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Festivals

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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

Thursday, May 28, 2015

May 28

Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live

at Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Bilingual Birdies celebrates language and culture with fun-filled live music, dance, and puppetry! Concerts may be held in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Hebrew, or English.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, May 29, 2015

May 29

Summer on the Hudson: Friday Freshen Up

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

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Kick off the weekend with some fresh air while you drink in the sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour. The Friday Freshen Up series takes place in West Harlem Piers Park…
Free!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

May 30

Summer on the Hudson: Great New York City Fish Count

at 172nd Beach (in Fort Washington Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
How many and what species fish will we collect as we pull our nets through the Hudson? How will our site differ from others? Join us for this fun waterside event! Part of the…
Free!

Must See
Event
May 30

Strawberry Festival

at Lower Highland Playground (in Highland Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
There will be entertainment, crafts, games, inflatables, music, tattoo artist, face painting, strawberry eating contest, carnival games, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 30

Celebrate Astoria International Cultural Fest

at Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Celebrate the amazing cultures in Astoria, Queens through song and dance.
Free!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

May 31

Family Day

at Manton Playground (in Hoover - Manton Playgrounds) , Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come join us for a fun-filled day of crafts, games, inflatables, face painting, light refreshments, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 31

Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot Festival

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

3:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
We’ve partnered with Musical Directions to bring Sweet Spot Festival to West Harlem Piers Park. Sweet Spot Festival is a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures…
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Jun 3

Celebrate Brooklyn: Chaka Khan

at The Bandshell (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Celebrate Brooklyn! will kick off their 37th year at the Bandshell with none other than the “Queen of Funk” herself, Chaka Khan.
Free!

Must See
Event

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Jun 4

Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live

at Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Bilingual Birdies celebrates language and culture with fun-filled live music, dance, and puppetry! Concerts may be held in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Hebrew, or English.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Jun 6

Annual Bronx River Festival: Hello Herring

at 180th Street & Boston Road (in Bronx Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
This festival will include an animal show, music, free community paddles, a ramble tour, live performances, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 6

Family Day

at Smokey Oval Playground , Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come join us for a fun-filled day of crafts, games, inflatables, face painting, light refreshments, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 6

Go Green! Greenpoint Festival

at McCarren Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Get inspired by sustainability initiatives in North Brooklyn while enjoying local food, arts and crafts, health/wellness classes, music and dance performances, and more.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Jun 7

Rockaway's International Children's Day

at Beach Block , Queens

10:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy live music, folk dance face painting, crafts for kids, beach games, a petting zoo, international foods, and more.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 7

Discovery Day

at Freshkills Park Event Entrance , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to Freshkills Park for an opportunity to discover the trails and hills of the landfill-to-park project!
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 7

World's Fair Anniversary Festival

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
We're celebrating the 75th and 50th anniversaries of the NYC World's Fair with a full day of free activities for all.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 7

Summer on the Hudson: Let's Dance

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Learn to dance like a pro at these salsa, cha-cha, and bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School.
Free!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Jun 11

Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live

at Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Bilingual Birdies celebrates language and culture with fun-filled live music, dance, and puppetry! Concerts may be held in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Hebrew, or English.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 11

FitFest: Adult Fitness Jamboree

at James J. Walker Park (in James J Walker Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks for an evening of free group exercise classes, fitness challenges, wellness and nutrition!
Free!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Jun 13

Family Day

at Rufus King Park , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come join us for a fun-filled day of crafts, games, inflatables, face painting, light refreshments, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Jun 14

Drums Along the Hudson

at 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
International performances from around the world, a Native American Pow Wow, Captain Planet and native arts and crafts
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 14

Family Day

at Electric Playground , Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come join us for a fun-filled day of crafts, games, inflatables, face painting, light refreshments, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 14

Summer on the Hudson: Let's Dance

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Learn to dance like a pro at these salsa, cha-cha, and bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School.
Free!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Jun 15

Summer on the Hudson: Literary Lounge

at Red Shade Plaza (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
SOH and Lamprophonic team up to bring local writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction out into nature. Come hear a reading, a moderated discussion, and join in an open Q&A.
Free!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Jun 16

