NYC Street Fairs
NYC street fairs take over different blocks throughout the five boroughs. Vehicles are prohibited, and you can walk from one booth to the next, absorbing the music and street art that fill the air. There are many activities and attractions, from the finest restaurants to antique shops and outdoor concerts. No matter your interests, NYC street fairs are always a blast. So, grab your sunscreen and go enjoy the festivities! Here are some suggestions:
Bronx street fairs
There are many annual street fairs in the Bronx, from festive to seasonal events. Many are family-friendly, with activities like pony rides and corn mazes. While most are just traditional carnivals with a few twists, there are some that are unique to this borough. If you have never been to a Bronx street fair, there’s a good chance you’re in for a treat!
The 161st Street BID St Fair takes place on June 7, 2019, at Joyce Kilmer Park. This event is held along 161st Street between Walton Avenue and the Grand Concourse. There will be booths, live entertainment, and plenty of food. If you’re interested in participating in a Bronx street fair, you’ll find plenty of great food options along this route. And if you’re interested in participating in a larger-scale event, there’s always the 33rd Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade & Carnival along the Grand Concourse.
The Hester Bazaar will be back in June, offering a chance to purchase handmade items and other goods. The park’s vehicle-free roads will make the event an ideal environment for shoppers to enjoy the arts and local businesses. Visitors can also take advantage of free entertainment, including live music and performances. And don’t forget about the booze! With over 20 different varieties of wine, cider, and spirits to choose from, there’s sure to be a perfect pairing for anyone’s palate.
The Central American Independence Festival will take place on September 8, 2019. The event will start at 1 pm and end around 6 pm. The Central American Independence Festival will also feature stage performances and Honduran Garifuna culture. And, of course, there will be plenty of food, drink, and arts and crafts. Whether you’re into street art, antiques, or handmade jewelry, there’s no shortage of fun to be had.
Queens street fairs
If you’re looking for a fun, family-friendly event in Queens, you’re in luck. There are a number of festivals held throughout Queens each year, including street fairs that take place in the neighborhood.
Some of the most notable include the Queens Blvd Summerfest, which takes place on Queens Blvd in Forest Hills/Rego Park, and the Chatpati Mela South Asian Food & Cultural Festival on 77th Street between 37th Avenue and Roosevelt Avenue, which celebrates southeast Asian cultures. There are also street fairs on Queens Blvd between 83rd and 90th Street, where you can buy delicious food and music.
The LIC Spring Festival is a fun, annual event in Long Island City. It’s held on Vernon Boulevard between 50th and 46th Avenue, and the Sunnyside Kiwanis Flag Day Parade begins at 11 a.m. The LIC business improvement district sponsors this event. A variety of food and beverage offerings will be available for purchase, and kids can play in a jumping castle. There’s also a family-friendly craft fair on Myrtle Avenue, held in Sunnyside every May.
Manhattan street fairs
If you are a foodie and live in the Big Apple, you have most likely seen the various Manhattan street fairs. While the majority of these events focus on food, there are also some that focus on other things, like vintage clothing, estate jewelry, and other items. For example, the 9th Avenue International Food Festival spans the length of 9th Avenue from 42nd to 57th streets. Guests can dine under canopies while enjoying live music and a wide range of delicious foods.
There are many different Manhattan street fairs and festivals to choose from, including the 6th Avenue Autumn Fair, the Turtle Bay Festival, the Murray Hill Neighborhood Festival, and the 92nd Street Festival. Most of these street fairs are held during the month of June, but you can also choose to visit in July or August. In September, the U.S. Open will take place in New York City. In addition to free Broadway performances, the Bryant Park Street Fair will also feature an exhibit by street artist Banksy.
Depending on the time of year, you can also visit the Grand Central Food Block Party on Sunday, June 10th, between 3rd Avenue and 34th Street. Alternatively, you could head to the 9th Avenue International Food Festival, which takes place along 9th Avenue between 42nd and 57th streets in Midtown Manhattan. Meanwhile, the Stonewall Veterans Festival takes place along Broadway between 42nd and 51st streets. You can check out the events calendar on Things To Do Manhattan’s monthly and weekly events calendar to find a fair near you.
There are also a few other New York City street fairs worth checking out. The Gowanus Block Party will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 12pm to 9 pm, on 7th Street. There will also be a Korean street fair on 6th Avenue between 8th and 14th streets. You can also visit the Chelsea Festival on 6th Avenue between 14th and 23rd streets in Brooklyn. You’ll be sure to find something you love at one of these Manhattan street fairs.
Staten Island street fairs
To find upcoming events, visit Staten Island‘s Directory and click on the link for a specific neighborhood. The street fair calendar will be updated with new listings through May 2022. In the meantime, use the links below to get an overview of Staten Island’s street fairs. Also, check out our New York City coupons and promotions page. Also, keep an eye on our Staten Island Arts & Culture section for updates.
The Fall Festival at the Mount, Staten Island, is open to the public from 10 am to 9 pm on October 26 & 27, 2019. The event features food, arts and crafts, and the largest pumpkin patch in the borough. Admission is $5 per person and children are free. It replaces the Columbus Day parade in New Dorp. At this year’s event, there are a variety of entertainment options, from food trucks to live bands.
Among the many events in the Staten Island neighborhood, the Stapleton Saturdays street fair is an excellent option for those who are looking for a unique way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Musicians, painters, and other artists will entertain shoppers throughout the Silver Lake neighborhood. Visitors can buy handmade crafts, attend an art show, or enjoy some fun games and activities. While you’re there, be sure to check out the different street fairs in your neighborhood.
Another Staten Island street fair that will be of interest to Italian-Americans is the Festa & Motori d’Italia, which takes place at Casa Belvedere, 693 Jewett Avenue, in Stapleton. The fair features Italian food and live entertainment. As a bonus, it also features a bicycle ride, which is a great way to get around the city. The 5 Boro Bike Ride is another event to consider for the Staten Island community.
Fordham neighborhood street fairs
Fordham, New York, is home to a number of annual neighborhood street fairs, and one of them is the Bx Burger Co. This small business opened its doors last summer and was the only vendor with a line last Sunday. Known for its baconator burger, Bx’s offers brisket burgers topped with smoked bacon and Cheddar cheese, as well as a special sauce. This small business is one of the few that are located in the neighborhood, but is so popular, that they received nearly 500 applications for the 2019 season.
Locals and visitors alike can look forward to dozens of performers and food trucks. In addition to food and drinks, the Fordham Flea market is also home to an eclectic mix of Bronx Night Market food vendors and local merchants. Bambu Candles, Chalams Essentials, and Through My Rare View will be among the vendors on hand. Other vendors include Chalams Essentials, For the Culture, and Royalty Embrace.
The Fordham Road Business Improvement District is an independent nonprofit organization that manages the Fordham road shopping area. It is part of the city’s Bx17 and Bx41 bus routes. The Bx41 select bus service stops at the intersection of Fordham Road, and the Bx9 and Bx17 bus lines run along the roadway. Fordham Road is served by the New York City Subway at Jerome Avenue and the Grand Concourse.
On the Bronx, the city’s public policy think tank, the Center for an Urban Future, urged municipalities to stop holding generic city fairs. In response, many cities have enacted ordinances restricting the size and spread of such events. In response, Fordham neighborhood street fairs have become more diverse, and have grown to include several nonprofits and private companies.
The CUF’s domain hosted 196 multi-block street fairs last year, with the Center for Urban Future’s guidance. The majority of these street fairs are organized by private companies and nonprofit organizations that sponsor vendors and food booths.