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Festivals

New York City is filled with celebrations of all types. From Coney Island's Mermaid Parade to the Dance Parade, and beyond, parades and festivals large and small bring joy to people of all ages and interests.

Festivals Events

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Aug 23

Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development.

Aug 23

Grow to Give Garden Party

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Join neighborhood gardeners & Staten Island community supported agriculture groups for a summer garden party at Conference House Park. There will a vegetable and fruit swap,…
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 23

Hudson River Park's Blues BBQ

at Pier 84 , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Back for its 15th anniversary, Hudson River Park’s Blues BBQ Festival pairs America’s best blues and roots musicians with three of New York City’s best BBQ restaurants.
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 23

Summer on the Hudson: Hudson Warehouse Shakespeare Workout

at Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Hudson Warehouse presents a workshop covering the elements of voice production, acting and stage combat.
Free!

Aug 23

SummerStage Presents: Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: The Wallace Roney Orchestra / Lionel Loueke / Melissa Aldana / Kris Bowers with special guest Chris Turner

at The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
SummerStage presents the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Wallace Roney / Lionel Loueke / Melissa Aldana / Kris Bowers with special guest Chris Turner
Free!

Aug 23

Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale

at Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
eontes, the King of Sicily, believes his pregnant wife is carrying his best friend’s love child.
Free!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Aug 24

Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development.

Aug 24

SummerStage Presents: Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Kenny Barron / Cindy Blackman Santana / Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith / Brianna Thomas

at Tompkins Square Park , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
SummerStage presents the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Kenny Barron / Cindy Blackman Santana / Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith / Brianna Thomas
Free!

Aug 24

Sunset Family Festival

at Sand Lane and Capadanno Blvd. (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach) , Staten Island

4:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
The Sunset Family Festival is a series of beach and boardwalk events including fireworks, family entertainment, snacks, and vendors.
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 24

Summer on the Hudson: Rashaad Newsome’s King of Arms Art Ball II

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Rashaad Newsome collects a judges panel of legends from the art, music, fashion, literary, activism and vogue world to deliberate over who will be the next Art Ball Legends.
Free!

Aug 24

Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale

at Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
eontes, the King of Sicily, believes his pregnant wife is carrying his best friend’s love child.
Free!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Aug 26

Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development.

Aug 26

Summer on the Hudson: Game Days

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Play giant tic tac toe, lawn bowling and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Aug 27

Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development.

Aug 27

Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball

at 71st Street Soccer Field and Basketball Courts (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
All little ones (5 and under) are welcome at this introduction to soccer and basketball.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 27

Summer on the Hudson: Game Days

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Play giant tic tac toe, lawn bowling and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 27

Sunset Family Festival

at Sand Lane and Capadanno Blvd. (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach) , Staten Island

4:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
The Sunset Family Festival is a series of beach and boardwalk events including fireworks, family entertainment, snacks, and vendors.
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 27

Summer on the Hudson: Salute to the Sun Yoga

at The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga in a beautiful sunset setting.
Free!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Aug 28

Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Aug 29

Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development.

Aug 29

Summer on the Hudson: Lunchtime Listen with the Shivering Timbers

at 130th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Step into a whimsical, foot-stomping play land with the Shivering Timbers. Bring a bag of yummies and eat lunch while drinking in the reverberations. Thank you to our…
Free!

Aug 29

Coney Island Fireworks

at Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

9:30 p.m.
Enjoy free fireworks in Coney Island!
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Aug 30

Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development.

Aug 30

Richmond County Fair

at Historic Richmond Town , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Come enjoy amusement rides, over 100 specialty vendors, carnival and fair food, pony rides and fun merchandise.

Must See
Event
Aug 30

Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot Festival

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
This public cultural fete featuring Dj's Herbert Holler, Les Carbonell, and Kevin Hedge of RootsNYC.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Aug 31

Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development.

Aug 31

Sunset Family Festival

at Sand Lane and Capadanno Blvd. (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach) , Staten Island

4:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
The Sunset Family Festival is a series of beach and boardwalk events including fireworks, family entertainment, snacks, and vendors.
Free!

Must See
Event

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sep 2

Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sep 3

Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development.

