Things to do in New York City this weekend

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Washington Square Park Folk Festival: Since 2011, when music producer Eli Smith teamed with parks administrator Rebecca Ferguson, the Washington Square Park Folk Festival has taken place every September. This year on Sept. 24 and 25, the free event features some of the best local and national folk musicians. Catch string bands, Klezmer music and New Orleans Jazz. Washington Square Park was a site for American folk music as far back as the 1940s. Performers include The Tillers and the Freakniks. Sunday ends with square dancing at 4 p.m. Check for the full list of performers.

Feast of San Gennaro: The 90th annual Feast of San Gennaro comes to an end Sept. 25. Every year, the 11 day feast attracts more than one million people to celebrate the early Italian immigrants. The celebration runs along Mulberry Street between Canal and Houston. There is free music and food demonstrations from 2-5 p.m. every afternoon and live music every night from 7-9:30 p.m. Visit for a full list of activities and events.

The Big Bacon Picnic: The Old Pfizer Factory in Williamsburg hosts The Great Big Bacon Picnic Sept. 24-25. The gourmet bacon festival offers unlimited bacon and booze from more than 100 chefs, brewers and craft distillers. On Sept. 24, brunch is from 12-2:30 p.m. with VIP access at 11 a.m. and happy hour from 5:30-8 p.m. On Sept. 25, brunch is from 1-3:30 p.m. Tickets include access to Bacon Park where unlimited bacon will be handed out with nine flavors to choose. Craft beers and spirits are located all over festival grounds. Early entry gets you in 30 minutes earlier for private bars and seating areas, special tastings and full pour privileges. VIP ticket holders enter an hour early, have access to private lounges and bars and can enjoy tastings of rare spirits and cocktails. Tickets start at $79. Visit for tickets.

Tunnel to Tower 5K Run and Walk: Every September, the Tunnel to Tower run is held to honor the first responders of 9/11, as well as all who lost their lives on that day and anyone who has been injured fighting for our country. This is the 15th anniversary of 9/11 and the 3.5 mile run will be held again on Sunday, September 25 from 9:30 AM – 4 PM. Participants should meet in the Ikea Parking Lot 9 in Red Hook, Brooklyn (1 Beard St in Brooklyn). Visit to register.

Pickle Day: The Lower East Side Pickle Day takes place from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 25 on Orchard Street between Delancey and East Houston. More than 20 picklers will offer pickled and non-pickled foods. Local boutiques and restaurants will sell crafts and food. There will be live music, games and other activities. The day feature the world’s first home pickling/dancing content. Visit for more information.