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FAIRS AND FESTIVALS IN BRONX WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16

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by Kids Events Editor September 16, 2013

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Fairs and Festivals in Bronx See what street fairs, holiday festivals, cultural parades, and other celebrations are happening in Bronx this week of September 16. Get all the details on these fairs and festivals, including dates, start time, location, and information on special events or activities for kids and families. Most of these events are free. Whether you live in Bronx or just plan on visiting this week, these fairs and festivals offer inexpensive fun and entertainment for the whole family. To see more free and low-cost upcoming events for kids and families in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

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Cruise Night- Car & Bike Show And Festival - Oyster Bay - East Norwich
September 17, 2013 - Oyster Bay

Come see some of the finest vehicles on Long Island. From radical to rat-rods, Duesenbergs to Ducatis, car and motorcycle enthusiasts have been invited to bring their precious rides out for public viewing. If you'd like to show your vehicle, contact the Oyster Bay- East Norwich Chamber of Commerce. $5 to show your vehicle, free admission to walk in. Enjoy live music, 50/50 drawing, and other family fun events. Local restaurants provide specials.

Final Outdoor Night Market - Bohemian Hall Beer Garden
September 18, 2013 - Astoria

Don't miss the final Night Market of the season in the Beer Garden at Bohemian Hall. Local bands will be performing, the outdoor grill will be open and there will be drink specials throughout the evening.Stroll through 30 vendors selling unique wares such as art, jewelry, toys, all natural soaps, cookies, and crocheted bags.

Tot Pre-K Sukkot Program - Nanuet Hebrew Center
September 19, 2013 - New City

Children age 6 and under, with a chaperone, are invited to to sing Sukkot songs, make a Sukkot project, and have a snack in the sukkah. Afterward, participants meet Rabbi Kurland and Cantor Kanarek on the bima and join the congregation for a kiddush luncheon.

65th Annual Herb Fair - John Jay Homestead
September 19, 2013 - Katonah

The 65th Annual Herb Fair is sponsored by the New York Unit of the Herb Society of America. The fair, which is held on the grounds of John Jay Homestead, features plants, herbs, books, gourmet and baked goods, gift items, a raffle, and lunch and the traditional lovage soup available at minimal cost. The Herb of the Year, Elderberry, will be featured, with a special table stocked with elderberry teas, jams, syrups and plant information. Folk harpist Emily Hoile, a talented 19-year-old from Scotland, will provide musical entertainment during the Fair. Bulbs will be sold at the Plant Table, and a local herbalist will demonstrate the medicinal uses of herbs. Herb Society members provide advice on the use and cultivation of herbs. All proceeds will benefit educational projects of the New York Unit.

Long Beach Jazz Festival - Long Beach Public Library
September 19, 2013 - Long Beach

Enjoy the cool, mellow sounds of jazz when you come out for these free concerts. Various artists headline the shows including the Frank Vignola Duo, Uppercut, and the Bakithi Kumalo Group (bassist from Paul Simon).

Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst - Lyndhurst
September 20, 2013 - Tarrytown

Shop for one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry, fashion, and accessories, furniture and home decor pieces, as well as functional and sculptural work in ceramics, glass, metal, painting, photography, wood, and mixed media. Visitors can enjoy live music all weekend long, watch craft demonstrations, participate in children's activities, eat in the expanded food court, and purchase specialty foods.

Greek Cultural Festival - Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church
September 20, 2013 - Bay Ridge

Enjoy Hellenic culture: music, food, dancing, and plenty of activities for kids including rides.

Long Island Fair - Old Bethpage Village Restoration
September 20, 2013 - Old Bethpage

Stop by New York State's longest running County Fair. Prize-winning vegetables, flowers, crafts, farm animals, brass band concerts, traditional music, wagon rides, pony rides, and more. This event is a family favorite.

Long Beach Jazz Festival - Long Beach Public Library
September 20, 2013 - Long Beach

Enjoy the cool, mellow sounds of jazz when you come out for these free concerts. Various artists headline the shows including the Frank Vignola Duo, Uppercut, and the Bakithi Kumalo Group (bassist from Paul Simon).

31st Annual Queens County Fair - Queens County Farm Museum
September 21, 2013 - Floral Park

A traditional county fair with blue ribbon competitions in produce, livestock, arts and crafts, and more. Enjoy the Amazing Maize Maze, pie-eating and corn-husking contests, pig-racing, hayrides, carnival rides, and a midway. Visit craft vendors, food vendors, enjoy music, and more. Call for competition information and Maize Maze admission fees.

