New York City Calendar of Upcoming Events, Happenings and More
Also visit the following for events which may not be listed here:
NYC Street Fairs / Festivals | Free/Cheap Concerts Listings | Newsletter Signup
Got an Event to Submit? Contact us at newyorkled (at) hotmail.com
Sakura Matsuri at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
April 27 – 28, 2019
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
900 Washington Avenue
This annual, highly anticipated event draws multitudes of attendees as we all gather in celebration of the season, the beautiful blossoms from/of the cherry trees and enjoy all the many Japanese cultural offerings.
From taiko drumming, other musical performances (indie , punk, pop genres and others), martial arts demonstrations to dance performances, Kabuki Buyo dance and much more.
One needs a ticket for either or both days and you can head on over to the official website to learn more. Members of the garden, as is the case with many other venues, get discounted access. Students and seniors get discounts as well.
Also, visit this page at the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation for info as well.
Please do keep in mind how this is merely a special event taking place over two days. You can always visit the garden on other days to experience the luscious pinks of the cherry blossoms as they’ll be in bloom for a period of time. We’ve done it repeatedly, paying close attention to the one day of the week when admission is free. Be sure to visit their site for details in that regard.
Tuffy Tiger’s Family Festival in Park Slope
Saturday, April 27
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
4th Street at 5th Ave near Old Stone House
Free and open to the public
Tuffy Tiger’s Family Festival is a free community event for the whole family filled with arts and crafts and Tuffy Tiger! Hosted along 4th St at 5th Ave rain or shine 11:00 am – 3:00 pm on April 27th. Admission is free. Activities are $2-$5 including tote decorating, spin art, and puppet making. Local and National businesses will host free activity booths and tons of giveaways! Free gift bags for first 200 kids. The event is sponsored by the 5th Ave BID of Park Slope and will host visits by the 501st Empire City Garrison, Empire Saber Guild and performances by Tuffy Tiger himself. Spin the prize wheel to win a free autographed copy of Tuffy Tiger’s new album “Songs & Music For Me!”
For information or to contribute to the organization’s mission visit www.puppetryarts.org or call 718-578-8471
St. George Day Festival
A local Earth Day and arts celebration
Saturday, April 28, 2019
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Taking place in and around Tompkinsville Park in Staten Island
Learn more at the official site here: www.stgeorgedaysi.com.
The following would be from a previous posting:
“”This free, North Shore event–a community pageant, performing arts showcase, literary event and interactive science fair rolled into one–will include kids’ activities, family-oriented fun, outdoor art installations, live music, street performance, crafts and Earth Day demonstrations. Three of St. George Day’s signature offerings, the Earth Day Zone, the Festival Dragon Parade, and the giant puppet spectacle, “St. George & the Friendly Dragon,” will again be presented. An Earth Day event like no other, the festival invites visitors to imagine the possibilities of what their neighborhood can be when bonded by a deep commitment to the arts, humanities, and the environment.””
Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Announces
Lift Off: A Waterfront Kite Festival
Saturday, May 11, 2018
12:00 – 3:00 PM
Kickoff Event of 2019 Spring and Summer Programming Season
Featuring Over 500+ Free and Low-Cost Public Events in Brooklyn Bridge Park
Pier 5 of Brooklyn Bridge Park
BROOKLYN, NY — The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (Conservancy) is proud to announce the kick-off event of the 2019 Spring and Summer programming season with the first event of the season, “Lift Off: A Waterfront Kite Festival” on Saturday, May 11, 2019. This FREE family-friendly event will take place at its new home on Pier 5 of Brooklyn Bridge Park and offers all ages the opportunity to watch their kites soar above the Manhattan skyline, while enjoying special activities exploring the science of flight. The event will emphasize S.T.E.A.M (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) concepts such as wind tunnels, robotic air propellers, and outdoor adventures. Kites will be available for purchase at the event, or participants can bring their own kites to fly on Pier 5. Live music, stilt walkers, and face-painters will round out the event this year. Pack a picnic and enjoy the first event of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s soon to be announced full event schedule.
Ninth (9th) Avenue International Food Festival NYC
May 18 – 19, 2019
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Rain or Shine!
Ninth Avenue between 42nd and 57th Street
The largest and oldest food festival of its kind that’s been taking place for well over 40 years will be back this year and remember, it’s one of the most highly anticipated item of its kind…so expect huge crowds! Huge…!
“”Their Mission at the Ninth Avenue Association, is to promote the individual merchant and to produce quality events, and promotions, that generate business for all participants and foster a strong and unified sense of community.
Each member of the Ninth Avenue Association, knows and understands the level of quality that is expected when working on any of our events, and or promotions.””
At the Museum at Eldridge Street
19th annual Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Festival!
Sunday, June 16
Free to all!
Chinese folk instrument making
Willie Martinez and the NYC Salsa All Stars
Sarah Myerson’s Yiddish Dancing
Chinese folk music with the East River Ensemble
Bomba drum making
“”The Egg Rolls, Egg Creams and Empanadas Festival is the Museum at Eldridge Street’s signature event. Started in 2000, the festival is a celebration of the diverse cultures that make up our Lower East Side/Chinatown community. Along with neighborhood partners, the festival celebrates the folklife of Eastern European Jewish, Chinese, and Puerto Rican communities in this corner of New York City through music, dance, crafts, ritual practices, foodways, and other creative expressions. Our festival is a place of immersive learning, providing a meaningful appreciation of difference and shared identity. We aim to foster cross-cultural communication as we honor the spirit of this ever-changing neighborhood and open a dialogue about the immigrant experience in New York City today.””
Here below are some videos promoting previous festivals