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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

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Jul 26

Summer on the Hudson: Pier I Picture Show - The Truman Show

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Pack a picnic, bring a friend, and settle in for a movie night out on the Pier.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul 26

Outdoor Cinema: Chevalier (Greece)

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
A.O. Scott in The New York Times says this Greek comedy “presents itself as a quasi-scientific look at human male pack behavior in the wild.”
Free!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Jul 27

Summer on the Hudson: Children’s Performance Series

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Kids ages seven and younger and their family are welcome to stop for music, storytelling, and theater in the park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 27

Broadway in Bryant Park

at Bryant Park , Manhattan

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
The best of musicals on and off Broadway showcase their hits, plus lots of surprises from other Broadway shows.
Free!

Jul 27

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

at Bushwick Inlet Park Center (in Bushwick Inlet Park) , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Visit Bushwick Inlet Park for a whole evening of southern Appalachian traditional music!
Free!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Jul 28

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

at Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

Jul 28

Summer on the Hudson: Freshen Up Friday

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

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour.
Free!

Jul 28

Summer on the Hudson: Films on the Green Festival

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Films to be announced.
Free!

Jul 28

Films on the Green: Elena and Her Men by Renoir, selected by Isabella Rossellini

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
When a famous general falls for her charms, Elena finds herself entangled in both romantic intrigue and political conspiracy—with the hearts of several men, and the future of France, in her hands.
Free!

Jul 28

Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks

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

9:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Watch the fireworks illuminate the sky at Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk from June 23, 2017 to September 1, 2017.
Free!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Jul 29

Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: 10 Year Anniversary Extravaganza

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join us as we open our doors and host a free day with our most popular feature: the zip line!
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul 29

Family Day

at St Albans Park (in St. Albans Park) , Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Council Member I.Daneek Miller for an afternoon of games, face paitning, crafts, health screenings, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 29

Young Dancemakers Company

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Young Dancemakers Company returns to Socrates with a concert of original choreography by NYC teens who have been touring their work throughout the city.
Free!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Jul 30

Laughter in the Park 2017

at Mineral Springs (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Catch up to two hours of stand up comedy performed by some of comedy's most innovative and talked about artists.
Free!

Jul 30

Central Park Conservancy Harlem Meer Performance Festival - R&B/Soul

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

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Chris Black Experience combines instrumental and vocal soul, jazz, and funk.
Free!

Jul 30

Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays

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!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Jul 31

HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: The Hustler

at Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Nominated for 9 Oscars, this dark and gritty tale of pool hall sharks won for Cinematography and Art Direction.
Free!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Aug 1

34th Precinct National Night Out Against Crime

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
There will be prizes, Crime Prevention information, food, music, free raffles, arts and crafts, and games!
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Aug 2

Summer on the Hudson: Pier I Picture Show - The Muppets Movie

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Pack a picnic, bring a friend, and settle in for a movie night out on the Pier.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 2

Outdoor Cinema: The Challenge (Qatar/France/Italy)

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Italian artist Yuri Ancarani’s visually striking documentary enters the surreal world of wealthy Qatari sheikhs who moonlight as amateur falconers, with no expenses spared along the way.
Free!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Aug 3

Broadway in Bryant Park

at Bryant Park , Manhattan

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
The best of musicals on and off Broadway showcase their hits, plus lots of surprises from other Broadway shows.
Free!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Aug 4

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

at Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

Aug 4

Summer on the Hudson: #TotallyPublicKaraoke

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Amaze the crowd when you rock the mic at #TotallyPublicKaraoke nights. Bring your friends, your voice, and your courage. All ages!
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 4

Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks

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

9:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Watch the fireworks illuminate the sky at Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk from June 23, 2017 to September 1, 2017.
Free!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Aug 5

City Summer Streets 2017

at Foley Square & Paine Park (in Thomas Paine Park) , Manhattan

7:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
On Saturday August 5, 12, and 19 nearly seven miles of New York City's streets will be opened up for everyone to play, run, walk and bike. Summer Streets provides space for healthy…
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 5

Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot Festival

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

3:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Vibe to sounds spun by a collection of North America’s renowned sound architects.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Aug 6

Central Park Conservancy Harlem Meer Performance Festival - Jazz

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

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
FREE The 24th annual Harlem Meer Performance Festival brings the best local talent in music and dance to Central Park! Enjoy jazz, Latin, world, and gospel music while admiring…
Free!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Aug 7

HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: All That Jazz

at Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
?“It’s showtime, folks!” Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider) is a workaholic Broadway director and choreographer. He is also a womanizer, a heavy drinker, a chain smoker and frequent pill popper.
Free!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Aug 9

Summer on the Hudson: Pier I Picture Show - The Big Lebowski

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Pack a picnic, bring a friend, and settle in for a movie night out on the Pier.
Free!

