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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, September 21, 2018

Sep21

Bryant Park Square Dance

at Bryant ParkManhattan

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Square Dance meets the big city.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep21

Park Slope Bluegrass and Old-Time Jamboree

at Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join us for performances, jamming with fellow musicians and music workshops for the two-day Park Slope Bluegrass and Old-Time Jamboree at the Old Stone House!

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Sep22

Shape Up In The Park: Corona Plaza

at Corona PlazaQueens This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Shape Up NYC is launching 22 new bilingual fitness classes in Corona, Queens and the surrounding neighborhoods and we want you to sample some.
Free!

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Sep22

Brooklyn Fitness Festival: Kaiser Park

at Kaiser Park Lawn (in Kaiser Park)Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Celebrate health and movement with NYC Parks at this empowering event featuring free fitness classes and fitness stations.
Free!

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Sep22

Hudson River Park's SUBMERGE Marine Science Festival

at Hudson River Park's Pier 84 This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
There’s something for everyone at this year’s SUBMERGE Marine Science Festival - a daylong science extravaganza.
Free!

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Sep22

36th 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.
Enjoy pie eating and corn husking contests, pig races, hayrides, carnival rides, and midway games, and more!

Sep22

Community Health Fair

at Concrete Plant ParkBronx

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice and enjoy music, games, raffles, dance classes, entertainment, workshops, health screenings, and more.
Free!

Sep22

Park Slope Bluegrass and Old-Time Jamboree

at Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join us for performances, jamming with fellow musicians and music workshops for the two-day Park Slope Bluegrass and Old-Time Jamboree at the Old Stone House!

Sep22

Breukelen Country Fair 2018

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 of outdoor playing, learning and fun, celebrating the traditions, community, and agriculture of Breukelen!
Free!

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Sep22

Astoria Park Shore Fest

at Great Lawn (in Astoria Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Close out the summer with Shore Fest, Astoria Park Alliance’s free, fun community festival featuring music, games, prizes, lessons, and more!
Free!

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Sep22

Howard Garden September Fest

at Howard Garden (in )Brooklyn

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Come out to Howard Garden in Brooklyn for an afternoon of music, art, and poetry at the September Fest!
Free!

Sep22

Arts, Culture & Fun: Ailey Extension - Revelations Workshop with Lisa Johnson-Willingham

at Lawn at 173rd Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)Manhattan

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join a free Revelations dance workshop with former Ailey Dancer and Director Lisa Johnson-Willingham!
Free!

Sep22

Autumn Moon Festival

at New York Chinese Scholar's Garden (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy traditional Chinese performances and demonstrations, food tastings, cultural crafts and storytelling, tours, and the uniquely beautiful New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden at the annual Autumn Moon Festival.

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Sep22

Danza Highbridge Festival

at Highbridge Pool (in Highbridge Park)Manhattan

4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
The Danza Highbridge Festival is an annual dance festival in the drained swimming pool at Highbridge Park. The festival celebrates traditional and cultural dance styles.
Free!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Sep23

36th 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.
Enjoy pie eating and corn husking contests, pig races, hayrides, carnival rides, and midway games, and more!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Sep27

City Parks Foundation's SummerStage presents Angelique Kidjo's Remain in Light / Resistance Revival Chorus

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Africa's premier diva stuns with songs from her much-anticipated talking heads cover album, opened with a women's choir collective
Free!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Sep29

Brooklyn Recreation Fitness Celebration

at Monsignor McGolrick Park (in Msgr. McGolrick Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.

Free!

Sep29

Brooklyn Fitness Festival: McGolrick Park

at Russell Street and Nassau Avenue (in Msgr. McGolrick Park)Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Celebrate health and movement with NYC Parks at this empowering event featuring free fitness classes and fitness stations.
Free!

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Sep29

Shape Up In The Park: Prospect Park

at Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Shape Up NYC will offer two hours of free fitness classes, Silent Disco style!
Free!

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Sep29

Fall Harvest Fair

at Harlem Grown 134th Street FarmManhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for our scavenger hunt, a jam-making activity, honey tasting from our very own bees, and much more. Make sure you don't miss out and RSVP now!
Free!

