‘Sex and the City’ Might Not Have Mentioned Holidays, but It Did Celebrate NYC Events

During its original run, Sex and the City never celebrated the holidays. For six seasons, fans watched Carrie Bradshaw, and her pals navigate life in Manhattan, but they never once saw the ladies share a Thanksgiving Day meal or even navigate Valentine’s Day as single ladies. The show’s writers worked exceedingly hard to keep New York City’s seasonal changes out of the storyline. While the writers actively avoided holidays, Sex and the City did not shy away from celebrating some important New York events.

One episode of ‘Sex and the City’ was all about Fleet Week

Sex and the City used New York City as its fifth main character. There is nothing more beloved in Manhattan than its annual Fleet Week. Writers featured the event in one episode of the series. In season 5 opener, “Anchors Away,” Carrie Bradshaw, Samantha Jones, Charlotte York, and Miranda Hobbes are excited for New York’s annual Fleet Week. Carrie meets a young sailor who invites her and her pals to a party. They attend, and things get a little wild. Still, Carrie goes home empty-handed after her sailor speaks negatively about New York. 

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker shoots a promotional video for the hit HBO series, "Sex and the City" on Brooklyn Bridge
Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw | Mark Mainz/Getty Images

New York’s Fleet Week began in 1982. During the annual event, military ships deployed overseas dock at the New York Passenger Ship Terminal for rest. Sailors are encouraged to take in the city’s tourist attractions and enjoy a series of parties and events. New York isn’t the only city that has a Fleet Week, though. San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle, and Fort Lauderdale all celebrate the event, as well.

Sex and the City mentioned New York Fashion Week, too

Carrie and her pals weren’t just obsessed with love and sex. The famous foursome were also fashion aficionados. It should come as no surprise that Sex and the City mentioned New York Fashion Week. In the 2001 episode “The Real Me, ” Carrie is featured in a New York Fashion Week runway show. The entire episode revolved around the famous yearly event.

Actresses Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall on the set of 'Sex In The City: The Movie'
Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall on the set of ‘Sex In The City: The Movie’ | James Devaney/WireImage

New York Fashion Week once featured Sex and the City, too. According to Fashion Windows, the famed Bryant Park tents created several scenes from the movie, and the event even featured four mannequins dressed as everyone’s favorite ladies in 2008, the same year the film premiered.  

Will And Just Like That… feature holidays? 

Sex and the City never featured a holiday, but that doesn’t mean And Just Like That… won’t. In fact, Sex and the City: The Movie, the feature film that premiered four years after the series finale, was heavy on holidays. In the flick, Carrie and her pals navigated New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day. They also mentioned Halloween in the film. The movie’s writers included holidays to help fans gauge the passage of time. 

Sarah Jessica Parker and Chris Noth star in 'Sex And The City'
Sarah Jessica Parker and Chris Noth in ‘Sex And The City’ | 1999 Paramount Pictures/Getty Images

Not much is known about the plot of And Just Like That… just yet, but HBO Max revealed that it would tackle Covid-19. Rumors are also swirling that Mr. Big and Carrie’s romance is going to disintegrate. If that’s the case, the passage of time might be important, and writers could include holiday events. For now, only time will tell.

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