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Parade on Rockaway

The only parade of its kind in NYC. This annual event attracts people from all different communities for 3 days of festivities!

Published: November 25, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

November 20, 2022 (Sunday)

MyGOAL Autism Special Needs Fall Festival

MyGOAL Autism, together with APhA-ASP, SNPhA, PPA, NCPA, AAPP, NJSHP, LKS, and other pharmacy and non-pharmacy organizations, will have stations set up with different games and activities for special needs children and their families.

Published: November 15, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

November 19, 2022 (Saturday)

Jewlu`s Pop Up & Brunch

The holiday season is finally here and Jewlu wants to feed and excite you!

Published: November 9, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

November 13, 2022 (Sunday)

The “1World Fest”

?1WorldFestGlobal promotes the embracing of Diversity, Tolerance, and Inclusion as a goal. It is not a statement of some sort of false panacea that everything is ok. It is the realization that as human beings we are all imbued with unique qualities that make us different and binding humanity that bonds us at a root existential level.

Published: November 9, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

November 12, 2022 (Saturday)

Eco-Puppetry Festival

A free community show highlighting sustainably constructed puppets and ecologically-focused puppetry performances.

Published: November 5, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

November 11, 2022 (Friday)

Chorus: A Sound Poetry Festival

Los Angeles-based composer and Recital record label founder Sean McCann collaborates with Artists Space on a two-day festival of new sound poetry that brings together a flourishing generation of artists and musicians across a wide spectrum of experimental sound alongside legendary historical practitioners.

Published: November 3, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

Festival of Watches

A unique gathering of Watch & Jewelry enthusiast with presidents & reps from all over the world showcasing new & rare collections!

Published: November 2, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

November 10, 2022 (Thursday)

Solas Studio Pin Fest `22 — collectible enamel pin sale

Solas Studio’s Pin Fest is a celebration of affordable wearable art.

Published: November 5, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

November 8, 2022 (Tuesday)

ECS St. Barnabas Community Resource Center Fall Festival

Come out and enjoy the ECS St. Barnabas Community Resource Center Fall Festival!

Published: November 2, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

October 31, 2022 (Monday)

Festival “HarlemWeen 2022”

Since 2011 Harlem Presents has presented HarlemWeen: Harlem’s Halloween Festival. Don’t miss this free, family-friendly costumed festival on the plaza of the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. (Harlem) State Office Building on Halloween afternoon and evening.

Published: October 26, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

October 30, 2022 (Sunday)

Harvest Festival

Join us for our annual Harvest Festival! Our Costume Theme this year is Super Heroes! Come dress up as your favorite superhero or someone you see as your hero and drop by our Little Neck Campus to win prizes for our costume contest, eat snacks, win prizes, and more!

Published: October 26, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

Halloween at Hester Street Fair

Join us on Sunday, October 30th for another Hester Street Fair Halloween bash!

Published: October 26, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

Boogie Down Fall Fest

Fall and togetherness go together like pumpkins and pie!

Published: October 26, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

October 29, 2022 (Saturday)

Kids Fall Spooktacular

Join us for an outdoor fall celebration. Families and kids can celebrate Halloween outdoors with a visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse park.

Published: October 20, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

Branch Brook Park Fest

You are invited to join an exciting outdoor community festival that will bring focus to health and wellness.

Published: October 20, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

October 28, 2022 (Friday)

Halloween Festival in Bay Ridge

Come enjoy the many restaurants from all over the world, the uniquely decorated houses in the side streets, and a block party with bouncy houses, arts & crafts, pumpkin decorating, “Trunk-or-Treat”, castle building, music, and much more.

Published: October 20, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

TG NY Holy Fest

Mark your calendar?? Holyfest is around the corner.

Published: October 20, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

October 23, 2022 (Sunday)

JC Takeover Fest

Come enjoy a day of music, fun, whiskey, cigars, and live entertainment.

