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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

Monday, July 6, 2015

Jul 6

I AM ImageNation Outdoor Film & Music Festival: Half of a Yellow Sun and Les Nubians + DJ Eddie Ed

at Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Enjoy the music of Les Nubians + DJ Eddie Ed and stay for the film, Half of a Yellow Sun.
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!

Must See
Event

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
Jul 9

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with the City Stompers

at John J Carty Park , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Megan Downes and the City Stompers, NYC's only school for Appalachian flatfoot clogging, will host an evening of Americana roots music and dance. Traditional fiddle playing, songs and…
Free!

Must See
Event

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!

Jul 10

Coney Island Fireworks

at West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk) , Brooklyn

9:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Enjoy free fireworks every Friday through August 21st, 2015.
Free!

Must See
Event

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
Jul 11

Festival de las Flores

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
See some of the completed floral creations, view the works in progress, and enjoy music and dance performances throughout the afternoon.

Best For
Kids

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Jul 12

6th Annual Soundview Park Art & Music Festival

at Lafayette and Metcalf Avenues (in Soundview Park) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
There will be free performances for all ages, family-friendly fun, and educational activities, as well as fitness and recreational programming.
Free!

Must See
Event
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

Festival de las Flores: Day 2

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Festival de las Flores: Day 2 Sunday, July 12, beginning at 10am in Jackson Heights Fee: Free with Garden Admission Special tickets required for evening…

Must See
Event
Jul 12

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: ¡Retumba!

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Retumba! delights with music and dance focused on the folklore of the Caribbean.
Free!

Jul 12

Global LocaL: La Isla Bonita Summer Festival

at Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
The festival will feature live music, DJ sets, and live art.
Free!

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!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Jul 15

Inwood Shakespeare Festival: Henry IV

at The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The Inwood Shakespeare Festival was conceived and developed by Ted Minos as a way to bring free professional theatre and music to the Northern Manhattan…
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
Jul 16

Arts, Culture & Fun Presents Dance Away the Night!

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval) , Bronx

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Enjoy everything tango: dance classes, demonstrations, and live music!
Free!

Jul 16

Inwood Shakespeare Festival: Henry IV

at The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The Inwood Shakespeare Festival was conceived and developed by Ted Minos as a way to bring free professional theatre and music to the Northern Manhattan…
Free!

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!

Jul 17

Inwood Shakespeare Festival: Henry IV

at The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The Inwood Shakespeare Festival was conceived and developed by Ted Minos as a way to bring free professional theatre and music to the Northern Manhattan…
Free!

Jul 17

Coney Island Fireworks

at West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk) , Brooklyn

9:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Enjoy free fireworks every Friday through August 21st, 2015.
Free!

Must See
Event

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!

Jul 18

Inwood Shakespeare Festival: Henry IV

at The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The Inwood Shakespeare Festival was conceived and developed by Ted Minos as a way to bring free professional theatre and music to the Northern Manhattan…
Free!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Jul 19

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Sean Smith Quartet

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Sean Smith Quartet brings your favorite jazz tunes to the Harlem Meer!
Free!

Jul 19

Laughter in the Park 2015

at Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
This week's appearances include comedians Chris DiStefano, Ophira Eisenberg, Pete Lee and Michelle Wolf.
Free!

Must See
Event
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.
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
Jul 22

Inwood Shakespeare Festival: Henry IV

at The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The Inwood Shakespeare Festival was conceived and developed by Ted Minos as a way to bring free professional theatre and music to the Northern Manhattan…
Free!

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
Jul 23

Inwood Shakespeare Festival: Henry IV

at The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The Inwood Shakespeare Festival was conceived and developed by Ted Minos as a way to bring free professional theatre and music to the Northern Manhattan…
Free!

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!

Jul 24

Inwood Shakespeare Festival: Henry IV

at The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The Inwood Shakespeare Festival was conceived and developed by Ted Minos as a way to bring free professional theatre and music to the Northern Manhattan…
Free!

Jul 24

Coney Island Fireworks

at West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk) , Brooklyn

9:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Enjoy free fireworks every Friday through August 21st, 2015.
Free!