Oyster Bay Arts Festival - Oyster Bay Hamlet
September 21, 2013 - Oyster Bay

The festivities begin with a Saturday evening art stroll through Oyster Bay. Visitors will soak in the treasures of a talented community of artists, and collectors transforming downtown sidewalks into an outdoor gallery. Live music and an outdoor marketplace will complement the artistic experience. Check the Bay Time Activities website baytimeactivities.com, a parent’s guide to children’s activities in Oyster Bay-East Norwich, for “drop-off” programs which allow parents to stroll and dine while kids have their own artistic fun.

Cider Saturday - New Canaan Nature Center
September 21, 2013 - New Canaan

Enjoy an early autumn afternoon of family fun with cider press demonstrations, Squirrel Olympics, apple sling shot, pumpkin scavenger hunt, seasonal harvest crafts for kids, and bake your own apple filled with sweet goodies. Also enjoy some homemade butter while cooking up some corn bread on a stick over the fire. Do some taste testing of a variety of apples and local honey, plus enjoy a seasonal goodie or two at a harvest bake sale. Then fill your bellies with delicious corn dogs and grilled corn, available for purchase. Fresh local cider will be available for purchase by the cup, half gallon & gallon! Enjoy this autumnal beverage with some delicious seasonal baked goods!

2013 World Maker Faire - New York Hall of Science
September 21, 2013 - Flushing

Get inspired to make, create, learn, invent, craft, recycle, build, think, and play while celebrating art, science, and technology. Hundreds of "makers" will present fun and unusual creations such as rockets and robots. There will also be arts and crafts, artisanal foods, live music, and much more.

Long Beach Jazz Festival - Long Beach Public Library
September 21, 2013 - Long Beach

Enjoy the cool, mellow sounds of jazz when you come out for these free concerts. Various artists headline the shows including the Frank Vignola Duo, Uppercut, and the Bakithi Kumalo Group (bassist from Paul Simon).

Oktoberfest - Bear Mountain State Park
September 21, 2013 - Bear Mountain

Bear Mountain once again hosts this fall festival with German music, food, beer, and vendors. Stroll around Hessian lake. Take in the park's fall foliage. Enjoy the season at this family-friendly event. Weekends and Columbus Day through October 27.

Barn Dance - John Jay Homestead
September 21, 2013 - Katonah

The dance includes an informal barbecue, ice cream sundaes, a campfire, and music by local bands. The swimming pig races, a crowd favorite, will be held at 5:30pm and 7:30pm sharp. New this year, there will also be racing dachshunds!

Village of Ossining's Bicentennial Harborfest - Harbor Square
September 21, 2013 - Ossining

Village of Ossining's Bicentennial Harborfest: Explore the natural beauty of Ossining's waterfront at this daylong festival for the whole family. See the tall ships, enjoy a boat ride, and learn more about Hudson River preservation efforts from the crew of the Clearwater Sloop. Featuring a wide range of vendors, food, live entertainment and fireworks. Harbor Square, 1 Harbor Square, Ossining. 914-941-3554. celebrateossining.com.

The Orvis Game Fair and Country Sporting Weekend - Sandanona Shooting Grounds
September 21, 2013 - Millbrook

A fun and exciting weekend outing for the whole family. Located just a short drive north of New York City, off the Taconic Parkway, Sandanona in autumn is the perfect place in the perfect time of year to enjoy the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley region and all it has to offer. Sandanona is a step back in time, to a place where the traditions of the field and the hunt are held in the highest regard, and where wingshooting is a passion that links the past with the present. This venerable sporting institution is the oldest permitted shooting preserve in the country, so old in fact, that the main lodge was built during the presidency of Thomas Jefferson. All around the picturesque Sandanona property, you'll find artists and craftsmen at work, more than 70 of the finest upscale exhibitors and vendors, and loads of events and exhibits for kids and adults. Everything will be focused on the distinctive country lifestyle - featuring fly-fishing demonstrations, dog-training seminars, birds of prey exhibitions, a variety of hands-on youth programs, and a Land Rover driving course. Visitors are encouraged to participate, and this is an excellent opportunity to fulfill that desire to try your hand at shooting or fly fishing. This is the perfect time and place to introduce the entire family to these lifetime pursuits. Expert instructors will be on hand to offer free fly-casting lessons, and will offer novices the opportunity to learn to shoot under their watchful eye in a fun and safe environment. Plus, you can enter to win Orvis clothing, dog beds, and more! For more information, call Orvis Sandanona at 845-677-9701 or email [email protected]

Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst - Lyndhurst
September 21, 2013 - Tarrytown

Shop for one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry, fashion, and accessories, furniture and home decor pieces, as well as functional and sculptural work in ceramics, glass, metal, painting, photography, wood, and mixed media. Visitors can enjoy live music all weekend long, watch craft demonstrations, participate in children's activities, eat in the expanded food court, and purchase specialty foods.

Peekskill Rotary 43rd Annual Horse Show & Country Fair - Blue Mountain Reservation
September 21, 2013 - Peekskill

Terrific fun for young and old alike. The only show in Westchester County with both English and Western riding contests. Admission and parking is free and the show is held rain or shine. Fair attractions include pony and hay rides, a country fair and craft market, bounce and slide rides, and a "Kountry Kitchen" featuring baked goods. Rotary members work in the foot tents serving up a full range of grilled foods, beverages, and ice cream.

Native American Pow Wow - FDR State Park
September 21, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

This full-contest Pow Wow attracts more than 500 Native American artists, educators, singers, dancers, and performing groups from across the Americas. There will be more than 40 artist booths selling crafts, jewelry, food, and more; a live bird of prey exhibit; pony rides; and tipi raising. Grand entry of dancers at 1pm and 4pm.

Scout Day - Field Station: Dinosaurs
September 21, 2013 - Secauucus

Meet experts in topics from bugs to robots to lizards. Do hands-on activities good toward applicable Scout patches, belt loops, or merit badges. Participating Scouts earn a commemorative patch. Discounts for Scouts in uniform.

Envisionfest Hartford - Downtown Hartford
September 21, 2013 - Hartford

Envisionfest Hartford offers a unique opportunity for people of all ages to discover and celebrate the capital city?s transformation through a day-long, free festival of music, walking, biking, tours, innovation and discovery that will bring more than 15,000 people to the capital city. Every aspect of the city-wide event will showcase Hartford?s abundance of innovative history, arts and cultural assets. Enjoy free admission to more than four museums, landmark building tours, and a Hodge Podge Street fair in Bushnell Park. It will also showcase the State of Connecticut?s Create Here Now Initiative, which gives artists, crafters and arts related entrepreneurs a boost in starting small businesses.

Peace, Love, & Music Together: An International Day of Peace Celebration - Elizabeth Park
September 21, 2013 - West Hartford

The family festival will include live music, crafts, and appearances from a diverse array of community performers and organizations from around the state. The event will commence the way it does at the UN, with ringing of bells performed by The Conduit Center of East Hartford, signaling a moment to reflect on a wish for world peace.

Greek Cultural Festival - Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church
September 21, 2013 - Bay Ridge

Enjoy Hellenic culture: music, food, dancing, and plenty of activities for kids including rides.

Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society's Old Fashioned Fall Country Fair - Sands-Willets House
September 21, 2013 - Port Washington

