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Saturday is Family Day at Tribeca Film Festival!

On Saturday, April 28, bring the kiddoes downtown and spend your Saturday with us! On deck: the Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair, TFF/ESPN Sports Day, and family-friendly movie screenings. The best part? It's all free!

The Tribeca Film Festival takes lower Manhattan! All within a few block radius, you and your family will get to enjoy both the Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair
and the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day. Spend the day in Tribeca jumping from sport games to challenges to live Broadway performances to arts and crafts and back again—all fun and FREE to enjoy!


Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair


Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair
10 am-6 pm
Greenwich Street (from Hubert Street to Chambers Street)
Price: FREE
Presented by: American Express

The Tribeca Family Festival offers Festival fans the ultimate street fair and family celebrations, where a wide array of FREE performances and activities are easily accessible for children (and adults!) of all ages.

Throughout the day, we invite you to sample the best of Tribeca’s foods, beverages and products proved by local restaurants and merchants. We encourage your family to be creative, tell stories, blow bubbles, dance to live music and more! One of our 6 Festival performances spaces will each feature a constant steam of live entertainment. From the casts of Broadway’s hottest shows like Wicked, Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark, Rock of Ages, and Sister Act: The Musical to fresh emerging talent, there will always be something new and exciting for you and your family to experience. For a list of the event map/performance schedule, please click here.

Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day
10 am-6 pm
North Moore Street (from Greenwich Street to West Street)
Price: FREE
Sponsored by: Time Warner Cable

Brought to you in part with the Tribeca Sports Film Festival, we invite fans of all ages to partake in various sports games and challenges in our beloved Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day, all absolutely free! You and your family will be able to mingle with athletes from your favorite New York sport teams, mascots and sports personalities while picking up a few new tips to take back to the sports leagues of your own.

Don’t miss the exciting “Wheels of Freestyle BMX Stunt Show.” BMX riders will be soaring through the air and performing crazy tricks for audiences on N. Moore Street at 12:00, 1:30, 3:00 and 4:30 PM. Also check out “Team SWRL, World’s Top Freestyle Soccer Tricksters” performing the most deft defying soccer tricks and stunts at 12:30, 2:30, 3:30 and 5:00 PM. 

If you have any questions on either The Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair or Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day, please email

For more details on The Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair, click here.

For more details on The Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day, click here.


If you’re worried about the littlest members of your family getting too tired for all the excitement, why don’t you take them to one of our Free Festival Screenings? We have three great films playing at the BMCC Tribeca PAC and the Tribeca Film Center, all free for you and your family! Remember, all seats are first-come, first-served, so we encourage you to arrive 30 minutes prior to starting time.

The NeverEnding Story
2:00 pm: BMCC TPAC
Price: FREE

Bring the whole family to this free Family Day screening and introduce a new generation to Wolfgang Petersen's beloved classic fantasy adventure. Shy schoolboy Bastian Bux escapes his bullies through a magical book called The Neverending Story, and soon he's drawn into an incredible world of Rock Biters and Luck Dragons, Swamps of Sadness and a destructive force called The Nothing that threatens to destroy the entire kingdom of Fantasia. Delving into the story of young hero warrior Atreyu, Bastian discoveres that he may actually hold the key to rescuing Fantasia. All seats are FREE and first-come, first-served.

September's Mission
2:00 pm: Tribeca Film Center
Price: FREE
 (Part of Tribeca Family Festival Screening)

Short documentary, 6 Min

Join us for a short work-in-progress documentary and learn about the progress of the National September 11th Memorial & Museum through a discussion following the short. September's Mission was founded by Monica Iken to support the development of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum on the former World Trade Center site and to ensure its future sustainability through public/private partnerships. All seats are FREE and first-come, first-served.

Freej Folklore
4:00 pm: Tribeca Film Center
Price: FREE
Presented by:
Doha Film Institute

Families can attend a special screening of Freej Folklore, presented by Tribeca's Cultural Partner, the Doha Film Institute, and directed by animator and TFF Juror Mohammed Saeed Harib. 'Freej' (meaning 'neighborhood' in Emirati Arabic) is the smash hit 3D animated series from the United Arab Emirates. It is a hilarious take on modern life in Dubai through the wisdom and humor of four old national women tackling everyday problems. The series expanded into 'Freej Folklore'—a stage show combining a unique mix of live and virtual animation, film, light, and acrobatic performances across a 40 meter stage with multilayer screen projections. This film captures the essence of the stage show. If you are interested in attending the screening, please email Tickets are limited.


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