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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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Fri, May 6
10:00 am

to 6:00 pm

Free
Fairs, May 06, 2016, 05/06/2016, Street Fair
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Sat, May 7
10:00 am

to 6:00 pm

Free
Fairs, May 07, 2016, 05/07/2016, Street Fair
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Sat, May 7
10:00 am

to 6:00 pm

Free
Fairs, May 07, 2016, 05/07/2016, Street Fair
Festival |
The multi-day sailing event will feature the world’s best sailors, racing the fastest boats, in front of the backdrop of New York’s iconic harbor and landmarks. The epicenter of the race festivities will be Battery Park City and the Brookfield Place North Cove Marina. All races will finish just off the plaza, which will be home to one central event village. All six teams will race against one another at the same time, in a fleet racing format. Racing will take place from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Weather will determine the exact race course as well as the total number of races per day (up to a maximum of three). A New York champion will be crowned on Sunday, May 8, after the final race.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, May 7
11:00 am

to 6:00 pm

Free
Festivals, May 07, 2016, 05/07/2016, America's Cup World Series: Racing in the Harbor
Festival |
Celebrate the bird migration season at the annual On A Wing Festival. Meet live bats, butterflies, and birds of prey, some of which call the park their home. Look for migrating warblers and other songbirds at a Birding Basics for Families Walk and learn how essential these winged beings are to the ecosystem.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, May 7
12:00 pm

to 3:00 pm

Free
Festivals, May 07, 2016, 05/07/2016, On A Wing Festival
Festival |
At the monthly First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment, including dynamic performances and participatory experiences.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sat, May 7
5:00 pm

to 9:00 pm

Free
Festivals, May 07, 2016, 05/07/2016, First Saturdays: Free Programs of Art and Entertainment
Fair |
Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, May 8
10:00 am

to 6:00 pm

Free
Fairs, May 08, 2016, 05/08/2016, Street Fair
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Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, May 8
10:00 am

to 6:00 pm

Free
Fairs, May 08, 2016, 05/08/2016, Street Fair
Festival |
The multi-day sailing event will feature the world’s best sailors, racing the fastest boats, in front of the backdrop of New York’s iconic harbor and landmarks. The epicenter of the race festivities will be Battery Park City and the Brookfield Place North Cove Marina. All races will finish just off the plaza, which will be home to one central event village. All six teams will race against one another at the same time, in a fleet racing format. Racing will take place from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Weather will determine the exact race course as well as the total number of races per day (up to a maximum of three). A New York champion will be crowned on Sunday, May 8, after the final race.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sun, May 8
11:00 am

to 6:00 pm

Free
Festivals, May 08, 2016, 05/08/2016, America's Cup World Series: Racing in the Harbor
Festival |
In celebration of the Downtown Design Festival, an opening night event on the cobblestone pavements of the historic streets. The event will feature music, live entertainment as well as food and spirits available for purchase.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, May 9
6:00 pm

Free
Festivals, May 09, 2016, 05/09/2016, Downtown Design Festival Opening Night Public Event
Festival |
Experience a behind-the-scenes look at artists and their workspaces. Since 1995, some of Manhattan’s finest artists have opened their work spaces to the public to take a free, self-guided tour. TriBeCa Open Artist Studio Tour attendees are able to visit the artists, view their work and buy art directly from the source. This is a rare insight into the inner working of the artist studio. TOAST is a celebration of the creative community of TriBeCa. Takes place May 13-16.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, May 13
6:00 pm

to 8:00 pm

Free
Festivals, May 13, 2016, 05/13/2016, 18th Annual Tribeca Art Walk
Festival |
Experience a behind-the-scenes look at artists and their workspaces. Since 1995, some of Manhattan’s finest artists have opened their work spaces to the public to take a free, self-guided tour. TriBeCa Open Artist Studio Tour attendees are able to visit the artists, view their work and buy art directly from the source. This is a rare insight into the inner working of the artist studio. TOAST is a celebration of the creative community of TriBeCa.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, May 13
6:00 pm

to 8:00 pm

Free
Festivals, May 13, 2016, 05/13/2016, 20th Annual Tribeca Art Walk
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Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, May 14
10:00 am

to 6:00 pm

Free
Fairs, May 14, 2016, 05/14/2016, Street Fair
Festival |
Experience a behind-the-scenes look at artists and their workspaces. Since 1995, some of Manhattan’s finest artists have opened their work spaces to the public to take a free, self-guided tour. TriBeCa Open Artist Studio Tour attendees are able to visit the artists, view their work and buy art directly from the source. This is a rare insight into the inner working of the artist studio. TOAST is a celebration of the creative community of TriBeCa. Takes place May 13-16.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sat, May 14
1:00 pm