Enjoy Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society’s Old-Fashioned Country Fair that celebrates the simpler things in life – a great way to spend time with family and friends, enjoy local culture and history, and maybe even learn something along the way. Councilwoman Dina DiGiorgio and Town Clerk Leslie Gross will officially open the Fair. There will be a wonderful mix of history, such as Civil War re-enactments, a real working blacksmith, colonial-era games for the kids, as well as tours of the historic Sands-Willets House and Barn. For the first time ever, there will be a display of a real race car circa 1909 from the Vanderbilt Cup Races. Nicknamed “The Black Beast,” it was one of the most famous race cars of its era. The restored racer was a two-time winner of the Vanderbilt Cup, a major event in the early years of American Motorsport. “The Black Beast” was the favorite to win the first Indianapolis 500 Race in 1911. There will be booths displaying various crafts and products made by local artisans, and best of all, local honey from the Beekeeper at the Historic Dodge House and homemade pies will be on sale. Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society’s Cow Neck Country Store will debut in its spacious new location in the historic barn, and a book sale will be held on the front lawn. Children will find plenty to amuse them. Besides pony rides, a petting zoo, Johnny Appleseed storytelling, games, pumpkin painting and face painting, there will be a real fire truck to climb on. Live music will be playing all day including the Samawamps Creek, The Long Island Harmonica Club, and a wandering fiddler and banjo player. Chris Bain, President of the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society, explained the significance of the Fall County Fair: “The Fall Country Fair is our most important fundraiser of the year, allowing us to maintain two of the oldest historic dwellings in the area, as well as our extensive collection of local artifacts. Additionally it helps us continue our important educational work with school groups from all over Long Island. We are grateful for the community’s support and look forward to seeing all our friends and neighbors at the best Fair yet!” What is a Country Fair without the time-honored tradition of a Pie-Eating Contest? Contestants will be judged on whoever can eat the most pie in 10 minutes with hands firmly held behind their backs. Do you have what it takes to be crowned the Pie King or Queen? Come help cheer them on. There will be lots of food to sample including hot dogs, wrap sandwiches, corn on the cob, cookies, and much more. With the support of the Port Washington School District, Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society will sponsor an Art Contest the day of the Fair. Children are encouraged to come to the fair and draw a picture for the contest. There will be two divisions: Under 6 years old “What is your favorite thing at the Country Fair?” and 7 years old and older “Draw a picture of the Sands-Willets House or Barn.” Judging will be at 2pm. Rules and entry forms for the contest can be found on the website.

Fieldhome's 9th Annual Fall Festival - The Seabury at Fieldhome
September 21, 2013 - Cortlandt Manor

There will be Arts and Crafts, a Classic Car Show, Pumpkin Patch, Homemade Bake Sale, Fall Plants Sale, great food, live entertainment, and a Kids' Zone with Inflatable Rides, Pumpkin Decorating, Face Painting, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, and games and prizes. Bring canned and dried foods to donate to the Food Drive benefitting Yorktown Community Help, Inc. Free admission and parking. For more information, call 914-737-2255 or email [email protected]

Long Island Fair - Old Bethpage Village Restoration
September 21, 2013 - Old Bethpage

Stop by New York State's longest running County Fair. Prize-winning vegetables, flowers, crafts, farm animals, brass band concerts, traditional music, wagon rides, pony rides, and more. This event is a family favorite.

Moms In Training Kick Off - 92nd Street Y
September 21, 2013 - Upper East Side

Calling all moms to get in shape, meet other moms, and help fight cancer. You can join The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Moms In Training program. The program runs from Sept. 28 to Nov. 24 and kicks off on Sept. 21. Moms and children are welcome at the Kick Off. The program culminates with a 5-mile run or walk in Central Park on Nov. 17 or a 15K in the Bronx on Nov. 24 (event participation is optional). Participants join a flexible, 8-week workout program on Saturday mornings at 9am at one of the following locations: - Central Park (72nd Street), Manhattan - Madison Square Park, Manhattan - Washington Square Park, Manhattan (5-mile group only) - Pier 25 in Battery Park, Manhattan (5-mile group only) - Prospect Park, Brooklyn - Astoria Park, Queens (5-mile group only) - Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island Plus, enjoy social events throughout the season with moms in your area. Email [email protected] or visit teamintraining.org/nyc/moms for more information.

Apple Picking - The Orchards of Concklin
September 21, 2013 - Pomona

Fall in Rockland County means its time for apple picking. Its also time for some outdoor fun. After picking way more apples than you really need, head back toward the farm store for inflatables including a giant slide, haunted house, Bounce House, and the perennially-popular Jurassic Adventure. Children's activities are held 12-5pm. McIntosh, Cortland, and Red Delicious apples are expected to be available this weekend.

Breukelen Country Fair - Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum
September 21, 2013 - Canarsie

Gardening demonstrations, face painting, cider pressing, puppet shows, screen printing, kettle corn, quilts, and a bluegrass jam kick off our the Museum's first Fall event.

Autumn Moon Festival - Queens Botanical Garden
September 21, 2013 - Flushing

Celebrate the Autumn Moon Festival at QBG with family-friendly activities and crafts, including paper lantern making (limited to first 50 participants).

40th Annual Park Fair - The Buddy Monument @ Forest Park
September 21, 2013 - Richmond Hill

Come on out and join the fun. The Richmond Hill Block Association is hosting this event. The Park Fair features local vendors, carnival food, rides, games, live music, a flea market, raffles and all sorts of family friendly fun.

