New York Events Calendar

Looking for something to do in New York? Whether you're a local, new in town or just cruising through we've got loads of great tips and events to offer. Find out what’s on in New York with our regularly updated events calendar featuring the best upcoming events in New York and the area.

This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for New York, featuring the best of things to do in New York – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. New York fundraisers and charity events.

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Hell Gate Walking Tour

23 July @ 2:00 pm - 4:45 pm


Delve into the treacherous Hell Gate portion of the East River (as seen from Randall’s Island). See and hear about the history of the river and the islands in and around Hell Gate including Roosevelt, Randall’s & Wards, North & South Brother, and Rikers Islands—and the lesser-known stories of Astoria and the Upper East Side!

Main Features

  • Find out about Hell Gate’s ship-swallowing whirlpool and the fate of the HMS Hussar

  • Learn about the foiled Nazi plot to blow up the Hell Gate Bridge

  • Discover the passage of the Hell Gate islands from private properties to a fortress of psychiatric and detention facilities

  • Hear about the Hell Gate Explosions and the General Slocum Disaster

  • Peer at the jail complex of Rikers Island, the quarantine ruins of North Brother Island, and the former pirate island of Mill Rock

Visit Purefinder New York for tickets and tour details:


23 July
2:00 pm - 4:45 pm


Randall’s Island (meeting point)
Randall's Island Park, Manhattan
NY, 10035 NY
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