NYC families are gearing up to celebrate Easter, Passover and spring break. But you know what else is coming up? A new season of outdoor festivals, street fairs and carnivals, big annual favorites like the Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Cherry Blossom Festival, as well as smaller community happenings.
These spring fests are a great way to entertain your family for just a few bucks—sometimes even for free. Spend the day playing old-fashioned games, chowing down on homemade treats and watching live performances by kiddie bands, puppet troupes and more. Plus, these events aren't just fun, they foster community by bringing folks together to support a school, playground or other common cause.
Festival season doesn't kick off for a few weeks, but we're happy to help you start planning now. Here are 10 awesome events to put in your April calendar.