NYC Festivals Fairs Fall 2016



September, October, November Festivals and Fairs NYC

Fall in NYC is filled with Festivals, Fairs and Parades. We have the New Yorker Festival, Wine and Food Festival, Columbus Day Parade, NY Television Festival, CMJ Music Film Festival and many more!

Add your NYC Festival and Fair to the New York City Events calendar.

89th Annual Feast of San Gennaro

Annual Feast of San Gennaro NYC

The San Gennaro Festival
September 15-25, 2016

Looking to experience Little Italy, compare every slice of Pizza in NYC, or have a ‘sausage, onion and pepper’ sandwich? Then the Feast of San Gennaro is for you!

Although it is an annual celebration of faith, the Feast of San Gennaro has a huge variety of ethnic food delicacies, charming restaurants and cafes and even a world-famous cannoli-eating competition! Check out their site for more on all the kid-friendly activities, eating, maps and entertainment.

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Annual African American Day Parade

NYC African American Day Parade
Photo ©African American Day Parade

Sunday, September 18, 2016, 1:00pm
Harlem, 111th St & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd to 136th St

The African American Day Parade, the largest Black Parade In America, is a colorful and musical event with crowds packing the streets of Harlem as floats glide belting music from soca to reggae, ragga and soul.

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Annual New York Film Festival

New York Film Festival

September 30 – October 16, 2016

The 17-day New York Film Festival highlights the best in world cinema, featuring top films from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent.

Hamilton’s America World Premiere · Special guests to appear in person! Lin-Manuel Miranda takes us inside the making of his groundbreaking American musical Hamilton, which started with his discovery of Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton, a poor immigrant from the Caribbean who became one of the Founding Fathers. Interviews, work sessions, and electrifying, fully staged Broadway performance clips abound.

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New Yorker Festival 2016

New Yorker Festival NYC

October 7-9, 2016, Tickets on Sale in September

The Annual New Yorker Festival is a weekend celebration, bringing together writers, thinkers, artists, and other luminaries.

Prior festivals included a special opening-night screening of “The Social Network,” followed by a talk with the film’s stars, Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Timberlake, and its screenwriter, Aaron Sorkin. Stay tuned for 2016 updates on The New Yorker Festival.

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New York City Wine and Food Festival

New York City Wine and Food Festival

October 13-16, 2016, Tickets on Sale June

With over 120 events held in the Meatpacking District, surrounding areas and DUMBO Brooklyn, this is the only festival in New York to bring together both legendary culinary icons from around the globe and America’s most beloved television chefs, all while fighting to end hunger!

Prior years guests include Mario Batali, David Bouley, Rachael Ray, Daniel Boulud, Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse, Jacques Torres and Martha Stewart, to name just a few.

Tickets start at $18 for some great Kid’s Events and go up to several hundred for private dinners with the famous chefs. Make sure to check for Half Price Tickets for some of the smaller events.

More Info: New York City Wine & Food Festival

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71st Annual Columbus Day Parade

Columbus Day Parade NYC

Monday, October 10, 2016, 11:30am-3:30pm
Fifth Avenue from 44th to 72nd Streets

The Columbus Day Parade celebrates the spirit of exploration and courage that inspired Christopher Columbus’s 1492 expedition and the important contributions Italian-Americans have made to the United States. The parade showcases over 100 bands, floats and contingents and attracts nearly one million spectators.

In prior years, the Parade marched up Fifth Avenue from 44th to 72nd Streets and the grandstands were located on Fifth Avenue between 67th and 69th Streets. There is also a special Columbus Day Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral.

More on the Columbus Day Parade.

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New York Television Festival

New York Television Festival

October 24-29, 2016

Held annually each fall in New York City, the birthplace of modern television, the Festival unites artists, executives, industry figures, and fans together in one forum to celebrate the medium and to help shape its future.

The week-long celebration features screenings of the best independently-produced content, panels and talkbacks with industry thought leaders and creative luminaries and red-carpet premieres of the stars and creatives behind the seasons’ most anticipated new network and cable shows.

More Info: New York Television Festival

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Annual ‘Open House’ New York City – FREE

Open House New York City

October 15-16, 2016

Open House New York unlocks the city, allowing New Yorkers and tourists alike free access to hundreds of sites talks, tours, performances and family activities in neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs. From private residences and historic landmarks, to rooftop farms and sustainable skyscrapers, OHNY gives you rare access into the extraordinary architecture that defines New York City.

Samples of previous tours include: undeveloped third section of the High Line, the new Hôtel Americano, United Nations, the Little Red Lighthouse, World Trade Center 7, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, architects discussing design plans for the new World Trade Center and a Historic tour of the Apollo Theatre with Billy Mitchell. Check out OHNY Kids!, various tours, architecture and NY History, sustainable NYC and even compete in their photography contest.

Photo: Art Deco lobby of the Chrysler Building – a tour site of Open House New York.

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CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival

CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival NYC

October 13-17, 2016

The ultimate in music and film premieres, the CMJ Festival is a NYC classic, held at New York University’s Greenwich Village campus and other venues. CMJ Film Festival has hosted over a decade of premieres and advance screenings, including Pulp Fiction, Boogie Nights, Walk The Line, Swingers and Fight Club. The list of musicians performing live is equally as impressive.

CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival, the world’s most important platform for the discovery of new music, dominates downtown New York City with five nonstop days and nights of over 1,200 live band performances and dozens of the most cutting edge films in 75 of New York City greatest nightclubs and theaters. NYC’s largest music festival brings together more than 120,000 fans, music business professionals, artists and filmmakers with exclusive nighttime music, parties, daytime exhibit area, panels, film premieres, seminars, and special events. Tickets start at $100 for student groups.

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New York Comedy Festival

New York Comedy Festival

November 1-6, 2016
New York Comedy Festival Tickets

The New York Comedy Festival brings together hundreds of the country’s best comedians for five days of stand-up. 2016 appearances include: Tracy Morgan, Patton Oswalt, Chris D’Elia, Dane Cook, Bill Maher and more.

Over 175 comedians perform at more than 10 venues, including Caroline’s On Broadway, where club owner and NYCF Founder Caroline Hirsch has cultivated the careers of numerous stand-up comics.

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Big Apple Film Festival

Big Apple Film Festival

November 1-5, 2016

The Big Apple Film Festival, presented by the Big Apple Film Society, takes place annually at the world famous Tribeca Cinemas in the heart of the greatest city in the world. Past notable honorary guests and award recipients have included: Cuba Gooding Jr., Jesse Eisenberg, Alan Cumming, Kevin Corrigan, Haley Joel Osment and Mario Cantone. More Info: Big Apple Film Festival

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New York City Street, Holiday and Gift Fairs

NYC Festivals Fairs Parades Fall

Sept 25th – Times Square Fall Fair

Sept 30th – Midtown East Food Block Party

Oct 10th – Columbus Day Festival

Oct 14th – Grand Central Food Festival

The Pond at Bryant Park – kick off the winter shopping season at The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park

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