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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

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Aug 30

Summer on the Hudson: Game Days

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park for games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Aug 31

Summer on the Hudson: Game Days

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park for games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 31

Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater Presents Hamlet

at Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This season, the Public Theater's Mobile Unit presents a new, world-class production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet to audiences and community venues across New York City.
Free!

Aug 31

Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Evening Salute to the Sun

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

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Summer on the Hudson brings back the ever popular Hatha yoga with Hollis, featuring beautiful sunsets over the Hudson River.
Free!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Sep 1

Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball

at 71st Street Soccer Field and Basketball Courts (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
All little ones (5 years old and under only) are welcome at Summer on the Hudson's introductory lessons in soccer and basketball.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 1

Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
We unroll a giant chess board which you will stand on in the position of your chosen chess piece, and play the game with a group as a team.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, September 2, 2016

Sep 2

Summer on the Hudson: Bingo

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

5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Bring your own food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, B-I-N-G-O night where each game's winner receives a prize from Summer on the Hudson!
Free!

Sep 2

Summer on the Hudson: Dances for All Abilities

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

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Celebrate moving in strong and creative ways through a dance workshop for seniors and all other ages and abilities.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 2

Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks

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

9:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
For the best seating, locate yourself on the boardwalk or beach between West 10th Street and West 15th Street.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Sep 3

Summer on the Hudson: Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

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

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Sep 4

Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Mad Science

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Come and shake it up with the Mad Scientists as you learn about the amazing attributes of water while focusing on the importance of conserving this precious resource.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 4

Summer on the Hudson: West Side County Fair

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
The West Side County Fair is a full day of carnival rides and games, awesome bands, sideshow performers, aerialists, local food and merchandise vendors, cotton candy, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Sep 6

Summer on the Hudson: Bodyroll Workout with Viva

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

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Summer on the Hudson brings Bodyroll, a 90s-inspired dance aerobics class designed to tone, strengthen, and train your body.
Free!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Sep 7

Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Evening Salute to the Sun

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

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Summer on the Hudson brings back the ever popular Hatha yoga with Hollis, featuring beautiful sunsets over the Hudson River.
Free!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Sep 8

Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball

at 71st Street Soccer Field and Basketball Courts (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
All little ones (5 years old and under only) are welcome at Summer on the Hudson's introductory lessons in soccer and basketball.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 8

Riverside Park Skate Clinic

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

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
The Riverside Park Skate Clinic features three days of skateboarding instruction with Summer on the Hudson and instructor John Fudala.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 8

Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
We unroll a giant chess board which you will stand on in the position of your chosen chess piece, and play the game with a group as a team.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, September 9, 2016

Sep 9

Summer on the Hudson: Bingo

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

5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Bring your own food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, B-I-N-G-O night where each game's winner receives a prize from Summer on the Hudson!
Free!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Sep 10

Riverside Park Skate Clinic

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The clinics are designed for beginner and intermediate skateboarders ages 5-13 to teach strong skill foundation .
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 10

Summer on the Hudson: Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

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

Sep 10

Kite Festival

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Watch your kite soar above the Manhattan skyline! Kites will be available for purchase or you can bring your own.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 10

Back to School

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 school supplies.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 10

Arts, Culture & Fun Presents: Dance Away the Night - Salsa!

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

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Dance Away the Night series for the DJ sounds of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, & More!
Free!

Sep 10

Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater Presents Hamlet

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

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This season, the Public Theater's Mobile Unit presents a new, world-class production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet to audiences and community venues across New York City.
Free!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sep 11

Riverside Park Skate Jam

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

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Come to our annual celebration of Riverside Park’s 108th Street Skate Park with competitions, open skate, a raffle, food vendors, and all-day fun.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Sep 13

Summer on the Hudson: Bodyroll Workout with Viva

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

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Summer on the Hudson brings Bodyroll, a 90s-inspired dance aerobics class designed to tone, strengthen, and train your body.
Free!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Sep 14

Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Evening Salute to the Sun

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

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Summer on the Hudson brings back the ever popular Hatha yoga with Hollis, featuring beautiful sunsets over the Hudson River.
Free!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Sep 15

Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
We unroll a giant chess board which you will stand on in the position of your chosen chess piece, and play the game with a group as a team.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, September 16, 2016

Sep 16

Summer on the Hudson: Bingo

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

5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Bring your own food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, B-I-N-G-O night where each game's winner receives a prize from Summer on the Hudson!
Free!

