• Free Family Events This Weekend! (August 15-17)

    A kite festival, Harlem Week’s NYC Children’s Festival, an outdoor screening of
    “Smurfs 2″ and more!


    DDF-2013

    The 33rd Annual Downtown Dance Festival

    Have all the fun without spending a dime! For even more weekend ideas, check out our Weekend Planner.

    Friday, August 15

    Smurfs 2
    8:30pm
    Hudson River Park
    All Ages
    Come to Pier 46 in Hudson River Park on Friday, August 15, at 8:30 pm for a free screening of 
    Smurfs 2 (2013).  There will be free popcorn as well as beverages and snacks for purchase. Rated PG and runs 105 minutes. 

    Saturday, August 16

    FlyNYC 2014
    11am-4pm
    Riverside Park
    All Ages
    Let’s go fly a kite! Little ones can make their own kite or fly one with parents at this special all ages festival! Guests will also enjoy live musical performances from Batala NYC and Shinbone Alley Stilt Band. Seating is available on a first-come first-serve basis.

    Saturday, August 16 & Sunday, August 17

    Harlem Week: NYC Children’s Festival
    12pm-7pm
    W.135th St. (bet. Malcolm X & A.C. Powell Jr. Blvd.)
    All Ages
    In conjunction with Harlem Week, summer-long programming celebrating the unique history and culture of the neighborhood, this two-day Children’s Festival holds many treats for families. A few highlights include games, exhibits, arts & crafts, live music, dancing, free health testing, and sports clinics. Don’t miss a special “Back to School” theme on Sunday, featuring a special fall-themed fashion show! 

    Sunday, August 17

    SummerStage Presents: Harlem Family Day
    4pm-7pm
    Marcus Garvey Park
    All Ages
    All ages are invited to attend Harlem Family Day in Marcus Garvey Park this Sunday. The afternoon’s festivities will include live performances from Shine and the Moonbeams, Moona Luna, Kojo Odu Roney, and others. The best part? Admission is free! 

    Starting Sunday, August 17

    The 33rd Annual Downtown Dance Festival
    6pm
    Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park
    All Ages
    Dance lovers should check out this diverse festival in lower Manhattan. Featuring dance genres ranging from Indian dance to tap to contemporary ballet, NYC’s longest running dance festival will host performances from over 200 companies this week. Be sure to stay for “Everybody Dance Now!” at 7:45pm every day.