Part of a NYC experience should include either a Street Fair or Festival (links at end of article). The month of May usually begins the season and it continues throughout the summer and early fall. The Festivals are quite colorful as they showcase music as well as performers. Of course, each festival will have the street lined with booths selling everything from clothing, folk art and food.
This past weekend I visited the Ukraine… actually the 39th Annual St. George Ukrainian Festival, on 7th Street between Second and Third Avenues. The festival celebrates the traditions of a culture that was once the largest demographic in the East Village.
This is a small event just one block long but it packed with all kinds of activities. Many of the children were in native costumes.
Most ethnic festivals are full of color and thing to buy, the Urkainian Festival was no exception
Almost every Festival has a stage and they present entertainment specific to their culture.
Here are some links to information about Street Fairs and Festivals
and a tip from Laura C.
Click here for bus and subway info)