Must See
Event

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
Jul 25

Catalyst Community Festival in Faber Park

at Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
The Catalyst program is launching its next round of sites with a community celebration and kickoff in Staten Island.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 25

Taste the World: Botanical Brew Fest

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

12:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Raise a glass at our second annual Brew Fest! Enjoy a selection of craft beers from local and international breweries, plus food and live music.

Must See
Event
Jul 25

Inwood Shakespeare Festival: Henry IV

at The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The Inwood Shakespeare Festival was conceived and developed by Ted Minos as a way to bring free professional theatre and music to the Northern Manhattan…
Free!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Jul 26

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: La Orquesta Jeryco

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Salsa the afternoon away with the energetic sound of La Orquesta Jeryco!
Free!

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!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Jul 29

Inwood Shakespeare Festival: Henry IV

at The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The Inwood Shakespeare Festival was conceived and developed by Ted Minos as a way to bring free professional theatre and music to the Northern Manhattan…
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
Jul 30

Inwood Shakespeare Festival: Henry IV

at The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The Inwood Shakespeare Festival was conceived and developed by Ted Minos as a way to bring free professional theatre and music to the Northern Manhattan…
Free!

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!

Jul 31

Inwood Shakespeare Festival: Henry IV

at The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The Inwood Shakespeare Festival was conceived and developed by Ted Minos as a way to bring free professional theatre and music to the Northern Manhattan…
Free!

Jul 31

Coney Island Fireworks

at West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk) , Brooklyn

9:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Enjoy free fireworks every Friday through August 21st, 2015.
Free!

Must See
Event

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
Aug 1

Inwood Shakespeare Festival: Henry IV

at The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The Inwood Shakespeare Festival was conceived and developed by Ted Minos as a way to bring free professional theatre and music to the Northern Manhattan…
Free!

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
Aug 2

Family Performance Festival: Nature in the City (Billy B)

at The Great Hill (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Become a tree, a bird, or a bee as you dance and sing along with Billy B, the natural science and dance man!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 2

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Famoro Diobate & Kakande

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Master griot Famoro Diobate and his band Kakande bring West African musical traditions, with a twist, to the Harlem Meer!
Free!

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!

Aug 7

Coney Island Fireworks

at West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk) , Brooklyn

9:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Enjoy free fireworks every Friday through August 21st, 2015.
Free!

Must See
Event

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!

Aug 9

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Harlem Blues and Jazz Band

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Harlem Blues and Jazz Band return to Harlem Meer Performance Festival to bring you your favorite tunes on a summer afternoon!
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!

Aug 14

Coney Island Fireworks

at West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk) , Brooklyn

9:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Enjoy free fireworks every Friday through August 21st, 2015.
Free!

Must See
Event

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
Aug 15

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night!

at St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
DJ Cocotaso spins salsa, merengue, bachata, and more on the outdoor plaza at Sunset Park Recreation Center. Featuring lessons and performances by Piel Canela Dance School.
Free!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Aug 16

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Quimbombo

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join Quimbombo for a groove-oriented performance rooted in Cuban son!
Free!

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.
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!

Aug 21

Coney Island Fireworks

at West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk) , Brooklyn

9:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Enjoy free fireworks every Friday through August 21st, 2015.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Aug 23

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: The Ebony Hillbillies

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join The Ebony Hillbillies, one of the last black string bands in the U.S., for an afternoon of jazz, blues, bluegrass, and rockabilly fun!
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

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Aug 30

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Garifuna International

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Garifuna International brings an energetic performance of music and dance, rooted in African, Caribbean, and Central American traditions, to the Harlem Meer!
Free!

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!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Sep 5

Back to School Festival

at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Beat the stress of returning to school with an afternoon of fun activities including games, rides, craft projects, and free giveaways.
Free!

Best For
Kids

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
Sep 6

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Dee Dee LeVant Gospel Ensemble

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Gospel returns to the Harlem Meer Performance Festival, as the Dee Dee LeVant Gospel Ensemble close out the 2015 performance series!
Free!

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.
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
Oct 24

Halloween Festival

at Parade Grounds (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Highlights include games, rides, craft projects, a costume contest, a pumpkin patch, and goodie bags.
Free!

Best For
Kids

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
Oct 31

Fall Halloween Festival

at South Oxford Park , Brooklyn

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Please join friends and neighbors to celebrate Halloween!
Free!

Best For
Kids

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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