5 Fairs and Festivals to Check Out This Summer in NYC

July 3, 2019


Even before summer temps start holding steady, New Yorkers are already in summer-festival mode. Every year we pretty much to add another festival to the mix, which is ok since more is always better. Festivals have a special place in our heart because, well, they’re a great way to try new foods, appreciate art and creativity, and to walk the streets the way leisurely tourists walk through Times Square. Here are five NYC fairs and festivals you need to visit this year:



1. New Village Music Festival


When: Aug. 31, 2019

Where: Tompkins Square Park, Avenue A to Avenue B, East 7th Street to East 10th Street

What: A free outdoor community concert that unites different ethnicities and cultures and celebrates local art, music and community.



2. NYC Summer Ice Cream Blizzard


When: July 7, 2019

Where: Grand Bazaar NYC, 100 West 77th St.

What: It’s an ice cream fest, need we say more? What better way to cool down, on what will surely be another hot summer day, than with ice cream! This event at the popular NYC market celebrates National Ice Cream Day, so this is your chance to try new wacky-sounding-but-really-delicious flavors and browse authentic craft and food booths throughout the market.



3. Hester Street Fair


When: April-October

Where: Corner of Hester and Essex streets

What: An accessible market where “everyone helps each other out.” This weekly market encourages all aspiring entrepreneurs, artists and vendors to showcase their specialties to the masses. It’s all about gathering the community together and supporting each other.



4. American Food Trucks & Flea


When: July 7, 2019

Where: Grand Bazaar NYC, 100 West 77th St.

What: Famous food-tuck vendors will delight patrons with delicious food that only the best food trucks can deliver, alongside merch from local artists, designers and crafters.



5. Harlem Week Festival


When: Sunday, July 28–Saturday, Aug. 24

Where: Various locations in NYC

What: This festival promotes Harlem’s rich history and everything that makes it unique. The monthlong celebration of Harlem’s diversity features over 100 events, such as concerts, film festivals and a health fair.  




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