Published: October 20, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

Fall Fun Festival

Join Hudson Regional Hospital on Sunday, October 23rd for a day of family fun!

Published: August 24, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

October 22, 2022 (Saturday)

Fall Festival 2022

Join us for the annual Fall Festival!

Published: October 13, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

Hallowscream Fright Walk and Fall Festival

Join us for a spooky celebration at J. Hood Wright Park with an interactive haunted house, games, inflatables, and more! Wear your best costume and get ready for the scariest party in town!

Published: October 13, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

October 15, 2022 (Saturday)

SACKtoberfest

It`s back! SACKtoberfest on Saturday, October 15 from 1pm to 8pm at Hackensack`s Atlantic Street Park. Enjoy food, brews and live music!

Published: October 7, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

October 9, 2022 (Sunday)

12th Annual Diwali Mela — The Festival of Lights

We are pleased to announce that our 12th Annual Diwali Mela will be held on October 9th at Buchmuller Park, Secaucus NJ!

Published: October 7, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

October 8, 2022 (Saturday)

Firefighter Appreciation Day

This year, The Mansion proudly presents Oktoberfest Celebration to thank our local firefighters and law enforcement.

Published: September 30, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

October 2, 2022 (Sunday)

Hoboken Fall Arts and Music Festival

Over 250 vendors, including artists, crafters, food & local businesses will be participating. in 2 stages of live performance.

Published: September 30, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

October 1, 2022 (Saturday)

Children`s Harvest Festival at Saratoga Farms

The Children`s Harvest Festival is an annual street fair hosted by The Campaign Against Hunger.

Published: September 25, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

September 17, 2022 (Saturday)

Yonkers Riverfest

Westchester’s LARGEST Music Festival is coming back to Downtown Yonkers!

Published: August 23, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

September 10, 2022 (Saturday)

Bayonne Arts Festival

Bayonne Arts Festival — Bayonne, NJ in 1st Street Park — Artist Vendor Market, Food Trucks, Live Music, Dance Performances & Free Kids Crafts

Published: August 23, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

Branch Brook Park Fest

We invite everyone in the Essex County Community to join us in an exciting outdoor community festival that will bring focus to health and wellness. The event will kick off with our traditional wellness events in the morning and take a sudden twist in the afternoon to focus more on health. Our mission is to provide the community with health awareness.

Published: August 24, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

September 9, 2022 (Friday)

 until September 30, 2022

4th Annual Jersey City Pierfest

It`s FREE live outdoor Latin jazz in Jersey City! The 4th Annual JC Pierfest returns on Friday nights in September. Salsa dancing too!

Published: August 23, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

September 7, 2022 (Wednesday)

 until September 17, 2022

Spanish Harlem Dance Festival

Spanish Harlem Creative Movement Fest 2022 is a dance festival that examines the influence of Latinos in America as place of mixed cultures

Published: August 12, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

September 5, 2022 (Monday)

 until Sep 10, 2022

Opening Night Celebrations & Film Screenings

Lava Girl Surf is proud to present the 9th Annual Women’s Surf Film Festival. This free outdoor event will be held in New York’s landmark surf communities, Rockaway Beach, Queens over the week of September 5-10th.

Published: August 24, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

August 28, 2022 (Sunday)

3rd Annual March to Yorktown Day Westfield

Come to this FREE community parade and festival!

Published: June 13, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

August 27, 2022 (Saturday)

2022 Japan Village Summer Festival

At the festival, you will be able to enjoy live music with traditional Japanese instruments, and dance performances, participate in fun activities, enjoy refreshing Japanese summer snacks, and much more!

Published: August 11, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

Kids Day Celebration

Back to School Celebration at the Hollywood Marketplace!

Published: August 10, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

August 20, 2022 (Saturday)

 until Oct 29, 2022 (on Sat)

Arts In The Plaza. Long Beach`s Weekly Arts Festival

Shop from over 30 local artists while enjoying live performances by local musicians!

