NYC Festivals Fairs Fall

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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.

91st Annual Feast of San Gennaro

Annual Feast of San Gennaro NYC

The San Gennaro Festival
September 13-23, 2018

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 16, 2018, 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 28 – October 14, 2018

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.

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite as Opening Night of the 56th New York Film Festival (September 28 – October 14), making its New York premiere at Alice Tully Hall on Friday, September 28, 2018. The Favourite is a Fox Searchlight Pictures release and opens November 23, 2018.

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New Yorker Festival 2018

New Yorker Festival NYC

October 5-7, 2018, 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 2018 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 11-14, 2018 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!

Recurring guests often 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.

More Info: New York City Wine & Food Festival

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71st Annual Columbus Day Parade

Columbus Day Parade NYC

Monday, October 8, 2018, 11:30am-4:00pm
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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Annual ‘Open House’ New York City – FREE

Open House New York City

October 12-14, 2018

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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New York Comedy Festival

New York Comedy Festival

November 5-11, 2018
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. Prior appearances included: 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.

More Info: nycomedyfestival.com

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Big Apple Film Festival

Big Apple Film Festival

November 1-3, 2018

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

Times Square Fall Fair

Midtown East Food Block Party

Columbus Day Festival

Grand Central Food Festival

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

Full list of street fairs: www.nycstreetfairs.com

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CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival

CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival NYC

Cancelled as of 2017
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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