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Street fairs, festivals and parades in New York City.
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fairs/festivals in New York City (NYC)



New York City street fairs are good reflection of the City: the offerings are sofisticated and amusing, and you always can find something that fits your budget. Please see street fairs/festivals schedule below.

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Fairs, September 04, 2015, 09/04/2015, Street Fair
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Fairs, September 05, 2015, 09/05/2015, Street Fair
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Fairs, September 05, 2015, 09/05/2015, Street Fair
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NYC's Unicycle Festival rolls across New York City this September. Activities include races, competitions, exhibitions, and a variety of unicycle sports including basketball, hockey and sumo. For fans of extreme riding, the Hell on Wheel trials course challenges riders throughout the day. World-famous riders display their skills, and members of the public have the opportunity to try one-wheel riding. DJ Sky King keeps the one-wheel tempo rocking.
   New York City, NY; NYC

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Festivals, September 05, 2015, 09/05/2015, NYC Unicycle Festival
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The exhibit consists of oils, pastels, watercolors, mixed media, graphics, photography, sculpture, and crafts including fabric, jewelry, glass, wood, and ceramics. This event takes place September 5, 6, 7, 12, and 13.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, September 05, 2015, 09/05/2015, Outdoor Art Exhibit
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Fairs, September 06, 2015, 09/06/2015, Street Fair
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Fairs, September 06, 2015, 09/06/2015, Street Fair
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NYC's Unicycle Festival rolls across New York City this September. Activities include races, competitions, exhibitions, and a variety of unicycle sports including basketball, hockey and sumo. For fans of extreme riding, the Hell on Wheel trials course challenges riders throughout the day. World-famous riders display their skills, and members of the public have the opportunity to try one-wheel riding. DJ Sky King keeps the one-wheel tempo rocking.
   New York City, NY; NYC

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Festivals, September 06, 2015, 09/06/2015, NYC Unicycle Festival
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The exhibit consists of oils, pastels, watercolors, mixed media, graphics, photography, sculpture, and crafts including fabric, jewelry, glass, wood, and ceramics. This event takes place September 5, 6, 7, 12, and 13.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, September 06, 2015, 09/06/2015, Outdoor Art Exhibit
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Enjoy a full day of county fair magic in Manhattan with carnival rides and games, four awesome bands, sideshow performers, aerialists, reptile shows, local food and merchandise vendors, cotton candy and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, September 06, 2015, 09/06/2015, West Side County Fair
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Fairs, September 07, 2015, 09/07/2015, Street Fair
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The exhibit consists of oils, pastels, watercolors, mixed media, graphics, photography, sculpture, and crafts including fabric, jewelry, glass, wood, and ceramics. This event takes place September 5, 6, 7, 12, and 13.
   New York City, NY; NYC

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Fairs, September 07, 2015, 09/07/2015, Outdoor Art Exhibit
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Fairs, September 11, 2015, 09/11/2015, Street Fair
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Fairs, September 12, 2015, 09/12/2015, Street Fair
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Celebrate workers with the AFL-CIO at the Labor Day Parade on 5th Ave from 44th Street to 64th Street.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Parades, September 12, 2015, 09/12/2015, Labor Day Parade
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A community celebration welcoming the new season featuring activities for adults and children including craft tables, face painting, inflatable bounce houses, "how to" clinics on cyber security and home improvements, DJ, line dancing and neighbors' tag sale. Giant $1 raffle featuring products and services from local merchants. Rain or shine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, September 12, 2015, 09/12/2015, Community Block Party
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Fairs, September 12, 2015, 09/12/2015, Street Fair
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Join NYC Parks’ Green Thumb to celebrate the fall harvest. Activities include Harvest Fair Contest (registration for this contest begins at 11:00 a.m. on site prior to event), workshops on window and straw bale gardening for small spaces and patios, earth henna, family yoga, raffle prizes and more! Performers will include Bomba Yo and Grammy Award-winning guitarist and composer Hernan Romero. The event will also feature the first ever Green Thumb Fresh Chef Contest. The contest will challenge 10 youth and 10 adults to create their most delicious and nutritious dishes with local and healthy ingredients, judged by a panel of VIP East Harlem chefs including Melba Wilson, Artist Thornton, Raphael Benavides and Irene Yager. Pre-registration is required to participate in Fresh Chef Contest. Youths (10-17) can register here. Adults (18 and up) can register here. All participants will receive a chef hat and apron and prizes will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd place winners.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, September 12, 2015, 09/12/2015, Green Thumb Annual Harvest Fair
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The exhibit consists of oils, pastels, watercolors, mixed media, graphics, photography, sculpture, and crafts including fabric, jewelry, glass, wood, and ceramics. This event takes place September 5, 6, 7, 12, and 13.
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Fairs, September 12, 2015, 09/12/2015, Outdoor Art Exhibit
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Fairs, September 13, 2015, 09/13/2015, Street Fair
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Motorexpo returns, transforming New York’s premier business district with a free-to-visit display of the latest vehicles. This event takes place September 13-19, 2015.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Festivals, September 13, 2015, 09/13/2015, 8th Annual Motorexpo
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Fairs, September 13, 2015, 09/13/2015, Street Fair
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The exhibit consists of oils, pastels, watercolors, mixed media, graphics, photography, sculpture, and crafts including fabric, jewelry, glass, wood, and ceramics. This event takes place September 5, 6, 7, 12, and 13.
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Fairs, September 13, 2015, 09/13/2015, Outdoor Art Exhibit
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Motorexpo returns, transforming New York’s premier business district with a free-to-visit display of the latest vehicles. This event takes place September 13-19, 2015.
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Festivals, September 14, 2015, 09/14/2015, 8th Annual Motorexpo
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Motorexpo returns, transforming New York’s premier business district with a free-to-visit display of the latest vehicles. This event takes place September 13-19, 2015.
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Festivals, September 15, 2015, 09/15/2015, 8th Annual Motorexpo
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Motorexpo returns, transforming New York’s premier business district with a free-to-visit display of the latest vehicles. This event takes place September 13-19, 2015.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Festivals, September 16, 2015, 09/16/2015, 8th Annual Motorexpo
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Motorexpo returns, transforming New York’s premier business district with a free-to-visit display of the latest vehicles. This event takes place September 13-19, 2015.
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Festivals, September 17, 2015, 09/17/2015, 8th Annual Motorexpo
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Fairs, September 18, 2015, 09/18/2015, Street Fair
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Motorexpo returns, transforming New York’s premier business district with a free-to-visit display of the latest vehicles. This event takes place September 13-19, 2015.
   New York City, NY; NYC

