Fun Festivals in Brooklyn in September

Fun Festivals in Brooklyn in September

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Gather the family and head to a fun festival in Brooklyn this September! From a unicycle festival to the West Indian American Parade to the Brooklyn Book Fair to the Great Irish Fair of New York to the famous Atlantic Antic Festival, there's plenty of fun to be had this month!

Photoville FREE
WHEN: Sep. 13 - 24, see website for schedule
WHERE: Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, , Corner of Water Street and New Dock Street, DUMBO, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Photoville celebrates its 6th year featuring containers, exhibitions, talks, and workshops. The Smorgasburg Beer Garden and food vendors will also be serving up delicious food and drink.
WANT TO GO? 212-348-1400.

The 91st Annual Feast of San Gennaro FREE
WHEN: Sep. 14 - 24, Sunday-Thursday, 11:30am-11pm; Friday-Saturday, 11:30-12am
WHERE: Little Italy, Grand and Mott streets, Little Italy, NY
WHAT: This 11-day festival takes place in the streets of historic Little Italy to celebrate Italian heritage and includes colorful parades, live musical performances, ethnic food, and even a cannoli-eating contest.
WANT TO GO? 212-768-9320.

Worlds Fair Nano
WHEN: Sep. 16 - 17, Saturday-Sunday, 9am-6pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St., Greenpoint, NY
WHAT: Get inspired at a future festival packed with tech, talks, art, music, food, and more.
WANT TO GO? $45 and up; free for children 10 and younger. 718-775-3315.

Brooklyn Book Festival Children's Day FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 16, 10am-4pm
WHERE: MetroTech Commons, MetroTech Walk and Lawrence Street, Downtown Brooklyn, NY
WHAT: Children's Day is a free day-long celebration of books and authors for children, families, guardians, and educators.
WANT TO GO? 718-802-3830.

Southwest Brooklyn Fall Festival FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 16, 12-5pm
WHERE: Columbia Waterfront District, Columbia and Union streets, Carroll Gardens, NY
WHAT: Stop by this popular annual street fair to enjoy local food, retail vendors, children's rides and activities, and live music throughout the day.
WANT TO GO? 718-243-9301.

36th Annual Great Irish Fair of New York
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 16, 10am-8pm
WHERE: Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W. 21st St., Coney Island, NY
WHAT: The Great Irish Fair is a family-friendly event celebrating New York City's Irish-American heritage and culture featuring traditional and contemporary Irish music, national and international Irish bands, food, Irish dancing, and children's activities and attractions.
WANT TO GO? $20-$45.

Sunset Park Boulevard Street Fair FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 17, 11am-6pm
WHERE: 5th Avenue, 44th to 59th streets, Sunset Park, NY
WHAT: Hundreds of vendors, local businesses, and nonprofits set up stands to offer their goods and services. Festival-goers can food, music, jewelry, clothing, gift items, toys, pony rides, and games, along with free popcorn, cotton candy, face paintings, balloons, and more.

Flatbush Frolic FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 17, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Cortelyou Road, between Ocean and Coney Island avenues, Flatbush, NY
WHAT: This popular annual street fair will be filled with live music, international food, children's rides and activities, merchandise, arts and crafts vendors, and the Cortelyou Beer Garden.
WANT TO GO? 718-859-3800.

2017 World Maker Faire
WHEN: Sep. 23 - 24, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-6pm
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona, NY
WHAT: A family fun festival to make, create, learn, invent, craft, recycle, build, think, play, and be inspired by celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science, and technology. Featuring projects with social impact and making for good, health care and food, alongside the latest developments from core pillars of the Maker Movement such as microelectronics, 3D printing, drones, robotics, and more.
WANT TO GO? $45; $30 children ages 3-17. 718-699-0005.

24th Annual Bus Festival
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 24, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Atlantic Antic, Boerum Place between State Street and Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn Heights, NY
WHAT: Step aboard more than a dozen buses from our vintage fleet, representing more than 80 years of New York City surface transit history.
WANT TO GO? free admission; $1 museum admission. 718-694-1600.

The Medieval Festival FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 1, 11:30am-6pm
WHERE: The Cloisters at Fort Tryon Park, 741 Ft. Washington Ave., Fort Washington, NY
WHAT: Let your kids go medieval for the day at the this festive gathering in Fort Tryon Park. Aside from costumes, bountiful cuisine, and courtly gestures, the child-friendly offerings include magic and puppet shows, juggling lessons, and arts and crafts.
WHY WE LOVE IT: There's a definite "Game of Thrones" vibe going on.
WANT TO GO? 212-795-1600.

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