Events in New York City

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  • SuzanneLG
    Gresham, OR866 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First time to see the Rockettes, we read to arrive an hour early, and I can understand why, ( the crowds, and TRAFFIC).
    We even stayed n Mid Manhattan, but badly made it on time.
    Wow the production.
    It was spectacular. ALL the way though!
    I wish we didn’t live an the west coast, I would go every year!!!
    It was worth every dollars we paid!
    It will get you in the mode for Christmas, 🎅 for sure.
    Written 6 March 2024
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  • Rebecca W
    Baltimore, MD15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    loved looking at the Christmas tree I liked seeing the different decorations on it and loved seeing it for the first time it made me think about home alone 2.
    Written 7 February 2024
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  • Susan K
    New York City, NY1,036 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    As a New Yorker, the Thanksgiving Day parade is an important family tradition. You take your kids, they invite out of town friends, they take their kids, etc. People come from all over the world to see the floats and balloons.enjoy the performances, and just be showered with joy. The staff that works on putting the parade together do an inspiring job as there are so many people to outfit. This is a wonderful place to be if you are in New York during the holiday season.
    Written 3 March 2024
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  • femaleboxer
    New York City, NY580 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thousands upon thousands lined the streets to watch thousands of costumed locals and visitors parade through the Village. There were floats. There were bands. There were costumes that left little to the imagination and some that raised far too many questions. You need to get there EARLY if you want to be able to see, and there's no place to rest your tired feet.
    Written 31 March 2022
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  • Roger M
    Redhill, UK170 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Despite the gloomy weather a lot of people turned out to this annual event. Good humoured and slightly bonkers!
    Written 12 June 2019
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  • GianMarco P
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Check-in is super easy and quick. This event is really only fun if you have a panel or 2 to attend or have a really hardcore and diverse interest in multiple media franchises. Otherwise you’ll end up like me last year and end up just walking around doing nothing and leave unfulfilled and feel like you wasted your money. This year I went on Thursday and there was plenty to do. Could be because covid restrictions are mostly gone but… yeah it’s great. People are super nice, too
    Written 12 October 2022
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  • JanLinksGroningen
    Groningen, The Netherlands1,303 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    When You are in New York And You can see this, Go. But don’t travel more than 30minutes for It. But it is ok! A quiet nice experience
    Written 30 August 2022
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  • Privatemf
    New Orleans, LA97 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Came upon this by accident, and it was a great festival. You get a world tour through food. The close the street down and it was between our hotel and the subway.
    Written 24 December 2023
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  • SteveOS
    New York City, NY79 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Show is great as always, but at box office, our “digital” promotions from LIRR were not acceptable and printed copy was needed beware!
    Written 2 May 2019
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  • B R
    Carmel, IN3 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Harry Potter fans and nobody loved it. The magic and visual effects were good, the actors were great, it’s just too long and the storyline is weak. We had seen wicked the night before and it was at least 2x more enjoyable.
    Written 6 June 2024
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  • Samora N
    Newark, NJ10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I had a great time and would repeat. Although next time, I would either go with a larger group of around 4 or go solo. I went with my wife, which was fun, but the festival is not really an ideal couple's experience. It lends itself more to a group party or a solo vibe.

    My wife and I only went on Sunday and got the VIP package. I chose Sunday because I got to see Tiesto and Major Lazer and because the weather was ideal. Notwithstanding the music, the people watching was the most fun part. On the ferry, we got to see all of the youngsters preening in their costumes. Some of them introduced themselves to us and told us about their favorite DJs.

    The vibe was excellent, the crowd was mostly cool, and I never had a problem reaching the bathrooms. I actually liked the system of adding $ to the bracelet and then paying with the bracelet. It beats the ticket system of Caribana and other similar festivals because it cuts down on lines.

    My personal experience was very positive, but I have to address two huge issues: the Friday closing and the Sunday rejections.
    Friday closing
    The organizers did not have the venue ready on Friday, which was a huge mistake. If I paid thousands of dollars for a three-day pass, I would have been angry. The refunds are a nice idea but they will be incomplete. I don't how they will calculate the value of the Friday VIP or Select attendance plus round trip ferry, but I know the customer will not get all of the money back. I don't know that they will reimburse for the ferry but I know they cannot reimburse for the opportunity cost of coming to NY on a Friday morning. People came from as far as Brazil and from all over the country for this festival, will the refund incorporate that fee? Their excuse, global supply chain issues, was vague enough to mean nothing and seemed like a way to pass the buck.
    Sunday rejections
    On Sunday, the staff turned away masses of ticket holders because they would have overcrowded the venue. This led some of the angry ticket holders to rush the entrance. Luckily, no one was hurt. Can't blame that on the supply chain: the organizers got greedy and sold too many tickets. The Sunday fiasco makes the supply chain story less believable.

    Pros
    The vibe, my experience, the music, the people, the staff, the easy access to bathrooms.

    Issues
    Expensive, badly planned.
    Written 7 September 2023
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  • loonietunes123
    Manchester, UK139 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a lovely free activity to do in the evening just book in advance. Our tickets were at 10pm and it only took 30 minutes. Toilets are on site and it feels very safe in the exhibit
    Written 25 May 2024
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  • Stacy G
    7 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bucket list experience which is doable despite the hype about the cold. Expect to wait long hours.... the further back you are from the main square... the less of a party vibe and view of the ball itself... so try to get there early. The process to get in is also haphazard.

    If you experienced a caribbean carnival... the ball drop will be underwhelming lol
    Written 1 April 2024
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  • Johnson_250
    Redmond, WA77 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tribeca festival pretends to be open and accessible with fans but it's just not true. At least not anymore. They act like elitists and fans are just little peons to them, not worth any time or effort. I did not have a great experience at the festival and it felt like being a fan of RD was this huge no-no. i've had friends who have worked there who have said the same. MOST come to the festival because of RD!?

    Before I went to the festival this year, I didn't get a response with a few simple questions. I emailed again and the person who answered a week later seemed annoyed. Won't be going again
    Written 8 July 2021
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  • Monica S
    Cleveland, OH53,898 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    So we were very disappointed by the Food & Wine Festival particularly with the food selection at the Grand Tasting event on 10-12-19. The food was prepared by vendors (mostly local grocery stores like ShopRite or Citarella's) and local restaurants. We went mainly for the cooking demos by the celebrity chefs which we loved. We tried to hit a few food booths before and in between the demos, but all the food we tasted was horrible. The pizza we tried was cold; the lobster gnocchi i tried was good but cold; Brazilian truffles were yummy; there was some rum chocolate cake which was horrid; my husband hated all the burgers and chips or fries. The food was definitely a let down. The gift bags were neat and had bruschetta crackers, green tea cookies, apple baby squeeze pouches, some cappacinos in a can, and a few other items. The demos were fantastic and loved the Food Network Chef citings.
    Written 12 October 2019
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