Aug 9

Outdoor Cinema: The Silence Before Bach (Spain)

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
This fascinating, charming hybrid of documentary and drama from Spain’s legendary Surrealist circles the theme of the transformational power of great music.
Free!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Aug 10

Broadway in Bryant Park

at Bryant Park , Manhattan

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
The best of musicals on and off Broadway showcase their hits, plus lots of surprises from other Broadway shows.
Free!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Aug 11

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

at Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

Aug 11

Summer on the Hudson: Feral Love

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

7:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join us for a special screening of Feral Love (Hancock Productions), a local tale of a musician, a feral cat colony, true love, and Riverside Park.
Free!

Aug 11

Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks

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

9:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Watch the fireworks illuminate the sky at Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk from June 23, 2017 to September 1, 2017.
Free!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Aug 12

City Summer Streets 2017

at Foley Square & Paine Park (in Thomas Paine Park) , Manhattan

7:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
On Saturday August 5, 12, and 19 nearly seven miles of New York City's streets will be opened up for everyone to play, run, walk and bike. Summer Streets provides space for healthy…
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 12

Arts, Culture & Fun: Sully (2016)

at Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Come join us and watch a screening of the Tom Hanks film "Sully" while enjoying the sunset!
Free!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Aug 13

Central Park Conservancy Harlem Meer Performance Festival - Salsa

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

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Ernest “Chico” Alvarez Peraza is a Cuban-American vocalist and bandleader. Chico has actively been performing Afro-Cuban and Latin American music for the past 50 years.
Free!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Aug 14

HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: North by Northwest

at Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Alfred Hitchcock was at the top of his game when he directed Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint in this sophisticated cross-country thriller.
Free!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Aug 16

Community Day

at Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue (in Highland Park) , Queens

5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of music, games, inflatables, face painting, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 16

Summer on the Hudson: Pier I Picture Show - Beetlejuice

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Pack a picnic, bring a friend, and settle in for a movie night out on the Pier.
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 16

Outdoor Cinema: Romance & Cigarettes (USA)

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Actor extraordinaire John Turturro directs a down-and-dirty (leave the kids at home) musical love-hate story.
Free!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Aug 18

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

at Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

Aug 18

Bryant Park Presents: Emerging Music Festival

at Bryant Park , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Returning for its third year, Emerging Music Festival features two evenings of New York's best new music, including indie rock, soul, R&B, and more.
Free!

Aug 18

Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances

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

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join various local companies for dance performances and lessons of different movement styles.
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 18

Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks

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

9:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Watch the fireworks illuminate the sky at Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk from June 23, 2017 to September 1, 2017.
Free!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Aug 19

City Summer Streets 2017

at Foley Square & Paine Park (in Thomas Paine Park) , Manhattan

7:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
On Saturday August 5, 12, and 19 nearly seven miles of New York City's streets will be opened up for everyone to play, run, walk and bike. Summer Streets provides space for healthy…
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 19

Rockaway Caribbean Carnival

at Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk) , Queens  This is an Accessible location , Beach 20th Street and Mott Avenue , Queens

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Join a celebration of various cultures, arts, and history of Rockaway and traditions through a display of festivities and grand carnival.
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 19

Summer on the Hudson: FlyNYC

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Come fly a kite at this festival for all ages! Celebrate simple fun with live music and free kite-making for children (kites while supplies last).
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 19

Family Day

at Wayanda Park , Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Council Member I.Daneek Miller for an afternoon of games, face paitning, crafts, health screenings, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 19

Bryant Park Presents: Emerging Music Festival

at Bryant Park , Manhattan

4:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Returning for its third year, Emerging Music Festival features two evenings of New York's best new music, including indie rock, soul, R&B, and more.
Free!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Aug 20

Central Park Conservancy Harlem Meer Performance Festival - African Cuban Caribbean Jazz