Southern Westchester Food and Wine Festival - Scarsdale Village
September 22, 2013 - Scarsdale

The SoWe Food & Wine Festival will bring community together through food and wine sampling, while generating awareness and raising funds to fight hunger, obesity, and malnutrition. From 11am-5pm Sunday, September 22, 2013, Scarsdale Village will be closed to traffic to accommodate celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, tastings from top restaurants, bakeries, and caterers, award-winning wines and beer, live music, children's activities, tips on healthy eating and nutrition, great giveaways, kitchenware raffles, and much more. There will be a kids corner - an area sectioned off specifically for children, featuring games, events, and foods tailored for young ones.

Oyster Bay Arts Festival - Oyster Bay Hamlet
September 22, 2013 - Oyster Bay

This hands-on festival will feature children�s crafts, knitting, pottery, cooking, live music, storytelling, dance, martial arts, artist demonstrations, face painting, water sports activities, food, drinks, treats and an artist marketplace. This festival is free of charge and open to the public, however, some activities will include a fee. For more information, contact [email protected] Interested artists and musicians should contact Jim Perna at The Long Island Picture Frame & Art Gallery, 516-558-7511 - For more information visit obartwalk.com. The event is put together by the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce, a volunteer not-for-profit organization that promotes local businesses, organizes local community events, undertakes town beautification projects and promotes the benefits of the town. For more information or to join the Chamber go to www.visitoysterbay.com or www.visiteastnorwich.com.

Stamford Hospital Health Wellness & Sports Expo 2013 - Chelsea Piers Connecticut
Through September 22, 2013 - Stamford

The event will feature free health screenings by Stamford Hospital and a wide variety of exhibitors covering nutrition, weight management, children?s health, pet wellness, fitness programs, spa and beauty treatments, financial health, green technology, lifetime sports, alternative medicine plus fitness demos. Those who bring in one or more nonperishable food items will receive a free raffle ticket for a chance to win healthy door prizes. Alternativly, raffle tickets can be purchased for $5. All food and proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County.

Long Beach Jazz Festival - Long Beach Public Library
September 22, 2013 - Long Beach

Enjoy the cool, mellow sounds of jazz when you come out for these free concerts. Various artists headline the shows including the Frank Vignola Duo, Uppercut, and the Bakithi Kumalo Group (bassist from Paul Simon).

31st Annual Queens County Fair - Queens County Farm Museum
September 22, 2013 - Floral Park

A traditional county fair with blue ribbon competitions in produce, livestock, arts and crafts, and more. Enjoy the Amazing Maize Maze, pie-eating and corn-husking contests, pig-racing, hayrides, carnival rides, and a midway. Visit craft vendors, food vendors, enjoy music, and more. Call for competition information and Maize Maze admission fees.

Oktoberfest - Bear Mountain State Park
September 22, 2013 - Bear Mountain

Bear Mountain once again hosts this fall festival with German music, food, beer, and vendors. Stroll around Hessian lake. Take in the park's fall foliage. Enjoy the season at this family-friendly event. Weekends and Columbus Day through October 27.

Fall Fest - Rosenthal JCC
September 22, 2013 - Pleasantville

Fall fun for the whole family! There will be a barnyard petting zoo, pony rides, Touch-a-Truck, a trackless train, bounce house, pumpkin patch and decorating, wacky photo booth, water slide (weather permitting), crafts, and refreshments. Ride/activity tickets sold in advance at a discount. Rain date: Oct. 6.

The Orvis Game Fair and Country Sporting Weekend - Sandanona Shooting Grounds
September 22, 2013 - Millbrook

A fun and exciting weekend outing for the whole family. Located just a short drive north of New York City, off the Taconic Parkway, Sandanona in autumn is the perfect place in the perfect time of year to enjoy the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley region and all it has to offer. Sandanona is a step back in time, to a place where the traditions of the field and the hunt are held in the highest regard, and where wingshooting is a passion that links the past with the present. This venerable sporting institution is the oldest permitted shooting preserve in the country, so old in fact, that the main lodge was built during the presidency of Thomas Jefferson. All around the picturesque Sandanona property, you'll find artists and craftsmen at work, more than 70 of the finest upscale exhibitors and vendors, and loads of events and exhibits for kids and adults. Everything will be focused on the distinctive country lifestyle - featuring fly-fishing demonstrations, dog-training seminars, birds of prey exhibitions, a variety of hands-on youth programs, and a Land Rover driving course. Visitors are encouraged to participate, and this is an excellent opportunity to fulfill that desire to try your hand at shooting or fly fishing. This is the perfect time and place to introduce the entire family to these lifetime pursuits. Expert instructors will be on hand to offer free fly-casting lessons, and will offer novices the opportunity to learn to shoot under their watchful eye in a fun and safe environment. Plus, you can enter to win Orvis clothing, dog beds, and more! For more information, call Orvis Sandanona at 845-677-9701 or email [email protected]

