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NYC street fairs and festivals for families

This season's awesome lineup of kid-friendly street fairs and festivals present Ferris wheels, puppet shows and beyond

Photograph: John Haeger

Warm weather in NYC lets families explore the city in a whole new way. They can embrace nature in scenic NYC parks, enjoy outdoor dining and tackle an awesome lineup of NYC street fairs and festivals. Ride the Ferris wheel at State Fair Meadowlands, check out the coolest art at Figment NYC Weekend and catch an awesome flick at Brooklyn Film Festival kidsfilmfest. Happy adventuring, and be sure to check back soon. We'll be adding more awesome stuff throughout the season!

NYC street fairs and festivals

Go Fish! Festival

Spend a scaly Saturday at this catch-and-release festival in Battery Park City, where families can use barbless hooks (causing less harm to both animals and slippery-fingered children) to get a closer look at the Hudson’s gilled residents before setting them back into the wild. Even if you’re crew isn’t the fishing type, kids can head out on a naturalist-led bird walk (11am) and drop in for aquatic art projects (11am–2pm). Catch TBA stage shows as well, by popular family bands like Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem. Ages 5 to 10.

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Robert F. Wagner Park , Financial District Saturday October 17 2015

Brooklyn Flea-Fort Greene

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It’s that time of year! The Brooklyn Flea comes back outside in Fort Greene on Saturdays and Williamsburg on Sundays when the weather warms up. We're still waiting on details for this year's flea, but you'll be able to browse (and eat!) 'til your heart's content. All ages.

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Brooklyn Flea , Bedford-Stuyvesant Saturday October 10 2015 - Saturday November 21 2015