to 6:00 pm

Free
Festivals, May 14, 2016, 05/14/2016, 18th Annual Tribeca Art Walk
Festival |
Experience a behind-the-scenes look at artists and their workspaces. Since 1995, some of Manhattan’s finest artists have opened their work spaces to the public to take a free, self-guided tour. TriBeCa Open Artist Studio Tour attendees are able to visit the artists, view their work and buy art directly from the source. This is a rare insight into the inner working of the artist studio. TOAST is a celebration of the creative community of TriBeCa.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sat, May 14
1:00 pm

to 6:00 pm

Free
Festivals, May 14, 2016, 05/14/2016, 20th Annual Tribeca Art Walk
Fair |
Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, May 15
10:00 am

to 6:00 pm

Free
Fairs, May 15, 2016, 05/15/2016, Street Fair
Festival |
Celebrate mothers and the people who love them at the annual music and art-filled festival featuring family bands, kids activities, Gymboree Play Tent, crafts, eco-environmental information, food, vendors, interactive fun, and more. Everyone is welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, May 15
12:00 pm

to 5:00 pm

Free
Festivals, May 15, 2016, 05/15/2016, 15th Annual Mamapalooza Outdoor Extravaganza
Festival |
Experience a behind-the-scenes look at artists and their workspaces. Since 1995, some of Manhattan’s finest artists have opened their work spaces to the public to take a free, self-guided tour. TriBeCa Open Artist Studio Tour attendees are able to visit the artists, view their work and buy art directly from the source. This is a rare insight into the inner working of the artist studio. TOAST is a celebration of the creative community of TriBeCa. Takes place May 13-16.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sun, May 15
1:00 pm

to 6:00 pm

Free
Festivals, May 15, 2016, 05/15/2016, 18th Annual Tribeca Art Walk
Festival |
Experience a behind-the-scenes look at artists and their workspaces. Since 1995, some of Manhattan’s finest artists have opened their work spaces to the public to take a free, self-guided tour. TriBeCa Open Artist Studio Tour attendees are able to visit the artists, view their work and buy art directly from the source. This is a rare insight into the inner working of the artist studio. TOAST is a celebration of the creative community of TriBeCa.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sun, May 15
1:00 pm

to 6:00 pm

Free
Festivals, May 15, 2016, 05/15/2016, 20th Annual Tribeca Art Walk
Festival |
Experience a behind-the-scenes look at artists and their workspaces. Since 1995, some of Manhattan’s finest artists have opened their work spaces to the public to take a free, self-guided tour. TriBeCa Open Artist Studio Tour attendees are able to visit the artists, view their work and buy art directly from the source. This is a rare insight into the inner working of the artist studio. TOAST is a celebration of the creative community of TriBeCa. Takes place May 13-16.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, May 16
1:00 pm

to 6:00 pm

Free
Festivals, May 16, 2016, 05/16/2016, 18th Annual Tribeca Art Walk
Festival |
Experience a behind-the-scenes look at artists and their workspaces. Since 1995, some of Manhattan’s finest artists have opened their work spaces to the public to take a free, self-guided tour. TriBeCa Open Artist Studio Tour attendees are able to visit the artists, view their work and buy art directly from the source. This is a rare insight into the inner working of the artist studio. TOAST is a celebration of the creative community of TriBeCa.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, May 16
1:00 pm

to 6:00 pm

Free
Festivals, May 16, 2016, 05/16/2016, 20th Annual Tribeca Art Walk
Fri, May 20
9:00 am

to 10:00 pm

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Festivals, May 20, 2016, 05/20/2016, innovative technology
Fair |
Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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Fri, May 20
10:00 am

to 6:00 pm

Free
Fairs, May 20, 2016, 05/20/2016, Street Fair
Fair |
Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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Sat, May 21
10:00 am

to 6:00 pm

Free
Fairs, May 21, 2016, 05/21/2016, Street Fair
Festival |
Spring is here! Join a fun-filled block party with art making, performances, and dancing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, May 21
12:00 pm

to 5:00 pm

Free
Festivals, May 21, 2016, 05/21/2016, Super Sabado Block Party
Fair |
Celebrate the start of spring (and the market's 76th birthday) with a good old fashioned neighborhood bash. There'll be pushcarts, astroturf, grills, live music, and 20 food vendors from both the Market and Lower East Side community.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, May 21
12:00 pm

to 5:00 pm

Free
Fairs, May 21, 2016, 05/21/2016, Block Party
Festival |
A family-friendly gathering of community, cultures & music lovers of all ages, featuring Reggae, Soulful House, Disco and Afro-Beat spun by a collection of North America's renowned sound architects. Takes place Saturday, May 21 and Saturday, August 6.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, May 21
3:00 pm

to 9:00 pm

Free
Festivals, May 21, 2016, 05/21/2016, Sweet Spot Festival
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Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, May 22
10:00 am

to 6:00 pm

Free
Fairs, May 22, 2016, 05/22/2016, Street Fair
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Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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Sun, May 22
10:00 am

to 6:00 pm

Free
Fairs, May 22, 2016, 05/22/2016, Street Fair
Fair |
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Fri, May 27
10:00 am

