Events and Festivals September 17-18th

Need some help planning your weekend? There are so many things happening this weekend I wish be everywhere at the same time. Here’s what’s going on in NYC this weekend.


Bryant Park Fall Festival Presents: China Institute in America: The Shanghai Restoration Project and Le Zhang 6-7:30pm

8th Annual Stone Street Oyster Festival – Like Oysters? Check out NYC’s largest outdoor oyster festival from 11am-4pm. Oysters, beers, and live music all day!

Pirate Con: Ahoy! It’s a pirate themed party/bar crawl! The event will be held from 11:30am – 10pm. Get dressed up in your best pirate attire and check it out. See their facebook page for more details. (Drink Responsibly)

Blues Brews and BBQ – on Governors Island from Noon-6pm. This is the last of the series which began in June, and features the Oskar Blues Brewery. Bring your beach blankets and lawn chairs, enjoy the beautiful weather. There will be music, craft beers, and of course BBQ. This event is free to attend, but no outside food is allowed.


Dharma Yoga for New York City Free Class with Sri Dharma Mittra on Governors Island from 10am-4pm. There will be a free class, lectures, kids classes, activities, and food. All you need is your yoga mat! Feel free to pinic with family and friends after the class. (This event was previously scheduled in August, but was rained out. )

Brooklyn Book Festival – it’s the largest literary event in New York City and it’s being held in the vicinity of Borough Hall from 10am-4pm. All of the events are free but tickets are required. Plan head and get there early to pick up your tickets and get a seat to the event you choose. Last year I arrived too late for any of the ticketed events, but I picked up fronm some really good books from new authors, and some new books from the Jane Austen Book Club.

NYC Apple Day! – There will be a street festival on the Lower East Side at Orchard Street :) between Broome and Grand from 11:30am-4:30pm. Come do your apple picking without leaving the city! There will be music, a fun run, an apple pie eating contest, food, and games.

This year is the 42nd Annual African American Day Parade, and it’s the largest black parade in America. The parade will be a showcase of positive black achievements, black dignitaries and celebrities, a salute to black colleges, and more! Location: Harlem; 111th street and Adam Clayton Blvd to 136th street

Bryant Park Fall Festival Presents: Ballet Hispanico 6-7:30pm

All Weekend Long:

29th annual Queens County Fair

Brooklyn Book Festival

The Feast of San Gennaro

Bryant Park Fall Festival

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