Community Fall Festival - JCC Rockland
September 22, 2013 - West Nyack

Families are invited to spend a "fun day at the J" at this annual event, which this year falls during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. Kids can enjoy activities in the JCC's sukkah while parents check out the community center's new group exercise schedule, learn about new offerings, and try out demos of new specialty classes such as Kettlebell, Get Fit for Baby, and IntenSati. The day also includes programs on nutrition, heart health, and healthy living.

2013 World Maker Faire - New York Hall of Science
September 22, 2013 - Flushing

Get inspired to make, create, learn, invent, craft, recycle, build, think, and play while celebrating art, science, and technology. Hundreds of "makers" will present fun and unusual creations such as rockets and robots. There will also be arts and crafts, artisanal foods, live music, and much more.

Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst - Lyndhurst
September 22, 2013 - Tarrytown

Shop for one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry, fashion, and accessories, furniture and home decor pieces, as well as functional and sculptural work in ceramics, glass, metal, painting, photography, wood, and mixed media. Visitors can enjoy live music all weekend long, watch craft demonstrations, participate in children's activities, eat in the expanded food court, and purchase specialty foods.

Peekskill Rotary 43rd Annual Horse Show & Country Fair - Blue Mountain Reservation
September 22, 2013 - Peekskill

Terrific fun for young and old alike. The only show in Westchester County with both English and Western riding contests. Admission and parking is free and the show is held rain or shine. Fair attractions include pony and hay rides, a country fair and craft market, bounce and slide rides, and a "Kountry Kitchen" featuring baked goods. Rotary members work in the foot tents serving up a full range of grilled foods, beverages, and ice cream.

Native American Pow Wow - FDR State Park
September 22, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

This full-contest Pow Wow attracts more than 500 Native American artists, educators, singers, dancers, and performing groups from across the Americas. There will be more than 40 artist booths selling crafts, jewelry, food, and more; a live bird of prey exhibit; pony rides; and tipi raising. Grand entry of dancers at 1pm and 4pm.

The Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show - Norwalk Cove Marina
Through September 22, 2013 - Norwalk

The annual boat show offers a one-stop shopping destination for visitors to see and shop the newest boats and marine accessories, brush up on boating education, and enjoy on-the-water adventures. Meet Captain Johnathan Hillstrand from Discovery Channel's hit series Deadliest Catch. Take advantage of hands-on learning. Boaters of all levels can take advantage of on-the-water workshops. At the Water Adventures at Try It Cove – take a atand up paddling or kayaking tour. Fun for the Little Skippers include building a nautical masterpiece at the Toy Boat Building tent, getting their feet wet navigating a mini-lake in their own paddleboat, transforming their persona with face painting, plus meet and take photos with Dora the Explorer.

For The Kids of East Islip Annual Carnival - Timber Point Elementary School
Through September 22, 2013 - East Islip

For The Kids Foundation of East Islip presents rides, international foods, opening ceremony, raffles, games. Come see your old friends and make new ones while supporting the children of East Islip. FTK is a non-profit corporation formed by a group of volunteer community members to raise funds for the East Islip School District.

Cow Harbor Day - Main Street, Northport
September 22, 2013 - Northport

Enjoy a giant parade, waterfront activities, local restaurants, seafood, rides and games.

The Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show - Norwalk Cove Marina
Through September 22, 2013 - Norwalk

The annual boat show offers a one-stop shopping destination for visitors to see and shop the newest boats and marine accessories, brush up on boating education, and enjoy on-the-water adventures. Meet Captain Johnathan Hillstrand from Discovery Channel's hit series Deadliest Catch. Take advantage of hands-on learning. Boaters of all levels can take advantage of on-the-water workshops. At the Water Adventures at Try It Cove – take a atand up paddling or kayaking tour. Fun for the Little Skippers include building a nautical masterpiece at the Toy Boat Building tent, getting their feet wet navigating a mini-lake in their own paddleboat, transforming their persona with face painting, plus meet and take photos with Dora the Explorer.