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Festivals, September 18, 2015, 09/18/2015, 8th Annual Motorexpo
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Fairs, September 19, 2015, 09/19/2015, Street Fair
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The Go Fish! series featuring catch-and-release fishing, art projects, a bird walk, and a live performance as Arm of the Sea Theater presents their new show "Hook, Line, and Sinker." This event takes place September 19, October 3, and October 17, 2015.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Festivals, September 19, 2015, 09/19/2015, Go Fish! Festival
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Motorexpo returns, transforming New York’s premier business district with a free-to-visit display of the latest vehicles. This event takes place September 13-19, 2015.
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Festivals, September 19, 2015, 09/19/2015, 8th Annual Motorexpo
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Fairs, September 19, 2015, 09/19/2015, Street Fair
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Over more than fifty years, the German-American Steuben Parade has grown into the largest event of its kind in the United States. No other festival in New York City is as colorful and as much fun as our parade with hundreds of music and dance groups, the wildly costumed and masked Karneval groups, the folks in their historic Tracht, the marksmen and all the other marchers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Parades, September 19, 2015, 09/19/2015, The German-American Steuben Parade
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Fairs, September 20, 2015, 09/20/2015, Street Fair
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Fairs, September 20, 2015, 09/20/2015, Street Fair
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Fairs, September 20, 2015, 09/20/2015, Street Fair
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Fairs, September 26, 2015, 09/26/2015, Street Fair
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Fairs, September 26, 2015, 09/26/2015, Street Fair
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Fairs, September 26, 2015, 09/26/2015, Street Fair
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Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse at the annual Little Red Lighthouse Festival. This fun and free event includes tours of the lighthouse with the Urban Park Rangers, readings of the children’s book The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge, fishing clinics, live music, food vendors, and activities for the whole family.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, September 26, 2015, 09/26/2015, Little Red Lighthouse Festival
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2-4pm: Face painting, balloon art, pony rides 2-2:30pm: Order of the Feather Step Team 2:30-3pm: Zumba 3-3:30pm: Square dance 4pm: Marionette puppet theater 5pm: Drum band 8pm: Morningside Lights Lantern Procession
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Festivals, September 26, 2015, 09/26/2015, Common Ground Festival, Featuring the Morningside Lights Lantern Procession
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Fairs, September 27, 2015, 09/27/2015, Street Fair
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Held every autumn since 1972, the Gracie Square Art Show is the region’s premier outdoor art show, judged among the top 100 open air art shows in the United States by the Art Fair Sourcebook. Rain or shine. This event takes place on October 3 and 4.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, October 03, 2015, 10/03/2015, The Gracie Square Art Show
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The Go Fish! series featuring catch-and-release fishing, art projects, a bird walk, and a live performance as Arm of the Sea Theater presents their new show "Hook, Line, and Sinker." This event takes place September 19, October 3, and October 17, 2015.
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Festivals, October 03, 2015, 10/03/2015, Go Fish! Festival
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Held every autumn since 1972, the Gracie Square Art Show is the region’s premier outdoor art show, judged among the top 100 open air art shows in the United States by the Art Fair Sourcebook. Rain or shine. This event takes place on October 3 and 4.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, October 04, 2015, 10/04/2015, The Gracie Square Art Show
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The Medieval Festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages. The park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests and festival goers dress in medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic medieval music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The afternoon is concluded with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback. Costumed vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell a wide variety of medieval crafts as well as food and drink.
   New York City, NY; NYC

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Festivals, October 04, 2015, 10/04/2015, 2015 Medieval Festival
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Relish in the thought! Pickle Day will be barreling back through the Lower East Side for a day guaranteed to turn brine dunk tank dreams into reality soaked scenarios. The street will be bustling with 15+ picklers, 30+ restaurateurs serving up pickle themed delicacies, pickle trivia, a home pickling contest, and a clairvoyant professing pickle-pertaining fortune futures. From 12-5pm you’ll enjoy streets full of pushcarts showcasing the best of the LES from restaurants such as Galli, Mission Cantina and Russ &amp; Daughters alongside pickle pushers such as Rick's Picks, Messy Brine, The Pickle Guys and Pickle Me Pete. In addition to all signs pointing towards brine, dance the day away thanks to DJs presented by The303 and Louie and Chan. Pickle Day also promises a full range of activities including bocce ball, face painting, a pin the pickle parlor game, pickle pooch parade (BYOP) and yes indeed the much anticipated, never duplicated, brine dunk tank.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, October 04, 2015, 10/04/2015, The 13th Annual Pickle Day
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The Go Fish! series featuring catch-and-release fishing, art projects, a bird walk, and a live performance as Arm of the Sea Theater presents their new show "Hook, Line, and Sinker." This event takes place September 19, October 3, and October 17, 2015.
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Festivals, October 17, 2015, 10/17/2015, Go Fish! Festival
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