Washington Square Music Festival

at Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join us in Washington Square Park for the 57th season of the Washington Square Music Festival, with free al fresco concerts in the square!
Free!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Jun 18

Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live

at Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Bilingual Birdies celebrates language and culture with fun-filled live music, dance, and puppetry! Concerts may be held in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Hebrew, or English.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, June 19, 2015

Jun 19

Karaoke on the Boardwalk

at In front of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park (in ) , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Brought to you by Deno's Wonder Wheel. Enjoy singing karaoke with family and friends! Then watch the fireworks illuminate the sky!
Free!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Jun 20

Summer on the Hudson: Dance for Seniors

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

10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company, lead VARIABLE POP, a dance workshop for seniors of all ages and…
Free!

Jun 20

Summer Solstice Festival

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park) , Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Make ice cream the old-fashioned way, make sun-inspired craft, and play historic games.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 20

2015 Mermaid Parade

at West 21st Street & Surf Avenue (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
See the largest art parade in the nation!
Free!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Jun 21

Summer Solstice Celebration at Socrates Sculpture Park

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

5:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Bring your friends and family to Socrates’ Solstice festival to welcome the summer and celebrate the longest day of the year! Be creative in Solstice art-making workshops…
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 21

Summer on the Hudson: Let's Dance

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Learn to dance like a pro at these salsa, cha-cha, and bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School.
Free!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Jun 23

Washington Square Music Festival

at Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join us in Washington Square Park for the 57th season of the Washington Square Music Festival with free al fresco concerts in the Square! Tuesday, June 23, 8pm André Caplet:…
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Jun 24

Latin Dancing Festival

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Come to midtown's biggest social dance party, with three bands and three different dancing styles. Hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo.
Free!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Jun 25

Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live

at Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Bilingual Birdies celebrates language and culture with fun-filled live music, dance, and puppetry! Concerts may be held in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Hebrew, or English.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 25

Astoria Park Festival

at Parking Lot (in Astoria Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
It is a four-night summer favorite that's packed with family fun, which will include rides, games, food, and entertainment.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, June 26, 2015

Jun 26

Astoria Park Festival

at Parking Lot (in Astoria Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
It is a four-night summer favorite that's packed with family fun, which will include rides, games, food, and entertainment.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 26

Summer on the Hudson: Friday Freshen Up: Leo Liebeskind

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

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Kick off the weekend with some fresh air while you drink in the sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour. The Friday Freshen Up series takes place in West Harlem Piers Park on the…
Free!

Jun 26

Karaoke on the Boardwalk

at In front of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park (in ) , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Brought to you by Deno's Wonder Wheel. Enjoy singing karaoke with family and friends! Then watch the fireworks illuminate the sky!
Free!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Jun 27

Astoria Park Festival

at Parking Lot (in Astoria Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.11:59 p.m.
It is a four-night summer favorite that's packed with family fun, which will include rides, games, food, and entertainment.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Jun 28

Summer on the Hudson: RiverFish Celebration

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
SOH and NYC Urban Park Rangers connect you to the life living within the Hudson River. Come for the fishing, stay for the Arm of the Sea puppet theatre and the river-related arts…
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 28

Astoria Park Festival

at Parking Lot (in Astoria Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.11:30 p.m.
It is a four-night summer favorite that's packed with family fun, which will include rides, games, food, and entertainment.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 28

Family Day

at Pomonok Playground , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come join us for a fun-filled day of crafts, games, inflatables, face painting, light refreshments, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 28

Summer on the Hudson: Let's Dance

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Learn to dance like a pro at these salsa, cha-cha, and bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School.
Free!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Jun 30

Central Astoria LDC 2015 Independence Celebration

at Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Central Astoria Local Development Coalition presents its annual Independence Celebration featuring a special performance from West Point Band followed by a spectacular fireworks display by Grucci.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 30

Washington Square Music Festival

at Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join us in Washington Square Park for the 57th season of the Washington Square Music Festival, with free al fresco concerts in the square!
Free!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Jul 2

