Unless a price is mentioned, events are FREE, unless you buy stuff. Unless otherwise noted, street fairs are 10am to 5pm.
Let’s hope the weather cooperates with all the outdoor events.
any time of year
Today in NYC –
Life’s a Picnic in Grand Central Terminal – last day for an all-day indoor picnic with music in Vanderbilt Hall. Event details.
Central Park Film Festival – Tonight’s screening is Raging Bull. Time and location.
Accordion Bands Festival – The annual celebration of accordian music, when dozens of musicians play throughout Bryant Park,
Today through Sunday in NYC
Waku Waku +NYC Festival – Japanese pop culture exhibits and workshops, and special guests. See the full NYCOTC posting for all the details.
Saturday in NYC
Waverly Place Festival – street fair on Waverly between Broadway and Fifth Ave.
Lexington Avenue Fair – street fair on Lexington between 42nd and 57th Streets
Summer on the Hudson Silent Disco – dance to music only you can hear, beginning at 5pm at Riverside Park.
- See this recent NYCOTC posting for the schedule of Silent Disco events in all five boroughs, sponsored by Lincoln Center.
Festival de la Calle 6 (Sixth Street Festival) – Street fair on East Sixth Street between Avenue D and the FDR. Event website.
Sunday in NYC
Daytop Festival – Street fair on Madison Avenue, beween 42nd and 55th Streets.
Smorgasburg in Prospect Park – Starting today, August 30, the popular foodie festival moves to Prospect Park, through mid-October. It’s the same 75+ vendors selling top quality sodas, seafood and more. Only the location has changed. Directions and details on the Brooklyn Flea website.
NYC weekend flea markets and food fairs:
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.