Published: August 15, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

August 14, 2022 (Sunday)

True Colors Arts Festival

Fashion Show, Live Performances, Dance, Music, Poetry, Vendors, and More!

Published: June 9, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

August 7, 2022 (Sunday)

Old Timers Day Music Fest 2022

For 50+ years this event has been a must-come affair. Time spent with family and friends makes attending this event a no brainier.

Published: May 17, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

Old Timers Day Music Fest 2022

For 50+ years this event has been a must-come affair. Time spent with family and friend makes attending this event a no-brainer.

Published: July 7, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

July 26, 2022 (Tuesday)

Jersey City Summer Fest

Summer in the City is a free recurring concert series that brings live music and film to each corner of Jersey City.

Published: July 7, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

July 23, 2022 (Saturday)

Super Heroes — Family Fun Day 2022

Mobile Family Success Center and the Edison Housing Authority are teaming up to bring you: the “3rd Annual FAMILY FUN DAY!”

Published: June 10, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

July 1, 2022 (Friday)

 until August 19, 2022

Festival “Alive on 25”

Alive on 25 is a walkable, pop-up summer street festival in Downtown Riverhead

Published: June 13, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

June 25, 2022 (Saturday)

Fiction festival “Once Upon A Time in NYC 2022”

Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Paw Patrol, and Harry Potter & More All in One Day!

Published: June 10, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

Music festival “Bronx Summer Jam”

Summer is officially almost here, so we’re celebrating with a boogie-down Bronx music fest!

Published: June 10, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

Wellness Day

Families come out to Wellness Day in the Bronx where you can have fun in the sun while speaking to health and wellness representatives.

Published: June 8, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
 until Jun 26, 2022

African Popup Festival

African Popup Festival — Summer 2022 — Outdoor/family friendly

Published: April 13, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

June 23, 2022 (Thursday)

Janssen Data + Art Festival

Janssen Commercial Data Sciences will be hosting a festival on using data as a medium in art-making. The festival is on June 23 from 1:30 pm-4 pm ET at Zimmerli Art Museum in New Brunswick, NJ (accessible by train).

Published: June 9, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

June 19, 2022 (Sunday)

3rd Annual Court Square Block Party

The 3rd Annual Court Square Block Party will take place on Sunday, June 19 on Crescent St, in Long Island City!

Published: May 9, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

June 18, 2022 (Saturday)

Juneteenth Festival at the Library

Juneteenth Festival to enjoy with the whole family.

Published: June 4, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

Freedom Day. Celebrate Juneteenth 2022 with KowTeff

Join KowTeff for the best yet celebration of Juneteenth Celebration! Enjoy a fun-filled day of FREE classes and activities!

Published: May 9, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

Free Biker`s Picnic

Empire City MC’s 58th Annual Biker’s Picnic!

Published: June 6, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

June 4, 2022 (Saturday)

GreenFest Newark

Let’s turn Newark green! If we don’t save our planet

Published: May 17, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

May 29, 2022 (Sunday)

MACFEST2022: Celebrating Eid in Indonesia

In Indonesia, Eid al-Fitr is celebrated in a joyful and exuberant way.

Published: May 2, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

May 21, 2022 (Saturday)

Community Paint Festival

Artist Kristy McCarthy, members of Chelton Loft, and the East Harlem community are making a mural about mental health awareness, and they need your help! Join us on May 21st for painting, music, mental health resources, free food, and more at The Grace Center at Exodus Transitional Community.

Published: May 17, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

7th Annual Love+Unity Music Fest

Bring your friends and family out to the 7th annual Love+Unity Fest

Published: May 9, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

May 16, 2022 (Monday)

#Paprika21 Emerging Artist Unconference

Opening the 21st Paprika Festival with a digital Emerging Artist Unconference, co-facilitated by Paprika and Nightwood Theatre.

