Susan Gail Johnson has her finger on the pulse of New York City. As editor of An Almanac of New York City, she gathers the most exciting events happening throughout the five boroughs each year. The new third edition of the almanac, published by Abbeville Press, will be available on September 5th. Inside, there are historical tidbits about the city, quotes from famous figures, charming illustrations by Andrey Kokorin, and a stacked calendar of happenings. Here, we take a sneak peek inside the book and pull out some of the most exciting upcoming events, as well as fun facts and historical events from the past, for each month of the year!

Join Susan Gail Johnson for a live virtual talk about An Almanac of New York City on September 13th! Johnson will discuss events coming up in 2023 and 2024, fascinating stories from NYC history, and interesting things she discovered while creating the book. This online event is free for Untapped New York Insiders. Not an Insider yet? Become a member today and use code JOINUS to get your first month free!

An Almanac for NYC Talk

2024 Almanac

1. January: Motion/Matter: Street Dance Festival at the Perelman Performing Arts Center

Exterior of the Perelman Performing Arts Center in the daytime

The year starts off strong with the Motion/Matter: Street Dance Festival at the soon-to-open Perelman Performing Arts Center. Taking place January 5th through the 14th, the festival will feature international acts celebrating street dance movements from New York City and across the globe. Dancers, choreographers, DJs, and musicians will all be part of the festivities. Tickets will be released in Fall 2023.

2. February: City Center Encores! Presents Jelly’s Last Jam

From February 21st to 25th, audiences can enjoy the City Encores! interpretation of the 1990s Broadway production Jelly’s Last Jam. The play originally ran for 569 performances from 1992 to 1993 with Tony Award-winning tap dancer Gregory Hines and Savion Glover. The play paints a portrait of legendary jazz pianist Jelly Roll Morton, the self-proclaimed “inventor of jazz.”