Festivals in NYC: From comics to cheese, there's a festival for you

No matter your interest, there's a festival for you.

Several events are on the horizon for anime fans, foodies, film nerds and those who love to laugh.

So, mark your calendars for these upcoming events happening in the city — and remember that New Yorkers buy tickets quickly.

NYC Winter Lantern Festival (Nov. 28-Jan. 6)

Beginning Nov. 28, over 40 LED installations will decorate 7 acres of Snug Harbor as part of a Chinese tradition that has been around for more than 1,000 years. A total of 3,000 lanterns were handmade by 200 craftsmen in China over a 30-day period. ($23, 5 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursday and Sundays; and 5 to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island,

AIPAD Photography Show (April 4-7)

Leading fine art photography galleries will present modern and 19th century photographs, photo-based art, video, and new media at the 2019 AIPAD Photography Show at Pier 94. In addition, the show will present a lively bookseller and publisher section; a specially-curated exhibition by Elton John; and talks with leading curators, collectors, artists, and journalists.