The Battery Fair
Saturday and Sunday, 10am-6pm, free, The Battery
The Battery Oval, a section of Manhattan's southern-most park, will celebrate its grand opening this weekend. The new lawn will be a massive addition (90,000 square feet, to be exact) of green space to the financial district, and should quickly become a go-to spot for spot for FiDi sunbathers. To mark the occasion, The Battery Conservancy is throwing a festival this weekend with 90 local vendors selling food, crafts and plants around the oval.
Only in Queens Summer Music Festival
Sunday, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park; 1pm; free
Queens brings its A-game for this celebration featuring the best of what the borough has to offer. Check out tours of the 1964 World’s Fair grounds, including the Tent of Tomorrow, Queens Museum and Queens Library. After refueling with bites from Sam’s Fried Ice Cream or any of the fest’s other vendors, head to the SummerStage concert at 4:30pm and get down to ’90s-tastic sets by House Party duo Kid ’n Play and smooth-moving master Ginuwine. It’s going to be an epic day.
NYC Pride March
Various locations; noon; free
Our favorite parade of the year paints Fifth Avenue all the colors of the rainbow. More than 80 floats, 350 marching organizations and thousands of spectators come together for a celebration of love, equality and a whole lot of drag queens. March begins at Fifth Ave and 36th St and proceeds south to the reviewing stand at Fifth Ave and 8th St before turning west on Christopher St to Greenwich St.