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    The best weekend events are free!

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    The NYC Unicycle Festival 2018 will take place this weekend on Governors Island! Photo via

    Have an amazing weekend without opening your wallet! For even more activity inspiration, check out our Weekend Planner.

    Friday, August 31

    West Indian American Day Youth Day
    Brooklyn Museum
    All Ages
    Celebrate with this cultural youth day fest, which features young stars singing, dancing, and sharing poetry.

    Beginning Saturday, September 1

    “Great Shipwrecks of New York’s ‘Great’ Lakes” and “The Hidden Hulks of New York Harbor” Exhibits
    Pier 25 in Hudson River Park
    All Ages
    Learn about wrecks in upstate New York lakes as well as the work of marine archaeologists during this exhibit. It will be displayed alongside “The Hidden Hulks of New York Harbor,” which details ship graveyards and underground discoveries at the World Trade Center site. The ship is open to tour 2-7pm on Saturdays and Sundays and 4-7pm on Thursdays through October.

    Saturday, September 1

    Circus Amok
    Socrates Sculpture Park
    All Ages
    The circus is coming to Socrates Sculpture Park. Bring the whole family to celebrate Circus Amok’s 23rd spectacular performance. Circus Amok is a New York-based circus-theater company that uses a blend of traditional circus skills, post-modern dance, and improvisational techniques to create quite a unique show. Their free public performances address issues of social justice and is geared to audiences of all ages.

    Saturday, September 1-Sunday, September 2

    NYC Unicycle Festival 2018
    Governors Island
    All Ages
    (Uni)cyclists of all ages and abilities are welcome at the NYC Unicycle Festival 2018! This annual event takes place over several days, beginning in Battery Park on Thursday and ending on Governors Island on Sunday. Fest activities on Governors Island include one-wheel relay races, kite flying, sumo wrestling, and games of unicycle basketball and hockey. Plus, for the fourth year, the festival will host a costume contest during which cyclists can vie for top prizes. Festival-goers can also learn how to ride a unicycle during afternoon riding workshops.

    Sunday, September 2

    Omar’s Summer Send-Off
    Fantasy Forest Amusement Park
    All Ages
    Enjoy this giant party hosted by DJ Omar Olusion in honor of Labor Day weekend! Besides live music, there will also be magic shows, games, dance contests, and more. Event admission is free, but amusement park rides and games cost a fee.

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