Published: May 3, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

May 15, 2022 (Sunday)

Desi Rainbow: Inclusive Buddha Jayanti Celebration

Desi Rainbow Parents & Allies celebrates an LGBTQ+ affirming Buddha Jayanti

Published: May 3, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

May 7, 2022 (Saturday)

Family Fun Fest at Atlantic Terminal

Atlantic Terminal’s Family Fun Fest is bringing Brooklyn together for a day full of free family activities on our outdoor plaza.

Published: April 7, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

May 1, 2022 (Sunday)

Free Mother’s Day Family Portrait Event

In celebration of Mother’s Day, join us for complimentary family portraits and lots of fun!

Published: April 18, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

Mom-A-Rama Free Festival at Monmouth Park Racetrack

All are welcome to this FREE, indoor family festival!

Published: April 7, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

April 30, 2022 (Saturday)

Spring Fitness and Fun Festival

Join the Spring with a full day of fun and fitness for all ages.

Published: March 23, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

Wild & Scenic Film Festival Outdoor Earth Day Celebration

The Wild &Scenic Film Festival & Outdoor Earth Day event features a free screening of “Inspiring Adventure ” films, a green market & more!

Published: April 7, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

April 24, 2022 (Sunday)

FLO Fest

Children’s games and crafts. Read-aloud of book about Olmsted. Tours of Olmsted-Beil House exterior with Patricia Salmon. Tours of Olmsted’s Great Trees with Urban Park. Rangers. Music. Presentation of proclamations for Frederick Law Olmsted Day. Refreshments

Published: April 15, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

Free Fun Easter Egg Hunt Event

Easter Egg Hunt! Egg Decorating, Pony Rides, Relay Race, Stilt Walker, Face Painting, Bouncy House, Train Rides, Karate/Gymnastics Lessons

Published: April 14, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

April 23, 2022 (Saturday)

Harlem Earth Day Festival

Celebrate Earth Day — Eco-Friendly Brands — Vegan Food Vendors — Music/Live Performances

Published: April 13, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

The Monmouth Moms Spring Festival

We’re so excited to host our 1st event of 2022, The Monmouth Moms Spring Festival at Bell Works!

Published: April 6, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

Freshkills Park Alliance Earth Day Festival

To celebrate Earth Day, this year the Freshkills Park Alliance is excited to present a mix of drop-in and scheduled activities.

Published: March 31, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

April 15, 2022 (Friday)

Harlem Festival of Culture presents A Harlem Jones Open Mic Night

A Harlem Jones — A Tribute to the 25th Anniversary of the critically acclaimed film Love Jones. Hosted by Jared Wayne Gladly.

Published: April 4, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

April 9, 2022 (Saturday)

Festival

Come and hop over to Mineola Memorial Park and partake in a hunt for eggs! 12 lucky winners will win a special prize as they hunt for the Golden Ticket!

Published: March 29, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

April 7, 2022 (Thursday)

La Ofrenda Fest Free Events in NYC 2022

In four days Ofrenda Fest will celebrate ideas of connectedness, balance, and the all-encompassing influence of giving back to Mother Earth.

Published: March 31, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

April 6, 2022 (Wednesday)

Talking It Out: A Virtual Arts Festival

A virtual arts festival in support of mental health awareness.

Published: April 27, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

April 3, 2022 (Sunday)

Moving Body-Moving Image Festival 2022

The 2022 Moving Body—Moving Image Festival focuses on the MOVING BODY WITH DISABILITIES and their representation on Screen.

Published: March 31, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

March 27, 2022 (Sunday)

Wellbeing Jamboree in Brooklyn

Join Cool Culture for a day of self-care and community wellness, with free art-making activities for the whole family!

Published: March 17, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

March 26, 2022 (Saturday)

Love Local Beerfest

Time Out Market New York’s soaring fifth floor rooftop is Brooklyn’s most beautiful destination to sip brews with a view, and Saturday, March 26 you can sample suds from six outstanding NYC breweries for the bargain price of free.

Published: March 17, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

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