Summer on the Hudson Children's Performance Series presents Moona Luna

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Enjoy a performance by bilingual kindie group Moona Luna. This event is suitable for kids up to age 7.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, July 3, 2015

Jul 3

Summer on the Hudson: Totally Public Karaoke

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Bring your friends, bring your voice, and bring your courage.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul 3

Karaoke on the Boardwalk

at In front of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park (in ) , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Brought to you by Deno's Wonder Wheel. Enjoy singing karaoke with family and friends! Then watch the fireworks illuminate the sky!
Free!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Jul 5

Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays Presents Banda Magda

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Banda Magda plays vibrantly danceable live music accompanied by a spectacular sunset over the Hudson River!
Free!

Must See
Event

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Jul 7

Washington Square Music Festival

at Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join us in Washington Square Park for the 57th season of the Washington Square Music Festival.
Free!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Jul 9

Summer on the Hudson Children's Performance Series Presents Arm of The Sea Theatre

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
The performance group combines art, ecology, and social action.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, July 10, 2015

Jul 10

Karaoke on the Boardwalk

at In front of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park (in ) , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Brought to you by Deno's Wonder Wheel. Enjoy singing karaoke with family and friends! Then watch the fireworks illuminate the sky!
Free!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Jul 11

Back to Beach

at Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.9:30 p.m.
Staten Island Borough President James S. oddo and The Carl V. Bini Memorial Fund present Back to Beach, a free community event featuring live music, fireworks, and more.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Jul 12

Back to Beach

at Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
Staten Island Borough President James S. Oddo and The Carl V. Bini Memorial Fund present Back to Beach, a free community event featuring live music, games, and more.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul 12

Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays Presents Ilusha Tsinadze

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Ilusha Tsinadze is charting new territory by weaving together his two worlds—the traditional music of Georgia and Brooklyn.
Free!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Jul 16

Summer on the Hudson: Children's Performance Series Robbi K and Friends

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Robbi K presents interactive concerts suited for dancing to jazz, pop, and world music grooves for today’s kids and parents.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, July 17, 2015

Jul 17

Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances with The Harlem Swing Dance Society

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

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Wear dancing shoes and join different local companies as they demonstrate and teach you the moves.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul 17

Karaoke on the Boardwalk

at In front of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park (in ) , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Brought to you by Deno's Wonder Wheel. Enjoy singing karaoke with family and friends! Then watch the fireworks illuminate the sky!
Free!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Jul 18

Summer on the Hudson: Dance for Seniors

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

10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company, lead VARIABLE POP, a dance workshop for seniors of all ages and…
Free!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Jul 19

Summer on the Hudson Amplified Sundays Presents Delsonido

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Delsonido provides vibrantly danceable live music accompanied by a spectacular sunset over the Hudson River!
Free!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Jul 20

Summer on the Hudson: Literary Lounge

at Red Shade Plaza (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
SOH and Lamprophonic team up to bring local writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction out into nature. Come hear a reading, a moderated discussion, and join in an open Q&A.
Free!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Jul 22

Water Festival

at Beach 108th Street (in Seaside Playground) , Queens

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
There will be water inflatables, bounce houses, cotton candy, popcorn, and giveaways.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Jul 23

Summer on the Hudson Children's Performance Series presents Josh & The Jamtones

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Boston based Josh and the Jamtones are an interactive dance party kids band, geared toward kids and parents of all ages.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, July 24, 2015

Jul 24

Karaoke on the Boardwalk

at In front of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park (in ) , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Brought to you by Deno's Wonder Wheel. Enjoy singing karaoke with family and friends! Then watch the fireworks illuminate the sky!
Free!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Jul 25

High Bridge Festival

at The High Bridge (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Commemorate the re-opening of the iconic High Bridge with this celebratory outdoor festival, with music, fitness, art, a scavenger hunt, and more!
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Jul 26

Summer on the Hudson Amplified Sundays Presents River Whyless

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Enjoy vibrantly danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River!
Free!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Jul 30

Summer on the Hudson Children's Performance Series presents Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
For decades, the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre has been bringing enjoyment to legions of people through its contemporary and innovative marionette productions based on children’s classics.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, July 31, 2015

Jul 31

Summer on the Hudson: Totally Public Karaoke

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Bring your friends, bring your voice, and bring your courage.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul 31

Summer on the Hudson: Friday Freshen Up: The War and Treaty

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

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Kick off the weekend with some fresh air while you drink in the sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour. July 31 The War and Treaty / haunting Folk/Americana Duo
Free!