Sep 16

Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater Presents Hamlet

at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
This season, the Public Theater's Mobile Unit presents a new, world-class production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet to audiences and community venues across New York City. Olivier Award w…
Free!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sep 17

Summer on the Hudson: Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

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

Sep 17

Poseidon's Parade

at Beach 106th Street and Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach) , Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Poseidon's Parade is a family-friendly celebration of participants wearing sea-themed costumes with floats and artwork while celebrating the opening of Rockaway Boardwalk.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 17

GreenThumb 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.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 17

Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater Presents Hamlet

at Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park) , Staten Island

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This season, the Public Theater's Mobile Unit presents a new, world-class production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet to audiences and community venues across New York City.
Free!

Sep 17

Summer on the Hudson: Sun Gaze

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
All are welcome to join the Amateur Astronomers Association to gaze at the sun through a safe scope and see the central star of our solar system.
Free!

Sep 17

Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari

at 68th Street Entrance at Riverside Park South , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Summer on the Hudson will lead a guided walk through Riverside Park South in search of site-specific choreography by movers and shakers of the NYC dance world.
Free!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sep 18

32nd Annual Medieval Festival

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

11:30 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Performers, guests, and festival goers dress in medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic period music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 18

Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari

at 68th Street Entrance at Riverside Park South , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Summer on the Hudson will lead a guided walk through Riverside Park South in search of site-specific choreography by movers and shakers of the NYC dance world.
Free!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sep 20

Summer on the Hudson: Bodyroll Workout with Viva

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

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Summer on the Hudson brings Bodyroll, a 90s-inspired dance aerobics class designed to tone, strengthen, and train your body.
Free!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sep 21

Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Evening Salute to the Sun

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

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Summer on the Hudson brings back the ever popular Hatha yoga with Hollis, featuring beautiful sunsets over the Hudson River.
Free!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Sep 22

Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
We unroll a giant chess board which you will stand on in the position of your chosen chess piece, and play the game with a group as a team.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, September 23, 2016

Sep 23

Health & Wellness Fair

at Queens Botanical Garden Farmers Market (in Kissena Corridor Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Learn about the basics of healthy eating and physical fitness, get a free health screening, and visit food & wellness vendors and a farmer's market at this community festival.
Free!

Sep 23

Summer on the Hudson: Bingo

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

5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Bring your own food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, B-I-N-G-O night where each game's winner receives a prize from Summer on the Hudson!
Free!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Sep 24

Summer on the Hudson: Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

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

Sep 24

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 ticketed tours, fishing clinics, live music, food vendors, and activities for the whole family!
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 24

Brooklyn Americana Music Festival

at Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

2:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
The Brooklyn Americana Festival returns with more original and traditional country, folk, roots, blues, old time, and bluegrass artists.
Free!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sep 25

Brooklyn Americana Music Festival

at Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

2:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
The Brooklyn Americana Festival returns with more original and traditional country, folk, roots, blues, old time, and bluegrass artists.
Free!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Sep 27

Summer on the Hudson: Bodyroll Workout with Viva

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

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Summer on the Hudson brings Bodyroll, a 90s-inspired dance aerobics class designed to tone, strengthen, and train your body.
Free!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Sep 28

Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Evening Salute to the Sun

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

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Summer on the Hudson brings back the ever popular Hatha yoga with Hollis, featuring beautiful sunsets over the Hudson River.
Free!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Sep 29

Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
We unroll a giant chess board which you will stand on in the position of your chosen chess piece, and play the game with a group as a team.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, September 30, 2016

Sep 30

Summer on the Hudson: Bingo

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

5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Bring your own food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, B-I-N-G-O night where each game's winner receives a prize from Summer on the Hudson!
Free!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Oct 15

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 live music, games, crafts, pumpkins, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Oct 29

Halloween Festival

at Parade Grounds (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens , Little Bay Parking Lot (in Little Bay Park) , Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Enjoy a spooky, fun-filled afternoon, featuring crafts, games, rides, music, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Dec 10

Holiday on the Hudson

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

4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Join Summer on the Hudson for our annual holiday tree lighting party and celebrate the season with live music, dancing, tree decoration making, and hot chocolate.
Free!

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