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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 cultural activities to the arts and more there's plenty of fun to be had this month!

Smorgasburg FREE
WHEN: Jul. 21 - Oct. 27, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Prospect Park, Eastside: Breeze Hill, Ocean Avenue, Prospect Lefferts Garden, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This open-air food fair returns with more than 100 local and regional food purveyors.
WANT TO GO? 718-965-8951. prospectpark.org.

NYC Unicycle Festival 2019 FREE
WHEN: Aug. 31 - Sep. 1, 12-5pm
WHERE: Governors Island, Ferries leave from Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 and 10 South St., Manhattan, New York Harbor , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Recreational riders, world-class performers, mountain and off-road unicycle enthusiasts, mono-wheel vehicle inventors, and thousands of people who have not ridden in umpteen years gather together for an unusual sight–even for NYC!
WANT TO GO? 212-440-2200. govisland.com.

Brooklyn Caribbean Literature Festival FREE
WHEN: Friday, Sep. 6, 12pm & 3pm
WHERE: Greenlight Bookstore PLG, 632 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Lefferts Garden, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: A three-day celebration of culture as expressed through the pen of the storyteller and the voice of the poet, taking place at venues throughout the borough. Greenlight is proud to participate with author readings, conversations, and Q&A.
WANT TO GO? 718-246-0200. greenlightbookstore.com.

1776 Peace Conference Celebration
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 7, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Conference House Park , 298 Satterlee Street, Staten Island , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: A live reenactment of the September 11, 1776 Peace Conference, with Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Edward Rutledge meeting with Lord Admiral Howe. There will be colonial music and dancing, 18th-century crafts, and historic house tours.
WANT TO GO? $5 Adults, $3 Children under 12 & Seniors. https://nycgovparks.org.

2nd Annual Spotlight of the Season
WHEN: Friday, Sep. 13, 6:00-9:30pm
WHERE: LIC Landing Events Space in Hunter's Point South Park, 51st Avenue and Center Boulevard, Long Island City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy short performances and activities from many of the wonderful musicians, performers, and instructors that have provided programs in the parks this year. There will be music, dance, art, games, and more.
WANT TO GO? $75; $25 children younger than 13.

12th Annual African Film Festival, Inc. Family Day Celebration FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 14, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Governors Island, Ferries leave from Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 and 10 South St., Manhattan, New York Harbor , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy storytelling, double-dutch, dance and drum workshops led by world-renowned instructors, arts and crafts and short films, all celebrating Africa and the diaspora.
WANT TO GO? 212-440-2200. govisland.com.

Sunday Social on Montague Street FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 15, 12-5pm
WHERE: Montague Street, Montague Street between Court Street and the Brooklyn Promenade, Brooklyn, NY
AGES: 3-5, 5-8, 9-12, Adult
WHAT: Sunday Social, now in its third year on Montague Street, features more than 25 free activities including robot making, obstacle courses, STEM, Bey Blade tournaments, music, arts and crafts, film making, a bouncy house, photo booths, and entertainment for children and families.
WANT TO GO? 718-522-3649. montaguebid.com.

One Crown Heights Neighborhood Festival FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 15, 1-6pm
WHERE: Brower Park, Basketball Courts, Brooklyn Avenue and Prospect Place, Crown Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This festival features family-friendly performances, Brooklyn Children’s Museum programming, games, face-painting, kosher and non-kosher food vendors, health screenings, the New York City Parks & Recreation play mobile, the FDNY Smoke House, the Brooklyn Public Library Mobile Library, a bounce house, and soccer matches.
WANT TO GO? 212-639-9675. cityparksfoundation.org.

BAM Animation Block Party
WHEN: Sep. 20 - 22, see website for schedule
WHERE: BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave., Fort Greene, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: BAM's annual animation festival returns for its 16th edition, featuring international films, award winners, indie shorts, and more. 
WANT TO GO? see website for ticket prices. 718-636-4100. http://animationblock.com/.

Annual Brooklyn Indie Party! FREE
WHEN: Friday, Sep. 20, 7:30pm
WHERE: Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton St. (at S. Portland St.), Fort Greene, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Greenlight partners with CLMP, as well as some of Brooklyn’s best independent book and magazine publishers, to throw a Brooklyn-sized party celebrating the spirit of literary independence in Brooklyn with food, drinks, and music.
WANT TO GO? 718-246-0200. greenlightbookstore.com.

4th Annual East Flatbush Touch a Truck
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 21, 11am-4pm
WHERE: P.S. 770 - The New American Academy, 60 E 94th Street, Brooklyn, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: East 94th Street between Rutland Road and East New York Avenue will be transformed into a playground for children of all ages to climb into and play on vehicles donated by local businesses and city agencies. Vehicles lined up include a fire truck, ambulance, sanitation truck, and construction equipment.
WANT TO GO? $6 per wristband * $17 for three wristbands * $5 each additional wristband. http://ps770touchatruck.com/.

Brooklyn Book Festival: Festival Day and Literary Marketplace FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 22, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St. , Brooklyn Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors, the festival includes a week of Bookend Events throughout New York City, a lively Children’s Day and a celebratory Festival Day with more than 300 authors plus 250 booksellers filling a vibrant outdoor Literary Marketplace.
WANT TO GO? 718-802-3700. https://brooklynbookfestival.org/.

The Great Dumbo Drop FREE
WHEN: Friday, Sep. 27, 4-8pm
WHERE: Washington Street , Washington Street at Water Street , DUMBO , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join in the fun at this annual free block party with live performances, food, and activities for kids and kidults, where thousands of tiny elephants are dropped from the sky!
WANT TO GO? https://dumbo.is/dropping-elephants.

Staten Island Children's Museum: Family Emergency Preparedness Festival FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 28, 12-5pm
WHERE: Snug Harbor Cultural Arts Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Meet emergency responders and check out their vehicles and equipment.
WANT TO GO? 718-425-3504. https://sichildrensmuseum.org .

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