NYC street fairs guide 2013

This season's street festivals and parades.

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  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

Summer Streets

  • Critics choice
  • Free

For this three-Saturday event, nearly seven miles of NYC turf from the Brooklyn Bridge all the way to the Upper East Side are cleared of vehicles, creating a pedestrian paradise complete with food and entertainment. This edition’s offerings

  1. Various locations
  2. Sat Aug 2 - Sat Aug 16
More info

Brooklyn Flea

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  • Free

The Brooklyn Flea is back outside on Saturdays in Fort Greene and Sundays in Williamsburg . Pick up a couple hand-hammered stack rings by Jessica De Carlo, at a special Flea-only price ($20 each, 2 for $35), or take a walk in Nina Z's eco-conscious

  1. East River State Park 90 Kent Ave, at North 8th St
  2. Sat Aug 2 - Sun Nov 23
More info

Smorgasburg

  • Critics choice
  • Free

The venerable epicurean extravaganza returns the weekend of April 6, spending Saturdays in Williamsburg's East River State Park (enter at North 7th Street) and Sundays in Brooklyn Bridge Park at the walled-in, open-air Tobacco Warehouse through the

  1. Brooklyn Bridge Park Main St, at Fulton Ferry Landing, 11201
  2. Sat Aug 2 - Sun Nov 23
More info

Dance Theatre of Harlem 2014 Summer Street Festival

Dance Theatre of Harlem engages the neighborhood with its annual street fair. In addition to vendors, the daylong shindig includes performances by the summer-intensive students, guests artists and the company.

  1. Dance Theatre of Harlem Everett Center for the Performing Arts, 466 W 152nd St, between Amsterdam and St. Nicholas Aves
  2. Sat Aug 9
More info

Atlantic Antic

  • Critics choice
  • Free

More than 500 food and craft vendors and ten stages will close down a busy Brooklyn artery for the 40th annual Atlantic Antic. Spanning ten blocks and cutting through four neighborhoods, it's billed as NYC’s largest street fair, so there’s more



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8 comments
Matthew
Matthew

All NYC Street fairs have become nothing but crapfests. Every one has the same garbage, and that's all it is. They have zero to do with the neighborhood that hosts them and clog up the streets with unnecessary junk. Why would you want to go to one of these junkfests? I'm grateful for this list so I know what places to avoid on any given summer weekend in NYC!

Robin
Robin

The booth street fair cosmetics has tons of discount makeup! Lauder, Lancôme !!

sean R
sean R

Good list but missing some major events like jamaica ave which runs for about 20 blocks in queens on Sat Aug 3

maude blake
maude blake

Thanks, it was so easy to find the fair i wanted to go

Anonymous
Anonymous

Most of the fairs are the same, so content is pretty much what you would expect. Things being sold, food, drinks and crowds. No surprise there!

Anonymous
Anonymous

This is a great list but a bit of detail about what is actually HAPPENING at each festival would be good... the websites aren't much help.

Anonymous
Anonymous

This list is always hugely helpful. Thank you for publishing these every week.

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