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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

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 & Shape Up NYC present Zumba

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International music, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!
Free!

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

Family Performance Festival: Hook, Line, and Sinker (Arm of the Sea Theater)

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
With whimsical ingenuity, Hook, Line, and Sinker celebrates the timeless art of fishing while offering a connection between the water and the life below.
Free!

Best For
Kids
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

Summer on the Hudson & Shape Up NYC present Zumba

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International music, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!
Free!

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
Sep 5

Bronx Harvest Festival 2015 - Rainbow Garden of Life and Health

at Garden of Life and Health , Bronx

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Please join Bronx Green-Up as they celebrate the efforts of community gardeners citywide with there annual Harvest Festival. Join us at the Rainbow Garden of Life and Health…
Free!

Sep 5

Omar’s Summer Send-Off at Forest Park Carousel

at Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park) , Queens

2:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Come celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Sep 6

Family Performance Festival: Park Discovery! (Central Park Conservancy Environmental Educators)

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Explore Central Park's diverse plant and animal life through hands-on nature activities led by Central Park Conservancy environmental educators.
Free!

Best For
Kids
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!

Sep 6

Omar's Summer Send-Off Party at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park

at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep you entertained!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, September 7, 2015

Sep 7

Omar’s Summer Send-Off at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park

at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Enjoy a magic show, fun games, dance contests, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

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
Sep 12

Summer on the Hudson & Shape Up NYC present Zumba

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International music, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!
Free!

Sep 12

GreenThumb Annual Harvest Fair

at Diamante Garden (in ) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

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

Must See
Event

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

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Sep 17

Summer on the Hudson Picture Show Extension: Pride and Prejudice (Rain Date)

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

7:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Jane Austen's classic tale of love and values unfolds in the class-conscious, 18th-century England. The movie was filmed in 2005 and features the Chatsworth House in Derbyshire.
Free!

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 & Shape Up NYC present Zumba

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International music, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!
Free!

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
Sep 25

LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival in the Gardens

at La Plaza Cultural (in ) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Opening night festivities with music, dance, and food will be held for the 4th Annual Harvest Arts Festival in the Gardens organized by Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens.
Free!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Sep 26

Summer on the Hudson & Shape Up NYC present Zumba

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International music, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!
Free!

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!

Must See
Event
Sep 26

Breukelen Country Fair

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Bring the whole family for a day-long extravaganza of games, crafts, local food, music, demonstrations, and family-friendly workshops led by Brooklyn-based partners.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sep 27

LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival in the Gardens

at La Plaza Cultural (in ) , Manhattan

12:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Opening night festivities with music, dance, and food will be held for the 4th Annual Harvest Arts Festival in the Gardens organized by Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens.
Free!

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

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Oct 4

Medieval Festival

at Margaret Corbin Drive and adjacent lawns (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan

11:30 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests and festival goers dress in medieval costume.
Free!

Must See
Event

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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