LONG ISLAND GARLIC FESTIVAL - Garden of Eve Farm
Through September 22, 2013 - Riverhead

An all-day celebration of the wonders of "Garliciana," with festival vendors featuring a wide variety of garlic inspired foods, crafts, music, and just plain organic garlic to eat and plant. Enter the Garlic Eating Contest or the Garlic Iron Chef.

10th Annual Fall Harvest and Seafood Festival - Captree State Park
Through September 22, 2013 - Babylon

Adults can enjoy the sale of fresh Long Island produce and seafood specialties, live music, and various other vendors. Activities for children include crab races, boat rides, interactive pirate shows, pony rides, and more.

Family Arts Festival - The Streets of Oyster Bay Hamlet
September 22, 2013 - Oyster Bay

The festival will feature children's crafts, knitting, pottery, cooking, live music, story telling, dance, martial arts, artist demonstrations, animal presentations, children's plantings, water sports activities, food, drinks, treats and an artist marketplace.

Feast of San Gennaro - Little Italy
Through September 22, 2013 - New York

The 87th Annual Feast of San Gennaro, New York City's longest-running, biggest and most revered religious outdoor festival in the United States. Although this is an annual celebration of faith, the Feast of San Gennaro is known the world over for its festive atmosphere, an 11-day event featuring religious processions and colorful parades, free musical entertainment every day, a wide variety of ethnic food delicacies, charming restaurants and cafes and even a world-famous cannoli-eating competition! The central focus of the celebration takes place every September 19th, the official Saint Day when a celebratory Mass is held in Most Precious Blood Church, followed immediately by a religious procession in which the Statue of San Gennaro is carried from its permanent home in the church through the streets that comprise Little Italy.

Long Island Fair - Old Bethpage Village Restoration
September 22, 2013 - Old Bethpage

Stop by New York State's longest running County Fair. Prize-winning vegetables, flowers, crafts, farm animals, brass band concerts, traditional music, wagon rides, pony rides, and more. This event is a family favorite.

12th Annual Haverstraw International Street Festival - Village of Haverstraw
September 22, 2013 - Haverstraw

The 12th annual Haverstraw street fair will feature live music and dancing, ethnic foods, and a variety of products sold by artists, artisans, antique dealers, craftspeople, and other vendors. The festival will be held rain or shine. Lucas Candies, the iconic 118-year-old chocolate and candy maker based in Haverstraw, will reveal its new candy bar, the Haverstraw Bar, at its booth, located outside the store. The Haverstraw Bar is made with milk chocolate, toasted coconut, and toffee chips. Lucas Candies will offer a "buy one, get one free" promotion on the new bar beginning, Sept. 28, when the store officially opens for the season. The "buy one, get one free" promotion will continue for one week.

Antique Vehicle Show - Mystic Seaport
September 22, 2013 - Mystic

Enjoy this annual Antique Vehicle Show and see a display of more than 100 authentic pre-1930 cars, trucks, and motorcycles. The day culminates in a grand parade of vehicles.

Apple Picking - The Orchards of Concklin
September 22, 2013 - Pomona

Fall in Rockland County means its time for apple picking. Its also time for some outdoor fun. After picking way more apples than you really need, head back toward the farm store for inflatables including a giant slide, haunted house, Bounce House, and the perennially-popular Jurassic Adventure. Children's activities are held 12-5pm. McIntosh, Cortland, and Red Delicious apples are expected to be available this weekend.

Sushi in the Sukkah - Congregation Sons of Israel
September 22, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Families are invited to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Sukkot "Sushi in the Sukkah." Families will eat, sing, and learn about Sukkot from Rabbi Abraham.

Greek Cultural Festival - Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church
September 22, 2013 - Bay Ridge

Enjoy Hellenic culture: music, food, dancing, and plenty of activities for kids including rides.

Brooklyn Book Festival - Brooklyn Borough Hall
Through September 22, 2013 - Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Book Festival happens at various locations (consult website for specifics), and events are dedicated to nearly every literature genre. Readers of all ages will find their thing! Stay tuned for 2013 details.

