31.1 C
May 18, 2024

New York City Tourism + Conventions Details Lineup of Major Events Across Sports, History, Arts & Culture Leading to Historic 2026

New York City Tourism + Conventions

City’s five boroughs will play home to new and returning sports, historical and vibrant cultural offerings as NYC readies to host America250 celebrations and FIFA World Cup 2026TM Matches and Final

New York City Tourism + Conventions, the official destination marketing organization and convention and visitors bureau for the five boroughs of New York City, is highlighting special programming for travelers across sports, history, arts and culture this year and beyond. This comes as the City looks forward to a historic 2026, with major events including America250 celebrations and eight FIFA World Cup games, including the final, on the world’s largest stage.

“New York City is ready to once again host some of the world’s largest sporting and cultural events, while welcoming dozens of milestone anniversaries and new, exciting cultural exhibitions, programs and performances through 2026,” said New York City Tourism + Conventions President and CEO Fred Dixon.ARTS & CULTURE

  • This fall, New York City Tourism + Conventions invites visitors and locals to experience its special arts and culture programming, including It’s Time for CultureNYC Broadway Week and NYC Off-Broadway Week. It’s Time for Culture, returning October 8–27, 2024 in partnership with Bloomberg Connects, showcases the diverse and abundant cultural offerings of New York City, inviting visitors to dive deep into the vibrant cultural landscape. The biannual NYC Broadway Week and annual NYC Off-Broadway Week offer 2-for-1 tickets to some of the hottest shows on stage this season. NYC Broadway Week will return September 3–15, 2024, with NYC Off-Broadway Week following later in the fall.
  • Through July 28, 2024, The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism, an exhibition exploring how Black artists portrayed everyday modern life during the 1920s–40s in Harlem and across the United States amid the Great Migration. Featuring 160 works including painting, sculpture, photography, film and ephemera, it’s the first art museum survey of its kind in New York City since 1987. 


  • New York City is the birthplace of the modern LGBTQ+ movement. The Stonewall Inn, site of the historic 1969 riots, stands as a symbol of resilience and is soon to be complemented by a dedicated visitor center opening in June 2024. On the Upper West Side, the forthcoming American LGBTQ+ Museum at the New-York Historical Society, set to open its doors in 2026, will be the nation’s first museum dedicated to LGBTQ+ history. Other cultural sites include the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, which celebrates LGBTQ+ identity through exhibitions and programs that showcase the ever-evolving queer experience, as well as the Alice Austen House Museum, which features the pioneering photographer’s work and has been a National Site of LGBTQ+ History since 2017. 
  • In 2025, New York City celebrates its 400th anniversary since the founding of the New Amsterdam colony in 1625, a significant moment in North America’s history. Starting with the Dutch settlement in 1624, which evolved into New Amsterdam, the colony expanded into a bustling community of 9,000 individuals before being taken over by the British in 1664. Ahead of the anniversary, the New-York Historical Society is presenting The Castello Plan: Life in New Amsterdam, on view through July 14, 2024. The exhibition offers a glimpse into the colony’s everyday life, Dutch ideas of tolerance, and the troubling legacies of slavery and Native American dispossession. 
  • The groundbreaking Broadway sensation, Hamilton, created by MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient Lin-Manuel Miranda, celebrates its 10th anniversary at Richard Rodgers Theatre in 2025. The show, which follows the rise of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton as he creates a legacy that would shape the course of New York City as well as the nation, boasts various accolades including 11 Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize. Seamlessly blending hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, the musical continues to captivate audiences, offering a fresh perspective on American history.


  • New York City boasts two of every men’s professional sports franchises in the greater metropolitan area, alongside women’s professional basketball, soccer and ice hockey leagues. These teams include: New York Yankees, New York Mets, New York Giants, New York Jets, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, New York City FC, and New York Red Bulls for the men’s leagues, as well as New York Liberty, NJ/NY Gotham FC, and PWHL New York.
  • The New York Sail Grand Prix returns to New York City June 22–23, 2024. As the 12th stop on its global circuit, the event promises thrilling international sailing competition against the iconic Manhattan skyline. Spectators can witness the U.S. SailGP Team and nine other nations face off on identical 50-foot flying catamarans, reaching speeds over 60 miles per hour. Alongside the racing action, spectators can enjoy food, drinks, live music and more on Governors Island for an unforgettable summer weekend.
  • The CONMEBOL Copa América 2024 marks a unique edition featuring 10 CONMEBOL teams and six CONCACAF guest teams. Boasting 10 cumulative FIFA World Cup titles across the teams and featuring the world’s top soccer talent, the tournament promises excitement across the 32 matches this summer. Among the highlights, MetLife Stadium will host pivotal encounters, including the Chile vs Argentina match on June 25, 2024 and the Uruguay vs Bolivia match on June 27, 2024, alongside one of the three semifinal matches on July 9, 2024.
  • Dating back to 1881, the US Open Tennis Championships is the fourth and final Grand Slam tournament of the year, cementing its role as the largest annual ticketed sporting event in the world. Since 1978, the tournament has found its home at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens’ Flushing Meadows Corona Park, serving as a magnet for the best tennis talent worldwide such as reigning champions Coco Gauff, Novak Djokovic, Diede de Groot and Alfie Hewett. The tournament will return to Queens from August 26–September 8, 2024.
  • FIFA has chosen New York City alongside co-host partner, New Jersey, as the host city for the FIFA World Cup 2026TM Final, where MetLife Stadium will become New York New Jersey Stadium for the world’s largest game. The final, which will take place on July 19, 2026, is one of eight matches that New York New Jersey will host, in what promises to be the largest World Cup tournaments ever. The lineup will also include group stage matches on June 13, 16, 22, 25 and 26; a round of 32 game on June 30; a round of 16 match on July 5, and the Final on July 19.

Related posts

Host Country 2025, New Hall Plan and More!


Porto Montenegro’s Citizenship by Investment Programme


Italy 2023 Events and Beyond


Leave a Comment