New York's Top 100 Events 2017

The list of the meetings, parties, and industry gatherings that make the most impact in New York year after year.

By Amy Gordon February 21, 2017, 3:00 AM EST

The biggest events in New York often reach past the city’s borders. From public celebrations such as New Year’s Eve in Times Square and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to the fashion spectacle that is the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Ball and New York Fashion Week itself, many of New York’s events are the world’s events.

Guests come to New York’s top events throughout the year to raise money, network, and come together as a community. This year saw the end of some high-profile events such as the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting. Other events no longer on the list, like the Glamour Women of the Year Awards and N.B.A. Draft, are taking their show on the road to other cities. Their departure makes room for the debut on our list of events such as the innovative Future of Storytelling Summit and Festival. Other events, through new formats or, in the case of the Tony Awards, renewed interest because of the hit Hamilton, rose in the rankings.

To choose and rank the annual events on this list, we look at several factors, including economic impact, buzz, innovation, and an event's prominence within the communities it intends to serve.

Here’s a look at the top 100 events that take place each year in New York.

Trade Shows & Conventions

Technology Industry Events

Media Events


Art, Design & Architecture Events

Food & Restaurant Industry Events

Entertainment Industry Events

Advertising Industry Events

PR Industry Events

Business & Financial Industry Events

Parades, Festivals & Holiday Events

Hospitality Industry Events

Political & Diplomatic Events

Sports Events

Fashion Industry Events

Beauty Industry Events

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