Sep 3

Summer on the Hudson: Salute to the Sun Yoga

at The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga in a beautiful sunset setting.
Free!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Sep 4

Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Sep 5

Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development.

Sep 5

Summer on the Hudson: BINGO

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

4:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
BYO food and beverages to this all ages B-I-N-G-O night.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Sep 6

Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sep 7

Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development.

Sep 7

Summer on the Hudson: West Side County Fair

at 68th Street Entrance at Riverside Park South , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Enjoy county fair magic in Manhattan with carnival rides and games, live bands, sideshow & aerialist performers, aerialists, reptile shows, greenmarket and more!
Free!

Must See
Event

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Sep 9

Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sep 10

Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development.

Sep 10

Summer on the Hudson: Salute to the Sun Yoga

at The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga in a beautiful sunset setting.
Free!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sep 11

Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development.

Sep 11

Summer on the Hudson: Skate Clinic

at Skate Park at 108th (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Skateboarding instruction for beginners and intermediates ages 5-13 years of age focusing on creating a strong skateboarding skill foundation to build upon.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, September 12, 2014

Sep 12

Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development.

Sep 12

Summer on the Hudson: Skate Clinic

at Skate Park at 108th (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Skateboarding instruction for beginners and intermediates ages 5-13 years of age focusing on creating a strong skateboarding skill foundation to build upon.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 12

Summer on the Hudson: BINGO

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

4:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
BYO food and beverages to this all ages B-I-N-G-O night.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Sep 13

Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development.

Sep 13

Summer on the Hudson: Skate Clinic

at Skate Park at 108th (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Kids ages 5-13 will learn the fundamentals of skating boarding, with a chance to compete.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 13

GreenThumb Annual Harvest Fair

at Green Gems (in ) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
This annual harvest celebration honors thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals across New York City for their work during the season.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 13

Circus Amok at Socrates Sculpture Park

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Circus Amok blends traditional circus skills with experimental dance, puppetry, music old and new, performance art and improvisational techniques.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 13

Summer on the Hudson: GlobeSonic Sound System Dance Party

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

2:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join hundreds of revelers of all-ages at the 10th year celebration of the GlobeSonic on the Hudson, an open-air summer dance party with the GlobeSonic Sound System DJs and drummers.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sep 14

Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development.

Sep 14

Summer on the Hudson: Skate Jam

at Skate Park at 108th (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join us to celebrate Riverside Park’s Skate Park - NY’s first skate park, built by legend Andy Kessler, with judged competitions & open skate at this family friendly free event.
Free!

Sep 14

The 4th Annual Washington Square Music Festival

at Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
This year the festival will feature great old time string band music, blues, Son Jarocho from the Veracruz region of Mexico and will close with the ever popular square dance!
Free!

Must See
Event

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sep 16

Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sep 17

Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development.

Sep 17

Summer on the Hudson: Salute to the Sun Yoga

at The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga in a beautiful sunset setting.
Free!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sep 18

Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Sep 19

Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development.

Sep 19

Summer on the Hudson: BINGO

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

4:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
BYO food and beverages to this all ages B-I-N-G-O night.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sep 20

Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development.

Sep 20

Summer on the Hudson: West Coast Swing Outdoors

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
West Coast Swing, a partner dance fusing elements of slow Lindy Hop, Salsa, and booty-shakin', can be danced to R&B, pop, rock, hip hop, and blues!
Free!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sep 21

Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Sep 23

Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sep 24

Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development.

Sep 24

Summer on the Hudson: Salute to the Sun Yoga

at The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga in a beautiful sunset setting.
Free!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sep 25

Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Sep 26

Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development.

Sep 26

Summer on the Hudson: BINGO

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

4:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
BYO food and beverages to this all ages B-I-N-G-O night.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sep 27

Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sep 28

Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Oct 11

Little Red Lighthouse Festival

at Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse at the 22nd Little Red Lighthouse Festival! Including tours of the lighthouse with the Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Oct 18

Fall Harvest Festival

at Victory Field (in Forest Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Celebrate fall with live performances, crafts, games, pumpkins face painting and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Oct 25

Halloween Harvest Festival

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
There will be food, live music, art-making workshops, and a canine costume contest!
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Dec 13

Summer on the Hudson: Holiday on the Hudson

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Tree lighting, live entertainment and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

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