to 6:00 pm

Free
Fairs, May 27, 2016, 05/27/2016, Street Fair
Festival |
Hundreds of performers will converge downtown in a three-day entertainment event encompassing music, drama, dance, poetry, comedy, cabaret, theater, film and the visual arts. Takes place May 27-29.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, May 27
6:00 pm

to 11:59 pm

Free
Festivals, May 27, 2016, 05/27/2016, The 21st Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts
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   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, May 28
10:00 am

to 6:00 pm

Free
Fairs, May 28, 2016, 05/28/2016, Street Fair
Festival |
Hundreds of performers will converge downtown in a three-day entertainment event encompassing music, drama, dance, poetry, comedy, cabaret, theater, film and the visual arts. Takes place May 27-29.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, May 28
2:00 pm

to 11:59 pm

Free
Festivals, May 28, 2016, 05/28/2016, The 21st Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts
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Sun, May 29
10:00 am

to 6:00 pm

Free
Fairs, May 29, 2016, 05/29/2016, Street Fair
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Sun, May 29
10:00 am

to 6:00 pm

Free
Fairs, May 29, 2016, 05/29/2016, Street Fair
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Sun, May 29
10:00 am

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Free
Fairs, May 29, 2016, 05/29/2016, Street Fair
Festival |
Hundreds of performers will converge downtown in a three-day entertainment event encompassing music, drama, dance, poetry, comedy, cabaret, theater, film and the visual arts. Takes place May 27-29.
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Sun, May 29
6:00 pm

to 11:59 pm

Free
Festivals, May 29, 2016, 05/29/2016, The 21st Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts
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Mon, May 30
10:00 am

to 6:00 pm

Free
Fairs, May 30, 2016, 05/30/2016, Street Fair
Parade |
In 1964, thousands walked down Riverside Drive in support of the young State of Israel. This impromptu walk evolved into the Salute to Israel Parade. It has become the world’s largest gathering in celebration of Israel attracting worldwide media. The Parade enables the tri-state community to celebrate in a non-partisan, apolitical show of unity with Israel. In 2011 it was decided to change the name of the Parade in order to focus on celebrating the vibrant and diverse country of Israel. The Parade features over 30,000 marchers representing many organizations. Hundreds of thousands enthusiastic spectators gather to watch American and Israeli community leaders and dignitaries, entertainers, artists, musicians, dancers, celebrities, floats and marching bands.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Jun 5
12:00 pm

Free
Parades, June 05, 2016, 06/05/2016, Celebrate Israel Parade
Festival |
Featuring authors of all backgrounds, styles and levels of recognition. With readings, workshops, panels and a community market AmpLit Fest makes one of life’s most solitary acts, writing, a public celebration.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Jun 11
11:00 am

to 6:00 pm

Free
Festivals, June 11, 2016, 06/11/2016, AmpLit: Amplifying Fresh Voices in Literature
Festival |
Celebrate the Jewish, Chinese and Puerto Rican communities of our neighborhood at the Museum's annual block party. Enjoy klezmer, bomba, plena and Chinese opera performances; scribal and other folk arts; food demos; mah jongg and dominoes; and, of course, kosher egg rolls, egg creams, and empanadas.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Jun 19
12:00 pm

to 4:00 pm

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Festivals, June 19, 2016, 06/19/2016, Egg Rolls, Egg Creams and Empanadas Festival
Festival |
Bring your friends and family to celebrate the longest day of the year! This year’s Summer Solstice Celebration will feature vibrant afro-Brazilian drumming by Batala NYC, a performance and capoeira demonstrations for kids and adults by Capoeira Nago, and an eclectic selection of delicious Brazilian BBQ. Teaching artists will lead artmaking workshops to create musical instruments and cosmos-themed sculptures out of recycled materials and students from LaGuardia Community College will offer “tours of the sky” with their telescope. To add to the festivities, there will be face painting by Agostino Arts, a special Solstice ritual performed by Urban Shaman Mama Donna, and a sunset paddle offered by the LIC Community Boathouse. Goes until dusk.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Jun 21
5:00 pm

Free
Festivals, June 21, 2016, 06/21/2016, Summer Solstice Celebration
Festival |
Urban Park Rangers connect you to the life living within the Hudson River with catch and release fishing, Arm of the Sea puppet theatre, Music with Patrick, and river-related arts and crafts. Fishing equipment provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Jun 25
11:00 am

to 3:00 pm

Free
Festivals, June 25, 2016, 06/25/2016, RiverFish Celebration
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A family-friendly gathering of community, cultures & music lovers of all ages, featuring Reggae, Soulful House, Disco and Afro-Beat spun by a collection of North America's renowned sound architects. Takes place Saturday, May 21 and Saturday, August 6.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Aug 6
3:00 pm

to 9:00 pm

Free
Festivals, August 06, 2016, 08/06/2016, Sweet Spot Festival
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