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The Best Street Festivals in NYC

The best spots to hit this summer!

As the days get longer and the temperate creeps up, there is nothing better to do than to soak up the sun and spend as much time as possible outside. Walk around and explore the numerous street festivals happening all over the city. Find our top recommendations below!

1. Summer on the Hudson

Summer on the Hudson is Riverside Park & West Harlem Piers Park’s annual outdoor arts & culture festival along the Hudson River. The festival includes music concerts, dance performances, movie screenings, dance parties and so much more. Events are all free and there is something for everyone in the family. Seating for events are available on a first-come, first-serve basis so make sure you arrive early to get the best spot in the house!

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2. Hester Street Fair

Hester Street Fair is not your typical food court or flea market, but instead a one-of-a-kind community gathering that draws from the diversity of the neighborhood and New York City in general. The market runs weekly on Saturdays with different themes each week.

Find more information about upcoming markets here!

3. Summer Streets

On the first three Saturdays of August, nearly seven miles of New York City’s streets is open to the public. Between 7am and 1pm, Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to go outside and have fun! Take a bike ride with the family, take a stroll down the beautiful streets of the city or go for a long jog. The opportunities are endless and over 300,000 took advantage of the open streets in 2018!

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4. Water Festival

Summer days are all fun and games until you’re sitting in front of a fan, hoping for way to cool off. If you are looking for a fun way to do so, head to Queens for the Water Festival on July 6th. This family-friendly bash includes water inflatables, bounce houses as well as food and drinks. Activities also include face painting, crafts and so much more.

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5. New York City Poetry Festival

For poetry lovers all over the city, Governor’s Island is the place to be on July 27th and 28th. Join other aficionados to enjoy performances, readings, vendors, artwork and so much more at this event help by the Poetry Society of New York. Let the summer days and rhythmic stanzas inspire you!

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The Best Street Festivals in NYC

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