What’s the best way to experience all the different cultures NYC has to offer? With street fairs, of course. This weekend challenge your kids (and yourself) to try something new. You can eat your way through various cuisines at this annual food and music fest, dance your way through downtown at this rhythmic festival, or help celebrate all the cultures that make up East Harlem at this annual day-long celebration. All that and more is awaiting you this weekend. Check out the rest of our top event picks!

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Downtown

Celebrating APA Heritage
Learn about awe-inspiring Asian Pacific Americans across the generations. Then decorate a mixed-media portrait in honor of them and your personal heroes. Sat. Event Details.

Dance Parade & Festival
80 different kinds of music and over 10,000 performers await you at this rhythmic festival. Dance your way down to Tompkins Square Park! Sat. Event Details.

Midtown

Spring Play: NYC Game Expo
Video games are taking over the Microsoft office in Times Square for an all-out Expo celebrating local developers! It will be a day of games, pizza and fun. Sat. Event Details.

Uptown

German Story Time
Join as native speaker Beatrice Beckmann from KinderBooks reads funny and smart, classic and new picture books in German and sings a song or two. Fri. Event Details.

27th Annual Ethnic Festival
Union Settlement’s Ethnic Festival is a day-long celebration of East Harlem and its unique cultures through music, dance, arts and crafts, ethnic cuisine and educational activities for all ages. Sat. Event Details.

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5th Annual Korean Street Festival
The festival is an opportunity for Democracy Prep Public Schools to share its knowledge of Korean culture through performances and cultural activities, plus food and prizes. Sat. Event Details.

Brooklyn

Barking Cat Studio’s 10th Birthday Party
Barking Cat Studio is celebrating 10 years and they’re having a party! Meet the instructors, check out the student art show, have some cake and ice cream and of course an art project! Sat. Event Details.

Spring Fling in Prospect Park
Celebrate spring in Prospect Park with a full weekend of special events and activities that brings together the entire community! Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

Queens

Compost Crafts: Wildflower Seed Balls
Make wildflower seed balls using compost made at QBG. Wildflower seed balls can be tossed in tree pits, gardens, and less loved lots to sow native flowering plants. Sat. Event Details.

Bell Blvd Food & Music Fest 2019
Bell Blvd Food and Music Fest is a good old-fashioned restaurant stroll with tastes from local eateries AND great live music on every block. Sun. Event Details.

Bronx

The Lion & the Mouse
WonderSpark Puppets performs for New York City audiences of all ages using traditional non-moving-mouth hand puppets to bring classic tales to life. Sat. Event Details.

 

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