NYC’s Fall Festival Guide 2016: San Gennaro, NYC Film Fest, More

September 21, 2016 5:50 PM

Feast Of San Gennaro

The Feast of San Gennaro on Mulberry Street in Little Italy. (Credit: CBS 2)

The end of summer may be upon us, but it doesn’t mean outdoor festivities are over. The weather is still just right for fall festivals and feasts filling the streets and parks with food, drinks, desserts and music. There is plenty of fun to be had with these festivals coming to New York this fall.



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East River State Park
90 Kent Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Date: Sept. 18 at 1 p.m.

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Get a taste of Brooklyn at this one-day festival filled with sample tastings of food, desserts and drinks from the very best restaurants, bars and breweries Williamsburg has to offer. This will be the seventh annual event with all proceeds benefiting The Firehouse North Brooklyn Community Center. Children are allowed, but this event is really intended for 21-plus.

Feast Of San Gennaro

The Feast of San Gennaro on Mulberry Street in Little Italy. (Credit: CBS 2)

Feast Of San Gennaro

Little Italy, NY
Mulberry St. between Canal and Houston St.

Date: Sept. 15-25 at 11:30 a.m.

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This feast has been a tradition for New Yorkers in Little Italy for decades. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people head to lower Manhattan for the annual gathering that dedicates its festive atmosphere to the spirit and faith of Italian immigrants. The 11-day event will have delicious, ethnic food vendors, free music entertainment, their famous cannoli-eating competition and much more.

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New York Coffee Festival

69th Regiment Armory
68 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10010

Date: Sept. 16-18 

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Say goodbye to iced coffee and hello to your beloved, reliable hot coffee that will keep you warm in the upcoming chilly days. This festival is a dream come true for the coffee lover, with endless coffee tastings, workshops and demonstrations by world-class baristas. There will also be food, live music and art to help avoid any caffeine jitters. Attending will not just benefit your caffeine habit, but also Project Waterfall — 50 percent of all ticket sales will be donated to the charity.

The fountain in front of the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center (Credit: Getty Images)

The fountain in front of the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center (Credit: Getty Images)

New York Film Festival

Film Society Lincoln Center
144 W 65th St.
New York, NY 10023
(212) 875-5610

Date: Sept. 30- Oct. 16

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The New York Film Festival has been celebrating cinema since 1963; highlighting and showcasing the best in world cinema as well as new talent in the filmmaking business. The festival includes film premieres, special events, talks with filmmakers, panel discussions and plenty more. This 17-day festival is a film buff’s dream.

(Credit: Courtesy Photo)

(Credit: Courtesy Photo)

The Meadows Music And Arts Festival

Citi Field
123-01 Roosevelt Ave.
Flushing, NY 11368

Date: Oct. 1-2

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Summer may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean it’s the end for music festivals. The creators of Governors Ball, will be introducing a new festival — The Meadows Music and Arts Festival — this October at Citi Field. The Meadows will have four stages throughout the park, featuring a variety of music from hip hop to EDM with performances by Kanye West, Kygo, The Weeknd, Chance the Rapper, Chromeo and more.

(credit: JEAN-PIERRE MULLER/AFP/Getty Images)

(credit: JEAN-PIERRE MULLER/AFP/Getty Images)

New York City Wine & Food Festival

Various LocationsManhattan & Brooklyn

Date: Oct. 13-16

NYC’s Wine and Food Festival is a highly-anticipated event with world renowned chefs, wines and spirits producers. You can catch a glimpse of your favorite TV chef at the four-day event, while tasting some of the best dishes and sipping on great wines. It is considered one of the largest wine and food festivals with over 100 events, including intimate dinners with chefs, parties, educational seminars, hands-on classes, tastings and so much more.

(credit: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

(credit: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Halloween Harvest Festival

Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Blvd.
Long Island City, NY 11106

Date: Oct. 29 at 11 a.m.

Nothing says fall season like a Halloween celebration. The Halloween Harvest Festival in Long Island City is circus-themed with acts such as juggling, acrobatics, stilt walking, clowning and circus food favorites. With crumpled, brown leaves on the floor and the air becoming brisk, it is time for every one to dress up and enjoy the holiday.