1. Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a 50-foot tree...and beautiful dancers ushering in the holiday spirit.
2. Because we know that friends = family, especially on Thanksgiving.
3. No one does Halloween like we do.
On the train or on the street, it doesn't matter. Halloween is our number one, and we're prepared to take it to the extreme.
4. Because we BLEED GREEN.
5. Because New Yorkers have the most pride.
LGBT Pride week hosts a series of fabulous events for every person on the spectrum and concludes with the thunderous Pride March, an annual parade marking the anniversary of the Stonewall Riot in 1969.
6. And where else better to ring in the New Year than at the center of the world?
7. Because here, Fashion Week is the most important time of the year.
8. No one can dance like we can.
In Brooklyn, along Eastern Parkway, 1–3 million participants celebrate Caribbean Islander pride. It's always a good time. Make sure you grab some delicious street food in between the dancing, because you're sure to need some food to fuel your moves.
9. If you're gonna celebrate Chinese New Year in the U.S., it better be in Chinatown, NYC.
10. Little Italy is the best backdrop to celebrate the Feast of San Gennaro.
NYC is known for its mini pockets of authentic cultures. Every year, Little Italy — perhaps the most popular mini community in the city — plays host to the Feast of San Gennaro, a ceremony celebrating the Patron Saint of Naples. Enjoy delicious desserts and tasty sultry treats while listening to traditional Italian music.
11. Our patriotism spans from day to night flawlessly.
Independence Day in NYC is always extreme. Reward yourself for making it through a long day of bright, hot sunshine with a fireworks ceremony to rival any city. Nothing says patriotism louder than fireworks surrounding Lady Liberty herself.