The return of the Medieval Festival in Fort Tryon Park, the Blessing of the Animals at St. John the Divine—plus more fun things to see and do this weekend:
Friday, September 30 7pm-10pm FREE
Washington Heights Pool Deck in Highbridge Park, Amsterdam Ave and W 173rd St
Bring a blanket to watch this instant Disney classic about la familia Madrigal under the stars.
Closing October 1, 2022
Central Harlem Marcus Garvey Park at W 124th St
It's your last chance to grab a selfie with “Thomas J. Price: Witness,” a nine-foot-tall bronze sculpture by artist Thomas J. Price depicting a Black man casually looking at his cell phone. Presented by the Studio Museum in Harlem.
Saturday, October 1 10am-1pm
Sugar Hill Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling, 898 St. Nicholas Ave at W 155th St
Bring the kids and enjoy expert storytellers as they recount fables from around the world.
Sunday, October 2 10:30am-2pm FREE
Morningside Heights Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave at 112th St
This year's service honoring St. Francis returns to the Cathedral's nave. While there won't be a procession of animals, people and their pets are invited to the Pulpit Green for pet blessings immediately after the service. An afternoon fair with fun activities follows.
Sunday, October 2 11:30am-6pm FREE
Washington Heights/Inwood Fort Tryon Park
After a two-year hiatus, the lawn around the Met Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park is once again transformed into a medieval market town, complete with performers (musicians, jugglers and jesters) and guests wearing medieval costumes. Don't miss the joust between four knights on horseback.
Sunday, October 2 noon-4pm FREE
East Harlem Park Avenue Viaduct between 115th and 125th Sts
Enjoy a long list of fun activities along a car-free stretch of Park Avenue, including roller skating, free bike helmet giveaways, skateboarding clinics, plus a dance party on 125th.
In case you missed it:
Through October 16; Wed & Fri 6pm-9pm (18 and older only); Sat & Sun 1pm-4pm, 6pm-9pm
West Harlem Roller Skating Rink at Riverbank State Park, entrance at Riverside Drive and 145th St
Lace up your skates and take a spin around the covered roller rink at Riverbank State Park.
Through October 15, Wed-Sun 10am-6pm
West Harlem Gladstone Gallery, 439 W 127th St between Amsterdam and Convent Aves
Gavin Brown's former Harlem gallery is now the Gladstone Gallery (Brown joined as a partner in 2020), where you'll find this group exhibition featuring the work of artist Arthur Jafa and others.
Through November 5, Tue-Sat 11am-6pm
Central Harlem Claire Oliver Gallery, 2288 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd between W 134th and W 135th Sts
Artist Robert Peterson's paintings of Black men are meant to "make sure that they get a chance to live forever through my works."
Through November 5
Hamilton Heights Johnny Hartman Plaza, Hamilton Pl between W 143rd and 144th Sts
This new play installation from Lego was designed by artist Hebru Brantley together with youth development organization Brotherhood Sister Sol.
Through November 30
Central Harlem Morningside Park, entrance at W 112th St and Manhattan Ave
A public art exhibition along the eastern edge of Morningside Park featuring portraits of Harlemites through the eyes of 10 contemporary photographers.
Fridays-Sundays 10am-noon, 1pm-4pm FREE
Hamilton Heights 414 W 141st St between St. Nicholas and Convent Aves
Founding father Alexander Hamilton's historic uptown home has reopened after a two-year pause due to the pandemic. Schedule your self-guided tour by by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or take a walk around the beautiful gardens any time the gates are open.
Through October 2; Saturdays & Sundays
Central Harlem Frederick Douglass Blvd between W 112th and W 120th Sts
Eight traffic-free blocks on Frederick Douglass Boulevard lined with a string of popular restaurants including Melba's, BLVD Bistro and Vinateria.
• Saturdays noon-8pm 100th St & Lexington Ave
• Sundays noon-8pm 101st St & Lexington Ave
• Saturdays & Sundays 10am-5pm La Marqueta, 115th St under the Park Avenue Viaduct
Open Streets are back in East Harlem with two days of special events across three car-free locations.
Ongoing, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm FREE
Central Harlem Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Blvd at W 135th St
This exhibit follows the rise of the Schomburg's Black Comic Book Festival through photographs, memorabilia and more—think cover art from "Harriet Tubman Demon Slayer."
Weekends until 3:45am
Central Harlem Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd between W 133rd and W 134th Sts
This gem of a live music venue kicks into high gear on the weekends with a mix of jazz, funk, blues, and even comedy—ending with DJ sets that run into the early morning.