NYC gears up for 2026 FIFA World Cup with multiple new experiences

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 travellers 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.

What’s on in NYC

A sample of some of the exciting attractions and culutral events to look forward to are as follows:

Arts & Culture

  • It’s Time for Culture, returning Oct. 8–27, 2024 in partnership with Bloomberg Connects, showcases the diverse and abundant cultural offerings of New York City.
  • NYC Broadway Week will return Sept. 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.
  • The historic Apollo Theater recently debuted the Victoria Theater, its first expansion in 90 years, which introduced two new stages and created an arts campus in Harlem.



  • From now through Dec. 31, 2024, the Jackie Robinson Museum is offering a free self-guided walking tour, Jackie Robinson’s Harlem, for visitors looking to dive deeper into Robinson’s connection to the neighbourhood.
  •  The Stonewall Inn, site of the historic 1969 riots, is soon to be complemented by a dedicated visitor center opening in June 2024.
  • In 2025, New York City celebrates its 400th anniversary since the founding of the New Amsterdam colony in 1625.
  • Broadway sensation, Hamilton, created by MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient Lin-Manuel Miranda, celebrates its 10th anniversary at Richard Rodgers Theatre in 2025.