North River Historic Ship Festival – This annual event celebrates NYC’s seafaring history. Visit historic ships, including an 1885 schooner, and a 1931 fireboat. The festival – named for the original name of the Hudson River – is at Pier 25 on the Hudson River. There’s also the opportunity to tour two of the historic vessels and take a brief sail on the 1907 tugboat Pegasus – click here to make FREE reservations. Today through Sunday. There also are ticketed events, for a circus.
Governors Island Harbor Nagila – An all-day festival on Sunday of Jewish music and dance, sponsored by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park, to celebrate the museum’s exhibit about Hava Nagila: Song for the People, which has become popular worldwide. There are dance performances noon to 4 p.m. Ferries to Governors Island are FREE and leave Battery Park and Brooklyn. Ferry schedule.
Street fairs and festivals –
Bleeker Area Merchants Street Fair – Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Bleeker St. between Broadway and Sixth Avenues
Andean Festival – Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Food, music and dance celebrating the region of the Andes in South America. At the Unisphere in Flushing Meadow-Corona Park. Event website.
Adorama Street Fair – Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Test drive the latest cameras and other technology. See the full posting on NYCOTC earlier this week.
Check the NYCOTC Summer Calendar to stay up to date with free outdoor movies, free outdoor concerts and other free summer events that let you enjoy NYC on the Cheap. We are NYC nifty and NYC thrifty.