As always, there’s plenty to do in NYC free and cheap on weekends, and this mid-summer weekend is no exception, with street fairs, car-free Summer Streets and more. Let’s hope the weather cooperates with all the outdoor events.
Unless a price is mentioned, events are FREE, unless you buy stuff. Unless otherwise noted, street fairs are 10am to 5pm.
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Saturday in NYC –
Summer Streets NYC: Ride or walk car-free in Lower Manhattan, and stop to rest or have fun at special water slides, exhibits and more. See this recent NYCOTC posting for all the details on Summer Streets NYC.
Sixth Avenue Festival – Street fair on Sixth Avenue, between 23rd and 32nd Streets.
Meat Packing District Festival: Street fair on Ninth Avenue, between 14th and 23rd Streets
The Summer Seaport Festival: On Water Street, between Fulton and Broad Streets, 11am to 6pm. Also see this recent NYCOTC posting about where to eat at the Seaport.
Sunday in NYC
Lexington Avenue Summerfest: Street fair on Lex, between 42nd and 57th Streets
NYC weekend flea markets and food fairs:
Smorgasburg: The popular Brooklyn foodie festival is outdoors every weekend through fall, with more than 75 local vendors selling top quality sodas, gluten-free sodas, seafood and more. Saturdays are in in East River State Park, and Sundays in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Full details on the Made In Brooklyn Tours website.
Vendy Plaza: Food trucks are back at the famous El Marqueta area at 125th St. and Park Avenue. Details here.
Fulton Stall Market at the South Street Seaport: A new farmer’s market and more. The more includes FREE Saturday morning cartoons for the kids and cooking demonstrations for the grownups. Details here.
Also, check the list of best free things to do in NYC any day of the week, including weekends.
Enjoy your free and cheap NYC weekend.