Once the warm weather hits New York, people long to be outside. And what better way to spend a sunny day than by visiting a street fair? This weekend you have your choice of many events being held around the city. (If you are trying to get out of the city for the weekend, you may want to peruse the list to note where you are apt to run into traffic jams).
Most events are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Here are some of the street gatherings you may want to check out:
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair
Greenwich Street between Hubert and Duane Streets
The Tribeca Film Festival continues this weekend and the activities spill over to the street with this family-friendly fair. There will be storytellers, puppeteers, dancers, stilt walkers, and more. The main stage will feature Broadway performers. You can also take in family-friendly films and animated shorts at the film festival.
For more information, go to www.tribecafilm.com/festival/
Revlon Run/Walk for Women 2009
More than 40,000 men, women, and children will walk 3.1 miles from Times Square to Central Park’s East Meadow. On-site registration opens at 7 a.m. with the race beginning at 9:15 a.m. Celebrity hosts are Jimmy Fallon and Jessica Alba. For more information, go to www.revlonrunwalk.com
Spring Crafts on Columbus
Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3. On Columbus Avenue from 77th to 81st streets. It’s outdoors and its free. This is an extremely popular event. For more information contact The American Arts & Crafts Alliance at 212-866-2239.
Gramercy Visiting Neighbors Festival
Third Avenue Between 14th and 23rd Streets
Middle Collegiate Church Fest
Second Avenue from 6th to 14th Streets
Romania Day Festival
Broadway Between Fulton Street and Battery Place
This event brings together Romanians from all over, including dignitaries from New York. You can enjoy traditional food and drink while enjoying music and artwork.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Annual Village Fair of Greenwich and the East Village
Broadway between Houston and Grand Streets
21st Annual Broadway Spring Festival
Broadway between 86th and 96th Streets
2nd Annual PAWS Memorial Service
The memorial to honor departed Central Park dogs will be held on from 2-4pm at the Okame Cherry Tree. The Okame Cherry Tree was planted by the Central Park Conservancy to honor all of the departed Central Park dogs and is located at West 88th Street between the Bridal Path and the Reservoir. For more details visit www.centralparkpaws.org.