Thanks very much for your interest in helping out at the festival. We are always in need of enthusiastic volunteers, so please feel free to tell your friends and family about this opportunity. For over two decades the volunteers have been at the heart of making this event hugely successful, so if you are a returning volunteer, we warmly greet you, and if you are new, we welcome you with open arms.

This year the Festival will take place on Sunday September 18th from 11:30am to 6pm. All volunteers are asked to work 2 shifts one ether in the morning (before the start of the festival) to help with set up or in the evening helping with clean-up and one during the festival. We want to be as accommodating as possible to your free time so please let us now of any constraints

Fort Tryon Park is located in upper Manhatten and the easiest way to get there is via public transportation. Take the A train to 190th Street then take the elevator up, and the entrance to the park will be on your right across the traffic circle as you exit the station. Please plan appropriately for timing and train delays.

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with Maria Bassallo or call her at 212-795-1600.

Please read and let us know what would be the best for you in your email.

*First Name
*Last Name
*E-Mail Address
*Cell Phone Number

*Volunteer Placements

Half of the fun of volunteering comes from the activities you get to do, and we have a few available. Let us know what you're interested in doing, and we'll do our best to make it happen, but be aware that some of these placements have only a few spots available and will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis.

Information booth - Distributing programs and answering questions.
Costume Tent - Distributing costumes to volunteers and performers, making repairs as needed.
Vendor Assistance - Working with vendors to welcome them, direct them to their assigned spots, and general assistance.
Decorating Team - Supplying vendors with decorations for their tents and booths.
Staff Hospitality Area - Checking staff passes and serving lunches.
Any of the above.

Set Up or Clean Up

In addition to a shift during the festival, all volunteers are asked to help with either set up or clean up on the day of the festival. Please let us know which you would prefer.

I have no preference.
I prefer to help with set-up from 8am - 11am.
I prefer to help with clean-up from 6pm - 9pm.

We always need volunteers to help with set up the day before the festival on Sunday September 18th. Are you interested/available to volunteer?


If you are volunteering with a friend and would like to be assigned to the same shift and station, please let us know their name:

Are there any other considerations, we should be aware of when assigning your shift and placement?

E-Mail Maria Bassallo or call her at 212-795-1600.