Sep29

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 readings of the eponymous children's book, fishing clinics, live music, food and art vendors, Urban Park Ranger presentations, and activities for all ages!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep29

Arts, Culture & Fun: Queensboro Dance Festival

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)Queens

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us for the Queensboro Dance Festival, an annual 6-month tour of performances and community dance activities, featuring dance companies all from Queens.
Free!

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Sep30

34th 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; visitors are greeted by authentic period music, dance, magic, and minstrels. The festival concludes with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback.
Free!

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Saturday, October 6, 2018

Oct 6

7th Annual Kings County Fiber Festival

at Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
East Coast vendors' yarns, fiber products, gifts, and accessories; master-level demonstrations and talks by experts, fiber artwork on display, handmade hat drive for the homeless.
Free!

Oct 6

Fall Festival

at Brookville ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and New York City Council Member Donovan Richards for a day of fun activities including crafts, inflatables, face painting, games, a pumpkin patch, music and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 6

4th Annual Fall Festival at Kossuth Playground

at Kossuth Playground (in Mosholu Parkway)Bronx

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join the Friends of Mosholu Parkland as they celebrate their 4th annual Fall Festival at Kossuth Playground...
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 6

Arts, Culture & Fun: Ailey Extension - Samba Workshop wth Quenia Ribeiro

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for a Samba workshop (with live drums) with Ailey instructor Quenia Ribeiro.
Free!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Oct10

Arts, Culture & Fun: Public Theater Mobile Unit: A Midsummer Night's Dream

at Brownsville Recreation CenterBrooklyn

11:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This fall, a classic New York City block party becomes the enchanted setting where fairies work their mischief in Shakespeare’s beloved play A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Free!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Oct12

Arts, Culture & Fun: Public Theater Mobile Unit: A Midsummer Night's Dream

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)Bronx

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
This fall, a classic New York City block party becomes the enchanted setting where fairies work their mischief in Shakespeare’s beloved play A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Free!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Oct13

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!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Oct14

Harvest Festival

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Randall’s Island Park Alliance for a free, family-friendly celebration of fall, featuring pumpkin decorating, face painting, kite flying, live musical performances, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct14

Fall Festival

at Bayswater Playground (in Bayswater Park)Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Council Member Donovan 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 20, 2018

Oct20

Fall Festival

at Juniper Valley Park 80th Street Entrance (in Juniper Valley Park)Queens

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and New York City Council Member Robert Holden for a day of fun activities including crafts, inflatables, face painting, games, a pumpkin patch, music and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct20

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 and New York City Council Member Eric Ulrich for a day of fun activities including crafts, inflatables, face painting, games, a pumpkin patch, music and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct20

Arts, Culture & Fun: Public Theater Mobile Unit: A Midsummer Night's Dream

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This fall, a classic New York City block party becomes the enchanted setting where fairies work their mischief in Shakespeare’s beloved play A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Free!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Oct27

Fall Festival

at Glendale PlaygroundQueens

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and NYC Council Member Robert Holden for a day of fun activities including crafts, inflatables, face painting, games, a pumpkin patch, music and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct27

Annual Events: Halloween Harvest Festival

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The final event of the 2018 season is our beloved Halloween Harvest Festival, which, this year, is inspired by Fet Gede, the Haitian Festival of the Ancestors.
Free!

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Oct27

Fort Totten Halloween Festival

at Parade Grounds (in Fort Totten Park)Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Highlights include a pumpkin patch, hay maze, hayride, live entertainment, interactive games, relay races, obstacle courses, inflatables, costume contests, and more!
Free!

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Oct28

Children's Fall Festival

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

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Boogie down to live country western music, take an autumn hayride, visit our Haunted House, and enjoy pony rides and a seasonal petting zoo.

Best For
Kids

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Dec 8

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 holiday tree lighting party and celebrate the season with live music, dancing, tree decoration making, and hot chocolate (while supplies last).
Free!

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