Jul 31

Karaoke on the Boardwalk

at In front of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park (in ) , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Brought to you by Deno's Wonder Wheel. Enjoy singing karaoke with family and friends! Then watch the fireworks illuminate the sky!
Free!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Aug 1

Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot Festival

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

3:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Enjoy Reggae, Soulful House, Disco, and Afro-Beat spun by a rotating collection of North America's most renowned sound architects.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Aug 2

Discovery Day

at Freshkills Park Event Entrance , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to Freshkills Park for an opportunity to discover the trails and hills of the landfill-to-park project!
Free!

Must See
Event

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Aug 4

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 games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Aug 5

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 games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, August 7, 2015

Aug 7

Karaoke on the Boardwalk

at In front of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park (in ) , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Brought to you by Deno's Wonder Wheel. Enjoy singing karaoke with family and friends! Then watch the fireworks illuminate the sky!
Free!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Aug 8

2015 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

at Meadow Lake North (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
This much anticipated multicultural event features two exciting days of dragon boat racing, wonderful performances, and an ethnic food court.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Aug 9

2015 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

at Meadow Lake North (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
This much anticipated multicultural event features two exciting days of dragon boat racing, wonderful performances, and an ethnic food court.
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 9

Canine Ice Cream

at Rockaway Freeway Dog Park (in Rockaway Freeway) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Enjoy music, games, dog-friendly ice cream treats, and more! Giveaway bag for the first 25 people.
Free!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Aug 11

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 games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Aug 12

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 games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Aug 13

Kids In Motion Festival

at Columbus Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for a day of free and fun activities! There will be arts & crafts, fun games, Zumba, and much more! This event is open to boys and girls of all ages.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 13

Summer on the Hudson: The Picture Show Extension: Fantastic Mr. Fox

at 72nd Track and Lawn (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

8:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Bring a blanket and come over to the lawn for three films brought to you by The Chatsworth on 72nd St. August 13 - Fantastic Mr. Fox - Mr. and Mrs. Fox live an idyllic home life with…
Free!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Aug 14

Water Festival

at Bay 32nd Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park) , Queens

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
There will be water inflatables, bounce houses, cotton candy, popcorn, and giveaways.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 14

Karaoke on the Boardwalk

at In front of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park (in ) , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Brought to you by Deno's Wonder Wheel. Enjoy singing karaoke with family and friends! Then watch the fireworks illuminate the sky!
Free!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Aug 15

Summer on the Hudson: FlyNYC Kite Flying Festival

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Come and fly a kite at this fun festival for all ages! Kite-making kits will be provided for children.
Free!

Must See
Event

Monday, August 17, 2015

Aug 17

Summer on the Hudson: Literary Lounge

at Red Shade Plaza (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
SOH and Lamprophonic team up to bring local writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction out into nature. Come hear a reading, a moderated discussion, and join in an open Q&A.
Free!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Aug 18

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 games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Aug 19

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 games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Aug 20

Sports Festival

at De Witt Clinton Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for an exciting variety of sports including learn-to-play clinics, fitness activities, and large group games.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, August 21, 2015

Aug 21

Karaoke on the Boardwalk

at In front of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park (in ) , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Brought to you by Deno's Wonder Wheel. Enjoy singing karaoke with family and friends! Then watch the fireworks illuminate the sky!
Free!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Aug 25

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 games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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 games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, August 28, 2015

Aug 28

Accordion Bands Festival

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
For the first time Bryant Park presents a festival of bands playing world music. Each band has at least one accordionist. Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.
Free!

