Labor Day weekend is the official end of summer in NYC, but no worries, because it also means an extra day of FREE and cheap events to enjoy NYC on the cheap. As always, nothing on this list of NYC weekend events is more than $10, because NYCOTC believes you can be cheap and still have fun in the greatest city in the world. Since these are outdoor events, let’s hope the weather cooperates.
Also because there is so much happening, check back tomorrow for Monday’s schedule, which include the West Indian Day Parade.
#FreeInNYC on Friday:
Madison Square Park celebrates its 200th birthday next weekend, but is starting the festivities today, Aug. 29th with a free hat making crafts workshop. Gather around the southern fountain between noon and 2 PM for a millinery workshop that evokes the Victorian era. Hat making supplies are free, provided by Materials for the Arts.
#FreeInNYC on Saturday
World Trade Center Fair: On Liberty St., between Broadway and Trinity Place, 11 AM to 6 PM
Meatpacking District Fair: on 13th Street between Washington Street and Ninth Avenue, 11 AM to 6 PM
Fourth Avenue Festival: Fourth Avenue, between 9th and 14th Streets.
NYC Unicycle Festival: The annual gathering of riders and watchers, on Governors Island, with races and competitions including unicycle basketball. Noon to 5 PM, also on Sunday. Event website
Harlem Sweet Spot Festival: Music and dance performances, activities for kids. Pier i on the Hudson, at 70th Street. Noon to 5 PM
#FreeInNYC on Sunday
Brazilian Day Festival: The 30th annual event celebrating the food and culture of Brazil, on Sixth Avenue between 42nd and 56th Street and also on 46th Street, also known as Little Brazil, between Madison and Seventh Avenues. 10 AM to 6 PM
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