Photo courtesy of NYC Honey Fest
Photo courtesy of NYC Honey Fest

Best Fall Festivals for NYC Kids in September

Kick off autumn at one of September's fun-filled (and mostly FREE) fall festivals in NYC. Annual family favorites abound this month, including top September GoList picks such as the Richmond County Fair and the annual Queens County Fair. For a lively local celebration, make sure you hit up the One Crown Heights Neighborhood Festival at the Brooklyn Children's Museum. There are also plenty of cool under-the-radar events you may not have heard of, including a marine science fest in Tribeca, a sweet honey fest in Rockaway Beach, and Italian fairs in the Bronx and on Staten Island, which are both a lot less crowded than San Gennaro.

So banish the back-to-school blues by hitting one (or more) of these kid-friendly festivals this September.

Governors Island
Governors Island
New York, NY

Historic Richmond Town
441 Clarke Avenue
Staten Island, NY

Pier 84
West 44th Street and the Hudson River
New York, NY

Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355

Riverside Park South
Riverside Drive bet. 68 St. and 70 St.
New York, NY

Arthur Avenue
Arthur Avenue between Crescent Avenue and 187th Street
Bronx, NY

Little Italy
Mulberry Street between Canal and Houston Streets, plus Grand and Hester Streets between Mott and Baxter Streets
New York, NY

Rockaway Beach Boardwalk
Beach 106th Street
Rockaway, NY 11693

Madison Square Park
Madison Ave. and 23rd St.
New York, NY

Brower Park
St. Mark's Ave., Park Pl. bet. Brooklyn Ave. and Kingston
Brooklyn, NY 11213

MetroTech Commons
One Metro Tech Roadway
Brooklyn, NY

60 E 94th St
Brooklyn, NY 11212

Dr. Ronald McNair Park
Eastern Parkway & Classon Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Astor Place
1 Astor Place
New York, NY

Brooklyn Bears Pacific Street Community Garden
590 Pacific St. Between Flatbush and 4th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY

Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park , NY

Casa Belvedere
79 Howard Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301

Cortelyou Road
Cortelyou Road between Ocean and Coney Island Avenues
Brooklyn, NY 11226

Hudson River Park
Pier 84, at W. 44th St
New York, NY

The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum
5816 Clarendon Road
Brooklyn, NY 11203

Randall's Island Southern Shore
20 Randall’s Island Park
New York, NY 10035

Luna Park Coney Island
1000 Surf Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic Avenue between Fourth Avenue and Hicks Street
Brooklyn, NY
Right to Vote
Children's Museum of Manattan - 10:00 AM Pick
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Alley Pond Environmental Center - 10:30 AM Pick
Cold Blooded Creatures
Alley Pond Environmental Center - 1:00 PM Pick
Seal Watch
Orchard Beach Nature Center in Pelham Bay Park - 2:00 PM Pick
Sunset Hike
Salt Marsh Nature Center - 4:00 PM Pick
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