Aug 28

Summer on the Hudson: Friday Freshen Up with Wordsmith

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

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Kick off the weekend with music by hip hop artist and songwriter, Wordsmith.
Free!

Aug 28

Karaoke on the Boardwalk

at In front of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park (in ) , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Brought to you by Deno's Wonder Wheel. Enjoy singing karaoke with family and friends! Then watch the fireworks illuminate the sky!
Free!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Aug 29

Summer on the Hudson: Silent Disco

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Don headphones and party on the pier with two live DJs spinning tunes of different genres.
Free!

Must See
Event

Friday, September 4, 2015

Sep 4

Summer on the Hudson: Bingo!

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

5:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
BYO food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, bingo party.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 4

Karaoke on the Boardwalk

at In front of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park (in ) , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Brought to you by Deno's Wonder Wheel. Enjoy singing karaoke with family and friends! Then watch the fireworks illuminate the sky!
Free!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Sep 6

Summer on the Hudson: West Side County Fair

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Enjoy a full day of county fair magic with carnival rides, live music, aerialists, reptile shows, local food, and more!
Free!

Must See
Event

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Sep 10

Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Park Skate Clinic

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

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
This clinic teaches a strong skill foundation (safety, creative fun, teamwork) and takes the participants to the next level: contest preparation.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, September 11, 2015

Sep 11

Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Park Skate Clinic

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

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
This clinic teaches a strong skill foundation (safety, creative fun, teamwork) and takes the participants to the next level: contest preparation.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 11

Summer on the Hudson: Bingo!

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

5:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
BYO food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, bingo party.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Sep 12

5th Annual Honey Festival

at Beach 97th Street and Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach) , Queens

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Learn about and taste honey from NYC and beyond with kids' activities, bee-keeping demos, a marketplace of bee-related products, and much more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 12

Summer on the Hudson: Skate Clinic

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This clinic teaches a strong skill foundation (safety, creative fun, teamwork) and takes the participants to the next level: contest preparation.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sep 13

Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Park Skate Jam

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

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
There will be skating competitions, open skate, a raffle, food vendors, and all day fun.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, September 18, 2015

Sep 18

Summer on the Hudson: Bingo!

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

5:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
BYO food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, bingo party.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Sep 19

Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari

at Riverside Park South , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Come explore the park on a guided safari walk that searches out site-specific dance pieces choreographed for Riverside Park South.
Free!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sep 20

Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari

at Riverside Park South , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Come explore the park on a guided safari walk that searches out site-specific dance pieces choreographed for Riverside Park South.
Free!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Sep 21

Summer on the Hudson: Literary Lounge

at Red Shade Plaza (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
SOH and Lamprophonic team up to bring local writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction out into nature. Come hear a reading, a moderated discussion, and join in an open Q&A.
Free!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Sep 25

Summer on the Hudson: Bingo!

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

5:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
BYO food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, bingo party.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Sep 26

Summer on the Hudson: 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 with Urban Park Ranger-led tours, readings of eponymous children’s book, fishing clinics, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Oct 3

Summer on the Hudson: Loops and Hoops Festival

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join us for our holiday tree lighting party with live music, decoration making, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Oct 17

Fall Festival

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Have fun at the pumpkin patch and enjoy games, crafts, entertainment, shows, music, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Oct 18

Rockaway Fall Festival

at Bay 32nd Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park) , Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
The 9th annual festival includes a pumpkin patch, pony rides, hayrides, and entertainment.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Oct 24

Halloween Harvest Festival

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Enjoy art workshops, face painting, a dog costume contest, and more!
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Oct 31

Canine Costume Carnival

at Rockaway Freeway and Beach Channel Drive, at Beach 84th Street (in Rockaway Freeway) , Queens

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Enjoy a costume contest for dogs with carnival games, face painting, and a photo booth.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Dec 12

Summer on the Hudson: Holiday on the Hudson

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

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join us for our holiday tree lighting party with live music, decoration making, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

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