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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 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 1, 2016

Oct 1

Fall Harvest Fair at Harlem Grown

at Harlem Grown , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Activities include potato sack racing, chicken coop mural painting, fall harvest scavenger hunt, fresh veggie cooking demonstration, and more!
Free!

Oct 1

Third Annual Fall Festival

at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Celebrate the harvest season! This festival for all will feature cider pressing, puppet making, face painting, live jazz, and a tasting with Dyckman Beer.
Free!

Oct 1

CANCELLED: 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 8, 2016

Oct 8

Fall Into Fall Harvest Festival

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate autumn in the park at the mansion!

Best For
Kids
Oct 8

Raptor Fest

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Experience the thrill of viewing New York's premier predators live and up close. Join NYC Parks at the annual Raptor Fest hosted by the Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Oct 15

Arts, Culture & Fun: Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month in the Heights

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with music, dance, performances, art, and more!
Free!

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Oct 15

Queens Food Day

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
In honor of World Food Day, Socrates Sculpture Park and GrowNYC Greenmarket will host a fun and educational day of learning, cooking, and eating.
Free!

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

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Oct 16

Harvest Fest and Pumpkin Patch

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Enjoy live music, games, nature walks, farm tours, bouncy houses, crafts, food vendors, a petting zoo, beer tent, pumpkin patch (additional fee), and more!

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Oct 16

Rockaway Fall Festival

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
The festival which will include a Safari Challenge and Halloween Obstacle Course, 3 and 1 bounce house, pumpkin patch, pony rides, hayrides, Urban Park Rangers, music, and refreshments.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Oct 29

Joe Holzka Community Garden Pumpkin Festival

at Joe Holzka Community Garden (in ) , Staten Island

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Please join the garden for their annual pumpkin festival. Children aged 12 and under must be present to receive a pumpkin.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 29

Halloween Harvest Festival

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The festival will feature costume-making, a collaborative sculpture workshop, face painting, festive music, circus food favorites, circus acts, and more.
Free!

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Oct 29

Halloween Festival

at Parade Grounds (in Fort Totten 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
Oct 29

16th Annual Halloween Festival & Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest

at Fort Greene Park , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
The festival will feature live music, dance workshops, games with giveaways, face painting, a pumpkin patch, creepy-crawlies with the Rangers, and a dog costume contest.
Free!

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Oct 29

Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest : The Rocky Horror Picture Show

at McCarren Park Pool Deck (in McCarren Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:45 p.m.
Let's do the Time Warp, again!
Free!

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Oct 30

Central Park Conservancy Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flotilla

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

3:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy live music, spooky stories, pumpkin carving demonstrations, a costume parade, and Central Park Conservancy’s signature Pumpkin Flotilla.
Free!

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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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