Last chance summer fairs and festivals in New York for kids

There’s one month of summer left, so spend it tasting cotton candy, catching outdoor films and experiencing different cultures.

We hope your summer has been full of adventures, family picnics at NYC parks and visits to the city's best playgrounds, but there are just a few (and by a few, we mean 18) other events you'll need to experience before breaking out your sweaters.  

Summer Streets

From Park Ave at 72nd St to Centre St at Brooklyn Bridge; visit nyc.gov/summerstreets for details. For this three-Saturday event, nearly seven miles of NYC turf from the Brooklyn Bridge all the way to Central Park will be cleared of vehicles, creating a pedestrian paradise complete with food and entertainment. This edition’s offerings are still being planned, but expect perks like free bike and rollerblade rentals, a rock-climbing wall, a zip line, and refreshing water sprinklers and misting stations. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for outdoor art installations, too. All ages.

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Sweet Spot Festival

Head to Harlem for a monthly dance party, artisan market, and tasty treats. This year's highlghts include a Father's Day weekend bash in June, a Jamaican Indepen-dance in August, and more. All ages.

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Harlem Eats

Frederick Douglass Blvd. between 117th and 118th Sts. Every Saturday 'til the weather gets cold again, one block of Harlem will host mobile food vendors that run the gamut from world cuisine to hyperlocal fare. Expect eats from the likes of Takumi Taco, Jerk Shack, It'sKale, Nuchas, Luke's Lobster, Frittering Away and Carnaval, but be sure to bring the Benjamins—it's cash-only. All ages.

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