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2019 Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy, NYC
September 12 – 22, 2019
The festivities are held along Mulberry Street from Canal to Houston Streets, as well as on Hester and Grand Streets between Mott and Baxter Streets.
This festival has always been a favorite of yours truly as well as of so many other New Yorkers.
Annual Feast of San Gennaro, Food, games, rides, concessions, entertainment, parade, and religious procession at this well-loved festival in Little Italy. Indoor and outdoor dining at 35 of Little Italy’s most famous Italian restaurants. More than 300 licensed street vendors selling international foods, and souvenirs.
The street festivities – including parades, entertainment, food stands and a cannoli-eating contest – are capped on with a celebratory Mass and candlelit procession as the Statue of the Saint is carried from its permanent home in Most Precious Blood Church on Mulberry Street.
BTW, if you’re a merchant interested in participating at the festival then have a look at Mort & Ray’s website to learn about applications, costs and such.
Additional details will come along as we near the initial date of the festival.
Have a look at our posting from a previous year (2017) on the eve of the final day of that year’s festival.
Have a look at some youtube videos shared online:
2018 Feast of San Gennaro “Blessing of the Stands” in Little Italy, Manhattan, NYC
Published by ActionKid
Little Italy, NYC – San Gennaro Feast 2017 | NYC Street Feast
Published by Manny Explores
Viva La Comida Festival
Saturday, September 21, 2019
12:00 – 7:00 pm
Viva La Comida is a festival highlighting the cultural diversity of Queens, combining food with music, art, dancing, entertainment and more on a street known for its outpouring vibrancy.
The festival is set on an open market atmosphere with diverse food offerings, art exhibitions, dancing amid live music from a collection of latin, jazz, and roots bands. This is a pure celebration of what makes 82nd Street the heart of the city.
27th Annual London Terrace Street Fair
September 21, 2019
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Rain or Shine!
West 24th St between 9th and 10th Avenue
Look below for their official flyer
The 27th Annual London Street Fair is coming up on Saturday, September 22, 2018. We like to call ourselves “The Best Little Street Fair in Manhattan”. It is not your usual commercially run fair.
There will be a myriad of vendors: artists selling their own work, dealers of antiques, clothing, jewelry, furniture, clothing, collectibles of all sorts, records/CDs/DVDs, comic books, tchotchkes (big and small), and a children’s face painter from 12 noon-3pm. Adults are welcome for face painting as well, there is nothing like a grown man with cat whiskers and glitter.
The street fair will start at 10am and run till 5pm, and is on 24th Street between 9th and 10th Avenue. Don’t forget the date either, Saturday September 21, 2019. It is a neighborhood gathering, with families and friends spending time together beneath a canopy of trees, as the leaves are starting to change color. We consider it our way of welcoming the Autumn season. Those visiting New York from all over the world show up to see the neighborly hospitality that West Chelsea has to offer.
So, don’t think twice or make other plans. This is the place to be, and all are welcome. Hope to see you there!
London Terrace Tenants Association
Taste of Gramercy Neighborhood
Saturday, September 21, 2019
12:00 – 4:00 pm
17 East 18th Street, NYC
For the 7th year, the event will showcase some of Gramercy’s top restaurants for New York City to enjoy. TOGN was started to promote local businesses and introduce residents of NYC to the wonderful array of food that Gramercy has to offer. As in previous years, net proceeds from this event will go to benefit healthy meal programs at local public schools, including PS 40 and School of the Future. In addition, all leftover food will go to feed the homeless via the Bowery Mission.
MOCACREATE: Neighborhood Sounds
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre Street, NYC
Come paint, build, craft, or collage – use familiar materials, or experiment with new! Inspired by the museum’s exhibitions and local artists, MOCACREATE explores different themes every month.
Free with Museum admission!
Did you hear that? That’s the sound of a broom sweeping, a dog barking, and a basketball bouncing, all mixed together. What are the sounds of your neighborhood? Join us for a sound walk and art making inspired by the soundscapes of our streets.
Flatbush Development Corporation Presents:
44th Annual Flatbush Frolic
Sunday, September 22, 2019
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
All day street fair on Cortelyou Road between Coney Island Avenue and Ocean Avenue in Brooklyn.
Featuring Live Music, Rides and Games, Kids Activities, Beer Garden, Pizza Eating contest and Dance Performances.
