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Fairs and festivals in New York for kids

Enjoy games, entertainment, food and rides at these New York City fairs and festivals for kids.

Summer Streets

  • Critics choice
  • Free

From Park Ave at 72nd St to Centre St at Brooklyn Bridge; visit

  1. Various locations
  2. Sat Aug 2 - Sat Aug 16
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Family Performance Festival

Throughout the summer, the Central Park Conservancy will present

  1. Peter J. Sharp Children's Glade, Central Park W 103rd St, Central Park West
  2. Sun Aug 3
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Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

  • Free

This free outdoor movie festival brings weekly screenings to the lawn of

  1. Bryant Park Sixth Ave, between 40th and 42nd Sts
  2. Mon Aug 4 - Mon Aug 18
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Family Performance Festival

Throughout the summer, the Central Park Conservancy will present

  1. Peter J. Sharp Children's Glade, Central Park W 103rd St, Central Park West
  2. Sun Aug 10
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FlyNYC 2014

  • Free

Kids can let their imagination take off when they learn to craft unique

  1. Riverside Park, Pier I W 70th St, at the Hudson River
  2. Sat Aug 16
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Harlem Week: NYC Children's Festival

  • Free

Enjoy the last stretch of summer and head to the Harlem Week NY

  1. Manhattan
  2. Sat Aug 16 - Sun Aug 17
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Coney Island Sand Sculpting Contest

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Watch NYC’s boldest sand artists compete in the 24th annual Sand Sculpting

  1. Coney Island Boardwalk Boardwalk, at 10th St
  2. Sat Aug 16
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Family Performance Festival

Throughout the summer, the Central Park Conservancy will present

  1. Peter J. Sharp Children's Glade, Central Park W 103rd St, Central Park West
  2. Sun Aug 17
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Downtown Dance Festival

  • Free

Twirl, two-step or tap your way to Lower Manhattan for the 33rd year in a

  1. Robert F. Wagner Park Battery Pl, between West St and 1st Pl
  2. Sun Aug 17 - Thu Aug 21
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Brooklyn Bridge Park Family Field Day

  • Free

There couldn't possibly be a more perfect place than a Brooklyn Bridge

  1. Brooklyn Bridge Park Main St, at Fulton Ferry Landing, 11201
  2. Sat Aug 23
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Hip Tot Family Day

  • Free

Celebrate the end of each month with Hip Tot–quality entertainment. Cool

  1. Greenwood Park 555 Seventh Ave, between 19th and 20th Sts, 11215
  2. Sun Aug 24
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Family Performance Festival

Throughout the summer, the Central Park Conservancy will present

  1. Peter J. Sharp Children's Glade, Central Park W 103rd St, Central Park West
  2. Sun Aug 24
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Caribbean Woodstock 2014: A Celebration of Light

  • Price band: 2/4

Celebrate Caribbean culture and take the kids to check out live musical

  1. Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Pkwy, at Washington Ave
  2. Thu Aug 28 - Fri Aug 29
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NYC Unicycle Festival

  • Critics choice
  • Free

This wacky one-wheeled weekend rolls into town with a 13-mile ride from

  1. Governors Island Governors Island
  2. Fri Aug 29 - Sat Aug 30
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Family Performance Festival

Throughout the summer, the Central Park Conservancy will present

  1. Peter J. Sharp Children's Glade, Central Park W 103rd St, Central Park West
  2. Sun Aug 31
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Richmond County Fair

  • Critics choice

Grab the fam and head to Historic Richmond Town, a preserved

  1. Historic Richmond Town 441 Clarke Ave, at St. Patricks Pl
  2. Mon Sep 1
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Back-to-School Festival

  • Price band: 1/4

Cue the groans—summer is slipping away and school will be back in session

  1. Children's Museum of Manhattan 212 W 83rd St, between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway, 10024
  2. Sat Sep 6 - Sun Sep 7
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West Side County Fair

  • Critics choice
  • Free

The Upper West Side gets countryfied with carnival rides, games, music,

  1. Pier I, Riverside Park South W 66th St, at the Hudson River
  2. Sun Sep 7
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Great Irish Fair Of New York

  • Free

The Irish American Building Society Charities Inc. is hosting their 33rd

  1. MCU Park 1904 Surf Ave, between 17th and 19th Sts
  2. Sat Sep 13 - Sun Sep 14
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World Maker Faire 2014

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

This wacky West Coast transplant displays way-out-there experiments that

  1. New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th St, at 47th Ave, 11368
  2. Sat Sep 20 - Sun Sep 21
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Queens County Fair

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

A reading of Charlotte’s Web is about as close as most city kids have come

  1. Queens County Farm Museum 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, between 73rd Rd and 74th Ave
  2. Sat Sep 20 - Sun Sep 21
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PS9's Bounce Back to School Carnival

  • Price band: 1/4

Celebrate the start of the school year with carnival games, face painting,

  1. P.S. 9 80 Underhill Ave, between Bergen St and St. Marks Ave
  2. Sat Sep 20
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Edible Garden Harvest Festival

  • Price band: 2/4

The NYBG hosts a daylong festival exploring Mario Batali's Kitchen

  1. New York Botanical Garden Bronx River Pkwy, at Fordham Rd, 10458
  2. Sat Sep 27 - Sun Sep 28
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Chile Pepper Festival

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Even kids who aren't fans of spicy food will get a kick out of the lively

  1. Brooklyn Botanic Garden 990 Washington Ave, at President St
  2. Sat Sep 27
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Transit Museum Bus Festival

  • Free

Kids won't want to miss the Transit Museum's fleet of vintage busses, on

  1. Brooklyn
  2. Sun Sep 28
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