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September 19, 2014

It's the perfect time of year to walk over the Brooklyn Bridge. And once you're over there you should check out Photoville at Pier 5 in the Brooklyn Bridge Park. Enjoy looking at photos from around the world, talks, workshops, multimedia presentations, and a beer garden! All for free! (Food and beer are not free though). It's a perfectly relaxing and unique way to spend an evening as the summer comes to an end. The event lasts until September 28.


Steuben Parade

September 16, 2014

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As you might have already guessed, New York City is filled with so many different cultures and we like to celebrate them all! This weekend it's Germany's time to shine with the Steuben Parade. Watch dance groups, floats, and walkers in traditional costume march up Fifth Avenue from 68th Street to 86th Street at noon on Saturday.


Feast of San Gennaro

September 10, 2014

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Celebrate San Gennaro--the Patron Saint of Naples--and all things Italian in Little Italy starting tomorrow and lasting until September 21. This annual feast started as a 1 day celebration on September 19, 1926 and has grown into an 11 day event. Although it is primarily a religious celebration, there is also a party atmosphere where you can enjoy rides, games, food, live music, and more. Don't miss the annual cannoli eating contest taking place this Friday at 2pm.


Great Irish Fair of New York

September 08, 2014

Come celebrate Irish-American heritage and culture this weekend in Brooklyn. Listen to traditional and contemporary Irish music, eat great food, Irish dancing, kid's activities, and more. The fair takes place this Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am to 8pm on Coney Island at Surf Avenue and West 21st Street. Also, if you're a runner there's a 5k run on Saturday to kick off the event. Enjoy!


Honey Week

September 05, 2014

Honey, it's time to celebrate you and everything about you! Not anyone in particular, but honey, the sweet sticky stuff made by bees. Attend various honey related events from September 8-14, mostly in Brooklyn. You can tour a local apiary, attend a honey-themed dinner, attend various lectures, enjoy honey tasting or cocktails, and more. The kids can build bee costumes on September 10. Some of the events are free and others require payment. For more information on the events, visit the website.


West Side County Fair

September 04, 2014

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If you missed the Richmond County Fair last weekend, don't worry, there's one in Manhattan this weekend. It's on a smaller scale of course because it's in Manhattan. On September 7 from 1-6pm head over to Riverside Park to enjoy the county fair. It may not be as big as the county fair you're imagining, but it's great for New York City. Enjoy rides, games, live shows, bands, aerialists, and more! No need to leave the island of Manhattan to go to a county fair anymore!


Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

September 02, 2014

Twice a year super models walk the runway in New York City at Lincoln Center for Fashion Week, showing off the latest fashion trends. You may not be able to score tickets unless you're very rich or very lucky, but you can try to sneak a peak at the many celebrities in attendance. Fashion week runs from September 4-11 at Lincoln Center.


Brazilian Day

August 29, 2014

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Help celebrate Brazilian independence in Little Brazil (West 46th Street) and some surrounding streets. The festival is very lively, loud, and vibrant with music, dancing, performers, food and more! It will be held this Sunday, August 31. The festival does tend to get a little crowded and loud, but is still sure to be a good time!


NYC Unifest

August 27, 2014

If you've ever wanted to try riding a unicycle now is your chance! This weekend at Governor's Island from 12pm-5pm on both Saturday and Sunday you can have a chance during the Unicycle Festival. In additon to being able to try one out there will be races, competitions, exhibition, unicycle basketball, and more. Best of all, this event is totally free and open to all ages and abilities. So have fun!