Fairs & Festivals



Poem in Your Pocket Day

Thursday, April 26, 10:30 am–1:30 pm
Bryant Park ~ Midtown West
FREE
NYC's 16th Annual celebration of poetry features original poem readings from from elementary, intermediate and high school students.

Poem in Your Pocket Day at Poets House

Thursday, April 26, 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Poets House ~ Tribeca/Soho
FREE
Join young readers and writers along with special guests for an afternoon of poetry readings and fun. Bring a poem of your...

Arbor Day in Madison Square Park

Friday, April 27, 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Madison Square Park ~ Gramercy & Flatiron
FREE
Celebrate Arbor Day with a day of free programming where you can learn all about MSPC’s favorite trees—some of which are over...

Arbor Day in Prospect Park

Friday, April 27, 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Prospect Park Boathouse & Audubon Center ~ 101 East Dr, B
FREE
Enjoy games, crafts and an exhibit on Brooklyn's last remaining forest, Prospect Park. Get inspired with Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with...

Shakespeare's Birthday Sonnet Slam

Friday, April 27, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Central Park, Naumburg Bandshell ~ Central Park
FREE
Hear all 154 sonnets by Shakespeare spoken by 154 readers of all ages and abilities.

Tulip Festival

Saturday, April 28, 8:00 am–8:00 pm
West Side Community Garden ~ Upper West Side
FREE
Admire colorful tulips and other flower in a charming community garden, open everyday from dawn to dusk.

Arbor Weekend at Wave Hill

Saturday, April 28, 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Wave Hill ~ Bronx
FREE
Celebrate trees in a lovely landscape of leafy giants. Activities include a tree-themed Family Art Project, a Junior Arborist Station where ages...

Arbor Weekend at Wave Hill

Saturday, April 28, 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Wave Hill ~ Bronx
FREE
Celebrate trees in a lovely landscape of leafy giants. Activities include a tree-themed Family Art Project, maple syrup tasting and a tree-themed...

Sakura Matsuri 2018

Saturday, April 28, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Brooklyn Botanic Garden ~ Brooklyn
$25, $20/Seniors & Students, Free/Kids 12 & Under
Enjoy nearly 60 events and performances that celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture among gorgeous blossoming cherry tress at this annual festival.

Boogie Down at the Bronx Zoo

Saturday, April 28, 11:00 am–4:00 pm
The Bronx Zoo ~ Bronx
$23.95/adults, $19.95/ages 3-12, $21.95/seniors, free/ages 1 & under
The Bronx Zoo celebrates its vibrant neighborhood with street art workshops, hip-hop performances by legends like Grandmasters Melle Mel and the Sugar...

Hester Street Fair

Saturday, April 28, 11:00 am–6:00 pm
Hester Street Fair ~ Lower East Side
FREE
Founded in 2010 by three Lower East Side locals, this food and flea market draws from the diversity of the neighborhood and...

Street Games

Saturday, April 28, 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Thomas Jefferson Park ~ Harlem
FREE
Play classic street games from the ’60s and ’70s with a modern spin. All ages can try stickball, pogo sticks, double-dutch, hula...

The World's Fare

Saturday, April 28, 11:00 am–8:00 pm
Citi Field ~ 11368
$19
Experience diversity through authentic food, drink and music curated by the city’s leading culinary advocates including renowned Danish chef Claus Meyer. Also...

Opening Party: LEGO® Bricks: A Celebration!

Saturday, April 28, 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
Scandinavia House ~ Midtown East
FREE
Celebrate the opening of new exhibition LEGO® Bricks: A Celebration with a family-friendly party featuring over 30,000 loose LEGO bricks in an...

Sakura Matsuri 2018

Sunday, April 29, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Brooklyn Botanic Garden ~ Brooklyn
$25, $20/Seniors & Students, Free/Kids 12 & Under
Enjoy nearly 60 events and performances that celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture among gorgeous blossoming cherry tress at this annual festival.

Vegan Pop-up Market

Sunday, April 29, 10:00 am–5:30 pm
PS 334/The Anderson School ~ Upper West Side
FREE
The Seed NYC is bringing it's vegan and plant-based shopping experience to weekly curated market Grand Bazaar NYC. The Seed's top merchants...

Boogie Down at the Bronx Zoo

Sunday, April 29, 11:00 am–4:00 pm
The Bronx Zoo ~ Bronx
$23.95/adults, $19.95/ages 3-12, $21.95/seniors, free/ages 1 & under
The Bronx Zoo celebrates its vibrant neighborhood with street art workshops, hip-hop performances by legends like Grandmasters Melle Mel and the Sugar...

Realize Your Beauty Day

Sunday, April 29, 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Balance Eating Disorder Treatment Center ~ Chelsea
$20, $15/kids
Celebrate inner beauty, kindness, and self-love with an unique event for kids, teens, and families that features guest speakers from the body...

The World's Fare

Sunday, April 29, 11:00 am–8:00 pm
Citi Field ~ 11368
$19
Experience diversity through authentic food, drink and music curated by the city’s leading culinary advocates including renowned Danish chef Claus Meyer. Also...

Friendship Circle Upper East Side Carnival and Walk

Sunday, April 29, 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Chabad Upper East Side ~ Upper East Side
Rides & activities $3-10 tickets each
A benefit for kids with special needs includes rides, arcades, a teen gaming tent, entertainment, face painting, pony rides, bouncy castles, a...

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