
September 12th, 2010
When you have the chance to see Broadway on Broadway, you really realise how unique New York City’s theatre culture really is. Broadway’s famous actors and dances take over Times Square to perform in front of thousands of spectators. This one-day even marks the beginning of Broadway’s theatre season and of course gives New Yorkers a little taste of what’s to come in the following months.
September 16th-26th, 2010
This festival honours the patron saint of Naples, San Gennaro. Little Italy, more specifically Mulberry Street, hosts this annual 10 day event each year, attraction close to 1 million visitors. 35 restaurants prepare classic Italian dishes for hungry festival goers while there are hundreds of other food stalls and booths selling pasta and pizza by the plateful. The main parade features a statue of Virgin Mary covered in dollar bills.
African-American Day Parade
September 19th, 2010
This festival features the largest African American parade in the USA. Expect your feet to groove along to reggae, soul and African beats the whole day through. The parade starts at the intersection of Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. and 111th Street in Harlem. The festival highlights African American history in the USA including their fights and triumphs. Celebrate pride and unity!
Celebrate these September festivities in the Big Apple by searching for flights from London on liligo.com. There are cheap flights from London to NYC in September for less than £350 with both United and American Airlines.
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