Lantern Floating For Peace - Trump Rink, Central Park
September 22, 2013 - Upper West Side

Right in time for the United Nations General Assembly, bring some peace to the world (and to Central Park) with an unprecedented Shinnyo Lantern Floating for Peace. The Buddhist organization Shinnyo-en organizes Lantern Floating Hawaii, one of the largest and most moving Memorial Day observances in the country, and now they're organizing an equivalent in New York City, designed to bring together thousands of New Yorkers and international visitors to focus on peace at this pivotal time. The Lantern Floating is a symbolic tradition, in which participants float lanterns on water to honor those who have passed away and to represent the interconnection of the past, present, and future. Kids and parents can stop by all day to dedicate their lanterns, write notes on them, float them, and participate in other outdoor activities. The ceremony is designed to inspire collective awakening for peace and compassion, and to celebrate harmony and diversity.

New York Renaissance Faire - Sterling Forest
Through September 22, 2013 - Tuxedo

Come in costume - or not - to this theatrical interpretation of a 16th Century fair. Kids can enjoy lots of circus-type performances including juggling, tight rope walking, trapeze acts, a hilarious father and son knife throwing act, and silly stage shows. Fair-goers can also try their hand at a variety of carnival-type games, try human-powered amusements (think: push, pull, spin), ride a camel, pedal a boat, get their face painted, and more. Special highlights include a giant chess match on the lawn featuring human "pieces" and of course, a jousting match on horseback. Discount tickets available online. Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day through September 22. Rain or shine.

Kew Gardens Community Arts Day. - Kew Gardens Cinemas Park
September 22, 2013 - Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens Celebrates the Diversity of Queens Artists. Don't miss out! Bring the family and friends and discover the exciting arts community located in Kew Gardens, Queens. Looking for a large, commercial art show, then this is not the event for you. But if you prefer a full day of art experiences that celebrate the rich diversity of Queens, then art lovers should mark their calendar and come to the urban village of Kew Gardens to enjoy a fun filled day of creative arts. Rain date Oct. 6. At the centerpiece, attendees will find an outdoor art show, Art in the Kew Gardens Cinemas Park (on Austin Street, off of Lefferts Boulevard), which will showcase an eclectic mix of fine art. The organizers, a small group of local artists, had a vision for Kew Gardens; to bring together talented Queens painters, photographers, glassmakers, potters, jewelry artists, illustrators and fiber artists and that is exactly what was accomplished. Expect an open welcoming very professional art show with a small town feel! The entire neighborhood will be turned into an art experience at the Kew Gardens Community Arts Day. Watch awesome Sidewalk Chalk artists transform NYC concrete into intricate, wild works of art through vibrant colorful designs. Learn how culture influences art from demonstrations by multicultural artists. Practice these art forms and other projects at the Kids Kraft Korner. Chat with a recently published comic book writer/illustrator at The Comic Den. Smile as Michael Shimuoff, a Kew Gardens master tailor, teaches your child how to sew on a button. And if you've always wanted your portrait drawn, Roxanne an experienced portrait artist from Sunnyside, Queens, will quickly sketch your likeness and matte it for you to take home. Stroll around Kew Gardens! On display will be 100 flags decorated by residents, adults and children, with their Wishes for the World. This local project was inspired by a Tibetan belief that when you string prayer flags together, the breeze blows through and around them and spreads the good wishes and positive messages far and wide. A chain-linked fence in front of the New Homestead Home for Adults is usually just a fence. On September 22nd, it will be transformed into a space to exhibit intergenerational art created by senior citizens and children. Enjoy the Kew Gardens Musicians at an outdoor show that will feature Broadway tunes, musical standards and some beautiful Spanish melodies. Be sure to stop by the Information Booth, for the listing of the day's happenings, What's Going On In Kew Gardens Today?" Check out local businesses for promotions and demonstrations. The day's finale will be a poetry and prose readings by the REZ Reading Group at Odradeks Coffee House (82-60 Austin Street, next to LIRR) beginning at 5:00pm. Relax and enjoy a cup of latte while listening to live poetry and short story excerpts. Info: [email protected] Transportation E & F train to Kew Gardens/Union Turnpike, Q10 bus. The Kew Gardens Improvement Association, Inc. is a proud recipient of a UnityNYC Grant Award,a new initiative from the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs to be used to support a series of high-impact community building service projects that are based on the sharing of cultural traditions. UnityNYC Grant is a signature program of One NYC One Nation in collaboration with the Citizens Committee for New York City, the New York Community Trust, the One Nation Foundation, the New York Council for the Humanities, and the J.M. Kaplan Fund.

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