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

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Expect to hear African-Caribbean jazz music featuring rhythms from around the world.
Free!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Aug 21

HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: Dirty Dancing

at Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Seventeen-year-old Baby (Jennifer Grey) goes on vacation with her family to a resort in the Catskills. Baby is bored until she meets hunky professional dancer Johnny (Patrick Swayze).
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Aug 23

Outdoor Cinema: Bad Hair (Pelo Malo) (Venezuela/Peru)

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
A touching and humorous coming-of-gender story, Bad Hair chronicles the life of nine-year-old Junior, living in a bustling Caracas tenement with his widowed mother.
Free!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Aug 25

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

at Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

Aug 25

Summer on the Hudson: Freshen Up Friday

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

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour.
Free!

Aug 25

Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks

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

9:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Watch the fireworks illuminate the sky at Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk from June 23, 2017 to September 1, 2017.
Free!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Aug 26

Summer on the Hudson: Quiet Clubbing

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

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

Must See
Event
Aug 26

Arts, Culture & Fun: The Last Dragon (1985)

at Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Come and join us for a screening of Michael Schultz's The Last Dragon while enjoying the sunset.
Free!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Aug 27

Central Park Conservancy Harlem Meer Performance Festival - Gospel

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

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Led by the former lead singer of the internationally-known Harlem Gospel Choir, the Anthony Morgan Gospel Ensemble presents music that transcends and transforms the human spirit.
Free!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Sep 1

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

at Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

Sep 1

Summer on the Hudson: #TotallyPublicKaraoke

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Amaze the crowd when you rock the mic at #TotallyPublicKaraoke nights. Bring your friends, your voice, and your courage. All ages!
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 1

Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks

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

9:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Watch the fireworks illuminate the sky at Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk from June 23, 2017 to September 1, 2017.
Free!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Sep 3

Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Park Skate Jam

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

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join us at our annual celebration of Riverside Park’s 108th St. Skate Park, featuring competitions, open skate, raffle, food vendors and all day fun.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 3

Central Park Conservancy Harlem Meer Performance Festival - Salsa Dura/Bailable

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

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Boricua Legend is comprised of world-class musicians and singers that cater to an audience that enjoys dancing to the rhythms of salsa dura.
Free!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Sep 7

Films on the Green: The Wild Child by Truffaut, selected by James Ivory

at Low Memorial Library, Columbia University , Manhattan

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
A scantily clothed and dirty young boy who was found in the forest is admitted to the National Institute for the Deaf and Dumb in Paris.
Free!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sep 10

Summer on the Hudson: West Side County Fair

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
There will be carnival rides and games, awesome bands, sideshow performers, aerialists, local food and merchandise vendors, cotton candy, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, September 15, 2017

Sep 15

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

at Jackie Robinson Park entrance (in Jackie Robinson Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
The City Stompers invite you to get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music.
Free!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Sep 16

Poseidon's Parade

at Beach 105th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk) , Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Poseidon's Parade is a family-friendly celebration of people participating, wearing costumes, making floats, and displaying art while celebrating the boardwalk and Rockaway community.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Sep 23

Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari!

at Riverside Park South , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Join a guided walk in search for site-specific dances choreographed for Riverside Park South.
Free!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sep 24

Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari!

at Riverside Park South , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Join a guided walk in search for site-specific dances choreographed for Riverside Park South.
Free!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Oct 7

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 visits to the lighthouse interior, readings of eponymous children’s book, fishing clinics, live music, food vendors, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Oct 14

Fall Festival

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Celebrate fall with crafts, games, music, pumpkins, and more!
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Oct 15

Harvest Festival

at Field 62 - 63 (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Enjoy live music, face painting, self-guided tours of the Urban Farm, and more fun fall activities!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Oct 21

It’s Happening! Celebrating 50 Years of Public Art in NYC Parks

at East Pinetum (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
We're transforming Central Park into a stage, museum, and art studio for a free day of public art to celebrate this milestone.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Oct 28

Halloween Festival

at Parade Grounds (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Highlights include live entertainment, inflatables, interactive games, a hay ride, a hay maze/pumpkin patch, costume contests, and free goodie bags!
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Dec 9

Summer on the Hudson: Holiday on the Hudson

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

4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Join us for our tree lighting party and celebrate the season with live music, dancing, decoration-making, and hot chocolate (while supplies last).
Free!

Best For
Kids

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