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Weekend Guide: Welcome to Fall [September 17-18]

Saturday, September 17th

Feast of San Gennaro

2pm-4pm – Grand St. btw Mulberry and Mott85th birthday party for Little Italy’s Feast of San Gennaro

Mulberry Street lit up for the Feast of San Genarro

Singing folk songs along with traditional Italian music, plus a six-foot-tall, 2,000lb birthday cake! Free admission and free slices of cake for the first 100,000 people who stop by to see the giant cake.

Fall Equinox Festival in Hudson River Park

2pm-7pm – Pier 84 at 42nd St. Hudson River ParkFall Equinox Festival

Join us for this annual festival celebrating the changing of the seasons on beautiful Pier 84. Live Jazz by the Piers Lawrence Quartet, live Bluegrass from the NYCity Slickers, FREE Arts & crafts, fishing, face painting, local produce cart, and much more!

Dumpling Festival

Noon to 5pm – Sara D. Roosevelt Park3rd Annual Tang’s Natural New York City Dumpling Festival

An entire food festival dedicated to one little pocket of food! The Dumpling Festival will showcase dumplings from around the world, cooked in a variety of styles, and all ready for you to try! Admission is free, but if you want to try some dumplings, you’ll need to purchase a ticket (each $20 ticket lets you try dumplings from four different restaurants). You can also enter the dumpling eating contest.

Washington Square Park Folk Festival

2pm-6pm – Washington Square ParkFolk Festival

The first ever folk festival is coming to Washington Square! Two days of folk and bluegrass music.

Saturday’s line-up via Washington Square Park Blog:

2pm The Calamity Janes – old time string band
3pm Feral Foster - original songs and blues
4pm East River String Band - country blues & old time
5pm Whiskey Spitters – country blues & old time

Sunday, September 18th

Numeric Extremes Walk, Part II

9:45am-6pm – Corner of 1st St. and First AveNumeric Extremes Walk

A 20 mile walk from the lowest product of streets (1st Street X First Ave = 1) to the largest product (262nd Place X 149th Road = 39,038) in New York City. Wear good walking shoes!

Motorexpo Car Show at World Financial Center

11am-5pm – World Financial Center in Battery Park CityMotorexpo Car Show

Setting up for @Motorexpo at @WFCNewYork

Motorexpo returns to the World Financial Center with its free annual vehicle show, transforming the property’s iconic indoor and outdoor spaces into a unique and revolutionary experience with the very best that the automotive market has to offer.

New York City Apple Day

11am-4:30pm – Orchard St. btw Broome and GrandNew York City Apple Day

New York City Apple Day – Apples on Orchard pays tribute to the neighborhood’s historical connection to apples. The Lower East Side was an apple orchard farm in the 1700s, owned by a French farmer named Delancey. The day also includes many of the Lower East Side’s culinary venues (all getting in the apple spirit and incorporating the ingredient into their cuisine) retailers, cultural institutions, live music, and more.

Taste of Williamsburg Greenpoint

1pm-5pm – North 11th at Kent AveTaste of Williamsburg Greenpoint

Food, drinks, music, and a live butchering demo!

Washington Square Park Folk Festival

2pm-7pm – Washington Square ParkFolk Festival

Sunday’s line-up via Washington Square Park Blog:

2pm Bob Malenky – country blues
3pm Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues – jug band music
4pm The Dust Busters with John Cohen – old time string band
5pm Willy Gantrim & the Phantoms – original songs, country & blues
6pm Peter Stampfel and the Ether Frolic Mob – make a wish for a potato

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