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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

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Sep 23

35th Annual Queens County Fair

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
The fair features pie-eating and corn-husking contests, pig races, hayrides, carnival rides, midway games, live entertainment, fun entertainment for kids, and more!

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Sep 23

Harlem Grown's Fall Harvest Fair

at Harlem Grown 134th Street Farm , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join in our largest harvest of the year and participate in family-friendly activities; such as, cooking, games, and a scavenger hunt across three of our farm locations!
Free!

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Kids
Sep 23

Harvest Festival at Hollenback Community Garden

at Hollenback Community Garden , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Meet the gardeners and take a tour, enjoy pizza from the grill, shop in the pop-up shop, jam on the ukulele, and more at the garden's annual fundraising event!
Free!

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Sep 23

Morningside Lights: The Secret Gardens Procession

at 110th Street and Morningside Drive (in Morningside Park) , Manhattan , Down to Earth Farmers Market , Manhattan , 116th Street and Morningside Avenue (in Morningside Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.9:00 p.m.
This year's Morningside Lights celebrates the neighborhood's deep tradition of civic activism that blossoms in the gardens carefully cultivated in its many reclaimed spaces.
Free!

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Kids
Sep 23

Autumn Moon Festival

at Chinese Scholar's Garden , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Enjoy traditional Asian music and dance, storytelling, tours, demonstrations of martial arts and Tai Chi, food, lessons in Chinese calligraphy, and more at the annual Autumn Moon Festival.

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Sep 23

The 6th Annual Breukelen Country Fair

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

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join the Wyckoff Farmhouse museum for a day-long extravaganza of crafting, creating, and hands-on fun celebrating Breukelen’s agricultural roots!
Free!

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Sep 23

Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari!

at 59th Street Park Entrance (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.6:15 p.m.
Join a guided walk in search for site-specific dances choreographed for Riverside Park South. Enter at 59th Street.
Free!

Sep 23

LUNGS Harvest Festival of the Arts

at Green Oasis and Gilbert Sculpture Garden , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join Loisaida United Community Gardens, and Green Oasis Community Garden at the annual LUNGS Harvest Festival, a two-day celebration at the Green Oasis and Gilbert Sculpture Garden.
Free!

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Sep 23

Summer on the Hudson: Silent Disco

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Don headphones and party on the pier with hundreds of all-ages revelers at our Quiet Clubbing event, featuring three live DJs of different genres.
Free!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sep 24

35th Annual Queens County Fair

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
The fair features pie-eating and corn-husking contests, pig races, hayrides, carnival rides, midway games, live entertainment, fun entertainment for kids, and more!

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Sep 24

Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari!

at 59th Street Park Entrance (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.6:15 p.m.
Join a guided walk in search for site-specific dances choreographed for Riverside Park South. Enter at 59th Street.
Free!

Sep 24

LUNGS Harvest Festival of the Arts

at Green Oasis and Gilbert Sculpture Garden , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join Loisaida United Community Gardens, and Green Oasis Community Garden at the annual LUNGS Harvest Festival, a two-day celebration at the Green Oasis and Gilbert Sculpture Garden.
Free!

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Sep 29

Children's Sports Festival

at Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center (in Thomas Jefferson Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks for a day of interactive fun. Children ages 3 to 8 years are welcome to enjoy some of their favorite sports including basketball, football, and tennis. All activities…
Free!

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Kids

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Sep 30

THE AMAZING MAIZE MAZE

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Ready to be amaaazed? Kids and adults alike will have fun finding their way out of this three-acre corn labyrinth!

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Sep 30

Fordham Road Fair

at East Fordham Road and Creston Avenue , Bronx

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join Fordham Road BID for games, live music, magic, a car show, prizes, exhibits, and more along East Fordham Road between East Kingsbridge and Creston Avenue.
Free!

Sep 30

Arts, Culture & Fun: Strictly Tango!

at Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Always wanted to visit Argentina, the land of the sensual, romantic Tango? Spend a special afternoon with a Taste of Tango.
Free!

Sep 30

Summer on the Hudson: Stargazing

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Join the Amateur Astronomer's Association to see the moon, planets, and stars aided by expert stargazers.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Oct 1

THE AMAZING MAIZE MAZE

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Ready to be amaaazed? Kids and adults alike will have fun finding their way out of this three-acre corn labyrinth!

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Oct 1

Kickoff to Fall at Queens County Farm Museum

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Come celebrate the autumn season on the farm! Join us today (and every October weekend) to explore our grounds and buy a variety of Hudson Valley apples, donuts, fresh cider, and…
Free!

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Oct 1

33rd Annual 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!

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Oct 1

Summer on the Hudson: Art in the Park Potluck Artist Talk

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Meet, greet, and potluck picnic on September 30 with Riverside Park South artist Samantha Holmes to learn about our newest sculpture on display, "Hell Gate Cairns".
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
Oct 7

Annual Pumpkin Festival at the Carousel for All Children

at Willowbrook Park , Staten Island

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join us for our annual Pumpkin Festival where the "prettiest pumpkins prevail in our patch!"
Free!

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Kids
Oct 7

Fall Festival

at Brookville Boulevard and 144 Avenue (in Brookville Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks & Council Member Richards for a day of fun activities including crafts, face painting, games, a pumpkin patch, a visit from the Nature Company, music, and more!
Free!

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Kids

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Oct 14

Hispanic Heritage Dance-Mania

at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Enjoy four hours of free dance lessons in salsa, flamenco, Samba, and the Latin hustle!
Free!

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!

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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!

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Kids
Oct 15

Fall Festival

at Bayswater Playground (in Bayswater Park) , Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks & Council Member Richards for a day of fun activities including crafts, inflatables, games, pony rides, a pumpkin patch, music, and more!
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!

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Oct 21

Second Annual Harvest Festival

at Smiling Hogshead Ranch , Queens

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Smiling Hogshead Ranchinvites the community at large to a hybrid garden party, street fair, and classic fall carnival.
Free!

Oct 21

Fall Festival

at Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Park (in Tudor Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks & New York City Council Member Eric Ulrich for a day of fun activities including crafts, inflatables, a pumpkin patch, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Oct 28

Halloween Harvest Festival

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The theme is Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead with vibrant performance and music presented by Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York! Plus, bring your pup to the costume contest!
Free!

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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!

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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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