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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 21, 2019

Sep21

37th 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 first county fair was held in Queens in 1693. Step back in time and enjoy pie eating and corn husking contests, tractor pulls, hayrides, carnival rides, and the Amazing Maize Maze!

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Sep21

Healthy Food Festival

at Powell Street Livonia Garden (in )Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.2:30 p.m.
Join gardeners at Powell Street Garden and the community for a Healthy Food Festival for free produce giveaways, games, food tasting, face painting, and more!
Free!

Sep21

Poseidon Parade

at Beach 94th Street Plaza (in Rockaway Beach)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.
Free!

Sep21

GreenThumb's 40th Annual Harvest Fair

at Brooklyn Bears Pacific Street Community GardenBrooklyn

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join our annual celebration of our community gardeners! Join our Fresh Chef Contest, workshops, and exercise activities, and enjoy live entertainment, games, and more!
Free!

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Sep21

2019 Raritan Bay Festival at Conference House Park

at Great Lawn (in Conference House Park)Staten Island

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Festivities will include kayaking, music, craft vendors, food vendors, beach walks, and more. Parks' Mounted PEP will also be on hand to greet the public.
Free!

Sep21

25th Annual Common Ground Family Festival

at West 121st Street Picnic Area and Handball Courts (in Morningside Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Enjoy pony rides, face painting, a tie-dye t-shirt workshop, The City CityParks Marionette puppet theater, and a full afternoon of music and dance performances.
Free!

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Kids
Sep21

Mothership Two: Interactive Voyage of Music and Dance

at Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and the Harlem Dance Club in an evening of dance, in uniting performers and audience members alike in a celebration of afro-fusion, live drums, hip-hop, lite feet, vogue, house, praise, and more.
Free!

Sep21

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 our guided walk as we seek out site-specific dances choreographed for Riverside Park South.
Free!

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Sep22

37th 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 first county fair was held in Queens in 1693. Step back in time and enjoy pie eating and corn husking contests, tractor pulls, hayrides, carnival rides, and the Amazing Maize Maze!

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Sep22

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 our guided walk as we seek out site-specific dances choreographed for Riverside Park South.
Free!

Friday, September 27, 2019

Sep27

Free Community Friday

at Westchester Avenue Park Entrance (in Concrete Plant Park)Bronx

4:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance on the last Friday of the month from June through October for fun activities including Foodway tours, free paddling, art workshops, and more!
Free!

Sep27

19th Annual Bluegrass & Old-Time Jamboree: James Reams and The Barnstormers

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

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
James Reams & the Barnstormers play traditional bluegrass music with an old-time country edge and a sound that’s very much their own.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Sep28

Hispanic Heritage Family Day 2019

at J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
We will celebrate Hispanic culture and history with Latin dance workshops, arts and crafts, sports, and a Latin Jazz concert with Ray Mantilla.
Free!

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Sep28

Get Hooked Fishing Festival

at Southern waterfront just south of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Get up close and personal with the fish and wildlife that live along our shoreline!
Free!

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Kids
Sep28

SUBMERGE Marine Science Festival 2019

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

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Learn about the ecosystem of the Hudson River estuary through hands-on science activities, catch-and-release fishing, science stage events, kayaking and more!
Free!

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Sep28

19th Annual Bluegrass & Old-Time Jamboree

at Washington Park (in J.J. Byrne Playground)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Bring your acoustic instruments and come on down to Washington Park from to play along with musicians from all over NYC; partake in a banjo, fiddle, or songwriting workshop.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Sep29

35th 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 5, 2019

Oct 5

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 more!
Free!

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Oct 5

Greenbelt Pumpkin Festival

at Willowbrook ParkStaten Island

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Save the Date for the Greenbelt’s annual fall festival where the prettiest pumpkins will prevail in our patch!
Free!

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Kids

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Oct 6

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!
Free!

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Oct12

Fall Festival 2019

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Play games, make corn husk dolls, churn butter 19th-century style, press your own apple cider, interact with a historic interpreter, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct12

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, live entertainment, pumpkins, and more!
Free!

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Kids

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Oct13

Bayswater Fall Festival

at Bay 32nd Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park)Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
There will be a pumpkin patch, pony and hayrides, music, face painting, arts and crafts, inflatables, a magician, playmobile, games, and refreshments.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, October 25, 2019

Oct25

Free Community Friday

at Westchester Avenue Park Entrance (in Concrete Plant Park)Bronx

4:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance on the last Friday of the month from June through October for fun activities including Foodway tours, free paddling, art workshops, and more!
Free!

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Oct26

Halloween Harvest Festival

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Inspired by the Haitian Festival of the Ancestors, our Halloween festival features a Gede song workshop, card readings, dance and drum performances, as well as a doggie costume contest!
Free!

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Oct27

Halloween Fall Festival

at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for a day of Halloween activities and live music!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Dec 7

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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