Being able to make the most of NYC with your family isn’t difficult to do if you take in some of the amazing fairs that are available. Many people don’t realize that there is often a fair going on just about every weekend somewhere throughout NYC. Taking the time to know when and where to enjoy the fairs can ensure that your family is able to enjoy ample time together doing fun and unique things throughout the city. The guide that follows provides you with a few of the top fairs your family will truly enjoy in NYC.
The Lift Off: A Waterfront Kite Festival
The Lift Off is a family fun event that allows families to enjoy numerous S.T.E.A.M. activities together. Some events that families can enjoy together are making a parachute, working with robotic air propellers, building a rocket, and creating a kite that they will be able to fly on the spot. Once your family learns how to do the exciting S.T.E.A.M. Activities at the fair, you’ll be able to do them at home any time you choose.
PS 84 International Spring Fair
When the weather starts to warm up, the PS 84 International Spring Fair is ready to get the party started. There is often a huge bouncy castle for kids to bounce in, a huge slide, face painting, and even fun games for kids and adults to play. There are international delicacies that your family can try to see if you or your children have a taste for foods that you may not have tried before in the past. There are also crafts that you can enjoy making together and musical performances for your entire family to enjoy.
Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival
Let your children show their creativity and ingenuity by creating a one-of-a-kind hat to show off at the Easter Bonnet Festival. Children get to march down the streets of NYC wearing their creations in a parade and then get to enjoy traditional Easter activities. There is often face painting, wonderful food, and even live performances available for the family to enjoy.
Queens Spring Fair
Another great fair to enjoy with your family is the Queens Spring Fair. The fair is a more traditional style fair. It features midway-style games and rides for your kids to enjoy. There is delicious fair food to eat such as corn dogs, candy apples, and even funnel cakes. If your kids enjoy sideshows, you can take them to the World of Wonders Amazement Show where they can enjoy seeing some traditional sideshows, such as sword swallowing and fire eating.
Kids Food Fest
Want to introduce your kids to a healthy and fun way of eating? The Kids Food Fest may be the perfect fair for you. The fair is designed to teach families about healthy eating options to help decrease the amount of childhood obesity that takes place each year. There are fun activities and numerous food options for your family to sample to see if there are any new fruits, vegetables, or meats that your family may be able to incorporate into your diet.
Most of the family fairs and festivals available in NYC are open to the public and free to enjoy. You will have to pay for food and some of the activities, such as face painting, so be sure to bring some money with you when you go to the events so that you are properly prepared.