Have a look at the following corresponding video posted by the organizers of this annual event:
Flatbush Frolic 2014 Recap
Published on Youtube by Ditmas Park Helpers
Staten Island 69th Annual Fence Show
Saturday, September 28, 2019
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Rain Date: Sunday, September 29
Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor
1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A
Staten Island, New York 10301
Each year, the Fence Show transforms the Museum’s front lawn into an outdoor gallery featuring over 140 local artists and craftspeople. See paintings, ceramics, prints, jewelry and textiles and take something original home from this longstanding festival. The day features food trucks, activities for kids, and live music by Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble.
Wyckoff House Presents
Annual Breukelen Country Fair
Saturday, September 28
1:00 – 5:00 pm
At the Wyckoff House Museum
5816 Clarendon Road
Bring the whole family for a day-long extravaganza of local growing, hands-on homesteading, and creativity that turns the traditional harvest festival on its ear and boasts an array of games, crafts, local food, music, demonstrations, and family-friendly workshops led by local partners.
Celebrate Brooklyn’s rich history of growing with a local pop-up farmer’s market, seed swap, plant talks, and planting activities. Get your hands in the dirt, plant some seeds, press some cider, learn about honey bees, or have your face painted. Learn about colonial and urban homesteading with demonstrations of fiber arts, traditional crafts, and much more!
New York Handmade Collective (NYHC) Joins Grand Bazaar For “Hands-On!” Multi Crafts Demonstrations & Pop-Up Market
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Unique Fall shopping experience will feature live demos and a juried selection of one-of-a-kind, exclusively handcrafted, locally made, artisanal crafts and accessories.
The New York Handmade Collective (NYHC) — formerly known as the Etsy NY Street Team — in partnership with the Grand Bazaar NYC — will welcome Fall with hands-on, multi crafts demonstrations and a pop-up market. This unique shopping experience of live outdoor craft demos and a dynamic handcrafted product showcase of the NYHC’s local talent, will take place on Sunday, Sept. 29, from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, at the popular shopping destination located at 100 West 77 Street and Columbus Avenue.
“Grand Bazaar NYC firmly believes in supporting local artists, designers and craft-makers, which helps keep our city vibrant and creative,” said Marc Seago, Executive Director at Grand Bazaar NYC. “We’re thrilled that the NY Handmade Collective will once again be joining us for this exciting Fall shopping experience.”
Shoppers will discover a diverse selection of outstanding, one-of-a-kind, exclusively handcrafted merchandise created by over 40 talented, multi-disciplined artisans and designers from the New York metropolitan area. The vast array of exceptional goods will run the gamut from fine art, eye-catching stationery, unusual jewelry, distinctive fashions, home decor and amazing skincare products to items for children and pets.
“This season’s new and improved market offers a rare opportunity to go behind-the-scenes, shop and watch the hands-on creation of unique products from our cadre of diverse, talented local artisans,” said Andi B. O’Connor, co-organizer. “Situated within the long-established Upper West Side market that is the Grand Bazaar NYC, the NYHC Show will highlight the value of quality handmade crafts in today’s society when so much is mass-produced and disposable.”
The Importance of Handmade
Recently NYHC surveyed over 200 artisans to gather impressions and data on the importance of quality handmade products. At this season’s show, NYHC will have a table with information and materials on this subject, staffed by members who can answer visitors’ questions. For example,creators of handcrafted goods are part of a community dedicated to connecting with customers and bringing back the personal touch that is so rare in today’s digital global marketplace.
Other survey findings:
Handmade products tend to be of higher quality, singular and authentic, reflecting rich cultures and traditions and an eco-friendly, sustainable, environmental awareness that is present in these artisans’ practices and processes. Handcrafted items also nurture creativity and individuality and perpetuate the art of crafting. In addition, handmade products are beautiful, one-of-a-kind and well-made. As a result, they tend to be more valuable and durable than mass-produced, disposable items.
Founded in 2007 and representing one of the oldest, largest and most professionally organized teams of local active sellers on Etsy, Inc., the NYHC has cultivated a long-established, local presence in the NYC metro area by hosting a number of successful and highly curated in-person markets, workshops and events: Holiday Handmade Cavalcade, Crafts in Chelsea, and Celebrate Brooklyn, to name a few. NYHC is also known for its all-volunteer organization dedicated to the promotion and marketing of online selling opportunities on behalf of its members through its wide-ranging press outreach, expansive social media presence, informative blogs and beautiful website.
About Grand Bazaar NYC:
Open year-round and located at 100 West 77th St and Columbus Avenue, Grand Bazaar NYC is one of the oldest and largest weekly curated markets in this city with over 43,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space. It is the only market with a social mission for the exclusive purpose of raising much-needed funding for the four neighboring public schools, benefitting over 4,000 children.