A NYC staple is back: the Feast of San Gennaro opens this weekend. Plus, there’s the Flatbush Frolic, story times, workshops, and even a block party. Which will you choose? Scroll down for more of our top event picks.

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Greenbelt Story Time

Enjoy nature stories read outdoors on the terrace patio. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Event Details.

Feast of San Gennaro 2021

The Feast is back! Enjoy the great food, vendors, entertainment, contests, and more at the 95th annual Feast of San Gennaro. Event Details.

Skate Night on the Upper East Side

Join NYC Parks and Council Member Ben Kallos in a fun skate night at the park. Dance and enjoy an outdoor roller-skating night! Event Details.

Lincoln Center: Big Umbrella Outdoors

Big Umbrella Outdoors is an extension of the 2018 Big Umbrella Festival, an international endeavor that offered performances across New York City for children on the autism spectrum. This weekend of programming is part of Restart Stages, the new outdoor performing arts center constructed on the Lincoln Center campus to champion the city’s cultural and economic revival. Event Details.

Making Moves Dance Festival

This year, JCAL offers what is, by far, its most diverse lineup ever, with styles that include Ballet, Afro-Latin, East Asian, Middle Eastern, Afro-Caribbean, East Indian and more. Event Details.

Caribbean Carnival Masks

Build a colorful creature mask inspired by characters like the Vejigante that appear in celebrations in Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic. Event Details.

Flatbush Frolic

After a long year, the Flatbush Frolic is back! Head out to enjoy food, games, music, vendors and more. Event Details.

Family Art Project: Sun Turning

Activist Grace Lee Boggs asks us, “what time is it on the clock of the world?” Envision your answer to this question by looking to sunflowers and other heliotropic plants, who move in the direction of the sun. Build a sundial to show what you should be moving toward. Event Details.

Time Machine in BPC

In this program, you’ll time travel back forty years to see how artists turned landfill in Battery Park City into art projects, then imagine and draw your own projects for outdoor land art or public sculptures using photography. Recommended for 2nd-6th grade. Event Details.

Playday Block Party

There will be free outdoor creative activities, music, face painting, and more at this block party to kick off the school year. Event Details.


There are tons more events on our calendar – be sure to check them out all week long!


–  Jesseca Stenson


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